After Mitt hit the Obama administration hard on his use of taxpayers’ money to pay off President Obama’s political allies, it was just a matter of time before the Obama campaign hit back. Unfortunately for the Obama campaign, the issues they’re fighting on are losers. This article highlights the feeble arguments that this administration is making:

“As Governor, Romney called for a moratorium on offshore wind energy in Massachusetts, which would have severely hampered the development of that clean energy and impacted job growth across the state,” Smith said in a statement, referring to the planned Cape Wind project off the Massachusetts coast.

Smith also defended the embattled Energy Department loan program, noting its bipartisan roots, and other White House investments in alternative energy. The 2009 stimulus law steered tens of billions of dollars into various alternative energy and efficiency programs.

“President Obama’s investments in clean energy, along with the loan guarantee program established under the Bush administration that Romney now attacks, have supported 200,000 jobs in the clean energy sector and have helped bring our dependence on foreign oil to a 16-year low,” she said.

While it’s true the clean energy loan program didn’t start with this administration, it’s equally true that the Bush administration rejected the Solyndra loan because the company was in difficult financial shape.

This opens the Obama administration up to another persistent problem of their’s. The problem isn’t the program. The problem is this administration’s incompetence and corruption. The hallmark of this administration is that they’re famous for giving sweetheart deals to their cronies based on their fundraising capabilities rather than on the viability of the companies.

I wouldn’t tout this country’s reliance on foreign oil statistics too much. The biggest reason why we aren’t buying as much Saudi oil is because our economy is pathetic. If we had a real economy, we’d be using significantly more foreign oil.

President Obama’s green energy plans are a total failure. President Obama might believe with all his heart that solar panels are the energy source of the future. That doesn’t mean a thing at this point because the American people have rejected alternatives. He’s leading where people don’t want to follow.

To steal a phrase from VP Biden, “A leader without followers is just a guy out for a walk.” Right now, President Obama is just a guy out for a walk.

Come January 20, 2013, he’ll just be a guy out of work.

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3 Responses to “Obama campaign hits back on Solyndra”

  • walter hanson says:

    Gary:

    I think some solar company will love to have him as CEO to use his brilliant leadership to create a profitable company and show how it is done since government won’t be trying to do it.

    Walter Hanson
    Minneapolis, MN

  • J. Ewing says:

    By the way, the “guy out for a walk” line Biden used was stolen from Norm Coleman. Biden plagiarizes again!

  • Gary Gross says:

    Jerry, Why am I not surprised?

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