Skip to comments.Can The Disgraced Van Jones Build A Left-Wing Version Of The Tea Party?
Posted on 11/26/2011 12:43:02 PM PST by blam
Can The Disgraced Van Jones Build A Left-Wing Version Of The Tea Party?
Michael Brendan Dougherty
Nov. 26, 2011, 11:33 AM
Remember Van Jones, the President Obama's "green energy czar," from the early days of the administration? He's the one who resigned after Glenn Beck and others exposed a video of him calling Republicans "assholes," and his dabbling in 9/11 conspiracy theories.
Well, according to Politico, he's back.
And he's apparently helping to shepherd an open-source left-wing political coalition that was inspired by the Tea Party. He calls it The American Dream Movement, and its slogan is "Rebuild the Dream"
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, so I studied them.
The report from Politico is interesting, but it is hard to credit Van Jones with leading much. His conferences draw few people. And the sourcing in the story suggests that the Occupy Wall Street movement, which happened entirely apart from Jones' leadership, presents him with an opportunity.
Jones claims to have more organizing power than the Tea Party movement. That's a difficult claim to credit. There are hundreds of Tea Party or Tea-tinted groups working autonomously along with several regional or Washington-directed Tea Party groups that are competing with each other for activist-loyalty and patronage.
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“Disgraced”?! Caught is more like it. He’s a hero to the progressive retards.
“Can The Disgraced Van Jones Build A Left-Wing Version Of The Tea Party?”
Why would one be necessary? The Left Wing already controls the White House, the Senate, the courts, the media, the colleges, education, the lawyers and Corporate America. Plus, they’ve already had their “coffee party” movement and OWS. It really would be redundant.
I thought that’s what the “Occupy” movement was supposed to be.
They’ve already tried this at least twice. I believe they tried a ‘Coffee’ Party rally this past summer at one point and something like 200 people showed up.
Looks like he's one of the "Millionaires and Billionaires".
Time for some redistributive change in Jonesy's life.
Give them the wealth, Jonesy! Give them the wealth!
I wonder if he got his fingers into the Solyndra pie. Hmmm?
The OWS crowd are the antitheses of that.
ain’t that the truth
He can’t build a tea party if he can’t understand it. The fact that he thinks he can build a left wing tea party shows just how little he does understand.
“Theyve already tried this at least twice. I believe they tried a Coffee Party rally this past summer at one point and something like 200 people showed up.”
Wow! They got as many as 200? I assume it dropped to 5 when they learned free coffee would not be provided.
I think Vanny needs to spend the Next 56 years or so in a prison before he sends the rest of us to His Prison Camps, If he keeps up this path he will find his end like Mussolini or Ceausescu.
Your post is entirely irresponsible. It can be used to damage FR.
Van Jones is a dedicated COMMUNIST REVOLUTIONARY, in case you have been living in a cave on Mars for the past decade.
Communist revolutionaries killed over 100 million people in the last century. I'm pretty sure that if there was a CW2 with Van Jones leading the communists, we'd be shooting at them.
At least, most of us would. Many would cringe on their knees, begging the communists for leniency.
The Tea Party went out and recruited strong conservative candidates who ran on basic conservative economic and moral positions. And they won in huge numbers.
For Van Jones to duplicate that he would have to do the same thing. That would require the recruitment of candidates to run on your basic Marxist/Socialist/Communist platform.
Where do I contribute money to that effort? We could not ask for a finer gift.
But, of course, it won't be that simple. Jones will instead recruit your basic Marxist/Socialist/Communist candidates who will run as middle of the road types. Now that might be a problem. But I don't think so. He will fail, but it will be fun to watch him twist slowly in the wind as he finally recognizes that fact.