Van Jones

Dana - posted on 09/07/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )

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Alright, for those of you who don't know, I am a democrat, I did vote for President Obama.



I've got to say that I'm quite suprised that I haven't seen much talk about this. I hope I don't piss off too many of you but, is anyone else getting annoyed by the poor choices that the Obama administration is making. Seriously, how many people have had to resign before they really even started. I feel like it's making us (democrats) look really bad. Unfortunately it's making it hard to tell all the hard-core conservatives that Glen Beck is crazy and so are they.



What do you all think?

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Jeannette - posted on 09/08/2009

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Hmmm....I liked Van Jones' ideas regarding the green collar economy. I am glad that he stood up and was loud and proud when he said that we need to give people in urban areas jobs. I could not agree with him more...start in the projects just like he said.
He called Republicans assholes...good for him. He could have at least been honest enough to say, Democrats are assholes too!
I hope Obama does not get off track of what Van Jones was trying to do. And even though I do not agree with all of Van Jones' philosophies, or political beliefs, he had some damn good ideas.
I really don't care that he called a group of people a name....he just wasn't completely honest in his assessment, all of our current politicos are assholes.

Sara - posted on 09/08/2009

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Ok, guess I should revise my statement to say "most". I don't really like Geithner either...wasn't really thinking of him when I made the statement, I was thinking more about who conservatives have harped on lately...Van Jones, John Holdren, etc....

Kelly - posted on 09/08/2009

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Quoting Sara:

Van Jones doesn't concern me...you do realize that all the people being critisized for their politics that BO has appointed are also VERY highly qualified to do the jobs for which they have been appointed.


Really? So Geithner, the man who apparently couldn't file his own taxes correctly, and was the Federal Reserve Bank of NY President that was instrumental in the AIG debacle, is qualified to be the Treasury Secretary? 



 



Van Jones either has changed his position as a 9/11 "truther", or has to admit that he is too dumb to actually read documents before he signs them.  Claiming to be a communist is also not a plus, even if it was back in '92. 



 



Of course, I wouldn't want to single Jones out........ Most of Congress (left and right) sign docs all the time without reading them.  Doesn't make it a smart practice, but I guess you could argue that Jones is just a typical representation of Washington...... 

Sara - posted on 09/08/2009

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Van Jones doesn't concern me...you do realize that all the people being critisized for their politics that BO has appointed are also VERY highly qualified to do the jobs for which they have been appointed. That's what gets me...I've all kinds of things about Van Jones, most of which are false. True, he has been involved in some things that many people may not agree with, but most people who have attained his level of success are not without their blemishes. He has committed his life to making this world a better place in ways that he feels are important. Can't people check facts anymore?



Dick Cheney accidentally shot someone in the face and approved the use of torture and secret CIA prisons...but no one was asking who GW surrounded himself with. Gimme a break, Nell Carter.

ME - posted on 09/08/2009

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I think it's far more scary when Glenn Beck is making our governmental decisions, then it was to have a highly qualified aid (who admitedly said some stupid things in his life) working for the white house. I'm very angry that the administration rolled over and let GB...well...I'll stop before this becomes a rant!

Johnny - posted on 09/08/2009

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Dana, I agree that they've made some poor choices in their appointees. I actually like Van Jones, but I'm not sure he was really great presidential appointee material.

And now I'm going to say something completely devoid of intelligent debate or commentary, but it must be noted that:

Although he was a bad choice for "green jobs" advisor, Van Jones is smokin' hot IMHO. I suspect it is because of my love of bald men with shiny heads, but I am not disappointed in having to see his handsome face plastered all over the newscasts. I will be sad when his name fades from infamy and I am no longer able to swoon during the CNN news intros. Ahhh....

Back to your regularly scheduled debate...

Konda - posted on 09/07/2009

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Glen Beck is crazy and I am very conservsative...as is Rush Limbaugh. Yet, yes, Obama has made some poor choices, Jones is one of those. However, I suppose as with any new job, there will be some mistakes made, I look for him to make better choices as time goes by.....I like Hillary.....but I miss the hell out of Condoleezza(yes I know she's a Repub, but I just like her as a person, not that she worked for Bush).

Maleasha - posted on 09/07/2009

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I do agree that the Obama administration has made some poor choices appointing some of the people to offices. I think that previous President have made the same mistakes. Let's just hope that they learn from this and make better decision in the future. I'm not a fan of Glenn Beck, but think he did his research and informed the people about Van Jones.

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