A Billionaire Supporting Trump Just Made Obama’s Enemies List

Billionaire Peter Thiel spoke on Donald Trump’s behalf at the Republican National Convention.

But no one could have guessed what happened next.

The Obama administration is suing Thiel’s company, and many think it’s payback for supporting the GOP nominee.

The Obama administration has been known to unleash the power of government force upon its political opponents.

When the Tea Party burst on the scene in 2010, Obama’s IRS targeted Tea Party groups for political harassment to silence them as a political force.

Now the same fact pattern may be playing out with Thiel’s company Palantir.

Palantir is a Silicon Valley “Big Data” firm whose original clients were the U.S. Intelligence Community.

The Obama administration used the software to track fraud in the stimulus package and the army employs it to track IEDs in terrorist training camps.

And now they are the target of a racial discrimination suit brought forward by the Obama administration because of alleged discrimination against Asians.

Thiel – the co-founder of PayPal and a conservative activist who has supported Ron and Rand Paul and Ted Cruz, in addition to Trump – appears to be the true target of the suit.

Writing in National Review, Kevin Williamson states:

“Palantir says that the government is engaged in “flawed statistical analysis.” It seems more likely that the Obama administration is engaged in straightforward political retribution and intimidation: Peter Thiel is an increasingly vocal Republican activist who spoke on Donald Trump’s behalf at this year’s Republican National Convention. (In the interest of disclosure, I should note that he is a contributor, both editorially and financially, to National Review.) Democrats prefer being opposed, if they must be opposed at all, by southern biblioplangists who lend themselves to caricature; cerebral California technology billionaires, on the other hand, are the kind of opposition they could do without, hence the desire to make examples of those who step out of line. Given the current administration’s long, nasty, and criminal history of using agencies of the federal government to go after political enemies, that seems a perfectly reasonable explanation.”

The consequences of the lawsuit for Palantir are severe.

If the government wins, the financial penalty could be so severe that it could close the company’s doors for good.

Breitbart reports on the cost to the company and the flimsy rationale behind the Obama administration’s lawsuit:

The lawsuit, filed and announced Monday by the Department of Labor, threatens the complete cancellation of every contract Palantir has with the federal government — a penalty worth $340 million, the lawsuit claims, which would end the company.

 

The claims in the lawsuit are laughable. The Obama administration alleges that Palantir discriminated against Asians. But it has to admit that Palantir, in fact, hired many Asians — 11 out of 25 software engineers, for example. The government does not even bother to claim that Palantir deliberately excluded Asians. Rather, it argues that since only 44% of Palantir’s software engineers are Asian, but 85% of the applicant pool was Asian, Palantir must, statistically, have discriminated against Asians.

 

In other words: almost all of the software engineers at Palantir have to be Asian, or else it is guilty of “racial discrimination.” Apparently left-wing concern for “diversity” in the workplace is a flexible concept, based on political expediency.

In the Obama years, the left has made a practice of criminalizing conservative politics.

A local District Attorney indicted Rick Perry in 2014 after he threatened to veto legislation funding the public corruption unit she headed after she refused to resign following her arrest for drunk driving and threatening the arresting officers.

All of the sham charges against Perry were dismissed.

In Wisconsin, a prosecution investigation into Scott Walker’s office was closed with no charges. The case stemmed from when he was a Milwaukee County executive, but many believed it was kept open to hurt Walker’s chances in the 2010 midterms, as well as his 2012 recall effort.

Is Peter Thiel another conservative against whom liberals are using the court system to extract political payback?

Let us know what you think in the comment section.

  • nicholsda

    Would we expect anything less from this administration. The most transparent ever in its criminal behavior.

  • government watchdog

    Why do the Republican Congresspeople state the obvious about Obama Lynch and the Hillary democrats because they have used the government to cheat and screw by creating government treason.

  • gypsy314

    I say fight the Obama and crooks to the end of time

  • minowe

    I would think that any litigation would run over into the next administration. I don’t think Trump would pursue it.

  • government watchdog

    We must vote for Trump so he can get a legitimate investigation of all of the crooked policies of government intrusion that Obama used for eight years. Things like probing Loretta Lynch who as Attorney General has displayed political activism that is illegal and disgusting.

  • Dick

    I’m waiting to see if Hillary sues every American who votes for Donald Trump. She is just crazy enough to try that.

  • Richard Bagenstose

    if you go against oboma , he sicks the irs , doj , fbi on you , he has put the puzzle together , and he has all his trolls in place , and that is why if trump wins , every one of the sob need to be fired, and then arrest the obomas and clintons for treason and there other crimes against america , all the illegal money both of them are getting is illegal, just like oboma sending 33 billion to iran terrorists and the millions the clintons have collected from terrorists , so don’t wonder why they support islamic terrorists they are terrorists them selves

  • barbarakelly

    WHAT ELSE WOULD YOU EXPECT OUT OF THIS VINDICTIVE TYRANT OBAMA. YOU COULD ALMOST SAY THE OBAMA IS HILTER’S HALF BROTHER. THEY THINK ALIKE. I WILL BE SO GLAD TO SEE THIS TRASH IN IN OUR GOV. GONE AND BURIED WHERE EVER.!!!!!!!!!! CORRUPTION OVER THE TOP ON ANY SUBJECT. WHY HASN’T OUR COUNTRY GIVEN THEM THE BOOT.!!!

  • Sharon Jeanguenat

    Yep, this is nothing more than political payback.

  • David Stewart

    Obama’s commie soul brother Fidel Castro’s communist kingdom hit hard by hurricane; bet me O isn’t already sending tax dollars there to help his political twin fix everythig?

  • Andy in the desert

    It is truly a sad situation that someone can turn what was once termed the highest office in the land into a personal vendetta machine.
    I only hope that there are so many “hidden Trumpsters” that come out of the woodwork and vote that even with all the dead people that vote Democrat in Philly and the like, they can’t rig this one.

  • daveveselenak

    How is it that this MF’er is allowed to get away with this shit? REVOLUTION will be the SOLUTION, win the so-called government is above the law it is time to take it down, got that NSA, you punk-ass mf’ers too!

  • paradoc2

    Nothing new from our nefarious Racial Divider in Chief…yawn. More jobs potentially destroyed by the Obama administration on our tax dime.
    This nonsense thankfully will be history when Trump wins in November.

  • jaxholley

    It’s the Chicago way yall

  • Steamer

    This is no surprise at all. This corrupt administration knows no bounds! Seems to me Peter Thiel would be well situated to to get the evidence on Obama and counter sue. I would enjoy seeing Obama have to pay Thiel $340 million in defamation damages.

  • George

    Obama and the Democratic party are all spoil sports and little children who run home when their feelings get hurt.

  • BUILD BABY BUILD!!!

    Hopefully, after Trump wins he’ll seek an indictment of criminal Hillary and win a judgment for her to spend the rest of her unnatural life in jail.

  • ladyhuckleberry

    This Administration should all be sent to the Sudan, darkest corner of Africa, or somewhere they’d all suffer for the crimes they’ve committed. God knows I’d say my native Bayou but I’d hate for the gators to get indigestion.