Potemkin, D.C.- The Government Facade

Each and everyday that I wake up and read the news, I realize how this entire administration is one big Potemkin village.  It’s a series of frauds perpetrated on the American people while being told that everything is just dandy.  Take for example the Solyndra fraud.  We KNOW without question, that the White House was informed that this was a very bad idea.  Whistleblowers have come forward and said they were aware it was not going to work as the building was being constructed.  Emails released today prove conclusively that California investor and Obama fundraiser Steve Westly informed Obama senior advisor Valerie Jarrett to keep the President from visiting Solyndra.  Westly wrote to Jarrett and had this to say, ““A number of us are concerned that the president is visiting Solyndra.  “Many of us believe the company’s cost structure will make it difficult for them to survive long-term. . . . I just want to help protect the president from anything that could result in negative or unfair press.”  That was in May 2010 well before the company collapsed.

Yet, as these emails were being released Monday morning, Monday afternoon Obama told George Stephanopolous in a live ABC news/Yahoo interview that he has no regrets supporting Solyndra or for visiting there.  “Now there are going to be some failures,” he said. “Hindsight is always 20/20,” the president added about being warned about Solyndra’s financial problems. “It went through the normal review process and people thought this was a good bet.”  That is just not true. ” There hasn’t been a factory or warehouse building built in Silicon Valley in well over 10 years,” Jeff Fredericks, managing partner at Colliers International in San Jose, said in an e-mail.  The asking rate for industrial properties in Silicon Valley is the fourth-most expensive in the U.S., according to Jack DePuy, Bay Area research manager at CB Richard Ellis in Foster City, California.  Now, what would a Potemkin business need to complete the facade?  I think an estimated cost of $733 million, including proceeds from a $535 million U.S. loan guarantee, 300,000 square feet, the equivalent of five football fields, robots that whistled Disney tunes, spa-like showers with liquid-crystal displays of the water temperature, and glass-walled conference rooms.

Next, Eric Holder staunchly denied having any knowledge of Operation Fast & Furious when the news broke today that he most certainly was informed of the mess as early as July 2010 through emails.  The response from the DOJ is that Holder gets many emails a week and sometimes doesn’t open them all.   Is it just me or does that sound like the equivalent of the “dog ate my homework” routine?!

Then we have President Obama who came out and said that we would have a limited role in Libya and that at no time would there be boots on the ground. He was emphatic that no troops would enter Libya at anytime.  As of September 12, 2011 we have troops on the ground.  Albeit there are only 4 of them working at the Embassy, but given the other fabrications of this administration, I’m wondering if this is a foot-in-the-door technique.  Time will tell.  Speaking of Libya, the most disingenuous behavior from this administration has to be that after it was liberated, the Arabs corralled all the African Blacks in makeshift jails out in the heat and the White House stayed SILENT.  Not a word was uttered as these people were herded by the hundreds into literal corrals out in the sun and heat.   Silence is also being maintained regarding the weapons that are being sent over the border into Somalia.

Now we have the former “green czar” Van Jones telling the students to take to the streets because of unemployment.  Van Jones is a self-labeled Communist.  Given that the vast majority of Potemkin Villages are associated with communist nations (Russia & China) perhaps he is the Village Idiot.  Organizing rabble-rousers in New York, Boston, Seattle and Los Angeles he wants to dismantle corporate America starting at Wall Street.  I see the plan clearly.  Jones wants October Revolution 2011.   Russia 1917, the October Revolution when the proletariats (workers) overthrew the Bolsheviks (the people who kept the workers working) and instituted starvation, corruption, distrust and political prisons.  Josef Stalin killed 20 million people under communism.  As Van Jones stands before the crowd of the uneducated, he wears his bright red tie. On a lighter note, having seen most of the people doing the protesting (the Great Unwashed), they don’t seem to be very capable nor very clear on what they are protesting.  Mostly, at this time, it looks a bit more like hang-out with Starbucks coffee than something of substance.

There are so many more examples of potemkin thinking with this administration.  I find these to be the most relevant at this time.  I have no illusion that other administrations, be it Republican or Democrat, has had its fair share of potemkin problems.  However, when you take a close look at this particular administration with our economy, our unemployment, our foreclosures and now the Red Revolution, I think we need to kick over the facade, show behind the curtain and get these people  gone.  Say what you want about there being no difference between candidates or they are all the same, but I was employed under Bush and under Clinton.  My house was making money under Bush, and I sure as heck didn’t see all the boarded up businesses and homes where hopes and dreams walked away.  Just some food for thought.


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    Oct 11, 2011 @ 04:23:15

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