I believe I was supposed to be heartened when Obama said, "The true engine of economic growth will always be companies like Solyndra." But it didn't work for me. I could only think: Does that mean the true engine of economic growth in America is a company that can't grow without tax dollars?
Obama's other argument: America's dependence on foreign oil is bad for national security, bad for the economy, and the damage from the Gulf Coast oil spill is "just heartbreaking."
As Randlett put it, on the critics' side, all partisans can put forward is "Drill, baby, drill."
For my part, I arrived at Solyndra by car, so yes, I still support drilling. Besides, all I hear from the big-government side is "Bill, baby, bill."