Published On: Sun, Jun 24th, 2012

Van Jones rallies Obama supporters, calling Tea Partiers bigots and cheap patriots

President Barack Obama’s former “Special Adviser for Green Jobs,” and liberal activist Van Jones was more controversial than usual this week in his characterization of conservatives, saying the Tea Party wants “to repeal the 20th century” and calling Tea Partiers “bigots.”

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Van Jones attempted to rally the liberal base of the Democratic party as his charged comments closed the Taking Back the American Dream Conference Wednesday.

Van Jones said on numerous occasions that the American Right was full of “cheap patriots,” and that it is the Left that are the true, “deep patriots.”

“The deep patriots are in this room.  It’s the cheap patriots at best that want to roll it back.  You can’t be an anti-immigrant bigot and patriot and the same time.  That is cheap patriotism,” Jones said.

“They [conservatives] want to take a wrecking ball to this country and call themselves patriots,” said Jones.  “For too long we have let one side monopolize the flag.  They claim to be patriots, but they hate almost everyone in America.”

Jones painted a picture of the Left as the side that championed the struggles of the middle class while the Right is trying to suppress the liberal vote, suppress economic equality, and use their perceived financial advantages to buy elections.

“Are we going to win in November? Or are we going to lose? It’s in out hands.  There is no future out there that’s been written.  The question is whether or not we are prepared to do what needs to be done.”

This is not the first time Jones used the “cheap patriot” reference, tweeting about Mitt Romney earlier this year.

Cheap patriots like #Romney‬ sing “America The Beautiful.” Deep patriots like us DEFEND America’s beauty from corporate polluters he loves.

Recently made a heated comparison between the Keystone Pipleine and a heroin addict. Check out that story here.



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