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Valerie Jarrett Compares Attending Farrakhan Event To Meeting With The Koch Brothers
Hotair ^ | 03/09/2018 | John Sexton

Posted on 03/09/2018 1:12:45 PM PST by SeekAndFind


Today the View discussed the ongoing controversy over Women’s March co-founder Tamika Mallory’s fondness for anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan. For the most part, everyone seemed to be in agreement that Farrakhan was a genuine anti-Semite (and anti-white racist) and that people who claim to be social justice leaders probably shouldn’t be hanging out with him. There was one note of dissent, however. The guest for this segment was former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett who suggested that sometimes, as a leader, you need to meet with people who you strongly disagree with.

“Part of learning to be a leader effectively is that you have to use your voice and you have to be very clear,” Jarrett said. She continued, “Now you work with people all the time with whom you disagree. Goodness knows I met with the Koch brothers when we were working on criminal justice or Rupert Murdoch when we were working on immigration reform. But you have to, if you want to lead an inclusive movement, you have to be clear about hate. And you have to be against it every single time.”

ABC’s Paula Faris asked Jarrett for clarification, “So does that mean that you do not meet with these people?”

“No,” Jarrett replied. “As I said, if you’re trying to get things done, meeting with somebody is one thing but it’s associating yourself with hateful rhetoric is very, very different.” Jarrett went on to say that Tamika Mallory should have spoken up against Farrakhan’s hateful rhetoric earlier.

So Jarrett really does seem to be drawing a comparison here between her meeting with a couple of libertarian businessmen and Mallory’s attendance at Farrakhan’s event. Are these really the same sort of thing?

“In the nicest way possible, the Koch brothers and Rupert Murdoch are nowhere near anyone who said ‘Hitler was a great man’ and ‘white folks are going down’ [or] ‘the Jews have been so bad at politics they lost half their population in the holocaust,'” Meghan McCain said.

“There’s a very big difference between meeting with someone who, ideologically, has a different opinion and perspective and someone who thinks that Hitler was a very great man,” McCain added.

Co-host Sunny Hostin then jumped in to back up Jarrett by reading a portion of Tamika Mallory’s statement published Wednesday saying she sometimes met with people she didn’t agree with. Hostin was suggesting that maybe Mallory didn’t want to meet with Farrakhan she felt she needed to meet with him.

As I wrote yesterday, this is a complete dodge. There is no evidence that Tamika Mallory went to the Savior’s Day event to confront Farrakhan or to even disagree with him after the fact. On the contrary, she went there as a long-time fan and someone who has previously referred to the man as the “GOAT” meaning the greatest of all time.

She didn’t go to that event because it was difficult (but necessary). As she admits, she has been attending this event her entire life. She enjoys it and finds comfort in it. That’s not the same as a confrontational meeting with police or legislators to bring about change. What change did Mallory bring to Savior’s Day?

If she had gone in as a speaker at the event and denounced anti-Semitism in Farrakhan’s presence, that might qualify as a difficult space. Also, if she’d done that, I suspect no one would be criticizing her attendance. But that’s not what she did.

Mallory attended and posted selfies from the event which made it look like she was having a great time. She got a shout-out from Farrakhan himself. She was honored by him, just as she has honored him previously.

McCain goes on to say that Farrakhan is in the same league as David Duke. She’s right about that. If the shoe were on the other foot here and some leader of a conservative group was praising Duke, Democrats would see the problem immediately. But Democrats are really struggling with being on the wrong side of the racism issue. You can see how hard it is for them to hold themselves to the same standard they hold everyone on the right to in this exchange.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Wisconsin
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1 posted on 03/09/2018 1:12:45 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Jarrett is a hard core member of the ‘Death to America’ crowd.


2 posted on 03/09/2018 1:14:20 PM PST by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Oh Valerie, come on, girl.

https://www.christianexaminer.com/article/farrakhan.calls.for.10000.volunteers.to.kill.whites/49329.htm

You and the Mooch with The Won are out, and now, people aren’t afraid of having the truth come out.


3 posted on 03/09/2018 1:19:05 PM PST by OpusatFR
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To: SeekAndFind

There is only one reason I would ever even consider voluntarily being in the same place at the same time as Louis Farrakhan.

Assuming the services were being held within easy walking distance of my front porch, I would seriously consider foregoing all other recreational activities to attend his funeral... ... and pi$$ on his grave.

[with apologies to Mark Twain]


4 posted on 03/09/2018 1:19:12 PM PST by WayneS (An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last. - Winston Churchill.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I wonder what this Persian harpy knew about the spying on Trump and his campaign.

5.56mm


5 posted on 03/09/2018 1:19:23 PM PST by M Kehoe
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To: SeekAndFind

Lying ladies (left wing scum).


6 posted on 03/09/2018 1:19:30 PM PST by MarvinStinson
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To: SeekAndFind

VJ is simply tuning up her Taqiyya chops like any good Mohammedan.


7 posted on 03/09/2018 1:21:47 PM PST by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: SeekAndFind

Effective leaders use their voice.

So profound


8 posted on 03/09/2018 1:22:13 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Free Republic has been reduced to primarily a gathering place for the inane, banal, and obtuse.nomi)
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To: SeekAndFind

9 posted on 03/09/2018 1:23:28 PM PST by Spruce
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To: SeekAndFind

Good old Val is a Jew hater as well. She might want to read up on the bible rather than her trusty Koran. The bible makes it pretty clear that it’s best to embrace the Jews rather than hate them.


10 posted on 03/09/2018 1:23:51 PM PST by Kahuna
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To: SeekAndFind

IMHO, the issue is not merely meeting with Farrakhan, but rather, not publicly challenging him or those crazy ideas of his. Democrats are hypocrites in that they want his support privately, but then will deny it publicly.

Trump is going to meet Kim Jung-eun. It doesn’t imply he agrees with him


11 posted on 03/09/2018 1:28:45 PM PST by PGR88
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To: BenLurkin

Valerie Jarrett was the daughter of suspected Communists who moved from the USA to the Arab world. Her former in-laws (she still uses the “Jarrett” name) were also radicals.

Like most of her ilk, she is not opposed to profiteering from capitalism. patronage and insider deals (usually involving minority set asides and shady real estate holdings). Jarrett has been repeatedly exposed as a slumlord in Chicago. She would have been even wealthier if Obama had delivered the 2016 Olympics to Chicago because she purchased lots of property in anticipation of the Olympic games.


12 posted on 03/09/2018 1:29:27 PM PST by PBRCat
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To: SeekAndFind

Jarrett is practicing honor lying for islam here. Specifically al-muruna. She can make up any lie necessary as long as in her heart shes dong it to protect and further islam.


13 posted on 03/09/2018 1:36:56 PM PST by Secret Agent Man ( Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: M Kehoe

I wonder what this Persian harpy knew about the spying on Trump and his campaign.

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She probably coordinated it. She’s one evil bitch.


14 posted on 03/09/2018 1:39:19 PM PST by laplata (Liberals/Progressives have diseased minds.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Val and Louie are a pair of African Muslim pigs.


15 posted on 03/09/2018 1:40:36 PM PST by Neoliberalnot (MSM is our greatest threat. Disney, Comcast, Google Hollywood, NYTimes, WaPo, CNN, NBC, CBS, ABC ...)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Jarrett is practicing honor lying for islam here. Specifically al-muruna. She can make up any lie necessary as long as in her heart shes dong it to protect and further islam.

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Is that also called “Taqiyya”?


16 posted on 03/09/2018 1:41:10 PM PST by laplata (Liberals/Progressives have diseased minds.)
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To: BenLurkin

I wish I could go back in time to the day after 911, September 12th 2001, and tell people there: “In only 7 years from now, Democrats will elect a guy named Barack Hussein Obama as President and he will have a woman born in Iran as his senior advisor and one of the very first things he will do the second he takes office, is sign an executive order to free terrorists from prison”

http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/01/22/guantanamo.order/


17 posted on 03/09/2018 1:42:51 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (The remoulade was a trifle tart, but the souflee for dessert more than made up for it.)
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To: SeekAndFind
What did Jarrett do, get the Sally Jesse Raphael makeover?

Lipstick on a pig....

18 posted on 03/09/2018 1:43:00 PM PST by HotHunt
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To: SeekAndFind

She met with the Koch brothers?


19 posted on 03/09/2018 1:57:30 PM PST by Road Warrior 04 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: SeekAndFind

That’s because valjar the sow is a muslim pig.


20 posted on 03/09/2018 2:19:22 PM PST by Boomer (Leftism is a Mental Cancer on Society! Pray for a cure for the diseased and damaged left!)
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