Valerie Jarrett’s Radical Roots


It was recently revealed that for several months, President Obama’s closest and most trusted advisor, Valerie Jarrett, has been leading secret negotiations with representatives of Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei, in an effort to develop normalized relations between the U.S. and Iran. Hallmarks of such a relationship would include the commencement of direct airline flights between American cities and Tehran; the granting of entry permits for citizens of each country to visit the other; and most significantly, high-level diplomatic dialogue regarding Iran’s nuclear ambitions.

Jarrett, however, has no experience whatsoever in international negotiations. Her major area of expertise has been to help President Obama “fundamentally transform” the United States into a socialist paradise. Toward that end, for instance, Jarrett helped recruit to the Administration such luminaries as the self-identified communist revolutionary Van Jones (as green jobs czar), the Alinskyite radical Mark Lloyd (as chief diversity officer within the Federal Communications Commission), and the die-hard advocate of wealth redistribution Cass Sunstein (as regulatory czar). But for the task of striking a bargain with the America-hating Islamic supremacists in Iran, it is difficult to identify any qualifications Jarrett posesses apart from the fact that she was born in that country and lived there till age 5. Jarrett’s weak resumé in that regard might well explain not only why the Administration tried so hard to keep a lid on her talks with Iranian leaders, but also why Obama refused to back Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s call for a clearly defined “red line” beyond which Iran’s nuclear program would not be permitted to progress.

Like so many Obama appointees, Valerie Jarrett bears the unmistakable imprint of the president’s ideology. She is a leftist to her core, with notable personal ties to the communist movement. Jarrett’s maternal grandfather, for instance, was a Chicagoan named Robert Taylor, who in the 1940s was involved with such communist fronts as the American Peace Mobilization and the Chicago Civil Liberties Committee. Also a member of these groups was Frank Marshall Davis, the communist journalist who in the 1970s would mentor a young Barack Obama.

Jarrett’s mother (and Robert Taylor’s daughter) is early-childhood-education author Barbara Taylor Bowman, who co-founded a Chicago-based graduate school in child development known as the Erikson Institute, named after the psychoanalyst Erik Erikson; in 1950 Erikson became a hero to the left by choosing to resign from his professorship at the University of California rather than sign an anti-communist loyalty oath as the school required. Indicative of the Erikson Institute’s radical political orientation is the fact that its board of trustees has included, in addition to Bowman, such figures as Tom Ayers (father of the former Weather Underground terrorist and lifelong Marxist Bill Ayers) and Bernardine Dohrn (longtime wife of Bill Ayers).

In 1983 Valerie Jarrett married the son of Vernon Jarrett, a black journalist who formerly wrote for the communist-influenced Chicago Defender. In the 1940s, Mr. Jarrett was a leader of the Chicago chapter of American Youth for Democracy—youth wing of the Communist Party USA. He also served on a publicity committee for the Packinghouse Workers Union, a Chicago-based entity dominated by the CPUSA. In each of these endeavors, Mr. Jarrett had close contact with the aforementioned communist, Frank Marshall Davis.

According to The Washington Post, Vernon Jarrett was “a key influence” in persuading Harold Washington, a politician with powerful socialist ties, to run for mayor of Chicago in 1983. Four years later Mr. Jarrett helped his daughter-in-law, Valerie, enter the political arena as an official in Mayor Washington’s Administration. After Washington’s death in 1987, Ms. Jarrett worked as deputy chief of staff for his successor, Richard Daley.

Valerie Jarrett’s ties to Barack and Michelle Obama were first formed in 1991, when Ms. Jarrett recruited Michelle (who at the time was engaged to Barack) to Chicago’s City Hall. Jarrett quickly became a trusted confidante of both the Obamas. Thus would she play a key role in then-Senator Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign. Following the election, Jarrett was appointed as a senior advisor and assistant to Mr. Obama, who admittedly consults Jarrett on every important political decision he makes. Indeed, the president once told a New York Times reporter that he completely trusts Jarrett “to speak for me, particularly when we’re dealing with delicate issues.” It seems that this trust extends even to Jarrett’s handling of such “delicate issues” as whether Iran, the world’s leading state sponsor of Islamic terrorism, will develop a nuclear weapon and, in its own way, forever “fundamentally transform” life not only in the United States, but throughout the world.

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  • Mary Sue

    wow these commie pinkos are insidious. Makes me wonder where the heck the elder ones came from (the grandparents).

    • mlcblog

      Europe. There was a large movement, many involvements over the last century and previous to that for some time, too. Seems like the fight between good and evil….eternal.

    • Robin

      Just plain anti semitis

    • YouPEOPLEareALLnuts

      You people need to get an education or a clue, the latter is probably the most we can hope for.

  • pierce

    Who, what, and why is this necessary? To try and make the world a better place we deal with a rogue regime, who, for 30 plus years, has antagonized the world community. Khamenei and Amedinijad are both rogues of the world. Both mentally ill, and we have a naive do gooder trying to deal with them. She can only be an idealist, wet behind the ears, trying to leave her mark on a complicated world. Will she succeed? Maybe, but I really don't think so.

    • PDK

      Not a naive do gooder, part of the old communist, and long standing black desire to destroy America.

      Both Barac ad Valerie have been created and conditioned to destroy America by their communist, socialist, and black social justice philosophy indoctrination. They are doing a great job. We, America, have now been transmogrified, we are no more our Founding Fathers America.

      America is dying, America is being murdered. Time to gather together in republican states and declare independence. Thoughts of seccession now begins to create an alternative ambience.

      Let us prey. Thanks.

      • Mary Sue

        what I'd like to know is what Valerie Jarrett's mother was even doing in Iran, that this kid lived there for 5 years.

    • Searching

      Make no mistake…he is NO do gooder. He has an agenda, and so does Valerie….just got to ask, anyone else wonder if she is really a dude?

  • Adam

    Representatives of Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei now have access to the Presidents closest advisor. Imagine the type of information they are eliciting from her. They won't need to build nuclear weapons she may be giving them the codes to ours.

  • Ar'nun

    Iranians flying freely from Iran to America, what could go wrong? It's not as if terrorists are known for highjacking planes, right?

    • wsk

      never happens. By the way, can't use the words terroist ot terrorism anymore. It's a man-caused disaster. Welcome to the new normal.

      • SCREW SOCIALISM

        According to socialist savages, Fort Hood was "workplace violence" and 9/11 was "pilot error".

  • wsk

    We all know this crap already. The country doesn't care. Welome to Amerika! Welcome to the new nroam. God save us.

  • http://weroinnm.wordpress.com/ weroinnm

    Communist Party Leader: Obama Victory “Dawn of a New Era”!
    http://teapartyorg.ning.com/profiles/blog/show?id
    “Food For Thought”

    Semper Fi!

    Jake

  • BLJ

    No big news here. Just another American hating leftist toad in the Obama camp. Also another great example of that sissy Obama having a woman control him.

    • Questions

      Women long have controlled men. Big deal. And it's a bipartisan thing. If you think Nancy Reagan didn't exercise a strong degree of control over her late husband, guess again.

      • BLJ

        Obama is still a sissy. I wouldn't call creatures like Jarrett or Michelle women either.

        • kafir4life

          Jarrett is a WOMAN??????

  • Steve Chavez

    OBAMA WAS BORN OF COMMUNISTS, mentored by a Communist, sought out Communist Professors and the most radical students, found Chicago's Communists and domestic terrorists, and is surrounded by his "Circle of Communists" that he then appointed to the DOJ, the State Department, the Homeland Security, and CZARS, so this MAGNETISM TO COMMUNISTS, AND THEY TO HIM, LEADS TO ONLY ONE CONCLUSION: BARACK OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST!

    • mlcblog

      Plus he is a Muslim, trained from childhood to protect the Koran and Allah's prophets from being spoken badly of.

  • John C. Davidson

    Well, the Comies got me kicked off Twitter. Anonymous complaints is how the socialist run our lives. It is how they run the country, they're too good to answer an honest question.

  • Drakken

    Now wouldn"t it be too bad if that commi enemy within met an untimely end by one of our allies. Traitors deserve only one thing.

    • mlcblog

      I don't like to see this. It sounds like a death threat.

      • Drakken

        You read way too much into things, when things get worse and the economy tanks and muslim terrorist see we are weak they will strike. I am plainly stating what is going to happen when patriots get busy.

        • mlcblog

          I don't think so. I would encourage self-examination for you. A threat is plain here.

          Just for your info, I too tend to think that treason requires a death penalty. However, that is including a judicial system which can weigh the case. Your comments don't seem to include anything but veiled threats.

          I realize it may be surprising for me to point this out.

  • Bartemais

    Just curious. What is it with Chicago? It appears to have been and is a hotbed for Marxist thinking.

    • Questions

      Oh? And New York City, San Francisco, Boston, Cleveland and other cities haven't served this function to some degree? As for Chicago, it's also given us, for a long while anyway, Milton Friedman, Leo Malamed, Edward Banfield, Friedrich Hayek, Regnery Publishing, Richard Weaver, Allan Bloom, Saul Bellow and the University of Chicago economics department — hardly "Marxist" persons or institutions.

      • BLJ

        Yeah and Bill Ayers, Jessie Jackson, MIke Madigan, the Daley's, Gus Savage, Bernadine Dorn….should I go on? The Chicago Machine is as corrupt as they come and the idiots keep voting them in.

      • johnnywoods

        You forgot Al Capone who was a rabid anti- communist.

    • pagegl

      The CPUSA was formed in Chicago in 1919.

    • AmericanGirl

      It's the public education there. They're infesting innocent mind with it.

  • UraFecalLiberal

    Barack Hugo Fidel Salvador Allende Obooma. Michelle Christine Kirchner Obooty.

  • Fabio Juliano

    It looks like it's time for a second Revolutionary War. Remember, in 1776 only one third were Patriots.

  • danseagull

    VERNON JARRETT WAS A RACIST ,A RACE BAITER AND AN ANTI SEMITE ; GOOD RIDDANCE !!!

  • watsa46

    This makes the Republican party guilty for their failure to prevent what will happen in the next 4, possible 12 years in this country.

  • H.j.Dcruz

    Iran is an arch enemy of America and Israel and so one can imagine where the USA is heading

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      DEATH to the islamist regime of iran!

      LONG LIVE PERSIA!!!

  • AmericanGirl

    Barack Obama is not so much a Communist as he is an anti-colonialist. Communism sounds right on the surface, but down deeper, when you look at his father, mother, and all the other influential people in his life, Obama's roots are in anti-colonialism. In my opinion this is far worse than Communism because anti-colonialism is ANTI-AMERICAN and ANTI-WESTERN. He hates the very country he is governing. If you do research on his father, who he idolized, you will find that he was an elegant speaker, charismatic leader, and extraordinary liar who believed the western world was taking advantage of third world countries and that there was a great need for the redistribution of wealth and power throughout the world. Sound familiar? Barack Obama doesn't care about America. He never has. His parents hated America. He is simply decreasing our quality of life because he doesn't think "The American Dream" is fair. Look at his foreign policy, his tax code, his domestic policy. And not only his policies but look at his actions. He is ruining this country from the inside out.

  • Col U

    What a "bubble" of crazies. My goodness, I feel sorry for all of you who live lives devoid of reality, truth, facts and always looking for socialists and communists where there are only intelligent, compassionate, and happy liberals. You are finished.

    • rabbitinred

      You are joking right? These ARE the facts. This is THE truth. These are not the makings of unsupported conspiracy theory. This is real. Delve in to it yourself. It does not take a rocket scientist to put 2 and 2 together. Tis you, my friend, living a dream, shaking your head in denial when the facts are all laid out in plain sight for you, for all americans to study, to make informed decisions by. This man IS who 50R of americans bellieve him to be, and of your 50%, over half of them have no clue whatsoever about the game of politics, the depth of the relationships of those in this administration and what the real agenda is. Get your head out of the sand and save your pity for yourself, you're going to need it.

      • Wolf Moon

        Don’t worry about these guys. Obama’s stuff has to get more and more destructive before they’ll admit it to themselves. Watching liberals squirm over the drones and Obama’s domestic police state is really defining. You can see the wedge already driving in, between old-school liberals who care about civil liberties, and children of the regime, who just shrug. Interesting times.

  • wilfred

    I tell ya all that if judgement is to take place today…. you all filled with hate will perish in hell ….. America people has lost their respect before the rest of the world because of people like you. I cant imagine the kind of comments and foolish article being published by someone who if you ask him would profess Christianity….. its a shame !!!!!!! . I am a christian by the way and was thought to love my neighbor as my self… Do you????????

  • 2421rich

    What blind guides these last two commentators are. I can add 2 +2, why can't they. The question I have is
    if Valerie Jarrett is Obama's handler, which I suspected for months, who tells Valerie what to do? Apparently both the Communists and the Jihadi's are being used. I realize both groups believe that they are the tail that can wag the dog, but who is the dog pulling all these strings?

    • Paulkwiatkowski

      WHO DO YOU THINK THE WEI KUI TURTLE DRAGON….

  • rabbitinred

    Quite frightening how completely clueless these disbelieving commentors are, this article is not filled with any hate, nor name calling, nothing but facts. Truth hurst those who refuse to see it and their little sheep minds cannot wrap their brains around the fact that obama, his whole admin, are simply pulling the biggest scam ever played on the american people. Im sad for them, to read this history, fact filled article and see only hatred and lies… wow. They are prime examples of how we got into this mess, how an unknown senator who did NOTHING significant as one, who's leadership skills amounted to voting 'present' 129 times, which for the small minded means he didn't vote for or against any of the issues (some leader), this man who rubbed elbows for 2 decades with hate mongers, domestic terrorists and crooks, all VERIFIABLE FACTS…even got close to a ballot. Mind boggling but I find solace in knowing that our 50% who are anti obama, are educated in facts, not in the lies of a great orator…. when the first official act of a president is to permanatly seal ALL of his records, there's something to hide folks, and you cannot logically believe otherwise!

  • Jo jo white

    Think Valarie had something to do with White House shutdown?
    How about Benghazi?
    Registration for candidacy back in 2008 that showed questionable handling?
    Think his other advisers approve of Valarie?
    How come we never see her that much?
    Big ???? How come main streamed media is in the bag for Obama.? Or Are they all commies or getting big payoff from,some one somewhere? Soros?

  • Joan

    Search "deaths related to Obama" and you will be shocked to find out how this world wide group operates to keep Obama's identity hidden and his opponants in linw. Son't you wonder why John Roberts(Supreme Court) did a sudden turn around on Obamacare? Valerie Jarrett is a Communist
    and there is a strong connection between Chicago and Hawaii. Explains why they cover for the Birth
    Certificate thaat is non existent. With all of the scandals finally leaking out, we need to see proof that
    he is who he says he is or not! If Obama knew nothing about anything in the three scandals, ti would have been because he turned it all over to the "real" Oval Office Occupier!

  • joan

    correction: opponents in line.

  • Susan

    Deliver us from evil

  • sickofbo

    BO can’t crap without her input! Get those skanks out of our White House!

    • betty

      You took the words right out of my mouth!

  • The duck

    Heard that from his own lips as he campaigned in 2007. He sounded communistic then and still does. McCarthy was right when he went on his communist witch hunt committee hearings. McCarthy sounded like a radicle back then and no one believed him. Well we sure do now with a White House filled with them.

  • Earl P. Holt III

    The Communist Party of the United States has seized the Executive Branch of the federal government, thanks to the morons, parasites and traitors who elected the Bolshevik-in-Chief. (I hope they all end up living in a cardboard box under an over-pass and eating government cheese…)

    • NoCrud

      Eating what government’s cheese???

      • Earl P. Holt III

        You may be too young to recall, and I will assume you are asking a serious question:

        Periodically, after creating enormous surpluses of cheese through the Commodity Price Stabilization Program — where the Yankee Government buys surplus dairy products from dairy farmers at extravagant prices — it has to rid itself of the mountains of surplus cheese it accumulates and then stores in underground limestone caves near Kansas City.

        Sometime in the 1980s, the Yankee Government gave away millions of tons of this cheese to the “urban poor,” who soon tired of it when it hardened and then threw the remainder out into the yard where the rats could eat it, producing some truly monstrous rats, which were nonetheless better behaved and more law-abiding than the ostensible “humans” who gave them the cheese.

  • DinaRehn

    I wonder if she know more about what’s going on than Barack the Fraudulent?

  • Joseph Lessard

    This administration is pure evil. Why are most citizens so blind?

  • JJTX

    Communists.