Van Jones resigns

posted at 11:01 am on September 6, 2009 by Allahpundit

How I like to imagine Obama broke the news: “Let me be clear: Pack your sh*t.”

In a letter released just after midnight Saturday, Van Jones, President Obama’s Special Advisor for Green Jobs at the Council on Environmental Quality resigned.

“On the eve of historic fights for health care and clean energy, opponents of reform have mounted a vicious smear campaign against me,” Jones wrote. “They are using lies and distortions to distract and divide.”

Jones said that he had “been inundated with calls – from across the political spectrum – urging me to “stay and fight. But I came here to fight for others, not for myself. I cannot in good conscience ask my colleagues to expend precious time and energy defending or explaining my past. We need all hands on deck, fighting for the future.”

In this case, the “vicious smear campaign” consisted of (a) accurately quoting Jones and (b) citing documents he signed. But no matter. He’s headed for left-wing martyrdom, Trutherism notwithstanding and replete with lies about how Beck supposedly attacked him only after the Color of Change boycott began (wrong) and how the Truther petition itself was credibly challenged by other signatories (wrong twice over). Howard Dean’s already pushing the latter point, in fact, and calls Jones’s resignation “a loss for the country,” which is fitting insofar as Dean-o himself was once a bit warmer to Truther theories than even some lefty commentators could bear.

Ed Driscoll’s got a worthy reaction round-up so I’ll send you there from here. Three meta-points to take away from this, though. One: We were told during the campaign that Wright and Ayers were non-issues because they wouldn’t be part of the administration, but has Wright, for instance, said anything vastly worse than Jones has? If he’s persona non grata on Team Barry, why wasn’t Van the man? Two: As noted by Driscoll and Mickey Kaus and doubtless dozens of others, so astonishing was the press blackout on this story that millions of people will wake up today, see the headline, and wonder, “Who the hell is Van Jones?” This isn’t as sexy a media-bias scandal as Rathergate or the silence on Edwards during the primary, but it’s significant. And three: To keep beating a dead horse, this never would have happened had Jones been forced to sit for a Senate confirmation because the White House never would have nominated him. They knew he was toxic and they knew Republicans would force the press to cover that fact at a hearing. That’s the whole point of having “czars” — to install people in positions of cabinet-level power without having to deal with the Senate’s pesky check-and-balance. It needs to change. Soon.


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Dear Glen Beck,

There is a tradition in aviation. When a pilot scores a victory in battle, they paint a symbol on his aircraft to mark his victory. Might I suggest a communist star or hammer & sickle logo for your microphone? You might post one for each czar you shoot down in flames.

Thank you!

Mangy Scot on September 6, 2009 at 7:43 PM

Hey Glenn,
Four more czars and we’ll be able to call you “Ace”…

Khun Joe on September 6, 2009 at 8:10 PM

Dear Glen Beck,

There is a tradition in aviation. When a pilot scores a victory in battle, they paint a symbol on his aircraft to mark his victory. Might I suggest a communist star or hammer & sickle logo for your microphone? You might post one for each czar you shoot down in flames.

Thank you!

Mangy Scot on September 6, 2009 at 7:43 PM

Hey Glenn,
Four more czars and we’ll be able to call you “Ace”…

Khun Joe on September 6, 2009 at 8:10 PM

Outstanding!

Jeff from WI on September 6, 2009 at 8:14 PM

I don’t know if it was already posted, but apparently Olbermann has declared war against Glenn Beck, Stu Burguiere, and Roger Ailes

mizflame98 on September 6, 2009 at 8:14 PM

I don’t know if it was already posted, but apparently Olbermann has declared war against Glenn Beck, Stu Burguiere, and Roger Ailes

mizflame98 on September 6, 2009 at 8:14 PM

It’s scary, Olbermann & all eight of his fans that tune in are really after Beck.

Jeff from WI on September 6, 2009 at 8:17 PM

Khun Joe on September 6, 2009 at 8:10 PM

Excellent.

Ted Torgerson on September 6, 2009 at 8:19 PM

So Van Jones has resigned. Does that mean the President and Mr. Jones will no longer be speaking? Does it mean they don’t share the same vision of America? Of course not.

I’d rather Mr. Jones be out of the White House than in it, but his resignation doesn’t change the direction of this administration at all.

hawksruleva on September 6, 2009 at 8:19 PM

Anyone catch the question from Stephen Hayes on the Fox show? He said he’d love to see Van Jones’s questionairre. One of the questions deals specifically with associations or statements that would embarrass the administration.

Which made me wonder – would they find Jones’s position on 9/11 embarrassing? or his support of Communism?

hawksruleva on September 6, 2009 at 8:22 PM

The clear majority of Americans don’t like commie czars. Hell, Americans don’t like the word czars. Good bye and good riddance Van Jones!

MCGIRV on September 6, 2009 at 8:24 PM

Anyone catch the question from Stephen Hayes on the Fox show? He said he’d love to see Van Jones’s questionairre. One of the questions deals specifically with associations or statements that would embarrass the administration.

Which made me wonder – would they find Jones’s position on 9/11 embarrassing? or his support of Communism?

hawksruleva on September 6, 2009 at 8:22 PM

#1 question for ANYONE working in the White House.

Are you now or have ever been a COMMUNIST?

Jeff from WI on September 6, 2009 at 8:30 PM

Obama, Axelrod, Emanual, Jarrett, etc. are all cowards. Rather than coming out openly and agreeing with Van Jones and his comments (because we know that they all do agree with him and his comments) instead, they feign insult, cry that Van Jones is the victim of a right-wing smear campaign (their favorite MO), then throw him under the Obama bus (getting pretty crowded under that bus, dontcha think?)

I think these uber weanies should grow a pair and say to the MSM, Fox News, Glenn Beck, and anyone else “Yeah, we agree wholeheartedly with everything Van Jones said…so what??? And no we are not accepting his resignation.” Instead, we get the mealy-mouthed Obama spokesperson Gibbs singing the Obama under-the-bus song. Pathetic.

AceR on September 6, 2009 at 8:36 PM

I need to confirm something.

Did Van Jones was thrown under an hybrid bus ?

Antagonist on September 6, 2009 at 8:36 PM

Van Jones resigns? Van Jones resigns? Van Jones resigns and paints the White House AGAIN as a collection of utter boobs for failing to properly vet him.

One wonders why Van Jones hates Barack Obama so much, since he said all of those bad things in the past that now make Obama look bad. You wonder why Jones has it out for Obama.

I also wonder if Obama has something against black guys, because why is he making this guy, who looks like him, quit when alls that he wants is a j-o-b. Is Obama a self loathing racist? Did Jones walk around with bling and his drawers hanging out? When are they going to stop all this black on black stuff up there, can’t they just get along?

ted c on September 6, 2009 at 8:40 PM

I need to confirm something.

Did Van Jones was thrown under an hybrid bus ?

Antagonist on September 6, 2009 at 8:36 PM

LOL..he starts his own new “green job”. Staying home unemployed.

Jeff from WI on September 6, 2009 at 8:41 PM

Dear Glen Beck,

There is a tradition in aviation. When a pilot scores a victory in battle, they paint a symbol on his aircraft to mark his victory. Might I suggest a communist star or hammer & sickle logo for your microphone? You might post one for each czar you shoot down in flames.

Thank you!

+1
great tip

ted c on September 6, 2009 at 8:42 PM

LOL..he starts his own new “green job”. Staying home unemployed.

Jeff from WI on September 6, 2009 at 8:41 PM

maybe he can be funemployed, like the MSM is saying is “in vogue” these days… More time to spend with his marxist readings and building up more angst or rage or whatever other dysfunctional things those guys do.

ted c on September 6, 2009 at 8:43 PM

maybe he can be funemployed, like the MSM is saying is “in vogue” these days… More time to spend with his marxist readings and building up more angst or rage or whatever other dysfunctional things those guys do.

ted c on September 6, 2009 at 8:43 PM

good point

Jeff from WI on September 6, 2009 at 8:45 PM

Valerie Jarrett recruited Van Jones “INTO THE WHITE HOUSE”

Jump to 7:41. Thats where Valerie Van Jones tells the world how wonderfully awesome her soul mate Van Jones is.

Isn’t that special?

Geochelone on September 6, 2009 at 8:47 PM

If you thought he was radical before . . .

keep the change on September 6, 2009 at 8:48 PM

Barack Obama has created or saved minus one job so far. And it was a green job, not a con job or nothing like that.

Geochelone on September 6, 2009 at 8:48 PM

He said to judge him by his appointments….

And all of us heah at HotAir said…aaaahhrrriggght.

cya Van — POS

ted c on September 6, 2009 at 8:49 PM

So this is proof positive that this green jobs thing is just a scam. Just a jobs program for Obamahomies to suck off the national teat and pay dudes to change light bulbs to CFLs and crap like that. So Obama has already been bragging that he created Van Jones job, now he’s lost it. So, is he at 0 or -1?

ted c on September 6, 2009 at 8:50 PM

Geochelone on September 6, 2009 at 8:47 PM

Valerie needs to be called to the carpet on this one…

cmsinaz on September 6, 2009 at 8:51 PM

Valerie needs to be called to the rolled up in a carpet on this one…

cmsinaz on September 6, 2009 at 8:51 PM

FIFY

Mangy Scot on September 6, 2009 at 8:56 PM

FIFY

Mangy Scot on September 6, 2009 at 8:56 PM

She better stay away from Fort Marcy Park.

Geochelone on September 6, 2009 at 8:58 PM

Just adding my late 2 cents.

When conservatives use facts (and video) to oust someone, it is a smear campaign. When liberals use distortions and lies to try to oust someone, all is silent in the press. No wonder Obama got elected.

Thank you America for speaking up and beginning to take your country back!! It is about fargin time!!! Next time dont wait so long otherwise it might be too late. It still could be too late.

El Guapo on September 6, 2009 at 9:00 PM

FIFY

Mangy Scot on September 6, 2009 at 8:56 PM

:-)

cmsinaz on September 6, 2009 at 9:03 PM

How about someone goes after that corruptocrat Charles Rangel.

Hey how about a Tea Party Revolution:
No-One pays any taxes or even files until Rangel does the perp walk complete with orange jumpsuit.
If Scooter Libby can do time for nothin Rangel should be doin hard time in San Quentin.

Time to hold Congress critters and Senate Scum to the laws they make and we have to live by!

dhunter on September 6, 2009 at 9:07 PM

Keith Olbermoron is desperately pleading with the Daily Kos dopes to send him any info on Glenn Beck that they can. Is this really the best use of an MSNBC “star’s” time?

Speedwagon82 on September 6, 2009 at 2:39 PM

You mean something other than what Glenn Beck has freely admitted to, owned up to, and/or painfully confessed to on radio and/or tv already?

Good luck Olberdorfer.

Glenn Beck is an open book, schmuck.

David2.0 on September 6, 2009 at 9:11 PM

Good luck Olberdorfer.

I guess if the MSNBC toolkit can use their knobgobblers to play defense for The One (termer), then it is prudent for our side to use guys like Glen Beck for offensive purposes.

Glen Beck is the equivalent of a Delta door kicker…

Olberman: meww

ted c on September 6, 2009 at 9:24 PM

Glenn Beck is an open book, schmuck.

David2.0

I love it! You know darn well they are digging deep. Something will turn up when he had a paper route when he was 12 or something. Just watch. Or they will target his family as usualy (and is also easier for them).

El Guapo on September 6, 2009 at 9:25 PM

Glenn Beck is an open book, schmuck.

David2.0 on September 6, 2009 at 9:11 PM

Yes, Glenn owns his stuff – the good, bad and ugly. Personal responsibility is something the lefties can’t fathom.

Mangy Scot on September 6, 2009 at 9:26 PM

MeEEEEE, Me and Mr. Jones, Mr. Jones, Mr.Jones, Mr. Jones
You had a thing, going on

NumberTwo on September 6, 2009 at 9:30 PM

Has Van Jones claimed racial profiling yet?

The only way to really resolve this is to have some beers at the White House. Is that picnic table still available?

Obama, Jones , Beck and of course somebody that nobody messes with.

I bet after that beer date, Van and Glenn would plan some lunches and work this whole thing out.

Then again, maybe not.

4thQTR on September 6, 2009 at 9:31 PM

This is the beginning of a very fun process. Tear down the Czars.

THE CHOSEN ONE on September 6, 2009 at 9:48 PM

This is the beginning of a very fun process. Tear down the Czars.

THE CHOSEN ONE

Or the beginning of the Obama Admin pulling a Chavez and cracking down on criticizing media thru any law possible(even new ones). Keep a sharp eye out.

El Guapo on September 6, 2009 at 9:55 PM

“They are using lies and distortions to distract and divide.”

Did anyone in the Obama administration ever prove that “white people are sending their pollution into communities of color people”? Or was Van Jones just spreading his lies and distortions to distract and divide?

TN Mom on September 6, 2009 at 9:57 PM

This is the beginning of a very fun process. Tear down the Czars.

THE CHOSEN ONE on September 6, 2009 at 9:48 PM

How about pin the tail on the CZAR?

Wack a CZAR?

Hide and seek with CZARS?

Dancin with the CZARS?

CZAR Light, CZAR bright
I wish I may, I wish I might
Dish upon a CZAR tonight?

The ALL CZAR game?

CZAR Trek?

dhunter on September 6, 2009 at 10:01 PM

Ding-dong, one of the witches is dead…

Lourdes on September 6, 2009 at 10:06 PM

“They are using lies and distortions to distract and divide.”


No, Obama-Admin/Van Jones/Democrats, WE are using your (actual) words and deeds to identify and oppose.

Lourdes on September 6, 2009 at 10:07 PM

Glenn Beck is an open book, schmuck.

David2.0 on September 6, 2009 at 9:11 PM

Awww, David, your advertisers’-ban on Beck backfired.

Lourdes on September 6, 2009 at 10:09 PM

Anyone catch the question from Stephen Hayes on the Fox show? He said he’d love to see Van Jones’s questionairre. One of the questions deals specifically with associations or statements that would embarrass the administration.

Which made me wonder – would they find Jones’s position on 9/11 embarrassing? or his support of Communism?

hawksruleva on September 6, 2009 at 8:22 PM

The obvious assumption, then, is that Barack Obama did not find anything about Van Jones “embarrassing” to his administration. That means, Obama’s just fine with the outrageous mental illness as manifested by Van Jones.

Lourdes on September 6, 2009 at 10:12 PM

There are some sickos out there. Keep reading to find the sick rumor about Beck that is starting up now.

mizflame98 on September 6, 2009 at 10:17 PM

One goes, one comes.

Obama appoints a “Manufacturing Czar” via Tapper @ ABC

A little background on Mr. Ron Bloom. He fits the Obama profile perfectly as you can see in this WSJ article from November when he was appointed to Timmy Geithner for lessons in TurboTax, or something.


Who Is Ron Bloom?

Ron Bloom, whom the Treasury Department is expected to bring in as a senior adviser to help handle the U.S. auto industry’s restructuring, is a special assistant to the president of United Steelworkers union and a former investment banker.
[Ron Bloom]
Ron Bloom

Mr. Bloom’s negotiating skills may play a key role in shaping the Obama administration’s policies toward the auto industry. It was reported Sunday that the administration won’t name a single “car czar” to help oversee the restructuring process as originally planned. Instead, President Barack Obama will support a new inter-agency task force to deal with the issue, according to senior administration officials. And Mr. Bloom, in his early fifties, is among the players in the administration’s new strategy.

Mr. Bloom attended Harvard Business School, where he gravitated to populist business cases and was keenly interested in employee buyouts. After 10 years at investment banks, among them Lazard, he became special assistant to the USW president in 1996.

Both inside and outside the USW, Mr. Bloom is known as a financially savvy negotiator — with a tendency to spout profanities. In a 2007 article depicting Mr. Bloom’s role in the Wheeling-Pittsburgh Corp. takeover battle, The Wall Street Journal wrote some USW members thought Mr. Bloom is “too cozy with the moneymen.”

The USW helped block Brazilian steel giant CSN’s attempt to merge with Wheeling-Pitt by finding a more union-friendly bidder in Esmark — a Chicago upstart that got bought by Russia’s OAO Severstal in 2008. In the Wheeling-Pitt case, Mr. Bloom dealt with entrepreneurs who run Esmark as well as with Franklin Mutual Advisers LLC, a big mutual-fund firm that owned 70% of Esmark’s shares. In return for Esmark’s no-layoff promise, the USW agreed not to oppose its wish to import steel slabs to Wheeling-Pitt mills. The union customarily opposes such imports.

In that article, Mr. Bloom was quoted as saying that dealing with financial buyers of steel assets “is just business.” Indeed, he said, in contrast to traditional steel executives, who sometimes want unions “in their place,” talking to private-equity types is refreshing: “They don’t take cultural offense to anything. They just deal with power.

Emphasis mine.

MarkABinVA on September 6, 2009 at 10:30 PM

There are some sickos out there. Keep reading to find the sick rumor about Beck that is starting up now.

mizflame98 on September 6, 2009 at 10:17 PM

Too late. That Joker-image is permanently applied at this hour to the face of Barack Obama.

Trying to reinvent the wheel, that’s all the Left is doing: means they’re desperate.

Lourdes on September 6, 2009 at 10:30 PM

November=February

MarkABinVA on September 6, 2009 at 10:32 PM

Mr. Bloom attended Harvard Business School, where he gravitated to populist business cases and was keenly interested in employee buyouts. After 10 years at investment banks, among them Lazard, he became special assistant to the USW president in 1996.

I THINK IT’S WAY PAST THE TIME WHEN THESE ONGOING “graduates of Harvard/Yale Law (and other schools at both Universities)” be highly scrutinized before being appointed to ANYthing in government.

The two universities — graduate level at least — do seem to be churning out exceptionally fringe or radicalized minds, not people who are applying intelligence sensibly, but destructively. It’s like the two universities have become a hive for breeding crazy people.

Lourdes on September 6, 2009 at 10:33 PM

Anyone else have a subscription to Glenn Beck Insider? The site seems to be very slow either due to traffic or attacks.

bucsox79 on September 6, 2009 at 10:39 PM

According to the Politico:

“The departure – nominally the choice of a still-defiant Jones, who said he feared distracting from important business – confirmed Obama’s choice of pragmatism over confrontation and a belief that controversies sometimes are better solved by capitulation, a view that infuriates Obama’s allies on the left.

No kidding!

Antagonist on September 6, 2009 at 10:51 PM

Next?

And Politico (trying to play the expectations game) is saying there’s more coming from the Right firing squads.

If there was nothing but “smears” against Van Jones then Bootlickers in the Media what does that say about your man Obama that he threw Jones under the bus for nothing but “smears”?

HMMMMM, Bootlickers want to bring that up?

mmmmm, thought not.

PappyD61 on September 6, 2009 at 11:16 PM

The wheels on the bus go round and round….

t.ferg on September 6, 2009 at 11:19 PM

No kidding!

Antagonist on September 6, 2009 at 10:51 PM

So, he’s a giant wuss to both the left AND the right?

I can’t believe this from a man that often voted “present”.

MarkABinVA on September 6, 2009 at 11:27 PM

The wheels on the bus hoopdie go

round and round

…bumpity bump.

t.ferg on September 6, 2009 at 11:19 PM

FIFY

ted c on September 6, 2009 at 11:29 PM

Bump bump bump
Another one under the bus
Bump bump bump
Another one under the bus
And another one thrown, and another one thrown
Another one under the bus
Hey, you’ll be there before he’s through
Another one under the bus

/Queen

- The Cat

MirCat on September 6, 2009 at 11:41 PM

AMF. Which marxist czar is next?

jwp1964 on September 6, 2009 at 11:50 PM

So, do we get any cash for turning in this clunker?

TechieNotTrekkie on September 6, 2009 at 11:58 PM

One of the commenters under Olbys piece wrote the following:

” I’m not one to sound evil but I can see where (0+ / 1-)

Hidden by:
Troutfishing

this is going. Somebody needs to do something with this dude before someone fucks him off. He’s crossed the line, and I being serious here folks. There are some people out there that don’t buy into passive resistance anymore. They took that crap for the last 8 years, but it won’t fly now.
I’m not going to do anything to the dude, but lord knows somebody out there with terminal cancer that only has a few months to live will. What are they going to do? Lock em’ up for 3 months and provide em’ with state of the art health care?”

Have any of you read some of those comments? These loons just dont get it. They are crazy. I dont like Obama or his policies but I certainly dont wish death upon him. Reading through those Daily KOs comments, you can tell nothing would please them more than the destruction of a talk radio/tv guy. And many of them would be more than happy for his death.
What Kieth Olbermann did today with his post was irresponsible. If someone cant see the difference between what Glenn Beck is doing and what these loons are now doing to Glenn, then that person needs help.

bucsox79 on September 7, 2009 at 12:25 AM

Need some help. Can someone clear this up for me. It was pointed out to me when I said to someone that no one has had this many czars before, that Bush had more.
From Wikipedia LINK

President’s name In office Job Appointees
Czars

Franklin Roosevelt 1933-1945 10 15
Harry Truman 1945-1953 6 6
Dwight Eisenhower 1953-1961 1 1
John F. Kennedy 1961-1963 1 1
Lyndon B. Johnson 1963-1969 2 2
Richard Nixon 1969-1974 2 3
Gerald Ford 1974-1977 2 3
Jimmy Carter 1977-1981 2 3
Ronald Reagan 1981-1989 1 1
George H. W. Bush 1989-1993 2 3
Bill Clinton 1993-2001 7 9
George W. Bush 2001-2009 36 46
Barack Obama 2009 32 34

bucsox79 on September 7, 2009 at 12:30 AM

POTUS————————– ——Czars———-Appointees
Franklin Roosevelt ——————–10 ———15
Harry Truman—————– ———-6———– 6
Dwight Eisenhower ——————–1 ———–1
John F. Kennedy ————————-1 ————1
Lyndon B. Johnson ———————2 ————2
Richard Nixon —————————2 ————3
Gerald Ford ——————————2 ————3
Jimmy Carter —————————–2 ————3
Ronald Reagan ————————–1 ————-1
George H. W. Bush ———————2 ————-3
Bill Clinton ——————————–7————- 9
George W. Bush ————————36 ———–46
Barack Obama ————————-32 ———–34

Sorry, couldnt make it straight and neat

bucsox79 on September 7, 2009 at 12:45 AM

Hey how about a Tea Party Revolution:
No-One pays any taxes or even files until

you fill in the blank for yourself…Some are thinking seriously along these lines. When the likes of Charlie Rangel can bribe fellow congressmen with impunity, something HAS to be done.

indypat on September 7, 2009 at 12:47 AM

Someone said this during zero’s campaign and it still brings a chuckle….

“the wheels on the bus go ‘thump thump thump’”

Maybe the bus will hit a bump and obama will get tossed under his own bus…it’s a thought…

Spiritk9 on September 7, 2009 at 1:26 AM

bucsox79 on September 7, 2009 at 12:45 AM

Bush had 4 czars.

Your so-called “source” considers someone a czar based on “only one reference from a journalist or headline editor” appearing anywhere in a “reliable source.”

Wikipedia? Seriously?

Ronnie on September 7, 2009 at 1:45 AM

I just love how it probably took “Van aka Anthony Kepal 4 years to pass the bar in California, and he has been suspended by the California Bar for failing to pay his dues. Seriously, resign or go inactive.

JackofNoTrades on September 7, 2009 at 1:54 AM

CORRECTION (sorry, David2.0):

Glenn Beck is an open book, schmuck.

David2.0 on September 6, 2009 at 9:11 PM

Awww, David, your advertisers’-ban on Beck backfired.

Lourdes on September 6, 2009 at 10:09 PM

CORRECTION TO READ:

Awwww, THE advertisers’-ban on Beck backfired.

Lourdes on September 7, 2009 at 2:54 AM

VJayJay is a wuss. A quitter. If he really believed in his cause, why not stay and fight.

Been a good couple of weeks. First Ted Kennedy and now VJayJay.

Good riddance to both.

davidk on September 7, 2009 at 3:29 AM

Here’s the “compassionate” left’s new counter-argument:

“Is it true Glenn Beck raped and murdered a little girl?”

http://ace.mu.nu/archives/291917.php

Django on September 7, 2009 at 3:41 AM

I wonder what the chances are that a suit could be filed contesting the Constitutionality of the czars and the results would force their removal. It would have to go right to the SCOTUS to be effective.

{^_^}

herself on September 7, 2009 at 6:24 AM

Sorry, I just read the article at Politico and was wondering if anyone caught this

Jones’ admission that he signed a petition implying a government role in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks — a document circulated by right-wing bloggers — was the final, inflammatory straw for the White House.

How can anyone call the Truthers’ movement or their petitions “right-wing”…? That’s got to be a typo, right…? Please tell me that it’s not someone trying to deceive.

Rugged Individual on September 7, 2009 at 6:32 AM

I’ve been reading some articles on it in the LAT, UK Telegraph, etc. and am stunned. I’ve never seen such obvious sanitizing/misinformation about why he was canned/resigned. “Because he called the Republicans a-holes”??? Seriously??? No one can see through that and realize it was a whole ream of stuff?

The story IS the media’s disengagement. I’ve always known it was there, and this is one of the first times I’ve seen such a concerted effort. Unbelievable.

hoosiermama on September 7, 2009 at 7:54 AM

Jeff from WI on September 6, 2009 at 8:17 PM

Eight? I thought the number was smaller….

becki51758 on September 7, 2009 at 8:39 AM

I think we should send all the information for the questionable czar people to Obie’s email he references. The statements and videos, in their own, like Jones. You know, help him do the research. Otherwise, he won’t receive any email with dirt on Beck that Beck hasn’t owned up to.
http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2009/9/6/777880/-Send-Me-Everything-You-Can-Find-About-Glenn-Beck

Parade on September 7, 2009 at 8:43 AM

oops!
The statements and videos, in their own words, like Jones.

Parade on September 7, 2009 at 8:48 AM

Django on September 7, 2009 at 3:41 AM

This has been going now for at least a week, well before the “get Beck” outrage fomented by the wussies (e.g., obie) who can’t handle the truth. But expect it to come to the forfront by koskids et. al.

They have to manufacture slander. All we have to do is expose the truth.

davidk on September 7, 2009 at 8:56 AM

Some things require no comment:

http://www.thenoseonyourface.com/conservative-satire/van-jones-motivational-poster/

heh.

Lockstein13 on September 7, 2009 at 8:59 AM

Jeff from WI on September 6, 2009 at 8:17 PM

Eight? I thought the number was smaller….

becki51758 on September 7, 2009 at 8:39 AM

LOL…you’re right, he’s down to seven. That guy in the back corner is dead.

Jeff from WI on September 7, 2009 at 9:00 AM

Glenn Beck is an open book, schmuck.

David2.0 on September 6, 2009 at 9:11 PM

Yes, he is an open book. Unlike the slimeballs who go to extremes to cover their pasts.

The birth cert. thing is just a convenient way for PrecedentMackDaddy’s lemmings to draw attention from MackDaddy’s spending of hundreds of thousands of dollars to hide his past.

Open MackDaddy’s past. Bet it will make VJayJay look like choirboy

Want to know something about Beck? Just ask. He won’t duck and cover. Say what you will, Glenn Beck is not a wuss and won’t quit fighting for that in which he believes, and FoxNews will not throw him under the bus.

davidk on September 7, 2009 at 9:05 AM

Parade on September 7, 2009 at 8:43 AM

Olbermann’s officially off his rocker. If he wants to play that way, we can give Levin a call to get those chicks he knows who can describe Olbermann’s putrid anatomy very intimately since the nightmare night they spent with him. Yup, equipped with fire-heated metal hooks and one very very unfortunate rodent who’s apparently still lodged securely somewhere dark and unforgiving.

RepubChica on September 7, 2009 at 9:08 AM

About this Van Jones thing…

Turned on the TV this morning to catch some weather, news etc. with my breakfast and happened to catch Mike Allen of Politico on GMA.

Allen was talking about the Jones issue, and said- with a straight face- that he had not heard of Jones previously, and that he may not have been vetted that well because he was a “low level” appointment. He indicated that more senior appointments were vetted more closely.

Hello!!!????!!

Do the names “Geithner” or “Sotomayor” ring a bell, Mikey?

cs89 on September 7, 2009 at 9:15 AM

Beck did a great job on this!

camtheman7 on September 7, 2009 at 9:19 AM

Be still my beating heart! The LA Times, via Peter Wallsten, have done a story on Jones. It seems pretty factual and not a white wash job.

OH.MY.GOSH! “White wash”…..does that make me a raaaaacissssssst?!

csdeven on September 7, 2009 at 9:38 AM

I thought I read that Olby will be putting out a special email address for this. I think we need to do our part and “help” these guys out. Maybe send them info on the other czars, like someone mentioned above. And perhaps maybe send him the dirt on himself, im sure there is plenty out there.

I think adding that email to some spam lists too wouldnt hurt.

bucsox79 on September 7, 2009 at 9:40 AM

I wonder what the chances are that a suit could be filed contesting the Constitutionality of the czars and the results would force their removal. It would have to go right to the SCOTUS to be effective.
{^_^}
herself on September 7, 2009

I don’t think SCOTUS wants to touch anything related to Barack (too black to fail) Obama. They will probably determine that the only person to have standing to bring suit is Obama himself.

SKYFOX on September 7, 2009 at 9:55 AM

It’s hard to know whether to laugh or cry when even an old lady like myself has figured out that the internet is going to trump other media(until something more instantaneously world wide comes along)and the print, TV and radio media have still not noticed. Or worse…are in terrible denial.

jeanie on September 7, 2009 at 9:57 AM

Air America (6:30 AM PDT) is running a Best (Worst?) of Stephanie Miller. It is the show that aired right after Sarah Palin resigned.

Putting aside the nasty juvenile insults that make up the show, I find myself amazed that Air America is comparing Palin with Jones by implication.

I cannot figure out how anybody could listen to this crap. Maybe that explains their ratings.

platypus on September 7, 2009 at 10:00 AM

Would love to hear Valerie Jarrett’s comments on this and for that matter Obama’s.

SmallGovtGuy on September 7, 2009 at 10:27 AM

I look forward to the laughable attempt by sloberman to try and smear Beck. He is going to need some extra absorbent man diapers to keep his wetting himself problem under control and ruining another studio.

jistincase on September 7, 2009 at 10:42 AM

The American people stood up and demanded answers. Instead of providing them, the Administration had Jones resign under cover of darkness. I continue to be amazed by the power of everyday Americans to initiate change in our government through honest questioning, and judging by the other radicals in the administration, I expect that questioning to continue for the foreseeable future.

While it may seem like a complete rout, Jones going under the bus is, at best, only a partial victory.

As Beck points out, this Midnight Saturday on a holiday weekend thing, shows this administration’s utter contempt for the American people. 0bama has no intention of answering to us, or even of admitting fault in the slightest degree. The sad fact is, our “elite” universities spew out all too many communist race-baiters as bad or worse than Van Jones, he is easily replaceable. 0bama would throw a hundred Jones under the bus rather than allow a speck of tarnish on his image.

Folks want to move onto the next czar to “target”, in my opinion the Van Jones episode is still ongoing. Until 0bama and his administration is brought to book on hiring him in the first place, the “resignation” is only a distraction, a diversion from digging deeper.

Keep digging, the Van Jones vein is not played out, there is a bigger jackpot deeper in.

Rebar on September 7, 2009 at 11:06 AM

the Senate’s pesky check-and-balance

That would be the Senate’s pesky “advice and consent.” The bicameral legislature, the division of the Congress into House and Senate, formerly with different modes of election, is what’s often said to provide “checks and balances.” And the division of the American government into legislative, executive, and judicial branches is “the separation of powers.”

Kralizec on September 7, 2009 at 11:31 AM

1 Czar down 30 some to go.
Glen should put a red star or a pic of one of the actual Russian Czars with the circle and slash thru it for each one we take down on his show ( to really piss off the lefties)

ic1redeye on September 7, 2009 at 11:42 AM

I don’t know if it was already posted, but apparently Olbermann has declared war against Glenn Beck, Stu Burguiere, and Roger Ailes

mizflame98 on September 6, 2009 at 8:14 PM

You know, you just can’t fix stupid so we need to help KO…

We need to do our part here and forward KO every piece of junk mail that comes our way because Glenn Beck just possibly might be behind the big “junk mail conspiracy” and KO will need every scrap of evidence there is to prove it.

Publishing KO’s snitch email address on Usenet might be a big help.

This is possibly the most stupid person to ever host a television show.

trapeze on September 7, 2009 at 11:44 AM

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