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The return of Van Jones
Politico ^ | 11/26/11 | JOSEPH WILLIAMS

Posted on 11/26/2011 9:34:34 AM PST by ColdOne

As an unabashed and high-profile liberal on President Barack Obama’s White House staff, former “green energy” czar Van Jones was to Republicans what a red cape is to a snorting bull: an irresistible target.

So when he resigned in 2009 under withering fire from the right — triggered by a video of him disparaging the GOP, followed by revelations of a tenuous connection to Sept. 11 conspiracy theorists — few doubted Jones was finished in Washington. He acknowledged as much a year later, writing in The New York Times that politics has become “a combination of speed chess and Mortal Kombat: one wrong move can mean political death.”

What a difference two years can make.

While still a high-value target for conservatives, the charismatic Jones has rebounded from his messy departure to become a superstar of the resurgent left, founding — with MoveOn.org — the American Dream Movement, a grass-roots political force modeled after the tea party. His issue is no longer just green jobs, but to push back against the right’s domination of economic policy and social issues that he dates to the 2010 election.

“I thought progressives were too quick to go from hopey to mopey” during the past two years, Jones told POLITICO in a recent interview. “They skipped the fight in the middle.”

The tea party, he said, impressed him by “the way they were able to gather so many organizations and individuals under an open-source brand. There just wasn’t a voice on the economy for progressives and moderates that was coherent and passionate like them. I thought that was really fascinating,

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: communism; ows; vanjones; vanjonesrepurposed

1 posted on 11/26/2011 9:34:36 AM PST by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

Just Lenin coming back from Switzerland on the train. Don’t pay any attention. That’s a good sheep.


2 posted on 11/26/2011 9:36:53 AM PST by redpoll
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To: ColdOne
So when he resigned in 2009 under withering fire from the right

Primarily Glenn Beck.
3 posted on 11/26/2011 9:37:59 AM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: ColdOne

I thought Obama was the voice on the economy for progressives? Wow, even the nuts have tossed the Messiah over.


4 posted on 11/26/2011 9:38:32 AM PST by Patrick1 (" Let's all pray Kim Kardashian's divorce won't have an impact on her craft.")
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To: ColdOne
n unabashed and high-profile liberal

so this is their new whitewashing of a flat out Communist???

There was a time in this country when Van Jones would be in prison for treason.

5 posted on 11/26/2011 9:38:42 AM PST by Aria ( "If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.")
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To: cripplecreek

Glenn Beck being deleted from Fox has had a big impact IMHO.


6 posted on 11/26/2011 9:39:43 AM PST by Aria ( "If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.")
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To: ColdOne

Anyone who would give this moron the time of day is an enemy of freedom.

There is nothing special about Jones. He isn’t smart, isn’t inciteful, has never created value of any type for this society.

He is a nothing.


7 posted on 11/26/2011 9:41:25 AM PST by Eldon Tyrell
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To: Aria

Agreed. There is no one on TV speaking out against these marxists any more.


8 posted on 11/26/2011 9:41:36 AM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: ColdOne
"There just wasn’t a voice on the economy for progressives"

Yeah, a one-man band consisting of Paul Krugman doesn't quite make the cut...

9 posted on 11/26/2011 9:42:57 AM PST by ErnBatavia (Obama Voters: Jose Baez wants YOU for his next jury pool.......)
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To: ColdOne
Well, “Occupy” self-destructed as the tea party of the left, so it's on to plan B (or is it C, or D, or E?). I wonder when the media will figure out that liberals are simply a small minority of people in the US?
10 posted on 11/26/2011 9:46:49 AM PST by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: cripplecreek

It wasn’t a withering attack that got rid of him, it was the fact that Idiot Jones signed a paper saying Dick Cheney was behind 9/11. The White House dropped him like a leaky urine specimen. He is going no where. An agitator that offers nothing to benefit this nation or humanity. Give him is 12 inch spot in Zuccotti Park where he can rage, and then power wash it when he is done spewing.

How does he make a living?


11 posted on 11/26/2011 9:47:55 AM PST by Titus-Maximus (Light from Light)
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To: ColdOne

Van Jones and Marion Barry the two most evil people from West Tn. ever.


12 posted on 11/26/2011 9:48:11 AM PST by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks ColdOne.
...he resigned in 2009... triggered by a video of him disparaging the GOP, followed by revelations of a tenuous connection to Sept. 11 conspiracy theorists...
He should be Ron Paul's third party running mate.


13 posted on 11/26/2011 9:49:02 AM PST by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Eldon Tyrell

If Van Jones is the best “Politico” can offer up, then “Politico” has a survival problem. Have you all noticed that Jonathan Martin, the celebrated, but “unstable” “Politico” reporter has disappeared into never, never land since his miserable, failed “Bimbo” attack on Mr. Herman Cain!!! I guess “Politico” has put Mr. Martin on ice or sent him forth to get the meds and professional rehab treatment he so badly requires!!! I mean.....come one, if the number one read piece on “Politico” is about Van Jones, shelf life at Politico is in a rapidly downward sliding trend!!!


14 posted on 11/26/2011 9:49:19 AM PST by JLAGRAYFOX
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To: Eldon Tyrell
There is nothing special about Jones. He isn’t smart, isn’t inciteful, has never created value of any type for this society.

Actually he is almost criminally inciteful, but I'll bet he isn't "insightful" at all. (Please check your dictionary)

15 posted on 11/26/2011 9:56:16 AM PST by Rapscallion (OBAMA speak his name with loathing for what he has done to America!)
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To: Aria
"Glenn Beck being deleted from Fox has had a big impact IMHO."

He started as a political program but ended as a preaching program. I liked the start.

16 posted on 11/26/2011 10:02:26 AM PST by I am Richard Brandon (Spreading the Wealth, one dollar at a time)
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To: ColdOne

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqpelKGxQVc


17 posted on 11/26/2011 10:04:15 AM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: hosepipe

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9r4n7lnWuA&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNRC6-eL8SA&feature=related


18 posted on 11/26/2011 10:17:43 AM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: JLAGRAYFOX

Probably in a death spiral for clicks and funding and attention.

Look for more crazy stuff - they need to find a demographic to pander to. (See MSNBC for example).


19 posted on 11/26/2011 10:23:02 AM PST by Eldon Tyrell
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To: ColdOne

“There just wasn’t a voice on the economy for progressives”????? I think he meant “There just wasn’t a voice on the economy for communists”. Just a thought here.


20 posted on 11/26/2011 10:25:07 AM PST by RC2
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To: ColdOne

We will find a parole violation in the future for you jonesy and you be sellin yo sh## to da inmates for cigarettes


21 posted on 11/26/2011 10:25:29 AM PST by ronnie raygun (V)
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To: cripplecreek

I’ve often wondered why Beck primarily concentrated on Soros and did very little on Maurice Strong? He barely mentioned Strong if I remember rightly.


22 posted on 11/26/2011 10:28:18 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (A MUST WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KeOLurcQaqI)
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To: ColdOne
...Jones has rebounded from his messy departure to become a superstar of the resurgent left...

Resurgent left? In their dreams.

23 posted on 11/26/2011 10:28:19 AM PST by rockrr ("I said that I was scared of you!" - pokie the pretend cowboy)
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To: I am Richard Brandon

That is true. I wondered if it had something to do with the pressure from the left and probably FOX because he was too effective when he preached politics.


25 posted on 11/26/2011 10:43:05 AM PST by Aria ( "If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.")
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To: Eldon Tyrell
There is nothing special about Jones. He isn’t smart, isn’t inciteful, has never created value of any type for this society.

He's also a very smooth speaker. The same things (not particularly bright, but silver-tongued) could/should also be said of Obama. We've got to look out for power-hungry people like that. They tend to worm themselves into high positions.

26 posted on 11/26/2011 10:54:57 AM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: ColdOne

Van Jones, the commie unions, and the rest of the ‘RATs machine have been saying for a long time that they need their own left-wing Tea Party Movement. bttt

October 4, 2011
Van Jones on America’s [ HIS Tea Party-like ] Uprising: It’s Going To Be an Epic Battle

Jones talked to AlterNet about the growing social movements for change, running real progressives in 2012, and how we can train a million new leaders.
http://www.alternet.org/vision/152616/van_jones_on_america’s_uprising%3A_it’s_going_to_be_an_epic_battle/?page=entire

Van Jones, lead evangelist for the American Dream movement....said that after he left the White House, where he served as a green jobs adviser to President Barack Obama, he occupied his time studying how the Tea Party movement came into existence and marshaled its power. ....

....With Monday’s speech, Jones set out to sell the idea of a more diffuse and locally directed progressive movement to a gathering of progressives who are more used to being part of organizing campaigns launched from organization or union headquarters. What Jones is offering instead, though his Rebuild the Dream hub (launched in partnership with MoveOn.org), is an open-source brand for the left, complete with a logo in the form of a red “A” (for “American Dream”) with a white star at its center, underlined by a blue stripe. It’s a graphic turn on the American flag, part of Jones’ call to the left to reclaim the mantle of patriotism. ...

....Rebuild the Dream has already facilitated some 1,600 house meetings of like-minded people who aim to build a grassroots movement on a par with the Tea Party. Rebuild the Dream has also issued a “Contract For the American Dream,” ...

....Today, the more institutional wing of the left will be represented among the less-affiliated protesters of Occupy Wall Street, as union members, artists, hactivists and students join in the mass expression of outrage....”

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Van Jones ...
Matt Kibbe 11/16/2011
http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=47542

Since our first Tea Party protest, the Democratic coalition has been searching for its own Tea Party.

... OWS is just part of a broader effort by Jones to regroup after the devastating repudiation of President Obama’s economic agenda on November 2nd. This is Hope and Change Part II: The Empire Strikes Back. ...”

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Occupy Washington DC
23 November 2011
Van Jones and Democratic Party Operatives
http://october2011.org/blogs/kevin-zeese/van-jones-and-democratic-party-operatives-you-do-not-represent-occupy-movement

“...Glenn Greenwald says in a recent blog, “White House-aligned groups such as the Center for American Progress have made explicity clear that they are going to try to convert OWS into a vote-producing arm for the Obama 2012 campaign.”

Before he ran to the front of the Occupy Movement, Jones’ Rebuild the Dream had been saying that its first task was to elect Democrats. Now he is claiming there will be 2000 “99% candidates” in 2012. ...”

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Posted at 11:08 AM ET, 10/05/2011
Van Jones suggests liberals imitate the tea party
By Elizabeth Flock
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/blogpost/post/van-jones-suggests-liberals-imitate-the-tea-party/2011/10/05/gIQA3lMaNL_blog.html

Former White House green jobs adviser and author Van Jones thinks liberals need to make their own tea party. Or at least steal their tactics.

“...The Wall Street protests, Jones said, are a good beginning for a liberal movement, but need to work on a more cohesive message and organized approach.

Jones suggested a movement of his own to fill that hole, a progressive “support center”called “Rebuild the Dream” he modeled after the tea party’s support centers. ...”

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Van Jones Talks Progress & Organizing a Left-Wing Tea Party Movement
Wednesday Oct 5, 2011 – by Sky Obercam
http://www.clutchmagonline.com/2011/10/van-jones-talks-progress-organizing-a-left-wing-tea-party-movement/

“....Unity was at the heart of Jones’ message to the enthusiastic audience – and beyond. The American Dream Movement, which Jones aided in conceiving, was developed to band together the disenfranchised majority of Americans who’ve suffered as a result of weak policies of a faltering democracy. Last summer he called on a wide array of concerned citizens to help author the Contract for the American Dream – a la Tea Party. ...”

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Phantasy Tour.com
By Cakeslave Fri Sep 02, 2011
http://phantasytour.com/bands/1/topics/2824238/posts

“i really wish obama would get primary’d by real progressives. we need a “tea party” of our own to force his hand on the issues he caved on.”

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The Union.com
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
http://www.theunion.com/article/20080220/OPINION/364050124

“...Democracy Unlimited of Humboldt County (www.duhc.org) is the grassroots alliance that organized so successfully against corporate rule in that county. One way the group promoted and raised money for its cause was through selling tea, with the following words written on each tea bag: “We need a tea party of our own.” DUHC is now helping other communities to organize against the corporate takeover of their cultures, communities and governments. ...”


27 posted on 11/26/2011 11:40:47 AM PST by Matchett-PI ("One party will generally represent the envied, the other the envious. Guess which ones." ~GagdadBob)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Beck did speak of strong but not a lot. Strong is another evil bastard and primary force behind the whole agenda 21 plan.

Through forced sterilization and “other means” he wants to eliminate 2/3 of the people in north America.


28 posted on 11/26/2011 11:45:40 AM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: cripplecreek

Yep. I’m listening to George Hunt, right now, on his inside info of all this.

Chilling.


29 posted on 11/26/2011 11:47:52 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (A MUST WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KeOLurcQaqI)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Someone who kept turning up in my research of the left was Phil Angelides. That guy has way too much power for someone who isn’t an elected official.


30 posted on 11/26/2011 11:59:57 AM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: cripplecreek

Interesting. I’ll have to do some digging on him.


31 posted on 11/26/2011 12:17:44 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (A MUST WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KeOLurcQaqI)
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To: ColdOne

We need Glenn Beck to expose the enemy.


32 posted on 11/26/2011 12:41:59 PM PST by Armaggedon
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To: Eldon Tyrell

Friend, we cannot rest one minute, no, not one second in bringing about the rousing defeat of America hater, Barack Hussein Obama come election day, November 6, 2012. It is almost as if he knows he is in his swan song finale, and will now do everything to destroy our country and our people. Obama. Jones, Jarrett, Ayres, Soros, Farrakhan, Wright, etc. are dangerous and evil people from head to toe. They all have one thing and theme in common, they hate America and “all” Americans and will do everything and anything possible, legal or illegal, to bring America down. End of story!!!


33 posted on 11/26/2011 12:43:29 PM PST by JLAGRAYFOX
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