“From across the political spectrum”

A reader writes, appropriately enough, from Belgrade, Serbia, to comment on “Van Jones goes down swinging.” He writes:

I had to chuckle when I read Van Jones’s assertion that he “received encouragement from across the political spectrum to ‘stay and fight.'”
Yeah, right, from the Bolsheviks, the Mensheviks and even the Trotskyites!

I have to admit that I struggled with that portion of Jones’s resignation letter. Given his description of Republicans as “a******s,” I doubt that Jones’s support extended to the Republican side of the aisle. Perhaps there were a few like me who wished he would “stay and fight” because his presence in the administration is a self-inflicted wound to President Obama. But our reader’s explication makes perfect sense.

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