Skip to comments.Glenn Beck up, left down and Van Jones defiant
Posted on 09/07/2009 1:58:14 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
The Jones departure recalls another Democratic surrender: The indicated willingness to abandon a plan to fund voluntary end-of-life consultations after they were miscast by Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as death panels.
"As we've seen before, succumbing to these types of propaganda attacks from the right wing only emboldens the aggressors. This controversy will go away and they will trump up another one tomorrow, said David Brock, founder and chairman of Media Matters for America, a group that has taken on conservative commentators. No good comes from appeasing a lunatic bully like Glenn Beck."
"If Jones left under pressure from the Obama administration then we are in for a very long and painful four years, said Melissa Harris Lacewell, a political science professor at Princeton University. I would hate to think that Glenn Beck can simply shout down any member of the administration he chooses to target.
(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...
This part especially, is unbelievable!
"It struck me, why go after this guy? He is a minor player, he has no power, no budget, why take him? It's because he looks like Obama and he has all those same attributes of being well-educated and hes an electrifying speaker with an elite education," said John Anner, a good friend of Jones and former chair of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, an organization Jones founded in Oakland. "It seems to me that he is symbolic of what the Obama administration is and could be and that's inspiring for me, but for some people on the right, it's terrifying and threatening.
The third lesson of the Jones flap is less unique to Obamas White House, and to the moment. Jones was just an adviser to the Council on Environmental Quality he was never officially referred to as a green jobs czar, as hes sometimes been called but he was also a celebrity of sorts. His work in California fusing civil rights, economics, and environmentalism put him at the head of powerful streams in the Democratic Party. Hed been the subject of a full-length profile in the New Yorker, and top officials sometimes touted him as a kind of trophy hire.
it was Obama himself that referred to him as a CZAR!
Please note the WH saying LOW LEVEL job!!! What a joke.
And this is the classic definition of... anyone? Anyone? Modern Socialism.
And the powerful streams in the Democratic Party are... anyone? Anyone? Marxists.
What does it tell us that The first lady of the U.S. endorsed this radical communist?
At a commencement address in the spring, first lady Michelle Obama held Jones up as an example to students of people who are doing interesting and innovative work.
What does it tell us about Valerie Jarrett that she praises a radical, avowed communist?
Obama confidante Valerie Jarrett echoed that praise to a cheering crowd at the Netroots Nation convention this summer. Van Jones, we were so delighted to be able to recruit him into the White House, we have been watching him really...for as long as he's been active out in Oakland... and all of the creative ideas that he has... and now we have all of that energy and enthusiasm in the White House," Jarrett said.
I cannot believe they are blaming Fox News,Drudge,Beck for pointing out a radical communist!!! I can't believe the MEDIA are still silent on this. This very article does not report/investigate what Van Jones is about.It just reports the poor,poor democrats and Obama are being picked on and bullied.
TO POLITICO:Bully this, Politico. Do you get paid to promote 0bama?Why didn't you report FACTS on Van Jones yourself? Why don't you START NOW and investigate ALL OF THE CZARS because we are.
All Glenn Beck does is ask questions. Keep asking, Glenn.
Pwned by the Weeping Mormon!
“It struck me, why go after this guy? He is a minor player, he has no power, no budget, why take him?”
If he has no power etc then way have so many of these commie creeps advising the ONE?? They would love you to think that they have no power!
Kieth O’Bummerman is looking to take down Glen Beck. This is a teachable moment worth of popcorn.
Well, I guess if we took down ONE *VJ*, we had better stick to the alphabet and take down the NEXT *VJ*.
Mean while... all’s that POLITICO and the MSM do is fluff pieces and promotions for 0bama.
So now they are not czars and they don’t require vetting? As well as they claim Van Jones was a low key player???
WHAT PART of he was IN CHARGE of GREEN crap AKA ENERGY?
Notice the first paragraph is a hit job on Palin?
They attack Rush Limbaugh, Drudge Reports Matt Drudge, Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck.
Also notice how the article noted it was not until ABC and POlitico picked up the Van Jones story that the WH made comment?
Is this a threat of insinuation of their power? If they don’t report it it is not news....type of deal? or are they merely patting themselves on the back because they did their job for a change?
What does "Pwned" mean?
Politico has writers on the left and right. These were two Lefties.
The comments were priceless ... almost all from conservatives!
This is actually a temper tantrum by Ben Smith, extreme Obama propagandist.
He stumbled upon an accurate statement here, though:
They turned an anodyne presidential pep talk to students Tuesday into an illustration of the wide discomfort in parts of the country with Obamas presidency. And they beat those drums for days before elected officials in Washington jumped on the bandwagon.
It wasn't the speech itself, so much as the growing opposition to Obama.
it means he called him out. called him to the carpet.