Skip to comments.Jarrett: Expect more diversity in future Obama Cabinet picks (nothing but old white guys so far)
Posted on 01/20/2013 3:53:18 PM PST by Libloather
Senior Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett on Sunday predicted more minorities and women would be tapped for positions in the presidents Cabinet.
His cabinet, when he's finished -- and he's far from finished -- will have diversity, including women, including people of color, said Jarrett in an interview with CNN.
He believes he makes his best decisions when he is surrounded by people who have different perspectives and give him their best ideas, she continued. And so, one picture does not speak a thousand words in this instance. I spent a lot of time in the Oval Office, and I'm in there with a great number of women whom he listens to, and whose counsel and advice he trusts greatly.
The White House has faced scrutiny over an alleged lack of diversity among President Obamas top advisers prompted by a New York Times report earlier this month questioning the all-male look of Obamas inner circle. A photo accompanying the report showed Obama consulting a number of white men.
Those questions have intensified with Obamas senior-most Cabinet nominations, including former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) for Defense secretary, Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) for Secretary of State, and Chief of Staff Jack Lew for Treasury.
Those nominations have come amid a number of high-profile second-term exits of female Cabinet members including Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson and Labor Secretary Hilda Solis.
In a press conference last week, Obama rejected charges that he had neglected diversity, saying that he was proud that in the first four years, we had as diverse, if not a more diverse White House and a Cabinet than any in history.
Obama said his critics should "wait until they've seen all my appointments, who is in the White House staff and who is in my Cabinet, before they rush to judgment."
On Sunday, Jarrett said that the president had a strong track record of appointing women to key positions in his administration.
The president has been surrounded by strong women throughout his entire life. Raised by a single mom, lived for a while with his grandmother, who was a great role model for him. Obviously married to a very competent wife, and his first cabinet reflected the diversity of our country, said Jarrett. He put women in charge of key initiatives, such as Nancy Ann DeParle, his deputy chief of staff, who helped craft the Affordable Care Act, and now Kathleen Sebelius is implementing it.
If you were Valerie Jarrett and you could boss a bunch of old white guys around, would you really want another female in there syphoning off your mojo?
I don’t know what the fuss is. Obama nominated Kerry. He is a pussy and a yellowbelly. That should cover it...
Jarrett: “If you think I’m gonna let that stupid hawaiian homo f***-up my Presidency you be bein a stupid m******-f*****. Ain’t no more crackers come-in here you honky pr***s! I’m runnin’ this scam and if I want more lesbos and black skanks I be gittin’ what I’se wants!”
People of color? As opposed to people devoid of color so that they are transparent? He can’t have transparency, don’cha know. Maybe he’ll appoint some more of those desert tan colored people of the Muslim Brotherhood.
Well look what affirmative action has brought us so far. /sarc
An unelected Iranian is running the nation. Makes you swell up with patriotic pride doesn’t it?
She should be in a jail cell.
But at least they aren't one of Obama's dreaded "stinky fish"..a woman might actually have an opinion.
The world elite has made their choices. Obama is not in control. The choices are just part of the club.
What do they do about albinos who happen to be born of ‘people of color’??? We have just a family down the street.
That's another Term coined by "Progressives", whereby UN-QUALIFIED/LESS-QUALIFIED minorities are put in places that they don't belong, simply because of a Demographic. When you can't move on Merit, join the Unions and/or SCREAM racism/lack-of-diversity/Discrimination.
If you can't compete on your skills and talent, then you vote Democrat, so you can be part of a Designated protected-Class.
We have a Mulatto in the public housing on Pennsylvania Ave., known now as the White Hut.
Born of a white woman who randomly was bedding down with blacks, until she got knocked-up and forced to get married to one of them.....
You took the words right out of my WASPy big mouth
"Hold on one second, Sweetie." video 0:22