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Those Evil Vote Suppressing … Democrats?

Today is an election day in Pennsylvania. Turnout is expected to be very low, as it is in all states that time elections off of the federal cycle. There has been a movement afoot to get states to line up their elections with federal elections, something voters and citizens favor overwhelmingly.

Guess who is standing of this and why?

The consolidation bills, which were generally sponsored by Republicans, typically failed because of Democratic opposition, according to Anzia. By her account, Democrats opposed the bills at the urging of Democratic-aligned interest groups, namely teachers unions and municipal employee organizations.

Consider a 2011 bill in Michigan to move school board elections to November of even-numbered years. The Michigan Education Association, a teachers union, testified against the bill, as did associations of school boards and administrators. The bill ended up passing on nearly a party-line vote, with almost all Democratic legislators opposed and almost all Republican legislators in favor.

Looking at the 102 bills aimed at consolidating school board elections with other elections between 2001 and 2011, Anzia found that 72 were sponsored either exclusively or predominantly by Republicans, compared with 23 that were sponsored exclusively or predominantly by Democrats. The bills sponsored by Democrats were also generally much weaker than the Republican bills. For example, the Democratic bills typically permitted municipalities to hold on-cycle elections while the Republican bills required them to do so.

Moreover, for the subset of bills that went to a vote, Republicans were far more likely to vote “yes” than Democrats. For all the bills that went to the floor, Anzia estimates that Republicans voted for consolidation 60 percent of the time and Democrats 40 percent.

The difference is even starker when you look at the “strong” consolidation bills that would require local elections to move to the federal cycle.

There’s no mystery as to why unions want turnout for local elections to be low. It’s so that they can control them. In any local election, the unions turn out like crazy because they know that school boards and local politicians exercise immense control over spending and hiring. Without a federal election to drive up turnout, there is no counterbalancing force. In fact, Anzia’s research shows that public employees in areas with off-cycle elections get higher pay and benefits than those with on-cycle elections.

It is accepted wisdom in our society that Democrats are all in favor of everyone voting while Republicans want to suppress the vote, especially the vote of black people, to serve their special interests. Why else would Republicans want to require ID to vote … for free … like many other democracies? And at the risk of being accused of “saying both sides do it” — currently the gold standard for responding to revelations about Democratic chicanery — this shows a much more focused and naked interest.

And at least the Republicans have the public on their side. Voter ID laws are supported by 70-80% of the public, including a slim majority of Democrats. By contrast, having local elections off the federal cycle is opposed by the 70-80% of the public, including 70-80% of Democrats.

(The excuse being made is that, in a consolidated election, the ballot would be too long for people to have a good feel for each election. This would apparently be worse than … not voting at all.)

So … who exactly is sabotaging the elections in favor of their special interests? Oh, right. Must be the Republicans. ‘Cuz we all know they’re evil.

(PS – And you should check out the comments on 538’s site and their Twitter feed. The idea that Democrats are noble defenders of the electorate and Republicans are evil vote suppressing maniacs is a deeply ingrained faith.)

Walker Vindicated … Again

Color me surprised:

Dealing Gov. Scott Walker a victory just as his presidential campaign gets underway, the Wisconsin Supreme Court in a sweeping decision Thursday ruled the governor’s campaign and conservative groups had not violated campaign finance laws.

The ruling means the end of the investigation, which has been stalled for 18 months after a lower court judge determined no laws were violated even if Walker’s campaign and the groups had worked together as prosecutors believe.

This is the infamous “John Doe” investigation where government agents basically had an ongoing far-reaching investigation that involved, essentially, harassing Walker’s supporters and any other conservatives within reach with midnight raids, gag orders and endless investigation:

In international law, the Western world has become familiar with a concept called “lawfare,” a process whereby rogue regimes or organizations abuse legal doctrines and processes to accomplish through sheer harassment and attrition what can’t be accomplished through legitimate diplomatic means. The Palestinian Authority and its defenders have become adept at lawfare, putting Israel under increasing pressure before the U.N. and other international bodies. The John Doe investigations are a form of domestic lawfare, and our constitutional system is ill equipped to handle it. Federal courts rarely intervene in state judicial proceedings, state officials rarely lose their array of official immunities for the consequences of their misconduct, and violations of First Amendment freedoms rarely result in meaningful monetary damages for the victims.

Investigators would conduct armed police raids on the houses of Wisconsin conservatives. They seized computers, phones and as many documents as they could get their hands on. They then issued gag orders preventing the targets their neighbors what was going on. All this because of supposed violation of campaign finance laws; laws we now know were not broken.

You can read more from the WSJ:

For the past few days, I’ve been talking to the targets of the task force of Milwaukee Democratic prosecutors, the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board and Special Prosecutor Francis Schmitz. Their experiences, on the record here for the first time, reveal the nasty political sweep of an investigation that invaded privacy with surveillance of email accounts, raided homes with armed law enforcement, and swarmed individuals with subpoenas demanding tens of thousands of documents while insisting on secrecy.

Gabriel Malor shows just how empty this investigation was:

The theory of the prosecutor’s case was that conservative groups had illegally coordinated with candidates for office by means of issue advocacy. Applying well-settled principles of election law, the Wisconsin high court holds that this goes too far because “[d]iscussion of issues cannot be suppressed simply because the issues may also be pertinent in an election.” The courts have long treated express advocacy—that is, speech directly supporting a candidate for election—as wholly separate from issue advocacy—that is, speech about political issues. The court explains that, insofar as the Wisconsin statute purports to regulate issue advocacy the way that it does express advocacy, it is overbroad and vague under both the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and Wisconsin’s own Article 1, Section 3.

Read the whole thing. The judges were brutal on the prosecutors saying their investigation was “unsupported by reason” and “employed theories of law that do not exist in order to investigate citizens who were wholly innocent of any wrongdoing”. This isn’t just saying there’s no evidence; this is saying the investigation was a complete travesty designed entirely to harass Wisconsin conservatives.

The Democrats had a lot riding on this. Just a few months ago, they were writing smug posts on how the John Doe investigation was going to crush Walker’s Presidential campaign. Now the investigation is in ruins, their slimy tactics open for the world to see.

I am honestly amazed by what we’ve seen in Wisconsin. Vicious election fights. Recall elections. The legislature fleeing the state. An aggressive intrusive useless investigation from the people who’ve spent the last decade vilifying Ken Starr for his “politicized investigations” that … um … produced thirty felony convictions.

And all of this just to get one governor. What the heck?

The Party of “It Wasn’t Us!”

In the wake of the Baltimore riots and unrest, the Democrats are trying desperately to shift the conversation away from what happened and more toward … anything. One issue that they seem to have locked into is that the events in Baltimore aren’t a response to militarized policing or the War on Drugs or a poisonous relationship between the police and the community. No, it’s about … inequality. And they are proposing to address this with a raft of proposals that are basically Democratic Liberalism 101: more taxes on “the rich”, higher minimum wage, more spending on “infrastructure” and schools, etc. Barack Obama, in particular, has called on Republicans to embrace more spending and job training.


The GOP Aren’t the Only Fools

That was the gist of another great Conor Friersdorf Tweetdown last night:

As I said the other day, the GOP seems to be floundering around finding something to make this shutdown about. Democrats, of course, interpret this to mean that they are political geniuses. They might want to hold back on that, given what’s going on with Obamacare:

It’s a batting average that won’t land the federal marketplace for Obamacare into the Healthcare Hall of Fame.

As few as 1 in 100 applications on the federal exchange contains enough information to enroll the applicant in a plan, several insurance industry sources told CNBC on Friday. Some of the problems involve how the exchange’s software collects and verifies an applicant’s data.

“It is extraordinary that these systems weren’t ready,” said Sumit Nijhawan, CEO of Infogix, which handles data integrity issues for major insurers including WellPoint and Cigna, as well as multiple Blue Cross Blue Shield affiliates.

Experts said that if Healthcare.gov’s success rate doesn’t improve within the next month or so, federal officials could face a situation in January in which relatively large numbers of people believe they have coverage starting that month, but whose enrollment applications are have not been processed.

“It could be public relations nightmare,” said Nijhawan. Insurers have told his company that just “1 in 100″ enrollment applicants being sent from the federal marketplace have provided sufficient, verified information.

Now, to be fair, a large part of this problem is the applicants themselves. Unsurprisingly — to anyone who isn’t Obama — the uninsured contain a high percentage of people who provide inaccurate or incomplete information on applications. But part of it is also Obamacare itself, which is shuddering along and which hasn’t definitively insured anyone yet. The website has been swamped — about 8 million hits since opening (although probably half of those are journalist checking to see if it works). But the problems are deeper than just a lot of web traffic. The system is having problems.

One of the thing I expect to emerge in the next few weeks is a push to delay some Obamacare requirements … from the Democrats. They are facing a very real possibility that the federal government will impose fines on people for not getting insurance because the exchanges weren’t ready for the load.

Was this an attempt to scare Issa whom has put this administrations crimes front & center?

That’s what I thought when I saw this report at the Daily Caller. From the post:

A leaked State Department email indicates that officials were worried about the safety of House Oversight Committee chairman Rep. Darrell Issa after Democrats revealed his plans for a secret trip to Libya this week.

Issa, a Republican from California, has safely returned from his fact-finding trip to the country as his committee continues to investigate the terrorist attacks that killed America’s ambassador and three others in Benghazi on Sept. 11, 2012.

CBS News reported Thursday on an email that quoted a Libyan national sharing “his concern and his opinion that Representative Issa should not come to Libya for his own safety.”

The email reports that the Libyan thinks, “the people who would harm Rep. Issa are the same people who conducted the Benghazi attacks.”

Before Issa’s trip, Rep. Elijah Cummings, the ranking member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, issued a press release asking Issa to postpone his trip until he allows Democrats to join him.

The word out doing the circuit is that the scumbag Cummings only did this to prevent Issa from going without him and his buddies. Maybe I just expect the worst from the left, because my take was that this administration would love for someone to take out Issa, whom has been a thorn in the side of the criminals that make up practically the entire Obama administration.

The angle that Cummings did it for petty reasons makes for a fine cover, IMO, and while these people are just that petty, I worry that people that think they not only can use government agencies to target their political opposition, but also have the right to drone strike citizens without due process, wouldn’t have to go that far off the reservation to justify killing their political enemies. After all, these are the same people that would love to do things the way they are done in China, where enemies are treated harshly by the almighty state.

I really hope that this is just me being paranoid, but the Obama crime syndicate has been well protected by the LSM for a long time, and they could by now think they can get away with anything and everything, and believe me this gang thinks they are morally justified to do anything to keep power and win.

Weapon of last resort being deployed

Well, after some 3 1/2 disastrous years, riddled with bad and destructive policy that put the protection and expansion of the nanny-state over the welfare of the citizenry, I am not surprised to find out that with the race card losing its power because they over played it so heavily for the past 4 ½ years, that democrats now need training on how to effectively play that race card for better effect:

House Democrats received training this week on how to raise the issue of race to defend government programs, according to training materials obtained by The Washington Examiner.

The prepared content of a Tuesday presentation to the House Democratic Caucus and staff indicates that Democrats will seek to portray apparently neutral free-market rhetoric as being charged with racial bias, conscious or unconscious.

In her distributed remarks, Maya Wiley of the Center for Social Inclusion criticized “conservative messages [that are] racially ‘coded’ and had images of people of color that we commonly see used” and proposed tactics for countering the Republicans’ (presumably) racially-coded rhetoric.

Collectivism 101: since you know you can not use logic, facts, or the truth to win, make up ridiculous shit that makes the other side evil and uncaring. This is just like CM’s constant attempts to get us to engage him in discussing income disparity. The argument gets framed and conducted in such a way that it allows him to then say we are uncaring, because we do not want to allow the left to do even more social engineer – to address an injustice that really is more about envy and jealousy than anything else, because their solution isn’t to free people so they can make more, but to punish those that do and do not pay homage to the left’s crusade – and completely misses the point that this social engineering always fails and causes misery, as over 100 years of collectivist history, and more importantly, the world wide economic depression we find ourselves in as the home ownership lending social engineering experiment brought us all low 4 1/2 years ago. I need to mention that the problems behind the latest crisis still remain. The social engineers simply piled on even more social engineering, and pretended this time people would suddenly start behaving like angels.

Anyway, back to the race baiters getting training so they can more effectively lie about their opposition and make the LSM’s job of propagating those lies easier. If you doubt that the envy driven collectivist social engineers aren’t planning a campaign of lies, just read this:

According to Wiley’s group’s website, “right-wing rhetoric has dominated debates of racial justice – undermining efforts to create a more equal society, and tearing apart the social safety net in the process” for over 25 years. Wiley had been invited to run the Democrats “through their strategy and how they message and talk about stuff” pertaining to race and fiscal policy, a staffer for Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., explained.

Check that web site out. Holy freaking insane bullshit! These class warriors have no shame at all. In fact, they feel superior and more moral by pushing this garbage. It’s as if the USSR never happened, and North Korea is a paradise. But it gets better.

As samples of race-coded rhetoric, Wiley reminded the Democrats of statements by Republican presidential candidates Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich. Of Gingrich’s famous comment about President Obama, her distributed remarks note, “Calling a Black man ‘the food stamp president’ is not a race-neutral statement, even if Newt Gingrich did not intend racism.”

This is akin to making the ludicrous and deceptive argument that pointing out that a male pedophile that preys on little boys is and evil being that destroyed the lives of those poor kids, is an attack on all gay people. It’s nonsense. Nobody in their right mind should take it seriously. In fact, gay people should be offended by anyone that makes this sort of overreach, because basically it is the people making the argument that the pedophile should not be called out that are making the connection.

Basically what we have here is the democrats trying to shut down any and all criticism of Obama because nobody can have any legitimate reason to criticize him unless they are racists. Fuck them and the horse they rode in on. If Obama was green I would still point out how stupid he, the democrats, the vile nonsense they believe in, and the destructive policies they have put in place and continue to pile on, are.

The last 3 ½ years have been disastrous for us. The people that decried Bush for a $250 billion annual budget deficit in 2006 took power and then proceeded to jack that number up to $1.25 trillion per annum. Even worse, Bush was, correctly I add, excoriated for allowing nearly $5 trillion in new debt to be tacked on in 8 years. Obama has tacked more than that in 3 ½ measly fucking years, with thrice that number projected a decade after Team Blue took over the budget responsibility. Speaking of budgets, I should point out that Reid’s Team Blue controlled senate has now avoided passing a spending bill for almost than 3 years now.

We also have the EPA making its own laws and enforcing them with disastrous economic consequences after the cowards that held majority positions and all power in both houses failed to pass the “Cap & Tax” bill. Barney and Chris wrote some 2000+ pages of new regulations. To prevent another mortgage lending meltdown, like the last one that was indubitably of their making, they told us. But all those dead trees covered with more bullshit left the fundamental and underlying problem – the left’s need to social engineer home ownership – intact. Who wants to bet this works out well?

And then there is Obamacare. They told us we needed to wait until it was passed to find out what would be in it. Rigged the CBO scoring so they could lie to us and pretend that it would have a both a positive economic and medical impact. They had to bribe their own tribe members, be it in politics or in the field, with hundreds of billions in favors, exceptions, and exclusions. And most importantly, they exempted themselves and their biggest donors from it all. Now we are discovering this thing is going to control 1/6 of our economy and only get bigger, will cost us probably at least twice what they projected, and if we go by other liberal dream programs like Social Security, will cost multiple times more than the worst case projections, and that the medical care quality will suffer and suffer drastically. Let’s not forget the plethora of job killing efforts by these bastards either. From the XL Pipeline, which seems more about protecting Warren Buffet’s profits and hence his donations to Team Blue than anything else, to the war against coal, which resulted in a convicted WW inmate scoring 40% of the democrat vote in a runoff against Obama, they tell us they want their vision of renewable and clean energy. That vision is companies like Solyndra, of course. Inflate your tires, or better yet, buy an expensive hybrid, and stop complaining about high gas prices you stupid serfs!

The list of other failure is long: unemployment numbers that are staggering, ridiculous gas prices, inflation gone wild, recovery always being just around the corner for over three years now, and a slew of other depressingly bad things. Not to mention the criminal stuff the DOJ pulls regularly. Yeah, we got bin Laden, but that was the military, and while Obama whom deserved props for the decision, the fool decided to milk it for political purposes, and thus made it all a joke. Seriously, it has been solid campaign mode since 2007, very little of substance or value, unless that is, you are part of the circle that made itself stinking rich at the tax payers expense by fooling everyone into letting them blow close to a trillion dollars and call it a stimulus.

The fact is that the left simply has absolutely nothing to sell themselves on. Even their political attacks backfire. They tried to make headway with dog lovers by making Romney a monster, only they forgot Barak ate dog. They tried, real hard, to convince people republicans hate women, because they don’t want to give them “free contraceptives”, that’s in quotes because what it really means is contraceptives paid by other people, of all things, and that blew up in their faces when we found out how well Team Blue and Obama’s own WH treat women all the time. Zimmerman was made out as a racist honkey that killed the poor and innocent Trayvon, out for a night stroll, because he was black. Only when we got the facts Zimmerman was neither white, nor the story as black and white – pardon the pun – and indicative of racism, as the LSM tried to make it out to be. Those evil rich people Obama always talks about? They are his biggest donors. Buffet’s secretary, paid more taxes than him too! Only the left forgot to mention, conveniently, that she likely makes more money than most small business owners do, and that’s why she manages to pay more taxes than Warren.

So when you have nothing to sell you are reduced to demonizing your opponent. Hence the need for race-baiter training, at the tax payer’s expense no less, for Team Blue. But hey, the problem is with people like me. If you do not like collectivism and tyrannical government you are a racist!


That big healthcare reform, a.k.a government takeover of healthcare so they can control another 1/6th of the economy thing, Nancy Pelosi told us we absolutely had to get passed, to figure out what would be in it, and would singlehandedly save our economy, by saving us tons of money, all based on what is absolutely the worst scoring requirements put together to make the ugliest pig look like the tastiest slab of bacon, isn’t going to save that measly $125 million or so they promised, even in that rigged scorning, but going to cost us twice as much, now!

President Obama’s national health care law will cost $1.76 trillion over a decade, according to a new projection released today by the Congressional Budget Office, rather than the $940 billion forecast when it was signed into law.

Democrats employed many accounting tricks when they were pushing through the national health care legislation, the most egregious of which was to delay full implementation of the law until 2014, so it would appear cheaper under the CBO’s standard ten-year budget window and, at least on paper, meet Obama’s pledge that the legislation would cost “around $900 billion over 10 years.” When the final CBO score came out before passage, critics noted that the true 10 year cost would be far higher than advertised once projections accounted for full implementation.

Today, the CBO released new projections from 2013 extending through 2022, and the results are as critics expected: the ten-year cost of the law’s core provisions to expand health insurance coverage has now ballooned to $1.76 trillion. That’s because we now have estimates for Obamacare’s first nine years of full implementation, rather than the mere six when it was signed into law. Only next year will we get a true ten-year cost estimate, if the law isn’t overturned by the Supreme Court or repealed by then. Given that in 2022, the last year available, the gross cost of the coverage expansions are $265 billion, we’re likely looking at about $2 trillion over the first decade, or more than double what Obama advertised.

No fucking way! What the hell changed, huh? The assholes at the CBO finally decided that they HAD to come clean on the fact that they produced obviously bullshit numbers the first time around and now are trying to cover their ass? Look on the bright side: at least we didn’t have to wait until this thing was up & running for the cost to double! Maybe they too had to wait until Pelosi got her wish to find out what was in that boondoggle so they could do some real and honest calculations. Maybe the democrats need to let them know they plan to really control costs by controlling access and making people wait for ever, like all other such government owned systems do? Heh!

So, the CBO decided to come clean and point out they had under estimated the cost of this unconstitutional pile of shit by 100%. Want to bet that the new projected cost for the first decade, that $1.76 trillion dollars, ends up being a fraction of the real cost as well? Don’t worry, they will blame the insurance companies, the private sector, and GWB for the fact that they want to thwart reality, but it refuses to budge. Let’s be honest and point out that Obama’s healthcare takeover plan is that last nail in the coffin and meant to break our economy in a decade, and get rid of it please!

It gets better!

As if what I hat told you in this post about how the commies where doubling down on the very policies that caused the housing and lending crisis wasn’t enough, now I find out that our DOJ is taking a large chunk of that $335 million fine that government is punishing Bank of America with for not following along with their social engineering plans, and giving it to connected lefty organizations:

The untold story of the Obama Administration’s widely reported, $335 million discrimination settlement with Countrywide Financial Corporation is that, under a secret Justice Department program, a chunk of the money won’t go to the “victims” but rather leftist groups not connected to the lawsuit.

The Department of Justice (DOJ) will determine which “qualified organizations” get leftover settlement cash and Democrat-tied groups like the scandal-plagued Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) and the open-borders National Council of La Raza (NCLR) stand to get large sums based on the hastily arranged deal which got court approval in just a few days.

The damned mafia is less criminal in its endevours than these crooks. They have no shame. They of course expect the LSM not to report this either, or spin it to make them look good. Of course, the problem is with us dumb “Fox News” types for not figuring out this is all good stuff. You think this money will help these connected organizations like ACORN, or whatever they call themselves these days, buy or steal some votes for them? The end justifies the means, and the devil is in the details. By this point it should be obvious that we would get a fairer shake from scumbags like Putin than we do from these demcorats.

Obama and the democrats win political victory

But Americans are the ones that lose out. That seems to be a recurring theme. Whenever the democrats win political battles, Americans and America loses out. The LSM loves the story. At least they admit employers will just see this all as more uncertainty and this will create about zero private sector jobs. Anyone arguing otherwise is a fucking moron. A lying moron, too. These leftist twits are fantasizing that this 2 month extension that will cause the SS administration a ton of money and problems to do for just 2 months and the LSM is carrying water for them. I have been watching the people that actually create jobs discuss this, and not a single one of them says this piddly $33 billion is going to create one damned job that is worth it.

Anyway, you can try to defend this and make excuses for yet another instance where Obama and the democrats score a political victory and America & Americans lose yet again. The solution isn’t to keep people on employment permanently: it is to unshackle the economy. However democrats want to control the economy, pick the winners and the losers, in the name of all that “social justice” or “green” shit, and if this is how they do it, hurting millions, then so be it. Whenever you hear a democrat talk about creating jobs, know you are hearing someone that thinks government is or should be the only vehicle for that. Even when history proves them wrong every time.

Solyndra update: Pearls to the swine..

The left might be desperate to see this story die, but it is like the gift that keeps on giving. We have often gone back and forth about if this was just people with no clue making stupid decisions, if this was political cronyism, or if it was both, and the more we find out, the more it looks like it is both. The latest revelation is that recently released e-mails show that the DOE was moving toward second loan that would have cost the tax payers and additional half a billion dollars for Solyndra. And this was going on at the same time that the auditors where saying Solyndra was doomed. Check this out.

Newly released e-mails show the Obama administration’s Energy Department was poised to give Solyndra a second taxpayer loan of $469 million last year, even as the company’s financial situation grew increasingly dire.

The department was still considering providing the second loan guarantee to the solar-panel manufacturer in April and May 2010, at a time when Solyndra’s auditors were already warning that the company was in danger of collapsing.

Details of the plan are revealed in e-mails released this week by Democrats on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, which is investigating the original loan. On Wednesday, the probe intensified as committee Republicans requested that the White House provide all documents, dating back to President Obama’s inauguration, that would show communications between staff members and other officials regarding Solyndra’s original $535 million federal loan guarantee.

Republican leaders said that documents obtained in recent weeks show that Obama’s “closest confidantes” monitored the loan, and that his campaign donors offered advice on the company.

So the DOE knew Solyndra was going down in flames, all the auditors where screaming “toast” and waving this off, and yet, they considered throwing more good money after bad? Why? Seriously, why would they do such a thing? What was in it for them? Was this a case of trying to postpone the inevitable? Did they really think that more money was going to change things? I know these leftists constantly tell us that the answer to every problem from healthcare to schools is to let them take and spend more money, and that since it was just tax payer money they obviously wouldn’t be as concerned about it as if it was their own money on the line, but damn, WTF where they thinking? Maybe there is a clue in the following piece of information:

“Documents reveal a startlingly cozy relationship between wealthy donors and the president’s confidantes, especially in matters related to Solyndra,” Cliff Stearns (R-Fla.), chairman of the committee’s investigations panel, said in a statement.

E-mails already made public in the eight-month investigation have kept the White House and the Energy Department on the defensive for weeks, showing in part that Valerie Jarrett and Lawrence H. Summers, top Obama advisers at the time, took part in discussions about Solyndra.


The class warriors serving the Obama overlord where cozy with wealthy donors? Those same wealthy people Team Obama loves to demonize and complain about when they try to incite the usual jackass, with talk about how unfair it is that the poor jackass is suffering the consequences of their bad choices while the rich live it up, into a frothing envious anger so they can pretend their flat out theft of other people’s money is a decent and good thing? Are they fraternizing with the enemy?

Those of us that understand what this nonsense – communism, socialism, class warfare, anti-fossil fuel, pro-green pie-in-the-sky bullshit energy, and in general the left’s core ideology – is about are not surprised. Understand that the left’s belief and efforts to pick the winners & losers, under whatever justified guise they parcel out, really is about overthrowing the current establishment and to replace it with themselves, and you see the kabuki dance for what it really is: they are manipulating stupid people by promising them pennies on the dollars they intend to make for themselves.

And that’s what we have here: Obama’s donor buddies, the new establishment, in bed with the people at the DOE that are responsible for handing out our tax dollars, screwing us all over. We should consider ourselves lucky that the second loan never panned out and that we only lost a half a billion dollars on this deal. We should also find out how many more of these “sweet deals” where made where once the money train runs out, the company will implode. How many more Solyndras are out there, still pretending to be viable, but for the fact that these green energy crooks gave them yet another loan at our expense to keep them afloat for another year or so? And lest you think that this was all above board and that this stuff was ever viable, here is a heavy dose of reality for you:

Solyndra applied for a second loan days after receiving the first one in September 2009. The agency had put Solyndra’s request for a second loan guarantee on a fast-tracked priority list, two sources familiar with the company’s application told The Washington Post. The sources spoke on the condition of anonymity because the probes of the loan are ongoing.

Really? Just days after they got a half billion they asked for another half billion, and it was again fast-tracked? I can not wait for what else we find out. Maybe we will get lucky and find out how much of this tax payer cash Solyndra larded on democrats, including Obama himself. I should feel gleeful that everything I predicted is coming out and vindicating me, but all I feel is abused. These crooks are seriously ripping us off. Now Obama wants to steal another half a trillion dollars from the tax payers to line the wallets of his chosen few and democrat campaign coffers, under the guise that it is going to create jobs, and with a backloaded tax burden that will cripple the conomy and kill more jobs than this will ever create,in the usual leftist propagandists biggest wet dream, and people need to wise up and tell these fools no thank you.