Will ‘Solyndra economy’ become Obama's political epitaph?

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    Feb 22, 2012 12:29 AM GMT
    http://thehill.com/blogs/e2-wire/e2-wire/211647-gop-hopes-solyndra-economy-becomes-obamas-political-epitaph

    House Energy and Commerce Committee Republicans marked the Solyndra investigation’s one-year anniversary on Friday with a new catch-phrase they hope will follow the president on the campaign trail: “the Solyndra economy.”

    They argue that the Solyndra loan guarantee is emblematic of the president’s heavy-handed approach to job creation. Republicans say they are the champions of the “Keystone economy,” named for the proposed Alberta-to-Texas oil pipeline that the GOP strongly supports.

    “Solyndra and Keystone represent what’s at stake this November,” Rep. Ann Marie Buerkle (R-N.Y.) said Friday during a press conference on Solyndra. “Two very different visions — I think Solyndra and Keystone typify them.” [...]

    Solyndra filed for bankruptcy and laid off 1,100 workers in September, about two years after receiving a $535 million taxpayer-backed loan guarantee from the administration.

    Over the course of their investigation, Republicans on the House Energy and Commerce Committee have alleged that the administration granted the Solyndra loan to please Obama campaign donors associated with the company.
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    Feb 22, 2012 12:48 AM GMT
    One word answer: No.
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    Feb 22, 2012 12:51 AM GMT
    Christian73 saidOne word answer: No.


    Look at the hypocrite supporting crony capitalism at its worst icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Feb 22, 2012 2:21 AM GMT
    riddler78 said
    Christian73 saidOne word answer: No.


    Look at the hypocrite supporting crony capitalism at its worst icon_rolleyes.gif


    I'm not supporting it. I just don't think it's an issue in the election. But, please, feel free to argue against statements not made as is your wont. icon_lol.gif
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    Feb 22, 2012 2:49 AM GMT
    Christian73 said
    riddler78 said
    Christian73 saidOne word answer: No.


    Look at the hypocrite supporting crony capitalism at its worst icon_rolleyes.gif


    I'm not supporting it. I just don't think it's an issue in the election. But, please, feel free to argue against statements not made as is your wont. icon_lol.gif


    Would you agree then it is crony capitalism?
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    Feb 22, 2012 4:10 AM GMT
    riddler78 said
    Christian73 said
    riddler78 said
    Christian73 saidOne word answer: No.


    Look at the hypocrite supporting crony capitalism at its worst icon_rolleyes.gif


    I'm not supporting it. I just don't think it's an issue in the election. But, please, feel free to argue against statements not made as is your wont. icon_lol.gif


    Would you agree then it is crony capitalism?





    Crony capitalism is epitomized by Reagan's "Star Wars" pipe dream.

    Ronnie wasted billions on a bullshit program that was one of the epic failures of all time.

    And FYI - you Repubs have utterly failed to get the American people even mildly interested in this Solyndra bullcrap.
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    Feb 22, 2012 4:34 AM GMT
    riddler78 said
    Christian73 said
    riddler78 said
    Christian73 saidOne word answer: No.


    Look at the hypocrite supporting crony capitalism at its worst icon_rolleyes.gif


    I'm not supporting it. I just don't think it's an issue in the election. But, please, feel free to argue against statements not made as is your wont. icon_lol.gif


    Would you agree then it is crony capitalism?


    I have to agree with Christian73 it is not going to be an election issue. Not because it doesn't warrant an investigation. It is because it is not sticking in the media.
    And we both know why that is.
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    Feb 22, 2012 5:09 AM GMT
    riddler78 said
    Christian73 said
    riddler78 said
    Christian73 saidOne word answer: No.


    Look at the hypocrite supporting crony capitalism at its worst icon_rolleyes.gif


    I'm not supporting it. I just don't think it's an issue in the election. But, please, feel free to argue against statements not made as is your wont. icon_lol.gif


    Would you agree then it is crony capitalism?


    Not anymore so than is typical of DC. In fact, not as bad as much that was done during the Bush administration.

    There are two ways to deal with this sort of thing: Campaign finance reform or regulation, neither of which you are interested in. So the only reason you're raising this is because it's Obama. It's very tedious.