Another Liberal Appointee

Pajamas Media: ‘Obama’s Latest Appointment: A Reflection of his Radical Past’

Ron Radosh gives a solid overview of Obama’s latest appointment with a liberal background: Hannah Rosenthal started last week in the State Department as the special envoy to monitor and report on anti-Semitism.

Rosenthal got off to a great start monitoring anti-semitism… by launching into an attack of Israel’s ambassador to the United States:

This is an unprecedented act, since she made her views known on an official trip to Israel on behalf of the administration, and may be the first time an American official has attacked the personal views of an Ambassador to the US from an American ally. Rosenthal’s position is meant to stand up to anti-Semitism; yet, her first headlines have resulted instead from a defense of J-Street, the unrepresentative American Jewish left-wing group that purports to speak on behalf of the mainstream American Jewish community.

More interesting than this debacle (Asst. Secretary of State Jeff Feltman had to issue a repudiation of Rosenthal’s comments) is what it says about Obama’s connections to radicals. Rosenthal, like Van Jones, is another left-wing skeleton from Obama’s closet.

Rosenthal and Obama go way back to Obama’s days as a state senator in Chicago. Rosenthal’s husband was a member of The New Party. The New Party is a fusion of community organization (like ACORN) and labor (like SEIU). So naturally Obama’s campaign denied last year that he had ever been a member of the New Party. The trouble is, New Party publications list Obama as a member and count his victory in the race for a state senate seat as a New Party victory. It turns out that Obama wasn’t ever officially a member of the New Party because they decided his politics were so identical that the membership was just a formality:

“A subcommittee met with (Obama) to interview him to see if his stand on the living wage and similar reforms was the same as ours,” recalled Marxist activist Carl Davidson.

“We determined that our views on these overlapped, and we could endorse his campaign in the Democratic Party,” Davidson said.

But Obama was a shrewd politician. He was able to bypass New Party rules, which required any candidate seeking their endorsement to formally join the organization. Davidson recalls that they decided “there was no need for him to do so…since the stand of his campaign and the New Party reform planks were practically the same.” Their program included traditional redistributive socialist goals: “full employment, a shorter work week and a guaranteed minimum income for all adults; a universal ’social wage’ to include such basic benefits as health care, child care, vacation time and lifelong access to education and training; a systematic phase-in of comparable worth and like programs to ensure gender equity.”

Was Obama ever really a committed Marxist? Who knows? I have a hard time believing he has ever been truly committed to something other than himself. But the fact is that he got where he is by allying himself with the most radical left-wing elements of American politics. It doesn’t matter if he did this as an elitist fashion statement, for political convenience, or out of genuine ideological sympathy. In either case, it means we have a President we fundamentally can’t trust who insists on appointing leftist nut-jobs like Van Jones and Rosenthal to important government positions.



  1. elspeth says:


    You said,

    it means we have a President we fundamentally can’t trust

    but, I believe our situation is worse than that because this goes beyond one office, one branch, one state.

    We must petition government to disclose on that which they have made public statement.

    Full disclosure.


  2. 2010, 2012 says:

    “…Was Obama ever really a committed Marxist? Who knows? I have a hard time believing he has ever been truly committed to something other than himself. .-”

    this man literally scares the living daylights out of me mostly because so many people in Washington seem too scared to call it what it could very well be. And if no one’s really watching then where does that leave America?
    Like little boy in Sixth Sense when he says, “do you know how it feels when those hairs stand up on the back of your neck?” My prayers is that obama is fully exposed BEFORE any real bad thing happens. imo, the one constant in his life is his marxist conditioning.

    ^Pakistan School for indept Muslim beleifs
    ^admired Marshall Davis, a self-proclaimed Marxist
    ^sought out Marxist instructors, students
    ^aligned himself with homegrown William Ayers
    ^aligned himself with former PLO guy Khalidi
    ^supported Sharia Law believer, Odinga for office in Kenya
    ^aligns himself with the likes proclaimed Marxist Van Jones – Leninist behavior
    ^appoints czars like Holderman, Sunstein, all marxist-minded
    ^pictured with a Socialist Party called Democratic Socialist Party in 90s.

  3. Boston Blackie says:

    Was Obama ever really a committed Marxist? Who knows? I have a hard time believing he has ever been truly committed to something other than himself.

    Robert, I agree he is only looking out for number one and what will advance his career, which is even scarier. He is only the puppet, it is the hidden puppetmaster that is making the decisions which we have no control over. Why do you think his entire voting record as a public figure was “present” or “above his pay scale”. He had no hand in creating the healthscare bill or the bailout bill. We need to find out who is actually making the decisions in the WH. It begins with all these czars and the SEIU leadership, those are the ones pulling all the strings while Obamama is surfing at the 4K a night Hawaiian hideaway. I’m glad he was out front of the cameras assuring the American public that he is addressing the terrorist attack on Christmas Day. He must have thought with the six hour time difference from Hawaii to D.C., why bother. At some point we will be unable to clean up the disasters he is currently creating. I pray to God all the Supreme Court Justices stay well for the next three years.

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