Skip to comments.Obama's environmental czar started group targeting Beck
Posted on 08/15/2009 7:57:09 AM PDT by Freedom Rings No.1Edited on 08/16/2009 5:23:40 PM PDT by Sidebar Moderator. [history]
President Obama's "green jobs czar" is co-founder of a black activist organization that has led a campaign prompting major advertisers to withdraw from Glenn Beck's top-rated Fox News Channel program.
In recent weeks, Beck has done several critical segments about Van Jones, who was appointed as the special adviser for green jobs, enterprise and innovation at the White House Council on Environmental Quality.
Now Colors of Change, an activist organization seeking to "strengthen Black America's political voice" has led a furious campaign against Beck culminating in major companies such as Geico and Lawyers.com pulling their spots from the Fox News star's daily show. The group also says it has garnered about 75,000 signatories for an online petition against Beck to be sent to advertisers.
I get it, YOU are too much of a coward to call a spade a spade so it bothers you when others have courage you cannot dream of? If that is not what it is it sure appears that way.
I got a mailer from them. I didn't open it I put "RETURN TO SENDER" in red magic marker. On the back I wrote "Beck Supporter I will not ever consider your insurance. . . "
Correction. Later found out to be a commie.
[[ The group also says it has garnered about 75,000 signatories for an online petition against Beck to be sent to advertisers.]]
Mmmm Hmmmm, and elvis, Santa claus, Mickey Mouse, whole ball teams are all on that list- over and over again
Bump to all four of your responses.
Racist struck a cord because it is a term only allowed for use by the Left.
I thought Mr. Beck gave a cogent explanation of WHY Mr. Obama was and is a racist.
Regarding the word racist, perhaps some are suggesting that the Right, composed of Conservatives or the Republicans (not necessarily one and the same) just run tail, cower, and simply add “racist” to their growing special dictionary of banned words that are off limits by use of the Right.
Don’t recall that there is such a dictionary of banned words for the Left. Which is part of Beck’s point as well.
I don’t agree with everything Beck says, he cloaks in humor mixed with cynicism, operating from a different level than some other talk show hosts, giving a broad overview what is happening to the US, but his heart is right.
I didn’t say anything about Beck in the post to which you refer. Why so defensive of him?
I’m not a huge fan of Beck... but in this case I say good on him.
Antiunion person, meant to include you as well above on your
I think we’re getting very far off topic. God bless.
36 Czars? Try this on for size. Where is the outrage as he abuses the power of the executive branch and destroys our checks and balances system.
Bypassing the authority of Congress, Barack Obama rules through czars — the beginnings of dictatorship:
1.Herbert Allison Jr., bailout czar, [replaced Bush bailout czar Neel Kashkari, Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Financial Stability confirmed by Senate]
2.Alan Bersin, border czar
3.Dennis Blair, intelligence czar [Director of National Intelligence, a Senate confirmed position]
4.John Brennan, counterterrorism czar
5.Carol Browner, energy czar
6.Adolfo Carrion, urban affairs czar
7.Ashton Carter, weapons czar [actually Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics and so subject to Senate confirmation]
8.Aneesh Chopra, technology czar
9.Jeffrey Crowley, [openly gay white man] AIDS czar
10.Cameron Davis, Great Lakes czar
11.Nancy-Ann DeParle, health czar
12.Earl Devaney, stimulus oversight czar
13.Joshua DuBois, religion czar, aka God czar
14.Arne Duncan, education czar
15.Kenneth Feinberg, pay czar
16.Daniel Fried, Guantanamo closure czar
17.J. Scott Gration, Sudan czar
18.Melissa Hathaway, [soon to be] cybersecurity czar
19.David J. Hayes, water czar [a Deputy Interior Secretary and therefore subject to Senate oversight]
20.Richard Holbrooke, Afghanistan-Pakistan (Af-Pak) czar
21.John Holdren, science czar
22.Kevin Jennings, safe schools czar [nominated to be Assistant Deputy Secretary of Education, Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools, a newly created post; openly gay founder of an organization dedicated to promoting pro-homosexual clubs and curricula in public schools]
23.Van Jones, green jobs czar
24.Gil Kerlikowske, drug czar
25.Ron Kirk, trade czar
26.Vivek Kundra, infotech czar [Shoplifted four shirts, worth $33.50 each, from J.C. Penney in 1996 (source)]
27.Douglas Lute, war czar [retained from Bush administration, married to Jane Holl Lute, currently a Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security]
28.George Mitchell, Mideast peace czar
29.Ed Montgomery, car czar [replacing Steve Rattner, who stepped down amid controversy over his former firm’s role in a possible kickback scandal]
30.Lynn Rosenthal, domestic violence czar
31.Dennis Ross, Mideast policy czar
32.Gary Samore, weapons of mass destruction czar
33.Todd Stern, climate change czar
34.Cass Sunstein, regulatory czar
35.Larry Summers, economic czar
36.Michael Taylor, food czar
37.Arturo Valenzuela, Latin-American czar (nominee) [although this post is referred to as a czar, he is nominatied to be Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs and so is subject to Senate confirmation]
38.Paul Volcker, economic czar number two
39.Elizabeth Warren, TARP czar [chair of the [Congressional Oversight Panel for the Trouble Assets Relief Program; note that Herb Allison is more frequently called the TARP czar]
40.Jeffrey Zients, government performance czar [replaced original nominee Nancy Killefer who withdrew her name after issues with her personal income tax filings surfaced]
Positions established but not yet filled...
41.behavioral science czar
Positions being planned: 1.income redistribution czar
3.consumer financial protection czar, aka mortgage czar (source)
4.radio-internet fairness czar
5.student loan czar, to oversee a program of mandatory service in return for college money (source)
6.voter list czar
I’m here to serve... >:-}
Good job, keep it up!
Be Ever Vigilant!
One of the primary advantages of keeping **CRISIS’S** going, one on top of the other, is it allows them to hide things they are doing in the back rooms because the people are so overwhelmed that they can’t pay attention to everything. That’s how they tucked in that 1.1 BILLION dollars in the TRILLION dollars Stimulus Bill to pay for the healthcare outcomes council (to study about the savings of getting rid of elderly, babies (both born and unborn and handicapped). That has already been funded, so the first part of the Marxist healthcare takeover was done in February before we knew what was in the Stimulus package. I can guarantee that there are a lot of other snakes in the Stimulus Bill which are just waiting to strike.
Plus, we were not expecting, nor looking for this kind of treason.
“There will be no outrage from the media. Beck is being used as an example to them.”
Most don’t need an example. Most will be holding the torches and pitchforks.
“Well, there ya go.”
Quite a few conservatives have gone independent since the GOP started returning to center-left. Doesn’t mean he’s one of them, as the designation also covers people who think the Democrats are too far to the right....
Doesn’t meant he’s not, either.
Yes, his constant quoting of the Founding Fathers, pimping of the book "The 5,000 Year Leap", and his constant attacks on the progressives, the czars, Obama, etc. have lot of people fooled....
Glenn can do what he wants! Isn’t this still a free country? ;)
Sometimes I find Glenn’s histrionics a bit over the edge, but that’s just me. I have a button on my tv that can turn him off if I want to.
That said, when I agree with him, I cheer.
Your eyes are gonna stay like that if you roll them too much. Just sayin’
“Glenn can do what he wants! Isnt this still a free country? ;)”
It hasn’t been that for a long time, really. It’s just that the frog is starting to notice.
Bullcrap! BO is a racist and it makes no difference if you skirt the issue and try to be nice by not calling him what he is. They will call the GOP and any conservative racist and a lot worse whether you tell the truth about them or not. Hurt the movement? Sitting back and playing nice has gained us what over the years? Certainly not respect or anything else. Obama is a racist and that fact and the reasons why he is one should be trumpeted at every turn. Same old “roll over and turn the other cheek” crap that invites them to kick us and lie more because we do nothing to refute it to the dullard voting public.
Dont recall that there is such a dictionary of banned words for the Left. Which is part of Becks point as well.
I agree. The rules have changed. The civil rights battle was fought and appropriately won. "Racist" should have been a word that was retired sometime in the 80's or 90's but blacks would never let go of it, even when zero was elected president for cripes sake.
But they do it at their own peril. See Rules for Radicals: "Rule 7: A tactic that drags on for too long becomes a drag. Commitment may become ritualistic as people turn to other issues." And people may become immune to words and labels when used too often. Honestly, when I was called a racist during the campaign for the first time in my life, it stung. Now it has no impact since I know what is in my heart. You can play a card so many times until everyone knows your game.
Now see Rule 5 from Rules for Radicals: "Ridicule is mans most potent weapon. Its hard to counterattack ridicule, and it infuriates the opposition, which then reacts to your advantage." Yes I am suggesting that we go there ...for crying out loud, a black man is in the WH, racism (at least white on black) is done. Stick a fork in it. I am not great with the one liners so I won't try. But there is a whole lot of material here for comics. There more people who see the absurdity of the suggestion that only white people can be racist the better; it neuters the other side in a big way.
Being nicer to these Nazis just encourages them to crap all over us and the Constitution. Crap on them at every turn. The time to be nice is AFTER the democrat party is outlawed, as it should have been in 1865.
The networks should ignore the 75,000 angry Commies.
Beck should plow this guy a new one by bringing his past/present up every day on the air.
ah the left closing free speech again
will the ACLU/SPLC now stop this lunacy?
Course now even the SPLC are trying to get rid of Dobbs.
the left are really afraid of free speech and hate it if someone tells the truth about their agenda.
well you lefty NAZIS your agenda is being found out by the average person.
Keep it up lefty sheep, keep it up.
you are your own worst enemy and you’re so blind and dumb that you can’t even see it.
well I called Geico and let them know I do not need them anymore.
two can play this game so we’ll boycott them and see who wins in the end
Well Let’s just reverese the boycott. Any product pulling their ads from Beck we will boycott.
I do not recall Back ever saying bozo is a racist so could you show me or give me any transcript?
However saying that I do agree obama is a racist,
typical white people
greedy white folk
racist church for 20 years
surely you don’t think bozo has no racist thoughts to whites?
Even if Beck had said that then he would have been correct.
look at who bozo surrounds himself and who he appoints
uhhhhh, Saul Alinsky, obozo's communist mentor, as I stated in the post. Only a newbie (7-26-09) liberal troll would ask "Saul who?"
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Welcome to FR.
“Welcome to FR.”
Guess he figures free speech is not good for the environment he wants to enforce upon us.
Bring a knife to a knife fight, bring a gun to a gun fight, bring a tank to tank, eye for a eye and we just may save our country from the Obozo/Marx regimes.
Bring a gun to a knife fight, bring a bazooka to a gun fight, and if they put one of yours in the hospital, put theirs in the morgue. TAKE NO PRISONERS
thanks for the heads up on the link.
Fox’s Glenn Beck: President Obama Is a Racist
Together we stand, divided we fall.
As far as those on the other side, LET THEM EAT CAKE.
“if they put one of yours in the hospital, put theirs in the morgue.” This was the best line by Sean Connery in The Untouchables. Even when Connery plays a dragon, he’s great.
THAT I’ll go along with.
From the WND article linked to the post:
“Colors of Change says the controversy stems from Beck’s recent comment while a guest on another Fox News show that Obama is a “racist” with “a deep-seated hatred for white people.”
I don’t think Obama is racist in the same vein as George Wallace or Louis Farrakhan. I saw the entire town hall meeting in Montana on a local program. He hides his racism well if he is.
Thanks for providing the links. Redstate's site is back up now and your link to the story is working again.
A long and interesting article
July 10, 2009 - 17:16 ET
The administrations Green Jobs czar, Van Jones, has a very checkered past deep-rooted in radical politics, including black nationalism, anarchism, and communism. The broadcast network newscasts have mostly failed to report on Mr. Joness past political affiliations which are lock-step with the networks downplay of coverage regarding President Obamas associations with the former radical and terrorist William Ayers during the election.
At 6:47 a.m. EDT on the July 10 edition of Fox and Friends, Americans for Prosperity Policy Director Phil Kerpen, told interviewer Brian Kilmeade that Jones is somebody who was involved in radical politics in San Francisco, was self-admittedly radicalized in jail and found Communism and anarchism. Kerpen compares Van Joness Communist past with his new quest for environmentalism and the creation of green jobs:
Obama appointed Communist "Green Jobs Czar" Van Jones, unreported by the media. Added to extensive list of "czars"
So...apparently Obama has quietly appointed a Communist to a government position. The position of "Green Jobs Czar" is now held by admitted Communist Van Jones. Yes, this is news to us too. The media has more important things to concentrate on, like Michael Jackson.
From East Bay Express:
Jones had planned to move to Washington, DC, and had already landed a job and an apartment there. 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.
These little czars are interesting little positions:
Maybe it is time that the American people, Congress, and the Judicial branch stood up and demanded an explanation and accountability for this unconstitutional position creating of "czar" on the part of the Obama administration. We as the American people have no idea what these people even do or how much power they have. They answer ONLY to President Obama.Very dangerous, and with no accountability except to The One.
The definition of a Czar in Merriam Websters dictionary is the following: One having great power and authority.
Here is a list of Obamas current and prospective Czar positions:
1. Technology Czar: Aneesh Chopra.
2. Drug Czar: Gil Kerlikowske
3. Copyright Czar: Not appointed yet.
4. Energy Czar: Carol M. Browner
5. Car Czar: Ed Montgomery.
6. Terrorism/WMD Czar: Gary Samore.
7. Health Care Czar: Nancy-Ann DeParle.
8. Education Czar: Not appointed yet.
9. Economic Czar: Paul Volcker.
10. Mortgage Czar: Not appointed yet.
11. Urban Affairs/Housing Czar: Adolfo Carrion.
12. Guantanomo closure Czar: Danny Fried.
13. Great lakes Czar: Cameron Davis.
14. Stimulus accountability Czar: Earl Devaney.
15. Cyberspace Czar: Not appointed yet.
16. Border Czar: Alan Bersin (Former US attorney).
17. Intelligence Czar: Admiral Dennis Blair.
18. Regulatory Czar: Cass Sunstein.
19. Pay Czar: Kenneth Feinberg
20. Iran Czar: Not appointed yet.
21. Tarp Czar: Herb Allison.
22. Middle-East peace Czar: George Mitchell.
23. Science Czar: John Holdren.
24. Green jobs Czar: Van Jones.
25. Afghanistan Czar: Richard Holbrooke.
26. Sudan Czar: J. Scott Gration.
27. Mideast policy Czar: Dennis Ross.
28. Information Czar: Vivek Kundra.
29. AIDS Czar: Jeffrey Crowley.
30. Faith-based Czar: Joshua Dubois.
31. Climate Czar: Todd Stern.
Obviously, many more czars have been added since the picture below, but you get the idea. There really is nothing like shredding the Constitution and completely bypassing the American people and Congress.
They all need to be investigated throughly.
Science Czar John Holdren is especially insidious, and has been exposed some here at FR lately.
The other side, they want us distracted, they relish the infighting over trivial disagreements. We can agree to disagree on many political issues, but to win, we must be UNITED.
We must choose to stop the bickering amongst ourselves over what are, for the moment, less important things.
I couldn’t agree more with your first paragraph.
I stand by everything else.