With Afghanistan, Iran, and Obamacare all in crisis, why is President Barack Obama going to Denmark to discuss the 2016 Olympics? As you’ll see from the rest of this post, the troubling answer is probably this: Because Valerie Jarrett wants him to.
There is one person who has been closely linked with virtually every Obama scandal thus far: Valerie Jarrett.
The more I look at it, the more I’m surprised that she’s still at the White House. What possible hold does she have on the Obamas that keeps her there?
Valerie Jarrett is the Obamas’ closest friend and confidante. She hired Michelle Obama away from a private law firm to work for her at Chicago Mayor Richard Daley’s office.
In 1966 [Jarrett’s] mother, Barbara Taylor Bowman, was one of four child advocates that created the Erikson Institute. The Institute was established to provide training for people working in the recently created Head Start program and once had as its chairman of the Board of Trustees Thomas G. Ayers, chairman (1973–1980) of Commonwealth Edison and father of William C. Ayers once the leader of the radical Weather Underground.
Tenuous, you say? Wait, it gets much better.
When Obama became president, he tried to get crooked Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich to appoint Jarrett to the Senate in his place:
The former governor said his chief of staff was approached by Marilyn Katz, a political activist and owner of a Chicago communications firm.
“She indicated that if I appointed Valerie Jarrett to the U.S. Senate, the Obama people would help me raise money from their network of contributors across the country,” Blagojevich writes.
Katz, in an interview, said it was an “absolute lie” that she had ever promised anything from the Obama camp in exchange for consideration of Jarrett.
“I thought it would be a great idea that the governor consider Valerie,” she said.
When that failed, Obama appointed Jarrett to be one of his three Senior Advisors at the White House. (Jarrett’s office is right next to Obama’s. You have to literally pass by her before you can see the president.)
Obama then appointed Van Jones to be one of his Czars at Jarrett’s behest. She later gushed:
You guys know Van Jones? Oooh. Van Jones, alright! So, Van Jones. We were so delighted to be able to recruit him into the White House. We were watching him, uh, really, he’s not that old, for as long as he’s been active out in Oakland. And all the creative ideas he has. And so now, we have captured that. And we have all that energy in the White House.
Jarrett was also behind the appointment of FCC “Chief Diversity Officer” Mark Lloyd, who admiringly said of Venezuelan tyrant Hugo Chavez:
“In Venezuela, with Chavez, is really an incredible revolution – a democratic revolution. To begin to put in place things that are going to have an impact on the people of Venezuela.
The property owners and the folks who then controlled the media in Venezuela rebelled – worked, frankly, with folks here in the U.S. government – worked to oust him. But he came back with another revolution, and then Chavez began to take very seriously the media in his country.”
Remember that NEA conference call where Obamaniacs were caught using your tax dollars for propaganda? Yosi Sergant of the NEA was quickly thrown under the bus and forced to resign. But Buffy Wicks is still working at Jarrett’s White House Office of Public Engagement..
And the coup de grace: You know why Obama is abandoning Afghanistan, Iran, and Obamacare to fly to Denmark and try to bring the 2016 Olympics to Chicago? This little Wikipedia nugget should explain: Jarrett “Chairs the White House Commission on Women and Girls, and White House Office of Olympic, Paralympic, and Youth Sport.”
So Valerie Jarrett, the closest mutual friend of the Obamas – someone whom the president “trusts completely” – repeatedly embarasses him with poor recommendations. But the president blithely continues following her advice, abandoning his weighty responsibilities to fly to Denmark to bring the Olympics to Chicago.
Just how far does Jarrett’s influence go? According to an Obama 2008 Political Director:
“If you want him to do something, there are two people he’s not going to say no to: Valerie Jarrett and Michelle Obama.”
Wikipedia helpfully notes that Jarrett was born in Iran and spent the first five years of her life there. Is she going to give the president her usual wrong-headed advice, resulting in bad decisions on Iran?
Maybe so, maybe not. All I know is Valerie Jarrett is far too ideological, far too incompetent, and far too influential to remain as our president’s closest advisor.
It is very dangerous for the most powerful man in the world to never be able to say no to Valerie Jarrett.