RUSH: We go to the Orlando and Marty. Marty, great to have you on the program, sir. Hello.
CALLER: Hi, Rush. Dittos from Orlando.
RUSH: Thank you.
CALLER: On this Solyndra deal, when General Motors went through bankruptcy, the Obama administration totally disregarded the concerns of the bondholders of the investors, and at one point I believe Obama even warned them against being greedy. Yet when Solyndra was in financial trouble the Obama administration restructured their loan with special consideration given to the investors. Why the difference?
RUSH: Well, what do you think?
CALLER: I guess they bundled money for him and GM didn't.
RUSH: Exactly right. But it's even worse than that. You know, I think it's worse than crony capitalism what's going on here because I will never be able to prove this. Five hundred
and twenty three million, half a billion dollars goes to a company that has no business. There is no solar panel business. Now, I would think $523 billion, I could find a way to at least break even here. Five hundred twenty-three million. Million, billion, what the hell difference does it make? But we'll stick with million. I could find a way to break even with this, to at least break even. This bunch goes bankrupt in a few short years.
Now, nothing can be proven but I will never be shocked if it were ever established that some of that money ended back up in Obama's campaign war chest or the Democrat Party's war chest or what have you. That's how this bunch operates. That's what all the support for unions is all about, just a giant money laundering operation. All those government union employees pay dues, and those dues are what get sent to the Democrat Party or what is spent for and on behalf of the Democrat Party. The stimulus bill was a giant slush fund. It's the way these people operate.
The Heritage Foundation had a great piece today, their Morning Bell blog, on all of the sudden scandals and Obama investigations going on. How many of you know that Obama's under investigation on three separate matters right now? Let me sum this up here with their closing paragraph. A cross-border gunrunning scandal. That's Fast and Furious. And everybody knows what that was about. That was a back door attempt undermining the Second Amendment. The purpose of Fast and Furious was to get American guns, guns purchased in American gun stores in the hands of Mexican drug cartel thugs who would then use those American guns to kill people, which they did. The reaction was supposed to be genuine outrage on the part of the American people. "We've got to do something about these guns." The Democrats have lost the gun control issue but they have not forgotten it, and they want it back.
Folks, they despise having to concede the gun control argument. I mean remember in the 2004 campaign John Kerry, who served in Vietnam, shows up at some store in Iowa or Ohio somewhere, posing as a hunter, decked out in the official garb and shows up, (imitating Kerry) "Is this where I get me a huntin' license?" He doesn't speak that way, "get me a huntin' license." Polling data has shown for ten years that the country doesn't want any part of the Democrat Party's gun control message. So, 'cause they've lost it in the public mind they're trying to shape public opinion against it. There's no question in my mind that's what Fast and Furious is all about. And now there are secret tape-recordings that have been made about some of the participants in this thing that indicate people talking about, "This isn't going well, this is not what we intended," or some such thing, I don't have the exact quote in front of me. And that scandal keeps sprouting new branches on the tree, and that's being looked at.
"A cross-border gun-running scandal, deaths in the United States and Mexico, staff removals and resignations, secret audio recordings, complaints from foreign officials, hundreds of millions of dollars in loans, bankruptcy, an FBI raid, campaign donors, and allegations of inappropriate White House influence in congressional testimony." Two people have now said the White House attempted to influence their testimony, one of them General Shelton, another guy named Rousseau, and this is about the global positioning company that wanted military testing speeded up to allow this guy to have some of the spectrum, the military said, "No, no, no, if you take that spectrum you're gonna harm our ability to use GPS for our military needs." Obama regime people attempted to get these two witnesses to testify, change their testimony to benefit the Obama donor. That's being looked at.
"There are serious questions coming out of Washington. It's time the media start demanding answers." That's how the Heritage Foundation ends its piece. Of course the media is not gonna demand answers. The media is gonna be looking to help cover this stuff up. "You wouldn't know it if you solely paid attention to the mainstream media, but while President Barack Obama attempts to sell the country on hundreds of billions in new stimulus spending and $1.5 trillion in new taxes, his Administration is smack in the middle of several growing scandals: the Operation Fast and Furious gun-running debacle and the crony capitalism wrongdoing involving Solyndra and LightSquared.
"In the fall of 2009, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), which is overseen by President Obama's Department of Justice, launched an effort to sell weapons to small-time gun buyers in the hopes of tracing them to major weapons traffickers along the southwestern border and into Mexico. Their effort, which is known as Operation Fast and Furious, failed terribly. Around 1,500 of the guns went unaccounted for, about two-thirds of those guns ended up in Mexico, a border patrol agent was shot and killed with weapons that were sold as part of the operation, 57 Fast and Furious weapons have been connected to at least 11 violent crimes in the U.S., and in Mexico an unconfirmed toll of at least 200 people have been killed or wounded with other weapons linked to the botched effort.
"Save for recent reports from CBS News and the Los Angeles Times, and earlier reporting by ABC News, the mainstream media has largely ignored the story and the White
House press corps has not bothered to ask the President or press secretary Jay Carney about the scandal since July 5 -- that's 78 days, and over 40 press briefings, without one single related question. Meanwhile, congressional hearings were held, top officials associated with the operation were removed from their positions, and a third individual resigned. In the latest news, Mexican officials are complaining that, to this day, the United States has not offered an explanation about Fast and Furious, much less an apology. And yesterday, CBS News reported that a series of secretly recorded audio tapes thought to have been recorded in March reveal that an Arizona gun dealer and an ATF agent involved in the operation were worried about the unraveling scandal."
Then they go on to describe Solyndra and LightSquared, "a wireless start-up company backed by billionaire Democratic donor Philip Falcone. The Daily Beast reports that military officials fear that the company's technology could interfere with GPS signals -- and that 'two U.S. officials allege the White House tried to influence their [congressional] testimony to rush key testing, to LightSquared's benefit.'" All of this is happening, not being talked about much, but it is taking place. This is the exact kind of stuff that people thought Obama was the least capable of doing. This is what was meant by new politics, this kind of crony garbage was not gonna happen anymore. This was gonna be a thing of the past. We're gonna have somebody so far above this. His integrity, his intelligence and all of these factors were such that this kind of usual day to day in politics couldn't happen. And now we got a guy who could write the book on how to do it, involved in it.
The news media's position on Obama's scandals is don't ask, don't tell. All of these journalists get into the business for one of two reasons. Woodward and Bernstein, Watergate, or 60 Minutes. They all want to be the next Woodward and Bernstein. They all want to be the reporter that uncovers the giant presidential scandal that allows them to essentially kick a president out of office, force him to resign. That's the reason they say, or if you go to a J school and ask, "Why are you here?" you'll hear, "I want to make the world a better place. I want to improve social justice," all these nebulous garbage reasons. So journalists, right in front of you on a silver platter is why you got into the business, and what do you do? You ignore it, because what the truth at the end of the day is that it has to be a Republican scandal to get their interest, and it has to be a Republican president that they can salivate over throwing out of office or forcing to resign. Democrat president, naw, not gonna go there. The very worst that can happen is a Democrat pulls something like this, we'll try to gingerly engineer his removal but not if it means the destruction of our ideology.
"The House of Representatives is slated to vote this week on a proposal that mandates at least a year-long delay of two major air pollution rules, according to senior Democrats. This badly weakens the EPA's ability to limit mercury and other air toxics from power plants. This would be among the highest profile battles to date over EPA power plant standards Republicans have made a pillar of their campaign against Obama and his regulations that they allege are holding back the economy." So if the Republicans could badly weaken the EPA a lot of people would take back a lot of what they said about the Republicans.