Obama Blew Half a Million in Stimulus Cash to Run Pro-Obama Ads on MSNBC

It’s an Obama world.

The Obama regime blew half a million dollars in stimulus cash to run pro-Obama ads on MSNBC.
The ads were meant to promote and recruit young liberals for green jobs.
The Washington Times reported:

The Labor Department paid out hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal stimulus funds to a public relations firm to run more than 100 commercials touting the Obama administration’s “green training” job efforts on two MSNBC cable shows, records show.

The commercials ran on MSNBC on shows hosted by Rachel Maddow and Keith Olbermann in 2009, but the contract didn’t report any jobs created, according to records reviewed recently by The Washington Times.

Spending reports under the federal Recovery Act show $495,000 paid to McNeely Pigott & Fox Public Relations LLC, which the Labor Department hired to raise awareness “among employers and influencers about the [Job Corps] program’s existing and new training initiatives in high growth and environmentally friendly career areas” as well as spreading the word to prospective Job Corps enrollees.

The Obama administration said the decision to put the ads on MSNBC had nothing to do with politics.

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  • mg4us

    This is FRAUD and THEFT in the first degree. .

    And speaking of blowing stimulus money on crony pals. . (Pay for Play) with MSNBC prostituting itself and its journalistic integrity. .

    Here is another Demoncrat blowing a situation. . .

    And lets not forget BJ Clinton. .the master-baiter!

    Clinton is to give the lead talk at DemoncRAT convention. .
    Obama screws country and BJ Clinton blows smoke up our @$$

  • Kathteach

    Somewhere I remember Joe Biden telling Americans in 2008 that he was in charge of making sure all that “emergency” stimulus money would not be abused by the good old US government. (ya’ll know those Tarp and Tamp and UP OUR ASS stimulus bills Congress rushed to pass and Obama was waiting like a wolf in his den to sign the minute he got in office….)

    They told us at the time (2008-2009 – BTW – while Obama was in charge) that these enormous bills that robbed so many Americans were to ensure that we could still be able to trust our banks to get like ……money out of our ATM machines. Never mind that we all lost over 50% of our mutual funds and stock investments that year, Anyone remember these good old days of Obama’s first year?

    Why we ever bought their crap on day one of the Obama Regime is beyond me but we did.

    And now we have to undo what we did back then. In November, I think we will.

    What a friggin scam they pulled on us all. And Joe Biden – let’s look up all your references about how those “stimulus” funds would be monitored to ensure the best practices on behalf of the taxpayers.

    This will be keeping me busy for a while as long as you have not deleted all your old speeches from 2008 – you Biden Yes Man and your team.

  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    In that illustration up top, that hole that all the money is being sucked into should have been drawn as Obie’s big mouth.

  • Kathteach

    Boy – this didn’t take me but one minute. Here’s George Stephanapolous (you know – the Clinton aide that ABC hired for their news division – as if this was not a big clue about how screweed we were being way back in 2009) on ABC with Joe Biden like five months into his Vice-Presidency in June 2009 .


  • kato

    THIS is fraud and theft? This is small change compared to the hundreds of billions that Subprime has redistributed to his parasites, the ones with union cards and the ones with their pants hanging off their asses

  • Kathteach

    Well this didn’t take but a few minutes:

    Here’s ABC News with Joe Biden in June 2009 on the stimulus money he has to “get rid of”:

    Note the money for high speed rail that he talks about…..who the heck in our country wanted high speed rail in this so called “crisis”……

    Oh yeah – I forgot. The only state in our nation that is worse off that Detroit (the city that used to be)…….California……and just check out how popular that is right now in that state.

  • Kathteach

    Sorry – here’s George with Joe Biden back in June 2009:


  • Mad Hatter

    The same MSDNC that have been running those “Bend Over” I mean, “Lean Forward” spots, that shows the MSDNC Transvestite standing in front of the Hoover Dam, and a big bridge, etc, and it talks about how great Government is.


    The same MSDNC who is still 49% owned by GE. The same GE who hasn’t payed any taxes the past two years. The same GE, whose CEO is one of Obama’s economic advisers.

    And to think there are those who believe MSDNC are Propaganda Ministers for Obama.

    Shocking thought, isn’t it?

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  • Can you say, “high crimes and misdemeanors?”

    I knew you could….

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  • Kathteach

    Thumbs down Budget-busting stimulus project named for Obama’s budget watchdog, Joe Biden
    Who could have imagined that the Obama designated “Sheriff” of stimulus funds would have a stimulus funded railroad station named after him that was 5.7 million over budget?


    “President Obama, soon after signing the Recovery Act in early 2009, designated Mr. Biden his “sheriff” overseeing the stimulus funds, charging him with regularly checking in with governors and mayors to try to prevent waste, fraud and abuse in the $821 billion economic recovery package.

    Vice President Joseph R. Biden (center) personally fought for stimulus funding to renovate the Amtrak station in Wilmington, Del. He used the station regularly as a senator, and Amtrak is renaming the station in his honor. (Associated Press)In that role, Mr. Biden himself traveled to Wilmington on May 4, 2009, to announce the $20 million in stimulus money as part of what the White House billed a “$32 million renovation and restoration” of the century-old station.

    “We would not be spending a penny on it today without the Recovery Act,” Mr. Biden said. “We have no time to wait. We cannot wait. That’s what the Recovery Act is about.”

    “It’s an absolutely perfect monument to a guy whose entire history has been overspending and overpromising,” she said. “It would make sense [Mr. Biden‘s] name would be slapped on a bloated, over-budget train station in Wilmington.”

    Way to go, Joe!

  • if this isn’t illegal(it should be)it is definitely unethical. that means we will not hear a word about it in the democratic party-media complex.

  • Kathteach

    My last comment actually came right from The Baltimore Sun……but the link diverted ya’ll elsewhere.

    Folks…..follow Joe Biden’s trail as the “Sheriff” of all that money Obama stole right from our wallets in his first two years……

    and do it quickly because it is going to disappear from the “so called” free internet as soon as you can say November 2012.

  • Kathteach

    And here is the Baltimore Sun link:


  • onbe

    How to sign up anonymously using social media to make calls on behalf of the Obama campaign. If you know what I mean? ;)-LOL


  • Kathteach

    Joe Biden Says Waste Will Be “Inevitable” Regarding Stimulus Funds…..on June 3, 2009……


    (Reuters) – U.S. Vice President Joe Biden acknowledged on Tuesday that some waste is inevitable in the spending of a $787 billion economic stimulus package, in a characteristically blunt assessment.

    “We know some of this money is going to be wasted,” Biden said during a roundtable discussion in New York with business leaders aimed at promoting the two-year stimulus plan.

  • Kathteach

    “The Energy Department’s inspector general has launched more than 100 criminal investigations related to 2009 economic stimulus spending.

    From Politico in November 2011:

    “In written testimony prepared for delivery to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee today, Inspector General Gregory Friedman said the investigations have involved “various schemes, including the submission of false information, claims for unallowable or unauthorized expenses, and other improper uses of Recovery Act funds.”

    Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1111/67444.html#ixzz24FkAcBBM


  • Kathteach

    From the Wall Street Journal in September 2011:


    “Even zero jobs growth in August doesn’t seem to have disrupted President Obama’s faith in the economic policies of his first three years, so one theme we’ll be listening for in tonight’s speech is how he explains the current moment. Why did his first jobs plan—the $825 billion stimulus—so quickly result in the need for another jobs plan?”

  • Kathteach

    From The Cleveland Plain Dealer – November 2009:


    You might be a stimulus fan, you might be a stimulus foe, but you’ve got to admire the sweep of stimulus spending in Ohio. It has provided more than $1.2 million and added three jobs in Ohio’s 21st Congressional District.

    Never mind that there is no such district. There also isn’t a 20th, 49th, 54th, 56th, 69th, 85th, 87th or 99th, even though the federal government’s Web site for tracking stimulus money lists them as getting funding. And there most certainly is not a district numbered “00,” even though the government’s Web site says it got $1.86 million, which helped create or save eight jobs.

    Ohio Watchdog reported this yesterday. By today, the errors were noted by others. Clearly this is all a mistake, and Gov. Ted Strickland’s spokeswoman, Amanda Wurst, said late today that it was caused at the “sub-recipient” level. That means local governments or local entities.

    “In some cases, we believe it may be that someone entered an Ohio House district rather than a congressional district,” she said. In others, someone apparently used numbers or the “00” as a place holder while filling out the forms and neglected to go back and put in the congressional district.

    This occurred in other states, too. Vermont has a single congressional district, yet Recovery.gov reports stimulus spending in seven additional (and nonexistent) ones — including Vermont’s own “00.”

    This does little to reassure skeptics.

    “Not only has the ‘stimulus’ not produced jobs the administration promised, but now we learn that the administration’s reports intended to track the effectiveness of government spending are riddled with errors and gross inaccuracies,” U.S. House Minority Leader John Boehner said in a statement to The Plain Dealer. “How many more mistakes have been made? How are Ohioans supposed to take the administration seriously on the economy when its own Web site credits jobs saved or created in districts that don’t even exist?”

  • Redwine

    I have been saying it. Lots of posters here and on other conservative blogs have been saying it. Rush, Levin, Beck, et al. have been saying it. The Stimulus was nothing BUT a slush fund for Comrade Barry. Remember how he laughed: “Shovel-ready jobs weren’t exactly shovel ready.” Outright theft.

    F*ck you, Barry and your lousy, lying, thieving thugocracy. Can’t wait till the day you’re thrown in prison.

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  • dunce

    Bald faced lies have become boiler plate for every statement from this administration.
    The lies presented herein are for the consumption of fools as we are protected from all criminal charges and impeachment by an equally corrupt senate.

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  • Lefty


    If GW Bush or his VP are ever caught in Vincent Bugliosi’s district,
    they will be ARRESTED and charged with MURDER (of US Troops sent to Iraq.)

    Vince Bugliosi is famous for putting away Charles Manson and
    other ‘family’ members: for multiple murders.

  • SoLongSong

    Hey there Lefty, is that some sort of threat?

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  • Bustr

    I expect MSNBC to send a crack investigative journalism team to look into this immediately.

  • Limousine Barry

    Ah crap! I have been busted again!

    Let me be clear, the Taxpayer’s money was well wasted! It was wasted on my shills at MSNBC and other new outlets. It was wasted trying to buy votes.

    In Washington, DC we don’t call spending the Taxpayers money on buying votes. We call it “Community Organizing” of the 57 states!

    The Taxpayer’s money eventually ended up in my crony’s pockets… Which is exactly were I wanted it to go! It means more votes for me!

    It you like high gas prices and me spending your money like a kid on coke then vote for me. Send me $3,000.00 before midnight! My campaign is going bankrupt!

    My campaign is going sour and Davy Axelrod is having a hard time moving the remaining donations to my off shore bank accounts. There are just too many people looking!

    If I lose – or even sense that I am going to lose then, I will simply move to the Isle of Man and spend my ill-gotten donations! I cannot go into details at this time. My campaign sucks but once my donors are fleeced out of every dime it will suck worse. Good day.

  • NottaWingnut

    You folks are a bunch of hateful, tinfoil hat wearing crackpots. I can’t wait until you have to deal with another 4 years of leadership doing things in a way that is fair for EVERYONE!

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  • Tim in Cali

    Soo..he’s using taxpayer money to fund his state controlled media

    Soo..MSLSD is an entitlement program

    Must be how they got “Mr. Resist We Much”

  • Hangtown Bob

    Obama Blew Half a Million in Stimulus Cash to Run Pro-Obama Ads on MSNBC

    That’s about a thousand dollars per MSNBC viewer. The wOn is really getting desperate.

  • valerie

    Gee, the trolls today too dumb to even bother with.

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  • PegLeg

    MadHatter got the crony connection right, but there is more to the story! Comcast Cable owns the other 51% of NBC! Last summer, Blameless Barry and Vicious Valerie, while on vacation in Martha’s Vineyard, spent some quality time with one of the locals. They visited with Comcast CEO Brian Roberts. So Barry has owns NBC!


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  • CommieJuice

    Barack’s churches/places of worship can be found at all local NBC/MSNBC networks and affiliates, they all coalesce with the 0bama re-elect campaign. If you want to donate to Barack’s campaign, just watch NBC and support their sponsors.

  • greenfairie

    It’s official: MSNBC is the Federal Ministry of Propaganda, funded by your taxpayer dollars (along with PBS and NPR).

  • dunce

    The money goes round and round and it comes out here. They know nobody watches msnbc except brain dead liberals so they are not targeting so called independents, they are not trying to get a message out. They are doling out the cash so that a portion can be kicked back to the campaign, the recycle game all over again. It is laundering money.

  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    I can’t wait until you have to deal with another 4 years of leadership doing things in a way that is fair for EVERYONE!

    “Leadership” and “fair” are two characteristics that have been totally absent in the current administration.

    Now if you had said venal, corrupt, vindictive, profligate, divisive, and a number of other bad traits, I’d have agreed with you.

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  • Patty

    Obama’s Dark Side: Defensive President Tries To Deny His Dirty Campaign Practices

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    President Obama’s ugly campaign is backfiring. With bad news clouding over our struggling nation, Americans are sick of all the political lies, such as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s claim that Mitt Romney hadn’t paid taxes for 10 years and the Obama camp’s inference that the Republican presidential candidate was guilty of a felony related to his business background. A defensive Mr. Obama even stopped hiding from the press for a few minutes on Monday to stammer, “We point out sharp differences between the candidates, but we don’t go out of bounds.” Yeah, right.{…………]

    read on


  • Patty

    BUSTED: Obama Spent Stimulus $ On Political Ads



  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque


    No, but some people are just too stupid to know any better.

  • Lefty

    # 27 SoLongSong

    Not a threat…a certainty.

    Now…all Bush or Cheney have do is: drink too much (again) and end up getting pulled over in the wrong county in California, and BINGO…justice will be served.

    I wish there were 10,000 counties in this country with the same edict.

  • Hates Commi In American clothing


    “Now…all Bush or Cheney have do is: drink too much (again) and end up getting pulled over in the wrong county in California, and BINGO…justice will be served.”

    Not if they speak mexican

  • Hates Commi In American clothing

    We better pray that this is last 4 months of this so-called “Leaders” administration..if i not,i fear that this will be the last Presidential election held in this country.

    I have tried to explain this to my fellow co-workers,but since we do not share the same skin pigmentation(i`m white)..they are naturally blinded by “Black” pride in the first non-white leader this country has had,so they are more interested in continuing this man`s reign as Dictator in Chief than they are trying to turn this country and save it for our children and their children`s children.

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