March 2, 2016

Why, CNN, why? After last night's debacle of a debate between Van Jones and Jeffrey Lord, in which we saw the Trump supporter trying to apologize for the Donald, by claiming the KKK is a left wing progressive group that advanced progressive values by racism and that the Democrartic party is beholden to them.

The man should have been fired on the spot, but no, CNN decided that it would be good TV to bring back the pair to still debate the merits of Lord's moronic and false take on the KKK.

When we talk about conservatives rewriting history - that's an understatement when you see Lord in these clips.

Watching Jeffrey gaze into the camera, blank, cold and without emotion at all times reminded me of the expression Showtime's Dexter held when he murdered animals as a child. It was creepy to say the least.

We know conservatives hate the moniker of being racist and to see Lord try to whitewash racism by saying the black kids that were thrown out by Trump's goons weren't black, but just kids, was insulting.

Lord: But why are they black kids, Van?

Jones: Because their parents are black.

Lord: No, no, no, they're Americans. They are Americans.

Jones: Americans aren't getting beat up at your rallies, black kids are.

if some white kids got beat up at Trump rallies, I'd talk about that oo.

Lord: White kids got beat up on the streets of Chicago by the Democratic mayor of Chicago in 1968.

Jones: I wasn't born, this doesn't make any sense.

He actually tried to justified Trump's behavior and his opinions by saying white kids were beaten up by Democrats in 1968. That's insane. We've mentioned the beltway's obsession with the "both sides do it, " meme, but this was unconscionable.

UPDATE:

CNN's John Avlon corrected Lord in a different segment, but really, it's time to take the man off the air altogether.

JEFFREY LORD: The Ku Klux Klan is a leftist hate group, John. It has nothing to do with --

AVLON: There you go again, buddy. It has been conservative populism at the heart of that kind of bigotry and that is what's emerging in the demographic turnout today.

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