Skip to comments.The return of Van Jones
Posted on 11/26/2011 9:34:34 AM PST by ColdOne
As an unabashed and high-profile liberal on President Barack Obamas 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 rights 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 wasnt a voice on the economy for progressives and moderates that was coherent and passionate like them. I thought that was really fascinating,
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Just Lenin coming back from Switzerland on the train. Don’t pay any attention. That’s a good sheep.
I thought Obama was the voice on the economy for progressives? Wow, even the nuts have tossed the Messiah over.
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.
Glenn Beck being deleted from Fox has had a big impact IMHO.
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.
Agreed. There is no one on TV speaking out against these marxists any more.
Yeah, a one-man band consisting of Paul Krugman doesn't quite make the cut...
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?
Van Jones and Marion Barry the two most evil people from West Tn. ever.
...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.
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!!!
Actually he is almost criminally inciteful, but I'll bet he isn't "insightful" at all. (Please check your dictionary)
He started as a political program but ended as a preaching program. I liked the start.
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).
“There just wasnt a voice on the economy for progressives”????? I think he meant “There just wasnt a voice on the economy for communists”. Just a thought here.