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Obama: No Regrets About Solyndra Loan (Clueless to the End, Arrogant or just Just Lib-minded?)
newsmax ^ | 10/4/11

Posted on 10/04/2011 4:46:06 AM PDT by bestintxas

President Barack Obama said Monday he does not regret a $528 million loan to a solar energy company that later collapsed, saying officials always knew a clean energy loan program would not back winners 100 percent of the time.

"There are going to be some failures, and Solyndra's an example," Obama said in a television interview, referring to a California solar panel maker that declared bankruptcy last month and laid off its 1,100 workers. The company's failure has become a rallying cry for critics of Obama's clean energy program who say the government should not try to predict winners and losers in the volatile renewable energy market.

Obama disputed that, saying China is pouring "hundreds of billions of dollars into this space." If the United States wants to compete with China, Germany and other countries that are heavily subsidizing clean energy, "we've got to make sure that our guys here in the United States of America at least have a shot," Obama said.

Obama, in an interview with ABC News, was asked whether his administration had ignored warnings about Solyndra, as some congressional Republicans assert.

"Well, hindsight is always 20-20," he said.

(Excerpt) Read more at newsmax.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: dncrico; failure; greenjobs; kingofthedeficit; noaccountability; obama; obamanomics; porkulus; typicaldnckickback
Love the line "Well, hindsight is always 20-20," he said."

I can hear our commander-in-chief say that line when Iran drops the bomb.

1 posted on 10/04/2011 4:46:11 AM PDT by bestintxas
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To: All
Arrogant or just Just Lib-minded?)
One in the same.
2 posted on 10/04/2011 4:49:37 AM PDT by Righting
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To: bestintxas

He’s going to double-down now because he’s been busted and has nowhere to run to.


3 posted on 10/04/2011 4:49:54 AM PDT by tobyhill (Obama, The Biggest Thief In American History)
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To: bestintxas

No regret? That’s a good one! That “loan” put millions into
his reelection coffers. Why would he have regrets?


4 posted on 10/04/2011 4:51:37 AM PDT by Fireone (Heating the tar and readying the feathers.)
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To: bestintxas

I bet if he and the wookie lost $500,000 he’d have some regrets

and a bus’ lip

Hindsight is always 20-20 when your head is up your backside


5 posted on 10/04/2011 4:52:42 AM PDT by silverleaf (Common sense is not so common - Voltaire)
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To: bestintxas

“Well, hindsight is always 20-20,”

I hear most of the electorate is saying that now.


6 posted on 10/04/2011 4:52:47 AM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: bestintxas

He has no regrets because he’s achieving what he wanted to...more or less.

His only regret is that Solyndra bombed too early. He was counting on a second term to stick the shiv further into the country.

If it becomes clear that he has no hope at all in 2012, he’ll amp up the destructive behavior even more.


7 posted on 10/04/2011 4:54:00 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: bestintxas
A. Clueless

B. Arrogant

C. Lib-Minded

D. All of the Above

I'll take D.

8 posted on 10/04/2011 4:54:54 AM PDT by tal hajus ("Thank you sir. May I have another?" GOP)
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To: bestintxas
It's not a matter of arrogance or being “lib-minded”. The guy does not believe he can be wrong, period. No matter what happens, he will always be sure he did the right thing and someone downstream of him screwed up his perfect decision. That's the key thing about this guy a lot of people miss, he is quite mad in the real sense of madness. He is a total narcissist and will do whatever it takes to keep his personal bubble that encapsulates his view of himself from being popped. If he runs in 2012 and loses, he'll be offshore advocating violent revolution within a week because any country that doesn't elect him deserves to be abandoned then overthrown. If he realizes he may not win before the election process is much further along, he'll opt out of the election and begin advocating violent revolution before the election.

He cannot see anything other than how correct he is, it's impossible for him. Every time he feels his bubble threatened, he self-medicates some way. Street drugs, prescription drugs, it doesn't matter to him because whatever it takes to keep his bubble in place is just fine. Left, right, right, wrong, they're all meaningless to him other than as tools to keep his bubble intact or threats to his bubble.

9 posted on 10/04/2011 4:58:42 AM PDT by Rashputin (Obama is insane but kept medicated and on golf courses to hide it)
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To: bestintxas

Of course he has no regrets. He wouldn’t take responsibility for doing something wrong, ergo he doesn’t do anything wrong to regret.


10 posted on 10/04/2011 4:58:50 AM PDT by myrabach
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To: PBRSTREETGANG

There are no words for the contempt I have for this keyan marxist wretch.


11 posted on 10/04/2011 5:01:57 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: The flash mob who wonÂ’t leave.)
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To: bestintxas
"There are going to be some failures, and Solyndra's an example,"

Nice quote, but I would modify it: "There are going to be catastrophic failures, and the Obama Regime is an example."

12 posted on 10/04/2011 5:03:23 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: tobyhill
He’s going to double-down now because he’s been busted and has nowhere to run to.

Isn't "doubling down" essentially the same as "bluffing" ?

13 posted on 10/04/2011 5:03:44 AM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: bestintxas
Obama: No Regrets About Solyndra Loan

If I loaned money, even if to a trusted friend and didn't get repaid, I'd have regrets. Of course Obama wasn't loaning his own money but ours.

14 posted on 10/04/2011 5:04:52 AM PDT by Graybeard58
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To: bestintxas

Even CNN had a bit this AM about emails expressing “concern” over Idi Obama’s visit to Solyndra, as it was even then obvious it was going to tank.


15 posted on 10/04/2011 5:09:01 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Obama - Wear The Fail!)
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To: bestintxas
They couldn't flush it fast enough. The only thing green was our money.

16 posted on 10/04/2011 5:22:24 AM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all......)
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To: bestintxas

FUBO. It’s all fun and games when you’re using OPM, you POS.

DEFUND socialist collectives, foreign and domestic.


17 posted on 10/04/2011 5:26:15 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: SERKIT
Solyndra's business success or failure was never Obama's concern: funding it (and all other "green" initiatives) with our tax dollars was entirely the object. Obama is a Progressive and a Marxist. His goal is to place as much of our economy (or what remains of it) under control and direction of the Federal government, and in that respect, he has been successful.

That was at least the first stage of the plan - the "top-down" part. Next comes the "bottom-up" phase: from the streets - and it has already begun.

18 posted on 10/04/2011 5:38:24 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: myrabach

“Sin is ... being out of alignment with my values.”
Barack Obama, Nov 20, 2008


19 posted on 10/04/2011 5:42:49 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: andy58-in-nh

1) Bring down America through crushing debt, through excessive spending.
2) Replace all viable energy sources that are capable of supporting a capitalist economy with fake energy sources that are incapable of doing so, with the goal of destroying and replacing said capitalist economy with a socialist/communist economy.


20 posted on 10/04/2011 5:45:21 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: bestintxas
...There are going to be some failures...

This isn't just a failure of the DOE energy plan, it's a failure of the Porkulus, Green Jobs, and overall Obamanomics plans. All of the Kenyan's "economic justice" plans are ACORN community organizer FAILURES.

21 posted on 10/04/2011 6:27:27 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: bestintxas

in his mind it is morally superior to letting that money end up in the pockets of some grrrrrreedy oil company


22 posted on 10/04/2011 6:45:53 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog

I saw that this morning .. no regrets. That was our money you threw down the drain, stupid.


23 posted on 10/04/2011 6:53:26 AM PDT by altura ( Palin/Ryan---or Palin/Perry or Palin/Rubio)
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To: bestintxas

I believe that one of the ‘Rules for Radicals’ states that you should never admit mistakes.


24 posted on 10/04/2011 6:54:40 AM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: bestintxas
"Well, hindsight is always 20-20," he said.

Yeah? Well try not looking out your hind end for once.

25 posted on 10/04/2011 6:54:59 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Mouton
“Well, hindsight is always 20-20,”

I hear most of the electorate is saying that now.

Heh, heh. Potential bumper sticker there:

Hindsight is 20/20 - Nobama 2012

26 posted on 10/04/2011 6:57:51 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: John Semmens

Did you write this??


27 posted on 10/04/2011 7:02:52 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (Obama Voters: Jose Baez wants YOU for his next jury pool.......)
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To: bestintxas

The Hermanator needs to use clips of this for his campaign ads.


28 posted on 10/04/2011 7:03:53 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (Obama Voters: Jose Baez wants YOU for his next jury pool.......)
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To: bestintxas
Mark Halperin was right.


Mark Halperin Discusses Obama On MSNBC's Morning Joe

29 posted on 10/04/2011 7:04:42 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: bestintxas
Lying sack of carp.

The thing is, he sounds so damn sincere.

Like a lawyer who knows his client is guilty as sin but somehow is able to come up with some cockamamie story to sell to the jury about his client to deflect attention from the overwhelming evidence.

Think O.J. Simpson or Casey Anthony.

We are the jury and Urkel is the trained lawyer. This is what they teach in Law School. How to lie through your teeth without a trace of conscience.

The question is: How gullible is the jury?

30 posted on 10/04/2011 7:09:55 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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