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Posted on 09/06/2009 5:33:18 PM PDT by thouworm
The Sound(?) Advice of "Chief Advisor" Valerie Jarrett
Advice on green energy czar Van Jones--- HIRE HIM!
Advice on Healthcare--- DUMP and DECEIVE the POOR PUBLIC (in action, not word)
Advice on Public Housing for the Poor and Underprivileged--- SCREW EM! (in action, not word)
Advice on green energy czar Van Jones: Hire him!
Van Jones, we were so delighted to be able to recruit him into the White House, we've been watching him, really, for - he's not that old but for as long as he's been active out of Oakland and all of the ways that he has - the creative ideas that he has and so now we have captured that and we have all that energy and enthusiasm in the White House
<>Advice on Healthcare: Dump and Deceive the Poor Public (in action, not word)
MICHELLE'S DUMPING DESIGNS
Republicans on Capitol Hill are taking a fresh look at one of the seedier Chicago stories from Barack and Michelle Obama's past in ratcheting up the debate on Obamacare: the University of Chicago Hospital's "Urban Health Initiative," which Michelle Obama ran prior to her taking a leave of absence to campaign with her husband in 2007.
Because of the medical center's location on the South Side of Chicago, a large number of indigent patients, without health insurance, were using the hospital's emergency room for care. The nonprofit hospital, which in 2007 made more than $100 million in profits, largely because its beds and facilities were used by paying patients and those fully insured, paid Mrs. Obama to oversee the Urban Health Initiative program that identified indigent patients and then steered them to other area medical facilities. In fact, some of those profits came from Canadian citizens who traveled to the U.S. for medical procedures they could not get due to Canada's restrictive national health care programs.
It wasn't just Obama's wife who was involved in creating the program. Senior White House adviser and political strategist, David Axelrod, and his PR firm in Chicago were retained to develop a media campaign to encourage area residents not to use University of Chicago as a medical facility. Senior White House official, and Obama friend, Valerie Jarrett served on the board of directors of the hospital and approved the plan for the Urban Health Initiative, and the hiring of Axelrod. And on the recommendation of then Senator Obama, Dr. Eric Whitaker, was named director of the Initiative in late 2007, after serving as the director of the Illinois Department of Public Health, a job he got after Obama recommended him to then Gov. Rod Blagojevich via another Obama crony, Tony Rezko, a fund-raiser for Obama and now a convicted felon on federal corruption charges. Candidate Obama thought enough of the program to tout it as an example of how health care reform should be done
The resultant PR campaign was a study in Orwellian audacity. Chicago's inner city residents soon began hearing that UCMC's patient dumping program would "dramatically improve health care for thousands of South Side residents" and that the medical center was generously willing to provide "a ride on a shuttle bus to other centers." Likewise, the people who ran the community hospitals to which these unwanted patients were being shuttled began to read claims in local media to the effect that the Urban Health Initiative was good for them as well. Dr. Eric Whitaker, the Blagojevich crony who succeeded Mrs. Obama as Director of the program, repeatedly assured gullible reporters that the financial impact on these hospitals would be positive: "The initiative actually is improving their bottom lines." The CFOs of those hospitals were no doubt relieved to learn that treating Medicaid and uninsured patients is profitable.
Michelle Obamas Shady Involvement in Chicago Hospitals Patient Dumping of the Poor Being Investigated
U. of C. shunning poor patients?
Advice on Public Housing for the Poor and Underpriviledged: Screw em! (in action, not word)
Valerie Jarrett is the chief executive of Habitat Co., which managed Grove Parc Plaza from 2001 until this winter and co-managed an even larger subsidized complex in Chicago that was seized by the federal government in 2006, after city inspectors found widespread problems.
The owner, a local nonprofit company called Woodlawn Preservation and Investment Corp....Woodlawn Preservation hired a private management firm, William Moorehead and Associates, to oversee the complex. In 2001, the company lost that contract and a contract to manage several public housing projects for allegedly failing to do its job. The company's head, William Moorehead, was subsequently convicted of embezzling almost $1 million in management fees.
Woodlawn Preservation hired a new property manager, Habitat Co. At the time, the company was headed by its founder, Daniel Levin, also a major contributor to Obama's campaigns. Valerie Jarrett was executive vice president.
Residents say the complex deteriorated under Moorehead's management and continued to decline after Habitat took over. A maintenance worker at the complex says money often wasn't even available for steel wool to plug rat holes. But as late as 2003, a routine federal inspection still gave conditions at Grove Parc a score of 82 on a 100-point scale.
About 99 of the units are vacant, many rendered uninhabitable by unfixed problems, such as collapsed roofs and fire damage. Mice scamper through the halls. Battered mailboxes hang open. Sewage backs up into kitchen sinks. In 2006, federal inspectors graded the condition of the complex an 11 on a 100-point scale - a score so bad the buildings now face demolition.
What the NYTs 8,100-word Valerie Jarrett profile didnt tell you http://michellemalkin.com/2009/07/27/what-the-nyts-8100-word-valerie-jarrett-profile-didnt-tell-you/
Who Advises Valerie Jarrett?
Jarrett has surrounded herself with some rather unsavory characters who appear to be more like 'enforcers' than 'advisers.'
Meet Mike Strautmanis, Jarrett's Chief of Staff.
Strautmanis is one of Barack and Michelle Obama's closest friends, going all the way back to the beginning in Chicago. He has worked not only for the Obamas but for disgraced former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich.
But here is an interesting tidbit concerning Strautmanis, in Jarrett's own words:
Obama describes him as a utility man, and campaign advisor and Obama family friend Valerie Jarrett says hes the person you call when you need help with a delicate situation. He understands the importance of the personal touch and that e-mails and phone calls are not always appropriate, she said, talking about a specific example that she wouldnt describe in detail
Valerie Jarretts compensation for her sound(?) advice
Since moving to the White House, Jarrett has resigned her position as chief executive of Habitat Co., one of the Midwest's largest property-management firms. Her report shows she earned $550,000 in deferred compensation from Habitat Executive Services, plus a salary of $302,000 in 2008.
She also reported $346,687 in income from serving on seven boards, including the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Jarrett's most lucrative fee as a director was $146,643 from Chicago-based USG Corp., a building products maker.
Jarrett is also still receiving compensation from the Chicago Transit Authority, where she was Mayor Richard Daley's handpicked chairwoman from 1995 to 2003. She estimated $35,559 in deferred compensation as part of the CTA's supplemental retirement plan.
Jarrett reported a money market fund holding between $1 million and $5 million.
But in order to get the full impact of the presence of Jarrett on the Obama team, one must take a close look at her team.
Jarrett has surrounded herself with some rather unsavory characters who appear to be more like ‘enforcers’ than ‘advisers.’
Meet Mike Strautmanis, Jarrett’s Chief of Staff.
Strautmanis is one of Barack and Michelle Obama’s closest friends, going all the way back to the beginning in Chicago. He has worked not only for the Obamas but for disgraced former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich.
But here is an interesting tidbit concerning Strautmanis, in Jarrett’s own words:
Obama describes him as a utility man, and campaign advisor and Obama family friend Valerie Jarrett says hes the person you call when you need help with a delicate situation.
He understands the importance of the personal touch and that e-mails and phone calls are not always appropriate, she said, talking about a specific example that she wouldnt describe in detail.
There are times when a face-to-face is just the right thing to do. He dropped everything and hopped on a plane.
Dorning, Mike and Parsons, Christi, Obama advisor worked path to key campaign role; Candidate like older brother to fellow Chicagoan who works as liason in Washington, Chicago Tribune, Aug. 10, 2008
(1)Dorning, Mike and Parsons, Christi, Obama advisor worked path to key campaign role; Candidate like older brother to fellow Chicagoan who works as liason in Washington, Chicago Tribune, Aug. 10, 2008
While in Obamas Senate office, he often worked as a pseudo-ambassador to important democratic interest groups such as unions and African American leaders...
And now meet an Obama mystery man that the campaign staff didn’t even know existed. In fact, nobody knew what he looked like.
His name is Michael Signator.
Michael Signator, a 50-year-old police officer in suburban Chicago, is paid as one of Barack Obamas campaign staffers nearly $50,000 during Obamas Senate campaign in 2004; and $47,600 from March 2007 through August of this year yet no one knows what he looks like, and even Obama staffers didnt know he works for the campaign.
So just who is Michael Signator?
Although his job description is to provide supplemental security support and to coordinate the Obama familys personal and campaign schedules, Signator appears to be much more than an aide.
The relationship between Obama and Signator is one of the most highly guarded secrets in Washington and Obama’s home-base of Chicago.
In fact, at first Obama officials denied that Signator worked for Obama...until it became clear that he was Obama’s driver and bodyguard during the campaign. But the extent of Signator’s activity on behalf of Obama is murky.
According to Politico as quote in Bitten and Bound:
Signator declined to comment on his relationship with Obama when Politico reached him by phone, saying he cant do any type of interview at all, directing them to contact the Obama campaign press office.
According to Politico, the campaign press staff at first denied that Signator worked for the campaign, then discouraged Politico from writing about him. They declined to set up an interview.
There may be a reason other than security that the campaign doesnt want Signator talking to the press.
The article hints that Signator is so close to Obama that he knows way too much about the President’s true goals and objectives to go on the record.
Let’s not forget, however, that Obama is merely an ‘annointed one’ of George Soros, MoveOn.org, ACORN, SEIU, and other Leftwing radicals whose goal from the beginning has been to dismantle America’s Constitution and its capitalistic society in order to replace it with a Marxist way of life.
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Haven’t seen it summed up any better:
There is a very sinister nexus between the South American marxists, the european communists,the black liberation theology crowd and the Nation of Islam(Farrakhan inc.). Its been going on for generations, but the Hip Hop genre has helped to mainstream the manufactured hatred in the black community. Besides the fact that it is scary as hell, it is sad.
They use the black community and other people of color to further their real agenda..COMMUNISM. They keep the black communities in the inner cities as slaves to the communist cause. Every major inner city hell hole in this country has been in democrat hands for decades..the city councils, the school boards,and the state legislators..yet things get worse..not better. The democrats dont want these people to thrive..they want them to fail. The federal money that they manage to redistribute to these communities wind up in the pockets of groups like Acorn, the unions, the local corrupt politicians.
The democrats have to keep the black community down to keep the resentment politics thriving in order to further the communist/marxist agenda. These communities are sadly, nothing but tools.
Valerie Jarrett...mob boss...LOL! Good lord...it just goes from bad to worse with this Chicago Commie Thugocracy!
Good digging mags!
Awe..thanks for your kind words.
I remember reading about him during the campaign. He works out with Obama everyday too..never leaves his side. Some have wondered if there is something ‘more’ to their relationship if you get my drift...lol.
“She knows where are all the bodies have been buried in the past 30 or so years of Chicago politics and she knows all the tricks,” says one longtime Democrat political consultant in Chicago. “If Obama had a political and financial godmother, it would be Valerie.””
Who Is Valerie Jarrett?
By The Prowler on 8.26.08 @ 12:08AM
One advantage of a big, media-focused convention is that so many shadowy campaign “insiders” seek the spotlight. In Denver, one of Sen. Barack Obama’s closest advisers has been making the media rounds: Valerie Jarrett. Jarrett has been part of Obama’s inner circle since his days as an Illinois state senator. She identifies herself as a Chicago businesswoman, but according to Obama campaign advisers, she is much more than that.
She is Iranian-American, for one thing, and the Obama campaign has sought to keep her ties to Iran from press views, as it has also sought to keep her political background and deep and tangled business and personal relationship to the Obama family from sight. For example, while it’s true that Jarrett is a business executive, she also has been a well-known political operative for Chicago Democrats back to her days working in the background as an adviser to late Chicago mayor Harold Washington, as well as the Daley family.
“She knows where are all the bodies have been buried in the past 30 or so years of Chicago politics and she knows all the tricks,” says one longtime Democrat political consultant in Chicago. “If Obama had a political and financial godmother, it would be Valerie.”
Jarrett, according to friends, gave Michelle Obama professional advice before she married Obama, and helped her with jobs. But more important, say Chicago Democrats who know Jarrett and Obama’s history, and why the Obama campaign has desperately sought to keep Jarrett’s role in the campaign under wraps, Jarrett may be to Obama what James McDougal was to Bill and Hillary Clinton. McDougall, a central figure in the Clinton’s Whitewater Scandal, gave the Clintons the financial wherewithal to raise their national political visibility. “Jarrett has done that for Barack and Michelle three or four times over,” says one insider, noting that Jarrett served as the CEO of a housing development company.
And Obama has returned the favor:
Jarrett is the chief executive of Habitat Co., which developed and managed large housing projects in and around Chicago — and in Obama’s state legislative district — that were subsidized by federal and state housing dollars, and which were ultimately seized by federal authorities for what were unlivable conditions. While overseeing the company that managed these housing facilities, Jarrett also worked with long-time Obama friend and convicted felon Tony Rezko in raising money for Obama’s political career.
Obama campaign advisers have sought to have Jarrett fully vetted by the campaign to prepare for opposition research from the McCain campaign, fearing that she may have deeper and longstanding ties to financial entities associated with the subprime mortgage scandal.
“That and her ties to Chicago politicians and her Iranian background, and you have a potential nightmare,” says a Democrat media consultant who worked for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton. “Say what you want about Hillary, but she didn’t have that kind of a triple threat on her team.”
Photo allegedly of Mike Signator, Vera Baker, who allegedly was the paramour of BHO and moved to Martinique suddenly, an unnamed campaign aide, and David Katz.
(Left Picture - from left) Chief Nuclear Officer Chris Crane explains control room operations to Exelon Director of Special Projects Rita Stols, Senator Obama staff members Mike Signator and David Katz, U.S. Senator Barack Obama
Valerie Jarrett, David Axelrod, Rahm Emanuel and Rogers are familiar Chicago names in Washington. But the Hyde Park neighborhood, especially the Lab School community, has also provided a bountiful harvest.
In addition to Kass, David Katz, the 26-year-old campaign photographer who has trailed Obama since late 2003but declined to continue as documentarian in the White Houseis the son of former Lab principal Lucinda Lee Katz.
Arne Duncan, a Lab alumnus recently confirmed as Obamas Secretary of Education, is married to Karen Duncan, an Australian-born basketball player who served as athletic instructor at Lab for years.
Newly named regulatory czar and legal scholar Cass Sunstein sent his daughter to Lab while he was at University of Chicago.
Solicitor General Elena Kagan and inaugural poet Elizabeth Alexander first met Obama during their days teaching in Hyde Park. And earlier this month, Susan Sher, a former Lab School parent and school board member, was hired as legal counsel for Michelle Obama (her son, Evan, is rumored to be headed for Washington, too).
Sher has been a longtime friend of the Obamas and served as an administrator, alongside Michelle Obama, at the University of Chicago Hospitals.
At least a dozen former Lab students worked on Obamas presidential campaign, and some have been hired into the administration under Jarrett, whose own mother once taught at Lab.
The concentric circles dont seem to bother Hyde Parkers. I dont think its the good old fashioned Chicago way, says one Lab School graduate of 2000 who asked not to be identified when speaking about friends. Its more just talking and word of mouth and those you trust. ~~~~~~~~ And 'who sent you?'
This takeover has to have been in the planning for years or did they simply move the operation from Chicago to DC?
I think it might be safe to say that’s there not one honest or clean person in the whole of the adminstration.
Audit and investigate all of them, starting at the top.
This is who the man is. A cauldron of corruption, greed, marxism and communism...who is detroying the free market and fundamental republican principle as we speak in his bid for "fundamental change" and to replace it all with a marxist command economy built on the ashes.
Thank you, Michelle Malkin!
STARWISE, My clue was Cardinal George, but you’re in Chicago, right? Wow! A wealth of of information.
Yes .. a relative newbie .. but it doesn’t
take long to grasp the breadth and depth of
The Machine .. ;)
MSM is playing us for fools. Covering for Mob Obama. I’m sickened.
Obama's IL senate mentor, Emil Jones, and Auchi
Path to Power
Like Obama, Jarrett has a somewhat unusual life story, something they bonded over when the two first met in 1991.
Jarretts father [see below] was a doctor, and in the 1950s, he and his wife, Barbara, who is an expert in early childhood development, moved to Shiraz, Iran, about 500 miles south of Tehran. He was part of a program that sent American doctors and agriculture experts to developing nations,
and Jarrett was born in 1956 at Nemazee Hospital, the brand-new hospital for which he father worked. They lived in Iran for six years, and moved to England for one year before returned to Chicago and settling in Hyde Park
Nemazee Capital, established in 1987, invests in health care, media, oil and natural gas and other industries, according to the firms Web site. The firm has more than $3 billion under management, according to a July press release.
Hassan Nemazee was born in Washington in 1950 and graduated with honors from Harvard University in 1972, according to his Web site.
The online site lists affiliations with institutions including the RAND Center for Middle East Public Policy, the Asia Society, Harvards Center for International Affairs
and Nemazee Hospital in Shiraz, Iran, which was built into a modern facility by his father, Mohamed Nemazee, according to the site.
Top Obama Fundraiser & CFR Member [HASSAN NEMAZEE] arrested for stealing $74 Million (Read 284 times)
« on: August 25, 2009, 07:15:13 PM »
August 25, 2009
Here’s the US Attorney of the Southern District Preet Bharara’s complaint against Democratic mega-donor Hassan Nemazee, the chairman of Nemazee Capital Corp. who was arrested today on charges that he used phony documents to trick Citigroup Inc. into lending him up to $74 million.
Nemazee is perhaps best known as a fundraiser for both President Obama and former Sen. Hillary Clinton.
He also served as national finance chairman for the DSCC when it was headed by Sen. Chuck Schumer, which is sort of ironic, considering that Bharara was, until very recently, working as chief counsel to the senior senator of New York.
Nemazee has maxed out in contributions to both Schumer and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, giving them a total of $4,800 each (two $2,400 checks to Schumer in April - one for the primary, one for the general - and two of the same amount to Gillibrand in June).
Woops. I missed some additional contributions. Nemazee gave Gillibrand $1,000 in 2005 and another $1,000 in 2006. He gave two $2,000 donations to Rep. Carolyn Maloney in 2005. There was also $151,700 to the DSCC between March 2006 and March 2009.
I’m still awaiting word on whether this money will be returned.
Nemazee, Hassan Complaint
Jarrett’s ties to the University of Chicago are longstanding.
Her father, James Bowman, is Professor Emeritus in Pathology and Medicine at the University and the first African American to be tenured in the Division of Biological Sciences. The University’s Bowman Society, which promotes minority health care and diversity in the biological sciences, is named after him.
Lets go get these guys!
I posted this on an Eric Holder thread because I will never forget this conversation between Glenn Beck & Pat Caddell (a Democratic Consultant). He was genuinely shaken by the revelations on Glenn Beck program that week.
Does the average registered liberal or moderate Democrat know by whom and by what their party has been hijacked?
Pat Caddell asks the same question.
PAT CADDELL, a Democratic consultant (of whom Ann Coulter says, He is probably the worlds sanest Democrat.), on the Glenn Beck program August 27, 2009:
Caddell: People outside at the very ends come together in totalitarianism. And by the way, there are wacko Republicans and we could name them, but I am concerned right now in my own party [Democratic], that we seem to be infiltrated by forces. And its all part of this we must win at all costs. The politicians-its the thing with ACORN that drives me crazy. This is a criminal organization designed to stop people and steal votes.
Moderate Democrats in my party-the Republicans dont know how to raise this issue. The fact is, with the things that are going on...These politicians take an oath to defend the CONSTITUTION against all enemies foreign and domestic, not an oath to protect the Democratic party or the Republican party, and thats what we are missing here. And I am saying, I am concerned that my party [Democratic] is being sabotaged. And Moderate Democrats better come and deal with whats happening to us.
Beck: I think theres 70% or 80% of this country, they want no part of this.
Caudell: At least 80%. They think the politicians work for themselves
Beck: On both sides of the aisle.
Caddell on 1000 page bills, and Eric Holder and whose running the show here.
See Glenn Beck video clip, Glenn Beck program, 8/24/09:
Caddell: I am of the democrats of the common man. Thats where I come from. This is a different Democratic Party.
Washington has made itself the ENEMY OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.
Beck: Would you say that its revolutionary?
Caddell: I would say that it is ELITIST; that it knows best.
Caddell on 1000 pg bills - the dog thats not barking.
Caddell: I think they are flooding the zone....Sending out so many things that nobody can cover it all. But what bothers me is a question that should be asked. I was with an administration and the President comes in [Carter], a President who had not been experienced in Washington-and 6 months in, people were still trying to find where the bathrooms were.
Where did all these pieces of programs come from in this kind of detail? Where do you get 1000 pages or 1300 pages one after the other in such a short amount of time? Those are the questions that somebody ought to ask because its the dog thats not barking.
Caddell on Eric Holder and CIA investigation:
Glenn Beck: People think Obama is using the unions. Is it possible that it is the other way around, and I just dont mean just the unions-these vast organizations-that he is not necessarily the grand architect; that somebody else has sketched this out?
Caddell: I got to tell you, this question hit me today...when the Attorney General Eric Holder, who I have not been publicly very fond of ever since he decided to go in the bag on China on the treasons and trying to buy our elections during the Clinton administration; and gave Marc Rich a pardon, one of the most evil men that ever walked the face of the earth, and this covering up.
And now [Holder] decides that Black Panthers, who carry guns into precincts, should not be prosecuted!
But despite the President saying we are going to move on on interrogation policy [Holder] announces he is going to have a special prosecutor today and appoints one and [President says] Im going with it.
Who is running the show here? For the first time, I have to ask myself, Is Barack Obama really in control here? Either he is disingenuous, which I wish not to believe about the President of the United States, or maybe the question is, Who is really in control here?....
The President said we were going to move on; the country said move on on the interrogation policy. Eric Holder announces he is going to have a special prosecutor today. Hes under pressure from the ACLU, fromMoveon.org-from many of the very, very most liberal groups in my Party; I consider the most extreme groups in my Party.