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Czars The following are Obama's Czars, a new and influential cadre of counselors just steps from the Oval Office whose power to direct domestic policy will rival, if not exceed, the authority of his Cabinet.

Obama has appointed 34 "Czars."  Obama's czar system
concerns some.  Here is the complete list

Obama has 'super aides' for healthcare, the economy, energy and urban issues, with more to come -- prompting some lawmakers and groups to worry that he may be concentrating power and bypassing Congress.

some lawmakers and outside experts fear that Obama is setting up a system that is not subject to congressional oversight and creates the potential for conflict among his many advisors.

Sen. Robert C. Byrd (D-W.Va.) became concerned enough to send a cautionary letter to Obama last week. At times, he said, past White House staffers have assumed duties that should be the responsibility of officials cleared through the Senate confirmation process. He cited President Bush's naming of homeland security czar Tom Ridge as an example.

"They rarely testify before congressional committees and often shield the information and decision-making process behind the assertion of executive privilege," Byrd wrote of past czars and White House staffers in similar positions. At times, he said, one outcome has been to "inhibit openness and transparency, and reduce accountability."

"The rapid and easy accumulation of power by White House staff can threaten the constitutional system of checks and balances," Byrd said.

These Czars are "Political Officers."  In the old Soviet Union, they were called Commissars.

The Executive Branch of government is organized hierarchically, top-down, by Departments (Treasury, Defense, etc.).  Each department functions under the direction of an executive, referred to as a "Secretary," who is confirmed by the Senate.

The appointments of these "Czars" changes the fundamental structure of the Executive Branch into a "matrix" structure.  The czars have political power across all of the departments within the Executive Branch.

They speak for Obama and their function is to ensure compliance with Obama's policies within the Executive Branch.

The American People don't know who most of these Czars are.  They've had no background checks.  There is no Congressional oversight over the Czars, unlike a Cabinet position.  They are appointed by Obama and are extraordinarily powerful, simply because they take their direction from and report directly to Obama.

We don't know how much money they make.  We don't know how many tax-payer dollars they oversee.  We don't know how large their staffs are.  We don't know how much power they wield.

Where are the checks and balances?
  The Czars Are Unauthorized
  On Feb. 25, 2009, Sen. Robert Byrd, the longest-serving senator in history wrote a letter to Obama, detailing his (Byrd's) concern about the number of "czars" (32-34?) Obama has appointed.  None have been confirmed by the Senate.

To quote Sen. Byrd, "As presidential assistants and advisers, these White House staffers are not accountable for their actions to the Congress, to cabinet officials, or to virtually anyone but the president.  They rarely testify before congressional committees, and often shield the information and decision-making process behind the assertion of executive privilege.  In too many instances, White House staff have been allowed to inhibit openness and transparency, and reduce accountability."

These czars are being paid without congressional authorization, without having testified before any legislative committee, without having been confirmed by anyone, and are functioning like a fourth (illegal) arm of government.

Here is the bunch of them.
  Richard Holbrooke


Afghanistan
    
Ultra liberal, anti-gun former governor of New Mexico -- pro Abortion and legal drug use.
  Jeffrey Crowley


AIDS
   

Gay Rights activist.  Believes in gay marriage and special status, including free health care for gays.
  Hannah Rosenthal


Anti-Semitism
Obama's new anti-Semitism czar serves on the board of a controversial Israel-lobby group accused of working against the Jewish state, while her writings suggest Israel's policies are to blame for anti-Semitism.

Hannah Rosenthal, a former Health Department regional director under the Clinton administration, started her position earlier this week as the State Department's new special envoy to monitor and combat anti-Semitism.  She previously headed the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, an umbrella U.S. Jewish organization.

Rosenthal, however, serves on the board of J Street, a lobby group that is mostly led by left-leaning Israelis and that receives funds from Arab and Muslim Americans.

J Street brands itself as pro-Israel.  It states on its website it seeks to "promote meaningful American leadership to end the Arab-Israeli and Israeli-Palestinian conflicts peacefully and diplomatically."

J Street, however, also supports talks with Hamas, a terrorist group whose charter seeks the destruction of Israel.  The group opposes sanctions against Iran and is harshly critical of Israeli offensive anti-terror military actions.

Even the Israeli government has been distancing itself from J Street, with its ambassador to Washington, Michael Oren, refusing to attend its annual dinner last month.  Israeli Embassy spokesman Yoni Peled told the Jerusalem Post his government has some "concern over certain [J Street] policies that could impair Israel's interests."

Continue reading here . . .
  Ed Montgomery


Auto Recovery
   

Black radical anti-business activist.  Affirmative Action and Job Preference for blacks.  University of Maryland Business School Dean teaches US business has caused world poverty.  ACORN board member.  Communist: W.E.B. duBois club member.

  Alan Bersin


Border
  
Former failed superintendent of San Diego Schools.  Ultra-Liberal friend of Hilary Clinton.  Served as Border Czar under Janet Reno to keep borders open to illegals.
  David J. Hayes Sr.


California Water
  
Fellow of radical environmentalist group, Progress Policy.  No training or experience in water management.
  Ron Bloom


Cars
  

Former head, United Auto Workers.  Anti business & anti nuclear.  Has worked hard to force US auto makers out of business.  Sits on the Board of Chrysler which is now Auto Union owned.

Later, was named head of Manufacturing (see "Manufacturing" below)
  Dennis Ross


Central Region
   

Believes US policy has caused Mid East wars.  Obama apologist to the world.  Anti-gun and pro-abortion.

  Melissa Hathaway

Cyberspace
Resigned
http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/1419223
  Mark Lloyd

Diversity
    
The Lid blog has a report on Mark Lloyd, the associate general counsel and Chief Diversity Officer at the Federal Communications Commission, who said, "There are few things I think more frightening in the American mind than dark skinned black men.  Here I am."

He was appointed to the newly created position by Obama in early August.  Before he was appointed a Czar, Lloyd was the vice president for strategic initiatives at the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights.  His specialty is communications policy, and that policy he promotes can only be described as having a strange obsession with promoting a racial divide.

He is also not a big fan of the First Amendment.

While Obama is playing coy with his plans to shut down conservative talk radio, we know what his real intentions are, due to his appointment of Mark Lloyd.  Lloyd’s view of the 1st Amendment is shocking:
   

"It should be clear by now that my focus here is not freedom of speech or the press. This freedom is all too often an exaggeration. At the very least, blind references to freedom of speech or the press serve as a distraction from the critical examination of other communications policies.  "[T]he purpose of free speech is warped to protect global corporations and block rules that would promote democratic governance."

   
Like many of Obama’s appointees, Lloyd worked for George Soros, the foreign billionaire who funds anti-America groups.  He seems to be enamored with dictators and has even publicly praised Venezuelan Communist dictator Hugo Chavez’s "incredible…democratic revolution."  He also wants to use the Fairness Doctrine to "balance" talk radio and believes there are too many white people in the media.  He has written that unless there are "more people of color, gays and other people…we will not change the problem."  One of his solutions to "balance" the media is to fine conservative radio stations up to $250 million and give the proceeds to National Public Radio.  Get ready for censorship like America has never seen before.

Read the whole thing here . . . with videos . . .
  Lynn Rosenthal


Domestic Violence
   
Director of the National Network to End Domestic Violence.  Vicious anti-male feminist.  Supported male castration.
  Gil Kerlikowske

Drugs
Obama will nominate Seattle Police Chief Gil Kerlikowske to be U.S. drug czar and remove the job's Cabinet designation, The Washington Post reported on Wednesday.

If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Kerlikowske would head the Office of National Drug Control Policy, which was elevated to Cabinet level under former President George W. Bush.

The nomination of Kerlikowske would end a long search for a candidate to oversee U.S. efforts to fight illegal drugs. Kerlikowske was long speculated to be the front-runner, but revelations about his stepson's arrest on drug-related charged complicated the nomination process, the Post reported.

In formally nominating Kerlikowske, Obama -- who admitted using cocaine as a teenager in his memoir "Dreams from My Father" -- would offer a vote of confidence for a nominee who could face uncomfortable questions during the confirmation process, the newspaper said.

The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said, "During his eight-year tenure as Seattle's police chief, Gil Kerlikowske has established himself as a devoted lobbyist for every restrictive gun law proposal," said CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb.  "That's pretty hypocritical of a guy whose own gun was stolen out of his department car on a downtown Seattle street.  He may pass an FBI background check for an appointment, but he flunked the responsible gun owner's test."

Kerlikowske has lobbied for bans on sport-utility rifles that are owned by tens of thousands of law-abiding Washington residents, and millions of their fellow American citizens.  He backed legislation to close the mythical "gun show loophole" with an unsubstantiated theory that private sales put guns in the hands of criminals.  Believes no American should own a firearm.

"While he's been Seattle's police chief," Gottlieb noted, "he's become a close ally of the anti-gun Washington CeaseFire, but he's never bothered to sit down with gun owners to discuss crime problems, gun safety or enforcement efforts that focus on felons rather than firearms.

"Kerlikowske's reported appointment to a post with the Obama administration reinforces the genuine concerns of American gun owners that the new president is not their friend," he observed.  "The new president has surrounded himself with people who have long anti-gun rights track records, including Joe Biden, Eric Holder, Hillary Clinton and Rahm Emanuel.  By adding Gil Kerlikowske to his inner circle, Obama is simply confirming the adage that "you can tell a lot about someone by the company he keeps."
  Paul Volcker


Economics
   

Head of Federal Reserve under Jimmy Carter when US economy nearly failed.  Obama appointed head of the Economic Recovery Advisory Board which engineered the Obama economic disaster to US economy.  Member of anti business, Progressive Policy organization.

  Carol Browner 

Energy
Environment
When president-elect Barack Obama appointed Carol Browner to be his "energy czar" back in December, the conservative blogosphere was buzzing about her being a member of Socialist International, "the worldwide organization of social democratic, socialist and labor parties."

At the time, she was fourth on the website's list of members in the "Commission for a Sustainable World Society" which calls for "global governance" and says rich countries must shrink their economies to address climate change.

Not any longer, although it still is cached by Google:

CAROL M. BROWNER

Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency under President Bill Clinton. Leading the EPA from 1993 to 2001, she was the longest-serving Administrator in the agency’s history. Browner currently serves on the board of several non-profit organizations, including as chair of the National Audubon Society, one of the nation’s oldest environmental organizations, and as a member of the Board of the Directors of the Center for American Progress, the Alliance for Climate Protection and the League of Conservation Voters.

Picked up the Environment title when Van Jones quit -- see below . . .
  Van Jones

Environment
Resigned
Obama's newly appointed "Green" Czar, was as an admitted radical communist and black nationalist leader.

Van Jones, president and founder of Green For All, a nonprofit organization that advocates for building a so-called inclusive green economy, has been tapped to serve as the special adviser for green jobs, enterprise and innovation at the White House Council on Environmental Quality.  According to the White House blog, Jones' duties will include helping to craft job-generating climate policy and ensuring equal opportunity in the administration's energy proposals.

While in jail in San Francisco in 1992, Jones said, "I met all these young radical people of color -- I mean really radical, communists and anarchists.  And it was, like, 'This is what I need to be a part of.' I spent the next ten years of my life working with a lot of those people I met in jail, trying to be a revolutionary.  In the months that followed, he let go of any lingering thoughts that he might fit in with the status quo.  I was a rowdy nationalist on April 28th, and then the verdicts came down on April 29th," he said.  "By August, I was a communist."

Jones, formerly a self-described "rowdy black nationalist," boasted in a 2005 interview that his environmental activism was a means to fight for racial and class "justice."

"I'll work with anybody.  I'll fight anybody if it will push our issues forward," he told the left-leaning East Bay Express in a 2005 interview.  "I'm willing to forgo the cheap satisfaction of the radical pose for the deep satisfaction of radical ends."
  Chai R. Feldblum


 Equal
Opportunity
  
A law professor nominated by Obama to become a commissioner for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission was a signatory to a radical 2006 manifesto which endorsed polygamous households and argued traditional marriage should not be privileged "above all others."

Georgetown University Law Center professor Chai R. Feldblum, nominated as a commissioner for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), is listed as a signatory to the July 26, 2006 manifesto "Beyond Same-Sex Marriage:  A New Strategic Vision for All Our Families & Relationships."

The manifesto’s signatories said they proposed a "new vision" for governmental and private recognition of "diverse kinds" of partnerships, households and families.  They said they hoped to "move beyond the narrow confines of marriage politics" in the U.S.

Describing various kinds of households as no less socially, economically, and spiritually worthy than other relationships, the Beyond Marriage manifesto listed "committed, loving households in which there is more than one conjugal partner."

Same-sex marriage, the manifesto said, should be "just one option on a menu of choices that people have about the way they construct their lives."

"Marriage is not the only worthy form of family or relationship, and it should not be legally and economically privileged above all others," the manifesto continued.  "While we honor those for whom marriage is the most meaningful personal ­– for some, also a deeply spiritual -- choice, we believe that many other kinds of kinship relationship, households, and families must also be accorded recognition."

The manifesto listed as one of its principles "freedom from a narrow definition of our sexual lives and gender choices, identities, and expression."

It also charged that the political right enforces "narrow, heterosexist definitions of marriage."

There's more here . . .  
  Joshua DuBois


Faith-Based
  
Political black activist.  Degree in Black Nationalism.  Anti gun ownership lobbyist.
  Julius Genachowski


F C C
  

Neil Stevens says Julius Genachowski is Barack Obama’s head of the Federal Communications Commission.  He thinks you’re an idiot.  After famously calling for broadly expanded FCC powers to mandate "transparency" and "neutrality" on the Internet, and having that plan rejected by a growing, bipartisan coalition, he now denies he wants to regulate the Internet.

 

Meanwhile he also claims the FCC is trying to "win the case" against Comcast, who has sued to get a federal court to overturn the FCC’s claimed authority to regulate Internet activity. But we’re supposed to believe he doesn’t want to regulate the Internet. Right. The Wall Street Journal says that the FCC "took a beating" during an appeals court hearing on the case. A decision against the FCC could be crippling of Genachowski’s plans, but unfortunately on that front there’s nothing we activists can do but watch, and wait.

 

Though we can also join in the second comment period that the FCC has opened up on Net Neutrality.  Your guess is as good as mine as to where on the FCC’s website we can do that, though.  They’re not exactly transparent.

  Sam Kass


Food
  
The Corruption Chronicals says that in a comical move even for czar-happy Obama, who has rewarded dozens of cronies with distinguished titles, the White House has named the Obama’s personal Chicago cook as "Senior Policy Adviser for Healthy Food Initiatives."

It’s no joke, even though is sounds like a bad one.  The Chicago chef’s rapid ascension, reported this week by a conservative Washington D.C. newspaper, has been kept under the radar for the last month.  Sam Kass went from being a 20-something, Windy City gourmet cook -- privately paid by the Obama’s to feed them -- to big-time White House adviser in a matter of months.

In between, Michelle Obama made Kass a "Food Initiative Coordinator" for her new healthy nutrition program which is supposed to eliminate childhood obesity within a generation, especially in the nation’s inner cities.  The First Lady claims that childhood obesity is a threat to national security and a crisis equivalent to AIDS and youth violence.

Because it’s such a dire situation, she has convinced her husband’s administration to spend $400 million a year to bring "healthy foods" to low-income neighborhoods and $10 billion to revise a decades-old federal measure that already feeds tens of millions of poor children at school for free.

This culinary revolution no doubt requires a trusted senior policy adviser -- like Kass -- who is an expert in healthy cuisine. The First Lady refers to her cook as a "partner in crime" and says it’s "just pretty powerful" to see what started out as talk in her South Side Chicago kitchen turn into a major initiative that "hopefully will change the way we think as a country."

Makes you wonder what Kass, who also doubles as a White House chef, has been putting in the Obama’s food all these years.  Incidentally, the "most transparent administration" in history doesn’t want Americans to know how much the famous family cook earns.  Although he’s an important administration wonk, Kass’s salary is excluded in the Annual Report to Congress on White House Staff because he’s considered "residence staff" and those salaries don’t need to be disclosed.

More reparations from the Obamas -- $400 million a year to bring "healthy foods" to low-income neighborhoods --  $10 billion for poor children at school for free -- "because it’s such a dire situation..." -- another CRISIS -- thank you Cloward and Piven -- thank you Rahmbo.

Everything is a crisis to these people -- except the economy.

  Cameron Davis


Great Lakes
  

Chicago radical anti business environmentalist.  Blames George Bush for poisoning the water that minorities have to drink.  No experience or training in water management.  Former ACORN Board member.

  Daniel Fried


Guantanamo
  
Rights activist for foreign terrorists.  Believes America has caused the terrorism in the world.
  Nancy-Ann DeParle


Health
   

Former head of Medicare/Medicaid.  Strong health care rationing proponent.

  Vivek Kundra


Information
  
Born in New Delhi, India.  Controls all public information, including labels and news releases.  Monitors all private Internet emails.
  Dennis Blair


Intelligence
  
Retired Navy admiral.  Stopped US guided missile program as "provocative."  Chair of ultra-liberal Council on Foreign Relations, which blames American organizations for regional wars.
  Todd Stern


International Climate
  
Anti-business former White House Chief of Staff.  Strong supporter of the Kyoto Accord.  Pushing hard for Cap and Trade Bill.  Blames US business for Global warming.

Stern, a veteran of the Clinton administration, was the U.S. negotiator at the Kyoto conference in 1997 (which called for dramatic climate change regulations based on bogus assumptions).  Had the treaty been implemented, it would have plunged the world into economic chaos.

Since then, new evidence has revealed that the major climate models used to justify the Global Warming alarm was, in fact, not accurate. One would think Stern would address this, but chances are he won’t. Climate change seems to be more about giving the government control over our lives, than about phony climate crises. Indeed, Stern has made it clear that he thinks international agencies, such as the United Nations, should take the lead on forcing climate change down the throats of national governments. Stern has even gone as far as to propose that world powers form an “E8” group, who would meet yearly and dictate environmental policy to the rest of the world. What about national sovereignty? Clearly, Stern feels that’s an outdated concept.

Stern is also the nutcase behind the Cap and Trade proposal which, even an analysis by Obama’s own Treasury Department concluded, would cost American taxpayers up to $200 billion dollars -- just what we need for today’s economy!
  Susan P. Crawford


Internet
WorldNetDaily is reporting that Obama's Internet czar, Susan P. Crawford, is linked to a Marxist-run liberal media think tank, Free Press, that advocates government intervention in the Internet.
 
She was chosen to head up the Obama transition's Federal Communications Commission Review team.  After the inauguration, Obama named her Special Assistant to the President for Science, Technology, and Innovation policy -- or Internet czar.

Wired magazine calls Crawford "the most powerful geek close to the president," and notes that prior to her work for the administration, she was a "prolific" writer on "net neutrality."

Crawford's "One Web Day" is also promoted on the Free Press website.

She spoke at a May 14, 2009, "Changing Media" Free Press summit in Washington.  Crawford's "One Web Day" project, which seeks to broaden the public's awareness of Internet and Web issues, lists the radical ACORN as one of its "participating organizations." Free Press" is listed as another.

The founder of Free Press, Robert W. McChesney, is a professor at the University of Illinois and former editor of the Marxist journal Monthly Review.  In February 2009, McChesney, an avowed Marxist, urged that capitalism be dismantled.

"In the end, there is no real answer but to remove brick-by-brick the capitalist system itself, rebuilding the entire society on socialist principles,'" wrote McChesney in a column.

The board of Free Press has included a slew of radicals, such as Obama's former "green jobs" czar Van Jones, who resigned after it was exposed he founded a communist organization.  Meanwhile, Crawford and Kevin Werbach, who co-directed the Obama transition team's Federal Communications Commission Review team, are also advisory board members at Public Knowledge, a George Soros-funded public interest group.

Public Knowledge claims to be bipartisan, working with groups from both sides of the aisle, including Free Press and the Open Society Institute.
  Dawn Johnsen 

Legal
Obama’s new head of the Office of Legal Counsel in the Justice Department, Dawn Johnsen, called the legal reasoning which gave the president broad powers to authorize "rough" interrogation of terrorists "shockingly flawed…bogus…outlandish."  She said it allowed "horrific acts" and demanded to know "Where is the outrage?  The public outcry?"  This is the person who will decide how to interrogate terrorists.  If she errs on the side of weakening methods of questioning, there’s no chance her boss, Eric Holder the new Attorney General, will reverse her.  He approved of the Clinton/Reno "wall" preventing intelligence from finding out what criminal investigators had found out and took the lead in pardoning the FALN terrorists.

What is Obama thinking?  How could he weaken so dramatically our protections against terrorism?  Doesn’t he realize that without warrantless FISA wiretaps we could never have uncovered the plot to destroy the Brooklyn Bridge (how could we have gotten a warrant for conversations about the bridge when we didn’t yet know that al Qaeda had it in its sights?)  Has he forgotten that we only found the name of the operative who was tasked with destroying the bridge because we subjected Kahlid Mohammed, the mastermind of 9-11, to "rough" interrogation techniques?  Does he really mean to leave us vulnerable to terrorist attacks?

Yes he does.  Read more.
  Ron Bloom

Manufacturing
Former head of the United Auto Workers.  He's anti business & anti nuclear.  Has worked hard to force US auto makers out of business.  Sits on the Board of Chrysler, which is now Auto Union owned.  How did this happen?

It was announced on August 24, 2009 by the National Right To Work Legal Defense Foundation, Inc., that Ron Bloom, former United Steelworkers Union executive, who was appointed by Obama as his "car czar" some months ago, will soon be named to oversee ALL of America’s manufacturing.

Continue reading here . . .
  Dr. Donald Berwick -- Another Obama Socialist


Medicare
   

Trevor Loudon introduces us to Dr. Donald Berwick, yet another socialist.  This one was nominated by Obama to be Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services.  Dr. Berwick currently serves as President and CEO of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, and is a professor at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Public Health.

"Dr. Berwick has dedicated his career to improving outcomes for patients and providing better care at lower cost," Obama said. "That’s one of the core missions facing our next CMS Administrator, and I’m confident that Don will be an outstanding leader for the agency and the millions of Americans it serves."

Berwick is also a partisan of state run health care, an advocate of government re-distribution of wealth and an ardent socialist, unless he was lying through his teeth when this clip was filmed.
    

Donald Berwick on Redistributing Wealth  (02:15)
  George Mitchell


Mideast
   

Former Senator from Maine.  Left wing radical.  Has said Israel should be split up into 2 or 3 smaller more manageable plots.  Anti-nuclear, anti-gun, & pro homosexual.
  Kenneth Feinberg


Pay
   

Chief of Staff to Ted Kennedy.  Lawyer, who got rich off the 911 victims payoffs.
  Cass Sunstein 

Regulatory
  
Obama’s pick for "regulatory czar," Harvard Law School Professor Cass Sunstein, may be the incoming president’s most popular appointment so far.  Judging from his resume -- best-selling author, "pre-eminent legal scholar of our time," and an endorsement from The Wall Street Journal -- we can almost understand why.  However, there’s one troubling portion of the new Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) Administrator’s C.V. that has seems to have flown under everyone’s radar: Cass Sunstein is a radical animal rights activist.

Sunstein has made no secret of his devotion to the cause of establishing legal "rights" for livestock, wildlife, and pets.  He has straight out said, "We ought to ban hunting."

Sunstein, has also advocated a policy under which the government would "presume" someone has consented to having his or her organs removed for transplantation into someone else when they die unless that person has explicitly indicated that his or her organs should not be taken.  Under such a policy, hospitals would harvest organs from people who never gave permission for this to be done.
  Kevin Jennings

Safe Schools 
The Washington Times reports that a teacher was told by a 15-year-old high school sophomore that he was having homosexual sex with an "older man."  At the very least, statutory rape occurred.  Fox News reported that the teacher violated a state law requiring that he report the abuse.  That former teacher, Kevin Jennings, is Obama's "Safe School Czar."  It's getting hard to keep track of all of Obama's problematic appointments.  Clearly, the process for vetting White House employees has broken down.

In this one case, in which Mr. Jennings had a real chance to protect a young boy from a sexual predator, he not only failed to do what the law required, but actually encouraged the relationship.

According to Mr. Jennings' own description in a new audiotape discovered by Fox News, the 15-year-old boy met the "older man" in a "bus station bathroom" and was taken to the older man's home that night.  When some details about the case became public, Mr. Jennings threatened to sue another teacher who called his failure to report the statutory rape "unethical."  Mr. Jennings' defenders asserted that there was no evidence that he was aware the student had sex with the older man.

However, the new audio (.mp3 format) contradicts this claim.  In 2000, Mr. Jennings gave a talk to the Iowa chapter of the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) , an advocacy group that promotes homosexuality in schools.  On the tape, Mr. Jennings recollected that he told the student to make sure "to use a condom" when he was with the older man.  That he actively encouraged the relationship is reinforced by Mr. Jennings' own description in his 1994 book, "One Teacher in 10."  In that account, the teacher boasts how he allayed the student's concerns about the relationship to such a degree that the 15-year-old "left my office with a smile on his face that I would see every time I saw him on the campus for the next two years, until he graduated."

Mr. Jennings' denials about these events reveal a lack of remorse.  He has not admitted that he made mistakes in this case, and he now refuses to answer any questions about the scandal.  Don't forget, this is a White House appointee we're talking about.  Mr. Obama should make clear what his standards are for public servants serving at his pleasure.  Encouraging and covering up man-boy sexual activity are serious offenses.  The White House should force Mr. Jennings to come clean.

Mr. Jennings has made extremely radical statements promoting homosexuality in schools and about his utter contempt for religion that render him unsuitable for a prestigious White House appointment.  His job in the Obama administration is to ensure student safety, and this scandal directly calls into question his ability to perform that job.  Mr. Jennings and Obama administration officials refuse to answer any questions about this newly discovered evidence.  A lot of Americans want answers about this guy and how he was approved for a job in the White House.

It gets worse.  Jennings was the founder of the GLSEN and co-chair of the lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) fundraising for Barack Obama.  As the founder and Executive Director of GLSEN, Jennings defended GLSEN during the notorious fistgate episode.

Obama's "Safe School Czar" is so named because he is a proponent of "safe" sex with children. 

Commies, Marxists, perverts, rapists, and tax-cheats -- the Obama Administration --  our government.
  John P. Holdren

Science
Kathy Shaidle writes that as part of his series of profiles on Barack Obama’s many policy "czars," last night FOX News host Sean Hannity looked at the new "Science Czar," John P. Holdren.

Holdren’s official titles are: Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy; Assistant to the President for Science and Technology; and Co-Chair of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.

The longtime Teresa and John Heinz Professor of Environmental Policy at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, Holdren is no stranger to controversy.

As Hannity pointed out in his segment, Holdren has been quoted as calling the United States the "meanest of wealthy countries."  He has also, according to Hannity, "left the door open" to prosecuting "global warming deniers."

Holdren’s radicalism dates back to the late 1960s.

In 1969 Holdren wrote that it was imperative "to convince society and its leaders that there is no alternative but the cessation of our irresponsible, all-demanding, and all-consuming population growth."  That same year, he and (the now largely discredited) professor of population studies Paul Ehrlich jointly predicted:  "If … population control measures are not initiated immediately and effectively, all the technology man can bring to bear will not fend off the misery to come."

In 1971 Holdren and Ehrlich warned that "some form of ecocatastrophe, if not thermonuclear war, seems almost certain to overtake us before the end of the century."

Viewing capitalism as an economic system that is inherently harmful to the natural environment, Holdren and Ehrlich in 1973 called for "a massive campaign … to de-develop the United States" and other Western nations in order to conserve energy and facilitate growth in underdeveloped countries.

Continue reading here . . .

Just perfect!  The inmates are running the institution.
  Earl Devaney


Stimulus
  
Spent career trying to take guns away from American citizens.  Believes in Open Borders with Mexico.  Author of statement blaming US gun stores for drug war in Mexico.
  J. Scott Gration


Sudan
  
Native of Democratic Republic of Congo.  Believes US does little to help third World countries.  Council of Foreign Relations.  Asking for higher US taxes to support United Nations.
  Herb Allison


TARP
  
Fannie Mae CEO responsible for the US recession by using real estate mortgages to back up the US stock market.  Caused millions of people to lose their life savings.
  Vivek Kundra

Technology
After Vivek Kundra took charge of the District of Columbia's technology operations in late 2007, he ushered in a new era of experimentation -- adopting popular Web sites such as YouTube, Wikipedia, and Twitter to improve city services.  Now, as the newly appointed chief information officer of the federal government, he plans to bring the same spirit to the national stage.  But there's a huge difference in complexity and scale.  The District's technology budget is relatively tiny, and its staff concentrated, while the federal government's budget of $71 billion is spread across dozens of departments and agencies that often fight outside efforts to influence their operations.

Yet Kundra is serious about bringing the latest Net technologies to the federal government.  In his first one-on-one interview since being named to his post, the 34-year-old native of India told BusinessWeek he hopes to transform the way the government uses technology.  He plans on making it more efficient by getting agencies to share information and computers.  And he'll use social networking Web sites to open a conversation between the government and citizens.  He also believes government should no longer build all of its computing systems and Web sites from scratch, the way it has in the past.  "I want to make sure we're leveraging innovations from throughout the world," he says.

Kundra faces a daunting task. The federal government is better known for technology fiascoes than successes.  In the 1990s, the IRS took more than a decade and $8 billion to upgrade its tax return processing system, and the FBI's $600 million Trilogy project, aimed at streamlining the agency's case tracking system, was so badly botched in the wake of the September 11 attacks that some agents began referring to it as the "tragedy" project.
  John Brennan
 

Terrorism
Obama’s top terrorism and intelligence adviser, John O. Brennan, headed a firm that was cited in March, 2008, for breaching sensitive files in the State Department’s passport office, according to a State Department Inspector General’s report released this past July.
  Adolfo Carrion Jr.


Urban Affairs
 
Puerto Rican, anti-American activist and leftist group member in Latin America.  Millionaire Slum Lord of the Bronx, NY.  Owns many lavish homes and condos which he got from sweetheart deals with labor unions.  Wants higher taxes to pay for minority housing and health care.
  Ashton Carter


Weapons
 
Leftist.  Wants all private weapons in US confiscated and destroyed.  Supports UN ban on firearms ownership in America.  No Other policy.
  Gary Samore


WMD Policy
  
Former US Communist.  Wants US to destroy all WMD unilaterally as a show of good faith.  Has no other policy.
   

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