Skip to comments.Obama’s Guiding Light
Posted on 03/16/2015 8:12:04 AM PDT by NOBO2012
I dont think this NYT Magazine article on Val Jar is going to do much to squelch those persistent Svengali/Rasputin rumors:
- In his new book, David Axelrod asserts that Rahm Emanuel, when he was chief of staff, was openly uncomfortable with your relationship with the first family. In a town where access is so important, initially it probably made people a little uncomfortable. I think that has faded. I just want to do my job, and part of my job for the president is to be his friend.
And friends share everything.
- Youve been with President Obama from the very start of his political career. Are you going to stick around 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue to the bitter end? Oh, my goodness, I intend to stay until the lights go off. Why would I miss a single second of this?
And Ill tell you when the lights are going to go out.
- Some people believe that without Democratic control of the Senate, the White House is freer to act, more liberated from Congress. Is that true? We would far prefer to have kept the Senate in Democratic hands, but we play the hand were dealt. The president still has a robust agenda that involves Congress. And he is also going to work closely with partners outside of Washington.
a symbolic shahada
- On immigration, the president used to claim that he did not have the legal authority to stop deportations by executive action, but last year he decided to do just that. Did the legal advice evolve? He encouraged the lawyers at the Justice Department and the Department of Homeland Security to give him parameters. I think the intensity of their scrutiny of this issue grew after it was clear that Congress wasnt going to act. But the president has consistently said that the best solution is a legislative one. This was not optimal to him.
Butt as Ive tweeted him a million times, we dont need optimal to bring people out of the shadows.
- Starting out six years ago, did you expect a different relationship with the Republicans on Capitol Hill? Yes, absolutely. In Springfield, as a very junior state senator, the president was able to work with the other side of the aisle. What became clear when we came here is that there was not a willing spirit on the other side of the table.
Believe me Barry, we dont need to give them anything! You da man now!
- Some pundits blame the president for failing to foster relationships. They say he should have invited Republicans to golf with him, bowl with him and watch movies with him at the White House. They werent interested in playing golf, and they werent interested in being schmoozed, and they werent interested in going up to Camp David, they werent interested in going to state dinners. They just wanted to say no.
The Party of No and the Party of I dont know.
Rope line input that helped Barry evolve on gay marriage
So,until the lights go out,1
lets just keep practicing our hand signals.
1 "Oh, my goodness, I intend to stay until the lights go off." Wow, that's exactly what Rasputin said. Except in Russian. - comment from Steve Speicher
And he couldnt have done any of it without Valarie.
Posted from: Michelle Obamas Mirror
V.J. the real First Female President of the USA.
What a despicable puppet master woman in the shadows.
Eminence Grise is probably the better term for her,
It fits her to a T.
Actually I think that interview did her a lot of good and we all know Washington is a snakepit so it isn’t going to be too tough for many readers to follow along her narrative.
Frankly the woman reminds me of Dolores Umbridge from Harry Potter, and now that I think of it there is a bit of Minister Fudge in the president, with respect to seeing enemies where there are none and friends where none exist.
That interview did her and her boss good though, IMO.
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