By Duncan Smith
The Democrat left is a cult, straight up.
If you deviate from ‘approved’ responses, you are designated a traitor to ‘the cause’ and dragged.
You just don’t — and won’t — get the benefit of even a moment’s worth of reasoned, rational consideration.
Deviate from the leftist orthodoxy and you pay for it with your reputation.
Period. No excuses. No do-overs. No questions asked.
Just ask CNN’s Van Jones.
The network contributor and former Obama administration official — and ‘person of color,’ which is always a plus for ‘identity politics’ Democrats — ventured into the heretical.
*He dared sing the praises of President Trump*.
CNN commentator Van Jones applauded President Donald Trump for the work he has done for the black community. Liberals immediately turned on Jones, lashing out at the progressive pundit for giving Trump even the slightest acknowledgment that the president has attempted to help black Americans.
On Friday night, Jones appeared on CNN with host Jake Tapper. The panel was discussing the final presidential debate, specifically Trump’s comment that he’s “done more for the black community than any other president.”
“Donald Trump — and I get beat up by liberals every time I say this, but I’m gonna keep saying it — he has done good stuff for the black community,” Jones said on CNN. “Opportunity zone stuff, black college stuff. I worked with him on criminal justice stuff. I saw Donald Trump have African American people, formerly incarcerated, in the White House — embraced them, treated them well. There’s a side to Donald Trump that I think he does not get enough credit for.”
You read that, right? Jones was with the president when he welcomed formerly incarcerated blacks into the White House. Embraced them. Worked with him on the criminal justice reform bill (which means that Trump reached out for Jones’ help).
But all it took for the intolerant ‘tolerant’ left to explode (because so few people actually watch CNN) was for Trump ally and former NFL great Hershel Walker to post a clip of Jones singing the president’s praises.
The Blaze added:
Despite Jones being extremely critical of Trump for years on nearly every single subject, leftists were enraged that he gave Trump credit. The praise of Trump was swiftly met with condemnation of Jones, a former Obama White House adviser.
“Jeeesus why is Van Jones still talking about anything? What an embarrassment. @VanJones68,” an online commenter wrote.
“Every time I think Van Jones has turned a corner, he disappoints,” another Twitter user said.
“Yeah. Stop listening to Van Jones,” another person opined.
“Van Jones is a SELL OUT, yeah I said it,” one person declared.
“Van Jones is a Trumper. At the end of the day, that’s who he is,” a commenter alleged.
The Democrat left is a cult, period. Or a tribe. Or a tribal cult.
Whatever they are part of, the Democrat left is what’s wrong with America, not the pro-Trump right.
We’re all for people having their own opinions and ideals. It’s the left that can’t tolerate ideological deviation.
Just ask Van Jones.
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