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White House Adviser Van Jones Resigns Amid Controversy Over Past Activism


Van Jones, pictured at the National Clean Energy Summit 2.0 on August 10 in Las Vegas. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Updated 2:52 p.m. 9/6/09
By Scott Wilson and Garance Franke-Ruta
White House environmental adviser Van Jones resigned late Saturday after a simmering controversy over his past statements and activism erupted into calls for his ouster from Republican leaders on Friday.

White House spokesman Robert Gibbs on Sunday explained the resignation on ABC's "This Week with George Stephanopoulos," saying, "Van Jones decided was that the agenda of this president was bigger than any one individual." The president does not endorse Jones's past statements and actions, "but he thanks him for his service," Gibbs said.

A White House official, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss a personnel matter, said Jones's past was not studied as intensively as other advisers because of his relatively low rank.

Jones's position did not require Senate confirmation, so he avoided the kind of vetting Cabinet officials were subjected to. In addition, as an adviser to the Council on Environmental Quality, rather than to Obama directly, his past was not reviewed to the same degree as the more senior "assistants to the president" and other top advisers inside the West Wing.

The result was the revelation of a controversial past that, administration officials acknowledge, caught the White House off guard.

"He was not as thoroughly vetted as other administration officials," the official said. "It's fair to say there were unknowns."

The announcement that Jones was stepping down came minutes after midnight Sunday morning. "On the eve of historic fights for health care and clean energy, opponents of reform have mounted a vicious smear campaign against me," Jones said. "They are using lies and distortions to distract and divide."

He continued: "I have 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."

Jones, who joined the administration in March as special adviser for green jobs at the CEQ, had issued two public apologies in recent days, one for signing a petition in 2004 from the group 911Truth.org that questioned whether Bush administration officials "may indeed have deliberately allowed 9/11 to happen, perhaps as a pretext for war" and the other for using a crude term to describe Republicans in a speech he gave before joining the administration.

His one-time involvement with the Bay Area radical group Standing Together to Organize a Revolutionary Movement (STORM), which had Marxist roots, had also become an issue. And on Saturday his advocacy on behalf of death-row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal, who was convicted of shooting a Philadelphia police officer in 1981, threatened to develop into a fresh point of controversy.

Fox News Channel host Glenn Beck launched the drive against Jones and all but declared war on him after a group Jones founded in 2005, ColorofChange.org, led an advertising boycott against Beck's show to protest his claim that Obama is a racist.

Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.) called on Jones to resign Friday, saying in a statement, "His extremist views and coarse rhetoric have no place in this administration or the public debate."

Senator Christopher S. Bond (R-Mo.) urged Congress to investigate Jones's "fitness" for the position, writing in an open letter, "Can the American people trust a senior White House official that is so cavalier in his association with such radical and repugnant sentiments?" On Saturday, Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, wrote on his Twitter account, "Van Jones has to go."

Jones's resignation was foreshadowed Friday when Gibbs gave only tepid support for him when pressed, saying that Jones "continues to work for the administration." He declined to state that the adviser enjoyed the full support of President Obama, instead referring questions to the environmental council where he worked.

Jones, a towering figure in the environmental movement, had worked for the White House Council on Environmental Quality since March. He was a civil-rights activist in California before turning his focus to environmental and energy issues, and he won wide praise before joining the Obama administration for articulating a broad vision of a green economy Democrats could embrace.

White House adviser David Axelrod, on NBC's "Meet the Press," said Sunday he had not spoken with the president about Jones. "The political environment is rough, and so these things get magnified. But the bottom line is that he showed his commitment to the cause of creating green jobs in this country by removing himself as an issue, and I think that took a great deal of commitment on his part," he said.

On FOX News Sunday, Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich declined to criticize Jones directly, though Alexander did question why the Obama administration had appointed so many issue czars.

"I don't think he's the issue," Alexander said. "I think the czars are the issue."

Former Vermont governor Howard Dean rallied to Jones' defense, saying he had signed the controversial 9-11 "Truther" petition by mistake.

"I think he was brought down. It's too bad," Dean said. "I think it's a loss for the country."

Staff writers Anne E. Kornblut and Juliet Eilperin contributed to this report.

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Posted by: Annon5 | September 10, 2009 1:50 AM

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Posted by: Annon5 | September 10, 2009 1:31 AM


My comment is being blocked here but you can read this most imporant document at:

http://www.aarp.org/community/groups/displayTopic.bt?pageNum=1&groupId=21052&topicId=4035402

Steven


Posted by: WONDERWALEYE | September 9, 2009 2:22 PM

Hi Akzen,

Your question is a fair one....the simple truth is: "I don't know what exactly hit the Pentagon"...no one does. It's all speculation. There are plenty of rather perverse inconsistencies in the offical account. The flight path reported by the 911 Commission doesn't agree with any known
eyewitness accounts, not in a subtle way, but in major ways. There are witnesses who are even aviation experts who call the offical account utter bulls*&t! Do you know, someone in the Pentagon must know. And with all the cameras surrounding that building, why no released footage. By all means, Pentagon authorities, clear up the question once and for all, release the
footage that unambiguosly shows Flight 77 hitting the Pentagon! Why don't they release anything? Why do they confiscate and obfuscate? National Security? What's that? Is that equivalent to 'cover-up'?

No, I don't think Cheney could be interpreted as being in hesitation to shoot down a civilian plane. Don't forget, the WTC towers had already been
hit. Why would he hesitate with that knowledge? It would have been triple
red alert, and I think they would have taken no chances. Don't you?

And what were the 'orders' that Mineta witnessed? If they were 'shoot the
plane', that didn't happen, so either the orders were disobeyed, (unlikely) or those weren't the orders...so the in that case the order would have been a stand down.

In an interesting twist, the Zaccharias Moussaoui trial debunked the idea that Barbara Olson called her husband on a cell phone from Flight 77. American Airlines also said they didn't have airphones in 2001 on their planes. Here's a link to an article about Qualcomm saying in 2004 that 'cell phone calls will finally be possible from planes':

http://www.qualcomm.com/news/releases/2004/040715_aa_testflight.html

"Let's roll" becomes state propaganda when you look at it, and it worked--to a large degree, The country is largely still asleep re:911.

These and hundreds of other questions need answers. Hence, my being a 'nutjob' truther. :)

Posted by: akjmicro | September 8, 2009 10:55 PM

I hate to point out the obvious to you, Wonderwal guy, but if you don't sign your authentic name to letters, nobody is going to bother to answer your letters either.

Just how much "anonymous" crap do you answer anyway?

Posted by: BrianValentine | September 8, 2009 7:05 PM

WHY SHOULD EVERYONE GO TO THE STATE AND FEDERAL GRAND JURIES IS ANSWERED AT:


http://www.aarp.org/community/groups/displayTopic.bt?pageNum=1&groupId=21052&topicId=3987232

LET WASHINGTON KNOW YOU HAVE POWER TO!
OUR FOREFATHERS MADE SURE I DID!

steven

Posted by: WONDERWALEYE | September 8, 2009 3:41 PM

I'm certainly no "left-wing radical" and I've been bashed enough on these WP comment pages -

but I support Jones, and I think he was treated unfairly.

Reasons:

Bush and Cheney used the same not-so-graceful language a lot when "they didn't think the microphone was turned on" etc etc. Nobody commenced a "resignation" campaign because of that.

How many people have signed "petitions" that someone threw down in front of them and they didn't bother to question what was behind it?

"Here - sign that, hurry up, will ya, that'll do some good."

Doesn't mean anything if there's no malicious intent.

People should go if they are willfully malicious - Jones wasn't.

I don't agree with what he did, but I stand by his right to keep a job even though his language didn't please everybody, and he signed some stupid "petition" that somebody probably misrepresented to him anyway

Posted by: BrianValentine | September 8, 2009 2:52 PM

I guess I'm not really surprised that it has come to the point where someone will be forced to resign from high office, if he questions the orthodox, official account of 9/11.

There were and are unanswered questions about the terrorist attack, and serious inconsistencies, even demonstrable errors, in the official version of events (which is to say, the one contained in the 9/11 Commission report). SOME of the challenges to the official account may have depended on fuzzy thinking or facts, or were subsequently refuted, but the defenders of the orthodox version of events constantly conflated the silly claims along with those that had substance... so that to question the official account in any respect made one a "conspiracy theorist", who would be immediately tarred like a believer in UFOs or something.

Well 9/11, even by the official account, WAS a conspiracy (maybe critics need to look up the word "conspiracy"), and there are still unanswered rational and relevant questions about the official account of that conspiracy, and its consequences.

There are perfectly legitimate bases for suspicion about the Bush government, since it so quickly and thoroughly exploited the 9/11 attacks to advance Bush's policy intentions versus Iraq, and because the 9/11 attack itself so perfectly fit the stated need of the Neocon/PNAC agenda for a "new Pearl Harbor". These suspicions, whether they are right or wrong, will remain unresolved, because we can't have a serious discussion of them, based on the facts we can actually establish, without the defenders of orthodoxy immediately resorting to ridicule and evasion.

I'd still like to know what really happened on 9/11, and why. The official account still fails to account for too many established facts, not to mention reported observations from presumptively reliable sources that, while they haven't been definitively verified, appear to have substance, and call for examination and explanation.

Alas, these are questions one is apparently discouraged from asking; in any case, they will not be answered.

Posted by: Iconoblaster | September 8, 2009 1:51 PM

The weakening Republican political machine is clamoring for leverage!!! They needed to remove Van Jones from such a influential position because of the incredible energy that he provided to the Green Jobs movement. His grassroots movement found full support in the White House and amongst common people. Change is a threat to a conservative's way of life. The fact is that they are threatend!!! Look at the mobilization of resources and interest around this promising industry. Van Jones plan, as laid out in his book "Green Collar Economy", found a place in the White House and they were executing this plan with great efficiency. Van Jones may now be in a better position to fully execute his plan. I look forward to the movements development (www.greenforall.org)

Posted by: lehill | September 8, 2009 12:52 PM

Please look in the mirror as you talk about Van Jones and other "leftists" and see the angry, scared, confused reactionary there. That is not who you truly are. Have you forgotten to look and think and feel and act from a deeper place that brings forth light on the loving presence that is desiring that we look for the threads that pull us together, not the fragments that pull us apart?

Posted by: ani1 | September 8, 2009 12:50 PM

VAN JONES DARED TO DOUBT THE OFFICIAL LINE ON 9/11...

...SO IT'S NO SURPRISE THAT COMMENTS LIKE THE ONE AT THE END OF THIS STORY ABOUT GOVERNMENT CENSORSHIP AREN'T GETTING THRU TO THIS BLOG:


HOW U.S. SPY OPS CENSOR WEB POLITICAL SPEECH

http://groups.poynter.org/members/blog_view.asp?id=190108&post=77511

Posted by: scrivener50 | September 8, 2009 11:42 AM

Every PASS PORT HOLDER must--or maybe not???, submit a certified copy of their birth certificate from the local authorizing government.

I had to pay for a branch of NEW YORK City government to send a copy of mine to the State Department prior to being issued a passport.

Both the passport and the supporting documentation are public records.

Either OBAMA has submitted one, or the State Dept. is with holding public records.

Go find out!

53% is NOT a mandate for radical public policy change outside of Congress; nor is it a mandate for appointing CZARS with more power than a cabinet officer and less public oversight.

There is no mandate for these kinds of 'end runs' around the system of checks and balances in the Constitution.

the White House is no place for STORM TROOPERS!

Posted by: Common_Cents1 | September 8, 2009 9:40 AM

Posted by: WONDERWALEYE | September 8, 2009 2:18 AM

In Hawaii, a Certificate of Live Birth is a long form birth certificate. The Certification of Live Birth is the short form birth certificate. The long form contains more information than the short form. The Certification is computer generated utilizing the information from the long form birth certificate. It shows the date the long form was filed. If a Certificate of Live Birth (long form) does not exist, the state of Hawaii will issue a No Record Certification.
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Does_the_State_of_Hawaii_have_two_different_documents_as_birth_records_Certification_of_Live_Birth_and_Certificate_of_Live_Birth_and_what_is_the_difference_in_the_two&src=ansTT
The investigator commissioned by the CIA officer said the change followed a statement from the state, through spokeswoman Janice Okuba, that the state did not release copies of original birth certificates any longer.
"Ms. Okubo's statement gave the false impression that Obama could not gain access to or release 'the original Certificate of Live Birth,' and that it was the DOH's policy rather than his own reluctance that was responsible for the holding back of this Certificate," the investigator said
"This was an obvious deception. The document at the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands website indicates that at the time she made this statement it was false, and that a procedure was in place for application for 'the original Certificate of Live Birth,'" the report said.
"Only the information on the original birth certificate, 'the original Certificate of Live Birth,' can demonstrate to the people of the United States whether there is convincing evidence that he was actually born here or whether a relative or two (or possibly even Barack Obama himself) just made a statement to that effect to a low level bureaucrat," the report said.
http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=105365
And here is an image of an actual long-form Hawaiian birth certificate from the same hospital President Obama reports he was born at from the day after the president's birth:

Posted by: WONDERWALEYE | September 8, 2009 1:15 AM

The election is over. Mr. Obama won. He has a mandate and an agenda. Yet he still offers time for debate.

But the only answer from the right is: "No".

Posted by: JohnQuimby | September 7, 2009 11:45 PM

________________________________________

If he approached issues in a bi-patisan manner, he would get a bi-partisan result. Even though you can't, I'm sure that Obama will own his failures. He's simply not what most people thought he was, and that is a sentiment we have heard from the left and right. He's really not much of a leader at all...more of a young punk.

Posted by: azken | September 8, 2009 1:14 AM

azken said:

"JohnQuimby, he promised that he wouldn't reach to the radical side of either party. He sold himself as a centrist. We knew he was lying,..."

This President has repeatedly reached to the right. What was the answer?

This president has repeatedly called for bi-partisan solutions. What was the answer?

This president has repeatedly invited those who have different views to come to the White House. What was the answer?

The election is over. Mr. Obama won. He has a mandate and an agenda. Yet he still offers time for debate.

But the only answer from the right is: "No".

Posted by: JohnQuimby | September 7, 2009 11:45 PM

It's embarrassing to me that I learned from Fox News that (1) Van Jones proclaimed himself a communist, and (2) that he founded a socialist organization. As the WaPo would have us believe, the issue is not that Van Jones is a communist charged with creating jobs in the private sector, but that he signed a petition and used crude language. It seems that there's a larger issue of whether the Obama Admin. knowingly appointed a communist to the position of White House advisor, and then feigned ignorance. I guess readers of this once great newspaper will have to turn to the likes of Gateway Pundit, Michelle Malkin or Glen Beck if they want to know what's really going on. Incredible.
Link to the 2005 East Bay Express article: http://www.eastbayexpress.com/gyrobase/the_new_face_of_environmentalism/Content?oid=290098&page=4

Posted by: raymondfioravanti | September 7, 2009 11:12 PM

Thought crimes!

Posted by: whitecatuhcl | September 7, 2009 10:12 PM

JohnQuimby, he promised that he wouldn't reach to the radical side of either party. He sold himself as a centrist. We knew he was lying, but when a man looks you squarley in the eye and lies through his teeth, what choice do you have? You simply give him enough rope to hang himself. It shouldn't be long now.

Posted by: azken | September 7, 2009 10:11 PM

McCarthyism isn't dead, apparently. Neither is Jim Crow. As if these were surprises. Nobody has forced Senator Byrd out of the senate for being a former Klansman, or any number of past and present politicians and advisors with radical-conservative pasts (and thinly veiled presents).

This is a clear case of political double standards at work and completely ignores all of the amazing work that Mr. Jones does on behalf of humanity.

If he is an "extremist" then we need a reality check.

Posted by: ajformica | September 7, 2009 10:09 PM

How surprising is it that President Obama would reach out to those with "radical left wing views" when those who support "radical right wing views" have nothing to offer?

Posted by: JohnQuimby | September 7, 2009 9:52 PM

So far the best commentary I have seen regarding the Van Jones resignation was one that asked the questions "What has the press been doing since President Obama was elected? How is it that so many of his appointments are easily researched online and found to be associated radical left wing groups, but none of the major press outlets report on them?" I am paraphrasing but these questions are a good ones. The Post and all others are seemingly guilty of covering for this administration. The press exists to protect the electorate from out of control government, even if it means having to report negatively on their own party. If the Post is wondering why their readership/circulation is down, this is exactly why. Never fear though, I'm sure we'll see yet another article demonizing that Republican candidate for governor and his 20 year old thesis.

Posted by: repu8 | September 7, 2009 4:55 PM

The testimony of Mineta still does imply some kind of nefarious intent on the part of Cheney, and certainly foreknowledge. So at the very least, Cheney lies when he says he knew of no plane approaching the Pentagon.

Posted by: akjmicro | September 7, 2009 1:54 PM

_______________________________________

So, your point is that Cheney knew that flight 77 was headed toward the Pentagon, but deliberately did nothing about it? Is it at least possible that he was deeply conflicted about shooting down a Boeing 757? Wouldn't that explain his actions that day?

BTW, you can't have it both ways. Other 9/11 truthers are convinced that a plane did not hit the Pentagon and it was a missile strike instead. So, are they crazy, or are you?

Posted by: azken | September 7, 2009 4:09 PM

Another pair of points:
* Nothing should have hit the Pentagon.

* This implies a stand-down order existed, (sic---or a functional equivalent), as appears to be confirmed by Mineta’s testimony to the 9/11 Commission. The authorities could easily show us what hit the Pentagon but they do not, as the neighboring gas station security cam records were immediately confiscated.

I would say that the most convincing theory regarding how this would be possible yet remove a 'direct suspect' is that it most likely was NOT a stand-down order, as this would imply there would be lots of military personnel keeping a secret. Most likely, it was a clever scheme having to do with chain-of-command orders for shootdown, and DOD head Rumsfeld being conveniently unavailable to give such orders.In fact, in the months leading up to 9/11, there was a change in the Standard Operating Procedure for domestic flight threat shootdown, specifically making Rumsfeld the final authority. This tells us 2 things: This may have been done in preparation for 911 itself, and, it shows that the government knew and was aware of planes being used as threats. Either way, the government lied.

The testimony of Mineta still does imply some kind of nefarious intent on the part of Cheney, and certainly foreknowledge. So at the very least, Cheney lies when he says he knew of no plane approaching the Pentagon.

Posted by: akjmicro | September 7, 2009 1:54 PM

Any person either elected or appointed should be of American values first. I have read and heard this fanatic Van Jones make statements that should have the Government WATCHING him not Hiring him. I enlisted in the service during the Viet Nam War and came home to voices of hate for our doing our duty to America. Today my elected President hires people with un-American values. I should have died back then so as to not have to watch my country change. Double standards have replaced moral leadership. I listened and applauded as our great nation showed the world that in America all are equal. The truth is Americans should be seen, taxed and remain silent. I must have fallen asleep for many years and missed the battle for America. Please be kind enough to let me know the where an when of the battle fought in SILENCE that America lost. Also if there are any survivors please send help to get me back to the America I was born in, I would hate to die on this now foreign soil.

Posted by: SonnyRice | September 7, 2009 1:29 PM

Peejay, and other anti-911 truth:

To just dismiss, as I once did, the facts and arguments re:911 as beneath contempt and beyond reason is to dishonor whatever rational thinking you have left. I have yet to hear a single argument besides 'ad hominem' empty attacks that can't easily be debunked from any anti-911 truth folks. And not one hard question has been answered. I know from what I speak, years ago I was skeptical until I did the hard READING and research to try to answer some questions and challenge my own thought.

Some questions? Here's one: how can the authorities both claim that the Pentagon flight 'disintegrated' on impact, but yet they have fingerprints identifying the on-board victims? Or, how about the miraculous finding of a hijacker passport amid the apocalyptic rubble of ground zero? Or, how did WTC7 demolish in the exact manner of a controlled demolition if even jet fuel theories don't apply, since a jet didn't hit it?

Another simple question: do the 'collapses' (not really collapses but pulverizations, but let's use your wording) LOOK at all at least SIMILAR to controlled demolition? Do they bear ALL the features of controlled demolition? If you are honest, you'd have to say 'yes', and saying yes, why wouldn't you consider that hypothesis AT ALL? Why make up convoluted theories that are untested and un-demonstrated just to preserve your sense of what is or isn't 'beyond the pale'. Did you know, even FEMA, in the official commission report, rejects outright the commonly held 'pancake theory' as unsound!

You see, as I was, you are emotionally attached to a version of the story that is more comfortable: easy to hate, clear enemies (the entire world of Islam), a place in the world to bomb for revenge (Afghanistan, or even fraudulently, Iraq), a preserved sense of the integrity of US govt as being for everyone's best interest (as opposed to the more disturbing Machiavellian truth that individual power agents within govt and military might just go any length to secure more power, as they do elsewhere in the world at the expense of common people)

You like the completely black and white, good old good guys US, bad Middle-East-except-Israel picture that is beaten over your head by the media forces, and the more TV you watch the more you will accept this. So, the US never has nefarious forces (except, apparently, Democrat commie liberal freaks), and Israel is amazing and can never do wrong, and Arabs are all suicidal religious maniacs.

Try engaging these questions; they won't just go away--and--you might find that something subtle will turn in you until eventually things will show their disharmony and you will have to be an integral being again and voice disgust at the madness instead of swimming in it.

Posted by: akjmicro | September 7, 2009 1:26 PM

WHY AM I BEING BLOCKED FROM TELLING FOLKS TO GO TO STATE AND FEDERAL GRAND JURIES TO INVESTIGATE THE SECRETARY OF THE SENATE, CLERK OF THE HOUSE,FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION, AND ALL SECRETARY OF STATES OFFICES IN THE COUNTRY TO EXPOSE THE REPORTS CANIDATES ARE REQUIRED TO FILE. Could obamma be in control of this?

Steven

Posted by: WONDERWALEYE | September 7, 2009 1:01 PM

The Obama Administration needs a reality check, with or without Van Jones.

Wind energy, particularly offshore wind energy, is too costly as an ineffective carbon sink.

July issue of Power Engineering:

“Grid reserve margins require wind-back up, and the inefficiency of quickly firing up a natural gas unit to meet erratic wind generation output means any emissions displacement is minimal. Wind is simply an additional capital cost which proves to be more than twice as expensive for the ratepayer."

http://www.wind-watch.org/documents/wind-will-not-provide-emission-benefits/

La-La Land wind energy is being attributed to an unprecedented threat of a nationwide black-out in Britain.

"Let us be clear: Britain is facing an unprecedented crisis. Before long, we will lose 40 per cent of our generating capacity.

And unless we come up quickly with an alternative, the lights WILL go out. Not before time, the Confederation of British Industry yesterday waded in, warning the Government it must abandon its crazy fixation with wind turbines as a way of plugging this forthcoming shortfall and instead urgently focus on far more efficient ways to meet the threat of a permanent, nationwide black-out.

There are a few contenders for the title of the maddest thing that has happened in our lifetime.

But a front-runner must be the way in which politicians of all parties have been seduced by the La-La Land promises of the wind power lobby..."

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-1199535/CHRISTOPHER-BOOKER-Wind-farms-monument-age-leaders-collectively-went-heads.html#ixzz0QLRgp2MI

Wind Industry Green Jobs cost $1.4 million each.

http://bjdurk.newsvine.com/_news/2009/09/03/3221195-wind-industry-green-jobs-cost-14-million-each

Posted by: BarbaraDurkin | September 7, 2009 9:54 AM

Congrats to Fox News and Glenn Beck in particular for excellent reporting on Van Jones radical and nutty statements about 9/11.

The Washington Post can take some lessons in reporting from these excellent news organizations. And I notice in this article they were watching Fox News to find out the news.

My question is why did it take until Sunday to report a news story on a "towering figure in the environmental movement"? Obama butt kissing anyone?

Posted by: BritheGreat | September 7, 2009 9:21 AM

Glenn Beck: 1
Libs: 0

Cheers

Posted by: MPNangle | September 6, 2009 7:38 AM
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I continue to laugh my hinder off laughing and rolling on the ground to think anyone in their RIGHT mind would believe anything that comes out of Beck's mouth!!! Plain and simple, BECK IS A NEO-CON PLANT who is stating LIES in order to get back at and to bring down the Obama administration.
A 3-year old child could figure this out! Hahahahahahahaa....I can't BELIEVE that any one other than an uneducated, IQ of 45, simple minded person could believe a circus freak liar like Beck!! He doesn't even know what century we live in! He is sooooooo stupid that he doesn't even realize that the person who owns his station also owns NBC/MSNBC. Beck
looks at the artwork on the building at 30 Rockefeller Plaza (headquarters of NBC), and finds subliminal Communist messages there and states this says something sinister about the Rockefeller family. Haaaaaaaaahahahahahahaa! I hope the Rockefeller Family SUES BECK for defamation and libel! The neo-cons firmly believe that this Lee Atwater type of behavior is going to save their party but GUESS WHAT, PEOPLE ARE NOT GOING TO BUY IT this time around! Especially the younger people in this country know how DESPERATE the neo-cons are!

Posted by: merf-1 | September 7, 2009 8:58 AM

It's 2:45 AM in Arizona and well past my bedtime. I hope that Bizlady08 will sober up in the morning and recreate her "very long post"

Posted by: azken | September 7, 2009 5:44 AM

I did respond. It's a very long post. Apparently, it hasn't been approved yet. It includes some profanity. I hope that won't disqualify the post, 'cause I neglected to make a copy.

Posted by: bizlady08 | September 7, 2009 4:36 AM

___________________________________________

If it includes profanity, it will not post. I learned that lesson here in a small post long ago :-)

I outed you in order to make a point. I'm an old guy and the stupid things that I said in my youth are not documented; Remembered perhaps, but not memorialized in print. You, like Anthony Jones are younger than I. Every remark that you choose to make in public can and will be used as weapons.

Van Jones wasn't defeated by guys like me, he was defeated by himself.

If you are going to take this position, know that it may affect your future. You would have been kind to give Anthony Jones such good advice.

Posted by: azken | September 7, 2009 5:09 AM

azken said: I provided the evidence that you asked for. Do you have the courage to respond?

I did respond. It's a very long post. Apparently, it hasn't been approved yet. It includes some profanity. I hope that won't disqualify the post, 'cause I neglected to make a copy.

Posted by: bizlady08 | September 7, 2009 4:36 AM

Thanks for reminding me about that profile, azken. I haven't been to that site in awhile.

I'm also on Twitter: twitter.com/bizlady08

I also have an organic gardening blog on Wordpress, but I haven't posted there in a while, either.

Would you like to friend me on Facebook or LinkedIn? I have nothing to hide nor to be ashamed of.

What I'm not sure of, is why you felt it necessary to "out" me, azken?

Posted by: bizlady08 | September 7, 2009 4:33 AM

For those of you who want to know, this is Bizlady08.

http://jimturnersmm.ning.com/profile/bizlady08

Every reference to Bizlady08 points to this person.

So much for anonymity.

Posted by: azken | September 7, 2009 4:22 AM

For starters, please enlighten me and tell me what your source is that shows Mr. Jones proclaiming himself to be a Communist!

Posted by: bizlady08 | September 6, 2009 11:37 PM

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Let's start at the beginning. Even though your snarky attitude and condescension don't really deserve a response, I'll give you some of the info you requested.

"Jones had planned to move to Washington, DC, and had already landed a job and an apartment there. But in jail, he said, "I met all these young radical people of color -- I mean really radical, communists and anarchists. And it was, like, 'This is what I need to be a part of.'" Although he already had a plane ticket, he decided to stay in San Francisco. "I spent the next ten years of my life working with a lot of those people I met in jail, trying to be a revolutionary." In the months that followed, he let go of any lingering thoughts that he might fit in with the status quo. "I was a rowdy nationalist on April 28th, and then the verdicts came down on April 29th," he said. "By August, I was a communist."

http://www.eastbayexpress.com/gyrobase/the_new_face_of_environmentalism/Content?oid=290098&showFullText=true

Foot note 11 on Wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Van_Jones

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"but President Obama doesn't get to appoint any more people to his cabinet than anybody else."

The issue isn't about cabinet appointments. The issue is about Presidential appointments AKA Czars. You really aren't paying attention are you? Is this your first post? You seem intelligent enough. I guess appearances can be deceiving.


Posted by: azken | September 7, 2009 12:17 AM

Posted by: azken | September 7, 2009 4:07 AM

You summed it up beautifully. I wish I had read your post before I hit the Send button on my frickin' "dissertation." I appreciate your brevity. I could have just wrote, "ditto what Chagrined said" and saved myself time and high blood pressure. ;-) Peace, my friend.

Posted by: bizlady08 | September 7, 2009 3:47 AM

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I provided the evidence that you asked for. Do you have the courage to respond?

Posted by: azken | September 7, 2009 3:57 AM

Chagrined said:

"Van Jones is trying to save America. Glen Beck is trying to destroy America. Van Jones is the patriotic face of America. Glen Beck is the face of the 'ugly American!'"


You summed it up beautifully. I wish I had read your post before I hit the Send button on my frickin' "dissertation." I appreciate your brevity. I could have just wrote, "ditto what Chagrined said" and saved myself time and high blood pressure. ;-) Peace, my friend.

Posted by: bizlady08 | September 7, 2009 3:47 AM

So, I'm sure you love Reagan so why are you so quick to condemn Obama?

Posted by: JRM2 | September 7, 2009 2:46 AM

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It would probably be more useful to frame your argument in THIS century.

There are pelnty of reasons to resist Obama without resurecting Reaganomics.

Posted by: azken | September 7, 2009 3:16 AM

"This time is your turn to suffer America, the next 4 years will be pure hell if Mabus becomes your King.

Posted by: TPdBLY2b | September 6, 2009 1:33 AM"
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Sarah is that you?

Posted by: JRM2 | September 7, 2009 2:58 AM

Van Jones is trying to save America. Glen Beck is trying to destroy America. Van Jones is the patriotic face of America. Glen Beck is the face of the 'ugly American!'

Posted by: Chagrined | September 7, 2009 2:47 AM

?To all you fellow Republicans...don't worry, the next president will be a Republican."
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That's for sure, so you don't really have to try, I mean it's automatic isn't it with all those great Republican candidates out there.
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I only hope that obams hasn't done so much damage that it would take 10 years or more to fix it.
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What damage are you talking about?, he's still trying to clean up the huge steaming pile of c.r.a.p. that the previous administration left on the whitehouse lawn.

If employment doesn't pick up in this country soon, obama is really going to feel the heat from all of America. He needs to focus on jobs, not health care.
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Reagan: 10.8% unemployment 2 years into his first term, higher taxes (Obama has not raised taxes, he has cut them). Reagan took a 55b deficit and turned it into a 3 TRILLION dollar deficit.

So, I'm sure you love Reagan so why are you so quick to condemn Obama?

Posted by: JRM2 | September 7, 2009 2:46 AM

The people who hate America are the ones who hate American values like freedom of speech and ideology.

Did he break any law?
Did he suck at his job?

There are people in our Government who believe that our President is an illegal alien or are at least willing to perpetuate this disgusting racially based lie.

Should they resign too since apparently there is no place in American politics for conspiracy nuts?

Posted by: JRM2 | September 7, 2009 2:33 AM

There. Its settled. The Party that ISN'T in power is full of marginalized, extremist KOOKS.

Now, about that "Truther" stuff. Now THAT's some mainstream SHIITE??! Ohhh, but that was BEFORE the Dems were in power... OK, I think I'm getting it now.

Posted by: Malakai2 | September 7, 2009 12:35 AM

azken - thanks for taking the time to present the evidence. Between your direct answer bizlady08's question of the source, and my challenge to present evidence of Van Jone's refutation, I think you are probably right. The only thing that bizlady08 could come up with, other than the typical ad hominem and liberal hubris, is something that Van Jones could not - his support for the US constitution as a government employee.

Posted by: existentialed | September 7, 2009 12:33 AM

existentialed, I doubt that you will hear again from Bizlady08. Her (his, its) post is not meant to produce discourse. It's just a snarky hit and run.

Posted by: azken | September 7, 2009 12:25 AM

Super Van? WaPo Describes Van Jones as 'Legendary' and 'Towering' Figure of Environmental Movement
http://newsbusters.org/blogs/tim-graham/2009/09/06/super-van-wapo-describes-van-jones-legendary-towering-figure-environment

Posted by: StewartIII | September 7, 2009 12:25 AM

For starters, please enlighten me and tell me what your source is that shows Mr. Jones proclaiming himself to be a Communist!

Posted by: bizlady08 | September 6, 2009 11:37 PM

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Let's start at the beginning. Even though your snarky attitude and condescension don't really deserve a response, I'll give you some of the info you requested.

"Jones had planned to move to Washington, DC, and had already landed a job and an apartment there. But in jail, he said, "I met all these young radical people of color -- I mean really radical, communists and anarchists. And it was, like, 'This is what I need to be a part of.'" Although he already had a plane ticket, he decided to stay in San Francisco. "I spent the next ten years of my life working with a lot of those people I met in jail, trying to be a revolutionary." In the months that followed, he let go of any lingering thoughts that he might fit in with the status quo. "I was a rowdy nationalist on April 28th, and then the verdicts came down on April 29th," he said. "By August, I was a communist."

http://www.eastbayexpress.com/gyrobase/the_new_face_of_environmentalism/Content?oid=290098&showFullText=true

Foot note 11 on Wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Van_Jones

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"but President Obama doesn't get to appoint any more people to his cabinet than anybody else."

The issue isn't about cabinet appointments. The issue is about Presidential appointments AKA Czars. You really aren't paying attention are you? Is this your first post? You seem intelligent enough. I guess appearances can be deceiving.

Posted by: azken | September 7, 2009 12:17 AM

bizlady08 - my posts are generally kept to a generally applicable nature, but due to the length of yours, and the discourse that you employ, this one is aimed sqwaurely at you so that others need not concern themsleves if they so choose.


While you pose the question regarding sources of Van Jone's communist associations and socialist leanings I posit that you can't really really be serious to question the record can you?

Without taking the time and effort necessary to put the record in front of you I ask you the question - after numerous narratives that, in Van Jone's words 'Smear' his position -

is there anything in the record where he directly refutes his communist associations and socialist leanings, and reinforces his support for the US constitution?

You see, unlike your approach where you, typically, seek to shift the discourse to the attack of others, my approach simply asks you to show evidence where the man refutes the record.

Debates like this are easy when they are carried on the evidence of the accused own narrative. Interestingly, the record now stands to show that he was unable to stand to defend his own narrative, formed by the fabric that defines his own life.

Posted by: existentialed | September 7, 2009 12:05 AM

Wow. After reading some of these comments, I'm sitting here shaking my head, wondering if I live on the same PLANET, let alone in the same country, as some of you people. For starters, please enlighten me and tell me what your source is that shows Mr. Jones proclaiming himself to be a Communist!
One of you mentioned Utube. When I typed "Van Jones self-proclaimed communist" into UTube's search bar, I got 12 results--all of which are Glenn Beck, Bill O'Reilly, Rush Limbaugh and, interestingly, several Rush Beck videos! (See http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Van+Jones+self-proclaimed+communist&search_type=&aq=f)
Nobody knows how to do a smear job like those good ol' boys, right?!
And what's this nonsense about President Obama getting to appoint more people without congressional oversight than any other president in the history of the U.S.?! With all due respect: Are you people smoking crack? (Or, I hear methamphetamine and heroin are big these days, right Mr. Limbaugh? Oh, that's right; you're just a pill-popping alcoholic! My bad.)
Sorry to say, you crazy kids, but President Obama doesn't get to appoint any more people to his cabinet than anybody else. Besides, the current president takes his oath seriously to uphold the Constitution of the United States of America; he's not looking to dismantle it, as his predecessor sought to do. In fact, President Obama was a constitutional law professor who graduated, I believe, second in his class from Harvard, as opposed to former President GW Bush, who barely scraped by with a C average from Yale. (Let me know if you want me to source that statement about Cheney/Bush attempting to dismantle the U.S. Constitution. The first document that comes to mind is The Bush Doctrine, penned by Paul Wolfowitz, the guy who was forced to resign his post as head of the World Bank and who worked under then-Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney during President GHW Bush's tenure [aka Daddy Bush]; that secretary of defense guy who was forced to step down during President GW Bush's regime--what was his name, again? Oh yeah, Donald Rumsfeld; and, if I remember correctly, John Bolton, yet another hawkish neo-con, President GW Bush appointed to an ambassadorship to the UN, a post he was compelled to resign from less than 2 years later. Bolton, along with then-Sect'y of Defense Cheney, both had a hand in rewriting the original work before it was introduced to Congress as President GW Bush's National Security Strategy, otherwise known as the "preemptive strike" doc.)
There are many other examples I could cite, as well. You just let me know. In the meantime, I would like to suggest that you commenters expand your repertoire a little: Among the thinking public, FOX News has the credibility of a turnip--no offense to turnips. Really, there are a lot more reliable sources of information out there that are a truer reflection of reality than ANYTHING owned by Rupert Murdoch.

Posted by: bizlady08 | September 6, 2009 11:37 PM

We are only as strong as the weakest link. Just because it was a low level position that did not require Senate confirmation was no excuse not to vet him or anyone else. As a registered Democrate for over 45 years, I personally believe that the DNP should have vetted Obama more closely. We STILL have not seem an official birth certificate with name of hospital, doctor, etc., have we??? And what about the Kenyan grandma saying she witnessed his birth there??? The DNP sabataged Hillary's campaign and would rather have an uneligible person as Prez than a woman who would have cleaned things up!!!

Posted by: SassyGeminiLady | September 6, 2009 11:35 PM

Criticism and impatience in general, as related to general economic conditions is an understandable cultural and social dynamic in its own right. Reaction from U.S. citizens to the appointment of a devout communist sympathizer and socialist to an important government post with a large budget is a specific matter that must be viewed for the specific associated attributes.

Make no delusional mistake here, the public outcry over Van Jones would have likely been the same whether we were in the missile of an economic high point or the current economic recession. American citizens are not ready for communists in their government no matter what the economic state of affairs - understand this plainly so that there is no confusion. It appears that communists and those with severe socialist leanings are not going to be tolerated by many American citizens, regardless of the state of the economy.

Impatience and criticism is not linked to states of the economy in this matter as much as they are linked to long enduring principles of US citizen support for the US constitution. Any attempt to frame this in any other light simply represents the kind of revisionist rhetoric that the liberal agenda so often supports as it s weapon of choice to avoid recognizing episodes of political setback.

Posted by: existentialed | September 6, 2009 11:33 PM

...hmmm, GREAT POST on this issue at:
http://www.T7T.com

Posted by: PlanetPrisoner | September 6, 2009 11:18 PM

Seems to be a great deal of criticism and impatience in an overall sense, and I'm wondering how much of this has to do with the current economy and associated household concerns which spillover into this and every other discussion.

Understandably, human beings want to turn their head when they're creating negative impacts, especially when they're doing so to get what they want and they're meeting their needs. Conversely, when they're not getting what they want, human beings are impatient and quick to point to their environment and everything/everyone in it to both affix blame and demand that it be fixed.

I'm just curious to find out what the many posters are doing in a direct sense to help restore quality and order to our political, economic and social systems. I find myself wanting to post and talk less and act more, and I'm anxious to leverage some of your actions and ideas to that end as I work to contribute through my own call to action.

Posted by: braZEN_liaiZEN | September 6, 2009 11:00 PM

The vetting process was an epic fail on Van, and someone should be held accountable.

Posted by: newjersey_lawyer | September 6, 2009 10:03 PM

To all you fellow Republicans...don't worry, the next president will be a Republican. I only hope that obams hasn't done so much damage that it would take 10 years or more to fix it.

If employment doesn't pick up in this country soon, obama is really going to feel the heat from all of America. He needs to focus on jobs, not health care.

Americans voted for a 'speaker' and 'community organizer', not a person who would make a good president. A person should be voted on by merit, not by speeches or by the way that they speak. How could you possibly think that obama could run the US? Really THINK about it. You knew what he was unqualified when you voted for him. My God!

They should make people take an IQ test and get a license before they can be allowed to vote.

I just wanted to make one final note...when Hitler first took over Germany, the unemployment rate was 50% (of the men because the women didn't work.) One year later, unemployment was ZERO. That's why Germans loved him so much.

Posted by: Annon5 | September 6, 2009 9:58 PM


I just remembered that Fox's circus freak Glenn Beck had his little chalk board out on his program and had written, and stated that this is the 20th century!!!!! THIS IS SO HILARIOUS AND PROVES WHAT A BUFFOON THIS CREEP IS!!!!! I can't stop laughing!!!!!

Posted by: merf-1 | September 6, 2009 9:39 PM

Just think if we had BHO's universal health care, insurance would pay for an emergency intervention for you.

Posted by: broadwayjoe | September 6, 2009 9:10 PM

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It's not accurate to call Universal Health care "insurance". It is not insurance. Insurance is what I have now. The words you are looking for are "Socialized medicine".

Posted by: azken | September 6, 2009 9:29 PM

...and yes, the racial slurs and hate speech must cease in any type of human relation, ...this just shows how the majority of our culture is being subliminally led by "pop" culture deviants who seem to catch the attractive "bling" of those promoting it. aka: "Gangsta" - "Larry, the Cable Guy" - etc.
..by the way, the waist of a pair of pants is named that for a reason. That's where it should reside!
KUDOS TO BILL COSBY!

Posted by: PlanetPrisoner | September 6, 2009 9:15 PM

"This Obama administration is a terrible mess. {Deranged stuff in the middle omitted.]...Years ago this country had a US president who sided with the comunists -his name was FDR. [Additional bigoted junk omitted.]...
Posted by: Annon5 | September 6, 2009 9:00 PM"
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Just think if we had BHO's universal health care, insurance would pay for an emergency intervention for you.

Posted by: broadwayjoe | September 6, 2009 9:10 PM

This Obama administration is a terrible mess. Remember when he was campaigning and all he could talk about was jobs and health care? Who could have guessed it would wind up like this. Unemployment is rising and wants to talk about socialized healthcare. JOBS FIRST Mr. President! Everyone needs to write to their state Senators and Congressmen and tell them that if they side with this administration, they will LOSE their JOBS!

Years ago this country had a US president who sided with the comunists - his name was FDR. FDR sided with Russia and helped to divide all of europe and hand it to Stalin. When FDR realized that Stalin had lied and double crossed him it was too late to turn things around. My father used to say that FDR couldn't believe what a G.D. Big mistake he had made trusting Stalin. Well, FDR couldn't live with what he had done. Of course we all know that FDR went down to Georgia where he died. They said he died of a heart attack and later they said it was a brain anurism. The truth is, he shot and killed himself and that is WHY he did it.

My grandfather's cousin drove the funeral car to the train station to pick up FDR's body. They wanted to have an open casket for the funeral so they got some guy from down the Hudson River who was good at patching people up. When this man saw FDR he only said 2 words - Closed Coffin. And that's why there was a closed coffin at his funeral and guards at his gravesite after he was burried. They were afraid someone might try to dig him up.

Posted by: Annon5 | September 6, 2009 9:00 PM

What a world!

1. Beck wins.

2. an outstanding figure in the environmental movement loses.

3. Obama loses too.

I find nothing in Mr. Van Jones' past to be reprehensible. Obama's position in the environmental movement is below average so he needs guys like Mr. Van Jones and yet..

Posted by: mtw0310 | September 6, 2009 8:30 PM

Saliheser, a lot of good questions. Here's the answer. President Clinton and the Democrats forbade communication between the CIA and FBI. That explains all of the failures you point out.

Posted by: azken | September 6, 2009 8:29 PM

Glen Beck did what the entire White House and ALL the media pimps couldn't do...VET JONES...
The media pimps didn't vet Obama either.

GOODNESS FOR ALL AMERICANS.
Obama/Pelosi/Reid/Democrats are headed south in the polls as Americans are waking up to Post Platitude Teleprompter king.
Most Americans don't TRUST Obama/Pelosi/Reid/Democrats to do ANYTHING.
Obama the ONE term Community Organizer in Chief

Posted by: ekim53 | September 6, 2009 8:22 PM

This is ridiculous. He did not have a controversial past.

Posted by: dadada | September 6, 2009 7:52 PM

9/11 failure
latest victim of 9/11 Mr. Jones resignation proved one more time politics have always been above everything. In fact, if we look back with a open mind alot of questions have been unanswered.
9/11 is proof of the biggest failure ever after Pearl Harbor, which raises alot of questions. What went wrong and why? Have we failed not to see what is about to happen? Prior to 9/11 was there any ignorance and or failure and by whom? There was plenty of it. Usually before any event there have always been warnings. Was their any warning that 9/11 was about to happen and was this warning taking seriously? If it was taken seriously and what steps was taken by the intelligence community and the Government? Even though intelligence was there, had it been communicated to the proper government office and what did Government do with this intelligence, was it ignored or not taken seriously and why? The only way to get to the bottom of it will require intelligence communities to come out and lay down all the facts and if it was any failure on their part, it should be made public. If I remember correctly ex CIA agent Mr. CLARK made a stunning statement “Has your government let you down? What motivated him to say that and why no one asked further questions regarding that statement? Is it because everybody is afraid the truth? In conclusion, 9/11 victims and families not only deserve but must be told the truth. For them nothing can be more compensating than anything else. Also, if we are living in a country that claims to be just and stand for the truth then we have to prove it to ourselves by getting to the bottom of this question, What went wrong and why?

Posted by: Saliheser | September 6, 2009 7:46 PM

Hahahahahaha! I am laughing my hinder off at the posts praising that LOSER, Glenn Beck!

Beck has lost 60 and growing, sponsers due to his mental illness and false claims. Too bad he has to HIRE people to post positive things about him because he is not only stupid, he cares only about his idol, MONEY and ratings for Fox so that he can continue to make MONEY!!!! Fox news doesn't care about Beck or anyone else for that matter because Fox cares ONLY about RATINGS!!!! This is absolutely HILARIOUS!!!!!!! Beck is so stupid he made up some STORY about Rockefeller Plaza that was insane! I am rolling on the ground laughing my heart out!

Posted by: merf-1 | September 6, 2009 7:17 PM

Green is the new RED...

Posted by: totalkaosdave | September 6, 2009 6:24 PM

"Low-Income, Minority Communities Disproportionately Exposed To Toxic Air Pollutants, Study Finds"
Medical news Today
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/148257.php


Oh ya...them republicans and Glen Beck really found another one of their typical hot smear turds there when they disected and distorted the facts about Van Jones claims that minority communities are disproportionately affected by toxic waste dumping.

Loosing ground with public opinion Republicans are now acting like rats backed into a corner going full out on smear and fear tactics full of negative distortions and lies .

Posted by: cmrosko | September 6, 2009 9:10 AM

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It's not surprising that low income areas would be disproportionately affected by (fill in the blank). Any person with the slightest understanding of economics can connect those dots.

Van Jones' mistake was not in pointing out a verifiable truth. His mistake was connecting racism to the issue.

This is the same mistake that race baiters made during Katrina. They claimed that the situation disproportionately affected the lower 9th ward. That is a fact. The water did disproportionately affect the lower 9th ward. Connecting this fact to racism is idiotic.

The lower 9th ward was affected adversely because it is at a lower elevation than most of the rest of the city and is downstream from the Industrial canal. Water will always seek its own level. you may as well claim that water is racist because it flowed downhill.

It shouldn't surprise anybody that when one lives below two enormous bodies of water, higher elevation property will demand much higher prices than low elevation properties. The lower 9th ward was an economic issue, period.

I'm not defending polluters here, but to assign racist motives is just stupid. The charge should not have been racism. It should have been economic imperialism.

Posted by: azken | September 6, 2009 5:52 PM

Al Gore is on Apple's board of directors. Apple products are made in China.

Posted by: tech1959 | September 6, 2009 5:27 PM

askgees wrote:
"As did Clinton who allowed the first attack to go unanswered."

Didn't the CIA and FBI conclude that Bin Laden/al-Qaeda was not involved in the first attack in '93 on the twin towers? I do remember when the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania were bombed in ’98 and then-president Clinton ordered missile strikes in retaliation (Operation Infinite Reach, I think it was?), certain congressional Republicans (particularly Trent Lott) insisted that Clinton was just trying to deflect attention from the Lewinski matter. Makes you wonder if they hadn’t been so insistent that Clinton was basically making up a crisis, Bin Laden would have undergone more scrutiny and maybe 9/11 would have never happened…

Posted by: woebegoner | September 6, 2009 5:26 PM

GE which owns NBC and MSNBC is one of Obama's biggest backers. And yet GE exported thousands of jobs overseas.

Posted by: tech1959 | September 6, 2009 5:24 PM


Health Care public-option will help end exporting jobs to Communist nations, and that (reorm) is an anethma to a Republican.

Posted by: Maddogg | September 6, 2009 4:14 PM
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How so? Enlighten me.

Posted by: patriotrebel | September 6, 2009 5:18 PM

His background gets WORSE. check out this inflammatory record that he produced AND participated in..does he hate the US or what?.

http://www.verumserum.com/?p=8166

Posted by: shoana1 | September 6, 2009 5:18 PM

I'm tired of Republicans trying to influence my family by being on TV. I think the time has come to disallow any Republcian from being on TV.

Posted by: Maddogg | September 6, 2009 4:50 PM
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Here's a novel idea--turn it off.

Posted by: patriotrebel | September 6, 2009 5:12 PM

Ok..my posts are getting held up by WaPo now. Creepy. Waiting for my reply to mibrooks27 to go through.

Posted by: NoWeCant | September 6, 2009 5:10 PM

"Some of us are our country's own worst enemies."

Yes Judy, some of you are.

Posted by: azken | September 6, 2009 5:04 PM

A self-avowed delusional radical marxist as Green Czar? What were you thinking Obama? Oh, I forgot--budding socialist dictators always surround themselves with like-minded henchmen. Good riddance to VJ. Get rid of the other gaggle of czar henchmen.

Posted by: patriotrebel | September 6, 2009 4:58 PM

Day to day polling means nothing.
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Agreed. When the MSM was pushing the Rasmussen/Fox News "polls" saying BHO's approval was slipping (using very biased questions, in the opinion of some), a Marist poll showed BHO would beat Palin by 23 points if the election were held today. 23 points!

On other words, when folks get serious and they have to choose between BHO or an actual flesh-and-blood GOPer, BHO wins in a landslide.

Don't let the MSM tell you water isn't wet. :)

Posted by: broadwayjoe | September 6, 2009 4:55 PM

Maddog, Obama just gave a Brazilian company a 3 billion dollar loan to develop foreign oil. And he bowed down to the king of Saudi Arabia.


Posted by: tech1959 | September 6, 2009 4:44 PM

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

With Republicans aganist Van Jones and "Green Jobs" what is Obama supposed to do?

Still stands, Republicans support terrorism and terorist policies by forcing us to buy oil from terrorist nations.

Posted by: Maddogg | September 6, 2009 4:54 PM

I'm tired of Republicans trying to influence my family by being on TV. I think the time has come to disallow any Republcian from being on TV.

Posted by: Maddogg | September 6, 2009 4:50 PM

Maddog, Obama just gave a Brazilian company a 3 billion dollar loan to develop foreign oil. And he bowed down to the king of Saudi Arabia.

Posted by: tech1959 | September 6, 2009 4:44 PM

kavalair, well said. Exactly spot on.

Posted by: azken | September 6, 2009 4:43 PM

NoWeCant wrote:
"I was pointing out that low approval numbers these days can be volatile. Engaging in partisan wishful thinking doesn't bear fruit."

Day to day polling means nothing. Polls mean nothing except in an historical context (esp. since the results depend so much on how the question is framed, who is polled, their party affiliation, demographics, their particular mood on the particular day they were polled, geographic area, and total # of people polled). I've never put faith in the polls regardless who was in office. (I remember people who couldn't stop gloating over Bush Jr's 90% approval rating after 9/11, the highest, I think, of any president. Those same people were suspiciously mute when he left office at 22% approval.)

Posted by: woebegoner | September 6, 2009 4:42 PM

Q - What is the funniest word in the English language?

A- Republican

Posted by: Maddogg | September 6, 2009 4:40 PM

Well if anybody would know about crude radical and repugnant sentiments, extremist views and coarse rhetoric, it would be the Repubatards...Didn't Vice President Cheney tell Sen. Patrick J. Leahy to go F---K himself! It became an argument about Cheney's ties to Haliburton... Bush is nothing more than an arrogant SOB (son of Barbara) and his frequent use of giving folks the FINGER is another indication of his IQ level. Remember Mark Foley, Tom Delay, Chris Christie, Karl Rove, Scooter Libby, Rumsfied, Gonzales, Madoff, just to name a few... You Republicans who live in glass houses should not throw stones....Really!

Posted by: nallcando | September 6, 2009 4:38 PM

Milbrook,

The net has made globalization a must if a company is going to be competitive. Dell would slam its doors shut if it didn't have Mexico assemble its machines at the lower rate.

Posted by: BuckwheatJones13 | September 6, 2009 4:37 PM

seemstome wrote:
"Beck is an alcoholic and a recovering drug addict who has been given free rein to spout his insanity."

Rather like Limbaugh, no? Or is Limbaugh just a recovering drug addict?


"This is not journalism but something sinister and it will lead to violence on a large scale."

Well, to be fair, no one has ever accused Beck of being a journalist (except his rabid followers). He's a hack entertainer, and good at it. It's Fox news itself that tries desperately to be seen as journalistic; it must really tork them that they can't seem to manage to be nominated for, much less win, a single award for journalistic integrity. They may never win a Peabody or a Pulitzer, but we could create a special award for them for being the best at yellow journalism--we could create a statue for them with a big yellow "J" made of pyrite. That would be fitting, don't you think?

Posted by: woebegoner | September 6, 2009 4:35 PM

Q - what does it tell you about republicans heckeling out Van Jones?

A - Van Jones was a green jobs engineer. It tells me that Republicans want to continue to support terrorists via our purchases of foreign oil. Republicans really hate America.

As I have said before. I'd feel safer with bin-Laden in White House than any Republican I know of.

Posted by: Maddogg | September 6, 2009 4:33 PM

woebegoner wrote:
Please don't speak for all independents.
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I don't have to. Just stating that many of them no longer affiliate with the current set of policies (hence the term 'approval rating'). They may have their own reasons, but the stats don't take them into account. Also, regarding the swing which took Dems from 11% approval last summer to give them total power within 6 months, I was pointing out that low approval numbers these days can be volatile. Engaging in partisan wishful thinking doesn't bear fruit.

Posted by: NoWeCant | September 6, 2009 4:30 PM

NoWeCant - I have never, to my knowledge, exchanged posts with you. As for refutations, answering you would be like talking to a chair. You are so stupid, so ignorant, so dishonest and trite, that debating with you would be a complete waste of time. First off, for the benefit of other readers, I am very much employed as an engineer. I haven't been without work as an engineer in 30 years. I am 62 years old, hold more than 50 patents (if you use a grocery store scanner, swipe credit card, or use DSL, you are using one of my inventions), and am doing fine, thank you very much. I am opposed to Indian and Chinese hi tech workers because they undermine our national security. Studies show that something like 90% of those guest workers return home as soon as they can land a job there. In the meanwhile, they have cost 4.5 million U.S. workers their jobs. Worse, they have discouraged an entire generation of U.S. college students from going into mathematics, engineering, physics and chemistry, and computer science. Those students, and they are plenty bright enough, have seen their parents and older siblings loose their jobs to outsourcing and guest workers and choose other fields. The result has been our near complete dependency on foreign engineers and scientists. Now, how on earth do we reinvent ourselves, compete in the world, when we use (and provide a training ground for) the overabundant and unemployable youth of India and China? It's insane. It amounts to treason, short sighted thinking by our political and corporate leaders that undermines our very existence and leaves our children with a bleak future. Opposition to outsourcing, to guest workers, is patriotic. Support of those programs is treason and only a few greedy, short sighted, self serving, rather stupid and bind fools can even think of supporting it. But, from your comments and posts, we all know the sort of inbred Bushie troglodyte you are.

Posted by: mibrooks27 | September 6, 2009 4:28 PM

BuckwhewatJones13 wrote:
"today Beck is the 2nd most watched cable show in America."

Jerry Springer was once one of the most popular shows on television. Milli Vanilli's debut album was an international 'sensation.' Britney Spears sold billions of records. What's your point? That millions of Americans have poor taste?

Posted by: woebegoner | September 6, 2009 4:23 PM

woebegoner wrote:
Err, better grab your dictionary and look up the definition of non sequitur. My comment was definitely relevant to the discussion. Err, better grab your dictionary and look up the definition of non sequitur. My comment was definitely relevant to the discussion. (Maybe you have comprehension issues?) Which was if someone's past remarks or acts or affiliations can be grounds for dismissal, then it's unlikely Palin should stand a chance at getting back into politics given her/her husband's past AIP affiliation.
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I stand by my understanding of the term "non sequitur" and you've just perpetuated my original point in this reply. As for "comprehension", I certainly won't take lessons on it from an Obamatron who swoons from demagogic speeches and clings on to public policies based solely on "faith". When comprehension lets your down, "faith" becomes a nice support system to cling on to the messianic expectations from a dependency seeking politician. If you have problems with Palin's administrative capabilities, you might want to look at Democrats who are holding much higher offices with a more objectionable track record (ahem, Frak..cough cough..Barney).

Posted by: NoWeCant | September 6, 2009 4:22 PM

NoWeCant wrote:
"I'm going to assume that you're taking solace in the fact that the GOP is finished. May be it is but conservatives and independents are done with this Chicago salesman."


Please don't speak for all independents. Quite a few of us are not "done" with Obama. And I certainly don't believe or take 'solace in' the idea that the GOP is finished. They may be down, but I'd never count them out. Their problem was twofold--letting the far-right brigade (most people aren't comfortable with extremists on either end of the political spectrum) hijack the party with their hate-filled and often irrational rhetoric, and platforming so hard on the grounds of being the party of traditional moral values only to be felled by scandal after scandal after scandal, both political and sexual. The Democrats certainly aren't more 'moral,' but at least they didn't make it the foundation of their platform.


"You've probably forgotten that approval rating of Congressional Dems (according to Gallup) last summer was 11%. Guess who is in power now?"

Umm, the Democrats?

Posted by: woebegoner | September 6, 2009 4:19 PM

"...not unlike our townhall screamers."
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Minor correction: When you bring automatic weapons to BHO events, and when you "jack-up" elderly black women and rip up their Rosa Parks signs, you are clearly not there to debate the public option. Rather, you are a domestic terrorist.

Posted by: broadwayjoe | September 6, 2009 4:17 PM

Q - Why are Republicans true Communist?

A - They support policies that export American jobs to Communist nations, thereby supporting the Communist national structure.

Health Care public-option will help end exporting jobs to Communist nations, and that (reorm) is an anethma to a Republican.

Posted by: Maddogg | September 6, 2009 4:14 PM

The only thing that is really working against the Neo-Fascist GOP is that it is a pretty old movement with pretty limited demographic appeal. The two party structure could also be a limit. The Nazi's were able to take advantage of a fragmented society with their coalition of about 34 percent at the peak. In our system, it takes more than 34 percent support to win an election.

Posted by: JPRS | September 6, 2009 3:56 PM

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Psychologically, Nazism has more to do with how one is brought up. Nazism had its roots in the strict authoritarism of the Christian family...where the male was de boss. Hitler came to realize these folks could be ordered about to create disturbances, not unlike our townhall screamers.

In America today the right-wingers are predominatly authoritarian Christians from the bible belt.....the last election was telling. The abuse that goes on in these homes is tragic, but again dangerous for our nation.

Bush himself was raised in such a home and it is why he is an alcoholic, and why he invaded other countries. It was a repayment of what society did to him.

Posted by: Maddogg | September 6, 2009 4:09 PM

case3
“Per Fox.. Obama is a radical Marxist. They just have zero examples oh how.”

And you cite nothing to back up your claim……..amazing.


BTW we know Van Jones is a Marxist-Leninist-Maoist because he told us that is what he is.
Can anyone explain how Obama DIDN’T know this?

Posted by: dschoen1 | September 6, 2009 4:08 PM

JPRS -- excellent reply to NoWeCant. As for your remark that "People who try to meld Communists and Fascists together (inevitably for the purposes of tarring Democrats or their political adversaries) are not really respecting history," I don't think it's so much a lack of respect for history as a complete lack of understanding of history. That, and they bandy about terms (often in contradiction to each other) because they don't actually know what those terms even MEAN. They just parrot back what they heard someone else say. My absolute favorite is those who will scream back at you that you're a "classic liberal!" Which just shows their utter ignorance of the words they sometimes use (never mind the fact that what they supposedly stand for actually IS classic(al) liberalism). Thankfully not all conservatives/Republicans are ignorant. There are many capable of actual rational debate. You just have to look harder to find them sometimes!

Posted by: woebegoner | September 6, 2009 4:08 PM

GHlenn Beck Exposes Obama's CZARS and today Beck is the 2nd most watched cable show in America.


God Bless GLENN BECK - Beck exposes OBama's radicalism which will cost DEMS their health care.

GLENN BECK - An American Hero

Bucky

Posted by: BuckwheatJones13 | September 6, 2009 3:55 PM
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That you chose a racial slur as your call sign tells me all I need to know, pal.

And, BTW, Beck has no sponsors. Fox is subsidizing Beck's bigoted rants on its own dime it would appear.

Posted by: broadwayjoe | September 6, 2009 4:08 PM

JPRS wrote:
The only thing that is really working against the Neo-Fascist GOP is that it is a pretty old movement with pretty limited demographic appeal. The two party structure could also be a limit. The Nazi's were able to take advantage of a fragmented society with their coalition of about 34 percent at the peak. In our system, it takes more than 34 percent support to win an election.
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I'm ignoring the rest of your historic ignorance. You're even far to the left of someone like Christopher Hitchens who at least understands what the left in this country is and who Hitler was. Glad there are some honest intellectuals like him on the left, even though I thoroughly disagree with their assertions.

Now, to this naive notion of 34% majority (leaving behind the juvenile Nazi reference) I'm going to assume that you're taking solace in the fact that the GOP is finished. May be it is but conservatives and independents are done with this Chicago salesman. You've probably forgotten that approval rating of Congressional Dems (according to Gallup) last summer was 11%. Guess who is in power now? Only ones supporting Obama now are those who cannot defend a single one of his policies on rational basis but only on "faith". The pretense of intellectual force behind support has ended.

Posted by: NoWeCant | September 6, 2009 4:08 PM

can't wait until the 2010 elections, when the far right-wing nut jobs get repaid for the continuing harm they're doing to our country. Their hateful rhetoric and fear mongering have no place in a free country dedicated to the proposition that everyone is created equal. And, their treasonous calls for the failure of the President and, by extension, the country disqualifies them from any claim to be "American citizens". It's time to silence the voices of prejudice, intolerance and racism.

Posted by: Caliguy55 | September 6, 2009 3:50 PM
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Totally co-sign. Forget about the Rasmussen/Faux News "polls." In 2012, BHO will beat his opponent, most likely Mrs. Phalin, by 25 points. BTW, will someone bring back the Fairness Doctrine--how long will Fox be allowed to air a 24/7 attack ad (Hannity, Beck, et al.) against the President?

Posted by: broadwayjoe | September 6, 2009 4:00 PM


 


TITLE 5 App. > ETHICS > TITLE I > § 103

(b) The President, the Vice President, and independent counsel and persons appointed by independent counsel under chapter 40 of title 28, United States Code, shall file reports required under this title with the Director of the Office of Government Ethics.


(k) In carrying out their responsibilities under this title with respect to candidates for office, the Clerk of the House of Representatives and the Secretary of the Senate shall avail themselves of the assistance of the Federal Election Commission. The Commission shall make available to the Clerk and the Secretary on a regular basis a complete list of names and addresses of all candidates registered with the Commission, and shall cooperate and coordinate its candidate information and notification program with the Clerk and the Secretary to the GREATEST EXTENT POSSIBLE.


Chapter 40 of title 28 chapter 40 of United States Code


-CITE-
28 USC Sec. 591 01/08/2008

-EXPCITE-
TITLE 28 - JUDICIARY AND JUDICIAL PROCEDURE
PART II - DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
CHAPTER 40 - INDEPENDENT COUNSEL

-HEAD-
Sec. 591. Applicability of provisions of this chapter

-STATUTE-
(a) Preliminary Investigation With Respect to Certain Covered
Persons. - The Attorney General shall conduct a preliminary
investigation in accordance with section 592 whenever the Attorney
General receives information sufficient to constitute grounds to
investigate whether any person described in subsection (b) may have
violated any Federal criminal law other than a violation classified
as a Class B or C misdemeanor or an infraction.
(b) Persons to Whom Subsection (a) Applies. - The persons
referred to in subsection (a) are -
(1) the President and Vice President;

IF THEY DO NOT DO THEIR JOB THEN THEY NEED TO BE CHARGED WITH:

1.
Malfeasance n. intentionally doing something either legally or morally wrong which one had no right to do. It always involves dishonesty, illegality, or knowingly exceeding authority for improper reasons.

2.
Malfeasance is distinguished from "misfeasance," which is committing a wrong or error by mistake, negligence or inadvertence, but not by intentional wrongdoing.
Don't you want to find out just what happened here and have criminal charges filed in any wrong doing?
They are the reason we are here even talking about this.
Are you scared to see the long form of obamma's birth certificate?
There has NEVER been an investigation of the:
1.Clerk of the House of Representatives
2. Secretary of the Senate
3. Federal Election Commission
4. Secretary of state's offices in the US where forms must be filled out by candidates.
If the investigation is started there you shall find it will work right up to obamma.


Posted by: WONDERWALEYE | September 6, 2009 4:00 PM

Rupert Murdoch shows how evil wends its way into the media with his use of Glenn Beck to spread lies and race hatred. The one saving grace is that Murdoch has a limited time on this earth and will soon go to his reward---in hell.
Beck is an alcoholic and a recovering drug addict who has been given free rein to spout his insanity. Advertisers have been dumping him and the lunatics have formed his primary and dedicated audience. This is not journalism but something sinister and it will lead to violence on a large scale.

Posted by: seemstome | September 6, 2009 3:58 PM

As Maddog points out too even their anti-immigration stance is straight out of the Nazi playbook. To their credit, at least some of these folks are open about the fact that they ARE Neo-Nazis. Others are embarrassed to admit even to themselves what they are.

Posted by: JPRS | September 6, 2009 3:37 PM

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It is true and very dangerous. I'd rather have bin-Laden in the White House than a Republican.

Many Republican policies they advance support communist nations. Like Republican support of exporting American jobs to China and such.

Many Republicans these days border on being psychotic.

Posted by: Maddogg | September 6, 2009 3:57 PM

NoWeCant wrote:
"What do you want Palin to resign from? She holds no public office (which means she can't change your life or mine through taxpayer dollars). And nobody in this free country can regulate one's aspirations. Van Jones is free to run for public office, and so is Sarah Palin. You're Palin analogy is a non sequitur."

Err, better grab your dictionary and look up the definition of non sequitur. My comment was definitely relevant to the discussion. (Maybe you have comprehension issues?) Which was if someone's past remarks or acts or affiliations can be grounds for dismissal, then it's unlikely Palin should stand a chance at getting back into politics given her/her husband's past AIP affiliation.

Posted by: woebegoner | September 6, 2009 3:57 PM

NoWeCant,

If Hitler was reading Marx, he didn't apply the program very well.

Hitler was bankrolled by big business in his early days and he made no effort to "nationalize" all industries (he just made sure that his people got a cut of the action from private enterprise -- private enterprise got deals in exchange in the beginning.

Read the definitive "Hitler" by Joachim Fest.

Hitler was stridently anti-unionist too. Not unlike your typical Republican these days. The Nazi's hated private labor unions (the Communists really didn't care for private organizations either).

People who try to meld Communists and Fascists together (inevitably for the purposes of tarring Democrats or their political adversaries) are not really respecting history.

I at least respect the people who use one insult (you'll note that I abide by my own standard).

As far as Conservative goes -- technically it means roughly "to hold onto" or "to save". I would say in the extreme case it means "to cling". In the Burkean sense it would mean to move with deliberation.

Well, a party that uses nothing but emotional appeals like "Death Panels" isn't moving with any kind of deliberation, so we can throw the Burkean sense of the term out.

Really, what's left of the GOP is something more akin to the Nazi party in the late 1920s early 30s. Technically they still exist within the elective political structure, but they are showing signs of moving outside of it. They embrace vigilante militias outside the operation of government. They embrace anti-intellectualism and make a virtue out of ignorance.

They make alliances with big business (e.g. the Nazi's weren't out to end capitalism). They have a propaganda channel that broadcasts information without any regard for accuracy.

The only thing that is really working against the Neo-Fascist GOP is that it is a pretty old movement with pretty limited demographic appeal. The two party structure could also be a limit. The Nazi's were able to take advantage of a fragmented society with their coalition of about 34 percent at the peak. In our system, it takes more than 34 percent support to win an election.

Posted by: JPRS | September 6, 2009 3:56 PM

To the conservative posters, please stop with the racism accusations. It is incredibly offensive and disingenuous. Please stop. There is no racism. We - Democrats - are simply trying to improve the country with no ulterior motive. Please stop the Republican greed and racism and Nazi-accusation craziness, and just try to help. Seriously. Please. This Sarah Palin-styled nuttiness has to end as soon as possible.

Posted by: Urnesto | September 6, 2009 3:56 PM

Jones is a liar and has been caught for what he truely is...a Marxist that has no business in US Government.

Posted by: fcs25 | September 6, 2009 12:33 PM

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@fcs25

OK, since you are making accusations like this, explain to all of the readers here what a Marxist is from a traditional point of view and exactly what a "Marxist" agenda is in 2009. Just guessing here, but someone who says something as inane as that would not be able to provide that explanation. Have you read Marx? Post some offensive quotes here for us. His writings are fully legal to read and circulate. It is required reading in many political science classes. Don't throw out labels that you don't understand. Guessing that you rely on Glenn Beck for analysis and opinions. Try forming some of your own.

Posted by: washingtonpost31 | September 6, 2009 3:55 PM

Anthony "Van" Jones, your work on behalf of the country, and your decision to speak the truth to power, will not be forgotten.
"Strong men keep a comin'."

Ironically, even though Beck has lost over 50 sponsors, including all his blue-chip companies, Fox refuses to cancel his show and has committed to double-down on hate programming.

Again, please continue to support colorofchange's Beck boycott and Mark Lloyd's effort at the FCC to rid the airwaves of hate.

Posted by: broadwayjoe | September 6, 2009 3:53 PM

Obama needs to rid America of the anti-American Patriot Act and the illegal spying. He needs to break free of politics and just do it. Then he needs to close down the Homeland Security Dept that does nothing more than collect data on American's.

He needs to be bold and unique.

Lastly, he needs to ram through the Health Care Public Option so American's will not continue to lose jobs to socialist and communist nations. Our current support of communism must end.

Posted by: Maddogg | September 6, 2009 3:51 PM

I can't wait until the 2010 elections, when the far right-wing nut jobs get repaid for the continuing harm they're doing to our country. Their hateful rhetoric and fear mongering have no place in a free country dedicated to the proposition that everyone is created equal. And, their treasonous calls for the failure of the President and, by extension, the country disqualifies them from any claim to be "American citizens". It's time to silence the voices of prejudice, intolerance and racism.

Posted by: Caliguy55 | September 6, 2009 3:50 PM

JPRS wrote:
"It is pretty amazing to see so many commentators use the same language:

Van Jones is a racist!
Van Jones is a Communist!
What's up with all the Czars!"


LOL. You forgot a few:
Obama wasn't born in Hawaii; he was born on Neptune!
Where is Obama's long-form birth certificate?
Obama is anti-American!
Obama is a socialist!
Obama caused Hurricane Katrina!
People who support Obama are libtards!


"What is inescapable is this conclusion:
1. Either all these comments are being written by the same person.
2. All these comments are being written by people operating from the same program (i.e. they are brainwashed)."

Number 2 for the win. They all speak from the same player's book, use the same talking points. Google some of their comments sometimes. They are often word-for-word from some flaming right-wing website or from foxnews.com, and spread like avian botulism. You can always tell a foxican, though, simply by the fact that when asked a direct question or to back up an assertion with fact, they ignore you, stop posting altogether, or just respond with "socialist!" or "communist!" LOL

Posted by: woebegoner | September 6, 2009 3:50 PM

thank god for glen beck?if there was a god there wouldnt be a glen beck.and who has the time to watch this guy at 5 p.m. who watches tv at 5oclock in the afternoon?especially in the summertime.must have a very boring life and going to be a much shorter on after reading these comments some people are really stressed out.over nothing

Posted by: donaldtucker | September 6, 2009 3:50 PM

woebegoner wrote:
Van Jones rightly went buh-bye. Now let's do some digging of the Republicans, see what dirt they've swept under the rug. And if past remarks or acts or affiliations are grounds for dismissal, then Palin shouldn't stand a chance of ever getting back into politics, esp. presidential aspirations.
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What do you want Palin to resign from? She holds no public office (which means she can't change your life or mine through taxpayer dollars). And nobody in this free country can regulate one's aspirations. Van Jones is free to run for public office, and so is Sarah Palin. You're Palin analogy is a non sequitur.

Posted by: NoWeCant | September 6, 2009 3:46 PM

By so blatantly contradicting themselves in propagating conspiracy theories involving the current President, no true independent can take any of this partisan nonsense seriously.

The liberals and conservatives need to realize, it isn't your radicals that you need to be pandering too.

It's the independents, and the independents can't help but notice the hypocrisy on both sides.

I'm waiting for the McCarthyism to die down and liberal entitlement to abate. Then maybe we can get serious about dealing with the consequences of nearly a decade of bad governance.

Posted by: onifadee | September 6, 2009 3:41 PM

Speaking of Beck, at the rate he's losing advertisers, will he soon have to start paying for his show himself? Maybe Limbaugh will start picking up the tab, seeing how the two chubs are long-lost lunatic brothers. I keep waiting for one or the other to have Charles Manson as a call-in guest speaker; he seems right up their (delusional) ally.

Posted by: woebegoner | September 6, 2009 3:40 PM

van jones is gone. he was number 36 czar there is only 35 more to go to clean up part of the mess in the white house. it was nice of the post to report on it after its over. they should be checking out the other 35 czar and get some up to date news.

Posted by: badz34 | September 6, 2009 3:37 PM

It is pretty amazing to see so many commentators use the same language:

Van Jones is a racist!
Van Jones is a Communist!
What's up with all the Czars!

Never mind the last one -- these hypocrites weren't complaining about Czars when Reagan or W. were in office. (What's more they miss the irony of a "Communist" Czar).

What is inescapable is this conclusion:
1. Either all these comments are being written by the same person.
2. All these comments are being written by people operating from the same program (i.e. they are brainwashed).

That's the GOP base. They walk like Nazis and talk like Nazis.

As Maddog points out too even their anti-immigration stance is straight out of the Nazi playbook. To their credit, at least some of these folks are open about the fact that they ARE Neo-Nazis. Others are embarrassed to admit even to themselves what they are.

Posted by: JPRS | September 6, 2009 3:37 PM

“And as recently as 2008, didn't Palin tape a video for the AIP convention that year, saying "we have a great promise to be a self-sufficient state" and "Keep up the good work and God bless you." Sounds like an endorsement, if you ask me.”

WOW! now ya got something!
A governor of a state making an address at a convention of a political party!
Golly that only happens what all the time!
ROFLMAO!

Posted by: dschoen1 | September 6, 2009 3:36 PM

BruceMcDougall to MILBROOKS27:
Your long post made a lot of sense....
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MILBROOKS27 is a guy who lost his job to outsourcing and has been blogging in WaPo for months always ranting about India-China-globalization in different contexts. He is a frustrated leftist who tries to take a high moral ground by throwing accusations which have an extremely popular and simplistic sheen to them. Last time I replied to him he was blabbering about outsourcing and need to stop legal unemployment based immigration to "fix" the unemployment problem. I refuted his claims with some simple arithmetic (showing that he was off by a factor of 100 in his assessment). He takes pot shots at third world nations and hard working Americans and non-Americans while denying all modicum of individual responsibility. Can't wait to see him post somewhere else more of his anti-third world non-sense.

Posted by: NoWeCant | September 6, 2009 3:36 PM

Anthony "Van" Jones. RIP

Van Jones, BHO's Green Jobs czar, environmental movement icon, and O-Nation hero, has resigned, a victim of Glenn Beck's bigoted rants and hate broadcasting. The bigots, mentals, secessionists, birthers, Town Hall hooligans, and Ditto-heads can now hoot and holler in delight. This is a sad day.

Stay strong, Anthony. Your efforts on behalf of the people will be remembered.

Let's hope just BHO continues to stand behind Mark Lloyd, the FCC's diversity officer, who is also a target of hate broadcasting. Reason: Mr. Lloyd is trying to rid the airwaves of hate and bigotry using the existing "public interest" and "localism" requirements that stations must legally meet. Stay strong, Mark! And PLEASE support Mr. Lloyd's efforts.

And please get hate off the airwaves by supporting the extremely successful Beck boycott. For Information go to www.colorofchange.org.

Posted by: broadwayjoe | September 6, 2009 3:35 PM

Wexler, you're a libelous pig. I don't like the guy, either. But I'm not going to link to anything so vile and false. Shame on you!

Posted by: post_user_name | September 6, 2009 3:33 PM

JPRS Wrote:
(a) Fascism historically is a strongly CONSERVATIVE movement
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It is a far-right movement. We see this today in the right-winger Republican Terrorists wanting illegal aliens to wear yellow stars to identify them. Fascist, like Hitler and today's Republicans, were (are) very anti-alien.

The irony is that it was the Republican Party (Ronnie Raygun) that wanted the illegal aliens to begin with.

Posted by: Maddogg | September 6, 2009 3:31 PM

mekruli:
"Simply put we do not trust the messiah and do not want him talking with our children. Everything the messiah does is political, he is in constant campaign mode. The american people are outraged by the irresponsible left wing commie we now have as a president"

So let's be clear. Calling the president a "commie" and accusing the President of conspiring to indoctrinate children with socialism is completely within the bounds of responsible rhetoric...

To me, I see no difference between you, Jim Greer or any other conspiracy theorists and this Van Jones fellow.

Posted by: onifadee | September 6, 2009 3:31 PM

Good article as far as it goes, but you failed to mention several interesting details. First, you failed to mention that Color of Change's boycott began only after Beck twice brought up outrageous comments Jones had made. It's also interesting to note that WaPo ran seven articles investigating McDonnel's 20 yr old college thesis and not one article investigating Jones' positions or recent comments. A third overlooked detail is that no one in the MSM is asking how Jones ended up as an advisor (I believe he's the Green Jobs CZAR). Also, why hasn't WaPo, or any other media outlet looked into other Czar's and presidential advisors? It'd be very interesting to know if Jones is an outlier or only one of many unconfirmed Obama advisors with rather bizare views of what's acceptable for a society and its relationship with government. There was a time WaPo would have been much more interested in such questions. Of course, that was when a Republican was in the White House.

Posted by: TheATLMac | September 6, 2009 3:30 PM

mekruli wrote:
"The american people are outraged by the irresponsible left wing commie we now have as a president"

Sorry, but you handful of nutters (on the left and on the right) don't speak for all of America, thank God. Though like an outbreak of E. coli, you do sadly contaminate your party from time to time.

Posted by: woebegoner | September 6, 2009 3:29 PM

Per Fox.. Obama is a radical Marxist. They just have zero examples oh how. Ohh, health care you say. Nixons compromise plan was more leftist than Obama's, I know you are not saying Nixon was liberal. Or the wars. Obama sent more troops to Afgan, sent more drone into Pakistan and is taking his time pulling troops out of Iraq. Also, Obama has nationalized 0 banks, and was a minimalist increased regulation.

You have to seriously wonder if the average American Conservative has any clue what a radical Marxist even is, because Obama sure as heck isn't one.

Posted by: case3 | September 6, 2009 3:28 PM

Processed before I could finish.

Glenn Beck broke no news. Glenn Beck twisted the facts to fit into his little twisted pea brain mind and also to further twist the brains of those who can't think for themselves.

How is it that a race of people (mainly whites) who has dominated and controlled the Powers of this Country in both the Private and Public sectors for hundreds of years have the audacity to call blacks racist when it is the black race who has fought for equality for all people; regardless of their race.

What Glenn Beck has done, as well as several other right-wing extremists is use their Fascists way of thinking and attitudes to further their agenda.

According to several historical and philosophical writings and studies on Fascism, facism is thinkers who argue that people who oppose racism in fact want to allow racial identity to be destroyed and are therefore promoting racial hatred. This just one example of Fascists thinkers. There are many more types of fascist thinking, depending on ones history and the history of the country.

In this particular issue, Glenn Beck argues that Jones is a racists with previous ties to past radical organizations. Glenn Beck uses his arguments to attack Jones (who by the way has been an activist in helping the poor, mainly poor blacks) as with all Fascists to proclaim their love of all cultures, but in practice attack the multiculturalism and tolerance that lies at the heart of liberal democracy.

"Some political scientists and historians therefore argue that differentialism is really just a thinly disguised form of racism and fascism. Since the 1980s some leading New Right intellectuals have moved away from the fascist vision of a new historical era. However, the ideas that form the basis of the New Right movement continue to exert considerable influence on fascist activists who wish to disguise their true agenda."

In this case, that true agenda being white male superiority over all Americans.

Posted by: lcarter0311 | September 6, 2009 3:28 PM

There are two primary questions to be asked about this new Obama fiasco.

The first is why would a president of the United States hire such an extremist to advise hime.

The second is why would the media hide/censor the story just because it clearly reflects badly on President Obama for deciding that he wanted this extremist as an advisor.
The national media refused to run this story until the White House decided he had to go.

If it weren't for Fox News, the foreign media, and the web, this story would never have come to light because organizations like NBC "News" would have buried it in six feet of dirt.

Posted by: BruceMcDougall | September 6, 2009 3:20 PM

??????????????????????????????????

The first question is really whether the charges have merit, or whether Van Jones is simply being slandered because of the Beck ad boycott (which Van Jones is tangentially related too).

It is ironic too that a minority political party in the U.S. would seek aid and comfort from foreign sources. During the Cold War GOP legislators pumped tax-payer money oversees to the KMT in Taiwan who in turn pumped money back into GOP coffers in the U.S.

In Murdoch's case, he gets to dump on America in exchange for GOP propaganda He makes money in the process and America gets stuck with his waste product.

Posted by: JPRS | September 6, 2009 3:28 PM

This is great news. It was time for this racist communist to go. He should have never even been appointed to this position, along with all these other so called Czars that are doing nothing but giving worthless people jobs of authority to which they really have no legal right to. Obama needs to cut this crap out and fire all of these Czars....but I know that won't happen. He is governing and appointing these nut cases based on what he believes in. Obama is also a communist thinking racist.

Posted by: viperowens | September 6, 2009 3:27 PM

Van Jones was correct in his summation of Republicans. They are Azzholes!

Posted by: BlueMapleLeaf | September 6, 2009 3:27 PM

Great opportunity for Van Jones to become even more of a bigger voice of opposition against American racism. He will no longer be under "control" and can do what he does best: Become a bigger and better activist, especially considering that he has specific people he can target outside the DC loop than inside. Good for him. God's got bigger fish for him to fry!

Posted by: greeneink | September 6, 2009 3:26 PM

When is President Obama going to realize that you can't make peace with snakes? These right-wing Republicans aren't interested in a better nation, they're only consumed with a passion for destroying Obama's presidency and could care about the residue impacting our nation. Stop dealing with these frauds. They, and their allegiance to that incompetent President George W. Bush and his whack-job Vice President Dick Cheney, are responsible for the destruction of our national economy, the tanking of our banking system, the raping of our environment, and the deaths of 4,000 American men and women who believed they were defending their country in Iraq when all they were really doing is fighting a phony war pushed by a bunch of Vietnam-era cowards named Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld and Wolfowitz who hid in the National Guard or sought college deferments. Why does President Obama even deal with the Republican members of Congress? Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins should understand that, in Maine, Republicans are close to becoming endangered specieies. If they continue to align themselves with the party of hate, the voters will remember when their re-election cycles come around. And since Collins isn;t up this cycle, she shouldn't be too confident that she can aid the Republican nutcakes and not escape when she's up for re-election again. Mainers have long memories --- and a lot of Mainers will be reminded of her and Snowe's allegiance to the nutcakes dictating Republican politics and policies.

Posted by: keeleymatt | September 6, 2009 3:25 PM

JPRS,

You're addressing points I didn't raise and you are so wrong on simple historic facts that it seems futile to pick them up point by point. Your rants come across as very emotional and you don't even understand that "right" and "left" are relative terms. It's not surprising that Obama's crowd believes they know it all and therefore are preemptively dismissive of anyone who doesn't support them. I'll try one last time to correct some errors:

(a) Hitler praising Marxist propaganda is like Obama praising Reagan's salesmanship (something that he did). Stealing methods of persuasion doesn't make Hitler a Communists anymore than it makes Obama a Republican.

(b) You don't refute my original point. The Italian and German Fascist movements were CONSERVATIVE (backward, traditional) in their outlooks. Communism was a FAR-LEFT outlook that was iconoclastic and attempted to obliterate tradition, rather than elevate it on a pedestal (think Mao's Cultural Revolution).

(c) The embarrassing fact for you is that WITHIN Germany the Nazis and the Communists were at war during the 1920s. Communists were sent off to concentration camps.

(d) The Fascists didn't care about "equality" or "environmental protections" or consumer safety". They bandied around slogans the same way their ideological brethrens the GOP does when it talks about "compassionate conservatism".

(e) Beck is advocating populism? PURE B.S.
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(a) As I said, read about and compare Hitler's "work" with Marxist philosophy. There's an entire school of literature available on this and you're embarrassingly out of touch with facts. Refer for instance to Heinrich Heim's "Hitler's Table Talk".

(b) Do you know what conservative means? It means to conserve (shocking!). So conservative movements in different countries try to "conserve" the status quo in many aspects of societies there. In America, conservatives want to "conserve" individual and religious freedom, which they believe is on assault. Left and right are relative terms and do take time to understand what they mean in different countries.

(c) He considered them corrupt and went ahead and applied Marxist ideals when he came to power anyways. Judge this guy by his actions.

(d) Just the opposite and factually wrong. Again, pick up an elementary history book.

(e) Your problem with Beck is emotional not rational. None of what you said is specific to his show and your rants about him add nothing to a rational discussion.

Posted by: NoWeCant | September 6, 2009 3:24 PM

Again, are any republicans willing to repudiate Jim Greer or any other right wing conspiracy theorists for their demagoguery in recent weeks against the President?

Or are only Republican Presidents due the respect of their office, and freedom from unsubstantiated inflammatory and accusatory rhetoric?

Posted by: onifadee | September 6, 2009 3:23 PM

Wow! You would think there would have been some articles in the Washington Post about the fact that Van Jones was a 9/11 Truther supporter, a self admitted communist, a cop killer supporter, defended Al Queda when Clinton attacked them, Said White Polluters and White environmentalists are Polluting black neighborhoods because they don't have social justice. I guess the Washington Post was too busy writing 8 or 9 articles about a Candidate for Governor of Viginia's 20 old college paper.

Don't let your bias or anything show Washington Post.

Truther Van? we'll miss you. Maybe not really.

Posted by: robtr | September 6, 2009 12:55 AM
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Perfect examples of the pathetic reporting of Jones and the Obama regime!

Posted by: Newsfromflyovercountry | September 6, 2009 3:21 PM

There are two primary questions to be asked about this new Obama fiasco.

The first is why would a president of the United States hire such an extremist to advise hime.

The second is why would the media hide/censor the story just because it clearly reflects badly on President Obama for deciding that he wanted this extremist as an advisor.
The national media refused to run this story until the White House decided he had to go.

If it weren't for Fox News, the foreign media, and the web, this story would never have come to light because organizations like NBC "News" would have buried it in six feet of dirt.

Posted by: BruceMcDougall | September 6, 2009 3:20 PM

A White House official, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss a personnel matter, said Jones's past was not studied as intensively as other advisers because of his relatively low rank.

A low level czar? How about that whopper?
These incompeetent bozos can't
even think up a plausible lie.

Now some real reporters need to do a story on the other leftist slugs the leftist Odumbo has installed in government positions.

Posted by: LarryG62 | September 6, 2009 3:19 PM

This was a pretty weak explanation for the reason Jones is gone. So much for the watchdogs! This is typical of the media that has been either sleeping or dumb, deaf and blind when it comes to investigative reporting.

It is far deeper than the statements made about 911 or racist rants,it is about a his own admission that he is a COMMUNIST and his mission to bring down the government. We already have a president on the same mission so Jones was easier to get rid of than to impeach and remove a president just as much a COMMUNIST on a mission to destroy the Republic.

Posted by: Newsfromflyovercountry | September 6, 2009 3:18 PM

klausdmk wrote:
"If the Obama White House is capable to appointing a person of Van Jones character to a high level federal position, the American people have a right to question the competency, fair representation and honor of Obama to his sworn oath of office as President of the United States."

Absolutely! Just like the American people should have had the right to question the competency, fair representation, and honor of the Bush White House when he appointed his good friend "Brownie" as director of FEMA. A man with zero qualifications in disaster management (but he did know all about horses). Wasn't it something like 42 Bush administration appointees who resigned under a cloud of controversy during his 8 years in office (and at least 9 of those so far were criminally convicted)?

Posted by: woebegoner | September 6, 2009 3:16 PM

The GOP and its liars killed over 4000 Americans and 10s of thousands of Iraqis over a pack of lies about non-existent WMD.

The GOP and its liars stole $700 bn of taxpayer money on the way out of town, some of it in my 401k, a lot of it in YOUR 401k.

The GOP and its liars committed acts of torture in a gulag of secret prisons around the world, in violation of US Code, treaties to which the US is a party, and therefore the Supremacy Clause of the US Constitution.

The GOP and its liars have presided over the largest shift of wealth UP the ladder in the history of the world. The top 1% of Americans controls 50% of the wealth in this country.

The GOP and its liars have shifted the federal tax burden down the economic ladder ever since Reagan. Middle class taxpayers now pay a higher percentage of the total tax bill than ever before.

The GOP and its liars changed the tax code to allow tax advantages to corporations who exported jobs by the millions to sweat shops overseas.

The GOP and its liars have done everything they could to bust every union in the nation. Funny, the unions used to vote Republican, what happened?

The GOP and its liars have enabled the theft of billions of dollars through war profiteering in Iraq and Afghanistan. Billions of dollars in cash on pallets just vanished.

The GOP and its liars have run a 24/7 smear machine against any Democrat or progressive who has dared to stand up to them. Van Jones is the latest.

Guess what? You mother f*ckers still lost in 2006, 2008, and you're going to KEEP ON LOSING because only 17% of Americans will even ADMIT that they vote Republican.

Some people call you Nazis. Some call you Repukes. Some call you fascist.

I just call you stupid, because you don't have a clue that you're screaming against your own interests.

Stupid.

-Wexler

Posted by: WWWexler | September 6, 2009 3:16 PM

There is so much cowpoop in this story that I thought I was at a cattle ranch in Montana! Or a feed lot in California.

Posted by: Assets2ashes | September 6, 2009 3:15 PM


BO's comments regarding communist Van Jones:


"?????????????????"

Posted by: bri2 | September 6, 2009 3:12 PM

onifadee:
"So when is Florida GOP Chairman Jim Greer going to resign for accusing the president of indoctrinating children with a socialist agenda?"

Simply put we do not trust the messiah and do not want him talking with our children. Everything the messiah does is political, he is in constant campaign mode. The american people are outraged by the irresponsible left wing commie we now have as a president

Posted by: mekruli | September 6, 2009 3:12 PM

Clearly, someone needs to ask President Obama why he would hire such an extremist as Van Jones.

Posted by: BruceMcDougall | September 6, 2009 3:12 PM

lcarter0311 you are a foolish human being. Most racism today is against White people. Affirmative action? RACIST! Give people an advantage because of race or sex (as affirmative action does) is racism. My white niece was a 4.0 student she could not get a full ride. A black student in her class got a full ride to the same college with a 2.85 gpa. That is racism.

Posted by: iKnowImRight | September 6, 2009 3:11 PM

I recall several months ago that Obama said the FBI would not be vetting his apointees. He said he would do that. Now I know why he wanted control. These czars would never have gotten past the FBI. And every time the WH sees something coming, Holder pulls out the CIA thing. They are only kidding the fools. Most of us see what is taking place. The ruination of our country!

Posted by: annnort | September 6, 2009 3:10 PM


Obama is in way over his head and has surrounded himself with shady characters, just as he did in Chicago. His priority is health care and making public speeches, while unemployment is the main problem. It is causing less income to the government from income tax, and more unemployment checks. The deficit is going to go through the roof if jobs are not brought back to America. Then there's GM, AIG, and other fiascos dragging the country down. But Obama hoots about health care so the illegals can be catered to. The man is totally incompetent.

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Posted by: Billw3 | September 6, 2009 3:10 PM

Obama's associations and personnel issues continue to trip him up. Mr. Jones is just the latest addition to the growing heap. Even if Obama didn't hire him directly, someone Obama hired did. A good many American people are getting a clue about this president's radical predilection; when will the editors of the Washington Post?

Posted by: RossOdom | September 6, 2009 3:10 PM

“And serial murderers, especially the school shootings, HAVE been disproportionately white. I wouldn't make too much of that - likely a statistical fluke more than anything - but don't blame Jones for saying something that's accurate.”

All that’s nice but does not really have much to do with why he had to leave.

He’s a ”Truther” a “Nutcase” same as the “Birthers” that this admin has been crying about.

All the crying about “Birthers” is the same for “Truther”.

He lied about the “Truther” petition he signed.

Seriously how dumb do you have to be to believe that the he didn’t know what was in the petition?

He was 1 of 99 “bigwigs” who signed that petition. This wasn’t one of those petition people hanging out in front of stores nagging you to sign.

That was an embarrassment to President Obama.
He lied to President Obama when he told him there was NOTHING in his pass that “COULD” be viewed as “controversial”

Lets see, hum he is a self-proclaimed communist. Did you notice during the election how much flak Obama got from his early ties to communist? How he tried to blow that off as “old news” “youthful mistake”.

That he, Obama is not a Marxist/Maoist communist, and then to have appointed Van Jones a self-proclaimed Marxist/Maoist communist, makes Obama look like a “fool” liar” “moron” “idiot” and/or Obama thinks the American Citizens are fools, morons and idiots that are easily played.

Do you really think this is a headache Obama needs right now?

BTW, Van Jones on that petition, also claimed he didn’t read it, but signed it anyway.

Have ya noticed politicians signing bills they haven’t read or understood has become a point of contention these days?

Posted by: dschoen1 | September 6, 2009 3:10 PM

MILBROOKS27:

Your long post made a lot of sense although you might consider using paragraphs.

Regardless, a lot of sense.

It's pointless arging with these looney left people though.
Van Jones could have been discovered about to set off a bomb in the White House basement and the looney left would defend that as making a statement.

The moderates in the Democratic Party need to take the party back from the lunatics.

Posted by: BruceMcDougall | September 6, 2009 3:09 PM

onifadee:
"So when is Florida GOP Chairman Jim Greer going to resign for accusing the president of indoctrinating children with a socialist agenda?"

I'm waiting for that one myself. I cracked up at his/the Florida Republican party's comment that Obama is going to try and "indoctrinate America's youngest children before they have a chance to decide for themselves. Which is exactly what Greer and the Florida GOP is doing. They've not seen or read the speech Obama is giving, so first, how can they comment on it? Second, where is their proof that Obama is going to talk about anything other than education? What "liberal lies" exactly is it that Obama is going to spread? Based on Mr. Greer's remarks, at the moment he's the only one spreading lies. And that's something we do teach our children NOT to do--tell lies. I wonder, will Greer have the cajones to appear on all the nation's top media shows and repeat his above comment and back it up with fact? If not, after Obama's speech, will he have the cajones to apologize to the president and the nation? That's what a man with integrity would do. Don't you think? Oh, wait, I forgot whom I was talking about. (When asked how Greer/the Florida GOP knew what Obama was going to be speaking about, they came back with "no comment." Gee, I wonder why? LOL!!!)

Posted by: woebegoner | September 6, 2009 3:08 PM

Hey lcarter0311, you can't have it both ways. If someone is an obvious racist, such as Van Jones, we must call it what it is.

Posted by: mekruli | September 6, 2009 3:08 PM

McCarthyism is back baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Any republicans want to take a stab at being consistent?

Here's a perfect chance to repudiate the republicans perpetrating conspiracy theories about the president's citizenship, his religion, and secret membership in the Nazi party.

What a bunch of hypocrites....

Posted by: onifadee | September 6, 2009 3:06 PM

Van Jones, Obama’s Green Jobs Czar resigns and goes out of public view because "he understands he was going to get in the way of President' Obama agenda. President Obama says that “he did not endorse Van Jones’ statements.

Van Jones admits no wrong and offers no apology for his racist’s comments and slanderous accusations against former President Bush. Instead Van the (Slam Czar) claims he is the victim of a “vicious smear campaign.” Apparently if he lies or offends anyone, he does not care. And, this guy was supposed to get green jobs for people.

According to Van Jones, there was nothing wrong with what he said and the same goes for Barack Obama; however, the President did say that he “does not endorse Van Jones’ statements.

If the Obama White House is capable to appointing a person of Van Jones character to a high level federal position, the American people have a right to question the competency, fair representation and honor of Obama to his sworn oath of office as President of the United States.

American students hear Van Jones poisonous rhetoric of political and social prejudice against White people and his libelous accusations against the former President of the U.S.A. and what do they think?

Obama needs to tell Van Jones to retract his public statements and apologize to the American people and former President Bush. If Van Jones is a political appointment, he needs to be removed from public office immediately.

The League for American Voters will start a petition. All U.S. citizens write you Senators and the White House expressing your indignation at the disrespect coming out of the mouth of Van Jones on public broadcasts.

Posted by: klausdmk | September 6, 2009 3:05 PM

How is it that a race of people (mainly whites) who has dominated and controlled the Powers of this Country in both the Private and Public sectors for hundreds of years have the audacity to call blacks racist when it is the black race who has fought for equality for all people; regardless of their race.

People like Glen Beck and other's who think like him are totally contracd, claim that their should be closer ties

Posted by: lcarter0311 | September 6, 2009 3:03 PM

Ding Dong! The Racist is dead. Which old Racist? The Wicked Racist!
Ding Dong! The Wicked Racist is dead.
Wake up - sleepy head, rub your eyes, get out of bed.
Wake up, the Wicked Racist is dead. He's dead where the goblins go,
Below - below - below. Yo-ho, let's open up and sing and ring the bells out.
Ding Dong' the merry-oh, sing it high, sing it low.
Let them know
The Wicked Racist is dead!
As Mayor of the Capitol City, In the County of the Land of Liberty, I welcome you most regally.

As Coroner I must aver, I thoroughly examined him.
And he's not only merely dead, he's really is most sincerely dead.

Then this is a day of Independence for all the Americans and their descendants

Yes, let the joyous news be spread The wicked Old Racist is at last is dead!

Posted by: mekruli | September 6, 2009 3:02 PM

NoWeCan,

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1A. Hitler praising Marxist propaganda is like Obama praising Reagan's salesmanship (something that he did).

Stealing methods of persuasion doesn't make Hitler a Communists anymore than it makes Obama a Republican.

Of course, these days GOP activists are reading Saul Alinsky.

Does that all of a sudden make THEM Communists? Based on your line of reasoning -- inescapably it would.

Of course that line of reasoning is simply absurd, much in the same way that it would be absurd to say that Hitler was a Communist because he praised Marxist propaganda techniques.

2A. You don't refute my original point. The Italian and German Fascist movements were CONSERVATIVE (backward, traditional) in their outlooks. Communism was a FAR-LEFT outlook that was iconoclastic and attempted to obliterate tradition, rather than elevate it on a pedestal (think Mao's Cultural Revolution).

3A. The embarrassing fact for you is that WITHIN Germany the Nazis and the Communists were at war during the 1920s. Communists were sent off to concentration camps.

So to suggest "oh, they're just the same" is ignorant.

The common points of reference:
Both were authoritarian in their make-up.
Both were utopian in their vision.

There is no such thing though as a Communist-Fascist.

It's like saying Authoritarian-Authoritarian or Utopian-Utopian. It's redundant at best, otherwise it's oxymoronic.

2B. The Fascists didn't care about "equality" or "environmental protections" or consumer safety". They bandied around slogans the same way their ideological brethrens the GOP does when it talks about "compassionate conservatism".

The Fascist didn't care at all about procedural, process questions. For them there would have been no conflict having a political adviser overseeing criminal matters at the DOJ ala Karl Rove.

Even the Big Lies like "Death Panels" and health care "Euthanasia" are straight out of Goebbel's play book.

1e. Beck is advocating populism? PURE B.S.

He's a populist in the same way that Hitler was a populist (using emotions to manipulate his audience).

Teddy Roosevelt was a POPULIST. With the Bull Moose party one of his platforms was UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE! As president, he pushed for environmental protections and trust busting -- two ideas that are about as close to the GOP mainstream today as the Democratic party is to the GOP.

Glenn Beck, on the other hand, is a corporate shill.

Private health insurers buy ads on his programs; in exchange he runs quasi-infomercial comparing health care reform to Nazi Euthanasia. Guess who might lose profitability if reforms went into place?

George Washington would have nothing to do with people like Glenn Beck. He would treat Glenn Beck's minions just like he treated the tax-rebels who were part of the Whiskey Rebellion.

Posted by: JPRS | September 6, 2009 3:02 PM

Van Jones rightly went buh-bye. Now let's do some digging of the Republicans, see what dirt they've swept under the rug. And if past remarks or acts or affiliations are grounds for dismissal, then Palin shouldn't stand a chance of ever getting back into politics, esp. presidential aspirations. After all, there's her husband's former membership in the Alaska Independence Party. Palin herself was never an 'official' member, but she sure attended several of their meetings and conventions. And considering AIP's founder, Joe Volger, once stated that "the fires of hell are frozen glaciers compared to my hatred for the American government. And I won't be buried under their damn flag." (Which reminds me, isn't the story that Volger died as a result of an attempt to buy plastic explosives on the black market that went bad? Wonder what he wanted those plastic explosives for...) And as recently as 2008, didn't Palin tape a video for the AIP convention that year, saying "we have a great promise to be a self-sufficient state" and "Keep up the good work and God bless you." Sounds like an endorsement, if you ask me. So I guess it's good Palin resigned on her own, else she might have been forced to resign.

As for Gingrich, I have to laugh at him getting all self-righteous. Wasn't he a draft dodger? Didn't Gingrich have some 22 checks bounce? Didn't he press his first wife to sign divorce papers while she was in the hospital recovering from surgery? (There are a ton of scandals surrounding Gingrich, many of which he of course was able to slither out of.)

As for the nitwits who use "Glen Beck" and "news" in the same sentence, time to pull out your dictionary. Beck is an entertainer, a host. Not a news reporter or journalist. (And that's why he doesn't have to worry about pesky things like facts; he's there to entertain the masses in the way that Jerry Springer did.)

Posted by: woebegoner | September 6, 2009 2:58 PM

So when is Florida GOP Chairman Jim Greer going to resign for accusing the president of indoctrinating children with a socialist agenda?

Posted by: onifadee | September 6, 2009 2:54 PM

Jones- One down and let's keep them going.

Posted by: ekim53 | September 6, 2009 2:54 PM

It's a bit of a stretch to claim. It's just his Past." Much of his spew is current and in the present. None the less, his past is a valid source for judging his character and philosophy. He's dangerous and worst, right in step with Obama. He just couldn't lie like Barry.

Posted by: StephenMRapp | September 6, 2009 2:53 PM

The 'free market' capitalism that so many republicans are pushing these days is a 'pure capitalism' where business interests are the only ones worth consideration. Of course this 'free market' capitalism has effectively declared war on humanity
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When did we have free market last in America? Explain how it has declared war on humanity and how many people actually died under communist regimes compared to those "killed" by America? Please also release poverty figures in China pre and post mordernization. Apocalyptic talk can win some disillusioned folks but being this wrong this emphatically is more than just disingenuous.

Posted by: NoWeCant | September 6, 2009 2:50 PM

Government Socialism only exists because of the desperate and the ignorant and those that want Power over them

Posted by: ekim53 | September 6, 2009 2:50 PM

@ mibrooks27

Bravo.

Posted by: scorpio69 | September 6, 2009 2:47 PM

The 'free market' capitalism that so many republicans are pushing these days is a 'pure capitalism' where business interests are the only ones worth consideration. Of course this 'free market' capitalism has effectively declared war on humanity.
Free market capitalists are opposed to any social services (including Medicare) whatsoever that are not directly paid for by the person. In other words, a baby born to a homeless parent would simply be allowed to die. The aged without money? Same deal.
The environment and global warming? Clean energy costs money and cuts into profits, therefore it is to opposed even if it means the death of every soul on the planet.
A free market will be utterly deregulated and will be allowed to commit fraud at will. They can (and do) hire the best PR people to lie effectively and if anyone is swindled it's their fault for believing them in the first place.
A 'free market' capitalist society will allow corporations to sell products that kill (as in the infamous Pinto case) with impunity as law suits will not be allowed against them and corporate members will not be held responsible for having killed consumers of their products even if they knowingly sold these deadly products to them.

Posted by: frankdiscussion1 | September 6, 2009 2:45 PM


Now Obama is falling from grace…
An’ it’s happenin’ at a fairly fast pace
But if you talk about Jones,
They jump on your bones..
An' claim that you based it on race.

Hammingaway

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Posted by: Billw3 | September 6, 2009 2:44 PM

nonamenostate - Do you have any idea of how foolish you sound? There are very few racists that oppose Obama. The "birthers" and the like are genuine nut jobs, but the vast majority of us are merely concerned citizens who have JOBS as our number one priority. Now, Obama and his silly "global economy", his merry band of "transnationalists" like Geithner and Summers, is no different than Bush and his "neoconservatives". Both use *our* jobs as bargaining chips for their silly foreign policies, both apparently put the economies of India and China before ours, and both wade blindly into cesspools like Iraq and Afghanistan to polish their credentials as "leaders" and to provide an outlet for the millions of unemployed young people that result from their disastrous "trade policies". As for him being a "communist", what on earth would you call a fuzzy minded one world throwback? Obama and his team evidently truly believe that looting this country of factories and jobs is somehow moral because American business is providing jobs for third world countries, promoting peace via that, and endearing future military powers like China and India to us. Never mind that, in order to accomplish this, he has to wreck the American middle class, outsource (or preside over it) 40 million jobs, allow public schools to place foreign students ahead of U.S. students for spots in our medical schools, engineering, and hard sciences programs. This idiot some "believes" that it will all work out. To my way of thinking, to the way of thinking of most of those Americans whose lives have been wrecked by this nonsense, that makes Obama a Marxist, firmly in the tradition of Stalin. That made Bush and his cronies them, too, but we thought we were getting rid of them. The blind idiot, the thoughtless knee jerk NUT, wrecking this country, is YOU and fanatics like you.

Posted by: mibrooks27 | September 6, 2009 2:41 PM

I get a kick out of these liberal nutcases who defend Jones' 9/11 Truther theories when Jones himself disavowed them before he turned tail and quit.

The guy you are defending doesn't even agree with you leftwing nuts (unless he is lying of course) 8-)

Posted by: moonchild64 | September 6, 2009 2:40 PM

One racist, extremist, communist, eco-nut czar gone.

Thirty to go.

American citizens won't stop until they're ALL TOSSED OUT.

Posted by: LoonyLeft | September 6, 2009 2:39 PM

The remaining question must be:

How many more morons like Van Jones are there--hiding out under the cover of Obama's kingdom?

And how many times can The Washington Post, The NY Times, and the networks get away with ignoring the news, and covering up the facts?

I can't wait for Ms. Kornball & Co to do their "reporting" on msnbc next week.

I don't watch much tv and don't know who Glen Beck is, but I'm going to catch his show next week.

Some real news, beats the hell out of zero news.

Posted by: chazz60 | September 6, 2009 2:38 PM

My own questions about what happened on 9/11 are more philosophical in nature. For example, the 2 guys who flew into the towers COULD NOT HAVE KNOWN that the buildings would collapse, so, clearly, that could not have been their objective or expectation as they allegedly committed suicide.

Indeed, imagine yourself as the second suicide pilot approaching the WTC: What do you see whe you look out the window? Certainly some damage to the first WTC with some black smoke pouring out, but nothing more. What are you thinking? "Gee, maybe I can make a big hole in the other WTC!"???

Posted by: scorpio69 | September 6, 2009 2:37 PM

" Jones, special adviser for green jobs, steps down amid GOP-led criticism of his past activism"

Great journalism.

Let's see: Jones advocates "direct militant action" against the US in a Marxist organization, cofounded a center that has a mural depicting white men shooting blacks, espouses near constant racist verbiage, supports a copkiller who was wounded by the dying officer and seen by four black eyewitnesses, and has no scientific background in environmentalism.

But the big ole bad ole "GOP" is after him for "activism?"

Acting stupid or insane is activism?

Being a black racist is "activism?"

So, what's being a black "community organizer?"

Oh, creating a Congressional District of naive wealthy white liberals and getting Michelle and David Axelrod made-up jobs for $300,000 a year at the UC Hospital.

Gotcha. Go to the Ivy League on affirmative action, cash in your race card, and get rich.

Gotcha, O.

Posted by: mmmmmmmmm | September 6, 2009 2:36 PM

Note: Any posts that mention Hitler, Nazis, Fascism, or Antichrist (and most posts mentioning racism) should be automatically deleted--or at least ignored. When people resort to name-calling and outlandish claims, it usually means they have nothing logical to say.

Posted by: sam38 | September 6, 2009 2:35 PM


sam38 said:
"Why on earth would Obama appoint someone like Van Jones in the first place? Has he lost all grip on reality? People kept saying that Obama's connections to Bill Ayers and Rev. Wright were irrelevant. I guess they turned out to be relevant after all."

Exactly. Obama is not trustworthy, and his 'charisma' is wearing thin.

.

Posted by: Billw3 | September 6, 2009 2:34 PM

printthis
“compelling force for the environment and empowering real jobs for people who might have otherwise had been left behind.”


Help me out here.


What KSA, (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities) are ONLY applicable for so called “Green Jobs” but are NOT applicable to any other job?

We can eliminate reading, math, writing, physics, engineering, computers using and programming, basically anything and every thing that people do today.

The “people who might have otherwise had been left behind”, according to you, have NONE of the above mentioned skills?

Posted by: dschoen1 | September 6, 2009 2:34 PM


Wow! Where was the Washington Post on this story? Answer: all of their "unbiased, objective" reporters were spend 24-7 trying to dig up dirt on Sarah Palin.

Here's another you seem to be forgetting and that deserves some attention/investigation: CHARLIE RANGEL!

Try this: imagine Rangel were a Republican (say a Republican running for Governor of Virginia)


The Washington Post, Fair and Balanced, NOT!

Posted by: hartwr

////////////////////////////////

Genius, the Post wrote an editorial saying that Rangel should resign his position.

Of course you wouldn't have noticed because you spend your days watching and listening to Neo-Nazi News.

You cry "double-standards" yet you provide an example that makes YOU look like the hypocrite.

Posted by: JPRS | September 6, 2009 2:34 PM

Q - Why does Obama have so many Czar's?

A - Having a Czar(s) is a Republican idea. I like the term advisor better.

It is commical though that Republicans had the first Czar(s) and now make fun of them.

I don't why he has so many. I suspect it is becasue there has been no leadership in the White House in 28 years.

Posted by: Maddogg | September 6, 2009 2:33 PM

So the Republics get to dictate who advises Obama? Did the Dems get to dictate to Bush whom he included in his Wild Bunch? Cheney, Rummy, Harriet Myers, Feith, Bolton, Wolfowitz and all of the other crazed NeoCon extremists who advised him? Cheney's still out there bleating extremist blather, along with Bachmann and Grassley.

By the way, Bush and Cheney used coarse language too when they described their opponents. Its okay for the Republics to cheat on their wives, swear, pick up guys at airports, wear diapers with hookers, solicit young male congressional pages on email, ad nauseum, but it's evil when Dems act "improperly."

Well, how about Vitter, Craig, Ensign, Sanford etc resigning too for their degenerately despicable behavior? (Foley at least did resign).

Posted by: mongolovesheriff | September 6, 2009 2:33 PM

JPRS Wrote:
(a) Fascism historically is a strongly CONSERVATIVE movement.

(b) Think of Mussolini in Italy invoking the glories of the Roman Empire; or Hitler in Germany talking about Greater Germania.

(c) The movements were also very militaristic. No fascist would make environmental protections and consumer safety a priority. Those wouldn't even be priorities for them. Equality, schmiquality. Elections? Fascists were authoritarians who believed in social Darwinism and racial theories.

(d) You would be a pretty good candidate for a Nazi in the 1930s. You probably wouldn't have gotten in on the ground floor, but once the rest of the herd started moving, it's people like you that were right their with them. Of this I have absolutely no doubt.
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(a) Factually wrong. Pick up any elementary history book, or if you're more curious, the works of Hitler, Mao, lenin or Mussolini and they're all based on Karl's Marx's philosophies (the modern left). Hitler praised him and his propaganda techniques (an entire chapter devoted to the latter in Mein Kampf).

(b) That's right. And he also advanced "equality for all" slogans and a "new era" and "hope" for the oppressed in Germany without concrete policies or administrative experience. Sounds familiar?

(c) Wrong on facts again, who belies you lack of knowledge on the subject. All the marxists had _rigid_ rules for organizing society. They provided strict healthcare, environmental and social plans, partly cuz they wanted to follow strict scientific methods and party because they wanted to usurp the churches (to free man from religion, the opium of masses and liberate from from the shackles of traditional morality). Lenin tried to establish moral allegiance to the state and Hitler to race.

(e) You're mistaking populism with demagoguery. George Washington moved the masses in a similar way. Does that mean he was doing that for evil ulterior motives? If yes, then all political self-promotion is evil propaganda.

Posted by: NoWeCant | September 6, 2009 2:31 PM


Maybe Obama can find another of his shady Pals to replace Jones. He has plenty to choose from.

.

Posted by: Billw3 | September 6, 2009 2:31 PM

Wow! Where was the Washington Post on this story? Answer: all of their "unbiased, objective" reporters were spend 24-7 trying to dig up dirt on Sarah Palin.

Here's another you seem to be forgetting and that deserves some attention/investigation: CHARLIE RANGEL!

Try this: imagine Rangel were a Republican (say a Republican running for Governor of Virginia)


The Washington Post, Fair and Balanced, NOT!

Posted by: hartwr1 | September 6, 2009 2:29 PM

We are all "9/11 Truthers", as it were, in that we surely want the truth of what happened to see the light of day. Some have chosen, for whatever reason on God's earth, to believe the government's version of the events of 9/11 100% and they go into "autopilot" attack mode when even a simple question is raised about it. In turn I ask WHY these people would, in this one instance, be so rabid in their belief in the government when it is abundantly clear that the same government routinely lies through their teeth on matters big and small. I cite the reasons given to us by the government for invading Iraq as a prime example of their ability and indeed penchant to lie with a totally straight face about a matter that has cost many more lives than 9/11 -- by some accounts many hundreds of thousands of lives.

So, in spite of the obvious self serving nature of the government's version of the events of 9/11, and in spite of the fact that it can be shown conclusively that the government routinely lies and is therefore hardly to be trusted on such a grave matter, when it comes to 9/11, subscribers to the government's version of events are rabid in their belief that, by golly, in this instance, what the government says is beyond question. This alone I find extremely troubling.

Posted by: scorpio69 | September 6, 2009 2:29 PM

Why on earth would Obama appoint someone like Van Jones in the first place? Has he lost all grip on reality? People kept saying that Obama's connections to Bill Ayers and Rev. Wright were irrelevant. I guess they turned out to be relevant after all.

Posted by: sam38 | September 6, 2009 2:28 PM

Q - What da ya think now of Sarah Palin's "Drill Baby Drill" campaign?

A - Well before she started her campaign exporting of American jobs slowed because of fuel costs. Now thanks to Palin BP found one of the largest reserves of oil in recent memory. So now fuel will be lower in cost and Republican companies can increase the pace of exporting Republican Terrorists jobs to socialist and communist nations. ROFLMAO

I may vote Republican in 2010 just so the laughs will continue. Republicans are better than a comedy show.

Posted by: Maddogg | September 6, 2009 2:26 PM

@ BritheGreat

re: "Exactly were is the Washington Post reporting on Van Jones being a truther?

Perhaps you missed this part of the article:

"...for signing a petition that questioned whether Bush administration officials "may indeed have deliberately allowed 9/11 to happen, perhaps as a pretext for war" "

BTW, aren't we ALL "9/11 truthers"?

Or would you rather not know the truth?

I myself have no explanation for 9/11, nor do I propose one without hard evidence and expert testimony. I'd also like to see such experts properly cross examined.

I merely say that given the government's utter lack of credibility, a proper investigation should be conducted with full subpoena power by an independent panel of experts, not a bunch of political types. There is certainly enough out there that has been written by actual experts that casts serious doubt on the official explanation for the collapses of the WTC -- particularly WTC 7, which the 9/11 Commission didn't even address. And damned if I can find even one clear picture of a plane hitting the Pentagon, which is surrounded by something like 80 cameras. Nor can I figure out for the life of me how a plane even got into the highly controlled airspace around the Pentagon with, apparently, no problema, and proceeded to smash into it unmolested.

Posted by: scorpio69 | September 6, 2009 2:26 PM

The right-wing nuts are taking America down, one piece at a time. These pretenders of democracy and free speech are the false gods, the devil in disguise... just watch how many are blind and stupid enough to follow. Do like the Romans do? Yep, you are doing it. This empire has no future.

Posted by: nonamenostate | September 6, 2009 2:23 PM

It is sad that liberals have no problem with what Van Jones has said.....and done.

Obama got the same soft treatment by the WashPo/NewsWeak type press prior to his election that Van Jones got prior to his forced resignation.....

Obama is showing his true colors by his appointments and his policies....hard left and failed.

Posted by: georgedixon | September 6, 2009 2:22 PM

A journalist digs to uncover the truth about our Government. That makes Glenn Beck a journalist

A propogandist produces favorable stories about their side, and ignores or hides unfavorable news about them. That makes Washington Post a propogandist.

Posted by: pgr88 | September 6, 2009 2:21 PM

A racist is known not by the color of his skin,but by his words.

Posted by: MichaelLittleBig | September 6, 2009 2:20 PM

As noted in an article in The New York Times from December 25, 2001, entitled "Experts Urging Broader Inquiry In Towers' Fall":

“…some structural engineers have said that one serious mistake has already been made in the chaotic aftermath of the collapses: the decision to rapidly recycle the steel columns, beams and trusses that held up the buildings. That may have cost investigators some of their most direct physical evidence with which to try to piece together an answer.”

http://tinyurl.com/nvz9dc

Imagine: The biggest crime scene in American history, and all of the physical evidence is conveniently destroyed before any examination of it can be done!

Nothing to see here, move along...

Posted by: scorpio69 | September 6, 2009 2:20 PM

JPRS Wrote:
NoWeCant,

It's even more interesting to see the Neo-Nazi's hijack the GOP. Neo-Fascist media and views are flourishing on places like Fox and the GOP. It is like their Spring awakening.
-------------------------------------------
That's a lot of senseless rhetoric you adhere to. In fact, Democrats and the American left have more in common with Mao and Hitler than the right. Btw, what is your definition of Fascism and Nazism? You'll be surprised to see who fits that definition on the left.

Posted by: NoWeCant |

//////////////////////////////////


Fascism historically is a strongly CONSERVATIVE movement.

Think of Mussolini in Italy invoking the glories of the Roman Empire; or Hitler in Germany talking about Greater Germania.

The movements were also very militaristic.

No fascist would make environmental protections and consumer safety a priority. Those wouldn't even be priorities for them. Equality, schmiquality. Elections?

Fascists were authoritarians who believed in social Darwinism and racial theories.

You would be a pretty good candidate for a Nazi in the 1930s. You probably wouldn't have gotten in on the ground floor, but once the rest of the herd started moving, it's people like you that were right their with them. Of this I have absolutely no doubt.

Posted by: JPRS | September 6, 2009 2:19 PM

Hey, scorpio69

Exactly were is the Washington Post reporting on Van Jones being a truther? The Post is is way behind the curve in reporting news.

I suggest that Kornbult either a)watch Fox News to find out what to report or b) actually go out and report on the administration czars.

Posted by: BritheGreat | September 6, 2009 2:17 PM

Q - Did Bush allow 9-11?

A - The only fact we have is that Bush ignored the warnings pre 9-11.

Posted by: Maddogg | September 6, 2009 2:09 PM

As did Clinton who allowed the first attack to go unanswered. So spare us your lies. Try telling the truth once. You may like it.

Maddog is a LIB T@RD to the 10th degree. He exemplifies ignorance. Quite sad!!!

Posted by: askgees | September 6, 2009 2:15 PM

Da da dum dum dum! Another one bites the dust!

VOTE REPUBLICAN!!!

Posted by: A1965bigdog | September 6, 2009 2:15 PM

Jones is a "racist"?

And Parker1227 with his white sheets, burning crosses and nooses believes deeply in the values of "toleration" and "equality".

I mean come on.

One of the saddest things is seeing the racists calling other people racists.

It's just like what's happening in Iran today where the thugs in power accuse peaceful protesters of "inciting violence".

The Parker1227's are what makes up Ahmadinejad's political base in Iran. That person would be in Ahmadinejad's terrorist Basiji militia.

And here a few months ago I was looking at what was happening in Iran, saying "wow, I'm glad to be an American." Then I watch the Glenn Beck show and see his mindless minions going after a good man, and I realize that Ahmadinejad kind of fascism has a foothold in America. It thrives on the Fox News Channel. There is a loyal and willing audience for fascism in Fox News's audience. They are willing and ready for their suicide march -- no matter the cost to America and America's young.

They are "saving America". Just like in Vietnam where the famous Gen. talked about destroying the village in order to save it.

Only a fascist would fail to see the irony.

Posted by: JPRS | September 6, 2009 2:13 PM

God Bless America

And we pray companies continue to send Republican Terrorist jobs to Communist China and Socialist Mexico. ROFLMAO

Posted by: Maddogg | September 6, 2009 2:12 PM


TogetherinParis
“Old Bush was a serial killer, starting with JFK and wiping out all those witnesses, right down the line.”


Really?

So how do you know about it?
Were you the one wiping out all those witnesses?

Are you a “Truther” like Van Jones?

BTW, TogetherinParis,your name.

Are you referencing 2 or more real people or just the voices in your head?

Posted by: dschoen1 | September 6, 2009 2:10 PM

JPRS Wrote:
NoWeCant,

It's even more interesting to see the Neo-Nazi's hijack the GOP. Neo-Fascist media and views are flourishing on places like Fox and the GOP. It is like their Spring awakening.
-------------------------------------------
That's a lot of senseless rhetoric you adhere to. In fact, Democrats and the American left have more in common with Mao and Hitler than the right. Btw, what is your definition of Fascism and Nazism? You'll be surprised to see who fits that definition on the left.

Posted by: NoWeCant | September 6, 2009 2:09 PM

@ BritheGreat

RE: "Fox News and Glenn Beck...these excellent news organizations."

BWAHAHAHA!

Posted by: scorpio69 | September 6, 2009 2:09 PM

"'On FOX News Sunday, Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich declined to criticize Jones directly, though Alexander did question why the Obama administration had appointed so many issue czars. 'I don't think he's the issue," Alexander said. "I think the czars are the issue.'"

I think all the jobs they shipped over to China was is the issue . . . the rich and the powerful who only got richer and more powerful for the past eight years are the issues. . . well there is at least one Republican who want to run for president whose got Rush Limbaugh's talking points down perfectly - now if he can just get him and Newt to refer to strong minded women as "femi-nazis" - they can all hold hands and starting singing "Deutchland, Deutchland uber alles" together.

Posted by: odonnell521 | September 6, 2009 2:04 PM


Jobs going over seas began in the 70's id10t. Ignorance and stup1dity seem to be the LIB T@RDS only weapon. SAD. If you don't know or like the truth just spin it. It's the typical Dem. policy. LOL

Posted by: askgees | September 6, 2009 2:09 PM

Q - Did Bush allow 9-11?

A - The only fact we have is that Bush ignored the warnings pre 9-11.

Posted by: Maddogg | September 6, 2009 2:09 PM

Van Jones is just another member of the "GOD DAMN AMERICA" contingent of this administration to be thrown under the bus by Obama.

Nevertheless, his departure will in no way reduce the arrogance of this social engineering crowd.

They will still continue to piss away trillions of our dollars in their attempt to engineer their utopian vision only to serve as yet another Jimmy Carter bad example of why our investment of power in government is not only wasteful and ill conceived, but so wrong as to demand slashing of government power itself.

Posted by: RUKidding0 | September 6, 2009 2:07 PM

LET'S TAKE A STROLL DOWN MEMORY LANE...

The Bush administration tried and failed to prevent ANY inquiry whatsoever into the events of 9/11. If you will recall, they opposed any investigation of it. That fact in and of itself should raise red flags. Then, when it became apparent that that would not work, they tried to appoint the war criminal Henry Kissinger to head the "investigation"!!!! How much clearer could it be that they wanted to answer NO questions about it?

It is also beyond argument that the 9/11 Commission did not explore certain questions and witnesses, nor were they supplied with all of the documents that they themselves requested. Again, the red flags fly.

Posted by: scorpio69 | September 6, 2009 2:06 PM

Congrats to Fox News and Glenn Beck in particular for excellent reporting on Van Jones radical and nutty statements about 9/11.

The Washington Post can take some lessons in reporting from these excellent news organizations.

Posted by: BritheGreat | September 6, 2009 2:05 PM

NoWeCant,

It's even more interesting to see the Neo-Nazi's hijack the GOP. Neo-Fascist media and views are flourishing on places like Fox and the GOP. It is like their Spring awakening.

I am sure many Glenn Beck's useful idiots are sharpening their long knives. The Nazi's were a minority that destroyed German.

The same is true of today's GOP and its mouth-piece FNC.

Posted by: JPRS | September 6, 2009 2:05 PM

Q - Why are Republican Terrorists a laugh a minute?

A - Their silly. They wanted Ronnie Raygun to flood the US with illegals and he did. Now they are not happy.

They wanted NAFTA and other free trade and now the Republican Terrorists jobs are going to socialist and communist nations...ROFLMAO

The Republican Terrorists wanted no regulation on the financial markets and wa la...near depession was created.

Just wait until more Republican Terrorists begin to lose their jobs or forego raises because of health care costs. The average increase in annual health insurance premiums is pegged at 22% for many years to come.

Republican Terrorist wanted to kick butt in Afghnaistan and Iraq. We are the only ones that got our butts kicked.

Then they wanted free war for TV and cannot understand why their paycheck does not go as far as it did a few years ago.

They don't like big brother, then give thumbs up to illegal spying on American's and intrusive data collection on citizens by Homeland Security.

All in all Republicanism is sick a joke.

DUH

Posted by: Maddogg | September 6, 2009 1:57 PM


LOL NAFTA was sigbed by Clinot ret@rd. LOL

Posted by: askgees | September 6, 2009 2:04 PM

"'On FOX News Sunday, Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich declined to criticize Jones directly, though Alexander did question why the Obama administration had appointed so many issue czars. 'I don't think he's the issue," Alexander said. "I think the czars are the issue.'"

I think all the jobs they shipped over to China was is the issue . . . the rich and the powerful who only got richer and more powerful for the past eight years are the issues. . . well there is at least one Republican who want to run for president whose got Rush Limbaugh's talking points down perfectly - now if he can just get him and Newt to refer to strong minded women as "femi-nazis" - they can all hold hands and starting singing "Deutchland, Deutchland uber alles" together.

Posted by: odonnell521 | September 6, 2009 2:04 PM

"Jones, a towering figure in the environmental movement...".

With this, above, statement, Washington Post leftists (oops, I mean "journalists"), officially jump the shark.

"A towering figure"?

Paaaleeease!

He is a professional leftist race-baiter and hate monger. He is a self-professed communist and anti-capitalist.

That makes him the perfect choice as a "jobs" czar, of course.

That Post lefties would call Van Jones a towering environmentalist (ROFL), is proof positive that there IS no real environmentalist movement any more, as it has been completely co-opted by the radical, Stalinist, left as a Trojan horse to conduct war against free-market capitalism.

Sick and sad.

Posted by: Parker1227 | September 6, 2009 2:02 PM

George W. Bush's knowledge of the 9/11 attack has been in question from the very minute the video/picture was public. He knew there would be an attack, just where and when was the question. That is why he went after Saddam. His father George Bush SR. knew that Kuwait was going to be invaded. So that is why Desert Storm. The Bush's are low-life. Remember, Saddam and the Bush's were in bed together over oil deals. The Republicans just confirmed that the Bush’s knew and were in on it..

Posted by: mzbond | September 6, 2009 2:02 PM

Pathetic to watch Obamatrons stoop this low to defend someone like Van Jones in their blind idolatry of Obama. One can understand their faith in Obama but this shows how demagogues can numb the best of minds into submission. History is littered with such "leaders" and their blind followers going to their graves clinging on to "hope-n-change".

Posted by: NoWeCant | September 6, 2009 2:01 PM

So who'll be the next czar to get the Glen Beck treatment? I think he ought to leave Cass Sunstein alone. Yeah, some of Sunstein's writings about the First Amendment make me nervous, and quotes I've read about organ donation and meat-eating definitely raised my eyebrows. By and large, though, his record indicates that he's been a relatively fair-minded and cautious jurist in practice.

If conservatives want to go after another one of these advisors who bypassed the Senate confirmation process, go after John Holdren, the science czar. He buys into that "radical personhood" doctrine that says you're not a legal person until you can reason on some level - as in when you're like 2 or 3 years old. So infants have no rights. And I guess he wouldn't want to grant personhood to profoundly intellectually handicapped people who never reach the reasoning capacity of the 2-year-old. But he wants to make sure that trees and rocks do have rights. Back in the day he wrote all kinds of scary doomsday stuff advocating for the constitutionality of Chinese-style population control methods (forced abortions, limits on family size, etc.) for the U.S. I don't trust him.

Posted by: post_user_name | September 6, 2009 2:01 PM

Two days after Joe Wilson exposed the White House lie that got America into the Iraq war, and when the White House was working frantically to discredit Wilson, Armitage, working for the Bush State Department, leaked the identity of Valerie Plame to a right-wing media source.

It is totally disingenuous to assert that this was not a calculated and treasonous effort by the Bush fascists to silence Wilson.

Posted by: aahpat | September 6, 2009 1:49 PM


Hey stup1d. The Iraq war started in 1990-91. Or did you not know this?? Saddam signed a treaty at the end of hostilities. For 13 years he failed to meet the terms of that surrender agreement. Meaning Wilson was nothing more than a patsy used by LIBS to discredit a war that needed no discrediting. The same tactgics used by the same people during Viet Nam. Only a LIB T@RD like you with a minimal education and the inability to tell the truth would post such ridiculous lies. It's sad to watch the liberal movement destroy the US.

Posted by: askgees | September 6, 2009 2:00 PM

"Jones, a towering figure in the environmental movement...".

With this, above, statement, Washington Post leftists (opps, I mean "journalists"), officially jump the shark.

"A towering figure"?

Paaaleeease!

He is a professional leftist race-baiter and hate monger. He is a self-professed communist and anti-capitalist.

That makes him the perfect choice as a "jobs" czar.

That Post lefties would call Van Jones a towering environmentalist (ROFL), is proof positive that there IS no real environmentalist movement any more, as it has been completely co-opted by the radical, Stalinist, left as a Trojan horse to conduct war against free-market capitalism.

Sick and sad.

Posted by: Parker1227 | September 6, 2009 2:00 PM

Glenn Beck and Limbaugh who are they? Never heard of them-non-matter slime.

Posted by: Scar1 | September 6, 2009 2:00 PM

Thank God for Glenn Beck and FOX News.

ABC, CBS, NBC and CNN are still doing all they can to cover for Obama.
It's funny to watch when the Mainstream Media is forced to report on the news instead of ignore it.

Posted by: HawkSprings

/////////////////////////////////

The above comment is like someone in the Soviet Union saying "Thank God for Pravda!"

It's worth remembering that there were people who DID take Pravda seriously.

There are always easy marks and suckers. P.T. Barnum understood this. Roger Ailes and Rupert Murdoch know this too.

Posted by: JPRS | September 6, 2009 2:00 PM

The official conspiracy theory of 9/11 is as full of holes as Swiss cheese.

And Republicans are fascist creeps who worship the likes of the criminal Dick Cheney.

Discuss.

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Posted by: WONDERWALEYE | September 6, 2009 1:58 PM

Q - Why are Republican Terrorists a laugh a minute?

A - Their silly. They wanted Ronnie Raygun to flood the US with illegals and he did. Now they are not happy.

They wanted NAFTA and other free trade and now the Republican Terrorists jobs are going to socialist and communist nations...ROFLMAO

The Republican Terrorists wanted no regulation on the financial markets and wa la...near depession was created.

Just wait until more Republican Terrorists begin to lose their jobs or forego raises because of health care costs. The average increase in annual health insurance premiums is pegged at 22% for many years to come.

Republican Terrorist wanted to kick butt in Afghnaistan and Iraq. We are the only ones that got our butts kicked.

Then they wanted free war for TV and cannot understand why their paycheck does not go as far as it did a few years ago.

They don't like big brother, then give thumbs up to illegal spying on American's and intrusive data collection on citizens by Homeland Security.

All in all Republicanism is sick a joke.

DUH

Posted by: Maddogg | September 6, 2009 1:57 PM

,russpoter, you still haven't promised not to drive on any of the SOCIALIST interstate highways this holiday weekend. And I see you're still posting over the SOCIALIST "gubmint" (DARPA) invented internet. Until you do, your words here are just the ravings of an ignorant hypocrite birther/death paneller.

Establish some credibility, then people will listen to you all.

Posted by: B2O2

Blah, blah, blah that's the dumbest thing I've ever heard do you even know what socialism means. Socialism refers to various theories of economic organization advocating state, worker or public ownership and administration of the means of production and allocation of resources, and a society characterized by equal access to resources for all individuals with an egalitarian method of compensation. Contrary to popular belief, socialism is not a political system; it is an economic system distinct from capitalism. Just because something is done by the government does not make it "socialist" you half-wit.

Posted by: kitzdakat | September 6, 2009 1:57 PM

Congratulations Glenn Beck!

Americans thank you. Keep up the vigilance that the rest of the media have renounced.


Posted by: JohnGalt9 | September 6, 2009 1:56 PM

The Washington Post and the TV networks are clearly not doing their job. This shows how much the Post is in the tank for the left and has no clear view any more, either at a local, state, or national level.

Posted by: jguy19571 | September 6, 2009 1:55 PM

Thank heavens there are other news outlets than the Post, the NYT, ABC, CBS, NBC and CNN.

Or one might never have even HEARD of this radical Communist truther whose openly stated plan was to use environmentalism to replace "ugly gray capitalism" with a green socialist utopia.

Jone's organization, Color of Change, has declared virtual war on Fox and its advertisers, the only news organization with the integrity to point out the incredibly radical nature of Jones.

But not a peep from the Post. Shame.

How can Post editors and reporters look at themselves in the mirror? Are you journalists or a mere PR firm for the administration?

Posted by: RSweeney1 | September 6, 2009 1:53 PM

Two days after Joe Wilson exposed the White House lie that got America into the Iraq war, and when the White House was working frantically to discredit Wilson, Armitage, working for the Bush State Department, leaked the identity of Valerie Plame to a right-wing media source.

It is totally disingenuous to assert that this was not a calculated and treasonous effort by the Bush fascists to silence Wilson.

Posted by: aahpat | September 6, 2009 1:49 PM

beck better go into hiding i wouldnt want to him. he had better take off for the high ground.

Posted by: donaldtucker

///////////////////////////////

The idea of Beck going for "higher ground" is a joke. The man lives in the dirt. He lives in the mud.

The sewer is his domicile. It is his natural element. He knows how to exploit the trash that lives with him in the sewer. They make him rich; he gives their sad pathetic lives meaning.

Beck and his minions eat away at the fabric of great America like a cancerous tumor.

It's no accident that a foreign-born media mogul like Rupert Murdoch has given aid and comfort to charlatans like Beck, or O'Reilly, Hannity.

Posted by: JPRS | September 6, 2009 1:48 PM

In sum team Obama gave opponents a cheap one, Jones should have never been that close to the White House. His resume is too thin and overblown. Jones is a creation of his own PR program. His self promotion, photo ops with well known figures,name dropping, and networking among so-called radicals was more about fund raising and resume building than political belief. His book said nothing new, he benefited from the timing of it's publication. Jones' virtual reality show requires updated software that the White House does not have as the Yale law degree has played out. It should be observed that when the right wing crowd has to ponce on someone as Jones pickings are thin; those folks recognized Jones on day one as they are the true creators of astro-turf folks and groups. Remember Palin?

Posted by: ADLEED | September 6, 2009 1:47 PM

re: "one for signing a petition that questioned whether Bush administration officials "may indeed have deliberately allowed 9/11 to happen, perhaps as a pretext for war" and the other for using a crude term to describe Republicans in a speech he gave before joining the administration."


And the problem is ???

Posted by: scorpio69 | September 6, 2009 1:46 PM

Obama and Axelrod are the fulfillment of the prophecy of Socialist Norman Thomas, presidential candidate in 1944.
"I no longer need to run as the Socialist candidate for president. The Democratic party has adopted our platform."
"America will never knowingly adopt socialism but under the guise of liberalism, America will wake up as a Socialist nation without knowing how it happened."

Posted by: mascmen7 | September 6, 2009 1:45 PM

Thank God for Glenn Beck and FOX News.

ABC, CBS, NBC and CNN are still doing all they can to cover for Obama.
It's funny to watch when the Mainstream Media is forced to report on the news instead of ignore it.

Posted by: HawkSprings | September 6, 2009 1:45 PM

Howard Dean, the former head of the Democratic party, defended Mr. Jones on Sunday, saying he was being penalized for not realizing what the petition was.

This guy’s a Yale-educated lawyer,” Mr. Dean said on “Fox News Sunday.” He’s a best-selling author about his specialty. I think he was brought down, and I think it’s too bad. Washington’s a tough place that way, and I think it’s a loss for the country.

“Look, all of us campaigning for office have had people throw clipboards in front of our face and ask us to sign. And he learned the hard way you ought not to do that. But I don’t think he really thinks the government had anything to do with causing 9-11.”

= = = = = = = = = = = = =

Howard, if you really think Jones's was stupid enough to sign the 2004 Truther petition by accident then how do you explain that Jones was on the "Organizing Committee", in 2002, of a newspaper called WAR TIMES which made the same claims as the 2004 Truther petition?

http://www.rense.com/general18/march.htm

Posted by: fury60 | September 6, 2009 1:44 PM

beck better go into hiding i wouldnt want to him. he had better take off for the high ground.

Posted by: donaldtucker | September 6, 2009 1:43 PM

Good you asked, since there is a certain female FBI agent who would also like to know why her reports of persons wishing to learn how to fly airplanes, but not desiring instruction as to how to land airplanes caused this FBI agent so much grief.... And why did Bush not want to even be briefed on the subject, telling another person who actively sought to do so, that having followed Bush all the way to his ranch in Crawford, he had adequately covered his derriere and could relax, as Bush did for 40% of his presidential term, while not even desiring that there be a 9/11 Commission.

Yeah, why did Bush manage to be reelected?

Only the Swiftboaters know for sure.

Posted by: marketex40yrs | September 6, 2009 1:42 PM


How many more closet Communists (Other than Obama himself) are in the Obama administration?
Due to the damage these folks have already done in less than 9 months can we afford to wait out the entire term or will it be too late by then?
Methinks a revolution is coming and the losers get to wring their hands and wet their beds in Cuba. They'll fit right in.

Posted by: Etek


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You are an IDIOT.

The problems in the economy didn't start on Jan. 20, 2009. The effects of those problems which built up over years aren't going to be gone in 6 months.

As far as slandering people with the Communist label goes, go back to reading Mein Kampf you Neo-Nazi.

Posted by: JPRS | September 6, 2009 1:42 PM

Congratulations and thank you to Glen Beck. Praises to truth seekers who turn the light on these Marxist cockroaches of this Administration.

Posted by: sperrico | September 6, 2009 1:40 PM

The truth is 9/11 was being planned on Clinton's watch . The Clinton administration falied to gain the intelligence to prevent it . After all what is the CIA there for ?

Posted by: barryww | September 6, 2009 1:39 PM

TO fred1962 | September 6, 2009 1:28 PM:

"Proven" to the satisfaction of the Reich-wing. That is not saying much.

Posted by: aahpat | September 6, 2009 1:37 PM

How many more closet Communists (Other than Obama himself) are in the Obama administration?
Due to the damage these folks have already done in less than 9 months can we afford to wait out the entire term or will it be too late by then?
Methinks a revolution is coming and the losers get to wring their hands and wet their beds in Cuba. They'll fit right in.

Posted by: Etek | September 6, 2009 1:37 PM

Who gets to define what is and isn't "Pro-American Views"?

The first amendment makes that entirely line of reasoning a contradiction.

Fascist dictatorships are the ones who use ideological litmus tests.

Free democracies use the vote.

If a person is a law-abiding citizen with professional qualifications for a job, they can get a job. Whether the person thinks the earth is 10,000 years old or several billion isn't relevant.

Whether a habitual TV liar like Glenn Beck defames a person by attaching perverse views to them is the same story.

This resignation is a nod in the directions of the Neo-Nazis and Fascists who LOST the last election.

Where is this administration's SPINE? Never bow to right-wing Fascism.

Posted by: JPRS | September 6, 2009 1:36 PM

America can never be truly free as long as there is a GOP.

Posted by: aahpat | September 6, 2009 1:34 PM

If Bush committed 9/11 why didn't the 9/11 commission find this out?

If the Democrats really believed Bush did 9/11 why didn't then use this against him in 2004?
Why did they raise such a fuss about Plame but say nothing about Bush killing over 3000 Americans?

Posted by: tech1959 | September 6, 2009 1:29 PM

Nobody's smearing the leftist Jones. All anyone is doing is shedding light on his anti American views and history.

All of you dumbos who whine about racism whenever anyone opposes Odumbo and his cabal of leftists need to get a life. Jones and Odumbo are as racist as they come.

Jones is one of several anti American slugs who Odumbo put in government positions. Another is Jeff Jones, the slug who cofounded the Weather Underground with that hate criminal William Ayers. He helped write Odumbo’s
pork..er stimululus package.

Stil another is Mark Lloyd, a Hugo Chavez supporter who, as diversity officer(whatever that is) at the FCC, is attacking private radio stations’ First Amendment rights.

Of course you won’t read anything about these and other Obama leftists from the Post or any other liberal rag.

Posted by: LarryG62 | September 6, 2009 1:29 PM

whats the distorion? armitage did leak the name, thats proven. and he has berrated reps and disgreed with them many many times. please elighten me. seriously, i have no idea what you are talking about, help me out. and you better not be messing with frank reich dude. he rocked. would you say that leaking the name of covert agents who interrogated gitmo prisoners or interrogated GWOT detainees in foreign counties was bad too?

Posted by: fred1962 | September 6, 2009 1:28 PM


Good riddance to this unqualified loud-mouthed racist hypocrit!!!

Posted by: surfer-joe | September 6, 2009 1:28 PM

Politics ain't beanbag. As for Beck, leave him where he is--every day he recruits for the Democratic Party.

Posted by: rusty3 | September 6, 2009 1:27 PM

Obama sure knows how to pick 'em . How many unfit and unqualified people has he picked for his administration so far ?

Posted by: barryww | September 6, 2009 1:27 PM

TO Rocco987 | September 6, 2009 1:19 PM:

You Reich-wingers always come back to this 'America's not a democracy' crap. It is your only defense for your fascism.

America is, thanks to anti-democracy thugs like you, a failed democracy.

Your ilk are destroying America's constitutional form of government.

By the way, I did not vote for Obama. It was clear to me, during the election, that he was a right-wing tool and that he truly did not adhere to my social justice, civil liberties and human rights constitution based values.

I always vote my values.

Posted by: aahpat | September 6, 2009 1:27 PM

A job at Walmart is more respectable than dealing drugs. If it is okay for someone not convicted to work at Walmart then it is okay for a former drug dealer.

Do you think a drug dealer deserves to be handed a respectable job? No one deserves to be handed a respectable job. You have to earn it by working hard and educating yourself.

Posted by: tech1959 | September 6, 2009 1:25 PM

Never give in to Fascists and Bullies.

That's the lesson this White House should have employed. Now they look absolutely spineless.

They let some Fox News loser slander one of their own, and caved. Who cares what a drunk like Glenn Beck thinks? And as far as the people who take Beck seriously go, reasoning with them is pointless -- it's like trying to hold a conversation with one of Jim Jones's cult members.

Posted by: JPRS | September 6, 2009 1:23 PM

TO fred1962 | September 6, 2009 1:15 PM;

Your distortions and disinformation carry no weight with me.

Posted by: aahpat | September 6, 2009 1:20 PM

@a$$hat wrote; This is not a democracy.

You're right, it's a Republic.

Progressives, trying to shift blame to others with pejorative bullying is ridiculous. Suck it up and take responsibility for the inexperience, arrogance and stupidity of this administration. You voted for him, deal with the consequences of Obama's actions.

Posted by: Rocco987 | September 6, 2009 1:19 PM

Scrape the Obama Administration, and out ooze Jones, Emanuel, and Holder's secrets. Leftist Limousine Liberalism, with a touch of Corporate Oligrachy.

Do as we say, not as we do

Jones is incompetent, racist, foulmouthed, and corrupt.

Like his bosses.

Moderate Democrats and Independents were fooled.

How's that Task Force on the Middle Class going?

Completely forgotten by the wealthy Limousine Liberal/Country Club Republican employees of Government Sachs, Incorporated (Washington, DC).

Posted by: mmmmmmmmm | September 6, 2009 1:19 PM

America, and the Obama administration, is being "gaslighted" by fascists: Bush and Cheney COMMITTED 9/11. Those saying othewise must be removed from positions of public trust.

Any who actually care for G-d's truth are welcome to brush-up on it, concerning 9/11, by downloading a free copy of "The New Pearl Harbor," a sedulous proof of Bush's and Cheney's treason by a scholar and PhD of proven integrity and established credentials: Emeritus Professor David Ray Griffin - http://www.angelfire.com/biz/hankramey/The%20New%20Pearl%20Harbor.pdf

Land of the Free and Home of the Brave only works when The People establish Truth and Justice.

Death for Treason
Those who deny that Bush and Cheney committed treason are a party to it.

Posted by: iamerican | September 6, 2009 1:18 PM

What a shame that once again the racist hate mongers have defined the agenda and twisted things up so thoroughly. People like Glen Beck thrive on planting the seeds of hate and fear, and from the looks of the comments to this article, he found fertile soil in the minds of many americans. How sad that this country is still so racist, many of you just can;t see anything beyond skin color.

Posted by: mtnmanvt | September 6, 2009 1:18 PM

Yes to Barowe2. Just because anyone went to an expensive Ivy League school doesn't mean they are fit for the job. We all know bad lawyers, bad doctors, bad teachers, bad politicians, bad preachers, etc. I'm still waiting to see Obama's grades and thesis.

Posted by: 45upnorth | September 6, 2009 12:53 PM


There buried away with his birth certificate.

Posted by: askgees | September 6, 2009 1:17 PM

hey aahpat, i didnt know armitage was a rep? i thought he was a dem? he certainly doesnt like reps much, like you. hey, he's kinda your guy! ah no matter.

Posted by: fred1962 | September 6, 2009 1:15 PM

Van Jones:
Buh Bye now....

Posted by: fstwrtr | September 6, 2009 1:14 PM

America is a failed democracy.

Posted by: aahpat | September 6, 2009 1:14 PM

Van Jones was honest so he had to go. His communism is nothing compared to Obama's chief advisor, David Axelrod from Manhattan originally who worked on communist newspapers most of his youth. Moscow communists reported in American Free Press that in 1992 an American businessman Tom Fife was told that Barack Obama was trained as a communist and atheist and that he would make the triumph of communism in USA easier. State control of USA business is proceeding fast as the dumb Americans sit by and watch. The excess spending is on purpose to bring about the collapse of the dollar so that martial law can be declared, the Amero introduced as our currency and the North American Union of Canada USA and Mexico instituted by decree in all three nations. Dumb Americans voted for Change undefined which meant Communism and a New Nation. Hope you like the Change!

Posted by: mascmen7 | September 6, 2009 1:14 PM

I have followed Van Jones for the past few years and believed his appointment among Obama's best decisions. I have been inspired by his messages of economic integrity ---- his explanations of why we can't ask a convicted drug dealer to leave prison and take a job at Wal-Mart. We have to offer jobs that encompass respect, both self-respect and respect for the greater good. But I can hear some of you shouting now that those guys shouldn't be let out of prison anyway. No, of course, not until that someone is your son.

In this current political climate, I fear that the most clear-headed and most effective and most caring should shy away from the Obama administration. It's proving to be a career-killer. The best that can happen is that more people will decide to read and listen to Jones's bigger messages, not just the bits and pieces.

Many of the comments on this thread mirror what I've seen at recent town hall meetings in Virginia ---- the anger of defeat. The delusion of power was heady stuff, and with that delusion shattered, the hunger for pain is insatiable.

Posted by: sherrystanley | September 6, 2009 1:13 PM

And what's with the rise in McCarthyism here btw? Belonging to a group that has Marxists in it is now illegal or something? Is this the Republican ideological purge? We going to hearing you all marching with jackboots in the street soon?

That kind of crap is unAmerican and went out in the 1950s. Do you need to be taught another lesson? Have you no SHAME? At long last, sirs and madams, have you no sense of SHAME?

Posted by: B2O2 | September 6, 2009 1:13 PM

Van Jones never met a white person he couldn't hate and his hate filled speeches would make any New Black Panther crowd happy.

How anyone, regardless of race or ethnicity can condone his speeches, some as recent as this March in the name of being a liberal Democrat is astonishing.

Those running to his defense haven't heard his speeches laughing about how he and his friends are going "to change the system, brothers and sisters", as he launches into his vile racists comments.

Posted by: tinyt55 | September 6, 2009 1:12 PM

Actually, as bad as Van Jones is, he is relatively harmless compared to Mark Lloyd.

Mark Lloyd, who is also a staunch Marxist and chief diversity officer of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), called for a “confrontational movement” to combat what he claimed was control of the media by international corporations and to re-establish the regulatory power of government through robust public broadcasting and a more powerful FCC.

Frequently referencing one of his heroes, left-wing radical activist Saul Alinsky, Lloyd claims in his book that the history of American communications policy has been one of continued corporate control of every form of communication from the telegraph to the Internet.

No doubt about it, Obama's czars hate capitalism, free enterprise and America.

No president in history would ever give someone with Lloyd's or Jones's viewpoints, a job in their offices.

It's insane!! -- which makes the "Obama Story" -- even more incredible.

Posted by: bingham60 | September 6, 2009 1:12 PM

America's constitutional government and democratic institutions have been so severely damaged and subverted by the demagoguery of the Reich-wing that no democratic process will fix it.

Barack Obama is a right-wing tool. A neutered load of bulldung.

Posted by: aahpat | September 6, 2009 1:10 PM

Do people realize who damaging Dick Cheney's defense of torture as a good, virtuous act is not just the US but to society as a whole.

Torture is done that is a fact, but to defend it as good? where does that rabbit hole go?

Posted by: case3 | September 6, 2009 1:09 PM

kristen6, the Post is also a local paper. Hence the intense coverage of the VIRGINIA gubenatorial race. If you didn't know that, then you must be a new reader.

As for your complaints about the "horrible" things Van Jones has said, numbers 2 and 3 in your post are actually true. I'm white but I don't try to deny that pollution gets steered toward poor neighborhoods. Guess what, those are disproportionately black. I know Glenn Beck and his friends in the white hoods don't like hearing these things, but that is Glenn Beck's fault, not Van Jones.

And serial murderers, especially the school shootings, HAVE been disproportionately white. I wouldn't make too much of that - likely a statistical fluke more than anything - but don't blame Jones for saying something that's accurate.

Posted by: B2O2 | September 6, 2009 1:09 PM

Pence is worried about coarseness? Did I miss the statement where he called on Dick (Go f** yourself) to resign? Jones was exactly right about what he said about Republicans.

Posted by: truble2301 | September 6, 2009 1:09 PM

In order to judge Obama's character all you have to do is look at the people he's surrounded his self with. He's a threat to the US and should be removed from office immediately.

Posted by: askgees | September 6, 2009 1:08 PM

This is one of the saddest bits of news I have ever had the displeasure to hear.

Van Jones is an amazing man--articulate, intelligent, prophetic, compassionate and reasoned in his approach. His book, "The Green Collar Economy," offers a prescient view of issues in a tightening global oil and resources economy along with attention to environmental-equality in what he calls the potential for "eco-apartheid," and how such a situation would be as bad for the haves as for the have nots.

Whatever more extreme positions or concerns Jones may have voiced in the past, or during the Bush administration, (itself extreme on many fronts,) matter not a bit in the work he has been doing and can offer going forward.

His effective ouster by a banshee band of media bullies is the real concern here. How much longer will we let ourselves be held hostage by this hoodlum collective of illogical demagogues? We need the media equivalent of "passive resistance," Ghandi style, Martin Luther King Jr., style, where we ignore all the vitriolic tripe that issues forth from this media empire Hell-realm that is Fox et al.

Enough.

And to Van Jones, your work is of the highest caliber, and your character (however flawed any one of us may be, or minor mistakes any of us has made,) is impeccable. I can't wait to see the next chapter of your amazing and important work.

Posted by: lindsayhowerton | September 6, 2009 1:07 PM

Case3, Jones stated goal is to redistribute all wealth. Someone with that goal should not be working for the President.

They should not have any power over jobs. Or how government money is spent.

Posted by: tech1959 | September 6, 2009 1:06 PM

"Establish some credibility, then people will listen to you all."

I'm listening, and he's right.

Posted by: KANSASTOWN | September 6, 2009 1:04 PM

All Glen Beck did was play videos of Van Jones doing his thing. Instead of explaining these videos Van decided to run and hide.

It's pretty hard to defend the indefensible.

Posted by: KANSASTOWN | September 6, 2009 1:02 PM

russpoter, you still haven't promised not to drive on any of the SOCIALIST interstate highways this holiday weekend. And I see you're still posting over the SOCIALIST "gubmint" (DARPA) invented internet. Until you do, your words here are just the ravings of an ignorant hypocrite birther/death paneller.

Establish some credibility, then people will listen to you all.

Posted by: B2O2 | September 6, 2009 1:01 PM

First, death-row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal's conviction has been considered questionable for years with many mainstream legal experts calling for reexamination.

Second, will birthers, deathers, and those who claimed that Obama want an attack on US (the same claim as the truthers) be bared from service under future GOP administrations..... I doubt it.

Posted by: case3 | September 6, 2009 1:00 PM

The Post should be frankly embarrassed at how blatantly it has abandoned even the pretense of impartiality.

I am not (and never was) intending to vote for Bob McDonnell. I think it's striking, though, that a Republican state gubernatorial candidate should get so many days of coverage in a national paper. Jones, an unelected unconfirmed Democratic advisor, garners only two WaPo stories after (1) signing a 9/11 Truther petition, (2) saying Columbines are always done by whites, (3) saying white environmentalists steer white companies to pollute in minority neighborhoods, and belonging to (4) STORM, a group which described itself as anti-capitalist.

(I'll give him a pass on the a-hole remark. Not many among us can cast a stone there.)

Jones has earned himself at least as much ink in the MSM as Bob McDonnell.

Posted by: kristen6 | September 6, 2009 1:00 PM

Republican administrations are free to commit treason against the national security of America without any constitutional recourse.

Democrat administrations are not free to get a hard on without facing impeachment.

When I went into the army I swore and oath to uphold and defend America's constitutional form of government and democratic institutions.

This is not a democracy.

This is not the constitutional government that is my birthright.

Posted by: aahpat | September 6, 2009 12:59 PM

You green whackos, just what part of Van Jones views about race and 9/11 that are documented on video and his signature on the Truther petition are vicious smears? They tend to show Glenn Beck to be right on the mark? Also, why does the Right leave it up to Beck to vet this anti-American Czar? Who in the Obie administration hired this guy --- please do not say the prez had no idea who this guy was.

Posted by: gwalter1 | September 6, 2009 12:57 PM

Democrats are at fault for letting Republilcans set the agenda. These clowns LOST THE ELECTION. They should sit down and shut up but they won't as long as Obama and the Democrats continue giving credence to anything they say.

If Democrats don't grow a spine we are destined to having one racist corrupt Republican regime after another until this country is totally bankrupt financially. We are already bankrupt intellectually.

Posted by: TOCB | September 6, 2009 12:57 PM

"I wonder what the free speech crowd and the tea baggers will say about this. Will they be outraged by this obvious travesty of the right to free speech, or will they applaud because the person whose right to free speech was violated was not one of them?"

Au contraire, my fine liberal friend. We Neocons hope and pray that Obama and his crew exercise their right to free speech and say what's on their mind. The problem is that they can't. Why doesn't Obama put together a "Truth" tour and have all his mentors explain the Obama Doctrine. I'd pay to hear what Rev. Wright, Fr.Pfleger, Minister Farrakhan and the guy that not only launched Obama's career, but found time to bomb the Pentagon and a NYC Police station....Big Bill "I'll get them Bstrds" Ayers.

To quote my main man Limbaugh, "I hope he fails"

Posted by: KANSASTOWN | September 6, 2009 12:56 PM

Not to worry. He'll be picked up by Chavez or Castro!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Jimbo77 | September 6, 2009 12:55 PM

Yes to Barowe2. Just because anyone went to an expensive Ivy League school doesn't mean they are fit for the job. We all know bad lawyers, bad doctors, bad teachers, bad politicians, bad preachers, etc. I'm still waiting to see Obama's grades and thesis.

Posted by: 45upnorth | September 6, 2009 12:53 PM

The Washington Post ought to print an Obituary for the death of its honest reporting and investigations into the people surrounding Obama.

Reports about Van Jones have been all over the internet for weeks. The truth is obvious. It was not a matter of inability to verify but your paper outrageous decision to not report or expand on this news. You were deadly silent by political choice.

Even the article today is full of misrepresentions by making Jones downfall appear to be the result of something done to him rather what he has done.

Post ought to bow out if there is no longer a reason for your being.

Posted by: realTRUTHwins | September 6, 2009 12:53 PM

One thing is sure, Van Jones never outed a CIA covert agent for political gain. That is a treasonous distinction reserved for the Republicans.

Republicans can get away with treason and not be impeached but Democrats can't even hint at being liberals or caring about constitutional values like social justice, civil liberties and human rights without being demagogued out of government by the treasonous Reich-wingers.

This is not democracy.

Posted by: aahpat | September 6, 2009 12:50 PM

Well, well "if one cannot stand the heat get the hell out the kitchen I say!" Let a real Democrat step in and really tell the Republicans how they feel-"kiss our grits"!! Good! So, now the Republicans are saying one cannot speak in opposition or have an opinion or just not like the damn Republican Party period? Okay? We hate you! Really depise ya! And it would not bother Scar1 one bit to say it loud and clear.

And the nerve of the Republican Party for the underhanded tactics of rhetoric: Socialism; indoctrination; Nazism and the like when speaking of this administration and other ethnic groups. Sotomayor-"we don't feel comfortable" by the other justices-upsetting balance bull s--t!! And then the President not being allowed to speak to school children and it is not political but racist point blank!!

So, the other 43 Presidents-all white can speak to children and be the big Papa in the Whie House but, not Obama. We had to listen to the indoctrination of Whites for years-our schools; our country; our History; our way or no way-you'll just go along for the damn ride. Yes, Scar1 said it. You want our votes and for us to be servants to you but, never associate with ya. You are just too perfect.

So, listen up ethnic groups go to school; let your kids see internet while those racist keep kids at home. It will be a good civic lesson and a time for you to visit the schools with your children and really see what is going on there without the "super race wanna bees being there".

Segregation! Did ya hear that NAACP? Indoctrination? Jesus! And we have not been subjected to their nonsense? What a freaking joke! So, when your local people want our votes-boycott big time--they are indoctrinating the system when they come visit your schools-YOUR SCHOOLS-YOU DAMN SURE PAY TAXES TOO!

Posted by: Scar1 | September 6, 2009 12:49 PM

"I guess if you are right-wing and Republican, you get a pass; but I see little difference between Michelle Bachman and Van Jones."

Let me explain the difference - Bachman is an elected official and can be sent home by her constituents and Jones was an appointee who reported only to the President. It is likely Jones could never have passed a Senate hearing which is why he was the perfect czar. As for Republicans getting a pass, you must be joking.

Posted by: joanne600 | September 6, 2009 12:49 PM

And the truth shall set you free. Quite literally in this case.

So now that we've identified a serious breech in Constitutional protocol, who's the next czar that needs a proper background check? Senator Pence, any recommendations?

Posted by: Woody7 | September 6, 2009 12:48 PM

Posted by: StewartIII | September 6, 2009 12:47 PM

Say what you will about Obama, but I'd hate to see what would be happening if McCain and Palin had been elected.

The only trouble I see with the democratic party is that the republicans are excellent arsonists and the democrats are piss poor fireman.

Posted by: blarsen1 | September 6, 2009 12:47 PM

The biggest mistake Obama is making is listening to people who did not vote for him and will never vote for him regardless of what he does or says. Van Jones has as much right to his beliefs as any death panel protester. Hillary Clinton would never have given one inch to these clowns. Obama is weak!!!!!

Posted by: TOCB | September 6, 2009 12:45 PM

I fail to understand why Democrats think that just because someone is a Harvard educated lawyer and best selling author they are qualified to lead this country.

A Harvard education is not what it once was and a lawyer? Please. With no political experience? Best-selling author? Oops am I talking about Van Jones? Or someone else?

This was cronyism at it's best. Now that Obama has gained control of the country, he can afford to drop those who might taint his image....wonder how Van Jones feels about that....or will he get another high paying job because of his color and Harvard education?

Good riddance.

Posted by: barowe2 | September 6, 2009 12:44 PM

Our Great Nation is celebrating a well deserved victory against the ObamaNation leftist Government: the quick exit of "Green Czar" Jones!

Now, he has plenty of time "eat his own Socialist/Racists Words", and look for a real job.

All citizens must keep the pressure on ObamaNation to get rid of all remaining "Primadonna Czars", and appoint individuals that must be confirmed by Congress, following OUR U.S.Constitution.
.
Brother Obama has to learn to follow the U.S. Constitution and keep his "sandlot radical/socialist friends" away from OUR White House!

America, we must KEEP THE PEDDAL TO THE METAL till WE get rid of all the "Obama Czars, Pelosi and Reed" that are destroying our Country...

This is the "Change" Obama had in mind. Who knew?

God Save America!

Posted by: vtr123 | September 6, 2009 12:42 PM

DEFEATING COMMUNISM - A SECOND TIME


Van Jones -- know-nothing lawyer, ex-Commie, phony "green" -- under MESSIAH BUS wheels.

After "progressive" (read: COMMIE) Congresswoman praises Fidel Castro, "the lawyer" and "single-payer champion." Who calls Madrid for a USA-trained MD for help when he gets sick.

Reagan defeated COMMUNISM in the 1980s.

Now is the time to defeat COMMUNISM again -- in the USA. Like OBL and the twin towers.

It's over, MESSIAH. You've got no clothes. No one with a brain believes a word you say.

Posted by: russpoter | September 6, 2009 12:42 PM

Van Jones was hung out to dry by his own words.

How can he blame someone else?

Even the administration couldn't back him, as he said some pretty stupid things.

Time to move on.

Posted by: postfan1 | September 6, 2009 12:42 PM

This fellow is a saint compared to Bush and Cheney and many of their compatriots.

Posted by: Jimdandy2 | September 6, 2009 12:41 PM

It is unacceptable that the Washington Post, the New York Times and every network-who broadcast on our airwaves-refuse to run any stories that place President Obama in a bad light or any story that reflects badly on their liberal view points.

Fox News is the new Voice of America in a country controlled by a one-party Pravda like "press".

This story has been on Fox News for some time, is all over the internet, and was even reported in Europe but our biased "journalists" refused to run it until now because it shows, once again, that President Obama has a tendency to pick extremists as advisors.

Van Jones is an extremist and a racist.
Any fool can see that just by googling his name.
His pathetic "smear campaign" whine is ridiculous. His own mouth reveals that he is indeed an extremist.
The American media censored this story by burying it because they knew it made Obama look bad.

There are plenty of Democrats, as well as Republicans, and independents like myself who question why Obama would appoint an extremist to advise him.

The press needs to do its job.
Ask the President of the United States why he continually picks extremists as advisors (e.g. Van Jones, Rev. Wright, William Ayers)?

They won't of course but Fox News will!

You go Fox News!

And while you're at it, check out the rest of those thirty or more people that President Obama appointed as czars so that congress wouldn't reject them.

Considering President Obama's apparent preference for extremist advisors, who knows how may many more Fox, the internet, and the foreign media will find.

Posted by: BruceMcDougall | September 6, 2009 12:41 PM

Let us all take a break from all the name calling back and forth. Let us find out whether this Jones is who he claims to represent. He does not sound like sound like an Eli. But then again Yale and Harvard are graduating a myriad of minorities with their liberal grading system now in place. What about Valerie Jarrett? What was her part in this mess? Let's look at at the czars, why don't we?

Posted by: rustynailx | September 6, 2009 12:36 PM

Will the Republicans now go after their own elected offcials who have encouraged the birthers, deathers, and other repugnant conspiratorial theorists within their own party?

I guess if you are right-wing and Republican, you get a pass; but I see little difference between Michelle Bachman and Van Jones.

Posted by: klrobinson999 | September 6, 2009 12:35 PM

Jones "...resigns after weeks of controversy..." That's odd... I read the NYT and WaPo every day and saw nary a mention. I do recall about a half dozen WaPo articles about a college thesis McDonnell wrote about 20 years ago...

Posted by: zorrod | September 6, 2009 12:34 PM

Jones is a liar and has been caught for what he truely is...a Marxist that has no business in US Government.

Posted by: fcs25 | September 6, 2009 12:33 PM

We need to thank Glenn Beck for shining the light of truth on jones and obama. His search for important information on these Scalawags is never ending, for they all have something to hide.
Fox News is the #1 news channel for many reasons, and I'm proud to watch it daily.

Glenn Beck and Fox News have an expanding base because they can be trusted to bring insight and honesty to cable news.
The obama news channels continue to shrink and their hosts are jokes.

Installation of a socialist government will not be tolerated, and the evil facist administration currently destroying America, will learn that freedom loving citizens will not allow this "change". We will overcome this black period in history.

Obama's liberal supporters see that his base is shrinking and his approval keeps dropping, and we'll need to limit him to one term.

Posted by: spiris333 | September 6, 2009 12:33 PM

In order to make sure that discourse is properly bounded, it is important to frame the context of democracy.

Generally speaking, democracy encourages diverse points of view, something that the US form fully embraces.

Specifically related to the US form, democracy is defined within the US Constitution and associated laws and policies.

One of those policies is that every government service employee takes an oath to support the US Constitution.

Discussions of right wing, left wing and other political theory discourse must be bound by US Constitutional definitions of democracy when discussing issues internal to US context, lending many observations offered by all parties, too broad, theoretical and inappropriate to frame the discourse within US constitutional processes.

Both liberal and conservative view points can support US constitutional processes of democracy and still support diverse opinions and growth. Support for communist/socialist agendas falls outside the bounds of the US constitution and the government service employee's oath to support those processes.


Posted by: existentialed | September 6, 2009 12:31 PM

Cheers to Reason4Right. I don't understand how someone like Van Jones can act a certain way and then deny it. What does that say to all his followers? Glad someone in the news media is paying attention.

Posted by: 45upnorth | September 6, 2009 12:31 PM

Some thought that Galileo and Copernicus were saying "paranoid and wacky things" concerning the earth's roundness and its peripheral importance in the cosmos too. They turned out to have clearer sight than the authorities of the day, who were naturally frightened at the implications of the truth, not the truth itself.
It's easy folks: Just look at whatever evidence you can find and use your own best judgement.
Above all, don't let either Republican Party officials, Democratic Party officials or Washington Post officials influence your common sense.
They have no idea what that means.

Posted by: wardropper | September 6, 2009 12:30 PM

For a Harvard educated lawyer to sign a petition regarding the 9/11 Truther Movment and say he didn't carefully read [the petition]" calling for an investigation into the Bush administration's knowledge of an impending attacks, smacks a little disingenuous. He's a smart guy. He signed it and that makes him accountable for his actions. He's said a lot of things that a Christian, white, Republican would never have gotten away with by the MSM. We were pounded for days with the lead story on every major network being Mark Sanford, conservative Republican Governor of South Carolina, having an affair. Van Jones signed a petition regarding questioning our govenment's role in the vicious terrorist attack that killed 3,000 of our citizens on 9/11 and we barely hear a word about this episode. I wonder why.

He had to go.

Posted by: taocpa | September 6, 2009 12:29 PM

I get it.
unbalanced

Posted by: ANYOAKTREE | September 6, 2009 12:27 PM

Helter Skelter

Posted by: THX1178 | September 6, 2009 12:27 PM

VanJones talked about the "vicious smear campaign" but was unable to make a single statement that said "Someone said X about me, but here is the proof that shows that is slanderous." Why? Because the "vicious smears" were the truth. Unfortunately 10% or so of the American voting public voted for President in 2008 based on one measure alone - skin color - and will support BO no matter what he does or who he appoints. Another 10% or so hate the country so much that voting for a leftist whose candidacy was launched in the living room of cop-killer-wannabe Ayers didn't bother them at all.

Lies? Smears? Is that what you might call someone's statements after learning that he sat in Jeremiah Wright's congregation for 20 years and was married by him yet "never heard" Wright's racist rhetoric? It feels more like something the woman who was "never proud" of being an American until her husband achieved a political goal that he coveted might say when forced to confront inconvenient truths in her background.

Thanks to a still somewhat free press (not the sycophants who are regularly vetted at the White House "press" conferences and allowed to ask "questions") and the internet we can learn about what Van Jones did in the past, what groups he belonged to, and what he said and believed. If these were "lies" why would he issue two apologies? You don't apologize for the truth, do you?

People in the country are learning that we may have only a few solutions out of the mess that the "Yes We Can" (turn the country socialist...) election brought us. One is to vote out the socialists who would be pleased to see capitalism destroyed, and the country turned into a version of Maoist China, with everyone brought down to the same level and individual freedom destroyed. The second solution may be to admit that if the groups like Acorn and others, supported by an illegimate government that is devoted to the destruction of the country, can hijack another election, then it's time for another revolution to take back the country from the socialists. Countries have life spans - at least, governments do. If the anti-democratic forces now in the White House hijack the census, redraw voting districts, allow illegal aliens to vote, and continue on the road they've taken, Americans shouldn't be afraid to fight for a return to basic constitutional government. And that fight may have to take place with more than pretty words on paper.

Posted by: Reason4Right | September 6, 2009 12:25 PM

"1,339,771 Iraqi civilians have died since our attack of their country."

This is a lie. The correct answer is around 100k:

http://www.iraqbodycount.org/

Contrast that with the hundreds of thousands who died from the sanctions that liberals claim were "working".

Please don't pretend that you care about the Iraqi people. You don't. You just hate Republicans.

Posted by: bobmoses | September 6, 2009 10:25 AM
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Being the incredibly ignorant person that you demonstrate with this garbage, I have to inform you, I don't "hate Republicans."

I've probably voted for more Republicans over the years than you.

But if you need to have that discussion to bolster your "discussion" with those types of inflammatory comments, have a go at it!

Regarding "body count," our own government can't even determine the number of injured from these wars to our own military service members. The 1 million number comes from a poll that determined households who have lost family members due to military conflict in their country from 2003 to 2009.

And you're trying to give me a number of people who died that can actually be counted by journalists? Please!

Now if you want to know the truth about the Lancet calculation that you are quoting, The first survey published on 29 October 2004, estimated 98,000 excess Iraqi deaths (with a range of 8,000 to 194,000, using a 95% confidence interval (CI)) from the 2003 invasion and subsequent occupation of Iraq to that time; the second survey published on 11 October 2006, estimated 654,965 excess deaths related to the war, or 2.5% of the population, through the end of June 2006. The new study applied similar methods and involved surveys between May 20 and July 10, 2006. More households were surveyed, allowing for a 95% confidence interval of 392,979 to 942,636 excess Iraqi deaths.

The number you use is an the old survey.

Secondly, you now want to blame me along with the rest of the Democrats for the deaths of people killed by their own regimes, while forcing sanctions on these countries.

Yeah! You're right, we're so much better off invading the country and killing them ourselves, all in the name of helping them.

Makes sense to me!


Posted by: helloisanyoneoutthere | September 6, 2009 12:24 PM

Van Jones: Posting video of me accusing white people of poisoning people of color and praising Hugo Chavez and claiming we stole the country from then Indians and calling Republicans a-holes, quoting interviews of me pronouncing myself a communist, signing petitions and serving on organizing committees that claim 9/11 was an inside job and appearing in music videos claiming the same, posting videos of me calling for an eco-revolution......

Well that's all a smear campaign against me....its all true but its a smear!

Posted by: crazywater2 | September 6, 2009 12:23 PM

...and now it is time for Mr. Sanford and Mr. Ensign to resign.

Posted by: vigor | September 6, 2009 12:22 PM

I can't believe the moronic diatribes about how Van Jones is being "viciously attacked". The liberals whom post these comments see a right wing conspiracy behind everything!!!! Talk about mindless!
This racist black butthole should move to another more tolerant country like Venezuela, or Iran, or Cuba. He would be received like a hero...Hell, I'll even pay for his one way ticket if he promises to bring Obummer, Pelosi, and Reid with him.

Posted by: brooklynborn1 | September 6, 2009 12:21 PM

Thank you Glenn Beck. And shame on WaPo and other newspapers for not reporting on this story until the guy quits.

Where have all the reporters gone? Why aren't we getting the news anymore?

Posted by: playfair109 | September 6, 2009 12:20 PM

Mark Lloyd will be next. This is beginning to become amusing. What a bunch of putzes.

Posted by: THX1178 | September 6, 2009 12:20 PM

Can you imagine people like Van Jones being in charge of your health care? Is there any doubt in your minds that once Dems consolidate control over the health care system, they will use it as a weapon against their political opponents? Can you imagine Van Jones or someone like him in the Obama administration deciding on whether or not to spend health care dollars on your ailing parents?

Posted by: get_it_right | September 6, 2009 12:18 PM

Real Choices are you serious ? He was one of 33 czars . He could not have gotten entry into the White House without a waiver from the President , first Lady , or Chief of Staff . the FBI and Secret Service covered their behinds with paper Someday a FOIA release will show Obama for the danger he was .

Posted by: borntoraisehogs | September 6, 2009 12:18 PM

Jones said some paranoid and wacky things. He should resign and so should every single republican who has endorsed similar paranoid and wacky things - every birther, deather, etc. should resign immediately!

Posted by: SC_observer | September 6, 2009 12:17 PM

TO reginacoeli | September 6, 2009 12:05 PM;

"One can work for the worthy causes of civil rights and environment without advocating communism/socialism in a democratic culture."

You Reich-wingers are truly as stupid as you write.

"democracy" is about diversity of opinions yet here you are denouncing a diversity of opinions under the guise of defending democracy. Your hypocrisy is astounding.

In this modern world of our a communist is someone who cares about community. A socialist is someone who advocates for the good of society.

You reich-wingers advocate only for yourselves and your belligerent inhumane control over everything.

Posted by: aahpat | September 6, 2009 12:17 PM

One communist down. How many more to go?

Posted by: brigitte_sanz | September 6, 2009 12:16 PM

This has nothing to do with Van Jones.

It's all about the 57 advertisers that have kissed off Glenn Beck.

If Mother Theresa had organized the boycott, the Beck crowd would have found a way to attack her.

The truth hurts, eh?

-Wexler

Posted by: WWWexler | September 6, 2009 12:16 PM

Now we are (not) reading that Vladamir Putin was involved in blowing up apartment buildings in Moscow in 1999, killing hundred of his fellow countrymen, in order to enhance his power. Coincidence?

Posted by: lwps | September 6, 2009 12:16 PM

Van Jones is leaving because he dosnt want to answer any more questions. Like whats his real name, Did he graduate from Yale in 1993 and is this guy an attorney? None of these have been answered. The 9/11 truther thing was just a smoke screen to cover up the rest of his deeds.

As for Beck. It wasnt Beck that has brought this guy down. Its the Information that was ferreted out by the people. Yes Beck brought it to light, but it was the FACTS that we found on him that sunk his boat.

The "Establishment" ( for lack of a better word) now days live and breathes "lack of information" as one of there tools to hoodwink the people. Not just in this case, but in many facets of live. This Case is a prime example. They dont want to answer questions now, and so he resigns and no answers are given as to why he was in the White House in the first place.

Van Jones was part of Apollo, and who is Apollo? The visionarys that put together the failed Stimulus pacakage. He is leaving to Silence the multitude of questions that now surrounds this Adminstration.

Posted by: ccharles1 | September 6, 2009 12:15 PM

I'm a Reichwinger and proud of it! - jackp1

dude, me too!! frank reich was so underrated as a MD quarterback and his back roles in the NFL i think are the defnition of the classy career backup man. good call. bringing up a name form the past that deserves credit. bravo. roll terps!!

Posted by: fred1962 | September 6, 2009 12:14 PM

Anyone who has actually looked
at Van Jones or heard him speak
on environmental issues would
realize that he is a very compelling
force for the environment and
empowering real jobs for
people who might have otherwise
had been left behind.

In other words, many of the
people who listen to G. Beck
and are unemployed have
just lost a supporter in
the White House.

It sort of has a karmic
element to it...doesn't
it?

Good post. I doubt most of these right wing screamers even knew who Van Jones was until they heard from Beck. It is a pity that after suffering through a vice president that told a member of congress to "go f--- himself", an attorney general who justified torture and fired people for not indicting enough Democrats during an election cycle, a stolen election sanctified by right wing activist supreme court justices, people thrown out of Bush speeches but allowed to show up with weapons at Obama meetings, Ann Coulter wanting to execute liberals, and the hate speech of a former VP candidate that meets my definition of trailer trash these people can get so worked up over anything anyone else might say.

This is pure hypocrisy and it is time for Obama to stand up to these people. He should not have let Jones resign.

Posted by: mybagwell | September 6, 2009 12:13 PM

The stupid looney leftists race baiting any opposition to Obama in the posts here are pathetic!

Obama is half White, and half Black. Are the socialist loons suggesting opponents to Obama hate Whites?...or Blacks? Maybe Hawaiians by residence? The sheer ignorance of their statements shows they are not intellectuals; they're just stupid, mindless race baiters.

Posted by: bob59 | September 6, 2009 12:12 PM

hey, K2007. if you care to. why not test your theory? let's try it? come on, it'll be good for us. all those "white people" who disagree with BHO, ask them a question, ok? its simply this: would you vote (or approve of the job of) for:
-condy rice?
-clarence thomas?
-thomas soule?
-janice rogers brown?
-walter e williams?
-lynne swan?
-ken blackwell?
-JC watts?

now if these "white people" were to say yes, and i am not sure if you are aware of not, but those folks happen to have dark skin, wouldnt that actually prove your argument wrong? lets test it out ok? try it. ask that question of all those folks. see what happens. i mean its all just about the color of the skin; thats your point. if we fiond it has nothing to do with that, you might have to dig a little depper. that would be good i think. for all of us, if YOU actually started thinking about this a little more deeply than just skin color. thats kinda out of fashion. but also, kinda sad. so its in your hands now. give that test a try. see what happens. i have faith in you. peace.

Posted by: fred1962 | September 6, 2009 12:10 PM

In his own words according to this article, "On the eve of historic fights for health care and clean energy, opponents of reform have mounted a vicious smear campaign against me," Jones, special adviser for green jobs at the White House Council on Environmental Quality, said in a statement announcing his resignation just after midnight Sunday. "They are using lies and distortions to distract and divide."

It is fascinating how some minds fail to grasp the reality of the conditions that they themselves create. A devout communist/socialist and he is still delusional to the point of believing that exposition of the facts of his past represent a smear campaign.

At least he had the good sense to remove himself from the government so that focus can be placed on the other more important matters at hand. I don't imagine that communist sympathizers will be welcome in US government for some time to come and the campaigns to prevent and remove them will not require any smear at all - simply statement of fact provided their own narratives.

Posted by: existentialed | September 6, 2009 12:10 PM

You're wrong, rannan3. Because Glenn Beck finds some BS on a website and puts it completely out of context and rants in circles for weeks, you think it is true. Beck is malicious and needs to be taught a lesson. Here is to hoping that Van Jones (who is a Yale lawyer in case you did not know) is the one who will do it.

Posted by: washingtonpost31 | September 6, 2009 12:07 PM

One can work for the worthy causes of civil rights and environment without advocating communism/socialism in a democratic culture. And if one cannot answer an audience question without using profanity, than maybe words fail him or ideas are vaque and difficult.

Posted by: reginacoeli | September 6, 2009 12:05 PM

"And whose to say attacks on government officials didn't occur from within?"

They didn't, get over it. Islamic militants targeted this country on 9/11, just because you want to believe the US killed its own on 9/11 doesn't make it so. Grow up.

Posted by: RealChoices | September 6, 2009 12:03 PM

"We encourage users to analyze, comment on and even challenge washingtonpost.com's articles, blogs, reviews and multimedia features."

Dear Wash Post.
It's a little difficult to analyze and challenge an article that you don't write until the you can't ignore it anymore.

The networks & the NYT didn't cover this wacko Jones until he resigned, thus proving the need and worth of Fox-News to get stories out that the OBAMA apologists and media stable mates try to bury.

Climb out of bed with Obama and do your job, then maybe the reading public will trust you again.

Posted by: mjdb | September 6, 2009 12:01 PM

Let this be a message to future officeholders, don't let your hate get the best of you. The so-called 9/11 "twoof" movement is based on hate, their evidence that this country killed its own on 9/11 is mostly made up. Some people got so angry at the US, the Bush Admin, etc, they are willing lend credence to any accusation, no matter how ludicrous. That is what happend with Van Jones and now he is, appropriately, paying the price. Individual citizens have the the luxury to act like idiots, current and future public servants do not.

Posted by: RealChoices | September 6, 2009 12:00 PM

Thank-you Glenn Beck for exposing this man, if it wasn't for you, Americans probably would have never known he existed. I am glad that we have someone looking out for AMERICANS. THANKS AGAIN.

Posted by: highwaybluesoccer | September 6, 2009 11:59 AM

wow. this is news to me. quick question folks: i only watch ABC, NBC, CBS, only read the NYT and wapo. so my question is: who is van jones? never heard of him. whats all the fuss about? since i didnt ever hear about any "controversy" in my news sources, i assume that none of this must have ever happened. yep. and all this fox news stuff? whats that about? why would anyone want to "stop" or quash fox news? seems like any news outlet that "lied" and stuff would just be ignored and die of natural causes and "smart" folkx would just expose all that "lieing" and it would be a moot point. i assume NO ONE must watch fox news; if everything they say about it is true. right? right?

Posted by: fred1962 | September 6, 2009 11:58 AM

Left wing radicals are no different than the right wing radicals, both are extreme. Bush had a cabinet full of religious extremists, fundamentalists.

And whose to say attacks on government officials didn't occur from within? The ANTHRAX scare to news offices 2001-2002 was done by a U.S. military officer. Timothy McVeigh, also a government worker.

The republicans are using this an excuse to again, incite more discord. Lets go back to the "holy" war in Iraq- which had NO weapons of mass destruction- and did contain oil. And the Republican parties, favorite female candidate for Vice President Mrs. Sarah Palin, who stated during her RNC speech- "we are at a war for ENERGY" - did she know something the rest of the public who were told Iraq was a mission from God, didn't. The Repub's just adored their princess who worked for the oil companies in Alaska- home of off-shore drilling.
An independent commission investigating the WTC? Thats funny- New Yorkers started that and live in New York- most of you were not here and seem to be the authority on New York- because Bush is not welcome in New York- and the WTC investigation, just post 9-11 was shut down and corrupted. Why is Bush hated in New York when he claimed to be "protecting" it with God?

Posted by: namemale | September 6, 2009 11:57 AM

Strange.........

ABC, CBS and NBC in LA had no mention of this on their
11:00 PM news Saturday 09/05/09

Posted by: UpAndOver | September 6, 2009 11:57 AM

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

Posted by: DL13 | September 6, 2009 11:56 AM

Somebody mentioned Charlie Rangel in their commments. No there is a criminal. Given Biden's statement that "it's patriotic to pay taxes," where does that leave Biden. Taxes are not for the people that right the tax laws, they are for working schmucks like us that write comments here.

Posted by: sombreropoint38 | September 6, 2009 11:56 AM

Van Jones WAS fully vetted. That is the scary thing - this shallow, cliche-spouting Stalin-in-short-pants was actively recruited by the Obama administration.

Posted by: pgr88 | September 6, 2009 11:53 AM

Beck has the number one show and the number one book in the country. Ratings don't lie. Somewhere, somehow, I don't think Beck is losing any sleep over the dropped ad's. This isn't even a story, start talking about something that actually matters. And no, that doesn't mean reminiscing about the Bush Admin. either.

Posted by: ctumminia | September 6, 2009 11:53 AM

What does this say about the administration that hired a person with this kind of background? The Obama administration should be questioned hard on this topic!

Posted by: Superpower | September 6, 2009 11:53 AM

Yes, chuckie rangler should be next, but peosi the moron would never allow that to happen. "THE ONES" personal friend,valerie jarrett is who pushed to hire jones. Unles dhe and "THE ONE" are really "TITE", she did vacation together with the osama's.

Posted by: otisplumber | September 6, 2009 11:52 AM

Left wing radicals are no different than the right wing radicals both are extreme. Bush had a cabinet full off religious extremists, fundamentalists.

And whose to say attacks on government officials didn't occur from within. The anthrax scare to news offices was done by a U.S. military officer. Timothy McVeigh also a government worker.

The republicans are using this an excuse to again, incite more discord. Lets go back to the "holy" war in Iraq- which had NO weapons of mass destruction- and did contain oil. And the Republican parties, favorite female candidate for Vice President Mrs. Sarah Palin, who stated during her RNC speech- "we are at a war for ENERGY" - did she know something the rest of the public who were told Iraq was a mission from God, didn't. The Repub's just adored their princess who worked for the oil companies in Alaska- home of off-shore drilling.
An independent commission investigating the WTC? Thats funny- New Yorkers started that and live in New York- most of you were not here and seem to be the authority on New York- because Bush is not welcome in New York- and the WTC investigation, just post 9-11 was shut done and corrupted. President Bush is hated in the state he claimed to protect- why is that? We had massive protests against him. The RNC 2003 protests was so massive the shut down Central Park.

Posted by: namemale | September 6, 2009 11:51 AM

To Mr. Jones and his supporters, if it is true that "lies" and "distortions" brought Mr. Jones down would it not have been easier to have just fought it with the truth? You blame Beck for spreading "lies" and "distorting" the truth so why not fight back with the "real" truth. Is Glen Beck that good or is the truth on his side? And please, liberals please stop using the race card whenever someone of color is being attacked with other issues. I guess it's only racist if a white guy does or say something but not if you're latina (Sotomayor) who thinks latina's are better than white men because of their experience or a black person saying that Americans are poisoning immigrants (Mr. Jones). Imagine if a white man said what Sotomayor or Jones said??? So please, stop using the race card. FYI I am not white but asian, lest someone think I am one of those "old white guys". If Beck is lying why not use the liberal media to expose him? Or sue him. So, is Glen Beck a liar or is he telling the truth? Is it so hard to fight lies with truth? I think not! So stop calling Beck names and fight with the truth if you have it on your side. Remember, the TRUTH shall SET YOU FREE.

Posted by: phil821 | September 6, 2009 11:51 AM

You rabid leftwingers live in an alternative reality. So Glenn Beck gets VanJones fired by telling lies and smearing his name?

For the lobotomized left it had nothing to do with the fact that VanJones is a convicted felon, who served time in prison, supported the murdering thug mumia who killed an innocent Phillie cop in cold blood, and made racist rants against a people because of the color of their skin. No, it's all Glenn Beck's fault for showing the videos of VanJones in action.

You leftist vermin are as braindead as your hero, the racist, communist, VanJones.

Posted by: Steve71 | September 6, 2009 11:50 AM

Hey Seemstone,
You know Beck's past so well.
Have you even bothered to spend 5 minutes looking into Van Jones' past?

Posted by: HawkSprings | September 6, 2009 11:50 AM

i just read pretty good story and why dont you take a look

http://news.limauais.com/van-jones-resigns-as-white-house-advisor-why-van-jones-resigns/

Posted by: bong8558 | September 6, 2009 11:50 AM

borntoraisehogs, I'm glad to see an America-hating conspiratoid like Jones get the boot, but there is no way Obama could have known everything about him. He wasn't a high level appointee and there are thousands of small fly like him. Give him a break, this isn't the first Administration that inadvertently hired a scumbag.

Posted by: RealChoices | September 6, 2009 11:50 AM

Not that I am a big fan of Sarah Palin, but what does this jerk off, Van Jones, get off complaining about a "smear campaign". Everything that was pointed out about him, his past and his ideological leanings has been factual.

Posted by: sombreropoint38 | September 6, 2009 11:49 AM

Thank goodness someone in the news media is paying attention and doing their job. Where are the rest of them?

Posted by: 45upnorth | September 6, 2009 11:48 AM

It's amusing to read the comments of the sniveling, whiny liberal loons who are calling for boycotts of Fox News.

ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, MSNBC, the NYT, and WaPo chose to not report on Jones controversial background. Those organizations have a combined audience that exceeds that of Fox by several multiples.

But the loons feel so threatened by the one new organization that did report on it, Fox, that they are now calling on boycotts to try to hurt if financially.

Pathetic.

Posted by: Groty1 | September 6, 2009 11:48 AM

Why are the words "activist" and "adviser" substituted for the words "communist" and "czar"?
Im glad he's out and im glad he was forced out. If your in favor of a self-admitted communist serving as a special adviser in the White House what does that make you?
A communist yourself.

Posted by: ctumminia | September 6, 2009 11:48 AM


Here is an an example of a comment from a mindless drone:

K2007: I will support Pres O no matter what.

I bet a lot of Germans felt that way about the Fuhrer in the 30s and 40s.

Posted by: sombreropoint38 | September 6, 2009 11:47 AM

K2007 who is being racist....YOU. Nobody cares what color the president is. I'd vote for one with stripes if he/she was a good one.
The reason smart Americans are angry is the fact we have a Marxist regime in the white house and the only reason he got in was liberal racists like you.

Posted by: iKnowImRight | September 6, 2009 11:46 AM

It's taken many years but finally the struggle has ended, gone are the days that a Republican or Rightwinger can be called a racist simply because their views don't line up with a person or candidate of another color. America has rejected the racist accusations that "Whitey" is out to keep the black man down. It's a great day for America, and equality! ¡Viva la Democracia!

Posted by: Superpower | September 6, 2009 11:46 AM

Wexler, pay attention... Beck began "outing" Jones' socialist/Marxist views weeks before the boycott of Beck's show began. *IF* the two events are related, it's in the reverse order you suggest - Jones began the boycott because Beck was exposing him.

Posted by: breeboo | September 6, 2009 11:45 AM

How is this the repugnicans fault, the man resigned ? This info was known to Obama when Jones was appointed . Why was he not defended and kept on ? The President can not say he did not know about the man , the FBI reported all this . The Secret Service objected . When you find out who overuled those objections you will know who is running this mess .

Posted by: borntoraisehogs | September 6, 2009 11:45 AM

Now it is time for Glenn Beck to resign.

White folks we had a BLACK Pres wheter you like it or not; so get over it and he is doing a wonder job I might add consideration the condition Pres Bush left this country in.

I will support Pres O no matter what. So u are wasting your racists time being angry.

Posted by: K2007 | September 6, 2009 11:43 AM

Hey, where has the Washington Post or any other media been ? Our media no longer gives an unbiased account. It's all Republicans vs Democrats or Liberals vs Conservatives. Let's face it, both sides are trying to control us. They're not working for us. They're working for more power & control of the populace. I suggest reading the 5000 Year Leap. It explains how our type of government was founded & what it was based on. It will give all Americans no matter what your views are, a
clear understanding of how our government is supposed to work.

Posted by: huermo | September 6, 2009 11:42 AM

Removal of Van Jones from his seat at the Obama Table was not a victory for Republicans and conservatives. It was a victory for all Americans who reject the anti-American, anti-Constitution, racist, violent, revoluntionary garbage that spewed out of this man’s mouth. When uncovered, this sanctimonious radical big-mouth working on his shadow agenda in the shadow government installed by Obama, did not even have the courage to stand up and admit to his beliefs. His view that his lies and unapologetic “apologies” should simply be accepted is yet more evidence of his total disdain and hatred of this country and its people. All Americans should demand to know how and why Van Jones was even invited into the Inner Circle and who else is sitting at the President’s side.

Posted by: maritxu | September 6, 2009 11:41 AM

Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.) called on Jones to resign Friday, saying in a statement, "His extremist views and coarse rhetoric have no place in this administration or the public debate."

Senator Christopher S. Bond (R-Mo.) urged Congress to investigate Jones's "fitness" for the position, writing in an open letter, "Can the American people trust a senior White House official that is so cavalier in his association with such radical and repugnant sentiments?" On Saturday, Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, wrote on his Twitter account, "Van Jones has to go."


The House of Representives and Congress need 2 six year terms. This should not be a life long job with huge pensions and medical. Since they don't want unemployed workers to get Health Insurance. 12 Years will not get you a pension. So I say we need reform NOW.

Posted by: MsRita | September 6, 2009 11:41 AM

Rupert Murdoch shows how evil wends its way into the media with his use of Glenn Beck to spread lies and race hatred. The one saving grace is that Murdoch has a limited time on this earth and will soon go to his reward---in hell.
Beck is an alcoholic and a recovering drug addict who has been given free rein to spout his insanity. Advertisers have been dumping him and the lunatics have formed his primary and dedicated audience. This is not journalism but something sinister and it will lead to violence on a large scale.

Posted by: seemstome | September 6, 2009 11:41 AM

See, what every single report from the MSM has neglected to report, is this "uproar" is NOT isolated to Jones' signing of the 9/11 petition, nor his "Republicans are a-holes" statement. Those two items are actually the the very LEAST of our issues we all have with him. We are all concerned about his "America sucks" and "Socialism rules" stances, which he has REPEATEDLY made, and recently so. It's funny to me that out of all of the "exposures" that have come to light recently, he hasn't apologized for his racial or socialist views, but rather the two least offensive of all of his views.

Posted by: breeboo | September 6, 2009 11:40 AM

No matter how strong the social justice credentials of a Democrat presidential candidate, once in office they immediately become tools of the extreme Reich-wing demagogues. So America, no matter what it votes for, it ends up with either right-wing Democrats or extreme Reich-wing Republicans for leadership.

This is not democracy!

America is well on its way to becoming the first fascist super power of the 21st century. And, sad to say, Barack Obama is working overtime to be its ornamental leader.

Posted by: aahpat | September 6, 2009 11:38 AM

Hey, rightie nutjob Beck worshipers...

Ask yourselves, how did Beck "out" Van Jones? Was it his keen sense of how to find "commies" in the woodpile?

Nope. Come on, you can say it... say it... SAY IT, @SSHOLES...

It's because Van Jones cost Beck FIFTY SEVEN (57) advertisers.

LOL

You're still sore about that, AREN'T you?

But you loves you a white man that hates him a NI@@ER, don't ya?

-Wexler

Posted by: WWWexler | September 6, 2009 11:36 AM

I see how it works; Van Jones is an admitted communist and a racist, but if you point that out you are simply a white-trash Republican operative for the GOP. This resignation has really made my holiday weekend - thanks, Van. Chuck Rangel is next on the white-trash Republican hit list.

Posted by: Superpower | September 6, 2009 11:36 AM

WEXLER said "How about the secessionist movement, the armed militia movement, and the trailer trash that watches (and believes) Glenn Beck?"

Time for another hit on the crack pipe, Wexler.

Posted by: jackm70 | September 6, 2009 11:36 AM

Hey, rightie nutjob Beck worshipers...

Ask yourselves, how did Beck "out" Van Jones? Was it his keen sense of how to find "commies" in the woodpile?

Nope. Come on, you can say it... say it... SAY IT, @SSHOLES...

It's because Van Jones cost Beck FIFTY SEVEN (57) advertisers.

LOL

You're still sore about that, AREN'T you?

But you loves you a white man that hates him a NI@@ER, don't ya?

-Wexler

Posted by: WWWexler | September 6, 2009 11:35 AM

As is imZandor -- Padded room my friend, you need a padded room.

Posted by: iKnowImRight | September 6, 2009 11:35 AM

He made a 'mistake' by signing the truther petition? LOL No, he supported the petition and then it became politically uncomfortable to continue to do so, for both him and Obama. So now he's gone.

As to everything else, it's not 'lies and distortions' to show videotapes of the man using his own words to express his beliefs and then say 'hey look at THAT!" All you have to do is submit his CV and you can get who he is.

Van Jones hoist himself on his own petard, and so did Obama. Because of his activities, he has no place in a national post, especially not an important one. And the Obama Administration hired him because of those views, not in spite of them.

It just became politically expedient to throw him under the bus at this point. There are a lot of people under the Obama bus, and there will be more before this term is over with.

I am not with the people who say 'they're incompetant, they don't know how to vet'. Oh hell yes, they know how to vet, it's that they AGREE with people like this.

They just don't want to take the heat for agreeing with people like this. Why do they agree? Becuase they ARE people like this. What do you think that community 'activists' do? Knit doilies for old people?

It boils down to this: It's okay to be a radical with an agenda, but you're not supposed to comment on it. It's all innocent by default unless I tell you that it's not. But even if I tell you that it's not, don't say it out loud else you'll be pegged "paranoid".

Spin, spin, spin. So much for CHANGE in Washington. The only thing that has changed is the players. The game is the same.

Posted by: Geepers1 | September 6, 2009 11:34 AM

Good riddence to bad rubbish.

Posted by: deanowade | September 6, 2009 11:34 AM

Kind of sad that GOPers can lie indiscriminately, about anything, and they just keep on... yet, Dems always give in to the Lies.
The only Dem not to give in, was Pres Clinton.
And the Media is to blame for all this, as they give equal equivalence to Lies vs Truth, and often spend more time repeating Lies, than reporting the Truth.

Posted by: burf | September 6, 2009 11:33 AM

merf-1 is living proof that "Liberalism is a Mental Disorder."

Posted by: iKnowImRight | September 6, 2009 11:33 AM

The Republican party are now the worst of the worst in politics today!!!

Republicans are NO Christians anymore...they just use the words (faith, Christian) and have no clue what they mean beyond votes and money!!!!

You guys are so FAKE anymore you have brought shame upon the memory of Ronald Regan!!!

Your buddy George W. Bush, Dick Cheney & Donald Rumsfield were ALL TRAITORS to America and they betrayed our Constitution and the memory of Ronald Regan too!!!!

I have a hard time believing all of you are so dumb that you believe the lies you are being told???

I guess you really are that stupid!!!!!

The Republican party of today is a remake of the old Communist party that you used as a tool to scare people for decades!!!

You can't tell the truth, you can't help yourself. Every time a Republican opens their mouth they tell a lie!!! I guess it's in your DNA and that means that the Republican party is the enemy of the people...just like the Communist party of Russia is the enemy of the Russian people!!!!

The last time a Republican told the truth...Regan was in office in his first term.

The Republicans of today are weak. They lie, cheat, Steal and commit crimes against their fellow man!!!!

Republicans violate the laws of God and feel justified in their moral superiority!!!

God does not belong in politics!
The Church does not belong in politics!

The Republican party sure as he!! don't belong in politics anymore!!!!

Politics is a place for honor, for doing work that helps the people who elect you to office. It's not a job to sell your vote to the highest bidder. Forgetting the people who put you in office in the first place!!!

No...Republicans have NO HONOR, NO RESPECT and NO plan for the future of the United States of America that included anyone that does not agree with their warped point of view!!!

The best thing for the United States of America is to defeat the Republicans at every corner, Fight the Republicans at every turn and defeat the Republicans in the pooling booth. Turning them into a bloody mass of steaming Bullsh!t to be sweat away with the morning rubbish...Not even worthy of recycling!!!!

I spent more then 30 years working for and with the Republican party...this is not the same Republican party that put Ronald Regan in office...this is the Republican party that imprisoned Asian Americans citizens because the color of their skin and the look of their eye's were different!

This is the Republican party that bought & sold Black African Americans as SLAVES!!

This is the Republican party of disgrace, dishonor and PURE HATE toward everybody that is NOT LIKE THEM!!!!

The new definition of evil is the New Republican party!!!!

Posted by: imZandor | September 6, 2009 11:33 AM

"Van Jones? Who is he? What controversy? This controversy has run for a week? Who knew?
This is the second story in the WaPo about Van Jones. As of yesterday NYT, CNN, CBS, ABC, NBC had yet to cover the story."
Posted by: pburich


Remember how under Republican Presidents, if NYT, CNN, CBS, ABC, and NBC thought they could take someone down, they ran hit pieces for weeks and weeks until they got what they wanted.

Posted by: HawkSprings | September 6, 2009 11:33 AM

Since when is questioning ones government a basis for political scandal? The man signed a petition that was supporting an inquiry in to a horrific event in our history; a petition that was put forth in part by family members of those murdered in 911. I would have signed the petition too - in support of the families. There should never be such a venomous response to questioning - our country was founded on the right to question and be involved in our government.

Posted by: deb437 | September 6, 2009 11:32 AM

This is why Fox is #1 station, by far. Americans trust Fox. Americans are more sophisticated and intelligent than Obama gives them credit. Obama proves over and over that it doesn't matter what fancy Ivy League school you go to, you still need a balance of education along with private sector business background to govern this country fairly. Academics and community
organizing does not create jobs --it creates socialist "entitlement" mentality.

Posted by: ohioan | September 6, 2009 11:32 AM

Jones is a Communist and Racist. He had no business being an adviser to B.O. Unless... he is just one more piece of the puzzle that shows us who Obama is. Ayers...Wright...Jones...Obama...all made of the same cloth, all Anti-American.

Posted by: iKnowImRight | September 6, 2009 11:31 AM

Looks like you Libs are crying that one of you own has been outed. Does he really deserve to keep his "czar" status if he's stupid enough to speak out about his true hate for America? Libs, you need to investigate the angry black men that you choose to put in power in the future- oh, nevermind you Libs are on the way out.

Posted by: Superpower | September 6, 2009 11:30 AM

It is a shame that the Obama Administration is allowing this bullying by the GOP (AKA) American Taliban. Bush was responsible for 9/11. The Gop (AKA) American Taliban is also responsible for the Oklahoma bombing. This isn't "Breaking News" however the GOP (AKA) American Taliban continue to bully their way into an attempted control of our government. Remember, money is the GOP (AKA) American Taliban's almighty idol and they will do ANYTHING and EVERYTHING no matter the cost to attain 100% control of it. We saw this first hand during the GOP (AKA) American Taliban occupation of the White House. Now you have nut-burgers like Michele Bachmann from Minnesota inciting people to "slit their wrists", "lock and load", engage in illegal actions and not submit to the census, etc. Bachmann allows the dillusional voices in her head (who she refers to GOD) guide her decisions to do and say the things she does,etc. This akin to Mark David Chapman the mentally ill man who killed John Lennon. Michele Bachmann is such a pathological liar telling everyone that she doesn't want Goverment in her life yet she is the one who took thousands upon thousands of dollars, tax free, for the fostercare of 23 innocent minds. WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE???????? A 5 year old could figure this out!

Posted by: merf-1 | September 6, 2009 11:29 AM

I see a toilet bowl. The water is starting to spin. Soon the water is clean again. 2012 can't come soon enough.

Posted by: carlbatey | September 6, 2009 11:29 AM

The way this screwy administration is going, if Biden screws up a few more times, Comrade Obama will make Lewis Farrakhan VP.

Posted by: birvin9999 | September 6, 2009 11:28 AM

Van Jones? Who is he? What controversy? This controversy has run for a week? Who knew?

This is the second story in the WaPo about Van Jones. As of yesterday NYT, CNN, CBS, ABC, NBC had yet to cover the story.

Clearly, an alien spaceship beamed Jones up and spirited him back to whatever universe leftist crazy people come from. In this parallel universe, your ravings recorded on YouTube videos and public petitions that you signed represent right-wing "lies and distortions."

Posted by: pburich | September 6, 2009 11:28 AM

The facade that the Mainstream Media has built around Obama continues to crumble.
An the American Public is seeing more and more of who the real Obama is.
And they don't like what they are seeing.

Good Bye, Van Jones.
Go back to your Black Panther meetings.

Posted by: HawkSprings | September 6, 2009 11:28 AM

Its time to investigate and bring down the communist front organinthion.

Color-Of-Change. org

----------------

I'll give you one color-of-change, but you have to give up 3 of something in return. How about the secessionist movement, the armed militia movement, and the trailer trash that watches (and believes) Glenn Beck?

Oh, that's the entire GOP, isn't it!

-Wexler

Posted by: WWWexler | September 6, 2009 11:26 AM

You Hippie-Stoners are funny.

It's always someone else who is to blame.

Go eat your welfare cheese and enjoy your Medicade.

Posted by: ANTILIB | September 6, 2009 11:26 AM

The health care fight is too important for this guy to hang around. Corporate money is too powerful an enticement for too many.
The fight is reaching a critical stage for a president who is trying to do so much for the people.
Lyndon Johnson struggled using a great majority in the congress to pass medicare.
This is even harder.

Posted by: seemstome | September 6, 2009 11:25 AM

"Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.) called on Jones to resign Friday, saying in a statement, "His extremist views and coarse rhetoric have no place in this administration or the public debate."


Says the person who was captured at a town hall thanking a woman for comparing Obama to Nazis.

Yeah, let's talk about coarse rhetoric, Mike.

Posted by: cccounter | September 6, 2009 11:23 AM

how about a list of green jobs he created and dont include jobs that already existed are were in the mix when this racist took the job.
and define a green job? and if that job depends on non green products and labor - is it still green?

Posted by: infantry11b4faus | September 6, 2009 11:22 AM

The sheer ignorance of the liberal lefty posters on this story is mind blowing!Van Jones was done in by his own rhetoric! All Glenn Beck did was expose it to the public. Glenn didn't say a single word about Jones that he didn't back up wit video quotes , or hard copy evidence provided by Jones himself! The guy was an admitted communist , and aracist , proven by his own comments. What part of "facts" don't you stupid liberals understand. The blacks posting on here that are defending this character are quite obviouly white haters that would defend a child rapist , as long as he was black! GOOD JOB GLENN BECK!

Posted by: algibbs | September 6, 2009 11:22 AM

One down. Rangel is next. Hopefully we can have him put in PRISON for his TAX EVASION! Or do blacks not have to pay INCOME TAX?

Posted by: Fiftycaltx1 | September 6, 2009 11:21 AM

With obama surrounding himself with liberal facist socialists, his agenda is in the spotlight, and most Americans reject his socialist background.
Jones was especially anti-America, and I wonder why obama would select someone carrying that much baggage, for important posts.
I guess it stems from things that I learned early on in life, "birds of a feather flock together".
Obama pulled the wool over a lot of voters eyes with lies and deceptions, and many of those obama supporters still will not admit their mistake.
They will end up paying from their pockets as well as their conscience over this debacle.
Clearly obama cannot guide this country with the agenda and fascist "czars" that he has chosen.
He continues to make bad judgment calls and America continues to suffer with more unemployment and home repo's.
I'm sure things will "change" back to true American values after the 2010 elections.
Big government and high taxes is not the answer to the problem, but the problem itself.

Posted by: spiris333 | September 6, 2009 11:19 AM

I continue to see Post describe Jones as "embattled" as a result of the actions of Conservatives/Republicans. Jones is a victim? He said, "by August, I was a Communist" upon being released from prison! He imitated a former President using crack cocaine in a despicable, animated manner. He has said, "white polluters are steering poison into the colored communities because they don't have a racial justice frame." WOW!!! This is NOT about Republican or Democrat. It is about Statism/Totalitarianism vs. Freedom. Investigate some of these Czars and past comments. They have power but are not properly vetted. Do your job!!!

Posted by: ReportTHIS | September 6, 2009 11:19 AM

Funny how he turns it on the "right wing conspiracy" --- these people kill me --- such a matyr.

We all better wake up, because Obama is building a little oligarcy and we are losing our republic. Just as Franklin forewarned.

Let's be sure this is not the last check, "we the people" put on our leaders...of any political party.

Posted by: Hoops44 | September 6, 2009 11:18 AM

Jones called for reparation for slavery and redistribution of all wealth.
Go here and hear him in his own words.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wh6AWCJdxg

Posted by: tech1959 | September 6, 2009 11:18 AM

Van Jones needed to go. Obama came into office promising to unite the country. Jones's past comments were contrary to what Obama is supposedly trying to accomplish. However, I do believe that the administration knew who Jones's really was and this was not a simple vetting problem.
Obama's only chance to keep from being a 1 term president is to stop letting Pelosi, Reid, and the rest of the far left continue to make policy for his administration.
The US is a moderate country but the extremist elements of both parties are firmly in control. Republicans, Democrats, independents, and everyone else should demand term limits for congress. This is the only way we can remove the corrupt politicians from both sides of the aisle.

Posted by: Attilaa | September 6, 2009 11:18 AM

A most excellent post that bears repeating:

Obama quote.
"Judge me by the people who surround me"
Close quote.

"Yes We Can" And "Yes We Do"
Posted by: dashriprock

Buh-Bye Van.
Hey Van, I hear Chavez is hiring. He and Obama are BFF.
Maybe Obama could write a nice referral for you.
Then you could still work for an administration with the same types of goals.

Posted by: HawkSprings | September 6, 2009 11:17 AM

DANCE AND SPIN for your savior! Joe Biden has COME DOWN FROM THE MOUNTAIN and THUS HE SAITH: "YEA, VERILY, ALL IS WELL ON THE BIGROCK CANDY MOUNTAIN!"
--------------
Racist comment?

I rest my case.

You actually don't know the difference between a progressive and a Democrat. You just know that since Glenn Beck has now taken upon himself to attack "progressives", you have to do it, too.

Lame.

As his advertisers continue to drop off, maybe he'll just have to resort to being a radio pundit like Rush. After all, he is just like Rush... a blowhard that doesn't know what he's talking about.

That about sums up his followers, too. You're so brainwashed that you don't realize that the opposite of progressive is regressive.

That's your side, working as hard as you can against your own best interests. Wow.

Please don't claim to speak for Americans, because you're an embarrassment to real Americans who have clear minds and embrace a pluralistic society. Your side is a gooey coating of perverse thought over a mushy ball of general hatred for anyone you can't understand (most of us) covered with a generous sprinkling of nutz.

Yep, the Beck goon crowd... tiny, fringe, paranoid, but somehow convinced they're absolutely right, if only they could make the rest of the world see... !

LOL

-Wexler

Posted by: WWWexler | September 6, 2009 11:17 AM

Its time to investigate and bring down the communist front organinthion.

Color-Of-Change. org

Posted by: dashriprock | September 6, 2009 11:16 AM

Van Jones was a founder and leader of the communist revolutionary organization Standing Together to Organize a Revolutionary Movement (STORM).

The group, according to a post-mortem written by some of its founders, was an anti-capitalist, antiwar organization committed to achieving “solidarity among all oppressed peoples” with “direct militant action.”

On the night after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks STORM held a vigil in Oakland, California, "mourning the victims of U.S. imperialism around the world."

Posted by: bingham60 | September 6, 2009 11:16 AM

Agree Antilib, here's another scenario;

By; Peter Kirsanow
Imagine a Van Jones in a Republican Administration

Imagine it's September 2013 and President Palin is preparing to present her massive tax cut proposal to a joint session of congress. She's momentarily distracted by an MSNBC report that her Second Amendment czar, Sig Sauer, has a peculiar history: He was once (and perhaps still is) a Bircher who argued for the repeal of the 14th Amendment. He's also appeared on numerous radio and TV shows calling for the oppressive United States government to be transformed into a monarchy. Shortly before his appointment he was captured on YouTube calling Democrats "a**holes." Another YouTube video shows him ranting about "black gun-control advocates" who confiscate guns from law-abiding white communities. Back in 2009 he signed a petition published in the New York Post calling for the impeachment of Barack Obama on the grounds that he wasn't born in the United States. Sauer has even been arrested twice for participating in riots outside the U.N. and G-8 Summit.

Imagine that during a press briefing, a reporter asks White House press secretary Chuck Krauthammer how a radical right-wing racialist with an arrest record like Sauer could've possibly been appointed to a prominent White House position. Didn't President Palin know? Chuck dismisses the query, saying it's old news since Sauer has issued an apology contending that none of the forgoing actions reflect his actual views.

Imagine that the members of the press corps nod their heads collectively and move on to the more relevant issue of what President Palin will be wearing to the joint session.

Imagine. It's easy if you try.

Posted by: Rocco987 | September 6, 2009 11:16 AM

This is just another example of the reckless, irresponsible, inept, "lack-of-leadership" in the Obama administration. Americans are disgusted with Obama. The Republicans have identified the major issues surrounding health insurance problem: 1) open up interstate commerce to create "true" competition; 2)torte reform.
However, the democrats are rejecting
"solving" the problem and instead
keep pushing government takeover (public option). Problem solvers vs Politics.

Posted by: ohioan | September 6, 2009 11:15 AM

It looks like Glen Beck and Fox News have been vindicated. Somebody has to report the truth of what's going on in the Obama administration. WaPo, CNN, etc. sure aren't going to do it. WaPo is nothing but a mouthpiece for Obama and the Democratic party. Hey, where's today's story about McDonnell's college thesis? WaPo, your masters at Dem party HQ called and said they were disappointed in the poll numbers. They said you need to get on it. They are counting on you to pull this off for them.

Posted by: get_it_right | September 6, 2009 11:15 AM

Where was the Washington Post on the lead to Van Jones resignation? Hiding under the bed. The news on the outrageous behavior of Van Jones came from one media outlet only, and one only, FOX News. All the mainstream media hide the news for weeks. Now after the guy gets fired belatedly, the WP reports it, after the fact. The Washington Post, the New York Times, and all the old dying media should be ashamed for trying to kill this story. Maybe that is why they are dying.

Posted by: JohnGalt9 | September 6, 2009 11:13 AM

This is a study of what went wrong with Obama's administration. The complete inability to make judgments in a good way.
Jones says 4 fours to Nancy Not-So-Bright "new clean energy jobs" and she grabs that concept and Obama grabs that concept--even though that "plan" is completely useless now; when the economic house is on fire, you don't discuss how you are going to remodel it to be more energy efficient" -- Yet Obama beat us over the head with this idea almost from day one and it was stupid, it was inappropriate for the time and circumstances. And then he has more or less dropped it because the WH finally realized how stupid it was. But what's interesting is, I don't care if the guy used a bit of careless language. I don't even care if he signed the 9-11 petition--free speech, after all. But the fact that he has a sound bite and not a platform or policy and yet Obama & Co. embraced him without looking closely or worse, THINKING. This is why the Democrats are doomed. They have no platform; they just talk in generalities and are incapable of making an actual policy. I used to be a Democrat; now I don't have an affiliation.

Posted by: Beckola | September 6, 2009 11:11 AM

jojo22 , I would not be so quick to label anyone " Organized Crime ", not with the glaring examples of Chicago-style gangster politics we've seen out of this WH !

Posted by: rannan3 | September 6, 2009 11:09 AM

www.colorofchange.org

keep the heat on Fox news

Posted by: hotpoet66 | September 6, 2009 11:09 AM

This is what you get when a punk community organizer cons his way into office with the help of propaganda machines like WaPo. Hey Obama, this President gig is a little harder than being a "community organizer," isn't it? Running your campaign didn't provide with the experience for this job, did it? Who else is waiting to emerge from the clown car that you brought to Washington?

Posted by: get_it_right | September 6, 2009 11:08 AM

I understand that Obama has to choose his battles, but so do we. Keep the pressure on for advertisers to dump Glen Beck--

Posted by: hotpoet66 | September 6, 2009 11:08 AM

WAPO wrote the story leading with Van Jones defending himself and the author using pleasant code words such as "activism", "towering figure" and the like. When does the reader find out why he is defending himself? We never do! WAPO just can't bring itself to report that the man was an avowed Communist of recent vintage. He has supported violence in the political arena. He supported cop killers. He supported multiple groups of Truthers as well as signing petitions suggesting a former president was responsible for 9/11.
WAPO, why not report the reasons this Ivy League educated lunatic quit?

Posted by: dobygillas | September 6, 2009 11:07 AM

Thank God that patriotic investigative journalists like Glenn Beck are keeping the people apprised of the shenanigans of unchecked politicians.

Posted by: bmadden3 | September 6, 2009 11:07 AM

Hey Wexler, get a clue: O-topia is going down in flames, and the economy with it.

An administration full of haters, extremists, tax cheats and plagiarists hasn't a clue what real jobs actually require: experience and intelligence.

Look at the polls of your ever-tanking overlord and Politburo Congress. NEW LOWS every week. YES KEEP TELLING YOURSELF 'they must be polling ONLY A SMALL RACIST MINORITY", and watch the continued DERAILMENT of this insane 'agenda'.

DANCE AND SPIN for your savior! Joe Biden has COME DOWN FROM THE MOUNTAIN and THUS HE SAITH: "YEA, VERILY, ALL IS WELL ON THE BIGROCK CANDY MOUNTAIN!"

OMG YOU and your fellow 'progressives' ARE SO LAME! You STILL don't GET IT!

Hope and change had a shelf life of about 7 months! Now people are figuring out that Santa Claus didn't win the election, a snake-oil-selling charlatan did.

Posted by: blndgenie | September 6, 2009 11:06 AM

Excellent move. This racist never should have been installed in the administration in the first place. There's no room for racism in government regardless of from where such racism surfaces. It is time for angry whites AND BLACKS to face reality - racism won't be tolerated by middle America any longer - most definately not from the administration.

Posted by: zrector73 | September 6, 2009 11:05 AM

Obama quote.

"Judge me by the people who surround me"
Close quote.

"Yes We Can" And "Yes We Do"

Posted by: dashriprock | September 6, 2009 11:04 AM

A sad day. Van Jones was brilliant on environmental policy and his ideas were right on time-- environmental initiatives can be the fuel for our economy.

But no, instead, ignorance and darkness wins.

Just like the crackpots keeping their kids home from school on Tuesday because they don't want them exposed to the President of the United States (who they see as the enemy).

Not sure what these people want? a Taliban like government? Guns in the street on election day? They clearly don't respect the views of others. Only their own.

How can democracy survive such madness?

Posted by: hotpoet66 | September 6, 2009 11:03 AM

Van Jones was likely a nut case. The party of 'birthers', 'tea parties', and fools who think a presidental talk to kids to study hard & stay in school is 'socialism' has a goodly share of lunatics and no room to talk.

Posted by: orange3 | September 6, 2009 11:02 AM

The Republican Party is organized crime sold to fools.

Posted by: jojo22 | September 6, 2009 11:02 AM

WOW!!! Another glaring example of this administration's vetting process. I just watched David Axelrod on "Meet The Press" avoid answering questions as to whether or not the president knew about and/or agreed with the outrageously racist and anti-American proclamations made by Van Jones. He claimed the Jones resignation was a sign of his "commitment". Again, WOW!!! I've lost count as to how many Obama nominees and/or appointees were forced to step aside as their "shortcomings" were made public. Not one was fired! If this statistic alone doesn't betray Obama's agenda - and incompetence - nothing will. There are several more "czars" in need of much closer examination...but it must be someone outside this administration who conducts investigations. They certainly aren't up to the task. A law needs to be passed requiring these "czars" to undergo pre-appointment vetting by congress. Democrats (in this case) will rubber stamp names, but Republicans will at least get the chance to air whatever dirty laundry exists BEFORE nominees get hired.

Absurdity rules in Obama's White House.

Posted by: ddnfla | September 6, 2009 11:01 AM

Fox, the Joe McCarthy network for the 21st century.

And Rupert Murdoch supported Hillary Clinton in 2006.

SEE: Rupert Murdoch Loves Hillary Clinton
"Conservative media mogul Rupert Murdoch will host a fundraiser for liberal New York Sen. Hillary Clinton, the Financial Times reports."
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/05/09/politics/main1600694.shtml

So the left-wing really has no place in Barack Obama's Reich-wing pandering administration. whatever the Reich-wing demagogues demand Barack Obama bends over to give them.

Posted by: aahpat | September 6, 2009 11:01 AM

I got to the point that Obama is really a Communist and send all these human waste REPUBLICANS TO CONCENTRATION CAMPS. HE CAN USE GUANTANAMO AND BLEND THEM WITH THE TALIBANS AFTER ALL THEY ARE THE SAME FANATIC IGNORANTS..

Posted by: bluelagoon21 | September 6, 2009 11:00 AM

weeksj,

"Signing the 9/11 Truth petition was indeed unfortunate "

Is that all you have to say ?? Yet so-called Birthers are ' right-wing extremist terrorists', put on Napalitono's ' watch list ??

Radical is as radical does, radical, racist activists should be persona-non-grata in the WH. Sad that you don't see that and seek to explain and excuse it. You can blame the GOP all you want to, but that dog won't hunt, NOT this time !

Posted by: rannan3 | September 6, 2009 11:00 AM

This man is a self avowed communist! Real Simple! Sorry, but he has NO PLACE in our government period! Glad he's gone, he can go back to the Bay Area and continue his slurs toward Americans! I don't care if he is a Yale graduate....and he would sign something without knowing what it said?....Right and I have swamp land.....

Posted by: dondebbielindquist | September 6, 2009 10:58 AM

boycot fox

Posted by: ANYOAKTREE | September 6, 2009 10:57 AM

boycot advertisers on FOX ;-)

Posted by: ANYOAKTREE | September 6, 2009 10:56 AM

Glenn 'McCarthy' Beck.

Posted by: aahpat | September 6, 2009 10:55 AM

Wow the post is late to the news of the week, Van Jones must go... were you too busy trying to swing the VA Gov. race?

Joe

Posted by: JoeSmith3 | September 6, 2009 10:55 AM

WWWexler.......All Wee Weed up this morning and the N word to boot.

If we're racists, then take your mouth off you're bong and go to Mommy's computer and look at the Roll Call for the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

Sorry Wee Wee Wexler.. More Republicans voted in favor.

By the way, your favorite Grandfather, Albert Gore Sr. voted against it.

-------------------------

I find it humorous when the ankle-biting Glenn Beck Derangement crowd gets fired up. You are the original pants-pissers and crackpots, convinced that art deco images are communist conspiracies. Go back to the blackboard, maybe you can come up with another misspelled acronym pulled right from the space above Glenn Beck's diaper.

Van Jones has more intelligence and integrity than the entire Beck audience put together. He appeals to the unreasoned fear and hatred in those of us who cannot comprehend the mystery of how the GOP possibly lost the last election.

We won. You lost. You hate black people, which explains why every black person is a racist, not you.

Simple.

Simpletons.

-Wexler

Posted by: WWWexler | September 6, 2009 10:55 AM

Thank goodness all you name callers have so much time on your hands.

You had 8 yrs to do good for the country and now your efforts are a wag of the tongue and finger. Either you have a more than minimum wage or out of work.
Please note the venomis spurts spew and the rest of us are trying to pay the bills and take care of our families.

Too bad women dont have representation in out government we are to busy wiping asses.

EQUAL REPRESENTATION IN THE HOUSE AND SENATE. THEN WE CAN CALL MOTHER COMMUNISTS TOO. They care for the sick and poor.

FOSSIL FOOLS you have brought America to her knees with your blathering. Your fear seeps out and smears the great americans who actually care about someone other than their selfish selves

Intelligent people are afraid to speak the truth.

You deserve the administration you got.

Posted by: ANYOAKTREE | September 6, 2009 10:54 AM

If Jones was the victim of "lies and distortions" as he claims, why didn't he stay and fight? Why didn't Obama defend Jones?

Hmmm. Just maybe those so-called lies and distortions were truths.


Posted by: judithod | September 6, 2009 10:53 AM

weeksj...You bring out the perennial question:

How would you have responded to this if Van Jones were a Bush appointee.

You use of the word "Unfortunate" would have been replaced by something a lot harsher, I'm sure.

Posted by: ANTILIB | September 6, 2009 10:53 AM

TO jvill | September 6, 2009 10:40 AM:

They cut out eye holes? Their blind hatred implies otherwise.

Posted by: aahpat | September 6, 2009 10:53 AM

If the left should move to Cuba, Iran, Valenzuela, and countries that believe the same views. Why complain about everything when you can go live their and be happy?
The reality is you don't trully want to live that way.

Posted by: mike_san | September 6, 2009 10:52 AM

" Another black man lynched.

Congrats, Glenn Beck. "

Posted by: jvill |


correction -- Another far-left radical racist exposed. And yes, kudo's to Glen Beck !

Posted by: rannan3 | September 6, 2009 10:52 AM

@Wexler; ".....LOL you should hear how crazy you sound.Every time you say the words "Marxist", "leftist", "socialist", "communist", "fascist", or "dictator", why don't you just say the word "NI@@ER" instead?
Get the EFF off my planet, you simpleton scum."
-Wexler

Bravo, your Alinsky comrades would be proud.
Your ranting proves how angry and unhinged the progressive left is. How utterly embarrassing for you.
I did not vote for Obama because he is 100% progressive, not because he is 50% black. Your race card argument shows YOUR bigotry.
Put down Rules for Radicals and do some real reading kiddo;
http://pajamasmedia.com/victordavishanson/not-this-pig/

Posted by: Rocco987 | September 6, 2009 10:52 AM

Great post weeks. Thanks.

Posted by: twm1 | September 6, 2009 10:51 AM

Now having made my last comment lets talk about something more substantial, like all the BS going around that Obama talking to the student via TV! The republicons find this absolutely insidious! They see this as Obama's version of Hitler's Youth Movement recruitment. This is simply the republicons payback for loosing the election. The Republicons main agenda now is to Throw everything at Obama such as Hitler, Socialism and the kitchen sink to derail the country not to get it out it out of the ditch but to run it off a cliff. The new republican agenda is "OFAC" Obama Failure at All Costs!

Posted by: matrox | September 6, 2009 10:51 AM

Weeks, You are a walking ad for not letting morons vote.

Posted by: TRJ1107 | September 6, 2009 10:51 AM

""I think he was brought down. It's too bad," Dean said. "I think it's a loss for the country.""

I think Mr Dean believes the country is the old USSR and not the old US. Jones brought himself down. In his statements, he shows himself as a bigoted fool.

and

"a broad vision of a green economy Democrats could embrace."

Could you explain what a green economy works? What I've seen described so far looks like a return to the neolithic period. Maybe the Post reporters and columnists could start maintaining piles of compost. At least that would have some positive effect and be oh so green.

Posted by: Spitfires | September 6, 2009 10:51 AM

The problem is the useless green job post still exists. If you think he is gone think again...he just moved to Obama's hidden advisers list. He will be with Rev. Wright, Ayers and Daschle among others. You see Democrats don't eat there own like the Republicans do. If you are considered immoral, corrupt and disingenuous to the real world that means nothing to a democrat. To them he is now an icon a person of stature one among the party elite. The Democrates always knew who he was after all they claimed they followed his carreer from its beginning. How could they not know?

Posted by: tri5 | September 6, 2009 10:50 AM

" The next thing you know, we might have people considered for government posts who believe, say, that the function of government is to deliver social services to its citizens. "

Posted by: dane1


HATE to break it to you, dane 1, that IS NOT the function of Government. Try reading the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, not just the current copy of the Communist Manifesto.

Posted by: rannan3 | September 6, 2009 10:50 AM

Another black man lynched.

Congrats, Glenn Beck.

Don't forget to pick up your commemorative white hoods on your way out. Don't worry -- there are dotted lines where you cut out the eye holes.

Posted by: jvill | September 6, 2009 10:40 AM

==============================

YEAH right.......while the Democrat Party runs a modern day plantation in Anacostia.....

The DEMOCRAT PARTY GENERATES POOR PEOPLE.......and that is just the FACTS.

Some Social Justice in Plantation Anacostia......

Democrats = all talk.........ZERO PERFORMANCE........just reference all of America's deep blue one-party poverty, crime, ridden cities..........

Posted by: allenridge | September 6, 2009 10:49 AM

"Jones: And so, because I was working to get these kinds of jobs to happen in places where people were--were more low-income, I got pretty good at explaining this stuff where people can understand it, and so I got a chance to do some of that, but my main job is actually helping to coordinate a lot of the policy discussion and making sure that we've got the best ideas. "

Pause-you mean urban blacks-low income is ypur codeword among whitey.

Another black man lynched. Right.

Another black man playing the race card for a living, in over his head, and foulmouthed and racist as can be.

Exposed.

His Ella Baker Center with the mural of white men (Orrin Hatch among others) pointing guns at the heads of blacks and handcuffing them tells all about this buffoon. Go to Red State and see for yourself.

Incompetent. Black racist. With a leftist agenda.

The Obama Administration in a nutshell.

Emphasis on the nut.

Posted by: llllllllllll1163887541111dd | September 6, 2009 10:49 AM

He must of got a job at Wendy's. He is Rumsfeld co-worker. Everything always comes back to hunt you.

Posted by: mike_san | September 6, 2009 10:48 AM

Van Jones was a far-left crackpot who can now return to Oakland. And the press should resume its tradtional role of vetting the government, which it abandoned with the advent of Barack Obama. It could begin by investigating the rest of the Obama czars, appointed without the need of any congressional advice. Truth is truth and I for one will continue to seek that facts whether in the mainstream media or on Fox News.

Posted by: mhr614 | September 6, 2009 10:48 AM

time to regulate all czar jobs...
time for background checks for all czars...
time for info on all czars...
time for people to find out who is who in obama's administration...

Posted by: DwightCollins | September 6, 2009 10:48 AM

I think "you know who" should change his name to little dick. He seems really interested in the product EXTENZE. He sure seems to know more about this product than what is going on in the world. I would say that from reading his comments that he is a small person. I bet that he wears a size five shoe. We all know what that means...Yes , I think "little dick fits" He should get a job with EXTENZE, BEFORE AND AFTER. HA! Also you would't make a pimple on GLEN BECKS BUTT!

Posted by: TRJ1107 | September 6, 2009 10:48 AM

This resignation is unfortunate. Van Jones is a gifted leader in the environmental movement. He is being persecuted by the right, which has distorted his record beyond recognition.

Glenn Beck's slanted profile, "Who is Van Jones?", for example, appears to rely heavily on an article by Eliza Strickland in the EAST BAY EXPRESS, 2 Nov.2005, called "The New Face of Environmentalism". However, Beck cherrypicks the evidence in that article in a way that distorts the facts. He mentions that Jones said he was a "communist" after the Rodney King trial and joined a Marxist group called "Storm". However, he fails to mention that Jones later broke with the radical left, which he decried as ineffective and self-marginalizing.

The very article that Beck relies on also quotes Van Jones as saying:" I realized that there are a lot of people who are capitalists-shudder, shudder-who are really committed to fairly significant change in the economy, and were having bigger impacts than me and a lot of my friends with our protests signs". It also says that Jones later came under leftist attack for participating in an environment conference co-sponsored by Pacific Gas and Electric.

The truth is that Van Jones renounced Marxism and embraced the philosophy known as "eco-capitalism" several years ago. But you would never know it from Beck, even though his political transformation is well documented in the article from which he quotes. Beck either didn't read the article carefully or chose to deliberately lie about its contents.

Signing the 9/11 Truth petition was indeed unfortunate. But neither that nor the off-color remark about Republicans should disqualify this very talented person from participating in public life (in that speech Jones said that the same negative epithet applied to himself). Vice President Cheney made off-color comments to the face of certain Democratic legislators, but no one called on him to resign because of it. John Ashcroft gave a speech in front of the segregationist Bob Jones University, but was still deemed worthy to serve as Attorney General.

This incident is doubly unfortunate because it hands a victory to the irresponsible right wing "shock jocks" of the mass media, who are using smear tactics that would make Joseph McCarthy blush. Michael Savage went so far as to suggest that Obama was grooming Jones to lead a Brown Shirt type paramilitary organization. That is psychopathic, Goebbels-like slander with no basis in reality.

If there are any responsible conservatives left in this country, they have got to have the courage to denounce liars like Beck and Savage. Their poisonous and deceitful rhetoric, which is unfortunately very influential, is weakening our democracy.

Posted by: weeksj | September 6, 2009 10:47 AM

Van Jones, Barack Obama's Green Czar, was part of the "Organizing Committee" for a leftist effort to undermine the United States in the war on terror just months after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

Jones signed a statement by the organizing committee in early January 2002 accusing the United States of having "mercilessly bombed Afghanistan" in the wake of the September 11 terrorist attacks by al Qaeda, which at the time was being protected by Afghanistan's Taliban-led government.

The statement, found on Rense.com, is part of an appeal for funds to start a bi-weekly newspaper dedicated to undermining the United States in the war on terror and to push "social justice" and the green movement.

http://www.rense.com/general18/march.htm

Posted by: bingham60 | September 6, 2009 10:47 AM

this might not be as good for glenn beck as all you fans of his show think. van jones already hit beck in the gut, i mean have you seen ol' lonesome roads the last couple weeks, he looks like he's gonna break down and cry. its gonna be war between these two for a while. its all tied up now. who's gonna strike next?

Posted by: whatdyousay | September 6, 2009 10:45 AM

I am extremely delighted to see just another extremist left winger in Obama´s entourage being forced out of office.
What sense does it make to Pres. Obama to appear on ground zero every 9/11 when he invites extremists like this one to join his team ? Republicans should now press Obama for an answer !

Posted by: robertsoell | September 6, 2009 10:45 AM

WWWexler.......All Wee Weed up this morning and the N word to boot.

If we're racists, then take your mouth off you're bong and go to Mommy's computer and look at the Roll Call for the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

Sorry Wee Wee Wexler.. More Republicans voted in favor.

By the way, your favorite Grandfather, Albert Gore Sr. voted against it.

Posted by: ANTILIB | September 6, 2009 10:45 AM

As much as the left hates Fox News, they gave us the truth. Now, the rest of the news media needs to get caught up in telling us the truth about Obama & his administration or Fox will continue to lead the way.

Posted by: 45upnorth | September 6, 2009 10:39 AM

=================================
The rest of our corrupt fascist PRESS needs to be thrown in jail....

And while We The People are at it we should had their like-minded rich elite snob pals from Hollywood too.......

America's two most corrupt left-ist institution.......poison the blood stream of this great nation.

AND now it's been proven BEYOND a reasonable doubt.........check out ALL the U-tube videos in VAN JONES OWN ranting hate speeches.............FACT

Posted by: allenridge | September 6, 2009 10:44 AM

most of the administration believes what this guy believes and they are the true enemies of the American people...

Posted by: DwightCollins | September 6, 2009 10:44 AM

Poor, WaPo, forced to report what they have with impunity ignored. Carrying water for the Obama adminitration is going to have toxic consequences for the MSM.

It's why most of us have abandoned the Old Media with their glaring partian distortions, omissions and poorly vetted fact.

Anyone that still trusts WaPo after this really isn't paying attention.

Posted by: onecent100 | September 6, 2009 10:43 AM

here we go again with the far left calling repubs racist. well get the facts strait the dems are the ones who use the race card on anybody who diagress with them. If you don1t belive ask the clintons who got a large dose of it.


Posted by: rgodzala1 | September 6, 2009 10:42 AM

"his guy was dangerous."

How was he dangerous? You need blue collar training for high tech green jobs. That was his focus.

Sounds like he became the straw man and target of foolish Republican/Neo Con/Beck fellators.

Sounds like the GOP is really helping make progress away from the abyss that they put us next to over the last 8 years!

Posted by: delantero | September 6, 2009 10:41 AM

Another black man lynched.

Congrats, Glenn Beck.

Don't forget to pick up your commemorative white hoods on your way out. Don't worry -- there are dotted lines where you cut out the eye holes.

Posted by: jvill | September 6, 2009 10:40 AM

Hasn't pretty much every presidential cabinet since Nixon had a person or two resign for stuff like this?
You can't blame the president, he has to pick hundreds of people to fill jobs.
And sure, the guys views are controversial or radical, but does that have any bearing on his ability to manage "green" programs?
Lets look at the relevant information on the man's job.

Posted by: norezen | September 6, 2009 10:40 AM

As much as the left hates Fox News, they gave us the truth. Now, the rest of the news media needs to get caught up in telling us the truth about Obama & his administration or Fox will continue to lead the way.

Posted by: 45upnorth | September 6, 2009 10:39 AM

He needed to resign, we don't need his ilk on our team. If you are going to be in this administration then you either need to keep it professional in what you say or shut the F up. Like I said keep it professional.

Posted by: matrox | September 6, 2009 10:39 AM

Wow. He signed a petition and used a bad word! No wonder our friends on the Right are incensed. The next thing you know, we might have people considered for government posts who believe, say, that the function of government is to deliver social services to its citizens.

Posted by: dane1 | September 6, 2009 10:38 AM

1. If opposing The Messiah's attempt to pull a 'Hugo Chavez' on this country defines one as 'racist' then I'll wear that label with pride.

2. Clearly, if the comments from the 9/11 morons and radical leftists -- a.k.a. Democrats -- on this board are representative of the country as a whole, this nation has a huge fifth column problem.

3. Don't forget to report me to the White House.

Posted by: egdusa | September 6, 2009 10:38 AM

I am pleased that a Czar that has been appointed with questionable vetting is now out of the White House. I will give Barracco a pass on this one but think he needs to do a thorough re-vetting of all the others.

You are who you surround yourself with as trusted advisors. Barracco has too many known problematic advisors and confidants. How many more are there? Why are we leaving tax cheats in office. The more transparent the administration gets the murkier it really is...

Posted by: DRB11 | September 6, 2009 10:38 AM

Former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean rallied to Jones' defense, saying he had signed the controversial 9-11 "Truther" petition by mistake
==================================
Dean ......Pelosi ....ALL THE DEMOCRATS are flaming LIARS.........LIARS !

Posted by: allenridge | September 6, 2009 10:38 AM

I am sorry to say that this seems to be a pattern with Obama advisers. Of course, we all remember the good Rev Wright and his "Goddam America". Even Mrs. Obama has trouble finding things about America that make her proud.

We, the people of the United States, rejected one of America's great patriots for BO and I thought it was sad at that time and I still do.

Posted by: Auburninbp | September 6, 2009 10:36 AM

Glenn Beck, the same arse that called Obama a racist? That's your hero? You people are whacked.

A) All foolish GOP nobs, Jones was not a Czar.
B) Can you name one environmental idea/task/plan by Van Jones that you opposed?
C) Are you simply taking shots at anyone you can?
D) Why are you at war with your fellow citizens?

Posted by: delantero | September 6, 2009 10:35 AM

the new president of America is Glen Beck I have not seen so much of glen beck's talking point on one board. Obama is a fool no back bone. I guess he is realy a mixed man.

Posted by: baddog123 | September 6, 2009 10:35 AM

This guy's obvious disqualifications aside, does Obama ever stand up for his people? I don't remember a peep out of the president in defense of Jones. Oh sure, they trotted Gibbs out to take some heat, but Obama himself said nothing? His lack of moral courage is as staggering as his political opportunism. Remember all his votes of "present", taking no stand on important issues during his time in both the Illinois Senate and the U.S. Senate. When The Rev. Wright came under fire last year, it took about 3 days for Obama to throw him under the bus. Obama knows no loyalty, only useful idiots.

Posted by: nc41585 | September 6, 2009 10:35 AM

Will there be a race card thrown into this event?

Will this be considered a black-on-black crime?

Posted by: ANTILIB | September 6, 2009 10:34 AM

Czar Jones aside, what disturbs me more than anything else about this event is his presence in the White House.
There have been "activists" who loathe this country since it's inception and hate the very idea of the Constitution,wanting to tear it all down and start over.
That isn't new.
How the hell did this guy get an I.D. for the Oval and the West Wing?

Posted by: menopausequeen | September 6, 2009 10:34 AM

"White House Adviser Van Jones Resigns Amid Controversy Over Past Activism
Updated 10:07 a.m. 9/6/09
By Garance Franke-Ruta and Anne E. Kornblut
White House environmental adviser Van Jones resigned Saturday after weeks of controversy stemming from his past activism......... the liberal fascists at the WASHINGTON POST"

...........Yeah "after weeks" except the POST only reported on it until NOW..


WASHINGTON POST, you really showed your NAZI-like censorship over the "last several weeks" by censoring this daming story on the guy you and the rest of America's corrupt liberal MSM wolfpack press INSTALLED last November the same way Hilter was elected/installed......MASSIVE PROPAGANDA.....

POST = DIRTY DISHONEST LIBERAL PROPAGANDA OUTLET FOR THE DEMOCRAT PARTY, CRIMINALS

Posted by: allenridge | September 6, 2009 10:33 AM

Posted by: BruceMcDougall | September 6, 2009 9:36 AM..."a gagging America." ----------I hope it is not, in fact, the early stage of death throes.

Posted by: saturdayschild123 | September 6, 2009 10:32 AM

I guess we will never get all those millions of green jobs Van Jones was supposed to create.

What brought you down Van is that the majority of people figured out what you were all about.

The only "green" job you created was yours; the only thing "green" about it was the thousands of dollars you scammed into your bank account.

Posted by: krankyman | September 6, 2009 10:32 AM

Thank you Mr. Glenn Beck for your investigating work on Mr. Van Jones. The MSM such as the Washington Post and NYTimes don't have the guts to do it. You are a great american.

Posted by: sanjose56 | September 6, 2009 10:32 AM

One down, 35 czars and a Congress to go! Appointing people like this in the first place is a total disgrace. Don't lay down now America. This should be proof positive that when the usually silent majority, properly informed by the alternative media, rises up and says we've had enough, even a corrupt administration like this one, will be forced to act. Don't back off! There is still much to do. There are still some very dangerous people in this group and with have an entire congress to take down starting in 2010. The final goal is the removal of this Marxist dictator wanna-be from the White House in 2012! Let's not forget about this rotten health care plan either! Where was the main stream media in all this?

Posted by: yankee11 | September 6, 2009 10:31 AM

Buh-Bye Van.
Hey Van, I hear Chavez is hiring. He and Obama are BFF.
Maybe Obama could write a nice referral for you.
Then you could still work for an administration with the same types of goals.

Posted by: HawkSprings | September 6, 2009 10:30 AM

The real reason Van Jones got in trouble.

He is behind the campaign that has cost Glenn Beck 57 advertisers and will may well cost him his job at Faux News.

That's it, more or less. Oh, and that the White House is inhabited by invertebrates.

-Wexler

Posted by: WWWexler | September 6, 2009 10:28 AM

Kristen6, Front pages of all newspapers;

http://www.newseum.org/todaysfrontpages/main.asp

Posted by: Rocco987 | September 6, 2009 10:27 AM

So now the Washington Compost discovers that this is a controversy after its been out there for weeks despite the blackout from the disgraced MainStain media. One mention of this disgusting Van Jones in the Compost yesterday after weeks of this guy showing up on YouTube. This guy is an AVOWED Communist yet not a mention from the democtRat scumbags at the Compost,NYSLIMES,ABC,cBS,NBC etc. Its laughable that now these pieces of crap are calling this a Controversy thats been ongoing for weeks,it sure hasn't been in these rags.This rag doesn't even mention most of Van Jones disgusting comments,all in order to portray him as a victim of Republican attacks.This POS(Van Jones,not the WAPO hack writer) has accused whites of polluting blacks,he's bragged about being a Commie,he said he wanted to use the Green jobs scam to do some social engineering and the list goes on and on,except when these rags are reporting that is.

Posted by: fe59 | September 6, 2009 10:27 AM

Van Jones' comments upon his resignation continue to speak volumes about his character -- or lack thereof. It's not the least bit surprising that this thug will point the finger of blame at anyone but himself. Smear campaign? Is that what you call it when your true background and motives come to light? And by the way, Washington Post, what has happened to your reporting standards, for the love of God?

Posted by: wmpowellfan | September 6, 2009 10:26 AM

Bush was told by BIl Clinton's hand picked head of the CIA that Iraq had WMD. Bill Clinton himself made this claim while President. If this was a lie it is a lie from Bil Clinton not Bush.

Now Obama is attacking the CIA even wanting to charge CIA questioners with crimes. Instead of wanting to make the CIA stronger so next time they will know if a country has WMD Obama wants to destroy the CIA.

In 2001 the CIA was weakened by 30 years of attacks from the left. And yet the left was mad the CIA got it wrong.

The left wants to punished a CIA questioner that brought a caterpillar in a cell of a terrorist that happened to be afraid of bugs. Yet cop killers and terrorists are praised by the left.

Posted by: tech1959 | September 6, 2009 10:26 AM

It's a sad state of affairs when a nimrod like Glenn Beck does more in a week to inform the public about the backgrounds of the president's advisors than the NYT and WP have done all year.

The NYT buried the story of Jones' resignation on page A17 of the print edition. The first sentence says his resignation is "a victory for Republicans and the Obama administration’s conservative critics". Give me a break. The whole episode is a presidential failure in judgment. The president appointed a man who is a convicted felon, who has been imprisoned, has made repeated racist statements, hates capitalism, called for a complete overhaul of “the system”, and resorted to ad hominem attacks against those whose ideology he opposes. The episode was also a failure of the nation's "newspapers of record", NYT and WP, who chose not to inform the public about Jones’ controversial past.

President Obama has demonstrated a complete breakdown in judgment with this appointment. The trust the American people put in him is now damaged. And the NYT and WP have demonstrated they won’t report on important stories if it goes against their institutional bias.

Stick a fork in journalism in America. It's done. We are watching the industry commit journalistic suicide.

Posted by: Groty1 | September 6, 2009 10:26 AM

This is unbelievable. For all of the amazing ways the GOP screwed this country over for the last 8 years without prison time (so far) and this guy is in trouble for a mass email he signed a few years ago? Unbelievable. I guess by that level of judgement we should send Rove and Cheney to life in prison.

Posted by: Swingstater99 | September 6, 2009 10:26 AM

"1,339,771 Iraqi civilians have died since our attack of their country."

This is a lie. The correct answer is around 100k:

http://www.iraqbodycount.org/

Contrast that with the hundreds of thousands who died from the sanctions that liberals claim were "working".

Please don't pretend that you care about the Iraqi people. You don't. You just hate Republicans.

Posted by: bobmoses | September 6, 2009 10:25 AM

America wake up!

If Americans don't wake up to the Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity fear mongering propaganda machine designed to tear this country apart rather than build it up then we are all in trouble.

Republican Congressman Mike Pence can laugh at a question about Jesus and Dick Cheney can say the "F" word on the Senate floor to a Democrat and the Project for the New American Century can publish in Sept 2000 that "Further, the process of transformation, even if it brings revolutionary change, is likely to be a long one, absent some catastrophic and catalyzing event – like a new Pearl Harbor" one year before 9/11 and no outrage or talk of conspiracy from Beck or Hannity.

Beck and Hannity are part of the problem not the solution.

Bring honest and civil debate back to political process so we can move forward and don't let these hypocritical manipulators like Beck and Hannity take our eye off the ball.

Posted by: salber1 | September 6, 2009 10:25 AM

My family and I will be in Washington DC next week for the rally as a family function. We have never even considered something this in our past. All Americans have to learn and become active to save our way of life. The Chicago Mob runs this country now. It must be STOPPED. Why does the Washington Post ignore this risk ?

Posted by: amazin9999 | September 6, 2009 10:23 AM

maybe Hugo Chavez will need Van Jones...I hear there are lots of green jobs down south...they need marijuana pickers.....and being a radical probably has some gun connections too.

Posted by: JWx2 | September 6, 2009 10:22 AM

The question now is:

How many more racist, pinko Commies like Jones are working in the white house ?

Independents, Blue-Dogs and Republicans alike, need to call for and insist upon.

A full independent exhaustive investigation preformed by the FBI on the Obama administration.

Posted by: dashriprock | September 6, 2009 10:22 AM

100% of the credit here goes to Glenn Beck. He harped on this guy nonstop and kept it going when his weak in the knees advertisers dropped their commercials. This Van Jones guy is a clown. Simply put, he never should bave been anywhere near a cabinet level of the government.

Posted by: AnilD33 | September 6, 2009 10:22 AM

This is a odd thing. The guy , like all Czars, are a loosey goosey canon with no Congress over sight on them. It is not a Constitutional group, and is a covert shadow government and shameful.
That said, he had the right to sign a petition in oppostition to the will of the President. He is a free man.

The deal that was cut between Bush/ Cheney and Obama certain has a funny odor. I won't go after you ,if you won't vet me and my hidden agenda isn't a deal that is actually good for the Country.

In my opinion, there was no basis for the petition, but never say never in the USA about who acts as enemies of the People from within us. If Van Jones had a valid piece of intel driving his belief, I would like to know it.

There is no reason to have Czars, and I would hope all of them set that standard back into play, by all resigning enmasse. They bloat our budget, and make no sense for the standards set under our Constitution.

Posted by: dottydo | September 6, 2009 10:21 AM

Way to go!!! Get one radical out of the office. Just have bout 300 more to go. People should not make videos showing they are a socialist in Feb & not expect to get caught. Oslama tried slipping this czar under the wire, but it didn't work did it!! He's trying to get all his radical,non-tax paying swindlers to take this office completely over. Not going to fly!!! Keep up the good work at exterminating the radical socialists!!! Way to go Glen Beck you called this one, when all the oslama owned media just let it ease on by!!!!

Posted by: releggneh1 | September 6, 2009 10:19 AM


I think its good that a self-avowed Communist has decided to move on. Its too bad the President didn't do the proper background check of this guy. I wonder how many more known radicals like this have been approved by the President.

Posted by: kpod

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Don't kid yourself kpod. Obama's vetters haven't screwed up a couple of hundred times. Obama knows exactly who these people are.

Posted by: Straightline | September 6, 2009 10:19 AM

Jones will fit right in with Castro and Chavez!!!!!!!

Posted by: Jimbo77 | September 6, 2009 10:18 AM

"Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.) called on Jones to resign Friday"

Who the heck is Mike Pence?


"On Saturday, Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, wrote on his Twitter account, 'Van Jones has to go'"

John Cornyn? John Cornyn thinks ALL Democrats must go!


"Senator Christopher S. Bond (R-Mo.) urged Congress to investigate Jones's "fitness" for the position, writing in an open letter, 'Can the American people trust a senior White House official that is so cavalier in his association with such radical and repugnant sentiments?'"

"...radical and repugnant sentiments?"

Most of the citizens of our country, and for that fact, the rest of the world can't understand 9/11 and the part that the Bush Administration took into trying to prevent it?

There concerned with what we're trying to do to prevent it from happening again to this day!

2,993 people died from the attacks on our country on 9/11.

4,659 coalition forces have been killed in Iraq, and 804 American deaths in Afghanistan. With almost 18 suicide deaths occurring per day of US servicemen and women who served there.

1,339,771 Iraqi civilians have died since our attack of their country.

And one person in the Administration thinks it would be a smart idea to investigate the Bush Administration and that's considered ...radical and repugnant?


Posted by: helloisanyoneoutthere | September 6, 2009 10:17 AM

For those who are making racist comments towards Mr. Jones, typical of your type. You will never, EVER understand because you see the nation, the world through your privileged majority rule view. Your view is so skewed, most of you morons vote against your OWN BEST INTEREST just to be spiteful. You never examine ANYTHING for yourself, you just go with the neo-conservative talking heads rather it be in radio, T.V. or elected officials.

This man like many Americans, black and white, believed the Bush/Cheney government could have conspired to allow the September 11, 2001, tragedy to happen in order to use it to spring board policies that benefit the wealthy and powerful. Minorities are not as delusional as the majority in America when it comes to the government. Look at what the "government" allowed and supported in the past. If you like, Google "lumumba" and look at the 45 minute video associated with the link provided. Of course, YOU may write it off as conspiracy. How many conspiracies have to happen before YOU THE MAJORITY wake up and realize that those in power want to stay in power by ANY MEANS NECESSARY!!

One last thing, what GREAT solutions to the United States problems have the conservative, republican movement offered? Think about this, they had six (6) years of white house and congressional rule in this decade and the country got worse, but, the rich got richer. Greatest differential in CEO pay to average worker pay is in the U.S., 400%, in a bad economy. Think for yourselves for once, stop being spoon fed by the manipulators. Turn off the T.V., put down the newspaper or magazine, and do some research on your own!!!

Posted by: ajackson3 | September 6, 2009 10:17 AM

Glen Beck... 1

Obama .......0

Posted by: Straightline | September 6, 2009 10:16 AM

Does anyone know what page of the print edition this story appeared on?

Posted by: kristen6 | September 6, 2009 10:16 AM


Could be a pattern here...


Rev.(God Damn America!) Wright, Van Jones, Black Liberation, Black Panthers, Farrakhan, Ayers, Dohrn, Weatherman, Gates, ACORN, S.E.I.U., Alinsky, Davis, Socialists, Communists, Tax Cheats, Terrorists, South Chicago Thugs and Felons, Marxists, Muslim heritage, Union Thugs, Soros, A Shadow Govt of Radical CZARS, Dislike of America and only God knows who & what else.

With Barry's associations, relationships, shared philosophies and a very shady past the American public is expected to believe or trust him on anything?

Posted by: ChangeWhat | September 6, 2009 10:15 AM

I think its good that a self-avowed Communist has decided to move on. Its too bad the President didn't do the proper background check of this guy. I wonder how many more known radicals like this have been approved by the President.

Posted by: kpod | September 6, 2009 10:14 AM

You think folks are racist for not wanting Van Jones as an unvetted presidential advisor? Guess people will just have to go after a white science czar next time to prove you wrong.

Posted by: kristen6 | September 6, 2009 10:12 AM

The murderous lunacy led by folks like Darth Vader had control of this country for eight long horrible years. They still want to control it with with their high octane meanness. These people are just mean and would fit in better with the Mongolian hoards storming across the world to kill and conquer; they missed their time in history.

Posted by: vickie105 | September 6, 2009 10:11 AM

Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.) called on Jones to resign Friday, saying in a statement, "His extremist views and coarse rhetoric have no place in this administration or the public debate."
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"Coarse rhetoric," indeed. The Republicans have the monopoly on that.

Posted by: dotellen | September 6, 2009 10:11 AM

scaypgrayce

Beyond Van Jones' irrational racist rants, he admitted that he is a Communist. What about that do you not comprehend?

Posted by: ChangeWhat | September 6, 2009 10:10 AM


Good riddance.

Van Jones should be instructive to loudmouth haters across the political spectrum. If you cannot discuss politics and issues without resorting to racist, profane and otherwise hateful speech, then you are too immature, ignorant and intolerant to be in public service.

That goes for D's, R's and everyone else.

Now I'd like to know who the idiots were who hired Van Jones and either failed to vet him, or didn't care what emerged in even the most basic Google search.

Posted by: DagnyT | September 6, 2009 10:10 AM

The WP was smart to post this token article in this format.

Posted by: 12oreo | September 6, 2009 10:10 AM

This article omits the other major reasons for Van Jones radical views....he is a race bater and a self-avowed communist. He has made speeches where he accuses "white environmentalists" of poisoning "people of color". Van Jones represents another in a long line of acquaintances of Obama who are no different than Rev. Wright. Obama clearly has demonstrated his true feelings about race by the company he keeps and the choices he has made as President of those that he surrounds himself with. This is another example of why Obama's popularity is tanking.

Posted by: lookout_63 | September 6, 2009 10:09 AM

Where was WAPO during this investigation? Thank God for a free press like Fox and Lou Dobbs on CNN. They were the only news outlets carrying this story. I think Obama has finally tipped his racist/and far right hand. Doesn't anyone vet these czars? Maybe we need a new vetting service. This reflects very badly upon Mr. Obama. I know for sure that the Obamanitos I talk with are are not happy with this kind of racism.

Posted by: Migrant1 | September 6, 2009 10:09 AM

The idea that 911 Truthers are "left wingers" is mistaken. Many birthers & deathers on the right are truthers too. Hey, one good conspiracy theory deserves another. And the ball for the "truthers" is being carried by gun-nut libertarians - definitely not lefties.

Posted by: Jihm | September 6, 2009 10:08 AM

I cannot believe the out pouring of comments about a second grade assistant to the president. people are angry and rightly so. the jobs that are not filled by the president, could it be that he has offered but lots of people have said no. and therefore, he has had to scrape the bottom of the barrel. or is it because he wants to appoint friends and he is afraid the public will be upset.

Posted by: ddy19spider57 | September 6, 2009 10:08 AM

His views have been shaped in the wrong direction. Although his intentions were good, he was and is a misguided individual. Based on his quotes in this article, he still does not understand the harm extremism can cause.

I shall pray for you, Van Jones.

Posted by: primegrop | September 6, 2009 10:08 AM

Assuming this was a voluntary decision, it was the wrong one. Even if he was pushed rather than jumped, it was still wrong. Look, the Rs will find any excuse to call anyone in the administration "radical" or "extremist" or "socialist" or as one of the other comments put it, "scumbag leftist." If they can't find an excuse, they'll just make one up.

They have been in full-throttle, tear-it-down, win-at-any-cost mode since the 1988 presidential campaign. Heck, since 1964. Might as well get used to it and learn to hit back.

Full-contact sport, remember?

Posted by: scaypgrayce | September 6, 2009 10:07 AM

When you have a President that nonchalantly surrounds himself with admitted Communists, Marxist and Racist advisers as a part of a Shadow Govt of Czars you have to take note. His entrenched cult members are too far gone to see that as problematic. Fortunately most and many more everyday are figuring out Barry and are not comfortable with him for good reason. Most that care for this Nation, unlike some here, reject his agenda and motives. Barry's past and current associations are a true reflection of who he is. His media created facade is crumbling.

Posted by: ChangeWhat | September 6, 2009 10:07 AM

One down and 2010 just around the corner.
Can't wait until 2010 to wipe out these radical liberals from the white house.
Next is the entire crew at the Obama network, MSNBC and then onto Glenn Beck and Hannity.
Wait, didn't Glenn Beck bring this to the front lines, where ABC, NBC, CBS, the NY Times and most notably this news rag never reported the garbage. Hmmm..
America Wake up. We know the democrats label Americans as Nazi's , mob like and even called anyone speaking out a terrorist right on Obama's web site. We know Obama choose not to attend a Catholic Prayer Breakfast at the beginning of his presidency but had time to attend the Islam Breakfast. We know Obama wants control of the internet and be able to control what is put out there. I believe he's following in the foot steps of the Hollywood left who likes and think Hugo Chavez is the greatest thing since slice bread.
Say what you want about Fox. If it weren't for them, we would all be walking around just listening to all the lies this administration has dished out.

Posted by: dbonade | September 6, 2009 10:06 AM

This witch hunt by Republicans is a dangerous evil means of distracting and keeping the Obama administration standing on one foot. Obama needs to take back the reins and get on with his agenda. Obama must not let any more of his White House Staff resign because of Republican vicious dogs snapping at the heels of his employees.
If the Republicans don't stop this kind of action, it will be the end of our country. They are constantly disrupting and causing great distraction for the country. And they will NOT win back the White House behaving this way. And even if they DID ever get back in the White House, they have set this precedent and it will come back to haunt them.

Posted by: wendystevens | September 6, 2009 10:05 AM

You want to know what really steams me? I'm sick and tired of being labelled an uneducated white racist just because I disagree with this administration. I've read every comment posted so far, and only an infinitesimal number can be construde as racist. I wouldn't be surprised if they weren't posted by liberals in an attempt to make conservatives look stupid.

Posted by: jugador1 | September 6, 2009 10:04 AM

Van Jones is a racist!! Obama should be ashamed for having him on his staff.

Posted by: digi010203

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Ashamed? He agrees with him!!

Posted by: ChangeWhat | September 6, 2009 10:02 AM

"I have been inundated with calls -- from across the political spectrum
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I'm sure conrad Hugo Chavez made a call...the taliban and bin laden...hamas

Posted by: JWx2 | September 6, 2009 10:01 AM

TO Rascal69 | September 6, 2009 9:36 AM:

You should read what I write, in context and completely, before responding. You are making you sound stupid.

The Reich-wing thugs who brandished weapons at a peaceful presidential visit diverted limited Secret Service resources from securing the presidency. That is not a Second Amendment right.

I have no problems with Second Amendment rights. I thank you Reich-wingers every day for your vociferous defense of my left-wing Second Amendment rights.

Posted by: aahpat | September 6, 2009 10:01 AM

It just goes to show you - Obama watches Fox. All you have to do to know about Van Jones is Google, or go to Youtube and hear everything directly coming out of Van Jones's big mouth. Americans do not like and will not tolerate communists in the ranks of our government. Unfortunately, we have a bit more cleaning up to do to get our country back. Van Jone's intent was to create green jobs for minorities and gouge Americans double or more for energy use to pay for those jobs. In other words, redistribute the wealth - or reparations.

Posted by: LaurieB1 | September 6, 2009 10:01 AM

Obama's science czar John Holdren wrote a book that called for population control policies, such as infusing sterilants in the water supply that prevent conception and compulsory abortion.

Yet we are told we should cheer that he advises Obama on science.

Posted by: tech1959 | September 6, 2009 9:59 AM

There were "weeks of controversy"?? --gee, I'm a loyal Wx Post reader and I thought the only controversy in the land was about McDonnell's college thesis!!

Posted by: johnplunket | September 6, 2009 9:58 AM

Van Jones is a racist!! Obama should be ashamed for having him on his staff.

Posted by: digi010203 | September 6, 2009 9:58 AM

Van Jones Cut Nasty Hate-Filled Music Album in 2003

http://gatewaypundit.blogspot.com/2009/09/unreal-van-jones-even-released-war.html

Posted by: Bitter_Bill | September 6, 2009 9:58 AM

JJames081,

you said " Glen and his followers have been going after Van Jones because advertisers have dropping from Glen’s show due to an organization that Van used affiliate with 5 years ago. This is a policy of vindictiveness "

PROBLEM with your assessment is that Glen Beck was investigating Van Jones BEFORE Jones's former group-- Color of Change -- started the movement to cost Beck his sponsors. SO JUST WHO IS IT THAT'S BEING VINDICTIVE ????? If you're going to be wrong, man-up and admit it !!

Posted by: rannan3 | September 6, 2009 9:58 AM

Wow, what an indepth aricle on Communists in the White House. It's a good thing he didn't write a college paper or something.

Posted by: robtr | September 6, 2009 9:58 AM

well i am so thrilled that that communist resigned .van Jone's.i no that the president knew what Jone's was what he was going to do and why he would pick such a man.bravo Glen beck and fox news for you no the truth,, and may the truth set you free.we need to go in Nov and pick new democrats who didn't agree with Obama and take back the republicans.take back a real president we can trust and who has good back ground and who we can find out every detail every thing .Also who protects the Americans from evil, who still believes in Christ and God and never take that away and our freedoms.let it be known every American has a right to say no to things that aren't right we the people have a voice that god has given to us to voice our opinion and to do something about things that aren't right and legal .And to pick president who we have to no something about not someone who is doing more harm then more right for we the people.Nancy Pulaski and harry reed we must vote out and Evey democrat who was and is doing wrong for there people.you work for us and don't forget that.We the people don't want your sick health reform stuck down our throats and that is not legal to let the people surfer like Canada and Russia and that is what the oboma and his people want read it its right there in his 1000 pages of health reform.we call it death reform .let the poor die first and sick let them have a pill no way let the goverment take over so they can make this a communist country or a socialist and let us rot well then the people who wrote this can have the same bill.i am sickened and tired of this and 2010 i cant wait and all the people say the same .again fox news always tell it how it is and you are true news anchors and like me and so many millions stand up and let them no we wont take it.America the great and i believe president oboma is not with us but against us his actions show it

Posted by: roxanne123 | September 6, 2009 9:58 AM

why are lunatics ..pychotics like Glenn Beck being allowed to have an impact on what happens in the Obama Administration. the Obama team need to stop acting like image is the most important thing and take on a tougher skin. At this rate any protest will be met with OK you win.. we do not need the controversy so you have to go.. My goodness stand up for something..if you believe that you are right ..put up a fight..stop attempting to take the current argument off the table ..these disturbed people have an agenda and it is to destroy Obama's image so that he can compete on their level.

Posted by: sabrina2 | September 6, 2009 9:57 AM

TO Rascal69 | September 6, 2009 9:36 AM:

You should read what I write, in context and completely, before responding.

The Reich-wing thugs who brandished weapons at a peaceful presidential visit diverted limited Secret Service resources from securing the presidency. That is not a Second Amendment right.

I have no problems with Second Amendment rights. I thank you Reich-wingers every day for your vociferous defense of my left-wing Second Amendment rights.

Posted by: aahpat | September 6, 2009 9:57 AM

The rabid, rottweilers win again while the gutless Democrats cave again.

Posted by: Independent109 | September 6, 2009 9:56 AM

President Obama is not losing popularity because of Fox News.

That statement is just ludicrous.

President Obama is losing popularity because he is trying to force the American people to accept a health care bill that they don't want.
People over fifty do not appreciate Obama and the Democrats trying to cut Medicare/Medicare Advantage by half a trillion dollars.

People all over America also do not think we can afford his constant massive spending tendencies.
He's already run the federal deficit up to ten trillion and now wants to add another trillion and half with a health bill that no one but the very left of the Democratic Party wants.

He's also losing credibility because he appears to be constantly associating himself with extremists like Van Jones, Bill Ayers, the Rev. Wright, and the yet to be discovered other extremist czars working in the White House.


Fox News does not assert these people into Obama's life, he keeps selecting them as advisors.

At the very least the man's judgement is highly suspect.
At worst, he shares these views himself.

Posted by: BruceMcDougall | September 6, 2009 9:55 AM

ALL OF YOU SOUND LIKE A BUNCH OF BABIES LOOKIN FOR A BOTTLE TO suck ON. What are all of YOU doing to better this world we live in. doing anything GREEN..Everybody has answers STEP up SOMEBODY..Why don't all of you figure out who took the money Wall Street main st.. and got AWAY with YOUR MONEY.. HAHAHA. Sick of you taliban PEOPLE

Posted by: ANEYEINTHESKY | September 6, 2009 9:55 AM

Someone from Fox News.
Needs too start asking Joe Biden some hard questions, about this radical commie/ Marxist administration hes involved in.

The price of admission to that interview, would be worth every dime.

Posted by: dashriprock | September 6, 2009 9:55 AM

GLENN BECK 1

ColorOfChange.org 0

The Scoreboard: Thursday, Sept. 3 Ratings

FNC Beck 664
CNN Blitzer 120
MSNBC Matthew 145
HLN Prime 95

FNC Hannity 710
MSNBC Rachel SHEMANdow 253

http://www.mediabistro.com/tvnewser/ratings/

Posted by: JWx2 | September 6, 2009 9:55 AM

REGARDING: Posted by: LiberalBasher: "f u ahole. You don't get it mthr fkr, do you. He said the goverment caused 9/11. Shove your mthr fkn racist comments up your a((. The only good bigot is a dead one. Lets start with you bigot."

You went beyond the call of duty in proving my point. Thanks. You can't even tell when a comment is racist. What kind of world of paranoia do you people live in?

You are right about one thing. I am prejudiced against stupidity. Angry, armed stupid people are a danger to our country. They should, if they have health insurance, seek medical care.

Posted by: Matthew_DC | September 6, 2009 9:53 AM

Here is the indisputable facts:

Jones is a Communist - self-proclaimed, not accused;

Jones publicly declares that "white polluters are directing poison into colored people (sic) communities;"

Jones is a 9/11 Truther - signing his name to a Blame-America-First petition of the highest "Ward Churchill" order;


What has this government come to? Where is the Media? (thank you FOX) Some of the other Czars are just as scary. God help us.

Posted by: kinds69sp | September 6, 2009 9:53 AM

Van Jones says, "They are using
lies and distortions to distract and divide."

What lies?

What Distortions?

Everything I have heard and read about this Communist, raciest, Anti-American has been well documented and verified, and in some cases even admitted to by Van Jones, himself. So what, exactly are the lies and distortions?

Spell them out for me in detail.

Posted by: HMichaelH | September 6, 2009 9:52 AM


Barry and his angry bitter wife both knew who Van Jones was, knew his ideology, his views, his words. They knew all about him. Yet they invited him into the White House. That tells you much about what you need to know about Barry and who he in fact is. Rev Wright was not a casual acquaintance. He was his mentor for over 20 yrs. Barry surrounds himself with the most Radial of Radicals. It is stunning that this man got into the White House.

Posted by: ChangeWhat | September 6, 2009 9:52 AM

akjmicro,
9/11 truthers are the equivalent on the left of birthers on the right. They are beneath contempt and beneath reason.

Posted by: Peejay | September 6, 2009 9:51 AM

Obama chose Jones because of his background and views, not in spite of them, or because he didn't know about them. Valerie Jarrett, one of Obama's top advisors, had this to say about Van Jones ono August 15, 2009, at the dKos blogger conference:

JARRETT:. You guys know Van Jones? [Applause. Moderator injects: "This is his house apparently."]

JARRETT: Oooh. Van Jones, alright! So, Van Jones. We were so delighted to be able to recruit him into the White House. We were watching him, uh, really, he’s not that old, for as long as he’s been active out in Oakland. And all the creative ideas he has. And so now, we have captured that. And we have all that energy in the White House.

Posted by: mbs235 | September 6, 2009 9:51 AM

Thank God. Obama must be completely out of touch with the real USA to have picked this guy. Go by and goo riddens.

Others in the admistration should go as well. What a mistake we made in putting this guy in the White House.

Posted by: onebythesea | September 6, 2009 9:50 AM

It’s very clear now who runs the Republican Party. Rush Limbaugh, Glen Beck and other extremists Radio personalities are running the party. Glen and his followers have been going after Van Jones because advertisers have dropping from Glen’s show due to an organization that Van used affiliate with 5 years ago. This is a policy of vindictiveness. Now, Van Jones may be leaving the administration, but I believe he will be effective doing what he does without the administration’s constraints.

Posted by: JJames081 | September 6, 2009 9:50 AM

Let's not leave out this Obama Apointee's ties to Wesley Cook. For you Cop Killer Obama Supporters, Wesley Cook is convicted murderer Mumia abu Jamal's self described "American Slave Name". I wonder if Van Jones was one of the Communist Party members who spit on murdered Philadelphia PO Danny Faulkner's widow, Maureen Faulkner, and shouted, "We're glad your husband is dead."

Posted by: NotRightNow | September 6, 2009 9:49 AM

I couldn't be happier!!!!
He is a divisive, cocky militant who, immediately following his resignation, blamed everybody else for his woes. He got a well-earned dishonorable discharge. I couldn't be happier!!!

Posted by: tponcary | September 6, 2009 9:49 AM

As much as I dislike Glenn Beck and his melodramatic brand of infotainment, you have to give him credit for helping expose this fraud of a "green activist." Too bad the WaPo and other mainstream media outlets continue to whitewash his hateful beliefs.

Posted by: Peejay | September 6, 2009 9:48 AM

Bye Bye VAN.

Posted by: FredKnowsBest | September 6, 2009 9:48 AM

PEPSISTAR05...you might not know this because your probably on welfare...but people who get paid for working have social security and medicare deducted from their paychecks...your not paying for someone who is illegal or lazy..but your investing into hopefully haveing those benefits when you retire.....paying for 15 million illegals who don't even pay taxes and send their money home....is socialized obama-care....if the democrats want to put into the bill that illegals will be required to become documented...pay federal,state taxes...then maybe something will progress

Posted by: JWx2 | September 6, 2009 9:47 AM

Vicious smear campaign? Now I guess it's a smear to confront someone with their own words and the documents they have chosen to sign. Pathetic.

Posted by: mbs235 | September 6, 2009 9:46 AM

Maybe this will bring an end to the Unconstitutional designations of Czars to undermine our government. To bypass the Congressional oversight Obama has hired all these extremist left wing nut cases to advise him on policy decisions. This decision by Obama reflects his radical side which advocates the socialization of business and Healthcare. We need to vote out Comrade Obama when the time comes and start paying down the massive debt occurred under his Administration.

Posted by: quillerm | September 6, 2009 9:46 AM

Hi kids!
Why do we all seem to think it is a good idea to hang around here spitting on each other?

Has anybody been watching congress recently? It appears our political leadership has become more interested in securing/maintaining power than the actual business of government.

In the meantime, we are all having fun trying to come up with the ultimate "dis" to finally put those democratic/republican so-and-so's in their place. Well - good luck with that.

I can remember when you could work a no-account job and still have a clean apartment, an old car, food and a little beer. Our problems have nothing to do with democrat/republican any more than it related to commie-rat/red-blooded-american in the past. These are DISTRACTIONS people!

Working folks are slowly getting priced out of what was once the best standard of living in the world. The people are and always will be fine, it's the *system* that's gone a bit out of kilter. Jingoistic blogging is not moving things along.

Hello?

Posted by: RufusFirefly | September 6, 2009 9:45 AM

California does not need the people like him either - go away

Posted by: leftist | September 6, 2009 9:43 AM

The Washinton Post thinks, or at least they tell a gullible public, that Van Jones was "a towering figure in the environmental movement"!

I cannot believe that former presidential candidate and public advocate Ralph Nader would agree with that.

Posted by: BruceMcDougall | September 6, 2009 9:43 AM

Wonder why the top thug, our prez, didn't make any comments to show that he doesn't agree with or support Van Jones? Is it that he agrees with Van Jones? How did Van Jones get to be czar in the first place? Perhaps Van Jones was another "key" in OsamaObama's plan to destroy America!

Posted by: ViktorHans | September 6, 2009 9:43 AM

TOCB ,

Obama is losing credibility because he lies to our faces. Period.

Posted by: rannan3 | September 6, 2009 9:41 AM

tocb wrote: "Obama is losing credibility. Not because of Van Jones or even the healthcare debate. He is losing credibility because he is allowing Fox News and Republicans who lost the election in 2008 to control the debate in the media and in congress."

Obama is losing credibility, true. But only because of the decisions he is making and the type of people he chooses to keep close to him, both in the past - and now. If this stuff were no big deal, the morla majority would be stronger than Obama. This is telling you that the moral majority is not (at least any longer) on his side.

Posted by: terryd23 | September 6, 2009 9:39 AM

Come on now, folks. Let's step it up! Let's organize some Praise Glenn Beck rallies. We can build a big golden statue and maybe sacrifice some of our pets? And seriously, Van Jones isn't the ONLY black person in the administration. Obviously the REST of them are communists. We need to help Lord Beck find out the truth about them! No barbequing this weekend, fine patriots, to the internet!

Posted by: squintz | September 6, 2009 9:39 AM

VAN JONES WAS RIGHT!
http://infidelsparadise.com/?p=14112

Take in in full context, He could of said
asinine s. (but that is passion for ya and we need more to save this country and world for the future generations) And now they complain about political correctness. This guy told it like it was! What ever happen to freedom of speech. If we start playing they way they "shoved it down our throats" they would be singing another tune. I am just sick of it ,,but we have some class and intelligence in the executive branch , these days
Thank GOD!

Posted by: mhamilton4101 | September 6, 2009 9:37 AM

Responding To aaphat:

You must be a terribly neurotic person, consumed with the idea that someone who carries a gun (legally) is intent on harming another person. While the New York Times won't post the real story, the simple truth is that citizens who comply with the rules and meet the standards for CCW permits are the safest people to be around.

No matter how many times you read the blatherings of liberal idiots about increased violence due to more guns, the real truth is the opposite. Check your facts. And on a positive note, individuals intent on criminal activity have been slightly reduced in number; can't say I miss them.

Posted by: Rascal69 | September 6, 2009 9:36 AM

What are the odds that the liberal media will ask President Obama why he appointed an extremist like Van Jones (just google his name) as an advisor?


I shouldn't think there are any odds since that's about as likely as the Democrats winning in 2010 and 2012 if they force their unwanted health bill, that cuts Medicare by half a trillion dollars, down the throat of a gagging America.

Posted by: BruceMcDougall | September 6, 2009 9:36 AM

If you read the comments here and don't feel frightened for our nation, then I don't know what will. Who are these people?

Posted by: ZnanaB | September 6, 2009 9:35 AM

While Fox is doing solid reporting on
the numerous White House appointees, the
main stream media is still doing stories
on Michele's dress or "A Day in the Life of,
Bo, the White House Dog". THEN THEY
WONDER WHY PEOPLE ARE TIRED OF READING
THEIR CRAP.

Posted by: ATTOWERS | September 6, 2009 9:35 AM

Obama is losing credibility. Not because of Van Jones or even the healthcare debate. He is losing credibility because he is allowing Fox News and Republicans who lost the election in 2008 to control the debate in the media and in congress.

These peope are effectively using the media, Fox News and talk radio, to do the same thing to Obama that they did to Clinton.

Posted by: TOCB | September 6, 2009 9:35 AM

Not only is this disturbing in of itself (basically, the guy was
forced out of his job b/c he had the guts and intelligence to question
the truth of 9/11) but the ferocity of the attacks in the comments
below (nutjob, commie-liberal, black-panther, etc.) show that racist
right wing thinking is being successfully stirred up by FOX and the
Michael Savages.

Everywhere you see anti-9/11 truth rhetoric, it is entirely empty of
arguments except ad hominem attacking. 'Nutjob'. No intelligent
analysis would lead anyone to reject another investigation, only
laziness of thought and fear and uncomfort with emotionally
devastating truths and political leanings lead one to this idea that
"911 truthers are nutjobs". I don't understand how ANYONE could look
at the events of that day, see the vast list of physics and
common-sense defying events, and not wonder!!!! You've heard the long
list of things from me before, but let me remind you! WTC7, towers
turning into powder from the top down (not collapsing, really),
supposed collapses containing *explosions* upward, squib 100%
consistent with demolition signatures, high-velocity beams lodging
into neighboring buildings, near two hour air stand-down of air
defense (the world's largest f*&k-up) followed by a flawless grounding
of all commercial air-traffic, Bush sitting in a classroom without
being wisked away immediately, Cheney and Rumsfeld MIA for those
hours, the largest air force exercises schedules for the same morning
(cause confusion, anyone?), living hijackers, 2.3 trillion gone
missing from the Pentagon the day before.
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2002/01/29/eveningnews/main325985.shtml
C'mon people.......we are supposed to believe untested bogus science
(pancaking buildings, an 'explanation' not even accepted by the
commision report! did you know that?!) instead of following common
sense that the buildings were demolished, and that there was a
coordinated, deliberate lack of air-defense for close to 2 hours on
2001-9-11.

If you can find it, the comment by the Australian man is telling, and
actually true: elsewhere, it is accepted as a basic tenet that 9/11
was an inside job, and that countries such as Korea, China and the US
are running top-notch propaganda machines. We certainly do, look up
Operation Mockingbird. Not surprised if the Washington Post were run
by the CIA.

I'm really low on my opinion of Obama right now, but obviously not for
the same reasons as everyone else....I'm pissed that he doesn't have a
backbone to stand up to this. Then again, if he did, judging from the
pure underlying racism on this page, he'd probably be assassinated.

Posted by: akjmicro | September 6, 2009 9:34 AM

Van Jones is a militant thug.
Watching him for 5 seconds on television will tell you that. Obama knew exactly what he was getting with this guy.
You can tell a lot about a person by looking at his friends. Professor Gates.. Jeremiah Wright... William Ayers... That's all I need to know about the character of our president. And people wonder why we don't want him speaking to our school children.

Posted by: TheTraveler2 | September 6, 2009 9:34 AM

Hey some of your morons lets fight, name call and tell half truths tell we topple this country enough for those waiting sharks off shore to take us over. Then let us see how much freedom of false expression you have.

Posted by: eaglehawkaroundsince1937 | September 6, 2009 9:33 AM

cmrosko ---

Larry Paul Langford (born March 17, 1948) is the Democratic mayor of the city of Birmingham, Alabama

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larry_Langford

JUST WHO IS IT THAT CAN NOT READ AND UNDERSTAND ??

Posted by: rannan3 | September 6, 2009 9:32 AM

Why does Obama only have 27% of his administrations posts filled at this late date?

Let's hope there aren't enough extremists to fill all the jobs.

Posted by: BruceMcDougall | September 6, 2009 9:31 AM

I think this is a good start! Now we need to turn the heat up on some of the Obama administration's cabinet, administration and Czar (Is this even constitutional) appointments!

Posted by: treblaer | September 6, 2009 9:31 AM

Van Jones took part in a public protest and signed a petition questioning the ethics of the administration.
I like him already.
unlike most of the complainers, he stepped up to try and change things.

Posted by: myn4kix | September 6, 2009 9:30 AM

I'm glad that he quit.. and I'm not that bitter.. he's just a victim of his own ego.. and I can relate to that.. we all think that we are very important, but we need to focus on the importance of others.. I find his statements about being in it for others.. to be ridiculous..

Posted by: newbeeboy | September 6, 2009 9:30 AM

For 8 years i have watched the bush administration. They and their hiproctical right wing evangelical, truly evil alies, lie, distort and manipulate and block any information coming out.
I watched as our country went and attacked iraq, which did not attack us in 911, and spent roughly 800 billion dollars in iraq while lousiana and other states suffered heavy tolls got very little support from the us govt.
Instead of going after bin laden, they have missapportiated billions in taxpayer money in iraq.
These same right wing people most of them republicans who have created this recesion, the longest and the deepest in US history, protect those in business...those who have looted billions from americans and protected the big companies from americans.
While our healthcare situation is dire and bankrupting our economy, they throw the socialist view of govt controling health insurance, but neglect MEDICARE, WHICH IS BANKRUPTING OUR ECONOMY and is socialist, because LETS FACE IT....PEOPLE WHO GET HEALTH INSURANCE THROUGH MEDICARE DID NOT PUT MONEY INTO THEY SYSTEM reap the rewards of those who work like me.
Rather than fixing the healthcare they belittle people like VAN JOHHNSON and destroy.....ALL on the premis that these people are creating a socilist system where govt has a say.

LETS FACE IT FOLKS, GOVT ALREADY HAS....MEDICARE AND THE VA. WHO PAYS FOR THEM....US the TAXPAYERS. Now thats socilized medicine.

MEDICARE IS already the fastest growing expense that the taxpayers are footing the bill. NOBODY WANTS TO TALK ABOUT BUT YELL AND SCREAM ABOUT PROVIDING HEALTH INSURANCE THAT PEOPLE CAN AFFORD WITHOUT HAVING THE TAX PAYERS PAY FOR IT.

EVER WONDERED WHO PAYS FOR PEOPLE IN EMERGENCY WHO HAVE NO MONEY BUT GET CARE UNDER THE LAW.....THATS RIGHT FOLKS....IT US THE TAXPAYERS.....THOSE WITHOUT HEALTH INSURANCE.

Posted by: PEPSISTAR05 | September 6, 2009 9:29 AM

Question: If everyone is so supportive of Obama, why is it that after 8 months as President, he only has 27% of his posts filled?

Posted by: terryd23 | September 6, 2009 9:29 AM

There are over thirty apponted "czars" in the Obama administration who are responsible for various aspects of American life.

None of these appointees have been approved by Congress as the Constitution requires.

If President Obama can appoint an extremist like Van Jones we must assume that there may well be other extremists in the White House who have been appointed by Obama to guide him with advice.

Since the liberal media refuses to criticize President Obama (just ask Hillary Clinton and John McCain) then the bloggers and Fox News will have to tell America what's really going on.

Boycott the bias!

Posted by: BruceMcDougall | September 6, 2009 9:28 AM

"On the eve of historic fights for health care and clean energy, opponents of reform have mounted a vicious smear campaign against me," said Van Jones.
No Mr. Jones, your own words on video and past statements were enough to vett you by the American public. You are just like your former boss, always shifting the blame to someone else. Now, if only we can get him to resign!

Posted by: bamavotednoobama | September 6, 2009 9:26 AM

cmrosko wrote: "Birmingham, Ala. -- which has heavy steel manufacturing and metal industries -- ranked first in both measures, and Baton Rouge, La. -- which has a large petrochemical center -- ranked second..."
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/148257.php

Maybe you republicans should learn to read and comprehend"

Ok so what is your point?That if you are low income that these are the only areas you can afford? Or should Obama start a fund to move you all into nicer areas??? If you / they don't like where they live, get out there and do something about it. Stop blaming it on others that your life is what it is.

Posted by: terryd23 | September 6, 2009 9:25 AM

It's a good day in America. We need more like these.

This "article" soft peddles the facts. Van Jones, like Obama, has so much "bad" in their background and in their blood. So much hate for our country.

How hard it must have been for the WaPo team to write this. It must have been tortuous, wordsmithing it to death to try to detract from how vile and disgusting this guy really is. It's almost comical if it weren't so ugly. So much was not even reported. And, under reported. How sad to be a journalist today. How humiliating. How embarrassing.

Posted by: notbuyingit | September 6, 2009 9:25 AM

Martin Luther King would have said don't label an entire race (whites) to be polluters and an entire race (minorities) to be victims. Of course.

Posted by: GeneWells | September 6, 2009 9:25 AM

postreader wrote:

There is lots of evidence that Jones is a Communist and has no right to be involved in our government in any way:

http://www.aim.org/aim-column/van-jones-mystery-solved/
--------------------

you are kidding? AIM.org, that fake fact-checker for the right. Doesn't the little boxed ad that states, "what liberals think" give you a glue that they are bias. Nice try.

Posted by: Dale8 | September 6, 2009 9:24 AM

Another example of the environmental movement hijacked by extremists.

Posted by: mediahack | September 6, 2009 9:23 AM

Van Jones was a "towering figure" in the green movement. Other than the job he got for himself, name me one green job that he created. Anyone???

Goodbye and good riddance Mr. Jones.

Posted by: suesue2 | September 6, 2009 9:23 AM

Looks like Obama's unemployment numbers just went up a little more. Hey Van, maybe you can go work for Code Pinko?

Posted by: Superpower | September 6, 2009 9:22 AM

Yea, but it's just OK for the VP to swear at people on the floor of the senate...

I guess it's ok if you're in the white perfect party.

They're all about doing as they say, not as they do, so the GOP throwing stones is well just dumb again.

I wouldn't want a job that required political vetting, it has turned into a nasty horror show for no matter who has to do it. Why? Because there's too many people who want to score points, not do their actual duty.

With all the crap that goes with these crappy jobs, it seems a person needs to be a bit off to even want to do them.

Posted by: timscanlon | September 6, 2009 9:22 AM

My sincere thanks to our President, for providing this latest endless 'goodbye, freaks' show.

America needs a little reminder every so often of exactly what it is that it definitely doesn't want any part of.

It seemed for a while there after 1994 that the GOP was baiting the left, by putting up ever more lame/inept candidates, the last of which still won two terms in office. It's as if they were trying to say, "See how badly America doesnt't want your left wing slop?"

But then, Omaba showed up, and man, can he dance and sing. So well, that America even ignored all the left wing slop he was dragging in the door with him. So, to punish the GOP for being so damned clueless and bereft of ideas, America spanked government by throwing out the current Masters of the Universe, and handed the tribe's Magic Stick over to Obama.

But now that the tantrum is over, and we can see what the radical community organizer really wants to do, we're feeling a bit the fool. Oooops.

Maybe the conclusion should be, throw all the bums out. DC like a nut magnet. Maybe, as our response to narcissistic paternalistic megalomania, we should throw telethons, not national elections.

We should try to encourage the devolution of concentrated federal power, and restore balanced federalism, tone down the out of control CronyFest on the Potomac. Single point of failure solutions are terrible, truly awful ideas.

Run 'the' Economy. Jesus. What were we thinking?

Posted by: Frediano_B | September 6, 2009 9:22 AM

...Jones, a towering figure in the environmental movement, had worked for the White House Council on Environmental Quality since March. He was a civil-rights activist in California before turning his focus to environmental and energy issues, and he won wide praise before joining the Obama administration for articulating a broad vision of a green economy Democrats could embrace."

I had a good belly laugh reading the last paragraph of the article. Is Mr. Jones really a towering figure in the environmental movement? He founded his environmental organization, Green For All, in September of 2007. Heck, he even authored a book, "The Green Collar Economy," that was released in October of 2008 - AN UNDENIABLY TOWERING FIGURE in the green movement.

As tech1959 commented, "Jones claims white environmentalists poisoned black people with pollution." - Does that includes Mr. Gore? I thought I was reading in the WaPo, but this article reads more like a script from "Comedy Central."

Posted by: Conservator | September 6, 2009 9:22 AM

Washington Post, you are a loser for not printing the Van Jones news; but, you can regain your reputation by exposing the other "advisors" and "CZARS" to the Presidents.

Regain your reputation WPost as a real "News" organization - Check out, Mark Lloyd, Cass Sunstein, John Holdren, ACORN and Valerie Jarrett, who praised Van Jones. Give us the truth in your words.

Posted by: kellykt1 | September 6, 2009 9:21 AM

Posted by: omordah September 6, 2009 9:11 AM
This is just one of what will be many chips the Reich will make against this presidency . The biggest mistake Mr. Jones can make is to quit. Who's next?

OBAMA

Posted by: jackm70 | September 6, 2009 9:21 AM

aahpat -

Oh for the love of God! Now the NYT commies of old are posting to WAPO!

Simply amazing how the NYT HASN'T PRINTED A SINGLE WORD on the Van Jones controversy, isn't it?

Posted by: lisamc31 | September 6, 2009 9:21 AM

Good riddens.
Green is the new red.
We all owe Obama and Jones a sincere thank you for further exposing (to the gullible) what a radical leftist Obama really is. There are more Marxists in this clown car than you can imagine.

Posted by: hurtubises | September 6, 2009 9:21 AM

omordah - You truly have no clue, do you? You should learn more about what the democrats did to pump up the economic balloon before you talk. Don't get me wrong - I'm not perfectly happy with some of Bush's decisions but the train was already roaring down the track when Bush took office thanks to the previous Clinton years and programs to "allow every American to own their own home" regardless if they can afford it. Obama is still doing it with no income verification mortgages and refinancings.

Separately - you others that call people racist because they don't agree with Obama. Cut the crap and grow up. It's exactly that attitude that stokes racism.

Posted by: terryd23 | September 6, 2009 9:19 AM

I hope Barry ran Van over with a "green" bus, not a Metro bus.

Posted by: Drudge1 | September 6, 2009 9:18 AM

The LIBERAL SOCIALIST IDEOLOGY IS NOT "PROGRESSIVE". IN FACT, IT HAS PROVEN TO BE QUITE REGRESSIVE.

Eighty (80) years ago, a warning was given that liberal socialist Democrats have completely ignored:
"To dole out relief (public welfare) in this way is to administer a narcotic, a subtle destroyer of the human spirit. It is inimical to the dictates of sound policy. It is a violation of the traditions of America."
FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT

The failed nanny state of the modern Democratic party has gained political power by subtly destroying the spirit of many Americans by providing the narcotic of government dependence.

The Democrats have gained political power by doing exactly what FDR warned us against. The SANTA CLAUS and ROBIN HOOD liberal socialist Democrats have used the despicable tactic of demonizing the successful and enslaving the lower classes to government handouts.

How "progressive" is it to pay people to live in jobless areas where there is no hope. FACT: Areas go through economic cycles and people must move to get jobs.

RE: the "public option" providing competition. The public option is just a stepping stone to government-run health care and smart liberals know that. A tax-payer subsidized bureaucracy operating at deficits is not fair competition for private insurance companies. The ridiculous tax rates on businesses will force employers to defer employees to the public option. Hence, we have the devolving of a high quality health care system into a rationing, elitist-run, low quality health care system.

THE LIBERALS ARE FOCUSED ON POLITICAL POWER AND THE NANNY-STATE GOVERNMENT IS THEIR TOOL TO GET IT.

Posted by: JimMF | September 6, 2009 9:17 AM

Re-pollution and minorities and the poor;


"Birmingham, Ala. -- which has heavy steel manufacturing and metal industries -- ranked first in both measures, and Baton Rouge, La. -- which has a large petrochemical center -- ranked second..."
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/148257.php

Maybe you republicans should learn to read and comprehend

Posted by: cmrosko | September 6, 2009 9:17 AM

The opening paragraph reads:
"White House environmental adviser Van Jones resigned Saturday after weeks of controversy stemming from his past activism."

You don't say! I read the online edition of WaPo and NYTimes everyday as well as watching MSNBC throughout the day. I heard nothing about it.

I first heard of Van's serious problems on FOX news and then read about him on NRO.

The man is a self-proclaimed communist, is a 9/11 Truther, called Republicans a**holes and said whites diverted pollution to communities of color.

Van Jones was one of Obama's hand-picked "czars" and his philosophy was apparently acceptable to Obama.

Will the WaPo finally be shamed into actually covering the Obama administration instead of covering up for it?

Posted by: spamsux1 | September 6, 2009 9:15 AM

God bless Glenn Beck for exposing this raving lunatic who shouldn't have been let anywhere near the President. Obviously this calls into question Obama's true agenda or at the VERY least, his judgement of character.

Time to start dissecting each of these unconstitutional Czars one by one.

Posted by: lisamc31 | September 6, 2009 9:14 AM

"...towering figure in the environmental movement ..." Pfft! Nuff said.

Posted by: mediahack | September 6, 2009 9:14 AM

Republicans are insane. Democrats are spineless. They're both liars and scoundrels. Republicans are only slightly worse, but the results are always about the same.

You waste your vote when vote for either of them.

And the weasels who put out the Post are part of the same scam.

Posted by: geezjan | September 6, 2009 9:14 AM

Well done, Glenn. Next on the list is socialist Sec. of Labor Hilda Solis. Go for it! We've got your back.

Posted by: jugador1 | September 6, 2009 9:13 AM

aahpat, PROVE IT. Since just you saying it is not proof.

Posted by: rannan3 | September 6, 2009 9:12 AM

rannan3, most big cities are controlled by Democrats. Many have had black mayors for decades. If theses cities are allowing pollution to be dumped in poor black areas it is the fault of Democrats.

Posted by: tech1959 | September 6, 2009 9:11 AM

We had a PRESIDENT that was UNFIT for eight years! A monster who set us back one hundred years, who caused more deaths, and ruined our economy all in the name of greed for the Reich, than any other in history. Where were the right wing fanatics then?

What Mr. Jones did is a micro milemeter of an infraction in comparison.

This is just one of what will be many chips the Reich will make against this presidency . The biggest mistake Mr. Jones can make is to quit. Who's next?

Posted by: omordah | September 6, 2009 9:11 AM

Of course the White House knew all about Jones and his background. They appointed him (and others with similar backgrounds--Jones just scratches the surface) precisely because they know WaPo, NYT, etc. will never put Obama, or the people who surround/advise him, under the microscope.

Posted by: reallyfive | September 6, 2009 9:10 AM

Funny thing, facts, cmrosko, the major cities, ie. Detroit, Chicago, etc, have been DEMOCRATICALLY controlled for the past 50 - 100 years or so. WHO'S responsible for the poverty, crime, and deplorable conditions found there ??
Just who is it that's letting poor people and minorities down ? Give you one guess -- and one hint -- it's NOT Republicans.

Posted by: rannan3 | September 6, 2009 9:10 AM

LOL. Like Jones is the only one in Washington who believes that the Bush Administration had a hand in 9/11. He's just the only one who signed on to it, as hundreds of thousands of others believe it to be true. Wow, and he was politically incorrect because he said something crude about the GOP! An apology was not forthcoming, and either was his resignation.

Posted by: muslit | September 6, 2009 9:10 AM

TO rannan3 | September 6, 2009 9:04 AM:

When you Reich-wingers stop carrying guns to presidential appearances I will stop being concerned that Reich-wingers want to assassinate president obama.

Posted by: aahpat | September 6, 2009 9:10 AM

"Low-Income, Minority Communities Disproportionately Exposed To Toxic Air Pollutants, Study Finds"
Medical news Today
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/148257.php


Oh ya...them republicans and Glen Beck really found another one of their typical hot smear turds there when they disected and distorted the facts about Van Jones claims that minority communities are disproportionately affected by toxic waste dumping.

Loosing ground with public opinion Republicans are now acting like rats backed into a corner going full out on smear and fear tactics full of negative distortions and lies .

Posted by: cmrosko | September 6, 2009 9:10 AM

Unfortunately, Mr. Jones'"youthful" indiscretions and acivisim for radical causes continued until a few months ago.

If any Administration, either Democrat or Republican, conseravtive or liberal, wants to paint a picture of bi-paritsanship and reconciliation it cannot afford to have individuals who are as polarizing as Mr. Jones in place. And, on an issue as controversial as climate change you need someone who has both credibility and a temperment to discuss and debate, not throw rhetorical bombs. Mr. Jones was ill suited to this task from the get go.

Bad decision to appoint him. Good decision to jettison him.

Posted by: bobfbell | September 6, 2009 9:10 AM

As it turns out, those paranoid Rightwing freaks were correct. Jones will now be a 'work from home' czar and will constantly be contacting obama via his Blackberry. This anministration's agenda is a dangerous one, one our fathers and grandfathers fought to protect us from, and now they're running the show...sad.

Posted by: Superpower | September 6, 2009 9:10 AM

LiberalBasher wrote:

"Glenn Beck messed with the wrong guy. Van Jones will sue Glenn Beck and Mercury "Entertainment" for defamation of character and shut him up forever. Glenn Beck is done".
_________________________________________

You must be joking. I saw much of Beck's reporting on this subject, and what he did was to vet this guy - you know, actually look into his past - something the feds didn't do. Apparently the information wasn't too difficult to find. Beck has nothing to fear...

Posted by: wearedoomed1 | September 6, 2009 9:09 AM

Let's look at the root problem.

Neither jones nor obama deserved their degrees. Like a thug with a gun, they both obtained power without ever EARNING it. Thus, they have no respect for it.

No respect for a guy who sat on the flight deck of the USS enterprise during the cuban missile crisis. He was in the first slot, squad leader of a pack of a-4s to start WWIII.

Who was that guy? Some white guy, degree in aeronautical engineering (NOT public policy)... wish we could have had that guy. Oh, McCain is his name

Posted by: docwhocuts | September 6, 2009 9:09 AM

why didn't the washington post carry this story before he Van Jones resigned? How can you believe anything the Post says or doesn't say. The Post is a shill for the democrat socialist party. Let's see some more reporting on Murtha, Rangel, Frank, Boxer, Pelosi, Reid, etc. to get your credibility back. Must we always go to Drudge or Fox to get the real news?

Posted by: charlietuna666 | September 6, 2009 9:09 AM

With all the hate messages "good" americans have posted - it is almost useless to try to post a fact based or civil ideology based response. However, if we don't move forward w/ a civil discussion that would mean the hate mongers would win. Many politicians have had to apologize for past deeds - B. Clinton for having an affair w/ a Whitehouse intern, G. Bush for using cocaine and going awol while in the civil service, just to name two. I am not shaken by Van Jones past activism and am saddened to see him resign due to the pressure imposed by hate mongers - because what this does is encourage racists. If Mr. Jones should resign - the Whitehouse for whom he works should be the party to ask him to resign. It is perfectly acceptable for an organization to ask someone to resign if, after hiring them they find out that the person has done something greivious - that can't be forgiven - however just because Mr Jones signed a petition and made some remarks about the struggle of those who suffer at the hands of racism - is not enough for me to request his resignation. We must have a society where activism is encouraged. I find it interesting that it is ok for conservative republican activists can swarm on a liberal, but it is somehow not allowed for a liberal or oppressed to claim an offensive posture - to turn the tables on the conservative swarm.

God Bless America!

Posted by: M_ZERK | September 6, 2009 9:09 AM

How did this piece of fatherless welfare garbage get the job? Oops, I forgot who's in the White House...and who the FLOTUS is...and who their preacher was for many years...sheesh.

Posted by: tjhall1 | September 6, 2009 9:08 AM

There is lots of evidence that Jones is a Communist and has no right to be involved in our government in any way:

http://www.aim.org/aim-column/van-jones-mystery-solved/

If I could find this in 5 minutes, why did the Post not find it and publish this info??

I recommend that we get rid of ALL of the Czars, who belong more in the USSR than in the USA.

Posted by: postreader202 | September 6, 2009 9:07 AM

Make that:

Obama makes another speech and Reagan responds-


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgTgenwl2aA

Posted by: BruceMcDougall | September 6, 2009 9:07 AM

Obama's Chicago Crew will hang him out to dry, swearing that they didn't know, just like the racist Reverend Wright.

I now understand why Eric Holder called Americans a "nation of cowards" on race.

He wants whites to fear the racist Obama admimistration which will use law, backdoor deals, and secrecy to punish whites for the sins of their grandfathers.

"Stupid" white cops, says Obama.

The Oval Office is filled with Rahmbo's filth, and Obama jokes about it on Mother's Day.

Sorta a pattern here.

No class and blatant black racism. Big surprise.

Posted by: llllllllllll1163887541111dd | September 6, 2009 9:06 AM

TO CayC | September 6, 2009 8:56 AM:


Ahhh. The Reich-winger doesn't like it when someone on the other side expresses a willingness to go toe to toe. It was you Reich-wing that brought out of the guns to peaceful public assemblies. I am simply willing to meet you on equal terms. Over the sights.

Your just another Reich-winger who must make false assumptions and misrepresent others to make you point.

I am not a liberal. I am a leftist. Liberals will turn the other cheek. I look you squarely in the eye and clench my fist when you try to abuse me. I fight for what I believe.

Posted by: aahpat | September 6, 2009 9:06 AM

"If I offended anyone I apologize" is the very lamest of so-called apologies. The phrase "if I offended anyone" should become one of the instant laugh-lines of incorrectness, like "you people."
Van Jones has not apologized has not said that he was ever wrong about anything.

Posted by: kls1 | September 6, 2009 9:06 AM

Which is more likely or believable-

The Bush administration allowed and was complicit in 9/11?

OR

Barry was born in Kenya?

Posted by: ChangeWhat | September 6, 2009 9:05 AM

If you got your news from reliable sources before the election, YOU WOULD HAVE KNOWN THAT OBAMA IS A FAR-LEFT RADICAL.

The fact that he surrounds himself with far-left radicals is not a surprise.

Here is the objective:
BIGGER GOVERNMENT = MORE POWER FOR LIBERAL SOCIALISTS.
MORE GOVERNMENT DEPENDENCE = MORE POWER FOR LIBERAL SOCIALISTS.
PUBLIC ACCEPTANCE OF SOCIALISM = SLOW INCREMENTAL STEPS LIKE THE "PUBLIC OPTION".
PROMOTING DISDAIN FOR CAPITALISM = DEMONIZE "EVIL" CORPORATIONS.
PROMOTING CHANGE OF AMERICA = HIGHLIGHT IMPERFECTIONS AS FATAL FLAWS.
PROMOTING HATRED FOR TRADITIONAL AMERICA = WORLD APOLOGY TOUR JOINING ENVIOUS HATERS AROUND THE WORLD.

The list goes on and on. We have witnessed it in the first 6 months of this administration.

Posted by: JimMF | September 6, 2009 9:05 AM

sengbe, no one is treatening to kill the President ~ most likely because George W Bush is no longer President. Still, take a look at the record ~ virtually all Presidents who've been assassinated were killed by Leftwingers, Democrats, or close campaign workers or supporters who didn't get a job in the White House.

At the moment Obama is shaping up to be the best fundraiser the Republicans have ever had, beating out the totally discredited Teddy Kennedy by a factor of 10.

Posted by: muawiyah | September 6, 2009 9:05 AM

Yet another mess for Obama. I have no doubts there are more resignations to come. You can be sure this man was MADE to resign. Funny...I didn't see the typical excuse of "to spend more time with my family" added to his list of excuses. Good riddance.

Posted by: PittAlum | September 6, 2009 9:05 AM

Resigned? He should have been fired immediately, or more logically, never been considered or vetted for that position. Never in my long life have I ever experienced a situation where the very fabric and authenticity of our beloved free nation has been so threatened from the inside out.

Born and raised in the city of Chicago, not a suburb, over 60 years ago and experiencing first hand the despotic regime of Richard J. Daley where if you were not a Democrat you got nothing from the city I remember it well. Obama purposely went to Chicago to learn and become adept at back-room crooked politics then went on to sharpen his tactics as a 'leader' of ACORN. Truly a despicable organization. Look at all his 'czars' and other appointments. Is there a person who is open, honest, admirable, and espouses integrity for the United States citizens instead of the worst form of blatent illegal activities.

Mr. Jones, as a citizen of the United States, a free society, is welcome to say and be what he wants to be as long as he doesn't break the laws of the land. He is free to influence others to think like him. But he should not have the power to 'force' others to take his fringe views as requirements.

It takes a lot of work and understanding to be part of a truly free society. So much is at risk right now.

Posted by: mark_mcgovern | September 6, 2009 9:05 AM

"Low-Income, Minority Communities Disproportionately Exposed To Toxic Air Pollutants, Study Finds"
Medical news Today
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/148257.php


Oh ya...them republicans and Glen Beck really found another one of their typical hot smear turds there when they disected and distorted the facts about Van Jones claims that minority communities are disproportionately affected by toxic waste dumping.

Loosing ground with public opinion Republicans are now acting like rats backed into a corner going full out on smear and fear tactics full of negative distortions and lies .

Posted by: cmrosko | September 6, 2009 9:04 AM

Its time for the Democrats to stand up the Republican Party and say no more........It is the Republicans that got us in this mess we are in..The only ones who should resigned is the whole Republican Party they are the ones who are EXTREMISTS, BRAINWASHING........................

Posted by: don9252 | September 6, 2009 9:03 AM

Some day soon the Washington Post will have to drop it's pretentious "Beltway backscratching" and insider protectionism, and admit that Van Jones is no aberration, but that in fact the Obama administration is filled to the top with America-hating socialists and communists who have been operating for decades under the guise of "community organizer," "advocate for social justice," and "social activist."

Starting with the President himself.

The 60's Marxists are now in power in Washington, including at the Washington Post.

Posted by: geeyore | September 6, 2009 9:03 AM

Good riddins! What was this guy doing there in the first place? What qualifications did this joker have that Obama said, "Wow - Jones track record is impressive. He deserves to be a czar!"

It's becoming increasingly obvious that Obama has his own agenda that has absolutely nothing to do with the good of the American people, which is what many of us thought before the election. But people hated Bush so much (much of which was contrived by the monday morning quarterbacking liberals) that they would have elected Mickey Mouse. And apparently, they did.

Posted by: terryd23 | September 6, 2009 9:02 AM

Chalk up one for the good guys!

Posted by: JoeatJVMI | September 6, 2009 9:02 AM

aahpat, you're lurching over into barely disguised antisemitism.

Time to go back to bed.

Get over it.

Posted by: muawiyah | September 6, 2009 9:01 AM

Where were (are) the same voices calling for Jones to resign when people are praying publically that the president will die or threatening to kill him just because they disagree with his politics? Where are those Republican voices then? They are so hypocritical! We all know that their (out)rage has nothing to do with what the President is trying to accomplish politically. It is simply because he is Black and there are still sour grapes from last November.

Posted by: sengbe | September 6, 2009 9:01 AM

For those of you who think vetting or lack of it was/is the problem, wake up. The Messiah's vassals knew all about this radical's background, beliefs and statements. What kind of nominations and appointments do you expect from someone who sat in Rev Wright's church for umpteen years and pal'd around with William Ayers? Get real. This shouldn't be a surprise to anyone with a clue.

Posted by: VA_Republican | September 6, 2009 9:01 AM

Let us hope Van Jones moves forward... finding a career that better suits his skill set and Yale Law degree. Ideally his new job would involve the questions, "Would you like fries with that?" or "Paper or plastic?"

Posted by: just_another_poster | September 6, 2009 8:59 AM

Shame. The truth and fact is: Dick Cheney was instrumental in allowing 9-11 to happen and George Bush was complicit.

Biggest coverup ever.

Show me a picture of airline debris, bodies and/or luggage at the Pentagon. You can't because there was NONE.

Posted by: glacy3 | September 6, 2009 8:59 AM

To the Reich-wingers who ignorantly attempt to use and manipulate to your agenda what Martin Luther King was and said:

Martin was no stranger to being victimized and even murdered by you Reich-wing demagogues.

It was his assassination, by you fascists, that convinced me that non-violence is an ideal not a reality. Until non-violence is a reality we are forced to live in the theo-fascist christian world of an eye for an eye.

Posted by: aahpat | September 6, 2009 8:58 AM

Alot of thanks must go out to Mr. Glenn Beck who informed us ALL of Van Jones' past.

- you need a tv to tell you your politics. point and case.

Posted by: leroydesigns | September 6, 2009 8:58 AM

My fellow Americans there are enemies inside the gates! I think the boycotts should be organized against the companies who pulled advertising from Fox News and continue to propogate the liberal slant on MSM!!!!
I know there a hard working, good, country loving liberals out there. They remind me of the King in "Lord of the Rings". Under some kind of spell induced fog.

Posted by: brubac | September 6, 2009 8:57 AM

President Obama announces he will cut spending and end the war as president-
And Reagen tell him what to do:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgTgenw12aA&NR=1

Posted by: BruceMcDougall | September 6, 2009 8:56 AM

Sounds like some people don't like being called "a**holes" haha too bad. You are look at all the hate on this page. You guys are sore losers. Obama is the best! and you are worst. Just keep calling people libs or cons. we are in this together and we need to work together.

Posted by: leroydesigns | September 6, 2009 8:56 AM

in the first place we have no need for czars..........the president has an appointed cabinet to advise him, having czars
who report only to the president does not fit properly with our system of checks and balances .it is also a waste of tax dollars.the bush administration did not do well.....the obama administration is worse
I hope the american public does not allow this regime to continue with their radical liberal agenda.

Posted by: cmt138 | September 6, 2009 8:56 AM

aahpat ............You are the one spewing the hate. There have been no racist comments or talk of death here except from you. Follow the hate and it will always lead to a liberal.

Posted by: CayC | September 6, 2009 8:56 AM

Glad to read that the 'Bamster had the 'Commu-Nazi' quit. Now Barry should be pushed to get rid of the other radicals, before resigning himself.

Posted by: sperrico | September 6, 2009 8:55 AM

Posted by: Judy-in-TX | September 6, 2009 8:13 AM : Are you mentally challeneged? For the WAPO to call out a liberal on the far left is news in of itself. We are talking about one of the most liberal newspapers in the Western world here. Personally, I think the story broke only because the Messiah saw the damage being done by this idiots comments. Not quite like organizing a community, is it Barack?

Posted by: rscott251 | September 6, 2009 8:55 AM

You know FOREAL-- I watched that uTube video, Beck didn't say anything to cause him to need to resign. I also watched the next video, you know, the one where Obama told that 7 year old girl, who asked why he was running for President , " that this country wasn't so great anymore, not ' what it used to be ' ! Who's the Patriot ? I say Beck is.

Posted by: rannan3 | September 6, 2009 8:54 AM

I wonder if extremely unpopular people like Jones reads these type of blogs from the various news organizations.

If he were to do so, would he cherry pick the maybe .003 percent that says something favorable about him or would he actually open his eyes to the truth that most people just flat out think he's a waste of fresh air? Would he then change his ways?

Oh the dream of it all...that a man with such communist and race hating ways, who is actually a pretty good speaker, would change his ways for the betterment of mankind instead of the betterment of his resume and wallet! Who would try to lift up "all" people and not put down certain people based on the color of their skin or their political affiliation.

Oh well, as the great musical band "Queen" once wrote...."Another One Bites The Dust!"

Posted by: thebloddletting | September 6, 2009 8:54 AM

Nice to see a bit of news on Van Jones this morning. It's a shame the story was held for so long, and then soft-pedaled so tenderly today, by the Post. Your readers must wonder what the hubbub was all about, as the Post never reported that:

Jones is a Communist - self-proclaimed, not accused;

Jones is a race-baiter who publicly declares that "white polluters are directing poison into colored people (sic) communities;"

Jones is a 9/11 Truther - signing his name to a Blame-America-First petition of the highest "Ward Churchill" order;

Jones is a militant, name-calling political hack, openly bigoted against any sort of bi-partisan teamwork with Republicans: again, not accused but proudly self-declared.

The sad thing is, Jones was selected to be on Obama's team not because of some oversight in the vetting process - not because Obama didn't fully check him out - but rather he was selected precisely because Obama knows EXACTLY who Van Jones is.

If the President weren't such a personable, smooth operator, I'd be starting to wonder about his associations and judgment.

Posted by: porterhall | September 6, 2009 8:54 AM

I fully expect that Van Jones will now become a regular expert commentator on MSNBC. "Thanks for your time, Van." "My pleasure, Keith."

Posted by: jugador1 | September 6, 2009 8:54 AM

When will Barry's impeachment hearings begin as a result of his high crimes against the Nation in his complicity and planning the subversion and overthrow of the Nation and Constitution. His Unconstitutional Radical Shadow Czar Govt. is designed to do just that. As the evidence builds it may occur sooner than any could imagine.

Posted by: ChangeWhat | September 6, 2009 8:52 AM

TO GeneWells | September 6, 2009 8:45 AM:

He would say, to both sides, prove it.

Posted by: aahpat | September 6, 2009 8:52 AM

THE REAL PROBLEM WAS.....THERE WAS NO PROBLEM WITH JONES AT WHITE HOUSE

The REAL problem with Jones is that there was NO PROBLEM with appointing him at the White House.

Team Obama has NO PROBLEM appointing someone who:

"Jones issued two public apologies in recent days, one for signing a petition that questioned whether Bush administration officials "may indeed have deliberately allowed 9/11 to happen, perhaps as a pretext for war (remainder omitted)"

RESPONSE: Regrettably, Jones fits in with the rest of the Team Obama.

Pray for our Country.

Posted by: JaxMax | September 6, 2009 8:50 AM

SOROS BULL-CR*P


" .. Jones, a towering figure in the environmental movement .."

* No science degree

* No hands-on management experience

* Useless law degree -- talker, not hands-on

LYING will get you EVERYTHING with COMMIE-CRATS and SPEND-O-CRATS.

So .. COMMIE-JONES got his SOROS buddies at MoveOn and KOS to ONLINE-PR his CR*P.

Well .. CR*P IS ALWAYS CR*P.

Posted by: russpoter | September 6, 2009 8:50 AM

TO jackm70 | September 6, 2009 8:46 AM:

Blah, blah blah....

Posted by: aahpat | September 6, 2009 8:50 AM

Another lunatic has left the asylum.....

Posted by: Muggle2 | September 6, 2009 8:49 AM

activist? how kind. another political hack that pursues their special interest with disdain for others. perhaps he can be replaced with a more tolerent idiot.jesse,al,marion et al?

Posted by: pofinpa | September 6, 2009 8:49 AM

Another one thrown under the bus by the Messiah.

Posted by: grunk | September 6, 2009 8:48 AM

White House staffers would be wise to steer clear of Michelle this coming week. And poor Barack thought Bill Clinton had it bad.

Posted by: johnson0572 | September 6, 2009 8:48 AM

Obama is a tool. A right-wing tool.

Posted by: aahpat | September 6, 2009 8:48 AM

You can be sure he didn't quit on his own. I'm surprised that the usual reason i.e. "to spend more time with his family" wasn't already noted. One down, and oh, so many more to go. The voice of reason spoke this time. Keep it up!

Posted by: PittAlum | September 6, 2009 8:48 AM

aahpat SAID:

I fully expect one of you Reich-wingers to assassinate Barack Obama. WHEN you do there will be no end to the Reich-wing blood that will be spilled.

It is inevitable. It is unavoidable.

As long as there are fascists like you there will be political violence in the world. You spawn it.

Remember, you fascist thugs brought out the guns first.

Posted by: aahpat | September 6, 2009 8:22 AM

NO END TO THE REICH-WING BLOOD THAT WILL BE SPILLED??? That's not going to happen, you wacko. Obama is going to be impeached as soon as the real truth about this administration is totally revealed. You can cry racism to your hearts content, it doesn't matter. And people like you will probably be institutionalized.

Posted by: jackm70 | September 6, 2009 8:46 AM

All the Washington Post reporters are still in Wasilla following up on the rumor that Sarah Palin gave birth to a man/dog/seal. Of course, they are also reporting on their incredible experience of purchasing an Inaugural Plate of President Obama 8 months ago.

Covering the anti-white, anti-cop, ex-com communist given $30 billion in taxpayer funds? Why would the Washington Post cover that?

Posted by: Cornell1984 | September 6, 2009 8:46 AM

What would Matin Luther King say about a guy who talks about white people and white environlmentalists polluting minority communities? You know the answer liberals.

Posted by: GeneWells | September 6, 2009 8:45 AM

One Commie down. A whole Administration to Go.

Posted by: ALL-AMERICAN1 | September 6, 2009 8:45 AM

Why did it take Glenn Beck to uncover Van Jones radical background? Perhaps because the WPOST, NYT etal are in the tank are essentially irrelevant?

Posted by: MPNangle | September 6, 2009 8:44 AM

It is not activism that is at issue. It's the intent and the bases for the activism - bitterness and hate toward the country that has given him and others like him so much; not only fiscally, but the freedom to spew his bitterness and hate without fear. Freedom is not free; consequences come with every action taken - positive or negative. And those who question how such a person was able to gain access to the WH; the president wanted it; the staff feared for their positions if they said anything against it; and the FBI works for the AG who works for the prez. So it is said, so shall it be done.

Posted by: BeanerECMO | September 6, 2009 8:44 AM

In Van Jones' own resignation statement, he writes "he has resigned his White House job after what he calls a "vicious smear campaign against me." Mr. Jones, did anyone force you to: (1) say the bigoted things you said; (2)write the bigoted things you wrote; (3)sign incredibly stupid petitions against your will; (4) defend a cop killer in San Francisco? If not, then explain how it was 'a smear'?

Posted by: rwalsh76 | September 6, 2009 8:43 AM

Let's be honest. Jones didn't resign because he used a dirty word about Republicans. He left because the msm would finally be forced to investigate his past (sort of like the Edwards story) and that would really open up a can of worms for Obama and maybe more investigations into his other czars.

Posted by: Linda7 | September 6, 2009 8:43 AM

An admitted communist and racist and yet no calls from the democrats for Van Jones to resign??

Posted by: CayC | September 6, 2009 8:43 AM

Jones: "On the eve of historic fights for health care and clean energy, opponents of reform have mounted a vicious smear campaign against me..."

How is showing you making speeches "a vicious smear campaign"?

WaPo: "Jones, special adviser for green jobs at the White House Council on Environmental Quality..."

The guy is a communist. He hates capitalism - just listen to his speeches. What do communists know about creating any jobs, green or otherwise? Armed warfare is the only invention of man that has ever been more efficient than communism at destroying jobs, property, and lives. What jobs has he ever created? Has he ever started a wind-power company? What does he know about solar power? The guy is a political hack, just more embarrassing than most, which is quite a bar to hurdle.

Jones again: "They are using lies and distortions to distract and divide."

No, they are using your very own speeches and writings. And when you accuse the United States government of being complicit in the September 11 murder of nearly 3,000 Americans, you proclaim you are just as pig-ignorant and flat-out stupid as the "birthers" who claim Obama isn't a natural-born U.S. citizen.

What's really disturbing is that Obama allowed someone as toxic as this jerk anywhere near him. But given Obama's past chummy associations with left-wing extremists, terrorists, and racists, it's hardly surprising.

Posted by: gilbertbp | September 6, 2009 8:43 AM

Now there needs to be an 'honest' congressional investigation of how the America-hating communist and 9/11 truther got his job.

Does anyone actually believe that Obama's connections with all these hateful radicals are coincidence, just bad luck?

Posted by: fury60 | September 6, 2009 8:42 AM

Maybe now Chris Mathews and Ed Schultz will cover this story (can you imagine the odors that Schultz's body emits?)

Posted by: GeneWells | September 6, 2009 8:42 AM

Imagine that...a democrat said something derogatory about republicans in his past. ...Oh how terrible for those poor sensitive republicans. They must demand nothing less than that democrat resign!


What a bunch of whining smear and fear shmucks republicans have become. It's hard to believe that they can have so much negative influence on the higher functions of todays society. America has a long way to go.

Posted by: cmrosko | September 6, 2009 8:42 AM

catmomtx -

So to be clear, you will tolerate any hateful rhetoric as long as it comes from a Democrat.

Big surprise.

Posted by: bobmoses | September 6, 2009 8:42 AM

Obama is an a$$-clown.

Posted by: c_e_daniel | September 6, 2009 8:42 AM

Never resign. He should have stayed. Working in the White House staff was difficult enough. Now it will be open season on those people.

Now only time will give us peace.

Posted by: GaryEMasters | September 6, 2009 8:40 AM

So in the black community the code word for racism is "activism"...yeah...got it....amazing what you can learn in WaPo.

Posted by: yokosuka1985 | September 6, 2009 8:40 AM

How embarrassing for the WP...a Presidential advisor resigns, and from prior reading of the WP and the rest of the MSM one would never have known why. Yet another example of why you can't get news in the MSM.

Even this "article" no where reports that Jones was a self-avowed Marxist. Nothing at all on his past, just that he apparently made two mistakes here.

Pathetic indeed. RIP WP.

Posted by: silencedogoodreturns | September 6, 2009 8:40 AM

Rev Wright - Van Jones - Barry ACORN Soetoro, all Radical Peas from the same pod. What do they all have in common? They disdain America.

Posted by: ChangeWhat | September 6, 2009 8:39 AM

Yet another sign that Obama just HATES controversy to the point that once agaib, he's pandering to Republicans and TV terrorists such as Glenn Beck. I want my vote back.

My vote will go for an independent candidate next presidential elections.

Posted by: Gatsby10 | September 6, 2009 8:39 AM

As the United Negro College Fund says A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste. Van Jones got a degree from Yale and he still believes things that are ridiculous, he believes stuff that loony tunes Cynthia McKinney believes. I guess his conspiracy theory ended up being the conspiracy to fire him

Posted by: GeneWells | September 6, 2009 8:37 AM

Americans still dislike and DISTRUST communists...

Posted by: totalkaosdave | September 6, 2009 8:37 AM

How dare Glenn Beck inform the public about the radical extremist given $30 billion in taxpayer money?


Doesn't Glenn Beck know that the Washington Post has decreed that the truth about Van Jones criminal record, made up success, and his hate speech -- must be censored. The Washington Post REFUSES to inform its readers, who are them FORCED to look at alternative media.

When you chick on YOuTube and see an actual video of Van Jones singing about killing Whitey, cursing, bragging about not being experienced but given $30 billion to spread around, etc. When you see it with your own eyes, and then see that the Washington Post REFUSES to cover the story,

You know that the Washington Post endorses censorship and propaganda. That Ann Kornblut is a shill with a koolaid drinking problem.

This was great at exposing the radical extremist at the Washington Post, their limousine liberal, trust fund baby publisher.

This will be the nail in the coffin of WaPo credibility, it partisan and incoherent advocacy for a liberal extremist fringe political party.

The 2 advertisers left will flee the WaPo.

Posted by: Cornell1984 | September 6, 2009 8:36 AM

Several liberal comments here are saying that they wished they had voted for Raplh Nader because they believe that President Obama should have kept this racist extremist on as an advisor.

Nader, although a liberal, is an honest man.

Raplh Nader would never have appointed Van Jones in the first place.

Posted by: BruceMcDougall | September 6, 2009 8:36 AM

Jones claims white environmentalists poison black people with pollution. That is an attack on many white people on the left not just republicans.
To have a nut like this in charge of any part of the environment is insane.
he is from the party that claims to be the tolerant loving party. Yet he is one of the most intolerant people on Earth.

Obama has another czar that claims that forced abortions and mass sterilization are needed to save the planet. Why aren't all the pro-choicers speaking against these ideas?

Posted by: tech1959 | September 6, 2009 8:35 AM

He called himself a communist. He called Republicans ***holes. He made a statement to the effect that at least black children kill each other but they don't go shooting up schools like Columbine. And he blamed pollution on "white racists". What did Obama know about this fool and when did he know it?

Posted by: jakedog030 | September 6, 2009 8:35 AM

LOL...what he "meant" to say was "Those cracker white people are nothing more than a-holes, and they've struck again!"

LOL...lies? My God man, it's your face and your words saying all of the stuff. It's your signature on things. Lies???

What a dufus. I really can't believe the President hires these type of whack-jobs.....oh wait..."Yes We Can Believe!"

Ha ha ha!!!!

Posted by: thebloddletting | September 6, 2009 8:35 AM

Wouldn't it be an eye opener if the WaPo did some investigative reporting on Van Jones and the links to the Apollo Group and all the other radical zero growthers in the Obama administration who wrote the Stimulus Bill, Cap&Trade and the Health Care Bills? I know you know that these bills were written for the dems and the reason none of the dem congressional hacks know what's in them is because they didn't write them?! The fact that the dems relied on the synopsis written by the same radicals who failed to disclose the real key elements of the bills to the dems before they went on their townhall meetings designed to calm down people? How does a "news organization" become a party to a fraud? What was promised to your group?

Posted by: vgailitis | September 6, 2009 8:33 AM

How is it the Wapo was not following this story all along? We know why. It's because your in the tank for the administration . As a news organization the WAPO should be ashamed and embarrassed. Pathetic.

Posted by: theBozyn | September 6, 2009 8:31 AM

sprox , it's only because this country is so great that the likes of you is able to post your drivel ! Poor example of ' down-under '.

Posted by: rannan3 | September 6, 2009 8:31 AM

I don't see why he apologized? Because the Bush administration did deliberately allowed 9/11 to happen, just like FDR allowed Pearl Harbor to happen!

If you honestly believe your government cares one bit about you, you're a fool! It's all about the money, my friend!

Posted by: jyang26 | September 6, 2009 8:30 AM

So I guess we now have one less communist in the White House.

Posted by: fenoy | September 6, 2009 8:29 AM

That President Obama would appoint Van Jones as an important advisior is scandalous.
Don't take my word for it, simply google his name.
That's all you have to do.

The appointment of this extremist is a major scandal.

Yet NOT ONE of the liberal-orientated major newspapers or television networks reported this story.
Which practically means the whole "press corps" in America.

His extremist attitudes were exposed only by the web, foreign newspapers, and Fox News.

If you want to find out what's happening in the United States you either have to go to the web or tune in to Fox News.

No wonder people are turning to Fox News in their millions.

At this point Fox News is the Voice of America battling with a Pravda like press of liberal sympathizers who clearly censor the stories they think will damage their liberal cause.

Boycott the bias!!!

Posted by: BruceMcDougall | September 6, 2009 8:28 AM

Probably none of the Van jones comments were strangers to his boss' lips either. We really need to rid ourselves of the other racists in this administration, starting with obama himself!

Posted by: GordonShumway | September 6, 2009 8:27 AM

Hey Dems, I have some really bad news for you: This is just the beginning. You can expect some very close scrutiny of more Obama "Czars" and advisers in the near future. Fresh from this victory, the non-main stream media will closely scrutinize more members of the Obama administration. Based on what we know now, Obama has a lot to fear from further scrutiny. He has packed his administration with radicals, losers, tax cheats, and various miscreants. The American people are slowly but surely waking up and finding out that Obama and the MSM lied to them during the campaign and sold a false bill of goods. You Dems should start looking for jobs now because the economy is bad and there isn't much of a market for "community organizers."

Posted by: get_it_right | September 6, 2009 8:26 AM

good riddance to another obommie commie!!

Posted by: vanzorge | September 6, 2009 8:26 AM

Obama's team is compromising itself into oblivion and the Fascists are on the march,emboldened by every retreat.
Nader was right.

Posted by: steveconn1 | September 6, 2009 8:25 AM

i hope the american people do a better job picking obamas replacement. he is the same as jones, only nobody can fire him on the spot.

Posted by: 12thgenamerican | September 6, 2009 8:24 AM

TO steveconn1 | September 6, 2009 8:20 AM:

My sentiments, precisely.

Posted by: aahpat | September 6, 2009 8:24 AM

Its about time these fascists were called out. We do not want to live under a totaltarian regime, which Obama and his acolytes are trying to create. I do not want to be another Winston Smith.

Posted by: rscott251 | September 6, 2009 8:24 AM

You're out of touch, washingtonpost31, you can't slander or defame anyone with FACTS !
Beck isn't the one leaving in disgrace, Obama's man VAN IS !

Posted by: rannan3 | September 6, 2009 8:24 AM

TO LiberalBasher | September 6, 2009 8:08 AM

I fully expect one of you Reich-wingers to assassinate Barack Obama. WHEN you do there will be no end to the Reich-wing blood that will be spilled.

It is inevitable. It is unavoidable.

As long as there are fascists like you there will be political violence in the world. You spawn it.

Remember, you fascist thugs brought out the guns first.

Posted by: aahpat | September 6, 2009 8:22 AM

During this time of political unrest we don't need any more extremists in high places, especially racists. I hope the President does a better job of selecting his replacement.

Posted by: DL13 | September 6, 2009 8:21 AM

He should have stayed.
His comments are nothing but the truth.

Posted by: wardropper | September 6, 2009 8:20 AM

Obama is compromising himself into oblivion.Don't blame me. I voted for Ralph Nader.

Posted by: steveconn1 | September 6, 2009 8:20 AM

Judy-in-TX, too bad you don't bother getting facts before you post. IF you did, you would know there are video clips of all the charges against Van Jones, no smear campaign, just facts brought to light. I guess Libs aren't concerned with facts or truths.

Posted by: rannan3 | September 6, 2009 8:19 AM

Liberals make fallacious comparisons. Cheney responded to one persons attachs on him with an expletive sadi privately. Jones has made outrageous racist statemest about whole classes of people in public forums. Twop different situations. But your minds cannot admit it because for you the end justifies the means, only the other team is evil.

By ther way I think Cheney was disastrous but I don't make stuff up to live in a black and white world.

Posted by: GeneWells | September 6, 2009 8:19 AM

this administration and the WaPo have zero credibility

Posted by: loudountaxrevolt | September 6, 2009 8:18 AM

It's somewhat a shame Mr. Jones 'resigned'. It would have been very entertaining to see him in front of a the Senate Committee and explain his actions, from defending a cop killer to saying white environmentalists were steering pollution into the minority communities. Now you see why we need to have The Chosen One's Czars vetted. You are judged by the company you keep.

Posted by: rwalsh76 | September 6, 2009 8:18 AM

Garance and Anne, what sort of news story is this? Frankly, Van Jones has an avalanche of 'greatest hits' that show he is not in the mainstream of American thinking. Why has WaPo not bothered to report on even 20% of Van Jones' comments or writings? But, your paper has devoted quite a lot of real estate to McDonnell's thesis he wrote 20 years ago and, frankly, after having read the thesis in question, it is clear McDonnell's viewpoints were misrepresented by your paper. Misrepresenting McDonnell's 20-year old thesis is relevant yet covering Van Jones, a man who is advising the leader of the free world, plus charged with administering a $20 B budget, is not important?

I read through the article a second time to see if perhaps anything was mentioned about Jones' activities or radical ideas and I did see a link within that article titled controvery surrounding Jones. I clicked on this link thinking okay, here we go, this is the meat of the story and the link takes me to nothing except a headline with no text. Perhaps it is an error, but frankly I found it very apropros considering the lack of any reporting by this newspaper about Jones.

Posted by: reallyfive | September 6, 2009 8:17 AM

TO LiberalBasher | September 6, 2009 8:11 AM

As usual you Reich-wingers have to make false assumption to make your point.

I am an Independent voter. I didn't vote for Obama because I saw that he was a right-wing panderer. I voted for Nader.

This does not mitigate my right to be disappointed that all of my fifty-seven years of advocating for equal rights and social justice in America has been wasted on this Obama fraud.

Posted by: aahpat | September 6, 2009 8:16 AM

I like Representative Pence's comment about «coarse rhetoric» - does he remember the ineffable Richard Bruce Cheney's egregious remark to Senator Patrick Joseph Leahy ? For my part, I don't remember Mr Pence commenting on that particular example of coarse rhetoric....

Henri

Posted by: mhenriday | September 6, 2009 8:13 AM

It appears that Vince Foster died in vain back in the '90s.
The politics of political character assassination is alive, well and thriving.
This past week is a perfect example.
Van Jones was characterized by the snarling hate-filled commenters on the Washington Post as a "socialist" and an "avowed Communist" -- no basis reported for these irrational tags, just flung like mud over and over again.
Jones resigned yesterday; Senator Joe McCarthy couldn't have done a better job.
Then, President Obama's teleconferenced speech to schoolchildren at the start of school fell under the movement's mesmerizing spell:
Texas parents called local school districts complaining about their children being subject to "brainwashing" and "socialist propaganda" from the White House.
Of course, the fact that the first President Bush did the very same thing, spoke to schoolchildren all over the country about the importance of their education in the early '90s counted for nothing.
(Reports that Democrats, at that time, called Bush's address using the schools for politics have not been substantiated.)
This country is being destroyed from within.
We may as well pull out of Afghanistan and quit wasting money; we don't have to worry about the Taliban and Al-Queda over there.
There are those in this country making darned sure that if Al-Queda tries any insurgency here, there will be nothing left, either economically or politically, to gain from attacking us.
So, why worry?
Some of us are our country's own worst enemies.

Posted by: Judy-in-TX | September 6, 2009 8:13 AM

Any reasonable person who simply googles the name of Van Jones would be appalled at the statements he has made and outraged that this extremist was an important advisor to President Obama.

It is a further outrage that President Obama is appointing such extremists to his cabinet as czars simply because he knows that if he submits their name to a Democratically controlled congress they will be rejected.
This guy wouldn't even have met with Harry Reid's approval.

You really have to wonder how many other extremists have been appointed by President Obama as czars.
And you really have to question President's Obama's political orientation.
Appointing a liberal is one thing, appointing a self-confessed Marxist and anarchist is quite another.

So far he has circumvented congress by apponting no less than THIRTY czars.

It's about time Congress made President abide by the advise and consent section of the Constitution.

Posted by: BruceMcDougall | September 6, 2009 8:12 AM

Fascists run America.

There is no democracy.

The only constitutional recourse is the Second Amendment.

Posted by: aahpat | September 6, 2009 8:12 AM

In one thoughtless moment a person signs one silly piece of paper that has no relevance to anything on this planet. That is enough for the McCarthyists to demagogue the man out of government.

Jones even repudiated the petition but that means NOTHING to the demagogues and fascists. They had found a pretext and goose-stepped all over this American.

I saw worrying signs, during the campaign, that Barack Obama was a closet right-winger. He has proven me right too many times since the inauguration.

Very disappointing.

Posted by: aahpat | September 6, 2009 8:07 AM

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If he was a republican, you would want him sacked.

Unlike YOU. I don't care what party he is from.

HE IS ANTI AMERICAN.

HE DOES NOT BELONG IN THE WHITE HOUSE.

He would NEVER have represented ALL the citizens.

Or what you scum liberal, doesn't EVERYONE deserve to be respresented.

f u

Civil war
NOW

Posted by: LiberalBasher | September 6, 2009 8:11 AM

Glenn Beck messed with the wrong guy. Van Jones will sue Glenn Beck and Mercury "Entertainment" for defamation of character and shut him up forever. Glenn Beck is done.

Posted by: washingtonpost31 | September 6, 2009 8:11 AM

Good riddance !! No thanks to the Washington Post and their MSM colleagues who are in a deep sleep.There will be more radicals exposed in the Obama circle of radical leftists!!!

Posted by: bowspray | September 6, 2009 8:09 AM

Democrats must stand up to republicans and crush them and beat them into submission. We do not need the republicans and conservatives in this country, they are only corrupt and ignorant obstacles to progress- LET"S ELIMINATE THEM PERMANENTLY STARTING TODAY!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: pgrundy90 | September 6, 2009 8:09 AM

Right-wingers say black folks always turn everything into an issue of race and claim white America is persecuting them. But when you read extreme right-wing comments, you see they display the very same defect they ridicule in their opponents. Some of these GOP-ers actually appear to believe they are being persecuted. To find persecution where none exists is usually considered a mental illness.

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f u ahole.

You don't get it mthr fkr, do you.
He said the goverment caused 9/11.

Shove your mthr fkn racist comments up your a((.

The only good bigot is a dead one. Lets start with you bigot.

Posted by: LiberalBasher | September 6, 2009 8:08 AM

I am not GOP. Iam not RIGHT WING. I AM an American, I am white and I hate racists of all colors. This Clown was sacked because he is anti white, anti american. Environmental Czar? Green JOB CZar? What an abortion of language! What; If you are against Obama and his carefully picked radical advisors, you are against the environment and Black people? PLEASE! Where are the Democrats? The REAL Democrats...NOT the anti American creep destroyers of our society "democrats" that have hijacked the party. And the Republicans! GO THE HELL HOME. You 535 Princes and Princesses are a disgrace. People WAKE UP! Go Youtube: the Creature from Jekyl Island and also go to Oathkeepers.org Down the rabbit hole my friends. Its very nice down here!

Posted by: AverageMan | September 6, 2009 8:07 AM

It's amazing.... none of the major newpapers, including The Washington Post, covered this clown until he resigns. You listen to his diatribes and he's eerily similar to Jeremiah Wright. There are too many instances to claim, "He was taken out of context." So, I guess The Chosen One was unaware of Van Jones' political leanings as well? Can't wait to hear this spin from Robert Gibbs.

Posted by: rwalsh76 | September 6, 2009 8:07 AM

In one thoughtless moment a person signs one silly piece of paper that has no relevance to anything on this planet. That is enough for the McCarthyists to demagogue the man out of government.

Jones even repudiated the petition but that means NOTHING to the demagogues and fascists. They had found a pretext and goose-stepped all over this American.

I saw worrying signs, during the campaign, that Barack Obama was a closet right-winger. He has proven me right too many times since the inauguration.

Very disappointing.

Posted by: aahpat | September 6, 2009 8:07 AM

You Dems should really start to fear what will happen in the 2010 elections. This could be a drubbing of historic proportions. The American people wanted "change," but they are beginning to realize that Obama brought a clown car full of left-wing dingbats to Washington. The more people learn about Obama, his friends, and his plans for the country, the less they like. If "news" outlets like WaPo had done their job during the campaign, they could have spared the American people this nasty surprise. Instead, WaPo engaged in a relentless propaganda campaign to get Obama elected. Obama's credibility is sinking fast and WaPo's credibility is pretty much gone.

Posted by: get_it_right | September 6, 2009 8:06 AM

Buh-Bye COMMIE Boy!!

Posted by: moonchild64 | September 6, 2009 8:05 AM

kjjmac:

"I think the reason Obama does not back these people up when a problem arises with their backgrounds,is that he was UNAWARE of their backgrounds,and thus would be unable to defend them."

That's a possibility and you may be 100% correct. However:

1) It isn't the President's job to personally go over these people's backgrounds with a fine tooth comb. He has a list of names, the names get discussed, candidates are approached privately, and background checks are launched. Either this process is being ignored (either at the request of the President or by fault of his staff) or it is not being performed by his staff adequately.

2) Back in 2008 the claim was that this would be the most thorough vetting system ever. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/11/17/AR2008111703037.html

I don't think Van Jones has said anything that disqualifies him from the Green Jobs Czar role. 9/11 isn't part of that. The notion that use of pejorative terms (a rather generic one at that) isn't either. But hey, *I* could have told you that openly blaming the Bush administration for 9/11 would make the Republicans flip out and unleash the attack dogs.

President Clinton got the Republicans to go crazy all the time and he was the matador to their charging bull. If you know they're going to go rabid, prepare for the attack and get them to charge into a wall. That the Obama administration was caught flat footed (again) and did nothing (again) is so absolutely frustrating it makes me want to scream.

Posted by: DonAnon | September 6, 2009 8:05 AM

As the United Negro College Fund says A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste. Van Jones got a degree from Yale and he still believes things that are ridiculous. I guess his conspiracy theory ended up being the conspiracy theory to fire him.

Posted by: GeneWells | September 6, 2009 8:05 AM

And now we have the problem with the whole CZAR thing? How many other kooky Czars are calling the shots in the White House?

Posted by: hz9604 | September 6, 2009 8:03 AM

This situation isentertaining at the very least to we centrists. The extremists at both ends of the political spectrum are now reuced to celebrating or mourning the demise of an extremist.
It is time that politicians wake up their hearing senses, and reduce their vocal volumes, and gain a sense of where the nation that they are running actually exists.
On green jobs, petrochemicals will be here for many more years, because the economy and infrastructure (already in place) cannot be changed with a switch. The transitionto wind, etc. will proceed inevitably, and hopefully orderly, without too many mishaps.
Healthcare can be improved w/o 1000+ pages of Washington dribble. Cost escalation can be reduced by some straight forward pieces of legislation that are being stopped by one or the other political parties. Allowing purchase of healthcare policies across state lines and capping some malpractice awards will work. The dems won't let these things happen. Requiring all people, including the so-called invinvibles, to be in the insured membership will reduce cost escalation. The repubs won't let this happen.
We need to wake them up!!

Posted by: richardw9111 | September 6, 2009 8:02 AM

So, the loudmouth, vicious fascists win. What a sad commentary on Obama's staying power. In comparison to the vile, hate filled lies of so many of the conservatives - including many members of Congress, calling the president a socialist or fascist, and trying to kill grandma, Jones' comments were mild indeed.

Posted by: jgillies | September 6, 2009 7:59 AM

What is it with Obama associating with these over-the-top characters? The good reverend was obviously not an anomaly. It is one thing to be "power to the people" in your collegiate youth but another entirely to still associate wtih extreme views as a responsible adult, let alone the President! Yikes. Obama and Emanuel have to realize they aren't in Chicago anymore. Hiring people like Van Jones seems like payback. It also appears to be rather flip treatment of important issues to hire someone like Van Jones, if not irresponsible. I don't care how much Obama "owes" to people like Van Jones. A man with irrational, bigoted views has no place in a 2009 White House or near it. I have long thought some of Chomsky's views on world influence were insightful, but I wouldn't necessarily hire him for a White House post.

Are we seeing Carteresque naivite and arrogance (bad enough) or is it true radicalism and disregard for the majority?

Posted by: bio4life | September 6, 2009 7:59 AM

Actually, since he is an experienced organizer Jones is much better back in the community rather than being bottled up inside this Reich-wing pandering administration.

I dearly hope that this now inspires Van Jones to greater advocacy better directed at all of the Washington establishment.

America needs some REAL black leadership. Not these skin deep phony leaders like Obama.

Posted by: aahpat | September 6, 2009 7:57 AM

This clip will a slight amendment now that Jones is gone - "Ho Ho Ho; Former Green Jobs Czar"...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RX9l6KVKt-g

Posted by: hosau5boys | September 6, 2009 7:57 AM

The White House DID vet him. Barry knew exactly who this man is. He knew exactly who and what Rev Wright was. Barry is and always has been a Fraud. His Radical arrogance is sick. He disdains America and his Unconstitutional Shadow Govt of Czars is his way to Change it, to subvert the Constitution and install his Govt.

Posted by: ChangeWhat | September 6, 2009 7:55 AM

Maybe now Chris Mathews and Ed Schultz will cover this story (can you imagine the odors that Schultz's boy emits?)

Posted by: GeneWells | September 6, 2009 7:54 AM

Blaming Bush for killing 3,000 American citizens...and Obama hired him.

Might as well hire bin laden and other Muslims on your cabinet.

What a shame for Obama (I am a liberal).

Posted by: tamanah1 | September 6, 2009 7:53 AM

Na na na na, Hey hey hey, goodbye

Posted by: GeneWells | September 6, 2009 7:53 AM

Jones may be a social justice advocate, but to sign a petition suggesting a belief that the US government may have deliberately staged 9/11, that's just mentally unhinged. I believe that someone like that doesn't belong in the US government in an official capacity and I'm a liberal Democrat. Come on, folks, if this guy really believed that, he's nutty as a fruitcake. The Republicans were right on this one; it's not a smear campaign and it's not a lie.

Posted by: ripvanwinkleincollege | September 6, 2009 7:52 AM

Methinks Van watched too many Denzel Washington movies.

There is still hope for the Obama presidency. Unfortunately, he still dosen't understand the American people or how he got elected.

Time to convince the American people he is not a demagogue or a retributionist.

Still clinging to my guns and religion.

Posted by: hipshot | September 6, 2009 7:50 AM

As a left-wing social justice advocate America I want to that the extreme Reich-wing for their ardent support over the years for my left-wing Second Amendment rights.

Posted by: aahpat | September 6, 2009 7:50 AM

Right-wingers say black folks always turn everything into an issue of race and claim white America is persecuting them. But when you read extreme right-wing comments, you see they display the very same defect they ridicule in their opponents. Some of these GOP-ers actually appear to believe they are being persecuted. To find persecution where none exists is usually considered a mental illness.

Posted by: Matthew_DC | September 6, 2009 7:46 AM

Van will be missed. He was such an easy target.

Posted by: veritasintco | September 6, 2009 7:44 AM

With right-wing drug warrior cretins like Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton in the administration there is no place for social justice human rights advocates like Van Jones.

Obama is making it clear that he fawned being a social justice advocate BEFORE the election in order to conn the liberals and left into campaigning for his election. Now that he has the White House his real color is coming out, red. He put right-wingers nad Republicans into all senior positions and now he will purge the administration of all social justice and human rights advocates.

Posted by: aahpat | September 6, 2009 7:44 AM

Glenn Beck: 1
Libs: 0

Cheers

Posted by: MPNangle | September 6, 2009 7:38 AM

To all you Obama lovers...who keep asking why people don't just love Obama; Why is it you love him so much? He speaks well sure. What has he ever done? He is on the job in a tough situation...sure! But he has no record? He is almost 50 and his biggest job was community organizer with no real accomplishments and now he has surrounded himself with USA haters. Can anyone tell me Van Jones doesn't hate the US(or at least the White 3/4s)? He and congress are spending trillion of our money on what ever idea pops into into their heads. I would rather spend my own money. Get over Bush and Cheney they are gone...they are not the worst people ever...GET OVER IT. Deal with the here and now, we have BIG problems and I wish the government not to run everything...that is called communism and we are rapidly going that way. Tell me the great things Obama has done that turned out great over say 5-10 years...enlighten me!

Posted by: opendoyle | September 6, 2009 7:38 AM

DonAnon,
I think the reason Obama does not back these people up when a problem arises with their backgrounds,is that he was UNAWARE of their backgrounds,and thus would be unable to defend them. If he was aware and then had them join his administration,then I have no doubt he would support and defend them. That's what it appears to me. Either that or they recently said or did something unacceptable,and he had to let them go for fear of reprisal against HIM. That seems to be the case with the Rev.Wright of Pres. Obama's former church.He did not disagree with statements made by the Rev. or leave the church until they became publicized,and reflected badly on the President! You cut your losses and run. Not everyone in the President's administration is going to have a pristine past.No one's is.I think they should have vetted many of these people more thoroughly BEFORE he was elected,and not just have to RESPOND to accusations later. What do you think?

Posted by: kjjmac | September 6, 2009 7:37 AM

If American social justice, civil liberties and human rights advocates want to get the ear of Barack Obama we need to get loud and angry at Obama the way the Reich-wingers act.

Obama only pays attention to the people who hate him and would never vote for him. Obama ignores the people who supported him.

I think Obama thinks he can avoid being assassinated by these fascists if he gets down on his knees and licks the right-wing balls really hard. But anyone who voted for Obama can give up ever having a voice in this government that was elected by the liberals, left and the minorities wing of America.

Posted by: aahpat | September 6, 2009 7:36 AM

Love the crying from the libs. They have the White House, Senate and House and they STILL CAN"T GET THINGS DONE. That might be because they hire guys like Van who talk but don't work. Van wrote a book about things he has never done. Obama writes books about himself.

It is all just too funny.

Posted by: mgochs | September 6, 2009 7:36 AM

"They are using lies and distortions to distract and divide."

-------------------------------------------

Are you kidding me? His own words and actions did him in. Have you SEEN this guy in action? Have you heard the nonsense coming out of his mouth? It's no surprise PBO appointed him. Like seeks out like.

And WaPo, your home page headline is incredible disingenuous.

Posted by: waterfrontproperty | September 6, 2009 7:35 AM

Leave it to the Post to bury this in a blog post instead of a real story, and to place it beneath a Metrorail story on the web site. Libs.

Posted by: Bitter_Bill | September 6, 2009 7:32 AM

This is incredibly sad. I do not Mr. Jones personally, but have heard him speak and read his work, and this is no victory for anyone who loves this country. Many of a false slurs about him are being repeated here. Just to mention one -- yes he called OBSTRUCTIVE Republicans a_holes. He also called himself one, in the same video, which no one seems to have seem or remembered.

Sadly, the main stream media have sat by while this man's character was dragged in the mud. It is easy to find the lies repeated over and over and over again across the internet. I imagine this is what the McCarthy era would have looked like if Joe had access to radio, TV and the Internet.

Posted by: umprof | September 6, 2009 7:32 AM

TO Posted by: jsdoodlerex | September 6, 2009 7:23 AM:

I'll tell you why Jones was so dangerous. He stood up against racism. He stood up against excessive force in police departments. He stood up against the prison industrial complex. He stood up against the human rights atrocity of the war on drugs.

Fascists hate him.

Barack Obama only panders to the dictates of the fascists in America so Jones had to go.

Posted by: aahpat | September 6, 2009 7:29 AM

Thanks Van!

Posted by: njtou | September 6, 2009 7:27 AM

I am becoming increasingly dismayed by the President's lack of willingness to fight for his administration staff. I'd have an easier time believing Obama was overwhelmed by these attacks if there was some sign of activity. In this case its like he just shrugged his shoulders. Van Dorn wasn't thrown under the bus, the Republicans clearly pushed him, but all Obama did was watch the bus drive over him.

Posted by: DonAnon | September 6, 2009 7:27 AM

The WaPo, NBC, ABC, CBS etc have not mentioned that Van Jones was a radical, racist friend of Obama. You say that he had issues "stemming from his past activism." You are a nut case, not an activist, when you say that the past Administration knew of 9/11. What about Van Jones and Black Panthers, what about Van Jones and his comments on Columbine. The guy was and is a radical just like so many with Obama. It is amazing that WaPo with a rich heritage of investigative reporting would not have been covering this story--or, is it that WaPo now only reports negative on conservatives. I think the latter, you report on what Sarah Palin had for breakfast. Good Riddance to Van Jones; go back to Oakland and resume your "activism."

Posted by: Mindboggle | September 6, 2009 7:25 AM

Van Jones claims he has been smeared with his own words, actions and hate for whitey, capitalism and America.

While he was director of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights Van Jones cut a vile CD against whites, the government, Israel, The Man, oil companies, and everything else American.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gRi1xoeLno

Now there needs to be an 'honest' congressional investigation of how the America-hating communist and 9/11 truther got his job.

Posted by: fury60 | September 6, 2009 7:25 AM

The McCarthyists have once again succeeded in driving a liberal out of a Democratic government. Bonus points to the fascists, they have driven a black liberal out of the DEMOCRATIC government.

There is nothing new under the sun.

Who the fark voted Obama into office? Liberals? Progressives? Blacks? No.

It seems the only people who have Barack Obama's ear are Reich-wing fascists and loud mouthed demagogues. The group proven in the 2008 election to be the MINORITY political group in America.

Posted by: aahpat | September 6, 2009 7:24 AM

I'm still trying to find out why Van Jones is so "dangerous." I read a few bios on him, and for the life of me, he is about as "radical" as breathing air. But it just goes to show that anyone who dares to try an do anything that so against the status quo will always be ridiculed and persecuted. This is no different.

Posted by: jsdoodlerex | September 6, 2009 7:23 AM

As someone writing from Australia, it is absolutely terrifying to read the viscious diatribe of so many extreme right-wingers in this list of comments. The entire world wanted George W Bush out of office (an office that he stole and was not fairly elected to) so America could become a voice to be respected again.

It was unbelievable that Americans believed Iraq was behind the 9/11 attacks -and more worrying that so many still believe it now. Poor, dumb, gullible Americans, 90% of whom don't even have a passport and get their news from Republican TV (Fox News). Hundreds of thousands of innocent Iraquis and more than 4000 young American soldiers in the prime of life dead for Bush and Cheney's failed grasp for oil supremacy.

The world knows Bush knew about or was behind 9/11 to some degree. Only insular nations like the US, North Korea and Burma believe the propaganda their extreme news agencies dish up.

Thank God for Obama - at last, some hope for the planet.

Posted by: sprox | September 6, 2009 7:22 AM

Buh-bye, Van. Maybe Fidel will give you a job now that you don't have one.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSbBvKaM6sk

Posted by: hosau5boys | September 6, 2009 7:21 AM

GUYS, YOU LOST THE ELECTION !!!
Posted by: ssensharma | September 6, 2009 7:07 AM
________________________________________
Fine, ssensharma...you guys won..now how about leading..not much of that going on with this Amateur Hour Administration...they'll be on their way out in 2010 and out of the majority by 2012....good luck with the win...I think you and your lib friends are the losers for following so closely with the blinders on. Open your eyes...Obama is killing this country. Enjoy your day!

Posted by: powerange | September 6, 2009 7:19 AM

VJ gone? No thanks to the crack reporters at the WaPo. If you had done even a 1/gazillioneth of the fact-checking on this scum bag, you might have had another Pulitzer there to save the sinking ship there. You didn't. ...and your news columnists--what jokes they are. Well, let's call them as WE see 'em--racists.

Posted by: mezzonotte | September 6, 2009 7:18 AM

Yes, it is racism and yes, Glen Beck is insane. I am a 69 year old white woman who thinks it is about time for many of us who have ignored the racism which is so evident on this board to stand up and be counted. I was formerly sorry for the ignorance of the people spewing this hate. Now I am just sick of them and want them to know that, under no circumstances, would I consider you a friend or even an acquaintance. You have to be taught to hate...I hope you have no families that will continue your evil hatred and certainly I am aware that none of you are Christians.

Posted by: gilbertpb40 | September 6, 2009 7:18 AM

Let me make sure I have this straight. Glenn Beck forced Van Jones to resign because the latter used the term "a**holes" to refer to Republicans? What about when Bush pointed out a certain reporter to Cheney and said, "He's a major league a**hole"?
Further, Bush & Cheney lied to America about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and allegedly had detainees tortured, not to tell the truth, but to say what the Administration wanted to hear about WMDs. And Van Jones is castigated for being skeptical about the Bush administration and 9/11??? Where's the logic? Oh, I forgot. We're dealing with Glenn Beck and his Rabid Right followers for whom logic does not matter.

Posted by: MrMerkin | September 6, 2009 7:15 AM

The looney leftists posting here are trying to demonize opponents as "racist". They're the same as disruptive co-workers who try to demonize other co-workers so they can get a promotion, or sue the company...with your name included.

Where I work, the race-baiters & name callers are HATED. They're DISGUSTING, and we can't wait until they're fired or quit.

Posted by: bob59 | September 6, 2009 7:15 AM

Who's next? Will it be the nutcase czar running the FCC "diversity" office?

This whole czar and czarina thing appears to have become the "Political Patronage Hack Act of 2009". There are enough leftist loons out there to keep everyone occupied through the rest of this term.

Never thought I would long for another Clinton to be in the White House, but that day has arrived. Sorry, Hillary. If only we had known!

Posted by: magellan1 | September 6, 2009 7:15 AM

I am so sick of all this bullsh**t...I say let Obama do his job and stop cutting him off at every turn. It's the GOP boys who destroyed this country for the last 8 years and now their mess has to be cleaned up. I say Obama can do it if you all just shut up and stop listening to the 'sick minded' individualists who most apparently are racist. We the people elected Obama, let's help him do his job and the hell with the rest of those who say they care about their country, but only if it had a 'non-black' president!

Limbaugh and Beck are just spewing hatred around every turn ... it's time they both read up on more history and get their facts straight instead of spewing garbage off the tops of their tiny heads.

Let it go......this is sickening.

Posted by: Gina7 | September 6, 2009 7:14 AM

1) If I were an environmentalist I would have been appalled this 'civil rights activist'--who has no scientific back ground in environmental study and only a brief self proclaimed interest in environmental work--would have been the green jobs point person in the White House. What happened to putting in qualified science based advisors to replace the political cronies under Bush?

2) If it hadn't been for non-main stream media, this story never would have been exposed. Despite constantly patting themselves on the back for the search for truth, the press has its sacred cows

3) The loony left and loony right meet often in anti-govt 911 conspiracy theories. Art Bell has his right to believe in flying saucers but he shouldn't be in the White House advising on NASA and this clown should have never been appointed.

4) Mr. Van Jones, an Ivy League lawyer, now has achieved more power by burnishing his victim status and he will find other venues to play the race card and make a nice living being a race agitator. No conflict of interest there.

Posted by: beebop31 | September 6, 2009 7:14 AM

Ashcroft, Rumsfeld and Rove were approved by congress. Jones was came in the back door in the middle of the night.

Posted by: Jmacaco4 | September 6, 2009 7:14 AM

I hate it when you're "smeared" by your own videos. and of course its evil Glenn Beck's fault. Liberalism is a disease

Posted by: jimbevan | September 6, 2009 7:14 AM

Another Socialist bites the dust.

Posted by: birvin9999 | September 6, 2009 7:12 AM

Where has the liberal media been in covering this story, Obama has been given a free pass.

Posted by: Jmacaco4 | September 6, 2009 7:11 AM

He labeled all Republicans a**h**** and then says he was the victim of a smear campaign? I think he needs to go spend some time with the dunderhead that was the former head of FEMA (what was his name?) Democrats or Republicans, there doesn't seem to be a shortage of "how did this person ever get that important position when they don't seem to have enough sense to cross the street without getting runover?"

Posted by: Georgetowner1 | September 6, 2009 7:09 AM

One down, at least 30 more to go. Say bye, bye Sunstein and Holdren. "Mr. Jones said while he's been getting encouragement from both political parties to "stay and fight," he "cannot in good conscience ask my colleagues to expend precious time and energy defending or explaining my past." Who on the right is standing behind this radical?

The "smear" campaign was not based on theory, it was based in facts--using Van Jones’s own words and actions. And I for one, do not want someone with his wacko ideas advising the President. Obama has enough of his own ‘I want total control of this country’ ideas. He doesn’t need any more help.

Jones is a typical angry black man in America who blames whites for all the problems of the minority communities. What he and most Democrat supporters fail to see(or admit), is that for the past 40+ years, the Democrats have been promising the minorities that they “will lift them out of poverty,” improve their schools and offer them a better life. While in actuality, everything they have done is to make them more dependent on the government for their every want and need. Are they better off? I think not. They are still trapped in the ghettos of the inner cities, their schools still stink on ice, they have a very high drop out rate and are continually told not to even bother trying because the “system is stacked against them.”

Who was it that voted down the school voucher program in Washington DC, to put disadvantaged children into private schools instead of forcing them into the horrific public school system in DC? It was the DEMOCRATS. The Democrats have done nothing for the minority population. Yet, these same minorities continually and systematically vote for them because they promise them a better life, yet never deliver.

When will you minorities see the truth?

Posted by: kavalair | September 6, 2009 7:09 AM

Why is Glenn Beck the heel & Van Jones labled the resigning hero? Were it not for Beck exposing the vile spouting admitted communist we would be uneducated to fact that Jones is a bigotted man with a very dangerous agenda. Why would the favored news medias ignore the negatives on any of the appointed czars. Suddenly past anti- American actions no longer count or are disregarded. Something is deeply wrong here in this country today. I am not in any respect putting Bush & Cheney above
disgretions for I see honest trustworthy competent politicians lacking as well as some major news media agendas as being
questionable also. Attaboy goes to Beck!

Posted by: Wilson9 | September 6, 2009 7:07 AM

Message for all the right wing hateful posters :

GUYS, YOU LOST THE ELECTION !!!

Posted by: ssensharma | September 6, 2009 7:07 AM

Rumsfield and Ashcroft HAD to face a senate committee, and be approved. This fool was ushered in the back door, because of the the Obama 'czar-innovation'.

He's out. Yep, Yep. Just like Bork, who was brilliant. I survived the loss of that truly smart man. And, America shall get past this . Jones who?

Posted by: fshaffer | September 6, 2009 7:05 AM

This is today's Washington - a bunch of little kids running around fake crying and tattling to mommy, hoping they can get their sibling into trouble over trivia and fabrications.

But, watching Republicans attack and call their opponents names (check out the content of their posts here), to then pause and jump up and down claiming someone said something they we can't be permitted to hear - is what makes politics entertaining. You see, it turns out the First Amendment only applies to them.

Posted by: ls11231 | September 6, 2009 7:02 AM

"The racism of the people commenting here is staggering."

Yes, the Obama Rules continue well after the campaign. When some disagree with the president or the people he appoints, it is obviously racism--straight up.

Posted by: inhk1 | September 6, 2009 7:02 AM

I agree with Frost1. People should respectfully ask Obama on what criteria Van Jones and Science Czar John Holdren were chosen, and what, specifically, were the steps in the vetting process. These two czars are both extremists.

I'd like to know: Were Obama's people were careless and negligent in who they chose, not really even doing a proper background check? Or did they know about Columbine/white polluters/truthers/communist statements of
Jones and "forced abortions are constitutional" statements of Holdren, and actually think such sentiments and actions belong in this administration?

Before you partisans pounce on me and start childishly calling me names, let me state for the record that I asked John McCain the same things regarding Sarah Palin.

Posted by: wapo101 | September 6, 2009 7:01 AM

It amazes me, a red blooded American that actually served his country (US Air Force 1971 - 1974) Where were you dick head? Did you ever serve your country?

Vermin like this left winged idiot even has a vote for collecting his welfare check amazes me. I risked my life for this dick head? Go figure!

He calls me an insect?

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It amazes me that insects like this exist!

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Talk about the pot calling the kettle black, Republican wing nuts take the cake for hypocracy. Jones and Obama should have told them where to put it, but then, that would require the Democrats to have a backbone.

Somebody needs to stand up to the Republican fringe because until they do, they will continue to disgust the country and interfer with governance.

Posted by: dkoakland | September 6, 2009 6:08 AM

Posted by: JimTinOz | September 6, 2009 7:01 AM

Now that Van Jones has resigned, we must continue to remember this radical left-wing type of characters whom President Obama has surrounded himself with. Van Jones is just one of several President Obama’s czar appointees, who again are not required to be confirmed by the US Senate, or anyone else. Van Jones is just one of the radical left-wing appointees to represent (y)our American citizens. As you look at Obama nominations in his administration, you will now get a clearer picture of Obama’s own radical left-leaning values from within. Can you trust Obama to teach (y)our children? Obama’s values, based on those histories whom he has appointed, are different from what I grew up with, practice, and follow today, of Judeo-Christian values.
God Bless America!

Posted by: oharward | September 6, 2009 6:58 AM

It is appalling to note that while extremists like Ashcroft, Rumsfeld and Rove could hold on to their jobs for years in spite of all their pasts and presents, this guy have to walk out in six montghs for something he did in the past and it clearly has no connection with what he is doing now. Moreover, the questions he raised are valid and not been answered. Where has America come to? A right wing Hitlerist society?

Posted by: ssensharma | September 6, 2009 6:58 AM

It never ceases to amaze me how little intestinal fortitude the democrats have. The republicans would have never accepted Jone's resignation. They would have made him a hero/martyr. A victorious warrior in the culture war. What is wrong with my party? We win a majority of everything, attain a mandate and still shoot ourselves in the feet. Wait till the swine flue hits. They are going to put that on par with a terror attack and how woofully ill prepared for it we are. They are going to demand that the president give out the flue shot himself. A few more months of this and we could even get Newt elected again.

Posted by: rverbist | September 6, 2009 6:57 AM

The Bush adminstraition was warned numerous times about a pending attack from Al-Qaeda. The FBI was warned by Isaelies hours before the attack. Did President Bush know?


From the Israeli Newspaper Hareetz.


Odigo says workers were warned of attack

By Yuval Dror

Odigo, the instant messaging service, says that two of its workers received messages two hours before the Twin Towers attack on September 11 predicting the attack would happen, and the company has been cooperating with Israeli and American law enforcement, including the FBI, in trying to find the original sender of the message predicting the attack.

Micha Macover, CEO of the company, said the two workers received the messages and immediately after the terror attack informed the company's management, which immediately contacted the Israeli security services, which brought in the FBI.

"I have no idea why the message was sent to these two workers, who don't know the sender. It may just have been someone who was joking and turned out they accidentally got it right. And I don't know if our information was useful in any of the arrests the FBI has made," said Macover. Odigo is a U.S.-based company whose headquarters are in New York, with offices in Herzliya.

As an instant messaging service, Odigo users are not limited to sending messages only to people on their "buddy" list, as is the case with ICQ, the other well-known Israeli instant messaging application.

Odigo usually zealously protects the privacy of its registered users, said Macover, but in this case the company took the initiative to provide the law enforcement services with the originating Internet Presence address of the message, so the FBI could track down the Internet Service Provider, and the actual sender of the original message

PROMOTION: Mamilla Hotel

Posted by: MrUniteUs | September 6, 2009 6:56 AM

This is precisely the danger of the media being in the pocket of the white house/democrat party. The compost ran 6 straight days of front page hit pieces on Republican Bob McDonnell. Meanwhile, the racist commie in the white house story was buried under a Macy's ad on page A24..You can't make it up.

Posted by: SMWE357 | September 6, 2009 6:56 AM

"The racism of the people commenting here is staggering. You didn't mind Bush lying to America, getting us into an outrageously expensive war, ruining the economy etc. because he was white. If you were drowning and a black person tried to save you folks, you would choose dying over acknowledging that a black person has any value."Posted by: PhDiva | September 6, 2009 6:38 AM

The only racist is you

Posted by: Gina4 | September 6, 2009 6:50 AM

The question is how -- How did this ex-con, radical racist, extremist bigot get into the job? He has never, ever created an actual green job. He has made rap songs inciting racial violence against white people, he has written ranting for communism, againt the US government.

Shame that the media is saying this is GOP-led. The media dropped th ball by not digging into this guys background. Giving a whacked out bigot $30 billion in stimulus money is unacceptable, but much worse is the complicity of the liberal media.

THe Washington Post continues to distinguish itself for bias, censorship and propaganda. Its reporters are looking for Trig's birth certificate in Wasilla and reading 20 year old thesis, while our current government is being run by convicts, thieves, and bigots.

Posted by: Cornell1984 | September 6, 2009 6:49 AM

This is "NEWS"???? The Obama cheerleaders in the media still haven't told you about its biggest (recent) embarrassment, the resignation (finally) of a guy who Never should have been in the White House to begin with, the admitted Communist and race-baiter/"activist"/agitator Van Jones.
Yeah, you read right, Van Jones admitted becoming a proud Communist even years after the Soviet Union sunk and Red China became more capitalistic.
And he was Obama's "green czar" -- speaks volumes!
Oh, another thing -- did you notice? The pandering media is almost totally in Obama's hip-pocket ---- NOT A WORD about this Van Jones fiasco in the NY Times,and most other rags, and nothing about this Communist-in-the-White House on NBC, MSNBC, CBS and ABC (surprisingly, CNN did cover it some, and Fox remains about the closest thing to really being "Fair & Balanced"). And, almost surprisingly, it was here -- guess they couldn't ignore it.
Somebody should ask the president: "WHY WAS HE HIRED? And, WHO WAS RESPONSIBLE?
No need to point fingers at Obama -- just ask those questions and see what kind of answers are forthcoming. If Any. And, Van Jones isn't the only nutcase/advisor...

Posted by: frost1 | September 6, 2009 6:47 AM

The problem is not just Mr. Jones. The problem is that Mr Jones is just the tip of the czar ice berg in the White House. No one knows very much about very many of these "czars" and that is why they are appointed czars and not to the positions that require Senate approval. The NY Times reported last week that less than one half of all policy positions that require Senate approval have been filled. The White House knows that many of these czars, probably many like Mr. Jones, would never survive the light of day in a Senate hearing and that is why they are appointed "czars". We now have a secret Obama Government. And where is the WaPo when you need it? We know the answer to that question.

Posted by: jdonner2 | September 6, 2009 6:47 AM

Why millions believed Bush knew.

9/11: Bush Knew - BuzzFlash

PerspectivesOct 10, 2002 ... They might have been surprised by the ferocity of the attacks, but the highest-ranking members of the George W. Bush administration knew ...

www.buzzflash.com/perspectives/911bush.html


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Posted by: MrUniteUs | September 6, 2009 6:44 AM

The question is how -- How did this ex-con, radical racist, extremist bigot get into the job? He has never, ever created an actual green job. He has made rap songs inciting racial violence against white people, he has written ranting for communism, againt the US government.

Shame that the media is saying this is GOP-led. The media dropped th ball by not digging into this guys background. Giving a whacked out bigot $30 billion in stimulus money is unacceptable, but much worse is the complicity of the liberal media.

THe Washington Post continues to distinguish itself for bias, censorship and propaganda. Its reporters are looking for Trig's birth certificate in Wasilla and reading 20 year old thesis, while our current government is being run by convicts, thieves, and bigots.

Posted by: Cornell1984 | September 6, 2009 6:41 AM

" questioned whether Bush administration officials "may indeed have deliberately allowed 9/11 to happen, perhaps as a pretext for war"

Did anyone ask him if he thought FDR allowed Pearl Harbor to happen as a pretext to war too?

Posted by: ahashburn | September 6, 2009 6:40 AM

It amazes me that insects like this exist!

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Talk about the pot calling the kettle black, Republican wing nuts take the cake for hypocracy. Jones and Obama should have told them where to put it, but then, that would require the Democrats to have a backbone.

Somebody needs to stand up to the Republican fringe because until they do, they will continue to disgust the country and interfer with governance.

Posted by: dkoakland | September 6, 2009 6:08 AM

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Get your head out of your ass before Comrade Obama transforms our country into the old, doesn't work, solcialist USSR!

Posted by: JimTinOz | September 6, 2009 6:38 AM

1. The racism of the people commenting here is staggering. You didn't mind Bush lying to America, getting us into an outrageously expensive war, ruining the economy etc. because he was white. If you were drowning and a black person tried to save you folks, you would choose dying over acknowledging that a black person has any value.


People like who voted for Bush twice deserve to lose your jobs. You seem to like it when another white person screws you over.

2. I'm tired of people who don't know what communism or socialism is attacking people for allegedly being communist or socialist.

The first stimulous package, which bailed out the banks, was signed under Bush. Does that make him a communist?

It's called logic and research people, try it.

3. The one thing I will say about Bush is that he was liar and an idiot, but he was loyal to his cronies. Obama is letting racists who are going to hate him no matter what he does, affect his presidency, and it's a problem.

Posted by: PhDiva | September 6, 2009 6:38 AM

Posted by: megilles
And how does any of this warrant calling him a Communist?

If the shoe fits.....
When he graduated law school, Jones gave up plans to take a job in Washington, D.C., and moved to San Francisco instead.He got involved with Standing Together to Organize a Revolutionary Movement (STORM), a group explicitly committed to revolutionary Marxist politics whose points of unity were revolutionary democracy, revolutionary feminism, revolutionary internationalism, the central role of the working class, urban Marxism, and Third World Communism.

Posted by: kitzdakat | September 6, 2009 6:38 AM

Now only 31 more to go!

Posted by: akeegan2 | September 6, 2009 6:34 AM

If Van Jones wants to be a Troofer, he can always join the staff of The Atlantic Magazine, and work along side such luminaries as Trig Troofer Andrew Sullivan. So it's not as if Mr. Jones is being drummed out of public life completely.

Posted by: Kryon777 | September 6, 2009 6:33 AM

This anti-American commie pinko did not resign sooner because he was lining up a job with ACORN. They will welcome him with open arms and a big celebration.

Posted by: jackp1 | September 6, 2009 6:32 AM

HillNo:

your leading questions are intellectually weak.

your bias is obvious.

fact you don't even recognize it is a sign of disease... fixed delusion

argue with a fool, and you have two fools

Posted by: docwhocuts | September 6, 2009 6:29 AM

Frankly, its silly that the left-wing would even bother to mount a defense for this albatross. Get a clue, the guy had no more business being the green jobs advisor than that guy in the Bush administration had being the FEMA director.

Political patronage to "loyalist" supporters is so passe in this time of crisis, you'd think a smart fella like President Obama would have figured that out. Instead he's surrounded himself with screwballs who believe euthanasia, abortion and censorship are the answer to all the country's problems. Well, at least there is transparency in his administration, his leftist agenda is there for all to see!

Posted by: magellan1 | September 6, 2009 6:29 AM

Let's put Lou Dobbs or Jon Stewart in charge of the environment and green jobs. Of course the Republicans would lean towards someone from Texas with the last name of Bush.

Posted by: blakesouthwood | September 6, 2009 6:27 AM

Once again, without the Wall Street Journal, Fox News, and conservative talk radio, would anyone have heard of Van baby? The compost is still trying to bury the story for chrissakes..

Posted by: SMWE357 | September 6, 2009 6:25 AM

WaPo I think you missed the facts that all the videos posted on the internet showed exactly what this Van Jones thinks of America, hate for any thing white, hate for the U.S. period. He sunk himself with his own words and for the adviser Valerie Jarrett also on video stating that we have been watching him since his Oakland days say a lot about the views of our President for putting him on as a czar. The truth will always be found and even though the WaPo tried to sink a certain Virginia man with a 20 year of college thesis, all the Van Jones videos have been since 2002 and right up to February of this year which means that he still believes every word he spoke. Shame on the writers of this article for trying to defend him against about 20 million Americans who wanted him gone and fast.

Posted by: GeneGuffey | September 6, 2009 6:23 AM

You are a fool if:

you want a lawyer who never even took calculus at the position of national Environmental Engineer

you support a baby crying to camera after camera about truly fringe stuff. Radical stuff.

you want a communist advising the president.

you support a president who chooses liar, radical, affirmative action lawyers.

you aren't concerned about how this idiot got in charge of 30 billion of your money.

Posted by: docwhocuts | September 6, 2009 6:20 AM

Funny thing is, This guy does not see any of the radical crap he has been involved with as wrong. He blames us for noticing!
Same with OBAMA.

Posted by: moniqueO | September 6, 2009 6:16 AM

Actually I've often wondered how much the Bush administration knew in advance about the 911 events, and if they used them to propel the nation into war. The attacks certainly solved a lot of problems for Bush and Cheney. They went from the moribund position of a government appointed by the Supreme Court to a martial regime which regularly subverted the Constitution by fait-accompli. Quite a metamorphosis!

Posted by: tobeimeanpeter | September 6, 2009 6:12 AM

Thank you Glenn Beck. Who's next on the list. Obama's campaign slogan should read, "Let me show you my friends, and you'll figure out who I am"

Posted by: tcdifla | September 6, 2009 6:10 AM

Talk about the pot calling the kettle black, Republican wing nuts take the cake for hypocracy. Jones and Obama should have told them where to put it, but then, that would require the Democrats to have a backbone.

Somebody needs to stand up to the Republican fringe because until they do, they will continue to disgust the country and interfer with governance.

Posted by: dkoakland | September 6, 2009 6:08 AM

The American people are not ready to accept avowed communists into governmental positions. Van Jones belongs in the trash bin of history just like his communist heros like Castro and Chavez.

B.O. is a friend of radical leftists everywhere. It's like the rag-tag, hippy protesters fron the late '60s have taken over America.

They are actually leftist-anarchists. They want to tear America down, not build it up.

Posted by: battleground51 | September 6, 2009 6:08 AM

Who's Beak?
"Euphemism" is not spelled with an "a."
Illiteracy aside, I think a few of you misread my freedom of speech comment, judging by some subsequent references... It was meant that the right-wing baiters like Limbaugh & Co. have freedom of speech but what they're doing now is akin to yelling "Fire" in a crowded public space, which is illegal.
Re the 9-11 conspiracy theory: The longer I live, the more I read and explore the science, the greed, the license to kill for gold that fuels an over-the-top quest for self-gratification, wealth and power, the more I am open to believing it. Marvin Bush (the Dubya bro' kept in the background) was a Board director of the WTC security company, which was funded by Middle East (Kuwait) investors, etc. etc.... It gets even deeper than this, leading to an insurance company and a real-estate mogul...Besides oil and getting the sheep scared and in line for an eventual totalitarian/military reign... The WTC, which was a financial albatross around the neck of the NY/NJ Port Authority, was privately leased not long before the attacks. Check out those details (search under Larry Silverstein) and learn how the "loss" of the WTC was really a big win for the property owner and some other Corporate American robber barons who had the SEC on their backs. There's a lot out there and it's credible. Truth, indeed, is usually stranger than fiction. Anyway, Jones has a right to be skeptical about the "official" story. And certainly you can't object to his name-calling since there's so much of it being hurled at our duly and resoundingly elected President by Repuglican'ts. And how does any of this warrant calling him a Communist? "You people" seem to interchangeably use Communist, Socialist, Fascist and any other "ist" you hear Beck et al scream (or misspell on his chalkboard). Look them up. They're not synonyms. And what do you think has failed in New York? I've lived in NYC for more than six decades and it's perfectly imperfect. Wouldn't live anywhere else. Here we see people of every possible color, creed, belief or nonbelief, from all walks of life every minute of every day. We are the most welcoming and tolerant of cities. (Upstate, well, that's another matter. More like the heartlessland I suspect.)

Posted by: megilles | September 6, 2009 6:01 AM

Five bucks to the person who correctly picks the date when Van Jones writes an op-ed piece in the NYT or WP saying his experiences are just like those of blacks who lived under slavery and Jim Crow.

Posted by: wapo101 | September 6, 2009 5:56 AM

I think the administration should have supported Van Jones and said he is entitiled to his opinions. The Bush administration lied to the American people about Iraq, so his statements about 9/11 aren't far off the mark. They certainly used the New York City bombings as a vehicle to invade Iraq, a war which has lasted longer than World War II. How are Van Jones' staements any less controversial than Limbaugh or Glenn Beck who are obviously the spokesmen for the Rebumilcans? Too many people in this country dislike President Obama, our Commander and Chief because he is partially black, articulate, and wants to even the playing field as far as making corporations pay their fair share. The Far Right should be ashamed of themselves for allowing Bush and Cheney to strip personal freedoms and get away with so much and then crying foul when someone exaggerates their lack of transparency. Obviously You can't compromise with idiots.

Posted by: jandpmac | September 6, 2009 5:54 AM

McCarthyites, Birchers, Beckerheads; what does it take for this nation to learn from its historical lunacy? Or are you all just generational congenital lunatic?

Posted by: HillNo | September 6, 2009 5:39 AM

AWWWWW, poor baby got caught on tape in his OWN WORDs being a Racist, a Radical, anti American wack job and now he is mad at us for pointing it out.
awwwww! waaaaaaaa!

One down, at least 20 more Anti American racist radicals that are REALLY CLOSE pals of OBAMas in IMPORTANT positions, to go.

AND OBAMA!!

DIDn't OBANA once tell us to look at WHO he surrounds himself with to see who he is??
Terrorist Bill Ayres friends for 20yrs, Racist radical Rev wright for 20 yrs! Anti American racist radical Van Jones, Hanging around and working with radical racist group ACORN. Resco the felon that sold Obama his house. The Saudi terrorist that got him into Harvard. And most of his CZARS are Wack job Radicals. One wants forced abortions!
Yep there you go! Some things just don't "change" Just because you say what people WANT to hear!! The "HopeChange crap only worked on the Lemmings.
WE the People see the Real YOU Obama!
Obama is still a radical trying to put America into a "Crises" to push his RADICAL agenda! Just like Jones said!!
Cloward-Piven Strategy baby!!
Nothing has "changed" with this Power grabbing nut job, unfortunately now POTUS.!
WAKE up you Lib Heads. Pay attention for once in you life.

Posted by: moniqueO | September 6, 2009 5:36 AM

Obama our worse fears realized, Punish our friends, cuddle our enemies, Punish responsibility and hard work, reward the corrupt, lazy and foolish. In other words the policies he and the majority of Democrats are pushing is the same socialist policies that have failed repeatedly around the world and here in States like Calif. and New York. Their ideal of a just society is not to lift the poor up but to bring all others down to their levels, sounds a lot the old Soviet Union, does it not? With the Democrat party replacing the Communist party!

Posted by: american1 | September 6, 2009 5:32 AM

The request was for you Obama haters to give facts re. why you hate him; you continue to spew venom based on your inner voices rather than facts in reality. Give another go and see if you can come up with something that offers scientific proof. (And I know that science is a dirty word for most of you!)

Posted by: HillNo | September 6, 2009 5:28 AM

Gee, with Mr. Jones (according to the WaPo, a "towering figure" in the "environmental movement") now under the bus, does that mean we have no hope of creating those millions of "green jobs?"

What's going to happen to all those training programs to convert inner city gang bangers into friendly insulation installers? Just as the libs lost their "towering figure" Ted Kennedy, and have spent endless hours navel gazing and searching for the "next Kennedy," who will be the "next Van Jones?"

Stay tuned to the WaPo for breathless analysis about his replacement.

Posted by: Curmudgeon10 | September 6, 2009 5:28 AM

At 72 I still see the hate of the 40's 50's 60's . The disrespect I see posted here towards our President is so unamerican. Would you bring him down at any cost? Would you bring us all down at any cost? Take your flaming crosses somewhere else.

Posted by: eaglehawkaroundsince1937 | September 6, 2009 5:27 AM

I'm sorry that last comment about Americans against socialist policies must mean we are against President Obama because he is black just pissed me off.

The subject of this artical was Van Jones and here again we must be anti-black if we don't like this Self Admitted Communist's views.

Wake up America, there is something very wrong with this administration and it has nothing to do with the color of their skin. America is not about radical nut cases ramming their agendas down the throats of 57% of the American population!

Yes you won the election on a "LIE" but now that we know who you really are Mr. Obama you would not win today! You have "NO MANDATE" when you win on a "LIE" you are just a fraud and should be arrested.

That is what is very flawed about our electorial system. You can put yourself out there as a moderate (nice guy)while really being an extremist (radical)! That should be so illegal!

Posted by: JimTinOz | September 6, 2009 5:22 AM

Curtnevan said:
As for his signing the petition about the Bush/Cheney administration's involvement in the events of 9/11. History will prove that they did much more than simply allow 9/11 to happen.

“the "Black Op" that was 9/11 was somehow a matter of national security”

“The "bipartisan" 911 Commission was a fraud, and it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure that out either.”


Wild guess here, uhm you’re not a rocket scientist?


If you were you would know what happens when the jet fuel and the liquid oxygen (like that used in the ECS (environmental control system) mix with a spark.


“But after carefully reviewing evidence and expert testimony, available to anyone with the courage to learn the facts”
“Citizen Investigation Team, 9/11 Pilots For Truth, as well as Michael Moore's film "Farenheit 911".”


Michael Moore?
Seriously, are you an idiot?

Posted by: dschoen1 | September 6, 2009 5:19 AM

The fact that Obama knowingly selected a self-professes marxist and racist is more than disturbing. It's very clear now how far left Obama is, and we still don't know what other loony-left nimrods Obama appointed as "Czars".

Posted by: Realist20 | September 6, 2009 5:17 AM

Dear curtnevan,

There are security camera videos of the 19 hijackers boarding the planes. There is audio of the hand to hand combat that occurred on flight 93.
Extensive FBI forensics exist of the lives of the hijackers leading up to 9/11.
Osama took credit for 9/11.
So you Truthers think that 19 committed Jihadists conspired WITH the evil neo-cons to blow up the Twin Towers because they were afraid that flying fully loaded and gassed up jumbo jets into the buildings wouldn't cause enough damage?
The blinding hatred that allows people to believe this kind of psychotic drivel in VERY VERY SCARY.

Posted by: Parker1227 | September 6, 2009 5:04 AM

Okay!
So who won the pool?


Hey Van Jones, how’s that bogus boycott working out?

Ya think yawl get Beak fired?

Posted by: dschoen1 | September 6, 2009 5:01 AM

Posted by: NotForYou1 | September 6,2009 2:45 AM

Glenn Beck is awesome. I mean, watching WWE wrestling is fun and all, but you know it's fake and you know what's gonna happen.

With Glenn Beck, you kinda hope it's fake and you never know what's gonna happen.


--

One of the best one liners I've seen lately.

Posted by: twm1 | September 6, 2009 5:00 AM

Arobinsonjr said:
“least the nation's white supremicists seem to have internet access and some can even spell...a little.”

Uhhh, arobinsonjr,

“supremicists” Is spelled Supremacists

Posted by: dschoen1 | September 6, 2009 4:54 AM

Wapo leg-tingle for Obama is quite apparent. They held off reporting about Jones until they had to, and even then they slanted it towards Jones.
Beck has been exposing Jones since June, yet Wapo claims that Beck went after Jones because of that Boycott.
Libs, if all you read is this tripe, then I guess thats why you are so delusional.

Posted by: chicagotrauma | September 6, 2009 4:39 AM

I an a caucasian woman who married a black man. My four children are therefore biracial. My nieces and nephews are half Vietnamese. I think it obvious to say I am not a racist. This being said, BOTH my husband and I are relieved to see this guy go. What is wrong with you people? It's beyond me to understand how ANYONE would support an extremist, self-avowed communist advising our President! Look at the facts people!

Posted by: ally2 | September 6, 2009 4:38 AM

Hillno
You really need to stop watching MSNBC. I fear for your life.
Your questions are not worth answering because they are based in any sort of reality.
You buy into the tripe that he has staved off economic disaster "that the stimulus has worked" (only 15% maybe, has been spent and the recession is over?)
The US has a failed system of healthcare? Not even gonna comment...
Obama creating a "strong capitalistic system"? You seem to ignore the fact that many of his Czars are in fact anti-capitalists.
I will not argue with anyone who chooses to ignore facts.

Posted by: chicagotrauma | September 6, 2009 4:33 AM

HillNo,

It's doubtful that you will receive a response other than this one. An argument predicated on the idea that disagreement with the President's politics and decisions must be based on racism doesn't deserve a response.

Posted by: azken | September 6, 2009 4:33 AM

It's amusing that the Washington Post would say that Jones resigned after weeks of controversy since they never covered any of it. Maybe they'll look outside next weekend when the 912 demonstration arrives and discover what is happening in this country. See you, Van Jones. We'll miss your witless vitriol.

Posted by: WJStephens | September 6, 2009 4:31 AM

Where were these self righteous Republican hypocrites (Pence, Cornyn, Bond et al) when then VP Cheney told Chairman "F*** You" on camera. And they have the GALL to chastise Jones' "crudeness". Van Jones has accomplished more good in the last few years than the likes of John Cornyn in his entire jaded lifetime.

As for his signing the petition about the Bush/Cheney administration's involvement in the events of 9/11. History will prove that they did much more than simply allow 9/11 to happen.

The evidence is now available that 9/11 was constructed to serve as the pretext for the long-coveted desire by NeoCon extremists (Cheney, Perl, Wolfowitz, Feith and more) to project American military power throughout the oil-rich Middle East. These "right-wingnuts" evidently convinced themselves that the "Black Op" that was 9/11 was somehow a matter of national security. What these men did is the real threat to our national security. Thousands of innocent American civilians and thousands of our Servicemen and women have been sacrificed for a political agenda. This cannot be forgiven, and must no longer be covered up. The "bipartisan" 911 Commission was a fraud, and it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure that out either. Just a willingness to deal with the awful truth.

I did not want to believe these charges. But after carefully reviewing evidence and expert testimony, available to anyone with the courage to learn the facts, I cannot any longer pretend that we were attacked by Islamic extremists. That evidence can be viewed by googling National Security Alert, Citizen Investigation Team, 9/11 Pilots For Truth, as well as Michael Moore's film "Farenheit 911".

I hope and pray that President Obama finds the courage to allow this investigation and prosecution of Bush/Cheney administration's war crimes to proceed to completion, no matter where the chips fall. The American People will know the truth someday, and hopefully the president will find the guts to acknowledge the ugly truth publicly.

Ultimately, Van Jones will be vindicated. It is noble of him, under these political circumstances, to minimize the political impact of his statements and actions on the president's agenda.

Finally, as Howard Dean correctly stated: "In Washington, a faux pas is when you actually tell the truth".
Hooray for Van Jones.

Posted by: curtnevan | September 6, 2009 4:30 AM

"Jones, a towering figure in the environmental movement...".

This statement does not speak well for the environmentalist movement.

Van Jones is just one more in a long line of Reverend Wrights of the left who are an essential part of Obama's life and, now, his administration. It is clear by the Washington Post response in this article that race-baiting and political hate mongering is accepted status-quo in the mainstream left.

In other words, the Whites on the left are too cowardly to speak up when their Black comrades spew their racist hatred.

Van Jones is a race-baiter. Reverend Wright is a race-baiter. Countless Black leaders and journalists are also professional race-baiters.

It is all based on the false logic that "victims" of historical racism couldn't possibly be racist because "racism" isn't a personal behavior, it is only something that the majority power structure is capable of.

What a bunch of stinking horse manure.

A racist is a racist - no matter the color.

And Black racists like Van Jones hurt the progressive cause beyond measure.

Sick and sad.

Posted by: Parker1227 | September 6, 2009 4:30 AM

arobinsonjr, you should take your own advice and read a history book. Ours is not a Democracy, it is a Republic. Big difference.

Posted by: azken | September 6, 2009 4:27 AM

Letter to those angry anti-Obama-haters:

Tell us exactly what this president has done that has you so angry. Is it that he deftly turned us off the path of certain economic disaster created by his predecessor? Or that he works to replace a failed health delivery system (the WORST of all industrialized nations) with one that secures future economic stability as well as a healthy populace? Or is it about his struggle to end those wars started by the fanatics in the previous administration--without jeopardizing our national security? Maybe you oppose the new regulations he's brought forward to assure the revitalization of a strong capitalistic system without the destructive control of the greedy thieves that stole Gramma's 401K. Exactly what IS your problem with the properly elected president in office right now? Maybe that he's PWB? (President While Black) Because none of this whackjob outrage from the has any basis in fact.

Posted by: HillNo | September 6, 2009 4:23 AM

"The history of the -Democratic party- and its leadership has been rife with thieves, murderers, slavers, mercenaries and charlatans who stole land, destroyed nations and built economies on the miseries of others--all while writing lofty charters about their ideals" arobinsonjr

Fixed it for you...

Posted by: chicagotrauma | September 6, 2009 4:21 AM

Posted by: printthis
Obama is winning and will continue to win against a very small niche party populated by southerners who never got out of jr. college.
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My God, you are about as delusional as anyone I have seen post a comment regarding an article on this entire web site.

Posted by: MikeJ9116 | September 6, 2009 4:17 AM

well i guess it is encouraging that at least the nation's white supremicists seem to have internet access and some can even spell...a little. oh, and i think it is absolutely perfect that they are suddenly deeply and passionately concerned about "bias" and "racism" in American politics and in the White House...Glen Beck is an absolute genius...I mean he must be. Look at how he is able to completely fool several million (well, at least this week)wingers to follow him blindly as he disintegrates and drivels on about "Obama hating white people" and "Communists, Socialists and Radicals"...well, everywhere. Uhh, Winger/Bloggers...pick up a history book from time to time (not the comic book version) and try to dig a little deeper into what has been the reality of America. The history of the US and its leadership has been rife with thieves, murderers, slavers, mercenaries and charlatans who stole land, destroyed nations and built economies on the miseries of others--all while writing lofty charters about their ideals. We can forgive them that one day, but you should not get it twisted--that really happened and our democracy is a work-in-progress. Whether you like to look at it or not, President Obama is working for you too.

Posted by: arobinsonjr | September 6, 2009 4:14 AM

"Van - the Good" honorably fell on his sword to silence the screaming hyenas. Somebody will hire "Van - the Good" quick.

Meanwhile Glen Beck remains toxic to advertisers and Bush Cheney have not out lived the long hand of the law yet. I am very suspicious. i would sign the partition! (all it said was "may well have")

All the while - insanely false accusation against President Obama fill the air like a flying pink elephant turd blizzard. GOP are so patriot aren't they?

Posted by: ryan_heart | September 6, 2009 4:07 AM

Posted by: chicagotrauma | September 6, 2009 4:04 AM

Posted by: steffy_28838_C
He was not fired; he gave up his job because all you jerks would not leave him alone.
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What do you call that fantasy land you live in? Sure, he "gave up" his job. He was thrown under the bus by Obama along with his pastor of twenty years, his dying grandmother and dozens of others. If you think this is bad just wait and see what happens in the future. There are a dozen more of these "Tsars" that are just as insane and radical as Jones. He is just the first domino to fall and many more will follow.

Posted by: MikeJ9116 | September 6, 2009 3:58 AM

I don't mind being called a racist by people who do not even know what the correct definition of racist is anyway. I used to believe that most liberals were college educated intellectuals, however, in the past year I have come under the conclusion that liberals are mostly brain dead and are delusional.

I find it ironic that the very people who voted for him solely based on his skin color are calling everyone who saw past his race a racist.

I do not disagree with my President because he is black, I disagree with him because he has no idea how to be a president.

Posted by: zenodaddy | September 6, 2009 3:56 AM

Posted by: freedom9 | September 6, 2009 3:19 AM

Many comments on here are violent, disgusting, profane, inappropriate and characterised by vicious personal attacks. Many of them come from users who frequently and repeatedly post the most vicious statements over and over again. The Washington Post is totally failing to monitor the comment blogs and this is one of the worst I have seen.

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I share your feeling and react to this very much as you do. But I think it would be a big mistake for the Post to employ a heavier editing hand than it already does. The New York Times has a much more restrictive and controlled policy which I do not agree with. I think most folks react as we do, and as a result the makers of "vicious statements" "will do themselves and their cause no good" (roughly quoting Joseph Welch, reacting to one of Joe McCarthy's smears in 1954).I continue to have faith in Thomas Jefferson's conviction that "truth is great and will prevail if left to herself (1777)".

Posted by: twm1 | September 6, 2009 3:54 AM

I have a theory: He's smart enough to do well enough on the LSAT to get into Yale Law School as a token. That, and a years of intensive self-esteem training with no negative feedback, gave him the bizarre idea that he was an intelligent and thoughtful human being. What a fool? Ditto for Obama.

Posted by: grousemt | September 6, 2009 3:54 AM

Posted by: Malakai2
MikeJ, you refer to an intent to execute a "Commie agenda roll-back" plan?

TELL ME MORE. I AM INTRIGUED!
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The plan is already in motion. It started with the Tea Party movement, rolled into the Town Hall protests, continues with perpetual calling of your Democrat Congress people to lodge your displeasure with their far left socialist/communist agenda and further continues with the march planned in Washington, DC on September 12th. The sleeping giant has been awakened by Obama, Pelosi and Reid and it won't rest until our freedoms are restored, preserved and protected. The ultimate "cleansing" will occur in November of 2010 and 2012.

As the economy continues to tank and unemployment rises, the sleeping giant will just get larger and stronger and it will wash out the scum controlling Congress. People are no longer willing to sit on their couch and let socialism and communism pushed by Obama and the majority of the Democrats in Congress take over the country.

Posted by: MikeJ9116 | September 6, 2009 3:51 AM

It's almost as if Dubya and Dick were still in the White House. The GOP peanut gallery gets its panties in a wad over the darndest things. For example, the President decided to roll up his sleeves and get to work in the Oval Room and was criticized for improper business attire while in the Oval Room. Apparently there was a hard and fast rule during the previous administration that coats and ties were to stay on constantly in that room and, no doubt, throughout the White House to show proper submission to Authority and Respect for the Office of the President. All symbol. No substance. They didn't like the blue jeans and bare feet of the Clintons, either. GOPers have no problem at all abrogating treaties, violating laws, violating civil rights, letting the high and mighty get away with financial crimes, as long as decorum is maintained.

Posted by: BlueTwo1 | September 6, 2009 3:50 AM

According to Yahoo New, Van Jones quit mostly because he called Rethuglicans "a**holes." Oh, dear! What a weiner for resigning in the middle of the night over that.

Posted by: grousemt | September 6, 2009 3:48 AM

Wow, there are actually people who support this nutcase? How is Jones's Trutherism any different from the Birtherism that the Obama Administration rightfully denigrates?

Posted by: trueholygoat | September 6, 2009 3:47 AM

Marik7,

Did someone say that Jones couldn't speak??? I just said I shouldn't be PAYING for it...

Hey, guys. Anyone remember back in the olden days, when people actually PAID for a subscription to this rag??? Now, apparently, they don't actually have enough money to pay JOURNALISTS anymore. Sad, really... Thank God for Youtube, Google and Glenn Beck! Without them, all we'd know is that Van Jones "towers" somewhere...

Posted by: Malakai2 | September 6, 2009 3:44 AM

"Still, to this day..we do not know the reason why Bush/Cheney held all flights leaving the US with the exception of the BIN LADDEN FAMILY. This is not hearsay...this is a fact." Er...no, that's not a "fact" it's a truther lie and why truthers can never be trusted in any responsible position. In the first place Osama bin Laden had 40 brothers, all of whom repudiated his terrorist actions long before 9/11. Some of their children were visiting or studying in the US: none was directly related to bin Laden. Not one of them left the US before the international travel ban was lifted; every one of them was interviewed by the FBI before they left and found not to be part of al Qaeda. Since then none have rushed off to Afghanistan, Pakistan, or any al Qaeda hangout to take up arms.

Posted by: orionca | September 6, 2009 3:42 AM

I bet the only calls telling him to hang tough and fight it out were coming from all the way across the political spectrum. I mean, I know I am disappointed he didn't hang around a little longer.

Posted by: RezkoLot | September 6, 2009 3:42 AM

Well, we'll need SOME for comedy relief, and to stimulate political thought. Leftists serve a purpose and should not be done away with. Every once in a while they are able to provide a non-fanatical proposal that doesn't threaten the nation.

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Hey Tupac Goldstein...
If you want all liberals and democrats to VANISH in America...where does the freedom of choice come in? If you want all democrats and liberals to go away...isn't that..A SOCIALIST DICTATORSHIP?

Posted by: kubrickstan | September 6, 2009 2:50 AM

Posted by: Tupac_Goldstein | September 6, 2009 3:41 AM

Navy60 wrote: "Why is it that only white people are considered racist. Hello . ."

DC Sage wrote: White people won their moniker for being racists with a history of slavery, lynching, Jim Crow Laws, segregation, discrimination, Klan terrorism, voter disenfranchisement and the kind of racist bigotry we see rearing its ugly head today in the republican party. Many whites hate Barack Obama because he is not a white male.

The republican party has become a racist mob with pitchforks in white sheets led by bigots like Rush Limbaugh and Glen Beck.

Posted by: DCSage | September 6, 2009 3:39 AM

Hay MikeJ9116,

You remember free speech, you should you are doing enough of it.

Remember it is not only you that has free speech, everyone does. He was not fired; he gave up his job because all you jerks would not leave him alone. Do you remember the word PRESSURE? To much of it can kill a person.

Posted by: steffy_28838_C | September 6, 2009 3:38 AM

Posted by: catmomtx
Yes, it is time for the President to man up. Time for him to stop being nice and go ahead and take the gloves off. Show them what an angry black man in the white house can really do.
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We have already seen what an angry black man can do as president and the country is starting put him in his place. We don't want the communist/socialist/fascist agenda he planned to ram down our throats. Obama had better do a 180 real quick or he will have a horrible three and a half years ahead of him and will destroy the Democrat Party in the process. Well.... maybe he shouldn't do a 180 after all. :)

Posted by: MikeJ9116 | September 6, 2009 3:38 AM

The Liberals are all confused!!!! Its sorta CUTE...

And another thing: Stop calling me a racist. It no longer means anything, on account of you keep throwing the term around as a euphamism for "doesn't agree with me"! Don't you see that the comments being posted are running, like, ten to one in agreement with this tool being "bus under-carriaged"? Do you feel... alone?

Posted by: Malakai2 | September 6, 2009 3:37 AM

Another one of Obana's Socialist/racist friends leaves. To replace him, Obama will select Reverend Jeremiah Wright as the next "Green Czar". The chickens are coming home to roost.

Posted by: Drudge1 | September 6, 2009 3:36 AM

"vicious smear campaign against me..." !

Jones is his own worst enemy and, sadly, a perfect picture of Barack Obama's ideal satrap/czar/henchman.

Obama's looking more and more like that Joker poster all the time.

Posted by: sidehacker | September 6, 2009 3:34 AM

Hay tweedburst,

It's not the Dems on dope; it’s you guys who must be because you do not understand what you read so you listen to Fox news.

Posted by: steffy_28838_C | September 6, 2009 3:33 AM

MikeJ, you refer to an intent to execute a "Commie agenda roll-back" plan?

TELL ME MORE. I AM INTRIGUED!

Posted by: Malakai2 | September 6, 2009 3:32 AM

Posted by: marik7
It's amazing how many posters are opposed to Van's right to free speech. Just goes to show you that America is in trouble, no matter who's in power.
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It looks to me like Jones got all the free speech he wanted. In fact, he got enough of it to get his a$$ fired for running his far left communist mouth while a video camera was running.

Posted by: MikeJ9116 | September 6, 2009 3:28 AM

"Here's the math...idiots..
Glen Beck has a conservative estimate of 3 million viewers...the American population is over 90 MILLION...meaning about 87 million Americans "

Kubrickstan, the US population this year is 305 Million. Roughly 228 Million of those are adults. The US population was 90 million around 1910.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demographics_of_the_United_States

No cable news network comes even close to Fox in Nielson ratings. Beck beats all other competition in his time frame by a factor of 5.

http://www.mediabistro.com/tvnewser/ratings/

You are an angry, uninformed and stupid little boy.

Posted by: azken | September 6, 2009 3:28 AM

Liberals: 0
Conservatives: 1

Good riddance to a radical racist.

Next up for resignation, Barack Obama.

Okpulot Taha
Choctaw Nation
Puma Politics

Posted by: PurlGurl | September 6, 2009 3:26 AM

The bigots who lead the republican party needed something to point to as a victory, so getting an administration underling like Van Jones to resign was good reason for the Kluxers to don their white sheets and to go out and burn a few crosses while playing a little grabass in the woods.

The best way for Van Jones to spend his time is to continue to work to escalate the boycott against companies who finance racist bigots like Glen Beck and the fat-headed birther, Lou Dobbs.

Companies who finance racist Ku Klux Klansmen like Dobbs and Beck should have to pay for their underwriting racism and bigotry with their bottom lines.

Posted by: DCSage | September 6, 2009 3:25 AM

One thing for sure, the republicans with the help of Fox news, Rush and their ilk are still stirring the pot of all the nuts, and the ill informed in the country for all they are worth because they cannot stand for having the taxes raised on all their ultra rich buds .

You remember those people; they are the GOP who has robbed the poor and given to the rich of the country for years. Remember the phrase? “Do you want your taxes raised, of course not, vote for us and we will not raise your taxes”. The taxes they were talking about were the ultra richest people’s taxes. Continue taking from the poor while they go scot free. I say not again.

Do you remember your wages going down while your insurance premiums and what you had to pay for medical services and prescriptions kept going up. You do; Good.

Just remember the GOP did this to you and were paid damn good money to do this to you.

They got away with it all before, and with all the nuts of this country and the ill informed causing this entire ruckus they think they can get away with it again.

I say NO, NO and NO, not this time. NOT AGAIN.

We have got to stand strong against the Republicans current efforts to do away with what is right and good for the country. What we the little people need for the good of us all.

How many are there? Not percentage, but what number count are we fighting against. It is a percentage of a whole; we never hear the whole of their ilk. If we knew just how many GOP in this country are against, then they and we would also know just where the country stands. As it is, it’s just in-fighting.

Posted by: steffy_28838_C | September 6, 2009 3:24 AM

Hey "freedom9" - The comments at WaPo feature libs calling for the "swift trial and execution" of Bush and Cheney EVERY SINGLE DAY. They aren't even in office anymore. You'd think the libs would stop smoking meth while watching MSNBC and reading WaPo. The liberal disconnect from reality is surreal.

Posted by: tweedburst | September 6, 2009 3:23 AM

Posted by: mikebw
JAUNITA1 and megilles, your comments are the most thoughtful and truthful that I have read on this site. Thank you and God bless you.
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You must be on one heck of an LSD bender.

Posted by: MikeJ9116 | September 6, 2009 3:23 AM

I see they're passing out Koolaid today... There is NOTHING more important than getting these Statist Tools aligned to our American Ideals. We dont need to re-engineer healthcare, we need to make it more available to the HANDFULL of folks that dont already HAVE it.

Van Jones was a waste of space, as is Mark Lloyd, Cas Sunstein and the rest. In America we don't HAVE "Czars", we AREN'T Socialists and we don't want a free lunch...

If you disagree, you're welcome to your viewpoint, IMHO. Just don't expect the rest of us to consider your statements seriously. SHAZAM: you're "marginalized".

Now, where the HELL was the Post while the bloggers were unearthing all this ACTUAL INFORMATION about Mr. Jones??!! Your picture is in the dictionary next to the word "Irrelevant"...

Mark Lloyd is next. You guys gonna tee him up, or do the rest of us have to continue doing your jobs for you?

Posted by: Malakai2 | September 6, 2009 3:20 AM

kubrickstan, please show any "Kill Obama" material you think you have.

On the other hand, feel free to observe, http://www.zombietime.com/zomblog/?p=621

Then, please show any condemnations anywhere in the mainstream media or left-winged blogs.

It's time for you all to be honest.

Posted by: lewwaters | September 6, 2009 3:19 AM

"They are using lies and distortions to distract and divide." So speaks a 9/11 truther who signed on to lies and distortions about the events of 9/11/01. That was bad enough: all the other radical and anti-American positions he's taken over the years disqualify him from serving in the US government. It's telling that Obama hasn't repudiated ANY of his positions, either. He's simply upset that his radical brother got caught.

Posted by: orionca | September 6, 2009 3:19 AM

Many comments on here are violent, disgusting, profane, inappropriate and characterised by vicious personal attacks. Many of them come from users who frequently and repeatedly post the most vicious statements over and over again. The Washington Post is totally failing to monitor the comment blogs and this is one of the worst I have seen.

It doesn't matter that the contingent of haters is and will remain in the minority. What is the point of having policies if nothing is done to carry them out? Washington Post editorial board, HIRE SOME EDITORS for your comment pages!
You are what you publish.

Van Jones will be sorely missed.

Posted by: freedom9 | September 6, 2009 3:19 AM

Posted by: megilles
Don't you Beck worshipers realize that he is simply an opportunist, inciting you to act against your own best interests by playing to your dark side? Only to line his own pockets.
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Are you talking about Glen Beck or AlGore and Bill Clinton?

Posted by: MikeJ9116 | September 6, 2009 3:19 AM

So who's going to be the new "Green Czar"?

1. Al Sharpton
2. Louis Farrakhan
3. Jeremiah Wright

Posted by: grousemt | September 6, 2009 3:18 AM

Why is it that only white people are considered racist. Hello . . Did anyone really listen to the comments made by Van Jones. Not once have I heard MSM refer to his comments as racist.I could care less what his color is, but I do care about whats on in his head with regard to our country. Good riddance to another Commie!

Posted by: Navy60 | September 6, 2009 3:17 AM

Posted by: Opa2
It's too bad that those people that hate this President so much they can't listen to him, now spread this hatred to their innocent children by forbidding them to listen to a President of the United States telling them to stay in school, study and leave drugs alone.
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Well, if Obama had left it at this there wouldn't be a problem. He had to go and put out a lesson plan that stole a page directly from the Hitler Youth method of indoctrinating young children. Did you even read that self grandizing piece of propaganda he put out to the teachers?

Posted by: MikeJ9116 | September 6, 2009 3:16 AM

It's fun quoting the Bible to libs:

"Your own mouth condemns you, not mine; your own lips testify against you." Job 15:6

Van Jones doesn't even have the minimal integrity to own up to his own words.

Posted by: tweedburst | September 6, 2009 3:15 AM

Don't you Beck worshipers realize that he is simply an opportunist, inciting you to act against your own best interests by playing to your dark side? Only to line his own pockets. There needs to be a biblical type cleansing of Fox and the right-wing radio airwaves. The big fat cats who land obscene contracts on the backs of people (their viewers/listeners) too stupid to know that it's all a game to the Puppet Masters who brainwash them need to be tossed from their temple.

Posted by: megilles | September 6, 2009 3:13 AM

Posted by: kubrickstan
Here's the math...idiots..
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No, here's the math.... one Obama unvetted communist adviser down and a couple dozen more to go. Then in 2012 we will kick out the Commie-In-Chief and finally restore this country back to the freedoms it had enjoyed until the commie Democrats systematically removed several Constitutional rights over the past two decades.

Posted by: MikeJ9116 | September 6, 2009 3:11 AM

First things first. No one smeared Van Jones. His past just caught up with him. Only last year he was a proud self proclaim communist and said he was going to use the green movement to change this country and this society. After he gets the job, he's apologizing for comments he made and he didn't mean to offend anyone. Jones speeches are meant to offend people. Jones wasn't special in what he attempted to do using the green movement. In Europe, the ex-socialist and ex-communist too radical like Jones, can't get regular jobs so they go into movements like the green movements, global warning group, animal rights group, and environmental groups. These groups welcomes radicals like Jones because they need those who are blinded by their beliefs. Just like Van Jones.

Posted by: houstonian | September 6, 2009 3:10 AM

Please calm down, people. You`re all gonna have aneurisms if you can`t get a grip on your emotions. You aren`t changing any minds by throwing verbal turds at eachother.

Posted by: bender1 | September 6, 2009 3:08 AM

It's too bad that those people that hate this President so much they can't listen to him, now spread this hatred to their innocent children by forbidding them to listen to a President of the United States telling them to stay in school, study and leave drugs alone. What aree they afraid of? O, I know. Perhaps their children will find out that this President is BLACK and that would traumatize the little darlings.

Posted by: Opa2 | September 6, 2009 3:06 AM

And of course, when it comes to republcans carrying signs to KILL OBAMA, and Obama is Hitler..and carry guns to an Obama speech that's freedom of speech..but what Van Jones says is RACIST. Yeah, republicans why don't you just admit the fact...you hate Obama because he's black.

Posted by: kubrickstan | September 6, 2009 3:05 AM

JAUNITA1 and megilles, your comments are the most thoughtful and truthful that I have read on this site. Thank you and God bless you.

Posted by: mikebw | September 6, 2009 3:04 AM

Decent Americans will not be satisfied until all the communists in the Obama Administration are removed. I'm sorry, but that means Obama's entire coterie must go. In 2012 we will remove Obama. There is no place in a freedom loving America for communism and the pigs that espouse it. The majority of American citizens have no desire to become the world's replacement for the old Soviet Union.

Posted by: jerdjon | September 6, 2009 3:03 AM

So why did the coward resign? On a holiday weekend Saturday night? Cause he's a bigot, that's why.

Posted by: grousemt | September 6, 2009 3:00 AM

Here's the math...idiots..
Glen Beck has a conservative estimate of 3 million viewers...the American population is over 90 MILLION...meaning about 87 million Americans have better things to do then listen to a ranting racist high school dropout that caters to the like of himself. What this really means is about 87 million Americans are smart enough to know how full of shi# glen beck is. Unfortunately, we still have the 3 million followers who live where the busses don't go and spend all day eating squrriel sandwiches and watching Fox news.

Posted by: kubrickstan | September 6, 2009 2:58 AM

Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.) called on Jones to resign Friday, saying in a statement, "His extremist views and coarse rhetoric have no place in this administration or the public debate."

Senator Christopher S. Bond (R-Mo.) urged Congress to investigate Jones's "fitness" for the position, writing in an open letter, "Can the American people trust a senior White House official that is so cavalier in his association with such radical and repugnant sentiments?" On Saturday, Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, wrote on his Twitter account, "Van Jones has to go."

I guess that several members of congress will be the next to leave office if the standard for removal is making outrageous statements? What a bunch of hypocrites the Republicans have become.

Posted by: mblanken | September 6, 2009 2:57 AM

It's amazing how many posters are opposed to Van's right to free speech.

Just goes to show you that America is in trouble, no matter who's in power.

Posted by: marik7 | September 6, 2009 2:56 AM

pghpat26, I'm sure the poster below meant Obama's grandmother, who worked on a bomber assembly line in WWII for the cause of defeating Hitler.

The neo-nazi forces in this country who are working tooth and nail against Obama are just the sorts that his grandma fought against. Now, her grandson has to deal with all of you. America's struggle against bigotry and ignorance continues.

Which side are you going to be on?

Posted by: B2O2 | September 6, 2009 2:54 AM

It is thrilling to see the former ‘silent majority’ emerge via cable and the Internet to resurrect dēmokratía, "popular government", in this young brave new decade. For the times they are a-changin'. "Come writers and critics. Who prophesize with your pen. And keep your eyes wide. The chance won't come again." God bless you, Glenn Beck. You are what history remembers. Please be safe. Odd isn't it, that all this was done with the mainstream media's silence in support of Obama. Proves two things. 1) CBS,NBC,ABC,AP,NYTs and other so-called mainstream media ARE NOT Fair or Balanced, but are opinion media, with a political mission to liberals and Obama. 2) The public 'gets it' and the mainstream media have dug their own graves, and will never get out. America is moving on without them! Obama's appointed Racist Communist (in his own words), Van Jones, resigned because of the Sunshine of Truth put upon by Glenn Beck, and Jones did the first honorable thing in his life when he resigned. God Bless America.

Posted by: topproducer1 | September 6, 2009 2:54 AM

Van Jones is finished. He may have flew under the radar with the "Green" crowd (i.e. Cynthia McKinney) but he's toast now. He's no environmentalist - he's just a simple-minded bigot. Like I said, he's toast.

Posted by: grousemt | September 6, 2009 2:52 AM

"What he'd said," your last three words, doesn't show that he was speaking, that is, exercising his right to free speech"?

That is curious. When you "say" stuff, aren't you usually speaking?

Posted by: marik7 | September 6, 2009 2:51 AM

Van Jones may have apologized about calling Republicans A—holes, and may have not understood that he was endorsing the view that Pres. Bush could have stopped 911 when he signed the petition, but didn’t but he is evidently not sorry about any of these things:
That he's an avowed communist
That he believes we need a "whole new system" (communism anyone?)
For his campaign to free the proven communist cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal
About his being a member of the revolutionary, communist group, STORM
For his radical past as a black nationalist and hater of whites
For saying that we should redistribute our wealth to Indians, (Indian casinos are evidently not taking it back fast enough.)
His remarks that whites are purposely poisoning minority neighborhoods:
Saying that immigrants are being sprayed with toxins by Americans:
And, Quoting Van Jones, "Personnel is policy."
Somebody should tell the President.

Posted by: CapitolaLeon | September 6, 2009 2:51 AM

"Jones, a towering figure..........."

'Towering' is not difficult in a gathering of dwarfs.

Posted by: Warthogg | September 6, 2009 2:50 AM

Hey Tupac Goldstein...
If you want all liberals and democrats to VANISH in America...where does the freedom of choice come in? If you want all democrats and liberals to go away...isn't that..A SOCIALIST DICTATORSHIP?

Posted by: kubrickstan | September 6, 2009 2:50 AM

What overpowering racist sentiment in these comments, which is to be expected, since you've got s--- for brains. Don't worry, you will be defeated - the ark of history bends toward justice (MLK). I wish Van Jones had stayed - he is a giant. If his statement regarding 9/11 was "repugnant," it's because he was reflecting the true rot and slime at the core of America - a former president who breached his duty to protect America either intentionally or through abject negligence. What's the explanation for New Orleans? Obviously, there was a pattern at work; one that resulted in the deaths of hundreds of thousands of human beings. But you guys love death, you revel in it, it makes your day, because you're pathetic low-lifes. Van Jones will accomplish great things no matter where he is.

Posted by: laikodi | September 6, 2009 2:48 AM

Does Glenn Beck have the guts to run for a national political office?

Posted by: marik7 | September 6, 2009 2:48 AM

It's not about free speech. Van Jones fled in the night like a coward when people talked about what he'd said.

Posted by: grousemt | September 6, 2009 2:46 AM

I'm new to this "board," and have to say that I find most of the comments here disgusting, written by "people" (I use the term loosely) who don't deserve to call themselves Americans. It's appalling that the Obama administration keeps caving to the lunatic, treasonous fringe who just a few months ago called anyone un-American who disagreed with the past occupant of the White House (can't even bring myself to write his name). I'm 64 years old and thought that in my lifetime there was progress in this country. It's clear now that the racism running rampant now across parts of this country was just always bubbling beneath the surface. All it took was the money-grabbing hypocrites screaming across the airwaves to have the bigotry show its ugly face(s). For a brief shining moment last November I experienced joy and pride again, but instead of seeing my country unite to bring our troops back home, take health care back from Big Pharma and Big Insura to provide everyone with decent health care, and give the planet hope of surviving man's raping of it, all I see is the right-wing corporate establishment and its greedy, powerful, screeching heads working up incurious, ignorant and uncultured bigots into a frenzy and feeding that frenzy - for their own ill-gotten gains. I simply do NOT understand why the Becks, Hannitys, Limbaughs and their self-serving ilk are allowed to continue to spew their venomous and treasonable words. There's freedom of speech and then there's yelling "Fire" in a crowded theater. Now I'm going to vomit and then thank God that I don't live in the so-called heartland, where it appears there is little heart these dark days.

Posted by: megilles | September 6, 2009 2:45 AM

Perez OBAMA WASN'T evan bourne here!!

And now hes going to tell our kids how TO THINK!

Keep YOU'RE KIDS HOME FROM SCOOL WEN HE GIVES HIS SPEECH!

Perez OBAMA iz a razist SOCIlis... ah, I quit.

Glenn Beck is awesome. I mean, watching WWE wrestling is fun and all, but you know it's fake and you know what's gonna happen.

With Glenn Beck, you kinda hope it's fake and you never know what's gonna happen.

For someone that admitted on "The View" that he doesn't deal in facts because he's just an entertainer, it's disturbing how often he claims to be TEH SOUL SOURCE OV TRUFE! when it comes to, eh, pretty much everything.

Well, there's no use arguing this point to his followers, so, oh well.

KEEPZ YOUR KIDZ HOME WHILE BARACKITLER HITBAMA SPEEKZ TO YOUR CHILDRENZ.

Glenn Beck is a moron. If you were watching his show this week and wondering why the White House didn't respond to him, well, you're also a moron. But seriously, keep your kids home. Never let them out of the house. Better yet, build an air-tight bunker... Get in there. Watch out for nuke-u-lar weapons. But just stay where you are.

Byron Jones from the Washington Examiner rents pornography. To be more specific, Transgendered pornography.

And that's totally true. So, goodbye that kooky hero of yours...

Posted by: NotForYou1 | September 6, 2009 2:45 AM

Sticker,

There's a difference between "has stated" and "stated."

You can look it up in any grammar textbook.

Posted by: marik7 | September 6, 2009 2:45 AM

Let's not forget that Obama is the "post-racial" president.

Posted by: grousemt | September 6, 2009 2:45 AM

Posted by: alinosof | September 6, 2009 1:00 AMThank you Mr. Beck. 1 Czar down 37 more tob go. Lets get rid of them all!

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For all the obsession in some circles about the "Czarification" of the Obama Administration, an article in Wikipedia concludes that the record for the number of "Czars" actually belongs to the administration of George W. Bush. According to Wikipedia, the concept of "Czar" as an executive appointee goes back at least to Franklin Roosevelt. They count 32 such positions in the Obama Administration. There were 36 in the administration of George W. Bush, which is the record. They provide a list of these positions and their occupants, which they admit is incomplete. One of the more interesting is the position of "Abstinence Czar" in the administration of G W Bush.
The occupant of this position was Randall L. Tobias, whose official title was Administrator of USAID. In that position Tobias, who had previously been CEO of AT&T, was a strong public advocate of abstinence. In 2007 it was revealed that he has been questioned by Federal investigators for receiving services from an escort service which had been charged with prostitution-related racketeering. Tobias said that he had only received massages from the service. Nevertheless, he resigned from the Bush Administration. I will resist the temptation to put my own spin on this, and leave that to others.

Posted by: twm1 | September 6, 2009 2:43 AM

I wonder what the free speech crowd and the tea baggers will say about this. Will they be outraged by this obvious travesty of the right to free speech, or will they applaud because the person whose right to free speech was violated was not one of them?

Posted by: marik7 | September 6, 2009 2:42 AM

Kubrick, man you need to quit chewing on lead base painted window sills and quit licking the windex off the window before its dry, ann dunham was born in 1942, so do tell how she helped the american war effort when she was less than 3 years old. oh and dont let me forget why i originally wanted to leave a comment, van jones dont let the door hit ya where the good lord split ya

Posted by: pghpat26 | September 6, 2009 2:40 AM

kubrickstan, you are wrong on every point. Beck is only second in ratings, on any cable network, to Bill O'Reilly. Nice try. Your support is pathological. Thank you Glenn Beck for bringing this type of corruption to light. Keep up the good work!

Posted by: vicsmith | September 6, 2009 2:40 AM

What courage & leadership with a 1 AM holiday weekend newshook...

This is too funny...

Washington Post should be ashamed of the Jones announcement story, however they are too close to the trees to see the forest.

O'bama's hope & change

DNC it's time 4 fundraising: GOP Forces Out Green Czar!

The comments here from the left are the best!

Thank you all for a rousing good night.

What are they doing in the castle tonight?

Sleep tight West Wing.

Posted by: BeckTruthr | September 6, 2009 2:40 AM

The WaPo and the rest of our fully fascist, state-run media had a complete news blackout on Van Jones prior to his "resignation."

Posted by: tweedburst | September 6, 2009 2:39 AM

alinosof, your post of 1:00 AM is absolutely hilarious. So everyone who accused Clinton of making those airstrikes to distract from the GOP-stoked Monicagate should be removed from office? REALLY? Can I get you on

Excellent! OUT WITH HALF OF THE GOP MEMBERS OF CONGRESS! THEY WERE ALL SAYING THAT. REMEMBER THEIR BORROWING OF THE MOVIE OUT THEN CALLED "WAG THE DOG"?

Thank you, for your support in removing the GOP goons who distracted our country from so much meaningful business in the middle part of the last decade. THANK YOU, for finally acknowledging the conservative wackos in Congress should resign!

Now if only the rest of you birthers and death panelers would join in. I see several of them have, unwittingly - as you guys generally are - followed suit.

Posted by: B2O2 | September 6, 2009 2:39 AM

Reading all those insulting comments tells me that The right wing cannot digest that they lost! Obama is your President, like it or not! And I am very grateful to have him as President after 8 years of hell under George W. Bush. Grateful also for Holder who is doing the right thing in investigating Torture and more will come!
Have you heard of the word "Indictment"?
Cannot wait for Justice to be done!

Posted by: foreal | September 6, 2009 2:38 AM

Why didn't the Washington Post tell all of the problems with Mr. Jones and give details? The article played down the objections of Mr. Jones. Mr. Jones has stated that he is a communist. If he had been investigated by the F.B.I. prior to given this position, he would never have had the position. The Post is so biased. . .as usual!

Posted by: sticker | September 6, 2009 2:37 AM

Hate speech? Please people, let's be real. Vane Jones' speech is no more different than current Senators saying, "let's get tags to hunt down Obama," or "We're looking for the next Great White Hope." That involves racism and fighting words which is NOT covered by freedom of speech. If that's not hate speech I don't know what is. Why hasn't the left written letters to Congress to ask for the resignation of these Senators?

And as for the 9/11 Truther's thing and the "crackhead" ordeal? So what? It's called freedom of speech. People are calling Obama: Hitler and saying that he wants to kill all old people. I fail to see how that is any different than Van Jones' rhetoric.

Posted by: DeeSee25 | September 6, 2009 2:34 AM

Another victim of the filthy, America-hating right wing smear machine. I'm sure Glenn Beck and his Nazi youth are celebrating tonight. They got rid of one of the darkies who were making them feel so inadequate.

Posted by: B2O2 | September 6, 2009 2:33 AM

WOW! The nut jobs are all over this site! When whats-his-name Beck is part of the national discourse, reason has been tossed overboard. Trying to debate the lame-brained is like trying to teach a pig to sing. It wastes your time and annoys the pig.

Posted by: mikebw | September 6, 2009 2:33 AM

Good riddance to Van Jones. I hope he goes down to Venezuela. Maybe Hugo Chavez will give him a job - or to Cuba to work for Fidel and his brother. He'll feel right at home, of that I am sure.

Posted by: Tommypie | September 6, 2009 2:28 AM

Good riddance to Van Jones. I hope he goes down to Venezuela. Maybe Hugo Chavez will give him a job - or to Cuba to work for Fidel and his brother. He'll feel right at home, of that I am sure.

Posted by: Tommypie | September 6, 2009 2:28 AM

And I want Glen Beck and all of his racist idiot followers to understand this...President Obama's father fought side by side with McCarthy to defeat...HITLER. President Obama's mother worked her as## off, as an American, in the war effort...TO DEFEAT HITLER!!!!! Who is the Hitler wanna bee's take a good look at yourselves in the mirror. You are what what you hate...yourselves. Remember the movie..FALLING DOWN, with Michaal Douglas where he goes into a shop to look for military boots and finds a Hitler wanna bee...well this is who you really are. You hate blacks, jews, Asians, Mexicans, the French, Muslims, Russian's...etc. This is who YOU and GLEN BECK, and sara palin and dick cheney and the republican party represent...white racist a-holes that live in the 18th century.

Posted by: kubrickstan | September 6, 2009 2:27 AM

One thing for sure Mr.Jones was right about the right wing Republicans. Yes they will not stop till all the Black folk are out of the White House. The great thing is President Obama will be in office for another 1,212 days, and another great thing the dumb Republicans will still have no one to put up against him. Oh that is right I am sorry I for got the Limbaugh Beck ticket. Or maybe they could throw in Ollie North man how could they lose.
Big Russ

Posted by: rutoft64 | September 6, 2009 2:26 AM

There is still hope...Bravo,America,your voice still powerful! I can't wait until 2010...!

Posted by: julcubdish | September 6, 2009 12:48 AM

Well, one scumbag leftist down, 835,381 to go.

Posted by: Tupac_Goldstein | September 6, 2009 12:47 AM
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Dancing with the Trolls....

Posted by: angriestdogintheworld | September 6, 2009 2:24 AM

The LA Times is finally reporting this sordid story, and they're calling Van Jones "the onetime Marxist." Come on LA Times, as if VanJones had repented his past communist/progressive positions. He's a truther, radical hater and bolshevik racist, in solidarity with any anti-American group including al-qaeda.

What the leftist/progressive won't do to mislead, distort the truth, and omit key details (such as the whole VanJones controversy).

This is why FOX is a growing media force...the American people are realizing that they are not getting the full story from the media, and they're deserting the supercultural seven (Post,Times,Newsweak,Time, abc,cBS, and nbc) in droves.

Posted by: Steve71 | September 6, 2009 2:23 AM

Oh c'mon, it's the Labor Day weekend. WaPo has high-school summer hires writing all of the articles (and probably editing). Give 'em a break!

Posted by: grousemt | September 6, 2009 2:23 AM

Hey Obama, can you hear the Fat Lady singing, she's singing for you...it might be Sotomayor. It doesn't really matter though, any Fat Lady will do.

Posted by: ekim53 | September 6, 2009 2:21 AM

What happened to the United States? We are a disgrace as a nation. The Democrats and the Republicans seem to be only focused on destrying the other. Constantly bickering like little children. Why are we not we united as a country?

I belong to neither party - but if we accept Van Jones resignation due to past comments. How about Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld lying to the American people? Why did we accept this?

Let’s stop trying to one up each other and start to work together. We have so many problems in the US that this division is only making things worse.

Posted by: Bob555 | September 6, 2009 2:20 AM

HEY, antiharkonfreedomfighter...
you forgot to mention...
Tim Guitner(white)
Joe Bidden(white)
Hillary Clinton(white)
Sebaliss(white)
Bernakie(white)
Gates(white)
Gibbs(white)
and...attempts to bring several (white) republican senator's to his staff.
A racist, never thinks there a racist...obviously you don't think you are..nuff said.

Posted by: kubrickstan | September 6, 2009 2:18 AM

Obama and Van Jones share a common background in the same Marxism-steeped faith: Black Liberation Theology.

Black Liberation Theology teaches that by merging Marxism with the Gospel, African-Americans will be liberated.

Obama is just as, if not more, radical than Van Jones. Obama should resign, too.

Posted by: mock1ngb1rd | September 6, 2009 2:16 AM

Glen Beck is doing what all the rest of the liberal media pimps can't do, Get to the Truth.
No wonder why there are so many really dumb liberals and lot's of ignorant tingly legged Obama voters.

GOOD NEWS FOR ALL AMERICANS THOUGH, Obama/Pelosi/Reid/Democrats, ALL their poll numbers are headed south as they reveal their Gross incompetence and their radicalism.

Posted by: ekim53 | September 6, 2009 2:15 AM

Glenn Beck, in seeking to fulfill his own personal vendetta against Van Jones, used one of "Alinsky's Rules for Radicals"--

RULE 12: Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it." Cut off the support network and isolate the target from sympathy. Go after people and not institutions; people hurt faster than institutions. (This is cruel, but very effective. Direct, personalized criticism and ridicule works.)

As Beck is the most radical promoter of anarchy and lawlessness on Cable TV today, it doesn't surprise me.

The spirit of lawlessness and anarchy operates within those who advocate fear, hate, and racism: it is the spirit of antichrist in the world today.

May God show Glenn Beck mercy; though he shows no mercy to others.

Matthew 7:21-23- "Not everyone who says to Me, 'Lord, Lord,' shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, 'Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many works in Your name? And then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you: depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!'"

Posted by: JAUNITA1 | September 6, 2009 2:14 AM

US APNewsAlert
(AP) – 2 hours ago

WASHINGTON — Obama aide Van Jones resigns as environmental adviser amid controversy over past statements.

How can he blaim the 'pressure from the right' for his own communist, hate speech.

Joe

Posted by: JoeSmith3 | September 6, 2009 2:12 AM

Gibbs says Jones "continues to work for the administration"--WHY? What does he do? WHy should my tax dollars go to keep someone hanging around the White House after he has RESIGNED? Is this another White House "distraction"?

Posted by: IIntgrty | September 6, 2009 2:12 AM

Run, Coward, Run!

Posted by: grousemt | September 6, 2009 2:12 AM

Valerie Jarrett (Obama's adviser since Chicago) on Van Jones:

JARRETT:. You guys know Van Jones? [Applause. Moderator injects: "This is his house apparently."]

JARRETT: Oooh. Van Jones, alright! So, Van Jones. We were so delighted to be able to recruit him into the White House. We were watching him, uh, really, he’s not that old, for as long as he’s been active out in Oakland. And all the creative ideas he has. And so now, we have captured that. And we have all that energy in the White House.

Posted by: bob59 | September 6, 2009 2:11 AM

TPdBLY2b has submitted unsupportable BS, by posting it the WaPo is earning even more discredit than it already has acquired due to its lack of objectivity.

Posted by: g_a_lindo | September 6, 2009 2:11 AM

I'm confused about what did Van Jones in? Was it that he is admitted commie? Was it that he is a hate monger? Was it that he is a black racist? How about his time in jail, was that the straw? Or how about his view of 9/11?

Just think, over 3 more years of Obama. The line of losers keeps getting bigger: Rev Wright, Bill Ayers, Van Jones, etc. etc.

Sleep with the dogs and wake up with fleas?

Posted by: Captain_Universe | September 6, 2009 2:10 AM

Van Jones can't even take responsiblity for his ownn words and actions as he resignes.

Where was the Washington Post on this Issues? You can cover a 20 year old thesis but not this high profile White Advisor that embarrised the president.

Joe

Posted by: JoeSmith3 | September 6, 2009 2:09 AM

He really shouldnt of pissed off Glenn..he might still have his job..Thank you Glenn

Posted by: txmudpuppy | September 6, 2009 2:08 AM

Glenn Beck Should resign for his comments
on Obama's victory:
"Obama Picks Hitler's Victory Column for Berlin"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NVIhTM_IyM

Posted by: foreal | September 6, 2009 2:07 AM

Who is this Van Jones guy and why does everybody seem so upset about him?
-typical Washington Post / NY Times reader

Posted by: drewinmass61 | September 6, 2009 2:06 AM

Just like the MSM to blame the GOP. How about blaming Van Jones? Good God are you pathetic!

Good riddance! Van Jones was on record as siding with the terrorists, blamed America the day after the attack on the towers, and condoned killing cops.

Van Jones is an America-hating cop-hating white-hating racist eco-terrorist. It's no wonder Obama appointed him. They are peas in a pod!

Glad he’s out! Problem is, Obama’s administration is full of them!

It's 1776 all over again!

Posted by: steveb777 | September 6, 2009 2:06 AM

I think that Obama is getting attacked simply because he's black and the US President. These issues of him promoting a national health care program,him doing an address to public schools (causing an uproar) are grounded in racism. It's unfortunate that the education of individuals in this country over the past three to four decades has been so slip shod that ignorance of the population is now entrenched in the American culture. It's down right scary.

Posted by: whymico4 | September 6, 2009 2:05 AM

And to those Glen Beck lovers out there..do a little math(if you can) will you. Becks viewership is at most what? 3 million Americans? 3 million Americans out of 90 million Americans...listen to Glen Beck..that's what, about 2% of the US population. That's just about the size of racist white America no doubt. And one more thing...even if Obama's numbers are down..the republican parties numbers are still the same...20% where it will always be. So, don't be patting yourself on the backs for a job well done, your sorry party is as disliked as it's ever been.

Posted by: kubrickstan | September 6, 2009 2:05 AM

Funny...I never noticed Bush apologizing for hiring convicted felon Elliot Abrams.

Posted by: kuro_neko23 | September 6, 2009 2:04 AM

Next to Go, Barry 2012!

Posted by: littltlu | September 6, 2009 2:03 AM

Who is the racist? This Van Jones person is for certain.

Posted by: Captain_Universe | September 6, 2009 2:03 AM

Van Jones: Using my own words and past associations against me "a vicious smear campaign".

Posted by: littltlu | September 6, 2009 2:02 AM

One can only recall the words of White House Deputy Counsel Vince Foster before he committed suicide on July 20, 1993:

“I was not meant for the job or the spotlight of public life in Washington. Here ruining people is considered sport ..."

If you doubt it, just read the self-congratulatory commentary of the Kallikaks above and below.

Posted by: HartWms | September 6, 2009 2:02 AM

Where does Obama find such venom filled communists to serve as adviser? He's another Rev. Wright in eco clothing.

Posted by: Captain_Universe | September 6, 2009 2:01 AM

"Compare that to Chris "Tingle Pants" Matthews."

I like to call him "Crisco"

Posted by: Gina4 | September 6, 2009 1:57 AM

printthis Get serious. Whatever you think of Beck, he won this battle. As long as he's the highest rated show in his slot, he'll do just fine. The guy resigns in the middle of the night on a holiday weekend, for chrissakes. Gotta love the comment "...across the political spectrum..." You believe that? If you do, you're beyond help. Aloha.

Posted by: lure1 | September 6, 2009 1:57 AM

I can't believe that the Post is saying that republicans have driven him out, the reality is his own words and deeds have driven him from office. The problem with you liberals is that you seem to forget that your words live on and YouTube is all the evidence that is needed to show you for the insane, delusional group that you are.

Posted by: LadyChurchillUSA | September 6, 2009 1:55 AM


I'm sorry the next Beck supporter to
blog needs a semi full of Extenze.

Good night and Good Luck!

Posted by: printthis | September 6, 2009 1:54 AM

Ok, time to get straight up. This guy needed to depart DC in a fast car. He is a problem, and it is growing worse for The One. I suggest The One put his team of crack vetters on leave and hire some of the keystone Cops to run his vetting program. Lord knows they could not do worse. This Administration has a crew that makes me glad I am a conservative. Whew, the ugly is reeking from inside the Beltway ... but tonight, there is one less ugly there. That scum has beat a retreat to Mexifornia I understand. So, now who is next in the hot seat. C'mon step up and take your medicine. I would like to see Valerie Jarrett hit the lights next. I remember how cucarauches scurry when you shine a light. I wonder what happens in the White House when the lights come up. Scurry, scurry little cucarauches.

Well, I must agree -- Glenn Beck is bringing the heat to them and they are running.

Posted by: jumpDOG | September 6, 2009 1:54 AM

Still, to this day..we do not know the reason why Bush/Cheney held all flights leaving the US with the exception of the BIN LADDEN FAMILY. This is not hearsay...this is a fact. One republicans don't even want to touch. Furthermore, how can the President of the United States walk away from a misguided, war of lies, war of profit where 5000 troops are killed and thousands never the same again all at the tune of almost 3 trillion dollars that America had to borrow from China? God willing, we will get to the botton of 9/11, the Iraq war, Haliburtan, 20 billion missing in Iraq, the desire to leave Afghanistan when we had Bin Ladden cornered, the phony terror alerts, Katrina, Cheney's secret oil meeting, torture, wiretapping, outing a CIA agent, dismissing judges because they have liberal views, causing a world recession, lying to Americans and the world about the need to invade Iraq, and to this day...using fear and intimidation with lie after lie to win back the White House again. Finally...to me, it was a comment Barbra Bush, a lifelong resident of Texas regarding the displaced after the horrible Katrina disaster..."what, no way, no way, we don't want THOSE PEOPLE HERE, NO WAY."

Posted by: kubrickstan | September 6, 2009 1:54 AM

If you look at the evidence on what really happened on Sept. 11, 2001 you'd think differently. http://www.ae911truth.org/

Posted by: awarenow | September 6, 2009 1:54 AM

Whether Van Jones resigns or not the republican party will be in the minority for a long time and the American people will not support a party that is represented by Glen Beck and his dark view.

Posted by: wiilwaal | September 6, 2009 1:53 AM

Obama is better off without this dangerous radical anyway.

Posted by: mock1ngb1rd | September 6, 2009 1:53 AM

Glenn Beck doesn't even need advertisers anymore. The ratings alone pay for the show.

Compare that to Chris "Tingle Pants" Matthews.

Posted by: grousemt | September 6, 2009 1:52 AM

NEXT, Obama MUST go

Posted by: TPdBLY2b | September 6, 2009 1:51 AM

"opponents of reform have mounted a vicious smear campaign against me.They are using lies and distortions to distract and divide,"
Horowitz is right! The radicals will always blame the other person or party! Here is a perfect example! Van Jones refuses to take any responsibility for his words or actions, and then his supporters immediately play the race card! Rinse and repeat.

The White House is really a shampoo.

Van, man up!

Posted by: tsg31 | September 6, 2009 1:49 AM

"They are using lies and distortions to distract and divide."

What a load! This guy is a nut job!

Posted by: Gina4 | September 6, 2009 1:48 AM

Van you smeared yourself.9/11 Truther,avowed Communist,Cop Killer advocate,etc....We as a nation must have leaders and policy makers that have all Americans best interest in mind. Van Jones never had ALL Americans in mind only a small group of Elitist,Globalist,and fellow Communist. His supporters now must be vetted for good judgment and Americas best interests.

Posted by: batcountry | September 6, 2009 1:46 AM

Glen Becks,
Ratings are going to sky rocket because he exposed this Commie Clown.

Stay tuned, there is alot more Obama sludge coming to the surface.

Posted by: dashriprock | September 6, 2009 1:46 AM

Hey Mr. President: Any more bigots in your administration that need to be sent back to the hole they crawled out from?

Posted by: grousemt | September 6, 2009 1:46 AM

President Obama is better off without this Van Jones idiot anyway. As Obama's "Green Jobs Czar," Van Jones' basic vision was to use "green jobs" to socialize the economy.

Van Jones is a self-described "communist" who recently publicly called Republicans "a**holes." He's also a 9/11 conspiracy theorist and an all around radical nut who was trying to support a witch hunt against Bush Administration officials, who he claimed bombed the Twin Towers on 9/11.

Obama never should have started surrounding himself with these dangerous radicals to begin with. At least he's starting to show a little wisdom now by distancing himself from them.

Good move, Obama. You're better off without this Van Jones idiot anywhere near you.

Posted by: mock1ngb1rd | September 6, 2009 1:43 AM

You know what needs to be pounded home now? This: During the 2008 Presidential campaign Barack Obama told audiences, 'Judge me by the people with whom I surround myself.'

Well, we have:

Rev Wright -- Racist, America-hater, Islamist sympathizer, Anti-Semite
Billy Ayers -- Communist, America-hater, domestic terrorist
Raila Odinga -- Radical Islamist cousin
Rashid Khalidi -- Radical former PLO Operative
Tony Rezko -- Corruption with land deals
Saul Alinsky -- Radical
Henry Gates -- Radical racist
Van Jones -- Radical Communist, Racist, 9/11 Truther
Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel -- Eugenicist believes in rationing health care
Eric Holder -- Radical racist
John Holdren -- Radical eugenicist

I'm sure others know more we can add to that list.

Obama told us to "judge [him] by the people with whom [he] surrounds [himself]". Let's start pounding this message every single day from now until NOV 2012, that Obama himself is a radical, America-hating racist who surrounds himself with no one but other radical, America-hating racists. And let's support people such as Beck and Malkin and Rush as they work tirelessly to expose every single last one of Obama's radical associates and appointments within his Administration.

Posted by: AntiHarkonnenFreedomFighter | September 6, 2009 1:36 AM

We need to keep the
heat up on Beck and
make sure no one
advertises with him.

http://blackoak.wordpress.com/2009/07/30/boycott-glenn-becks-advertisers/

One of the only advertisers left is
for a male enhancement
product...which by the looks of
the bloggers here is very telling.

In other words...most of you guys
could probably use a little
enhancement.

Posted by: printthis | September 6, 2009 1:35 AM

Congratulations, WaPo. Or, should I say Good Morning? You finally woke up too.

Where is that invetigative Journalism used to bash George W. Bush at every chance and unseat Richard Nixon?

How did an avowed communist slip past such deep digging journalists?

Oh wait, Obama is in office and no need to keep him honest, huh?

Thank God we have Glen bck and Fox News who has been covering this all week while you "mainstream media' were asleep and ignoring the controversy.

Posted by: lewwaters | September 6, 2009 1:34 AM

Pathetic, right-wing racists... your view of America exist only in the deep Red States (look up states with the "lowest educational attainment "), billionaire, right-wing control freak Rupert Murdock's (George Soros!) Fox News and his sockpuppets like Glen Beck, Sean Hannity, et al, far right-wing web sites and in your own minds which is little more than an illusioned, idealized past of America that never actually existed.

Posted by: republican_disaster | September 6, 2009 1:34 AM

Awww.... the Repubs got their feelings because somebody spoke the truth about them. I don't see any Repubs resigning after say insulting remarks about Obama and there have been plenty since the man took office.. Such hypocrites!!! This country is going to implode on itself. So sad.

Posted by: geobax1969 | September 6, 2009 1:33 AM

Van whatever his name is was hired to be a radical and advocate change. I dont like some of the things he said and stood for, but that was his job, to be an alternate voice of radical change. I wonder how much the coal, oil, and chemicals companies paid glen beck to hatchet job him.

Fox News and their turning from a news org to a lobying firm for the gullible that still think they just report news has made me a democrat. I'm no Obama fan boy but seeing that fox is just an adjenda machine for the far right wackos has made this lifelong red voter swear to vote for anything they dont like...whether i totally agree with it or not. I own guns and giggle at torturing terrorists but i will give that all up if i can help bury glen beck and the rest of the fox right wing ad agency.

Posted by: ajshannon | September 6, 2009 1:33 AM

Van Jones resign, Good ridance!
Obama must go as well

Nostradamus predicted the arrival of Mabus

John Cox wrote:
OBAMA IS MABUS, THE ANTI-CHRIST, THE BEAST 666!!!
1.- He will come as a man of Peace (Obama promises peace in Iraq, defeat for the United States,a country he claims to serve.)
2.- He will come mounted on a white Female horse(Obama mother is white who had 12 African husbands and lovers)
3.- He will come to deceive( Obama says he's a Christian but in fact he was born a Muslim, practices the Islamic religion, prays Friday’s facing Mecca)
4.- He will make himself the most powerful man on earth, if elected, Mabus will be his name.
5.- He will try to destroy the Jewish People and Israel( Obama has said he loves Arabs specially Palestinians, hates Israel and Jews. Admires Hitler, Osama etc)
6.- He will present himself as good and righteous but in fact he's Satan himself. Violence and Murder is in his heart
7.- Obama will help Iran and Al Qaida in their evil projects.
8.- Barack Hussein Obama is the “King of the South” predicted in the Bible.(DANIEL .11, Kenya is south of Jerusalem)
9.- Obama comes to implant muslim Sharia Law upon America.
10.- Obama will enslave American women forever with Sharia Law.
11.-Mabus will finish his term on 2012,predicted to be the end of the world.
11.- Mabus will use Mind Control to obtain control of the ignorant masses, only those who read this note will be free from his mental hold.
12.-Mabus has come to destroy the finest country in the world, America. Mabus has come to steal your soul and your children's souls.
13.- It's written and will come to pass, Mabus will try to destroy the world with nuclear weapons but his first attack will be against Israel and the Jewish people. The beast 666 hates G-d's chosen people.
Obama is the Anti-Christ, beware of him and don't let you be deceived by Him.
Supporters of Obama: 1.5 billion Muslims, Oprah, Louis Farrakanh, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton and all American Muslims.
This time is your turn to suffer America, the next 4 years will be pure hell if Mabus becomes your King.

Posted by: TPdBLY2b | September 6, 2009 1:33 AM

I don't really like Glenn Beck, but this is great.

Van Jones founds "Color of Change" which helps promote a boycott of Glenn Beck advertisers. Beck does a little research, and in days (not weeks), the little bigot and whack job Van Jones is out of job.

Van: you're a moron.

Posted by: grousemt | September 6, 2009 1:32 AM

That Van Jones has resigned (accomplished by the White House on a Saturday afternoon on Labor Day weekend amidst college football, so it won't be noticed by the voters) isn't big news. The big news is that the White House let a self-avowed Communist be appointed to a high Obama Administration post in the first place. As if the White House didn't know exactly what Van Jones was about. Bill Ayres, Rev. Wright, Van Jones . . . farthest-left voting record as a U.S. Senator . . . bailouts for every interest group and a federal takeover of the the nation's healthcare system . . . . an Apology Tour of Europe and the Middle East. . . investigation of CIA interrogators . . . Anyone see a far, far-Left pattern here? Would all of you morons who voted for this smooth-talking moron please raise your hands? No one did? Didn't think so.

Posted by: tdstds | September 6, 2009 1:32 AM

Glenn Beck 1, Obama 0

Posted by: deegeetau | September 6, 2009 1:17 AM

^ What he said.....LOL

Posted by: JWx2 | September 6, 2009 1:31 AM

We need to keep the
heat up on Beck and
make sure no one
advertises with him.

http://blackoak.wordpress.com/2009/07/30/boycott-glenn-becks-advertisers/

One of the only advertisers left is
for a male enhancement
product...which by the looks of
the bloggers here is very telling.

In other words...most of you guys
could probably use a little
enhancement.

Posted by: printthis | September 6, 2009 1:31 AM

Is our president really so arrogant and uncaring about us that he is surrounding himself with people who have thumbed their noses at the American people and our laws, including tax laws, or is he just incompetent and a poor judge of character?

Either way, we are looking like clowns on the world stage due to appointments such as this.

Posted by: jaded5 | September 6, 2009 1:31 AM

Harry Truman was quoted as saying "no I never did give anyone Hell...I told the truth about them and they thought they were in Hell".


Read it and weep, Mr. Jones, and if you're smart enough and have even one honest bone in your body you can learn something. Your pathetic, cowardly, exit statement blaming everyone but yourself for your own shortcomings is reflective of the sort of person that never should be on anyone's payroll, especially not on any taxpayer funded payroll. Mr. Obama must vet appointments more harshly.

Posted by: tucanofulano | September 6, 2009 1:31 AM

Shamefully, the vaunted Washington Post didn't think it's readership needed to know that one of Obama's "Czars" was a racist, self-professed communist, who also happened to be truther that believed the Bush Administration had something to do with 911.

At least the Post doesn't lie on the masthead, and claim they publish "all the news that's fit to print."

BTW, the NY Times spiked the story as well. I wonder if they will have the temerity to finally report his firing to their readership?

Posted by: Steve71 | September 6, 2009 1:27 AM

I can hear al sharpton shuffling the 'race cards' and pouring the liberal whack's more koolaid.

Posted by: JWx2 | September 6, 2009 1:26 AM

Hey, Mr Obama, with friends like Van Jones you don't need any enemies at all. Did you see his self-serving statement? What a loser.

Posted by: tucanofulano | September 6, 2009 1:24 AM

Resignation was the right move. Van Jones obviously is an Ivy League clone of Jeremiah Wright and had become an "inconvenient truth" for his champion Valerie Jarrett as well as his boss Obama.

Now it's time to examine the credentials of the remaining 30 czars, beginning with Mark Lloyd, Cass Sunstein, and Carol Browner.

Posted by: judithod | September 6, 2009 1:23 AM

Why did Eric Holder invite the Arab guy as a gueat speaker at the DOJ conference????

Can't wait to see this one vet in here.

Posted by: dottydo | September 6, 2009 1:22 AM

WaPo, why do you continue to worship this radical leftist?

White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said Friday that Jones "continues to work for the administration" -- but he did not state that the adviser enjoys the full support of President Obama, instead referring all questions to the environmental council where he worked, signaling the resignation was imminent.

Jones, a towering figure in the environmental movement, had worked for the White House Council on Environmental Quality, as special adviser for green jobs, since March. He was a civil-rights activist in California before turning his focus to environmental and energy issues, and he won wide praise before joining the Obama administration for articulating a broad vision of a green economy Democrats could embrace.

Posted by: AntiHarkonnenFreedomFighter | September 6, 2009 1:22 AM

too early to start rounding up the vermin, you racists can still only dream of segregation today tomorrow and forever.

Posted by: angriestdogintheworld | September 6, 2009 1:20 AM

He's a bigot, pure and simple.

Posted by: grousemt | September 6, 2009 1:20 AM

Why is he pointing fingers at others, when it was he and his own agendas that are messed up????

Gee maybe he should attend the Obama "take responsibility "offering to the kids( who will be at home , kept there by parents who remember how the previous NPD sociopathic dual profile used media and music subliminals to make the Youth wermacht in Germany)

Posted by: dottydo | September 6, 2009 1:19 AM

obama adviser van jones resigns amid controversy….

I suppose obama didn’t have the nerve to fire him and upset all his friends…….

Posted by: UpAndOver | September 6, 2009 1:18 AM

I will continue to evaluate President Obama by the company he keeps and the people he surrounds himself with, just as he requested during his campaign.

One czar down, approximately 31 to go. Lloyd should be next.

Posted by: OrkasEatSeals | September 6, 2009 1:18 AM

If this is the "change we can believe in" then we need a Eugene McCarthy/RFK to arise.

How can they be this stupid? By handing that racist Glenn Beck a trophy like this, Obama has just revealed that he can and will be pushed around.

It's only going to get worse now.

Posted by: Liebercreep | September 6, 2009 1:17 AM

Glenn Beck 1, Obama 0

Posted by: deegeetau | September 6, 2009 1:17 AM

Van Jones is a hero
because he would even
get jobs for the low life
racist writing on this blog.

Again...none of these
people have clue who
Van Jones is...he actually
creates jobs.

What does Beck do?

Posted by: printthis | September 6, 2009 1:17 AM

That little skinny black bus driver is getting good.
He flattened this one, without even saying a word.

Posted by: dashriprock | September 6, 2009 1:14 AM

Yep. It won't stop till all the black folks are pushed out. If President Obama doesn't push back, Valerie Jarrett is next on the list. I don't know if Pres. Obama thought that he was going to be able to rest easy after the election or not, but the racists won't quit till the White House is white again.

Posted by: brynblack | September 6, 2009 1:14 AM

I'm not surprised people
toiling in Mobile J.C.
haven't heard of Van Jones.

Check this out--it's called
wikipedia -

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_For_All

You just lost a job. Hooray!!!!

Or here:

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2009/01/12/090112fa_fact_kolbert


You guys really don't have a clue do you?

Posted by: printthis | September 6, 2009 1:14 AM

Seriously, with ALL of the video and audio clips, how in the world could it be disputed? It is what it was!

Posted by: ThePibbster | September 6, 2009 1:13 AM

No kidding.. this guy was dangerous.. If this is the type of "expertise" Obama has to offer, we are screwed.. What the hell were they thinking.. Let's create "Green" jobs for the unemployed in the ghetto?.. Does Van Jones's "vision" include untapped environmental "engineers" all residing in Detroit & Ward 8?

Posted by: genbarlow | September 6, 2009 1:12 AM

obama adviser van jones resigns amid controversy….

I suppose obama didn’t have the nerve to fire him and upset all his friends…….

Posted by: UpAndOver | September 6, 2009 1:12 AM

It's time to declare war on the mainstream media for ignoring the truth about Van Jones and Obama.

Posted by: albertgibson | September 6, 2009 1:12 AM

Ha, Ha, Ha, Ha. Do you think the crap media will pick this up by say 2012?

Posted by: Jaimo62 | September 6, 2009 1:12 AM

Next up, Valerie Jarrett. Forced thousands of African American to live in her slum housing without heat. Follow the money and the power, these people will use the poor and fragile members of society to push their deranged agenda and establish wealth for themselves. We still need to find out why Wapin was fired?

Posted by: nurs2000theresa | September 6, 2009 1:12 AM

"weeks of pressure..." More like days. The empty suit ran like a coward.

He was not a "towering figure in the environmental movement" either. I follow environment issues and I never heard of the clown until this week. He's big in Green Party crap (like Cynthia McKinney), which is completely separate from environmentalism.

Posted by: grousemt | September 6, 2009 1:08 AM

Van Jones will live to work
another day. Most likely will
make much more money now
that he is out of the WH.

He should give Beck a cut.

The haters have no idea
of what's going on.

Obama is winning and will
continue to win against a
very small niche party
populated by southerners
who never got out of
jr. college.

Posted by: printthis | September 6, 2009 1:06 AM

WaPo is very far behind this story - so sad. WaPo is no longer trusted.

Posted by: pgr88 | September 6, 2009 1:05 AM

A loss to America. Van Jones is a true patriot, dedicated to the health and prosperity of all Americans.

Posted by: FranKorten | September 6, 2009 1:04 AM

Good. Now Obama needs to follow him... and please take those three corporate gasbags Summers, Geithner, and Bernacke with you. We've HAD IT with your corporate cronyism, your cozying up with IT executives, your "global economy", outsourcing our jobs, allowing guest workers in to displace U.S. workers, your entire "free trade" nonsense. You had your chance, you were elected to end job outsourcing, it was your chief promise. Instead we've gotten crap like gay marriage, "women's" initiatives, insane and ill formed health care "reform" proposals that have so many side deals with health companies that the whole thing would be detrimental to us if passed, you and your government continually lie about staistics, everything from "factory output" (the increase is from offshore factories) to unemployment numbers (they're massaged - the real rate is close to the worst during the Great Depression). You're a failure. Resign. And Democrat? Start running away from this idiot NOW, because we are angry enough to dump every one of you that sides with him.

Posted by: mibrooks27 | September 6, 2009 1:02 AM

Keep up the pressure.

Van Jones leaving government is the type of change we need.

Van Jones' resignation isn't the end of the Obama-Pelosi-Reid lunacy. They're trying to control our lives by politicizing our health care, forcing workers to unionize, and not creating an economy that generates jobs.

To Obama, Pelosi and Reid a crisis is a political opportunity; and they're prolonging or creating crises for that purpose.

Keep up the pressure on heath care, worker's rights, where our stimulus money went, and the economy. The grass roots pressure works on our so-called government representatives, let's intensify it.

It's become obvious Obama, Pelosi and Reid have a different definition of change, it's change we don't want.

We'll create the change we want: jobs, wealth, and removal of the politicians who lied to us so they could get elected.

Posted by: bob59 | September 6, 2009 1:01 AM

So, would someone who gets their news exclusively from the WaPo have a clue as to why Jones resigned? Even the linked story from earlier today barely scratches the surface, acting as if he's just a mainstream guy, unjustly attacked. As far as I can tell the WaPo ignored the story completely up to that point.

Posted by: AbeOfLincoln | September 6, 2009 1:00 AM

Anyone who has actually looked
at Van Jones or heard him speak
on environmental issues would
realize that he is a very compelling
force for the environment and
empowering real jobs for
people who might have otherwise
had been left behind.

In other words, many of the
people who listen to G. Beck
and are unemployed have
just lost a supporter in
the White House.

It sort of has a karmic
element to it...doesn't
it?

Posted by: printthis | September 6, 2009 1:00 AM

No Mr. Jones, it was not a smear campaign against you. All people did was to shine a light on your record. Way back in 1998, you attacked president Clinton and defended Al Qaeda. When the Clinton administration lunched a military attack against terrorist bases in Sudan and Afghanistan, you demonstrated in San Francisco and said that president Clinton was "is using dead Third World bodies to cover up his own unzipped pants,” And after the September 11 attacks on the U.S. you signed a petition accusing the government of an inside job. You could have done what president Clinton did when heckled by truthers and he replied "How Dare You!" http://astuteblogger.blogspot.com/2009/09/video-reminder-heres-what-bj-clinton.html

Posted by: alinosof | September 6, 2009 1:00 AM

Thank you Mr. Beck. 1 Czar down 37 more to go. Lets get rid of them all! Then lets get rid of congress in 2010 throw them all out. Take back our country. Obama you are not in Chicago anymore. Your corrupt administration needs to go in 2010 too. It will take the working people 10 years to fix what you have destroyed in 9 months. We the People have just begun to speak. You have awakened a sleeping giant you cannot control.

Posted by: chris19046 | September 6, 2009 12:59 AM

Just like this admin- drop the info in the middle of the night on a holiday weekend.

Good job, America!
Your voices have been heard and the pressure worked.
How can this avowed Communist, terrorist sympathizer, felon, race-baiting, America hating SCUM say that he was smeared?
There are videos all over the internet with HIM spewing his hate and determination to destroy this country.

He says he will "continue."
Does that mean he moves to Obama's "kitchen cabinet" with unrepentant domestic terrorists Bill Ayres and Bernadine Dohrn and The Rev. "USKKK of A" Wright?

Glenn Beck broke this story- and now let's see if the State Controlled media will follow up.

Now- let's clean out the viper's nest of the rest of these unconstitutionally installed czars- getting paid by the US Citizens!

Posted by: CoolPillow | September 6, 2009 12:57 AM

Of course we know this won't stop the haters. They will continue to whine, bi!ch and moan. Tomorrow they will find something else to whine about. I'm just sorry that President Obama doesn't just say kiss .... What does he have to lose. It's not like he will get the support of Republicans anyway. Yes, it is time for the President to man up. Time for him to stop being nice and go ahead and take the gloves off. Show them what an angry black man in the white house can really do.

Posted by: catmomtx | September 6, 2009 12:55 AM

Wow! You would think there would have been some articles in the Washington Post about the fact that Van Jones was a 9/11 Truther supporter, a self admitted communist, a cop killer supporter, defended Al Queda when Clinton attacked them, Said White Polluters and White environmentalists are Polluting black neighborhoods because they don't have social justice. I guess the Washington Post was too busy writing 8 or 9 articles about a Candidate for Governor of Viginia's 20 old college paper.

Don't let your bias or anything show Washington Post.

Truther Van? we'll miss you. Maybe not really.

Posted by: robtr | September 6, 2009 12:55 AM

Alot of thanks must go out to Mr. Glenn Beck who informed us ALL of Van Jones' past.

Thank the Lord for FREEDOM OF SPEECH.

Just think, IF the internet was NOT around, then we would of NEVER found out about Mr. Jones.

Also, who wants to take control of the NET in a crisis?

Posted by: ThePibbster | September 6, 2009 12:52 AM

There is still hope...Bravo,America,your voice still powerful! I can't wait until 2010...!

Posted by: julcubdish | September 6, 2009 12:48 AM

Well, one scumbag leftist down, 835,381 to go.

Posted by: Tupac_Goldstein | September 6, 2009 12:47 AM

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