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A Stroll Through Obama’s Spain-and-Solyndra Timeline

By on 9.7.11 | 6:08PM

See this piece for a reminder of the education of Barack Hussein Obama on Spain's 'green jobs' experience, the results, and his subsequent championing of Solyndra getting a half a billion taxpayer dollars which, thanks to ABC News, looks even fishier than it did last week.

Excerpt:

"Think about what's happening in countries like Spain", he said, in one form or another on no fewer than eight occasions. But he no longer gives that speech. His spokesman being asked to stand by the example didn't go too well.

But then there came this:

"Spain admits green economy sold to Obama is a disaster," which appeared in Spain's La Gazetta on May 21, 2010.

This headline ran five days before Obama's May 26, 2010, visit to champion Solyndra as "the future," which was also two weeks after this enlightening gem, "Obama calls for 'resolute' spending cuts in Spain," was published by the EU Observer, reporting on the president's late-evening telephone call to Socialist Prime Minister Zapatero telling him to cut it out or we'd all be Greece.

But, if Obama was willing to call Zapatero and demand that he stop Spain's very deliberate incurring of massive public debt, and Zapatero complied by trying first to re-cage the green jobs beast, why was Obama's only lesson to stop telling people to look at what's happening in Spain? Why couldn't he simply stop pushing for more of Spain's disastrous policies here?

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