Today, the Romney campaign released a new video, “Not Even Half” taking President Obama to task for the billions of taxpayer dollars he has given to companies that later failed — including companies that were run by Democrat donors:
Solyndra: $535 Million in taxpayer loan guarantees – Bankrupt.
“In the 1705 government-backed-loan program, for example, $16.4 billion of the $20.5 billion in loans granted as of Sept. 15 went to companies either run by or primarily owned by Obama financial backers-individuals who were bundlers, members of Obama’s National Finance Committee, or large donors to the Democratic Party.”
According to Schweizer, the appearance of impropriety was so bad that “the Department of Energy’s inspector general, Gregory Friedman, chastised the alternative-energy loan and grant programs for their absence of ‘sufficient transparency and accountability.'”
We are just passed Memorial Day weekend and the presidential campaign appears top have been framed. With Obama attacking Romney for his private equity experience at Bain Capital, and Romney attacking Obama for his public equity adventures as president is the campaign going to be Romney’s private equity vs. Obama’s public equity?
“The president has pledged to transform America. And he’s spent the last four years laying the foundation for a new government-centered society. I will spend the next four years rebuilding the foundation of an opportunity society led by free people and free enterprises.”
Just as the T.E.A. Party folks would have it, the campaign is going to be about the size of government.
Obama would have you believe that Romney’s private equity experience is somehow disqualifying because in making companies stronger some folks lost jobs.
“You’re going to have some casualties, but that’s exactly what we need in Washington and why I’m so delighted to support Gov. Romney. He understands that our government has gotten too big, there are agencies that need to be reformed, closed, combined, something the president has talked about but hasn’t done.
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There’s got to be a way to take money out of GSA and other agencies that are throwing fancy parties and make it available for the essential services that the American people want. It’s not nice, it’s not easy to lay people off, but it’s the right thing to do if you’ve got a bloated government. That’s what Gov. Romney promises to do.”
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Yesterday was the superest and worst Tuesday yet, as Indiana took the stage. Without exaggeration, we can tell you that the whole world ended and you’re reading this from some weird, disappointing afterlife.
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Share on Facebook 1 1 SHARES Donald Trump gave his victory speech after his big win in Indiana tonight, and it was actually fairly coherent up until the end, where he mentioned the War on Christmas, among other thing. It was actually a very leader-ly speech, in which he gave thanks, hit his high points, acknowledged Ted Cruz’s announcement from earlier tonight, and moved on. | Read More »
With the chairman of the Republican Party, Reince Priebus, swearing eternal loyalty to ZOD (in the words of Jay Cost, I feel about the Republican Party the way Garrison felt about the Constitution. It is lost, and I will no longer have any part of it.