I get the feeling the failed president won’t be mentioning Solyndra tonight.
Republicans are looking Thursday to undercut President Obama’s acceptance speech with a new website and online video commemorating the one-year anniversary of solar panel firm Solyndra’s bankruptcy filing.
The green energy firm, initially touted by the president as an example of the success of his stimulus program, has since become a campaign liability. Republicans have said the plant’s bankruptcy led to hundreds of job losses, and noted that Obama campaign donors had ties to the company.
“While the American people know they are not better off under President Obama, his Solyndra campaign donors are doing fine,” said Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus in a statement. “People lost jobs and half a billion taxpayer dollars went to President Obama’s campaign donors to serve the president’s green energy pipe dream.”
Speaking of pipe dreams, believe it or not the SCOAMF will be pushing nonsense like this tonight, including, of course, debunked lies.
Among the claims: that Obama signed 18 tax cuts, created 4.5 million private-sector jobs, ended the war in Iraq and signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act.
While that is indeed a gain of 4.5 million, it’s only a net gain of 300,000 over the course of the Obama administration to date. The private jobs figure stood at 111 million in January 2009, the month Obama took office.