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Beck applauds Ted Cruz takedown of ‘communist revolutionary’ Van Jones
Bizpacreview.com ^ | October 12, 2013 | Joe Saunders

Posted on 10/12/2013 12:03:51 PM PDT by SoConPubbie

Glenn Beck played up the Thursday night “Crossfire” showdown between Sen. Ted Cruz and former Obama green jobs czar Van Jones to tout Cruz as a “brilliant” carrier of the conservative banner – and slam Jones as a “communist revolutionary” hiding behind a shield of respectability.

“You’re a communist revolutionary, Van Jones,” Beck said on his show Friday after playing a clip of the Cruz-Jones confrontation. “This is one of the most dangerous men in America.”

vanjones1012In the “Crossfire” segment, Jones demanded Cruz, R-Texas, apologize to the Republican Party for the government shutdown in Washington, but Cruz turned the tables with an attack on Obamacare — and the havoc its wreaking on the country’s economy.

After applauding Cruz, Beck and producer Steve “Stu” Burguiere on Friday ran down part of Jones’ history. After his forced resignation from the White House feather-bed job of “green jobs czar” – the job was so meaningless the title seems to have left when Jones did – he moved to stints with the liberal-to-leftist Center for American Progress, an adjunct professor post at Princeton and now a gig as a regular on CNN’s “Crossfire.”

Each step in Jones’ post White House career was a laundering process, Beck said, meant to distract the public from remembering who Jones really is. While Jones was once an avowed communist revolutionary, he’s no longer open about it — pursuing the same goals through more deceptive means.

And Jones admitted as much about his tactics as recently as 2005, during an interview with the alternative Oakland paper the East Bay Express, headlined “The New Face of Environmentalism”:

“I’ll work with anybody, I’ll fight anybody if it will push our issues forward. … I’m willing to forgo the cheap satisfaction of the radical pose for the deep satisfaction of radical ends.”

(He’s also not above a cheap rhyme, but put that aside.)

It’s the next paragraph of the story that’s telling:.

His new philosophy emphasizes effectiveness, which he believes is inextricably tied to unity. He still considers himself a revolutionary, just a more effective one, who has realized that the progressive left’s insistence on remaining a counterculture destroys its potential as a political movement. “One of my big heroes is Malcolm X, not because I agree with Malcolm, but because he wasn’t afraid to change in public,” he said.

The left will try to make fun of Beck — “communist revolutionary” sounds so dated, so McCarthy-esque — but he’s only repeating the points that Jones has made about himself, in a rare moment of honesty with a decidedly sympathetic interviewer.

Jones is willing to drop the cheap satisfaction off the radical pose for the deep satisfaction tailored suits and healthy bank accounts – all paid for by the very society he’s actually committed to destroying for everyone else.

He’s living the high life, he’s on TV every night, he’s forgoing “the cheap satisfaction of the radical pose for the deep satisfaction of radical ends.”

“Van Jones is a communist revolutionary,” Beck said. “He’s a brilliant man, extraordinarily dangerous.”

He’s also a fraud.



TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cruz

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1 posted on 10/12/2013 12:03:51 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie; Puppage; flowergirl; johnthebaptistmoore; Silentgypsy; alstewartfan; Impala64ssa; ...

Ted Cruz Ping!

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2 posted on 10/12/2013 12:04:44 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: SoConPubbie

If it weren’t for Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Mike Lee, there wouldn’t be anyone in DC standing up for us!


3 posted on 10/12/2013 12:07:41 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Who but a TYRANT shoves down another man's throat what he has exempted himself from?)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

Rand Paul has done a LITTLE bit, But Cruz and Lee have done MOST of the HEAVY Lifting on this.


4 posted on 10/12/2013 12:11:27 PM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: SoConPubbie

Is it OK to despise communist slime bags like Jones?


5 posted on 10/12/2013 12:13:18 PM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Veteran, 70-71)
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7 posted on 10/12/2013 12:14:20 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: musicman
“You’re a communist revolutionary, Van Jones,” Beck said on his show Friday after playing a clip of the Cruz-Jones confrontation. “This is one of the most dangerous men in America.”


Fortunately for America, our Prezzy of the United Steezy is currently burning the “I am a clean, articulate Negro who talks in measured, even tones so my radical communist opinions must be accepted and obeyed without question” card to ashes and then grinding the ashes into the dirt.

Guys like Van Jones are going to have a harder act to follow, and will face a more skeptical American public

8 posted on 10/12/2013 12:30:00 PM PDT by rdcbn
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Thanks SoConPubbie.

As Cruz hews to hard line, other 2016 contenders go mute on shutdown
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/bloggers/3077997/posts

[snip] ...in the aftermath of Cruz’s fiery speech... The shutdown went unmentioned by Sens. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), both early champions of the defunding battle. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), who is working toward a compromise with the White House on the shutdown and debt ceiling that does not erode ObamaCare, made a short argument for his alternate plan in Friday afternoon video message to the group... Paul’s and Rubio’s dodges, and Ryan’s implicit rebuke, demonstrate that they are seeking to avoid being tainted by the fight’s fallout while avoiding any confrontation with the party’s base. Cruz used his speech to frame the debate over ObamaCare and the government shutdown in stark terms, painting it as a key battle in the larger war for individual freedom. [/snip]


9 posted on 10/12/2013 12:40:18 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: SoConPubbie
Although Glenn Beck is often derided for his libertarian leanings, Mormon faith and apocalyptic predictions I think he has this one dead on. Van Jones is an admitted communist that despises America and it's values that include individual freedom and the capitalist economic system. Jones is cleaning up his radical revolutionary image and pretending to go 'mainstream' but he won't be able to escape his radical leftist past. Like 'Dr. Strangelove' (Peter Sellers) who couldn't stop his right arm from reflexively making the Nazi salute, Van Jones will eventually show his true colors and once America has had enough of radical socialism, Jones will be cast aside, where he belongs.
10 posted on 10/12/2013 12:44:27 PM PDT by Jim Scott
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To: US Navy Vet

Agree Paul hasnt done much...slightly more than Rubio but thats almost nothing.


11 posted on 10/12/2013 1:01:07 PM PDT by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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To: SunkenCiv
Cruz is a leader without a following. The republicans are too concerned with their careers to take any risks.

If the electorate fails to respond now and in 2014, we deserve what we get.

If we take the senate and replace our trembling leaders:

Job one, defeat the Marxists.
Job two, retire the republican stooges.
Job three, return the federal government to it constitutional authority.

12 posted on 10/12/2013 1:02:39 PM PDT by oldbrowser (The debt limit is the emergency brake on government spending)
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To: SoConPubbie

> “Van Jones is a communist revolutionary,” Beck said. “He’s a ***brilliant*** man, extraordinarily dangerous.”

Use words carefully and with precision Glen, because ***brilliant*** connotes something of value. A better word would be ‘shrewd’ or ‘evil genius’.

> “He’s also a ***fraud***.”

Romney was also a ***fraud***. Better to use the word ‘thief’ because communism boils down to stealing freedoms and stealing means of production. You can also use the words ‘lazy’ and ‘cowardly’ because such people are not willing to put in the hard work to safeguard freedoms or to create their own means of production. Communists/socialists always have a hand out, will rob a person when no one is looking or when no one can oppose them.


13 posted on 10/12/2013 1:07:44 PM PDT by Hostage (Be Breitbart!)
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To: Hostage
Use words carefully and with precision Glen, because ***brilliant*** connotes something of value. A better word would be ‘shrewd’ or ‘evil genius’.

I agree, use words to their best effect.

Be as succinct and exact, and hard-hitting as you can be.
14 posted on 10/12/2013 1:09:10 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: Mark17

He was a jail bird turned commie


15 posted on 10/12/2013 1:16:01 PM PDT by ronnie raygun
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To: SoConPubbie

16 posted on 10/12/2013 1:29:17 PM PDT by potlatch
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To: ronnie raygun
He was a jail bird turned commie

Typical. Commies are criminals anyway. Too bad they let him out

17 posted on 10/12/2013 1:55:35 PM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Veteran, 70-71)
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To: SoConPubbie

Not hard to take down a community organizer wanna be by a former successful prosecutor.


18 posted on 10/12/2013 2:39:53 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: SoConPubbie

As we in Texas know Ted Cruz is brilliant. Gifted! There are few people who can match him intellectually. He has an amazing mind and is so smart he is an oddity in the federal government. That is one reason why John McCain, someone who I have been around, hates Ted Cruz. Because McCain kinows in his heart and mind he is a dumbass. Seriously, the guy knows it and EVERYTHING about him is a farce.

http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/politics/2013/10/10/sot-crossfire-jones-ted-cruz-obamacare-shutdown.cnn.html


19 posted on 10/12/2013 3:55:09 PM PDT by isthisnickcool (NO MORE IRS!)
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