06 Oct '11, 9pm

Obama rips GOP defeatism: ‘I’m not going to surrender to other countries’:

Cross-posted from ThinkProgress Green . This morning, President Barack Obama bashed the Republican argument that the United States can no longer compete in global manufacturing. Earlier this week, Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-Fla.) said that the bankruptcy of Solyndra means that the United States should surrender the clean-energy race to China. "We can't compete with China to make solar panels and wind turbines," Stearns told NPR , because one advanced-technology solar company that had received private and public financing had closed shop. "I'm not going to surrender to other countries," Obama shot back in today's press conference, after noting that Stearns, like dozens of other Republicans, is on record supporting the clean-energy loan guarantee program he now attacks: I heard there was a Republican member of Congress who is engaging in oversight on this. And despite the fact th...

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