Mitt Romney was over across the bay at a boarded up Solyndra touting President Obama’s giveaway of stimulus money to bust corporations. He sited a source saying, “An independent inspector general looked at this investment and concluded that the administration had steered money to friends and family – to campaign contributors,” Romney announced. Does anyone have an internet machine to check this out? This is not only false, I really think Romney knows it is false. The Inspector General said no such thing, did no such thing. And yet the comment went by the media who, by all accounts, are too lazy to call the Governor on his lies. So it goes out as fact.
The source of the Solyndra funding has its origins in the waning George Bush era Presidency and speeded up during the first part of Obama’s tenure. I’m sure most of us remember the roots of the stimulus as well? But that’s another story. By the way, the funding for Solyndra was pushed by industrialists as a good bet for the future of energy. Well it didn’t turn out that way, it bit the dust. It went belly up. It bit the dust like the taxpayer monies Romney threw at another “promising” company in Massachusetts while Mitt was governor. The promised return didn’t appear except in bankruptcy court. But that is neither here nor there, people make bad investments. I think what bothers me the most about today’s photo op was a continuation of the lying that comes out of Romney’s mouth. He sounds honest and earnest, but cannot or is unable to speak the truth. And no one confronts him on it. They just report and move on. It’s really easy to fact check his statements. I know that he made money for his investors but that is not a qualification to be president. It’s way more than that and that’s why I think he’ll loose and with that loss the House will turn blue again. The Dems only need 25 more seats…it’s possible.
Then there’s the candidate hangin’ with Trump. Need I say more? Here’s a orangey lookin’ guy who spouts birther conspiracies like the Barnum and Bailey barker he is and Romney won’t distance himself from him. Oh he says he doesn’t agree with everything his supporters speak but still comes hat in hand to Las Vegas (Where Trump would really like to build a casino but Steve Wynn says “no way” so there’s an ulterior motive going on here me thinks) and stands next to Trump to collect a cool 2 million. Values? Reputation? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller???
and so it goes…