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Obama's green jobs czar Van Jones quits under fire (LA Times ...Van Jones, the onetime Marxist
Los Angeles Times ^ | September 5, 2009 | 10:10 pm | Andrew Malcolm

Posted on 09/05/2009 11:01:19 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach

Van Jones, the onetime Marxist whose controversial statements about Republicans and 9/11 have made him a distracting lightning rod as Barack Obama's environmental czar in recent days, resigned tonight.

Now, the Sunday morning political talk shows (guest listings here) will have something really hot to talk about.

On Wednesday, as The Ticket reported here, Jones was forced to apologize when a video surfaced of his February remarks in Berkeley, of all places, using a reference to a lower anatomical orifice to describe Republicans.

The next day Jones again had to apologize for having his signature on a petition to then N.Y. Attorney General Eliot Spitzer seeking an investigation into the 9/11 attacks as possibly an inside job planned by then-Pres. George W. Bush to soften opposition to a war in Iraq.

On another video here Jones was seen mocking Bush physically and rhetorically as "a crackhead" for his addiction to petroleum.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimesblogs.latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: obama; obamagreenies; vanjones; vjday
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The times actually calls him the onetime Marxist
1 posted on 09/05/2009 11:01:20 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Yeah, but they put it in past tense, as if he’d repented.


2 posted on 09/05/2009 11:04:12 PM PDT by LibFreeOrDie (Obama promised a gold mine, but he will give us the shaft.)
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To: LibFreeOrDie

Better yet...as if he’s not a czar anymore!


3 posted on 09/05/2009 11:05:29 PM PDT by abigail2
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Green jobs, indeed.


4 posted on 09/05/2009 11:05:46 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (hang the Czars.)
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To: devolve; potlatch; rodguy911; nutmeg; NormsRevenge; Grampa Dave; SierraWasp; Marine_Uncle; blam; ...

ping!


5 posted on 09/05/2009 11:06:17 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Next. Bring in the next.


6 posted on 09/05/2009 11:06:23 PM PDT by Gator113 (YES WE CAN.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cMxJBenigY&feature=related)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

The Left continues to twist the truth.. http://tbogg.firedoglake.com/2009/09/05/glenn-beck-rules-our-world/


7 posted on 09/05/2009 11:06:38 PM PDT by divine_moment_of_facts (“Cap and Trade bill tells us how to live.. Health Care bill tells us how to die.” Bauer and Rose)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Does being a lifelong Marxist count as onetime? I guess that’s how they’re counting...


8 posted on 09/05/2009 11:06:48 PM PDT by GnuHere
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

He might be a “onetime Marxist” but he’s still, and will always be, a “lower anatomical orifice”.


9 posted on 09/05/2009 11:07:23 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (ObamaCare! When "natural causes" just isn't good enough!)
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To: elizabethgrace

ping!


10 posted on 09/05/2009 11:07:52 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Well, actually, he’s just a generic communist, and I wasn’t aware of his ever renouncing it.


11 posted on 09/05/2009 11:07:54 PM PDT by Deo volente ("By August (1992) I was a communist." Van Jones, Obama's former Green Czar.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
These "progressives" in obamaland are afflicted with the dermatological disease of "thin skin"...laughter and ridicule causes them to come unhinged.

Turn the spotlight of truth on them and they react like the martians in "Mars Attacks" when granny played the "Indian Love Call" by Slim Whitman...their heads explode.

Truth is the kryptonite of the left...it takes the lead out of their pencil and leaves them without a defense.

And, they are all quite laughable....
12 posted on 09/05/2009 11:09:55 PM PDT by FrankR (We are only enslaved to the extent of charity we receive....INCUMBENTS OUT!!!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

now for the other Jones


13 posted on 09/05/2009 11:09:56 PM PDT by zipper
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To: Deo volente

The Times is trying to buff up the facts....and protect Obama.


14 posted on 09/05/2009 11:10:16 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
“...Van Jones, the onetime Marxist”

What do you mean “one time marxist”. He's as much a marxist today as he's ever been. The fact that he tries to sugarcoat it only makes him more despicable.

15 posted on 09/05/2009 11:10:51 PM PDT by aquila48
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To: kellynla; Brad's Gramma; lainie; pollywog; A CA Guy; ErnBatavia; rodguy911

fyi


16 posted on 09/05/2009 11:13:40 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Bammy: "Jones my bro...Whitey found out about you. You'll have to skip town for now."

Expect this Marxist to be back.
17 posted on 09/05/2009 11:14:51 PM PDT by Dallas59
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To: Starman417

fyi


18 posted on 09/05/2009 11:15:34 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

The link to the Sunday show lineup seems to be broken.


19 posted on 09/05/2009 11:15:48 PM PDT by elizabethgrace (Looking for Van Jones? Check under the bus....lol.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Since he quit he admits he’s a communist. Does this mean Glen Beck was right and the sponsors were wrong?


20 posted on 09/05/2009 11:20:11 PM PDT by repubpub
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To: elizabethgrace

I didn’t try to fix any of that...they go out of their way to make it difficult...but it doesn’t return anything at the actual blog...perhaps they just haven’t fixed it as yet.


21 posted on 09/05/2009 11:20:20 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
"the onetime Marxist"... how interesting. Have they heard Van Jones over the past couple of years? Sounds like he's still very much a Marxist.

One commie/Marxist down, many more to go in this administration...

22 posted on 09/05/2009 11:21:43 PM PDT by nutmeg (Obamunism is destroying America)
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To: Dallas59
Expect this Marxist to be back.

Note the last line in his resignation statement:

Van Jones Resigns (Statement)

23 posted on 09/05/2009 11:24:21 PM PDT by nutmeg (Obamunism is destroying America)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

So, what’s next for Van? A bakery in Oakland???


24 posted on 09/05/2009 11:24:50 PM PDT by LRS (Just contracts; just laws; just a constitution...)
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To: the invisib1e hand

The idiot couldn’t even describe what a ‘green job’ was!

Obama, et al, are a bunch of lunatics with no clue how to run a local convenience store much less the entire country!


25 posted on 09/05/2009 11:25:08 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: repubpub
The crud is flying around...lots of folks are gonna get splattered....

Also from the LA Times:

White House aide’s 9/11 conspiracy theories cloud his future. It’s not easy being green.

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September 4, 2009 | 9:24 am

He is the green jobs czar at the White House Council on Environmental Quality, the aide who’s supposed to offer inspiration and input on how to convert the nation’s creaky, Saudi-dependent oil economy into the idyllic bliss of energy independence.

Van Jones is much respected in enviro circles, praised for his bestselling book, “The Green Collar Economy.”  Former Vice President Al Gore told the New Yorker, “I love Van Jones.” And actor Leonardo DiCaprio said of him in Time magazine, “Steadily -- by redefining green -- Jones is making sure that our planet and our people will not just survive but also thrive in a clean-energy economy.”

But right now Van Jones is in a toxic dump full of trouble.

Wednesday he had to apologize after video surfaced of an appearance he made in Berkeley in February in which he called Republicans an anatomical expletive deemed inappropriate for this family newspaper, which this isn't but rules are rules.

Then Thursday the Yale University grad, a onetime Marxist who was arrested during the Rodney King riots in Los Angeles, was forced to issue a statement apologizing for his signature on a petition. The petition, to then-New York Atty Gen. Eliot Spitzer, urged an investigation into whether 9/11 was an inside job by George W. Bush to soften public opinion for a war in Iraq.

“In recent days some in the news media have reported on past statements I made before I joined the administration -- some of which were made years ago,” he said in the statement. “If I have offended anyone with statements I made in the past, I apologize. As for the petition ... I do not agree with this statement and it certainly does not reflect my views now or ever.”

Score one for Glenn Beck, the Fox News commentator who has been hammering on Jones for days. Take a look.

Video at the link:

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And we have this little note:

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Turns out, as our friends at The Times’ Show Tracker noted, that Jones co-founded Color of Change, an African American political advocacy group that organized an advertising boycott of Beck’s show

26 posted on 09/05/2009 11:26:23 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
This is true because as I read he said he became a Communist after 9-11. Their coming to take me away.hehehaha. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXZMZ-XvvzI
27 posted on 09/05/2009 11:26:29 PM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: All; Steelfish
Got a thread on that:

UPDATED: Glenn Beck Goes After Color of Change Co-Founder Van Jones

**************************************EXCERPT INTRO***********************************

August 24, 2009

Glenn Beck used his popular Fox News show this afternoon to attack the background of Van Jones, a White House environmental advisor who co-founded an African American political advocacy group that organized an advertising boycott of his program.

During his 2 p.m. PDT show, Beck did not address the boycott spearheaded by Color of Change to protest the talk show host’s remark last month that he believes President Obama is “a racist.”

Instead, he spent a large share of his program suggesting that Jones, who co-founded Color of Change in 2005, is a radical. Jones now serves as a special advisor for Green Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation at the White House Council on Environmental Quality.

During a six-minute biographical profile, set to ominous music, Beck said Jones was twice arrested for political protests and has described himself as a "rowdy black nationalist." The talk show host cast the piece as part of a broader examination of Obama's "czars," special advisers to the president who "don't answer to anybody."

"Why is it that such a committed revolutionary has made it so high into the Obama administration as one of his chief advisers?" Beck asked.

Christine Glunz, a spokeswoman for the White House Council on Environmental Quality, noted that Jones has been lauded as an environmental hero and said his entire focus is on “building clean energy incentives which create 21st-century jobs.”

“Glenn Beck is trying to change the subject,” said James Rucker, executive director of Color of Change, who noted that Jones has not been active with the group in almost two years. “The issue is his baseless fear mongering.”

Beck has gone after Jones in the past.

28 posted on 09/05/2009 11:29:44 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
the onetime Marxist

David Horowitz says differently. On Beck's show he never called him a Marxist...he called him a communist.

Marxism was a socio-econonmic system which was Utopian and doomed. But it was embraced by communists enabling a totalitarian party regime in old Russia.

Hmmm...seems to fit the DNC's and Obama's agenda when examined.
29 posted on 09/05/2009 11:31:37 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (Government needs a Keelhauling now and then.)
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To: LibWhacker; STARWISE; John W

Notice the first paragraph....onetime Marxists....


30 posted on 09/05/2009 11:35:37 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (Support Geert Wilders)
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To: fatima

Live link.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXZMZ-XvvzI


31 posted on 09/05/2009 11:36:13 PM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: BIGLOOK

I have got to start watching Becks show.


32 posted on 09/05/2009 11:36:59 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (Support Geert Wilders)
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To: BIGLOOK

Well,...they couldn’t use that term....until recently they had one of those on their staff....


33 posted on 09/05/2009 11:39:02 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (Support Geert Wilders)
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To: fatima

ROFL!


34 posted on 09/05/2009 11:41:31 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

LOL .. it’s from their blogs, so the writing is much looser than the main paper.

ONE-TIME Marxist .. did they EVER report on that ONE time
and all it comprised ?


35 posted on 09/05/2009 11:43:18 PM PDT by STARWISE (The Art & Science Institute of Chicago Politics NE Div: now open at the White House)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

He is STILL a Marxist. He just adopted different tactics. He was even very open, in his speeches, about what he was doing and that it was a shift in tactics.


36 posted on 09/05/2009 11:45:14 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Celebrating "V-J Day", September 6, 2009, with all my good conservative friends on FR. YES WE COULD!)
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To: fatima
Meanwhile at the Free Republic we're having a party....

Weird Al Yankovic Polkarama!

37 posted on 09/05/2009 11:45:29 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (Support Geert Wilders)
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To: AmericanInTokyo; STARWISE
Well ....they are still trying to hold back on some of the facts....

And it is on the Times website...so it counts....

38 posted on 09/05/2009 11:48:59 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Another One Bites The Dust
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNQRfBAzSzo


39 posted on 09/05/2009 11:51:01 PM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: the invisib1e hand
Green jobs, indeed.

You never know. Maybe a 'green job' means Van Jones is growing weed for 'O'!

40 posted on 09/05/2009 11:52:11 PM PDT by airborne (Don't let history record that, when faced with evil, you did nothing!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
I only catch Beck's show occasionally. It's on while I'm at work and the few I've caught have been riveting. Beck's done his homework and pulls no punches.

Fox should change his time slot. Their ratings would rise even more as Obama's fall.
41 posted on 09/05/2009 11:54:48 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (Government needs a Keelhauling now and then.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Thanks! Hadn’t seen your thread when I posted my comment in the other one... Yeah, onetime, my eye. What a joke.


42 posted on 09/05/2009 11:57:14 PM PDT by LibWhacker (America awake!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I fear for Glen Beck as Jones’ radical friends and even the White House will now make him a target because he lead the fight against Jones. Fox News and talk radio will also soon feel Obama’s wrath. Look for attempts to muzzle both as well as a White House orchestrated smear campaign.


43 posted on 09/05/2009 11:57:22 PM PDT by The Great RJ ("The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money." M. Thatcher)
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To: The Great RJ

I would suspect that Murdoch thinks some controversy will help increase Foxnews ratings./....


44 posted on 09/06/2009 12:00:55 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; All

It sure does.

Nothing on CNN yet ... they have NO website coverage
after Saturday ends, apparently. Website says yesterday’s
date .. talk about laying down on the job.

Perhaps that’s why it was released after Saturday, hmmm?

Just about everyone else has it ... on google news search

http://news.google.com/news/search?pz=1&ned=us&hl=en&q=van+jones

NY Times FINALLY has it

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White House Adviser on ‘Green Jobs’ Resigns

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By SARAH WHEATON
Published: September 6, 2009

In a victory for Republicans and the Obama administration’s conservative critics, Van Jones resigned as the White House’s environmental jobs “czar” on Saturday.

Controversy over Mr. Jones’s past comments and affiliations has slowly escalated over several weeks, erupting on Friday with calls for his resignation.

Appointed as a special adviser for “green jobs” by President Obama, Mr. Jones did not go through the traditional vetting process for administration officials who must be confirmed by the Senate. So it was not until recently that some of Mr. Jones’s past actions received broad airing, including his derogatory statements about Republicans in February and his signature on a 2004 letter suggesting that former President George W. Bush might have knowingly allowed the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks to occur in order to use them as a “pre-text to war.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/06/us/politics/06vanjones.html?_r=1&hp


45 posted on 09/06/2009 12:06:42 AM PDT by STARWISE (The Art & Science Institute of Chicago Politics NE Div: now open at the White House)
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To: STARWISE

This may open more examination of all of those CZARS.....gotta get interesting!


46 posted on 09/06/2009 12:13:25 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (Support Geert Wilders)
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To: All; STARWISE; kristinn
Related thread:

Van Jones Said He is Part of "Global Struggle Against U.S."

Doesn't sound like a onetime Marxist to me....

47 posted on 09/06/2009 12:18:34 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Exactly .. 36 more czars, Valerie Jarrett,
the whole crew .. especially BHO.


48 posted on 09/06/2009 12:19:56 AM PDT by STARWISE (The Art & Science Institute of Chicago Politics NE Div: now open at the White House)
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To: Jeff Head

ping!


49 posted on 09/06/2009 12:23:01 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (Support Geert Wilders)
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To: STARWISE

I must get some shuteye....nite....


50 posted on 09/06/2009 12:23:50 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (Support Geert Wilders)
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