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  • OBAMA SURROUNDS HIMSELF WITH THE MOST EXTREME APPOINTEES IN AMERICAN HISTORY - Obama's Czars

    03/27/2015 6:02:01 AM PDT · by EQAndyBuzz · 10 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | Undated | Steve Baldwin
    Much has been written about Obama’s controversial appointments, not only to the federal bench, but to key cabinet positions, as well as to the unaccountable (and probably unconstitutional) “Czar” positions. Much of the criticism has dwelled on the Obama administration’s lack of vetting when filling these rolls—but that’s not the issue. To the contrary, the Obama team did investigate thoroughly and they choose precisely. When an administration repeatedly nominates hard-left individuals, it’s not a vetting error—it’s a pattern. We should not allow the media to portray these appointments as a series of errors; but rather, we need to realize that...
  • Van Jones: Starbucks' critics are making a big mistake

    03/21/2015 6:56:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    CNN ^ | March 20, 2015 | Van Jones, former Obama advisor
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Congratulations, Internet haters! Well done, keepers of the one-true-way-to-talk-about-race! If we don't tamp down the backlash against Starbucks "Race Together" campaign, I fear that no major corporation will even try to talk about race again -- for maybe 10 or 20 years. Is that really what we want? Look, I get it. Asking baristas to hold conversations about race is a lot to demand of already hard-working employees. Not to mention, the topic should probably be called "systematic racism," not just "race." And there are legitimate questions about what Starbucks could realistically hope to accomplish, here. But for crying...
  • Steve Rattner: Jonathan Gruber was 'the man' on Obamacare

    11/18/2014 8:19:34 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    Politico ^ | November 18, 2014 | By KENDALL BREITMAN
    Jonathan Gruber was “the man” behind Obamacare, according to a former adviser to President Barack Obama. “The problem is not that Gruber helped them put Obamacare together, because he was the man,” Steve Rattner, who worked as Obama’s lead adviser in 2009 for the Presidential Task Force on the Auto Industry, said Tuesday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “The problem is what he said in the last two weeks and how the White House has handled it,” Rattner added. Rattner said his influence was enormous. “Jonathan Gruber was, back in the day in 2009, the guru on health care,” said Rattner,...
  • Cracking the Czars

    08/07/2013 7:41:00 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 12 replies
    AmericanThinker.com ^ | 8/7/2013 | J R Dunn
    In his genius for sleaze, Obama saw something else in the position of "czar": a means of overcoming the limitations of the system of checks and balances that would enable him to carry out programs under the radar and without oversight by Congress -- or anyone else either. The czars were tailor-made for Obama's cards-in-sleeve method of government. A more fitting example of the perils of monkeying with the constitutional order could not be devised. Obama has applied the concept of czar with alacrity unknown to previous administrations. He began with 32, shortly expanded to 39, and thereafter to the...
  • Libyan stalemate is bad news for Samantha Power, Obama key advisor

    04/13/2011 5:30:48 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 33 replies
    Irish Central ^ | April 13, 2011 | Niall O'Dowd
    The continued stalemate in Libya is not good news for Samantha Power widely seen as one of the architects of the Libyan intervention. Power, who works with the National Security Council, has been touted as the next secretary of State if Obama is re-elected but if Libya continues to be a stalemate it will not help her case... But the original script went wrong from there with rebels advancing, then retreating like a bad Charlie Chaplin scene before the current stalemate. Stalemate is not good in that corner of the world, and a leaderless state, like Somalia can soon become...
  • Michelle: 'Barack Has Done Phenomenal Job Working Around Congress'

    10/03/2012 3:53:10 PM PDT · by Justaham · 51 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 10/3/12
    MICHELLE OBAMA ON The TOM JOYNER MORNING SHOW: Well, we’re understanding that, you know, you can have a president you love, but if you don’t have a congress that’s willing to work, you know, you wind up stalled in so many ways. And I think that Barack has done a phenomenal job working around a congress that has never been willing to help move the country forward on so many different issues. But I think he’s done everything humanly possible to get things passed around the margins. But, you know, just imagine where this country will be when we have...
  • Help! Need list of Obama's ties to Marxism, and/or Communism

    07/30/2012 3:33:13 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 32 replies
    self | 7-29-12 | vanity
    I need a quick list of all the Communist and Marxist ties in the Obama administration for use at a meeting tonight. Something beyond his mentor, Frank Marshall Davis, and appointee Van Jones. I know this topic is rich, and I hope other FReepers can help me tie it altogether in one neat package. Thanks in advance.
  • Former Obama auto czar, Treasury officials break in eleventh hour...

    07/10/2012 3:46:41 PM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 10 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 07/10/2012 | Matthew Boyle
    President Barack Obama’s former auto industry adviser and two former Treasury Department officials cracked at the last minute before a House oversight committee subcommittee hearing and agreed to stop stonewalling an investigation into alleged union favoritism during the administration’s General Motors bailout. Ron Bloom, Obama’s former auto czar, and former Treasury officials Matt Feldman and Harry Wilson have refused to give interviews to the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP) about their roles in topping up pensions for union workers while non-union workers lost nearly their entire pensions. The Treasury Department’s actions during the auto bailout...
  • Obama's "Razist" Lobbyist Moves Up

    01/13/2012 4:08:51 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 13, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    With public attention focused on the GOP primaries, the White House quietly promoted another self-dealing lobbyist to serve as President Obama's top domestic policy adviser. Promises? What broken promises? Cecilia Munoz, the current director of intergovernmental affairs at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., will now serve as head of the Domestic Policy Council. She'll wield heightened influence at Obama's daily morning briefings and expand her reach from immigration issues to education, health care and beyond. Gushing headlines heralded the advancement of Obama's top Hispanic civil rights "advocate" as a win for the "middle class." But Munoz is a veteran member of the...
  • Obama's Economic Team: Charlatans and Quacksalvers

    11/07/2011 7:01:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 7, 2011 | Lurita Doan
    If a man is judged by the company he keeps--what does Obama's choices say about him? Consider Obama's choices for his economic advisors. There seem to be three overarching principles that guide their decision-making--all bad. First, Obama's advisors believe that economic growth can be achieved by rewarding dubious, but favored, industries. Second, Obama seems to think that the financial assistance provided to his "favorites" can be achieved by taxing and placing additional regulatory burdens on small businesses, prudent savers and job creators. Third, Obama seems to think he can act irresponsibly with other people's money--take enormous risks--and refuse to accept...
  • Judicial Watch Releases Comprehensive Special Report on President Obama’s 45 Czars

    10/10/2011 10:21:11 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 31 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | October 10, 2011
    New Czars Exercise Unprecedented Control over Government Policies and Programs While Operating Under a “Veil of Secrecy” Judicial Watch, the public interest organization that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, today released “ President Obama’s Czarspdf,” a special report on the President’s appointing of “policy advisors,” many of whom enjoy positions of power and authority in the administration and yet have not been subjected to vetting and confirmation by the U.S. Senate. Judicial Watch’s extensive investigation exhaustively documents these czar appointments and details the control these czars exercise over government operations. From the report’s introduction: “This Judicial Watch Special Report analyzes...
  • Where are they now? See what some of your favorite political friends are up to this month.

    10/25/2010 3:03:46 PM PDT · by mikalasukala
    c5's Simian Roadhouse ^ | October 24, 2010 | Consigliere5
    WHERE ARE THEY NOW? [taken from October 2010 articles/blog posts]NASA's Islam Outreach Minister Charles BoldenGOP lawmakers are critical of Charles Bolden for leaving last week on a trip to China just as the agency he leads begins pursuing an ambitious new agenda. It is the latest in a series of controversial moves that some speculate could result in Bolden's ouster. A law signed a week ago gives NASA four months or less to develop a dozen different plans for the future, including a detailed report on how it would replace the retiring space shuttle.It's an ambitious schedule, one that NASA...
  • ALERT: Democrats Push HR 4530, a Radical Safe Schools Czar’s Dream Come True

    02/17/2010 10:23:11 AM PST · by American Dream 246 · 35 replies · 1,439+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 02/17/10 | Jim Hoft
    On January 20, 2009 President Barack Obama promised to “begin again the work of remaking America.” He wasn’t kidding. In his first year Barack Obama and Democrats set all kinds of spending records. They managed to triple the national debt in a year and watched the unemployment rate jump to double digits. President Obama dithered and waffled on national security and joined with Marxist dictators to side against an American ally. But you haven’t seen anything yet. The democrats in Congress are moving closer to passing the most radical anti-American, anti-Christian, anti-family bill through Congress that we have seen in...
  • Van Jones @ Columbia U.

    02/09/2010 12:50:04 PM PST · by bs9021 · 11 replies · 302+ views
    AIA-FL Blog ^ | February 9, 2010 | Bethany Stotts
    Van Jones @ Columbia U. Bethany Stotts, February 9, 2010 As Michelle Malkin mentioned earlier this afternoon, a Columbia University alumn sent her a tip that former green jobs czar Van Jones will be speaking at the Columbia’s Business School (CBS) this coming Monday, Feb. 15: A Columbia U. alum sends along info about a Van Jones performance at the business school next week. If you are a current student or alum and can get to the event, be sure to RSVP and let us know what he’s up to: The Green Collar Economy: /A discussion with Van Jones, President...
  • Is Obama Trying to Emasculate Congress?

    12/10/2009 7:33:04 AM PST · by Shellybenoit · 15 replies · 631+ views
    The Lid ^ | 12/10/09 | The Lid
    When the Watergate break-in caused Richard Nixon to be pushed out of office, pundits said that it was the end of the "imperial Presidency." A President who was out of control US Presidency was out of control and that had exceeded the Constitutional limits of his power. I would submit that with the onset of Obama Presidency the imperial Presidency has come roaring back with a vengeance. First there is the matter of the oft-mentioned Czars. Originally, the title Czar (derived from Caesar) meant Emperor in the European medieval sense of the term, that is, a ruler who claims the...
  • EDITORIAL: Obama's risky-sex czar

    12/09/2009 8:00:42 AM PST · by R4Roger05 · 32 replies · 1,525+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | December 9, 2009
    WARNING: This editorial includes discussion of topics that are sexually graphic. Under usual circumstances, we would never entertain these subjects or the rancid language involved. In this case, however, a very unusual exception must be made because the issues are central to the background of a senior presidential appointee at the U.S. Department of Education who is in a position to influence how and what our children are taught in our nation's schools. Thus far, out of fear or squeamishness, there has been public hesitance to examine closely the beliefs of this individual because many are afraid even to touch...
  • Obama’s Science Czar John Holdren involved in unwinding “Climategate” scandal

    11/24/2009 8:38:30 AM PST · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 53 replies · 2,838+ views
    canadafreepress.com ^ | November 24, 2009 | Dr. Tim Ball and Judi McLeod
    Lift up a rock and another snake comes slithering out from the ongoing University of East Anglia Climate Research Unit (CRU) scandal, now riding as “Climategate”. Obama Science Czar John Holdren is directly involved in CRU’s unfolding Climategate scandal. In fact, according to files released by a CEU hacker or whistleblower, Holdren is involved in what Canada Free Press (CFP) columnist Canadian climatologist Dr. Tim Ball terms “a truculent and nasty manner that provides a brief demonstration of his lack of understanding, commitment on faith and willingness to ridicule and bully people”. “The files contain so much material that...
  • 2009EDITORIAL: Obama Queering our schools

    10/16/2009 8:22:41 AM PDT · by richardb72 · 1 replies · 454+ views
    Washington Times ^ | October 15, 2009 | Editorial
    Fifty-three Republican congressmen yesterday demanded that President Obama fire his embattled "safe schools czar," Kevin Jennings. Mr. Jennings' bizarre sexual agenda for American grade schools is one reason the president should dump this dangerous radical. Mr. Jennings wrote the foreword to a 1998 book titled, "Queering Elementary Education." The book he endorsed was a collection of essays by different authors who supported teaching young children about homosexuality. Mr. Jennings' foreword explains why he thinks it is important to start educating children about homosexuality as early as activist-educators can get away with doing so. "Ask any elementary-school teachers you know and...
  • Obama's elusive 'safe schools czar'

    10/07/2009 9:18:45 PM PDT · by JohnRLott · 5 replies · 583+ views
    Washington Times ^ | October 8, 2009 | Editorial
    Kevin Jennings hasn't come clean. There are still many unanswered questions about how he handled a high-school sophomore who he said confessed to a homosexual relationship with an older man. On Friday, Brewster came forward and gave a statement to Media Matters, a group with clear partisan ties to Democrats, in which the former student corrected Mr. Jennings' statement of his age and denied any sexual relationship. That, CNN and the Obama administration claim, is the end of the controversy. Hardly. The new information creates as many questions as it answers. . . .
  • Obama appointee ignored illicit sex: Why is Kevin Jennings still on the president's payroll?

    10/01/2009 9:11:16 PM PDT · by JohnRLott · 16 replies · 911+ views
    Washington Times ^ | October 2, 2009 | Editorial
    Five years ago, Kevin Jennings - who now is President Obama's "safe schools czar" - threatened to sue another teacher who called him "unethical" in a Washington Times news article for ignoring a legal requirement to report a student's homosexual relations with an "older man." Mr. Jennings' lawyer wrote a letter stating that there was "no factual basis whatsoever for [the] claim" and that he was not "aware of any sexual victimization of any student, or that he declined to report any sexual victimization at any time." But if you are trying to cover something up, you should not be...
  • Are Freepers downloading/copying CZAR EVIDENCE?

    09/08/2009 2:16:57 PM PDT · by Mrs.Z · 39 replies · 1,830+ views
    self ^ | 9-08-09 | MrsZ
    Quick vanity question: Glenn Beck just said the Obama administration is now SCRUBBING as much as they can FROM THE INTERNET to PROTECT their CZARS. Are we in the process of beating them to the punch?
  • Van Jones Did Not Fill Out WH Questionnaire [No Czars Have Done Questionnaire]

    09/07/2009 10:53:50 AM PDT · by BunnySlippers · 46 replies · 1,877+ views
    White House Blog ^ | 09/07/09 | Major Garrett
    An administration official said special advisers to the president, or czars, are not required to fill out the questionnaire that runs 7 pages and contains 63 questions. The entire questionnaire, the official said, is reserved for appointees who must win Senate confirmation. --- However, Fox News correspondent James Rosen spoke with 911Truth.org spokesman Mike Berger on Friday and Berger said Jones knew what the petition said and agreed with its contents. "He did agree with that statement and he did sign on to it," Berger said in a phone interview with Rosen. Berger said the group's "original board members individually...
  • Van Jones decries 'lies and distortions,' quits as Obama's environmental advisor

    09/07/2009 5:16:09 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 25 replies · 989+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 7, 2009 | By Peter Wallsten
    Jones says he has become a distraction to the administration's healthcare agenda because of his videotaped insult of Republicans and his signature on a petition suggesting a 9/11 conspiracy.Reporting from Washington - Responding to a firestorm that raged on conservative talk shows and websites, the White House on Sunday announced the resignation of a top environmental advisor who had made fiery remarks about Republicans and signed a petition questioning whether the U.S. government had any role in planning the Sept. 11 attacks. Van Jones, a prominent Oakland community activist, issued a statement decrying "lies and distortions" and a "smear campaign"...
  • REVEALED-Obama's Czar System Caused the Van Jones Vetting System

    09/07/2009 12:05:26 PM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 20 replies · 1,119+ views
    Fox News / The Lid ^ | 9/7/09 | The Lid
    In the aftermath of the Van Jones mess the questions about the White House vetting procedure still remained. Are there a other people working at the White House with credentials that are much worse than Van Jones? If Jones was properly vetted, who overruled the vetting team and sponsored him to become part of the government? If the POTUS and his staff knew about Jones and his off the chart opinions, what does that say about the White House? Beyond his provocative statements, Jones is self described communist. Even though the cold war is long gone, that is still disturbing...
  • Obama Czar choices questions his judgment or plans for America

    09/06/2009 8:58:27 AM PDT · by usalady · 5 replies · 417+ views
    examiner.com ^ | September 6, 2009 | Martha
    Obama choice of Czars in his Shadow Government has cast doubts about his judgement and raises questions about his plans for America that conflict with the Constitution and Bill of Rights.
  • Glenn Beck Focuses on the Growing Power of Obama's 37 Czars - Video 9/4/09

    09/04/2009 7:26:17 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 17 replies · 1,076+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | September 4, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of Glenn Beck today reviewing the power of President Obama's 37 Czars that he has hired to advise him directly on a host of subjects. These 37 czars stand outside Obama's 15 Cabinet officials. Unlike the cabinet officials, the czars do not have to be confirmed by the Senate. Beck points out that the danger of Czars is that they not only may be giving advice to Obama, but they can easily dictate policy as well, concentrating a great deal of power in the Executive Branch of Government. Even Democrat Robert Byrd has warned Obama that what...
  • Jones likens Bush to a 'crackhead' in latest video gaffe

    09/04/2009 1:21:54 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 32 replies · 936+ views
    Jones likens Bush to a 'crackhead' in latest video gaffe By Tony Romm - 09/04/09 02:33 PM ET Another video of White House green jobs czar Van Jones has hit the Web today: This time, Jones labels former President George W. Bush a "crackhead" for his policy to lower the price of foreign oil. Although it is unclear when and where Jones delivered his diatribe, this latest video is the first in which the subject of Jones' remarks somewhat relates to his work with the White House Council on Environmental Quality. The clip picks up with Jones in the middle...
  • Obama setting up Politburo Czar leadership in White House?

    08/07/2009 7:58:15 AM PDT · by usalady · 11 replies · 492+ views
    Examiner.com ^ | August 7, 2009 | Martha
    When even a Democrat like Senator Robert Byrd objects to President Obama setting up a collective leadership of Czars in the White House, perhaps it is time for Americans to look more carefully at what appears to be a replica of a Soviet-style Politburo. These appointees do not have to be approved by Congress yet play controlling roles in the lives of Americans.
  • Czars, Czars, Czars

    07/20/2009 4:16:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies · 830+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | July 20, 2009 | Burt Bialosky
    Our new President has adopted the idea of having Czars to deal with special issues of importance. He has named about three dozen Czars dealing to address significant matters like global warming and executive compensation. Their appointments have become very controversial, as there have been complaints about them circumventing the congressional approval and oversight processes. I say damn these naysayers. I have come to embrace this idea despite the fact of being Jewish and having an aversion to Czars, due to a history of pogroms against my ancestors. And I just feel that we need a few more to round...
  • SPECIAL LIBERTY ALERT!

    05/30/2009 3:57:00 PM PDT · by Welshman007 · 86 replies · 4,252+ views
    The Liberty Sphere ^ | May 30, 2009 | Anthony G. Martin
    WHITE HOUSE MOVES TO SILENCE CRITICS OF THE STIMULUS PROGRAM! FRONTAL ATTACK ON FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS!