4/3/12, "Van Jones on Rebuilding the Dream," WNYC radio, New York City, Leonard Lopate Show
Former Obama Green Jobs Czar Van Jones was Leonard Lopate's guest on his NY public radio show on Tuesday. Jones has long felt the Tea Party was a danger to the country and has worked to eradicate "its noise" as he says. (The Tea Party is also the Silent Majority and not noisy). Lopate raised the topic of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's upcoming recall election. Jones said it was a very big deal, for the winner it will be very big and for the loser a big loss. He said, if Scott Walker loses the recall,
- the Tea Party will be officially over.
Van Jones credits the Tea Party for stopping cap and trade:
4/11/11, "Routed Greens Retreat," GlobalWarming.org, Marita Noon
"At the same conference, former green jobs czar, Van Jones, didn’t “blame the environmentalists or the policy concept itself.” What brought about the change? How’d the debate get reframed and cause the death of cap and trade? Something, Jones pointed out, no one in the room had heard of twenty-four months ago—“a right-wing populace movement” that the carbon emission supporters failed to take seriously:
Man changed the political climate in just two years. After forty years, environmentalists are now on the defense because of some under-estimated “upstarts.”"...
"Napoleon," from GlobalWarming.org
audio at WNYC link