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Obama/Jarrett To Target College Sexual Assault

From the Associated Press:

Obama targets college sexual assault epidemic

By NEDRA PICKLER | January 22, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is launching an initiative to combat sexual assault, particularly on college campuses, turning the spotlight on a problem that has devastated millions of Americans yet rarely receives such White House attention.

Didn’t Obama just say that he was going to focus solely on income inequality for the rest of his Presidency? That is, when he wasn’t focused on creating more jobs. Where does he find the time?

Obama planned to sign a presidential memorandum Wednesday creating a task force to protect students from sexual assault, with a new White House report declaring that no one in America is more at risk of being raped or assaulted than college women.

The report, "Rape and Sexual Assault: A Renewed Call to Action," says that 1 in 5 women have been sexually assaulted at college but that only 12 percent of student victims report the assault.

The report was compiled by the White House Council on Women and Girls and was being released Wednesday, but the White House provided an advance copy to The Associated Press. It says nearly 22 million American women and 1.6 million men have been raped in their lifetimes, with victims more likely to suffer from depression, substance abuse and a wide range of physical ailments, including chronic pain and diabetes.

1.6 million American men have been raped? Why are we a little skeptical about these numbers?

The report says rape’s prevalence is highest at college, fueled by drinking and drug use that can incapacitate victims.

And yet Obama is constantly encouraging people to go to college. And encouraging the legalization of pot.

Obama is giving the task force of administration officials 90 days to come up with recommendations for colleges to prevent and respond to sexual assault, increase public awareness of each school’s track record and enhance coordination among federal agencies to hold schools accountable if they don’t confront the problem.

Obama senior adviser Valerie Jarrett, chair of the Council on Women and Girls, said men must be involved to combat the problem and the president wants to lead a cultural shift of men speaking out. "The president is committed to solving this problem, not just as president of the United States, but as a father of two girls" who will soon be heading to college, Jarrett said in an interview.

Who elected Valerie Jarrett to anything?

The report also declares that the criminal justice response to sexual assault is too often inadequate and lays out a goal of increasing arrest, prosecution and conviction rates without any specific targets. The report blames police bias and a lack of training to investigate and prosecute sex crimes for low arrest rates and says the federal government should promote training and help police increase testing of DNA evidence collected from victims…

So now we are going to have quotas for sex crimes.

Obama is bringing Attorney General Eric Holder, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, Education Secretary Arnie Duncan and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sibelius to the Oval Office on Wednesday to press them to work on the problem. Then he plans to join an ongoing meeting of his Council on Women and Girls attended by more Cabinet members in the East Room, where he is to sign the memorandum creating the task force. Vice President Joe Biden, who authored the Violence Against Women Act and has led other efforts to reduce sexual assault, also plans to attend.

Holder and Arnie Duncan and Kathleen Sebelius and Joe Biden have all been put on the problem. So it will be solved for sure.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

3 Responses to “Obama/Jarrett To Target College Sexual Assault”

  1. What about bath house rapes?

  2. captstubby

    “Who elected Valerie Jarrett to anything?”

    every Czar seems to have one.

    “Valerie Jarrett, the senior Obama adviser who has her own Secret Service detail and appears to exercise an inordinate amount of power behind the scenes. Joseph( Jofi Joseph, the point man on nuclear nonproliferation at the National Security Council. ),
    tweeted “I’m a fan of Obama, but his continuing reliance and dependence upon a vacuous cipher like Valerie Jarrett concerns me.”
    Jarrett, an old Chicago friend of both Barack and Michelle Obama, appears to exercise such extraordinary influence she is sometimes quietly referred to as “Rasputin” on Capitol Hill, a reference to the mystical monk who held sway over Russia’s Czar Nicholas as he increasingly lost touch with reality during World War I.”
    “what has baffled many observers is how Jarrett, a former cog in the Chicago political machine and a real-estate executive, can exert such influence on policy despite her lack of qualifications in national security, foreign policy, economics, legislation or any of the other myriad specialties the president needs in an adviser.”

    National Review
    John Fund
    October 25, 2013

    Gregory Yefimovich Rasputin
    (1872-1916) was the infamous ‘holy man’ whose ability to heal the Tsar and Tsarina’s son Alexis led to his being adopted as a supreme mystic at court. Growing in influence to the point where he effectively dictated policy he was eventually assassinated by a group of court conspirators in December 1916.

    In September, 1915, Nicholas II assumed supreme command of the Russian Army fighting on the Eastern Front. As he spent most of his time at GHQ, Alexandra Fedorovna now took responsibility for domestic policy. Rasputin served as her adviser and over the next few months she dismissed ministers and their deputies in rapid succession. Alexander Kerensky complained that: “The Tsarina’s blind faith in Rasputin led her to seek his counsel not only in personal matters but also on questions of state policy (Rasputin’s limited education left him without the ability to either read or write.)

    …But like many others, he was powerless to take any action.”
    Michael Rodzianko, the President of the Duma, told Nicholas II: “I must tell Your Majesty that this cannot continue much longer. No one opens your eyes to the true role which this man (Rasputin) is playing. His presence in Your Majesty’s Court undermines confidence in the Supreme Power and may have an evil effect on the fate of the dynasty and turn the hearts of the people from their Emperor”.
    Rasputin’s influence continued into wartime. Alexandra sought his opinion on a variety of policy matters. Rasputin, generally ready to offer advice, occasionally offered advice on Russian military strategy, although such advice never proved beneficial.
    In one sense Rasputin’s presence, while generally damaging public perception of the Romanovs, nevertheless benefited the Tsar. Military calamities were often attributed by the Russian public to Rasputin’s baleful influence: as such it therefore deflected direct criticism away from the Tsar himself.

    Gregory Rasputin, in conversation with Felix Yusupov (29th December, 1916)
    “The aristocrats can’t get used to the idea that a humble peasant should be welcome at the Imperial Palace. They are consumed with envy and fury. But I’m not afraid of them. They can’t do anything to me. I’m protected against ill fortune. There have been several attempts on my life but the Lord has always frustrated these plots. Disaster will come to anyone who lifts a finger against me.”

  3. Petronius

    Yikes! Another presidential memorandum. He has a pen and a telephone!

    Another presidential decree. Another executive order. Another White House initiative. Another task force. Another council. Another committee. Another Truth & Reconciliation Commission. New targets. New crimes. More training. More money. And another czar.

    And–finally–a meeting with Kathleen Sibelius.

    What do you call a large group of czars? You know, like a pride of lions, a murder of crows, or a wedge of swans, etc.?

    How about a bunch of Chicago Bolshevik thugs?




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