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Gibson guitar Republican donar while its competitor – never raided – donates to Democrats

It appears that payback by the Obama administration against its political opponents is the main reason the Justice Department raided the Gibson guitar company. Its CEO donates to Republicans, while Gibson’s main competitor – never raided – donates to Democrats.

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3 comments

  • I think the case that this was political is a bit thin, but not out of the realm of possibilities. I think its much more likely this is nut case in Justice department that thought they were going to make a name for themselves taking down a well know company, than a form of intimidation. That is not to say it wasn’t only that evidence is mostly circumstantial.

    In this case government incompetence is a lot easier to believe in this case not knowing any of details from the Justice departments side of things than a political attack.

  • David Hollick

    Gibson was taken down for using East Indian Rosewood in the manufacture of their guitars. That’s interesting because the other 2 players in the high quality acoustic guitar market are C. F. Martin and Taylor. Both of these manufacturers proudly advertise using East Indian Rosewood. Both contribute heavily to Democrats, and neither are being harrassed.

  • Tom Billings

    David, it gets even thinner as a federal case than that. There is no US law banning imported Rosewood, since it is plantation-grown in India. There is an *Indian* law saying that unless the amount of manufacture already done inside India on the Rosewood billets meets a level the law speaks of, it is illegal to export it from India. Yes, this is yet another excresence of the Babu State that still tries to force manufacturing into India, 35+ years after Indira died.

    What is strange is that Indian Babus are backing Gibson, not the US government! Indian bureaucrats say that the US bureaucrats interpretation of the limits required is completely false. The wood was exported properly, as far as India is concerned. It is *only* the US interpretation of an Indian law that is being used as an excuse to harass a political opponent of the current US Administration.

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