Obama’s Czars (as of October 2011)
Van Jones (fired green jobs czar)
Diversity Czar Mark Lloyd Almost immediately following his appointment, Lloyd was under fire from blogs, media outlets, and some members of Congress for several controversial statements that he made while working as a senior fellow at the left-wingthink tankCenter for American Progress. These comments included remarks on the need to remove white people from powerful positions in the media to benefit minorities. Additionally, in a 2007 report for the Center for American Progress, Lloyd suggested that new licensing rules could be used to bring a more liberal voice into talk radio, striking fears in some of a possible return of the so-called “Fairness Doctrine.”70
Favors state controlled media. Regulate political ads and commentary. Regulate TV and Radio. Destroy free speech.
Equally explosive however, was the emergence of a video from June 2008 in which Lloyd seems to praise “the incredible revolution” of militant Venezuelan Socialist Hugo Chavez. In the video, Lloyd remarks:
“The property owners and the folks who then controlled the media
in Venezuela rebelled – worked, frankly, with folks here in the
U.S. government – worked to oust him… But he came back with
another revolution, and then Chavez began to take very seriously
the media in his country
Health Reform Czar: Nancy-Ann DeParle
Former head of Medicare/Medicaid. Strong proponent of Health Care Rationing. Directs $19 bill of federal timulus money earmarked for health information technology. Will not reveal assets divested by her and how many times. Conflicts has made a minimum of $375 K from Cerner Corp which specializes in Health Information Technology.
Medicare/Health Care Czar Dr. Donald Berwick
Perhaps Dr. Berwick’s most notorious statement was:
“Any health care funding plan that is just, equitable, civilized, and
humane must, must redistribute wealth from the richer among us
to the poorer and the less fortunate. Excellent health care is, by
Already, 42 Republican Senators have urged that his nomination be withdrawn, and 42 votes are enough to block his approval.
Science Czar: John Holdren
Four months following Holdren’s confirmation, reports began circulating of the alarming ideas considered in a 1977 text book which he co-authored. Titled Ecoscience: Population, Resources, Environment, the book espouses that “to provide a high quality of life for all, there must be fewer people.”
Concerned with rising world population, the book considers possible plans to implement population control, including forced abortions, involuntary sterilizations, and other “coercive proposals [that] deserve discussion.” It also formulates the world government, called the “Planetary Regime,” necessary to implement such policies.
The constitution and bill of rights do not give you the right to have 2+ children.
Safe and Drug-Free Schools Czar: Kevin Jennings
Because Jenningswas appointed without Senate vetting, it was only after he was already in a position of authority that controversy surfaced. Many were taken aback to learn of Jenningspast efforts to overtly promote homosexuality in public schools. During the 1990’s, Jenningsestablished the Gay Straight Alliance (GSA), along with the Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network (GLSEN). The GLSEN caused a controversy in 2000 for holding an educational seminar that described to children various unorthodox sexual practices.76 Further, Jennings has publically praised Harry Hay, who is associated with the North American Man- Boy Love Association (NAMBLA). Jenningsalso wrote the forward to a book entitled Queering Elementary Education.77
The public was most shocked, however, to hear his own account of the advice he, the “Safe Schools Czar,” had given as a teacher to a 16 year-old gay student in 1988 at a 2000 GLSEN rally in Iowa. Jenningsrecounted an incident in which a male student he believed to be 15 (later revealed to have been 16 at the time) told him that he was meeting older men for sex in Bostonbus stops. A teacher back then, Jenningsreported that his response to the boy was “You know, I hope you knew to use a condom.”
Cass Sunstein Regulatory Czar
Against the first amendment free speech should be limited to the common good. Many times rules against personal freedoms including right to own guns. Wrote a book entitled Republic.com.
In the book, Sunstein discussed the drawbacks of limitless choices on the Internet that allow people to seek out only like-minded people and opinions that merely fortify their views. He presented the idea of the government requiring sites to link to opposing views, before he came to realize it was a bad idea and almost certainly unconstitutional.79
He also proposed in 2004 in his book, Nudge, that emails should be prevented by technology from being sent until after a 24-hour cooling-off period has expired. He suggested that email software have a built-in “civility check” that can accurately tell whether the email being sent is “angry,” and if so, cautions the sender with this warning: “This email appears to be uncivil. Do you really want to send it?”80
In his 2004 book, Animal Rights, Sunstein suggested that animals ought to be able to bring suit, with private citizens acting as their representatives, to ensure that animals are not treated in a way the violates current law.81 In 2007, in a speech that must have raised the hackles of the National Rifle Association and millions of gun-owning Americans, Sunstein proposed in a speech at Harvard that the government ban hunting in the U.S.
This is the person charged with reviewing federal regulations, reducing paperwork, and overseeing policies relating to privacy, information quality, and statistical programs in the Obama White House. Ban on hunting and eating meat. Supports Fairness doctrine for the internet.
Manufacturing Czar: Ron Bloom
Longtime lawyer for labor unions.. Served as leader of task force overseeing auto bailouts. In his speech, Bloom attested that the free market is “nonsense,” and made his own reference to Mao. Bloom stated:
“Generally speaking, we get the joke. We know that the free market is nonsense. We know that the whole point is to game the system, to beat the market or at least find someone who will pay you a lot of money, ’cause they’re convinced that there is a free lunch. We know this is largely about power, that it’s an adults only no limit game. We kind of agree with Mao that political power comes largely from the barrel of a gun.”83
Energy and Environment Czar: Carol Browner
Radical reformer of EPA. One of 14 leaders of the Socialist International world organization of socialists and left leaning parties. Wants global governance for financial crisis, war and climate change. Anti business activism….influential in negotiations for Cap and Trade. As indicated, Browner announced she was leaving her position, reportedly because the “cap and trade” bill failed to gather enough votes in the Senate. Another reason, however, could be the fact that Fred Upton, the new chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, had indicated an intention to investigate Browner’s authority.
Affairs/Housing Czar: Adolfo Carrion
Numerous conflicts of interests…ie., receiving campaign donations from NY developers in exchange for taxpayer funding of major development projects under Carrion’s jurisdiction. NY developers…Jackson Development Group and Jose Valazques of Tri-Line Contracting. Other suspicious contracts awarded to Atlantic Development Group the Bronx’s Boricua Village project.
Information Technology Czar: Vivek Kundra
Health Care Advisor/Czar: Ezekiel Emmanuel
Age based complete lives system.
Food Czar: Marion Nestle
Valerie Jarrett Obama’s closest advisor Brought on Van Jones (communist) Video
NEA to use gov $ to create propaganda art.
Jeff Jones Apollo Alliance, wrote stimulus bill and co founder of Weather Underground
Stephen Lerner former SEIU video with strategy for Marxist economic terrorism (occupy Wall Street)