GOP concern troll Edward Klein, who, along with other notables such as Axis of E-ville author David Frum, is busily trying to stir up discontent among Democrats well in advance of the presidential race, has published another excerpt from his upcoming fantasy novel. This chapter alleges that history’s greatest three-headed monster — President and Mrs. Obama plus Valerie Jarrett — are colluding to pit Hillary Clinton against Elizabeth Warren in the 2016 Democratic primaries. Cat fight!
“Barack, Michelle, and Valerie have been talking about Elizabeth Warren for quite some time,” says an Obama administration source. “Valerie has told Warren that Obama is prepared to throw a great deal of money and organizational support behind her.
“The Obamas believe that Warren sees things from the same ideological point of view as they do. She is a committed progressive who, like Obama, wants to transform America into a European-style democratic-socialist state.”
What is behind the wingnut obsession with Jarrett? Is it a racial thing? A misogynist thing? A Chicago thing? An all-of-the-above trifecta? In addition to inspiring Klein to scale new heights of the fantastic, Jarrett makes Drudge’s fedora spin like a possessed schoolgirl’s noggin and seems to cause Glenn Beck’s partially descended testes to migrate back into the fuselage. Why?
POTUS and FLOTUS are by their job definitions high-profile and controversial, so the wingnut hysteria that surrounds them is unsurprising if regrettable. But Jarrett seems to toil in obscurity more often than not. I bet not 10 in 100 Americans could identify her from a photo array or offer anything other than a random guess on what she does. The focus on Jarrett seems odd, even in the context of wingnut fanfic.