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Pro-Obama Apollo Alliance Advised By A Left-Wing Terrorist

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Yesterday the TV audience of Glenn Beck heard that an ex-member of the Weather Underground terrorist group is a co-founder of the Apollo Alliance, an influential left-wing environmentalist group that helped write President Obama’s stimulus legislation. The $60 billion in funding which the legislation provides for “green jobs,” a utopian fantasy not taken seriously by economists, was inserted at the request of the Apollo Alliance, which began as a project of Campaign for America’s Future.

The domestic terrorist turned eco-terrorist-in-a-business-suit is named Jeff Jones. Jones used to work as communications director for the Environmental Advocates of New York and promoted his son’s memoir about growing up in a radical family in a 2004 “Democracy Now” interview.

“Jeff has been involved not just in those terrorist activities with the Weather Underground,” said Phil Kerpen of Americans for Prosperity. Added Kerpen:

He was actually part of the Weather-buro modeled on the politburo which was the high leadership where he was with Bill Ayers. But Jones was on the run, hiding from the law for about a decade before he was finally caught in a dramatic raid where his 4-year-old saw him arrested in 1981. He then became an adviser to environmental groups, to labor organizations and to the New York state government where he sits on a commission for Governor [David] Paterson.

Kerpen explained that Jones is also an advisor to the Workforce Development Institute in New York, “which is advising state and local governments and universities on how to write their grants to get stimulus funds from the stimulus bill that he and his friends at Apollo wrote.”

Kerpen said radicals run the Apollo Alliance but its public face is less scary:

They’ve got the mainstream guys. Carl Pope, the president of the Sierra Club, is on the board of the Apollo Alliance. They’ve got [...] Leo Gerard from the International Steelworkers Union on the board of the Apollo Alliance. John Podesta, from the [Center for American Progress] — all of the mainstream elements of the Obama administration and the liberal and progressive movement are tied in with these people.

The person associated with the Apollo Alliance to receive the most media attention lately, however, is Van Jones, President Obama’s green jobs czar. Jones used to be a member of the board of the Apollo Alliance and is a self-identified “communist.”


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  • ♥N A♥ 2009/09/02 19:11:17
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    Is Obama Following the Leninist Line?

    Is former Weather Underground terrorist Jeff Jones claiming that Barack Obama's "centrist" appointments are a "smokescreen" and that he is pursuing a strategy of governing that would "make Lenin proud?" That shocking information is being reported by many different conservative blogs and Internet sites as proof that the President-elect is pursuing a political strategy designed to confuse people about his revolutionary agenda.

    Obama may be a Marxist attempting to fool people, but the "Jeff Jones" post on the Rag Blog website doesn't necessarily prove it. It turns out that the "Jeff Jones" claiming Obama to be a disciple of Lenin is NOT the Jeff Jones from the communist Weather Underground. However, to further complicate matters, the Mark Rudd who is defending Obama on the same blog IS the former Weather Underground terrorist Mark Rudd.

    On the Rag Blog website, Mark Rudd makes some revealing remarks of his own, defending the "conservative appointments" of the President-elect and saying that they are part of a deliberate strategy to "feint to the right" and "move left." He explains, "Any other strategy invites sure defeat." Rather than immediately propose cutting the military budget, for example, Rudd suggests that Obama will purs...













































    Is Obama Following the Leninist Line?

    Is former Weather Underground terrorist Jeff Jones claiming that Barack Obama's "centrist" appointments are a "smokescreen" and that he is pursuing a strategy of governing that would "make Lenin proud?" That shocking information is being reported by many different conservative blogs and Internet sites as proof that the President-elect is pursuing a political strategy designed to confuse people about his revolutionary agenda.

    Obama may be a Marxist attempting to fool people, but the "Jeff Jones" post on the Rag Blog website doesn't necessarily prove it. It turns out that the "Jeff Jones" claiming Obama to be a disciple of Lenin is NOT the Jeff Jones from the communist Weather Underground. However, to further complicate matters, the Mark Rudd who is defending Obama on the same blog IS the former Weather Underground terrorist Mark Rudd.

    On the Rag Blog website, Mark Rudd makes some revealing remarks of his own, defending the "conservative appointments" of the President-elect and saying that they are part of a deliberate strategy to "feint to the right" and "move left." He explains, "Any other strategy invites sure defeat." Rather than immediately propose cutting the military budget, for example, Rudd suggests that Obama will pursue security "through diplomacy and application of nascent international law" and lay the groundwork for eventual defense cuts.

    Rudd also declares that left-wingers questioning Obama's cabinet picks should "Look to the second level appointments. There's a whole govt. in waiting that Podesta has at the Center for American Progress. They're mostly progressives, I'm told (except in military and foreign policy). Cheney was extremely effective at controlling policy by putting his people in at second-level positions." Podesta is John Podesta, a co-chair of the Obama-Biden Transition Team, who runs the George Soros-funded Center for American Progress.

    Rudd's comments are themselves revealing and newsworthy. But the remarks of "Jeff Jones" about Lenin really provoked interest and controversy. Obama's "centrist appointments are a smokescreen; they co-opt the moderate center, but he's still the commander in chief," wrote Jeff Jones. "Even Lenin would be impressed!"

    However, the Jeff Jones of the Weather Underground told me that he was not the Jeff Jones on the Rag Blog praising Obama for following the Leninist line. He thought that individual was a "Jeff Jones" from Austin, Texas. Weather Underground member Jeff Jones, by contrast, now works in New York as a political consultant and environmentalist. Among other things, he promotes windmills as a solution to America's energy crisis. Still, he is an Obama supporter, like Rudd and other members of the Weather Underground.

    Richard Jehn of The Rag Blog in Bellingham, Washington, confirmed this account, saying that "The article posted on the Rag Blog on 28 November 2008 is not by Jeff Jones, the former Weather Underground member, but rather was written by another Jeff Jones who was an activist in Austin, Texas in the late 1960s. The article by Mark Rudd posted on 27 November 2008 on the Rag Blog is indeed by Mark Rudd the former Weatherman."

    Mark Rudd confirmed that he was this Mark Rudd. "Yes, I wrote that," he said. But the reply comment was not by the Jeff Jones, formerly of the Weather Underground. Rudd added, "The right wing is freaking out because he made a little joke ‘Lenin Would be Proud.'"

    A little joke?

    The controversy has erupted because of interest in what former terrorists are saying about the new U.S. President, and whether they know something about him or his political strategy that the public doesn't. Some conservatives in the media, including Fred Barnes, Bill Kristol and Mona Charen, have stated that they are impressed by some of Obama's high-level appointments and that he is coming across as mainstream and moderate.

    But what are the former terrorists who are backing Obama saying?

    This interest has been growing because of the continuing controversy over Obama's relationship with Weather Underground terrorist Bill Ayers and other controversial far-left figures, including his childhood mentor, Communist Party member Frank Marshall Davis. Many people suspect that the full truth has not been told and, needless to say, the major media show no interest in continuing to pursue the question of Obama's past associates and influences.

    Blogger Trevor Loudon, a respected anti-communist researcher and analyst in New Zealand, discovered the "Jeff Jones" and Mark Rudd articles on the Rag Blog website and his article about their comments was picked up far and wide as evidence that Obama was adopting a sophisticated Leninist strategy of making moderate appointments to his cabinet while seeking to implement revolutionary "change."

    Loudon was the first writer to note that the mysterious "Frank" in Barack Obama's book, Dreams From My Father, was the communist Frank Marshall Davis. AIM confirmed the identification with another source and did a series of articles about Davis's involvement in communist and subversive activities. AIM eventually wrote about the 600-page file that the FBI had maintained on Davis, covering 19 years of his life.

    Loudon acknowledges the error about "Jeff Jones" but says that the Mark Rudd article may be even more important to the point that he was making. He says that Rudd is "at most one degree separate from Obama and as such may well know more of Obama's true agenda than do most voters."

    Beyond this controversy, he also points out that former Weather Underground members Rudd, Jones, Ayers and Dohrn are all now working through an organization called Movement for a Democratic Society (MDS), which is operating as "a parent body for Progressives for Obama."

    The Jeff Jones of the Weather Underground, who says he voted for Obama, openly advertises his past on his own website, as well as his current activities in the firm "Jeff Jones Strategies." Under the "Protest" section he even includes an FBI mug shot and his fingerprints. It declares, "As a leader of the Weather Underground, Jeff evaded an intense FBI manhunt for more than a decade. In 1981, they finally got him. Twenty special agents battered down the door of the Bronx apartment where he was living with his wife and four-year-old son."

    Jones told me that he was arrested in October of 1981 but was only in jail for a couple of weeks. He said he was "not really guilty of all that much" and got community service and probation after pleading guilty to an explosives possession charge.

    Larry Grathwohl, the former FBI informant in the Weather Underground, recalls that Jones was a member of the Central Committee of the Weather Underground and that other members were Bill Ayers, Bernardine Dohrn and Mark Rudd. He thinks Jones got off easy because the FBI had used extra-legal tactics to track him down and that most of the case against him was thrown out.

    However, Grathwohl says that Jones' fingerprints were found in a San Francisco apartment around the time of the Park Police station bombing in 1970 that killed police officer Brian V. McDonnell. "It was never clearly stated that Jeff was an active participant in the Park Police station bombing, but he was in the area at the time it took place," Grathwohl says. The bomb included industrial metal staples that ripped through McDonnell and other injured officers.

    He also notes that Jones was one of four authors of the Weather Underground statement, Prairie Fire: The Politics of Revolutionary Anti-Imperialism, which was dedicated to Robert F. Kennedy's killer Sirhan Sirhan and others. The other authors were listed as Billy Ayers, Bernardine Dohrn, and Celia Sojourn.

    "I knew Larry," Jones acknowledged. "I knew him before we went underground."

    Jones, who says that he has since "rebuilt my life," includes a photo on his website of him and New York First Lady Michelle Paterson at the Healthy Schools Gala in the New York Times building in New York City on May 12, 2008. In addition to the Healthy Schools Network, his clients include the Natural Resources Defense Council.

    Despite the confusion over the "Jeff Jones" on the Rag Blog, and the fact that he also supports Obama, Jeff Jones of the Weather Underground said that he didn't want to comment on the article about Obama's moderate appointments being a smokescreen.

    He did offer the opinion, when asked, that Obama is "not a Marxist."

    For his part, during the campaign, Obama said that he shared toys in Kindergarten and jokingly wondered if that made him a communist.
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  • Beccy NPC 2009/09/04 01:06:14
    Beccy
    No way I voted for Obama. Yes I am in a labor union and I hope soon many more are.
  • TruBluTopaz 2009/09/03 00:30:02
    TruBluTopaz
    +3
    So what are we going to do about it? I am tired of all these reports about known terrorists and criminals in this administration. It's time for an independent investigation. And if the Congress and AG's office don't have the guts, it will have to be us. It's time.
  • gtstc 2009/09/03 00:03:31
    gtstc
    +2
    does this really suprise anyone? As much as I dont think he desrves it, sometime I wish BO would become a martyr.

    If DC turned to glass we would all be safe at last
  • NPC gtstc 2009/09/03 14:46:53
    NPC
    +1
    This is the reason that we cannot allow any more Nobama administration interference in our llives with mandated public option HealthScare and the phoney Global Warming bullshit Crap and Rape Bill.
  • Ken "Don't tread on me!" 2009/09/02 23:40:53
    Ken "Don't tread on me!"
    +5
    Isn't that nice? In addition to having Marxists and admitted Communists and Socialists in positions of power in the Obama administration, they have a "stimulus bill," allocating over 3/4 of a TRILLION dollars, drafted by a bunch of anti-free-market radicals and then our esteemed representatives, like a bunch of lemmings, vote on it without even reading it! One of the scariest things I have ever learned about my government!

    And yes, it is MY government, and YOURS! It is supposed to be a government OF THE PEOPLE, BY THE PEOPLE, AND FOR THE PEOPLE! When did Washington forget?
  • Bill - McGee - 2012 "I am a... 2009/09/02 22:47:26
    Bill - McGee - 2012 "I am a Terrorist "
    +5
    i bet William Ayers is so PROUD!!!!!
  • NPC Bill - ... 2009/09/03 14:48:29
    NPC
    +3
    The American Terrorist Ayers is laughiing his ass off because the Progressives and Independents voted this Somabtich into the POTUS without reservations !
  • Bill - ... NPC 2009/09/03 14:53:57
    Bill - McGee - 2012 "I am a Terrorist "
    no doubt..
  • Fannie 2009/09/02 22:34:28
    Fannie
    +3
    Wow, who leaked this secret?
  • ♥N A♥ Fannie 2009/09/02 22:50:24
    ♥N A♥
    +30
    All you have to do is google Jeff Jones and his past pops up in articles.
  • NPC ♥N A♥ 2009/09/03 14:49:57
    NPC
    +1
    Where in the hell does Nobama find all these Communist Marxist type assholes to be advisers and czars ?! Do you think it is Rahmbo or Axelpuke ?
  • mustangluver 2009/09/02 22:21:38
    mustangluver
    +6
    Is that why BO had the Greek columns as his backdrop? LOL...
    bo greek columns backdrop lol
  • Let Fre... mustang... 2009/09/03 19:04:54
    Let Freedom Ring
    I heard they were made of styrofoam. lol
  • Arky in Y'shua 2009/09/02 22:02:50 (edited)
    Arky in Y'shua
    +8
    Here's a question:
    "HOW MANY PEOPLE WOULD HAVE ALLOWED BARACK OBAMA TO RUN ON A PLATFORM OF REVOLUTION INSTEAD OF CHANGE?"

    And another quesiton:
    HOW MANY PEOPLE DO YOU SUPPOSE KNEW BARACK OBAMA MEANT REVOLUTION EVERY TIME HE SAID THE WORD, CHANGE?

    revolution change quesiton people suppose barack obama meant revolution change
  • Beccy Arky in... 2009/09/03 01:15:11
    Beccy
    +2
    It was a government take over
  • Arky in... Beccy 2009/09/03 01:26:43 (edited)
    Arky in Y'shua
    +2
    It was a coup, and America didn't know it..
  • Beccy Arky in... 2009/09/04 01:07:04
    Beccy
    +1
    And the sad part is the voters who helped complete the coup are going to be hurt the most.
  • words t... Arky in... 2009/09/03 16:16:20
    words to live by
    +1
    No one was listening except the ones it would impact the most. THE TAXPAYERS!
  • Arky in... words t... 2009/09/03 16:39:10
    Arky in Y'shua
    But, it is now obvious that Tax Payers are vastly outnumbered by Freebie Chasers.
  • kathleen 2009/09/02 20:35:09
    kathleen
    +4
    Just one more radical Communist living in America. I never knew how many Communist/Marxists, atheist/agnostic types were living amongst us. Why don't they all go live on an island together an be miserable ever after for the rest of their miserable little lives.

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