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Valerie Jarrett’s Radical Roots-the background of President Obama’s most trusted advisor
FrontPage Magazine ^ | November 14, 2012 | John Perazzo

Posted on 11/14/2012 5:06:31 AM PST by SJackson

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Valerie Jarrett’s Radical Roots

Posted By John Perazzo On November 14, 2012 @ 12:45 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 3 Comments

It was recently revealed that for several months, President Obama’s closest and most trusted advisor, Valerie Jarrett, has been leading secret negotiations with representatives of Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei, in an effort to develop normalized relations between the U.S. and Iran. Hallmarks of such a relationship would include the commencement of direct airline flights between American cities and Tehran; the granting of entry permits for citizens of each country to visit the other; and most significantly, high-level diplomatic dialogue regarding Iran’s nuclear ambitions.

Jarrett, however, has no experience whatsoever in international negotiations. Her major area of expertise has been to help President Obama “fundamentally transform” the United States into a socialist paradise. Toward that end, for instance, Jarrett helped recruit to the Administration such luminaries as the self-identified communist revolutionary Van Jones (as green jobs czar), the Alinskyite radical Mark Lloyd (as chief diversity officer within the Federal Communications Commission), and the die-hard advocate of wealth redistribution Cass Sunstein (as regulatory czar). But for the task of striking a bargain with the America-hating Islamic supremacists in Iran, it is difficult to identify any qualifications Jarrett posesses apart from the fact that she was born in that country and lived there till age 5. Jarrett’s weak resumé in that regard might well explain not only why the Administration tried so hard to keep a lid on her talks with Iranian leaders, but also why Obama refused to back Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s call for a clearly defined “red line” beyond which Iran’s nuclear program would not be permitted to progress.

Like so many Obama appointees, Valerie Jarrett bears the unmistakable imprint of the president’s ideology. She is a leftist to her core, with notable personal ties to the communist movement. Jarrett’s maternal grandfather, for instance, was a Chicagoan named Robert Taylor, who in the 1940s was involved with such communist fronts as the American Peace Mobilization and the Chicago Civil Liberties Committee. Also a member of these groups was Frank Marshall Davis, the communist journalist who in the 1970s would mentor a young Barack Obama.

Jarrett’s mother (and Robert Taylor’s daughter) is early-childhood-education author Barbara Taylor Bowman, who co-founded a Chicago-based graduate school in child development known as the Erikson Institute, named after the psychoanalyst Erik Erikson; in 1950 Erikson became a hero to the left by choosing to resign from his professorship at the University of California rather than sign an anti-communist loyalty oath as the school required. Indicative of the Erikson Institute’s radical political orientation is the fact that its board of trustees has included, in addition to Bowman, such figures as Tom Ayers (father of the former Weather Underground terrorist and lifelong Marxist Bill Ayers) and Bernardine Dohrn (longtime wife of Bill Ayers).

In 1983 Valerie Jarrett married the son of Vernon Jarrett, a black journalist who formerly wrote for the communist-influenced Chicago Defender. In the 1940s, Mr. Jarrett was a leader of the Chicago chapter of American Youth for Democracy—youth wing of the Communist Party USA. He also served on a publicity committee for the Packinghouse Workers Union, a Chicago-based entity dominated by the CPUSA. In each of these endeavors, Mr. Jarrett had close contact with the aforementioned communist, Frank Marshall Davis.

According to The Washington Post, Vernon Jarrett was “a key influence” in persuading Harold Washington, a politician with powerful socialist ties, to run for mayor of Chicago in 1983. Four years later Mr. Jarrett helped his daughter-in-law, Valerie, enter the political arena as an official in Mayor Washington’s Administration. After Washington’s death in 1987, Ms. Jarrett worked as deputy chief of staff for his successor, Richard Daley.

Valerie Jarrett’s ties to Barack and Michelle Obama were first formed in 1991, when Ms. Jarrett recruited Michelle (who at the time was engaged to Barack) to Chicago’s City Hall. Jarrett quickly became a trusted confidante of both the Obamas. Thus would she play a key role in then-Senator Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign. Following the election, Jarrett was appointed as a senior advisor and assistant to Mr. Obama, who admittedly consults Jarrett on every important political decision he makes. Indeed, the president once told a New York Times reporter that he completely trusts Jarrett “to speak for me, particularly when we’re dealing with delicate issues.” It seems that this trust extends even to Jarrett’s handling of such “delicate issues” as whether Iran, the world’s leading state sponsor of Islamic terrorism, will develop a nuclear weapon and, in its own way, forever “fundamentally transform” life not only in the United States, but throughout the world.



TOPICS: Editorial; Politics/Elections
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1 posted on 11/14/2012 5:06:37 AM PST by SJackson
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To: SJackson

Too late for this....Jarrett just won re-election.


2 posted on 11/14/2012 5:07:32 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: SJackson

And so what? The Obama voters believe in that radicalism.


3 posted on 11/14/2012 5:10:03 AM PST by Daveinyork (."Trusting government with power and money is like trusting teenaged boys with whiskey and car keys,)
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To: Timber Rattler

Amen Brother.

This is what Americans wanted.

We really need more Iranians with entrance Visa’s.


4 posted on 11/14/2012 5:10:35 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Venturer

They own it.


5 posted on 11/14/2012 5:13:04 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (In the game of life, there are no betting limits)
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To: SJackson

So we get four more years of Marxist government. Do I get called a racist for pointing this out?


6 posted on 11/14/2012 5:20:09 AM PST by popdonnelly
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To: Timber Rattler
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Because I told him to. You gotta problem with that?

7 posted on 11/14/2012 5:35:15 AM PST by newheart (The greatest trick the left ever pulled was convincing the world it was not a religion.)
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To: SJackson

This is really only a synopsis of the underworld in which Valerie Jarrett and Barry Obama came together and colluded to take America down. The reality is their relationship is far more complex (and sinister) as it relates to the communist/progressive movement and whatever shadow government is currently ruling.


8 posted on 11/14/2012 5:36:56 AM PST by subterfuge (************ Believe Barry Obama's Propaganda At Your Own Peril **************)
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To: SJackson

Every day I just shake my head and marvel at how f-ing stupid half the country is.


9 posted on 11/14/2012 5:40:49 AM PST by Marathoner (Benghazi = Watergate on steroids)
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To: SJackson

Its so unbelievable that this is happening right under everyone’s noses. I’ve decided it’s the end times. That’s the only explanation that makes sense.


10 posted on 11/14/2012 5:41:43 AM PST by JudyinCanada
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To: Daveinyork
The Obama voters believe in that radicalism.

Not all of them. I know several who (stupidly) believe that he's a bit socialistic, but he can't be as bad as FOX portrays. One said to me, "Now that the election hype is over, he's got to worry about his legacy, and will do the right things for the country." Poor guy--he reads the NYT too much, and can't really think for himself.

11 posted on 11/14/2012 5:50:15 AM PST by Pearls Before Swine (Cynical about the political process. Who, me?)
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To: SJackson

And she is hosting today’s “CEO Summit” at the White House! Can you just imagine how that is gonna go?


12 posted on 11/14/2012 5:51:04 AM PST by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: Timber Rattler

Indeed, which makes her, what, our first black, female and Middle Eastern president all together at once?


13 posted on 11/14/2012 5:53:51 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: SJackson

http://thediplomat.com/2012/07/06/are-obamas-iran-sanctions-a-ruse/

Are Obama’s Iran Sanctions A Ruse?

While no doubt painful for Tehran, U.S. sanctions are riddled with exemptions and may be in place mostly to sideline hawks, writes Robert Dreyfus.

Like the fairy-tale Big Bad Wolf, the United States and the European Union continue to huff and puff and say that economic sanctions will blow Iran’s house down.

Referring to new U.S sanctions that can be levied against third-party purchasers of Iranian oil and to the ban, imposed July 1, by the EU against Iranian exports to Europe, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton declared, “Iran’s leaders will understand even more fully the urgency of the choice they face.” Stretching for an historical analogy, the New York Times compared oil sanctions against Iran to the pre-World War II U.S. embargo on oil shipments to Japan, adding, in case anyone forgot, that in response Japan opted to “strike before they were weakened.”


14 posted on 11/14/2012 5:59:55 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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15 posted on 11/14/2012 6:00:46 AM PST by PMAS (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing)
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To: Pearls Before Swine
One said to me, "Now that the election hype is over, he's got to worry about his legacy, and will do the right things for the country."

Someone needs to explain to your addled friend that what a Marxist thinks is "right" for the country might not actually be right for the country.

16 posted on 11/14/2012 6:12:14 AM PST by skeeter
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To: skeeter

Believe me, I’ve tried.


17 posted on 11/14/2012 6:32:12 AM PST by Pearls Before Swine (Cynical about the political process. Who, me?)
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To: SJackson

Radical? She’s a red diaper baby (or an RDDB, as Dr. Savage calls them), as are Van Jones, Axelrod, and Dear Leader himself.


18 posted on 11/14/2012 7:17:43 AM PST by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: TBP

She needs to be questioned by Congress. Let her lie under oath and then prove it. It will be the only way to flush her out.


19 posted on 11/14/2012 7:19:40 AM PST by upstatenyrepublican
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To: Pearls Before Swine

Sounds like my neighbor. Hard working, conservative in his own life, religious, great member of the neighborhood and community, but gets all his info from the NYTs and NPR.Thinks Obama could be doing better, but was given a pretty big hole to dig out of and will mellow over the next four years. We even agree on many things politically, and he has voted GOP in senatorial and gubernatorial races in the past, but he can’t seem to see what Obama is doing to the country.


20 posted on 11/14/2012 7:38:30 AM PST by redangus
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To: SJackson

save


21 posted on 11/14/2012 9:54:34 AM PST by VTenigma
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