Thursday, May 31, 2012

Mitt Romney showing more signs of life than McCain ever did

I am by no stretch of the imagination a Mitt Romney fan (I'm a Ron Paul guy, myself).   If Mitt Romney is elected president, I don't see much of a prospect of any cuts in government spending, or fewer taxes, or anything other than a continuation of the status quo.

I have to admit however, that I am quite impressed with Romney's absolutely brilliant move of holding a speech yesterday out in front of the weeded-over carcass of the now-bankrupt and defunct Solyndra headquarters building in California's Bay Area.  In so doing, Romney is already showing more fight in his campaign against Barack Obama than John McCain showed during the entire 2008 election cycle. Gawd, what a wuss McCain was!

 Just two years ago, our Dear Leader Obama was giving a speech on the production floor of Solyndra, touting the company as a model of what kind of wonderful things can happen when you fund private enterprise with taxpayer dollars.  In the case of Solyndra, a solar panel manufacturer in Fremont, California, the Obama administration fast-tracked $500 million to the company, which, within a year, had gone broke.  And the taxpayers' $500 million  had gone *poof*.

Fast-forward to yesterday, and you had Mitt Romney standing out in front of the empty high rise headquarters building of Solyndra.  What an effective contrast to make!

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In case you can't run the video of Romney's remarks, here are some of them:
“Two years ago President Obama was here to tout this building and this business as a symbol of the success of his stimulus,” said Romney, stepping off a bus and onto the public sidewalk in front of the Solyndra buildings just outside Silicon Valley. “Well you can see that it’s a symbol of something very different today...” “It’s a symbol not of success but of failure,” he said. “It’s also a symbol of a serious conflict of interest. An independent inspector general looked at this investment and concluded that the administration had steered money to friends and family – to campaign contributors. This building, this half a billion dollar taxpayer investment, represents a serious conflict of interest on the part of the president and his team.” “It’s also a symbol of how the president thinks about free enterprise,” said Romney. “Free enterprise to the president means taking money from the taxpayers and giving it freely to his friends.” “You look at this building behind us; this is not the kind of building that is built by private enterprise,” he said. “This is the kind of enterprise – the kind of building – that’s built with half a billion dollars of taxpayers money. It’s not just the Taj Mahal of corporate headquarters. you probably also heard that inside there are showers that have LCD displays that tell what the temperatures are of the shower water. and the robots inside actually provide Disney music tunes.”
Isn't it amazing how wastefully money tends to get spent when it is not your own? Especially when the money belongs to Joe and Jane Taxpayer. Kudos to Mitt Romney for using such an effective backdrop as he dropkicked Obama's taxpayer-funded boondoggle.

"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free... it expects what never was, and never will be." -Thomas Jefferson

1 comment:

Larry Sheldon said...

We don't agree on the right candidate, we we sure agree on everything else. (A Sarah Palin-type is my choice>

But if Mitt will stop the rot, that will be big.

Interesting that a school teacher thins "24" is a word. And I wonder if my failing eyes couled get and ADA action going on the presentation.]