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According to The New Yorker's endorsement of Barack Obama it certainly seems to be. They describe the legacy of George W. Bush and what Obama inherited as he entered office: So what is Obama's record? Has he done absolutely nothing as the GOP talking points and their echo boxes on this forum claim? The New Yorker outlines Obama's accomplishments on the above issues that were handed to him by the GOP in 2008 and more. And... (Read The New Yorker's endorsement HERE.) Is the United States better off in 2012 than in 2008? Not to those suffering from Romnesia, but when you look back on the state of America on Inauguration Day and see all that Obama has accomplished amidst some of the worst legislative stonewalling from the GOP in the nation's history, it seems pretty dishonest to say that he has accomplished "nothing" in 4 years.
It seems like alternative energy schemes, especially those espoused by Obama, have a high mortality rate. Solyndra. The maker of the abortive Volt battery, A123 (see article excerpts below, link). I don't know if it's Obama's gross incompetence, or more likely the result of trying to force a market where none exists, or maybe both. I do know that as a taxpayer I can find far better uses than pouring it down a rat hole. Battery Maker Files for Bankruptcy A123 Scraps China Deal and Will Sell Car Assets to Johnson Controls Electric-car-battery manufacturer A123 Systems Inc. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Tuesday with a plan to sell its auto-business assets to an American rival, Johnson Controls Inc., scrapping a proposed rescue by a Chinese company. The filing by the recipient of nearly $250 million in federal-government grants and $358 million in start-up funding scuttled a previously announced plan to sell an 80% stake to Chinese auto-parts maker Wanxiang Group Corp. That deal had encountered opposition from lawmakers concerned about the transfer of American taxpayer dollars and technology to China. A123's bankruptcy also represents a setback for the Obama administration's efforts to foster a market for electric vehicles and develop a homegrown supply of advanced batteries. It provides fodder for Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romney to continue attacking the president for his financial support of renewable-energy firms. While A123 Systems' tumble into bankruptcy follows that of other stimulus missteps like backing for failed solar-panel manufacturer Solyndra LLC, the futures of the two companies differ markedly.
That's from the Washingto Post. Now, from Politico... And then, we can take a look at what the White House press secretary had to say on September 20th. So yes, as usual, Obama misrepresented the truth. He seems to have a problem with that these days.