These widely publicized failures of Solyndra and Beacon are intended to attack the reputation of the Democratic Party. For me, I don't give a s**t about that. What I don't like, what I absolutely hate, is that this attack has the effect of undermining an essential energy policy. Government support of alternative energies is important for updating an antiquated energy system that is doomed to fail at some time in the future. I don't know when that will happen but waiting until it happens is waiting far too long. This energy update makes the US immune to the political and economic foibles of the middle-east and unstable, but oil-rich nations. That makes this update critical to the future stability and integrity of the United States.
So when people who make a big toodoo about the failure of Solar companies, they think they're only attacking the Democrats and undermining their efforts. What they're really doing is undermining the future security and integrity of the entire country. I consider these attacks as attacks on the United States, and I'm sorry but I get just a bit pissy about it when someone attacks my country. I realize people don't think they're attacking the US and maybe that wasn't the intent, but it has the effect of a domestic attack.
If anyone should feel shame it's those who attack the future of all Americans just to play childish and stupid political games.