Meg Whitman, the fourth richest women in California, has been running for governor while refusing to debate an opponent, face an impartial interviewer, or address an unfriendly crowd. She has never held public office, rarely even voted, and has no readily apparent ideas. There's a word for this figure in Republican politics: Frontrunner.
She's committed $50 million dollars of her personal fortune to the race, she says, and so far she's won the has the full and passionate support of a woman named Pattie Sellers at Fortune magazine. It's like a groundswell.
Or it was, until now. That's all over. Because California just found out the sinister truth about so-called "Republican" Meg Whitman:
She loves black Marxists.
And not just any black Marxists. She specifically loves the black Marxist who connects ACORN to the SERVICE EMPLOYEES INTERNATIONAL UNION! A COMMUNITY ORGANIZER who actually believes in GLOBAL WARMING! A principal architect of THE PORKULUS! AN OBAMA CZAR! She loves VAN! JONES!
Who's black. And a Marxist. You might even call him a black Marxist. Because of how black he is. And because he's a Marxist.
But here, I'll let her tell you herself:
There's a guy over in Oakland, I think his name is Van Jones. And he and I were on a cruise last summer in the Arctic, on climate change. And I got to know him very well. And a lot of the work he's doing to enfranchise broader communities I'm a big fan of. He's doing a marvelous job... I'm a huge fan of his. He is very bright, very articulate, very passionate. I think he is exactly right.
Now, as a rational person, you might be wondering what makes this such a big deal. But that's because you don't watch Glenn Beck. Van Jones is the co-founder of a group called Color of Change. Color of Change organized a boycott of Glenn Beck's TV show. So Glenn Beck spent the last week with a dry erase board proving that Van Jones is behind everything that scares white people in America, including the beach.
Beck also called Jones a communist -- about a thousand times -- and proved, with his white board, that President Obama has put him in charge of the Federal government. Which is a line that even the McCarthyites never crossed. I mean, they never went after the president. They never said the communists were in charge.
And that was when there was an actual Soviet Union, full of actual communists.
Almost seems like Glenn Beck is a delusional simpleton. Who thinks he's a con man. Impersonating a delusional simpleton.
But back to Meg Whitman.
Meg Whitman once said something nice about Van Jones, which didn't mean anything at the time, but now proves she supports collectivism and miscegenation. The video is a couple of months old but it appeared, out of nowhere, on YouTube this week. Today Steve Poizner -- who's running against Whitman for the Republican nomination -- put out a new version, cleverly edited into the credit sequence from The Love Boat.
Yes, The Love Boat. That's Republican satire. Back me up, 1977. Why not duck some more debates, you big disco duck?
Is it a big deal? It wouldn't be, if Meg Whitman would give us anything else to talk about. That's the problem with a campaign strategy based on perfect silence. Other people get to fill in the gaps. If you won't tell us who you are, you might as well be Cinque's sea wife.
So this kind of thing can stick. Remember, she's running as a Republican. And right now those people are crazy.
Van Jones isn't the end of Whitman for Governor, it might not even be the beginning of the end, but it is the end of the beginning.
Hey, did you notice how the nicest complement Meg Whitman could come up with for a black man was "articulate?" Must be because he has a law degree from Yale and she went to Princeton. Those people are always at each other.
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