Solargate: Worse and Worse
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  • Corlyss

    “*** the Solyndra scandal makes the President appear incompetent or worse ***”

    Frankly, anyone who hasn’t gotten THAT message by now either isn’t paying attention, or is an apologist, or too stupid to be allowed to vote.

    The critical question is really, is there anything in the field of governing that he IS competent at? He can’t even give good speeches, from the heart, as opposed to from the teleprompter. He hates the job, spends much of his time trying to avoid making decisions, or committing to policy beyond his reflexive ideological screeds against Republicans, bankers, business in general, and the wealthy. The man is a walking farce.

  • Cynic

    I’m not surprised these folks took the 5th. Given even a single mistake or failure to remember in their testimony, they could be looking at perjury or obstruction of justice criminal charges. Witness what happened to Scooter Libby.

  • Kris

    Corlyss: “Frankly, anyone who hasn’t gotten THAT message by now either isn’t paying attention”

    Unfortunately, if understandably, a substantial portion of the electorate simply doesn’t pay attention until close to the election. If you assume that Obama’s failings are obvious to everyone and that you can just sit back and wait for the inevitable turfing-out, you could be disappointed.

    [ObDisclaimer: this is not meant as a criticism of Corlyss.]

  • Jacksonian Libertarian

    Under the Bus with the lying Enviro-Misanthropes.

  • SC Mike

    One hopes that along with the direct subsidies and loan guarantees to the green-energy providers will go the mandates for utilities to provide a certain percentage of power from so-called “alternative sources,” a scam that’s been going on for the last twenty years.

    I call it a scam because the rate-payers are the ones who fund the windmills or whatever at a higher cost, and the utilities generally are only so happy to comply as long as they get their guaranteed rate of return, which is what a state’s public utility commission gladly assures. So the politicians get green points, as do the utilities, with the hapless consumers left footing the bill.

    Of note too is the number of subsidy / TARP / stimulus recipients who’ve happened to make contributions to the Dems. A remarkable coincidence, no? The recycling of funds is just as bad as what one finds with the public employee unions. Talk about evil corporate behavior , but cui bono?

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