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MARK STEYN: Truth to Power – NRO

October 31, 2009

vallerie_jarrett_barrack_obama_david_axelrodOctober 31, 2009 7:00 AM

‘Truth to Power’

The truth is the Obama administration is the power.

By Mark Steyn

Valerie Jarrett announced the other day that “we’re going to speak truth to power.” 

Who’s Valerie Jarrett? She’s “Senior Advisor” to the president of the United States — i.e., the leader of the most powerful nation on the face of the earth. You would think the most powerful man in the most powerful nation would find a hard job finding anyone on the planet to “speak truth to power” to. But I suppose if you’re as eager to do so as his Senior Advisor, there’s always somebody out there: The Supreme Leader of Iran. The Prime Minister of Belgium. The Deputy Tourism Minister of the Solomon Islands. But no. The Senior Advisor has selected targets closer to home: “I think that what the administration has said very clearly is that we’re going to speak truth to power. When we saw all of the distortions in the course of the summer, when people were coming down to town-hall meetings and putting up signs that were scaring seniors to death. . . . ”

Ah, right. People “putting up signs.” Can’t have that, can we? The most powerful woman in the inner circle of the most powerful man on earth has decided to speak truth to powerful people standing in the street with handwritten placards saying “THIS GRAN’MA ISN’T SHOVEL READY.” Was it only a week ago that I wrote about this administration’s peculiar need for domestic enemies?

via ‘Truth to Power’ by Mark Steyn on National Review Online.

  1. Carterthewriter permalink
    November 1, 2009 8:33 AM

    The audacity of those in Obama’s administration shall be his downfall.

    In one respect, thank God he didn’t have the foresight to tell them to keep quiet about what they planned to do. They just couldn’t wait to run off at the mouth. Well, now that their agenda is out in the open, let us deal with your words and thoughts. Let the American majority decide which direction this country shall proceed; for those we elected to represent us have failed miserably.

  2. George Albert permalink
    November 1, 2009 1:53 PM

    I could not believe my ears when jarrett spoke the truth to power schtick. clearly, the O whitehouse really does not want to be president, they want power without responsibility and they are acting as such. really what joke this obama presidency is…well it would be a joke if the were not so seriously hurting the country. 2010 and 2012 the people better wake up and vote these bums out

  3. Pegib permalink
    November 2, 2009 6:33 PM

    I am VERY VERY concerned but not for the same reasons.

    God Bless America

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