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The Next Van Jones . . .

posted at 4:00 pm on September 15, 2009 by

. . . will be none other than Valerie Jarrett, the confidante to President Obama who is so close to him that Obama described her in July to the New York Times, as “family,” adding “I trust her completely.” (Family, eh? Isn’t that how Obama described Jeremiah Wright — as like a “crazy old uncle” — until it was time to toss him under the bus?)

Ben Johnson at FrontPageMagazine has the whole story. Highlights include:

  • Jarrett’s having been the one who urged Obama to give his “race speech” in Philadelphia after the “Wright tapes” threatened to dash Obama’s campaign.
  • Jarrett’s having pushed Obama to overturn his promise not to meet with lobbyists once he was elected.
  • Jarrett’s having been the one to bring Van Jones to the Obama White House in the first place. Johnson at FrontPage recalls her words at the Netroots Nation conference, where she gushed, “We were so delighted to be able to recruit him into the White House. We were watching him … 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.

Other points of charm include Jarrett’s having ties to the radical Students for a Democratic Society and, ultimately, Bill Ayers, the man to whom all radical roads seem to wind.

So far, the American people have been willing to take Obama at his word when he disowned people who were “like family” to him, including his grandmother, who literally was family to him. How many more people does Obama get to throw under the bus (it’s getting awfully crowded under there) before Americans declare that he is not the man they thought they were voting for?

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I think Obama would sooner throw his wife under the bus.

Well, come to think of it, maybe he’ll do both.

Daggett on September 15, 2009 at 4:14 PM

Could someone please produce a deck of playing cards for the most important Obama enablers? Don’t forget all the Czars!

Renascent on September 15, 2009 at 4:33 PM

Dont forget her fathers relationship with Frank Marshall Davis, and her mothers relationship with Bernadine Dorn, and the fact that she got Michelle her job at the lawfirm with Dorn a long time ago. All of their marxist roots go way, way back!

patriotparty1 on September 15, 2009 at 5:05 PM

Wife would need an industrial size bus.

frizzbee on September 15, 2009 at 5:22 PM

She’ll throw Obama out of the White House before he throws her out.

WWS on September 15, 2009 at 5:26 PM

Could someone please produce a deck of playing cards for the most important Obama enablers? Don’t forget all the Czars!

Renascent on September 15, 2009 at 4:33 PM

Sorry, but there are only 52 cards in a deck….I think you’ll need more than that.

saltyrover on September 15, 2009 at 8:30 PM

No way….she knows too much.
If anyone could take down Obama it would be her. They are joined at the hip.

NeoKong on September 15, 2009 at 11:29 PM

I think Jarrett is in love with Obama. She usually is positioned right behind him and stares adoringly or watchfully depending on whether he is just orating or trying to get himself out of hot water.

It must be a crazy triangle there in the White House?

Greyledge Gal on September 15, 2009 at 11:44 PM