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ValJar to Camp With Obama

If you want to know – or be reminded – just how influential Valerie Jarrett is . . .

From the pool report:

Air Force One landed at Joint Base Andrews at 4:25 p.m. Eastern time. The president, wearing a dark windbreaker, boarded Marine One along with senior adviser Valerie Jarrett.

David Axelrod and deputy press secretary Josh Earnest came off the rear staircase of the plane and did not board Marine One.

Marine One took off at 4:43 p.m., bound for Camp David.


48 Responses to ValJar to Camp With Obama

  1. And ? Where’s Michelle and the Wee Wons this weekend. Camp David is such a cool place for kids. Pool and Ponies and hiking and fresh air.

  2. Both of the Obamas’ have avoided Camp David like the plague for the past three years – too rustic, too much ‘togetherness’, no fancy restaurants…and no cameras. Funny, how they are now seeking refuge to escape the onslaught of criticism and bad news that is beginning to seep out on an almost daily basis.

    In his book, “The Amateur”, Ed Klein refers to ValJar as the most dangerous person in America – followed by Mooshelle! This is why, he said in a radio interview with Larry Kudlow, he devoted two entire chapters to her in his book It’s frightening that this woman, who was fired by Mayor Daley for her incompetence on a real estate project, is the most powerful person in America! Too bad the media has been covering up this story for years!

    • I’ve read “The Amateur” and agree…this lady can do more damage than a new pup on new carpet. Since The ‘Second’ One wasn’t on the copter with BO and VJ, should we assume only political discussions are going to be had?

  3. Here’s a longish snippet from a story covered by The Independent.

    On 25 January 2008, the day before the South Carolina Democratic primary, Barack Obama endured a gruelling succession of campaign events across the state. When his staff informed him the evening would conclude with a brief show-up at the Pink Ice Ball, a gala for the African-American sorority Alpha Kappa Alpha, Obama flatly refused to attend. “We’re not gonna change anybody’s mind,” he said.

    Rick Wade, a senior adviser, Stacey Brayboy, the state campaign manager, and Anton Gunn, the state political director, took turns to beseech their boss. The gala, they told Obama, would be attended by more than 2,000 college-educated African-American women, a constituent group that was originally sceptical of the candidate’s “blackness”. They would be in and out in five minutes. Obama’s irritation grew. “Man, it’s late, I’m tired,” he snapped. The three knew what their only option was at this point. “If you want him to do something,” Gunn would later tell me, “there are two people he’s not going to say no to: Valerie Jarrett and Michelle Obama.”

    At the day’s penultimate event, a rally in Columbia, Gunn, Brayboy and Wade pleaded their case to Jarrett, the Obamas’ long-time friend and consigliere. Jarrett informed Michelle of the situation and when the candidate stepped offstage from the rally, Obama’s wife told him he had one last stop to make before they called it a night.

    “I told Anton I’m not going to any Pink Ice Ball!” Obama barked. Then Jarrett glided over to the fuming candidate. Her voice was very quiet and very direct.

    “Barack,” she insisted, “you want to win, don’t you?”

    Scowling, Obama affirmed that he did.

    “Well then. You need to go to Pink Ice.”

    “And he shuts up,” Gunn recalls, “and gets on the bus.”

    • Particularly Irish Catholics. When Michelle worked for Mayor Daley’s City Hall in the early 1990s, she was “distressed” by how a small group of “white Irish Catholic” families — the Daleys, the Hynes and the Madigans — “locked up” power in Illinois.

  4. Unless MrsO was already at CampDavid, it looks like the Preezy doesn’t want to go home but sent MrAxelrod in his place. Just supposin’….. a real crummy week for the O’s with MrAxelrod getting check-mated by the Romney campaign, a really bad jobs report, stock markets flailing and to top it off, the Bubba tells the world that MrRomney has a “sterling” reputation as a politician and a businessman. Ouch and ouch.
    Now we get to read some tell-all books that aren’t very flattering to say the least, the money spigot is clogged, and the polls don’t look very good.

    • I think there’s nothing going on between the Obama’s except the need
      for money and power. Their marriage is worse than the faux Clinton one. If you think these two spend no time as a family now wait till they
      are out of the WH we will be paying for two compounds LA & NYC.

    • she is a coat-tail dragging power hungry fag hag, and his surrogate mom figure. He has no self discipline, and needs a mom to keep him in line.

  5. Valerie J. looks like she belongs in a Communist uniform telling peasants which lines to get in. Where do they find these ugly women? Who love to have power over others?

  6. Obama and ValJar spent the night at his Chicago home and now traveling together to Camp David. Where’s MO? She can’t be happy with this arrangement. If this were Bush the MSM would be flapping their jowls nonstop.

  7. According to the Sidwell Friends calendar, last day of school for the girls is June 11. MO gives a commencement speech June 17 at her brother’s school, so there’s a free ride to the West Coast. She’ll probably take her mom and the girls, nobody will question because it’s a family event afterall :)

    Wonder where they’ll head off to next ? More fundraisers with celeb friends in L.A. ? Or a vacay? Afterall, she’s guaranteed a round trip coast to coast flight for her “official” event as First Lady commencement speaker in a very friendly liberal school. The DNC will then pay for her hops to Southern Cal, then the Obamas only have to pick up the tab to some exotic Mexican resort or such?

    Am I close? :) Girlfriend’s about due for some downtime, between her book tour and campaigning … heh

  8. The WH Insider also suggests that the Iranian-born Jarrett was behind Obama’s refusal to support the Green Revolution and the reason he supported the Regime. Jarrett has also met privately with members of the Muslim Brotherhood.

    ***Lots of chatter re the identity of ‘Ulsterman’. Many believe he is actually Edward Klein. Three years ago I thought his writing was rank speculation but today it all seems to fall into place.


    • Strange that women would support the muslims — guess she thinks that she’s going to be the muz-wo who isn’t wearing a rag cage. She’ll be wrong though.

  9. Who knows anymore about this guy.. Who am I? Bad parenting. Classically insecure. Perpetual adolescence. All the cliches you can think. Living and breathing in the White House. It’s just all kinda’ creepy.

  10. An excerpt from Maureen Dowd’s column in today’s NY Times: “The president who started off with such dazzle now seems incapable of stimulating either the economy or the voters. His campaign is offering Obama 2012 car magnets for a donation of $10; cat collars reading “I Meow for Michelle” for $12; an Obama grill spatula for $40, and discounted hoodies and T-shirts. How the mighty have fallen.” Now Maureen is NOT my favorite media type (Thats you, Keith) but she is/was a hardcore Obama supporter. For her to mention these items (a grille spatula, for crying out loud) mockingly is a sign of progress for us!

    • Poor MoDo. She didn’t know Superman was a comic book hero.
      The 2008 Obama was a fictional character, too.
      In real life he’s the Preezy, the first “gay” President, he shuffles kill cards at his desk, and hides in his inner circle, far away from the fray.
      MrO and Superman do have at least one thing in common and that is a fear of “kryponite”. MrO’s “kryponite” are the sealed and hidden records of his past.

    • Imagine using the word “dazzle” to describe an American President. How our culture has fallen, how we have reduced everything to entertainment and “bling” impact.

  11. Valerie Jarrett = do not trust Romulans… (especially from that cesspool of ‘Chicago Democratic politics’…)

    Why does NO ONE in the “media” ever research Barack Hussein Obama’s background as a “Chicago community organizer”? -What the Hell is a “community organizer” anyway?

    • “I guess a small-town mayor is sort of like a ‘community organizer,’ except that you have actual responsibilities,” ~ Sarah Palin

  12. Valerie Jarrett is Obama’s Duke of Somerset. And Obama is Edward VI, the child king. A leader that the populace hoped would bring his people together. Alas, it was not to be. The child king failed.