Don't Congratulate Me for Van Jones' Resignation




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In case your only source of news is ABC, CBS, NBC and/or The New York Times or, as the White House was hoping, you were out doing things with your family this long weekend and didn't check the news (which was released after midnight Sunday so it wouldn't be in any papers) the green jobs "czar," special adviser to the president, Van Jones has resigned.

But here's The One Thing: My phone, e-mail and Twitter were hammered all weekend with people offering congratulations. First, let me say I'm not the one to congratulate. I can go on and on about this stuff, but if you don't care and it doesn't connect with the American people, what I say doesn't matter.

So let me start with the good news: You still have power and clout in Washington. In many cases, your representatives in Washington knew nothing about Van Jones. You were educating them and it wasn't until late last week that a few brave political people began to speak out.

But here's the bad news: When this came out and people started to say congratulations, my first response was: You still don't get it. This was a victory of sorts, but only for those playing political games. I'm not doing that and I don't think you are either.

You are trying to protect and defend the Constitution. President Obama was hoping that this would go away. One of the headlines from the Politico this weekend was: "Beck Up, Left Down."

I read the article a couple of times. Van Jones said this was a vicious smear campaign. Van Jones was able to resign, not be fired. And, during his resignation, he placed the blame on others, not himself.

What Van Jones doesn't understand is that I didn't bring down Van Jones; you didn't bring down Van Jones; Van Jones brought down Van Jones.

Is it a smear campaign to quote Van Jones' own words?

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VAN JONES, FORMER SPECIAL ADVISER TO PRESIDENT OBAMA: This movement is deeper than a solar panel! Deeper than a solar panel! Don't stop there! Don't stop there! We're going to change the whole system! We're going to change the whole thing. We want a new system. We want a new system!

JONES: And our Native American sisters and brothers who were pushed and bullied and mistreated and shoved into all the land we didn't want, where it was all hot and windy. Well, guess what? Renewable energy? Guess what, solar industry? Guess what wind industry? They now own and control 80 percent of the renewable energy resources. No more broken treaties. No more broken treaties. Give them the wealth! Give them the wealth! Give them the dignity. Give them the respect that they deserve. No justice on stolen land. We owe them a debt.

JONES: The white polluters and the white environmentalists are essentially steering poison into the people of color communities.

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The media got all worked up because Van Jones called Republicans a rude name:

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UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN: How were the Republicans able to push things through when they had less than 60 senators, but somehow we can't?

JONES: Well, the answer to that is they're a—holes.

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But listen to the rest of that quote — this is what makes him in many ways more dangerous; he is no longer restricted in what he can say or do:

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JONES: And Barack Obama is not an a—hole. So, um, now 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 ugly.

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This isn't about Van Jones. This is about the president and his policies:

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THEN-PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE BARACK OBAMA: Let me tell you who I associate with. On economic policy, I associate with Warren Buffett and former Fed chairman, Paul Volcker. If I'm interested in figuring out my foreign policy, I associate myself with my running mate, Joe Biden, or with Dick Lugar, the Republican-ranking member on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, or General Jim Jones, the former supreme allied commander of NATO. Those are the people, Democrats and Republicans, who have shaped my ideas and who will be surrounding me in the White House.

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Let's go back and look the Politico article. They say in the article that they didn't scrub Van Jones. What does that mean? That the White House should have cleansed the Internet of his prior positions?

The other thing the media didn't report was that Michelle Obama has a big fan of Van Jones. More importantly, if you look at the language of Robert Gibbs, the White House doesn't endorse these things:

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ROBERT GIBBS, WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY: What Van Jones decided was that the agenda of this president was bigger than any one individual. The president thanks Van Jones for his service in the first eight months in helping coordinate renewable energy jobs that are going to lay the foundation for our future economic growth...

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GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS, 'THIS WEEK' HOST: Did the president want him to go?

GIBBS: Well, the president and the CEQ ultimately accepted his resignation, because Van Jones, as he says in his statement, understood that he was going to get in the way of the president, and ultimately this country, moving forward on something as important as creating jobs in a clean-energy economy.

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That's is a far cry from rejecting Van Jones' beliefs.

Communism, radicalism, black nationalism, racism is not something you just tolerate or don't endorse. Those are the things that this administration must reject.

This isn't a victory, this is a diversion. I'm not going to play their game. This isn't about me and Van Jones, even if that's what they want to make it. This is about taking Obama at his word when he said to judge him by the people he surrounds himself with.

Would you want Van Jones anywhere near American policy? A man who says things like this:

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JONES: Human rights has [sic] no borders. Wherever there are human beings, it's important for human rights activists to show support, show solidarity. What we want to see, at this point, is the rights of the Palestinian people being respected. And, at this point, the end of the occupation, the right of return for Palestinian people. These are the critical dividing lines — global dividing lines — questions of human rights. We have to be here.

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Where did that audio come from? Let me play you the introduction to that clip:

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MUMIA-ABU JAMAL: This is Mumia Abu-Jamal, voice of the voiceless. And you're listening to "War Times: Reports From the Opposition," presented by Freedom Fighter Music and Hard Knock Radio.

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That was Mumia Abu Jamal, who murdered a police officer — with some witnesses claiming he murdered Daniel Faulkner execution-style.

You must remain focused. You are fighting for the Constitution of the United States and we're not even finished with round one of this fight.

As I told you, this fight is not going to be fought with guns; this fight is going to be fought with questions and answers. I didn't ask for Van Jones to resign. If Americans want the version of America as Van Jones sees it, OK, but I think we at least need a discussion. This can't be done under the cover of darkness. There need to be questions and answers.

Without publicly rejecting Van Jones, do you want me to believe that he has no influence or access to you? Van Jones is a community organizer of the worst kind.

What have we learned about community organizations like ACORN? A year ago, nobody knew what a "community organization" was. Now, we've gotten a pretty good look at what some of these organizations, like ACORN, do. What we've found is that ACORN is a terrible organization. They are nearly — if not a full-fledged — criminal organization.

Now comes Van Jones building an army of community organizers: disenfranchised, communists, anarchists, prisoners. The worst of the worst are attracted to him. Where does he go now? Will he be selling clothes at JC Penny? Filling up slurpees for you at 7/11?

I don't think so.

Does the influence of Van Jones and people like him have any bearing on the Cambridge incident — where Obama concedes he doesn't have all the facts, but appears to make statements that presuppose the police were wrong?

Like Van Jones, this president didn't reject, but merely commented that he didn't endorse his views. I am confused because the people Obama surrounds himself with seem to help me make sense of his policies, but only if I look at those policies as nefarious to our founders' Constitution.

The people that the radical left has been embracing should shock 95 percent of Americans. Michael Moore's new movie calls capitalism "evil." Is that how you feel about our system? One of the books that Michael Moore just told an interviewer he recently read was the book I've been warning you about for months: "The Coming Insurrection," a radical, communist how-to manual.

Let me go back to the beginning where I shared the good news with you: It wasn't me that did this, it was you. And here's why that's even better news than what you thought: If it were just me, through back channels, blogs and articles, the left and uber-left — not Democrats, but the radical left — has decided that they will try to destroy me any way they can.

That's OK.

I'm a recovering alcoholic and I did some pretty bad things in my life. But I've owned up to them. Read my books; watch my videos. I fired a guy who brought me the wrong pen once. But I had a "pivot point" — a place in my life where I reached bottom and realized I couldn't go any lower: Sitting at the table with my kids and having them ask me to share the story I had just told them the night before when I was drunk. I couldn't remember the story, so I had to pretend. I had to lie to my kids. That hit me hard.

That was in 1995. It took me four years to really make the changes in my life that I needed and wanted to make. In November 1999, I began to change my life. I still make mistakes, but I try my hardest not to make the same mistakes and things that would bring dishonor to me and my family.

The left has doctored photos, documents and Web sites which frankly only dishonor them and hurt my children. But as I said to my kids this week, there is more to come. Because some people want to make it about politics and money and not the truth.

I will always tell you the truth, even when it hurts me personally. You do the same thing. It was just over 225 years ago that 56 men said with firm reliance on divine providence we mutually pledge our lives, our fortune and our sacred honor.

They won't even give honest answers to honest questions. I will give up everything. While we're waiting for those honest answers, perhaps we should have a debate about what kind of change America wants — out in the open, not under the cover of darkness.

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Monday, Harvard Law professor and lawyer on President Donald Trump's impeachment defense team Alan Dershowitz explains the history of impeachment and its process, why the framers did not include abuse of power as criteria for a Constitutional impeachment, why the Democrats are framing their case the way they are, and what to look for in the upcoming Senate trial.

Dershowitz argued that "abuse of power" -- one of two articles of impeachment against Trump approved by House Democrats last month -- is not an impeachable act.

"There are two articles of impeachment. The second is 'obstruction of Congress.' That's just a false accusation," said Dershowitz. "But they also charge him, in the Ukraine matter, with abuse of power. But abuse of power was discussed by the framers (of the U.S. Constitution) ... the framers refused to include abuse of power because it was too broad, too open-ended.

"In the words of James Madison, the father of our Constitution, it would lead presidents to serve at the will of Congress. And that's exactly what the framers didn't want, which is why they were very specific and said a president can be impeached only for treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors," he added.

"What's alleged against President Trump is not criminal," added Dershowitz. "If they had criminal issues to allege, you can be sure they would have done it. If they could establish bribery or treason, they would have done it already. But they didn't do it. They instead used this concept of abuse of power, which is so broad and general ... any president could be charged with it."

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On Friday's radio program, Bill O'Reilly joins Glenn Beck discuss the possible outcomes for the Democrats in 2020.

Why are former President Barack and First Lady Michelle Obama working overtime to convince Americans they're more moderate than most of the far-left Democratic presidential candidates? Is there a chance of a Michelle Obama vs. Donald Trump race this fall?

O'Reilly surmised that a post-primary nomination would probably be more of a "Bloomberg play." He said Michael Bloomberg might actually stand a chance at the Democratic nomination if there is a brokered convention, as many Democratic leaders are fearfully anticipating.

"Bloomberg knows he doesn't really have a chance to get enough delegates to win," O'Reilly said. "He's doing two things: If there's a brokered convention, there he is. And even if there is a nominee, it will probably be Biden, and Biden will give [him] Secretary of State or Secretary of Treasury. That's what Bloomberg wants."

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Friday, award-winning investigative reporter John Solomon, a central figure in the impeachment proceedings, explained his newly filed lawsuit, which seeks the records of contact between Ukraine prosecutors and the U.S. Embassy officials in Kiev during the 2016 election.

The records would provide valuable information on what really happened in Ukraine, including what then-Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter were doing with Ukrainian energy company, Burisma Holdings, Solomon explained.

The documents, which the State Department has withheld thus far despite repeated requests for release by Solomon, would likely shed light on the alleged corruption that President Donald Trump requested to be investigated during his phone call with the president of Ukraine last year.

With the help of Southeastern Legal Foundation, Solomon's lawsuit seeks to compel the State Department to release the critical records. Once released, the records are expected to reveal, once and for all, exactly why President Trump wanted to investigate the dealings in Ukraine, and finally expose the side of the story that Democrats are trying to hide in their push for impeachment.

"It's been a one-sided story so far, just like the beginning of the Russia collusion story, right? Everybody was certain on Jan. 9 of 2017 that the Christopher Steele dossier was gospel. And our president was an agent of Russia. Three years later, we learned that all of that turned out to be bunk, " Solomon said.

"The most important thing about politics, and about investigations, is that there are two sides to a story. There are two pieces of evidence. And right now, we've only seen one side of it," he continued. "I think we'll learn a lot about what the intelligence community, what the economic and Treasury Department community was telling the president. And I bet the story was way more complicated than the narrative that [House Intelligence Committee Chairman] Adam Schiff [D-Calif.] has woven so far."

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Carter Page, a former advisor to Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, found himself at the center of the Russia probe and had his reputation and career destroyed by what we now know were lies from our own intelligence system and the media.

On the TV show Thursday, Page joined Glenn Beck to speak out about how he became the subject of illegal electronic surveillance by the FBI for more than two years, and revealed the extent of the corruption that has infiltrated our legal systems and our country as a whole.

"To me, the bigger issue is how much damage this has done to our country," Page told Glenn. "I've been very patient in trying to ... find help with finding solutions and correcting this terrible thing which has happened to our country, our judicial system, DOJ, FBI -- these once-great institutions. And my bigger concern is the fact that, although we keep taking these steps forward in terms of these important findings, it really remains the tip of the iceberg."

Page was referencing the report by Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz, which revealed that the FBI made "at least 17 significant errors or omissions" in its Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) applications for warrants to spy on Page, a U.S. citizen.

"I think this needs to be attacked from all angles," Glenn said. "The one angle I'm interested in from you is, please tell me you have the biggest badass attorneys that are hungry, starving, maybe are a little low to pay their Mercedes payments right now, and are just gearing up to come after the government and the media. Are they?"

I can confirm that that is the case," Page replied.

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