When far left Democrats like Henry Waxman are willing to throw out the word subpoena, as he did most recently when asked how Congress might get the 5th-Amendment silenced Solyndra execs to testify on the now infamous half-billion dollar Obama stimulus boondoggle of the failed solar panel company, something is certainly developing and developing fast behind the scenes. Democrats were so quick, oddly so, to jump on the Solyndra public hearings bandwagon, it gives the appearance they are scrambling to try and avoid getting run over by an increasingly inevitable outrage train coming ever faster down the tracks of public opinion just a year away from the 2012 Election.
Waxman, who wields considerable power and influence within the Democratic Party, has in essence openly elevated the already high stakes of the Solyndra scandal. And while Democrats have sneered and roadblocked other recent Obama related scandals such as the deadly Fast and Furious gunrunning operation that led to the death of U.S. border agent Brian Terry, these same Democrats are now elbowing one another to get out in front of a scandal that is clearly and strongly linked to the President himself. Unlike Fast and Furious, due in large part to the Eric Holder led Department of Justice’s ability to successfully insulate President Obama from direct implication, the Solyndra information already uncovered has the president’s fingerprints all over the failed half-billion dollar tax payer funded loan program – a loan that directly benefited figures who had initiated significant fundraising efforts for Barack Obama in 2008.
Rep. Lamar Smith, who chairs the powerful House Judiciary Committee, is now openly calling for a special prosecutor. This call may have to get in line though, as others are also calling for special prosecutors for the Fast and Furious scandal, as well as the still developing Lightsquared scandal that involves alleged Obama administration attempted coersion of Congressional testimony by high ranking members of the United States military.
Three major scandals now surround the administration of Barack Obama, each one significant enough to bring down a president.
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