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Obama Advisor John Podesta Rips Glenn Beck as "Van's chief tormentor'
Sunday, September 6, 2009 | Kristinn

Posted on 09/06/2009 5:56:27 PM PDT by kristinn

Obama transition chief and head of the leftist Center for American Progress, John Podesta, laid in to Glenn Beck tonight with a spirited but after the fact defense of former Obama administration official Van Jones that was posted tonight at Think Progress:

Van Jones is an exceptional and inspired leader who has fought to bring economic and environmental justice to communities across our country.

He has chosen to resign because he believed he was serving as a distraction to the president’s agenda. I respect that decision.

Van was working to build a common ground agenda for all Americans, and I am confident he will continue that work. Unfortunately, his critics on the right could find no common ground with him.

Clearly, Van was the subject of a right-wing smear campaign shrouded in hypocrisy. Van’s chief tormentor Glenn Beck, who spent weeks engaged in vicious name-calling, retains his perch at Fox News after calling the president a racist who has “a deep-seated hatred for white people.” Van has set a standard that Beck would never impose upon himself.

I look forward to working with Van to move our country towards a clean energy economy that empowers and lifts up all Americans.

Van Jones is a race-baiting, America-hating, cop-hating, terrorist-sympathizing, expert at living off the public teat. In other words he's a perfect Democrat. No wonder Podesta loves this guy and looks forward to working with him (again).


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: clintonistas; democrat; democrats; dnctalkingpoints; glennbeck; hypocricy; hypocrisy; impeachobama; johnpodesta; jones; obama; podesta; vanjones; vj
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To: Rennes Templar
Uhh, that was just so the Leftwingtards could electrocute all of us at once. It's so messy to go around putting a bullet in the brain one at a time.

These Progressives are so transparent - It will be good when they are disposed of liie the rubbish they really are.

51 posted on 09/06/2009 6:13:20 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: kristinn

LIBERALS don’t solve problems, they just attack the truth and those willing to stand up to the Communist LIBERALS.

Keep standing up for God and Truth.


52 posted on 09/06/2009 6:13:32 PM PDT by ADSUM (Democracy works when citizens get involved and keep government honest.)
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To: kristinn

Right-wing smear campaign = accountability for one’s actions.


53 posted on 09/06/2009 6:14:22 PM PDT by freespirited (Liberals are only liberal about sex & drugs. Otherwise, they want to control your life. --DHorowitz)
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To: kristinn; All
"Van was working to build a common ground agenda for all Americans, and I am confident he will continue that work."

Van was working to build a common COMMUNIST ground agenda for all Americans, and I am confident he will continue that work.

54 posted on 09/06/2009 6:15:07 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: Bahbah
"My assessment on Friday was that they were working very hard to decide where he should land. At least Soros has to pay him now and we don’t."

Yup. He's in-the-fold now for life.

He'll continnue to suck a couple hundred thousand a year off of various groups and foundations for the rest of his life. But, track the money back far enough and it'll still be taxpayers money he receives.

55 posted on 09/06/2009 6:15:14 PM PDT by blam
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To: GWMcClintock

Exactly Glenn put youtube videos of Van Jones on his show and they are smears. Let me get this straight. What is black is white, what is white is black to Podesta and the left.
I am concerned for Beck’s safety because he is so effective. God Bless Glenn !


56 posted on 09/06/2009 6:15:24 PM PDT by Pedrobud ( Wake up America !!!)
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To: kristinn
If he had to slink away in the middle of the night in the middle of a three day weekend, in response to Glenn Beck, then they must have been terrified about something really ballistic emerging.
57 posted on 09/06/2009 6:16:29 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard (truth--the liberal's kryptonite.)
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To: kristinn

What these SOB’s seem to forget is the torment that was foisted upon capitalists during their first few glory day months. When they thought they could get away with trashing our liberty endlessly, they stomped on private business to the point that CEOs caved on points that common sense told them to hold firm.

To quote an early 80’s song, “We need a white knight on a firey steed”. He arrived in the form of Glen Beck, townhall patriots, and many others. Obama has been laid bare. We must keep him there for not only carrion to feed but his former prey as well.

Alinsky tell us that we should continue to go after the czars for awhile. However, that tactic will bore folks long before all 47 other czars are done. We will need to keep it fresh and come up with other tactics to keep our folks interested and our enemy off balance.


58 posted on 09/06/2009 6:19:12 PM PDT by lovesdogs (9/6/09 - 1120 days left until obama is toast/421 until midterms)
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To: kittymyrib

How true. Slipped my mind. Darn hard to keep up.


59 posted on 09/06/2009 6:20:20 PM PDT by Bahbah (Only dead fish go with the flow)
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To: hinckley buzzard
Notice how all these roaches who surround president wee wee are people who most of us would not allow to be in charge of lawn maintenance.
60 posted on 09/06/2009 6:21:13 PM PDT by tiger63
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To: kristinn

LOL! I noticed that Podesta was the quiet one on Fox News Sunday — wonder if this is why?


61 posted on 09/06/2009 6:21:22 PM PDT by Salvation (With God all things are possible.)
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To: blam
it'll still be taxpayers money he receives.

Yes, I have already been reminded, rightly, of that fact.

62 posted on 09/06/2009 6:21:54 PM PDT by Bahbah (Only dead fish go with the flow)
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To: kristinn
I look forward to working with Van to move our country towards a clean energy economy that empowers and lifts up all Americans.

Wait a minute John Podesta, did this guy resign or NOT???? Sounds fishy if Van is still moving our country.

63 posted on 09/06/2009 6:22:12 PM PDT by Just mythoughts
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To: kristinn

They’ve really got their knives out for Glenn tonight don’t they. Can’t wait to see his ratings this coming week!


64 posted on 09/06/2009 6:22:44 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: kristinn

How DARE Glenn Beck play back Van Jones’ actual words from his own mouth!


65 posted on 09/06/2009 6:24:13 PM PDT by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: bray
This is just the beginning.

That is an understatment.
66 posted on 09/06/2009 6:25:33 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: kristinn

“He has chosen to resign because he believed he was serving as a distraction to the president’s agenda. I respect that decision.”

And, yet, when Sarah Palin resigned the Alaska governorship because defending the multiple, unsubstantiated ethics complaints by left-wing libtards was distracting from the needs and resources of the citizenry, she was excoriated in the lame stream media.

The double standard is almost mind boggling.

Podesta needs to sit down, shut up, and wait for the anointed one to request more water.

It’s time to take back the country.


67 posted on 09/06/2009 6:26:22 PM PDT by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2013: Change we can look forward to.)
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To: kristinn
Van’s chief tormentor Glenn Beck,...

Van Jones's chief tormentor was Van Jones. Commie is as commie does - and says on tape.

68 posted on 09/06/2009 6:28:26 PM PDT by meyer (Do not go gentle into that good night - Rage, rage against the dying of the light.)
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To: kristinn

These guys sure don’t like it when Alinsky’s rules are used against them!


69 posted on 09/06/2009 6:28:49 PM PDT by MrLuigi (incompetence)
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To: kristinn

Oh, come now, Pudenda! Van shot himself in the foot with a machine gun and now everyone is going to blame Beck for noticing all the blood?


70 posted on 09/06/2009 6:33:22 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault
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To: Jay Howard Smith
Wonder how he could be serving as a distraction to the President when nobody in the Meat-Head-Media was reporting it .....?

Not to mention, Obama's been on "vacation" for the last 2 weeks.

Plus, it's Ramadan.
71 posted on 09/06/2009 6:34:49 PM PDT by Question Liberal Authority (No health care reform without TORT reform!)
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To: FormerACLUmember

Just sent Glenn a “thank you” note...

“”Glenn,

“Just wanted to say “thanks” for your efforts in getting the word out about Van Jones. You exposed him with his own words – his guilt cannot be denied.

“The hard left will attack you for this, as they’ve attacked many others before. I stand with you because you are exposing the truth.

“The way I see it, that’s one commie down and several to go.

“Keep up the good work.””

I recommend that y’all do the same. His efforts should be appreciated, as should the efforts of the other brave folks that are not afraid to expose the truth.


72 posted on 09/06/2009 6:35:33 PM PDT by meyer (Do not go gentle into that good night - Rage, rage against the dying of the light.)
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To: goodnesswins
Podesta is full of it. "Smear"??

Jones own words condemned him!!!!!!!

73 posted on 09/06/2009 6:36:25 PM PDT by moondoggie
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To: FormerACLUmember

How many years ago was that taken?


74 posted on 09/06/2009 6:38:05 PM PDT by Hildy
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To: taillightchaser
Yes -- Podesta, Dean, Olbermann, and every other libnut who's currently in meltdown mode over what happened to Van Jones really do want communists in the WH. ....and they got what they wanted.
75 posted on 09/06/2009 6:38:38 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: goodnesswins
We AMERICAN'S DON'T TAKE LIGHTLY to this OVERTHROW!

Well said.

76 posted on 09/06/2009 6:42:05 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: Question Liberal Authority
Not to mention, Obama's been on "vacation" for the last 2 weeks.

Plus, it's Ramadan.

Coincidence, I'm sure.... /s

77 posted on 09/06/2009 6:43:24 PM PDT by meyer (Do not go gentle into that good night - Rage, rage against the dying of the light.)
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To: kristinn
John Podesta's page at discoverthenetworks.org
78 posted on 09/06/2009 6:46:56 PM PDT by TPartyType
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To: kristinn
Another prime example of "KILL THE MESSENGER"

Why bother listening to the message when you can gain political points among your piers by attacking the messenger.

If this administration was in charge during the revolution they would have executed Paul Revere for spreading bad news.

79 posted on 09/06/2009 6:50:16 PM PDT by R_Kangel (`.`)
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To: kristinn; penelopesire; seekthetruth; television is just wrong; jcsjcm; BP2; Pablo Mac; ...

80 posted on 09/06/2009 6:52:02 PM PDT by STARWISE (The Art & Science Institute of Chicago Politics NE Div: now open at the White House)
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To: kristinn
Van Jones is an exceptional and inspired leader who has fought to bring economic and environmental justice to communities across our country.

STFU Podesta! Or we'll take away your bike and tie your hands behind your back so you can't spank your monkey in dark theaters anymore you disgusting perv.

81 posted on 09/06/2009 6:53:29 PM PDT by RoadKingSE (How do you know that the light at the end of the tunnel isn't a muzzle flash ?)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Sure hope Glenn’s tax records are in order.

But imagine him starting his TV show with, “Ladies and gentlemen, I’m being AUDITED! IRS agents are in my office right now and I’m going to introduce them one by one, uh, sir, please state your name and IRS badge number for the folks out there in TV land, and what are your marching orders concerning my personal income tax files?”


82 posted on 09/06/2009 6:57:53 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("O Muslim! My bullets are lubricated in pig grease!")
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To: kristinn

The Left cannot stand that one of their own has been taken out using their own playbook. They will cannonize Van Jones—they will transform him into the new Che.


83 posted on 09/06/2009 6:58:58 PM PDT by rbg81 (DRAIN THE SWAMP!!)
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To: kristinn

Mr. Red Commie speaks.


84 posted on 09/06/2009 6:59:14 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: rbg81
The Left cannot stand that one of their own has been taken out using their own playbook.

No playbook here - facts were presented and they were detrimental to Mr. Jones. The left just cannot stand reality.

85 posted on 09/06/2009 7:02:35 PM PDT by meyer (Do not go gentle into that good night - Rage, rage against the dying of the light.)
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To: kristinn
Van Jones is a race-baiting, America-hating, cop-hating, terrorist-sympathizing, expert at living off the public teat. In other words he's a perfect Democrat.

Can I add a few?

He's a dirt-eating, snake-licking, skunk-milking bag of 'possum spunk.

But I hear he's a really smart feller......

86 posted on 09/06/2009 7:04:58 PM PDT by 50cal Smokepole (Effective gun control involves effective recoil management)
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To: kristinn; All

Truth : Liberals :: Kryptonite : Superman


87 posted on 09/06/2009 7:08:33 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (If guns cause crime, then all of mine are defective!)
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To: kristinn

Obama Advisor John Podesta Rips Glenn Beck as “Van’s chief tormentor’

Yeah, sure, Glenn Beck lied and Van Jones cried. Right.


88 posted on 09/06/2009 7:09:05 PM PDT by TalBlack
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To: RonDog

That chart needs to be overlaid with the US population.

The US population has increased immensely and evening news viewship dropped off a cliff.


89 posted on 09/06/2009 7:10:11 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (If guns cause crime, then all of mine are defective!)
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To: kristinn

Matthew 12: 37 “...by thy words thou shalt be condemned”

Bye bye Anthony “Van” Jones

Glenn just played your own words back.


90 posted on 09/06/2009 7:14:04 PM PDT by Domandred (Fdisk, format, and reinstall the entire .gov system. I am Jim Thompson.)
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To: kristinn

Jones has no one to blame but himself. He took heat for things he actually said and did, not for what people thought he said and did. People merely pointed out the truth about him.


91 posted on 09/06/2009 7:17:42 PM PDT by texaschick
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To: kristinn

Time to SMEAR the others and get them out... Let’s Rollll....!


92 posted on 09/06/2009 7:19:22 PM PDT by Paige ("All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing," Edmund Burke)
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To: goodnesswins
We AMERICAN'S DON'T TAKE LIGHTLY to this OVERTHROW!

Call it what it is: establishing a "fifth column" in the White House.

93 posted on 09/06/2009 7:20:57 PM PDT by Rapscallion (Obama installs a fifth column inside the US Government. Why?)
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To: kristinn; Fred Nerks; null and void; stockpirate; george76; PhilDragoo; Candor7; BP2; MeekOneGOP; ..
Van wanted to shut Beck up because he was telling truth to the public.

Van thought he could do that by endorsing a boycott of Becks sponsors.

Oooops! Van did not count on Beck being a genuine patriot, rather than a materialist dedicated only to the purse string. ALAS. That was poor Van's BIG MISTAKE. And Van made it because he sees the world through the restricted eyes of a materialist, a Marxist, where men exist only for material purposes as their prime motivation ( AKA the falsehood of Marxism).

Beck has revealed to America, the weaknesses of the Obama thugs who seek to impose their Utopian rule on America, their blindness, there not understanding the basics of why we love our nation.It is the handle of their undoing, and we shall crank it with reckless abandon! We do not want their Utopia, we want and shall keep our freedom! FREEDOM!!!!!

And Podesta should cringe. There are at least 60 million more like Beck, many of these right here on FR.We will tell the truth, even if Obama has most of the media corked, and especially if the TRUTH is not "politically correct".

OOOOOOH Poor Widdle Whining Podesta!!!!!!!Doncha love hearing liberal whining in the morning. MUSIC TO MY EARS!

I hope Obama tries the SAME with Rush Limbaugh. The result would be so extremely positive for the Republic.

94 posted on 09/06/2009 7:25:50 PM PDT by Candor7 (The weapons of choice against fascism are ridicule ,derision ,truth. (member NRA)
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To: bray
This is just the beginning.

It is the beginning of Podesta's fall too.

I knew him in the Senate as a staffer and although he was/is brilliant he had a flaw. He lacks self-discipline; a very bad trait in mortal partisan politics.

John Podesta will be his own worst enemy. Keep the pressure on.

95 posted on 09/06/2009 7:26:30 PM PDT by Rapscallion (Obama installs a fifth column inside the US Government. Why?)
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To: kristinn

Yay Glenn!!!!


96 posted on 09/06/2009 7:26:32 PM PDT by Guenevere
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To: Candor7

We’re their worst nightmare, conservatives who have found joy in protesting a government gone bad.


97 posted on 09/06/2009 7:27:48 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: goodnesswins
The only smear that Jones underwent was to be smeared with the truth. And Beck did a dang good job of it. 1 down, 36 czars to go.

The truth hurts those who have something to hide...in this case from the American people.

He, you, Obama, and others thought you could just slide on in with all of this marxism, communism, racicalism, and ant-Americansm...but you're wrong.

Here's the nasty little truth, John, and we're going to expose the whole day long and through the night...

Van Jones = Frank Davis = Bill Ayers = Bernardine Dohrn = Jeremiah Wright = Tony Rezko = Rashid Khalidi = Raila Ordinga = Carol Browner = Rahm Emanuel = Henry Gates = John Holdren = Rosa Brooks = Eric Holder = Ezekiel Emanuel = BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA

This is who the man is. A cauldron of corruption, greed, marxism and communism...who is detroying the free market and fundamental republican principle as we speak in his bid for "fundamental change" and to replace it all with a marxist command economy built on the ashes.


OBAMA IS AN ABJECT MARXIST IDEOLOGUE


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A PETITION ON FACEBOOK FOR CONSTITUTIONAL RESTORATION


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98 posted on 09/06/2009 7:31:58 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: kristinn

http://apolloalliance.org/about/board/

Apollo Board of Directors

Chairman

Phil Angelides, Chairman, Canyon Johnson Urban Communities Fund

Members

Frances Beinecke, President, Natural Resources Defense Council

Robert Borosage, President, Institute for America’s Future

Leo Gerard, International President, United Steelworkers Union

Gerald Hudson, International Executive Vice President, Service Employees International Union

Mindy Lubber, President, CERES

Nancy McFadden, Senior Vice President of Public Affairs for PG&E Corporation

Kathleen McGinty, former Secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection

Terence M. O’Sullivan, General President, Laborers’ International Union of North America

Ellen Pao, Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers

Michael Peck, Principal, MAPA Incorporated

John Podesta, President and CEO of the Center for American Progress

Carl Pope, Executive Director, Sierra Club

Dan W. Reicher, Director of Climate Change and Energy Initiatives, Google

Joel Rogers, Director, Center on Wisconsin Strategy


99 posted on 09/06/2009 7:34:45 PM PDT by maggief
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To: kristinn
How's that Beck boycott going for you DU guys? ROFL

I can't wait till 2010 and we can send all your buddies in congress to hang out in the unemployment line with your commie friend Van.

100 posted on 09/06/2009 7:36:28 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied, the economy died)
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