Van Jones may be a liberal, but when he’s right, he’s right. On Friday, he was right as he delivered a concise and effective critique of the current state of the Democrat Party.
While making one of his regular appearances on CNN, the former Obama administration official explained how Democrats are completely out of touch with the working class, creating a party comprised of tone-deaf elites. But it’s the way he explained things that eventually left the anchors sitting in stunned silence.
Really, the looks on the faces of Brianna Keilar and John Berman are just priceless.
As Jones says, the modern Democrat Party is just “weird.” He brings up the idea of calling Hispanics “Latinx,” noting that normal, middle-class people have never met a “Latinx.” Nor have they met anyone who identifies with the acronym “BIPOC,” which I had to google in order to find out what it means. Apparently, “black, indigenous, people of color” didn’t have enough identifiers already and needed more. The left has so fractured the country that it’s impossible to keep up with all the various groups they’ve created.
Further, those pushing such nonsense are, as Jones points out, predominantly over-educated and wealthy. They are in no way connected to the normal struggles of everyday life, and their lack of religious observance has left them with no feeling of purpose. In order to make themselves feel better, they’ve decided to create victim groups to “help.” That’s how you get the stupidity that is “Latinx,” a name with which essentially no Hispanic people identify.
But what makes the clip of Jones so good is seeing Brianna Keilar sit there awkwardly, crossing her arms at one point, doing her best to not interject. Why is that funny? Because she is exactly the type of person that Jones is talking about, i.e. a wealthy, out-of-touch, white liberal who thinks she needs to be the savior of the world. There’s no doubt in my mind that Keilar uses the term “Latinx.” That Jones crushed her worldview to her face is just great. And to be clear, John Berman is no better, if slightly more tolerable at times.
Democrats do not want to hear what Jones is saying, but they should listen if they want any hope of a political rebound. The current left-wing coalition is unsustainable. It’s made up of different groups of radicals that often come into conflict with one another. Along the way, regular Americans are alienated by the insanity of those who are stuck so deep in their blue, too-online bubble that they can’t imagine people might not want to be called “BIPOC.”
Luckily for Republicans, Van Jones is spitting into the wind while ramming his head into a brick wall. The Democrat Party is too far gone, and there will be no change in direction, not even after they get clocked in November. The Democrat bench, whether we are talking about Kamala Harris, Pete Buttigieg, or Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, will only double down. The days of political maneuvering by those on the left are gone. There are only true believers left, and Jones is on the outside looking in.