Van Jones sees similarities between Rand Paul and the Ku Klux Klan

Given his history, it should surprise no one when Van Jones makes racially incendiary remarks. However, he may have found a new low by suggesting similarities between Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and the Ku Klux Klan.

The fracas started when Jones re-tweeted a tweet implying that Sen. Paul does not object to racism:

Van Jones retweet

Sen. Paul has stated, on libertarian grounds, that it may not be within government’s purview to prevent people from engaging in racism on private property. That, however,  doesn’t indicate that he approves of racial discrimination. Whether you agree with the man or not, associating him with a hate group that lynched black Americans is clearly beyond the pale.

Jones later backpedaled a bit, conceding that Paul is not “a hater.”

Jones did not, however, apologize for re-tweeting a hateful person who was clearly accusing Paul of racism.

  • Peyton

    What about when the KKK pushed gun control?

    • Worship Dancer

      what the libturds DON’T tell anyone is DEMOCRATS CREATED KKK & FILIBUSTERED IN SENATE TO STOP CIVIL RIGHTS ACT 1964.

      • kim

        what they don’t tell is that they were the party of slave owners, the confederacy, the kkk, the black Code laws, eugenics, and fought against and filibustered every attempt by Republicans to reinstitute civil rights after they repealed the republican led civil rights laws of 1868, when they took control in 1878

        • http://www.facebook.com/elmo.sherman Elmo Sherman

          What,do you expect them to do tell the truth about the past and their hatred of their own.

        • http://www.facebook.com/elmo.sherman Elmo Sherman

          What,do you expect them to do tell the truth about the past and their hatred of their own.

      • rennyangel2

        Yes.

  • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

    Yeah, this is where butthurt liberals descend upon the newly minted Conservative Rock Star and try to call him racist.

    • Vennoye

      I agree with your comment, but they are just lying leftys. More and more black people are learning real history, though. Star Parker is doing a great job letting blacks know how the history of gun control affects them!

      This site is a Black Republican website. If you can use the information to educate anyone you know, please share it!!

      http://www.nbra.info/DYK-HistoryTest

      • conservativechick

        I thought there were no black R’s? haha Thanks and I will SHARE!

    • reneehaigh

      thats because he scares them: they are so scared that they have to shove their propagana down the throats of people:they are already demonizing rubio he scares them to no end: hahaha good luck libs in the mids: cuz your shit your peddling is starting to really stench up the joint!!

    • reneehaigh

      thats because he scares them: they are so scared that they have to shove their propagana down the throats of people:they are already demonizing rubio he scares them to no end: hahaha good luck libs in the mids: cuz your shit your peddling is starting to really stench up the joint!!

  • disqus_e2F2oUH6C7

    It’s really sad, that when a person doesn’t have anything intelligent to say, they resort to racism & the KKK.

    • Peyton

      Yep. He could have easily disagreed with Rand on the issue. Yet he resorted to that idiocy.

      • ProfShadow

        Well, true…but Jones would have had no actual counter argument, so…one trick pony (racism) STAT!

        Liberals usually can’t discuss or refute what they don’t agree with, so they immediately dip into that bag o’ logical fallacies, distractors and Alinsky tactics. Psuedo-intellectuals can’t actually engage intellectually.

      • Elaine

        I just remembered I read THIS!!!!!! Van said Rand Paul was a HERO! hahaha http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2013/03/07/van_jones_rand_paul_was_a_hero_yesterday.html

        • Peyton

          From Hero to in cahoots with the KKK in less than a week.

    • http://extremesplash.wordpress.com/ Ben Bollman

      Welcome to Liberalism

      • http://www.facebook.com/elmo.sherman Elmo Sherman

        The Democrats,Liberals,Progressives,Communists are to blame for all the trouble we are having in this country today.

        • Squirrel!

          Agreed! Tensionsare the highest they’ve ever been in my lifetime.

          • http://wolfmoon1776.wordpress.com/ Wolf Moon

            Yeah. Van better check his “boss” for signs of crypto-communism, because that is exactly how the communists have been trying to infiltrate and use the black civil rights organizations for decades. Stirring up racial tensions – without cause – is EXACTLY what the communist policy has always been. Rand isn’t a racist. Van is a SUCKER.

      • http://www.facebook.com/elmo.sherman Elmo Sherman

        The Democrats,Liberals,Progressives,Communists are to blame for all the trouble we are having in this country today.

    • Elaine

      You knew it wouldn’t be long before they played the race ‘hate’ card on Rand Paul. They fear any OPPOSITION and anyone who captivates the masse with the truth! Van JONES IS THE RACIST! He hates white people and has used some pretty vile terms when referring to them! Someone call him out for actual RACISM! What an EVIL man.

      • http://www.facebook.com/elmo.sherman Elmo Sherman

        Do you ever see The Lame Stream Media call out these racist Democrats, and to call Rand Paul even in the same breath as a KKK is as are the Democrats. Why doesn’t Van racist Jones call President Obama out for not helping the Blacks who are striving in this country?

      • http://www.facebook.com/elmo.sherman Elmo Sherman

        Do you ever see The Lame Stream Media call out these racist Democrats, and to call Rand Paul even in the same breath as a KKK is as are the Democrats. Why doesn’t Van racist Jones call President Obama out for not helping the Blacks who are striving in this country?

    • reneehaigh

      thats all they got: a smart person would turn their head: i know black and white but i also know that when it blends it makes grey.so i would rather live in a grey nation than black vs. white cuz yellow and red look awesome with grey!!

    • reneehaigh

      thats all they got: a smart person would turn their head: i know black and white but i also know that when it blends it makes grey.so i would rather live in a grey nation than black vs. white cuz yellow and red look awesome with grey!!

  • richard

    I’m sure that members of the KKK also at one time drank milk.

    • Peyton

      I’m sure many had the last name of Jones. Probably also supported gun control. Maybe even abortion. Probably democrats also.

      • ExSF

        Well, there you go…

      • kim

        absolutely. it was organized as an enforcement arm of the democrat party

  • bonaparte3

    What would you expect from a racist radical leftist?

  • Tel-Jonah Stern

    Someone ask Van if he thinks it would be fair to compare Gandhi to Hitler because they were both vegetarians with mustaches.

  • bonnieblue2A

    Van Jones projecting his own racism once again.

    Rand Paul’s filibuster was about NOT allowing the government to kill Americans on American soil with drones without allowing them their due process as long as they were not enemy combatants posing an imenent threat.

    Contrast that where KKK lynchings were all about killing people without due process.

    Similarity? No, not even close.

  • WVS

    Man, that’s low. Just like when everyone kept calling Van Jones a Communist.

    Oh wait, that one’s true.

    • http://www.facebook.com/elmo.sherman Elmo Sherman

      We all have to thank Glenn Beck for outing this racist,if Glenn would have kept silent,Ole Racist Jones would still be in Obama White House.

    • http://www.facebook.com/elmo.sherman Elmo Sherman

      We all have to thank Glenn Beck for outing this racist,if Glenn would have kept silent,Ole Racist Jones would still be in Obama White House.

  • Nick Riley

    Van Jones would try to find racism at an Easter-egg hunt.

    Van Jones called Rand Paul a “civil liberties hero last week.”

    I will vote for Rand Paul because I know what the interest payment comes to annually on 16.67 trillion dollars of national debt.

    • Junie3

      Val Jarrett had to reel him back in.

  • Canadian in USA

    This guy could find racism in a Ritz cracker.

    • http://wolfmoon1776.wordpress.com/ Wolf Moon

      You said WHAT???!!! Lawyer!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/1RandiStarr Randi Starr

    This man was swimming back stream as a sperm when MLK was praying and walking thru Selma. Van needs to sthu about things he knows absolutely nothing about!

  • http://twitter.com/1RandiStarr Randi Starr

    Van Jones is the example where affirmative action has become a negative result.

  • TocksNedlog

    Libertarianism and victimhood politics ARE incompatible.

  • Diane Stephan

    This whole racism thing is becoming blunt as a spoon. Cry Wolf much?

    • camnpat

      According to the left we are, at all times, one law away from returning to full slavery. The irony of it all is that the KKK started with Democrats, it was Democrats who didn’t support the Civil Right movement until they had no choice, and it is now Dems who are pursuing disarming people when the NRA was originally there to protect blacks from those Dems who were passing laws to disarm blacks to make them easy targets of groups like the KKK.

      To hard to look in the mirror Van?

      • http://www.facebook.com/elmo.sherman Elmo Sherman

        Black Racists Don’t Have Mirrors In Their Homes.

      • http://www.facebook.com/elmo.sherman Elmo Sherman

        Black Racists Don’t Have Mirrors In Their Homes.

  • Loves2laugh

    Not wanting drones to kill Americans equals denying blacks equal rights? WTH? Is there any criticism of the federal government that does not equal racism?

  • ratizbad

    Van Jones = Jeremy Wright and Hussein

  • Garth Haycock

    I’m guessing that Jones got beat up every day in junior high by bullies. However, he was most likely one of those kids who provoked the bullies each day, then howled about it when he got what he deserved.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/John-Duncan/100004899912352 John Duncan

    MLK was a Republican and Rand Paul would have marched with him

  • Michael Rice

    Laws after law has been passed, yet, libs will tell you how racism is flourishing….hmmmmm I wonder why. Not liking someone or wanting to be around them because of a skin color is crazy, but it isn’t and shouldn’t be a crime.
    If someone wants to open a blacks only store, hey, have at it. It’s teh same with teh Black colleges…I have no issues with it. The issues I have is with teh hypocrisy that says whites can’t do teh same thing.

    • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

      And, there are “Black-Only” Neighborhoods that NOBODY of any other race would want to enter, because of crime….But Obama, etc. are working on that… (Sarc) Jawamax 8<{D}

  • OldmanRick

    I see Van Jones as nothing more than a marxist agitator.

  • Love of Country

    Speaking of similarities …. Louis Farrakhan says what about Rand Paul?

  • Maxx

    As expected, there is liberal hypocrisy awash with Van Jones analogy about Rand. A true libertarian believes a property owner should have the right to express a political view…even if it offends everyone else on the block….as long as that view is expressed on one’s own property.

    Van Jones finds this disgusting and thus with Pavlovian predictability, offers up the liberal “go-to” KKK reference.

    However, he shows zero contempt towards liberal women when they declare that THEIR private property, obviously their own bodies, should not be regulated by others.

    As vile as it is, a racist whose opinion doesn’t advance beyond musings or props on his own property aborts nothing but decency.

    My point? If Van Jones and liberals cared so much about quality of life, why does he and his party of choice continue to treat the unborn as if they were beanbags?

    Isn’t abortion the greatest prejudice of all?

  • http://alert-up-usa.com/ AlertUpUSA

    Perhaps Jones is a racist, sees things through the eyes and mind of a Communist Racist. Yes, I do believe they exist. In vast numbers.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

    Van Jones would find similarities between a ham sandwich and the Klan if it served his purposes.

    • marcellucci

      I take offense to that!!
      Signed,
      Hamsand Wich (D-Mented)

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

        My apologies. If I said that Van Jones is the by product created by the digestion of a ham sandwich, would that be better? 😉

        • marcellucci

          Maybe…
          But my friend Hugh Manwaste may not take too kindly to that remark…..

        • marcellucci

          Maybe…
          But my friend Hugh Manwaste may not take too kindly to that remark…..

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

        My apologies. If I said that Van Jones is the by product created by the digestion of a ham sandwich, would that be better? 😉

  • Carter_Burger67

    Black liberals see “similarities” between the Klan and EVERYONE they disagree with.

  • capisce

    Ironic when people who see racism everywhere, can’t see it in themselves.

  • marcellucci

    It’s sad when people name their kids after their place of conception….

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZR4D5E2WTOI4MSKK7AJS6EG3OA Everybodys All American

    Van Jones is a communist. Next question.

  • Bolt Upright

    KKK started in the Democrat party Van. Did you know that Van? Or are you proving your party’s claims?

  • http://twitter.com/wombat247 wombat247

    Did he forget that the KKK was predominantly Democrat?

  • http://twitter.com/bama_hal hal thompson

    it was the democrats that were supported by the KKK; the leader of the House during the 60’s was a Grand “whatever”

  • WaFleet

    Van Jones – You’ve got to be kidding – ‘a black Stalin like figure’ slamming down on Rand Paul ?
    Saving his black ass is why Home Land Security purchased those armored trucks and hollow point rounds – somebody has to support the president!

  • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

    Another thing Mr. Jones disagrees with is the right to disagree with one’s viewpoints…We not only disagree with them, we CAN prove them FALSE…. But the big Crony doesn’t want that now does he? And if the Conservatives win the House and Senate races next November, Be aware of Kook Klutz Klan take-over rants by Mr. Jones! Jawamax 8<{D}

  • RightThinking1

    I am reminded of Lester Maddox. Maddox merely believed that the Federal government did not have the power to mandate who did business with whom, regardless of their reasoning…, i.e., it was a gross overreach of Federal power.

    The media were quick to paint Maddox as a pickaxe-handle wielding racist bigot. Completely ignoring the fact that no one ever attacked anyone, not him, not his friends, not his 20 white employees, not his 40 black employees.

    A racist? Would a racist hire 40 African-Americans? Would a racist appoint more blacks to state government during his term in office than any Georgia
    governor before him? None of that matters, all that matters is the narrative.

    Lost altogether was the overreaching intrusion of the Federal government into the operation of private business. The Left are happy that such powers have been expanded, feeling, of course, that the nanny State knows best.

    • NRPax

      OK, I’m going to have to ask you to stop using logic and facts in this discussion.

    • sqeptiq

      Yes, a racist would hire blacks to work back of the house while refusing to serve black customers, and that’s just what Lester Maddox. Here’s a photo of him chasing a black customer out of his Pickrick restaurant, revolver in hand:

      http://www.atlantatimemachine.com/misc/maddox10.htm

  • r_coplin2001

    Hey Van Jones have you heard of a Senator that was part of the KKK and filibustered the 1964 Civil Rights Act who was a Democrat by the name of Robert Byrd so why didnt you say anything against a former KKK member that was in the Senate when he was alive.

  • aliwilcox

    What can be said about a man who is delusional. He makes ridiculous statements. To talk about him is to give him credibility. Tune him out.

  • irishgirl91

    Keep calling us racist…It is starting to have an effect, we don’t care. More and more, black and hispanic people are waking up and seeing that they are not hated by us for their skin color but embraced by us as brothers in a common cause. Freedom is for all with blindness to color.

  • arttie

    Are there any similarities between Idi Amin and Van? This is just as vile as Van’s assertion.

  • http://www.facebook.com/100000220517250 Thomas Collins

    The size of the brain is usually in inverse proportion to the mouth

  • rennyangel2

    Van Jones is worthless POS and we should not be paying him any attention.

  • http://twitter.com/LibertyRanger Liberty Ranger

    Van Jones calls for a fully funded’ Department of Homeboy Security’
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOVY3-WvXcU

  • http://twitter.com/LibertyRanger Liberty Ranger

    Van Jones calls for a fully funded’ Department of Homeboy Security’
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOVY3-WvXcU

  • reneehaigh

    did anybody notice that obama is turning white from his head down? must be the vanilla in his starting to surface!! hahaha and trust me it isnt’ cream!

  • reneehaigh

    did anybody notice that obama is turning white from his head down? must be the vanilla in his starting to surface!! hahaha and trust me it isnt’ cream!

  • http://www.facebook.com/elmo.sherman Elmo Sherman

    This is to the racist Van OBAMA Jones,wasn’t it the Democrats that started the KKK in order to take the rights of blacks away,to deny them the right to vote,to make sure they didn’t have guns,to take away their rights for drinking from a white water fountain,wasn’t it the Democrats that hung the blacks so they wouldn’t vote,couldn’t go to school,or read and write,and what really is funny if at all,is you Van racist Jones are BLACK.

  • http://www.facebook.com/elmo.sherman Elmo Sherman

    This is to the racist Van OBAMA Jones,wasn’t it the Democrats that started the KKK in order to take the rights of blacks away,to deny them the right to vote,to make sure they didn’t have guns,to take away their rights for drinking from a white water fountain,wasn’t it the Democrats that hung the blacks so they wouldn’t vote,couldn’t go to school,or read and write,and what really is funny if at all,is you Van racist Jones are BLACK.

  • Proud2bfromtheUSA

    I get tired of the democrats even bringing up the group they created to suppress black voter registration. How come the republicans get blamed for a group that the Democrats created. I can not understand it and I will never understand how blacks can side with a group that is so racist and has such a racist history.

    • Squirrel!

      It’s a revisionist’s history!

  • Proud2bfromtheUSA

    I get tired of the democrats even bringing up the group they created to suppress black voter registration. How come the republicans get blamed for a group that the Democrats created. I can not understand it and I will never understand how blacks can side with a group that is so racist and has such a racist history.

  • DANEgerus

    Van Jones(D) compares Rand Paul to the Ku Klux Klan that Democrats founded…

  • roccolore

    If anything, blacks are the new KKK. Blacks are the ones sending out KKK fliers, writing KKK on their houses and cars, and burning crosses on their own lawns.

  • E Quilibrate

    And I see similarities between Van Jones and a pile of
    steaming dog sh@t

    • E Quilibrate

      And I’ll bet someone will find the analogy racist, due
      to the color of each.

  • ratizbad

    Van Jones is a cross between Jeremy Wright And Al Sharpton

  • Squirrel!

    Well, I mean, Kentucky & Ku Klux Klan do both start with “K!”

  • Kate

    It is called Dialectic Process. A favorite tool of the Progressives/Marxists. Dialectic Process: It’s History, its Meaning and the Technique of Brainwashing and Twisting of the Truth http://wp.me/pjjbN-btq

  • michael s

    When Van Jones was saying your savior Rubio was dangerous and a threat to the dems ,all of you from this website ,hannity,the five,breitbart etc were quoting and praising Van. Now its back to hating Van.

  • RobertNorwood

    Unreasonable morons like Van Jones validate White Separatism. In a purely logical sense it may be the only answer to race relations, people being people no matter their color. That said however, it is not workable here, and I wouldn’t want it myself. I’ve been around all kinds of people all my life, as have most others. I’m fair, honest, decent to all and yet, morons like Van Jones would never give my views – along with most other white people, a fair hearing. What does that say? Are the Van Jones in this country out to get whitey? Van Jones does not understand truth, an understanding that is innate in all of us but it doesn’t come free, you have to work it until it becomes a skill. Van Jones is not skilled in truth. Like Obama he’s false and he’s a liar. And put another way – he simply sucks.

  • Joe Cottereuax

    I like van Jones but come on!
    How could such a smart guy like Van Jones forget that the KKK was a terrorist organization formed by Democratics to strong arm people, suppress voting, and terrorize Republicans, Catholics, homosexuals, and various minorities including blacks?

    Oh how little the educated liberals really know.

  • joejohnson043

    and Van Jones argument – was Stalin’s and Mao’s position….

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

    Fail.
    Are you criticizing one’s one to freely patronize establishments of their choosing with your “joke” or do you have compelling evidence that suggests that Rand Paul is a racist?

  • NRPax

    You know what’s kind of funny about that? Odds are good that any business that went “*insert ethnic group here*” only would probably go out of business pretty quickly. So what’s wrong with letting their business flounder?

  • sqeptiq

    Yes. I am saying you do not and should not have the right to choose whether or not to patronize a whites-only business establishment. The Civil Rights Act created forced integration of public accommodations, and I support forced integration. Free choice led to segregation because Southern whites were almost all racist. They loved their segregated restaurants, hotels, and other businesses. Fuck them and fuck their “freedoms.”

  • sqeptiq

    No. Whites-only businesses flourished in the South because Southern whites loved them, and I don’t doubt they’d flourish today if we allowed them again.

  • NRPax

    So you don’t have any proof, just conjecture and feelings. Noted.

  • sqeptiq

    Facts are neither conjecture nor feelings. And it is a fact that businesses that refused to serve black patrons thrived in the South.

  • NRPax

    You know what’s even funnier? I never said anything about whites only establishments. I said “insert ethnic group here” and you jumped to the conclusion like a kangaroo getting cattle prodded.

    And this might come as a shock, but folks around the country are a lot less tolerant about racism. Sure, there are parts everywhere in the country that have open racists of all colors. Forced integration isn’t going to change that.

  • sqeptiq

    Well, that’s what racially exclusionary businesses were most frequently about — barring blacks.

  • NRPax

    And yet you still have presented no evidence that “insert ethnic group”-only businesses would succeed nowadays. And you are apparently convinced that as a country, we’ve never moved past the racism in the earlier part of our history. It’s your opinion and you’re welcome to it.

  • sqeptiq

    Church is the most racially segregated hour in America and businesses could largely go the same way if we removed forced-integration laws. There’s your proof.

  • NRPax

    No facts, no study, no evidence, just hyperbole, guessing and what you feel to be right.

    Now, let’s take your conclusion that segregated businesses would thrive. So what? An all black business, catering to all blacks and making money is a problem to you? Besides, other businesses will take up the slack and succeed with a “we welcome everyone” attitude. And no, the government really has no business forcing integration outside of government.

  • sqeptiq

    It has nothing to do with feelings, but rather the fact that church services are highly segregated. Also in 2004 Cracker Barrel settled a lawsuit over racial discrimination against black patrons for a hefty sum. http://fxn.ws/ZA91wz And Cracker Barrel’s business certainly didn’t suffer.

    As for a hypothetical business that served only black customers, yes, I have a huge problem with that. Such a business should be sued, just like Cracker Barrel. Business owners have property rights, but that doesn’t extend to doing anything you please on your property. There are zoning and building codes, fire capacities, workplace safety and labor laws, civil rights laws, and more. Want libertarianism? You won’t find it in America, Jack.

  • NRPax

    It has nothing to do with feelings, but rather the fact that church services are highly segregated.

    Which has nothing to do with the fact that they serve the communities that they are in of course. So what’s the solution? Bus in the right amount of ethnicities until “diversity” is achieved? Didn’t work too well for the school system, doubt it will work with this. Do you take issue with synagogues and mosques seating men and women in separate areas as well?

    Business owners have property rights, but that doesn’t extend to doing anything you please on your property.

    And this is where my common sense kicks in. If I go to a place of business and they don’t welcome me, I take my money elsewhere. And thanks to this internet contraption, not only can I find companies that would like to do business with me, I can warn other people about my bad experience. I don’t feel the need to have Big Daddy Government take care of me when things like this happen.

  • sqeptiq

    Now you’re being silly. If a restaurant in a 98% white small town has 98% white guests, I don’t care as long as the occasional person of color who stops by is served as well. I’m not interested in busing for racial balance at restaurants and other businesses. That’s ludicrous.

    And I don’t care for the government to take care of me with regard to racial discrimination in restaurants and other businesses. For me it isn’t about government doing me a bad turn, but punishing those who engage in racial discrimination in their businesses. I like punishing people who do wrong.