[Documents reviewed by WaPo] show that as Solyndra tottered, officials discussed the political fallout from its troubles, the “optics” in Washington and the impact that the company’s failure could have on the president’s prospects for a second term. Rarely, if ever, was there discussion of the impact that Solyndra’s collapse would have on laid-off workers or on the development of clean-energy technology.
This deeply cynical Beltway view is echoed in the Administration’s egregious response to the even more offensive gun walking scandal. Solyndra is about cronyism while people are dead because of the gunwalking. In a slimy ploy, Attorney General Holder tried to imply that at least some criticism against him and Obama was due to racism. Well, maybe so but that’s hardly why people are outraged. Holder says he knew nothing about the gunwalking, which is nonsensical. And if he truly didn’t, then he should be fired for incompetence.
The Administration’s lack of concern for the victims of the gunwalking is appalling. Apparently Holder and Obama don’t much care that many people have been killed as a direct result of the guns that ATF allowed to be smuggled into Mexico because they barely mention it. Instead, for them, it’s all about spin and getting Obama re-elected.