Anyone Else a Little Creeped Out by Valerie Jarrett’s Use of the POTUS 44 Number?

vj44It’s a small thing. But as Noam Scheiber of the New Republic has pointed out, “This is not as irrational as it sounds.” Democrats confess to being more terrified of her than President Obama, himself. Republicans have been complaining of her seemingly limitless and Congressionally unconfirmed influence for years. So, maybe it’s not so strange to wonder why Ms. Jarrett has requisitioned the number ’44,’ which is the number of the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama, for her own use? For example, her Twitter account, which has often taken on the role of Presidential mouthpiece, is @vj44. Isn’t that a little presumptuous?

For years, the “number of the President” has been a moniker used to identify the President, himself, personally. The two recent Bush Presidents, father and son, refer to each other as ’41’ and ’43,’ respectively. The current POTUS, Barack Obama, is 44. No advisor in either Bush administration, to my knowledge, ever called himself ‘TonySnow43’ or ‘PeggyNoonan41.’ That would have been a little weird.

And Ms. Jarrett is no minor presence. She has repeatedly been accused of being the real power behind the Presidency. Just recently, she was named the source of the Machiavellian leak that may well land former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in prison. And, as I write this, @vj44 is waging a fairly vast Twitter campaign to #StopGunViolence, which is the Administration’s attempt to cynically leverage the recent Oregon shooting.

In light of this, isn’t it a little strange that Valerie Jarrett identifies herself as #44? As if she were slyly bragging about being the de facto President that many of us consider her to be in reality? Maybe it’s just me.


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9 Responses to Anyone Else a Little Creeped Out by Valerie Jarrett’s Use of the POTUS 44 Number?

  1. Perhaps vj44’s “leak” would account for The Ice Cube In Heels’s choosing to go by the name “Val” in her SNL skit. Jarrett is a very dangerous woman, Iranian born and suspect in every way for how this administration operates.

    • I didn’t even pick up on that. Probably right. I still haven’t worked up the courage to watch any of the skits in that hour-long ad for the Hillary campaign. And when it comes to ValJar, I also agree with you, but instead of the word ‘suspect,’ I look forward to calling her ‘convict.’ Hehehe.

    • I noticed that “Val” thing too. Out of all the hundreds of names they could have chosen for the skit, how did they settle on that one?

  2. trailbee says:

    VJ is a force to be reckoned with. She also leaked Hilly’s email problems. Her role in the WH has been nothing short of astounding. No one, as far as I can remember, has had that much power in and out of the WH and whose personal life is so intertwined with Muslims, the Brotherhood. I would give a lot to find out exactly WHY she is in this position, and to whom she reports, and sets up her main agenda. In my opinion, she is more dangerous than Barry, who gets his orders from her, and not the other way around. I will always remember the pre-2012 electionTrevor Loudon tape, in which she is specifically singled out for scrutiny. Deadly.

    • Good mention of the Trevor Loudon piece on the radicals in this administration. Funny how our fatal mistakes are obvious to people in New Zealand, on the other side of the planet, but not, apparently, to most of us.

  3. It would be even creepier if she went by @vj45.

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