Saturday, September 5, 2009

Van Jones Resigns

Van Jones resigned, effective midnight, Sunday morning. Keep up the pressure, conservatives. Make these people accountable!!!!!

Here is his statement:
"I am resigning my post at the Council on Environmental Quality, effective today," Jones said in a letter of resignation.

"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," he said.

"I have been inundated with calls -- from across the political spectrum -- urging me to 'stay and fight,'" he continued. "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.

"It has been a great honor to serve my country and my President in this capacity. I thank everyone who has offered support and encouragement. I am proud to have been able to make a contribution to the clean energy future. I will continue to do so, in the months and years ahead."

30 comments:

LL said...

I'm sure the Black Panthers and the Apollo Project will take him back with a warm embrace.

It's good to see him go. Now, that leaves us with nearly three dozen czars left to carry on and "fight the good fight".

Red said...

Am so down with that

The Conservative Lady said...

Glad to hear it. I can't believe he can say with a straight face that everything said about him is lies. It's right in front of our eyes...the videos don't lie.
Unfortunately, I believe that he will still have the president's ear. Just because he isn't IN the WH, doesn't mean he can't be an "unofficial" advisor like Tom Daschle.
OK, one down...

Opus #6 said...

LL, yes, one down, 3 dozen to go.

Opus #6 said...

Red, great graphics. No wonder your blog is where the cool people hang out.

Rob said...

What a piece of work. He claims to have served his country. He shouldnt be allowed in the same country with our troops. Watch for him to reappear in a civilian security force post.

The Gonzo Mama said...

I am literally drinking to this announcement! Will sleep better tonight. One down, a full cabinet to go! Keep the faith!

LL said...

Do you think Dear Leader expects some sort of concession on Healthcare because he threw the Communist under the bus?

chupacabra said...

Hee, hee- sorry so goofy, pretty intoxicating news though you'll admit.

Dr. Dave said...

Dear Van...

I'm sorry I published "lies" in the form of links to your actual statements.

One question: Do really believe you've resigned or will you just later claim you signed this statement without reading it?

Just a conservative girl said...

Being in the east coast, I got to wake up to this announcement. I had a Mimosa with my eggs this morning!!!

Great Great News.

It was the conservative blogosphere that pushed this story and won this victory.

Here is to us - fighting the rightous fight for our kids and our country

One Ticked Chick said...

Thank you Glenn Beck. The good news is that he's out of the administration. The bad news is that he'll still be organizing radical groups with radical agendas. No doubt he'll still be a "behind the scenes" advisor to president as well.

Bungalow Bill said...

The timing of this is good for conservatives too. Considering it's a long weekend, and people are at the lake or wherever, plus Van Jones own words, it will be hard for Obama to claim he did this out of bipartisanship. I feared he would use it for a ratings boost.

Hazaa Blue-Eyes said...

Great news to hear first thing in the morning... although I am hesitant to celebrate. No doubt, as others have mentioned, that he will still continue as an unofficial advisor to the President. I'm also concerned over what backlash against us this might have.

WoFat said...

"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,"

I take it this means he didn't have the balls to stand up and fight.

Opus #6 said...

Rob, yes. He served his country. Served to divide and attack it.

Opus #6 said...

Gonzo, thanks, hon. it was good news, to be sure.

Opus #6 said...

LL, Dear Leader expects of to "serve" and "obey". Of course we will be grateful for whatever health care he tells us we may have.

Opus #6 said...

Chup, I was only upset the news came 24 hours later than my public prediction on Gateway Pundit.

Opus #6 said...

Dr. Dave, I begin to suspect you are one of the "smear-ers" that Van was referring to.

Opus #6 said...

JACG, thanks for the brunch ideas. I totally agree.

Opus #6 said...

Ticked, don't you think the left has got to be ticked that their precious MSM could not protect this radical commie?

Opus #6 said...

Bill, it is good if Obama can not spin this to his benefit.

Opus #6 said...

Hazaa, no huge celebrations. Just a smile and renewed energy for more battles ahead.

Opus #6 said...

Wo, this way he can call it smears, since the MSM never printed his statements. So many out there don't know what he actually said. Fighting means more truth comes out.

Opus #6 said...

TCL, it will be no shock to me if avowed communists like Van Jones have the ear of this president.

Z said...

I got up in the mid of the night and saw the news...went back to bed and realized Mr Z was awake..he didn't know I'd been up and I said "Van Jones resigned"
He says to me "What, you have a direct line to the news in your brain?" "I was just UP!" cracked ME UP!
Great news...But, I'm wondering about that "across the political spectrum"...I guess HE means "All the way from Communists to MoveOn.org?"
"SMEAR" I guess gone are the days when people saw the writing on the wall and, with dignity, resigned 'for personal reasons' like they used to, huh?

Opus #6 said...

I checked Twitter at 9:30pdt and it was there. 15 minutes after the network news orgs were informed. Now THAT is cool!

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

BYE !

Opus #6 said...

Yes, Odie. Right to the point. Buh bye!