It’s actually going to be called the “White House Office of Urban Policy” but when you read this quote, you’ll know exactly where all the money it controls is going to go.
Well, all the money that isn’t going to be paid to the Obama cronies and bureaucratic remoras that run the place.
Despite the many national problems confronting the new administration, she [Obama transition co-chair Valerie Jarrett] continued, Obama remains committed to earlier pledges to establish such an office. “Because he began as a community organizer on the South Side of Chicago, he understands at the local level is really where you can impact change and that local government can play a vital role as we try to jump start our economy,” she said.
Remember, now, that the entire reason that Barack Obama ran for political office is because he found that he couldn’t bring the change he wanted as a mere community organizer. Indeed, his entire quest for the Presidency started when he found out that he could never exercise the power to bring “change” that he wanted in whatever position he held at the moment.
If local government truly was where he could “impact change” the most, Barack Obama would be the President of the City Council, not of the United States. Obviously, the local level isn’t where the action is for him. He always had bigger goals that had nothing to do with helping a bunch of poor people in run-down apartment buildings (many of which were owned by his political allies and friends).
Now that he’s President, he can set up a big office to send millions of bucks to all those ACORN offices to thank them for a job well done and to plump them up for the re-election effort in four years.
Just wait to see what happens in 2010 and 2012 when ACORN and other radical groups like them have more cash in their coffers than they’ve ever had before and a President willing to sic the government on any critics.