Republicans Introduce Bill to Eliminate Obama’s 39 Czars


(Moonbattery)

House Republicans introduced a bill today to eliminate Obama’s 39 czars.
The Hill reported:

A group of House Republicans introduced a bill on Wednesday to rein in the various “czars” in the Obama administration.

Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) and 28 other House Republicans introduced legislation to do away with the informal, paid advisers President Obama has employed over the past two years.

The legislation, which was introduced in the last Congress but was not allowed to advance under Democratic control, would do away with the 39 czars Obama has employed during his administration.

The bill defines a czar as “a head of any task force, council, policy office within the Executive Office of the President, or similar office established by or at the direction of the President” who is appointed to a position that would otherwise require Senate confirmation.

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  • Babsy Jr

    Thank you! First one gone…Kevin Jennings! See ya!

  • Jeffery

    It’s about time!

    Here’s the list:

    1. *Abstinence Czar (Administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development) – Randall Tobias
    2. AIDS Czar (Director, Office of National AIDS Policy) – Scott Evertz et al.
    3. *AIDS Czar/Global AIDS Czar (Coordinator of U.S. government activities to combat HIV/AIDS globally) – Randall Tobias et al.
    4. *Bailout Czar/TARP Czar (Assistant secretary for financial stability, United States Treasury) – Neel Kashkari
    5. Bioethics Czar (Chairman, President’s Council on Bioethics) – Leon Kass
    6. Bird Flu Czar (Assistant secretary for public health emergency preparedness, Department of Health and Human Services) – Stewart Simonson
    7. Birth Control Czar (Deputy assistant secretary of population affairs, Department of Health and Human Services) – Eric Keroack
    8. *Budget Czar (Director, Office of Management and Budget) – Mitchell Daniels et al.
    9. *Cleanup Czar (Assistant secretary for environmental management, Department of Energy) – Jessie Roberson et al.
    10. Communications Czar (Counselor to the president) – Dan Bartlett et al.
    11. Counterterrorism Czar (National director for combating terrorism) – Gen. Wayne Downing
    12. Counterterrorism Czar (White House counterterrorism coordinator) – Richard Clarke
    13. Cybersecurity Czar (Special advisor to the president on cybersecurity, Office of Management and Budget) – Richard Clarke
    14. Cybersecurity Czar (Director, National Cyber Security Center) – Rod Beckström
    15. Democracy Czar (Deputy national security advisor for global democracy strategy) – Elliott Abrams
    16. Domestic Policy Czar, also called Abstinence Czar (Assistant to the president for domestic policy) – Claude Allen
    17. Domestic Policy Czar (Chief domestic policy coordinator) – Karl Rove
    18. *Drug Czar (Director, Office of National Drug Control Policy) – John Walters
    19. Faith Czar (Director, White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives) – John DiIulio et al.
    20. Food Safety Czar (Assistant commissioner for food protection, Food and Drug Administration) – David Acheson
    21. Gulf Coast Reconstruction Czar (Federal coordinator of Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts) – Donald Powell
    22. †Health IT Czar (National coordinator for health information technology, Department of Health and Human Services) – David Brailer
    23. *Homeland Security Czar (Assistant to the president for homeland security and counterterrorism) – Tom Ridge
    24. *Homeland Security Czar (Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security) – Michael Chertoff
    25. Homelessness Czar (Executive director, United States Interagency Council on Homelessness) – Philip Mangano
    26. *Intelligence Czar (Director of National Intelligence) – John Negroponte et al.
    27. *Manufacturing Czar (Assistant secretary for manufacturing and services, Commerce Department) – Albert Frink et al.
    28. Mine Safety Czar (Assistant Secretary for Mine Safety and Health Administration, Department of Labor) – Richard Stickler
    29. Policy Czar (Assistant to the president for policy and strategic planning) – Michael Gerson
    30. *Public Diplomacy Czar (Undersecretary for public diplomacy and public affairs, Department of State) – Karen Hughes et al.
    31. Reading Czar (Advisor to the president on child development and education research and policies) – G. Reid Lyon
    32. *Regulatory Czar (Director, White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs) – John Graham et al.
    33. *Science Czar (Director, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy) – John Marburger
    34. *War Czar (Deputy national security adviser for Iraq and Afghanistan policy and implementation) – Gen. Douglas Lute
    35. World Trade Center Health Czar (WTC programs coordinator, Department of Health and Human Services) – John Howard

  • VeryConcerned

    Right on! I had my doubts but I am liking what I’m hearing from the New Republican Party. Keep the heat coming non-stop even if it fails, even if the media hates it, keep it coming!

  • daryl

    Great start!
    I’d also like to see something done about completing Obama’s vetting. Seems there’s still lots and lots of info missing about His Highness, The Potentator.

  • ahem

    Yes! Get back to the Constitution.

  • Sally

    They can’t move fast enough. Go go go go go!

    ps:

    We should all copy Jeffery’s list and e-mail it to everyone we know. It looks like a JOKE, the list is so absurd!

  • Jeffery

    Sally,

    I made a mistake. That is the a list of George W. Bush’s czars. Obama only has 32. Sorry.

  • daryl

    Any doubt about where a huge part of his $800,000,000,000 (that’s 800 billion I think) slush fund went.

  • Mary

    Thank you, Jeffery… showing everyone that politicians on both side of the aisle cannot be trusted… at least the Republican Party is finally LISTENING to the American people!!

    Keep it up!!

  • VeryConcerned

    Btw…

    When is Maxine Waters going to be tried? Now that we have real people running the congress, it would seem like a good time to send the bag-woman packing!

  • Somewhat Reasonable Voice

    Ha! Bush’s or Obama’s doesn’t matter does it? Get rid of them.
    By the way, can we knock off this attitude that if Bush did something wrong we can’t hold Obama accountable for doing the same thing? This is a progressives first refuge. You say to a liberal “Obama murdered 12 people in cold blood!”. They say “Bush murdered some too!” So I guess it’s ok then?
    How far back do we go with this? “Obama did …….” “Oh yeah! well Teddy Roosevelt did too!”

  • FedUp

    Can we also get rid of some of Michelle’s aids – obviously they’re not doing her a darn bit of good!

    At the very least, stop paying the czars – if they want to advise, they can do it FOR FREE!

  • Jeffery

    This begs the question. Since Bush had more czars, why when the Republicans controlled the house, didn’t they vote to eliminate those czars? Perhaps they recognized that Mr. Bush appointed better czars. Why didn’t those petty Dems try to eliminate the Bush czars? Puzzling.

  • Sally

    Actually, I read your list further, Jeffrey and it includes some Bush people (Karen Hughes, Mitch Daniels, Tom Ridge, Michael Chernoff.. )

    What about the Obama Czars?

  • Jeffery

    So only Democratic appointees are bad for the nation. LOL. Sounds like Republican hypocrisy to me. Figures.

    And what’s wrong with having these appointees anyway?

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  • Chisum

    So Jeffery,

    You beclown yourself in one (or more) threads so you come to a new one?

    Lather, rinse, repeat.

    Your shtick is becoming tiresome….again.

  • squeaky
  • BillyBobHasHadEnuff

    Hooray ……… that’s a start. Do away with all of them and/or FORCE THEM to appear before Congress to explain just who they are and what they do on behalf of our beloved comrade president.

    Next, de-fund the Office of the First Missus (if there is such a thing) and her 24+ paid servants to the tune of $175k per annum per servant.

  • A_Nonny_Mouse

    Isn’t Jefferey being what some call a “concern troll”? Feigning sympathy to a given point of view, then — “Gotcha !!” ?

  • olm

    It doesn’t matter which president has czars, dump them.
    We are broke. This is nuts.
    Bird Flu Czar…………geez, the party is over!

  • vote for pedro

    Jeffery commented:
    This begs the question. Since Bush had more czars, why when the Republicans controlled the house, didn’t they vote to eliminate those czars? Perhaps they recognized that Mr. Bush appointed better czars. Why didn’t those petty Dems try to eliminate the Bush czars? Puzzling.

    At this point, who cares? I’m not a Republican, and I never was. Going forward, if they haven’t been vetted by congress, then they should be. We have enough faceless bureaucrats who aren’t accountable. If they generate reports, the reports should be available for public viewing—transparency! Have the czars present the reports to their respective congressional committees on C-SPAN. Let the people understand their function, and why they’re necessary.

  • All appointees with regulatory power, not confirmed by the representatives of the people, whether they have an “R” or a “D” after their names, are contrary to American principles, and the positions must either be eliminated, or approved by a Senate majority.

  • Miriam LeGare

    Going after Czars is good. But, there are 159 new federal agencies in Obamacare. Many of them have already started their make-work tasks. Someone please go after them.

  • Chisum

    A_Nonny_Mouse,

    Jeffery is an ASSTroll.

  • Joanne

    Good. We will see how this goes.

  • AuntieMadder

    Jeffrey, you condescending twit wannabe, I can’t speak for everyone else but, still, I’m sure I’m not alone in that I wasn’t aware at the time that GWBush had a host of czars in his administration. If I had been aware of it, I wouldn’t have liked it then just as I don’t like it now.

    Now, unless you and the rest of the citizens of Idiocracy have repaired The Time Machine, enabling us to go back to the GWBush administration years to demand this bill, something I’m sure the Pelousy-led Demonrat Congress of the Bush years would be happy to sign, there’s nothing to be done about it now.

    If it’s any consolation to you and your brethren lefturds, the Republican who will be inaugurated the 45th POTUS in 2013 will never hire czars if this bill is signed into law. Idiot.

  • Dee Vind

    Rep. Steve Scalise could not agree more. Czars need to go. Get back to the Constitution!

  • AuntieMadder

    CORRECTION: …the CONSERVATIVE who will be inaugurated the 45th POTUS in 2013 will never hire czars if this bill is signed into law. Idiot.

  • moonbatkiller

    im getting VERY excited down there, if you know what i mean.

  • Henry Hawkins

    Get rid of the czars? This is bad news, very bad news indeed. In May of 2009 Obama named me Toaster Pastry Czar, and I’ve had my eye on the job I really wanted – Bacon Czar. What is America going to do about toaster pastries without my direction? Use their own judgment? That’s crazy talk. And how am I supposed to replace that $225K per year? Oh man, very bad news.

  • AuntieMadder

    moonbatkiller, yeah. Ever heard of “chick wood?”

  • Jeffery

    Why didn’t you know how many czars George W. Bush appointed? Because it’s unimportant. Just like Obama’s czars are unimportant. But there’s no lie too insignifcant for the new conservatives, if they can use it to smear the opposition.

    Auntiemadder and Chisum… I’m all in favor of the house Republicans going off the rails doing what they imagine is the people’s work. How soon do you think they’ll be drafting articles of impeachment?

  • Rock

    All CZAR works for me Liburd, or Bush appointed. The head CZAR in charged made some token exceptions, so what. If not vetted by Congress the peoples choice then they must go. Nice try Jeffy but no cigar or CZAR.

  • Just_Saying

    Well, here’s a list of Obama’s czars, as of 10/24/09:

    CZAR Czar Position
    Richard Holbrooke Afghanistan Czar
    Ed Montgomery Auto recovery Czar
    Jeffrey Crowley AIDS Czar
    Alan Bersin Border Czar
    David J. Hayes California Water Czar
    Ron Bloom Car Czar
    Dennis Ross Central Region Czar
    Lynn Rosenthal Domestic Violence Czar
    Gil Kerlikowske Drug Czar
    Carol Brower Energy and Environment Czar
    Joshua DuBois Faith Based Czar
    Cameron Davis Great Lakes Czar
    Van Jones Green Jobs Czar
    Daniel Fried Guantanamo Closure Czar
    Nancy-Ann DeParle. Health Czar
    Vivek Kundra Information Czar
    Todd Stern International Climate Czar
    Dennis Blair Intelligence Czar
    George Mitchell Mideast Peace Czar
    Kenneth Feinberg Pay Czar
    Cass Sunstein Regulatory Czar
    John Holdren Science Czar
    Earl Devaney Stimulus Accountability Czar
    J. Scott Gration Sudan Czar
    Herb Allison TARP Czar
    John Brennan Terrorism Czar
    Aneesh Chopra Technology Czar
    Adolfo Carrion Jr. Urban Affairs Czar
    Ashton Carter Weapons Czar
    Gary Samore WMD Policy Czar

    http://www.rense.com/general88/czars.htm
    .

  • Bobbi

    I don’t really understand how this happened in the first place. I thought Congress was the “pursestrings,” so where does the money come for these czars? Why is it that there is absolutely no accountability if the expenses run up by the “Wxecutive” branch. Flying all over the world, half his tenure on vacation, or campaigning.
    What’s the loophole?
    They better damn fix it. He’s a one term human president-usurper.

  • Rock

    Jeffery commented:

    How soon do you think they’ll be drafting articles of impeachment?

    Why you volunteering? What position do you claim as yours. And why do you libturds continue to believe we will accept any of the tired Socialist lies, no matter how you package them? Seeing the endless trolls trying to be seen as balanced is like watching monkeys sniffing their libturd head pouch.

  • Taqiyyotomist

    OT

    Maybe we need a “Wilding Czar”

    http://dcist.com/2011/01/really_everything_about_this_is_qui.php

    The wilding of white America by a “protected class” continues unabated.

  • Granny

    Jeffrey, this is NOT an unimportant matter. Each one of those czars costs us very real money – quite some little bit of it. Each one of them hauls in a 6-figure salary, including those who supposedly would work without compensation.

    More than that though, is the right of Congress to oversee and approve of those who advise the President or wield power in the name of the President at various agencies. That is part and parcel of the basic structure of our government. We are not a dictatorship and the Executive Branch does not hold a blank check to hire where and how they please.

    I don’t know about the people that Bush appointed, but I do know about many of the individuals that Obama has appointed. At least some of them would not pass the basic security check that is required for your local postal carrier.

    The must end – no matter who does it.

    And yes, if the First Lady would like to employee two dozen individuals, then she needs to foot that bill herself. A staff of 24 for an individual who has no formal position and no portfolio is simply over the top and FAR more than we can afford.

    While I’m on the subject, the rules need to be re-written a bit regarding just who pays for transportation for “vacations” and how much they pay. Currently the first family pays for a round trip first class ticket for flights that cost a quarter of a million dollars. It is one thing for We The People to foot the bill when the POTUS is traveling the world representing us. However, if the First Lady would like to take her daughter on vacation, then the First Family needs to foot the bill. ALL of the bill.

  • Jeffery

    Just_Sayin,

    So Obama only has 30 czars, 5 less than the previous President. The headline screams 39. That would be a lie. Figures.

  • Granny

    #35 – that list is a bit out of date. Obama appears to currently have 39 Czars. Here is a fairly comprehensive list & history of all of the czars – Bush’s, Obama’s and everyone else’s

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._executive_branch_czars

  • AuntieMadder

    Jeffery, what are you wanting here from me and others? If you’re wanting me to tell you that it’s okay when Republicans screw us over, then I can tell you now to give it up.

    I owe you no explanations about why I didn’t pay attention to the happenings in govt before or why I do now, nor do I owe you explanations about anything else. And even though I’ve posted before in comments here and elsewhere about my “awakening,” I’m not going to do so now because you’re, more or less, demanding it. In fact, that you’re demanding it is the reason that I won’t do it.

    In your attempt to “prove” that my issue with White House Czars (and any other staff not confirmed by the Senate nor working under House oversight) is due to the current regime – uh, I mean administration – the only thing you’ve accomplished is revealing your own bias and single-minded determination.

  • Granny

    #40 January 6, 2011 at 5:33 pm
    Jeffery commented:

    Just_Sayin,

    So Obama only has 30 czars, 5 less than the previous President. The headline screams 39. That would be a lie. Figures.
    ________

    No, the 30 czars figure is out of date. There are 39 czars under the Obama regime.

  • vote for pedro

    Auntiemadder, don’t criticize Jeffery because you didn’t know who these people were that he listed. Do you think he researched each and every one on the list? The list was posted on dKOS, MoveOn.org, MediaMatters, over a year ago. MSNBC and Glenn Beck both ran segments on this very subject.
    Jeffery chooses articles/posts that he has researched on left leaning websites and publications, where he can cut and paste their talking points. It may help if you visit some of these websites and publications to fully understand what his purpose is for being here.
    There’s no shame in being punked if you use the information to further your understanding of political gamesmanship.

  • Jeffery

    Granny,

    We the people have always footed the bill for the staff of the First Lady. For example, Laura Bush had 24-26 staff for most of her time. For some reason it has only become a problem since Jan 2009.

    If we are are serious about cutting spending we need to cut Medicare, Social Security and Defense.

    Granny: Would you sign a petition to cut, I don’t know, maybe 50% from Medicare, Social Security and Defense? That would allow a nearly 50% cut in taxes!

  • bg

    ++

    Jeffery #45

    just fyi.. most in here do not take opinions written as if fact as
    fact, please provide something to back up your info thank you..

    ==

  • AuntieMadder

    Bobbi, my understanding is that Reagan appointed the first – and his only – czar. He was called the Drug Czar and it was all part of the Reagan “Just Say No,” drug war thing. If I recall correctly what I read a couple of years ago about the history of White House czars, there was some opposition to the appointment of that first czar but the opposition was outnumbered. And because Reagan was trusted and so well liked by most Americans, the lamestream media, try as they did, couldn’t cause a stir about it.

    so, we, the people, let one POTUS break a rule because we trusted him and we foolishly couldn’t imagine that someone would be elected (or selected) one day to be POTUS who would use that broken rule for nefarious purposes. Heck, we didn’t even imagine that EVERY POTUS after Reagan would take advantage of the broken or overlooked rule to hire NUMEROUS czars. (Only they and God knows what any of them did…and to whom.)

    We know now, though, that those words weren’t placed in the Constitution to take up white space. I hope we’ve learned our lesson about overriding the Constitution, not just about czars, but all of it.

  • Chisum
  • Tabbysmom

    What has bothered me from the beginning is the choice of the word “Czar”. Last I looked, we were not living in Russia,during Peter the Great’s reign.It just doesn’t seem AMERICAN.How many of these appointments were political payback? That’s what should be investigated.

  • Hedgehog

    The House ought to pass a law that specifically prohibits expenditure of any appropriated funds for any of these Czars. That prohibition ought to include language that prohibits reprogramming funds appropriated for any purpose to fund Czars. It should also include language that also prohibits voluntary service and a strict application of the Anti-Deficiency Stature to prevent the expenditure of outside funds to finance the Czars or any of their activities.
    Obama has turned the Executive Branch into a playground for crack pots, and they must go!

  • Chisum

    Let me know when you get tired of being wrong, Jeffery.

    http://www.factcheck.org/2009/08/michelle-obamas-staff/

  • AuntieMadder

    vote for pedro, since just after learning about Ohblowme’s czars almost two years ago (he had about a dozen at the time), I learned that all the POTUS since Reagan had czars. Jeffrey didn’t educate me or punk me on anything. Further, Jeffrey’s reason for posting the list isn’t to educate any more than his posting of the list of Bush’s czars was a mistake on his part. It appears someone’s been punked by Jeffrey, but it’s not me.

  • Practical Jane

    Rollback, Rollback, Rollback… Everything O’s done.

  • bg

    ++

    Michelle Obama’s Staff

    [Q: Does First Lady Michelle Obama have an “unprecedented” number of staffers?

    A: A spokeswoman for the first lady says that Michelle Obama currently has a staff of 24. That may indeed be the largest of any first lady, but Hillary Clinton, with 19 staffers, and Laura Bush with at least 18 and perhaps more, weren’t far behind.]

    [disclaimer: site associated with Aters & Obama]

    ==

  • bg

    ++

    gah!! re: #54

    Ayers & Obama]

    ==

  • Jeffery

    bg,

    I listed the czars. What more do you want?

    In any event, I understand the desire of conservatives to polish this turd of a position they’re in. Conservatives feel it’s unfair for a liberal to be elected. You hate his policies so you’ll do anything to hurt him. He’s a fascist. He’s not a citizen. He’s a socialist. He’s a Muslim, He’s a communist, he didn’t write his book, he’s gay, a drug user. Bill Clinton was a drug runner and a murderer and was impeached for lying about a sexual liaison. George Bush wasn’t even impeached for taking us to war under false pretenses.

    So I get it. You don’t care about czars, or deficits or vacations; you care about getting rid of Obama because he’s a smug, arrogant, elitist liberal who looks down on dumb conservatives.

  • bg

    ++

    Chisum #51

    oops, you beat me to it, i must be slowing down.. j/k!! 😀

    ==

  • Chisum

    Jeffery has managed to beclown himself yet again in yet another thread on yet another topic.

  • vote for pedro

    Auntiemadder, alright I was just commenting on your remark:

    Jeffrey, you condescending twit wannabe, I can’t speak for everyone else but, still, I’m sure I’m not alone in that I wasn’t aware at the time that GWBush had a host of czars in his administration. If I had been aware of it, I wouldn’t have liked it then just as I don’t like it now.

    My mistake, I obviously misunderstood your response to Jeffery’s comment.

  • bg

    ++

    Jeffery #56

    please point out to me exactly where Czars were mentioned,
    or even referred to in either your #45 post, or my #46 post??

    ==

  • Chisum

    George Bush wasn’t even impeached for taking us to war under false pretenses.

    Oh boy. Another topic for Jeffery to beclown himself on.

  • Chisum

    Uh Oh. Jeffery is starting to babble.

    I predict it’s all downhill from here.

  • Jeffery

    Chisum,

    Do you ever get tired of not reading your own citations:

    Lelyveld said that Michelle Obama’s staff was actually no different than that of her predecessor, Laura Bush. “[W]e have exactly the same staff number as Mrs. Bush and our office organization reflects a similar staffing model, so insinuations otherwise are wrong,” she said. Lelyveld said that the White House’s “personnel records indicate” that there were 24 staffers for Laura Bush at some point.

  • bg

    ++

    Jeffery #56

    again you write your opinions as if they are facts..

    Earth to Jeffery, opinions facts do not make & vise versa btw..

    albeit i believe it could be proved, here’s
    an opinionated fact for you Jeffery..

    ==

  • Joe College

    At the drop of a hat Obama goes straight for the Pentagon budget. Nobody even asked him yet! But there he goes using the debt crisis as a way to weaken America…

    http://news.google.com/news/more?pz=1&cf=all&ned=us&ncl=dkcq2eoKYsjYXnME1LT2NYxoGq2UM&topic=h

  • Chisum

    Like I’m going to believe Lelylveld about Laura Bush’s staff.

    This is the correct answer.

    Q: Does First Lady Michelle Obama have an “unprecedented” number of staffers?

    A: A spokeswoman for the first lady says that Michelle Obama currently has a staff of 24. That may indeed be the largest of any first lady, but Hillary Clinton, with 19 staffers, and Laura Bush with at least 18 and perhaps more, weren’t far behind.

    ===================================================

    You said:

    We the people have always footed the bill for the staff of the First Lady. For example, Laura Bush had 24-26 staff for most of her time. For some reason it has only become a problem since Jan 2009.

    WRong.

    And you were wrong about the czars.

    YOU MUST BE EXHAUSTED!

  • Noah

    Your missing a lot of the Czars.. John Holdren wasn’t mentioned and tons more obama has something like 52 known Czars.

  • garrettc

    How does one determine this: “a position that would otherwise require Senate confirmation.” It will be difficult to distinguish a Czar from a Presidential advisor or adminstration program manager. There is no reason, a priori, that a President shouldn’t hire a program manager. No end of beaurocratic bickering will result with few, if any terminations.

    Perhaps the more effective approach, is demand RIFs of all staff whoses functions are performed in other agencies, to promote efficiency in government. It is difficult to see what, for instance, Alan Bersin, Border Czar does that the Department of Homeland Security headed by Janet Napoliano, does not. Likewize Keven Jennings, School Safety CZAR (!!) and the Department of Education, Richard Holbrooke, Afghanistan Czar and the Joint cheifs of Staff, and I suspect many others on this list. Secondly, there seems to be a lot of uncontrolled money floating around.

    All unspent funds not used directly by the administration, can be required to be returned to the Treasury. Finally, it is high time to restrict campaigning by the President, both for favored legislation, and for re-election. The President should given a budget for these purposes with very strict accounting rules.

    It is up to the Congress to bring the Unitary Executive to heel and to restrict its scope of actions. It is high time that The congress brought the duplication of efforts amng many agencies to an abrupt halt. No is the time.

  • bg

    ++

    Jeffery #63

    yes, that’s what Lelyveld stated, but what did Fact
    Check state about what Lelyveld and others stated??

    ie: 24 staffers for Laura Bush at some point

    do you understand what that means??

    oh forget it, a liberal could sticjk his fingers through
    Christs crucifixion marks & swear it was just a hole..

    liberals cannot read “in context”..

    “cherry pick spin” is the most one could hope for..

    ==

  • Jeffery

    bg,

    I think it’s pretty clear that Bush and Obama have about the same number of czars, yet conservatives are only bothered by Obama’s. I think that sums up the state of conservative hypocrisy pretty well.

    And I apologize if I don’t read all your comments, as they’re kind of unreadable.

    Chisolm is same old, same old. Insult and run.

  • Lance

    Lose the czars and bring back the house of Un-American Activities.

  • Chisum

    Chisolm is same old, same old. Insult and run.

    No, that would be you Jeffery. In every thread you have been beclowned and you run to the next thread.

    I don’t have to run anywhere. Unlike you I back up my statements with facts. Not something cut and pasted from some far left blog, like you (when you can be forced to provide some backup).

  • bg

    ++

    garrettc #68

    yes, what heck is going on between all the Czars, reading the US
    Constitution, Gibbs salary, etc.. aka: the “distraction butterflies”,
    with the UNACORNS destruction of America program??

    ==

  • vote for pedro

    See, he’s circling around to the same bs on nearly every single left wing website. I especially love the Bush lied meme. The link is one of a several part series with additional links to the other columns if you’re really interested. I’m not going to rehash the Clinton was impeached for sex garbage. I used to have several links but why even bother at this point.
    Expect the Republicans are hypocrites regarding budget and entitlement cuts meme. They better be prepared to address every question regardless of its insignificance. The Democrats didn’t take Novembers elections very well, and with the MFM’s help they plan on a serious smear campaign for the next two years.
    The Republicans already screwed up, and they need to be held accountable if they want to be taken seriously. I don’t give a flying fig what your political affiliation is, if you’re an incompetent careerist who doesn’t legislate according to the promises that you campaigned on—you’ll not get me vote in 2012!

  • Granny

    garrettcc – in general anyone who has any oversight or authority over a Federal program or department must be confirmed by the Congress.

  • Isn’t Jefferey being what some call a “concern troll”? Feigning sympathy to a given point of view, then — “Gotcha !!” ?

    Jefferey, lao, brs, and all the rest of the anti-American’s are PAID trolls. Collage students, drug addicts, ex-cons, entitlement parasites get cut a check by the types like media matters to troll those who disagree with the Marxist minority.

    Beclownment for hire=”jefferey”…

  • bg

    ++

    Jeffery #70

    yawn..

    ==

  • Jeffery

    http://www.snopes.com/politics/obama/firstlady.asp

    …according to Anita McBride, Laura Bush’s former Chief of Staff, Mrs. Bush had between 24 and 26 staffers working for her by the end of her husband’s second term…

    Apology accepted.

  • Jeffery

    bg,

    Exactly! That’s why a don’t read your bizarrely constructed comments!

  • Chisum

    #70 January 6, 2011 at 6:11 pm
    Jeffery commented:

    bg,

    I think it’s pretty clear that Bush and Obama have about the same number of czars, yet conservatives are only bothered by Obama’s. I think that sums up the state of conservative hypocrisy pretty well.

    And I apologize if I don’t read all your comments, as they’re kind of unreadable.

    They did not have the same number of czars! You don’t quit do you, troll? Here, I’ll post it again, just for you, Jeffery.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._executive_branch_czars

    And BG’s comments are just fine.

    Unlike your trite leftist babble!

  • Bobbi

    I mean, if the average salary for one of these idiots is $150,000, we’re talking about
    6 million/year.

  • befuddled

    we all know what the problems are, for it has happened in every metropolis democrats have managed to control. democrats come in and begin to pillage the treasury. they open the spigots to send kickbacks to their cronies and community organizers. while in office, democrats live high on the hog on the taxpayer dime. democrats know they bankrupted the city, but they intentionally leave it for the republicans to turn the spigot off(ask chris christie). afterall, stupid voters only get mad at the person who turns the spigot off. if we had responsible voters in control of the nation, we would have control of the senate right now, in addition to, a majority control of new york and california. if we had responsible people in charge, obama, who couldn’t even qualify for a secret security clearance, would have been immediately disqualified from seeking the presidency.

    when the only control we have is the house, i am not taking notice until the headline reads: ” republicans cut the purse strings to….” until then, this grandiose display is another feckless vote and another wasted moment in a long line of wasted moments by the grand old party. stop all the symbolic gestures. we’ve been down that road far too many times with the republicans in charge. show me some fiscal responsibility and do it now.

  • Jeffery

    Toaster,

    You busted me. I’m a former collage student, who couldn’t make a living selling my collages, so now I banter with GP commenters. But I do it for free. There isn’t enough money to ever make this worthwhile.

    Pedro,

    I do expect the Repubs to draw up articles of impeachment. My liberal buds think that’s nuts, that not even this current crop of ideologues aren’t that obtuse, but I beg to differ.

  • Chris

    “So Obama only has 30 czars, 5 less than the previous President.”

    BALONEY. Granny nailed it.

    Three of your names are officers confirmed by the Senate– Tom Ridge was confirmed as the first Secretary of DHS, then Michael Chertoff. Negroponte was confirmed as Director of National Intelligence.

    Karl Rove and Daniel Bartlett were not “czars”. They were advisors.

    Most of the rest of the names on that list of “czars” are assistant undersecretaries or advisers to a Cabinet Department, meaning, they answer to Secretary confirmed by the Senate. Some are military officers assigned duties.

    The constitutional problem with Obama’s “czars” is that they will organize resources of government departments in the name of the president, without being confirmed by the Senate. Apart from the President and Vice-President, officers of the Constitution are supposed to be confirmed by the Senate, and flag officers must be confirmed at the time of their promotion.

  • bg

    ++

    A U D A C I T Y

    [The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a
    sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. Government can’t pay its
    own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance
    from foreign countries to finance our government’s reckless fiscal policies.
    Increasing America’s debt weakens us domestically and internationally.
    Leadership means that “the buck stops here.” Instead, Washington is
    shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children
    and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership.
    Americans deserve better.]

    we ain’t seen nothing’ yet.. *sigh*

    ==

  • Henry Hawkins

    Bobbi – It not just their salaries or staff budget. It’s far worse than that. Each czars is one of the channels through which slush $ is funneled to chosen constituencies and politically favored groups, and one of the many ways by which wealth redistribution is accomplished, taking the tax money of productive tax paying citizens and companies and giving it to whichever constituency falls under a particular czar’s umbrella. Their salaries are actually the smallest items on the ledger sheet for these czars.

  • Sturgen

    @ Jeffery: Maybe it’s because Obama appoints people like a KNOWN PEDOPHILE to be ‘safe schools’ Czar. I’m still taking nitro for the heart attack that one caused.

    But hey, people like you WANT this kind of ilk to be running our schools. It’s a helluva lot easier to groom kids for your buddy pedos when you do that.

    The hypocrisy is that you believe so totally in your new messiah that you cannot see the forest for the trees. If I had the power to appoint a known pedophile for the School Administrator in my hometown, and did so, I would be fired. But your Messiah does that very same thing and you fall to your knees praising your new lord.

    There are a number of us who see your new messiah as what he truly is: A fake, we see the hypocrisy explode all around him…to you, well you’ll only see them as pwetty fireworks. His choice of appointees show his true face as the exact opposite of what Americans view as wholesome and good for America.

    Other Czars appointed by your precious messiah have serious conflicts of interest with their appointed position, but hey…that’s OK cuz the new master sez they’re cool!

    Go on drinking your Kool Aid bud, the rest of us will decline.

  • Jeffery

    Chisolm,

    http://factcheck.org/2009/09/czar-search/

    Q: Does Obama have an unprecedented number of “czars”?

    A: “Czar” is media lingo, not an official title. But our research shows that George Bush’s administration had more “czars” than the Obama administration.

    FactCheck may be a bit more reliable than Wikipedia.

    So why are you so upset about Obama czars but not about Bush czars?

  • Chisum
  • Jeffery

    Sturgen,

    Please prove your slander about someone being a pedophile. (Linking to GP doesn’t count as he led the charge on ‘fistgate’).

    I supported Mrs. Clinton, although Obama is certainly better than the adulterous flip-flop McCain.

  • Jeffery

    Chisolm,

    You are wrong again.

    Are you really that upset by Obama’s czars and the First Lady’s aides? It’s clear that there is no signficant difference between the Bush’s and Obama’s on these issues.

    Why does it bother you in Obama’s case but not Bush’s case?

  • vote for pedro

    I do expect the Repubs to draw up articles of impeachment. My liberal buds think that’s nuts, that not even this current crop of ideologues aren’t that obtuse, but I beg to differ.

    That’s not why I voted for my congressional rep and sen. By the time the hearings started Obama’s term would be over. I see no value in that or pursuing his eligibility. If they choose not to address expansive government, the deficit and debt, they’ll not get my vote, period. I’m looking forward, and I’m not going to revisit each party’s hypocrisy in perpetuum, it’s unproductive and juvenile.

    If you punk me, good for you. I’ll do my research, find a corresponding response and prepare myself for the issue to cycle back again.

  • Chisum

    So now the POS troll Jeffery is calling Jim Hoft a pedophile?

  • Chisum

    Jeffery chides me on using Wiki yet when I produce a Wash. Post article he tells me I’m wrong.

    Isn’t the Post more reliable than Wiki or Snopes?

    Hmmmm.

  • bg

    ++

    Chisum #80

    thanks Chisum.. not that i give a flying bats
    guano what the Jeffery’s of the world think..

    Byrd: Obama in power grab

    [Sen. Robert Byrd (D-W.Va.), the longest-serving Democratic senator, is criticizing President Obama’s appointment of White House “czars” to oversee federal policy, saying these executive positions amount to a power grab by the executive branch.

    In a letter to Obama on Wednesday, Byrd complained about Obama’s decision to create White House offices on health reform, urban affairs policy, and energy and climate change. Byrd said such positions “can threaten the Constitutional system of checks and balances. At the worst, White House staff have taken direction and control of programmatic areas that are the statutory responsibility of Senate-confirmed officials.”

    While it’s rare for Byrd to criticize a president in his own party, Byrd is a stern constitutional scholar who has always stood up for the legislative branch in its role in checking the power of the White House. Byrd no longer holds the powerful Appropriations chairmanship, so his criticism does not carry as much weight these days. Byrd repeatedly clashed with the Bush administration over executive power, and it appears that he’s not limiting
    his criticism to Republican administrations.

    Byrd also wants Obama to limit claims of executive privilege while also ensuring that the White House czars don’t have authority over Cabinet officers confirmed by the Senate.

    “As presidential assistants and advisers, these White House staffers are not accountable for their actions to the Congress, to cabinet officials, and to virtually anyone but the president,” Byrd wrote. “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.”]

    ==

  • bg

    ++

    here we go again..

    Bush Czars “in context”

    [.] Bush had a total of 36 positions (many temporary) filled by a total of 46
    different individuals over the years, of which 21 were confirmed by the U.S.
    Senate.

    The number of 46 is still highly objectionable, as some of the alleged czars were only nicknamed czars by media outlets. For instance the Director of National Intelligence was a position created by Congress, that required President Bush to fill. The Homeland Security “czar” was a temporary position until the Dept. of Homeland Security was formally created and funded. At least two other czars were appointed to serve emergency and temporary positions; Federal Coordinator of Hurricane Katrina Recovery Effort, and Special coordinator to respond to health effects of September 11 attacks.]

    Czars Under the George W. Bush Administration

    [The following is FactCheck.org’s count of Bush administration positions whose holders were dubbed “czars” in one or more news articles. We include only one name per position, though many positions were held by multiple people during the administration. In some cases, the same “czar” nickname (e.g. “cybersecurity czar”) was applied to more than one job title. In these cases we have counted the two separate positions as two “czars.” Senate-confirmed positions are marked with a star. Non-president-appointed positions are marked with a dagger]

    ==

  • Chisum

    Boy it sure didn’t take much to provoke that POS troll Jeffery into a spasm, did it?

    Showed his true colors, didn’t he.

  • Gini

    It’s amusing to feed trolls, but Jeffery is up way past his bedtime, Let the little one go beddy bye. I wonder if Jeffery is related to that other troll JB.

  • RedBeard

    Jeffery seems to be convinced that he has a winning argument by shouting, “Bush did it too! Bush did it too!” That’s only about one step above, “I know you are, but what am I?”

    Obama’s czars are bad for constitutional goverment, and so were Bush’s czars. The entire concept needs to be banished forever.

  • Chisum

    I wonder if we can get Jim to post a sign on the blog that reads:

    *Smart Trolls Wanted*

    *Idiots Need Not Apply*

    (Maybe require them to pass a basic IQ test?)

  • bg

    ++

    RedBeard #99

    i tend to agree, however..

    re: link @ #96 there were 20 Czar positions in the BA, many of which were
    temporarily held by several people over the years (ergo, count debacle), at
    any trate, 21 of Bush Czars were “confirmed”.. how many Obama’s 26 Czars have been confirmed during 2 years in office (seems so much longer doesn’t
    it, sigh)??

    ==

  • Chisum

    BG,

    The same with the WP list. The tiltles are very specific. I counted 14 assistants to Mrs. L. Bush.

  • Indy

    From what I have read in the past, Michelle Malkin has done a lot of good work documenting czars, here’s a link to her archive on this topic

    http://michellemalkin.com/category/czars/

  • Simon

    Jeffrey you insignificant little turd, I commend you on doing your master’s bidding. Heaven forfend this thread might only be read by those who are able to understand it.

  • Chisum

    The left is desperate to equate the GW Bush administration with the decadent and wasteful BO admin.

    They aren’t even close.

  • bg

    ++

    re: #101

    duh.. sorry, Obama has more than 26 Czars, but agiain whatever..

    however, the following was interesting (old news, but what else do trolls
    ever bring up, i mean, they still go bonkers over GWB “stealing the 2000
    election”, gah!!)..

    re: #95

    Senior Democrat Says Obama’s Czars Unconstitutional

    [Senator Byrd wrote a letter to President Obama in February, criticizing the president’s strategy of creating czars to manage important areas of national policy. Senator Byrd said that these appointments violate both the constitutional system of checks and balances and the constitutional separation of powers, and is a clear attempt to evade congressional oversight.

    And Senator Byrd is exactly correct. The Constitution commands that
    government officers with significant authority (called “principal officers”)
    are nominated by the president but then are subject to a confirmation
    vote by the U.S. Senate. And principal officers include not only cabinet
    -level department heads, but go five levels deep in executive appointments,
    to include assistant secretaries and deputy undersecretaries.]

    [re: GWB link..

    Jeffery, please don’t come back with another “cherry
    picked & spun out of context” retort, it won’t work..
    ]

    ==

  • Simon

    Laura Bush had, at most, three assistants. What are you talking about with 18?

  • Simon

    I get it: Jeffrey’s going out with a Czar.

  • Simon

    And btw – THIS IS THE GREATEST BILL EVER! GET RID OF OBAMA’S CZARS! He has had more than anybody, anybody anybody EVER!!! YAY!!! Make him find his own balls for a change! Yay!

  • bg

    ++

    Chisum #105

    have no idea why, i thought Bush was the devil himself..

    oh, when it comes to fiberals, even the irony is hypocritical..

    ==

  • Chippy

    Jeffrey is the Troll Czar for lil barry.

  • Memo to GOP: Drag each and every one of these 39 statists into a Committee hearing under force of subpoena to answer this question: “what is your constitutional authority.” One at a time. Of course, by number three there will be a stock Lefty talking points answer that makes no sense upon examination. That gives you 36 shots to tear it apart. I think even you guys can pull this one off.

    http://libertyatstake.blogspot.com/
    “Because the Only Good Progressive is a Failed Progressive”

  • wanumba

    ha ha!

  • Militant Conservative

    Jeffrey I want no czars for any president. Unless coffer
    Ed by the senate. Unconstitutional powers for any political party.
    Limited government don’t cha know. Starve the beast of funds.
    Repeal repeal repeal powder is dry.

  • wanumba

    #112 January 6, 2011 at 8:07 pm
    LibertyAtStake commented:
    Memo to GOP: Drag each and every one of these 39 statists into a Committee hearing under force of subpoena to answer this question: “what is your constitutional authority
    …..

    Don’t be silly, they’ve never heard of “constitutional.” It’s over 100 years old.

  • wanumba

    And the rest of them react to the US. Constitution like vampires to sunlight and garlic garlands. They ran away today.

  • Chisum

    BG @ 110,

    Isn’t that the truth!

    I told you Jeffery the POS Troll would run away and he did.

  • Ladue Pundit

    With 24 attendants, how does The First Lazy get out the door dressed like a hip hop crack [email protected]? Shouldn’t the public be getting something for their tax money? When your @ss is wider than a vw beetle, don’t wrap a big purple ruffle around it.

    Is that too crass, Jeffie? You see, we’re sick of the ruling class here. We work, they play. And we’re sick of it.

  • With regard to the Bush vs Obama “czars”: I think the issue with Obama is that he skirted Senate confirmation. Did Bush do this? I honestly don’t recall. I don’t think he could have or would have because the Demoncrats would have been screaming. Look at the crap they gave him when it came time to appoint a judge or two.

    To restate, I don’t see the issue as being an issue of having advisers. The issue is following the proper procedures. Obama’s actions lead the public to believe he believes he is above the rules & procedures. He acts like a tyrant, not a president.

  • Aitch748

    So Jeffery’s argument is that if Bush had czars, we shouldn’t have a problem with Obama’s czars. Well, what would his argument be if we had a problem with czars in BOTH administrations, but this is the first time we’ve had the opportunity to DO something about them???

  • BillyBobHasHadEnuff

    Hey Jeffery, are you tired of living in mom and dad’s basement yet?

  • AuntieMadder

    vote for pedro, no problem. I am glad, however, that you let me know that you’d misread my earlier comment to Jeffrey because, for a while there, I was wondering, “What happened to vote for pedro to cause him to run with trolls? Whatever it was, it must have been bad.”

  • bg

    ++

    Anne-Marie #119

    i agree, and here you go..

    ==

  • bg

    ++

    wanumba #116

    your post reminded me of this.. enjoy!!

    ==

  • bigL

    Hoft needs to do what Moe Lane and Erick over at REd State does with trolls-“BLAM”!!!Buh bye trolls!

  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    House Republicans introduced a bill today to eliminate Obama’s 39 czars.

    And when the bill dies either in the Senate or on Obama’s desk, can their salaries then be trimmed from the budget?

  • From what I understand from my Representative…Congress still has the power to de-fund Oblunder’s projects. They will put these things forth in Congress & allow him to veto. It’s sort of a no-win situation for Oblunder. He can veto it all, but Congress can de-fund him…to include HCR.

  • Just_Saying

    I don’t care if Laura Bush had 1,000 assistants, and Mechelle Obummer “only” has 50. Both too much. No first lady needs more than 5 assistants (and I think that’s too many). Any others, she can pay for herself. (And none of them should be plastic surgeons.)

    And there should be specific restrictions on presidental vacations and expenses. Obummer’s family is completely out of control in this regard.
    .

  • Oxco

    Looking at the post and comments from the lovely lefty Jeffrey–To correct Jeffrey–Obama has 39 czars to Bush 32 czars. Obama appointed more czars in two years then Bush did in 8 years. Obama also has appointed more czars unapproved by Senate then anyone-> in 2 years(gee, what would he appoint in 4?) The whole deal needs to be abolished. Time to turn the progressive agenda back-the silent majority has had enough of Washington and dirty politics.
    Obama and the Dems have destroyed, spent more than any congress and president ever. Not even worth arguing with the Left anymore. Hey 112th Congresss! Let’s Roll!!

  • Carol

    This is a great start! I’m so tired of this “president”, which I really don’t consider him to be or have the right to be, doing whatever he pleases and every thing he does costs the taxpayers more money.

  • vote for pedro

    Forget Jeffery! Quit debating who’s more this or that, or but so-and-so did it too! We have a new congress, please focus on holding them to governing per their campaign rhetoric, lest we fall into the MFM’s caricature of conservatives.
    Address expansive government, the deficit and debt, and foster a business friendly environment for job growth.

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  • money gets votes

    I say get rid of Lisa Jackson (EPA) she is a hatchet lady from NJ. OMG –PLEZ get rid of the DOJ Lemer Bashir who cut the military VOTES!! Staffer behind the scenes!! And Jarrett who LOVES VAN JONES!! Biggest RACIST at the White House besides Obama and Michele!!!

    And all those atheists and Christian–phobics who hate Christians and Jewish people!!!

  • I’ve shared that list. It is a ridiculous listing, it’s like a four year old playing school.

  • Jeffery,

    I immediately realized that your list of Czars were not that of Obamas’.

    I also feel there shouldn’t be any Czars and especially “unconfirmed” Czars. The difference between Bush’s “picks” and Obama’s “picks” is that the majority chosen are of Marxist or Communist ideology. This is America and we Americans stand behind our Constitution. They do not.

  • Some of Obama’s 32 choices (Czars)…

    Richard Holbrooke
    Afghanistan Czar
    Ultra liberal anti gun former Gov. Of New Mexico. Pro Abortion and legal drug use. Dissolve the 2nd Amendment

    Ed Montgomery
    Auto recovery Czar
    Black radical anti business activist. Affirmative Action and Job Preference for blacks. Univ of Maryland Business School Dean teaches US business has caused world poverty. ACORN board member. Communist DuBois Club member.

    Jeffrey Crowley
    AIDS Czar
    Radical Homosexual. A Gay Rights activist. Believes in Gay Marriage and especially, a Special Status for homosexuals only, including complete free health care for gays.

    Alan Bersin
    Border Czar
    The former failed superintendent of San Diego. Ultra Liberal friend of Hilary Clinton. Served as Border Czar under Janet Reno – to keep borders open to illegals without interference from US.

    David J. Hayes
    California Water Czar
    Sr. Fellow of radical environmentalist group, “Progress Policy.” No training or experience in water management whatsoever.

    Ron Bloom
    Car Czar
    Auto Union worker. 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
    Believes US policy has caused Mid East wars. Obama apologist to the world. Anti-gun and pro-abortion.

    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
    Devoted lobbyist for restrictive gun law proposals. Former Chief of Police in Seattle. Believes no American should own a firearm. Supports legalization of all drugs.

    Paul Volcker
    Economic Czar
    Head of Fed Reserve under Jimmy Carter when US economy nearly failed. Obama appointed head of the Economic Recovery Advisory Board. Member of anti-business “Progressive Policy” organization.

    Carol Brower
    Energy and Environment Czar
    Political Radical. Former head of EPA – known for anti-business activism. Strong on anti-gun ownership.

    Joshua DuBois
    Faith Based Czar
    Political Black activist, with Degree in Black Nationalism. Anti-gun ownership lobbyist.

    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.

    Van Jones
    Green Jobs Czar
    (since resigned) Black activist Member of American communist Party and San Francisco Communist Party who said George Bush caused the 911 attack and wanted Bush investigated by the World Court for war crimes. Strong anti-white views.

    Daniel Fried
    Guantanamo Closure Czar
    Human Rights activist for Foreign Terrorists. Believes America has caused the war on terrorism. Believes terrorists have rights above and beyond Americans.

    Nancy-Ann DeParle
    Health Czar
    Former head of Medicare/Medicaid. Strong health care rationing proponent. She is married to a reporter for The New York Times.

    Vivek Kundra
    Information Czar
    Born in New Delhi, India. Controls all public information, including labels and news releases. Monitors all private Internet emails.

    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. Blames US business for global warming. Anti-US business prosperity.

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

    George Mitchell
    Mideast Peace Czar
    Former Senator from Maine; left wing radical. Has said Israel should be split up into “2 or 3 smaller more manageable plots”. An anti-nuclear anti-gun & pro-homosexual “special rights” advocate.

    Kenneth Feinberg
    Pay Czar
    Chief of Staff to Ted Kennedy. Lawyer who got rich off the 911 victims payoffs.

    Cass Sunstein
    Regulatory Czar
    Liberal activist judge that believes free speech needs to be limited for the “common good.” Essentially against the 1st amendment. Rules against personal freedoms many times, like private gun ownership and right to free speech.

    John Holdren
    Science Czar
    Fierce ideological environmentalist, Sierra Club, Anti business activist. Claims US business has caused world poverty. No Science training.

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

    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.

    Herb Allison
    TARP Czar
    Fannie May 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.

    John Brennan
    Terrorism Czar
    Anti CIA activist. No training in diplomatic or government affairs. Believes open borders to Mexico and a dialog with terrorists and has suggested Obama disband the US military.

    Aneesh Chopra
    Technology Czar
    No Technology training. Worked for the Advisory Board Company, a health care think tank for hospitals. Anti-doctor activist. Supports Obama health care rationing and salaried doctors working exclusively for the Government health care plan.

    Adolfo Carrion Jr.
    Urban Affairs Czar
    Puerto Rican born, 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 on middle class to pay for minority housing and health care.

    Ashton Carter
    Weapons Czar
    Wants all private weapons in US destroyed. Supports UN ban on firearms ownership in America.”

    Gary Samore
    WMD Policy Czar
    Former US Communist. Wants US to destroy all WMD unilaterally as a show of good faith.

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  • Henry Hawkins

    Henry Hawkins
    Toaster Pastry Czar
    Current US citizen. Conservative mole. Seeks to subvert gov’mt control of even mundane citizen freedom of choice.

  • RedBeard

    If anyone messes with my toaster pastries, there will be blood.

  • Gaucho

    Jeffrey seems to get most of his “facts” from the Daily Koz and Media Matters. First of all, Bush was NEVER a Conservative, but rather a very liberal Republican (RINO). Both Bush and Obama have bankrupted this country equally, Obama is just doing it much faster and with the assistance of the compliant media. The MS Media used to interrogate Bush on almost every topic. Do you see or hear any news outlets with the exception of Fox News even asking questions about Obama’s policies? Nancy Pelosi, Obama and Reid were all outraged when gas prices reached $3 per gallon under Bush. They all wanted to have Bush investigated for not getting a grip on the gas prices that were ruining the economy, all while implicating that they would/could affect gas prices to help the middle class if elected. Now, we have $3 gas under Obama and the Media is silent – and so are all of the Bush bashers who thought he was responsible for the oil prices.

    Should we be bashing Obama about his ties with Big Oil? Where is Harry Reid, Nazi Pelosi and Barack Obama now that gas prices are $3 per gallon? Where is the outrage? Where are the fists pounding on podiums? I hear nothing but crickets now that Obama and the Democratic super majority had their chance to fix the economy.

  • Henry Hawkins

    I’m on it, RB, so long as trollboy doesn’t rat me out.

  • SueG52

    This intelligence czar seems to be sleeping on the job. How long has it been since anything intelligent has come out of the White House? Go get ’em! We need to cut down on the number of attendants Michelle has too.

  • Refound America

    @Miriam I’ve been waiting for someone to address the new obamacare people we are paying for and you are the first one I’ve seen mention it. Thank you!

    Why has no one mentioned getting rid of the FCC regulations that weren’t even voted on and are eroding our free speech alredy on the internet by removing Facebook posts off peoples wall without any notice even (another Amendment violation) and is responsible for getting Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity off the radio on the 17th of this month?

  • Henry Hawkins

    “Why has no one mentioned getting rid of the FCC regulations that weren’t even voted on and are eroding our free speech…”

    Darrell Issa (R), Chairman of the House Oversight Committee is on it. He has formed several subcommittees, including one which pursue this exact assault on freedom.

  • Victor

    ~ These Czars are the ones that need to be regulated!…Subpoena them into the Congress to be Vetted!…Not just one Czar,..ALL OF THEM! ~Write to your Congressmen and ask that they be subpoenaed…and have them go through the vetting process in front of congress, or step down…~

  • Refound America

    Henry Hawkins
    There are no words to express the gratitude I have for your post. Thank you very much I haven’t hear anyone speak of it. How did you hear about it?

  • Don B

    I hope they don’t forget to work on NAFTA. Once NAFTA

  • Center Line

    What I don’t understand is why all those who want smalle government and less oversight want all these “czars” to be Senate confirmed. Like the Senate doesn’t have enough to deal with already. So the administration in charge has to delegate some work – why micromanage? It is not like they can create new laws by themselves.