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Valerie Jarrett, the CEO of Obama Inc.

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For eight years, the media envisioned Dick Cheney as the ‘evil genius’ behind the Bush White House, but few in the media have wanted to take a long look at the ‘evil genius’ behind the Obama White House.

The populist grass roots myth died shortly after Obama was elected and while plenty of books have been written about the internal workings of the Obama campaign and administration, unlike the books written about Bush, they rarely inform mainstream media news coverage. When these books and articles come from within the media, the authors are not attacked and their work isn’t discredited, it simply gets compartmentalized into the wonksphere and away from daily news coverage.

This compartmentalization is the reason why media coverage of Obama remains largely unchanged and very little attention is paid to the non-cabinet level personalities who actually make policy. Colin Powell’s dissatisfaction with his lack of influence under Bush was widely covered, while Hillary Clinton’s was not. The Powell implosion led the media to exaggerate the role of Dick Cheney, but no one asks who really had the final say on foreign policy under Obama if Hillary Clinton didn’t.

The Obama White House is a radical departure from previous administrations. It’s a permanent campaign, not just for the obvious reason that it is constantly using the tactics of the campaign, fundraising, attacking and performing, but also because it operates like a campaign reducing the traditional forms of an administration to formalities.

Cabinet members have little influence. Decisions are made by White House staffers, many from the Center for American Progress, who are the ones running the unaccountable permanent campaign.

There is no Obama administration. There is an Obama campaign. And that campaign is part of an organization built around a single figure; Obama Inc.

Obama Inc. has more in common with the type of organization built around a celebrity like Beyonce than a conventional political organization. It can handle everything from fundraising, branding to viral marketing, but like the inner circles of top celebrities, the most influential person in the organization is the one who can soothe, pamper and cater to the celebrity’s mercurial personality.

Valerie Jarrett’s role as CEO of Obama Inc. confuses those who expect a more conventional arrangement. Jarrett is less Dick Cheney and more Colonel Parker or Helen Kushnick; a powerful enigmatic figure ruthlessly dedicated to her star whose power comes from his dependency.

Obama is the star of Obama Inc., the grinning figure who goes out on stage and cracks jokes while selling overpriced health insurance to the country. Valerie Jarrett is his manager, confidante and gatekeeper. Officially Jarrett is a senior adviser with a defined title and function, but Obama Inc. does few things officially and unofficially, Jarrett has the last word on everything.

Jarrett merges the personal and the political. Obama may chat with numerous advisers, but it’s Valerie who goes back to eat with Michelle and the family. A cabinet member is lucky to catch Obama’s attention once. Valerie Jarrett has it full time, day or night, leading to her nickname of “Night Stalker.”

If Obama skips security briefings, it’s because they, like so much of the formal infrastructure of government, are there just for show. The real briefing will come from or through Jarrett and it will be massaged into the talking points that communicate only what she wants them to.

The aggressive approach that Obama Inc. has come to be known for is all Valerie. Bill Clinton’s sharp edge was Hillary. It was Hillary who kept the grudges of Clintonworld burning while Bill tried to work with his rivals and enemies. In Obama Inc, Valerie Jarrett occupies Hillary’s role, urging greater ideological fealty to the left and uncompromising attacks on the right, while dominating Obama in a way that Hillary never dominated Bill.

Valerie Jarrett got away with too much during her time in Chicago politics to have learned caution. Where more conventional Democrats would slow down, Valerie Jarrett speeds up; a successful career of corruption and leftist politics has given her a sense of political and moral invulnerability. But that doesn’t mean that Jarrett lacks skill; like her boss, what she lacks is a sense of responsibility.

Obama is a political dilettante whose skills are entirely people skills. Valerie Jarrett’s people skills are negligible and concentrated on only one person, but unlike her boss, protégé and adopted son, she has the endurance and drive to pursue an issue indefinitely.

Barack Obama isn’t driven. Throughout his entire adult life there have been people there to open doors for him. It seemed natural for him to let Valerie Jarrett drive his political career and his administration to do the things that he lacks the attention span or the focus to do.

In exchange, his administration represents Jarrett’s ideological vision of a hard left turn for the country.

Valerie Jarrett doesn’t always get her way. She managed to talk Obama out of going after Osama three times, but eventually lost the argument. But Jarrett has made her mark on the country and the world by winning more arguments than she loses by leveraging her unprecedented level of access to chip away at him with her personal knowledge of his weaknesses; what Michelle Obama described as his “soft spots”.

Valerie Jarrett’s strength is framing political arguments in personal terms. Through her that has also become Obama’s strength. For Obama, Jarrett and the rest of the left, the political is personal. And their bond is also political and personal.

Jarrett and Obama are both Third Culture activists with a background in the Muslim world and left-wing politics, who came up the ladder through their involvement with corrupt political non-profits and equally corrupt Chicago politics. Both have dipped their toes in the narrow interests of the urban black community while having political agendas that transcended theirs on a global scale. And both have deep wells of resentment.

Obama may be married to Michelle, but he is closer to Valerie. Jarrett protects him from his job by controlling access to him. As his gatekeeper, Jarrett controls everything from dinner invites to the czars who have more power than many cabinet members. And when each meeting ends, it’s Valerie Jarrett who privately provides the final summary and makes the concluding argument to Barack Obama.

By becoming the gatekeeper to the Oval Office, Valerie Jarrett has more control over domestic and foreign policy than anyone else making her the closest thing to the president. Obama may be the public face of Obama Inc., but when the cameras dim and the teleprompters are turned off, it’s Valerie Jarrett who calls the shots.

Obama may be reading a teleprompter on stage, but Valerie Jarrett is the woman behind the curtain.

Valerie Jarrett’s Green Light Deal For Iranian Nukes

In a move to push the Obamacare disaster off the front page, the Obama White House unleashed a barrage of publicity for what they are claiming to be a breakthrough deal with Iran regarding that rogue nation’s nuclear development program. The reality of the deal should be far less acceptable to anyone hoping for peace in the Middle East, or who remains fearful of a nation that has repeated over and over again its intent to wipe Israel from the face of the earth.
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De facto president Valerie Jarrett – the one who tells Barack Obama to jump, and Barack Obama in turn asks, “How high?”

VALERIE JARRETT TARGETS HOBBY LOBBY AS A ‘CORPORATE ENTITY’ TRYING TO ‘SEIZE A CONTROLLING INTEREST’ OVER WOMEN’S HEALTH

White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett (Our Real President) called out Hobby Lobby and insisted the Obamacare mandate case that will go before the Supreme Court is about whether big corporations can restrict women from having access to birth control.
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Valerie Jarrett Slams Hobby Lobby After Supreme Court Accepts Obamacare Case
Senior Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett accused craft store Hobby Lobby’s owners of wanting to “take the option for birth control benefits away from their employees.” (Getty Images)
“No corporate entity should be in position to limit women’s legal access to care, or to seize a controlling interest over the health care choices of women,” Jarrett wrote on the White House blog. “To take that type of power away from individuals, and to let the personal beliefs of a woman’s boss dictate her health care choices would constitute a major step backward for women’s health and self-determination.”

The case is actually a religious freedom complaint against the administration for the Health and Human Services mandate requiring insurance to provide free coverage of abortion-inducing drugs, contraception and sterilization. If the plaintiffs win, it would not allow them to restrict employees from buying these products on their own, only that the employees would not get them for free.

The high court will hear the case from two family-owned companies, the Oklahoma-based chain Hobby Lobby and the Pennsylvania-based Conestoga Wood Specialties Store Corp., both of which argue that paying for employee-based coverage of these drug violates their religious freedom.

“Today, there are people trying to take this right away from women, by letting private, for-profit corporations and employers make medical decisions for their employees, based on their personal beliefs,” said Jarrett, whose blog was cross-posted on the Huffington Post.

Jarrett predicted victory in the high court, and called out just one of the plaintiffs.

“Among the first cases to reach the Supreme Court is one filed by Hobby Lobby, an arts and crafts chain whose owners want to be able to take the option for birth control benefits away from their employees,” Jarrett said.

The two litigants in the case are not trying to restrict anyone’s freedom, said Sarah Torre, policy analyst for the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank.

“This is an interesting argument from the administration that pushed a health care law that severely restrictions the ability for Americans to choose health care that aligns with the value of their family and restricting companies that could be creating jobs,” Torre told TheBlaze. “Obamacare is about restricting choices.”

“No one is suggesting a ban on anything,” Torre continued. “This is about family businesses – the Green family and the Hahns family – about their freedom to continue to create jobs while respecting their values.”

The Green family is the owner of Hobby Lobby. The Hahns family owns Conestoga Wood. Lower courts split on the decision, ruling in favor of the Green family and against the Hahns family.

Valerie Jarrett’s Green Light Deal For Iranian Nukes

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In a move to push the Obamacare disaster off the front page, the Obama White House unleashed a barrage of publicity for what they are claiming to be a breakthrough deal with Iran regarding that rogue nation’s nuclear development program. The reality of the deal should be far less acceptable to anyone hoping for peace in the Middle East, or who remains fearful of a nation that has repeated over and over again its intent to wipe Israel from the face of the earth.
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De facto president Valerie Jarrett – the one who tells Barack Obama to jump, and Barack Obama in turn asks, “How high?”

In recent weeks, there were a myriad of reports suggesting Valerie Jarrett, who has no foreign and/or military policy experience, was conducting secret negotiations with the Iranians. While the White House initially ignored, then refuted these reports, does it not seem a very big coincidence then that these reports were quickly followed up by the current White House crowing over a deal now having been struck with Iran?
And for those few readers who may not already know – Valerie Jarrett is Iranian born.
Now on to the just released details of the Iranian agreement itself.

First, it is a six month agreement which will allow Iranians to continue developing its nuclear program AND receive BILLIONS in financial support from reduced economic sanctions. It is, in essence a deal which as the West giving up almost everything, and the Iranians giving up nothing – agreeing to what is merely a promise to not make nuclear weapons, while at the same time, further developing its nuclear program.
This is the kind of diplomacy the Obama White House is attempting to pat itself on the back for?
What about the Iranians themselves who are now telling the world that the United States, via this agreements, has “formally” recognized its right to continue its nuclear program? Here are the words of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani:
“Let anyone make his own reading, but this right is clearly stated in the text of the agreement that Iran can continue its enrichment, and I announce to our people that our enrichment activities will continue as before.”
The Iranian government has long argued its nuclear program is meant only to increase the nation’s energy production, but that argument has been spoken at the very same time they have shared this kind of war mongering sentiment regarding Israel:
“A wound that has sat on the body of the Muslim world for years and needs to be removed.”
That quote was spoken by Iranian President Rouhani just a few months ago. The same President Rouhani who is claiming the current agreement by the Obama administration as a clear victory for Iran.
The same agreement earlier reports suggested was initiated and overseen by Valerie Jarrett.
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VALERIE JARRETT TRIES TO COME UP WITH HOT NEW DEMOCRAT TALKING POINT …AND FAILS MISERABLY

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There’s a new talking point presumably coming from the White House that attempts to spin the terrible reality that Obamacare is forcing millions of people out of their current health insurance plans. It goes something like this:

“There is nothing in Obamacare that forces people out of their health plans.”
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Clever, I know. Anyhow, here’s how the so-called “logic” behind this goes: Since there is no official text in the Obamacare legislation that specifically forces anyone out of their insurance policy, Obamacare isn’t technically the culprit.

Really? They blame the insurance companies for this? That’s like saying “FACT: The baseball player didn’t hit the home run, the bat did.”

This is so blatantly misleading and dishonest, that it’s almost difficult to believe that they would use it as a defense. Obamacare does (at minimum) two things that kick insurance customers out of their current plans:

It raises the cost of virtually everything related to health care, especially insurance premiums. Americans all over the country are seeing their insurance premiums skyrocket as a direct result of this terrible law and, in many cases, they can no longer afford their policies.
Obamacare regulations dictate certain minimum requirements for all health care plans. If your plan doesn’t meet these minimum requirements, your plan gets cancelled. It’s as simple as that.
Yeah, sorry Obamacare supporters. The cat’s out of the bag. Obamacare is kicking millions of Americans out of their current healthcare plans. The administration has just been lying about it.

The unspoken WH rule: Don’t cross Valerie Jarrett

valerie-287x300The staggering influence President Obama’s best friend and closest advisor Valerie Jarrett wields in the White House is baffling, but certainly no secret.

Which might explain the all-out manhunt for the anonymous tweeter who was recently fired for insulting and bashing members of the Obama administration, and Jarrett, in particular.

Jofi Joseph, 40, a White House National Security Council official, was the mystery Twitter user @NatSecWonk whose critical tweets of Valerie Jarrett, among many others, included things like, “I’m a fan of Obama, but his continuing reliance and dependence upon a vacuous cipher like Valerie Jarrett concerns me,” and “Can anyone tell me what Valerie does all day the White House again,” and “Wondering, yet again, how this woman is a senior White House official…#nothingthere.”

“Suspicion gradually centered on Jofi Joseph, the point man on nuclear nonproliferation at the National Security Council. So at a meeting in which everyone was in on the scam an inaccurate but innocuous news tidbit was revealed. When Joseph used his anonymous Twitter handle #natlsecwonk to broadcast the tidbit he was caught and promptly fired,” John Fund with National Review Online explained.

Fund went on to remind readers of this interesting fact, as well.

“…Jarrett has outlasted almost everyone who was in Obama’s original White House team — from chief of staff Rahm Emanuel to political guru David Axelrod to Press Secretary Robert Gibbs. All are known to have crossed her, and all are gone.

As one former Obama aide once told me: ‘Valerie is ‘She Who Must Not be Challenged.’”

Financial journalist Darrell Delamaide also wondered at the extraordinary influence Jarrett has over the president.

In his “Political Capital” column he recently wrote for MarketWatch, Delamaide said tweeter Joseph was right: “Jarrett is a cipher, and a perfect poster child for a failed administration.”

He continued:

What also has remained consistent about the Obama administration is that vacuity — the slow response in a crisis, the hesitant and contradictory communication, a lack of conviction and engagement amid constant political calculation.

[W]hat has baffled many observers is how Jarrett, a former cog in the Chicago political machine and a real-estate executive, can exert such influence on policy despite her lack of qualifications in national security, foreign policy, economics, legislation or any of the other myriad specialties the president needs in an adviser.

Right-wing critics have compared her to Rasputin, the enigmatic monk who hastened the inglorious end of Czar Nicholas II through his seemingly hypnotic influence over Czarina Alexandra.

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