Tuesday, August 4, 2009

It’s Not the Swine Flu That Will Do Us In – It’s Czar-itis!

Obama has moved swiftly to concentrate power in the White House, bypassing the review of our elected representatives in Congress for most of the posts called "czars." --- quote from a blog post - August 3, 2009

It’s almost an epidemic – no, not the Swine Flu as mentioned in the title of this piece. Swine Flu is preferable to what has been happening for weeks now. President Barack Hussein Obama is on a binge of another kind – a kind of rapid fire action as he appoints “czars” one after another.

Every president in recent decades has appointed a few individuals known as “czars” in his administration. But with Obama it is an obsession or an addiction in his mad quest for power. There has never been anything like this in the history of our republic.

Here’s the horrible reality of this thing: First, these people are personally chosen by the president and answer only to him – get the picture? They will simply be Obama puppets as he extends his quest for power in order to control every facet of our lives possible. Second, they require no confirmation by the Senate as is the case with the secretaries in the president’s cabinet. Third, if they are subpoenaed and come before a senate hearing, they can claim executive privilege and do not have to give any answers to probing questions that will be asked!

And of course these people will be paid well for their “work” (term used very loosely here) plus a lot of plush “perks” also – that’s the way it is when you work in the upper levels of government. Salaries alone will range from over $158,000 to $172,000 – that’s a lot of cabbage for shuffling papers around and trying to look important!

Now, are you ready? Be sure you are sitting down as you look at the Obama list of "royalty" in the czar connection!

  • Herbert Allison Jr. – Bailout Czar - [replaced Bush bailout czar Neel Kashkari, Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Financial Stability confirmed by Senate]
  • Alan Bersin – Border Czar
  • Dennis Blair – Intelligence Czar
  • John Brennan – Counterterrorism Czar
  • Carol Browner – Energy Czar
  • Adolfo Carrion – Urban Affairs Czar
  • Ashton Carter - Weapons Czar [actually Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics and so subject to Senate confirmation]
  • Aneesh Chopra – Technology Czar
  • Jeffrey Crowley, an openly gay white man – AIDS Czar
  • Cameron Davis – Great Lakes Czar [seeing to it that the lakes are cleaned up]
  • Nancy-Ann DeParle – Health Czar [also propagandist for B. O.’s health care plan]
  • Earl Devaney – Stimulus Oversight Czar
  • Joshua DuBois – Religion Czar – AKA God Czar
  • Arne Duncan – Education Czar
  • Kenneth Feinberg – Pay Czar [will have broad authority to set pay limits for the top 100 employees of institutions that have received a substantial amount of TARP funds]
  • Daniel Fried – Guantanamo Closure Czar
  • J. Scott Gration – Sudan Czar
  • Melissa Hathaway – [soon to be] – Cybersecurity Czar
  • David J. Hayes – Water Czar – [a Deputy Interior Secretary and therefore subject to Senate oversight]
  • Richard Holbrooke – Afghanistan-Pakistan [Af-Pak]Czar
  • John Holdren – Science Czar
  • Kevin Jennings – Save Schools Czar - [nominated to be Assistant Deputy Secretary of Education, Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools, a newly created post; openly gay founder of an organization dedicated to promoting pro-homosexual clubs and curricula in public schools]
  • Van Jones – Green Jobs Czar
  • Gil Kerlikowske – Drug Czar
  • Ron Kirk – Trade Czar
  • Vivek Kundra – Infotech Czar - [Shoplifted four shirts, worth $33.50 each, from J.C. Penney in 1996]
  • Douglas Lute – War Czar - [retained from Bush administration, married to Jane Holl Lute, currently a Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security]
  • George Mitchell – Mideast Peace Czar
  • Ed Montgomery – Car Czar - [replacing Steve Rattner, who stepped down amid controversy over his former firm’s role in a possible kickback scandal]
  • Lynn Rosenthal – Domestic Violence Czar
  • Dennis Ross – Mideast Policy Czar
  • Gary Samore – Weapons of Mass Destruction Czar
  • Todd Stern – Climate Change Czar
  • Cass Sunstein – Regulatory Czar
  • Larry Summers – Economic Czar
  • Michael Taylor – Food Czar
  • Arturo Valenzuela – Latin-American Czar (nominee) [although this post is referred to as a czar, he is nominatied to be Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs and so is subject to Senate confirmation]
  • Paul Volcker – Economic Czar #2
  • Elizabeth Warren – Tarp Czar
  • Jeffrey Zients – Government Performance Czar

Postions established, but not yet filled:

  • Behavioral Science Czar
  • Copyright Czar

Positions being planned:

  • Income Redistribution Czar
  • Land-use Czar
  • Consumer Financial Protection Czar – aka Mortgage Czar
  • Radio-Internet Fairness Czar
  • Student Loan Czar - to oversee a program of mandatory service in return for college money
  • Voter List Czar
  • Zoning Czar

There you have it and the end is by no means in sight. It has been noted that Russia could not in 400 years do what B. O. has done in less than 8 months – namely, they didn’t have near the number of “czars” that we now have appointed to serve as power extensions of Barack Hussein Obama!

Main source of this information has been the American Daughter located at http://frontpage.americandaughter.com/?p=2385. You can pursue further information on many of the Obama czars through links posted at that site.

For the leaders of this people cause them to err, and those who are led by them are destroyed. --- Isaiah 9:16

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