Obama’s Scandals

Conservative Talking Points is amazed of not only the number of scandals that are active but at the depth and seriousness of them.  Any one of these would have already taken down a Republican president.


Fast and Furious

·        With Eric Holder at the helm our government forced private gun dealers to sell thousands of assault weapons, sniper rifles and high powered semi-automatic handguns to straw buyers purchasing weapons for the Mexican drug cartels.  This resulted in two dead border patrol agents and hundreds of dead Mexican citizens shot with those very weapons. (Source: Fast & Furious book by Katie Pavlich – 2012)

·       The Obama administration’s real goal of the Fast & Furious operation was to create a crisis in order to enable them to strongly push for a ban of all semi-automatic rifles and handguns without a grandfather clause.  Why else would they have former US Attorney Dennis Burke who wrote the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban running the ATF’s Fast and Furious project?  (Source: Breitbart – June 2012)

·       The House of Representatives voted to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt for refusing to turn over all documents tied to the botched Fast and Furious gun-running operation.  (Source: CNN – June 2012)


White House National Security Leaks

·       Why would Whitehouse personnel leak critical national security secrets like President Obama's kill list of suspected terrorists targeted in drone strikes? (Source: US News – July 2012)

·       Could it be Whitehouse higher ups are attempting to make Obama look tought by releasing classified information such as the computer virus unleashed on Iran’s nuclear program last year? (Source: Boston.com – July 2012)

·       Does the Obama administration simply have no real care or concern for national security when they leaked the name of the Pakistani doctor whose information was critical to the Bin Laden raid? (Source: NPR – June 2012)


Green Crony Capitalism or Solar Backdoor Payoffs

·       GREEN SCAM: 80% of green energy loans went to Obama donors running 19 Companies that later went bust. (Source: Fox News – June 2012)

·       Solar panel maker Solyndra received a $535 million loan guarantee from the Energy Department as part of the stimulus’s green jobs push and six months later filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy laying off more than 1,000 employees.  Interesting how George Kaiser, Solyndra’s single-largest investor, bundled campaign contributions from multiple sources for Mr. Obama's 2008 campaign. (Source: Wall Street Journal – September 2011)

·        Solar Trust of America won $2.1 billion of conditional loan guarantees from the U.S. Department of Energy and filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in April of 2012.  Part owner Louis Susman sat on the National Finance Committee for Obama’s campaign in 2008. (Source: Breitbar.com – April 2012)

·       Solar manufacturer Amonix Inc. closed its operation in North Las Vegas leaving taxpayers $20 million in the red.  Amonix owner Steve Westly received over $500 million in taxpayer-funded grants, loans and cash for his green businesses after raising $86,000 for Obama as a bundler in 2008. (Source: Free Republic – July 2012)

·       Who ever thought it was viable since solar power is 35¢ per kilowatt hour compared to coal, gas and oil that costs 5¢ per kilowatt hour? (Source: TheGatewayPundit.com – June 2012)


Chevy Volt – Only the federal government would come up with this.

·        GM (aka Government Motors) now pushes a $41,000 four passenger car that runs on electricity for only 25-50 miles before toggling back to an underpowered gasoline engine. (Source: Townhall.com – Jan 2011)

·        GM has paused production of its Chevrolet Volt and laid off about 1,300 employees because of slow sales of the plug-in hybrid in March of 2012. (Source: The Global Warming Policy Foundation – March 2012)

·        After numerous Volts caught on fire, all 8,000 were recalled to resolve battery problems. (Source: Associated Press – January 2012)

·       Despite the Volt’s abysmal sales, high cost, taxpayer funding, poor performance and fire problems Obama not only continues the failed clean car fiasco but actually doubles down on it by raising the $7,500 tax credit by $2,500 to $10,000 and broadening eligibility in what sure looks like another industry bailout.  (Source: The Global Warming Policy Foundation – March 2012)


Rape of the GM Bondholders

·       The Obama Administration hammered the bondholders during GM’s “prepackaged bankruptcy” proceedings resulting in the bondholders getting stiffed and the United Auto Workers’ Union making out like bandits in the final settlement. (Source: Washington Times – February 2012)

·       GM bondholders ended up with only 10% ownership of the new company after the forced bankruptcy and zero cash recovery. Yet the Union that caused GM’s failure bagged 50% recovery in cash and a 39% ownership stake. (Source: Washington Times – February 2012)

·       Maybe it had something to do with America’s Labor Unions supporting Obama to the nth degree during Campaign 2008. (Source: Washington Times – February 2012)


General Services Administration Extravagance

·       U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) regional commissioner Jeffrey Neely invoked the 5th and refused to comment on the $822,751 conference held in Las Vegas. (Source: ABC News – April 2012)

·       The extravagant event in 2010 included: 1) $7,000 worth of sushi, a mind reader and a clown, 2) nearly $30,000 for "time temperature picture frames" for an awards ceremony, 3) $20,000 on drumsticks -- the kind used for hitting drums, 4) $42,000 for venue charges, a violinist, a guitarist, and food for 200 people; and 5) $140,464 for public relations, marketing and advertising firms for "coordination and logistical management. (Source: Star Telegram – July 2012)


Fort Hood Shooting

·        The Obama Administration classified the Ft. Hood shooting carried out by Islamist Nadal Malik Hasan that left 13 people dead and 29 others wounded as "work place violence”.  This ridiculous position is still defended in 2012 even though there were numerous signs of it being an Islamic terrorism event. (Source: Town Hall – Dec 2011)

·       Hasan screamed “Allahu Akbar” while he fired into the crowd of the unarmed soldiers - Easy since it was a ‘GUN-FREE’ zone! (Source: Weekly Standard – July 2012)

·       Hasan handed out business cards that contained "SoA(SWT)" which is shorthand among militant Muslims to "Soldier of Allah."  The last letters refer to "Subhanahu Wa Ta'all," which means "glory to God." (Source: Fox News – November 2009)

·       Hasan justified Hamas’s terrorist attacks and spoke for a common Sunni-Shiite front to face Israel. (Source: Weekly Standard – July 2012)

·       The FBI was too concerned about political correctness and did not launch an investigation into Hasan who was later charged with killing 13 people in the 2009 attack in Fort Hood – Political Correctness Kills! (Source: CBS News – July 2012)