During a recent online interview, former Green Jobs Czar and avowed Communist, Van Jones said that the real patriots in America are Progressives, not the bigoted Tea Party (0:26-1:16):
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The real patriots, if you talk about love of country and love of America, that’s Progressives. Who is fighting harder for America the beautiful and sticking up for the environment than Progressives? I don’t see Conservatives sticking up for the environment. Who is sticking up more for Liberty and justice for all? I don’t see the Tea Party, they might be talking about Liberty for themselves not Liberty and justice for all. Including gay folk and lesbians and immigrants. That’s us. Who is sticking up for immigrants? Who is sticking up for the Statue of Liberty? The Statue of Liberty says give me your tired, give me your poor, give me your huddled masses who yearn to live free, who yearn to breath free. That’s not the tea Party line. That’s the Progressives’ line. You can’t be an anti-immigrant bigot and a patriot at the same time.
It seems that the comment about not being able to be a bigot and a patriot is a favorite tag line of the former Green Jobs Czar. He used it two years ago when he was bad mouthing Libertarians at an Occupy rally.
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