7:30 PM – Florida State at Louisville
Saturday, November 01
12:00 PM – East Carolina at Temple
12:00 PM – Wisconsin at Rutgers
3:30 PM – TCU at West Virginia
4:00 PM – Kentucky at Missouri
7:00 PM – Auburn at Ole Miss
7:30 PM – Stanford at Oregon
8:00 PM – Oklahoma State at Kansas State
10:30 PM – Arizona at UCLA
11:00 PM – Utah at Arizona State
Week 1 Results: 7 Wins – 3 Losses
Week 2 Results: 8 Wins – 2 Losses
Week 3 Results: 8 Wins – 2 Losses
Week 4 Results: 8 Wins – 2 Losses
Week 5 Results: 7 Wins – 3 Losses
Week 6 Results: 6 Wins – 4 Losses
Week 7 Results: 8 Wins – 2 Losses
Week 8 Results: 7 Wins – 3 Losses
Week 9 Results: 7 Wins – 3 Losses
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.
President Obama’s trusted senior advisor, Valerie Jarrett, was a key player in the effort to cover up that Attorney General Eric Holder lied to Congress about the Fast and Furious scandal, according to public records obtained by Judicial Watch.
The information is part of a Department of Justice (DOJ) “Vaughn index” detailing records about the gun-running operation known as Fast and Furious. JW had to sue the agency for the records after the Obama administration failed to provide them under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). A federal court ordered the DOJ to provide the records over the agency’s objections. Yesterday JW reported on the broad information in the records, including that Obama asserted executive privilege for Holder’s wife as part of the administration’s efforts to cover up the scandal.
Practically lost in the 1,000-plus pages of records is an index that shows Jarrett was brought in to manage the fact that Holder lied to Congress after the story about the disastrous gun-running operation broke in the media. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives (ATF) ran the once-secret program that allowed guns from the U.S. to be smuggled into Mexico so they could eventually be traced to drug cartels. Instead, federal law enforcement officers lost track of hundreds of weapons which have been used in an unknown number of crimes, including the murder of a U.S. Border Patrol agent in Arizona.
The files received by JW include three electronic mails between Holder and Jarrett and one from former U.S. Attorney Dennis Burke to Jarrett. The e-mails with Holder are all from October 4, 2011, a significant date because, on the evening of October 3rd, Sheryl Attkisson (then at CBS news) released documents showing that Holder had been sent a briefing paper on Operation Fast and Furious on June 5, 2010. The paper was from the director of the National Drug Intelligence Center, Michael Walther.
This directly contradicted Holder’s May 3, 2011 testimony to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, during which he stated that he, “probably heard about Fast and Furious for the first time over the last few weeks.” The October 4, 2011 date may also be significant because it came shortly after the August 30, 2011 resignation of U.S. Attorney for Arizona Dennis Burke and reassignment of acting ATF director Kenneth Melson to the position of “senior forensics advisor” at DOJ.
The description of one of the e-mails, written from Jarrett to Holder, reads, “re: personnel issues.” Another, also from Jarrett, reads, “outlining and discussing preferred course of action for future responses in light of recent development in congressional investigation.” Unfortunately, the index is vague and that’s all the information we have about them. Nevertheless, given the timing and subject of these e-mails, it seems clear that Jarrett quickly became a key player in the Fast and Furious cover-up in the immediate aftermath of the revelation that Holder had lied to Congress.
GOP Sen. Pat Roberts told radio host Hugh Hewitt that he believes the IRS scandal leads ultimately to Valerie Jarrett’s office and that Democrats tried to scuttle the investigation to protect the White House.
Roberts said that a Senate Finance Committee investigation into the IRS scandal was “whitewashed” by Democrats on the panel. “The effort was made by the majority, by the Democrats in the Congress, to simply end that investigation,” he said Friday.
The IRS has been under investigation by Congress for targeting conservative groups during the 2012 election cycle, setting up obstacles to their applications for nonprofit status and trying to disrupt their ability to support legal conservative causes in the same ways liberal nonprofits support Democrats.
Tea Party and other conservative groups that were applying for nonprofit status had their applications blocked, often receiving lengthy questionnaires that intruded on group members’ privacy, such as names and financial information, the names and contact information of speakers, and in at least one case, questions about the content of group members’ prayers.
Former IRS director of the Exempt Organizations Unit Lois Lerner has been the designated fall guy so far, refusing to reveal who was pulling her strings, though there has been plenty of circumstantial evidence revealed to the public to suggest the high-level officials at Department of Justice were in on the targeting.
In addition, many have suspected that the origin of Lerner’s orders is inside the White House, something Sen. Roberts said he believes after viewing evidence in the Finance Committee’s possession.
“I’m convinced that even Valerie Jarrett was involved,” he said. “I think this was White House-driven. I think all of the information at least that I saw leads to that, so we really have to finish this investigation.”
The IRS scandal has gotten relatively little media coverage, and the White House has acted dismissive of the investigation, dubbing it a “phony scandal” and otherwise refusing to even acknowledge that anything done was wrong.
The media, as they have done with most of the Obama Administration’s scandals, have for the most part toed the party line and painted the IRS investigation as simply another GOP effort to “get” Obama.
The stakes for the Administration are high, if history is any guide.
Among the impeachment charges prepared against President Nixon was the charge of using the IRS to target political enemies, and we all know how that turned out.
Because this time it’s a Democrat in the Oval Office, the liberal hypocrisy machine is in full swing. Despite that, Roberts stressed that it is important for the country to know the full truth.
“This is pretty serious business,” Roberts said. “This is egregious. We’re talking about First Amendment rights and freedom of speech.”
But the White House continues to cover up as the Constitution burns.
Confidential sources close to Conservative Report have confirmed that Valerie Jarrett was the key decision-maker for the administration, the night of the Benghazi terrorist attack on 9/11/2012.
The chronology of the evening of 9/11 are as follows:
At approximately 5 PM Washington time, reports came in through secure-channels that Special Mission Benghazi was under attack. Secretary of Defense, Leon Panetta and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin Dempsey summoned the President,and briefed him on the crisis, face to face.
Subsequent to that brief meeting, President Obama proceeded to the White House to dine in his living quarters.
After supper, Barack Obama had a telephone conference scheduled with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Senior Advisor to the President, Valerie Jarrett was present for that conference, which was held due to problems the President was having with the perception of him snubbing Netanyahu in previous, formal encounters.
The telephone call between Obama and Netanyahu carried on for a full two-hours, creating the appearance of respect between the two world leaders.
As that meeting drew to a close, Ms. Jarrett, who is also the Assistant to the President for Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs, went from the living quarters to the White House Situation Room, where the attack in Benghazi was being monitored by Dempsey, Panetta and other top-ranking officials.
Whether she was instructed by the President to go there, or if she went of her own volition, is only known by the President and herself.
A critical question that needed to be answered, and the sole military-order that could have launched offensive-actions, neutralizing the Ansar al Sharia terrorists attacks on the Mission (the purpose of which is detailed here) and its subsequent attacks on the adjacent CIA Annex, was the issuance of “Cross Border Authority”, an order that can only be issued by the Commander in Chief, himself.
As was reported earlier by Conservative Report, Cross Border Authority was denied.
Two revelations are deeply troubling:
First, it is reported that an Army Special Forces team was present with an AC-130U Spooky (also known as a Spectre Gunship) on the tarmac at the airport in Tripoli, Libya. The Spooky is a technologically sophisticated, tactical aircraft, operated by the U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command.
It operates under the overall Special Operations Command stationed at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, which is reportedly in charge of all military special operations units, including: Army Special Forces, Navy SEALS, Rangers and certain Marine units, as well as the USAF AC-130Us, and “stealth Blackhawks,” used in the Bin Laden raid.
The AC-130U Spooky is equipped with weapons that sync with laser-designators, like those that Woods, Doherty and Ubben had on that lonely rooftop above the CIA Annex. The laser-designator was used to “paint” the mortar targets during the attack, subsequently claiming the lives of Woods and Doherty, and leaving Ubben without a leg. Had the AC-130U been on station, over the CIA Annex in Benghazi, moments before the mortar rounds were fired, instead of “awaiting further instructions,” the entire outcome of the Benghazi fiasco would have been different.
Add to that, a team of Green Berets on the ground to secure and/or evacuate the Annex, and the outcome would have been two SEALS still alive, and a mess of dead terrorists.
The second, and most troubling aspect of the refusal to issue Cross Border Authority is, who issued the refusal. Rather than the President, the Commander In Chief, making critical decisions, granting or denying the authority to initiate offensive-actions in support of our valiant fighting men, the decision not to take action was made by a person, to whom the people did not elect, nor did the Congress have confirmation power over.
The military-order, not to initiate action, saving our men in Benghazi, was issued by the President’s Advisor, Valerie Jarrett.
And this is a “phony” scandal?
Valerie Jarrett, at one time Chicago’s biggest slumlord, that allowed her tenants to live in squalor and filth, and then developed a scheme to dump non paying patients into woefully lacking free clinics, along with her assistant, Michelle Obama and David Axlerod, is now panicking over women’s health.
The Cabrini Green Neighborhood is a first class example of this. It has been described as the perfect example of urban decay. Valerie Jarrett ran this project as head of Habitat Company. A 2003 Harvard Law Revue article described it as an example of what happens when public housing is privatized. In 1997, part of the area was designated as a blighted area and thousands of tenants were displaced and sent to even worse housing. Jarrett made millions.
In addition, another Habitat Company property called, Grove Parc which was a federally subsidized housing project, more aptly described as a slum. HUD had to use your tax dollars, 30.1 million to be exact, to tear the entire complex down and rebuilt it in 2011.
Valerie Jarrett also ran Chicago Hospital. Under her leadership, an employee incorporated a policy of patient dumping. That employee’s name was Michelle Obama . Her assistant was one David Axlerod. Chicago Hospital is a public hospital, therefore they are obligated to provide emergency services, regardless of the person’s ability to pay. Michelle began redirecting the poor to local free clinics and hospitals of questionable quality. Jarrett gave Michelle a raise from $121,910 in 2004 to $316,962 in 2005.
Now, this woman has the nerve to accuse Hobby Lobby of trying to prevent women from getting necessary healthcare for that dreaded disease, pregnancy. Here is where I get confused. I checked dozens of medical books and couldn’t find a disease called pregnancy. But for a moment, let’s assume you consider it a disease. (Would that make your child a tumor?) How much do birth control pills cost? $9 at Walmart for a month’s supply. And if you prefer condoms, you can go to your local Planned Parenthood and get them for free.
So why is it so important? If you have read your Bible or if you saw The Bible on cable television, you saw Jesus Christ in the desert being tempted by Satan, to go against his faith.
If we take Jarrett’s argument at face value, should employers also offer alcoholics free ice and Coke? How about free Doritos for the smokers working for them.
The bottom line is Valerie Jarrett, who is a reprehensible human being, does not have the moral authority or the right given her behavior towards the truly poor to condemn anyone.
Valerie Bowman Jarrett is not only a traitor, but is an Iranian-born Communist sympathizer. She is the Senior White House Advisor to Barack Obama, and he doesn’t make a move or a statement without consulting Valerie Jarrett first. Valerie was brought into the Obama White House, because both Barack and Michelle owe her, “big time”. Make no mistake about Jarrett’s power over Obama and the rest of the cabinet. Valerie is an A-1 Communist Socialist Progressive, and she isn’t afraid to admit it. Her goals are every bit as lofty as Obama’s goals. However, it is Valerie Jarrett’s evil and diabolical mind that sets the stage, makes the plans and her orders are carried out to the “T”.
To start with, Valerie Jarrett issued prior to the general election a clear threat against the rank and file members of the American public who do not support President Obama. Jarrett said, “After we win this election, it is payback time. For those who supported us, there will be rewards, for the ones who opposed us, they will get what they deserve. There will be hell to pay. Congress won’t be a problem for us this time. With no election to worry about, we have two judges ready to go.”
Like so many Obama appointees, Valerie Jarrett bears the unmistakable imprint of the president’s ideology. She is a leftist to her core, with notable personal ties to the communist movement. Jarrett’s maternal grandfather, for instance, was a Chicagoan named Robert Taylor, who in the 1940s was involved with such communist fronts as the American Peace Mobilization and the Chicago Civil Liberties Committee. Also a member of these groups was Frank Marshall Davis, the communist journalist who in the 1970s would mentor a young Barack Obama.
Furthermore, Valerie Jarrett comes from a family which intermarried with the Bill Ayers family. Yes, that would be the Weathermen Underground terrorist leader, Bill Ayers. That would be the same Bill Ayers who told FBI informant, Larry Grathwohl, “that when we take over the United States, and that we will forcibly detain 50 million Americans in re-education camps in which they will probably have to murder 25 million American citizens who cannot be re-educated.”
Jarrett’s mother (and Robert Taylor’s daughter) is early-childhood-education author Barbara Taylor Bowman, who co-founded a Chicago-based graduate school in child development known as the Erikson Institute, named after the psychoanalyst Erik Erikson; in 1950 Erikson became a hero to the left by choosing to resign from his professorship at the University of California rather than sign an anti-communist loyalty oath as the school required. Indicative of the Erikson Institute’s radical political orientation is the fact that its board of trustees has included, in addition to Bowman, such figures as Tom Ayers (father of the former Weather Underground terrorist and lifelong Marxist Bill Ayers) and Bernardine Dohrn (longtime wife of Bill Ayers).
In 1983 Valerie Jarrett married the son of Vernon Jarrett, a black journalist who formerly wrote for the communist-influenced Chicago Defender. In the 1940s, Mr. Jarrett was a leader of the Chicago chapter of American Youth for Democracy—youth wing of the Communist Party USA. He also served on a publicity committee for the Packinghouse Workers Union, a Chicago-based entity dominated by the CPUSA. In each of these endeavors, Mr. Jarrett had close contact with the aforementioned communist, Frank Marshall Davis.
According to The Washington Post, Vernon Jarrett was “a key influence” in persuading Harold Washington, a politician with powerful socialist ties, to run for mayor of Chicago in 1983. Four years later Mr. Jarrett helped his daughter-in-law, Valerie, enter the political arena as an official in Mayor Washington’s Administration. After Washington’s death in 1987, Ms. Jarrett worked as deputy chief of staff for his successor, Richard Daley.
Valerie Jarrett’s ties to Barack and Michelle Obama were first formed in 1991, when Ms. Jarrett recruited Michelle (who at the time was engaged to Barack) to Chicago’s City Hall. Jarrett quickly became a trusted confidante of both the Obamas. Thus would she play a key role in then-Senator Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign. Following the election, Jarrett was appointed as a senior advisor and assistant to Mr. Obama, who admittedly consults Jarrett on every important political decision he makes. Indeed, the president once told a New York Times reporter that he completely trusts Jarrett “to speak for me, particularly when we’re dealing with delicate issues.” It seems that this trust extends even to Jarrett’s handling of such “delicate issues” as whether Iran, the world’s leading state sponsor of Islamic terrorism, will develop a nuclear weapon and, in its own way, forever “fundamentally transform” life not only in the United States, but throughout the world.
At the very minimum, Valerie Jarrett is a traitor for working to “fundamentally transform” the United States into a socialist paradise.
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For six years Valeria Jarrett and the Obama administration have flouted the law; treated patriotic, taxpaying Americans as domestic terrorists; targeted conservative groups as enemies of the State; put more people on government welfare; bribed states in order to indoctrinate our kids with anti-American, anti-capitalism propaganda; set up operations to take away our guns; left Americans to die while they watched; and tried to shut down freedom of speech by calling people “racist” and “right wing extremists.”
Jarrett not only speaks as one with Obama, but she drives his agenda as many in the press have stated. In June of 2012, the New York Times reported that Jarrett was at the helm when it came to Obama’s “boldest moves” in the areas of immigration, gay rights, the contraception mandate, Supreme Court appointments, and the war on women.
Jarrett wields a lot of power. She has been called “Mr. Obama’s spine,” “the gatekeeper,” “the night stalker,” and “the other power in the White House” by liberals and the de facto president by the right.
On the other hand, never mind that Jarrett has also gotten rich off low-income housing. She currently owns an 11-percent equity interest in Kingsbury Plaza, a 46-story luxury apartment complex developed by Habitat between 2005 and 2007 at a cost of more than $100 million.She valued the investment at between $1 million and $5 million on her 2011 financial disclosure form, up from $250,000 in 2010. A Jarrett spokesman told the Washington Free Beacon that the investment was “a direct result of her 13 years working for Habitat.”
For all intents and purposes, Valeria Jarrett is traitor and our first female president.
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