Do progressives believe the stuff that comes out of their mouths?
— Melissia (@ProudoftheUSA) June 9, 2012
No joke: During the closing keynote speech at Netroots Nation, Van Jones reportedly told a roomful of starry-eyed progressive activists that they ‘checkmated’ conservative radio and created the blogosphere.
@VanJones68: You shut down RW radio. No politician did that 4 you. You did it yourselves. You need to remind readers of the power THEY have.
— Sharoney (@Sharoney) June 9, 2012
We’re pretty sure Van Jones and his audience don’t know what “checkmated” means. By the way, R.I.P Air America.
I think Van Jones just said that liberals created the blogosphere. Interesting. #AlGoreCreatedtheInternetToo
— Billy Hallowell (@BillyHallowell) June 9, 2012
Well, if progressives invented the blogosphere, they sure lost control of it pretty quickly. Kinda like a liberal hashtag.
— Dr. Goddess (@drgoddess) June 9, 2012
“Let’s get ‘em”? New tone, Van. New tone.
And good luck with that. We love the smell of progressive desperation in the afternoon.