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Old 09-04-09, 10:34 AM
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Communist "Truther" is current Obama environmental advisor

I'm just sayin'...

Anyways, as usual for the plethora of far-left radicals in Obama's past and present, this gentleman now strongly condemns statements that he made and documents he has signed in the past, so I guess there's nothing to see here.

Controversial Obama Administration Official Denies Being Part of 9/11 "Truther" Movement, Apologizes for Past Comments
September 03, 2009 9:19 PM

A top environmental official of the Obama administration issued a statement Thursday apologizing for past incendiary statement and denying that he ever agreed with a 2004 petition on which his name appears, a petition calling for congressional hearings and an investigation by the New York Attorney General into "evidence that suggests high-level government officials may have deliberately allowed the September 11th attacks to occur."

Van Jones, the Special Advisor for Green Jobs at the White House Council on Environmental Quality, is Number 46 of the petitioners from the so-called "Truther" movement which suggests that people in the administration of President George W. Bush "may indeed have deliberately allowed 9/11 to happen, perhaps as a pretext for war."

In a statement issued Thursday evening Jones said of "the petition that was circulated today, I do not agree with this statement and it certainly does not reflect my views now or ever."

He did not explain how his name came to be on the petition. An administration source said Jones says he did not carefully review the language in the petition before agreeing to add his name.

"My work at the Council on Environmental Quality is entirely focused on one goal: building clean energy incentives which create 21st century jobs that improve energy efficiency and use renewable resources," Jones said in his statement tonight.

Jones also said in his statement that "In recent days some in the news media have reported on past statements I made before I joined the administration – some of which were made years ago. If I have offended anyone with statements I made in the past, I apologize."

With a history of incendiary and provocative remarks, many of them dealing with his view of how whites exploit minorities, Jones has emerged as the subject of much conservative scrutiny in recent days, particularly from Fox News' Glenn Beck. (Jones defenders point out that most of Beck's criticism came after a group Jones helped found, Color of Change, began pushing advertisers to boycott Beck after he accused President Obama of being a racist.)

Jones is the best-selling author of The Green Collar Economy and a leader in the "green jobs" movement -- the idea that clean energy jobs can create jobs, especially in poor communities. He has been praised from leaders ranging from Al Gore to former eBay CEO (and Republican) Meg Whitman, who in May said that Jones is doing "a marvelous job… I’m a huge fan of his. He is very bright, very articulate, very passionate. I think he is exactly right.”

Earlier this year a profile of Jones in the New Yorker, author Elizabeth Kolbert wrote that "the basic premise of Jones’s appeal—that combating global warming is a good way to lift people out of poverty—is very much open to debate. ... it’s not at all clear that the number of jobs created by, say, an expanding solar industry would be greater than the number lost through, say, a shrinking coal-mining industry. Nor is it clear that a green economy would be any better at providing work for the chronically unemployed than our present, 'gray' economy has been."

But those theories aren't the ones that have made Jones a lightning rod in the past few weeks.

In 2005 Jones told the East Bay Express that the acquittal of Rodney King's assailants in 1992 in that infamous police brutality case changed him significantly. "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."

Jones and other young activists in 1994 formed a group called Standing Together to Organize a Revolutionary Movement, or STORM, rooted in Marxism and Leninsm. Two years later, Jones launched the Ella Baker Center, an Oakland, Calif., based "strategy and action center" which states that it tries to "promote positive alternatives to violence and incarceration."

In February during a discussion on energy at Berkeley, Calif., (and prior to his joining the Obama administration) Jones referred to Republicans using an epithet for a proctological orifice, which he called "a technical, political science term."

Asked why Republicans asserted more control of the Senate when they had a smaller majority before 2006, Jones said "the answer to that is, they're a--holes." He added that President Obama is not an a--hole, but, "I will say this. I can be an a--hole, and some of us who are not Barack Hussein Obama are going to have to start getting a little bit uppity."

"I apologize for the offensive words I chose to use during that speech," Jones said in a different written statement to Politico on Wednesday. "They do not reflect the views of this administration, which has made every effort to work in a bipartisan fashion, and they do not reflect the experience I have had since I joined the administration."

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Old 09-04-09, 10:49 AM
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Beck has been going after this guy for about 2 weeks. He did a big show about it last night:

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Oh, I got rid of cable earlier this year, so I'm probably running behind the times.
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Re: Communist "Truther" is current Obama environmental advisor

Van Jones, the Special Advisor for Green Jobs at the White House Council on Environmental Quality
Considering his title, I think it is a safe bet, Obama does not even know who this guy is.

Still, how such a nut job got hired says much about those in positions of influence.
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Obama absolutely knows who he is. Don't kid yourself.
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Michelle Obama singled him out during her 2009 Commencement Speech at UC Merced.

And then there's Van Jones, who recently joined the Obama administration, a special adviser to the President on green jobs. Van started out as a grassroots organizer and became an advocate and a creator of "green collar" jobs -- jobs that are not only good for the environment, but also provide good wages and career advancement for both skilled and unskilled workers; jobs similar to the ones being created right here at UC Merced as this green campus continues to grow.

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Its not the political views that bother me, its the fact that being a 'truther' means you have a glaring deficiency in your thought process, and therefore should disqualify you for WH work
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Considering his title, I think it is a safe bet, Obama does not even know who this guy is.

Still, how such a nut job got hired says much about those in positions of influence.
Yep. Obama doesn't even know this guy exists.


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I just did a little reading on STORM. They are definitely a flaky group. They disbanded in 2002 and their final writings talk a lot about the fall of the Soviet Union and communism and the sadness they all felt.

http://www.scribd.com/doc/19223898/V...work-of-STORM-

This guy sounds like a goof ball.
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I just did a little reading on STORM. They are definitely a flaky group. They disbanded in 2002 and their final writings talk a lot about the fall of the Soviet Union and communism and the sadness they all felt.

http://www.scribd.com/doc/19223898/V...work-of-STORM-

This guy sounds like a goof ball.
It's okay. He now only is a guy who is going to advise on the destruction of our economy. No big deal.
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He's met Bono, though.
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He's met Bono, though.
He's ok in my book.
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Considering his title, I think it is a safe bet, Obama does not even know who this guy is.
Or at least this guy is not the this guy he knew.
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Or at least this guy is not the this guy he knew.
Seems to happen to Obama pretty frequently.
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Wow he's like Zelig.

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Still not the worst guy Obama has brought on.
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It's okay. He now only is a guy who is going to advise on the destruction of our economy. No big deal.
I don't think anyone in the Obama administration will be able to sleep at night until they destroy this entire country.
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I don't think anyone in the Obama administration will be able to sleep at night until they destroy this entire country.
I think they sleep well knowing they are well on their way.
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Still not the worst guy Obama has brought on.
Why do you hate Kal Penn so?
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He hurt House.
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Van Jones, the Special Advisor for Green Jobs at the White House Council on Environmental Quality
The fact that such a job exists is more depressing than anything.
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I just want to say I posted about this guy on July 14 in the Global Warming thread (Posts #178 and #181).
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Little Green Footballs is saying that the idea that this guy is a Truther is bullshit. When LGF stands up for a member of the Obama administration, you know the charges are ludicrous.

http://littlegreenfootballs.com/arti...ey_Were_Misled
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The LGF info seems to be coming from Ben Smith at Politico. He's added a couple updates and links to other truther connections.

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Little Green Footballs is saying that the idea that this guy is a Truther is bullshit. When LGF stands up for a member of the Obama administration, you know the charges are ludicrous.

http://littlegreenfootballs.com/arti...ey_Were_Misled
When you read the STORM document that VinVega posted, they talk about 9/11, and they specifically say that they blame "the US first and foremost." Now, they were primarily talking about the horrible, imperialist, capitalist US engendering so much understandable hatred that the world had no choice but to strike back at us, but I seriously doubt that any of that group would deny the likelihood that the Bush administration was in on it.
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