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“The only certain fact about Russian affairs under the Soviet regime with regard to which all people agree is: that the standard of living of the Russian masses is much lower than […] the paragon of capitalism, the United States of America. If we were to regard the Soviet regime as an experiment, we would have to say that the experiment has clearly demonstrated the superiority of capitalism and the inferiority of socialism.”
~Ludwig von Mises
The Communists Murdered The Last Romanov Czar of Russia and His Family
Tsar a victim
President Obama’s Czars
- Af-Pak (Afghanistan-Pakistan) Czar
- Border Czar
- Car Czar
- Climate Czar
- Cyber Security Czar
- Drug Czar
- Economic Czar
- Energy Czar
- Faith-based Czar
- Great Lakes Cleanup Czar
- Guantanamo Closure Czar
- Health Reform Czar
- Infotech Czar
- Iran Czar, Middle East Czar
- Pay Czar
- Persian Gulf & Southwest Asia Czar
- Regulatory Czar
- Science Czar
- Stimulus Accountability Czar
- Sudan Czar
- TARP Czar
- Terrorism Czar
- Urban Czar
Complete List Of Obama Czars
Car CZAR Leaving Due To Criminal Investigation
Glenn Beck Reviews the 18 Czars that 5 Obama has Appointed
Dan Mitchell on all the President’s Czars on FOX
Beck with David Horowitz on Obama’s Communist Czars Part 1
Beck with David Horowitz on Obama’s Communist Czars Part 2
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“The progressives who today masquerade as liberals may rant against fascism; yet it is their policy that paves the way for Hitlerism.”
~Ludwig von Mises
Background Articles and Videos
- Herbert Allison Jr., bailout czar, [replaced Bush bailout czar Neel Kashkari, Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Financial Stability confirmed by Senate]
- Alan Bersin, border czar
- Dennis Blair, intelligence czar [Director of National Intelligence, a Senate confirmed position]
- John Brennan, counterterrorism czar
- Carol Browner, energy czar
- Adolfo Carrion, urban affairs czar
- Ashton Carter, weapons czar [actually Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics and so subject to Senate confirmation]
- Aneesh Chopra, technology czar
- Jeffrey Crowley, [openly gay white man] AIDS czar
- Cameron Davis, Great Lakes czar
- Nancy-Ann DeParle, health czar
- Earl Devaney, stimulus oversight czar
- Joshua DuBois, religion czar, aka God czar
- Arne Duncan, education czar
- Kenneth Feinberg, pay czar
- Daniel Fried, Guantanamo closure czar
- J. Scott Gration, Sudan czar
- Melissa Hathaway, [soon to be] cybersecurity czar
- David J. Hayes, water czar [a Deputy Interior Secretary and therefore subject to Senate oversight]
- Richard Holbrooke, Afghanistan-Pakistan (Af-Pak) czar
- John Holdren, science czar
- Kevin Jennings, safe schools czar [nominated to be Assistant Deputy Secretary of Education, Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools, a newly created post; openly gay founder of an organization dedicated to promoting pro-homosexual clubs and curricula in public schools]
- Van Jones, green jobs czar
- Gil Kerlikowske, drug czar
- Ron Kirk, trade czar
- Vivek Kundra, infotech czar [Shoplifted four shirts, worth $33.50 each, from J.C. Penney in 1996 (source)]
- Douglas Lute, war czar [retained from Bush administration, married to Jane Holl Lute, currently a Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security]
- George Mitchell, Mideast peace czar
- Ed Montgomery, car czar [replacing Steve Rattner, who stepped down amid controversy over his former firm’s role in a possible kickback scandal]
- Lynn Rosenthal, domestic violence czar
- Dennis Ross, Mideast policy czar
- Gary Samore, weapons of mass destruction czar
- Todd Stern, climate change czar
- Cass Sunstein, regulatory czar
- Larry Summers, economic czar
- Michael Taylor, food czar
- Arturo Valenzuela, Latin-American czar (nominee) [although this post is referred to as a czar, he is nominatied to be Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs and so is subject to Senate confirmation]
- Paul Volcker, economic czar number two
- Elizabeth Warren, TARP czar [chair of the [Congressional Oversight Panel for the Trouble Assets Relief Program; note that Herb Allison is more frequently called the TARP czar]
- Jeffrey Zients, government performance czar [replaced original nominee Nancy Killefer who withdrew her name after issues with her personal income tax filings surfaced]Positions established but not yet filled…
- behavioral science czar
- copyright czar
The Execution of Tsar Nicholas II, 1918
“…The mounting pressures of World War I, combined with years of injustice, toppled the rule of Tsar Nicholas II in March 1917. Forced to abdicate, he was replaced by a Provisional Government committed to continuing the war.
Increasing losses at the front and the fear of a German advance on Moscow eroded what little support remained for the war
|The Romanov Family
all were executed
and undermined the Provisional Government’s authority. Capitalizing on this situation, the Germans secretly transported the exiled Vladimir Lenin in a sealed train from Switzerland to Russia in the hope he would enflame the turmoil. German expectations were realized on the night of November 6-7 when Lenin led the Bolsheviks in a successful attempt to grab the reigns of power in St. Petersburg. Anti-Bolshevik forces (the White Russians) immediately took up arms to oust the Communist regime and Russia was plunged into a brutal civil war. The following March the Communist regime signed a treaty with the Germans ending Russia’s participation in World War I.
Against this backdrop of political chaos, the Tsar and his family were initially kept as prisoners near St. Petersburg and then transported beyond the Ural Mountains finally ending up in the town of Ekaterinburg in the Spring of 1918. The seven members of the royal family and their small retinue were confined to the house of a successful local merchant, N. N. Ipatiev, which had been commandeered by the Bolshevik’s for this purpose.
By mid-July a Czech contingent of the White Army was approaching Ekaterinburg and the sounds of gun fire could be heard in the distance by the royal prisoners and their Bolshevik captors. The arrival of their potential liberators sealed the fate of the Tsar and his family.
During the early morning hours of July 17 the Tsar, his wife, children and servants were herded into the cellar of their prison house and executed. …”
Tzar or Czar
“…Tsar, csar, and tzar redirect here. For other uses, see Tsar (disambiguation). For Combat Search and Rescue, see SAR
Tsar or czar (Bulgarian цар, Russian: царь (help·info), Ukrainian: цар, in Serbian: цар / car, in scientific transliteration respectively car’ and car), occasionally spelled csar or tzar in English, is a Slavic term designating certain monarchs.
Originally, the title Czar (derived from Caesar) meant Emperor in the European medieval sense of the term, that is, a ruler who claims the same rank as a Roman emperor, with the approval of another emperor or a supreme ecclesiastical official (the Pope or the Ecumenical Patriarch).
Occasionally, the word could be used to designate other, non-Christian, supreme rulers. In Russia and Bulgaria the imperial connotations of the term were blurred with time and, by the 19th century, it had come to be viewed as an equivalent of King.
“Tsar” was the official title of the supreme ruler in the following states:
- Bulgaria in 913–1018, in 1185–1422 and in 1908–1946
- Serbia in 1346–1371
- Russia from about 1547 until 1917.
Investigation on Murder of Romanovs is Officially Closed
Nicholas & Alexandra – documentary broadcast in October 1994 – part 10 of 11
Nicholas & Alexandra – documentary broadcast in October 1994 – part 11 of 11
Culture of Corruption: Czars of the Obama Underworld
By Michelle Malkin
“…Meet Urban Czar Adolfo Carrión, Jr. He’s one of my Culture of Corruption Dirty Dozen collectibles. In conjunction with the book launch tomorrow, my friend Tennyson Hayes (whose terrific graphic art has been featured here since last spring) and I cooked up 12 trading cards featuring some of Team Obama’s most interest-conflicted, ethics-compromised, crony officials chronicled in the book. You’ll read more here about The Dirty Dozen throughout the week. But as you’ll see after you dive into Culture of Corruption (officially out tomorrow, but readers tell me they’re seeing it in stores this weekend), those 12 are just the tip of the iceberg. I’ve got enough profiles of Team Obama corruption and cronyism to fill an entire 54-card set.
Below is my special piece for the New York Post today on Carrión and my other nominees for Obama’s worst czars. Auto czar Steve Rattner, entangled in an SEC investigation of his former company, Quandrangle, topped that list until he stepped down earlier this month amid the darkening ethics cloud. And I’ve already reported extensively on transparency-undermining energy czar Carol Browner. So I chose three of the shady czars who haven’t been on the public’s radar screen — and should be: health care czar Nancy DeParle, Carrión, and technology czar Vivek Kundra.
Looking for an up-to-date list of czars?
Terresa Monroe-Hamilton is keeping track here.
Taxpayers for Common Sense has a chart here.
And there’s a czar chart on Wikipedia here.
What can we do to fight the phantom menaces controlling huge swaths of the economy and government? The Rattner resignation shows that sunlight can indeed be the best disinfectant. Stay informed. Keep pressuring Congress for accountability and disclosure. And know your enemy. I wrote Culture of Corruption to give readers a comprehensive road map of the Team Obama members undermining transparency, cashing in on the Washington revolving door, and short-circuiting representative government. Use it! …”
Barack Obama’s night of a thousand czars
“…If there’s a crisis, an issue, even a question in Washington, President Obama will appoint a Czar to manage it. He’s named more than 20 of them so far.
Democrat Senator Robert Byrd believes these Czars give the president too much power. He said the Czar system “can threaten the Constitutional system of checks and balances” and he points out that the power to oversee federal agencies is supposed to be reserved for officials approved by the Senate.
“…these White House staffers are not accountable for their actions to the Congress, to cabinet officials, or to virtually anyone but the president,” Byrd noted. “They rarely testify before congressional committees, and often shield the information and decision-making process behind the assertion of executive privilege. In too many instances, White House staff have been allowed to inhibit openness and transparency, and reduce accountability.” Let us sum this up in three words: Obama Power Grab. …”
It’s official: Obama creates more czars than the Romanovs
“…It has finally happened. With yesterday’s naming of Border Czar Alan Bersin, the Obama administration has by any reasonable reckoning passed the Romanov Dynasty in the production of czars. The Romanovs ruled Russia from 1613 with the ascension of Michael I through the abdication of Czar Nicholas II in 1917. During that time, they produced 18 czars. While it is harder to exactly count the number of Obama administration czars, with yesterday’s appointment it seems fair to say it is now certainly in excess of 18.
In addition to Bersin, we have energy czar Carol Browner, urban czar Adolfo Carrion, Jr., infotech czar Vivek Kundra, faith-based czar Joshua DuBois, health reform czar Nancy-Ann DeParle, new TARP czar Herb Allison, stimulus accountability czar Earl Devaney, non-proliferation czar Gary Samore, terrorism czar John Brennan, regulatory czar Cass Sunstein, drug czar Gil Kerlikowske, and Guantanamo closure czar Daniel Fried. We also have a host of special envoys that fall into the czar category including AfPak special envoy Richard Holbrooke, Mideast peace envoy George Mitchell, special advisor for the Persian Gulf and Southwest Asia Dennis Ross, Sudan special envoy J. Scott Gration and climate special envoy Todd Stern. That’s 18.
This is a very conservative estimate, however. I will allow you to pick whom you would like out of the remaining candidates. For example you could count de facto car czar Steve Rattner even though the administration went out of its way to say they weren’t going to have a car czar… before he ultimately emerged as the car czar. You could count National Director of Intelligence Dennis Blair, often referred to as the intelligence czar, although you might not want to because his job has a different kind of status on the org chart. I’m not going to count Paul Volcker who was referred to as Obama’s economic czar because Obama is not making much use of Volcker (at least according to reports). …”
“…Suddenly a rash of czars is in prospect for the Obama Administration.
Byrd Calls Obama’s Czars Dangerous
“…Robert Byrd, the longest serving senator in history, criticized President Obama’s appointment of numerous White House advisors, also called “czars,” saying the presence of the czars gives the president too much power.
These czars report directly to Mr. Obama and have the power to shape national policy on their subject area. So far, Mr. Obama has recruited czars on health reform, urban affairs policy, and energy and climate change. Unlike Cabinet secretaries, they do not have to be approved by Congress.
In a letter to Obama on Wednesday, Byrd, a Democrat, said that the czar system “can threaten the Constitutional system of checks and balances,” Politico reported. Byrd added that oversight of federal agencies is the responsibility of officials approved by the Senate.
“As presidential assistants and advisers, these White House staffers are not accountable for their actions to the Congress, to cabinet officials, or to virtually anyone but the president,” Byrd wrote. “They rarely testify before congressional committees, and often shield the information and decision-making process behind the assertion of executive privilege. In too many instances, White House staff have been allowed to inhibit openness and transparency, and reduce accountability.” …”
Obama fashions a government of many czars
“…Name a top issue and President Barack Obama has probably got a “czar” responsible for tackling it.
A bank bailout czar? Herb Allison. Energy czar? Carol Browner.
There’s a drug czar, a U.S. border czar, an urban czar, a regulatory czar, a stimulus accountability czar, an Iran czar, a Middle East czar, and a czar for both Afghanistan and Pakistan, which in Washington-speak has been lumped together into a policy area called Af-Pak.
There are upward of 20 such top officials, all with lengthy official titles but known in the media as czars, and next week there will be one more, when Obama appoints a czar for cyber-security who will be charged with improving the security of computer networks.
“In short, America’s economic prosperity in the 21st century will depend on cyber-security,” Obama said on Friday.
Experts say Obama’s reliance on czars can be helpful by focusing attention on a big issue and making someone responsible for it, but that it can also lead to turf fights and add another cumbersome bureaucratic layer.
Or, as Republican Senator John McCain likes to say, Obama has “more czars than the Romanovs,” who ruled Russia for three centuries. …”
After the “Special Master of Compensation”
By Michelle Malkin
“…The WSJ broke the news on Friday about Obama’s new “pay czar,” Kenneth Feinberg.
His official title as executive-pay-limiter-in-chief: Special Master of Compensation.
Can’t wait to see his logo.
Next up: Obama appoints the…
…Distinguished Overlord of Oxygen Intake (to limit individual human carbon emissions);
…Royal Captain of Calorie Consumption (to limit weight gain and end obesity);
…Exalted Diva of Diversity Broadcasting (to enforce the Fairness Doctrine and limit exposure to excessive, poisonous conservative opinion on the airwaves). …”
“…Commissar is the English transliteration of an official title (Russian: комисса́р) used in Russia after the Bolshevik revolution.
The title was mostly associated with a number of Cheka and military functions in many Bolshevik and Soviet government military forces during the Russian Civil War; the White Army widely used the collective term bolsheviks and commissars for their opponents. After that, it was mostly used for People’s Commissar (or narkom) for government ministers, and political commissar in the military.
It is based on similar titles in a variety of languages (such as commissaire in French, Kommissar in German) most often attached to a criminal investigator in the police; they are usually translated as commissioner.
The term was also used in some other Communist countries[where?]. …”
Jim Harper discusses the “cyber czar” on FBN
Michael Savage reveals who Van Jones Is, Obama’s new Green Czar
Mark Levin – Obama’s Civilian Army
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