GOP reenergizes after Solyndra fight

GOP reenergizes after Solyndra fight

There are 25 comments on the Politico story from Jul 23, 2012, titled GOP reenergizes after Solyndra fight. In it, Politico reports that:

A behind-the-scenes fight among House Republicans over the Energy Department's loan guarantee program appears to be largely quashed after some GOP lawmakers took fire from conservatives for straying from the national party's Solyndra messaging.

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“Old 16th Graveyard hole”

Since: Nov 11

Philadelphia, PA

#23 Jul 23, 2012
I hope this shuts up the liberal idiots posting the DNC version of the Solyndra scandle.

"Bogus memes die hard, as evidenced by the persistent claims by Obama administration defenders that the Solyndra fiasco was really President George W. Bush’s fault, or at least equally his fault. They’ve have been pushing this argument ever since the federally-backed solar panel went bust in 2011 taking more than a half billion taxpayer dollars with it.

An article on the website TPM today criticizing a recent Mitt Romney campaign ad is the latest to do this. It notes that the ad raises the issue of Solyndra, argues the charges it makes aren’t founded and then adds:

The original clean-energy program was hardly some Democratic scheme: It was created by President Bush, whose administration was already considering Solyndra’s loan application when Obama took office.

The implication that the Bush administration was moving forward with the project is, to put it bluntly, a serious distortion of the facts. While the application was made during the Bush administration, they never approved it and in fact rejected the application in its final days, as the key documents all prove.

Democrats argue the Energy Department first received the loan request in December 2006. By January 2009, it was still under consideration. That month, the department’s Loan Guarantee Credit Committee put the project on hold.

In a terse one-page memo, dated Jan. 9, 2009, the committee noted that the “apparent haste in recommending the project meant that certain LGPO (Loan Guarantee Program Office) credit procedures were not adhered to.”

It further stated that:“While the project appears to have merit, there are several areas where the information presented did not thoroughly support a finding that the project is ready to be approved at this time.” It then cited four areas of concern."
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“your life is great”

Since: Aug 09

you poop in clean water

#26 Jul 23, 2012
this article isn't even about Solyndra.
have a great summer!

“Get RIGHT or be left”

Since: Nov 07

#27 Jul 23, 2012
Gary wrote:
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In 2005 Solyndra was invited to apply for a government-guaranteed loan under the Energy Policy Act of 2005 — A LAW BACKED BY REPUBLICANS and designed to “support innovative clean energy technologies.” A full application came in 2008, and the Department of Energy began a review.
You're beating a dead horse.
The Republicans had plenty to do with it.
You are absolutely correct!

Time to fix this ONE PARTY GOVERNMENT of self-appointed royalty!

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Sue Robbins


#30 Jul 24, 2012
conservative crapola wrote:
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Solyndra? THe loans start under flubya? hahahahahahahahahaha
rugby '12: LIES 1st America 2nd
Embrace the Disgrace that is The Obama!

“Get RIGHT or be left”

Since: Nov 07

#31 Jul 24, 2012
Sue Robbins wrote:
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Embrace the Disgrace that is The Obama!
Conservative Crapola, liberal moron, embraces the Obama disgrace, all right!

He is a regular Obama "leg-humper".

Even medical science has given up on him!

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