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Monday, September 29, 2014

What goes around comes around





FLASHBACK: 
An Obama campaign taunt that sounds terrible in retrospect


Sorry about the lip sync but if this doesn't show how naive and brain-dead this administration is I don't know what the hell does! 



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What I always find intriguing are the masses standing behind Barry and Biden hanging on every word when they give a speech. A collective tumor of stupidity. 

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BY T. BECKET ADAMS | SEPTEMBER 23, 2014 | 2:13 PM


President Obama on Tuesday explained his decision to launch airstrikes in Syria, arguing that he has a responsibility to protect America from terrorist influences in that part of the world.

But there was a time when the president and his allies repeatedly mocked former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney during the 2012 presidential election for the Republican candidate’s numerous warnings on Syria, the Middle East, and general unrest aboard.

In fact, Vice President Joe Biden regularly mocked Romney's talk of war in the Middle East, and his jeering remarks, in retrospect, seem worthier of regret than chuckles.

Romney “said it was a mistake to end the war in Iraq and bring all of our warriors home,” Biden said on September 2, 2012. “He said it was a mistake to set an end date for our warriors in Afghanistan and bring them home. He implies by the speech that he’s ready to go to war in Syria and Iran.”

Biden also regularly took shots at Romney’s warnings over Russia.

The Republicans candidate “wants to move from cooperation to confrontation with Putin’s Russia. And these guys say the president’s out of touch?” the vice president asked.

Those campaign taunts don’t hold up so well today, do they?


Neither does this one.

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Romney's a murderer?

To put things in perspective try telling this s**t to to the families of the 4 Americans who died needlessly in Benghazi.

Tell this to the families of Brian Terry and Jamie Zapata and countless Mexicans who died after the Cartels received nearly 2000 weapons in the botched F&F debacle.

Who are the real murderers?








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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Police Reveal Gruesome Beheading Detail in Oklahoma Food Distribution Plant Murder



This guy recently converted to Islam: 
Meaning...bring a head to the table... get your official Muslim ID card.






A few things to think about.





Wonder if Stedman has one more investigation left in him? 
Doubt it.

 Isn't this at least as notable as the Brown and Martin cases?
 Imagine a white guy cut off a black woman's head. I mean what's worse... getting shot or having your head cut off? Let’s see if Barry puts this in the same spotlight as he did with Brown and Martin.



To bad the cop didn’t shoot him between the eyes. He's indigent and it's going to cost the taxpayers millions in long drawn out trials and appeals.


One more detail. Please tell me this administration is not going to chalk up another one to workplace violence. If it is 911 should be revisited. People were at work and we of course had violence. Add the two together and what do you got? Absurd you say? No more than Ft Hood and this latest atrocity.


Where is the condemnation from the so-called moderate/good Muslims?
Hint: 
Their aren't any 

BTW...
What demented religion believes cutting one's head off somehow ingratiates oneself to God?


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Gruesome new details have been revealed regarding a woman murdered in Moore, Oklahoma, Thursday. According to local outlets, she was beheaded by a man who was reportedly in the process of converting to Islam.

The victim, identified as Colleen Hufford, 54, died at the scene at Vaughan Foods, a food distribution company, after the violent attack unfolded around 4:05 p.m. at the hands of a male former employee.

Alton Alexander Nolen, who was fired from the business before allegedly attacking Hufford and another coworker, is the primary suspect in the case. He was shot during the attack by an off-duty officer and remans hospitalized, but is expected to survive.

The horrific incident unfolded after Nolen, 30, was terminated at a different location, then reportedly drove to the front of the Vaughan Foods building, hit a vehicle and walked inside.

It was then that he began stabbing Hufford and “severed the victim’s head,” according to a Moore Police Department press release and KFOR-TV.

Nolen also reportedly attacked Traci Johnson, 43, another worker at the plant, before being shot by Mark Vaughn, the chief operating officer of the company and a reserve Oklahoma County Deputy.


Johnson is currently in stable condition; authorities believe the suspect would have killed the second victim had he not been stopped.

Police do not currently believe that Hufford and Johnson were targeted, but claim that they were in Nolen’s way after he entered the building.


Moore Police Department

Coworkers claim that Nolen had recently converted to Islam and that he had been attempting to convert them as well, according to police.

“After conducting interviews with coworkers of Nolen information was obtained that he recently … started trying to convert some of his coworkers to the Muslim religion,” Moore Police Department officer Jeremy Lewis said at a press conference Friday.

The officer added that the manner of death and initial statements from coworkers have led the FBI to get involved in helping explore Nolen’s background.

State records indicate that Nolen was convicted of felony drug offenses, escape from prison and assault and battery on a police officer. Additionally, he reportedly served time in prison, according to Fox News.






Facebook posts show Nolen reading the Koran, donning Muslim religious clothing (pictured), praying in a mosque, and performing the one-figure salute of the ISIS terror group






Vaughn Foods released the following statement following the incident:


“On behalf of everyone at Vaughan Foods, we are shocked and deeply saddened by the events of today. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families and friends of the team member we lost and all those affected. Our focus is on the safety and well-being of our employees. We will provide counseling and support for our team members and support each other through this difficult time. We are working with authorities on this active investigation and ask that you direct your questions to local law enforcement.”

Police have released transcripts of 911 calls placed to authorities during the attack — conversations that provide a lens into the chaos that was unfolding inside the establishment, as noted by KFOR-TV.

“Yeah, we can hear a lot of screaming. We’re actually in a different office but someone just came in here yelling,” a caller said before adding, “He has stabbed someone.”







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Friday, September 26, 2014

Stedman stepping down






(Must be another major scandal brewing on the horizon)



The White House on Thursday was quick to advocate for Holder's placement in the history books.





“He established a historic legacy of civil rights enforcement and restoring fairness to the criminal justice system,” said one White House official. “Holder revitalized the department’s praised civil rights division, protected the rights of the LGBT community, successfully prosecuted terrorists, and fought tirelessly for voting rights, to name a few.” 

(Might be a few they left out…quite a few that is) 



ERIC HOLDER'S CAREER: 
Scandals, activism and race politics Eric Holder is the fourth-longest-serving attorney general in U.S. history and has attracted more than his share of scandal.

1995 – Holder told the Woman's National Democratic Club that the DOJ would soon launch a public campaign to 'really brainwash people into thinking about guns in a vastly different way ... in the way in which we changed our attitudes about cigarettes.'

January 2001 – As deputy attorney general, Holder interceded with President Clinton and advised him to pardon Marc Rich, a substantial campaign donor and 20-year fugitive, in a tax-evasion and racketeering case. Clinton granted the pardon during his final hours in office.

February 2009 – Holder was confirmed as attorney general by a 75-21 margin in the U.S Senate and became America's first black attorney general.

February 2009 – A newly minted AG Holder said during a speech marking Black History Month that the U.S. was 'essentially a nation of cowards' on race-relations. He said in January 2014 that 'I would not take that back'

(Didn't the "nation of cowards" just elect a black president?)

May 2009 – Holder stunned legal watchers by decided to try a terror-bombing suspect in civilian courts instead of giving him a military tribunal at the Guantanamo Bay detention complex. Ahmed Ghailani, indicted for the 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies which killed 12 Americans and 212 otherss, became the first Guantanamo prisoner brought to U.S. soil for a trial.

November 2009 – Following an Islamist Army doctor's jihad-related mass shooting at Fort Hood in Texas, Holder's DOJ classified the casualties as the result of 'workplace violence' instead of opening a terrorism case.

(The Hasan case was as close to workplace violence as Benghazi was to a video)

April 2010 – Holder personally OK'ed search warrants demanding the secret collection of emails belonging to Fox News Channel reporter James Rosen. The DOJ wanted to track the source of a national security leak without Rosen being aware he was under surveillance.

(Yet he couldn't track 2 and a half years of missing emails at the IRS)


Watch this short video... remember he personally signed off on the search warrant to obtain the communications of Rosen. If this isn't an out-and-out lie what is?

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May 2011 – Holder testified under oath during a congressional hearing that he hadn't heard about the failed 'gunwalking' program Operation Fast and Furious until one month earlier. A memo later surfaced from 2010 showing that Holder had been briefed on the program, which lost track of nearly 2,000 guns that killed hundreds including an American border patrol agent. He would have went up in flames on this one but Barry broke the law by covering up a crime using Executive Priviledge to pull Stedman's ass out of the fire.



He Frankly is a liar.


June 2012 – Congress voted to hold Holder in contempt, an unprecedented move, for refusing to turn over the Fast and Furious documents that a Republican-led committee had subpoenaed. 

November 2013 – a Texas Republican congressman filed Articles of Impeachment against Holder but only attracted 26 cosponsors for the bill.

March 2014 – Holder declined Republicans' demands to appoint an independent Special Prosecutor to probe allegations that IRS officials politically targeted conservative groups with intrusive investigations. Immersed with a avalanche of evidence, crashed hard drives, two and a half years of missing emails, people pleading the 5th left and right, yet instead he conducted investigations into thugs Michael Brown and Trayvon Martin finding this a bigger miscarriage of justice than the most significant breach in government corruption since the Nixon administration.

Unequivocally Eric Holder was/is the worst AG this country has ever had. When history is recorded I hope the hindsight is 20/20 but I suspect the historians are holding a white cane with a red tip. If you think this is all BS go to Wikipedia now and look up Alberto Gonzales and compare it with their take on the legacy of Stedman.

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U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to Step Down






WASHINGTON—Attorney General Eric Holder will announce he plans to resign, according to an official familiar with his plans. A formal announcement is planned for Thursday afternoon at the White House.


Mr. Holder plans to stay in the job until a successor is confirmed, according to the official. That means he could remain on the job beyond the November election.


The first black attorney general, Mr. Holder is also one of a handful of remaining cabinet members whose tenures date back to the beginning of the Obama administration.


Mr. Holder has long signaled he plans to leave the job by the end of this year.


The official said the attorney general and the president have had several discussions about his planned departure and finalized those plans at a Labor Day meeting at the White House.


Among those mentioned as possible successors is former White House counsel Kathryn Ruemmler, according to people familiar with the discussions. She and Mr. Holder were spotted having dinner at a Washington restaurant last month. 


Another candidate being considered by the White House is Solicitor General Donald Verrilli, who represented the U.S. in the recent Supreme Court case over whether for-profit companies with religious objections should have to pay a fine for not covering contraceptives in workers insurance plans as required by the Affordable Care Act. 


Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara is another potential contender.





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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Obama Bashes America - Brings Up Ferguson at UN





Here is the worthless waste of skin in front of the UN trying to solicit support against ISIS… but he just couldn't resist slapping America in the face. 


That GD American exceptionalism has to be beaten down at all cost! 

Don't worry Mr President when it comes to exceptionalism that would be the last fucking noun used to describe you. 



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 The gravity of the Michael Brown case is on par with ISIS!?!

Guess the trial of Darren Wilson is over and done with.
Who knew?










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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Karzai says US has not wanted peace in Afghanistan during farewell speech



This comes after...


The United States spent more than $100 billion on aid in Afghanistan since 2001 to train and equip the country's security forces, to pave crumbling dirt roads, to upgrade hospitals and to build schools. More than 2,200 U.S. forces have died in Afghanistan operations since 2001. Nearly 20,000 have been wounded. 

Now we have to listen to this ungrateful piece of shit?





 
Mahmud

Ahmed


Karzai and his 2 brothers (Ahmed Wali Karzai, now deceased) were (are) nothing but worthless crooks.

(under controversies)


 Speaking of Ahmed... Hamid can't join him soon enough.



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September 23, 2014: Afghan President Hamid Karzai attends his farewell ceremony at the presidential palace in Kabul. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)





Outgoing Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai took one final swipe at the U.S. Tuesday, telling a gathering of Afghan government employees that the 13-year American-led military action had failed to bring peace to his country. 


"We don't have peace because the Americans didn't want peace," said Karzai, who will officially give way to President-elect Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai when the latter is sworn in Monday.


"If America and Pakistan really want it, peace will come to Afghanistan," Karzai added, referring to his country's eastern neighbor as well as the U.S. "The war in Afghanistan is to the benefit of foreigners. But Afghans on both sides are the sacrificial lambs and victims of this war." Karzai also thanked a number of countries for their efforts in Afghanistan — India, Japan, China, Iran, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, South Korea and Germany — without thanking the U.S.


Karzai's words were met with a furious response by the American ambassador to Afghanistan James Cunningham, who called the comments "ungracious and ungrateful."


"It makes me kind of sad. I think his remarks, which were uncalled for, do a disservice to the American people and dishonor the huge sacrifices Americans have made here and continue to make here," Cunningham told a gathering of journalists.


Karzai's spokesman Aimal Faizi told The Washington Post that while the president appreciates the efforts of U.S. troops and taxpayers to rebuilt the war-torn country, he also believes that the U.S. did not do enough to confront Pakistan-backed militants in the country and that Washington and Islamabad "sabotaged" efforts to reach a peace deal with the Taliban. 


Karzai is the only president Afghanistan has known since the 2001 U.S.-led invasion removed the Taliban from power. In the intervening years, The United States has spent more than $100 billion on aid in Afghanistan since 2001 to train and equip the country's security forces, to pave crumbling dirt roads, to upgrade hospitals and to build schools. More than 2,200 U.S. forces have died in Afghanistan operations since 2001. Nearly 20,000 have been wounded.


The United Nations says that some 8,000 Afghan civilians have been killed in the conflict over the last five years alone. Karzai for years has railed against U.S. military strikes for the civilian casualties that some of them cause — although the United Nations has said insurgents are to blame for the overwhelming majority of casualties.


In his final year in office Karzai refused to sign a security agreement with the U.S. that would set the legal framework to allow about 10,000 American military advisers and trainers to stay in the country next year. Ghani Ahmadzai has said he will sign it.


Samehullah Samem, a member of parliament from the western province of Farah, said as a decade-long ruler Karzai has earned respect among Afghans, but that he should be more careful with his words toward an ally. He noted that the Afghan economy is faltering.


"We are completely dependent on the international community. We need the support of the international community, especially the United States of America," Samem said.


U.S. military and intelligence operatives helped transport Karzai around the region in late 2001, shortly after the September 11 attacks in New York and Washington. That U.S. connection helped pave the way to the presidency.


Ghani Ahmadzai's entrance is more conventional. A former finance minister, the new president has worked at the World Bank and earned a PhD. from New York's Colombia University. His path to the presidency follows a long election season that ended with negotiations for a national unity government and the election commission giving him 55 percent of the runoff vote.


Cunningham said the U.S. was asked to be involved in the unity negotiations and that the U.S. exerted itself to help Afghanistan succeed, an important achievement especially given the "psychic investment as well as blood and treasure" here since 2001.


The 13-year war against the Taliban has largely been turned over to Afghan security forces, a development that has seen casualties among Afghan soldiers rise significantly this year.










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Monday, September 22, 2014

Staggering statistics





War on Poverty Is Destroying America




Even though this may have started out with the best intentions Congress allowing this to mushroom to 22 trillion is indefensible!

According to this article the poverty rate now is almost the same as 1967 proving it to be an abject failure.
 Couldn't we use 22 trillion right now?


Lyndon Johnson on Vietnam :

“I won’t be the first American president to lose a war". 


He was right... he lost two of them.


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The longest war in American history is not Afghanistan. It is an ongoing debacle that we have been losing from the very beginning: the war against property rights, independence, and self-respect that Democrats misnamed the War on Poverty.

Since its beginning, U.S. taxpayers have spent $22 trillion on Johnson's War on Poverty (in constant 2012 dollars). Adjusting for inflation, that's three times more than was spent on all military wars since the American Revolution.

Although it is a staggering amount of money that could have achieved tremendous good had it not been flushed down the toilet, the $22,000,000,000,000 is not the full cost. Think of all the wealth that would have been created if the millions of people seduced into poverty by the government had not been paid not to work.

The welfare state is an end in itself. The objective is not to help the poor, but to grow it by creating more poor. Democrats have been highly successful in this regard.

This is why Obama was reelected despite his glaringly obvious unsuitability for the office. We have reached the point where whoever is less likely to cut off the flow of other people's money will win.

The political, economic, cultural, demographic, and moral consequences of having let liberals reduce us to this state will soon prove cataclysmic.

By now, no informed person could possibly believe that paying people to be poor will stop them from being poor.

Over 100 million people, about one third of the U.S. population, received aid from at least one welfare program at an average cost of $9,000 per recipient in 2013. If converted into cash, current means-tested spending is five times the amount needed to eliminate all poverty in the U.S.

And yet,

The present poverty rate is almost exactly the same as it was in 1967 a few years after the War on Poverty started.

This is because even people who live quite well are regarded as poor on the grounds that they do not earn their money, and because the welfare state has crippled the institution of marriage, creating an explosion of the out of wedlock births that drive poverty.

The success of Obama indicates that we may have passed the point of no return. Freed from "stigma" (formerly known as pride and morality), people will not stop voting themselves other people's money until the system collapses into dictatorship. Many of us will live to see this happen unless the situation is reversed quickly.

A civilization can die from a war. The Third Punic War killed Carthage. The War on Poverty is killing America.

It will kill us if we can't stop it.




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Friday, September 19, 2014

Democrats turn on Debbie Wassermouth Schultz









Talk about a class act


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The party has lost confidence in her as a unifying leader and a party spokesperson.

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Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz is in a behind-the-scenes struggle with the White House, congressional Democrats and Washington insiders who have lost confidence in her as both a unifying leader and reliable party spokesperson at a time when they need her most.

Long-simmering doubts about her have reached a peak after two recent public flubs: criticizing the White House's handling of the border crisis and comparing the tea party to wife beaters.

The perception of critics is that Wasserman Schultz spends more energy tending to her own political ambitions than helping Democrats win. This includes using meetings with DNC donors to solicit contributions for her own PAC and campaign committee, traveling to uncompetitive districts to court House colleagues for her potential leadership bid and having DNC-paid staff focus on her personal political agenda.

She's become a liability to the DNC, and even to her own prospects, critics say.

"I guess the best way to describe it is, it's not that she's losing a duel anywhere, it's that she seems to keep shooting herself in the foot before she even gets the gun out of the holster," said John Morgan, a major donor in Wasserman Schultz's home state of Florida.

The stakes are high. Wasserman Schultz is a high-profile national figure who helped raise millions of dollars and served as a Democratic messenger to female voters during a presidential election in which Obama needed to exploit the gender gap to win, but November's already difficult midterms are looming.

One example that sources point to as particularly troubling: Wasserman Schultz repeatedly trying to get the DNC to cover the costs of her wardrobe.

In 2012, Wasserman Schultz attempted to get the DNC to pay for her clothing at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, multiple sources say, but was blocked by staff in the committee's Capitol Hill headquarters and at President Barack Obama's reelection campaign headquarters in Chicago.

She asked again around Obama's inauguration in 2013, pushing so hard that Obama senior adviser — and one-time Wasserman Schultz booster — Valerie Jarrett had to call her directly to get her to stop. (Jarrett said she does not recall that conversation.) One more time, according to independent sources with direct knowledge of the conversations, she tried again, asking for the DNC to buy clothing for the 2013 White House Correspondents' Dinner.

Wasserman Schultz denies that she ever tried to get the DNC to pick up her clothing tab. "I think that would be a totally inappropriate use of DNC funds," she said in a statement. "I never asked someone to do that for me, I would hope that no one would seek that on my behalf, and I'm not aware that anyone did."

Tracie Pough, Wasserman Schultz's chief of staff at the DNC and her congressional office, was also involved in making inquiries about buying the clothing, according to sources. Pough denies making, directing or being aware of any inquiries.

But sources with knowledge of the discussions say Wasserman Schultz's efforts couldn't have been clearer. "She felt firmly that it should happen," said a then-DNC staffer of the clothing request. "Even after it was explained that it couldn't, she remained indignant."

This story is based on interviews with three dozen current and former DNC staffers, committee officers, elected officials, state party leaders and top Democratic operatives in Washington and across the country.


Many expect a nascent Clinton campaign will engineer her ouster. Hurt feelings go back to spring 2008, when while serving as a co-chair of Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, Wasserman Schultz secretly reached out to the Obama campaign to pledge her support once the primary was over, sources say.

Meanwhile, the Obama team was so serious about replacing her after 2012 that they found a replacement candidate to back before deciding against it, according to people familiar with those discussions.

Obama and Wasserman Schultz have rarely even talked since 2011. They don't meet about strategy or messaging. They don't talk much on the phone.

Instead, the DNC chairwoman stakes out the president of the United States at the end of photo lines at events and fundraisers.

"You need another picture, Debbie?" Obama tends to say, according to people who've been there for the encounters.


Chairing the DNC should be a political steppingstone — Ed Rendell, Terry McAuliffe and Tim Kaine all went on to bigger things, and even Howard Dean used the post to rehabilitate himself from the man who yelped his way out of a presidential campaign.

And without a doubt, the Florida congresswoman has had plenty of successes. She has overseen the integration of key elements of the Obama campaigns, including its voter file and data programs. After being left with $25 million in bills from the Obama campaign, the DNC enters the fall with the debt cleared and over $7 million on hand. She's started new efforts to build relationships with labor and small business leaders and prioritized the DNC's outreach to female voters.

"My tenure here is not about me," Wasserman Schultz said in an interview with POLITICO at DNC headquarters. "I like to help build this party. That's what I love and that's what I focused on."

She rejects the idea she is over-extended.

"I have always taken on a lot. It's what I love to do. I don't do anything halfway," she said, dismissing any worries that she's overextended. "In some cases, it's sniping; in other cases people are worried about me. I have a lot of Jewish mothers out there that I think very kindly say, 'My god, she's doing so much.' It's OK."


SPLIT WITH OBAMA

The White House is staring at two years of life under a GOP-controlled House and Senate. The DNC chair, however, isn't involved in the strategy talks with the president.

They don't want her there.

For even the occasional Obama briefing by the heads of the Democratic Senate Campaign Committee and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, she is not invited. That includes a key session on July 31, the last day the House was in town before the August recess, when House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), DCCC Chair Steve Israel (D-N.Y.) and DCCC executive director Kelly Ward sat on the couches in the Oval Office running through the political landscape for the president.

Wasserman Schultz described her relationship with the president as speaking to him on an "as-needed basis, whenever I have a need to talk to them or give them a sense of what's going on, but also, as it happens, as we connect on the trail." She declined to provide details of how often, where or when.

When Kaine was DNC chairman during the president's first year in office, he had a monthly lunch with Obama on the calendar (although not all of the lunches actually occurred as planned). Wasserman Schultz demurred when asked if it would be fair to characterize her as speaking "regularly" with the president.

"The best way to describe it is: as often as we need," she said.

According to multiple people familiar with the president, Obama's opinion of Wasserman Schultz was sealed back in 2011. Shortly after becoming chairwoman, she pushed hard for a meeting with the president that she kicked off by complaining that she had been blocked from hiring the daughter of a donor — who'd been on staff in her congressional office — as a junior staffer to be the DNC's Jewish community liaison.

Obama summed up his reaction to staff afterward: "Really?"

Asked about the relationship between the president and Wasserman Schultz, the White House issued a statement praising the chairwoman and DNC staff.

"The president's foremost political goal is helping Democrats do well in the midterms — and Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz is doing a great job in that effort," said White House spokesman Eric Schultz. "The president is grateful for all of the hard work being done by the entire team at the DNC. He fully recognizes the value of their work, and that's why he has worked so hard to support them."

Wasserman Schultz resisted Obama circle favorites Marlon Marshall and Buffy Wicks replacing Patrick Gaspard as executive director. When Jarrett found out that Wasserman Schultz had had her daughter sit in on the interview with Wicks at the end of July 2013, she called to register her dismay, describing Wasserman Schultz's behavior, according to people familiar with the conversation, as "completely unprofessional and rude."

Shortly thereafter, the DNC chairwoman spoke at length to POLITICO about how she planned to leverage the donors she'd met as DNC chairwoman into fundraising to build chits for her own political future. Jarrett was infuriated and called Wasserman Schultz.

Jarrett had always been a defender, she reminded Wasserman Schultz, according to people familiar with the call, but now she delivered a clear message: She was disappointed by the narrative in the story the chairwoman herself had fed, and cautioned her to remember that Obama is head of the party.

Obama's team came very close to replacing Wasserman Schultz after the 2012 race.

At the Charlotte convention, Wasserman Schultz's DNC staffers assembled a collection of perks — entry to her skybox, access to the chairwoman's lounge — for House members and candidates she was hoping to attract for her leadership run and DNC voting members she would need to retain her DNC post should Obama replace her. She also had her DNC staff explore and plot how she could remain chairwoman if Obama lost the race.

A DNC official said Wasserman Schultz denies she ever made or directed staff to make such inquiries in the event the president was going to lose, but sources say White House and Obama campaign staff were furious.

"She was trying to figure out what the protocol was," said a DNC staffer at the time. "What was the exact length of her term, what would it take to run."





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