Ed Driscoll

'As the Obama Administration Crashes and Burns, Insiders Begin to Blame Valerie Jarrett'

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As John Fund notes today, when you’ve lost former pants-wetting hardcore Obama groupies like Piers Morgan, Chris Matthews and Jonathan Alter

“President Obama this week committed professional suicide,” wrote former CNN host Piers Morgan, now an editor-at-large for Britain’s Daily Mail.

He called Obama’s throwing of the intelligence community under the bus a “shameless, reprehensible display of buck-passing” that will result in some analysts’ exacting “cold-blooded revenge on Obama by drip-feeding negative stories about him until he’s gone.” As for the Secret Service fiasco, Morgan said it was “no wonder the Secret Service gets complacent when The Boss exudes complacency from every pore.”

Chris Matthews of MSNBC, the former White House speechwriter who once rapturously recounted that he “felt this thrill going up my leg” as Obama spoke, didn’t hold back on Wednesday’s Hardball. “Let’s get tough here,” Matthews began, as he lambasted Obama for being “intellectually lazy” and “listening to the same voices all the time.” He even named names, saying that Obama had become “atrophied into that little world of people like Valerie Jarrett and Mrs. Obama.”

Read the whole thing — and speaking of warning signs, don’t miss Jarret’s quote from 2010 at the end of Fund’s article about how bored, bored, bored Barry is with everything and everybody around him.

Presumably, that includes that boring little piece of real estate called the Middle East as well. Last night, Megyn Kelly confronted Obama spokespoodle Jen Psaki with the words of Leon Panetta regarding one of the worst mistakes of Obama’s term in office (and that’s saying something): pulling US troops out of Iraq in 2011, which was played in 2012 as one of Obama’s great victories, until ISIS dared to rain on Barry’s ticker-tape parade. As Allahpundit notes, Psaki was reduced to the following circular argument: “simultaneously (a) praise a former administration appointee as a fine, honorable, credible public servant and (b) insist that he and Kelly have their facts wrong, wrong, wrong.”

“This is not a government; this a corporate PR firm,” Ace writes in response:

The PR firm has a smaller child corporation that is tangentially in the business of government, and its chief stock in trade is failure.

The PR firm runs the show, and the corporate PR firm is here to tell you two things:

1, everything’s fine, nothing to see here, errors were made but by the way errors weren’t even made,

and,

2, if you don’t agree, there’s something wrong with you. Perhaps racism.

Well, that’s always a given.

Update: “Start the clock on Valerie Jarrett leaving this administration,” Moe Lane writes:

[S]omebody is going to have to take the blame for the Democrats losing the Senate, and everybody in This Thing Of Ours pretty much loathes Valerie Jarrett.  Except for the Democrats; they loathe and fear her.

Guess we’ll see how it goes, huh?

Huh — I half-seriously think that Obama would resign before Jarrett does, considering the major role she played in getting him into the White House in the first place.