Anonymous White House tweeter Jofi Joseph is a jerk, but that's part of the job description for working in the Obama administration. He tweeted this sometime before being uncovered and fired:
“I’m a fan of Obama, but his continuing reliance and dependence upon a vacuous cipher like Valerie Jarrett concerns me,”
He apparently had a big following among the Washington press corps, because it appears that most agree with him, including his opinion of Obama's most powerful lieutenant.
You knew Barack Obama thinks highly of himself, don't you? Obama is so egocentric that after he's gone they are going to retire the word. After him no one else can wear that moniker. Bill Clinton was a shrinking violent by comparison, Lyndon Johnson an amateur.
Which explains why Valerie Jarrett is virtually co-President. Not even Michelle "My Belle" Obama can possibly suck up to him like Valerie.
“I think Barack knew that he had God-given talents that were extraordinary. He knows exactly how smart he is. … He knows how perceptive he is. He knows what a good reader of people he is. And he knows that he has the ability — the extraordinary, uncanny ability — to take a thousand different perspectives, digest them and make sense out of them, and I think that he has never really been challenged intellectually. … So what I sensed in him was not just a restless spirit but somebody with such extraordinary talents that had to be really taxed in order for him to be happy. … He’s been bored to death his whole life. He’s just too talented to do what ordinary people do.”
I have seen the last part of this quote in various places and times, but I'm not sure that most people who have quoted it have fully explained why this is such an incredible insight into what's going on in the White House. That wasn't satire. That wasn't said tongue-in-cheek. Valerie is the undisputed world champ ass-kisser and has found someone in Obama who will actually believe it. Obama genuinely believes what Valerie Jarrett said about him. And since it's impossible to top that, Obama has made Jarrett a quasi Prime Minister and Head-of-Government while he takes the role of Head-of-State. What's unfortunate about this pair is that Obama's vanity far exceeds his ability and Jarrett is a stupid, venal and corrupt hanger-on from the depths of Chicago. All of which means that America has serious problems. I'm not sure that there's an answer other than time, and faith that America can recover after his term is over.