Deepak Chopra, not “the” Deepak Chopra, supported Barack Obama in elections of 2007 and 2008, contributing at least $5,300. He is the CEO of OSI Systems, which owns Rapiscan, which manufactures many of the naked body scanners used across our Nation.
Mr. Chopra (the CEO) was invited to accompany Obama on his recent trip to India. It’s a business thing…maybe some friendship…maybe some payback. We don’t know if Chopra paid his own way on the trip, or as some headlines suggest, he was a guest, or he simply “accompanied” the President.
Time-out for a slightly off-topic rant: A “Mr. Deepak Chopra was a guest at Obama’s State Dinner for India in November 2009. (take a look at this guest list – full of Obama’s Washington favorites who have nothing to do with India: SEIU’s Andy Stern, Jeff Immelt CEO GE, Ari Emanuel (Rahm’s brother), Katie Couric, Hunter Biden, David Geffen, Steven Spielberg, Alfre Woodard, Gayle King (Oprah’s friend?), Obama’s sister, Maya Soetoro-Nf, Colin Powell, Michelle Obama’s mother, Marian Robinson…among others. Did I mention Andy Stern?)
This week Obama told us he is listening to “his people” and they tell him we must use these invasive scanners…it’s the only way to keep America safe. Surely it is just a coincidence the CEO and his companies hit a goldmine when these scanners were ordered in huge quantities and paid for by the U.S. taxpayer. Hopefully, Chopra paid his own way. He has an annual bonus of $1m on top of a salary of the same.
George Soros is also connected to OSI Systems and Rapiscan, owning 11,300 shares of OSI, or at least he did. Rumors are that he sold the stock before the controvery broke.
There’s more: CEO Chopra’s companies employ The Chertoff Group as consultants on how to sell their specialized produce. The Chertoff Group is none other than the former Homeland Security Secretary, Michael Chertoff. Chertoff served in the Bush administration and he authorized the use of image scanners, and actually ordered them, according to RedState.
Nepotism? Oh gosh no.
“The” Deepak Chopra, the physician and author supported Hillary Clinton monetarily, until he couldn’t, and then donated to Obama.
Others’s talking about CEO Deepak Chopra and Obama: