Jay Carney, Obama’s White House Press Secretary was questioned by Ed Henry about the possibility of Saul Alinsky hanging on the White House wall for “inspiration.” Carney’s response?
January 23, 2012
During a White House press briefing on Monday, Fox News’ Ed Henry asked Press Secretary Jay Carney if the White House displays a portrait of Saul Alinsky for its staff to look up to. Carney’s answer was less than direct, and would seem to hint that there just might be something to the Alinsky portrait rumors.
“I wonder if you could clear something up,” Henry began.
“Newt Gingrich keeps saying on the campaign trail that the President’s vision comes from Saul Alinsky, the community organizer. I haven’t heard you asked about him but… Is there some kind of portrait of him hanging up in the White House that people look up to or is this BS?”
“Look,” Carney said. “The President’s background as a community organizer is well documented in his own books. His experience in that field contributed to who he is today. But his experiences abroad also included alot of other areas in his life. So I’ll just leave it at that.”
He added, “Have I said how much frun I had as a reporter covering Congress from 1996 to 1998? There was a certain bombast to it at the time. Lots of colorful things to cover.”
Hmmm……if Carney doesn’t deny it, who else might possibly be used as portraits for inspiration?
[Remember Anita Dunn, Obama’s (former?) communication director at the White House’s idol is Mao Zedong. She is married to Obama’s Chief Legal Counsel Robert Bauer.] A Mao ornament was on the White House Christmas tree.
[Bloom, Obama’s former Car Czar was also a Mao quoter]
Now Obama’s campaign staff is gearing up the mantra of “Choice” between two paths rather than a referendum on his record over the last three years.
Funny how David Axelrod and his “spinners” are utilizing George W. Bush’s campaign theme of “Choices” when all the while they have blamed Bush for everything that has happened during Obama’s failed first term [90 rounds of golf, lavish parties, crony capitalism with Stimulus funds, failed invested “green” companies Solyndra, Lightsource, “Fast and Furious” gun running, Unemployment rate still at 8.5%, Anti-Israel foreign policy, etc.]