Valerie Jarrett, who has the extremely difficult job of flattering a narcissist, can't be apart from her little monster for too long. If Barry doesn't get told how wonderful he is on a daily basis, he pouts, ignores his briefings and sulkily plays games on his phone instead. And how is the counter-revolution against America supposed to proceed without the party's political figurehead.
So Aunt Valerie is back You can't keep a good Iranian agent down.
Barack Obama is turning his new home in the posh Kalorama section of the nation's capital - just two miles away from the White House - into the nerve center of the mounting insurgency against his successor, President Donald J. Trump.
Obama's goal, according to a close family friend, is to oust Trump from the presidency either by forcing his resignation or through his impeachment.
And Obama is being aided in his political crusade by his longtime consigliere, Valerie Jarrett, who has moved into the 8,200-square-foot, $5.3-million Kaloroma mansion with the former president and Michelle Obama, long time best friends.
If at first you don't win an election, just try a coup.
'He was weary and burned out after eight years in office. But Valerie convinced him that he didn't have any choice if he wanted to save his legacy. And, as usual, he bowed to Valerie's political wisdom and advice.'
Did Ben Rhodes write that one up?
Obama loves campaigning non-stop. He isn't weary or burned out. He's partying while his people, including Jarett, get things ready for him to make a public appearance and an attack. In the process, they're doing everything they can to damage his successor. Obama has always played the game of letting his people do the more public dirty work while he pretends to be a more moderate figure.
'There was never any doubt that Valerie would have a suite of rooms in the house that the Obama's are renting,' said the source. 'Obama trusts her judgment more than any other person on the planet, as does Michelle.
Obama doesn't make a decision without her.'
That we already know. And it's largely because she knows the way to a narcissist's brain is through his mirror. But don't worry. This is Obama. And he's not all work and no play.
The friend said that Valerie and her signature enormous totes are going to be packed and ready to go for shopping sprees with Michelle from their native Chicago to Paris and the Far East, including Shanghai.
'They feel like they have had some great trips while in the White House, but were always working and being herded around,' said the source. 'Now they are planning to travel together - home to Chicago, to Paris and Shanghai, and shop to their heart's content.
Because they just didn't vacation enough.