"If your opponent is of choleric temperament, seek to irritate him." - Sun Tzu
The Obama administration urged officers of the struggling solar company Solyndra to postpone announcing planned layoffs until after the November 2010 midterm elections, newly released e-mails show.
Solyndra: Energy Dept. pushed firm to keep layoffs quiet until after midterms - The Washington Post
Ultimately it was the China government who killed Solyndra when they flooded the market with low priced alternatives.