The Obama administration urged officers of the struggling solar company Solyndra to postpone announcing planned layoffs until after the November 2010 midterm elections, newly released e-mails show.
Solyndra, the now-shuttered California company, had been a poster child of President Obama’s initiative to invest in clean energies and received the administration’s first energy loan of $535 million. But a year ago, in October 2010, the solar panel manufacturer was quickly running out of money and had warned the Energy Department it would need emergency cash to avoid having to shut down.
The new e-mails about the layoff announcement were released Tuesday morning as part of a House Energy and Commerce committee memo, provided in advance of Energy Secretary Steven Chu’s scheduled testimony before the investigative committee Thursday.
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It must be very confusing times for Barack’s Obama’s media sycophants. For years now they’ve sold their hero as the man who could transcend politics with his vision of hope, change, unicorns and sugar plum fairies, but the reality tells a much different story. The man who was to change politics forever turns out to be nothing more than an angry demagogue seemingly bent of running a scorched-earth campaign in order to keep his job.
Business leaders and employers nationwide have recoiled in horror as he’s made them the enemy and Democrats are left scratching their pointy heads in wonderment why they’re not acquiescing to Obama’s demands and hiring people. Well, if we get stuck with four more years of this failed president starting in 2013, expect America’s employment picture to become an even more bleak wasteland than it is today.
Things are so bad for Team O that chief consultant David Axelrod has started blasting the media for reporting the truth on Obama’s failed policies and the corruption of the regime.
Gone are the days when all Obama had to do to charm the news media was don a pair of blue jeans. Now the Solyndra scandal has become a Jon Stewart punchline, news outlets are joining the mockery of the the AttackWatch campaign site, and even James Carville is advising the White House to panic.
David Axelrod, clearly longing for the good old days, is now blaming the media for hyping Obama’s bad month (in a memo he released to the media):
Members of the media have focused on the president’s approval ratings as if they existed in a black box. Following the intransigence of the Republicans during the debt debate, the approval rating of the GOP brand dropped to a historic low. …
Despite what you hear in elite commentary, the president’s support among base voters and in key demographic groups has stayed strong.
You better get back in line mainstream media or no more jeans’ shots for you.
Coach is Right
When it comes to cronyism, fraud and conspiratorial criminality, Barack Hussein Obama has no peer. Having learned his trade in the city of Chicago, where the theft and divvying up of taxpayer dollars among the politically connected is an art form, Obama’s new gig as President finds him performing the same scams, just on a larger, more lucrative playing field.