Americans may have voted for Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012, but it’s Valerie Jarrett that’s influencing what’s happening in the White House, the administration and the country. Most of the Obamas’ closest allies are from Chicago, as are the vast majority of Jarrett’s insider power matrix.
The chart below doesn’t mention Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the Obama’s pastor Jeremiah Wright, Bill Ayers, Eric Whittaker, Arne Duncan, Lisa Madigan, Mike Madigan or the Pritzkers – all from Chicago, too.
Keep in mind, Rahm Emanuel and William Daley both left the White House partially because of run ins with Jarrett. She is best friends with Michelle Obama and heavily influences decision making.
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Speaker of the House of Representatives, John Boehner (R-OH) represents total lack of leadership and is as untrustworthy as Barack Obama. He has lied consistently to the American voters who provided him with a majority in the House and to Republicans who chose not to fight and put into the Speaker’s position. He has promised is invoke the “Hastert Rule”, also known as the “majority of the majority” rule which promises not to bring bills to the floor of the House for a vote without a majority of Republicans on board to vote yes.
More than once Boehner has chosen to win votes for a contentious bill not favored by a majority of House Republicans by having Democrats vote Yes and push the legislation across the finish line. The latest was the funding bill for Department of Homeland Security which approved Barack Obama’s illegal amnesty for lawbreakers who broke into the United States across the Southern border.
With mention of a “coup” to remove Boehner from his position as Speaker talk is that it could only be done with help from Democrats because not enough Republicans have the backbone to move on this. In fact, only 30% of the Republicans in the House voted for the DHS funding bill so it passed with 100% of the Democrats. This has gone beyond problematic. Boehner has ignored the voters who gave him the majority and House members who relented and gave him one more chance to prove himself as a leader, not a rubber stamp for the minority and Obama.
To my surprise the head of the House Black Caucus, Rep. G.K. Butterfield (D-NC), a group I consider Marxist, had this to say.
“If they’ve got the votes to make it happen, then they should act accordingly. But I would not want Democrats to be a part of that. I would give deference to the choice of the Republicans.”
Exactly, Republicans should decide and they need to get an honest broker of American voters’ wishes as leader in the House.
From a real Conservative, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), chairman of the conservative Freedom Caucus speaking on CNN’s “State of the Union” program.
“The point is to do what we told the voters we were going to do and do it in a way that’s consistent with the United States Constitution.”
The Left and many in the GOP refer to the Tea Party or Right-Wing as extremists but in reality these groups and non-groups are average citizens, many who don’t belong to any organization but voted to stop the Obama lawlessness, stop illegal immigration, stop and repeal Obamacare and for Republicans to take a stand and fight for them. There were promises aplenty on the campaign trail and when the current session of Congress began. But when the rubber met the road the so-called leadership in the House and Senate quickly capitulated and allowed the minority to have their way. Nothing has changed.
A report yesterday claims that Boehner was negotiating with House Minority Leader, Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), using Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Tuesday address to Congress as cover. Of course full denial from Boehner’s office is in place.
Since Friday, Pelosi and Boehner have held quiet rounds of negotiations and maneuvering to push the measure through the House over the objections of a cadre of conservatives in Boehner’s conference who scuttled a three-week funding bill in a dramatic showdown last week. As late as Tuesday, Boehner tapped Democrats to help pass a procedural rule for a funding bill for Amtrak that Republicans were threatening to bring down if it did not include a provision that would stop a clean DHS bill from moving forward. But Pelosi pledged Democratic support to move forward — a departure from normal where the minority party always votes against rules brought by the party controlling the floor.
The vote Tuesday is just the latest chapter in a long-running saga between Democrats and Boehner,” French wrote. “The Ohio Republican is often forced to turn to Pelosi to deliver votes when legislation, like government spending bills and increases to the debt limit, fail to garner enough support from Republicans. That gives Pelosi, who has watched her caucus sink into the deepest minority Democrats have experienced in decades, an unusually powerful hand in times of crisis.
What crisis? Government shutdown? NO! DHS shutdown? NO! Attempt to stop Obama and his lawlessness? YES!
Boehner and Pelosi two debated last Friday, after a 3 week extension to fund DHS was passed, using a little-known procedure called Rule 22 to allow a vote on a long-term funding bill for DHS that was clean of any policy riders. That maneuver, which was ultimately used to pass the DHS bill on Tuesday, allowed House lawmakers to reverse an earlier vote against a clean bill, after the House and Senate were unable to forge an agreement to enter conference negotiations before DHS funding expires.
I’ve called Boehner’s office on other issues to complain and the staff is as rancid as anything you’d expect from DC. Of course, as a constituent you might expect some respect and for the staff person to be at least cordial but that’s not the case. Disagree with John Boehner and you’re out!
Boehner is in league with Democrats, radical Progressives/Marxist and is aiding and abetting Obama’s illegal, un-Constitutional actions. He must be sent packing, there is no alternative if Obama is to be stopped and the voters are listened to.
It’s been fairly well documented that on the night of the Benghazi attacks on the American consulate leaving four Americans dead no one really knows where Barack Obama was, except for the ilk hiding the truth.
Once again Obama has been invisible, off the world stage after a major crisis where world leaders gathered in solidarity, including polar opposites Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.
More than 40 heads of state showed up in France this past weekend to denounce the wave of terrorism that left 17 innocent people dead and others wounded. However, the country that symbolizes, or once did, the war on terror after 9/11 attacks in New York City went unrepresented.
By all accounts Obama and VP Biden had open schedules and certainly could have rearranged commitments to show solidarity against terrorism if they saw fit. John Kerry, presumed US Secretary of State was in India and thought the dust up is merely “quibling.”
“We have offered, from the first moment, our intel, our law enforcement and all of our efforts, and I really think that, you know, this is sort of quibbling a little bit,” Kerry told NBC News.
Not to worry, the US ambassador to France, Jane Hartley, receiving that position as a reward for raising more than $500,000 in campaign funds for Obama, made an appearance.
Spokes Idiots for the administration were full of excuses as well as other foreign objects of relative distaste such as security issues, too much distraction, all which didn’t seem to detract other leaders as well as record crowds.
One protester held a banner with Voltaire’s most famous line:
“I do not agree with what you say, but I will fight to the death to defend your right to say it.”
And even from the heart of Brooklyn, bastion for Obama supporters filmmaker Leo Herrera, 33, in front of the Park Slope Food Co-op said:
“It will have a chilling effect that America did not show up (at the Paris rally). This goes into the heart of what free speech is, so we should have a really visible reaction. I don’t think Obama sent any message, and that’s the problem.”
The message may be Obama’s distaste for Jews, his pro-Islam stance, his lack of concern over national security with his open borders, walking away from Iraq and Afghanistan, and over all lack of policy to protect the nation and fight terrorism.