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Valerie Jarrett: Blacks should support Obama for sharp reduction in crack cocaine sentencing
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 | Kristinn Taylor

Posted on 06/26/2012 7:32:23 PM PDT by kristinn

In remarks to Black journalists this past weekend virtually unreported in the mainstream media, senior White House advisor Valerie Jarrett said reducing the prison sentences for crack cocaine is one of the three reasons African-Americans have to support President Obama's reelection.

The Root, a Black-oriented website owned by the Washington Post, reprinted a blog report by the Maynard Institute's Richard Prince on Jarrett's appearance at the National Association of Black Journalists convention in New Orleans.

Prince reported on Jarrett's side meeting with a group of Black reporters and columnists:

On Saturday afternoon, Jarrett spoke with members of the Trotter Group of African American columnists and with regional reporters, and again outlined what she considered the Obama administration's successes, among them funding for historically black colleges and universities; health care reform, which she said will disproportionately help African Americans; and reducing disparities between penalties for possession of crack and for powdered cocaine.

The only other mention in the media of Jarrett's bragging about Obama helping the crack cocaine business as being good for the Black community was by DeWayne Wickham who wrote in his Tuesday column in USA Today:

Obama supporters need to unabashedly trumpet what the president has done for blacks — such as increased funding for education, universal health care, and a sharp reduction in the sentencing disparity for possession of crack cocaine instead of powder, all things that Jarrett said have disproportionately benefited them.

Mainstream media outlets that covered Jarrett's appearance at the NABJ but failed to report on her bragging about Obama's easing the penalties for crack cocaine being good for Blacks were CNN, Politico, the Washington Post, the Dallas Morning News and BET.

Obama has drawn criticism in the African-American community for prominently helping gays, illegal aliens and feminists without helping Blacks. Obama and Jarrett thinking his softening the sentencing for crack cocaine, which has plagued African-American neighborhoods for decades, will help him with Black voters is strange politics.


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KEYWORDS: cocaine; crack; crackcocaine; democrats; drugs; nabj; obama; obamatruthfile; valeriejarrett; wod
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Well, Obama was a member of the Choom Gang.
1 posted on 06/26/2012 7:32:37 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

We should start a PAC, Crackheads for Obama........


2 posted on 06/26/2012 7:36:00 PM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: kristinn

Nope, it’s the black unemployment #’s that rule.


3 posted on 06/26/2012 7:36:38 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: kristinn

Zer0 is the 1% MAN holding the brothers down.


4 posted on 06/26/2012 7:37:32 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: kristinn

Sounds like kind of a Racist thing to say.

So, Jarrett thinks that only Blacks do Crack Cocaine?
Wonder if she thinks the same about Fried Chicken and Watermelon?


5 posted on 06/26/2012 7:39:10 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (The only good Zombie is a dead Zombie, oh wait...)
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To: kristinn

One wanders what Valerie Jarrett hopes to gain from this. Surly she can’t believe her pronouncement to be true ... what thinking human being could, unless there was a reward lurking at the end of this idiotic rainbow.


6 posted on 06/26/2012 7:39:20 PM PDT by doc1019 (Voting for the better of two evils is still voting for evil.)
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To: kristinn

This is John Semmens satire, right? It must be or I am definitely living in an alternate universe.


7 posted on 06/26/2012 7:40:15 PM PDT by A Navy Vet (An Oath is Forever)
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To: kristinn

Does he promise free bath salts and K2?


8 posted on 06/26/2012 7:40:15 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: kristinn

So, Valerie believes all blacks are potential coke felons?

Wow!


9 posted on 06/26/2012 7:40:15 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they were.)
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To: Red Badger

We need an affirmative action policy to help black crack dealers gain the Martha’s Vineyard market.


10 posted on 06/26/2012 7:40:44 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2
Better yet, we need a gov't mandate to have all summer residents of MV buy crack cocaine from slave-blood brothers.

(It's a stimulus program)

11 posted on 06/26/2012 7:43:58 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: kristinn

Now Obama’s going after the crackhead vote?


12 posted on 06/26/2012 7:45:49 PM PDT by Linda Frances (Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness)
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To: kristinn

Line up ya’ bitches fo’ yo’ Crack Ho’ get out o’ jail free card.


13 posted on 06/26/2012 7:48:28 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: kristinn

Yea’ like the crack ho’s know who she is.


14 posted on 06/26/2012 7:49:17 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: kristinn

Cutting the government by 2/3, beginning with the White House staff, would go a long ways toward stopping this kind of foolishness.


15 posted on 06/26/2012 7:49:38 PM PDT by Past Your Eyes (What if there is no tomorrow? There wasn't one today.)
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To: kristinn
Why have judges? Just let Obama decide all the sentences. He can set up an audience hall with a large chair at one end, and once a month the people can come to plead their case to Obama. Just add a small tithe to show your appreciation.

-PJ

16 posted on 06/26/2012 7:49:54 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you can vote for President, then your children can run for President.)
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To: kristinn

I always figured that Obama was already getting 100% of the crackhead vote.


17 posted on 06/26/2012 7:50:05 PM PDT by GunRunner (***Not associated with any criminal actions anonymus by the ATF***)
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To: kristinn
Blacks will support Obama with or without pimping crack.
18 posted on 06/26/2012 7:50:18 PM PDT by Bronzy (No more RINO's)
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To: kristinn

Well that’s an accomplishment I would certainly put on my resume!
These people live in an alternate universe.
I suppose he’ll shore up his PETA supporters by affirming that he’s given up dog dishes.


19 posted on 06/26/2012 7:50:27 PM PDT by bossmechanic (If all else fails, hit it with a hammer)
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To: kristinn

Calling all blacks...0bama giving out free stuff.


20 posted on 06/26/2012 7:50:47 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (54,000,000 0bama's people on welfare and food stamps?)
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To: kristinn

Actually, is this really Obama’s accomplishment?
Eric Holder is the one who would have ordered them to go easy on Crackheads.


21 posted on 06/26/2012 7:52:01 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: kristinn

So Valerie is admitting she does crack ?


22 posted on 06/26/2012 7:55:51 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: kristinn
Choom choominy

Choom choominy

Choom choom cher-re

Obama’s a Commie

Like Marx used to be


Choom choominy

Choom choominy

Choom choom cher-ro

The economy will take off

When Obama is through

23 posted on 06/26/2012 7:56:20 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (The only good Zombie is a dead Zombie, oh wait...)
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To: kristinn
to every thinking black he's an embarrassment.
24 posted on 06/26/2012 7:56:20 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (they have no god but caesar)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

But no more three hots and a cot.


25 posted on 06/26/2012 7:56:32 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class!)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

But no more three hots and a cot.


26 posted on 06/26/2012 7:56:39 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class!)
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To: editor-surveyor
So, Valerie believes all blacks are potential coke felons?

Well at least she has articulated a reason to vote for him. Better than the MSM has done.

27 posted on 06/26/2012 7:56:56 PM PDT by usurper (Liberals GET OFF MY LAWN)
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To: kristinn

Not a reduction in crack cocaine use...only sentencing.


28 posted on 06/26/2012 7:57:28 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: kristinn

Isn’t that racist to assume blacks are in favor of drugs?


29 posted on 06/26/2012 7:58:02 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: kristinn
The fact that this toxic little reptilian whore wields so much power and influence in America is a barometer for how far gone human civilization truly is. I'm getting to the point where I don't give a damn if Homo Sapiens survives or not.

"As democracy is perfected, the office represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. We move toward a lofty ideal. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their hearts desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron."

--H.L. Mencken, The Baltimore Evening Sun, July 26, 1920


30 posted on 06/26/2012 7:58:11 PM PDT by Viking2002 ("If you're gonna hang out in places like this, wear a badge on your didey.")
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To: kristinn
Pardons for all felons!

Who do you think they'll vote for?

Jobs in civilian defense force for all pardoned felons.

Who do you think they'll work, and be loyal to?


Hopefully I'm just deranged.

31 posted on 06/26/2012 7:59:04 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: kristinn

Is she really saying that blacks should be grateful for Obama supporting their self destructive actions in drug use?


32 posted on 06/26/2012 7:59:23 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: kristinn

This administration NEVER says why Americans should vote for Obama.

They will lose in a LANDSLIDE come November.


33 posted on 06/26/2012 8:01:41 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: kristinn

Wasn’t crack Mr. Soetoro’s drug of choice for the wild Gurnee limo ride in 1999? No wonder he wants others to get off easy - he got off easy ... twice, allegedly.


34 posted on 06/26/2012 8:01:48 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: kristinn

How much of a kickback is he getting from the cartels?


35 posted on 06/26/2012 8:02:28 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class!)
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To: kristinn

Where’s the video footage of this? While Barry claims the economy is doing fine, his Administration believes loosening crack sentencing is a priority.

While huge tracts of the west are going up in flames, the federal government is doing nothing to help. Haven’t heard a peep from Barry about the situation. The past week he’s been preoccupied with making funny jokes at black-tie fundraisers and having cute remarks updated on the White House twitter page.


36 posted on 06/26/2012 8:03:49 PM PDT by purplelobster
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To: kristinn

This is the same woman who asked a general wearing many stars to refill her wine glass at a state dinner, believing he was a waiter.

This is, according to that new book The Amateur, one of three or four people in Obama’s inner circle (the others being Moochelle, Axelrod and Plouffter).

Here’s hoping he listens to her every suggestion on campaign issues.


37 posted on 06/26/2012 8:03:55 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: kristinn
More connections to drug scene then just the CHoom Gang.

When you have time check out the first hundred posts on the Chicago Crime repository thread. Note just the names beginning with “A” and the countries their country of origin. Then look at a map of the drug routs around the world, particularly those coming from Afghanistan.

Also note how many are involved in banking.

Connect dots.

There is a reason this administration doesn't want to close the southern border.

38 posted on 06/26/2012 8:03:55 PM PDT by hoosiermama ( Obama: " born in Kenya.".. he's lying now or then?)
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To: kristinn

Penn Jillette: Obama, Weed, and a Little Blow
http://freedomeden.blogspot.com/2012/05/penn-jillette-obama-weed-and-little.html


39 posted on 06/26/2012 8:04:20 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (In honor of my late father, GunnerySgt/Commo Chief, USMC 1943-65)
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To: kristinn

Choom Boy strikes again


40 posted on 06/26/2012 8:05:37 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: kristinn

She’s right. Most crack heads ARE black. I’m glad they finally recognized the FACT.


41 posted on 06/26/2012 8:05:50 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: kristinn
One thing these bastards fail to mention is that during the crack epidemic of the 1980s, it was the CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS that wanted higher penalties for crack than cocaine.

Crack is a lot cheaper than straight coke and was therefore more likely to be used in poor urban areas (read black neighborhoods). The hope was that stiffer penalties would dissuade blacks from using crack.

42 posted on 06/26/2012 8:06:09 PM PDT by Repeat Offender (While the wicked stand confounded, call me with Thy Saints surrounded)
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To: kristinn

Paging Tyrone Biggums!!!

http://www.comedycentral.com/video-clips/4kqie9/chappelle-s-show-tyrone-biggums-classroom-visit


43 posted on 06/26/2012 8:06:56 PM PDT by 1FreeAmerican
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Well, since he already has 97% of the black vote, just what does this gain him? I guess he is after that last 3% of the blacks that actually think about the consequences of their vote. Heck, he just might get them at the rate of lawlessness that he seems to be pushing.


44 posted on 06/26/2012 8:07:31 PM PDT by Deagle (nOT Get a)
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To: kristinn

Does the Washington Post understand that about half their potential readers are conservative?? And probably more than half their advertisers?

Guess the ‘doting court eunuchs’ of the MSM fail to notice that their job is to present the NEWS. Not clean it up so Democrats look good. That’s what PR firms do... Shame on them.


45 posted on 06/26/2012 8:07:53 PM PDT by GOPJ (The 'doting court eunuchs' of the MSM fail to notice...)
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To: kristinn

What reduction in crack cocaine sentencing? And what did the Obama Administration have to do with it?


46 posted on 06/26/2012 8:08:09 PM PDT by popdonnelly (The first priority is get Obama out of the White House.)
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To: kristinn
Time now for a little exercise in Compare and Contrast...

Ronald Reagan appealing to the GOP base:

"A troubled and afflicted mankind looks to us, pleading for us to keep our rendezvous with destiny; ...that we will become that shining city on a hill."

Hussein Obama appealing to the Democrat base:

"...a sharp reduction in crack cocaine sentencing...."

* Sadly, NOTHING comes to mind for Milt Romney :(

47 posted on 06/26/2012 8:13:36 PM PDT by LaybackLenny (Principles aren't worth a bucket of warm spit. I'm voting Romney. God help me.)
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To: kristinn

Poor Oprah spent months behind bars for smoking crack. Oh wait, that’s right, Stedman talked her down from the pool house roof after she called herself a golden god, then she relieved herself in her vomitorium, had her afternoon tea and daily fetus blood transfusion, followed by quickie dialysis treatment and nutmeg Starbucks venti enema. It was a living hell. She was ready to cry all about it the next day after handing out cars to everyone in the audience. Poor poor Oprah.


48 posted on 06/26/2012 8:14:01 PM PDT by ExxonPatrolUs (Gov The People, Buy The People, Bore The People.)
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To: GunRunner

“I always figured that Obama was already getting 100% of the crackhead vote.”

That includes voting for himself, as his “friend” Larry Sinclair would testify to.


49 posted on 06/26/2012 8:15:26 PM PDT by RS_Rider (I hate Illinois Nazis)
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To: mylife
 
 
Funny you should bring that up -
 
 
 
Local man accused of eating dog while high on drugs
June 25, 2012 6:50 PM
http://www.kxxv.com/story/18877022/local-man-accused-of-eating-dog
 
"Waco Police say a man ate part of a family dog while under the influence of K-2."
 
 

 

50 posted on 06/26/2012 8:16:00 PM PDT by lapsus calami (What's that stink? Code Pink ! ! And their buddy Murtha, too!)
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