She's a black woman with power. She's one of President Obama's closest advisors and has worked tirelessly during his presidency for women, poor people and other populist causes.
She scared "moderate" Democrats enough that they whined about her after they blew out the midterms themselves, and now the right wing is after her, beginning with John Fund's editorial calling her "Obama's Berlin Wall."
It’s high time the news media paid more attention to Valerie Jarrett. An old Chicago friend of both Barack and Michelle Obama’s, she exercises unusual influence in the White House as a “senior adviser.” Many in Washington believe that she is at the heart of the disappointment the Obama administration has become. They are unwilling to say so in public. But the evidence keeps piling up.
It goes on from there. From the launch of Healthcare.gov to fighting Islamic extremists, Fund would like his readers to believe the President is a brainwashed idiot who only listens to Jarrett and no one else.
Here's Fund's indictment:
More and more people in Washington do have advice for Obama — on the conduct of his administration. No one I spoke to believes he will follow it, but they all agree that the organizational lines of authority at the White House need to be better observed, that there should be better communication with both parties on Capitol Hill, and that the decision-making process should involve more people and be less directed toward short-term political fixes (most of which haven’t worked). So far the Obama administration’s management style has guaranteed only one thing: The only long-term fixed presence in the Obama White House is Valerie Jarrett, the person who mentored the careers of both Barack and Michelle Obama a quarter of a century ago and who remains glued to their sides to this day.
Let me translate. The uppity black lady in the White House who has the audacity to stay there exerts way too much control over the uppity Black President who won't listen to any of us anymore.
Listen, I hear the waaaahmbulance. Leave Jarrett alone and own your own failures, wingers.