Valerie Jarrett Attacks the GOP From MLK’s Church Pulpit. Yet the Left Screams about Separation of Church and State?

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January 16, 2012

By Billy Hallowell

One day before Martin Luther King Day, Senior White House adviser Valerie Jarrett spoke at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia.

Her appearance was notable for a number of reasons. To begin with, King was a preacher at the church, so the timing of the address, during which she praised the civil rights leader for paving the way for Obama’s historic presidency, was appropriate.

But of additional interest was Jarrett’s politically-charged speech, which, according to the Weekly Standard, she delivered to the church’s congregants just before the house of worship hosted a voter registration drive. Rather than dancing around the political nature of her position to deliver a sermon or a message rooted purely in Biblical nature, she took the opportunity to lambaste Republicans.

(Related: Is Valerie Jarrett President Obama‘s ’Worst’ Adviser?)

“Teachers, and firefighters, and policemen, whose jobs are now in jeopardy because Congress — well let me be specific — because the Republicans in Congress,” she said.

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Valerie Jarrett Uses Ebenezer Baptist Church To Give Political Speech

Additionally, the church’s pastor, Raphael Warnock, lambasted Republican Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich during his sermon. Warnock took particular issue with comments that the presidential contender made about food stamps and the African American community.

The church hosted a voter registration drive after the service and it is pledging to continue to do so until the November election.

For those of you wondering if churches, being non-profit organizations, are allowed to utter this sort of political rhetoric, you may remember our coverage of Pulpit Freedom Sunday and the “Johnson Amendment.” This latter law restricts partisan political activity by non-profit groups.

In order to qualify as a 501(c)3 group, a church must be one, “which does not participate in, or intervene in (including the publishing or distributing of statements), any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for public office.”

The waters are murky in this case, though many have argued that the law shouldn’t exist at all (this, in fact, is the premise behind Pulpit Freedom Sunday).

(H/T: Drudge Report)

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Obama doesn‘t do ANYTHING without Valerie Jarrett’s approval. One can look at her family tree….Vernon Jarrett ( her father in law) tied to the Communist Party. Her mother Barbara Bowman who is tied to the Erik Erickson Institute. Bill Ayers considers Barbara Bowman a “Friend”.

Obama’s records “hidden and sequestered”……WHY? If the Left forces the Republican nominee to “open records”, then they should insist Obama reciprocate.

Is Valerie Jarrett actually Obama’s “handler”?

Read THIS:

Why Was Obama’s “Brain” Valerie Jarrett So Happy to Hire Communist Van Jones? Was it Fate? Is She Obama’s Handler?

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And THIS. “Who’s Who in the White House Woodpile”

WHO’S WHO IN THE WHITEHOUSE’S WOODPILE: VALERIE JARRETT TIED To MARILYN KATZ

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Connections Of The Obamas To Public Allies, Asset Based Community Development Institute and The Gamaliel Foundation.

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Gamaliel and the Barack Obama Connection
by Gregory A. Galluzzo

President elect Barack Obama has throughout his political career made repeated references to his time as a community organizer on the South Side of Chicago. It is important that we all understand the connection between Barack and Gamaliel. In l980 Mary Gonzales and I created the United Neighborhood Organization of Chicago.

In l982 we decided that we needed some expertise from someone who had done faith based community organizing. A person who had worked as such an organizer in Illinois and in Pennsylvania approached me about joining our organizing team. His name was Jerry Kellman. Jerry helped Mary and myself become better organizers. While he was working for us, he connected with a group called the Calumet Community Religious Conference (CCRC) operating on the South Side in the South Suburbs of Chicago, and in Indiana. CCRC had been formed in response to the massive shut down of major industry and the resulting job loss and all of the concomitant social tragedies.

Jerry and I reached an understanding that we would support his work in the South Suburbs so that he could become director of his own project. It was Jerry Kellman who put an ad in the New York Times about an organizing position in the Chicago area. Barack responded; Jerry interviewed him and offered him a position. Barack accepted. Almost at this very time, Jerry propositioned an old friend of his to return to Chicago from Texas and work with him in this new organizing venture. His friend was Mike Kruglik.Mike and Jerry were the first mentors of Barack in organizing.

CCRC, which spanned communities in Northwest Indiana, the South Suburbs and parts of the City of Chicago proved to be unwieldy. Jerry and I decided to split it into three parts. Barack would work to found a new independent project in the South side of Chicago, Mike Kruglik would be the director of the South Suburban Action Conference and Jerry Kellman would develop organizing in Northwest Indiana. At that point Jerry asked me to become Barack’s consultant.

And at this time we were just creating the Gamaliel Foundation. I met with Barack on a regular basis as he incorporated the Developing Communities Project, as he moved the organization into action and as he developed the leadership structure for the organization. He would write beautiful and brilliant weekly reports about his work and the people he was engaging.

When Barack decided to go to Harvard Law School, he approached John McKnight, a professor at Northwestern and a Gamaliel Board member for a letter of recommendation. When Barack was leaving he made sure that Gamaliel was the formal consultant to the organization that he had created and to the staff that he had hired.

Barack has acknowledged publicly that he had been the director of a Gamaliel affiliate. He has supported Gamaliel throughout the years by conducting training both at the National Leadership Training events and at the African American Leadership Commission. He has also attended our public meetings.

We are honored and blessed by the connection between Barack and Gamaliel.

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Information about Valerie Jarrett

From Discover the Networks: http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=2418

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From Keywiki:

http://www.keywiki.org/index.php/Valerie_Jarrett

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Valerie Jarrett’s Father-in-Law Was a Communist – Worked With Obama Mentor Frank Marshall Davis

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From Trevor Loudon

Valerie Jarrett’s Father-in-Law Was a Communist – Worked With Obama Mentor Frank Marshall Davis

Submitted by Trevor on June 6, 2011

Vernon Jarrett

Senior Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett’s late father-in-law and Chicago Sun-Times columnist Vernon Jarrett, was a key member of the South Chicago communist left of the late 1940s.

After graduating from Knoxville College in Tennessee, Jarrett moved to Chicago in 1946 to work as a journalist. On his first day on the job at the radical Chicago Defender, he was sent to cover a race riot.

The Defender was heavily influenced by the Communist Party USA and included on its roster well known Chicago Communist Party member Frank Marshall Davis.

Frank Marshall Davis

Jarrett and Davis worked on the Defender around the same time. They certainly knew each other through the Communist Party and its fronts.

In June 1946, Vernon Jarrett was elected to the Illinois Council of the Communist Party’s youth wing, then known as American Youth for Democracy. This is according to Testimony of Walter S. Steele regarding Communist activities in the United States. Hearings before the Committee on Un-American Activities, House of Representatives, Eightieth Congress, first session, on H. R. 1884 and H. R. 2122, pages 75,76. It is the first hard evidence tying Vernon Jarrett directly to the Communist Party. Frank Marshall Davis, incidentally, was an official sponsor of American Youth for Democracy, along with confirmed communists Howard Fast, Langston Hughes, John Howard Lawson and Dirk Struik.

In April 1948, Frank Marshall Davis and Vernon Jarrett were working together as members of the publicity committee of the communist controlled Citizens’ Committee to Aid Packing-House Workers.

CCAPHW letterhead, April 12 1948

Besides Davis and Jarrett, communist officials of the strike committee included Oscar Brown (Treasurer) , Louise Patterson (Assistant Treasurer) and Ishmael Flory (food & groceries committee).

Later that year, Frank Marshall Davis left Chicago for Hawaii to work on the Honolulu Record, then edited and run by Communist Party member Koji Ariyoshi.

Koji Ariyoshi

A member of the “Dixie Mission” to Yenan, the HQ of the Chinese communist forces in the 1940s, Ariyoshi spent nearly two years in China as an officer of an all-Nisei psychological warfare unit. The unit’s job was to direct propaganda against the Japanese civilians and troops in China at the time.

Immediately after the war, Ariyoshi worked New York City with accused “Amerasia” spy John S. Service and Ed Rohrbough – who would become business manager of the Honolulu Record, in an effort to steer U.S. policy towards the Chinese Communists and against the Nationalists.

Ariyoshi also worked the Committee for a Democratic Far Eastern Policy, whose board included two people later arrested during the famous “Amerasia” spy case, “Amerasia editors Philip J. Jaffe and Kate L. Mitchell.

Frank Marshall Davis was an active member of the Communist Party in Hawaii, even after it went formally underground in 1950, when he assumed chairmanship of a tiny cell known as Group #10. Later Davis joined in the infiltration of the Hawaii Democratic Party, serving in 1950, as Assistant Secretary and Delegate to the Territorial Democratic Convention in his Precinct Club – Third Precinct of the Fifth District.

Davis was also later observed by the FBI on several occasions photographing remote shorelines and beachfronts, possibly for intelligence purposes. The FBI continued to monitor Davis into the 1960s and he was placed on the “Security Index.” This meant Davis was marked for immediate arrest should war break out between the U.S. and the Soviet Union.

While the Communist Party in Hawaii faded into the Democratic party and the International Longshore Workers Union, there is no evidence that Frank Marshall Davis ever stopped being a communist. As late as 1973, three years after Davis met and began mentoring the 10 year old Barack Obama, he was still listed as an endorser of one of the party’s oldest fronts, the Committee for Protection of Foreign Born.

CPFB letterhead, April 1973

Also in 1948, Vernon Jarrett left his job as journalist at the Chicago Defender to start a black oriented radio show “Negro Newsfront” with comrade Oscar Brown. He also went on to become the Chicago Tribune’s first black syndicated columnist and was a founder of the leftist National Association of Black Journalists.

Jarrett became the first black syndicated op-ed columnist for the Chicago Tribune in 1970. Then in 1983, he moved to the Chicago Sun-Times as an op-ed columnist, later becoming a member of the paper’s editorial board, from which he retired in 1995.

While Jarrett worked his way to respectability, he still used his pen to support ”progressive” causes and politicians, including Chicago’s first black mayor Harold Washington, communist aligned US Senator Carol Moseley Braun and Barack Obama.

According to Vernon Jarrett’s Washington Post obituary of May 25th 2004:

Mr. Jarrett continually shone a light on African American history and pertinent issues in Chicago and throughout the country. He stoked the political embers in Chicago that led to the 1983 election of the city’s first African American mayor, Harold Washington.

Vernon Jarrett was aware of Barack Obama’s career from its early stages and became an influential supporter.

Commenting on the 1992 Moseley Braun Senate race, which Obama played a key role, Vernon Jarrett wrote in the Chicago Sun-Times of August 11th 1992:

Good news! Good news! Project Vote, a collectivity of 10 church-based community organizations dedicated to black voter registration, is off and running. Project Vote is increasing its rolls at a 7,000-per-week clip…If Project Vote is to reach its goal of registering 150,000 out of an estimated 400,000 unregistered blacks statewide, “it must average 10,000 rather than 7,000 every week,” says Barack Obama, the program’s executive director…

On Jarrett’s death, Dee Myles, the Chicago based chair of the Education Commission of the Communist Party USA, penned a tribute to Vernon Jarrett for the Peoples Weekly World of June 5th, 2004, in which she invoked the names of Communist Party legend Paul Robeson – who reportedly advised Frank Marshall Davis to leave Chicago for Hawaii.

Readers like me can be extremely selective of the journalists we read habitually… We are selective about the journalists to whom we become insatiably addicted, and once hooked we develop a constructive love affair without the romance…

Such was my experience with Vernon Jarrett, an African American journalist in Chicago who died at the age of 86 on May 23. I became a Vernon Jarrett addict, and I am proud of it!

Jarrett’s claim to fame is that he was a partisan of the cause of African Americans in the broad democratic tradition of Paul Robeson…

On April 9th, 1998, at Chicago’s South Shore Cultural Center, Vernon Jarrett hosted a Paul Robeson Citywide Centennial Celebration event, with his old comrade and Party sympathizer Margaret Burroughs and former Party members Studs Terkel and old friend Oscar Brown.

Dee Myles went on to say:

Jarrett was fanatical about African Americans registering and voting in mass for socially conscious candidates. He championed Harold Washington like a great warrior, and this March, from his hospital bed, wrote an article appealing to Black Chicago to turn out to vote for Barack Obama in the Illinois primaries. Obama astounded everyone with an incredible landslide victory as the progressive, Black candidate for the Democratic Party nomination for the U.S. Senate seat from Illinois. From his sickbed, Vernon Jarrett issued a clarion call, and the people responded.

There is no doubt that the Illinois Communist Party saw the connections between the movement that elected Harold Washington and that which put Barack Obama in the US Senate.

John Bachtell

Illinois Communist Party organizer John Bachtell covered a “Special District Meeting on African American Equality and Building the Communist Party and Young Communist League, Chicago”, IL September 30, 2007.

The legacy of Harold Washington’s election and his administration is in the collective consciousness not only of the African American community, but the entire city. Many of his democratizing achievements endure 20 years later.

The historic election of Washington was the culmination of many years of struggle. It reflected a high degree of unity of the African American community and the alliance with a section of labor, the Latino community and progressive minded whites. This legacy of political independence also endures…

This was also reflected in the historic election of Barack Obama. Our Party actively supported Obama during the primary election. Once again Obama’s campaign reflected the electoral voting unity of the African American community, but also the alliances built with several key trade unions, and forces in the Latino and white communities.

Communist Frank Marshall Davis worked closely with comrade Vernon Jarrett in 1940s Chicago. Davis moved to Hawaii where he eventually met and mentored a young Barack Obama. Meanwhile Vernon Jarrett helped elect communist/socialist backed Harold Washington to the Chicago mayoralty. Washington’s victory inspired Barack Obama to move to Chicago, where his career was promoted by both Vernon Jarrett and the Communist Party.

Vernon Jarrett’s daughter-in-law Valerie Jarrett, worked for Harold Washington. Later she employed Barack Obama’s fiancee, Michelle Robinson, befriended the family and became one of President Obama’s most trusted advisers.

In Chicago, and nationally, the Communist Party threw its entire weight behind Obama’s Senate and Presidential campaigns.

Is this is all mere coincidence?

More importantly, given the connections of Frank Marshall Davis and the Communist Party USA to Soviet networks of the time, are there serious security implications here?

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The Marxist Web of Chicago: Marilyn Katz the Enabler of Valerie Jarrett

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Valerie Jarrett’s Nauseating Condescension

 

Katy Abram, the Arlen Specter town hall attendee who told him he has “awakened a sleeping giant” writes this article at American Thinker.

 

February 24, 2010

Oh those simple Tea Party people!

I just wanted to thank President Obama’s senior advisor Valerie Jarrett for helping me realize that as a member of the Tea Party movement I am just too stupid to understand the workings of the health care debate.  During a taped discussion at Harvard University she enlightened the masses when she answered a gentleman in the audience who stated the following:

“Could the Obama administration…write some much simpler booklets on housing foreclosure, on the health care bill…where as a typical person including those in the Tea Party could understand the basics of it? Cause I feel many of them simply don’t.  Do you think that is an analogy?”

 

Valerie Jarrett:

“I think it’s an excellent analogy…Part of our challenge is finding a very simple way of communicating.”

 

What an amazing concept!  Would this be similar to Thomas Paine’s Common Sense pamphlet?  Oh wait a second, Thomas Paine wrote about protecting the citizens’ life, liberty and property from government;  not about government imposing mandates on citizens to buy a specific product as a condition of living lawfully as a resident of the United States. 

I hate to argue Ms. Jarrett but simplicity is not the problem your delivery, it is the content of your message.  I understand it perfectly even when you use large words like cloture and reconciliation.  The problem you are facing is that due to this unprecedented mandate health care reform is unconstitutional. 

Ms. Jarrett showed her uninformed opinion of the Tea Party movement when she also stated:

“Even if they are in favor of, let’s say, a different form of healthcare, insurance to perform, fine. But what’s happening is it’s an anti government. I mean, that’s the tea party. They really are trying to rebel against government at all. I think that that’s Again it’s an extreme.  It’s a lot easier to scare people and to get them angry when they are scared and they are already uncertain and I think that’s what the tea party is trying to capture. There’s nobody more self critical than President Obama.”

 

Oh the burden!  Now I need to write my own simply stated pamphlet to the Obama administration to explain that the Tea Party is about limited government and returning to our Founding Fathers principles.  If that is considered a anti-government and extreme then so be it.

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I would love to see Col. Allen West (Ret.) currently running for US Congress (R-Fl) debate Valerie Jarrett on this:

 

****The title of this video is just ONE of the subjects covered in this interview.

 

 

 

 

Add these videos:

 

 

Part #1

 

 

 

Part #2:

 

 

 

 

Or better yet, debate Obama…….

 

 

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