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Van Jones, Obama’s “Truther” Green Jobs Czar, Resigns

Posted by B. Daniel Blatt at 2:19 am - September 6, 2009.
Filed under: Blogging,Obama Watch

We all knew it was coming, the only question was when.  

It seemed the Obama Administration decided to let  Van Jones go in the middle of a holiday weekend when few people were paying attention.  The White House announced his resignation in the wee hours of Sunday* on Labor Day weekend:

Jones, an administration official specializing in environmentally friendly “green jobs” with the White House Council on Environmental Quality was linked to efforts suggesting a government role in the 2001terror attacks and to derogatory comments about Republicans.

And true to form, this man who much maligned the Bush Administration left swinging, saying in his resignation statement:

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

Sounds like he’s describing the tactics of some of his former White House colleagues and their special interest allies working to help pass the President’s various big-spending initiatives.

Kudos to the numerous conservative bloggers, notably Jim Hoft, who investigated the issue while the MSM ignored it.  Independent bloggers did their research for them.  Finally, their posts generated enough chatter that the MSM finally picked it up.

This story shows how much new media have changed the world.  In the past, a Democratic White House may have been able to get away with hiring a former Communist with radical views and an undiplomatic vocabulary.

At the GayPatriot brunch yesterday in Denver, we were all certain Jones would step down and were speculating about the time.  I believe one person said he would step down before the Sunday talk shows** while another said he’d step down just before the President’s talk to schoolchildren to draw attention away from that controversial address.

In any case, he did step down — and sooner than most anticipated.  Despite the Administration’s best efforts, people are paying attention.   They can now see that the man who put himself forward as a level-headed moderate in the fall campaign, eager to hold the line on federal spending (in the third debate) and agreeing with John McCain on national security issues  (in the first debate), has staffed his White House with numerous radicals, cut from the same cloth of his many questionable associations over the past two decades.

Associations which we and other conservative bloggers questioned in the campaign, but which left-wing bloggers dismissed as irrelevant and which (thanks to MSM silence and scorn) most Americans ignored.

Not any more.

*Other reports say, he resigned Saturday night.

UPDATE:  Ed Driscoll observes:

As Andy Levy Of Fox News’ Red Eye show notes on Twitter, “Won’t it be weird when people who don’t get their news from the internet or FNC have no idea who the guy who resigned is?”

UP-UPDATE: Blogger bfwebster almost perfectly pegged the time of the resignation, “it’s pretty clear he’s on the way out. I suspect it will be within 24 hours, or in other words, by late Saturday afternoon.” Well, he was a few hours off. Read the whole thing to see why he suspected a departure “before the Sunday morning talk shows.

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  1. [...] Found via Gay Patriot, Jim Hoft of Gateway Pundit adds, “Funny… It wasn’t that long ago that Van Jones was [...]

    Pingback by Ed Driscoll » Van Goes Under The Bus — Updated — September 6, 2009 @ 3:03 am - September 6, 2009

  2. One down…. how many more to go…..

    Also, I think that he remained an avowed communist. He just hid the fact…..

    Comment by thestraightaussie — September 6, 2009 @ 4:00 am - September 6, 2009

  3. “We all knew it was coming, the only question was when.”

    I have to disagree, Dan. I didn’t see this coming–I just thought it was great how there was a new smoking gun clip exposing Jones’s seething hostility toward the establishment in this country every hour. However, I did not by any means think his resignation was a sure thing. I mean, Charles Rangel is swaggering around like he doesn’t have a care in the world and he’s not going to resign from his Chairmanship of the Ways and Means Committee. I guess a czar is different since he answers directly to the Administration and it isn’t an elected or confirmed position. But I figured, he’s black, outspoken, arrogant as hell, and prone to stirring up trouble–how can you possibly expect something like that to go away quietly?

    Anyway, I’m thrilled, but completely shocked it happened this fast, if at all.

    Comment by Sean A — September 6, 2009 @ 4:57 am - September 6, 2009

  4. Hey Van! How’s your Glenn Beck Boycott going???

    Poetic Justice is SOOO much better than “environmental justice”.

    Comment by American Elephant — September 6, 2009 @ 5:29 am - September 6, 2009

  5. If you have no idea what the hell a “green job” is, how the hell are you supposed to run that show?

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — September 6, 2009 @ 5:51 am - September 6, 2009

  6. Hey Mr. Jones don’t let the door hit you on the way out.

    good luck at Acorn or SEIU!!!!

    Comment by bill Hash — September 6, 2009 @ 5:57 am - September 6, 2009

  7. Typical liberal CYA:

    As for his other comments he made before joining Mr. Obama’s team, Mr. Jones said: “If I have offended anyone with statements I made in the past, I apologize.”

    In other words: “If you’re too damn stupid to understand what I was saying, I’m sorry”.

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — September 6, 2009 @ 6:24 am - September 6, 2009

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  12. And as usual the MSM is forced to report, “Hey um, some dude we never mentioned to you is resigning… uhhhh… because of a um, scandal we never mentioned to you either. We also didn’t mention it got so intense and massive that it forced him out even though we didn’t even cover it! How did it get so big when we were trying to kill it? Sigh… we would have gotten away with it too if it weren’t for that meddling Glen Beck!”

    Comment by Dark Eden — September 6, 2009 @ 9:33 am - September 6, 2009

  13. GO GLENN AND KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK1111

    Comment by PatriotMom — September 6, 2009 @ 9:44 am - September 6, 2009

  14. I love Glenn Beck. Obama must HATE him. Now they have a new dartboard since the Palin one wore out.

    Comment by Ashpenaz — September 6, 2009 @ 9:54 am - September 6, 2009

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

    Translation: They are telling the truth about Jones, holding him accountable! Wahhhhhhhh!

    “If I have offended anyone with statements I made in the past, I apologize.”

    Translation: Jones isn’t sorry and hoped to be in a position to get away with much more.

    Leftspeak is amazing. Day is night, down is up, … war is peace, freedom is slavery, ignorance is strength…

    Comment by ILoveCapitalism — September 6, 2009 @ 10:09 am - September 6, 2009

  16. ONE DOWN, 30-something to GO!

    Comment by JebnTex — September 6, 2009 @ 10:29 am - September 6, 2009

  17. Funny to hear these folks compaining about smear campaigns, eh Sarah Palin?

    Comment by K.DREW — September 6, 2009 @ 10:43 am - September 6, 2009

  18. $100 bucks sez Van Jones will have a TV show on MSNBC within 6 months…..

    Comment by Bruce (GayPatriot) — September 6, 2009 @ 11:34 am - September 6, 2009

  19. $100 bucks sez Van Jones will have a TV show on MSNBC within 6 months…..

    And it will be called “The Dark Side with Van X.”

    Comment by V the K — September 6, 2009 @ 12:35 pm - September 6, 2009

  20. MSNBC is a great place for him. I hope he does get his show so he can speak his extreme ideals.

    The Alinsky target has shifted and the Czars & the DNC are the target of We The People! DEMOCRATS are directly linked to these radical communists and We The People WILL NOT ease up!

    Comment by EDinTampa — September 6, 2009 @ 12:50 pm - September 6, 2009

  21. No lies or distortions were spread about Van Jones. No need. His own statements were enough. But you know liberals. They always have to play the victim.

    At the Daily Kos, it’s all about R-A-C-E. They call it a “high-tech lynching.”

    Comment by Juju — September 6, 2009 @ 1:25 pm - September 6, 2009

  22. Van Jones is who Obama is in private. He is a 60′s radical to the max. They are all cut from one cloth and the MSM is right there with them.

    Comment by Nettie — September 6, 2009 @ 1:59 pm - September 6, 2009

  23. you know what makes me laugh bout this entire deal?
    Jones said in an earlier statement that he did not agree with the petition’s stand on the Sept. 11 attacks and that “it certainly does not reflect my views, now or ever.”
    REALLY NOW?
    then why the hell did you SIGN THAT PETITION?
    if you didn’t agree with that petition’s stand on the 9/11 terror attacks, then why is your name on it?
    i’d like someone in the MSM to ask mr jones that question!

    Comment by NARNC60AC — September 6, 2009 @ 2:04 pm - September 6, 2009

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  25. #22: Actually, NARNC60AC, Gateway Pundit found more evidence linking Jones to the Troooofer Movement–he was listed as an organizer for an SFO Trooooofer march in 2002. So, what this tells us is that Jones definitely IS a trooooooofer, but he was willing to flatly deny his own beliefs when confronted with only the petition he signed. That’s all you need to know to understand the “principles” of a leftist. The only person guilty of spreading lies and distortions here is Jones.

    “Today, using the sophisticated vetting tool the White House is apparently not privy to (Google), Gateway Pundit turned up yet another link between Jones and the 9/11 Truther movement. Jones is listed as an organizer for a San Francisco Truther march in 2002.”

    http://www.weeklystandard.com/weblogs/TWSFP/2009/09/van_jones_organized_911_truthe.asp

    Comment by Sean A — September 6, 2009 @ 2:27 pm - September 6, 2009

  26. Mark Levin made an excellent point the other day (paraphrasing): Jones is a distraction so don’t lose focus. There was no failure in vetting – Obama and his team know exactly who they are appointing to these jobs. Jones got his job because he and Obama are on the same page ideologically; they are hardcore leftists/statists. Jones didn’t sneak in under the radar.

    What’s ironic is that the oh-so internet-savvy Obama camp failed to realize that more and more people read bloggers who manage to spend a few minutes doing the research that MSM only claims to do. The Obamarhoids put far too much faith in the ability of the MSM to keep this stuff under the rug.

    Comment by SoCalRobert — September 6, 2009 @ 2:46 pm - September 6, 2009

  27. I need to get out of the house this afternoon because the more I’m reading about Jones and his resignation (as the MSM catches up), the angrier I am becoming. The MSM is still reporting this by referring ONLY to the 2004 petition which Jones claims does not represent his views. None of the MSM news outlets are making any reference to Jones’s OTHER links to the truther movement (which prove he’s not only a truther, but a liar too). It’s like they are just taking Jones at his word with no follow-up to confirm whether or not he actually is a truther. Gateway Pundit found the flyer I referenced above on GOOGLE for God’s sake! But then again, why would they investigate any further? If they actually did their jobs and confirmed that Jones is a liar, it would make it difficult for them to report the story as Jones being a victim of the “lies and distortions” of the right-wing attack machine.

    Comment by Sean A — September 6, 2009 @ 3:12 pm - September 6, 2009

  28. Now let’s go after Michelle. Her comments are just as bad as Mr. Jones. And her clothes! :(

    Comment by Ashpenaz — September 6, 2009 @ 4:05 pm - September 6, 2009

  29. What’s ironic is that the oh-so internet-savvy Obama camp failed to realize that more and more people read bloggers who manage to spend a few minutes doing the research that MSM only claims to do. The Obamarhoids put far too much faith in the ability of the MSM to keep this stuff under the rug.

    Soros is no doubt working to expunge the internet records for the rest of the Obama administration right now.

    Comment by American Elephant — September 6, 2009 @ 5:55 pm - September 6, 2009

  30. #27: “Soros is no doubt working to expunge the internet records for the rest of the Obama administration right now.”

    AE, that will give that revolting, reptilian, Fellowship-Of-The-Ring-inspired, venomous critter something to do while he waits for all the moolah to roll in from those Brazilian off-shore oil wells that Obama has invested our tax dollars so heavily in.

    Comment by Sean A — September 6, 2009 @ 7:12 pm - September 6, 2009

  31. Google Nano Thermite 911 ; This is the best evidence to support inside job demolition of the twin towers and building 7. There is no question that there is nano-thermite in all the dust from the demo. No Question. Perfect chips of nano-thermite all over in it. Military Grade Nano-Thermite. Hmm Military Grade; go figure.

    Comment by Nano — September 6, 2009 @ 11:07 pm - September 6, 2009

  32. then why the hell did you SIGN THAT PETITION?

    “That’s not the petition I thought I knew.”

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — September 7, 2009 @ 2:01 am - September 7, 2009

  33. #31: Nano, Google “40-Year-Old Virgin Support Group” and “strategies for gaining financial independence from mothers.” It’s the best evidence to support the fact that it’s time for you to grow up and get your sh*t together.

    Comment by Sean A — September 7, 2009 @ 3:41 am - September 7, 2009

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  35. What does it say about a man and an administration that surrounds itself witht he likes of Rev Wright Bill Ayers and Van Jones. Commie pinko revolutionaries. Add Barack and Michelle to that. Now that the country is getting a look inside the tent, it’s why they will be horribly embarrassed in 2010 and defeated in 2012. Some conservative Democrats are already talking about a challenge to Obama in primaries. It’ s what devastated Carters reelection chances.

    Comment by Gene in Pennsylvania — September 7, 2009 @ 2:10 pm - September 7, 2009

  36. #31 Is Nano scheduled to be on MSNBC next week? hehe

    Comment by Gene in Pennsylvania — September 7, 2009 @ 3:13 pm - September 7, 2009

  37. Comment by Nano

    Nano-gonadism? I thought it was hypo-gonadism.

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — September 7, 2009 @ 4:31 pm - September 7, 2009

  38. Google “Borg” and “Temporal Vortex”. Everybody knows that, Nano. Get with the program.

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — September 8, 2009 @ 1:58 am - September 8, 2009

  39. “Nano Thermite” is nut-speak for “Magical Faerie Dust.”

    Comment by V the K — September 8, 2009 @ 7:24 am - September 8, 2009

  40. is Nano Tano’s brother? magic dust

    Methinks Nano’s been sniffing his own magic dust, if you know what I mean.

    Comment by The Livewire — September 8, 2009 @ 7:55 am - September 8, 2009

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