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Van Jones To Netroots: Quit Beating Up On Obama
Talking Points Memo ^ | July 23, 2010 | Christina Bellantoni

Posted on 07/24/2010 7:40:30 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Las Vegas -- Former White House green jobs "czar" Van Jones told progressive activists and bloggers today that, rather than bash President Obama for not changing the country as fast as they'd thought, they should maintain hope and help him with his agenda.

"I can't stand it. President Obama volunteered to be the captain of the Titanic after it hit the iceberg," Jones said at Netroots Nation while being interviewed by journalist Ari Melber of The Nation. (Follow our live coverage here.)

Jones, who resigned last year after conservatives targeted him as an extreme leftist, refrained from any Obama-slamming of his own. Speaking to a large second-day crowd, Jones reminded the group that he quit and wasn't pushed out. "I resigned. I did not want to be the banana peel that the president of the United States slipped on trying to win on health care," Jones said.

He cautioned bloggers from despairing and going after Obama. "This is harder than it looks. Having spent six months in the White House, it's a totally different experience when you're sitting there and the missiles are coming over the horizon at you," he said.

While some expected Jones, now with the Center for American Progress, to go after the administration for failing to get climate change done this year, he said he thinks it still can be done.

Jones said he agrees with Sen. John Kerry, who said today that his bill has a chance in the lame-duck session after the midterm election. "He is right that thing this is not over. ... There are many things that can change the math," Jones said. He said that "red state America is struggling because of our stupid energy policy" and that if the government doesn't act, the U.S. will go from an oil economy from Middle East to a clean energy economy imported from Asia, "skipping the jobs" in between.

Jones said that while, "most of us feel lost and lonely," the netroots should soldier on.

"If you keep the hope alive, change is still possible," Jones said in his opening speech. Jones said the group can't allow themselves to "blow your own candle out. We have to keep hope alive."

He said progressives "did not lay down" during the 8 years of the Bush administration and shouldn't "expect other people to lay down for you" just because Obama's election was celebrated as a breakthrough.

"We really believed we'd gotten to some sort of finish line. In fact all we'd done was gotten to a starting line," he said.

Jones said the netroots need to realize they are up against an "epic" force with the conservative media movement, which is trying to "bury everything you fought for everything you believe in," and comparing it to the Lord of the Rings. "These are orcs, they are here, and they are coming for you," he said.

Watch Jones' full opening speech here.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Conspiracy; Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: bho44; democrats; nutroots; obama
What in the world is the "conservative media movement" pray tell?
1 posted on 07/24/2010 7:40:37 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

One word...BARF...


2 posted on 07/24/2010 7:41:50 PM PDT by hstacey (Army Mom...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Viking to Van Jones:

"But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: for men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away, for his name is Obama."

3 posted on 07/24/2010 7:45:03 PM PDT by Viking2002
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To: Viking2002

Boy, that whole “Orcs” remark sounds racist.....


4 posted on 07/24/2010 7:46:18 PM PDT by humantech ("No one wants to live to see such evil times. Its what you do with the time you are given")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Obama volunteered to be the captain of the Titanic after it hit the iceberg

He volun-effin-teered? 8 vacations on the public dime, parties every other night at huge expense? That is not a volunteer. That's a wino who won the lottery.

5 posted on 07/24/2010 7:48:24 PM PDT by Migraine (Diversity is great... ...until it happens to YOU.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Why are Jones and Sherrod not upset with Obama, the most powerful person in the world, who happens to be the one who fired them.
6 posted on 07/24/2010 7:50:57 PM PDT by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it freedom has a flavor the protected will never know .F Trp 8th Cav)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“What in the world is the “conservative media movement” pray tell?”

These Marxist live in an alternate universe.
Their goal is to shut down FOX and take over the internet.
They will settle for nothing short of world domination
and their one world Marxist empire.


7 posted on 07/24/2010 7:51:07 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: humantech
Jar Jar Binks comments on Orcss. Talk about a mixed movie metaphor...
8 posted on 07/24/2010 7:51:11 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Sarah Palin - For such a time as this...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Posts Tagged ‘George Soros’
January 15, 2010: Investors Call On Governments To Jump Start Clean Energy Economy”
http://apolloalliance.org/digest/?tag=george-soros
Abound Solar is Soros & the Nephew of a US congressman....There will be few jobs in CO. Most of the $$ goes to Spain.

BIOF—BioFuel Energy Corp (Soros et al)
http://www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?symbol=BIOF&GuruName=George+Soros&updown=down&order=symb


“Soros: China’s Influence Will Grow Faster Than Most Expect”
First Posted: 06- 7-09 11:52 PM | Updated: 07- 8-09
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/06/07/soros-chinas-influence-wi_n_212384.html

BYD & migrant labor (Chinese Communists)
“Obama Aims for $10k EVs, 20,000+ Charging Stations, and 1M EVs by 2015”
Daily Tech ^ | July 14, 2010 | Jason Mick
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2552620/posts

BYD’s US outpost is Los Angeles.
“BYD to Put Down Roots in LA, But Assembly’s Up in the Air”
By Josie Garthwaite Apr. 30, 2010
http://earth2tech.com/2010/04/30/byd-to-put-down-roots-in-la-but-assemblys-up-in-the-air/#respond

None of this is about jobs and Jones knows this. He has a bank account with the ICX-connected Cap ‘n Tax scam.

These people are THIEVES.


9 posted on 07/24/2010 7:54:09 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spirito Sancto.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Hey Van Jones...... cry baby Pictures, Images and Photos
10 posted on 07/24/2010 7:55:05 PM PDT by rbosque (11 year Freeper! Combat Economist.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I only hope if the ship goes down he stays aboard and sinks with it.


11 posted on 07/24/2010 7:56:46 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I only hope if the ship goes down he stays aboard and sinks with it. Of course he will be blaming Bush all the way to the bottom.


12 posted on 07/24/2010 7:57:17 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Migraine
"He volun-effin-teered? 8 vacations on the public dime, parties every other night at huge expense? That is not a volunteer. That's a wino who won the lottery."

It's worse than that. The economy collapsed as a direct result of the actions of people like Obama the Acorn trainer. Their lawsuits under CRA resulted in millions of sub-prime loans and the inevitable defaults. Obama drove the Titanic directly into the iceberg.

13 posted on 07/24/2010 7:58:48 PM PDT by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

About 30 minutes ago on Twitter:

@VanJones68 (to) @ donnabrazile:

“I would love to talk with u before Sunday shows. Have u seen my NYT oped? {LINK REMOVED} Can we talk?”

NOTE: Brazile had just been a “guest” talking head on Jake Tapper’s Sunday morning BS session


14 posted on 07/24/2010 8:01:27 PM PDT by VRWCTexan
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Barry the Puppet hit an iceberg? Ooooh, that must’ve hurt. In the words of a ROTUS (Rapist of The United States) to a POTUS (Punk of The United States), “You better put some ice on that”.


15 posted on 07/24/2010 8:03:42 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: Venturer

I would like to know why the Yearly Kos changed its name to Netroots Nation.

Are the liberal bloggers trying to distance themselves from Daily Kos? Is the Daily Kos brand damaged? Do they not want to be thought of as liberal? If they are so proud of Daily Kos style radicalism, why don’t they proudly use that name anymore?????


16 posted on 07/24/2010 8:04:22 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
>"President Obama volunteered to be the captain of the Titanic after it hit the iceberg," Jones said"

It's only fitting, as he was the "one", at the rudder!!!

17 posted on 07/24/2010 8:08:17 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:31 Behold, I am against you, O you most proud, said the Lord God of hosts.)
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To: VRWCTexan

these people don’t pick up the phone to call each other???


18 posted on 07/24/2010 8:09:28 PM PDT by Aria ( "The US republic will endure until Congress discovers it can bribe the public with the people's $.")
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To: VRWCTexan
Have u seen my NYT oped?

Yo, Van. If she had seen it and liked it, dontcha think she would have let you know???

Trolling for a compliment, he is.

19 posted on 07/24/2010 8:17:52 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Sarah Palin - For such a time as this...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

what an ignorant, commie d-bag this d-bag is...


20 posted on 07/24/2010 8:25:20 PM PDT by Constitutional Patriot (Socialism is the cancer of humanity.)
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To: humantech

Wow, for a “hardcore Black revolutionary” who learned his radial politics when he was “doing time”, he sure sounds like a whiny little pussy to me.


21 posted on 07/24/2010 8:42:07 PM PDT by conservativeharleyguy (Democrats: Over 60 million fooled daily!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"I resigned. I did not want to be the banana peel that the president of the United States slipped on trying to win on health care," Jones said.

"Win" against the country, win against the middle class, win against what the majority of the people wanted and want... yeah, that's definitely something the Communists like Jones want.

22 posted on 07/24/2010 8:46:53 PM PDT by Borax Queen
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; All
after conservatives targeted him as an extreme leftist

How dare conservatives say that about an avowed communist and featured speaker at Kosfest!?!?!

23 posted on 07/24/2010 8:49:09 PM PDT by KarinG1 (They should put the terror watch list online so we'd know who to drag out and feed to the gators.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So that’s how they’re going to cover this disaster...by referring to it as the titanic!? Oh brother. Get ready for the journolist to pick up on that one!


24 posted on 07/24/2010 8:49:56 PM PDT by jackv (The darkness hates the light!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Jones said the netroots need to realize they are up against an "epic" force with the conservative media movement, which is trying to "bury everything you fought for everything you believe in,"

By exposing to people that weren't paying enough attention before exactly what it is you horribly misguided and foolish people actually believe in.

25 posted on 07/24/2010 8:52:13 PM PDT by Minn (Here is a realistic picture of the prophet: ----> ([: {()
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He didnt volunteer to be capt. of the titanic. He hijacked it and has been playing bumper cars with icebergs ever since!


26 posted on 07/24/2010 8:58:18 PM PDT by Walkingfeather
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Please Watch This Video: "The Obama Deception"
27 posted on 07/24/2010 9:05:34 PM PDT by ex-Texan (Ecclesiastes 5:10 - 20)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Is “netroots” a new term, and does it involve Social Networking?


28 posted on 07/24/2010 9:09:02 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: Migraine

I could not have said it better.

He and his wife have lived off taxpayers most of their damn lives.


29 posted on 07/24/2010 9:16:10 PM PDT by Lumper20
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To: Migraine

Post of the day


30 posted on 07/24/2010 9:38:30 PM PDT by streetpreacher (Arminian by birth, Calvinist by the grace of God)
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To: ex-Texan; Admin Moderator

Please pull this post. It is a link to an Alex Jones video.


31 posted on 07/24/2010 9:42:13 PM PDT by streetpreacher (Arminian by birth, Calvinist by the grace of God)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Obama chose to captain the Titanic after it hit the iceberg?

Ok, I'll give him that, but if I recall, the Titanic made a glancing pass on that iceberg.

The problem is that instead of stopping the boat and helping people to the liferafts, Barry grabbed the helm, pulled a hard 180 and smashed the bow the ship right back into the same damn iceberg.

32 posted on 07/24/2010 9:44:17 PM PDT by LoneStarGI (Vegetarian: Old Indian word for "BAD HUNTER.")
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To: streetpreacher

Thanks for your response. BTW, I like your screen name.


33 posted on 07/25/2010 4:47:01 AM PDT by Migraine (Diversity is great... ...until it happens to YOU.)
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