Domestic Policy

Energy Department Rewriting History

Eamon Javers reported today on CNBC that he had uncovered evidence of Obama’s Department of Energy revising documents related to the Solyndra scandal:

Eamon writes:

The changes occurred in two press releases from the Department of Energy’s loan guarantee program — the same program that has been the center of controversy surrounding the failed solar company Solyndra.

Both were changed to remove the name of a company that has received negative press attention in recent days, SunPower, and replace it with the name of another company, NRG Energy.

In the April case, the Department of Energy loan programs office announced in a press release on April 12 “conditional commitment” to a $1.187 billion loan guarantee to support the California Valley Solar Ranch project, which it said was “sponsored by SunPower Corporation.”

But that release was later changed on one website to say the project was “sponsored by NRG Energy.”

In a second instance of retroactive press release revision, someone changed a release from September 30 that announced the finalization of the California Solar Generation project. In an early version of the September 30 press release, the government said the project was “sponsored by SunPower.” That was later changed to “sponsored by NRG Energy.”

Read the rest of the article to see the department’s response as to how this happened. It just might be that their innocuous explanation is in fact what happened – but when this tidbit is added together with all the other scandals that are undermining this administration, it becomes increasingly harder to escape one of two conclusions.

Either the Obama administration is overwhelmingly incompetent and completely inept, or they are actively attempting to subvert America through policies and activities reminiscent of those of totalitarian states. To have a department of the administration actively rewriting history is not something we should take lightly.

Dennis Prager, conservative talk show host, reminds listeners often of the joke that the citizens behind the Soviet Iron Curtain would say when the Communist government would revise history: ” The Future is known. It’s the Past that keeps changing.”