Obamateurism of the Day

Let’s see if we can connect a few dots, with the help of our friend Daniel Halper of the Weekly Standard. Barack Obama’s new campaign ad attacking Mitt Romney for his Swiss bank account at first hails Obama for his efforts to encourage “clean energy.”  The key moment comes at the 11-second mark of the ad:

Here’s the graphic:

Pay close attention to the series of dots in the southern half of California.  As Daniel noticed, this graphic is taken from a Department of Energy map of its green-tech projects.  Here’s the original, with a helpful pointer from Daniel:

See the difference?  Solyndra got scrubbed:

I guess Barack Obama and his team just don’t want us connecting the dots on his green-tech debacle, huh?

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