In case you missed it, we’re about to share everything you need to know about Valerie Jarrett’s Twitter Q&A on gun control. On Monday, amidst the political frenzy following last Thursday’s shooting in Oregon, President Obama’s senior advisor reached out to the people to answer their questions and solicit their advice on how to #StopGunViolence.
— Valerie Jarrett (@vj44) October 4, 2015
Among the more frightening comments from the woman behind President Obama was this one, where Jarrett asks followers for ideas to implement changes without pesky ol’ Congress getting in the way:
— Valerie Jarrett (@vj44) October 5, 2015
Though she stopped short of asking for suggestions the president can implement using just his “pen and his phone,” I think we all get where this is headed. It was heartening to see some Americans expressing their opposition to the idea — and, instead reminding our current administration about something called the Constitution and separation of powers.
@vj44 @hanlon_renee @POTUS Stick to the constitution. Institutional modesty is important to make the separation of powers work. — RubricMarlin (@ChrisHe64908658) October 5, 2015
Yeah, “institutional modesty” is something we haven’t seen a whole lot of from this administration. But the comment that’s getting more attention — and may be even more troubling for what it suggests about the perceptive powers of one of our president’s closest advisers — is her response to this troll tweet about how to implement better gun control:
Apparently, Jarrett thought microchips in guns that can be remotely disabled was a great idea! After all, that Obama and his team sure are a bunch of tech-savvy folk!
It turns out the secret to being taken seriously by the White House is to say the stupidest thing you can possibly think of. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ — Ride It Down (@Beer__Wolf) October 5, 2015
Of course, a lot of things start to make a lot more sense now. With a top adviser who displays chops like that, it’s no wonder President Obama does so much stupid s%#t. If only we could employ microchips to make our leaders smarter…
Thanks [email protected]__Wolf for calling out the idiocy that’s running our country. We all know the risk we conservatives take in questioning liberal authority.
[Note: This article was written by Michelle Jesse, Associate Editor]