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

  • Tom63010

    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’.

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  • Tom63010

    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.