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Jarrett to NABJ: White House Bracing for Health Care Decision
CNN ^ | Saturday, June 23, 2012 | Bryan Monroe

Posted on 06/23/2012 5:39:42 PM PDT by kristinn

New Orleans (CNN) - As the Supreme Court prepares to make a historic ruling on the fate of President Barack Obama's health care law, his top adviser shifted attention on the rest of the White House's legislative agenda rather than the potential dismantling of its signature piece of legislation.

Valerie Jarrett, Obama's senior adviser and close family friend, told a group of black journalists Saturday that the administration is prepared for the court's decision – which could come as early as Monday – then went on to attack Republicans in Congress for what she called a strategy of "no."

"The Affordable Care Act is a very important piece of legislation that we spent a great deal of time crafting," Jarrett told CNN, but, pointing to legislation on fair pay for women, tax cuts for working families and college tax breaks, added, "he had a lot more going on than the Affordable Care Act."

Still, she admitted that the administration was out-maneuvered by Republicans in the months following the law's passage, as the other side turned up the drumbeat to repeal what they called "Obamacare."

"The opponents of it out-organized – in terms of the 'death panels' - and distorted what we were doing early on."

She then lashed out at what she called the "obstructionist" GOP members in Congress.

"It's been very disappointing that the Republicans in Congress put politics ahead of the economy," she said. "Their strategy has been to say 'no,' even to the detriment of the American people."

She added: "I think, given how obstructionist the Republicans in Congress were, the president accomplished an enormous amount."

(Excerpt) Read more at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: enemedia; obama; valeriejarrett
More comments from Jarrett at the source link.
1 posted on 06/23/2012 5:39:51 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

The House has been very active, but all their bills die in Harry Reid’s do nothing Senate.


2 posted on 06/23/2012 5:42:09 PM PDT by AU72
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To: AU72

What is the longest period this country has gone with NO budget???

There is a great big ‘NO’ for us.


3 posted on 06/23/2012 5:46:58 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: kristinn

The entire Bill of Rights is a declaration of “NO”.

Valerie, bone up on what makes America America.


4 posted on 06/23/2012 5:47:07 PM PDT by plangent
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To: kristinn

Too bad she acts like a second class citizen and it’s not because of her race.


5 posted on 06/23/2012 5:48:17 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: kristinn
"...legislation that we spent a great deal of time crafting."

But according to then House Speaker Pelosi it had to be passed to find out what was in it.

So you spent all this time crafting it but couldn't tell anyone what was in it.

I call SHENANIGANS - I.E. FRAUD!

6 posted on 06/23/2012 5:50:33 PM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt the Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: kristinn

The White Hut is busy with evasive maneuvers trying to avoid all the torpedoes coming at it.


7 posted on 06/23/2012 5:55:57 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: kristinn

Sounds like Kagan (or someone else) spilled her/their guts to the Regime about the Obamacare decision.

And it’s not to their liking.


8 posted on 06/23/2012 5:57:26 PM PDT by SnuffaBolshevik (In a tornado, even turkeys can fly.)
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To: kristinn

This is the classic Saul Alinsky radicals’ tactic of ‘blame others for that which you are guilty of’.


9 posted on 06/23/2012 6:04:20 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: prisoner6
then House Speaker Pelosi

Thank God.

10 posted on 06/23/2012 6:06:43 PM PDT by upchuck (FACEBOOK... Share pointless stuff with friends you don't know. Beg for intrusion into your life.)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
And..

FUVJ, COMMUNIST JUST LIKE HER FATHER!

11 posted on 06/23/2012 6:07:16 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: kristinn

If it’s against socialism/Marxism, I will always be for the strategy of NO. Socialism doesn’t mix well with the American tradition of “freedom”.


12 posted on 06/23/2012 6:10:15 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: kristinn

“She added: “I think, given how obstructionist the Republicans in Congress were, the president accomplished an enormous amount.””

I agree, Jerkett—like the meltdown of the greatest economy in the world. Congratulations, you commie trash.


13 posted on 06/23/2012 6:11:47 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn ( White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: kristinn
"Being in the White House is just the most extraordinary experience of my life. It's a good note to end my public service." "

So, hurry up and don't let the door hit you on the way out.

14 posted on 06/23/2012 6:13:03 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: kristinn
Valerie Jarrett, Obama's senior adviser and close family friend, told a group of black journalists Saturday

Seriously? Is this all they ever care about is the color of your skin? I feel dirty all of a sudden! How would they feel if we continually stated when a person of color (white) addressed white journalists and had to emphasize this every time - That's so racist? UGH
15 posted on 06/23/2012 6:26:55 PM PDT by jcsjcm (This country was built on exceptionalism and individualism. In God we Trust - Laus Deo)
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To: kristinn

Racists™


16 posted on 06/23/2012 6:28:25 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: jcsjcm
Seriously? Is this all they ever care about is the color of your skin? I feel dirty all of a sudden!

I can only imagine what MLK jr. would say to Obama, Jarrett, Sharpton, and Jesse Jackson when he meets them in the hereafter.

17 posted on 06/23/2012 6:37:06 PM PDT by oldbrowser (Blue state sickness must not be rewarded)
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To: kristinn
"The Affordable Care Act is a very important piece of legislation that we spent a great deal of time crafting," Jarrett told CNN

Jarrett's a liar. That monstrously huge bill was "crafted" over a decade ago and was hanging around in somebody's file cabinet just waiting for a big enough communist majority to shove it down America's throat. That pig Jarrett knows this, and she also knows the bill was "crafted" in secret by her fellow travelers.

"We have to pass the bill so you can find out what is in it." - Nancy Pelosi

18 posted on 06/23/2012 6:39:40 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: oldbrowser
I can only imagine what MLK jr. would say to Obama, Jarrett, Sharpton, and Jesse Jackson when he meets them in the hereafter.

You think MLK ended up in hell?

19 posted on 06/23/2012 6:48:56 PM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: kristinn

Valerie Jarrett, acting president, puppet master.


20 posted on 06/23/2012 6:59:28 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: freekitty
“Too bad she acts like a second class citizen and it’s not because of her race.”

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V J is nothing more than a bovine vagina socialist prostitute!

21 posted on 06/23/2012 7:00:11 PM PDT by mongo141 (Revolution ver. 2.0, just a matter of when, not a matter of if!)
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To: mongo141

As Lou Dobbs said once it is known Obama won’t get another term this economy will boom.


22 posted on 06/23/2012 7:02:46 PM PDT by scooby321 (h tones)
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To: kristinn
Valerie Jarrett, Obama's senior adviser and close family friend,

Along with David Axelrod are probably two of the most dangerous people in government today. JMHO.

23 posted on 06/23/2012 7:08:24 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: kristinn
Jarrett is a card carrying COMMUNIST from a long line of card carrying communists.

It's what happens when you impose universal suffrage via Constitutional amendment.

Communists in the White House,Congress, and the Supreme Court.

24 posted on 06/23/2012 7:16:12 PM PDT by Rome2000 (WILLARD ROMNEY -- MORMON MELCHIDEZEK BISHOP -HIS FAMILY HAS AVOIDED MILITARY SERVICE FOR GENERATIONS)
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To: scooby321
I pray that this true, This has been like a 4 year long root canal operation. I spent too many years repeating the Oath to defend the Constitution and this Country and I will do so until I am killed in the defense of this country.
25 posted on 06/23/2012 7:16:21 PM PDT by mongo141 (Revolution ver. 2.0, just a matter of when, not a matter of if!)
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To: 17th Miss Regt
You think MLK ended up in hell?

No, but I was thinking he might have a word with them on their way down.

26 posted on 06/23/2012 7:36:07 PM PDT by oldbrowser (Blue state sickness must not be rewarded)
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To: freekitty

You can bet the out-house that Val and the “AX” have several CYA memos prepared to cover their sorry backsides when Zero and his flunky AG are exposed for their involvement F&F.


27 posted on 06/23/2012 7:58:50 PM PDT by willibeaux (de ole Korean War vet age 82)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

No way George!


28 posted on 06/23/2012 8:00:57 PM PDT by willibeaux (de ole Korean War vet age 82)
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To: mongo141

There is no expiration date on the oath that you and I both swore to.


29 posted on 06/23/2012 8:04:39 PM PDT by willibeaux (de ole Korean War vet age 82)
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To: kristinn

Hey Jarrett, cry me a river.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OSY3EW-LJs&feature=fvwrel


30 posted on 06/23/2012 8:13:23 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: SnuffaBolshevik
she admitted that the administration was out-maneuvered by Republicans in the months following the law's passage

Sure sounds a lot like a post-game explanation of a defeat. If they don't already know exactly what the decision is, they must at least know its not favorable.

31 posted on 06/23/2012 8:15:07 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: Tzar
"Servicing" the Public.

BOHIC

33 posted on 06/24/2012 5:45:49 AM PDT by Paladin2
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