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Obama admin tries to blame Bush for Solyndra
Washington Examiner ^ | 9/14/11 | Philip Klein

Posted on 09/14/2011 8:36:38 AM PDT by Nachum

As the Congressional hearing on the failed solar energy manufacturer Solyndra gets under way, it's already clear that the Obama administration is prepared to fall back on a tried and tested strategy: blaming Bush. In prepared testimony released ahead of the hearing before the House Energy and Commerce committee, the director of the Department of Energy's loans office, Jonathan Silver, emphasizes that the program that eventually granted a $535 million loan guarantee to the troubled firm was created during the Bush administration. Not only that, Silver says,

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: blame; bush; bushsfault; noaccountability; nodocumentation; noresponsibility; obama; sociopathinchief; solyndra; solyndragate

1 posted on 09/14/2011 8:36:45 AM PDT by Nachum
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2 posted on 09/14/2011 8:37:33 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

director of the Department of Energy’s loans office”

Sigh.

Would that someone would say, “the very existence of a DOE loan office is where the problem begins”.


3 posted on 09/14/2011 8:38:15 AM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: Nachum
“It wasn't me! It wasn't me!”
The Obummer mantra when policy disasters strike.
4 posted on 09/14/2011 8:41:15 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Nachum

The Bush admin denied the loan in January of 2009. Four months later Obama approved it. End of story.


5 posted on 09/14/2011 8:42:35 AM PDT by nhwingut (Palin '12... Accept No Other)
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To: Nachum

I’d like to know how they can claim it was the fault of Dubya when he has not been in office over the past two/three years?
Does he have some sort of magic device to kill off Democrat pet projects like Solyndra or something?
Do they even know how stupid they sound?


6 posted on 09/14/2011 8:42:39 AM PDT by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: Nachum
"In reality, on January 9, 2009 -- at the end of the Bush administration -- the DOE Credit Committee voted against offering a conditional commitment to Solyndra, saying that the deal was premature and questioning its underlying financial support," Stearns said in his opening statement. "Only after Obama took control, and the stimulus passed, was the Solyndra deal pushed through."

Oh.

7 posted on 09/14/2011 8:42:48 AM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: Nachum
Well, this is a totally unexpected development.
8 posted on 09/14/2011 8:44:07 AM PDT by shove_it (It's either Obama or America. There cannot be both.)
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To: Nachum
This “blame Bush” really really is getting darn stale. Knock it off Obozo and stand up and fight like a man, show us some leadership and stop with the blame game.
9 posted on 09/14/2011 8:46:26 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: nhwingut

The Bush admin denied the loan in January of 2009. Four months later Obama approved it. End of story.
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Prezactly! Won’t work, Obozo. Can’t spin your way out of this one.


10 posted on 09/14/2011 8:50:17 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Mr. Weiner...Don' t Tweet your meat. It's too late to delete!)
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To: Nachum

Obama is akin to the school yard bully, as soon as someone else gets the upper hand that bully whines and says it isn’t his fault. Obama is one pitiful little man. Bush made mistakes but as a man is Head and Shoulders over Obama.


11 posted on 09/14/2011 8:51:55 AM PDT by yoe
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To: Nachum

“Bush’s Fault!”

“Wolf!” once again from the finger-pointers who promised to guarantee the mortgage loans
of `dead-beats’ and also promised “tax cuts” to people who don’t pay taxes.


12 posted on 09/14/2011 8:53:01 AM PDT by tumblindice (Governor Rick Perry: "No border fence")
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To: Nachum

It’s Bush’s fault again?!!!

Why? Because his administration had the good sense to deny these con men any monies from the American Taxpayer?


13 posted on 09/14/2011 8:56:08 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Nachum
Should we report George Bush to #AttackWatch?
14 posted on 09/14/2011 9:00:06 AM PDT by moovova
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To: Nachum

That dog won’t hunt when Obama’s fingerprints are all over this particular mess.


15 posted on 09/14/2011 9:01:22 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Nachum
You know the best part about W Bush?

He did EVERYTHING!

16 posted on 09/14/2011 9:03:31 AM PDT by Lazamataz (If Hitler had been as lazy as Obama, the 1940's would have been a very nice decade!!)
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To: Nachum
In prepared testimony released ahead of the hearing before the House Energy and Commerce committee, the director of the Department of Energy's loans office, Jonathan Silver, emphasizes that the program that eventually granted a $535 million loan guarantee to the troubled firm was created during the Bush administration. Not only that, Silver says,...

The problem with this approach is that it is pretty easily refuted with a couple of points of factual information:

1. New information disclosed that Solyndra first approached the Bush Administration for a loan. That request was denied during the Administration's final weeks in office.

2. Solyndra ramped up lobbying efforts with the new Obama Administration taking advantage of the billions earmarked in the new President's $800 billion economic Stimulus legislation. Company executives visited the White House meeting with some of the Administration's most highly placed officials. Those visits included four by a principle investor in Solyndra that was also a major contributor and bundler for Obama's 2008 campaign in just two days the week prior to the announcement of loan approval.

Emails link Solyndra to Biden office (by Bob Beauprez)

So regardless of what else this Obama Administration lackey/fall-guy has to say to try to pin this on the Bush Administration, the Bush Administration REJECTED the loan application for this failed venture, and the Obama Administration approved it despite all analsyis and recommendations after a principle investor and Obama Campaign Croney personally lobbied highly placed officials in Obama's administration.

17 posted on 09/14/2011 9:06:49 AM PDT by VRWCmember (If it wern't for double standards, liberals would have no standards at all.)
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To: Nachum
In the early days of the Obama Administration, the DoE analysts were questioning the risk of the Solyndra request. One exchange was particularly prescient saying, "a major outstanding issue" was that Solyndra's financial numbers showed the company would run out of cash in September, 2011. It did.

Not only did the Obama Administration ignore all the warning signs and the advice of their own government analysts, Barack Obama scheduled a visit to Solyndra in 2010 to hail the company as "leading the way to a brighter and more prosperous future."

It's Bush's fault. Bush TRICKED Obama into doing this by rejecting the loan application to begin with.

18 posted on 09/14/2011 9:10:01 AM PDT by VRWCmember (If it wern't for double standards, liberals would have no standards at all.)
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To: Lazamataz

Who saw this coming, that Dubya is so sneaky! He turned down the solar panel company loan application, because he hates clean renewable energy, polar bears & Mother Gaia, and let Obama—who wants only what’s best for us all—walk right into this one. It’s all just so unfair (weeping)


19 posted on 09/14/2011 9:24:06 AM PDT by tumblindice (Governor Rick Perry: "No border fence")
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To: yoe

“Bush made mistakes but as a man is Head and Shoulders over Obama.”
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It seems to me that Obummer would need to climb a tall ladder if he wanted to kiss the small toe of Mr. Bush.


20 posted on 09/14/2011 9:35:50 AM PDT by RipSawyer (Trying to reason with a liberal is like teaching algebra to a tomcat.)
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To: moovova
...the fact that GWB was in office when a bribe was offered is proof enough for me, even if GWB turned it down!!! /EXTREME SARCASM

...Previewed to prevent any misunderstanding...

21 posted on 09/14/2011 9:58:08 AM PDT by gargoyle (...This looks like a good fight, deal me in...)
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To: Nachum; Fractal Trader; Genesis defender; 4horses+amule; Carlucci; Little Bill; Desdemona; ...
 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

22 posted on 09/14/2011 10:02:57 AM PDT by steelyourfaith (If it's "green" ... it's crap !!!)
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To: Nachum


23 posted on 09/14/2011 10:16:13 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Muslims who advocate, support, or carry out Jihad give the other 1% a bad name)
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To: Nachum
Obama admin tries to blame Bush for Solyndra

Gee, what a surprise.

24 posted on 09/14/2011 10:20:00 AM PDT by DustyMoment (Go green - recycle Congress in 2012!!)
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To: ConservativeDude
Would that someone would say, “the very existence of a DOE loan office is where the problem begins”.
25 posted on 09/14/2011 10:28:13 AM PDT by houeto
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To: Nachum
The old blame Bush card is about as worn out as the race card.

OBozo and the boys in the White Hut only have a five card deck.
1. Race card.(ACE)
2. Blame Bush.(KING)
3. Blame the tea party.(QUEEN)
4. Blame Republicans.(JACK)
5. Blame the rich.(TEN)

26 posted on 09/14/2011 10:57:14 AM PDT by The Cajun (Palin, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Rush, Hannity......Nuff said.)
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To: Nachum

27 posted on 09/14/2011 10:59:15 AM PDT by Fixit (One Term Too Many)
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To: houeto

even better....


28 posted on 09/14/2011 11:41:20 AM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: VRWCmember
Bush TRICKED Obama into doing this by rejecting the loan application to begin with.

That's about the size of their argument. It's laughable.

29 posted on 09/14/2011 2:56:12 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Will racist demagogue Andre Carson be censured by the House?)
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