Skip to comments.Obama Advisor John Podesta Rips Glenn Beck as "Van's chief tormentor'
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 presidents 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. Vans 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).
These Progressives are so transparent - It will be good when they are disposed of liie the rubbish they really are.
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.
Right-wing smear campaign = accountability for one’s actions.
Van was working to build a
common COMMUNIST ground agenda for all Americans, and I am confident he will continue that work.
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.
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 !
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.
How true. Slipped my mind. Darn hard to keep up.
LOL! I noticed that Podesta was the quiet one on Fox News Sunday — wonder if this is why?
Yes, I have already been reminded, rightly, of that fact.
Wait a minute John Podesta, did this guy resign or NOT???? Sounds fishy if Van is still moving our country.
They’ve really got their knives out for Glenn tonight don’t they. Can’t wait to see his ratings this coming week!
How DARE Glenn Beck play back Van Jones’ actual words from his own mouth!
“He has chosen to resign because he believed he was serving as a distraction to the presidents 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.
Van Jones's chief tormentor was Van Jones. Commie is as commie does - and says on tape.
These guys sure don’t like it when Alinsky’s rules are used against them!
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?
Just sent Glenn a “thank you” note...
“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 theyve attacked many others before. I stand with you because you are exposing the truth.
“The way I see it, thats 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.
Jones own words condemned him!!!!!!!
How many years ago was that taken?
Plus, it's Ramadan.
Coincidence, I'm sure.... /s
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.
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.
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?”
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.
Mr. Red Commie speaks.
No playbook here - facts were presented and they were detrimental to Mr. Jones. The left just cannot stand reality.
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......
Truth : Liberals :: Kryptonite : Superman
Obama Advisor John Podesta Rips Glenn Beck as “Van’s chief tormentor’
Yeah, sure, Glenn Beck lied and Van Jones cried. Right.
That chart needs to be overlaid with the US population.
The US population has increased immensely and evening news viewship dropped off a cliff.
Matthew 12: 37 “...by thy words thou shalt be condemned”
Bye bye Anthony “Van” Jones
Glenn just played your own words back.
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.
Time to SMEAR the others and get them out... Let’s Rollll....!
Call it what it is: establishing a "fifth column" in the White House.
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.
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.
We’re their worst nightmare, conservatives who have found joy in protesting a government gone bad.
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.
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Phil Angelides, Chairman, Canyon Johnson Urban Communities Fund
Frances Beinecke, President, Natural Resources Defense Council
Robert Borosage, President, Institute for Americas 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. OSullivan, 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
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.