Vacuous Cipher: The Power Behind the T

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“animis opibusque parati”

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#1 Oct 25, 2013
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President Obama’s aides went to extraordinary lengths to uncover the identity of a senior official who was using Twitter to make snarky comments about White House staffers. 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. He was not fired for revealing any secrets, but for making disparaging comments about thin-skinned administration players ranging from Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel.

What apparently intensified the campaign to identify the “snarker” was a comment about Valerie Jarrett, the senior Obama adviser who has her own Secret Service detail and appears to exercise an inordinate amount of power behind the scenes. Joseph tweeted “I’m a fan of Obama, but his continuing reliance and dependence upon a vacuous cipher like Valerie Jarrett concerns me.”

Jarrett, an old Chicago friend of both Barack and Michelle Obama, appears to exercise such extraordinary influence she is sometimes quietly referred to as “Rasputin” on Capitol Hill, a reference to the mystical monk who held sway over Russia’s Czar Nicholas as he increasingly lost touch with reality during World War I.

Darrell Delamaide, a columnist for Dow Jones’s MarketWatch, says that “what 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.”

Delamaide believes the term “vacuous cipher” that was applied to Jarrett stung so much because it could be used as a metaphor for the administration in general. He writes that what “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.” The stunning revelation that President Obama wasn’t kept properly apprised of problems with Obamacare’s website is just the latest example of how dysfunctional Obama World can be.

Whether Jarrett’s influence is all too real or exaggerated is unknowable. What is known is the extent to which she has long been a peerless enabler of Barack Obama’s inflated opinion of himself. Consider this quote from New Yorker editor David Remnick’s interview with her for his 2010 book The Bridge.

“I think Barack knew that he had God-given talents that were extraordinary. He knows exactly how smart he is.... He knows how perceptive he is. He knows what a good reader of people he is. And he knows that he has the ability — the extraordinary, uncanny ability — to take a thousand different perspectives, digest them and make sense out of them, and I think that he has never really been challenged intellectually.... So what I sensed in him was not just a restless spirit but somebody with such extraordinary talents that had to be really taxed in order for him to be happy.... He’s been bored to death his whole life. He’s just too talented to do what ordinary people do.”

Up against a court flatterer of that caliber it’s no surprise that 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.’”

When the revealing histories of the Obama White House are written it will be fascinating to learn just how extensive her role in the key decisions of the Obama years was.

“animis opibusque parati”

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#2 Oct 25, 2013
Edit Title: The Power Behind the Throne
Duke for Mayor

Uniontown, OH

#3 Oct 25, 2013
Let's see.

Let's say you work for Kruger Industrial Smoothings. Let's say you begin to anonymously spread snarky comments about Mr. Kruger over the internet, and Mr. Kruger is upset about it. He devises a simple plan to determine the identity of the person engaging in that activity. Mr. Kruger's plan works like a charm, and you are exposed over the weekend.

Are you saying Mr. Kruger would be unjustified in having you ceremoniously escorted out of the building with discharge papers in your hand when you arrive for work on Monday?

That seems a bit preposterous, especially for someone who has in the past advocated for "at-will" employment.

woof
Che Reagan Christ

Lodi, OH

#4 Oct 25, 2013
Duke for Mayor wrote:
Let's see.
Let's say you work for Kruger Industrial Smoothings. Let's say you begin to anonymously spread snarky comments about Mr. Kruger over the internet, and Mr. Kruger is upset about it. He devises a simple plan to determine the identity of the person engaging in that activity. Mr. Kruger's plan works like a charm, and you are exposed over the weekend.
Are you saying Mr. Kruger would be unjustified in having you ceremoniously escorted out of the building with discharge papers in your hand when you arrive for work on Monday?
That seems a bit preposterous, especially for someone who has in the past advocated for "at-will" employment.
woof
I'm not too worried about it.

“animis opibusque parati”

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#5 Oct 25, 2013
Duke for Mayor wrote:
Let's see.
Let's say you work for Kruger Industrial Smoothings. Let's say you begin to anonymously spread snarky comments about Mr. Kruger over the internet, and Mr. Kruger is upset about it. He devises a simple plan to determine the identity of the person engaging in that activity. Mr. Kruger's plan works like a charm, and you are exposed over the weekend.
Are you saying Mr. Kruger would be unjustified in having you ceremoniously escorted out of the building with discharge papers in your hand when you arrive for work on Monday?
That seems a bit preposterous, especially for someone who has in the past advocated for "at-will" employment.
woof
What I'm saying, dumbarse -- and what I've said for years -- is that Valerie Jarrett is the real POTUS. And it appears that WH insiders agree.
Duke for Mayor

Uniontown, OH

#6 Oct 25, 2013
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What I'm saying, dumbarse -- and what I've said for years -- is that Valerie Jarrett is the real POTUS. And it appears that WH insiders agree.
Soo...what you are saying is that it is unusual for a President of the United States to have trusted advisers?

Your mind is very strange.

woof

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#7 Oct 25, 2013
Duke for Mayor wrote:
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Soo...what you are saying is that it is unusual for a President of the United States to have trusted advisers?
Your mind is very strange.
woof
No. You still don't get it.
How far up in that sphincter are you?
Duke for Mayor

Massillon, OH

#8 Oct 26, 2013
-tip- wrote:
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No. You still don't get it.
How far up in that sphincter are you?
What is it that I "don't get", Tippy?

That Mr. Obama has a small circle of trusted advisers?
That a gentleman working in the White House used the internet to gossip about some of those people anonymously, was exposed, and subsequently fired from his employment for his actions?

Do tell.

woof

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#9 Oct 26, 2013
Duke for Mayor wrote:
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What is it that I "don't get", Tippy?
That Mr. Obama has a small circle of trusted advisers?
That a gentleman working in the White House used the internet to gossip about some of those people anonymously, was exposed, and subsequently fired from his employment for his actions?
Do tell.
woof
You Dems claimed Cheney was the power behind GWB.
Well, Cheney's got nothin' on the Iranian-born Valerie Jarrett.
Obama is her old Chicago crony, Muslim Brotherhood puppet.
Che Reagan Christ

Lodi, OH

#10 Oct 26, 2013
-tip- wrote:
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You Dems claimed Cheney was the power behind GWB.
Well, Cheney's got nothin' on the Iranian-born Valerie Jarrett.
Obama is her old Chicago crony, Muslim Brotherhood puppet.
Iranian born? So what?

“animis opibusque parati”

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#11 Oct 26, 2013
Che Reagan Christ wrote:
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Iranian born? So what?
I see you're as informed on the actual POTUS, Valerie Jarrett, as you are on the elected POTUS, Barack Hussein Obama.

Big surprise.
Duke for Mayor

Massillon, OH

#12 Oct 26, 2013
-tip- wrote:
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You Dems claimed Cheney was the power behind GWB.
Well, Cheney's got nothin' on the Iranian-born Valerie Jarrett.
Obama is her old Chicago crony, Muslim Brotherhood puppet.
You are tracking off topic Tip. All Presidents have trusted advisers.

Under the same circumstances, would George Bush have exposed and fired the mole?

woof

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#13 Oct 26, 2013
Duke for Mayor wrote:
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You are tracking off topic Tip. All Presidents have trusted advisers.
Under the same circumstances, would George Bush have exposed and fired the mole?
woof
Your redirect is noted.
The point was never about the mole.
Che Reagan Christ

Lodi, OH

#14 Oct 26, 2013
-tip- wrote:
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I see you're as informed on the actual POTUS, Valerie Jarrett, as you are on the elected POTUS, Barack Hussein Obama.
Big surprise.
That isn't an answer to the question, Tip. What is the significance of her being born in Iran?

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#15 Oct 26, 2013
Che Reagan Christ wrote:
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That isn't an answer to the question, Tip. What is the significance of her being born in Iran?
I won't do your research for you, newbie.
I have a history of posting informative articles on Valerie Jarrett's connections and their outworking in the policies of the Obama administration.

Iran is said to be one month away from a nuke.
Obama has been in the Oval Office for 5 years.
Duke for Mayor

Massillon, OH

#16 Oct 26, 2013
-tip- wrote:
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Your redirect is noted.
The point was never about the mole.
I realize that you don't like me redirecting you to the issue at hand...the one that you raised initially by starting this thread with a cut and paste from one of your favorite wacko extremist blogs.

Too bad.

The mole got exposed and properly discharged after anonymously tweeting his personal opinions about a slew of white house staffers and advisers.

A highly educated and intelligent US President has several trusted advisers who he relies on to get feedback in assisting him to make decisions, and some wacko extremist bloggers don't like some of those advisers.

Whoopedy Doo!!!

woof

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#17 Oct 26, 2013
Duke for Mayor wrote:
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I realize that you don't like me redirecting you to the issue at hand...the one that you raised initially by starting this thread with a cut and paste from one of your favorite wacko extremist blogs.
Too bad.
The mole got exposed and properly discharged after anonymously tweeting his personal opinions about a slew of white house staffers and advisers.
A highly educated and intelligent US President has several trusted advisers who he relies on to get feedback in assisting him to make decisions, and some wacko extremist bloggers don't like some of those advisers.
Whoopedy Doo!!!
woof
Wrong.

The facts reveal that Obama has exactly one trusted advisor, who calls the shots on both policy and personnel.

“Seven Days In May”

Since: Oct 13

Hilliard, OH

#18 Oct 26, 2013
I see Douchie dismisses Valerie Jarrett as a simple and well worn example of a "close, trusted aide," to a president who still is the true leader and has the final word. Yet Douchie and his slope skulled LIVs screamed two names during previous administrations and declared that they were in charge: Nancy Reagan and Dick Cheney.
Che Reagan Christ

Lodi, OH

#19 Oct 26, 2013
-tip- wrote:
<quoted text>
I won't do your research for you, newbie.
I have a history of posting informative articles on Valerie Jarrett's connections and their outworking in the policies of the Obama administration.
Iran is said to be one month away from a nuke.
Obama has been in the Oval Office for 5 years.
What research would it take for you to write a simple sentence? I will start it for you. "It is significant that Valerie Jarrett was born in Iran because..." There you go.
Che Reagan Christ

Lodi, OH

#20 Oct 26, 2013
-tip- wrote:
<quoted text>
Wrong.
The facts reveal that Obama has exactly one trusted advisor, who calls the shots on both policy and personnel.
Even your own cut and paste piece doesn't assert that as fact. "Whether Jarrett’s influence is all too real or exaggerated is unknowable." You don't actually read the things you post, do you Tippo?

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