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Valerie Jarrett, Chief Sycophant

Nov. 10, 2014

The New Republic has a profile on one of Barack Obama’s most trusted aides, Valerie Jarrett. This paragraph might be all you need to know about why critics say she insulates the president in an ego-centric bubble: “While aboard Air Force One at the end of the 2012 campaign, Jarrett turned to Obama and told him, ‘Mr. President, I don’t understand how you’re not getting eighty-five percent of the vote.’ The other Obama aides in the cabin looked around in disbelief before concluding that she’d been earnest.” That helps explain why Obama treats midterm voters as the problem, rather than his own policy overreach. More…

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