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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“How’s that Capatilism working out for you…?”

Seven Percent Solution on September 6, 2009 at 11:27 AM

In court it used to be the rule of best evidence? Can you take the fifth on your own videos? This is like a drunk on three car cams saying he was just wobbly and the cameras/cops are racists. This is what you get from yale law? Good pick of top students there,I know one VERY bright young Lady who went up to look at New Haven ,turned em down and asked to be taught how to shoot. Message in there someplace.

Col.John Wm. Reed on September 6, 2009 at 11:27 AM

oh and with regards to Charles and the M$M’s desire to try to play the race card….

it is a weapon that experiences diminishing returns as a psychological battering ram with each use, and frankly we have Chairman soetoro hitting the launch button like a rat on crystal meth hits the cheetos lever…..

being called “racist” for simply wanting the Constitution enforced on racial discrimination hurts about as much as an orgasm after the first ten accusations….

I actually look forward to it these days.

sven10077 on September 6, 2009 at 1:39 AM

sven10077 on September 6, 2009 at 11:27 AM

People with Obama bumper stickers might as well have “Jonesing for a Communist America” stamped across their foreheads.

beatcanvas on September 6, 2009 at 11:28 AM

I thought bussing was ended.

Oh well.

Shivas Irons on September 6, 2009 at 11:28 AM

‘I won. I will trump you on that.’ Glenn Beck..

the_nile on September 6, 2009 at 11:28 AM

Can’t I Just Finish My Waffle has the Obama Bus Driver and it’s official Van Jones resigns.

Dr Evil on September 6, 2009 at 11:28 AM

I like Mark Levin, but he is wrong criticizing Beck for his expose of Obama’s czars. There are many ways of attacking a problem. Levin believes in a frontal assault directly against Obama while Beck favors a “draining the swamp” approach that Mao advocated. Neither is wrong. Levin has to begin to realize that there is more than one way to skin a cat.

technopeasant on September 6, 2009 at 11:28 AM

It’s funny, Ostalin’s past is even worse than Van’s and yet Van’s gone and Ostalin is still there. This is one meme that deserves to replicate. Why can’t we force Barry to resign based on the same outrage that cashed Van’s chips?

Sharke on September 6, 2009 at 11:28 AM

I must confess to being completely wrong on this issue.

I thought The President,with the courage of his convictions and his strength of character and judgment, would defend his choice for the talented Van Jone. Since he was someone similar to The Obama himself, community organizer, fighter for civil rights, defender of the less privileged, environmentally aware, that The Obama keep his man in place and fight off the unwarranted lies and distortions from the extremist right wing kook fringe of the Republican party.

This does not bode well for The Obama’s health care reforms. If the extremists right can block a minor administration functionary, will those same right wing extremists now be able to derail this historic opportunity to restructure the way health care is administered in the United States?

This is truly a sad day for the Republic, a return to the House Un-American Activities witch hunts from so long ago.

Skandia Recluse on September 6, 2009 at 11:28 AM

aaah, isn’t that noble? Jones took one for the Fibber. Wonder if anyone cares to look into what party BO belonged to before he signed on as a (D) ?

itsacookbook on September 6, 2009 at 11:29 AM

Van Jones is evidently classless.

Judge Obama by the company he keeps.

CWforFreedom on September 6, 2009 at 11:29 AM

I bet on before his signature hit the resignation letter, it hit the check book containing $30 billion and wrote a sweet check to an organization or two that will soon be where he lands. And those organizations will be to promote the message that all those who oppose The Won are racists. I suspect that Mr. Jones is going to become quite the media darling.

Cindy Munford on September 6, 2009 at 11:17 AM

Bingo.

petefrt on September 6, 2009 at 11:29 AM

Lets go for this crop while we are cleaning house?
Pelosi Loathe to Punish Rangel

Col.John Wm. Reed on September 6, 2009 at 11:29 AM

Who needs the likes of the NY Times since they invented toilet paper anywhat?

bluegrass on September 6, 2009 at 11:24 AM

You wrap fish in toilet paper .. exactly.

the_nile on September 6, 2009 at 11:30 AM

34 Czars and counting. . . . . “The biggest problems that we’re facing right now have to do with George Bush trying to bring more and more power into the executive branch and not go through Congress at all. And that’s what I intend to reverse when I’m president of the United States.”
Sen. Barack Obama, March 31, 2008

Exit question: How long before Van Jones is appointed special envoy to Venezuela?

Bob in VA on September 6, 2009 at 11:30 AM

I like Mark Levin, but he is wrong criticizing Beck for his expose of Obama’s czars. There are many ways of attacking a problem. Levin believes in a frontal assault directly against Obama while Beck favors a “draining the swamp” approach that Mao advocated. Neither is wrong. Levin has to begin to realize that there is more than one way to skin a cat.

technopeasant on September 6, 2009 at 11:28 AM

Levin wants to attack the enemy on their strength….the M$M has a thick wall of silence whenever something can really harm Ogabe so does it make more sense to beat your head against that wall or go around the wall and use it for your own purposes to discredit the M$M?

“change”

The way Beck is attacking will undermine the effectiveness of the Media’s silence chamber.

sven10077 on September 6, 2009 at 11:30 AM

Remember rule #101 in the lib playbook:

Playing videos of quotes = “vicious smear campaign”
Going after underage kids = “she asked for it”

LibTired on September 6, 2009 at 11:31 AM

I am so sick and tired of the GOP, they are so wimpy so lame, they don’t know how to fight. Glenn Beck and others are right, we need a page out of the lib book on fighting but not lying. The GOP has had a WHOLE month to come up with ONE simple plan on health care and show it to people, not they are allowing Obama to bamboozle the American people with lies about his own plan. The GOP is for the most part silent on Van Jones commie racist and needs to be loud, force the media to listen, plan a news conference, whatever. USE LIB TACTICS, it worked very well for them when Bush was in power and the GOP just twiddled their thumbs.

immigrantchick on September 6, 2009 at 11:31 AM

Exit question: How long before Van Jones is appointed special envoy to Venezuela?

Bob in VA on September 6, 2009 at 11:30 AM

Zimbabwe.

the_nile on September 6, 2009 at 11:32 AM

This is truly a sad day for the Republic, a return to the House Un-American Activities witch hunts from so long ago.

Skandia Recluse on September 6, 2009 at 11:28 AM

Van Jones wasn’t a witch, just a commie. This is truly a great day for America, we’ve popped one Marxist zit on a face full of acne. We’re on our way.

Sharke on September 6, 2009 at 11:32 AM

Is there any way to definitively check that Van Jones won’t be depositing a fat tax-payer subsidized White House check into his personal bank account after this?

RepubChica on September 6, 2009 at 11:33 AM

Left Going Forward says they don’t miss him but what about those tea baggers in cincy

tomas on September 6, 2009 at 11:33 AM

It’s funny, Ostalin’s past is even worse than Van’s and yet Van’s gone and Ostalin is still there. This is one meme that deserves to replicate. Why can’t we force Barry to resign based on the same outrage that cashed Van’s chips?

Sharke on September 6, 2009 at 11:28 AM

there is a big barrier of willful blindness going on…

people will not allow themselves(yet) to believe the truth about Obama….

you’re talking about American Idol nation in the wake of 9/11 making reality TV more important than the news.

sven10077 on September 6, 2009 at 11:33 AM

Van Jones was an aide to Arianna Huffington during her gubernatorial attempt in 2003. Needless to say I was scrubbed on her site when I attempted to share that with her fellow Communists posting comments there. What was I thinking, HuffPost is the American Pravda…

I saw that too. These kooks are all connected.

pearson on September 6, 2009 at 11:34 AM

Levin has to begin to realize that there is more than one way to skin a cat.

technopeasant on September 6, 2009 at 11:28 AM

There might be some small amount of jealousy involved. All of us are susceptible to it from time to time.

a capella on September 6, 2009 at 11:34 AM

Come 2010 anyone who runs on a Progressive format for either party should be voted down. Just say no to George Soros funded shills.

Dr Evil on September 6, 2009 at 11:34 AM

Who hired him in the first place…?

Seven Percent Solution on September 6, 2009 at 11:34 AM

RIP Van Pinko

LibTired on September 6, 2009 at 11:35 AM

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.

Dude turned in his uniform and bolted in the middle of the night.

What a brave little commie thug.

fogw on September 6, 2009 at 11:35 AM

This is truly a sad day for the Republic, a return to the House Un-American Activities witch hunts from so long ago.

Skandia Recluse on September 6, 2009 at 11:28 AM

Considering that McCarthy was ultimately vindicated, I’m down.

jhffmn on September 6, 2009 at 11:36 AM

Mark Levin’s petty Beck bashing is becoming so annoying I’m on the verge of tuning Mark out. Mark has a fine intellect, but his petty cannibalism can become almost unbearable. (Yes, for what it’s worth, I email Mark about it too.) The times are far too dangerous for this kind of petty egotism.

petefrt on September 6, 2009 at 11:23 AM

Mark can only take so much of Beck plagarizing him, so I think his anger directed at Glenn Beck is justified. Beck NEVER cites where he gets his material from, and Beck has even taken out material and quotes directly from Liberty and Tyranny, without a single citation of where he got it from. So I don’t blame Mark one bit.

And to Mark’s underlying point: Did that $30 Billion towards green jobs vanish when Van Jones did? Is Obama any less of a Marxist now that Van Jones is out of the administration? I agree with Mark, we need to focus on Obama. I’m glad Van Jones is gone, but I don’t want to get distracted from Obama and HIS agenda. If we toppled every single one of Obama’s controversial Czar’s, would that make Obama any less radical? Stay focused.

RtWingXtremist on September 6, 2009 at 11:37 AM

I bet on before his signature hit the resignation letter, it hit the check book containing $30 billion and wrote a sweet check to an organization or two that will soon be where he lands. And those organizations will be to promote the message that all those who oppose The Won are racists. I suspect that Mr. Jones is going to become quite the media darling.

Cindy Munford on September 6, 2009 at 11:17 AM
Bingo.

petefrt on September 6, 2009 at 11:29 AM

Agreed…Inquiring minds want to know…

jerrytbg on September 6, 2009 at 11:38 AM

These kooks are dangerous. We need to fight them now or suffer. I lived in a commie country, as a kid, and saw what the commies did. These people are so unhinged and violent and ready to take away rights when they don’t have full power, IMAGINE WHAT IT WILL BE LIKE IF THEY ACTUALLY DID HAVE FULL POWER. They MUST BE STOPPED NOW.

immigrantchick on September 6, 2009 at 11:38 AM

I have also pleaded with Mark Levin via email to stop the pettiness with Beck. I love to listen to Levin, but he has to get over this because he is ruining his appeal.

mobydutch on September 6, 2009 at 11:26 AM

Good, maybe if enough of us will email him, it’ll get his attention. He needs to understand that his petty egotism is damaging his/our cause. (Same for Savage, btw.)

petefrt on September 6, 2009 at 11:39 AM

Still giddy, even 20 minutes after first reading it!

What’s the going bet that Van Jones’ name won’t be mentioned in Obama’s address to both houses of Congress this week? I’m sure it won’t, if for no other reason than a whole bunch of people in that room would look at each other and say, “Van Jones? Who is he? He never had anything to do with our administration, did he?”

I’d love to find a real “leader” in the political class of the GOP (as opposed to the activist class) willing to be unrelenting on this point: the presence of czars is unconstitutional, un-American, and must be made into a campaign issue in 2010.

Go Glenn Beck!

johnny alpha on September 6, 2009 at 11:39 AM

This seems to be the passing of the torch from conventional reporting to the newly empowered citizen/blogger/investigative reporter. In the old days they would have made a movie of the lonely reporter investigating this story, getting threatened, having his editor refuse to publish until more facts were brought in, etc. Just like during Watergate.

Now we have an army of regular people coupled with Google search and the ability to publish instantly; besides, the MSM has already downsized the investigative reporter out of the building.

phillypolitics on September 6, 2009 at 11:39 AM

Time for an audit…!

Seven Percent Solution on September 6, 2009 at 11:40 AM

RtWingXtremist on September 6, 2009 at 11:37 AM

It’s called multitasking…

jerrytbg on September 6, 2009 at 11:40 AM

They MUST BE STOPPED NOW.

immigrantchick on September 6, 2009 at 11:38 AM

Agreed.

VegasRick on September 6, 2009 at 11:40 AM

“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.”

Liar. People found out the truth about your extremist and hateful ideology and since you cannot defend yourself in the light of truth, you QUIT.

pearson on September 6, 2009 at 11:40 AM

Czaranoya Van.

heshtesh on September 6, 2009 at 11:40 AM

that loon Holdren needs to go too b4 he tries to sterilize we women involuntarily, for peeps who dont think it can happen, IHS did it FOR YEARS, tubal ligations WITHOUT CONSENT

ginaswo on September 6, 2009 at 11:40 AM

Didn’t AP accuse Michelle Malkin of using some of their news? Mark Levin should be proud to get the word out without his name being hailed. I don’t hear Rush constantly attibuting his speech to every Tom, Dick, and Harry.

mobydutch on September 6, 2009 at 11:41 AM

I doubt even President Dennis Kucinich would have appointed a former Communist as his advisor. That was the first sign Obama made a bad choice.

Speedwagon82 on September 6, 2009 at 11:41 AM

immigrantchick on September 6, 2009 at 11:31 AM

I read somewhere that the senior GOP Beltway types still believe recent deterioration in support were due to the financial crisis during the campaign and dubya’s unpopularity. They still don’t think their leadership was responsible. I don’t see that changing till the stable is cleaned and am afraid any gains made in 2010 will be interpeted by them as reaffirmation of faith in their way of doing things. Blech!

a capella on September 6, 2009 at 11:42 AM

On a side note – remember how recently it was that lib trolls were all over teh internetz telling everyone that consevatives were irrelevant and that they were in charge now? How quickly the tables turn!

Sharke on September 6, 2009 at 11:42 AM

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.

Who can make it stop, though. Won’t he just replace him with another?

scalleywag on September 6, 2009 at 11:42 AM

recent deterioration in support were due

were s/b was

a capella on September 6, 2009 at 11:43 AM

I doubt even President Dennis Kucinich would have appointed a former Communist as his advisor. That was the first sign Obama THE STUPID VOTERS THAT VOTED FOR “0″ made a bad choice.

Speedwagon82 on September 6, 2009 at 11:41 AM

FTFY.

VegasRick on September 6, 2009 at 11:43 AM

Agreed…Inquiring minds want to know…

jerrytbg on September 6, 2009 at 11:38 AM

Well we better figure out a way to find out ourselves, because it’s a lead pipe cinch that the media that only has praise for Democrats in general and The Won specifically, will never think to look at the spreadsheet.

Cindy Munford on September 6, 2009 at 11:44 AM

The People, not the GOP “leaders”, led here and got rid of this “arsehole”. That is as it should be. We lead and they follow us. Let’s hope Van the Red is just the first of many until that day we can all join hands and sing that old spiritual, “Bye Bye Barry, Barry goodbye. . . “. Apologies to Frankie Valli and Scotland’s Bay City Rollers.

scullymj on September 6, 2009 at 11:44 AM

And who were those advertisers who bailed on Glenn Beck’s Fox program again?

yoda on September 6, 2009 at 11:45 AM

I loss my left nut. Couldnt be happier. I thought too, thaqt, suppoerted by the left wing medias lack of coverage, that they would be willing to take a risk here and just ignore the story till something bigger came along. Perhaps they are smarter than I thought. It seems our president has now for about the fourth time put himself in a no win situation. He lost on this. He is losing on health reform. He will probably lose on cap and trade. And Afghanistan is potentially a loss if not managed right. But they just gave the conservative blogosphere, and Mr Beck in particular, a huge victory, albeit, an easily justified one. Media is paying this down also.

CriticalUpdate on September 6, 2009 at 11:45 AM

aquaviva on September 6, 2009 at 11:42 AM

Great link!

VegasRick on September 6, 2009 at 11:46 AM

…a return to the House Un-American Activities witch hunts from so long ago.

Skandia Recluse on September 6, 2009 at 11:28 AM

Won’t happen… too many Communists in the House… nice thought though.

itsacookbook on September 6, 2009 at 11:46 AM

Na Na Na Hey Hey Goodbye

Wade on September 6, 2009 at 11:47 AM

I blame Obama’s Information Czar for not purging the Internet fast enough.

Dusty on September 6, 2009 at 11:48 AM

scalleywag at 11:42 AM

We can make it stop–in 2010. Take back the House; conduct investigations on ACORN to render them neutered and broke; and MAYBE field a real candidate in 2012 that can compete on a slightly more “fair” field.

johnny alpha on September 6, 2009 at 11:48 AM

Cindy,

ummm…FOI request perhaps…Anyone know how to do that?

jerrytbg on September 6, 2009 at 11:48 AM

RtWingXtremist on September 6, 2009 at 11:37 AM

Agreed, proper attribution is always important. But I think it’s also important to follow Reagan’s Eleventh Commnadment. It doesn’t mean we don’t complain about each other, but that we pursue the complaints in private if at all possible. Airing our dirty laundry in public (especially on radio/TV!) only weakens us while feeding our enemy.

petefrt on September 6, 2009 at 11:48 AM

When the lights come on, the cockroaches run. We need to keep shining the light on this bunch in the WH.

conservativegrandma on September 6, 2009 at 11:48 AM

It needs to change.

Hope it will.

Saltysam on September 6, 2009 at 11:49 AM

aquaviva on September 6, 2009 at 11:42 AM

Great link!

VegasRick on September 6, 2009 at 11:46 AM

Thanks, but credit goes to “Katy”. She posted it up last night here (about 2 am) in the Headlines thread.

aquaviva on September 6, 2009 at 11:49 AM

I was watching the sound of music last night, and when Baron VonTrapp (sp?) starts singing edellweis, he starts tearing up for his country being taken over by Hitler. I know a lot of Americans feel the same probably when they hear God Bless America or our anthem. I know I do. It is time to fight hard. I had, for a long time, given up, but now I feel that America still has a chance to come back even stronger after this test, but people need to be made aware of not just Obama’s evil, yes, evil plans but ALL people around him need to be exposed for their radicalism, including continuing the focus on Van Jones. This is not just about exposing bad policies, as apparently Mark Levin wants, this is about exposing bad people and people have a face, it is a lot easier to associate bad policies with bad people. A house of cards comes down when you take down the lower cards to expose the top cards they support.

immigrantchick on September 6, 2009 at 11:50 AM

The Obama keep his man in place and fight off the unwarranted lies and distortions from the extremist right wing kook fringe of the Republican party.

This does not bode well for The Obama’s health care reforms. If the extremists right can block a minor administration functionary, will those same right wing extremists now be able to derail this historic opportunity to restructure the way health care is administered in the United States?

This is truly a sad day for the Republic, a return to the House Un-American Activities witch hunts from so long ago.

Skandia Recluse on September 6, 2009 at 11:28 AM

How dare those crazy right-wingers show videos of him saying those things they used against him! After all, it’s not like he’s really a communist radical.

CC

CapedConservative on September 6, 2009 at 11:50 AM

And who were those advertisers who bailed on Glenn Beck’s Fox program again?

yoda on September 6, 2009 at 11:45 AM

CVS was one. I sent them an email saying I would no longer go to their pharmacies. They sent me back a nice little note saying “they stood by their decision” and that it was part of their company policy about respecting “integrity”.

Wonder when they’ll issue an apology.

fogw on September 6, 2009 at 11:51 AM

The administration needs to add “Google” to their vetting process.

Decider on September 6, 2009 at 11:51 AM

immigrantchick on September 6, 2009 at 11:50 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZFkZiwMLZ4

$1 says you can’t help but tear up.

VegasRick on September 6, 2009 at 11:53 AM

Mr. President – Please, no more racist fanatics to fill your illegal job posts. Thank you.

DL13 on September 6, 2009 at 11:53 AM

So was he asked to resign or is he the unselfish honorable character doing the right thing? /s I don’t think there’s an honorable character in this administration.

And OT, this administration wouldn’t get so much criticism from the right if they were successful in their endeavors. They just keep giving people reasons to object and protest and keep fueling their outrage with their ridiculous proposals. I’d be behind this president if I thought he was doing a good job.

scalleywag on September 6, 2009 at 11:53 AM

Bozo chose this guy BECAUSE of who and what he is. Bozo thinks the same exact way. Never forget, he spent twenty years at the feet of the racist, and conspiracy nut Jeremiah Wright.

Jones is a PERFECT ILLUSTRATION of the sort of person Bozo wants running our government: Communists, Racists, Radicals and Conspiracy whack jobs.

dogsoldier on September 6, 2009 at 11:54 AM

I also emailed CVS, and I got their crappy response about how we should respect others. Let them respect an avowed Commie. See where that gets um.

mobydutch on September 6, 2009 at 11:55 AM

jerrytbg on September 6, 2009 at 11:48 AM

Fox News but I have to admit it would be cool if it was another new media strike. It would be awesome if both the politicians and the media could learn lessons on the roles and duties.

Cindy Munford on September 6, 2009 at 11:55 AM

What DogSoldier said…

jerrytbg on September 6, 2009 at 11:56 AM

So long, A$$hole.

David2.0 on September 6, 2009 at 11:57 AM

What DogSoldier said…

jerrytbg on September 6, 2009 at 11:56 AM

Twice!

VegasRick on September 6, 2009 at 11:57 AM

Quitter

ConservativeTony on September 6, 2009 at 11:59 AM

Cindy,
I do believe MM is thinking about this…

jerrytbg on September 6, 2009 at 12:00 PM

The unelected, unvetted, unquestioned Czar has to leave because he is a distraction to his fellow Czars? That, really, they shouldn’t have to answer for his acts?

Say, Mr. Jones, how about YOU answering for YOUR acts and demonstrating some guts?

I know, a lot to expect from the Left that knows it is always right… to actually stand up for what they say and do… just like they expect the right to do… but then Czars aren’t accountable to anyone, are they? And here I am never liking Aristocracies…

ajacksonian on September 6, 2009 at 12:00 PM

Obama and crew knew all about Van Jones. None of this is a surprise. This is the real Obama.

TXMomof3 on September 6, 2009 at 12:00 PM

My next pick..Sunstein.

What kind of a nutjob thinks that animals should be able to sue?

katy the mean old lady on September 6, 2009 at 12:02 PM

This is truly a sad day for the Republic, a return to the House Un-American Activities witch hunts from so long ago.

Skandia Recluse on September 6, 2009 at 11:28 AM

A sad day for the republic??? It was and shall continue to be a tragic moment for the republic as long as one single citizen continues to be deceived by or intentional stupid regarding the outright lie that Joesph McCarthy and the House Un-American Activities Committee were in any way shape or fashion wrong.

Wake the hell up… Every single person they identified was in fact a communist working to overthrow the US Constitution and today they have nearly succeeded and they have very nearly succeeded because fools allowed themselves to be deceived by famous movies stars and politicians who told them that Joesph McCarthy’s hearings on Un-American Activities were some kind of un-American witch hunt.

doriangrey on September 6, 2009 at 12:02 PM

off to the range.

jerrytbg on September 6, 2009 at 12:04 PM

Who hired him in the first place…?

Seven Percent Solution on September 6, 2009 at 11:34 AM

Valerie Jarrett recruited him
Obama hired him, after his security check was overruled.
The only people with authority enough to overrule the Van Jones security check were:
~Obama himself,
~Ms. Obama, or
~Rahmbo.

So now the question is WHO?

petefrt on September 6, 2009 at 12:04 PM

On a side note – remember how recently it was that lib trolls were all over teh internetz telling everyone that consevatives were irrelevant and that they were in charge now? How quickly the tables turn!

Sharke on September 6, 2009 at 11:42 AM

Amazing isn’t it?

They have 60% in the Senate and 59% in the house, own the White House and the MSM, and yet this tiny fringe, known as conservatives, are so scary during a non-election year?

Can’t wait to see how all the politicians stampede to claim the moniker of this irrelevant minority.

Saltysam on September 6, 2009 at 12:05 PM

Charles at Little Green Footballs says:

199 Charles
Sat, Sep 5, 2009 10:10:08pm replyquote 6downupreport

This is going to backfire on the GOP. Big time

How does he figure that?

bridgetown on September 6, 2009 at 12:05 PM

Does anyone beleive VJ is really gone? Obama did not denounce him, rather, he thanked him for service. Van Jones will continue to advise the White House just like Daschle, in an off the record and clandestine manner. Welcome to corruption with a capital “C” Chicago style.

Koa on September 6, 2009 at 12:06 PM

The Obama keep his man in place and fight off the unwarranted lies and distortions from the extremist right wing kook fringe of the Republican party.

This does not bode well for The Obama’s health care reforms. If the extremists right can block a minor administration functionary, will those same right wing extremists now be able to derail this historic opportunity to restructure the way health care is administered in the United States?

This is truly a sad day for the Republic, a return to the House Un-American Activities witch hunts from so long ago.

Skandia Recluse on September 6, 2009 at 11:28 AM

Wow, serious troll. Right wing extremists didn’t attack this guy. Some ordinary citizens and Glen Beck merely put a spotlight on the fact that he’s an proud communist, proud racist and a proud conspiracy whack job. Unlike folks in Euroland, we don’t want or need any more loony tunes in our government.

Also we tend to reserve the word “extremist” for people who drive planes into buildings and blow up subways, not people who have a different point of view.

I guess you must have missed that few lines of Voltaire.

As for the witch hunts, Joe McCarthy is much maligned. Go read the actual history of what happened. For a good book on the subject read Ann Coulter…

dogsoldier on September 6, 2009 at 12:06 PM

Time for AP to throw the more and more apparently psychopathic CJ under the bus.

You’ll find yoursef another pseodo-conservative Atheist comrade, buddy. Just get over it.

Aristotle on September 6, 2009 at 12:06 PM

jerrytbg on September 6, 2009 at 12:00 PM

Actually that makes sense and is a good idea. In her case it would an expansion of a theme she has already invested a good deal of time and energy to uncover. Yes, I do believe she might just be the perfect person to spearhead the campaign. Of course, it must be stated that he may not have steered funds to organizations that would be to his benefit. It needs to be looked at though.

Cindy Munford on September 6, 2009 at 12:06 PM

MM puts it well at her blog in The resignation (and coming MSM/left-wing martyrdom) of Van Jones; Obama “thanks him for his service”:

The story is not just about Jones.

The story is about Adolfo Carrion, Carol Browner, Vivek Kundra, Nancy DeParle, John Holdren, Cass Sunstein, Mark Lloyd, Obama’s education comrades, and the culture of circumvention and corruption that plagues this White House.

The story is the czar explosion, purposeful undermining of congressional oversight, Valerie Jarrett’s promotion of a two-bit Jeremiah Wright in eco-guru’s clothing, and the public vetting of unaccountable Obama appointees that Washington won’t do.

petefrt on September 6, 2009 at 12:06 PM

almost as entertaining as the crap sandiwch Obama and the M$M are eating is the fact that Charles Johnson literally imploded the few last breadcrumbs of percieved sanity he had on the matter.

sven10077 on September 6, 2009 at 11:24 AM

I haven’t posted at lgf for almost a year now-not worth the time.

Del Dolemonte on September 6, 2009 at 12:07 PM

How does he figure that?

bridgetown on September 6, 2009 at 12:05 PM

Wishful thinking… Charles has a pretty serious need these days to have his clozapine dosage upped.

doriangrey on September 6, 2009 at 12:08 PM

If republicans let this Van Jones issue fade away, they are total failures. WHAT DID OBAMA KNOW ABOUT JONE’S VIEWS AND WHEN DID HE KNOW IT!!! And, now that the curtain is pulled back, go after and expose EVERY RADICAL obama has chosen to be near OUR WHITE HOUSE. Where is our nancy pelosi, screaming from the steps of the Congress, about the corruption!!! They tried to dump this guy on Labor day weekend to let it fade away. NOT SO FAST, LIBS. CALL FOR AN INVESTIGATION ON THESE CZARS AND ABUSE OF POWER!

immigrantchick on September 6, 2009 at 12:08 PM

The Ministry of Truth is kicking up into full gear. One down, 30+ czars to go.

alwaysright43 on September 6, 2009 at 12:08 PM

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