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Obama Blames Congress, China for Solyndra

I’ve forgotten how to speak English. Because I can’t believe I heard this. It must have been in another language I don’t understand. It’s likely the president said something else.

In an interview today with National Public Radio, Obama – sounds like – is trying to get some Republican buy-in on the blame for the Solyndra fiasco, even though the loan program was part of the stimulus he created and they opposed, and even though the administration allocated the money.

This is not passing the buck. It’s throwing the buck for a Hail Mary.

Take a listen.

Here’s the transcript of what Obama said:

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

Congress–Democrats and Republicans–put together a loan guarantee program because they understood historically that when you get new industries–it’s easy to raise money for start-ups, but if you want to take them to scale sometimes there’s a lot of risk involved, and what the loan guarantee program was designed to do was to help start-up companies get to scale. And the understanding is that some companies are not going to succeed, some companies are going to do very well, but the portfolio as a whole ends up supporting the kind of innovation that helps make America successful in this innovative 21st century economy. Do I wish that Solyndra had gone bankrupt? Absolutely not. And obviously it’s heartbreaking it happened for the workers who were there.

Please let me know if you heard and read this the way I do. Because honestly, I think it’s in some strange language that I’m unable to comprehend.

H/T to the Drudge Report and The Washington Free Beacon.

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51 Responses to Obama Blames Congress, China for Solyndra

  1. Man without a freaking clue, except when he is planning operations for the SEALs to take out the dirt bag hiding in Pahkeestan!

  2. He is going to run on a do-nothing congress, so every chance he has to throw congress under the bus, he will. He can’t run on anything else, the economy is in the crapper and we all know it, no matter what the statistics say.

    It will be an opportunity for the Republicans running for congress if they take advantage of it. “Yes, congress did this, when it was controlled by the Democrats”.

  3. I used to work a guy named Bob, who never took responsibility for anything. I had a nickname for him: Teflon Bob.

    How about Teflon Obama?

    • Reagan was referred to as the ‘teflon president’ because nothing seemed to negatively affect him. I think of Ocrybaby more as a finger pointing child, shrieking ‘he did it’ when confronted.
      I saw part of Hannity last night, he listed fairly comprehensively all the different things he has blamed while in office, from Tsunamis to ATM machines.

  4. He’s lied to us on many occasions, he lies during his many speeches. His wife lies to us with tall tales of past and present activities. He lies, she lies.

    This particular lie is another in a series that he hopes will absolve him from his administrations poor decisions. He lied about our oil reserves, he lied about Congress forcing him to veto the pipeline, he lied about the debt negotiations, he lied about Obamacare, he lied about………

    • Correct, srdem65…and the lies shall continue until this man is properly vetted and removed from the Presidency…and sent to prison ( along with his wife) for being a traitor to the United States of America.

      It is truly a pity that not one, NOT ONE, member of Congress has brought charges of traitorship against this anti-American, Marxist POS.

      I remind all members of Congress: “No guts, NO GLORY!”

  5. He expend too much time with his sycophants to the point that he believe that the rest of the nation is the same as these idiots. Lets prove him wrong big time in November.

    • Jack, he does not believe the nation is akin to his briliant staff and czars. He and they know what is best for us, we are too stupid to understand that and decide for ourselves.

  6. It’s called Shuck ‘n Jive, Keith!

    I wonder why he never mentions John Roos, the wealthy benefactor and head of the San Francisco law firm that represents Solyndra. Roos was given an Ambassadorship to Japan back in 09. He was also Obama’s top Silicon Valley fundraiser/bundler! The Japanese were not happy… claiming he had no international policy experience. did not speak Japanese, and did not appear to be interested in Japan.

    Obama is a devout coward – a liar and a fraud! He has no credibilty whatsoever – he’s not worth the time of day! Joe Wilson is my hero – he called it way back in 2009! If his lips are moving – he’s lying!

  7. The administration was warned the loan was extremely risky, and it was advanced anyway. The language is L-I-E 101, I’m thinkin’

  8. It’s amazing the number of lies coming out of Obama’s mouth. The scariest part…the journalists who are just parroting those lies rather than challenging them.

    “And obviously it’s heartbreaking it happened for the workers who were there.”

    The Solyndra debacle was pretty heartbreaking for all of the American taxpayers who were cheated out of half a billion dollars given to one of Obama’s biggest campaign bundlers. The only people who won in that game of money laundering was Obama’s campaign chest and his pal George Kaiser…

    • That little dog and pony show in OK was designed for the media so they can regurgitate Obama’s talking points. They will portray it as proof that Obama is doing everything possible to keep gas affordable.

  9. I don’t play golf, but a certain some ‘Won” does. He’s playing in the rough and NPR is just another caddy. The GOTUS ‘lie’ – (Golfer of the U. S.)

    I love the real descriptions below (Thanks to About..com/Golf) which translated the interview for me. ; )

    The first is simply where the golf ball sits. A golfer’s lie is the location of the ball at rest. In this usage, the term typically refers to the quality of the ball’s position; i.e., “do you have a good lie or bad lie?” or “how is your lie?” Meaning, is the ball sitting on top of healthy fairway grass? (good lie); or, the opposite, has the ball sunk down into some think rough (a terrible lie)?

    2. Meaning No. 2 of “lie” refers to the number of strokes it took the golf ball to get to where it now sits. For example, “what do you lie?” is a question that means, “how many strokes have you used to reach this point?” “I’m lying 3” means “I’ve used three strokes in advancing the ball to this point.”

      • Thanks Jojo.

        What I learned today: If you’re eight strokes over par, it’s called a Triple Bogey. No word for going 20 strokes over par, unless you capitalize BOgey. ; )

        The Official Blame List

        1) Bush 2) Japan earthquake and tsunami 3) Speculators 4) Corporate Jet Owner 5) Corporations sitting on money

        6) ATM’s 7) Tea Party 8) Republicans 9) The weather 10) Big Oil 11) Insurance Companies 12) Pharmaceutical Companies

        13) tax cuts 14) tax increases 15) Wall Street fat cats 16) The Arab Spring 17) European economies 18) Fox news

        19) Talk radio 20) Conservative bloggers

  10. liar in-chief…so tired of his stuff…nothing is ever his fault…blame congress, blame the republicans, he’s going to run out of whipping boys pretty soon and will have to blame Moochelle for something.

  11. So if Sempra (solar company making batteries) who received $54 million in tax payer subsidies who will he blame that on? This place has 5 full time, yes count them 5 employees. Works out to $10.8 million per employee, goes under who does he blame for that?

  12. I garnered from his statement that he is as confused as I am about what he said. When in doubt blame the Chinese or whoever is convenient.

  13. No more Affirmative Action presidents. Ever!

    No more Welfare Queen first ladies. Ever!

    No more racist Attorney Generals. Ever!

    Jim Whittaker
    Hemet, CA

    • I hope not Jim. But “we” have had a generation of epic failures in parenting. People don’t understand responsibility any more.

  14. Well, Keith, yes…it may well be a language unknown to you.

    It is the ever-elusive “CROCK-CRAP” language, unknown to anyone but the most Marxist, puppet-like politicians.

    P.S. There is no ‘dictionary’ for it, as it is spewed back and forth so much, no one, not even Webster, can possibly publish..

  15. “And the understanding is that some companies are not going to succeed, some companies are going to do very well”

    How many of these companies have filed bancruptcies? How many took the money, laid off American workers and took the jobs overseas? Where is the list of those that are doing very well?

    More to the point — why isn’t anyone asking these questions instead of simply saying he’s lieing?
    We know he lies — he’s a politician and a community organizer. And he is very good at both games. Otherwise — MSM would be asking the pertinent questions

    • The MSM would be asking pertinent questions if they weren’t already in the tank for their Marxist messiah. The majority of American journalists really are members of the 5th column.

    • Southwest Windpower, took $12million, used it to lay off their workers and set up shop in china. Your money. My money. Now we can cough up lots more for unemployment.

  16. I would love to know how all of this works Keith….
    Do his advisors just sit around all day/night and discuss major issues that are happening and then make up crap/lies to feed back to us or does he come up with this on his own. How do they keep up with all the lies and distortions? Maybe some Excel spreadsheet to keep it all straight! Nothing he says surprises me anymore. He is one scary dude!

  17. What this is – is more of Obama’s storytelling. He has mentioned again and again that what the president is supposed to do is to create stories, so that the people can understand the “big picture” which is really just too complicated for their tiny brains.

    So-you have the Solyndra mess … names, dates, loan amounts. It’s all so complicated. He’s hoping to “re-frame” the story to spin it more positively for him.

    We’re too stupid. If we disagree, it’s because they haven’t told us the correct story.

    Or lie.

  18. Yes, Keith, this is a particularly bad one on Teflobama’s part.

    First of all, it’s not the fed’s job to finance startups.

    Second, there was more non-transparent corruption involved in this than you can shake a stick at. The numbers NEVER worked. Hello??

    Third, it failed. Big surprise.

    Fourth, Obama blamed others. Another big surprise.

    Fifth, He blamed the chinese for subsidizing their companies. It’s a VALID responsibility of the federal government to protect our international borders, including financial borders. Feds needed to take action via tariffs to remedy the inequitable market the chinese were serving up. Again, O failed. Again.

    I hope to god Romney calls him on the carpet on this one. In my opinion, this caper alone should land him in jail, much less a candidate for re-election.

  19. It’s easy. The GOP (except Ron Paul) likes welfare — corporate welfare. Government grants and breaks to big farms, big oil, and big importers. So, when the GOP’s Communist buddies in Red China gave $30 billion in grants to their solar industry, instead of just free-enterprise loan guarantees, the GOP saw nothing wrong with that.