It doesn’t happen often, but every now and then, CNN invites a progressive who’s not afraid to criticize his comrades-in-arms. Whatever you think of the man, you’ve got to admit that Van Jones is such a leftist. He’s willing to take on fellow Democrats, even if doing so makes him unpopular in elitist-leftist circles.
Immediately after Tuesday’s incredibly boring debate, Jones blasted the Democratic presidential candidates for a) going after each other and b) being, well, weak. With regards to the former point of criticism, he had some especially harsh words for Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders.
“As a progressive, to see those two have that level of vitriol was very dispiriting. And I want to say that tonight for me was very dispiriting,” Jones said. “Democrats have got to do better than what we saw tonight. There was nothing I saw tonight that would be able to take Donald Trump out.”
“I want to see a Democrat in the White House as soon as possible. There was nothing tonight that, if you’re looking at this thing, you say any of these people are prepared for what Donald Trump is going to do to us and to see further division tonight is very dispiriting,” he concluded.
“Tonight for me was disspiriting. Democrats have to do better than what we saw tonight. There was nothing I saw tonight that would be able to take Donald Trump out” – @VanJones68 on CNN. #DemDebate pic.twitter.com/TRuWkZ1MhS
— Brent Baker (@BrentHBaker) January 15, 2020
It must come as a terrible shock to the Democrats on stage that CNN’s resident communist agitator, Van Jones, has so little appreciation for their debate performance last night. I’m sure that they thought they did a stellar job. After all, mediocre people generally rate themselves quite high. That’s probably why they’re mediocre: they do not feel the need to improve.
In any case, I agree completely with Van Jones: this crop of Democratic candidates stands little to no chance of defeating President Trump come November. Thank God!