As an advisor to the Obama White House, he helped run the inter-agency process that oversaw $80 billion in green energy recovery spending.

 

Remember the BP Oil Well Fiasco of 2010?
From RedState

Turns out Van Jones and other leading environmentalists kept quiet because they didn’t want to hurt the Obama Presidency, and he was recently quoted as saying:

“You’ve never seen the environmental movement more quiet during an oil spill. I guarantee you, if John McCain had been President, with that oil spill, or George Bush had been President with that oil spill, I’d have been out there with a sign protesting. I didn’t, because of who the President was.”

What a profound commitment.

Just as Iraq and Afghanistan magically stopped being wars after Democrats took over Congress in January 2007, gushers of crude oil aren’t pollution when a Democrat occupies the White House. They are merely curiously large concentrations of naturally occurring hydrocarbons once that Democrat has put enough well-connect Green Activists on the Federal Gravy-Train.