Why Is The Obama Administration Targeting Gibson Guitars?

How screwed up are the priorities of Obama’s Department of Justice? The same DOJ that thought it was a good idea to arm drug cartels in Mexico with high powered weapons  is for some inexplicable reason going after an American institution, Gibson Guitars?

It defies reason…

They may as well go after baseball, hot-dogs and apple pies, (but I guess not Chevrolets) while they’re at it. What could possibly be their motivation?

Dana Loesch interviewed Gibson CEO, Henry Juskiewicz for her show, Friday afternoon.

video via Breitbart TV

The DOJ doesn’t have anything more important to do than harass a guitar company?

Several hundred workers sent home? A million dollars worth of business lost? And this is an administration pretending to be all about “creating jobs!”

Why are they stalking Gibson –looking for something to “get” them on? Because they’re a non-union shop?

Commenter Tom W. had some ideas at Gateway Pundit:

Gibson is the only guitar company targeted by the Obama DOJ under the
Lacey Act.

Tennessee is a right-to-work state.

Fender, Taylor, Rickenbacker, Danelectro, Carvin, MusicMan, and ESP
are in California;
Spector is in New York;
Martin is in Pennsylvania;
Guild, Ovation, and Hamer are in Connecticut;
Alvarez is in Missouri;
B.C. Rich is in Kentucky;
Heritage is in Michigan;
Washburn is in Illinois.

All are forced-union states.

Peavey is another guitar and electronics company, located in the
right-to-work state of Mississippi.

Since 2009, Peavey has been the target of multiple lawsuits filed by
a competitor, MUSIC Group, which alleges that Peavy products fail to
meet federal safety and emissions standards.

Also, CEO Henry Juszkiewicz donated to Mike Huckabee in 2007.

The implications here are sickening…

The Obama Justice Dept cleared the racist Black Panthers in liberal Dem Philly of clear-cut Voter intimidation…yet is ruthlessly going after an 110 year old all-American business, (which happens to be a non-union shop) in conservative, Republican, Nashville, Tennessee.

We see how it is.


Making light of an egregious situation…

Iowahawk blows the lid off of “Operation Fast and Fretless”: New Scandal at DoJ as Illegal Guitars End Up In Hands of Mexican Drug Lords:

WASHINGTON – Today’s uncovering of secret multi-agency program for shipping illegal Gibson guitars to Mexican drug cartels left red-faced officials of the U.S. Department of Justice scrambling for an explanation amid angry calls for a Congressional investigation.

“I have ordered all agency personnel to fully cooperate in any Congressional inquiries, including all reasonable document request, as soon as we can redact them with Sharpie pens and lighter fluid,” said U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder.

The secret program came to light early this morning in the border town of Nogales, Arizona, after what was described as a wild battle of the bands between members of the Sinaloa cartel and Los Zetas, two of Mexico’s most notorious violent drug gangs.

“Usually these guys are armed with Mexican Strats and Squires, Epiphones, small caliber stuff like that,” said Pedro Ochoa, 36, an eye witness to the sonic melee. “This time they were packing the heavy firepower.”

The steady barrage of power chords and piercing solo attacks attracted the attention of nearby U.S. Border Patrol agents, who arrived at the scene just as Los Zetas broke into Led Zeppelin’s ‘Immigrant Song.’ By the time the dust had cleared, U.S. Border Patrol Agent Oscar Jimenez was found in a catatonic state of headbanging. He was later flown to University of Arizona Hospitals, where his condition is listed as seriously rawked.


Via Doug Ross:

The plot thickens, however.

One of Gibson’s leading competitors is C.F. Martin & Company. The C.E.O., Chris Martin IV, is a long-time Democratic supporter, with $35,400 in contributions to Democratic candidates and the DNC over the past couple of election cycles. According to C.F. Martin’s catalog, several of their guitars contain “East Indian Rosewood.” In case you were wondering, that is the exact same wood in at least ten of Gibson’s guitars.


ObamaFailBlog: Update on Obama’s Raid on Gibson Guitar (With Video Transcription)

17 thoughts on “Why Is The Obama Administration Targeting Gibson Guitars?

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  2. I think the facts of what has happened/is happening are very clear: it is more important for the DoJ to be ideologically pure than it is to be legally correct or to pursue federal crimes.

    Way to go, Eric! You, too, Barry! Not only have you destroyed nearly 225 years of tradition, whomever the Repub that is voted in to replace you will probably be gracious (and stupid) enough not to pursue criminal charges against either of you. I know that’s not a concept you’re familiar with (grace, not stupidity), but thank your lucky stars there are still people who hold themselves to a higher standard of behavior than you and your ilk.


  3. And that’s not all. Notice the union connection here:


    “Effective November 14, the NLRB announced Thursday, employers covered by the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) will have to post 11-by-17-inch notices that spell out employee rights to organize.

    Like government-mandated postings on wages, overtime, medical leave, and health and safety, the posting will be required to go up in communal areas within a workplace, advising employees that “they have the right to act together to improve wages and working conditions, to form, join and assist a union, to bargain collectively with their employer, and to refrain from any of these activities. It provides examples of unlawful employer and union conduct and instructs employees how to contact the NLRB with questions or complaints.”

    How about another notice that says they don’t have to join a union if they don’t want to?

    “During the public comment period, the proposed rule generated 7,034 comments [PDF], the majority of which, the NLRB acknowledges, were opposed to the rule or aspects of it.”

    Obama is buying his reelection from the unions.


  4. This all just goes to show that the “crime” wasn’t in the product, it was in the making of the product.

    I like “buying American.” I also look for “the union label” and then see if there is an alternative available that was still made here.


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