Hey, I'm back home and back at my job of tracing Mittens' endless damned lies. Today's falsehood by Lyin' Willard (TM) concerns the failed Solyndra renewable energy investment. This is what Willard said about it:
An independent inspector general looked at this investment and concluded that the Administration had steered money to friends and family and campaign contributors.
There's just one problem with that statement:
IT'S A LIE.
From the article exposing Willard's falsehood:
Small problem: No inspector general ever "concluded" such a thing, at least not based on any written reports or public statements.
Romney seemed to be referring to Congressional testimony offered up by Gregory Friedman, inspector general of the U.S. Department of Energy, from March 2011. In it, he said: "We currently have 64 open investigations associated with the Recovery Act… Schemes under investigation include the submission of false information in applications for funding, fraudulent claims for rebates, claims for unallowable or unauthorized expenses, the directing of contracts and grants to friends and family, weatherization fraud to 7 include mischarging, and other attempts to fraudulently obtain Recovery Act funds."
Not only did Friedman never specifically cite Solyndra, but his office never brought charges related to any "directing of contracts and grants to friends and family." A spokeswoman for the DoE Inspector General's office declined to say whether any such investigation remained open, except to say that it never made the type of conclusion asserted by Romney.
Naturally, when questioned about all of this, the Romney campaign tried to lie again, and then they simply went silent.
Folks, they're going to try to get away with this kind of garbage again and again and again. We have to nail them on it EVERY TIME. Romney and the Flying Monkeys (TM) have unlimited resources to spread their lies. It's up to us to fight back.
And we will.