Who Really Runs the Show? Open Thread

by Miri

Recently, the Wall Street Journal quoted John Heilemann, co-author of the political tome Game Change, who wrote in New York magazine:

President Obama “rarely consulted outside the tiny charmed circle surrounding him in the White House.

‘What you had was really three or four people running the entire government,’ says the former White House strategist. ‘I thought they put a pretty good Cabinet together, but most of those guys might as well be in the witness-protection program.’

A funny line, no doubt, but an overstatement, surely? Well, maybe not.

‘I happen to know most of the Cabinet pretty well, and I get together with them individually for lunch,’ says one of the most respected Democratic bigwigs in Washington. ‘I’ve had half a dozen Cabinet members say that in the first two years, they never had one call—not one call—from the president.‘ …

The president’s friend and adviser Valerie Jarrett sometimes pointed out that not only had he never managed an operation, he’d never really had a nine-to-five job in his life. Obama didn’t know what he didn’t know, yet his self-confidence was so stratospheric that once, in the context of thinking about [Rahm] Emanuel’s replacement, he remarked in all seriousness, ‘You know, I’d make a good chief of staff.'”

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So Valerie B. Jarrett saw fit to comment upon Barry’s lack of management skills and note that he NEVER had a real job in his life?  With friends like Valerie, who needs enemies?  With senior White House advisers like Valerie B. Jarrett, who needs a president who knows how to manage an operation, much less a government? 

If three or four people run our entire government, then why are We the People paying for the cabinet members, their staffs, their offices, their travel, especially if in two years they’ve NEVER even been telephoned by the president?  They exist only for show, because those who actually run the government are the many “czars” who are unvetted and unconfirmed by the elected representatives of We the People. 

But who are the three or four people who actually ran the government from within this select circle for the past two years?  Certainly Michelle Obama is among that group.  Rahmbo and Axelrod, no doubt.  Last but certainly not least, Valerie B. Jarrett, who never leaves Barry’s side.  

According to Muckety,  “They don’t come much more networked than Valerie Jarrett.”  Just check out Valerie’s connections. 

So is Valerie our first female president?  Our first Iranian-American president?  Is Valerie herself a natural born citizen?  Who exactly IS this woman who has shepherded Barry through his entire political career?  She, who is one of the sole survivors from the first two years?  Rahmbo is under the bus.  Gibbs is under the bus.  Axelrod is gone.  The list goes on and on.  I could see Michelle going under the bus before Valerie.  So what’s the deal with Valerie? Is she a friend or is she more?  What do you know about Valerie? 

Here’s a link to Heileman’s full article:  http://nymag.com/news/politics/70829/

Open thread! 

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68 responses to “Who Really Runs the Show? Open Thread

  1. An Oriental Tour | We the People of the United States#comment-44353#comment-44353#comment-44353#comment-44353 Renee | February 6, 2011 at 10:17 am | Reply
    http://hdhdata.org/roots/h2724.html
    Save this for a rainy day now.

  2. I remember reading something about Valerie Jarrett’s mother having gone to Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville NY and getting an honorary degree there not too long ago. Rahm Emmanuel is a Sarah “Lu” grad. It was founded by the Lawrence family who were the real estate developers of the Village of Bronxville NY in Westchester County just north of NYC. The Bronx River (more like a creek) runs thru it. Sarah Lawrence herself attended Vassar College as did other female members of that family and Sarah Lawrence College (founded c. 1920) was patterned on Vassar’s elite liberal arts education, but was even more “liberal” allowing students to major in Modern Dance and Creative Writing, with more tutorials rather than lecture classes available. It’s proximity to NYC (20 minute trainride) made it attractive to a certain set as well. This came at a price and SLC was always one of the most expensive colleges in the US, along with Bennington and some other small elite women’s colleges, with zilch for endowments. A number of these have since gone out of business.
    SLC is actually NOT in Bronxville “proper,” which is only one square mile, but in Yonkers, which is one of NY state’s larger cities, but not considered “chi-chi.” Not too long ago, the Village of Bronxville was “restricted,” meaning that real estate transactions were limited to those NOT of certain religious, ethnic or racial groups, i.e. keeping out more folks than letting them in. This system was established by the Lawrences who controlled most of the real estate in the village, so it was certainly ironic that the college they also founded was such a liberal haven with lots of Jews and mulattos and other ethnic groups represented in the student body.

    Remember that the Kennedy family moved to Bronxville in the 1930s before Papa Joe became US Ambassador to the Court of St. James. One of the reasons they moved there was for the superior public schools in town for the younger children, like Bobby and his sisters. Jack was already away at boarding school and then college during that time. Also, there was (is) a large Catholic church there, St. Joseph’s, and Teddy was married to Joan there in the 1950s. Joan was a Bronxville HS girl and became a Catholic when she married Ted.
    All this is just background, but to show that Valerie has elite tendencies from ‘way back and is polishing Obama to a bright shine. Not sure she can do much for Michelle, but she is undoubtedly trying to work some magic on her as well. LOL.

  3. Rosemary Woodhouse

    Bronxville is lovely. Yonkers is a hole. Joan Kennedy also used to be lovely until the Kennedys made a Yonkers girl of her.

  4. Lame Cherry absolutely nails it,
    what I warned of a year ago about stupid murders:

    Sunday, February 6, 2011
    Obama ab chao

    When this blog alone exposed exclusively that Mr. Obama’s speech in Tucson included the illuminati reference by a Teddy Kennedy speech writer of order from the chaos, it was noted that no one from the Alex Jones fringe who were so ready to hang the Bush boys in their Skull and Bones had any definitive follow up concerning Mr. Obama’s deliberate placing the Rothschild tattoo on the Gabrielle Giffords shootfest.
    If you do not comprehend this, the cartel has a pecking order, and in that order they lay claim to acts in public. In that, the cartel was stating that what was initiated in Arizona was their sacrificial rite in as the Kaiser stated, they could always find some lone nut to pull a trigger.

    Once again, why no follow up on why ambulances did not arrive because of reports of a second gunman, and why were bullets bouncing off of crazed Giffords fans?

    In that, this dovetails into Egypt which is a mirror operation of the one which these same community organized fellow travelers brought down the Shah of Iran.

    I stated that the Egyptians were furious over what Obama had done, and they are figuring out faster than Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh what this blog exclusively exposed from day one, that this Egyptian baby was fathered by B. Hussein Obama with a Muslim Brotherhood whore.

    I found this quote in one of many from Arabs and Muslims which have an interesting Tucson ring to them:

    From King Saud University lecturer Emir Saif Al-Islam bin Saud bin abd Al-Aziz, “What has the American weapon been since the American president’s speech at Cairo University in the summer of 2009 to the Islamic and Arab world – The first weapon is conspiring with the oppositionist political elites. … The American administration has another frightening weapon, aimed at fomenting ‘creative chaos’ and creating a new Arab reality.”

    Creative chaos? Creative chaos to form a New Arab reality of peace prize winner Obama.

    This is Obama illuminati or until Mr. Obama’s powder gets damp from all his ejaculatory effusions shall now be referred to the Obamanati from this point forward.

    Egypt has chaos inseminated into it by el Baradei’s clique of communists and the fast exist of the rightful leader in this coup against President Mubarak, was to bring the order of Obama’s Islamocommunists, to carry out their war against the western world.

    I will be blunt in this that Albert Pike of the order stated a war would be fomented between Isalm and the Christian west to destroy each other to bring about the illuminated thought of satan. The central European cartel, Putin’s Bolsheviks and the Chicoms are in the process of creating a nuclear front against America and the remaining west for a theater war of Obama nuclear holocaust terrorism, which will be responded to by Mr. Obama with nuclear strikes against non secular Muslims of a different order, which will in the end result in the ruling of the world by the Eurasian communists……….at least in their human cropping plan for power.

    The Arabs are now absolutely furious in they have figured out what Obama has been up to. There is no fury like an Arabs when aroused. Mr. Obama has damaged the connection between America and the Muslim states as was intended.
    From Wikileaks to now the outright sabotage of the Egyptian Government, there is now the designed breach as large as Isaac and Ishmael.

    From Adel Abd Al-Rahma of the Palestinian Authority’s Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, “For the thousandth time, the U.S. is proving that it will sell out its allies at the first political crossroads. … Not long ago, the U.S. announced that it was immediately abandoning Tunisian President Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali, known to have strong relations with it; today, it is maneuvering against the leader of Egypt’s regime while deluding the Egyptian protesters into thinking that it supports them and their demands. … Who has forgotten the Shah of Iran and his role as guardian of the American interest – and who has forgotten what the [U.S.] did to him?”

    Once again as this blog noted how Jews are blamed for the sins of the Rotshchild Rockefeller Ashkenaz, you can see the reality that you as an American, who had no part in this Obama coup against Hosni Mubarak, are now being blamed.
    These are the voices of those who speak to the terrorists. The terrorists will then initiate operations inside America, which Mr. Obama will then utilize to crack down.

    Did you miss this virginal sacrifice of Gabrielle Giffords in the Fort Hood Islamist murderer brought no gun control talk from Obama, but for cartel reasons when Ms. Giffords was shot, the entire process took on the Kennedy sacrificial gun control rites again.

    Learn to discern the regime and their religious order rites at work.

    nuff said.

    agtG

    • Davem, from link above :

      Once again as this blog noted how Jews are blamed for the sins of the Rotshchild Rockefeller Ashkenaz, you can see the reality that you as an American, who had no part in this Obama coup against Hosni Mubarak, are now being blamed.

  5. As Jesse Jackson put it so memorably, “Barack ain’t never run nothin’ but his mouth.”

  6. Congratulations, you guys! Ulster Man links directly to this WTPOTUS from his FB page. I can’t think of a more worthy group of bloggers. If you see a significant increase in traffic, that’s where it’s from. Whoo hoo!

  7. Evelyn Pringle outed Valerie back in the Spring of 2008. RBO formerly known as RW for Rezko watch… Brenda J. Elliot contributed to the Manchurian President… Val—–eeerie.

    On another front,
    I read the news today, oh boy

    http://weaselzippers.us/

    are Americans blind or are they just too frightened to say, I know.
    If islam was just no big deal, a religion of peace, why does it dominate and occupy us 24/7 (or else)… can people really not see this? Its here and our Troops are abroad twiddling their thumbs under harsh conditions.

  8. Wow, This is different.

    http://weaselzippers.us/2011/02/06/pic-of-the-day-6/

    What is going on?

  9. http://www.newsrealblog.com/2011/02/06/top-5-revolutions-backed-by-george-soros/

    Just found this article. It documents the top 5 “revolutions” that have been helped along, shall we say, by George Soros. USA is number 3. Egypt number 5.

  10. Barry tells Bill O’Reilly that anybody who doesn’t like him, just doesn’t know him. You know, just get to know him and you’ll love him like everybody else. Gag. We know you, Barry; that’s why we don’t like you. In addition, Barry reassures Bill that he hasn’t moved to the center at all. We could have told Bill that. Barry only PRETENDS to have moved to the center, but he’s still the communist that he always was.
    http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/142381-obama-im-not-moving-to-center

    • Muslamic commie with a capital M.

      Yeah, we see how much your mama loved our Country, too.

      She was a proud patriot with a small p.

  11. Ulsterman reported last month that the White House Insider believes that Valerie IS the POTUS:

    “Gibbs is gone soon though. … Jarrett wants him gone. She has effectively taken over WH at this point. … I want to point you on something about Jarrett if you don’t mind. She was at a recent WH/business leader thing. She WAS the White House at this meeting. Obama was there but said little after the intros. Jarrett spoke almost all the policy and the push for organized labor was HUGE by her at this meeting. The WH needs business to help out if they are to get a 2nd term. They have to admit that now. So what is going on is simple bribery. We are talking billions and billions here to come via the health bill requirements and tax code and other ‘perks’. It was a strong arm attempt that appeared almost fully coordinated by Jarrett. I don’t believe Obama even understands the process here. He is being told what to say, how to react, etc. That’s not new, but on this it’s even more so than before. Jarrett is running the show, with input from First Lady. Those two have formed quite a formidable team inside WH. Anyway, what I want to tell you specifically on this meeting was that after it finished up, Jarrett came out to speak with media. CNBC I believe. She gives a rundown on meeting as the ‘President said this. President said that.’ Making it appear Obama was up to speed on every question posed to her by CNBC. IT WAS ALL A LIE. Obama hardly spoke at that meeting. As I said, Jarrett did almost all the talking for the WH. And regarding those specific questions being asked to Jarrett – some of them NEVER CAME UP IN THE MEETING. She was LYING over and over again during that brief interview. And she was taking some of her own responses in the meeting and then saying ‘The president said this’. Obama didn’t say any of that. Jarrett basically admitted on camera she is the president. The two are one and the same. Jarrett is Obama’s brain. It’s her WH now full on. There is nobody left in the West Wing to counter her agenda.” http://newsflavor.com/politics/world-politics/white-house-insider-jarrett-is-the-president/#ixzz1DEYAwkVX

    Our first female Iranian POTUS.

    • Miri, from the get go…
      and the Daley’s are in the Oval Office and West Wing
      even excahnge, planned.

      the kennedy baton has been passed. paybacks

      DC/Chicago are the same place.

  12. We the People Better keep the Presure on !!

    Our President has become entirely unhinged and he is currently completely out of control. He has personally fanned the very flames which will eventually ignite the entire world in a raging inferno of Jihad. His rhetoric concerning Islam, Egypt and the greater Middle East is a violation of all rational thought and crime against intellectual honestly.

    Obama’s betrayal of the British people and associated “deal” to disclose information relating to the UK’s nuclear deterrent is abhorrent and violates everything the United States of America believes in. His complete desertion of Israel and reckless disregard for the safety of the Israeli population is a dishonor that will eternally rank as of one the most egregious in American history.

    He began his blatant disregard for the wishes and values of America immediately upon his election and unfortunately his belligerency has only worsened since that time. He is a total failure and wholly incompetent. We can only apologize and assure you he is not acting with the support of right thinking Americans.

    Clearly, it’s against logic, reason and better judgement to continue listening to anything he says.Common sense dictates that following him into anything is inarguably a fools errand. His assinine policies and juvenile outlook on the world are clear and present dangers to freedom and stability across the entire globe. He has done enough damage to us all.

    Please stop listening to him and demand that he resigns before the entire world is in chaos and there is nothing left worth saving.

    • Welcome, Capt. Dax. Your blog post on Egypt, Obama, and the Muslim Brotherhood is enlightening and frightening at the same time. Ayers and Dorhn and Jodi Evens, oh, my. They all keep turning up like bad, bad pennies. Like Penny Sue Pritzker. And here we have Dear Valerie growing up in Iran and spending her summers in Egypt.

      Are you a fan of Patrick O’Brien? Great books!

  13. “Chicago businesswoman Valerie Jarrett has earned all sorts of nicknames as an aide to President-elect Barack Obama — from ‘First Friend’ to ‘big sister’ to ‘the other half of Obama’s brain.’ As co-chair of his transition team, Jarrett has spent the past week denying rumors, parsing policy changes and insisting that she doesn’t know where she’ll end up in the new administration (although Beltway gossip suggests she may be appointed to Obama’s seat in the Senate). Of her relationship with the 44th commander-in-chief, Jarrett says simply: ‘He is my dear friend. I would do anything the President of the United States asked me to do.'”

    Indeed, including his job.

    http://www.time.com/time/politics/article/0,8599,1858012,00.html#ixzz1DEerGOTM

  14. http://www.whorunsgov.com/Profiles/Valerie_Jarrett

    “In 1991, a young lawyer walked into Chicago mayoral aide Jarrett’s office and asked for a job. That meeting with the future Michelle Obama started a friendship that would last for decades. Over the years, the Obamas have regularly asked Jarrett for advice and she has been a part of almost all of their major decisions. … After Obama won, he named Jarrett co-chair of his transition team, where she researched and vetted candidates for top positions in his administration. She took the wide-ranging title of White House senior adviser and assistant to the president for Intergovernmental Relations and Public Liason. She will be the point person for contact with state and local officials and will also chair the White House Council on Women and Girls.

    She is so close to Obama that the president describes her as a ‘sibling.’ ‘Valerie is one of my oldest friends,’ Obama says. ‘Over time, I think our relationship evolved to the point where she’s like a sibling to meI trust her completely.'”

    He trusts her completely to do his job. iirc, the Obamas have an arranged marriage; and, yes, Valerie arranged that, too.

    • How about the story that Michelle LaVaughn Robinson had to take barky to meet “her Boss” and get dating approval. bwahahahahahahaha

      Another lie, but we get the picture.

  15. From that Time article:
    “When the family moved to Chicago in 1963, classmates teased Jarrett for the English accent she had acquired during her early childhood in Iran and London … As a teen, she spent her summers traveling to Ghana, Nigeria and Egypt, among other places. Attended the University of Chicago Laboratory School and a Massachusetts boarding school before earning her bachelor’s at Stanford and later a law degree from the University of Michigan.”

    http://www.time.com/time/politics/article/0,8599,1858012,00.html#ixzz1DEgopSJU

  16. http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2011/02/valerie_jarretts_arrogance.html

    “During an exclusive dinner hosted Monday by the Alfalfa Club, Obama adviser Valerie Jarret …was seated at the head table along with several other big-name politicians and a handful of high-ranking military officials. As an officer sporting several stars walked past Jarrett, she signaled for his attention and said, ‘I’d like another glass of wine.'”

    Got that? Valerie mistook a decorated officer for a waiter. Or perhaps she didn’t mistake him for a waiter, but simply assumed that as Commander-in-Chief by proxy, he ought to behave as her servant.

    Fortunately, the officer was a gentleman and fetched her another glass of wine; unfortunately, he didn’t pour it over her arrogant noggin.

  17. I think this back from when we had a TRANSITION team called the Office of the President Elect… fake seal?

    http://therealbarackobama.wordpress.com/2008/12/10/blagogate-rahm-said-obama-helped-blago-get-elected/

    and there is so much more…

  18. Tapped

    http://www.prospect.org/csnc/blogs/tapped_archive?month=12&year=2008&base_name=a_guide_to_the_candidates

    evelyn pringles series is a chronological history of persons, places, things.

    Valeerie is the Presider.

  19. It is time for the American people to demand that Obama follow his own advice to Mubarrak and go…NOW.

    Here’s a paraphrase of Obama’s last week with We The People doing the talking now:

    “What is clear, what we indicate tonight to our illegal President, Barack Obama, is our belief that an orderly transition must be meaningful, it must be peaceful, and it must begin now. Furthermore, the process must exclude the parties who are guilty of perpetrating this criminal fraud upon the American people. It should lead to elections that are free of bribery, extortion, intimidation, ballot stuffing, vote suppression, electioneering, and the unethical – if not unconstitutional – activism demonstrated by the Free Press who conspired to fix the outcome of the 2008 election. And it should result in a government that’s not only grounded in the laws of our Constitution and the guiding principles of our Republic, but is also responsive to the voices of the American people that have been wantonly, egregiously, and illegally repressed.”

  20. Wow. That was good, Dr. P. I agree 100%.

    Read this morning that they held a big powwow in Egypt with Suleiman, the VP, and the Muslim Brotherhood, among others but notably NOT the 5 groups of students who organized and began the peaceful protests but which were quickly co-opted by the violent jihadist-minded Islamists. So what has changed? The powers-that-be will still remain, in the form of Suleiman or whatever other “successor” the powers appoint, except now the Muslim Brotherhood, formerly banned by Mubarak, will now have a huge place at the table. Being better organized than the student and other opposition groups, they, like Hamas, will have the advantage whenever there are elections. Being thugs, they will have the added advantage of being able to intimidate those who might vote against them. They supposedly are about 30% of the population. All it takes, then, is for them to co-opt, bribe, intimidate, or directly threaten another 21% of voters (will there be women voters) and they run the show in Egypt. It’s a dog-and-pony show. Why were the students, the ones most likely to want TRUE representative government and Western-style freedoms, shut out of the meetings for the transitional government?

    btw, as here with our Constitution, Barry gives only purple-lip service to the Egyptian Constitution. Their Constitution spells out the succession and it doesn’t include a newly appointed VP. If Mubarak leaves, resigns, dies, his successor is supposed to be the head of their People’s Assembly, not any VP. The only way the VP can get the job is if the People’s Assembly vote him in.

    IMO, this “revolution” was intended, all along, to give the banned Muslim Brotherhood a say in what WAS a relatively secular government but will soon, unfortunately, probably turn into yet another Islamic state.

    • …uh, because, you know, uh-uh, it is just wonderful to be back in Oregon, and over the last 15 months we’ve travelled, uh, to every corner of the United States. Uh, I’ve now been in fifty – … seven states, I think one left to go. Uh, one left to go. Uh, Alaska and Hawaii I was not allowed to go to, even though I really wanted to visit, but my staff would not, uh, justify it.

      Not allowed to go to“?

      Who’s in charge?

      • In the recent interview with Bill O’Reilly, Barry pointedly would NOT directly answer this question: paraphrasing, “But you don’t want the Muslim Brotherhood?” All Barry said is “what I want is a representative government.” So that would include the MO, IF they’re “elected” as representatives of the people, who now are reported to support these fundamentalists by 56%. btw, if you look very closely, right at that point, you can see that Barry “tell”, where he can hardly control the impending smile/smirk. Here’s a link to the video of the interview. It’s hard to listen to because of his ill-fitting dental appliance, which makes that snakelike hiss. What’s that shiny place under his right eye?

        http://video.foxnews.com/v/4526781

        • Notice, too, how he uses that little tilt of the head to the left. Tanya the body language expert on O’Reilly’s show says that’s to make the other person trust him, to make him SEEM vulnerable and friendly and submissive. SEEM being the operative word. He’s an expert at such seduction, as we discussed long ago.

          Oh, and Barry doesn’t agree with the judge who ruled Obamacare unconstitutional. This, from a supposed constitutional expert. Even I can see that it’s clearly unconstitutional. But not Barry because he believes that he’s the one who will decide what the Constitution means. Especially since, in his opinion, it’s a “flawed document.”

          He outright denies that he’s for redistribution of wealth. Either that’s a straight out LIE or he’s had an ideology transplant. Of course, now he’s the second coming of Ronald Reagan. Watch his eyes ablinking when O’Reilly reads him what the WSJ said about him. He does the Hillary Clinton laugh, too. Like every time someone asks her about something that’s true but she doesn’t want to admit it’s true.

          The “mandate” to buy health insurance, according to the remade Barry, is only to ensure that people are responsible and that others don’t have to pay for their health care. Riiiiight, Barry. These people are shameless.

          Looks as if he got a lesson in gesturing from Bill Clinton. I bet he did. Since when does he gesture with his right hand. Isn’t he left-handed. Look how he keeps that left hand in his lap.

          That eye blinking really gets going when he lies about how it doesn’t “annoy” him that people hate him.

      • Forgive me if this has been linked somewhere already, but it’s important to know/remember:
        http://www.haaretz.com/news/obama-met-muslim-brotherhood-members-in-u-s-1.277306

        “U.S. President Barack Obama met with members of Egypt’s Islamist opposition movement, the Muslim Brotherhood, earlier this year [2009], according to a report in Thursday editions of the Egyptian daily newspaper Almasry Alyoum.

        The newspaper reported that Obama met the group’s members, who reside in the U.S. and Europe, in Washington two months ago.

        According to the report, the members requested that news of the meeting not be publicized. They expressed to Obama their support for democracy and the war on terror.

        The newspaper also reported that the members communicated to Obama their position that the Muslim Brotherhood would abide by all agreements Egypt has signed with foreign countries.

        Obama landed in Cairo on Thursday to deliver a conciliatory speech as part of his outreach to the Arab and Muslim world.

        The Muslim Brotherhood is considered a Sunni-dominated fundamentalist Islamic organization that has spawned numerous factions across the Arab world that have engaged in terrorist activity, including the Palestinian rejectionist group Hamas.

        It is also the main opposition bloc to Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, whose regime is viewed favorably in the West due to its adherence to the thirty-year-old peace treaty between Israel and Egypt.”

        Let me guess that Valerie B. Jarrett was at that meeting, too.

  21. What does Valerie Jarrett and Obama have in common? Both carry dual citizenships. One begin their political career as a community organizer, the other a communist organizer. One had been in close contact in his formative years with the old communist, Frank Marshall Davis. The other was the daughter-in-law of Vernon Jarrett who was a close associate, working on communist causes, of the old communist Frank Marshall Davis. Numerous people describe the Jarrett/Obama commonality as “One Degree of Seperation”, if any at all
    In 1983 Chicago, with the backing of the socialist and communist organizations, elected its first African American Mayor, Harold Washington. In New York Barack Obama heard of Harold Washinton’s victory and applied by mail to Chicago’s city hall for a job in the new mayor’s administration, unsuccessfully. Obama later moves to Chicago.
    Jeremiah A. Wright Jr. was Harold Washington’s adviser, Judson H. Miner was his counsel, and Carol Moseley Braun was his spokesman.
    Note: Jeremiah A. Wright Jr. was an adviser for Harold Washington, and is/was the senior pastor at the Trinity United Church of Christ (Chicago).

    Michelle Obama is a friend of Valerie B. Jarrett, was director at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, and was Mayor Richard M. Daley’s staffer. Valerie, who had remained on the job after Harold Washington’s death, hired Michelle “Robinson”, then engaged to Barack Obama. And all the rest is revised history, that is to say all that comes out of the White House.

    • Since the Dunhams also had an early connection to Chicago (Uncle Charlie, and Shirley Ann as an au pair there circa 1958), I believe these “families” crossed paths long before they admit to. FMD, certainly, was known to Stan and Mad in the 1960s.

      • Yes, absolutely. “They had all things in common”. They were/are all communists. Search for “Frank Boganey” results http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-101173272.html
        But as they say in the old corps , Improvise, adapt, and overcome. ;\ we’ll do it.

        • I read up on this Skeeter…Robert Boganey actually.

        • I should have stated, BOGANEY is his poetic name. So I am getting to be too old and I make mistakes. You do it.

          • We all make mistakes Skeeter. He wrote under that name I think and used it also. I read this long ago and tried to find more Skeeter but my trail went cold. I think there is more though if you can find it. Just a hunch though. Boganey the step father’s name. Anything you can find please post it. You seem to find alot of good bits.

  22. I’m so glad I found this blog. I used to see some of you at TD’s & CW’s. I was just reading a previous post ‘Does Gov. Christie Pander to Muslims?’ And so, I will make my off topic comment here. I live in NJ & have admired Gov. Christie. I am beginning to wonder what is going on with him now, though. This is the only place I have seen a discussion about him. I was surprised to see that he attended that dinner at the WH for Hu. And then I read that he had been named to the Council of Governors. It was right after all of this that I read that NJ was one of four states given a waiver to some union members on obamacare. What the? Any ideas? When I hear discussions about these waivers, this never seems to be mentioned. I hate to believe the guy we were so happy to get elected is not who we thought he was. Please say it isn’t so.

    • Welcome, Nancy. Glad to see you here.

    • Please say it isn’t so.

      Hi Nancy Drew. Welcome here. Good comment..
      Unfortunately Nancy, we can’t say anything isn’t so anymore….
      never say never is our new motto around here…surprises around every corner…
      Glad to have you join in our group.

    • I hope it isn’t so. I think, like all politicians, he has to do the dance in order to be able to at least accomplish some of what he needs to accomplish. Lip service to the Muslims, imho. It’s far more nuanced than some people like to believe. It’s like with Hannity, Beck, O’Reilly. People want to beat up on them for one thing, going “off the reservation,” so to speak, because they won’t take up the cause of Barry’s ineligibility. But to go out on a limb like that when there’s virtually NOTHING to prove anything one way or the other, that’s a huge risk for people who at least have a huge audience that they can and do reach with other important issues.

  23. http://hsgac.senate.gov/public/_files/Fort_Hood/FortHoodReport.pdf

    That’s a link to the actual Senate report on Ft. Hood, which is reported to have given Barry a pass on any responsibility for using 1st amendment rights to force investigators to back off Hasan, prior to his terrorist jihadist attack.

  24. h/t Renee, who says Hillary Clinton is called back ALL ambassadors to DC for a summit. I found a story by Jake Tapper, who’s usually fair and balanced:
    http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2011/02/wheres-egypt-clinton-holds-ambassador-conference-.html

    “Today Secretary Clinton convened an unprecedented gathering of American ambassadors from around the world to talk about how they will address global challenges in an era of shrinking budgets, but the political upheaval in Egypt clearly loomed over the meetings. … Clinton called all of her ambassadors back to Washington for this conference to discuss a report her teams have compiled called the Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review, which maps out long-term goals in order to justify budget requests to Congress.

    “From the theft of confidential cables to 21st century protest movements to development breakthroughs that have the potential to change millions of lives, we are all in uncharted territory, and that requires us to be more nimble, more innovative, and more accountable than ever before,” Clinton said.

    Clinton said she would confront Congress about the staggering number of reports they demand from the department, tying up critical resources. She also said she would continue redeploying resources from peaceful posts in Europe to hotspots around the world.”

    I guess Hillary’s helping Valerie and MO run the show.

  25. Amusing news to lighten your day:

    “A former Indiana mayor who won four terms in the 1930s and 1950s is proving less popular with modern-day city leaders, who say they probably won’t name a new government center for him because of the jokes his moniker could inspire.

    Harry Baals is the runaway favorite in online voting to name the new building in Fort Wayne, about 120 miles northeast of Indianapolis. But Deputy Mayor Beth Malloy said that probably won’t be enough to put the name of the city’s longest-tenured mayor on the center.

    The issue is pronunciation. The former mayor pronounced his last name ‘balls.’ His descendants have since changed it to ‘bales.'” 🙂

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/41480994/ns/us_news-weird_news/from/toolbar

  26. Lie of the day. Michelle denies that Barry ever colors his hair. http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_theticket/20110209/ts_yblog_theticket/michelle-obama-reveals-daughters-not-on-facebook-president-doesnt-dye-hair

    If you believe that, you also believe that he hasn’t smoked a cigarette in a year. She said that, too.

  27. The UK Times reports that King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia has ordered Barry not to shame Mubarak.

    “Saudi Arabia has threatened to prop up President Mubarak if the White House tries to force a swift change of regime in Egypt. In a testy personal telephone call on January 29, King Abdullah TOLD President Obama not to humiliate Mr Mubarak and warned that he would step in to bankroll Egypt if the US withdrew its aid programme, worth $1.5 billion annually. America’s closest ally in the Gulf made clear that the Egyptian President must be allowed to stay on to oversee the transition towards peaceful democracy and then leave with dignity.”
    http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/

    So we must add the Saudi King to the list of those who really run the show in our government. After all, this is the guy Barry bows to, so obviously he has a lot of pull, for some reason.

    • I actually agree with the Saudi King — pity our govt doesn’t say the same.

      • Then again, its a game they must play — all for appearance.

      • Oh, I agree with him, too, but for a different reason. I don’t believe for a moment that Barry supports the revolution in Egypt because he’s for the Founders’ notions about the God-given rights possessed by all human beings. I believe that he’s for the Muslim Brotherhood and for turning Egypt into an Islamic republic, if not a dictatorship under sharia law. But King Abdullah has good reason to fear that outcome because he doesn’t want himself to be next. The potential for unrest in Saudi Arabia is as great if not greater than in Egypt. OBL wants to overthrow the house of Saud. Abdullah knows that.

        In any case, even if Barry believed in human rights and freedom of self-determination for all peoples, does that mean there aren’t instances when it’s not exactly in the best interest of the entire world to keep some people from voting? After all, Adoph Hitler was democratically elected and millions died as a result. Ideology sometimes MUST give way to realism and practicality. Some people are just not ready for representative government because they might end up with something far worse than what went before and it’s not only those people who might suffer.

    • King Abdullah TOLD President Obama not to humiliate Mr Mubarak

      And King got the blow off no ?….someone did not MIND him….

  28. “…I believe that he’s for the Muslim Brotherhood and for turning Egypt into an Islamic republic, if not a dictatorship under sharia law….+-

    It is with this which I have difficulty — I vacillate…thinking surely this must be an act on o’s part…though all he says and does appears otherwise — that is my concern.

    • I agree. On one of the Egypt threads, I posted a story that implicates George Soros DIRECTLY with helping foment this revolution in June of last year and in which Soros is quoted as saying that the Muslim Brotherhood MUST be part of the new government. I suspected it and now we know it for sure.

      Barry met with the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and in the USA in 2009 and his representative met in secret with them in Egypt within the past month. He WILL NOT criticize them at all when directly asked. Bill O’Reilly tried to put words into his mouth. Said they are BAD people who shouldn’t be anywhere near a government and still all Barry said is that what he wants is “representative government.”

      Reading between the lines, what he’s saying is that IF the Egyptians elect the Muslim Brotherhood as their “representatives”, then he’s a-okay with that as long as they “work” with us. OUR POTUS should not be a-okay with any government, elected or not, whose prime directive is the destruction of Western civilization to be replaced with a terrorist-oriented dictatorship that features oppression of women and death to anyone who doesn’t “submit”. (It won’t be a fair election if the Muslim Brotherhood is involved. All elections in such countries are rigged.)

      Remember the lie: They say “Islam” means “peace.” It does not; it means “submission”. Submit or DIE.

      The Muslim Brotherhood makes no bones about being committed to the new Caliphate. Just as Barry made no bones about being committed to redistribution of wealth and communism BEFORE the election. But as with Barry, the media is ignoring the clear words of the Muslim Brotherhood and championing them simply because conservatives oppose them.

      When the Muslim Brotherhood come to cut off their heads for exercising their free speech rights while doing their jobs, I wonder if Chris Tingle and his ilk will change their tunes? btw, did you notice that to a one they blamed pro-Mubarak protesters for attacking the media? How do they know the politics of the people who attacked other journalists? Did they take a poll? It’s as likely that Western journalists were attacked by Islamic radicals because they ARE Western journalists as it is that it was Mubarak’s krewe.

  29. http://newsflavor.com/politics/world-politics/white-house-insider-michelle-obama-is-flat-out-lying/

    WH Insider says that Daley and Jarrett are clashing. Which will win? He says, “Interesting to note that Daley already feels secure enough to challenge Jarrett in this way, leading me to believe he has something on her. I say again most likely Chicago. All roads lead back to Chicago with this White House. Yes, the current irony of me making that statement does not escape me. Hah!

    And have you noticed presence of Jarrett everywhere? She gave an interview on Fox for -expletive- sake. Anyone still doubting my statements Jarrett is the true power in the administration can go to hell. She is the real voice of Obama.”

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