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July 3, 2013 - 9:40 am

Via BuzzFeed, which always makes me feel a little dirty, but here are the White House talking points:

The magic of Valerie is her intellect and her heart. She is an incredibly kind, caring and thoughtful person with a unique ability to pinpoint the voiceless and shine a light on them and the issues they and the President care about with the ultimate goal of making a difference in people’s lives.

Valerie is the perfect combination of smart, savvy and innovative.

Valerie has an enormous capacity for both empathy and sympathy. She balances the need to be patient and judicious with the desire to get things done and work as hard as possible for the American people from the White House.

To know what both drives Valerie Jarrett and why the President values her opinion so much, you benefit greatly from really getting to know the woman.

Valerie is tapped in to people’s experiences, their good times and bad. She knows from her own life what it is like to believe and strive for your dreams.

Valerie expects people to work their hearts out for the President and never forget where you work and the magnitude.

Single mother, woman working to the top in a competitive male dominated world, African, working for change from the grassroots to big business.

Valerie is someone here who other people inside the building know they can trust. (need examples.)

She also enjoys long walks on the beach, candlelight dinners, and she wants to become a veterinarian because she loves children.

And no, I did not add the parenthetical phrase to the end of the talking points.

But I really wish I had, because that’s some funny [REDACTED] right there.

(Svengali would not respond to our questions before publication of this report.)

Stephen Green began blogging at VodkaPundit.com in early 2002, and has served as PJMedia's Denver editor since 2008. He's one of the hosts on PJTV, and one-third of PJTV's Trifecta team with Scott Ott and Bill Whittle. Steve lives with his wife and sons in the hills and woods of Monument, Colorado, where he enjoys the occasional lovely adult beverage.

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The burning question is, does President Jarrett like pina coladas and getting caught in the rain?
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Don't laugh too hard. This kind of thing is called hagiography and the Marxist regimes were full of it. You wouldn't believe the godlike qualities attributed to Stalin or Mao or Pol Pot or Elena Ceaucescu for that matter.

Stalin was said to be responsible for every good thing that happened in the Soviet Union. If someone invented something or discovered something or did something for the first time, it was always because they were inspired by Stalin. Every military victory was because of his brilliance alone. Etc. etc.

Elena Ceaucescu was painted as a gifted chemist and even had a Ph.D. in the subject. The Romanian press talked about how the whole country's chemical industry and even foreign chemists looked to her as one of the leading geniuses in the field. In fact, she was a primary school dropout who'd only had good marks in one subject, sewing. After the ouster/executiion of Elena and her husband Nicolai Ceaucescu, it was revealed that her Ph.D. exam was a closed session and there was a strong implication that she'd just been given the degree and not examined at all to determine her qualifications; in other words, she just showed up at the school and collected a Ph.D. having done none of the courses or work that was a prerequisite to the degree.

Don't make the mistake of thinking this kind of thing is just funny. These regimes used hagiography to humiliate their subjects. Anyone with two brain cells to rub together knew that these dictators couldn't possibly have been as magnificent as portrayed but they also knew that they HAD to pretend these things were true or face very grave consequences. So everyone agreed publicly that Stalin was a genius at everything and Elena Ceaucescu was a genius at chemistry because their lives might be forfeit if they chose to object to these portrayals. And the regime had a nice little test to ensure that their subjects were still too afraid to call B***S*** on their nonsense.

Let's be very sure we don't let it happen in our countries. Laugh at them if you like but keep vigilant; they may just be testing to see how compliant you are willing to be with whatever ridiculous story they are concocting.
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"Elena Ceaucescu was painted as a gifted chemist and even had a Ph.D. in the subject. The Romanian press talked about how the whole country's chemical industry and even foreign chemists looked to her as one of the leading geniuses in the field..."
Sort of like how our very dear Michelle was written up in all the women's magazines for her beauty, accomplishment and sense of style - the rightful heir of Jackie Kennedy. There were weeks when I couldn't go past the supermarket checkout stand and look at the magazine cover without feeling faintly ill. Look, I remember Jackie Kennedy. She wasn't a friend of mine in any way shape or form - but you, lady - are no Jackie Kennedy.
But it was sick and amusing how she was all over all those covers, as the very model of a modern First Lady.
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The diifference is that if you wanted to disagree and proclaim that you didn't think Jackie Kennedy really was stylish, you could do so. The only risk you faced was that people who thought Jackie was cool would think less of you for feeling differently. They might shun you socially in such a case. But that's as bad as things would get.

I don't want to think about what would happen to someone in Romania who carried a protest poster calling Elena Ceaucescu's qualifications into question. Or made a similar remark on TV or radio. Ion Pacepa, PJM's in-house Romania expert, would have a lot better idea of the penalties than I do. I would imagine that you would at least be arrested, interrogated and tortured. Could you be shot for such a thing? I really don't know. There were certainly crimes on the books in the Soviet Union for the offense of insulting a leader of the country; perhaps doing the same in Romania would get you several years in a labour camp or prison.

These regimes were really ruthless about dissent. I remember a journalist in Romania a few days before the regime fell. There was clearly something in the air and there had been some heated confrontations between protesters and the regime in the previous days. But even at that late stage of the game, the journalist was only able to interview a single dissident in the dark of the alley behind her hotel and even then the dissident spoke in whispers, no doubt terrified of being hauled off to a Securitate (Romanian secret police) dungeon.

I'll never forget another incident that I saw in a documentary. A young East German couple became pregnant with their first child and, although they were themselves resigned to living in East Germany, decided they couldn't bear to bring a child into that world. They set about trying to find a way to get to the West. Legal emigration was practically unthinkable under the very tight rules of the East Germans. They started scouting the area near the border to see if they could find a way across. On one such exploration, an East German border patrol saw them and fired at them without so much as a "Stop or I'll shoot". The man pushed his pregnant wife down and covered her to protect her and the baby but it was already too late; she had already been hit and she and the baby died on the spot. He was sent to jail for seven years for trying to flee his own country. He was also sent a bill by the East German government for the bullets used to kill his wife and baby. He had to pay 32 cents for the bullets or he would have gone back to jail. These regimes were ruthless beyond what we can imagine. That's why I'm sure that anyone insulting Elena Ceaucescu would have received far more than a scowl if they had dared to insult her.
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God, I feel so slimed I need a shower.
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"Valerie is tapped into people's experiences, their good times and bad." Because she has been briefed no fewer than 158 time by the IRS.

"Valerie expects people to work their hearts out for the President...", and if it weakens America, she even smiles.

"(need examples.)" Because we can't think of any.
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Wow, just wow. Obama is evidently the second-most narcissistic person in the White House. Jarrett is Number One.
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Working for change? She's spent the last 5 years working for The Man!

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And she likes puppies and kittens and all kinds of adorable little things SLOW ROASTED WHILE ALIVE SO SHE CAN SAVOR THEIR CRIES! Give me a frikkin break!
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Wait, this isn't parody? Especially with the (need examples) part? I don't know whether to laugh or cry, so I'm going to start drinking earlier this evening.
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The burning question is, does President Jarrett like pina coladas and getting caught in the rain?
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I'm sort of interested in what she likes doing at midnight, vampire that she is and all...
Maybe she's the one taking all the late night calls that Obama and Hillary aren't.
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Wow. I actually managed to keep down my double espresso and croissant after reading that. My plan to inure myself to lefty BS must be working! Note the aforementioned very blue-state snack: that is part of the immunization program. I blend righ in to my progressive surroundings.
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I've always figured she was the poser behind this administration (second in line behind Soros of course).

Obama is the puppet and Jarrett is the puppeteer. Obama's motivation is ego and a deep seated hatred for America. Jarrett's motivation is pure greed.

IMHO of course.
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