Van Jones was speaking at the Green Festival in Chicago this past weekend and sparked yet another controversy.
The former White House insider seemed to take great pleasure in announcing that his opponents should be more worried about him now that he has been inside 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and is back out on the streets. To quote Mr. Jones:
Subtle hint, (unintelligible) Don't ever let somebody like me in the White House and then insist that I come back out here with y'all... Because now, we can make this thing work.
After Jones finished his speech, a credentialed member of the press asked for further clarification. Van Jones refused to answer and the reporter was escorted from the event and had his press pass pulled.
The veiled warning from Jones was a concern to Glenn Beck, and during his nightly television show seen on GBTV, Beck showed Jones' somewhat cryptic threat. Mr. Beck also responded and delivered a special message of his own to the 9/11 Truther:
Van, I know exactly who you are. I know what you are capable of. I have studied you as much as you have studied me...
Beck also told to Jones (and the GBTV audience) that Beck, too, was now free to accomplish the things he knows "need to be done."
In fact, last night Beck announced a special block of four television shows that will lay out his action plan for the immediate future. The special shows will kick off June 4th and, according to Mr. Beck, will be bold, inspiring, and frightening. The plans include more details on this summer's 7.28 "Restoring Love" event and programs leading up to (and through) the November elections. And they will incorporate the all elements of Beck's E4 program (Enlightenment, Education, Empowerment, & Entrepreneurship).
In case you missed last night's Glenn Beck Program on GBTV, the response to Jones was part of a segment about Communists and Marxists inside the Obama administration. The entire segment is worth watching, but Beck's direct message to Jones starts about the 5:00 mark.