Skip to content

Solyndra: Barack Obama ingored a legal brief which questioned the legality of the Solyndra loan

October 9, 2011

    Last week  George Stephanopoulos asked Barack Obama about the burgeoning Solyndra scandal and Barack Obama answered him by stating that “hindsight is always 20/20.” 

  He also went on to claim that the company went through the review process and that people in his regime felt it was a good bet. (This of course is a lie because we know that Barack Obama fast tracked the review and the company wasn’t properly vetted.) Only now looking back on the $500 million in taxpayers money that went out the window is the president able to see that this wasn’t a good risk of taxpayer money, that is his claim. Hey, you win some you lose some right?

  But contrary to the president’s claim, there were people in his regime which did not think Solyndra was a good bet and in fact Barack Obama needn’t have relied solely on hindsight to admit his mistake because the mistake should have been prevented–people in his regime were warning him all along not to give Solyndra a loan guarantee and he ignored the warnings for political reasons; he wanted to use Solyndra as a backdrop for Joe Biden to announce Barack Obama new green energy initiative.

  And if that was not enough to persuade the president to put the people above his radical agenda, then perhaps a legal briefing which warned Barack Obama that giving Solyndra the loan may actually be an illegal act should have been enough to make the president think twice about the loan–but it wasn’t.

  I am sure that Barack Obama is going to use the same line of defense Eric Holder is using in the Operation Fast and Furious scandal; he will claim he just happened to miss those emails and was not briefed on the contents of the emails. Barack Obama can claim all he wants that hindsight is 20/20 and if he had to do it all over again maybe he would have done things a bit differently, and he can claim that he never saw the emails questioning the legality of the loan if that is the defense he chooses, but this will not fly.

  Are we to believe that as the president prepared to hand out a $500 million loan to a company on shaky ground that a legal brief was offered up which questioned the legality of the loan in the first place and not one member of Barack Obama’s regime felt this was worth mentioning to the president?

 To believe this would require the willing suspension of disbelief, therefor Barack Obama must have known that in addition to the very likely possibility that Solyndra would fold he also knew the loan might not be legal and he simply did not give a damn and decided to move forward anyway because he had to push his  radical agenda through at all costs because–say it with me–the end justifies the means.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. bunkerville permalink
    October 9, 2011 1:07 pm

    But the “willing” are willing to suspend disbelief in favor of “The One”.


  2. October 9, 2011 3:48 pm

    A man without shame doesn’t care what we think we know. He knows, with this Senate, that he can not be impeached. So we can go suck wind for all he cares. If he should manage to get reelected he will most likely hang on to control of the Senate. Bottom line, he believes is above the law and for all practical purposes, he is above the law. Sickening.


    • Lou222 permalink
      October 11, 2011 8:02 am

      C on F, if we impeach wouldn’t that mean that we BELIEVE that he is a real president? I don’t think he is qualified to be there in the first place and impeaching would say that he was, right? Sickening is a good word for what is going on.


      • October 11, 2011 7:20 pm

        If we were able to impeach him and remove him from office and that meant legitimizing him as a president that would be a deal I would make to be rid of this man.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: