I swear sometimes Van Jones must be punking the entire country. He cannot mean much of what he says, unless he’s an even bigger tool than he lets on.
During a radio interview Wednesday night, former Obama “green jobs czar” Van Jones broke ranks with current and former administration officials and ripped Attorney General Eric Holder for his handling of Operation Fast and Furious, the failed gun-walking operation that trafficked thousands of firearms across the Mexican border.
“I believe that if this was happening across our other border in Canada, we’d probably take it a little more seriously,” Jones said, implying much of the carelessness over Operation Fast and Furious came because many of the victims are Hispanics from Mexico.
“I worry sometimes that we just don’t value all life the same,” Jones added.
See what he did there? Jones is saying that if the Fast and Furious victims were white instead of Mexican, we would all care about them a lot more. Except, those who do care about them and write about them all the time are people like Katie Pavlich and Bob Owens. They’re white. The man who is most likely responsible for Fast and Furious is Eric Holder, and maybe his boss Barack Obama. Both black.
The administration has treated Fast and Furious and its hundreds of Mexican victims as it they don’t matter and never will. The mainstream media, other than CBS, has done likewise. To the Democratic party and probably 99% of Democratic voters, Fast and Furious is a non-story. Victims? What victims? Tea Partiers consistently talk about Fast and Furious far more often than any Democrats or media figures do.
Which, in Van Jones’ way of thinking, makes the administration, the media and the Democrats as a party a huge dogpile of callous racists who don’t value the lives of Mexicans.
I’m not saying he’s wrong. He’s not. I’m just shocked that he’s saying it at all.