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Thu May 31, 2012, 05:09 PM

Romney accuses Obama of 'crony capitalism' in Solyndra trip

Source: LA Times

Mitt Romney made a secretive trip to the shuttered headquarters of the Solyndra solar-energy company, arguing it was a symbol of “crony capitalism” that received federal loan guarantees because of its ties to the Obama administration, and asserting that it showed the president’s lack of understanding of how the economy works.

“It's a symbol not of success but of failure. It's also a symbol of a serious conflict of interest,” Romney told reporters across the street from the glass building, reiterating a Republican charge that the firm received a $535-million federal loan guarantee because one of its largest investors is a major fundraiser for Obama.

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Romney’s visit to Solyndra was unusually secretive, with the campaign closely guarding details of the event. Reporters, who typically receive advance notice about where and when campaign events will occur, were told to gather in a hotel parking lot in Redwood City for a bus trip to an undisclosed location. Romney rode with the press in the bus.

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Democrats pointed out that the program from which Solyndra received the loan guarantee was signed into law by President George W. Bush, but Romney countered that Obama’s administration approved the Solyndra deal itself.

Read more: http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-pn-romney-solyndra-visit-20120531,0,1121164.story



Well, if Romney is proud to go to Solyndra and attack Obama, WHY HIDE FROM THE MEDIA?

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Reply Romney accuses Obama of 'crony capitalism' in Solyndra trip (Original post)
alp227 May 2012 OP
MindMover May 2012 #1
aint_no_life_nowhere May 2012 #2
bupkus May 2012 #3
Nuclear Unicorn May 2012 #7
dinopipie May 2012 #13
Tx4obama May 2012 #4
JoePhilly May 2012 #9
Rosa Luxemburg May 2012 #16
Iliyah May 2012 #5
Drum May 2012 #6
spiderpig May 2012 #8
bluesbassman May 2012 #10
alp227 May 2012 #15
joshcryer May 2012 #11
tanyev May 2012 #12
ManyShadesOf May 2012 #14
Dawson Leery May 2012 #17
dreampunk May 2012 #18
unkachuck May 2012 #19

Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu May 31, 2012, 05:16 PM

1. Do as I say, not as I do....

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu May 31, 2012, 05:17 PM

2. Why didn't Romney condemn the Solyndra funding by Bush when he ran in 2008?

It was a very recent event.

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Response to bupkus (Reply #3)

Thu May 31, 2012, 05:50 PM

7. We should definitely run on that platform

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Response to bupkus (Reply #3)

Thu May 31, 2012, 07:07 PM

13. True the average American voter is too f-ing stupid

 

and have the attention span of a 2 year old, which means by Nov nobody will give a crap about this story.

Besides it is summer and NO BODY but political junkies are even paying attention.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu May 31, 2012, 05:26 PM

4. The Bush painting unveiling at the White House and the John Edwards verdict has bumped ...


... Romney and Trump out of the news cycle

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #4)

Thu May 31, 2012, 06:13 PM

9. yup

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #4)

Thu May 31, 2012, 08:27 PM

16. Interesting

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu May 31, 2012, 05:30 PM

5. CNN is showing Mittens

speech and protraying Pres O as EVIL, and probably Fake news, but other than that everybody else is on the Edwards...

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu May 31, 2012, 05:43 PM

6. Mr. Romney, why do you hate Amercia? n/t

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu May 31, 2012, 06:06 PM

8. Mittens tries daily to top himself with Teh Stupid

Who's writing his material, anyway?

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu May 31, 2012, 06:15 PM

10. They need to start running this ad from '94...

From Kennedy's campaign, never aired though.

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Response to bluesbassman (Reply #10)

Thu May 31, 2012, 07:24 PM

15. Thanks for posting, but 1994-era graphics are so dated today,

the DNC of course should cite that article in an expanded, harsher ad. But Soundgarden still sounds great after 18 years!

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu May 31, 2012, 06:48 PM

11. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHA

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AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHA

I CAN'T BREATH!!!!!!!!!

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu May 31, 2012, 06:57 PM

12. That reminds me...how did Mitt's meeting with Sheldon Adelson go?

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu May 31, 2012, 07:10 PM

14. Glove, meet Mitt

 

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu May 31, 2012, 08:40 PM

17. John Edwards has knocked this thug out of the news.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu May 31, 2012, 09:55 PM

18. Rachel Maddow just finished

showing a BIG WOPPER LIE in Romnie's press spew today! I won't try to remember all she said. I'm sure you can find the clip on youtube or her website. The POINT is, why the HELL is it ok for him to be a blatant LIAR and no mainstream media calls him out? Obama's people had BETTER be getting on top of this shit right away!

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu May 31, 2012, 10:23 PM

19. slick-willard....

 

....(the rich wall-street Mormon, understander of economies and habitual liar) has demonstrated once again how he achieved being 47 out 50 governors; he can't keep his facts straight....

"...the loan guarantee was signed into law by President George W. Bush..."

....Obama's not blame, the chimp is....the only thing Obama is guilty of is trying to clean up the chimps' mess....

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