Obama’s Czars and Their Left-Wing Affiliations

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Introduction: Since his election as President, Barack Obama has appointed approximately three-dozen so-called “czars” to manage various governmental responsibilities. These czars have been described as “super aides” who work across agency lines to push the President’s agenda. CBS News says they “report directly to Mr. Obama and have the power to shape national policy on their subject area.” The lines defining the boundaries of the czars’ power are unclear, however, even to many in Congress.

In most cases there are no confirmation hearings to evaluate the qualifications of the appointed czars, thus they are largely insulated from accountability to Congress. Critics say that such an arrangement threatens to increase the power of the President (who appoints these czars) beyond what is constitutionally mandated. Even the late Democrat Senator Robert Byrd warned that the czar system “can threaten the constitutional system of checks and balances.”

This in-depth research piece examines the key affiliations which President Obama’s czars have established with various leftwing activist groups. It also reveals the financial donations which these czars have made to political campaigns in recent years.

The information contained in this piece is permanently archived in two sections of DiscoverTheNetworks.org:

  • the section titled “President Obama’s Czars,” which features overviews―and in some cases comprehensive profiles―of each of Obama’s czars; and
  • the section titled “Barack’s World,” which examines Obama’s connections to scores of additional key individuals and organizations. These connections offer a revealing window into the President’s values, priorities, and agendas. Taken as a whole, they confirm Dr. Thomas Sowell’s observation that Obama has “spent decades aiding and abetting people who hate America.”

Be sure to visit “President Obama’s Czars” and “Barack’s World” at DiscoverTheNetworks.org, your guide to the political Left.

Obama’s Czars and Their Left-Wing Affiliations
By Mike Bauer

Allison, Herb (TARP Czar)

  • Appointed as President and CEO of Fannie Mae in September 2008.
  • Contributed $2,300 to Obama for America (dba Obama Victory Fund) on 8/25/08 (as Herb Allison).

http://www.campaignmoney.com/political/contributions/herb-allison.asp?cycle=08

  • Contributed $2,300 to Obama for America (dba Obama Victory Fund) on 1/27/08 (as Herbert M. Allison).

http://www.campaignmoney.com/political/contributions/herbert-allison.asp?cycle=08

Bersin, Alan (Border Czar)

  • Was recommended in 1993 by Senator Barbara Boxer (D-California) and nominated by President Clinton as U.S. attorney for San Diego, though he had no prosecutorial experience and almost no criminal-law experience.
  • Served as the Attorney General Janet Reno’s Southwest Border Representative from 1995-1998, coordinating law enforcement on the U.S.-Mexico border. Though he slowed down the flow of illegals entering California, the number of Mexican illegals crossing the border into other states increased dramatically on his watch. Stressing the importance of humane treatment of immigrants, Bersin focused on suspected smugglers of both drugs and people; said he was not interested in prosecuting “economic migrants.”
  • Though he had no previous experience in education, he was named superintendent of the San Diego Unified School District in 1998 and held that post until 2005.
  • Contributed $2,300 to Obama for America (dba Obama Victory Fund) on 7/17/08.
  • Contributed a total of $4,600 to Hillary Clinton for President on 9/30/07 and 3/31/07.
  • Contributed $28,500 to the Democratic White House Victory Fund on 7/16/08.
  • Contributed $6,500 to Committee for Change on 10/8/08.

http://www.campaignmoney.com/political/contributions/alan-bersin.asp?cycle=08

  • Contributed $1,800 to Friends of Juan Vargas (D) on 6/7/05.

http://www.campaignmoney.com/political/contributions/alan-bersin.asp?cycle=06

  • Contributed $1,000 to the Democratic National Committee on 11/1/04.
  • Contributed $1,500 to John Kerry for President on 3/31/04.
  • Contributed $500 to John Kerry for President on 7/22/03.
  • Contributed $1,000 to Friends of Barbara Boxer on 4/24/03.

http://www.campaignmoney.com/political/contributions/alan-bersin.asp?cycle=04

  • Contributed $1,000 to four Democrats for Congress on different dates in 2002 and 2001.

http://www.campaignmoney.com/political/contributions/alan-bersin.asp?cycle=02

  • Contributed $1,000 to Gore 2000, Inc. on 6/29/99.
  • Contributed $500 to one Democrat for Congress on 3/20/00.

http://www.campaignmoney.com/political/contributions/alan-bersin.asp?cycle=00

Blair, Dennis (Intelligence Czar)

  • Believes that CIA interrogation of terrorist detainees should be governed by the Army Field Manual, which expressly forbids “the use of force, mental torture, threats, insults, or exposure to unpleasant and inhumane treatment of any kind.”
  • Stopped US guided missile program as “provocative”.
  • Chairman of ultra liberal Council on Foreign Relations, which blames American organizations for regional wars.
  • On his watch, there were a number of intelligence failures involving the Fort Hood shooter, the failed Christmas Day bomber Umar Farouq Abdulmuttalab, and questions about failed Times Square bomber Faisal Shahzad.

Bloom, Ron (Car and Manufacturing Czar)

  • Former organizer, negotiator, and research specialist for the Service Employees International Union
  • During his childhood, he was involved with Habonim, which is a progressive Labor Zionist youth movement that emphasizes cultural Judaism, socialism and social justice.
  • Said that “The free market is nonsense” and “We kind of agree with Mao, that political power comes largely from the barrel of a gun.”
  • Contributed $2,300 to Obama for America (dba Obama Victory Fund) on 10/29/08.
  • Contributed $250 to the Democratic National Committee on 5/27/08.

http://www.campaignmoney.com/political/contributions/ron-bloom.asp?cycle=08

  • Contributed $250 to Gephardt for President on 10/16/03.

http://www.campaignmoney.com/political/contributions/ron-bloom.asp?cycle=04

  • Contributed $2,500 to three Democrats for Congress on different dates in 2000.

http://www.campaignmoney.com/political/contributions/ron-bloom.asp?cycle=00

Brennan, John (Terrorism Czar)

  • In mid-2009, he effectively declared an end to the War on Terror: “The President does not describe this as a ‘War on Terrorism,’”
  • He has opposed U.S. military actions in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan.
  • He said that to say the U.S. is fighting “jihadists” is wrongheaded because it is using “a legitimate term, ‘jihad.’”

Browner, Carol (Energy and Environment Czar)

  • Former Legislative Director for Senator Al Gore.
  • Former head the Environmental Protection Agency under President Bill Clinton and in 1995 she used her position at the EPA to lobby more than 100 grassroots environmental groups to oppose the Republican-led Congress, faxing out documents condemning the GOP’s regulatory initiatives.
  • She said that global warming is “the greatest challenge ever faced” by the human race.
  • She served as a “commissioner” of the Socialist International, which is the umbrella group for 170 social democratic, socialist and labor parties in 55 countries.
  • She served as Chairwoman of the National Audubon Society.
  • She is currently a Board member of the Alliance for Climate Protection (an organization founded by Al Gore in 2006)
  • She is currently a Board member of the George Soros-funded Center for American Progress, which has close ties to President Obama.
  • She is currently a Board member of the League of Conservation Voters.
  • Following the BP tragedy, the White House commissioned the Secretary of the Interior to provide a safety report on offshore drilling. Secretary Salazar pulled in a panel of seven outside advisors to assist in his analysis of the safety of offshore drilling, and provide recommendations for going forward. A final draft of this report was sent to White House Climate Czar Carol Browner’s office before being forwarded to the president. It was reported that Browner’s staff edited the document to imply that the outside advisors recommended a drilling moratorium, when in fact this was not true.
  • Contributed $2,300 to Obama for America (dba Obama Victory Fund) on 9/15/08.
  • Contributed $2,300 to Obama for America (dba Obama Victory Fund) on 8/3/08.
  • Contributed $2,300 to Hillary Clinton for President on 3/1/07.
  • Contributed a total of $6,400 to the League of Conservation Voters Action Fund on three separate dates in 2008 and 2007.
  • Contributed $2,000 to Ameripac: The Fund for a Greater America on 4/20/07.
  • Contributed a total of $33,150 to 25 separate Democrats on different dates in 2008 and 2007.

http://www.campaignmoney.com/political/contributions/Carol-Browner.asp?cycle=08

  • Contributed $1,000 to Friends of Hillary on 8/4/05.
  • Contributed $2,500 to the League of Conservation Voters Action Fund on 4/18/06.
  • Contributed $1,000 to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee on 6/27/06.
  • Contributed a total of $7,500 to 8 separate Democrats on different dates in 2006 and 2005.

http://www.campaignmoney.com/political/contributions/carol-browner.asp?cycle=06

  • Contributed $250 to Bob Graham for President on 6/17/03.
  • Contributed $1,000 to Friends of Hillary on 3/5/04.
  • Contributed a total of $750 to Emily’s List on 7/28/04 and 5/16/03.
  • Contributed a total of $750 to WILD PAC on 5/3/04 and 5/30/03.
  • Contributed a total of $4,800 to 8 separate Democrats on different dates in 2004 and 2003.

http://www.campaignmoney.com/political/contributions/carol-browner.asp?cycle=04

  • Contributed $250 to WILD PAC on 6/26/02.
  • Contributed $500 to the North Carolina Democrat Victory Fund on 10/8/02.
  • Contributed a total of $1,500 to 4 separate Democrats on different dates in 2002 and 2001.

http://www.campaignmoney.com/political/contributions/carol-browner.asp?cycle=02

Carrion, Adolfo Jr. (Urban Affairs Czar)

  • On October 30, 2002 Bronx ACORN and the Community Collaborative to Improve District 9 Schools held a rally in the South Bronx. Among the attendees, was a representative from his (Bronx Borough President’s) office, and all attendees pledged their support.
  • Anti American activist and leftist group member in Latin America.
  • Millionaire “slum lord” in the Bronx, New York.
  • Owns many lavish homes and condos which he got from “sweetheart” deals with labor unions.
  • Wants higher taxes on middle class to pay for minority housing and health care.

Carter, Ashton (Weapons Czar)

  • Has collaborated with John Podesta, the former Clinton White House chief of staff who now runs the George Soros-funded Center for American Progress, which has close ties to President Obama.
  • Wants all private weapons in US destroyed.
  • Supports UN ban on firearms ownership in America.
  • Co-Director, with former Secretary of Defense William J. Perry, of the Preventive Defense Project.
  • Former member of ultra liberal Council on Foreign Relations, which blames American organizations for regional wars.
  • Contributed $4,600 to Obama for America (dba Obama Victory Fund) on 6/24/08.
  • Contributed $2,300 to Friends of Hillary on 8/28/08.
  • Contributed $4,600 to Hillary Clinton for President on 9/15/07.

http://www.campaignmoney.com/political/contributions/Ashton-Carter.asp?cycle=08

  • Contributed $2,000 to Edwards for President on 1/16/04.
  • Contributed $1,000 to Clark for President on 11/25/03.
  • Contributed a total of $1,000 to Joe Leiberman for President on 10/14/03 and 7/17/03.

http://www.campaignmoney.com/political/contributions/ashton-carter.asp?cycle=04

  • Contributed a total of $1,000 to Friends of Jane Harman on 6/30/00 and 2/16/00.

Chopra, Aneesh (Technology Czar)

  • Worked for the Advisory Board Company, a health care think tank for hospitals and is an anti doctor activist.
  • Supports Obama Health care Rationing.
  • Has no training in technology.
  • Contributed a total of $2,750 to Obama for America (dba Obama Victory Fund) on 8/15/08, 7/1/08, 4/14/08, 2/7/08 and 4/19/07.
  • Contributed a total of $5,250 to the Democratic Party of Virginia on 6/2/08, 1/29/08 and 1/24/07.
  • Contributed a total of $4,700 to four Democrats for Congress on different dates in 2008 and 2007.

http://www.campaignmoney.com/political/contributions/Aneesh-Chopra.asp?cycle=08

  • Contributed $1,000 to Friends of Hillary on 4/28/05.
  • Contributed a total of $1,500 to Forward Together PAC (Senator Mark Warner (D-Va), Honorary Chairman) on 5/18/06 and 11/30/05.
  • Contributed $1,000 to the Arlington Democratic Joint Federal Campaign on 10/19/06.
  • Contributed $500 to Independent Action, Inc. on 1/19/05.
  • Contributed $500 to one Democrat for Congress on 11/22/05.

http://www.campaignmoney.com/political/contributions/aneesh-chopra.asp?cycle=06

  • Contributed $1,000 to John Kerry for President on 4/6/04.
  • Contributed $1,000 to Dean for America on 8/27/03.
  • Contributed $250 to Edwards for President on 6/23/03.

http://www.campaignmoney.com/political/contributions/aneesh-chopra.asp?cycle=04

  • Contributed $250 to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee on 11/15/01.
  • Contributed $250 to the Feingold Senate Committee on 6/26/02.
  • Contributed $1,000 to one Democrat for Congress on 10/11/01.

http://www.campaignmoney.com/political/contributions/aneesh-chopra.asp?cycle=02

  • Contributed a total of $750 to Bill Bradley for President, Inc. on 9/20/99 and 2/8/99.
  • Contributed $250 to Robb for the Senate on 3/28/00.

http://www.campaignmoney.com/political/contributions/aneesh-chopra.asp?cycle=00

Crowley, Jeffrey (AIDS Czar)

  • Homosexual gay rights activist.
  • Believes in gay marriage and special status for gays, including free health care.
  • Contributed a total of $2,750 to Obama for America (dba Obama Victory Fund) on different dates in 2008.
  • Contributed a total of $1,875 to one Democrat for Congress on different dates in 2008 and 2007.

http://www.campaignmoney.com/political/contributions/Jeffrey-Crowley.asp?cycle=08

  • Contributed a total of $1,750 to one Democrat for Congress on different dates in 2006.

http://www.campaignmoney.com/political/contributions/jeffrey-crowley.asp?cycle=06

  • Contributed a total of $1,000 to John Kerry for President on 7/24/04 and 5/31/04.
  • Contributed $250 to Kerry Victory 2004 on 6/30/04.

http://www.campaignmoney.com/political/contributions/jeffrey-crowley.asp?cycle=04

Davis, Cameron (Great Lakes Czar)

  • Chicago radical anti business environmentalist.
  • Blamed George Bush for “Poisoning the water that minorities have to drink.”
  • No experience or training in water management.
  • Worked for the United Nations Environment Programme in Nairobi, Kenya, on the Montreal Protocol project designed to protect the Earth’s ozone layer.
  • Blogged for the pro-Obama group Organizing For America during the 2008 presidential campaign.
  • Currently the President and CEO of the Alliance for the Great Lakes.
  • Contributed $250 to Schakowsky for Congress on 6/30/09.

http://www.campaignmoney.com/political/contributions/cameron-davis.asp?cycle=10

  • Contributed $300 to Obama for America on 8/23/08.

http://www.campaignmoney.com/political/contributions/cameron-davis.asp?cycle=08

DeParle, Nancy-Ann (Health Czar)

  • Former head of Medicare during the Clinton Administration.
  • Strong health care rationing proponent.
  • She is married to Jason DeParle, a reporter for The New York Times.
  • Promoted to White House deputy chief of staff.
  • Contributed $1,500 to one Democrat for Congress on 3/10/09.

http://www.campaignmoney.com/political/contributions/nancy-ann-deparle.asp?cycle=10

  • Contributed a total of $4,600 to Hillary Clinton for President on 3/6/07.
  • Contributed $1,000 to the Democratic Party of Virginia on 10/30/08.
  • Contributed $2,300 to Friends of Hillary on 8/28/08.
  • Contributed a total of $13,000 to nine Democrats for Congress on different dates in 2008 and 2007.

http://www.campaignmoney.com/political/contributions/nancy-ann-deparle.asp?cycle=08

  • Contributed $1,000 to the Forward Together PAC (Senator Mark Warner (D-Va), Honorary Chairman) on 4/6/06.
  • Contributed a total of $11,200 to six Democrats for Congress on different dates in 2006 and 2005.

http://www.campaignmoney.com/political/contributions/nancy-ann-deparle.asp?cycle=06

  • Contributed $2,000 to John Kerry for President on 6/22/04 and 4/14/04.
  • Contributed a total of $1,650 to three Democrats for Congress on different dates in 2004.

http://www.campaignmoney.com/political/contributions/nancy-ann-deparle.asp?cycle=04

  • Contributed a total of $1,000 to four Democrats for Congress on different dates in 2002 and 2001.

http://www.campaignmoney.com/political/contributions/nancy-ann-deparle.asp?cycle=02

  • Contributed $1,000 to Gore 2000, Inc. on 3/5/99.

http://www.campaignmoney.com/political/contributions/nancy-ann-deparle.asp?cycle=00

Devaney, Earl (Stimulus Accountability Czar)

  • Director of criminal enforcement at the Environmental Protection Agency (1991 to 1999).
  • Spent career trying to take guns away from American citizens.
  • Believes in Open Borders to Mexico.
  • Author of statement blaming US gun stores for drug war in Mexico.

DuBois, Joshua (Faith-Based Czar)

  • Political black activist.
  • Has a degree in black nationalism.
  • Assistant Pastor in a black church.
  • Adam Taylor, the senior political director at Sojourners, said DuBois became “part of a loose network of progressive-minded Christians”
  • Anti gun ownership lobbyist.
  • Has no formal seminary training.
  • Worked as an intern and as a fellow for Rep. Charles Rangel (D-New York).
  • Hired by Obama as a Senate aide in May 2005.
  • Was appointed director of religious affairs for the Obama presidential campaign in 2008.
  • Was a blogger for the pro-Obama website Organizing For America in 2008.

Feinberg, Kenneth (Pay Czar)

  • Served as Chief of staff for Senator Ted Kennedy, 1978 to 1980.
  • Top executives of companies who took bail-out money will have to come to him so he can determine their salaries.
  • Contributed $272,000 to political candidates from 1999 through 2010, almost all of it to Democratic candidates and political action committees.

http://www.campaignmoney.com/political/contributions/kenneth-feinberg.asp?cycle=10

Fried, Daniel (Guantanamo Closure Czar)

  • Joined President Bill Clinton’s National Security Council in 1993.
  • Rights activist for foreign terrorists.
  • Believes America has caused the war on terrorism.
  • Said, “The average Guantanamo detainee…is not a hardened terrorist, not an organizer.”
  • Said Guantanamo had to close by “January 22, 2010.”
  • Said, “It is fair to say, as just an objective statement, that the US could resettle more detainees [worldwide], had we been willing to take in some.”
  • After negotiating with the Bermudan government to relocate four Chinese Uighurs to Bermuda (while not informing Britain until the last minute), he said, “These are four people who are enjoying freedom who would otherwise be in Guantanamo.”
  • Contributed $300 to Obama for America (dba Obama Victory Fund) on 10/15/07.

http://www.campaignmoney.com/political/contributions/Daniel-Fried.asp?cycle=08

Gration, J. Scott (Sudan Czar)

  • Favors nuclear disarmament; believes there are too many nuclear weapons in America’s arsenal and hopes to accelerate the 2002 Moscow Treaty that would reduce the operationally deployed strategic warheads to 2,000 by 2012.
  • Supported Obama’s plan during the presidential campaign, to withdraw one brigade from Iraq each month over sixteen months.
  • Pushed for normalizing relations with the only country (Sudan) in the world led by a president indicted for war crimes.
  • Contributed $2,500 to Obama for America (dba Obama Victory Fund) on 6/24/08 and 2/1/08.

http://www.campaignmoney.com/political/contributions/Jonathan-Gration.asp?cycle=08

Hayes, David (California Water Czar)

  • Became a partner in 1990 at the DC law firm Latham & Watkins, where he chaired the environmental division that was created by Robert M. Sussman (whom President Obama would appoint as deputy secretary of the Environmental Protection Agency in 2009).
  • Served on the EPA Transition Team for President-elect Bill Clinton in 1992.
  • 1993-94: Served as a special emissary for Vice President Al Gore to advise Bolivia’s new President on sustainable development issues.
  • Was board chairman of the Environmental Law Institute, a non-profit research center, from 1993-1995.
  • Was named acting Deputy Interior Secretary in 2001.
  • Became a senior fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute, a think tank affiliated with the Democratic Leadership Council.
  • Became a senior fellow at the World Wildlife Fund.
  • Served as Board Chairman of the Environmental Law Institute.
  • Was a lead environmental and energy advisor to the John Kerry presidential campaign in 2004.
  • Contributed a total of $750 to two Democrats for Congress on different dates on 3/31/10 and 3/30/10.
  • During the 2007-2008 academic year, Hayes was a Consulting Professor at Stanford University’s Woods Institute for the Environment.

http://www.campaignmoney.com/political/contributions/david-hayes.asp?cycle=10

  • Contributed $500 to the League of Conservation Voters Action Fund on 9/17/08.
  • Contributed $1,000 to the Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund on 9/16/08.
  • Contributed a total of $2,300 to Obama for America (dba Obama Victory Fund) on 9/4/08 and 6/20/08.
  • Contributed $2,300 to Hillary Clinton for President on 3/12/07.
  • Contributed a total of $1,250 to ActBlue (which is a clearinghouse for Democratic Action) on 7/15/08 and 1/4/08.
  • Contributed $10,000 to All America PAC (which supports Democrat candidates) on 3/25/08 and 6/28/07.
  • Contributed $8,850 to four Democrats for Congress in 2008 and 2007.

http://www.campaignmoney.com/political/contributions/david-hayes.asp?cycle=08

  • Contributed $250 to the Environmental Alliance, Inc. PAC on 10/25/06.
  • Contributed $10,000 to All America PAC (which supports Democrat candidates) on 4/28/06 and 4/14/05.
  • Contributed $250 the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee on 2/8/06.
  • Contributed $1,000 to Friends of Hillary on 12/9/05.
  • Contributed $4,450 to eight Democrats for Congress in 2006 and 2005.

http://www.campaignmoney.com/political/contributions/david-hayes.asp?cycle=06

  • Contributed a total of $2,000 to John Kerry for President on 9/29/03 and 6/5/03.
  • Contributed $4,950 to five Democrats for Congress in 2004 and 2003.

http://www.campaignmoney.com/political/contributions/david-hayes.asp?cycle=04

  • Contributed $500 to Leadership ’02 (Democrat PAC) on 6/28/02.
  • Contributed $3,300 to seven Democrats for Congress in 2002 and 2001.

http://www.campaignmoney.com/political/contributions/david-hayes.asp?cycle=02

  • Contributed $250 to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee on 6/7/99.

http://www.campaignmoney.com/political/contributions/david-hayes.asp?cycle=00

Holbrooke, Richard (Afghanistan Czar)

  • Drafted a volume of the infamous 1971 Pentagon Papers.
  • Served as Board of Directors member of American International Group (AIG) from February 2001 to July 2008. During this period, AIG engaged in wildly speculative credit-default insurance schemes that threatened to topple the entire American financial system.
  • On February 24, 2007, Holbrooke called for “a new strategy in Iraq”, involving “a careful, phased redeployment of U.S. troops” and a “new diplomatic offensive in the Gulf region to help stabilize Iraq.”
  • Sits on the board of directors of the Council on Foreign Relations.
  • Holbrooke believes the War on Terror “can only metaphorically be a war, like other ‘wars’ against poverty, drugs or crime.” He believes “the war against terror must be primarily a matter of law enforcement, conducted the same way we attempt, half-heartedly, to stamp out the international drug trade.”
  • Anti-gun, pro-abortion and pro legal drug use.
  • Contributed $2,300 to Obama for America (dba Obama Victory Fund) on 9/26/08.
  • Contributed $2,300 to Friends of Hillary on 8/28/08.
  • Contributed $1,300 to Biden for President, Inc. on 8/4/08.
  • Contributed $500 to Al Franken for Senate on 8/29/08.
  • Contributed $1,000 to the Democratic National Committee on 5/14/08.
  • Contributed a total of $4,600 to Hillary Clinton for President on 1/26/07.
  • Contributed a total of $8,600 to seven Democrats for Congress on different dates in 2008 and 2007.
  • Was assigned to be the Peace Corps Director in Morocco in 1970.
  • Was managing editor of Foreign Policy magazine from 1972–1976.
  • Was a consultant to the President’s Commission on the Organization of the Government for the Conduct of Foreign Policy from 1974-1975.
  • Was a contributing editor to Newsweek International, 1974-1975.
  • Served as campaign coordinator for national security affairs to Governor Jimmy Carter in his 1976 bid for the White House.
  • Was Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs during the Carter administration, 1977-1981.
  • Served as policy adviser to Senator Al Gore during his 1988 campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination.
  • Served as advisor for Governor Bill Clinton’s 1992 presidential campaign.
  • Worked for the Soros Management Fund.
  • Supported Hillary Clinton for president in the 2008 Democratic primaries, though he also greatly admired Barack Obama.
  • When Obama won the Democratic presidential nomination, Holbrooke agreed to advise him.
  • Calls the spread of H.I.V. and AIDS “the greatest problem we face today,” saying that the disease has destabilized governments and economies worldwide.

http://www.campaignmoney.com/political/contributions/Richard-Holbrooke.asp?cycle=08

  • Contributed $5,000 to Unite Our States PAC (started by Joe Biden) on 10/11/06.
  • Contributed $1,000 to Obama 2010, Inc. on 7/21/06.
  • Contributed $18,576 to seventeen Democrats for Congress on different dates in 2006 and 2005.

http://www.campaignmoney.com/political/contributions/richard-holbrooke.asp?cycle=06

  • Contributed $4,000 to Friends of Hillary on 3/5/04 and 9/8/03.
  • Contributed $1,000 to Clark for President, Inc. on 12/10/04.
  • Contributed $1,000 to Edwards for President on 1/16/04.
  • Contributed $1,000 to Gephardt for President, Inc. on 12/11/03.
  • Contributed $1,502 to Bob Graham for President, Inc. on 5/19/03.
  • Contributed $2,000 to John Kerry for President, Inc. on 5/8/03.
  • Contributed a total of $20,250 to thirteen Democrats for Congress on different dates in 2004 and 2003.

http://www.campaignmoney.com/political/contributions/richard-holbrooke.asp?cycle=04

  • Contributed $1,000 to PAC To The Future (Democrat PAC) on 7/17/02.
  • Contributed $5,000 Leadership ’02 (Democrat PAC) on 3/19/02.
  • Contributed $1,000 to Texas US Senate 2002 on 9/25/02.
  • Contributed a total of $16,075 to fourteen Democrats for Congress on different dates in 2002 and 2001.

http://www.campaignmoney.com/political/contributions/richard-holbrooke.asp?cycle=02

Holdren, John (Science Czar)

  • Has repeatedly warned that some form of eco-catastrophe is likely to occur.
  • Views capitalism as an economic system that is inherently harmful to the natural environment.
  • Longtime anti-nuclear activist.
  • Directs the Woods Hole Research Center, whose mission is to “understand the causes and consequences of environmental change as a basis for policy solutions for a better world.”
  • In 1971 Holdren and Paul Ehrlich warned that “some form of ecocatastrophe, if not thermonuclear war, seems almost certain to overtake us before the end of the century.”
  • Holdren and Ehrlich (in their 1973 book Human Ecology: Problems and Solutions) called for “a massive campaign … to de-develop the United States” and other Western nations in order to conserve energy and facilitate growth in underdeveloped countries.
  • Holdren and Erlich and Erlich’s wife Ann (in their 1977 book Ecoscience: Population, Resources, Environment) argued involuntary birth-control measures, including forced sterilization, may be necessary and morally acceptable under extreme conditions, such as widespread famine brought about by “climate change.”
  • Stated, “I think ultimately that the rate of growth of material consumption is going to have to come down, and there’s going to have to be a degree of redistribution of how much we consume, in terms of energy and material resources, in order to leave room for people who are poor to become more prosperous.”
  • In the 1980s Holdren opposed the Reagan administration’s military buildup, warning that it would likely “increase the belligerency of the Soviet government.”
  • In 1984, Holdren served on the editorial board of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, a publication whose personnel were accused of providing vital nuclear information that helped the Soviet Union develop its first atomic bomb.
  • Has held important posts in the Federation of American Scientists, which had strong communist ties, and is still listed as a member of the F.A.S. Sponsor’s Board.
  • In 1986 Holdren predicted that “carbon dioxide-induced famines could kill as many as a billion people before the year 2020.”
  • In 2006 Holdren suggested that as a result of global warming, sea levels worldwide could rise by 13 feet by the end of the 21st century.
  • In the October 2008 issue of Scientific American, Holdren wrote: “The ongoing disruption of the Earth’s climate by man-made greenhouse gases is already well beyond dangerous and is careening toward completely unmanageable.”
  • Today Holdren characterizes researchers who doubt whether human activity is responsible for global warming, or that global warming even poses a serious threat, as people who “infest” the public discourse with “dangerous” ideas that pose “a menace” to humanity.
  • From 1987-97 he chaired the Executive Committee of the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs (PCSWA), an international group of scientists who promote arms control.
  • In 1995 he delivered a Nobel Peace Prize acceptance lecture on behalf of the PCSWA.
  • From 1993-2004 he chaired the Committee on International Security and Arms Control of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences.
  • In 2005 he called on the U.S. to issue a “no first use” policy for nuclear weapons and to eliminate nuclear retaliation as a possible response to chemical or biological attacks.
  • In 2010 he stated, “The U.S. can’t expect to be number one in science and technology forever.”
  • He is the chairman of the Advisory Board for Innovations, a quarterly MIT Press journal focusing on solutions to global challenges.
  • He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a member of the National Academy of Engineering and the National Academy of Sciences.
  • Contributed $1,000 Obama for America (dba Obama Victory Fund) on 10/8/08.
  • Contributed $500 to one Democrat for Congress on 2/28/08.

http://www.campaignmoney.com/political/contributions/john-holdren.asp?cycle=08

  • Contributed $500 to the Democratic National Committee on 9/26/05.

http://www.campaignmoney.com/political/contributions/john-holdren.asp?cycle=06

  • Contributed a total of $2,400 to the Democratic National Committee on different dates in 2004 and 2003.

http://www.campaignmoney.com/political/contributions/john-holdren.asp?cycle=04

Jennings, Kevin (Safe Schools Czar)

  • Openly gay founder of an organization dedicated to promoting pro-homosexual clubs and curricula in public schools.
  • As a teacher, when a 16 year old boy told him he was having sex with an older man, instead of turning in the man, he asked how it was going and suggested they use condoms.
  • Former drug user.
  • Expressed his contempt for religion.
  • Wrote the forward for the book, “Queering Elementary Education.”
  • Has repeatedly praised and claims to be inspired by Harry Hay, early supporter of NAMBLA, (North American Man Boy Love Association).
  • Founded the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), which seeks to normalize homosexual behavior and teach students that opposition to homosexuality or to “transgenderism” is a form of “oppression.”
  • Said he hoped that promoting homosexuality in schools would be considered fine in the future.
  • He received an endorsement from Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden.
  • He is on the board of the Union Theological Seminary, which describes itself as “progressive and evangelical.”
  • Contributed $500 to Friends of Schumer on 5/14/09.

http://www.campaignmoney.com/political/contributions/kevin-jennings.asp?cycle=10

  • Contributed $450 to ActBlue (which is a clearinghouse for Democratic Action) on 8/14/08 and 6/11/07.
  • Contributed a total of $6,900 to Obama for America (dba Obama Victory Fund) on 10/6/08, 7/1/08, 6/30/08 and 3/25/08.
  • Contributed a total of $4,500 to the Democratic National Committee on 5/22/08 and 6/14/07.
  • Contributed $2,300 to John Edwards for President on 7/2/07.
  • Contributed a total of $4,000 to six Democrats for Congress on different dates in 2008 and 2007.

http://www.campaignmoney.com/political/contributions/kevin-jennings.asp?cycle=08

  • Contributed a total of $400 to the Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund on 4/24/06 and 4/17/05.
  • Contributed $1,000 to the Democratic National Committee on 6/14/06.
  • Contributed a total of $450 to two Democrats for Congress on 10/22/06 and 10/1/06.

http://www.campaignmoney.com/political/contributions/kevin-jennings.asp?cycle=06

  • Contributed $500 to Barney Frank for Congress Committee on 5/11/04.
  • Contributed $250 to Edwards for President on 2/7/04.
  • Contributed $250 to one Democrat for Congress on 8/24/04.

http://www.campaignmoney.com/political/contributions/kevin-jennings.asp?cycle=04

  • Contributed $250 to the Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund on 5/18/01.
  • Contributed $2,000 to the Democratic National Committee on 9/19/02.
  • Contributed $250 to one Democrat for Congress on 10/29/02.

http://www.campaignmoney.com/political/contributions/kevin-jennings.asp?cycle=02

  • Contributed $750 to the Democratic National Committee on 6/29/00.

http://www.campaignmoney.com/political/contributions/kevin-jennings.asp?cycle=00

Jones, Van (Green Jobs Czar)

  • Became a communist in the aftermath of the 1992 “Rodney King riots” in Los Angeles.
  • Founded the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in 1996, which received more than $1 million from George Soros’s Open Society Institute.
  • Was active in the anti-Iraq War demonstrations organized by International ANSWER, which was a front group for the Marxist-Leninist Workers World Party.
  • Served as a board member of the Rainforest Action Network and Free Press/
  • Black activist with strong anti-white views.
  • During his years at Yale, Jones served as an intern with the San Francisco-based Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights (LCCR), which views the U.S. as an irredeemably racist nation and “champions the legal rights of people of color, poor people, immigrants and refugees, with a special commitment to African-Americans.”
  • He was a committed Marxist-Leninist-Maoist, who viewed police officers as the arch-enemies of black people, and who loathed capitalism for allegedly exploiting nonwhite minorities worldwide.
  • He became a leading member of Standing Together to Organize a Revolutionary Movement (STORM), a Bay-Area Marxist-Maoist collective that had ties to the Ella Baker Center and also had ties to the South African Communist Party.
  • Jones helped organize an October 1999 rally in Oakland, California, calling for a retrial on behalf of convicted cop-killer Mumia Abu Jamal.
  • In 2000 Jones campaigned aggressively against California Proposition 21, a ballot initiative that established harsher penalties for a variety of violent crimes and called for more juvenile offenders to be tried as adults.
  • In October 2004 he joined a host of notable leftists in signing the 9/11 Truth Statement, which called for a federal investigation into whether President Bush had been privy to advance knowledge of – or perhaps had colluded in – the destruction of the World Trade Center.
  • In 2005, he said, “I’m willing to forgo the cheap satisfaction of the radical pose for the deep satisfaction of radical ends.”
  • He then adopted a new approach, which was modeled on the tactics outlined by the famed radical organizer Saul Alinsky, who stressed the need for revolutionaries to mask the extremism of their objectives and to present themselves as moderates until they could gain some control over the machinery of political power.
  • When he was a member of STORM, he attended a “Challenging White Supremacy” workshop which advanced the theme that “all too often, the unconscious racism of white activists stands in the way of any effective, worthwhile collaboration” with blacks.
  • In 2005 Jones and the Ella Baker Center produced the “Social Equity Track” for the United Nations’ World Environment Day celebration, a project that eventually would evolve into the Baker Center’s Green-Collar Jobs Campaign.
  • During the George W. Bush administration, Jones likened the President to “a crackhead” because of Bush’s commitment to oil drilling.
  • In September 2007, Jones launched Green For All, a non-governmental organization “dedicated to building an inclusive green economy strong enough to lift people out of poverty.” A major funder of Green for All was George Soros’s Open Society Institute.
  • He has served as a board member of numerous environmental and nonprofit organizations, including the Rainforest Action Network; Free Press; the Apollo Alliance; Bioneers (which accepts the United Nations Millennium Ecosystem Report’s warning that “Human activity is putting such strain on the natural functions of Earth that the ability of the planet’s ecosystems to sustain future generations can no longer be taken for granted”); the Social Venture Network (which aims “to build a just economy and sustainable planet”); and Julia Butterfly Hill’s “Circle of Life” environmental foundation.
  • He also co-founded Color of Change (COC), an organization that views the United States as a profoundly racist country.
  • Has given myriad speeches with communist or socialist viewpoints.
  • When Barack Obama appointed him ‘Green Jobs Czar’ in March 2009, he was a senior fellow with the George Soros-funded, Washington, DC-based Center for American Progress, run by John Podesta, the former Clinton White House chief of staff, and which has close ties to President Obama.
  • He serves as one of 20 advisers to the Presidential Climate Action Project (based at the University of Colorado), which makes climate-policy recommendations for the Obama White House.
  • Contributed a total of $1,000 to ActBlue (which is a clearinghouse for Democratic Action) on 7/6/10 and 6/6/10.
  • Contributed a total of $1,000 to one Democrat for Congress on 7/6/10 and 6/6/10.

http://www.campaignmoney.com/political/contributions/anthony-jones.asp?cycle=10

  • Contributed a total of $4,600 to Obama for America (dba Obama Victory Fund) on 9/30/08 and 7/30/08.
  • Contributed $500 to Building Relationships In Diverse Geographic Environments PAC (Bridge PAC – which is a part of ActBlue (which is a clearinghouse for Democratic Action)) on 5/22/08.

http://www.campaignmoney.com/political/contributions/anthony-jones.asp?cycle=08

  • There are many other contributions, going back to 1999, which could be attributed to Anthony ‘Van’ Jones, but since I’m not positive it’s the same person, I didn’t include them here.

Kerlikowske, Gil (Drug Czar)

  • As Seattle police chief, he assigned an officer full-time to the drug court, which commuted sentences of drug users who completed medical treatment in lieu of going to jail.
  • In 2001 he deployed hundreds of police officers to monitor a chaotic area for Mardi Gras in Seattle, but when violent riots (in which one person died) broke out, the police, on Kerlikowske’s orders, waited until the crowd dispersed before moving in to stop the violence.
  • Advocates strong gun-control measures; urged both the Washington state legislature and the U.S. Congress to pass an assault-weapons ban.
  • In May 2009, Kerlikowske announced that the Obama administration would no longer use the term “War on Drugs,” calling it counter-productive to his effort to emphasize treatment over incarceration.
  • Wants to eliminate the sentencing disparity between powder cocaine violations and crack cocaine violations; the latter, which most often involve black perpetrators, are much more severe; Kerlikowske views the disparity as evidence of racism in the criminal-justice system.
  • Supports needle exchange for drug addicts.
  • Is a close confidante of Attorney General Eric Holder.

Kundra, Vivek (Information Czar)

  • One week after President Obama had announced that Kundra would be the new CIO, federal authorities raided Kundra’s old DC government office and arrested two technology office managers, Yusuf Acar and Sushil Bansal, on charges of fraud and bribery that allegedly had defrauded the city out of at least half a million dollars.
  • In her book Culture of Corruption, author Michelle Malkin observes: “Team Obama emphasized that Kundra had no idea what was going on in his workplace, which employed about 300 workers.”
  • Controls all public information, including labels and news releases.
  • Can monitor all private Internet emails.
  • Shoplifted four shirts, worth $33.50 each, from J.C. Penney in 1996.
  • Contributed a total of $3,300 to Obama for America (dba Obama Victory Fund) on 8/11/08 and 6/14/07.
  • Contributed $250 to the Democratic Party of Virginia on 8/5/08.

http://www.campaignmoney.com/political/contributions/vivek-kundra.asp?cycle=08

  • Contributed $1,000 to the Forward Together PAC (Senator Mark Warner (D-Va), Honorary Chairman) on 9/15/06.

http://www.campaignmoney.com/political/contributions/vivek-kundra.asp?cycle=06

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  • poptoy1949

    Sickening ! If Lenin were alive he would have been appointed.

  • FREDtheJazzman

    FOR SUCH A CURRENT POSTING – why do you not update it to note that RICHARD HOLBROOKE died.?

    THESE CZARS ARE ATROCIOUS. Congress ought to get off its dead butt(s) and do something to curb/control them!

  • geez

    The stink of a fish starts in the head. The stink of this deep rooted hate and corruption begins with Soros, Obama and the czars are merely puppets on a string.

  • Cuban Refugee

    We, unfortunately, are saddled with a corrupt Congress which is facilitating the takedown of our republic; and, as more leftist judges are appointed by our unconstitutionally-elected, communist president, the more our like-minded judiciary joins our lawmakers in the Bring Down America Game which journalists, who shape the ideas of the masses, have been playing for many years.

    Our checks and balances, and the three branches of government are history — in effect, we have become a moribund nation ruled by an oligarchy as Congress has become irrelevant — powerful money men behind the scenes who call the shots, with Obama as their puppet, will bring us to our knees in a secular, social engineering abomination — their version of Utopia, and the destruction of Divine Order, is starting to resemble a warped dystopia designed by demons.

  • MBA NJ

    I find it upsetting, to use an appropriate word, that our basic government is being upset by illegally positioned intruders. There will need to be a serious period of reconstruction after the traitors are removed under the law. This is truly analogous to the folks who lived in the "ill-gotten gains" of Nazi Germany after they received property and houses from their cronies that rightfully belonged to exterminated humans. This evil will continue to haunt our heritage for years to come, and may unfortunately become the new definition of America.

  • Wesley69

    The only thing that Congress can do is not appropriate money for these positions and possibly take the Obama Administration to court for violation of the constitution appointment procedures. That this is a shadow government is no doubt, one that does not answer to Congress. The KEY thing that must be done is Obama's defeat in 2012. Only then, will this system end. Obama is trying to end run Congress with the Czars and the Executive Agencies that interpret laws passed by Congress and make regulations. The problem is these bureaucrats are interpreting laws in ways Congress did not intend on when the bill was passed. THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION MUST BE STOPPED AS NIXON WAS DUE TO PRESIDENTIAL ABUSE OF POWER IN THE WATERGATE SCANDAL. In fact, Nixon's violations seem to be quite tame compared to Obama and his advisors. Nixon loved the country, but Obama and a number of his Radical associates feel the US is the source of evil in this world. 2012 can't come fast enough.

  • Lady_Dr

    What more can I add. This people make me sick.

    P.S. Please, please do not call Jill Biden, Dr. Biden. She has a doctorate in Education. This is an insult to every MD and Ph.D., most of whom are laughing at these doctorates in education. Education departments are a joke. Anyone who has ever read a dissertation from an education department (I've read several) knows that this people are rarely educated, although might like to call themselves "educators".

  • George

    Those of us that lean more towards the Right already know about most of these individual czars. The frightening thing is that probably 65% of Americans do not know about these individuals or really do not care. These individual czars are changing policies in our government that really are critical to the survival of the Republic. As a former Marine and Veteran it sickens me to see what these czars are doing. To me, its a slap in the face to those who have given the ultimate sacrifice to this country!

  • Alfonz Shmedlap

    M., 05/16/11 common era

    The word "Tzar" is antithetical to our democratic republic. On the other hand, if we can convince the "science" tzar that jihad causes global warming, then we may be able to vastly improve the situation.

    We should be deeply moved that Our Beloved Comrade Obama is so concerned about our lightbulbs, flush toilets, and waistlines. So drink the Kool-Aid and be thankful.

  • Jerry

    Every one qualifies for the designation "Porch People."

    Definition: People who if they came to your to your house and you had to talk to them, you would step out on the porch to talk rather than inviting them into your home, where your wife and kids dwell.

    "Judge me by the people with whom I surround myself." Barack Obama (during the 2008 campaigh)

    OK, you are so judged.

    • Tom Evans

      I fought in 2 wars WW II and Korea and 2 sons served in Viet Nam, and we together hold 4 Purple Heart Medals, and saw many dear buddies gave it all, and that was for the freedom we share today. Obama and his unAmerican people ar doing their best to take it away, and I am ready to fight them with all can and make sure we remove all his stupid Muslim cronies. I don't drink tea, but I will serve it . Semper Fidelis Tom Evans

      • Emily

        AMEN! We are handing our country over to the people who we are fighting in another country! I can't believe people are okay with this!! Someone needs to step up and take a stand. This is not okay and I am not going to give our country that we have worked hard to build away. It has got to be stopped.

  • Maxie

    Where is the Republican Party on this? I haven't heard a peep out of anyone. The Left sreadily ratchets up its Agenda w/o significant opposition. Write to the GOP "leadership" and ask why its silence on this issue.

    • Kathleen

      My thought, exactly. By their silence and inaction the Republicans have proven, once again, there is virtually no difference between either Party and their common goal of one world order.

  • Jim_C

    Don't get me wrong: the names "Ayers" and "Rev. Wright" usually put a smile on my face, esp. this long into Obama's first term out of two successful terms; but nothing gets a chuckle out of me like a good "Evil Soros" innuendo! Keep up the good hogwash, and viva la czaristas!!

    • Leemart

      Take another swig of Kool-Aid and stick your head back in the sand!!!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndDbvYREoBw Classic Dreams
  • Redwine

    John Brennan is a dangerous Arabist, who referred to Jerusalem only by its Arabic name, al-Quds, and refers to the non-existent state of "Palestine". He was CIA station chief in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia when the Khobar Towers housing complex was blown up.

    Holbrooke died recently.

  • Texasron

    Let's face it. The Communists have taken over our country. Khrushchev predicted it.

  • Kafir II

    Sunstein, Cass (Regulatory Czar):

    Advocated removing people’s organs without their specific consent. He said, “the state owns the rights to body parts of people who are dead or in certain hopeless conditions, and it can remove their organs without asking anyone’s permission.”

    Said that livestock and wild animals should have legal ‘rights’ and be permitted to file lawsuit. Also said that current uses of animals are akin to ‘human slavery’ and that meat eating should be eliminated.

    Argued that citizens’ rights exist only to the extent that they are granted by the government.

    He has argued in favor of expanding welfare benefits and redistributing wealth in the United States, but contends that the country’s “white majority” opposes such a development because of deep-seated racism.

    etc,
    etc.

    This man Cass is not a Czar, he is simply a sick man.

  • StephenD

    It's real simple. Birds of a feather flock together. We can know him by the company he keeps. This is all that needs to be pointed out for 2012. A serious candidate should be pounding away on his affiliations and their hatred for America. He is guilty by association when the association is of his choosing.

  • Jeamar37

    While I agree wholeheartedly that the appointment of czars is outrageous, I am amazed at how little money is involved. I would expect that to buy political favors of the czar magnitude one would have to donate hundreds of thousands of dollars to a political party or political candidate. There must be more to it than the amount of money involved. What is it?

    • Leemart

      What is shown is only that which is above the table!!! Don't believe for a second that that is the full extent of the remuneration.

  • Mindy Rodriguez

    Czars, not voted into office by the American people, and believe in communism not capitalism….these are the people running America today. Vote Obama out of office and fire the cizars…God bless America and our freedoms.

  • howardfrombroward

    obama switched to appointing "czars" because all his regular appointees being vetted before congressional committees had to pay taxes once their personal returns were reviewed.

  • Buck O'Fama

    this documents one of the main reasons why this administration MUST GO in November. rotten to the core, shot through with radical leftists of the most violent and hateful stripe.

    and Soetero hand-=picked every last stinking fever-brained one of them.

  • mike

    I'm not sure what to say! I'm a disabled Vet who volunteered to be a Marine and went to Viet Nam. But I went to help the south Vietnamese keep their country.I 'm in shock about these czars. What happened to America? We actually help many countries with our dollars, your's and mine. I guess I kept my head in the sand to long. No more Obama!

  • Larry Hutner

    Woe is us…obama re-elected. Brace yourselves for a flood of executive orders completing the socialization of America!!!! So sad. I expected more from the citizens of what was once a great nation.

  • JohnF

    Obama trusts Kevin Jennings for safe school czar, really! I wonder if he would really show his support and lead by example and take his two little girls to one of Jennings great classes our children attend now where they can all learn about fisting, swollowing vs. spitting and other explicit sexual acts??? How is this even possible?!

  • claspur

    What a really bunch of a really nice pile of anti-American commie trash. *spit
    (really nice ‘aged post’ of the old who’s-who, of Soetoro’s czars though)