Skip to comments.Van Jones: Liberals feel ‘crushed’ by Obama
Posted on 06/09/2012 6:49:25 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
PROVIDENCE, R.I. Throughout this years three-day Netroots Nations conference as progressive activists have cheered on Elizabeth Warren, held Occupy-style general assemblies and attended seminars on topics ranging from voter ID laws to Love, Compassion and Outrageous Forms of Activism present just below the surface of the discussion has been an undercurrent of dissatisfaction with President Obama.
A series of liberal favorites, culminating with former Obama environmental adviser Van Jones, took to the stage at the Rhode Island Convention Center to rally the Democratic base and also to make clear that nearly four years after his election, Obama has not lived up to their expectations.
He stands up for Trayvon; he stands up for gay marriage; we like him, Jones said of Obama in the keynote speech of the evening. But were not in love with him.
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My heart bleeds for them/not!
Poor little Leninists just not getting their way. Jones needs a one-way ticket to Havana where he can get all the communism he can handle....but not here.
The hype never lives up to reality. Obama is now the Ron Powlus of Presidents even though Wolf Blitzer still cheers him on like Beano Cook.
I just don’t get liberal thinking.
Even a communist still needs to get re-elected Mr Jones.
I’m sure if zero gets a second term his real base will be a whole lot happier since the gloves will be off. Besides, who knows...maybe Jones is just trying to give Obama the illusion of distance to help his candidate get where they both want to go..
Thank God the commies picked such a loser as their Annointed One.
Imagine how much worse it could have been! Their choice of a narcissistic, dope-smokin’ loser gave Americans the last-second chance to wake up and see the mistake they made in electing him.
I feel a little more confident about November right about now.
Wow...One “little election”, and the wheels ALL seem to be coming off!!
People said that the WI election would have “repercussions” FAR beyond WI—and into the main election in November. I guess they were right—probably more than they could have even IMAGINED!!
It has been a fun week...for conservatives...
the commies are shellshocked about wisconsin, with madison being one of the centers for commies. They are in deep depression and licking on each other. The walker lead was 11 points and was reduced to 7 with late “counting” commie districts. If the margin had been around 4, the commies could have stolen it, but it was too great. The commie that slapped the commie was upset about conceding, since all the “votes” were not in. The commies are hurtin’ for certain!
This is what passes for thinking out there. And not a peep of deserved ridicule from the politically corrected MSM.
And whom will be the Democrat/Criminal enterprise nominee?
Lemme guess - they brought in a fake Native American to poop on a police car?
And why did the leftist Hussein fire him? That's right. He's a TOTAL nutball.
Standard Democrat playbook.
They need to make Obama seem like a moderate so that independents still be willing to vote for him. Judging by some of the replies here, it seems to work.
Van Jones is willingly playing “bad cop”, like so many Obama
surrogates have done for 3 1/2 years, to Obama’s “good cop”.
It’s all done with a wink and a nod to Obama, and is not meant to be taken seriously by “diehard” Obama supporters. Van Jones is obviously angling for a new position in a 2nd Obama presidential term, since he lost his footing in the first one
by being too loud and creating too much negative feedback for Obama. In a second term, yes, the gloves would be off, and Jones would be rewarded in some way, through an appointment or special connections setting him up in some bogus “organization”.This whole strategy of “distancing” as you call it is utterly transparent, and has also been practiced by would-be Muslim political players, like Imam Rauf, who was the highly visible but now invisible force behind the Ground Zero Mosque enterprise.All three of these guys have played their best hand, went all in too soon, and they will soon be consigned to the sour ash-heap of American History.
Yeah, and I think it was none other than Ward Churchill!
Hey, Van Jones, he’s just not that into you, either.
Get over it.
Unlike the rest of the country, at least liberals are getting an occasional reach-around.
It is the problem in communism, when ousted, i.e. Mr. Jones, Obama isn’t communist enough.
Time to bad mouth the poser.
van jones belonged to clinton BEFORE obama and he has belonged to him ever since.
That's cause there's nothing to get - it's an oxymoron. "Liberal thinking" is right up there with "Stupid genius" and "Hot snow". They don't think, they "feel."
Jones was right in there smashing grapes, heads, anything he can stomp on.
Yep—you’ve got it exactly.
See "Goal is complete revolution" below...
VAN JONES (Obama's former 'Green Jobs Czar')
"Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to President Obama, speaks [lovingly] about Green Job Czar, Van Jones, at the Netroots Convention on August 12, 2009. Then Van Jones speaks about [a COMMUNIST] transforming [of] the whole society."
"Jones was the leader and founder of a radical group, the communist revolutionary organization Standing Together to Organize a Revolutionary Movement, or STORM. That group, together with Jones' Elle Baker Center for Human Rights, led a vigil Sept. 12, 2001, at Snow Park in Oakland, Calif.
STORM's official manifesto, titled, "Reclaiming Revolution," surfaced on the Internet."--via TheObamaFile
VAN JONES SHOCK ADMISSION [in his own words]: "Goal is Complete Revolution"
Here is the transcript of the above YouTube video:
Right after Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat if the civil rights leaders had jumped out and said OK now we want reparations for Slavery, we want redistribution of all the wealth, and we want to legalize mixed marriages. If wed come out with a maximum program the very next day, theyd been laughed at. Instead they came out with a very minimum. We just want to integrate these busses
But, inside that minimum demand was a very radical kernel that eventually meant that from 1964 to 1968 complete revolution was on the table for this country.
And, I think that this green movement has to pursue those same steps and stages.
Right now we say we want to move from suicidal gray capitalism to something eco-capitalism where at least were not fast-tracking the destruction of the whole planet. Will that be enough? No, it wont be enough. We want to go beyond the systems of exploitation and oppression all together. But, thats a process and I think thats whats great about the movement that is beginning to emerge is that the CRISIS is so severe in terms of joblessness, violence and now ecological threats that people are willing to be both pragmatic and visionary.
So the green economy will start off as a small subset and we are going to push it and push it and push it until it becomes the engine for transforming the whole society.
SOURCE for this transcript (it matches the video):
Here's the original source for the Van Jones quote about the time he spent in jail following the Rodney King/LA riots (Jones was arrested in "peaceful" protests in San Fran). It was in a 2005 interview he did with East Bay Express. They of course (what else?) claim he "renounced his rowdy Black Nationalist ways" since then (yet he's calling for "complete revolution" in Aug 2009! ...see above):
But in jail, he said, "I met all these young radical people of color -- I mean really radical, communists and anarchists. And it was, like, 'This is what I need to be a part of.'" Although he already had a plane ticket, he decided to stay in San Francisco. "I spent the next ten years of my life working with a lot of those people I met in jail, trying to be a revolutionary." In the months that followed, he let go of any lingering thoughts that he might fit in with the status quo. "I was a rowdy nationalist on April 28th, and then the verdicts came down on April 29th," he said. "By August, I was a communist."
The 1992 LA/Rodney King riots were instigated by the Revolutionary Communist Party...
From David Horowitz's FrontpageMag.com /DiscoverTheNetworks.org:
"Throughout its history, one of RCP's [Revolutionary Communist Party] principal objectives has been to foment civil unrest in the United States. The most notable example of such efforts occurred on April 29, 1992, when RCP members looted and trashed the downtown and government districts of Los Angeles, triggering the infamous Rodney King riots. During the days immediately preceding the violence, RCP -- which maintained close ties to the L.A. gangs known as the Crips and the Bloods -- had circulated throughout South Central Los Angeles a leaflet featuring a statement by RCP National Spokesman Carl Dix, titled 'It's Right To Rebel' -- a quote popularized by Mao Zedong.
Encouraged by Dix, RCP activists helped lead the riots that would leave 58 people dead, more than 2,300 people injured, some 5,300 buildings burned, and $1 billion in property damaged or destroyed. On the ten-year anniversary of the rioting, RCP member Joseph Veale fondly recalled the violence as 'the most beautiful, the most heroic civil action in the history of the United States.'"
Great observation. It is amazing how easily people can be duped and manipulating into believing things.
TRANSPARENCY and the confidence of those in power or near it is a grand thing. We know who they are and where they are becuase they cant keep thier mouths shut. Jones is a jail bird in a suit.
“liberl thinking” is an Oxymoron!! They FEEL, they don’t THINK.
I SWEAR I wrote my post before I read yours. SWEAR!!
“It is amazing how easily people can be duped and manipulating into believing things.”
You’d think a politically correct guy like Van Jones would change his name to Chevy Volt Jones. Then, you’d see some fire!
Leftists have a blood lust. They want a dictator would will slaughter conservative “terrorists.” Obama has had Homeland inSecurity classify conservatives as domestic terrorists, but has yet to give the leftists the blood bath they so desparately want. Obama’s Chichago pals, Doran and Ayers, wanted 25 million Americans slaughtered on the way to change back in the 70’s. He has failed to fully overcome the constitution. They want a Stalin.