It seems that Team Obama is sending a message out to guitar makers, and all U.S. companies. Becareful who you contribute to politically. Bob Belvedere is all over it!
I’m sure by know that most of you have heard of the raid on the Gibson Guitar Company by federal agents [if you haven't, per Stacy McCain, here and here are links to two good background articles from Fox News and The Wall Street Journal, respectively].
Since word first broke last week about the raid, many interesting facts have emerged about the parties involved in this story.
-The Pagan Temple has a good summary, with links, here [Warning: righteous vulgarity]. A highlight:
Still, something else has come to light. While Gibson is being harassed, Martin Guitars, which uses the same kind of woods from the same regions, gets a pass. I guess it helps if your company executives are big Democrat contributors, and it sure as hell don’t hurt that Martin is a union shop. Guess who is not a union shop. That would be Gibson.
He also reports that owners of Gibson Guitars may be subject to fines and confiscation of their axes if they cannot prove that certain woods in their instruments were manufactured before the law went into effect [well...I guess I won't be taking my '62 Gibson-SG with me in public anytime soon].
-Stacy McCain has posted part of the transcript of Gibson CEO Henry Juszkiewicz speaking on KMJ-AM wherein he reveals that the Federales big beef with the company is over non-use of foreign labor in the manufacturing of the woods. So, let me get this straight: despite an official domestic unemployment rate of over nine percent, Barack Hussein Obama and his minions are more concerned with creating jobs in other countries. TOM commentator Vertumne99 is spot-on:
There’s a simple explanation. Barack Obama doesn’t see himself as the president of the United States, but president of the entire world. He’s just trying to get the jobs spread around. It’s not fair that the jobs are all centered in the US, other people need some as well.
The CEO of Gibson contributed to Mike Huckabee in 2008, so, could there be some Chicago style politics at play here? It is, or certainly should be crystal clear by now that Obama and his minions are spiteful, bitter clingers. Clinging to their beloved regulation, big government, big taxes, anti-business, big spending, and patently ANTI-American agenda. We have a president who, amid very high unemployment, is taking actions to HURT rather than help business. Just ask the domestic oil, or coal industries about that!
One final question, can any of you see such action being taken by the Romney, Perry, Bachman, Cain administration? No? I did not think so. Now, understand how important 2012 is.