Skip to comments.Rick Perry's Solyndra: "Venture Socialism" - The Texas Way!
Posted on 09/22/2011 10:20:57 AM PDT by RobaWho
"Venture Socialism" Perry Style! In Texas, bio-tech firm Convergen LifeSciences looks a lot like Governor Rick Perry's Solyndra. Governor Perry manages the Emerging Technology Fund (ETF), providing financial support to companies developing new technology in the hope of creating high-tech jobs. First created in 2005, ETF is made up of regional panels that screen proposals for a statewide advisory panel (all appointed by Perry). ETF dispersed $342 million through August 2010....Read more to understand the full stench of this Crony Capitalism love story.
(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...
“The debates tonight will simply expose the emptiness of these two candidates.”
And here we are with no one who can beat Zero that has entered the race as of today.
Did Convergen file bankruptcy?
Didn’t think so. Nice try at a hit piece though.
Even though the idea that Perry and Romney are even remotely close in their policies and philosophies is absurd, I would still like to ask, who should a conservative support in the primary?
The half term governor who isn’t running, perhaps?
Rick Perry is a cross between Joe Isuzu and Elmer Gantry. I don't trust him as far as I could throw Chris Christie.
I just don't understand why folks will promote winning with a very questionable candidate vs. winning with a proven reformer. No one seemed to have a problem understanding what little bammy and the donks did with ObammyCare when THEY had the upper hand with majorities in both Houses and the Presidency.
The donks are so weak now unnamed generic "republican" candidates are besting little bammy. In such a winning environment why would one not want to win with a candidate that has a documented record of addressing the glaring problem... we need to clean house on BOTH sides of the isle which in many instances includes that very same gang of establishment GOP cronies.
Clean house on both side of the isle...
Let's see, who did that?
At least she’s honest. That’s more than you can say for Perry.
I agree and if Newt gets some questions, I think he may get a small boost. Contrary to what some are saying, this vetting is good. Now or later, but it is a given in politics.
He is also exercising States Rights. Yes, how many companies that Texas helped filed for bankruptcy? Or....did they prosper? If done right, I have no problem with this and if the State gets payed back.
I prefer Perry over Obama.
A cleaning lady in the Bahamas?
That is my suspicion, but I'd like to hear it from the OP for myself.
Big deal. Tell me which state doesn’t have these development funds. By your logic, no former or current Governor in the US would qualify as a candidate for President because of perceived corruption. Baloney.
Herman Cain. I don’t think 0 can beat any of the R’s, not even Ron Paul. I think we’re making a mistake by rallying around Hecanwin.
I'm with you 100%.
Bankruptcy or Success has NOTHING to do with this issue. It’s about OUR Government picking winners & losers based on campaign contributions. The ultimate outcome of a business after they have been funded with tax payer dollars has ZERO to do with this gross abuse of BIG Government.
Nice try. Really nice try at evasion and ignorance.
Who do you like?
How's that just-winism workin’ out for ya? I think they (NWO) beat you at the game.
Wow, Perry has baggage, what a shock. /s I get that he is not perfect and some of this is troubling but come on, to compare this guy to Romney is just off. I mean, “RomneyCare” I just can’t get that out of my mind and just can’t let Romney off the hook for it PERIOD!!! In my mind RomneyCare moves Mitt into the “need not apply” category.
God Bless you, BWC2221!! Couldn’t have said it better!
I am a Texan. I don’t like the sound of this hit piece. I am for Perry and I have to admit this disturbs me. I believe he is more conservative than Romney, saner than Bachman and other than Cain, whom I just love, the rest are just flotsam and jetsom.
We are never going to find a flawless candidate. Even with this ‘revelation’ I still support Perry. And if he takes Cain for VP...it would be ideal.
As you said, ‘did Convergen file bankruptcy?’ And...is it truly ‘venture socialism’?
“Herman Cain. I dont think 0 can beat any of the Rs, not even Ron Paul. I think were making a mistake by rallying around Hecanwin.”
Cain would be slaughtered.
Right now I’m so mad at Texas that I’m going to root for OU for the first time in my adult life. If Perry want’s my vote, you guys better do something about that Longhorn Network.
1. All accusations, no real proof, AND even the article says:
“While these insider practices are shady and unfair to others who were denied similar opportunities, none of this is illegal”
Trying to make Perry look guilty, because Obama’s shady practices — if Obama is guilty, so is Perry is beyond ridiculous, there is NO “moral equivalence” between Obama and Perry, which is what you are trying tocreate.
2. Are you working on starting a “Conservatives for Obama” group?
Let’s knock Perry out of the primary, make sure the conservative vote splits, let Romney be the GOP nominee, so Obama could get reelected. THIS is what “conservatives” are going to accomplish, if you keep up this Perry bashing. Is THAT what you really want?
Headline in 2012 after Obama gets reelected: “Obama’s reelections wouldn’t have been possible without Conservatives knocking out Perry in the primary.”
I agree! RomneyCare makes me puke. PerryCare mandates make me puke. Slick politicians that place party allegiance before the US Constitution and common sense make me puke. We need a full, complete, wholesale garage sale of all Gov’t excess, agencies, crooks, tax codes, etc. Only one person has the stones, courage and exceptional track record of successfully taking on the good ‘ol boy network and kicking their asses. Gov. Sarah Palin.
If we had a fair primary system that didn’t leave our choices in the hands of the MSM........... Oh never mind. They don’t call us the Stupid Party for nothing.
Who the hell is Bryan T. Carter? What other articles has he written, what is his background, why is American Thinker posting an article without giving the readers any background on the author?
Good. That’s two of us. If only we could get a couple million more to join us we would be in good shape.
Speaking of bad choices, I prefer Hitler over Mao simply because he murdered fewer people.
We need some who is going to slam on the brakes not hit the wall at 90 mph rather than 130 mph.
I wish she’d run for Big 12 commissioner and take on U of Tx.
The problem here for Perry, is that this is “business as usual” in Texas, so it was never a major campaign issue when he ran there, because the RATs would be the first ones to do this as well, and the people basically accepted this as normal. How this method of operating contrasts now with the national political climate (i.e. Palin and “Crony Capitalism”), is a political dynamic that has not even begun to play out (since she’s not even a candidate yet).
None of the current candidates can make this a successful campaign issue, because none of them has fought or taken-on this way of doing business in their political (or non-political) career.
Forget about Obama raising this as an issue. He’s the one who could write the text book on it.
If Palin does get in, then it could be for an interesting campaign, since it would be one of her main campaign points, and she’s got the track record and political scalps to prove it.
And who might that be?
Your fatal flaw is describing Perry as a “conservative”. He;s an amnesty shill, a BilderBerg Big Government Progressive. “Governor Hair” is upside in his popularity in his own state of Texas.
The ONLY electable conservative with executive experience and a track record that DESTROYS both Perry & Romney in every single category is Gov. Palin.
You will soon figure this out on your own.
Bravo, Bravo, Bravo! I Salute You, my friend!
“Oh never mind. They dont call us the Stupid Party for nothing.”
No. No they don’t. The Grand Old Potty must be flushed.
We sure have some dense FReepers. This is just garbage commentary. Perry is an excellent candidate.
You guys are like DUers on the left. You are so idealistic in your desires and you are probably not able to live up to half of what your preach and want in a candidate.
Santorum couldn’t even win a senate seat in his own state, what makes anyone think he can win nationwide office????
Let’s get real, here!
With Perry, little will change other than the appointment of pro-life judges.
Texas is supposedly the “nation's miracle state,” yet the Lone Star State is anticipating a $10 billion shortfall next year (half of what California is expecting). It doesn't appear that Perry is any more of a budget hawk than Bush43 or Arnold:
Your post should be memorized and accepted by all on this thread! Amen, my friend!
The only clarification I would make is, “when” she gets in. We ARE storming the beaches of Normandy in 2012. Timing of when the invasion is launched is the only question. No good General reveals her offensive campaign strategy in advance.
She is driving the main stream media and RINO lovers totally crazy. Love. It.
Solid for Gov. Palin since I chugged a half bottle of Maalox, walked into the voting booth and pushed the button for McCain-Palin.
And no, I was not voting for McCain...
I finished the bottle of Maalox on the way home.
You turkeys. You could call Reagen a RINO for Amnesty and his desire to work with Tip ONeil.
We need smart FReepers to win in 2012, not this garbage commentary and posts.
For "Brian T. Carter," there are no previous articles...on American Thinker or elsewhere.
“You guys are like DUers on the left.”
If by that, you mean I think that both establishment parties and their members are corrupt, then yes, I am just like that. We have that in common, me and your average DUmmy. I think that we are so hopelessly locked in a broken, corrupt system, that only a Tea Party will free us. That, of course, is where I differ from the DUmmy. He he believe in hope and change; I am looking for hard nosed, bare knuckle reform. And that means getting rid of the Corrupt Bastards that have taken us by the bawls and are killing my country. On BOTH sides of the aisle.
Slick Rick is one of THEM, not one of US.
If you can’t see that, you’re part of the problem. You’ll keep jumping up and down clapping your little hands screaming “goody, goody, we WON!”
You sound like a lib with your “generalities” and no specifics. “Garbage” - “Idealistic” - we’re just “hypocrites” - I guess because we don’t agree with you, huh?