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  • Do we have Valerie Jarrett to thank for Obama????

    I've often wondered how Valerie Jarrett got to be so influential in the White House. According to ChicagoMag, she's pretty much responsible for launching Obama's career....

    Source: ChicagoMag

    What exactly does Valerie Jarrett—the Chicagoan often described as a big sister or mother figure to the Obamas—do in the White House? The instant histories of the Obama White House tend to portray her as the Obamas’ pit bull, a woman loyal only to the president, first lady and her own image. In a recent book on the 2012 campaign, Jonathan Alter writes that Rahm Emanuel, on agreeing to become Obama’s chief of staff, recognized that Jarrett would wield such outsized power that he tried unsuccessfully to finesse her into Obama’s senate seat. (Alter also speculates that Valerie Jarrett was one reason why Rahm hightailed it out of DC in late 2010 into the relative ease of the Fifth Floor.)

    Others in media and Washington circles portray Jarrett, who held top positions in Chicago government and business, as a brilliant strategist and thinker who practically runs both wings of the White House and who did as much or more than anyone to put the Obamas there. In 1991, Jarrett, then Mayor Rich Daley’s deputy chief of staff, offered Michelle Robinson a job in City Hall. Before Michelle accepted, she insisted that Jarrett meet with Michelle’s fiancé Barack Obama. Jarrett promptly took both under her wing and, over the years, introduced Barack to the inner Daley circle, to wealthy business people, and to the people who mattered in her enclave, Hyde Park—all of which helped Obama as he moved up from community organizer to Springfield to Washington.

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    Who knew??!?!?!
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    Someone has to be behind him. He has never done anything of any value on his own. He seems to me to have unknown "handlers" behind the scenes.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Jedidiah View Post
      Someone has to be behind him. He has never done anything of any value on his own. He seems to me to have unknown "handlers" behind the scenes.

      I've been thinking the same thing all along.

      ETA: Whoever it is, is probably handling his teleprompter.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
        I've often wondered how Valerie Jarrett got to be so influential in the White House. According to ChicagoMag, she's pretty much responsible for launching Obama's career....

        Source: ChicagoMag

        What exactly does Valerie Jarrett—the Chicagoan often described as a big sister or mother figure to the Obamas—do in the White House? The instant histories of the Obama White House tend to portray her as the Obamas’ pit bull, a woman loyal only to the president, first lady and her own image. In a recent book on the 2012 campaign, Jonathan Alter writes that Rahm Emanuel, on agreeing to become Obama’s chief of staff, recognized that Jarrett would wield such outsized power that he tried unsuccessfully to finesse her into Obama’s senate seat. (Alter also speculates that Valerie Jarrett was one reason why Rahm hightailed it out of DC in late 2010 into the relative ease of the Fifth Floor.)

        Others in media and Washington circles portray Jarrett, who held top positions in Chicago government and business, as a brilliant strategist and thinker who practically runs both wings of the White House and who did as much or more than anyone to put the Obamas there. In 1991, Jarrett, then Mayor Rich Daley’s deputy chief of staff, offered Michelle Robinson a job in City Hall. Before Michelle accepted, she insisted that Jarrett meet with Michelle’s fiancé Barack Obama. Jarrett promptly took both under her wing and, over the years, introduced Barack to the inner Daley circle, to wealthy business people, and to the people who mattered in her enclave, Hyde Park—all of which helped Obama as he moved up from community organizer to Springfield to Washington.

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        When we finally have our sedition trials she will be the first one up!
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Jedidiah View Post
          Someone has to be behind him. He has never done anything of any value on his own. He seems to me to have unknown "handlers" behind the scenes.
          That's what made me look up Jarrett -- why did he choose HER? Then I discovered SHE chose HIM. (Or, rather, she chose Michelle, and Obama got a free ride.) But, yeah, he is so incredibly incompetent I was trying to figure out how he got where he is.
          "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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          • #6
            The Obama Whisperer

            Source: New Republic


            Even at this late date in the Obama presidency, there is no surer way to elicit paranoid whispers or armchair psychoanalysis from Democrats than to mention the name Valerie Jarrett. Party operatives, administration officials—they are shocked by her sheer longevity and marvel at her influence. When I asked a longtime source who left the Obama White House years ago for his impressions of Jarrett, he confessed that he was too fearful to speak with me, even off the record.

            This is not as irrational as it sounds. Obama has said he consults Jarrett on every major decision, something current and former aides corroborate. “Her role since she has been at the White House is one of the broadest and most expansive roles that I think has ever existed in the West Wing,” says Anita Dunn, Obama’s former communications director. Broader, even, than the role of running the West Wing. This summer, the call to send Attorney General Eric Holder on a risky visit to Ferguson, Missouri, was made by exactly three people: Holder himself, the president, and Jarrett, who were vacationing together on Martha’s Vineyard. When I asked Holder if Denis McDonough, the chief of staff, was part of the conversation, he thought for a moment and said, “He was not there.” (Holder hastened to add that “someone had spoken to him.”)

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            • #7
              Yeah Obama has always seemed like a puppet. Just makes appearances, struts around, and then makes outrageous policy decisions out of nowhere and can't seem to back them up, other than by waving his "power pen" around and making asinine threats against congress.

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