WASHINGTON, June 30, 2014 – If asked, few Americans would know who Valerie Jarrett is but after President Obama she may be the most powerful person in the United States.
Some think she is more powerful than the president.
In her role as White House Senior Advisor and Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Relations and Public Liaison, Jarrett’s influence has been a subject for discussion over the last six years. Some say she has more power in the Oval Office than the Chief of Staff.
When Jarrett tussled with Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, and then Bill Daley, many say first she emasculated them and then she forced them out of the White house.
And that Obama supported her in her conflicts with his senior staff.
Jarrett is what is known as a ‘limousine liberal’, a government official that calls for a populace living under governments thumb even while they enjoy a life of luxury.
That while they travel in limos, the people should be happy with mass transit.
Jarrett also believes in President Obama’s almost divine providence to engineer social change. She has an unheard of amount of access to both Michelle and Barack Obama and frame much of what they think, and do, according to insiders.
According to Wiki, Jarrett interviewed Michelle Robinson for a position in Mayor Daley’s office. Robinson asked her to first meet her fiancee, Barack Obama. Meeting for dinner, Jarrett took the young couple “under her wing” introducing them to Chicago’s political power, and, some say, paving their way to the White House.
Critics claim that Jarrett is responsible for many of Obama’s mistakes.
In his book “The Amateur: Barack Obama in the White House,” author Edward Klein points out that even as Emanuel and Axelrod both counseled Obama that he did not have the support necessary for healthcare, Jarrett is said to have persuaded Obama to move forward.
That Jarrett is behind the $535 million taxpayer funded loan to Solyndra. Oddly the one time Obama did not take Jarrett’s advice, is when it came time to send in a Seal Team after Osama Bin Laden.
Before coming to Washington, Jarrett was an official in Chicago, under Mayor Richard Daley who made her commissioner of planning. While in Chicago she was part of city’s public housing revitalization plan that ultimately cost Chicago millions of dollars in overruns.
Dismissed by Daley, Jarrett became CEO of Habitat Executive Services, for which she was paid the hefty sum of $300,000 in salary with an additional $550,000 in deferred compensation. Her job there was to manage a federally subsidized housing complex. Only that complex was seized after government inspectors found crime-infested slum conditions and widespread blight.
Throughout her career, as Klein writes, Jarrett has failed upward.
And now, as if we have not had enough of her behind the curtain, can we fear her plan to fall behind the Resolute. Probably not because t Jarrett was born in Shiraz, Iran, not that that would necessarily stop her trying.
Because that pesky Article Two of the Constitution nonsense stating that “No person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President,” is open to interpretation.
There are those that claim Jarrett is a Communist. Blogger, and actress, Victoria Jackson writes:
“Farsi-speaking Valerie Jarrett, the Senior Advisor to Obama, his right-hand man/woman was born in Iran. She has ties with terrorist William Ayers, and her father-in-law, Vernon Jarrett is a card-carrying communist party member and associate of Frank Marshall Davis, the controversial Communist Party activist who was Obama’s childhood mentor.”
In speaking with NBC’s Cynthia McFadden Jarrett answered the question as to whether we would see a Michelle Obama as a candidate with an absolutely 100% no answer.
But hedged when asked if she would ever run.
CYNTHIA MCFADDEN: Is Michelle Obama going to run for office?
VALERIE JARRETT: No. On that–
CYNTHIA MCFADDEN: You said that very definitively.
VALERIE JARRETT: Well, I’m absolutely 100% positive that that will never happen.
CYNTHIA MCFADDEN: How about Valerie Jarrett? Will you ever run for office?
VALERIE JARRETT: Unlikely.
CYNTHIA MCFADDEN: But maybe?
VALERIE JARRETT: Not as definitive as the first lady, but highly unlikely.
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