By Marion Algier – Ask Marion
Just hours after the latest temporary Washington ‘can kicking’ settlement of our budget and debt negotiations, ending the shutdown and averting the most recent contrived Obama administration crisis, the President took the opportunity to scold congressional Republicans on Thursday, stating that Americans are completely fed-up with Washington… as if it does not include him! But then he called on his opponents to help repair the economic damage… caused by this administration’s endless spending and crisis type management-style. Yet to hear Obama and the Progressive Democrats on the Hill, it is somehow all the Republican’s doing, a scenario that is becoming tougher and tougher to sell!
The New York Post: Top Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett -- dubbed "The Night Stalker" by some staff because of her close ties to the First Family -- has been called the "architect" of the recent government shutdown showdown, claims author Edward Klein.
President Obama’s top adviser Valerie Jarrett was behind a plan to force a showdown with Republicans over ObamaCare as part of a strategy to regain Democratic control of the House next year, claims author Ed Klein.
Klein — who wrote a provocative biography about Obama last year entitled “The Amateur (Kindle)” — said White House insiders refer to Jarrett as “The Night Stalker” because she is the only presidential aide who frequently spends time in the family quarters and dines with the Obamas.
Klein, who is conducting a research for a new Obama tome scheduled for next spring, called Jarrett the “architect” of Obama’s take-no- prisoners approach when it comes to his signature domestic policy initiative.
It was Jarrett who advised Obama that voters would mostly blame Republicans if the federal government ground to a halt, providing a golden opportunity to swing back control of the House to Democrats in the 2014 mid-term elections, according to Klein.
A Democratic House would give Obama an opportunity to pass immigration and other legislation blocked by the current Republican majority.
“It was during one of those nightly sessions that Jarrett devised the no-negotiating strategy that Obama has employed in his fight with the GOP over the government shutdown,” Klein said, citing sources within the administration.
“Valerie came up with the concept late at night, after the kids and grandma and were gone.”
“She convinced the president that a government shutdown and default offered a great opportunity to demonize the Republicans and help the Democrats win back a majority in the House of Representatives in 2014 .
. . Valerie also came with the idea of using the words `hostage’, and `ransom,’ and `terrorists’ against the Republicans,’” Klein said.
“Everyone in the Beltway knew Valerie Jarrett was influential. They didn’t know how influential she was,” said Klein, who interviewed more than a half dozen White House and former presidential advisers about the shutdown strategy.
“Her power derived from one simple fact — proximity, No one except Michelle Obama is closer to the president than Valerie,” Klein quoted Democratic power broker Vernon Jordan as saying. Jordan’s wife is a cousin of Jarrett.
Jarrett is the one who advised Obama “do not cooperate one iota on ObamaCare. Don’t given an inch. Let the Republicans stew in their own juice,“ Klein said.
“The Republicans walked into a trap set up by Valerie Jarrett and President Obama, The Republicans are in an untenable position,” he added.
Klein said Jarrett is the conscience of the administration, “the keeper of the flame” who reminds Obama why he wanted to become president. (Some would say that Jarrett is the defacto president…)
“The government shutdown is about protecting ObamaCare, yes. But it’s much larger than that. It’s about the 2014 House elections,” said Klein.
The White House had no immediate comment.
Governor Sarah Palin joined Megyn Kelly later in the day on Thursday to say that conservatism is on the rise and more energized than ever:
Klein is correct in his assertion that it is all about the 2014 Election and everyone on both sides realizes that 2014 could be the last stand election for conservative principles and will definitely lay the groundwork for 2016, so Palin is correct when she says that conservatives are energized. This is the moment in time for Americans to choose and take action. And regardless of the negative spin being promoted by the White House, many Americans took a deeper look at what was really going on in Washington because of the efforts of conservatives like Senators Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Marco Rubio, and Rand Paul, Governor Sarah Palin and the tea party coalition in the House. Surprise analysis also shows that all 50 states are actually shifting toward conservatism?!?
Governor Palin is freshly off a campaign swing for Steve Lonegan, followed by a swing through Washington D.C. to support the veterans who had been blocked from the memorials during the shutdown. Lonegan lost to Democrat Cory Booker on Wednesday, to fill the vacated Senate seat in New Jersey, but at a closer glance, it really was a victory for conservatism.
Democrats outnumber Republicans 7 to 1 in voter registration in the State of New Jersey and about a month ago polls showed Booker beating Lonegan by 35%. After some help by Sarah Palin who was joined by some friends like Mark Levin, Booker won by only 10%, an amazing turn around in a state where Dems outnumber Republicans 7 to 1 during the shutdown when the Obamabots in the mainstream media were hammering the American people with mistruths, distortions, name-calling and down right lies about the GOP and conservatives in general, especially tea party types.
Palin has been dubbed the Kingmaker by people like Ted Cruz and others that she has helped bring to victory or close in situations like Lonegan’s, and the Palin effect seems to be continuing. Another fact to consider is that only around 1.3 million people went to the polls out of 5.5 million registered voters in New Jersey, a turnout of roughly 24% — the lowest for a state election in New Jersey since 1924, a fact that should worry the Democrats.
What is the old saying?: You can fool some of the people some of the time, but you can’t fool all of the people all of the time… and as the ugliness and truth of ObamaCare unfolds, there may be a lot less people buying what Obama, Jarrett and the Progressives are selling!