Who is Valerie Jarrett ?

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    Trying to figure out Valerie Jarrett’s mysterious hold on Barack and Michelle Obama is a favorite guessing game in the parlors and dining rooms of Washington. No other White House official in history has enjoyed such a unique relationship with both a president and a first lady, and yet the mainstream media have ignored Jarrett’s enormous influence over the shape and direction of the Obama administration.

    Jarrett’s official title — senior adviser and assistant to the president for intergovernmental affairs and public engagement — doesn’t begin to do justice to her unrivaled status in the White House. She is Ground Zero in the Obama operation — the first couple’s first friend and consigliere, the last person to leave the Oval Office after meetings, and the only White House official who dines with the first family in their private quarters at night.

    “Valerie is the quintessential insider,” one of her longtime friends told me during an interview for my book, The Amateur: Barack Obama in the White House. “She functions as the eyes, ears, and nose of the president and first lady. She tells them who’s saying what about who, who’s loyal and who’s not. She advises them about who they should see when they visit a city or a foreign country. She determines who gets invited to the White House and who is left out in the cold.”

    In the White House pecking order, Jarrett has more clout than the president’s chief of staff. During the savage internecine warfare between Jarrett and Obama’s first two chiefs of staff — Rahm Emanuel and Bill Daley — Obama sided most of the time with Jarrett, a classic limousine liberal who believes that Obama was elected president in order to engineer social change. Ultimately, Jarrett emasculated Emanuel and Daley and forced them from their jobs

    Read more: Who is Valerie Jarrett? | The Daily Caller

    She needs to be looked at as hard as Obama because she has been in his ear from the start.

    There is more to dig up on her....in time..

    I'll just start it with this.

    I should add that I am interested in more information on her.

    I know she was big part of the campaign (or I should say I recall that). From that point on she has been a bit of a ghost or shadow.

    Is she really as influential as this guy claims.
     
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    She was also the hospital Board chair that gave Moochelle that job which paid 3x her skill level.

    The Chicago Way.
     
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    I didn't realize that. Can you supply a link.
     
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    Valerie Jarrett is scary, she's a complete nut case that worked for Daley, she brought Michelle in to the "group".

    Valerie Jarrett - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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    From the article:

    She has also been responsible for much of the incompetence and amateurism that have been the hallmarks of Obama’s time in office. Indeed, Jarrett has been on the wrong side of practically every consequential issue to come across the president’s desk. Some examples of her bonehead advice:

    ● Though both Emanuel and political strategist David Axelrod warned Obama time and again that he didn’t have the votes to ram a comprehensive healthcare bill through Congress, Jarrett was among those who persuaded the president to ignore their advice and go for broke. The result: the hugely expensive, unworkable, unpopular, and probably unconstitutional program known as Obamacare.

    ● Emanuel tangled with Jarrett over her effort to put the prestige of the presidency behind Chicago’s bid for the 2016 Summer Olympics. Emanuel believed that Jarrett was working on behalf of her old boss, Mayor Daley, and his political cronies, who stood to benefit from the billions of dollars that would be spent on the Olympics. That idea seemed to be lost on the president, who went to Copenhagen to make an impassioned plea for the Olympics, and came back home with egg on his face.
     
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    It's YOU isn't it?
     
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    :lol: Jarrett is most definitely NOT me...



    Though both Emanuel and political strategist David Axelrod warned Obama time and again that he didn’t have the votes to ram a comprehensive healthcare bill through Congress, Jarrett was among those who persuaded the president to ignore their advice and go for broke. The result: the hugely expensive, unworkable, unpopular, and probably unconstitutional program known as Obamacare.
     
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    :eusa_think: Maybe I should start a club "Valeries for Mitt!"






    http://www.usmessageboard.com/healt...repeal-obamacare-mitt-romney.html#post4929586
     
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    Praise the Lord!! Amen!!!
     
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