Jun 03 2012
I have to laugh when politics becomes so hyperventilated the two sides lose all perspective. Case in point, the left want to highlight how Renewable Energy companies backed by Romney are also failing (miserably):
On Thursday, Mitt Romney campaigned at the headquarters of Solyndra — the first renewable energy company to receive a federal loan under the stimulus — and reiterated his debunked claims that its bankruptcy symbolized the corruption and cronyism of the Obama administration. But just one day later, a solar panel developer “that landed a state loan from Mitt Romney when he was Massachusetts governor” went belly up, the Boston Herald reports, creating an inconvenient storyline for the GOP presidential nominee.
This from the moronically named “Think Progress“!
Solyndra is one of many Obama campaign supporter backed energy comnpanies that got free tax payer money and lost it – while walking away unscathed financially themselves. These tax payer loans and grants were basically play money for left wing dunces to experiment with. And when they inevitably hit reality (which is the fact that renewable energy, like wind and solar, cannot provide sustainable levels of energy nor compete on price) these campaign donors left the tax payer to foot the bill for their mistakes. They obviously got to keep their salaries, etc.
Why this is so funny is how this plays to the Tea Party libertarians who are worried Romney will be just another Government-Solution-First leader, just like all the other GOP establishment pols. Romney’s weakness has been his belief not only in government solutions, but specifically in human-driven (CO2) global warming and government run health care. RomneyCare and Obamacare are bad enough. But the left wing efforts to control CO2 and de-legitimize gas, coal and nuclear power will literally destroy the western world through the destruction of our economies. This is a real threat to everyone other than the super wealthy. You think this last recession was bad (and the left’s inane solutions), wait to you see what they do with the world’s energy supplies.
These are two topics where Romney HAS TO distance himself as they relate to Obama – and to his own past.
So here comes a leftist’s article pointing out clearly why he must do this. If Romney is as deft as people claim he is, then he will use this to ‘learn his lesson” and chart a new path for America. A path of energy independence through energy exploitation here at home and market driven solutions for new energy technologies. No more play money lining the pockets of big contributors. If he does this, he will signal a change Americans do support – a change both from the current administration’s naive nonsense and his own naive past efforts.