This website has written on several occasions of the “Yucca Conspiracy,” a corrupt – and illegal – bargain between U.S. president Barack Obama and former Democratic leader Harry Reid. Need some background? The federal government has collected more than $10 billion – including more than $1.2 billion taken from Palmetto state residents – to build a nuclear waste repository in Yucca Mountain, Nevada.
The facility was supposed to open in 2017 (and serve as a final destination for nuclear waste from the Savannah River Site), but Reid and Obama have conspired for years to keep it shuttered – even as they collected hundreds of millions of dollars a year from utilities and their rate-payers.
“Obama’s efforts to kill the project are viewed as a sop to (Reid), who hails from Nevada and has bragged about killing the project in the past,” we wrote two years ago after a U.S. district court ruled against the administration.
This week The Wall Street Journal blasted the deal – calling it “a crude political bargain in which Reid agreed to do the President’s dirty work on Capitol Hill if Obama blocked the nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain in Nevada.”
The Journal article went on to accuse Reid of invoking the “nuclear option” (no double entendre intended) on judicial appointments in the U.S. Senate as payback for the court defying him on Yucca Mountain.
“He was looking for revenge,” the Journal article stated.
But not just revenge – he was also looking to stack the court which defied him with liberal judges.
Additionally, Reid’s “Yucca Conspiracy” with Obama is also cited by the Journal as the reason he decided to “block nearly all amendments in the Senate after Republicans won the House in 2010, shielding Mr. Obama from having to veto bills.”
These are serious allegations, people. Made by a serious newspaper. Involving the sanctity of our institutions as well as billions of tax dollars (a disproportionate share of which came from dirt poor South Carolina). So … where is the Palmetto State’s congressional delegation on this issue? Where are their demands for a criminal investigation?
We know Washington breeds corruption. And that our ADD nation has scandal fatigue. And we know that Obama will never be impeached (because that would be “racist”).
But these allegations, if true, constitute the very definition of “high crimes.” They represent deliberate attempts to subvert the judicial and legislative processes: And Obama and Reid need to be held accountable for them.
South Carolina’s leaders at the federal and state level need to unite in condemnation of the “Yucca Conspiracy,” and insist that those responsible for its perpetuation be brought to justice – including Barack Obama and Harry Reid.