Originally Posted by BR
OUTRAGE CLOUDING ABILITY TO LOOK OBJECTIVELY AT SITUATION ALERT!
Yes...I figured your unmitigated rage would cause you to scream a personal attack.
Are you really telling me that Solyndra existed in a vacuum?
No. I am saying the Obama administration cannot pretend that they thought it did
when the loan was offered.
That Solyndra was unaffected by global market prices and international investments in the same field? That China, pouring money into their alternative energy programs, deflating the cost of solar cells, had no effect?
No, am I saying the administration knew about these variables when making the loan and pursued it anyway despite Solyndra's high likelihood of failure. They did so out of blind ideology and short-term political gain.
I'm sorry that facts have no place in your narrative about our President. I wish they did. This country's discourse would be a lot better if one of the major parties didn't consistently try to live in an alternate reality.
What delicious irony. Obama is now claiming he's not responsible for the Solyndra program. He's claiming there is no way they could have known what would happen. But, we know this is false.
There were multiple warnings about Solyndra's viability. Seems to me someone is living in an alternate reality alright...it's Barack Obama.
And let's get back to Obama's refusal to even own up to the program. He actually tries to blame Congress for his venture capitalist ways:
"But understand, this was not our program per se.
Congress–Democrats and Republicans–put together a loan guarantee program because they understood historically that when you get new industries–"
Interesting how in your knee-jerk Obama defense you didn't even address this point.