Vernon Jarrett was a prominent Chicago journalist and was a family friend and later father-in-law of Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett.
In the 1940s Jarrett worked in several communist influenced organizations in Chicago, including serving on the publicity committee of the communist controlled Packing House Workers Strike Committee, with Frank Marshall Davis.
He also ran a radio show with Communist Party USA member Oscar Brown, Jr.
Vernon's daughter in law was Valerie Jarrett, who also had an uncle named Vernon Jordan, who was a founding member of the National Conference of Black Lawyers, a Communist front group financed by the Soviet Union.
Valerie Jarrett's Communist pedigree qualified her to be Dear Looter's closest advisor.
But it's all just a coincidence. Valerie and Barry really love America. All Communists do. they just show it in a different way.