The Blatant Promotion Of A Liberal Agenda - The Vile Attacks Against All That Is Right
We all know by now that MSNBC is an extreme advocate of the liberal agenda that is being pushed forth by the new administration and by the majority in both the House and the Senate. We have heard the comments made by the hosts of nightly shows appearing on MSNBC. Chris Matthews of Hardball made his revelry of then presidential candidate Barack Obama known following Obama's victory speech in February of 2008. He stated "My, I felt this thrill going up my leg. I mean, I don’t have that too often". He continued with "No, seriously. It’s a dramatic event. He speaks about America in a way that has nothing to do with politics. It has to do with the feeling we have about our country. And that is an objective assessment". Sure it is Chris. See the clip for yourself here
We also heard from many at MSNBC crude and nasty jokes about the hundreds of thousands of concerned Americans who took to the streets on April 15th and participated in Tea Parties. You can see some of the vile "reporting" of the Tea Parties yourself by clicking here and you can hear the ignorant discussion of the Tea Parties between the hate filled Janeane Garofalo and Obama loving Keith Olbermann below:
Influential Relationships - Why We Need To Boycott
Now, did you know that General Electric owns NBC/MSNBC? The blatant bias of the reporting shown above is bad, but below you will find information about just how deep the ties between the CEO of G.E., Jeffrey Immelt,, and the Obama administration run. With the aid of unbridled support and ardent reporting of MSNBC, an inexperienced and relatively unknown man who was named the most liberal senator in 2007 became president of our United States.
The very company that owns this media outlet doubled it's donations to the democratic party during the 2008 campaign. Immelt is placed on newly elected President Obama's Economic Advisory Board despite the fact that General Electric's stocks dropped 80% under Immelt's watch.
General Electric is a massive corporation which not only produces the electrical products we are familiar with but also deals in alternative energy products like wind turbines and solar cells. G.E. also has a whole health care/medical product division known as G.E. Healthcare. Two of Barack Obama's top priorities as president are cap and trade legislation (essentially taxes on energy in which some of the revenue will be used for alternative energy) and health care reform (government controlled health care).
Did you know that the foundation for government run health care has already been put in place under the recently passed stimulus bill? A large sum of money has been set aside for the government to build a computerized database of all of our health records. Guess who is also in the business of computerizing health care records? That's right, General Electric.
This is just a brief outline, below you will find more detailed information about the different aspects of the mutually beneficial ties between the President of the United States and one of the largest corporations in the world. Please start off by viewing the two videos of Bill O'Reilly's extensive coverage of these ties. Mr. O'Reilly has been using his show the O'Reilly Factor to shed some light on these issues.
If what you see and what you read angers you as much as it does us, we ask you to join with us in a boycott of all General Electric products and subsidiaries. You will find the list of companies and a way to add your name to the boycott by clicking on the tabs at the top of this page.
What Does President Obama Gain From General Electric?
When General Electric acquired NBC in the 1980's there was considerable debate by the public expressed to the Federal Communications Commission objecting to such a powerful company controlling a major media empire. At that time, G.E. promised as a condition to the acquisistion to keep NBC autonomous fro the parent company. Literally, 24 hours a day MSNBC commentators like Chris Matthew and Keith Olbermann unabashedly and self admittedly promote the Obama agenda and General Electric's "green" business goals. Although MSNBC has low ratings and it's financials are not self-sufficient, the federal bail-out and government contracts of G.E. permit salaries in excess of $5 million per year plus bonuses paid to their broadcasting commentators.
Recently the New York Post reported that that Jeffrey Immelt, CEO of G.E. and Jeffrey Immelt, president of NBC/Univeral, were critical of CNBC commentator Rick Santelli for Obama bashing, which many have said confirms the official corporate policy of unwavering Presidential support. The possibility that G.E. is using it's news division to influence public opinion to favor Obama in the hope of gaining government contracts is a major breach of journalistic ethics. The time has come for the FCC to call for G.E. to divest itself of the broadcast networks which are clearly in violation of the promises made to the regulatory body when G.E. acquired NBC.
The mutually beneficial relationship between President Barack Obama and General Electric is not just about shared ideology, but, increasingly, it is being revealed about how one of the largest corporations in the world may have bought the Presidency of the United States.
CEO Jeffrey Immelt decided in 2008 to give an all out effort for Barack Obama by doubling the millions contributed to the Democratic Party making General Electric the number one lobbying company. In the 4th quarter of 2008 as the company’s stock fell 30%, GE spent $4.26 million on lobbying - that’s $46,304 each day, including weekends, Thanksgiving and Christmas. In 2008, the company spent a grand total of $18.66 million on lobbying.
Also, twenty-five of Washington’s most elite lobbying firms which are on the GE payroll have nearly instant and unrivaled access to the White House or Democratic Congressional leaders. Each year General Electric, one of the top ten largest companies in the world, does billions of dollars worth of contracts with the American government.
GE paid $30 million in criminal and civil fines for defrauding the federal government in 1994 and was repeatedly investigated throughout the 90’s for potential government fraud
What Does General Electric Gain?
How has GE benefited from the Obama Presidency? The troubled financial company GE Capital promptly received a bailout guarantee of $139 billion shortly after the election of Barack Obama. Jeffrey Immelt became CEO of General Electric on September 7, 2001. Since then, General Electric's stock has fallen 81 percent. Despite this fact, Jeffrey Immelt was appointed to President Obama's Financial Advisory Board who has been under heavy criticism by stock holders in his own company and financial analysts for leading the company to near ruin, may see light at the end of the tunnel.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- President Obama's selection of GE CEO Jeff Immelt as a member of his economic advisory panel raises questions about the panel's financial acumen, competence, and patriotism.
"Immelt's selection can't be based on his performance as CEO or loyalty to our country," said Tom Borelli of Action Fund Management (AFM), the investment adviser to the Free Enterprise Action Fund (Ticker: FEAOX), a publicly-traded mutual fund. Immelt was ranked as one of the Five Worst Non-Financial-Crisis-Related CEOs of 2008, by the FEAOX in December 2008.
Cap and Trade:
The Obama administration is planning to put in place regulations for new Cap and Trade laws regarding carbon emissions, you can read about cap and trade here (please note the reference to government funding alternative energy sources) and here . GE’s investment in ‘green’ products such as wind turbines would benefit from this cap-and-trade legislation, potentially bringing in revenues approaching $700 billion. Many analysts say that General Electric must get these contracts to survive. Unfortunately, this legislation will make it harder for Americans to survive as the costs for current energy suppliers to do business will soar and these costs will in turn be passed on to the consumers, us. Also, we can expect job losses, lots of losses. Please look hear for more info.
More evidence of a possible "quid pro quo" was Obama's stimulus package which included $11 billion for a "smart grid" technology to be built into our national electrical power grid system. Estimates are that, ultimately, a "smart grid" for the entire country could cost, at the very least, a half trillion dollars. Who would benefit from all that government spending on a "smart grid" for this country? GE is the company that is the primary leader in such a technology…
President Obama has made "healthcare reform" one of his top priorities. What he means by "healthcare reform" is the government take over of our healthcare system, aka, socialism. Canada and the United Kingdom are 2 countries where nationalized or government run healthcare programs have been implemented. Read about the healthcare rationing it creates here and how much such an overhaul will cost here. To further our glimpse into what Obama believes healthcare reform should look like, lets look at Tom Daschle, who was Obama's first choice for Health and Human Services Secretary but had to withdraw his name due to tax problems. You can read about Daschle's thoughts on reform here. Please take note of Daschle's comments that healthcare reform “will not be pain free.” Seniors should be more accepting of the conditions that come with age instead of treating them." More in depth information about Daschle can be found here.
Over $17 billion in the stimulus bill has been set aside for the creation of a government database of computerized health records, the first step towards the controls government needs to enact healthcare reform. If you look here, you will see right on General Electric's own website that they are at the forefront with the technology to computerize health records. Actually, they are involved in just about every facet of medical care. Could the relationship Immelt and Obama share bring even more government contracts to General Electric?
The Washington Times reported the following; “Mr. Immelt's words betray GE's willingness to partner with the Obama government in order to turn a profit. To this end, GE has appointed Mr. Obama's former nominee for secretary of health and human services, Tom Daschle, to the board of advisers for Healthymagination, an initiative launched by General Electric in partnership along with Intel, which will invest $6 billion over the next six years on "health care innovation that will help deliver better care to more people at lower cost
General Electric and It's Business With Iran
GE sold infrastructure equipment to Iran, a country that is a recognized state sponsor of terror and was supplying Iraqi insurgents with platter charge improvisational explosive devices, also known as Explosively Formed Penetrators, that were maiming and killing American soldiers.
Immelt defended his business dealings with Iran by saying “The issue of whether to conduct business in certain countries is complex; we must take into account not only the views of the U.S. Government but all relevant stakeholders.”
Back in 2008, Bill O'Reilly investigated the business between General Electric and Iran, some of which you can read about here.
It’s reckless to place short-term business interest ahead of our national security.