"It's not our fault" says Obama regarding Solyndra

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Obama Plays Blame Game on Solyndra – “But Understand: This Was Not Our Program, Per Se”


While on Four State Energy Excuses Tour, President Gets it Backward on Solyndra and Keystone, Claiming Credit for Approval of Southern Portion of Keystone Pipeline While Blaming Others for Solyndra – Washington Post Calls Out Obama for Solyndra Remarks

 

During a four state public relations blitz this week, President Obama sat down for an interview with American Public Media’s Marketplace and gave a stunning response when asked about Solyndra, stating, “Obviously, we wish Solyndra hadn't gone bankrupt. Part of the reason they did was because the Chinese were subsidizing their solar industry and flooding the market in ways that Solyndra couldn't compete. But understand: This was not our program, per se.

While the president claims he’s not responsible for Solyndra, the facts say otherwise. After the Solyndra loan guarantee was rejected in the waning days of the Bush administration, it was quickly placed back on the fast track shortly after President Obama’s inauguration. Despite repeated warnings from OMB and DOE experts, Solyndra’s loan guarantee approval was rushed through. When the warnings of failure by the DOE and OMB experts came true and Solyndra was out of cash in the autumn of 2010, the Obama administration doubled down on their bad bet, restructuring Solyndra’s loan in early 2011 and putting wealthy investors at the front of the line ahead of taxpayers. As they say, the rest is history, and taxpayers are now on the hook for half a billion dollars.

Obama could not fool ABC News, which reported Thursday, “Obama mischaracterizes congressional support for the program, however. The loan to Solyndra was not part of a program developed by both Republicans and Democrats. Rather, it was entirely funded through the 2009 Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which did not receive any GOP votes.”

ABC News also reminded the public that the president took credit for Solyndra’s success when visiting the plant, reporting, “During a May 2010 visit to Solyndra, Obama explicitly credited the Recovery Act with supporting the company’s early success. ‘Less than a year ago, we were standing on what was an empty lot,’ Obama said at the time. ‘But through the Recovery Act, this company received a loan to expand its operations. This new factory is the result of those loans.’”

The Washington Post Fact Checker weighed in on Friday, writing, “We find it hard to believe that any reasonable person could interpret Obama’s remarks this week as anything but a distinct effort to put the blame for Solyndra in some one else’s pocket. The president should accept responsibility, not shirk it.”

President Obama's revisionist history did not stop with Solyndra. While trying to shift blame away from himself on Solyndra, he was simultaneously attempting to secure undue credit for the popular Keystone XL pipeline. Just hours after making the comments to American Public Media, President Obama made public remarks that sought credit for approving and expediting the southern leg of the Keystone Pipeline during a visit to Cushing, Oklahoma. Conveniently, the president did not emphasize to the crowd that he delayed and eventually rejected the necessary permit for the entire Keystone XL pipeline to be constructed. The truth is, the southern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline is being constructed in spite of President Obama – not because of him.

Republican Solutions: The American Energy Initiative
In contrast to the president’s efforts to divert blame and claim credit, House Republicans have put forward real solutions – pursuing a comprehensive all-of-the-above energy plan that includes increased production here at home balanced with imports from our northern friends in Canada. Under the American Energy Initiative, the House has passed a number of legislative solutions to strengthen America’s energy security; to date, Senate Democrats have refused to approve any of these bills.

This ongoing effort embraces a true all-of-the-above approach and is focused on solutions to increase all forms of American energy and stop harmful government policies that are driving up prices.


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Comment by Roma and Tom on March 26, 2012 at 11:07am

Thank you for your courage, and thank you for your military service to this Country. There is no greater gift than to be willing to give ones life.  Thank you

Comment by Steven D.Upshaw on March 26, 2012 at 10:57am

I have no fear greater than the loss of my freedoms and the God and country that granted them. I swore an oath to this country when I enlisted 35 years ago. My enlistment came to an honorable end my oath still stands and will for the rest of my days. I will speak out against fraud and those who perpetrate it no matter what their affiliation. 

Comment by Roma and Tom on March 26, 2012 at 10:25am

You are a true patriot Steven, and thank you for that. 

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But will you bu  unafraid, and willing  to pass on the truth about the voter fraud, and about the hidden agendas?

Comment by Steven D.Upshaw on March 26, 2012 at 10:21am

Those that know me and have read my post know that I am an advocate of the costitution and the bill of rights. They also know that I am a supporter of the 1st and 2nd amendments. I was at a gun show two weeks ago at that show I visited the FCTP booth at that booth they were giving out voters registration applications with a stamped envelope I took two and passed them to a couple that I knew who were not registered to vote now they are. I also took a blank app. and made copies I carry those with me if I come across a person that is not registered I give them a copy. I can only hope they send it in. 

Comment by Roma and Tom on March 26, 2012 at 9:58am

Those who are wise will be there.  If they are not wise enough to do that, perhaps they best not vote. will you also pass on the truth to othes?

Comment by Steven D.Upshaw on March 26, 2012 at 9:48am

Oh, You can bet that I will be at the voting station in November. The only way to keep me out of there would be to burn it down and even them I will write my vote on the concrete out side the burnt building. I just hope that eveyone will do the same.  

Comment by Roma and Tom on March 26, 2012 at 9:20am

P.S. This video also gives a good solution at the end: Unlike the apathy caused from ignoring the facts (looking the other way)  Knowing the truth is a call to action. 

Comment by Roma and Tom on March 26, 2012 at 8:30am

Not showing up to the polls is the same as giving them the keys to ones family home, because they intend to control every aspect of our lives.

  • Ron Paul finally decided to oppose this because it was happening all over the Country. I believe in what the Bible says: "The truth will set you free".  Records may have been buried, so it may not show us his true vote record.  However it exposes what needs to be exposed.
  • The two party system we now have is unconstitutional, and the founders warned against it.  They said it would be used to divide and manipulate us.  That has certainly happened.
  • Yes, the parties will put into power who they want.  Solution, don't play the game the way they expect us  to.  Vote the man, not the party.  Unelectable is an illusion created by the establishment.   Ronald Reagan,  Rand Paul, Mechelle Bachmann were all said to  be unelectable.  Lets see how this plays out before making decisions further than that.
  • .  push with all our might to gain control of the Federal Reserve.  Without the unlimited funds from the Federal Reserve's fiat money which they can print at will, the corruption becomes more manageable.  Sound money puts the power back in the hands of the people.
Comment by Steven D.Upshaw on March 26, 2012 at 7:25am

So Roma, now that it has been exposed that the repulican party is committing voter fraud to get one of their globalist candidates elected what is going to happen? How do we deal with the people that are sworn to uphold the law when they are the people breaking the laws? The media is in the sewer with them so where do you go for justice? This is exactly why we can't get people to the polls I hear it all the time people tell me that their vote will not matter because the parties will put who they want in their. 

Comment by Roma and Tom on March 26, 2012 at 6:52am

That is true Steven, but it is also part of not sealing our borders (loss of our sovereignty) .  We have to be very careful these days, because what looks like a good thing can actually have a hidden agenda. If this pipeline's purpose it to bring oil to the U.S., it does not need to run all the way to the Mexican border.

Paul says goal is common currency, borderless travel, bigger bureaucracy

http://www.greatdreams.com/political/superhighway_facts.htm

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The following video is backtracking a bit, but I just found this, and it is important for people to know

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