President’s natural gas proposal would benefit billionaire investor George Soros

posted at 10:00 pm on January 26, 2012 by Tina Korbe

The Heritage Foundation’s Lachlan Markay uncovers a potentially key motivation for the president’s recent proposal to offer incentives to companies to buy and use trucks powered by natural gas:

One company that stands to benefit handsomely from the president’s proposal is Westport Innovations. The company converts diesel engines to be fueled by natural gas. Wall Street analysts predicted a boom for the company if the NAT GAS Act were passed. CNBC analyst Jim Cramer said he “expects shares to absolutely explode” in the event the legislation were to pass. …

If Westport reaps the predicted windfall, one of the chief beneficiaries will be George Soros, a major Obama donor and supporter. Soros’s hedge fund holds 3,160,063 company shares (as of its last SEC filing).

Soros has given $384,090 to the Democratic Party, Democratic PACs, and Democratic Candidates in the three election cycles beginning in 2008, including $4,400 to Obama himself, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. He describes himself as “an early supporter of Barack Obama, first in his Senate campaign in Illinois and later when he ran for President. Soros supported Obama in his presidential bid because he believed he could provide the transformational leadership the country needed.”

What’s so frustrating about the president’s perpetual crony capitalism is that it taints and sullies even sound products. Natural gas is a clean, abundant, affordable source of energy and companies would be smart to invest in trucks powered by natgas — but it’s just flat-out not the government’s business to incentivize the use of certain products and punish the use of others.

Meanwhile, it is the Department of Energy’s business to approve exports of natural gas, and, yet, some of the same lawmakers who would presumably support this latest proposal of the president’s have discouraged the approval of export applications — because (heaven forbid!) more exports might mean higher natural gas prices. Artificially low natural gas prices mean less natural gas drilling and more oil drilling. How’s that for an unintended consequence of the plans of those who want nothing more than to eliminate “dirty” oil drilling?

It’s all an argument for the government to get out of the energy industry entirely.


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When Obama said we are the Saudi Arabia of natural gas, I’m pretty sure he was indicating his predilection for sharia law.

tom daschle concerned on January 26, 2012 at 10:03 PM

It seems as though most decisions would benefit George Soros. I bet most decisions would benefit the Koch brothers too. Any high power investor who has a diverse base of investments would probably benefit on any decision any government makes.

vegconservative on January 26, 2012 at 10:05 PM

How come everything seems to benefit Soros and Buffett?

KOOLAID2 on January 26, 2012 at 10:06 PM

Soros’s hedge fund….

Wait, wait, I thought hedge fund managers were EVIL!!!!!!1!!! in Liberal World. Hasn’t Obama complained a lot about those EVIL!!!1!!! hedge fund managers over the last few years?

William Teach on January 26, 2012 at 10:07 PM

This doesn’t surprise me coming from the most “transparent administration evah”

mcplumbercuda on January 26, 2012 at 10:09 PM

This story cannot be remotely true. Obama said he was for the middle class. No, really,he did.

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hillsoftx on January 26, 2012 at 10:10 PM

How come everything seems to benefit Soros and Buffett?
KOOLAID2 on January 26, 2012 at 10:06 PM

Don’t forget General Electric.

listens2glenn on January 26, 2012 at 10:11 PM

Soros is Obama’s puppeteer.

Raquel Pinkbullet on January 26, 2012 at 10:11 PM

It seems as though most decisions would benefit George Soros. I bet most decisions would benefit the Koch brothers too. Any high power investor who has a diverse base of investments would probably benefit on any decision any government makes.

vegconservative on January 26, 2012 at 10:05 PM

Bingo. This boogeyman obsession with Zodiac is rather silly.

mythicknight on January 26, 2012 at 10:12 PM

Soros, not Zodiac. Damn spellcheck.

mythicknight on January 26, 2012 at 10:13 PM

This will be a running line of attacks on Romney if he were ever elected.

astonerii on January 26, 2012 at 10:13 PM

George Soros’ proposal that obozo was told to put forth benefits George Soros.

Flange on January 26, 2012 at 10:13 PM

Wait, wait, I thought hedge fund managers were EVIL!!!!!!1!!! in Liberal World. Hasn’t Obama complained a lot about those EVIL!!!1!!! hedge fund managers over the last few years?

William Teach on January 26, 2012 at 10:07 PM

Soros only hires vegetarian pro-Palestinian gay anarchist traders, so it’s okay.

RBMN on January 26, 2012 at 10:14 PM

Crony Socialism at it’s best.

Chip on January 26, 2012 at 10:18 PM

What’s so frustrating about the president’s perpetual crony capitalism is that it taints and sullies even sound products.

These accusations are completely unsubstantiated and reek of hypocrisy among right-wing bloggers who ride the mantel of journalistic integrity whenever it’s convenient to their political goals.

It’s interesting that you fail to point out that a far larger beneficiary of this proposal is T Boone Pickens, a lifelong member of the Republican party and major donor to recent GOP leaders including George W. Bush? Would this evidence then demonstrate a conspiracy of traitorous elements of the administration to help GOP donors? This estory is so clearly flawed that it’s hard to believe that Hotair is willing to tarnish its image by validating it.

How much investigation has focused on GOP interests that would benefit from this decision? Where’s the evidence that any member of the administration took the Soros investment into consideration when evaluating this public policy issue?

bayam on January 26, 2012 at 10:20 PM

What’s so frustrating about the president’s perpetual crony capitalism is that it taints and sullies even sound products.

I’m sorry Tina, but we don’t need to sully the term capitalism or Free enterprise associating it with what the Downgrade Administration has been doing.

Chip on January 26, 2012 at 10:21 PM

And when Keystone heads west not south, the oil from the Dakotas will continue to be moved by rail. A railroad system owned by a company owned by Buffet.

xkaydet65 on January 26, 2012 at 10:24 PM

bayam on January 26, 2012 at 10:20 PM

Okay, if you want to play that game, why not bring up Solyndra? Or Fast and Furious or the next Downgrade scandal de jour?

Chip on January 26, 2012 at 10:25 PM

If we’ve come to the point that we have to bribe Soros to do what’s right for the country, then so be it. Pay off Soros and be done with it.

Tom Servo on January 26, 2012 at 10:26 PM

Its indignation is so cute.

tom daschle concerned on January 26, 2012 at 10:26 PM

Yeah, but how much does Soros’ secretary pay in taxes?

J.E. Dyer on January 26, 2012 at 10:26 PM

How come everything seems to benefit Soros and Buffett?

KOOLAID2 on January 26, 2012 at 10:06 PM

When you realize that their assets and investments total hundreds of billions of dollars, there’s literally no political decision or economic event that doesn’t impact one or more of their holdings. A decision that does harm to one asset may represent good news to another.

Failure to expose this truth make it easy to manipulate naive readers.

bayam on January 26, 2012 at 10:27 PM

bayam on January 26, 2012 at 10:27 PM

NOT ALL BILLIONAIRES OPENLY CALL FOR THE DISSOLUTION OF BORDERS AND THE TAKEDOWN OF AMERICA.

sorry caps.

tom daschle concerned on January 26, 2012 at 10:29 PM

vegconservative on January 26, 2012 at 10:05 PM

I don’t agree with you or Mr. Soros.

However, I send props to Mr. Soros and his staff for the presentation he made at the recent Davos conference. I heard him in person some time ago and he really seemed much more engaging and intelligent then. In a CNBC interview, he was all that and more. He even showed some of his altruism and humility at times. Bravo.

You seem to be suggesting a coincidence in Mr. Soros’ potential profits from an administration decision. Please research Solyndra. I would also suggest a copy of Culture of Corruption by Michelle Malkin. Everyone should have one and I hope that she updates it.

In my opinion, this WH is not the most corrupt or divisive in history. Unfortunately, we were encouraged to expect a lot more.

IlikedAUH2O on January 26, 2012 at 10:30 PM

How come everything seems to benefit Soros and Buffett?

KOOLAID2 on January 26, 2012 at 10:06 PM

bayam on January 26, 2012 at 10:27 PM

As usual, that doesn’t answer the question.

Chip on January 26, 2012 at 10:30 PM

Interesting a reference to T Boone Pickens… who, by the way, being a so called supporter of whatever Bush you choose, doesn’t make him a conservative. He has always had an interest in natural gas and would suck the teat of anyone interested. However, compare that with with Obeyme’s cabal replete with the Solyndras, Soros supported political organizations, the Chicago gangster philosophy, Alinsky philosophy, and the crooked Holder led Law Department, to name a few…. Bayam, you really want to play this game?

MNDavenotPC on January 26, 2012 at 10:32 PM

Okay, if you want to play that game, why not bring up Solyndra?

I agree that you’re entitled to bring up those topics, but this article does not.
It suggests that a policy proposal was driven by the potential financial gain of an Obama donor, when in fact it will bring far greater financial gain to a major GOP donor. I don’t see how a responsible blogger can fail to report this fact.

bayam on January 26, 2012 at 10:32 PM

Soros is also a major beneficiary of Brazilian off shore oil exploration. U.S. off shore oil production would be its competitor. Pickens is another “Green Energy” pirate with his wind investments and natural gas interests, most of which require huge government subsidies and guarantees.Pickens and Irwin Jacobs tried to get Minnesota to pay for their wind farms.

K Michael ODonovan on January 26, 2012 at 10:33 PM

bayam on January 26, 2012 at 10:32 PM

And Fast and Furious?

Let me guess, that was only people getting killed the subversion of the Constitution and not investments, so that doesn’t count.

Chip on January 26, 2012 at 10:34 PM

I would buy a copy of Mr. Soros’ book but I worry where the proceeds will end up. I don’t mind even President Obama getting some of my money but Soros is related to some real toxic actors. His FOREX theories are brilliant and the book should be a charge.

IlikedAUH2O on January 26, 2012 at 10:36 PM

bayam on January 26, 2012 at 10:32 PM

Your appearance of impariality is noted.

Cleombrotus on January 26, 2012 at 10:38 PM

Your appearance of imparialityimpartiality is noted

Cleombrotus on January 26, 2012 at 10:39 PM

Obama’s $2 billion to Brazil ends up helping send oil to China - JANUARY 26, 2012 Green Room

Dr Evil on January 26, 2012 at 10:40 PM

Don’t I remember some Governor of Alaska being crucified over a building permit?

IlikedAUH2O on January 26, 2012 at 10:43 PM

bayam on January 26, 2012 at 10:32 PM

Your appearance of impariality is noted.

Cleombrotus on January 26, 2012 at 10:38 PM

Yes, attack the messenger. I never claimed to be impartial and I never said that T Boone was a ‘true’ conservative.

I merely pointed out that one major GOP donor, T Boone Pickens, is by far the larger beneficiary of this proposal. I also suspect that at least two engine manufacturers with a history of large GOP donations will also see their profits and stock prices rise as a result of this move. As a result, I have trouble accepting the premise of this article.

bayam on January 26, 2012 at 10:45 PM

bayam on January 26, 2012 at 10:45 PM

Just how is the story wrong, if that’s your beef with it?

Can you fathom that the Downgrade Administration perhaps might reward it’s friends and punish it’s enemies?

Chip on January 26, 2012 at 10:49 PM

I never claimed to be impartial

Just so we’re clear on that.

Cleombrotus on January 26, 2012 at 10:50 PM

Westport Innovations is a Soros plantation and he has bought himself a mandingo.

docflash on January 26, 2012 at 10:52 PM

When you realize that their assets and investments total hundreds of billions of dollars, there’s literally no political decision or economic event that doesn’t impact one or more of their holdings. A decision that does harm to one asset may represent good news to another.

Failure to expose this truth make it easy to manipulate naive readers.

bayam on January 26, 2012 at 10:27 PM

That’s a cop out,.. Literally they are so financially omnipresent, they always profit… so if that is the case..

why does he invest so much of his money in leftwing politicians?

if it doesn’t matter?

And do you make that same argument when a screaming lefty says the Koch brothers are spawns of Satan?

There is absolutely no way, that if a major political donor recieved a windfall from a Bush proposal, the democrats wouldn’t say it smelled. But Obama has made such a cottage industry of paying off unions and donors, it becomes naive to NOT suspect he’s dirty on this.

mark81150 on January 26, 2012 at 10:56 PM

Exporting natural gas would also have the effect of easing our balance of trade problems.It would also lower world market prices by increasing supply. Not exporting it has the net effect of a tax on users collected by large suppliers like Russia And some North African muslim countries. No doubt we can expect our European friends to be grateful.

dunce on January 26, 2012 at 10:59 PM

Soros is the poster child for wanna be Bond villans trying to buy entire countries. He looks and sounds every bit the leftwing stooge he finances… but I doubt he really is all that socialist. It’s always about his money, and why he wants more of it. The left was easy to buy,.. they want power, he wants money,.. a match made in Hell..

Leftwings always get co-opted by tyrants,.. no matter how much they claim it’s about justice, they always produce a Stalin or Mao, eager to preach the gospel of Marx while stacking up the bodies.. anyone who can watch that Soros interview, where he says his WW II years with his Nazi guardian seizing Jews property, and see him discribe it as among the happiest days of his life..

and not be chilled to the bone…

either isn’t human, or they’ve sold out to the mantra of leftwing doctrine. Both about the same..

mark81150 on January 26, 2012 at 11:10 PM

Soros is the poster child for wanna be Bond villans trying to buy entire countries.

mark81150 on January 26, 2012 at 11:10 PM

That’s why I always refer to the Nazi collaborator as “Blofeld.”

I heard him in person some time ago and he really seemed much more engaging and intelligent then. In a CNBC interview, he was all that and more. He even showed some of his altruism and humility at times. Bravo.

IlikedAUH2O on January 26, 2012 at 10:30 PM

Where’s your “sarc” tag?

SagebrushPuppet on January 26, 2012 at 11:24 PM

Nice – this type of press is bound to attract some additional attention and push my shares higher. Already up 100% in past 6 months

kage on January 26, 2012 at 11:25 PM

Am I the only one who thinks Soros is the real-life version of Mr. Burns?

SagebrushPuppet on January 26, 2012 at 11:28 PM

SagebrushPuppet on January 26, 2012 at 11:24 PM

If you listened to what he has to say, it is not all that evil.

Now Media Matters and the rest is another issue.

Notice that I don’t want to buy the man’s book. He would make what? Five dollars? That is a pretty extreme position since I want to read it.

IlikedAUH2O on January 26, 2012 at 11:36 PM

If you listened to what he has to say, it is not all that evil.

IlikedAUH2O on January 26, 2012 at 11:36 PM

Only if you have a completely debased mind and think that utopia will be enacted on earth by men such as him.

I always knew you were playing for the other team.

tom daschle concerned on January 26, 2012 at 11:41 PM

Failure to expose this truth make it easy to manipulate naive readers.

bayam on January 26, 2012 at 10:27 PM

And some people like to distort the truth, so they can manipulate for their agenda…but lo and behold…they are the ones who remain naive.

KOOLAID2 on January 26, 2012 at 11:43 PM

Long ago the Fed Gov started picking winners and losers.

When the “Progressive” Income tax began. At that point the Fed Gov began to be the molder of the classes thru the tax code.

Think how much of our economy is actually CONTROLLED BY THE TAX CODE.

And OBAMACARE is the next step in controlling the little people.

PappyD61 on January 26, 2012 at 11:54 PM

There is absolutely no way, that if a major political donor recieved a windfall from a Bush proposal, the democrats wouldn’t say it smelled.

If you’re referring to Bush’s habit of appointing industry insiders to regulatory positions, when those industries were major backers of his Presidency, yes, I agree that was inappropriate. Some found it troubling when Bush regulations borrowed directly from industry white papers.

But when Republicans benefit even more than Democrats by a proposal, it’s a stretch to link that proposal to favoritism.

bayam on January 27, 2012 at 12:18 AM

bayam on January 27, 2012 at 12:18 AM

You are incredibly precious.

Solyndra, lightsquared, and tesla, the volt..anything else?

tom daschle concerned on January 27, 2012 at 12:37 AM

Well I saw one mention of Boone Pickens, wish there was more. I don’t know if this refers to the Nat Gas Act that was being pushed months ago. It included credits for the actual conversion (was it like $7500?). And then again for nat gas stations…it’s basically a redux of the solar scheme. So yes this is more Pickens than any other single person. I think there was a wasted nat gas station in Tennessee perhaps, thru loan guarantees and I think there was some crony there as well as a bad business owner.

Soros is the embodiment of the left and anti-Americana, but he’s super rich and has his hands and people in everything. I don’t know if he has businesses directly impacted by nat gas, so he differs from Buffett and Pickens in that way, he’s not really about businesses, more about money so he’s a hedger. I’m less worried about his investments, unless it’s gonna screw people, say like dumping currency or commodities, than I am about his social manuevers.

But again, the main component will be GOVERNMENT money, rather than the players. Without subsidies paying for their business, is it viable? I don’t know, but should be no public money. OH AND WHERE’S THE METHENOL CONVERSION TALK…Republicans never hammer facts, figures, or good ideas. It’s embarassing trying to replace Democrats with someone equally inept.

John Kettlewell on January 27, 2012 at 12:58 AM

lightsquared, and tesla, the volt..anything else

Tesla has received major backing from Toyota and GM builds cars that fit its marketing and sales strategies- although I know it’s trendy to be anti-electric car technology.

Did you forget Obama’s opposition to SOPA- clearly intended to appease his donors in silicon valley like Larry Schmidt and Steve Jobs’ heirs at Apple. The outrage!

bayam on January 27, 2012 at 1:50 AM

$0®0$–b___d ú__g!

Olo_Burrows on January 27, 2012 at 3:30 AM

Crony Socialism at it’s best.
Chip on January 26, 2012 at 10:18 PM

It seems more like fascism. The government maintains the illusion of private ownership of industry, but chooses which companies will supply industry and the person who will run them.

tdarrington on January 27, 2012 at 3:49 AM

It seems as though most decisions would benefit George Soros. I bet most decisions would benefit the Koch brothers too. Any high power investor who has a diverse base of investments would probably benefit on any decision any government makes.

vegconservative on January 26, 2012 at 10:05 PM

Your rational refusal to outfit yourself in a tinfoil berkin bag is admirable. One only hopes the intrepid author of this post would take a similar tact

libfreeordie on January 27, 2012 at 6:18 AM

Called it… again.

CPT. Charles on January 27, 2012 at 6:23 AM

Let’s see: Soros (supporter) benefits from the natural gas policy.
GE (supporter) benefits from the twisty bulbs/charging stations policy.
Warren Buffet (supporter) benefits from the nixing of the Keystone pipeline policy.

Let’s try another one: has anyone noticed the recent round of Apple bashing in the lefty press. Hmm. Why would that be? Could it be because Bill Gates (Microsoft) has decided to turn into a Warren Buffet clone?

What is abundantly clear with this bunch is that it’s the dictionary definition of fascism — ostensible private ownership of property but in reality directed by government, with government using the press and its power to benefit its supporters and squash those who might disagree. I have never, in my life, seen anything like this. Read about it in history books, but this is remarkable.

FiveG on January 27, 2012 at 6:40 AM

Tesla has received major backing from Toyota and GM builds cars that fit its marketing and sales
strategies- although I know it’ s trendy to be anti-electric car technology.
Did you forget Obama’s opposition to SOPA- clearly intended to appease his donors in silicon
valley like Larry Schmidt and Steve Jobs’ heirs at Apple. The outrage!
bayam on January 27, 2012 at 1:50 AM

way to stay on topic comrade. you are a f%$&*#g joke.

tom daschle concerned on January 27, 2012 at 7:03 AM

I will count it a good day when Soros shuffles the mortal coil and steps off of the starship Earth. He is an evil man.

Spots the Dog on January 27, 2012 at 7:19 AM

Brayam …you do realize that when you point out that someone else may benefit from this it does not negate the charge. It is actually a pretty dishonest argument. By your own posts I suspect whenever Obama gets in bed with those that donate to him and his party some GOPer somewhere may benefit.

CW on January 27, 2012 at 7:21 AM

I will count it a good day when Soros shuffles the mortal coil and steps off of the starship Earth. He is an evil man.

Spots the Dog on January 27, 2012 at 7:19 AM

Amen!

The end of Darth Soros will be a day of unbridled celebration!

insidiator on January 27, 2012 at 7:36 AM

What’s so frustrating about the president’s perpetual crony capitalism is that it taints and sullies even sound products. Natural gas is a clean, abundant, affordable source of energy and companies would be smart to invest in trucks powered by natgas — but it’s just flat-out not the government’s business to incentivize the use of certain products and punish the use of others.

The government needs to get out of the business of choosing winners and losers.

SC.Charlie on January 27, 2012 at 7:37 AM

If you listened to what he has to say, it is not all that evil.

Now Media Matters and the rest is another issue.

Notice that I don’t want to buy the man’s book. He would make what? Five dollars? That is a pretty extreme position since I want to read it.

IlikedAUH2O on January 26, 2012 at 11:36 PM

Give Blofeld my regards the next time you go to offer tribute to him.

SagebrushPuppet on January 27, 2012 at 7:42 AM

Soros owns Baroque.

I don’t think for a second that he is the leftist people say he is. He is a shrewd businessman and he bought himself a nice little minion President.

CorporatePiggy on January 27, 2012 at 7:46 AM

What a surprise! Soros and Buffett both benefit from Obama’s actions that are costing the American people thousands of jobs.

cicerone on January 27, 2012 at 8:34 AM

Birds of a feather flock together

Enron, Clinton and Jim Hansen and others conjured up the carbon trading scams by fines being levied on COX, NOX, CH4 and SOX

Enron Wind is now GE Wind
Enron gas, is now owned by Buffet. (Northern NaturalGas)

Buffet is also owner of Nalco Chemical. water treating chemicals for fracking tight gas formations. They have a few other large watertreatment lines also

The sell waste water treatment chemicals for the Koch Bros GP paper mills.

seven on January 27, 2012 at 8:44 AM

The government needs to get out of the business of choosing winners and losers.

SC.Charlie on January 27, 2012 at 7:37 AM

So far with the Biden touch, when a winner is proclaimed, they are in Chapter 11 one year later.

118 million subsidized fiasco again yesterday on Michelle Malkins blog.

seven on January 27, 2012 at 8:55 AM

Brayam …you do realize that when you point out that someone else may benefit from this it does not negate the charge.

Yes, a suspicion that something occurs can become the basis of a full allegation- without any evidence. Straight from the Dan Rather school of journalism.

bayam on January 27, 2012 at 9:06 AM

If you’re referring to Bush’s habit of appointing industry insiders to regulatory positions, when those industries were major backers of his Presidency, yes, I agree that was inappropriate. Some found it troubling when Bush regulations borrowed directly from industry white papers.

But when Republicans benefit even more than Democrats by a proposal, it’s a stretch to link that proposal to favoritism.

bayam on January 27, 2012 at 12:18 AM

no, I wasn’t refering to them. Only a fool thinks when deciding industry regulations, that excluding anyone who has any idea how that industry works from the table, is a great idea. Typical liberal thinking, OH MY GOD.. AN OILMAN ON THE BOARD DECIDING OIL INDUSTRY REGULATIONS?. ARE YOU CRAZY? WE NEED ENVIRO-WHACKJOBS.. STAT.… Much better huh.

and why industry regulations often choke the very thing liberals hate. cheap energy, which those damned sheeple will use,.. curse them.

Soros is a thug buying democrats by the truckload,. and you defend him, while slapping Bush.

Why not say you play for the other team, nobody is buying your Soros defense, or the “concern” you have over this. Pickens may benefit, but so will alot of folks who don’t give money, doesn’t change the facts that Soros benefits from damn near evry single Obama initiative, creating the optics of a crooked pol.

But you give him a pass while complaining about Bush.

Bulls*t,.

mark81150 on January 27, 2012 at 9:09 AM

@bayam

So by your logic we should be applauding Fast & Furious because conservative businesses like Ruger, Smith & Wesson, Colt et al…probably made a killing with gun sales.

The fact is…a Obama donor benefits tremendously from this decision. It’s a side effect that others do as well.

And the fact that Obama is consistently railing against subsidies to big oil..where he doesn’t seem to have many friends/donors…turns around and provides subsidies to a industry where he does…raises questions.

HumpBot Salvation on January 27, 2012 at 9:21 AM

As much as I dislike Soros, this is a bit of a stretch. What a shock: people donate money to those who have similar worldviews. Sometimes the recipient(s) of that money make decisions that benefit both. Does not mean the money caused the decision.

The GOP consisentenly gets tarred and feathered b/c they are “pro-oil” and they got a ton of money from “Big Oil”. The money to the GOP did not make the GOP big oil. Thier support of oil fits with their worldview.

Does anyone really think Obama would not have made this decision if Soros’ hedge fund didn’t own shares in this company? It absolutely sounds like something he would support (govt intervention to support “clean energy”). Let’s knock him for his constant intervention in private markets instead. Come on, stop looking behind every rock for something to get enraged about; there are plenty of actual boneheaded decisions to rip Obama for without imagining stuff.

RW Wacko on January 27, 2012 at 9:30 AM

RW Wacko on January 27, 2012 at 9:30 AM

Neville Chamberline would be proud of you.

Appeasement in our time what a concept/

Dr Evil on January 27, 2012 at 10:09 AM

Bayam:

Hot Air bloggers are against ANY type of govt intervention in free markets whether it’s Soros or Pickens, Blue or Red:

An article from Jazz Shaw from just over a month ago:
http://hotair.com/archives/2011/12/09/of-crony-capitalism-and-natural-gas/

mdenis39 on January 27, 2012 at 11:18 AM

Slightly O/T:
Didn’t Pickens buy up HUGE tracts of fresh water rights?

askwhatif on January 27, 2012 at 11:47 AM

Are there still some of you who aren’t informed of the subversive reach of George Soros?

Guide to the George Soros Network

ChasVoice on January 27, 2012 at 12:37 PM

A decision that does harm to one asset may represent good news to another.

Failure to expose this truth make it easy to manipulate naive readers.

bayam on January 26, 2012 at 10:27 PM

Fair enough. What asset of soros’ was harmed by this decision? Or were you just pulling talking points out of your ass?

See, we know what asset was helped. Since you obviously agree that happened, and since you’re only speculating about any harm, I think you know you’re full of crap here.

runawayyyy on January 27, 2012 at 4:29 PM

He describes himself as “an early supporter of Barack Obama, first in his Senate campaign in Illinois and later when he ran for President. Soros supported Obama in his presidential bid because he believed he could provide the transformational leadership the country needed.”

Didn’t Soros originally – or perhaps also – support Hillary?

TxTea on January 28, 2012 at 4:05 PM