Former White House Special Advisor for Green Jobs Van Jones has an important message: conservatives never see racism among their own ranks, but their obsession with finding racism among liberals doesn’t just border on a sickness — it is a sickness.
The right sees racism and bigotry — but ONLY on the left. Never in its own ranks. It is an obsession and sickness. https://t.co/wKCFRNQMCD
— Van Jones (@VanJones68) June 16, 2016
To be fair, Jones was simply turning around a tweet sent by a self-described conservative and Trump supporter during an ugly Twitter exchange. Still, all this time it seemed as though progressives were the ones obsessed with race and racism, an impression Joan Walsh herself has seemed to reinforce single-handedly.
Plenty of voters have plenty of reasons they’ve adopted the #NeverTrump hashtag, and it’s not hard to find many citing racism as part of their problem with the presumptive GOP nominee.
— Cheri Jacobus (@CheriJacobus) June 9, 2016
I don't care if he's the nominee – Republicans should loudly condemn this racist, nonsensical rhetoric by Trump. https://t.co/4RveY52umd
— Brian Walsh (@brianjameswalsh) June 5, 2016
If you're covering for a racist and a bigot, so you can get a win…you really don't deserve to win. #NeverTrump
— Tracy Jeffords (@TracyJeffords) June 7, 2016
— Marina Fang (@marinafang) June 6, 2016
— Remember Benghazi! (@Kegan05) June 6, 2016
Trump has demonstrated time and again that he is a racist bigot, just like many of his supporters. #NeverTrump
— (((Joey Ex-GOP))) (@realyosefstein) June 6, 2016
And there are those who aren’t in the #NeverTrump camp but haven’t stayed quiet about the candidate’s remarks.
Paul Ryan: Trump's comments about judge are "textbook" racism. "I think that should be absolutely disavowed." https://t.co/iDl8eRokpC
— Jim Roberts (@nycjim) June 7, 2016
"Trickle-down racism, trickle-down bigotry, trickle-down misogyny” — Mitt Romney on the GOP nominee https://t.co/CG1oDfsSgE
— Arianna Huffington (@ariannahuff) June 11, 2016
Trump whining again about Republicans criticizing his racial and ethic rants.
The man is a pig. https://t.co/8WI3G5OvMd
— EatThePressDontRead (@WintropeMtheIII) June 7, 2016
— Greg Goodnight (@GregGoodnight) June 7, 2016
— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) June 8, 2016
.@krauthammer: "When you get the leader of your party in the Congress saying this is a textbook case of racism, you've got a real problem."
— Fox News (@FoxNews) June 10, 2016
Jones’ tweet might have been a reflexive response to a critic, but maybe the charge that conservatives never see racism or bigotry among their own ranks can be put to rest? And could the Left please stop pulling garbage like this so both sides could move on?