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Obama Hires Top Clinton Aide John Podesta
Breitbart ^ | December 10, 2013 | JIM KUHNHENN

Posted on 12/11/2013 9:28:37 AM PST by yoe

Edited on 12/11/2013 9:32:01 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

John Podesta, a former chief of staff to President Bill Clinton and a trusted Democratic operative, will join the White House staff as a senior counselor to President Barack Obama, two persons familiar with the move said late Monday.

Podesta will take his place at the White House at a critical time for Obama as his health care law tries to shake itself off from a disastrous enrollment rollout and as the president seeks to re-establish his agenda going into a midterm election year.


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Mr. Podesta is a world class spinner....Valerie must have approved this....Pete Rouse is leaving? You can expect slicker mendacity and the transparency to total opaque......Respected? Feared is more like it.
1 posted on 12/11/2013 9:28:37 AM PST by yoe
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To: yoe

You mean Podesta won’t be helping Hillary? Hmmmm


2 posted on 12/11/2013 9:29:59 AM PST by sarasota
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To: sarasota

He is helping “She who must not me named”
If Obama craters, the electorate will switch.
This is what made the 2008 election a slam dunk for the Rats.
Bush cratered and the electorate switched.


3 posted on 12/11/2013 9:36:57 AM PST by Zathras
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To: yoe

Podesta is a very bad dude—totally a Clintonoid.

Him being in the WH is no accident.

He is preparing groundwork for something.

Maybe Hillary being VP if Joe gets promoted, using the 25th amendment to get rid of Zero.

Who knows?

But I do know I do not like Podesta being anywhere near the White House.

Once was quite enough.


4 posted on 12/11/2013 9:37:00 AM PST by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: yoe

There’s no way Podesta and Jarrett can exist in the same space without trouble. He’ll get along with her about as well as Rahm did.


5 posted on 12/11/2013 9:40:10 AM PST by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything)
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To: Zathras

Working on the inside. Not surprised.


6 posted on 12/11/2013 9:40:57 AM PST by sarasota
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To: yoe

Whoah the PODman is back. Recycled spin.


7 posted on 12/11/2013 9:42:53 AM PST by rod1 (CTLY)
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To: yoe

They believe that the solution to all problems is more and more BS.


8 posted on 12/11/2013 9:43:09 AM PST by CMailBag
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To: yoe

It suggests that Carney is not getting it done anymore.


9 posted on 12/11/2013 9:44:58 AM PST by rod1 (CTLY)
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To: yoe

Flop sweat. They must be terrified if they’re reaching out to the Clintonista roster.


10 posted on 12/11/2013 9:45:33 AM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: yoe

So is this an extra salaried position or did someone leave?


11 posted on 12/11/2013 9:48:25 AM PST by rod1 (CTLY)
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To: yoe

President Obama is hearkening to Bill Clinton days, calling on the former president’s chief of staff, John Podesta, to help sell some of his more controversial second-term agenda items and pave the way for better poll numbers.

Mr. Podesta has worked in a quiet, behind-the-scenes manner for Mr. Obama’s transition to office after the 2008 elections. But now he’s formally joining the inner circle in the White House, signing on to an adviser role for a year, The Washington Post reported.

Mr. Obama’s turn to Mr. Podesta comes at a critical time. The Obamacare rollout has proven a difficult mountain to climb, leading the president to shelve some of his other promised initiatives for a time, including immigration. The president’s also fighting a massive public relations battle, with recent polls showing the public neither trusts nor admires him to the same degree that swept him into office in the first place.

Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/dec/10/john-podesta-jumps-aboard-obama-ship-sell-second-t/?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS#ixzz2nBpPSLep
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12 posted on 12/11/2013 9:50:43 AM PST by PLD
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To: Paine in the Neck
There’s no way Podesta and Jarrett can exist in the same space without trouble. He’ll get along with her about as well as Rahm did.

Absolutely.

The addition of Podesta is a direct affront to Jarrett.

There will be an explosion shortly because she knows where all the bodies are buried and will not relinquish power without a fight.

13 posted on 12/11/2013 9:51:52 AM PST by RoosterRedux (The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing -- Socrates)
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To: sarasota
You mean Podesta won’t be helping Hillary? Hmmmm

Who sez???
14 posted on 12/11/2013 9:57:55 AM PST by Foolsgold (Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber)
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To: yoe

damage control for Odumbo. too much juvenille antics. Demorats want little manchild to grow up. Desparation on the part of Obama he needs to get the mojo back or his wet dream of the Obamareich is over


15 posted on 12/11/2013 9:59:05 AM PST by hondact200 (Candor dat viribos alas (sincerity gives wings to strength) and Nil desperandum (never despair))
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To: Paine in the Neck
There’s no way Podesta and Jarrett can exist in the same space without trouble. He’ll get along with her about as well as Rahm did.

Bingo! This should be interesting.

16 posted on 12/11/2013 9:59:59 AM PST by Dr. Thorne ("How long, O Lord, holy and true?" - Rev. 6:10)
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To: rod1
It suggests that Carney is not getting it done anymore.

Actually, it suggests Jarrett isn't getting it done.

My guess is that this came from someone behind the scenes (or several people) who warned Obama to get a grip. There are those more powerful than Obama or Jarrett.

And in typical Obama fashion, he didn't fire anyone (like Jarrett)...he'll just let them fight it out.

17 posted on 12/11/2013 10:01:55 AM PST by RoosterRedux (The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing -- Socrates)
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To: RoosterRedux

The difference is, Jay the Newskid can be fired, but Jarret can’t. Or won’t be, she knows far too much, and Obama could not function without her.


18 posted on 12/11/2013 10:03:21 AM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: bigbob
That's why I think the hiring of Podesta was not Obama's idea (and it certainly wasn't Jarrett's).

I don't know who has the ultimate controls in hand, but it isn't Obama.

19 posted on 12/11/2013 10:05:42 AM PST by RoosterRedux (The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing -- Socrates)
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To: RoosterRedux

Pedesta is George Soros’ man .


20 posted on 12/11/2013 10:08:33 AM PST by katykelly
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To: katykelly

IN other words, he’s Soros’s acting Pres__ent to the nation..


21 posted on 12/11/2013 10:14:39 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: yoe

Expect Joe Biden to suddenly retire, due to some unexplained illness.
Hillary will be nominated for VP.
The Senate’s new rules mean no problem for confirmation, merely a formality.
Watch..............


22 posted on 12/11/2013 10:16:35 AM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: yoe
You and Podesta just make sure I always have my pie.
23 posted on 12/11/2013 10:22:17 AM PST by JPG (Yes We Can morphs into Make It Hurt.)
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To: yoe

I guess when the customary team of lying bastards can’t lie effectively enough, you call in an expert.


24 posted on 12/11/2013 10:23:46 AM PST by ZULU (Impeach that Bastard Barrack Hussein Obama the Doctor Mengele of Medical Care)
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To: yoe

The RAT goes back on the SINKING SHIP!!! LOVE it!!


25 posted on 12/11/2013 10:33:45 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Zathras

President Bush “cratering” was engineered by the Fed for the big NWO COUP on America on January 20, 2009.


26 posted on 12/11/2013 10:34:08 AM PST by CivilWarBrewing
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To: Paine in the Neck

I would agree....kinda like putting two male grizzly bears in the same room. I suspect that several Senators finally stood up and said that Jarrett was not capable of doing the job, and wanted a 2nd person to start cleaning up screw-ups.

You have to admit this....of the ten individuals who run the President’s schedule and his master plan...NONE of them had any background in DC or the House/Senate operations. Podesta has a vast amount of experience at planning out bills and getting general cooperation planned ahead of time.

I would agree....Jarrett will demand weekly activity reports on this guy, and he will absolutely not pay any attention to her (probably getting his own thirty minutes a day with the President without her in the room).


27 posted on 12/11/2013 10:35:55 AM PST by pepsionice
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To: yoe
Yes, in fact I think Podesta is the inventor of spin.

We had lies before, sure. But in the 90's with the Clinton scandals, "spin" really too off and I think Podesta might have been the architect of that.

28 posted on 12/11/2013 10:40:19 AM PST by what's up
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To: RoosterRedux

Thanks for the insightful perspective.


29 posted on 12/11/2013 10:40:57 AM PST by rod1 (CTLY)
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To: yoe; Candor7

In short, Podesta showed the Clintons that they could gain by force what they might fail to achieve through legislation. “Stroke of the pen. Law of the land. Kind of cool,” quipped White House aide Paul Begala to The New York Times on July 5, 1998, in response to questions about the Clintons’ growing disdain for the will of Congress.
Project Podesta’s most ambitious exercise was the war on Yugoslavia which Clinton launched by executive order on April 13, 1999, in defiance of the U.S. Congress and the United Nations.

http://keywiki.org/index.php/John_Podesta

In September 2012, Podesta joined representatives of 50 U.S. companies — 10 of which had ties to the Podesta Group, a Washington, DC-based lobbying firm founded by John Podesta and his brother Tony — on a State Department- and U.S. Chamber of Commerce-sponsored four-day tour of Cairo, Egypt, which was now led by the Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated Mohamed Morsi. The purpose of the trip was to deliver the message that “Egypt is open for business, and the U.S. business community is ready to invest.”

http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=1626


30 posted on 12/11/2013 11:10:27 AM PST by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum)
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To: katykelly

That is exactly what I was wondering. Either that or whomever it was that paid for Obama’s Harvard expenses and groomed him for all these years.


31 posted on 12/11/2013 11:13:44 AM PST by RoosterRedux (The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing -- Socrates)
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To: NormsRevenge

Bingo, you nailed it!

Obama has outsourced the remainder of his Presidency to Podesta. He just can’t handle it anymore.


32 posted on 12/11/2013 11:16:31 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: yoe

Will Podesta be a peer of ValJar? Or,,is ValJar now a liability and on her way out?


33 posted on 12/11/2013 11:33:25 AM PST by austinaero
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To: Red Badger

Expect Joe Biden to suddenly retire, due to some unexplained illness.
Hillary will be nominated for VP.
The Senate’s new rules mean no problem for confirmation, merely a formality.
Watch..............


Egads..... you’re probably right.


34 posted on 12/11/2013 11:35:39 AM PST by txhurl
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To: RoosterRedux

Maybe Podesta is to replace Jarrett. She is starting to attract attention and they figure it’s a good time for a transition. She will go off and make millions as a “consultant “ or find some taxpayers to squeeze.


35 posted on 12/11/2013 11:37:28 AM PST by virgil
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To: austinaero

Will Podesta be a peer of ValJar? Or,,is ValJar now a liability and on her way out?


Who knows, I saw footage today on FNC of her sitting next to and smiling warmly at W while he was showing pics of his paintings.

That’s when I realized there be some truth to the rumor about the Lizard People in Africa.


36 posted on 12/11/2013 11:38:47 AM PST by txhurl
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To: virgil
He would be the perfect replacement of Jarrett.

That said, there are times when it appears that Jarrett is the boss...and not Obama. One has to wonder who made the decision to bring in Podesta.

37 posted on 12/11/2013 11:44:44 AM PST by RoosterRedux (The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing -- Socrates)
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To: exit82

Podesta is there for one reason. He is the cleaner sent in to make Ben Ghazi disappear for Hillary’s 2016 run. That will also absolve Obama.

Someone is winding up in Ft Marcy park.


38 posted on 12/11/2013 12:14:00 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz ("Senator Cruz basically made the Democrats fight for a whole bunch of things that they already had.")
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To: yoe
It looks like this change is akin to the change from Nicholai Yezhov to Lavrentiy Beria.

There's not much in either for the Zeks out here in the hinterlands to celebrate.

39 posted on 12/11/2013 1:43:39 PM PST by Gritty (The emperor has hipster garb, but underneath he’s just another Commissar Squaresville - Mark Steyn)
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There's not much in either for the Zeks out here in the hinterlands to celebrate.

But for the people at the top? ...oh, my...!

40 posted on 12/11/2013 1:45:52 PM PST by Gritty (The emperor has hipster garb, but underneath he’s just another Commissar Squaresville - Mark Steyn)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

I agree with you. Podesta has to be watched.

Closely.


41 posted on 12/11/2013 3:10:10 PM PST by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: yoe

Chicago thugs turn to Arkansas Mafia.


42 posted on 12/12/2013 6:47:19 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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Chicago thugs turn to Arkansas Mafia.

Yep.

5.56mm

43 posted on 12/12/2013 6:58:08 AM PST by M Kehoe
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Mr. Podesta is a world class spinner....Valerie must have approved this....

"Spinner" is a light treatment. This guy is Josef Goebbels himself; he's Hunter Madsen, Marshall Kirk, and James Carville all wrapped up together (in a "threesome" of mendacity).

Heavyweight megaliar, and keeper of Media Matters slave-troll David Brock's chains.

44 posted on 12/12/2013 10:41:01 PM PST by lentulusgracchus
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To: Texas Eagle
Bump.
45 posted on 12/12/2013 10:41:46 PM PST by lentulusgracchus
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To: Fred Nerks
“Stroke of the pen. Law of the land. Kind of cool,” quipped White House aide Paul Begala to The New York Times on July 5, 1998

Question the source ..... thought it was Axelgrease in 2009, not Begala.

46 posted on 12/12/2013 10:46:53 PM PST by lentulusgracchus
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To: lentulusgracchus
<>Question the source ..... thought it was Axelgrease in 2009, not Begala.

Begala. c. 1993

47 posted on 12/12/2013 10:59:54 PM PST by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: okie01
Wow, never heard that before ..... maybe Axelsleaze quoted The Forehead. I've seen the quote associated with Sleaze and the rest of the Obama inner circle.
48 posted on 12/12/2013 11:06:34 PM PST by lentulusgracchus
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To: lentulusgracchus
Source...among others.

Google the quote itself. You'll find a bundle of sources tracing it to Begala early in Clinton's administration.

49 posted on 12/13/2013 9:32:04 AM PST by okie01 (The Mainstream Media: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: okie01

Thanks for the link. Good enough for me. Someone must have been quoting Forehead and applying it to Catamite’s Choom Gang.


50 posted on 12/13/2013 6:52:05 PM PST by lentulusgracchus
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