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Van Jones, the far-left former advisor to President Barack Obama, said on CNN’s “State of the Union” that “the Clinton days are over” and it’s time for Democrats to move on. However, underscoring the current debate in the decimated party following 8 electorally disaster years, he advocated in favor of a farther move to the left.
You also, I think, have to remember that Sanders and Elizabeth Warren are going to be there on the Senate floor every day. That’s going to be an important part. You have to understand, I think, that the — the Clinton days are over. This idea that were going to be this moderate party that’s going to move in this direction, that’s going to throw blacks under the bus for criminal justice reform and — or for — for prison expansion, that’s going to throw workers under the bus for NAFTA, those days are over. You can’t run and hide. You’ve got to be an authentic person from the beginning. You’re going to be judged based on your authentic commitment to the actual base of this party. And if you don’t do that, you can’t win.
Mr. Jones made headlines on election night when he called Election 2016 a “white lashing” in response to a black president, which the nation of course elected twice. Someone, in the eight years, Americans in swing states got more racist and the results had nothing to do with the Democrats nominating a candidate under criminal investigation who vowed to continue unpopular policies.
He also insinuated that he believes radical Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., the first Muslim lawmaker who has ties to radical Islamic groups, would have been a better vice presidential pick than Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine. Rep. Ellison has been accused of being an ethno-centric racist who is hostile to Jews.
The Anti-Defamation League bailed on his bid for the chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) after audio surfaced revealing him making questionable comments about Jews.