Skip to comments.Obama's green jobs czar Van Jones quits under fire (LA Times ...Van Jones, the onetime Marxist
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 ...
Yeah, but they put it in past tense, as if he’d repented.
Better yet...as if he’s not a czar anymore!
Next. Bring in the next.
The Left continues to twist the truth.. http://tbogg.firedoglake.com/2009/09/05/glenn-beck-rules-our-world/
Does being a lifelong Marxist count as onetime? I guess that’s how they’re counting...
He might be a “onetime Marxist” but he’s still, and will always be, a “lower anatomical orifice”.
Well, actually, he’s just a generic communist, and I wasn’t aware of his ever renouncing it.
now for the other Jones
The Times is trying to buff up the facts....and protect Obama.
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.
The link to the Sunday show lineup seems to be broken.
Since he quit he admits he’s a communist. Does this mean Glen Beck was right and the sponsors were wrong?
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.
One commie/Marxist down, many more to go in this administration...
Note the last line in his resignation statement:
So, what’s next for Van? A bakery in Oakland???
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!
Also from the LA Times:
September 4, 2009 | 9:24 am
He is the green jobs czar at the White House Council on Environmental Quality, the aide whos supposed to offer inspiration and input on how to convert the nations 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:
And we have this little note:
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 Becks show.
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 hosts 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.
Notice the first paragraph....onetime Marxists....
I have got to start watching Becks show.
Well,...they couldn’t use that term....until recently they had one of those on their staff....
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 ?
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.
And it is on the Times website...so it counts....
Another One Bites The Dust
You never know. Maybe a 'green job' means Van Jones is growing weed for 'O'!
Thanks! Hadn’t seen your thread when I posted my comment in the other one... Yeah, onetime, my eye. What a joke.
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.
I would suspect that Murdoch thinks some controversy will help increase Foxnews ratings./....
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
NY Times FINALLY has it
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 administrations conservative critics, Van Jones resigned as the White Houses environmental jobs czar on Saturday.
Controversy over Mr. Joness 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. Joness 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.
This may open more examination of all of those CZARS.....gotta get interesting!
Doesn't sound like a onetime Marxist to me....
Exactly .. 36 more czars, Valerie Jarrett,
the whole crew .. especially BHO.
I must get some shuteye....nite....