"A nation can survive its fools, even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves against those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear." ... Roman statesman and political theorist Marcus Tullius Cicero

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

WHAT’S UP WITH THE CZARS?



His Highness, The "One", the Czar of Czars - Komrade Barack HUSSEIN Obama
 
Obama has appointed approximately 44 "czars." Some czars are confirmed by congress while others are literally snuck into power in the dead of night away from public knowledge and scrutiny until after the fact.

Some lawmakers and outside experts fear that Obama is setting up a system that is outside of congressional control and could lead to dictatorial powers.

Sen. Robert C. Byrd (D-W.Va.) became concerned enough to send a cautionary letter to Obama. At times, he said, past White House staffers have assumed duties that should be the responsibility of officials cleared through the Senate confirmation process. He cited President Bush's naming of homeland security czar Tom Ridge as an example.

"They rarely testify before congressional committees and often shield the information and decision-making process behind the assertion of executive privilege," Byrd wrote of past czars and White House staffers in similar positions. At times, he said, one outcome has been to "inhibit openness and transparency, and reduce accountability."

"The rapid and easy accumulation of power by White House staff can threaten the constitutional system of checks and balances," Byrd said.

These czars are "Political Officers." In the old Soviet Union, they were called Commissars.

To quote Sen. Byrd, "As presidential assistants and advisers, these White House staffers are not accountable for their actions to the Congress, to cabinet officials, or to virtually anyone but the president. They rarely testify before congressional committees, and often shield the information and decision-making process behind the assertion of executive privilege. In too many instances, White House staff have been allowed to inhibit openness and transparency, and reduce accountability."

These czars are being paid without congressional authorization, without having testified before any legislative committee, without having been confirmed by anyone, and are functioning like a fourth (illegal) arm of government.

The appointments of these "czars" changes the fundamental structure of the Executive Branch into a "matrix" structure. The czars have political power across all of the departments within the Executive Branch.

They speak for Obama and their function is to ensure compliance with Obama's policies within the Executive Branch.

The American People don't know who most of these czars are. They've had no background checks. There is no Congressional oversight over the czars, unlike a Cabinet position. They are appointed by Obama and are extraordinarily powerful, simply because they take their direction from and report directly to Obama.

The Executive Branch of government is organized hierarchically, top-down, by Departments (Treasury, Defense, etc.). Each department functions under the direction of an executive, referred to as a "Secretary," who is confirmed by the Senate.

We don't know how much money they make. We don't know how many tax-payer dollars they oversee. We don't know how large their staffs are. We don't know how much power they wield.

Where are the checks and balances?



List of current czars and a brief bio.




Czar Nicholas II - A real Czar





The person who may be responsible for more food-related illness and death than anyone in history has just been made the US food safety czar. This man is Michael Taylor and this is no joke.

Read more about this extremely dangerous man HERE.






Richard Holbrook - Afghanistan Czar - Ultra liberal, anti-gun former governor of New Mexico -- pro Abortion and legal drug use. Deceased Dec. 13, 2010.






Jeffrey Crowley - AIDS Czar - Open homosexual. Gay Rights activist. Believes in gay marriage and special status, including free health care for gays.









Hannah Rosenthal - Anti-Semitism Czar - Blames Israel for anti-Semitism.

Serves on the board of J Street, a lobby group that is mostly led by left-leaning Israelis and that receives funds from Arab and Muslim Americans. J Street supports talks with Hamas, a terrorist group whose charter seeks the destruction of Israel. The group opposes sanctions against Iran and is harshly critical of Israeli offensive anti-terror military actions.




Mark Lloyd - Diversity Czar for the FCC - "It should be clear by now that my focus here is not freedom of speech or the press. This freedom is all too often an exaggeration. At the very least, blind references to freedom of speech or the press serve as a distraction from the critical examination of other communications policies,” Lloyd once said. "[T]he purpose of free speech is warped to protect global corporations and block rules that would promote democratic governance."

Lloyd worked for George Soros, the foreign billionaire who funds anti-America groups. He seems to be enamored with dictators and has even publicly praised Venezuelan Communist dictator Hugo Chavez’s "incredible…democratic revolution." He also wants to use the Fairness Doctrine to "balance" talk radio and believes there are too many white people in the media. He has written that unless there are "more people of color, gays and other people…we will not change the problem." One of his solutions to "balance" the media is to fine conservative radio stations up to $250 million and give the proceeds to National Public Radio. Get ready for censorship like America has never seen before.




Lynn Rosenthal - Domestic Violence Czar - Director of the National Network to End Domestic Violence. Vicious anti-male feminist. Supported male castration.




Gil Kerlikowske - Drug Czar - Kerlikowske has lobbied for bans on sport-utility rifles, backed legislation to close the mythical "gun show loophole" with an unsubstantiated theory that private sales put guns in the hands of criminals. Believes no American should own a firearm.

The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said, "During his eight-year tenure as Seattle's police chief, Gil Kerlikowske has established himself as a devoted lobbyist for every restrictive gun law proposal," said CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb.

"Kerlikowske's reported appointment to a post with the Obama administration reinforces the genuine concerns of American gun owners that the new president is not their friend," he observed. "The new president has surrounded himself with people who have long anti-gun rights track records, including Joe Biden, Eric Holder, Hillary Clinton and Rahm Emanuel.”


Paul Volker - Economics Czar - Head of Federal Reserve under Jimmy Carter when US economy nearly failed. Obama appointed head of the Economic Recovery Advisory Board which engineered the Obama economic disaster to US economy. Member of anti-business, Progressive Policy organization.



Van Jones - Environment Czar - RESIGNED UNDER PUBLIC PRESSURE. Obama appointed Van Jones "Green" Czar. Jones was as an admitted radical communist and black nationalist leader.

Jones, president and founder of Green For All, a nonprofit organization that advocates for building a so-called inclusive green economy, has been tapped to serve as the special adviser for green jobs, enterprise and innovation at the White House Council on Environmental Quality. According to the White House blog, Jones' duties will include helping to craft job-generating climate policy and ensuring equal opportunity in the administration's energy proposals.

While in jail in San Francisco in 1992, Jones said, "I met all these young radical people of color -- I mean really radical, communists and anarchists. And it was, like, 'This is what I need to be a part of.' I spent the next ten years of my life working with a lot of those people I met in jail, trying to be a revolutionary.” In the months that followed, he let go of any lingering thoughts that he might fit in with the status quo. I was a rowdy nationalist on April 28th, and then the verdicts came down on April 29th," he said. "By August, I was a communist."

Jones, formerly a self-described "rowdy black nationalist," boasted in a 2005 interview that his environmental activism was a means to fight for racial and class "justice."

Chai R. Feldblum - Equal Opportunity Czar - A law professor nominated by Obama to become a commissioner for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) was a signatory to a radical 2006 manifesto which endorsed polygamous households and argued traditional marriage should not be privileged "above all others." The manifesto is titled: "Beyond Same-Sex Marriage: A New Strategic Vision for All Our Families & Relationships."

The manifesto’s signatories said they proposed a "new vision" for governmental and private recognition of "diverse kinds" of partnerships, households and families. They said they hoped to "move beyond the narrow confines of marriage politics" in the U.S.

Describing various kinds of households as no less socially, economically, and spiritually worthy than other relationships, the Beyond Marriage manifesto listed "committed, loving households in which there is more than one conjugal partner." Same-sex marriage, the manifesto said, should be "just one option on a menu of choices that people have about the way they construct their lives." The manifesto listed as one of its principles "freedom from a narrow definition of our sexual lives and gender choices, identities, and expression."

It also charged that the political right enforces "narrow, heterosexist definitions of marriage."

Julius Genachowski - FCC Czar - He thinks you’re an idiot. After famously calling for broadly expanded FCC powers to mandate "transparency" and "neutrality" on the Internet, and having that plan rejected by a growing, bipartisan coalition, he now denies he wants to regulate the Internet.

Meanwhile he also claims the FCC is trying to "win the case" against Comcast, who has sued to get a federal court to overturn the FCC’s claimed authority to regulate Internet activity. But we’re supposed to believe he doesn’t want to regulate the Internet. Right. The Wall Street Journal says that the FCC "took a beating" during an appeals court hearing on the case. A decision against the FCC could be crippling of Genachowski’s plans, but unfortunately on that front there’s nothing we activists can do but watch, and wait.

Sam Kass - Food Czar - The White House has named the Obama’s personal Chicago cook as "Senior Policy Adviser for Healthy Food Initiatives." Michelle Obama made Kass a "Food Initiative Coordinator" for her new healthy nutrition program which is supposed to eliminate childhood obesity within a generation, especially in the nation’s inner cities. The First Lady claims that childhood obesity is a threat to national security and a crisis equivalent to AIDS and youth violence.

Because it’s such a dire situation, she has convinced her husband’s administration to spend $400 million a year to bring "healthy foods" to low-income neighborhoods and $10 billion to revise a decades-old federal measure that already feeds tens of millions of poor children at school for free. The First Lady refers to her cook as a "partner in crime" and says it’s "just pretty powerful" to see what started out as talk in her South Side Chicago kitchen turn into a major initiative that "hopefully will change the way we think as a country."

Makes you wonder what Kass, who also doubles as a White House chef, has been putting in the Obama’s food all these years. Incidentally, the "most transparent administration" in history doesn’t want Americans to know how much the famous family cook earns. Although he’s an important administration wonk, Kass’s salary is excluded in the Annual Report to Congress on White House Staff because he’s considered "residence staff" and those salaries don’t need to be disclosed.



Daniel Fried - Guantanamo Czar - Rights activist for foreign terrorists. Believes America has caused the terrorism in the world.





Gary Samore - Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Czar - Former (or so he says) U.S. Communist. Wants U.S. to destroy all WMD unilaterally as a show of good faith. Has no other policy.







Nancy-Ann DeParle - Health Czar - Former head of Medicare/Medicaid. Strong health care rationing proponent.





Vivek Kundra - Information Czar - Born in New Delhi, India. Controls all public information, including labels and news releases. Has the authority to monitor all private Internet emails.





Dennis Blair - Intelligence Czar - Retired Navy admiral. Stopped US guided missile program as "provocative." Chair of ultra-liberal Council on Foreign Relations, which blames American organizations for regional wars.



Ashton Carter - Weapons Czar - Leftist. Wants all private weapons in US confiscated and destroyed. Supports UN ban on firearms ownership in America. No Other policy.




Adolfo Carrion Jr. - Urban Affairs Czar - Puerto Rican, anti-American activist and leftist group member in Latin America. Millionaire Slum Lord of the Bronx, NY. Owns many lavish homes and condos which he got from sweetheart deals with labor unions. Wants higher taxes to pay for minority housing and health care.




John Brennan - Terrorism Czar - Obama’s top terrorism and intelligence adviser, John O. Brennan, headed a firm that was cited in March, 2008, for breaching sensitive files in the State Department’s passport office, according to a State Department Inspector General’s report released this past July.




Herb Allison - TARP Czar - Fannie Mae CEO responsible for the US recession by using real estate mortgages to back up the US stock market. Caused millions of people to lose their life savings.




J. Scott Gration - Sudan Czar - Native of Democratic Republic of Congo. Believes US does little to help Third World countries. Council of Foreign Relations. Asking for higher US taxes to support United Nations.




Earl Devaney - Stimulus Czar - Spent career trying to take guns away from American citizens. Believes in Open Borders with Mexico. Author of statement blaming U.S. gun stores for drug war in Mexico.




John P. Holdren - Science Czar - Sean Hannity (FOXNews Commentator) televised a segment and pointed out Holdren has been quoted as calling the United States the "meanest of wealthy countries." He has also, according to Hannity, "left the door open" to prosecuting "global warming deniers."

Holdren’s radicalism dates back to the late 1960s. In 1969 Holdren wrote that it was imperative "to convince society and its leaders that there is no alternative but the cessation of our irresponsible, all-demanding, and all-consuming population growth." That same year, he and (the now largely discredited) professor of population studies Paul Ehrlich jointly predicted: "If … population control measures are not initiated immediately and effectively, all the technology man can bring to bear will not fend off the misery to come."

In 1971 Holdren and Ehrlich warned that "some form of ecocatastrophe, if not thermonuclear war, seems almost certain to overtake us before the end of the century." Viewing capitalism as an economic system that is inherently harmful to the natural environment, Holdren and Ehrlich in 1973 called for "a massive campaign … to de-develop the United States" and other Western nations in order to conserve energy and facilitate growth in underdeveloped countries.


Kevin Jennings - Safe Schools Czar - The Washington Times reports that a teacher was told by a 15-year-old high school sophomore that he was having homosexual sex with an "older man." At the very least, statutory rape occurred. Fox News reported that the teacher violated a state law requiring that he report the abuse. That former teacher, Kevin Jennings, is Obama's "Safe School Czar."

Jennings had a real chance to protect a young boy from a sexual predator, instead he not only failed to do what the law required, but actually encouraged the relationship. According to Mr. Jennings' own description in a new audiotape discovered by Fox News, the 15-year-old boy met the "older man" in a "bus station bathroom" and was taken to the older man's home that night. When some details about the case became public, Mr. Jennings threatened to sue another teacher who called his failure to report the statutory rape "unethical." Mr. Jennings' defenders asserted that there was no evidence that he was aware the student had sex with the older man.

However, the new audio contradicts this claim. In 2000, Mr. Jennings gave a talk to the Iowa chapter of the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) , an advocacy group that promotes homosexuality in schools. On the tape, Mr. Jennings recollected that he told the student to make sure "to use a condom" when he was with the older man. That he actively encouraged the relationship is reinforced by Mr. Jennings' own description in his 1994 book, "One Teacher in 10." In that account, the teacher boasts how he allayed the student's concerns about the relationship to such a degree that the 15-year-old "left my office with a smile on his face that I would see every time I saw him on the campus for the next two years, until he graduated."

Don't forget, this is a White House appointee we're talking about. Mr. Obama should make clear what his standards are for public servants serving at his pleasure. Encouraging and covering up man-boy sexual activity are serious offenses. The White House should force Mr. Jennings to come clean.

Mr. Jennings has made extremely radical statements promoting homosexuality in schools and about his utter contempt for religion that render him unsuitable for a prestigious White House appointment. His job in the Obama administration is to ensure student safety, and this scandal directly calls into question his ability to perform that job. Mr. Jennings and Obama administration officials refuse to answer any questions about this newly discovered evidence. A lot of Americans want answers about this guy and how he was approved for a job in the White House.

It gets worse. Jennings was the founder of the GLSEN and co-chair of the lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) fundraising for Barack Obama. As the founder and Executive Director of GLSEN, Jennings defended GLSEN during the notorious fistgate episode. Obama's "Safe School Czar" is so named because he is a proponent of "safe" sex with children. Commies, Marxists, gun grabbers, perverts, rapists, and tax-cheats -- the Obama Administration -- our government.

Cass Sunstein - Regulatory Czar - Cass Sunstein is a radical animal rights activist. Sunstein has made no secret of his devotion to the cause of establishing legal "rights" for livestock, wildlife, and pets. He has straight out said, "We ought to ban hunting."

Sunstein, has also advocated a policy under which the government would "presume" someone has consented to having his or her organs removed for transplantation into someone else when they die unless that person has explicitly indicated that his or her organs should not be taken. Under such a policy, hospitals would harvest organs from people who never gave permission for this to be done.


Kenneth Feinberg - Pay Czar - Chief of Staff to Ted Kennedy. Lawyer, who got rich off the 911 victims payoffs. Former Senator from Maine.




George Mitchell - Mideast Czar - Left wing radical. Has said Israel should be split up into 2 or 3 smaller more manageable plots. Anti-nuclear, anti-gun, & pro homosexual. yet another socialist.



Dr. Donald Berwick - MEDICARE Czar - This one was nominated by Obama to be Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services. Dr. Berwick currently serves as President and CEO of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, and is a professor at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Public Health.

Berwick is also a partisan of state run health care, an advocate of government re-distribution of wealth and an ardent socialist.


Dawn Johnson - Legal Czar - Obama’s new head of the Office of Legal Counsel in the Justice Department, Dawn Johnsen, called the legal reasoning which gave the president broad powers to authorize "rough" interrogation of terrorists "shockingly flawed… bogus… outlandish." She said it allowed "horrific acts" and demanded to know "Where is the outrage? The public outcry?" This is the person who will decide how to interrogate terrorists. If she errs on the side of weakening methods of questioning, there’s no chance her boss, Eric Holder the new Attorney General, will reverse her. He approved of the Clinton/Reno "wall" preventing intelligence from finding out what criminal investigators had found out and took the lead in pardoning the FALN terrorists.

What is Obama thinking? How could he weaken so dramatically our protections against terrorism? Doesn’t he realize that without warrantless FISA wiretaps we could never have uncovered the plot to destroy the Brooklyn Bridge (how could we have gotten a warrant for conversations about the bridge when we didn’t yet know that al Qaeda had it in its sights?) Has he forgotten that we only found the name of the operative who was tasked with destroying the bridge because we subjected Kahlid Mohammed, the mastermind of 9-11, to "rough" interrogation techniques? Does he really mean to leave us vulnerable to terrorist attacks?

Yes he does.

Susan P. Crawford - Internet Czar - WorldNetDaily is reporting that Obama's Internet czar, Susan P. Crawford, is linked to a Marxist-run liberal media think tank, Free Press, that advocates government intervention in the Internet.

She was chosen to head up the Obama transition's Federal Communications Commission Review team. After the inauguration, Obama named her Special Assistant to the President for Science, Technology, and Innovation policy -- or Internet czar. Wired magazine calls Crawford "the most powerful geek close to the president," and notes that prior to her work for the administration, she was a "prolific" writer on "net neutrality."

She spoke at a May 14, 2009, "Changing Media" Free Press summit in Washington. Crawford's "One Web Day" project, which seeks to broaden the public's awareness of Internet and Web issues, lists the radical ACORN as one of its "participating organizations." Free Press" is listed as another. The founder of Free Press, Robert W. McChesney, is a professor at the University of Illinois and former editor of the Marxist journal Monthly Review. In February 2009, McChesney, an avowed Marxist, urged that capitalism be dismantled.

"In the end, there is no real answer but to remove brick-by-brick the capitalist system itself, rebuilding the entire society on socialist principles,'" wrote McChesney in a column. The board of Free Press has included a slew of radicals, such as Obama's former "green jobs" czar Van Jones, who resigned after it was exposed he founded a communist organization. Meanwhile, Crawford and Kevin Werbach, who co-directed the Obama transition team's Federal Communications Commission Review team, are also advisory board members at Public Knowledge, a George Soros-funded public interest group.


Todd Stern - International Climate Czar - Anti-business former White House Chief of Staff. Strong supporter of the Kyoto Accord. Pushing hard for Cap and Trade Bill. Blames US business for Global warming. Stern, a veteran of the Clinton administration, was the U.S. negotiator at the Kyoto conference in 1997 (which called for dramatic climate change regulations based on bogus assumptions). Had the treaty been implemented, it would have plunged the world into economic chaos.

Stern has made it clear that he thinks international agencies, such as the United Nations, should take the lead on forcing climate change down the throats of national governments. Stern has even gone as far as to propose that world powers form an “E8” group, who would meet yearly and dictate environmental policy to the rest of the world. What about national sovereignty? Clearly, Stern feels that’s an outdated concept.

Stern is also the idiot behind the Cap and Trade proposal.



Cameron Davis - Great Lakes Czar - Chicago radical anti business environmentalist. Blames George Bush for poisoning the water that minorities have to drink. No experience or training in water management. Former ACORN Board member.






Joshua Dubois - Faith-based Czar - Political black activist. Degree in Black Nationalism. Anti gun ownership lobbyist.



Carol M. Browner - Energy/Environment Czar - When Obama appointed Carol Browner to be his "energy czar" the conservative blogosphere was buzzing about her being a member of Socialist International, the worldwide organization of social democratic, socialist and labor parties. At the time, she was fourth on the website's list of members in the "Commission for a Sustainable World Society" which calls for "global governance" and says rich countries must shrink their economies to address climate change.

She is no longer on the list of members, although it still is cached by Google. Picked up the Environment title when Van Jones quit.



Ed Montgomery - Auto Recovery Czar - Communist: W.E.B. duBois club member. Black radical anti-business activist. Affirmative Action and Job Preference for blacks. University of Maryland Business School Dean teaches that US business has caused world poverty. ACORN board member.




Alan Bersin - Border Czar - Believes U.S. policy has caused Mid East wars. Obama apologist to the world. Anti-gun and pro-abortion.






David J. Hayne Sr., California Water Czar - Fellow of radical environmentalist group, Progress Policy. No training or experience in water management.









Ron Bloom - former Car Czar now Manufacturing Czar - Former head, United Auto Workers. Anti business & anti nuclear. Has worked hard to force US auto makers out of business. Sits on the Board of Chrysler which is now Auto Union owned.






Dennis Ross - Central Region Czar - Former failed superintendent of San Diego Schools. Ultra-Liberal friend of Hilary Clinton. Served as border czar under Janet Reno to keep borders open to illegals.



Melissa Hathaway - Cyberspace Czar - RESIGNED.

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