The unspoken WH rule: Don’t cross Valerie Jarrett


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The staggering influence President Obama’s best friend and closest advisor Valerie Jarrett wields in the White House is baffling, but certainly no secret.

Which might explain the all-out manhunt for the anonymous tweeter who was recently fired for insulting and bashing members of the Obama administration, and Jarrett, in particular.

Jofi Joseph, 40, a White House National Security Council official, was the mystery Twitter user @NatSecWonk whose critical tweets of Valerie Jarrett, among many others, included things like, “I’m a fan of Obama, but his continuing reliance and dependence upon a vacuous cipher like Valerie Jarrett concerns me,” and “Can anyone tell me what Valerie does all day the White House again,” and “Wondering, yet again, how this woman is a senior White House official…#nothingthere.”

“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,” John Fund with National Review Online explained.

Fund went on to remind readers of this interesting fact, as well.

“…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.’”

Financial journalist Darrell Delamaide also wondered at the extraordinary influence Jarrett has over the president.

In his “Political Capital” column he recently wrote for MarketWatch, Delamaide said tweeter Joseph was right: “Jarrett is a cipher, and a perfect poster child for a failed administration.”

He continued:

What also 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.

[W]hat 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.

Right-wing critics have compared her to Rasputin, the enigmatic monk who hastened the inglorious end of Czar Nicholas II through his seemingly hypnotic influence over Czarina Alexandra.

Related: Senior WH official fired for tweets bashing Obama, Clinton, others

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  • copperpeony

    Valerie Rasputin is an excellent name for the “shadow president” who runs this country.

  • OldmanRick

    The narcissistic brat is finally exposed for the puppet he is since the real puppeteer has now been exposed.

    • lovinspoonful

      THink she works directly for Soros?

    • lovinspoonful

      My husband said years ago that he was a puppet. His statement was he was not there to lead, he was there to learn.

      • 1389AD

        Obama literally doesn’t have anything to learn WITH.

        I have collected the evidence for that in this category list.

  • Rosalie Loya Hughes

    She’s only still there because she has him by the “ball’s” becuase she knows “every little dirty secret” about him!!!! He knows not to cross her or he is done, toast, gone! She is the devil and he is her demon…..they will both face their Maker one day.

    • john

      done? Obama is already done. Just watch how quickly media poops on him as 2016 nears. You will see no democrat touting ties to Obama. Obama was placed in this position to pass laws to undermine the Constitution and solidify executive powers. As he has done.

  • Brandon Johns

    This is the same woman who threatened Romney supporters with “hell to pay” if Obama wins re-election.

    • lovinspoonful

      That’s because it was fraud and if there hadn’t been fraud, Romney would have won.

    • bornfreeamerican

      That was also directed at us.

    • 1389AD
  • David Kerr

    She has dirt on him, bathhouse pics perhaps.

    • bornfreeamerican

      Larry Sinclair??

  • Mark Udoni

    looks like a Class A Beeeeaaaaattttcccchhhhhh !

  • libertytribune

    A Foreign Enemy Iranian born, also how does a personal aid to the president get Secret Service?


    Hey, Rahm was tougher…..

    • me

      You mean Ballerino Rahm. In his tutu or out?

    • 1389AD

      He got fired because he didn’t get along with @vj44.

  • MSD

    I’m not a conservative by any standards. But I am completely disillusioned with this President. This is his second term and he has no one to answer for. He can be more commanding and more proactive. George Bush by now had started to undertake his pet projects from education to helping Africa. Has anyone seen how Africans react when Bush’s visits the continent? Where is that passion from this President?

    • john

      Obama makes Bush look good. Quite sad but true.

  • Frustrated Teacher

    If the media could find a way to actually do its job we may find some mutual skeletons in these two Chicago cronies basements that are being used against at least one of them….but…not gonna happen!

    • me

      Canada and the U.K. are better sources for US news than the US

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