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Obama tries to spread blame on Solyndra, Keystone
FOX News ^ | March 22, 2012

Posted on 03/22/2012 8:32:18 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

"Obviously we wish Solyndra hadn't gone bankrupt. Part of the reason they did was the Chinese were subsidizing their solar industry and flooding the market in ways Solyndra couldn't compete. But understand, this was not our program per se."

-- President Obama talking to National Public Radio's "Marketplace."

President Obama is on a swing-state campaign blitz this week, looking to stifle voter anger over high energy prices. While the White House is casting the trip as an effort to lay out Obama's vision for future energy abundance, much of the message is aimed at reducing the supply of blame.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: failure; obamanomics; socialism; solyndra
Zer0 leadership.
1 posted on 03/22/2012 8:32:29 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Blame assignment on the taxpayer funded 747..


2 posted on 03/22/2012 8:34:42 AM PDT by cardinal4 (Bolton/Arpaio 2012 "Kick the UN across the border!")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Standard Obama newsbriefing:

"It wasn't my fault, it was (fill in the blank)THEIR fault".
3 posted on 03/22/2012 8:35:39 AM PDT by Signalman
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Is anything ever Obama’s fault? Does he take responsibility and accountability for the actions of his administration? Or if things go wrong, is it always the fault of someone else, or some external force????

Remember when liberals used to lambast Bush for not “connecting the dots” to prevent 9/11? If Obama is so smart, why didn’t Obama connect the dots, to determine that the Chinese subsidize their businesses, and that this gives them advantages in the market? Why didn’t Obama, if he’s so smart, take this into account when deciding to give money to Solyndra?????


4 posted on 03/22/2012 8:35:57 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Once again it was the Chinese dictatorship being a superior model to ours. I guess China made him give Solyndra half a billion dollars?

Remember how smart Obama and Hilary were and they were going to clean up al the stupidity from GWB?

In reality Obama is a lazy idiot. Of course he could have put in the work to check these things out properly, if he gave a damn.


5 posted on 03/22/2012 8:36:57 AM PDT by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
"Obviously we wish Solyndra hadn't gone bankrupt. Part of the reason they did was the Chinese were subsidizing their solar industry and flooding the market in ways Solyndra couldn't compete."

And yet, the brilliant minds in Washington gave Solyndra half a BILLION without never considering this. Meanwhile, let Joe six-pack try to borrow some money for a small business start up and see hard hard they investigate every aspect of his life, his business plan and his competitors.

6 posted on 03/22/2012 8:38:37 AM PDT by Baynative (Please check this out - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFIcZkEzc8I)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Maybe China is subsidizing their solar industry and flooding the market in countries like America stupid enough to waste money on “green” nonsense.

But isn’t China building a new coal fired plant every single day? Obama is a selectively lying leftist phoney.


7 posted on 03/22/2012 8:39:45 AM PDT by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

... in the meanwhile he is continuing to give away our technologies. He is also farming out American corporations to further destroy our base The coming impact will be significant.

FUBO (man, I love the ring of that)


8 posted on 03/22/2012 8:40:17 AM PDT by himno hero (Obamas theme...Death to America...The crusaders will pay!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

See, this helps to illustrate why we need Newt Gingrich as our nominee.

Newt is the only one who, upon hearing this sort of thing, will say “that’s bullhockey.” He’s the only one who will “question their premises.”

Santorum is too much of a limpwrist, and if he did try, would merely end up segueing into a rabbit trail about how Solyndra shows why we have to ban contraception.

Romney would agree with Obama’s underlying argument.

Please, Rick, for the good of the country, drop out and toss your delegates to Newt.


9 posted on 03/22/2012 8:41:32 AM PDT by Yashcheritsiy
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To: Baynative

Obama is an arrogant jerk. I’ve known many well educated liberals like this who are legends in their own minds.

Tut, tut, “of course” he wishes Solyndra hadn’t gone under , and “obviously” that’s not what he intended, and isn’t it “ridiculous” for anyone to think he wanted prices to rise.

Exactly how these people operate, they royally screw everything up, they are exceptionally greedy and stupid, and they sleep just fine at night because “obviously” they are pure of heart.


10 posted on 03/22/2012 8:46:35 AM PDT by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: Signalman

It gets even better: the fault is that we didn’t out-subsidize the Chinese!

Basically, the GOP’s fault for being so stingy!


11 posted on 03/22/2012 8:49:26 AM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Allocating loan guarantees based on a solid business plan and likelihood of success might make some sense. Not my cup of tea... but at least there is an argument to make, there.

Allocating loan guarantees to Obama donors and bundlers as a reward for their support, with no attention paid to the business plan or likelihood of success is just graft, plain and simple, and cannot be defended.

Chicago on the Potomac.

12 posted on 03/22/2012 8:53:24 AM PDT by Haiku Guy ("The problem with Internet Quotes is that you never know if they are real" -- Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

It’s hard to accuse the Chinese of illegal subsidies when you’re running dumptrucks full of money into the backdoor and Solyndra, and you’re subsidizing the Chevy Volt to the tune of a quarter million dollars per car produced.


13 posted on 03/22/2012 8:57:13 AM PDT by Haiku Guy ("The problem with Internet Quotes is that you never know if they are real" -- Abraham Lincoln)
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in ways Solyndra couldn't compete.

Using a different, cheaper, process than Solyndra, which was known at the time and a main reason investors were warned of the shaky investment and stayed away.

Except for Obama.

14 posted on 03/22/2012 8:57:52 AM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: ConservativeDude

Great, you see the irony in his comment...they out subsidized us.

I guess we cannot even compete on the subsidy front either under His Excellency.


15 posted on 03/22/2012 9:01:56 AM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I guess the ‘Chicago Way’ can’t compete with the ‘Beijing Hue’.................


16 posted on 03/22/2012 9:07:37 AM PDT by Red Badger (If the Government can make you buy health insurance, they can make you buy a Volt................)
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To: Haiku Guy
Allocating loan guarantees to Obama donors and bundlers as a reward for their support, with no attention paid to the business plan or likelihood of success...

Operating in an industry where government subsidies are its lifeblood...

17 posted on 03/22/2012 9:10:57 AM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: D-fendr

Solyndra didn’t “fail”, not in the least.

0bama’s donors walked away with a huge sum of taxpayer money,
which was the whole purpose of “solyndra”.


18 posted on 03/22/2012 9:18:23 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: Oldeconomybuyer

he actually has the chutzpah to blame the Chinese for “subsidizing” their solar industry?

WTF is green jobs and his porkulous all about except “subsidizing” the “alternative energy” industry

and the press lets him pass on this?


19 posted on 03/22/2012 9:23:16 AM PDT by silverleaf (Funny how all the people who are for abortion are already born)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
"Obviously we wish Solyndra hadn't gone bankrupt. Part of the reason they did was the Chinese were subsidizing their solar industry and flooding the market in ways Solyndra couldn't compete.

So he admits that solar power isn't about energy independence, since it sends jobs and money to China.

Solar farms, to the degree that they are effective, replace coal and natural gas. We are already energy independent in coal and natural gas. So, solar farms put coal miners out of work, reduce the earnings of coal companies, and replaces them with jobs for Chinese workers and earnings for Chinese companies.

Solar farms are an attack on energy in which we are already independent.

Good job Mr President.

Meanwhile, solar farms do nothing at all to reduce our use of OPEC oil. Again, good job Mr OPEC.

20 posted on 03/22/2012 9:36:23 AM PDT by marron
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
“..the Chinese were subsidizing their solar industry...”

No chit, hypocrite, and you weren't?

Pot calling kettle black. (I know, I know, racist)

21 posted on 03/22/2012 9:38:00 AM PDT by Sea Parrot ("never pick a fight with an old guy, if he's too old to fight, he'll just kill ya".)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Obama doing the “It was my program before it wasn’t my program”. I had to vote for it before I could vote against it. Throwing it under the bus. He sure the heck got in front of cameras and used this as an example before (and while) it went ka-boom. Now he can’t get far enough away from it.

HA. “Both ways ‘Bama”. That’s what he is.


22 posted on 03/22/2012 10:10:06 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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