Skip to comments.President Obama Establishes New White House Cultural Post
Posted on 03/14/2009 6:57:32 PM PDT by keepitreal
President Barack Obama has established a new staff position in his White House with the task of overseeing arts and culture, Kareem Dale. Dale, a partially-blind lawyer previously served as national disability director for Obama's campaign and served on the arts policy committee for Obama in Illinois.
No details have been provided about the specific job duties as of yet, but it's been described as "a big step forward in terms of connecting cultural and goverment with mainstream administration policy."
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Wow, what a surprise. Another black guy with a muslim name!
More money for BS projects.
Government funded hip hop
And why does the guy need to be an attorney?
We are so screwed
Can’t have any more of those pictures of Mohammed floating around, now can we?
Guessing he will police the arts to keep them ‘socially acceptable’. or something like that.
Dale, a partially-blind lawyer previously served as national disability director for Obama’s campaign and served on the arts policy committee for Obama in Illinois.
ok...partially blind guy for the arts. Obama is a genius!
LOL just what we need.
And almost blind - guess he won’t know much about how to establish policy for the visual arts. Guess he can just say “if it offends 90 percent of Americans, it’s great art.”
AKA Minister of Propaganda.
More red tape.
More red tape.
Are we going to get a ‘Czar for Toilet Anal Retentiveness’?
“Dale, a partially-blind lawyer ...”
Well, he’s at least as qualified for the post as the other cabinet members are for theirs! /s
In other words, somebody who can appreciate modern art.
Maybe we will be so lucky as to get state opera houses where The Marriage of Figaro is performed by an all nude cast wearing Nixon masks, just like what the German Minister of Culture pays for.
The symbolism is perfect, but due to political correctness cannot be pointed out by anyone in public!
Don’t worry. This does not concern those clinging to God and guns. This is for the new intillegencia. You know, the more privileged members of the ruling class.
Maybe Kareem helped Obambi pick out DVDs for the British Prime Minister? One partially blind guy to another?
Oh, this is such crap. During the Grammy’s (yeah, I’m a music fan) the head guy stood up and gave a speech about how we need an arts czar. Governmentalize the arts. THAT always works well. Ask Solzhentisyn.
Oh, I am so mad.
And remember the Tribble episode of Star Trek? How can Obama just keep CREATING more government unchecked?
That’s pretty discriminatory of you...... maybe the “art” is done in Braille.... /s
I Give Cultural Learnings of America for Make Glorious Benefit of Liberal and Performing Arts.
What the eff happened to the balance of powers? Me thinks our Founding Daddies seriously screwed up!
And what makes me suspect that "Kareem" will have little time for America's bedrock culture, the English speaking political ethos and western Christian values that made America a light unto the peoples of he world?
No details have been provided about the specific job duties as of yet, but it’s been described as “a big step forward in terms of connecting cultural and goverment with mainstream administration policy.”
Huh? Like I have always wanted this connection. /s
The inmates are running the asylum!
OK, this crack me up. Is this guy a graffiti artist?
To appreciate art, one has to SEE it fully! With his half vision, it will lead to a lot of misinterpretation.
What are this guy's Art credentials? What art school did he study at or graduate from? any degrees?
Is this guy going to dictate to us what we can and cannot paint? What we can listen to?
How's his hearing?
The way to subvert this from our point of view, and I’m quite serious, is to demand that he leans on Hollywood for promoting violence and pornography (which covers pretty much 100% of all productions.)
Obama will now have his own Leni Riefenstahl, and we’ll all pay for his conceit.
a big step forward in terms of connecting cultural and goverment with mainstream administration policy.
The triumph of the will.i.ams.
LMAO. How about Kripsy Kareem.
Hey, this lame puke is going to raise gang grafitti, feces painting, pornographic performance art, and grillz crafting to the status of high art, worthy of government grants and other taxpayer means of funding. What the f—k, he doesn’t have to see it anyway!
Maybe he can give Michelle some fashion tips.
Unfortunately the US Constitution requires the federal government to fund the arts. What "art" is can be argued.
Article I Section 8 - Powers of Congress To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries;
Oooops! I should not have said “fund” the arts.
Doesn’t he have any kind of constraint? He’s running amok here with all these new positions. For one thing, where is the money coming from? (Never mind, I know the answer to that!) And, is there no limit to the number of people he can put on the government payroll? Surely he doesn’t have the authority to do all this. He’s acting more and more like a dictator all the time.
Just taking a page from the Soviet Union under Stalin:
The Stalin era of USSR history was characterised by bureaucratic control and the reign of Socialist Realism in all fields of arts including music. The ideological doctrine of Socialist Realism was promulgated in 1934. It was explained as a truthful and historically concrete depiction of reality in its revolutionary development. In musical terms, this demanded the composing of patriotic, elevating scores, preferably with a topical or folkloric content, that were supportive of the Communist ideology and the regime, as well as simple and accessible to the ‘masses’. All experimentation or deviation from these ideals was branded as formalism, and condemned together with the decadent music of the rotten West.
Barack keeps establishing all these new positions so WE the tax payers have to provide his buddies with an income.
Not funding, just ensuring copyright and patent protection, I believe.
More Crucifixes in Urine I would imagine from these perverts.
because leni reifensthal needs a job, and it’s been 70 years since she glorified a facist.
Yeah, I corrected myself in the very next post. I am gonna get hammered in here for mistating that. Yipes! ;-)
Oh that govt pork—create more non-needed jobs. And the hits just keep on comin’.
“.....but it’s been described as “a big step forward....”
Of course it is... Everything Obama does is bigger and better than anything that’s happened since the beginning of time.
Will this appointment also be a Czar??
Kareem Dale is founder and chief executive officer of The Dale Law Group (DLG) in Chicago and served as the Obama campaigns Disability Vote Director. Dale, partially blind, tried to broaden the campaigns reach and involve even more voices in the Obama campaign.
Prior to his appointment as Disability Vote Director, Dale also served as a volunteer on the Disability Policy and the Arts Policy Committees for the Obama For America campaign.
Dale is a native Chicagoan and received his bachelors degree in Advertising from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He graduated Cum Laude with a law degree and an MBA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in May, 1999.
Note he has not one tie to the arts at all. He has no degree in fine arts, no experience running an arts organization. Nothing. Yet he will be setting policy for the arts (although I do not believe that arts policy should be set at all).