I was involved in some discussions this morning on a couple posts that have taken issue with the Progressives, and more specifically, Van Jones. I decided to do this post to shed a different light on the man and his politics.
With the help and sponsorship of MoveOn, Jones is embarking on a campaign to create a mass movement to, in his words, "bring some of the spirit of 2008 back." The kick-off event for "Rebuild the Dream" was launched last Thursday, and I have to admit, I was totally inspired by what Jones had to say. Some of the points I jotted down:
1~America is not broken; the social contract with America is broken.
2~Government shoulders big burdens so businesses don't have to.
3~How can you be a patriot and be trashing America?
4~Something IS wrong in our country...
I'm not too sure who's willing to spend nearly 2 hours watching this video. But I hope you tune in because you may get the same feeling that I did, along with thousands of others who tuned in, that Van Jones may have started something, and has hopes to mirror the success of the Tea Party. The majority of comments left were overwhelmingly positive, as well as a pretty favorable media response.
"Amazing and inspirational."
"Van Jones makes sense. Stand up, stand up, America."
"This has GOT to be recorded and re-played across America on the internet...MOVING! MOTIVATING...INSPIRING!!!!"