Good Grief… Another Top Obama Fundraiser Linked to Solyndra Scandal

Good grief… Another top Obama fundraiser is linked to the failed solar firm Solyndra.

Obama visited Solyndra in 2010 after his administration gave the company over $5oo million dollars in loans.

A second top fundraiser for President Barack Obama was linked to a federal loan guarantee program that backed Solyndra.
The Boston Herald reported:

The White House faced mounting political complications as a second top fundraiser for President Barack Obama was linked to a federal loan guarantee program that backed a now-bankrupt Silicon Valley solar energy company, and as two California lawmakers called for investigations of a state tax break granted to the firm.

Steve Spinner, who helped monitor the Energy Department’s issuance of $25 billion in government-backed loans to renewable energy projects, was one of Obama’s top fundraisers in 2008 and is raising money for the president’s 2012 re-election campaign.

Spinner did not have any role in the selection of applicants for the loan program and, in fact, was recused from the decision to grant a $535 million loan guarantee to Solyndra Inc. because his wife’s law firm represented the company, administration officials said Friday.

But Spinner’s role as a top official in the Energy Department program, which had not been previously revealed, is likely to spur new inquiries into whether political influence played a role in the handling of the “green” energy fund. Solyndra faces a congressional probe, a criminal investigation and separate internal inquiries at the Energy and Treasury departments.

“This will fuel more questions, and now you’ve got real people involved at the inspector-general level who will be turning over chairs and cabinets, asking questions,” said Stanley Brand, a criminal defense and ethics lawyer in Washington who has served as general counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives.

John Kass at The Chicago Tribune has more on Spinner’s close relationship with Obama.

Steve Spinner was the Obama administration official in charge of handing out billions and billions of tax dollars to “green” energy deals. According to the Tribune story, Spinner the other day invited Obama’s national political finance committee to a meeting in Chicago.

The name of the Obama fundraising initiative?

“Technology for Obama.”

The idea of the Obama fundraisers getting together, talking “green,” and perhaps offering taxpayer loan guarantees to insider businesses in the interest of helping the environment — it all seems rather fresh.

Like a mountain meadow.

Until you realize it’s the same old politics, the same kind practiced in Washington and Chicago and anywhere else where appetites are satisfied by politicians.

What a crooked outfit… And yet the media still wants to compare Obama to Jesus.

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  • mg4us

    Why are you surprised to find another fundraiser linked to this scam. .there will be a WHOLE bunch more uncovered. . it is just a matter of time. . .

  • Granny

    You have to wonder where this half a billion dollars REALLY went . . .

  • Rock

    WTFs road to prosperity —^-^vvm___/\/WW\M_/\|\NW

  • Remember all the episodes of Glenn Beck’s Show on Fox News where he documented all the links between individuals and companies to Obama that seemed to display a trail of government money theft? Perhaps Glenn is probably feeling like doing a little gloating. Gloat Glenn, gloat away!

  • SSBN 627(B)

    Algore made what, $100 million, from going ‘green’? Bambi aint doing nuthin new.
    Crooked liberal elites, don’t give a damn who they step on or what they wreck, as long as they get what’s ‘theirs’.

  • Taqiyyotomist


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  • Rush Limbaugh was commenting that it will take a long time to undue all the harm that Obama has done to this country because of all the far left Liberals that have been put into power positions. A good example of that is the head of the NLRB and what they are doing to Boeing. I remember one of George W Bush’s biggest mistakes was to leave Clinton appointees in place. Of course that was a result of the 2000 election that drug out so long. I think that whoever wins the Republican nomination should put all the other debate participants in key positions save Huntsman and Ron Paul.

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  • Old One

    Donors getting millions & billions!! It’s the Chicago way Ovomit & his band of brigands have stolen trillions from our future.

  • jainphx

    The whole damn cadre is as crooked as a sidewinder. The stench is wafting up so bad that almost everyone can smell it. 2 trillion dollars in the hands of “enemies” of this country, and we gave it to them. And John Boehner still talks about working with them, is he nuts are just stupid?

  • Patty

    When this is all through, will it just be another forgotten expenditure on the back of the American taxpayer.

    Republicans won’t explanations but what will happen. How long will this take. Over and over again one scandal, one more million, one more billion and more money gets printed for more boondoggle Ideas.

    Where will it end and who will pay, Obama, no, they will think up another excuse that they are not guilty and Bush is.

    We really need to tell our representative how we feel. Yes, Obama is right about that one.

    Call them but we go in an entirely different direction.

    How many more were paid off during his campaign. Yes, he can sure raise the money, now can’t he.

  • Patty

    Correction: Republicans WANT! EXPLANATIONS.

  • Ginger

    jainphx #10

    I hear that the Tea Party has a young guy that will be going up against Boehner next year. His odds though is not very good I hear.

  • Patty

    Rush? Every American with a brain are realizing that Obama has damaged this nation and some of it is BEYOND REPAIR. Or it will take years. But, FIRST THINGS FIRST….”REPEAL OBAMA CARE” That is one to the lowest of blows for this maniac.

    WE ARE DOWNGRADE, I don’t know about anyone else but this is an INSULT and Damaging affect on the nation. What the ___ are those in Washington thinking.

  • OMB

    The way this is shaping up, if ‘Solyndra’ doesn’t become a household word by November 2012, the GOP will be guilty of political malpractice. I mean, this one’s almost too easy …

  • Mad Hatter


    Well said. This is a “connect the dots” moment for the RNC, and the Republicans running for office HAVE TO make this an issue in all the GOP Debates, and in every speech they give.

  • Scott

    How in the hell do you pick up a half billion in loans one year and go bankrupt the next? These guys knew it was going down when the papers were being signed…You mean they didn’t have an event horizon that extended beyond one year? Oh yeah, I get it…

  • Bobbi

    #6 Pam Geller has been documenting all of the atrocities that are sanctioned by the Koran for years.

    Pam has earned nothing but smears. However, I do like Anne.

  • Scott

    Steve Spinner’s wife’s lawfirm worked for Solyndra…How do these people look at themselves in the mirror??? They made tens of millions, hundreds of millions off the backs of taxpayers…All the while, selling a pumped up POS as a legitimate business…Bring out the “special prosecuter.” You know how the dems love them some special prosecuters…

  • Patty

    I am waiting for more mud to hit the fan. I don’t think Solyndra isn’t the only Green project Obama has to worry about. He has to be praying that some other donor isn’t screwing around with our money.

    Obama’s head will spin when he sees just how fast he is out of office. I predict that on election night the results are FAST AND FURIOUS.

  • Craig

    Gerald Celente on Fox News – Obamageddon is coming

  • Patty

    And the timing of his new JOBS act! LOL!

  • Scott

    I wonder how many times Al Gore visited Solyndra??? We’ll never know but surely the shadow global warming czar for this administration was working in the background, and getting paid I’m sure…Cast a big net and see what fish get pulled in….Where o where was green jobs czar and two bit communist street agitator Van Jones when all this went down? It’s like this country is being run by Chicago crime bosses…Hey, wait a minute…

  • Scott

    Why is Obozo staring at an empty conveyor belt??? Was this pehaps a moment that would foreshadow the fact that nothing was ever going to roll off that assembly line?

  • Patty


    The whole D__ thing sickens me. We have seen it all when Obama became president. The media led the way. The voters who voted for this were blinded by his speeches and hated Bush.

    Seems like years ago and only 2 1/2 years ago. I am so sick of Obama, I can’t watch him or hear him and I hope he will finally be defeated and the voters use their brain this time.

  • bg


    Another Top Obama Fundraiser Linked to Solyndra Scandal

    posted enough links connecting them all to one another not to mention
    Obama et al, so trust me or not, but one way or another, so are these
    guys, not to mention Rahm & Soros amongst others, including BP..

    The largest shareholder in the Exchange is Goldman Sachs. Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley is its honorary chairman, The Joyce Foundation, which funded the Exchange also funded money for John Ayers’ Chicago School Initiatives. John is the brother of William Ayers.


  • Patty

    It is so sad. Shaking my head. What he has done to this nation. I wish he could be impeached but that won’t happen.

    Clinton and his sex scandals and Obama and his business scandals.

    I am going out on a limb but one is as trashy as the other.

  • Patty


    This could have affected National Security and if Obama’s hands are on this, Impeachment proceedings should be at least thought of. MY GOODNESS.

  • Scott

    My o my, our dysfunctional Federal government has done it again, with our money…Is there nothing these people can’t do? They have ruined public schools where we spend more than any first world country on education yet our students perform behind third world countries…They have ransacked the Treasury…They subzidize foreign colonization of our country by allowing illegals to tap into our social safety nets…They fund terrorists in Gaza to fire rockets into Israel. They build bridges to nowhere, corrupt our young people and stymie legitimate businesses with insane taxes and regulation…Washington needs to be brought to heal, and fast or these United States will cease to exist as a union of states in the coming years…

  • Craig

    Don’t fall for the Left/Right false paradigm. Both sides are corrupted to the bones.

    By the way, here is a good article:

    Perry and ex-aide Mike Toomey have deep, mutually beneficial ties

  • StrangernFiction

    “This will fuel more questions, and now you’ve got real people involved at the inspector-general level who will be turning over chairs and cabinets, asking questions,”

    As for turning over chairs and cabinets, the FBI already has. The paper trail has done been covered.

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  • American Woman

    Do not despair. Their carefully laid plans and evil doings will not survive the test of truth. What’s worse Solyndra, Fast & Furious, or Obamacare?

    It’s way past time for judicial proceedings.

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  • Ipso Facto

    Verbally supporting green companies is one thing. Giving them money is another. Giving money to companies that didn’t have a prayer of making it is an entirely different matter. There had to be some reason such a large loan was given to Solyndra..

    We need for just one person (like Linda Tripp) to come forward with first hand information about exactly how TAXPAYER MONEY GIVEN TO GEEEN COMPANIES CAME BACK TO OBAMA IN THE FORM OF PAYOLA.

    There have to be several people that have such information. All we need is just one person to provide the evidence of how Obama and the Democratic Party benefited from money going to green companies that came right back to them. If someone loyal to this country will come forward, and if they reveal exactly how this happened, Obama will indeed be impeached and there will indeed be Democrats in the Senate that will vote for his impeachment even if he has only two weeks left in his term.

    Once we have undeniable evidence, the Democrats will scurry like vermin to distance themselves from those who engaged in the theft of taxpayer money. With real evidence that Obama gave money out only to get some back, the Democrats will throw him under the bus in a heartbeat because first, he’s already a dead man walking anyway, and second, they will have to distance themselves from him in order to preserve their own integrity.

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  • Arch

    Question of priorities: Has anyone else noticed that Obama wears a suit and tie when campaigning but not when conducting his official duties as President? I do not remember ever seeing Bush in the Oval office in an open collar shirt. It’s a sign of disrespect.

  • zooomzooom

    #37……….Yep I sure as hell noticed.

    I don’t ever recall Reagan or either Bush having rappers in the oval office either.

    I do recall reading once Reagan wouldn’t even enter the Oval office without a coat and tie.

    then there was Monica Lewinsky’s boyfriend, the the current occupant. How far we’ve come.

  • squeaky

    “…but not when conducting his official duties as President? I do not remember ever seeing Bush in the..” just keeping with the community activist personna. he’s playing to that crowd.

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  • Marine1969

    The author wrote that “it all seems rather fresh,” but I think he really meant to say that it
    “smelled” rather fresh . . . much like very fresh CAT/DOG CRAP!!!

  • bg


    re: #26 September 17, 2011 at 6:41 pm bg

    Obama, Maurice Strong, Al Gore key players
    cashing in on Chicago Climate Exchange

    great links above, and flashback links here..

    more here & elsewhere…


  • bg


    Patty #28 September 17, 2011 at 6:48 pm

    National Security Obama CIA Spying Global Warming

    more here & here..

    oh yes, the NWO via GW aka: CC is all tied up in
    a neat little bow named Barack Hussein Obama..

    not to mention carbon billionaire’s, ie: Al Gore..


  • Sam Stone

    The Obama bundler who is a main investor secured his investment OVER the taxpayers by subordinating the Fed loan by loaning the company another $67 million AFTER the Fed loan which put the taxpayers in the back of the line.

    This was the plan all along and I believe the corrupocrats knew it!

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  • Radegunda

    American Woman commented: “Do not despair. Their carefully laid plans and evil doings will not survive the test of truth.”

    Would be nice if that were so. But the great majority of Americans haven’t a clue about all the crimes and scandals of the Clinton admin. They think he did nothing worse than have a tawdry fling with an intern.

    It’s disturbing to see how popular and respected Hillary has become, despite her role in those crimes and her (former) reputation for being a nasty, foul-mouthed shrew, as well as a commie-lite radical.

    And consider how the treacherous pig Ted Kennedy was “the lion of the Senate” until his not-at-all-premature passing.

    Truth doesn’t always out, if the bad guys are in control of the narrative.

  • Radegunda

    Arch commented: “I do not remember ever seeing Bush in the Oval office in an open collar shirt. It’s a sign of disrespect.”

    Do you remember any other president who was seen with his feet on the Oval Office furniture? Any Republican nominee should make an ad with a montage of those pictures of little Barry with his feet on the Resolute desk, the coffee tables, etc. It reveals his disdain for America, and his punkish sense that he can do whatever he wants, no limits.

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  • bg


    just in case you didn’t follow the links back far
    enough and missed the following, here you go..

    Maurice Strong’s Death Squads

    [In 1953 Strong was hired out of the UN Security section and sent to Kenya by the Sidley Austin law firm acting for New York-based Rockefeller Family trusts which now handle university endowment funds and $55 trillion in the Carbon Disclosure Project.

    Strong’s mission in Kenya (from which he has not deviated for 60 years) was to recruit and bind contract killers to him for life, allegedly by using snuff-films of Mau Mau oath-taking rituals designed by Obama’s paternal grandfather (Hussein Onyango Obama). He then moved his hit teams around the world over a university-based (Northwestern University) extortion network run out of Chicago.]

    bit of much more here & here.. scroll up/down
    & follow links & connecting links ie: this & this..

    [Like many other leaders of new African nations, President Jomo Kenyatta has not found it easy to steer a middle course between East and West. His job has not been made easier by the activities of his own Vice President, Oginga Odinga, who admits that “Communism is like food to me” and has been trav eling through the countryside heaping Red-tinged scorn on Kenyatta’s ties with the West.]


  • bg


    re: #26 September 17, 2011 at 6:41 pm bg

    Goldman Sachs arranged Loan on behalf of Solyndra, Inc.

    [Goldman Sachs was one of the banks in 2008 and 2009 that received
    billions of dollars in U.S. Government funds to help it to stay afloat.
    Goldman Sachs is a major player in almost every industry affected by
    federal legislation. According to, Goldman Sachs gives
    the majority of its political contributions to Democrats. Public records
    for 2011-2012 reveal that Goldman Sachs has given President Obama
    $44,750 during this time period.]

    more here & here & here & much more, but heh, what do i know.. 🙁