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Van Jones: My Opponents Should 'Sit Down and Shut Up


"I don't get why we don't just tell them."


Former Obama administration green jobs adviser Van Jones has a pretty straightforward message to his opponents: "Sit down and shut up."

He made the comments in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine this past week, when asked what "love of country" means to him. [bold added]

It means I love Americans—the people who actually live here, who look all kind of different ways, who pray all kind of different ways, who love all kinds of people. And I challenge the people who are the opponents of my values to explain how they get to be patriots. As I say in the book, they seem to distrust the American government. They seem to dislike most of the American people. They seem to resent most of America's achievements over the last century, including unions and public education and environmental protection and so many of the things that made the American century the American century. So I don't get why we don't just tell them to sit down and shut up. They can complain if they like, but we have another century to win. We have another century to win!

While Jones doesn't specifically mention "conservatives" or "Republicans" in his response, the implication in saying "opponents of my values" is pretty clear.

Jones has been on somewhat of a media blitz in recent weeks to promote his book, "Rebuild the Dream."

(h/t Weasel Zippers)

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