Hat tip to Edward W Wagner, who commented, "I don't think that Obama Inc. has an enemies list. I think they have a friends list and God help you if you are not on it. Obama Inc. is a system based on an ideology."
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The inexplicable raid nearly two years ago on a guitar maker for using allegedly illegal wood that its competitors also used was another targeting by this administration of its political enemies."
"Interestingly, one of Gibson's leading competitors is C.F. Martin & Co. According to C.F. Martin's catalog, several of their guitars contain "East Indian Rosewood," which is the exact same wood in at least 10 of Gibson's
guitars. So why were they not also raided and their inventory of foreign wood seized?
"Grossly underreported at the time was the fact that Gibson's
chief executive, Henry Juszkiewicz, contributed to Republican politicians
. Recent donations have included $2,000 to Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., and $1,500 to Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn.
"By contrast, Chris Martin IV, the Martin & Co
. CEO, is a long-time Democratic supporter
, with $35,400 in contributions to Democratic candidates and the Democratic National Committee over the past couple of election cycles." (Emphasis added)
More here from US News: Are the Feds Persecuting Gibson Guitars?
"In the meantime, I'm struck by the fact that the guitar
that quintessential American country boy Johnny B. Goode could play just like he's ringing a bell is now a global patchwork.
"I'm forced to echo the sardonic Glenn Reynolds: Is that the hope or the change?"