Tell me again, who exactly won the Presidential Election in 2008. Was it Barack Obama or Glenn Beck? Inquiring minds want to know.
I’m not being facetious. In just one week, two Obama administration appointees, who would seem to serve “at the pleasure of the President,” resigned their positions under pressure from the sharp-tongued TV talker. A star is born, and it looks like this guy is in for more than simply “15 minutes of fame.”
The case of Mr. Beck’s pressure resulting in the resignation of Van Jones from the conspicuous position of White House Green Jobs Czar was widely reported. Less well known is the plight of Yosi Sergant, who had assumed the post of Communications Director at the National Endowment for the Arts, resigning his position following accusations of a conflict of interest by the self-same loud-mouth.
So, was there a secret election held since January, and a new President chosen by the electorate and quietly sworn in?
What’s worse, Glenn Beck and his crew are not done yet. They now have their eye on Cass Sustein, confirmed by the Senate as the President’s Director of Information and Regulatory Affairs, and then Mark Lloyd, Diversity Director at the Federal Communications Commission, and once they’ve notched those scalps on their belt they plan to aim straight for the President’s jugular–Senior Adviser Valerie Jarrett.
The Sergant demotion, or resignation or reassignment to another post inside NEA came after accusations by pundit Glenn Beck, who claimed thatã€€Sergant organized an August conference call with the White House Office of Public Engagement and United We Serve for the purpose of recruiting artists to create works supporting the policies of the Presidentã€€, this according to The Los Angeles Times, Sergant’s home town paper.ã€€
United We Serve is a group organized by the Obama administration to bolster community service and volunteerism around the country. The NEA reportedly denied that Sergant acted inappropriately, but no matter. The damage was already done there.
Mr. Beck has reportedly alerted his Twitter Posse to dig up everything they can on Mr. Sustein, while he blows on his bagpipe his Platinum hit: All Things Anti-Obama.
And the hemorrhaging inside the top ranks of the Obama administration goes on. He’s dying the death of 1,000 cuts.
There’s evidence that FCC “Diversity Czar” Mark Lloyd is on the hit-list. Conservatives are concerned that Mr. Lloyd, who co-authored an article titled “The Structural Imbalance Of Political Talk Radio” may want to reinstate the so-called “Fairness Doctrine,” to presumably restore some fairness and balance to the airwaves. Now what earthly good could a rule like that bring about?
Have the buglers rehearse “Taps.” There are more political funerals in the Obama administration’s future, I’m afraid.
But the fattest of the fish the right-wingers hope to fry is Valerie Jarrett, who has a pedigree so long and distinguished it’s a wonder she’s not a Neo-con herself. Her great-uncle is the ultimate Washington insider, Vernon Jordan; her great grandfather was the first Black graduate from M.I.T.; her grandfather was Robert Taylor, the first Black director of the Chicago Housing Authority, for whom the infamous mid-Southside, blocks-long Robert Taylor Housing Projects were named; her father was the first Black resident at a prestigious Chicago-area hospital; and her father-in-law was the legendary Vernon Jarrett, the first Black columnist at the prestigious Chicago Tribune, and therein lies the rub.
It seems that among Mr. Jarrett’s pursuits is that in 1948 he started a radio show, “Negro Newsfront.” That should be considered (and is in my book) a good thing. But no.
Among Vernon Jarrett’s associates was Frank Marshall Davis, a labor movement activist who has been identified as an early influence on President Obama himself, according to the World Net Daily, which among its other accomplishments during the presidential campaign, unearthed the actual documents showing that when he was six-years-old, the president’s mother and step-father registered the lad–then known as Barry Soetoro–in an Indonesian madressa (i.e. school) as a “Muslim.” World Net is also a leader in the chorus calling to see Mr. Obama’s actual birth certificate, to prove he’s a natural-born American and therefore even eligible to serve as President in the first place.
Meanwhile, Vernon Jarrett and Frank Davis worked together in 1940 in a Communist Party-dominated organization, the Citizen’s Committee to Aid Packing House Workers–horror of horrors, helping Chicago packing house workers!
So, to summarize: Valerie Jarrett is to be crucified because of someone her now-deceased former father-in-law associated with nearly seven decades ago!
Make no mistake about it, her demise, along with the aforementioned, and the yet to be unearthed future holy scandals in the White House, will mean that the Obama presidency won’t be (in the words of Paul Laurence Dunbar) “wuff ha’f a dime.”
…That is if there is any currency value left in this Presidency now, after these eight, long months in office.