Dealergate 4: What we have so far
Since we last checked in, here are the latest developments in the rope line of strange occurrences Doug Ross has dubbed Dealergate (Some bloggers prefer Mopargate, but many non-motorheads won’t get it. Dealergate it is). In another of the many pesky coincidences to be found in this story, car czar Steven Rattner, the real head of President Obama’s auto task force, is married to Maureen | Read More »
Obama almost certainly NOT targeting GOP auto dealers
Concerns about Obama administration using campaign contribution disclosure reports to target Republican-owned auto dealers for closure are almost certainly not true.
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Dealergate: Does Obama have a dealer hit list?
Is the Obama administration punishing Chrysler dealers for their politics? A preliminary analysis by Doug Ross suggests that could be the case. There were too many things about the selection of dealerships to be closed that just didn’t add up. Some of the dealers chosen to be terminated were among the more successful outlets in the Chrysler dealership network, and many of them had been | Read More »
Dealerships are not the problem
The Washington Times: Dealers from across the country lobbied desperately on Capitol Hill on Wednesday on the eve of bankrupt Chrysler’s expected announcement that it will close 800 of its 3,200 dealerships. GM is expected to close 2,600, or 40 percent, of its 6,300 dealerships As part of their plans to get taxpayer-funded bailouts from the Obama Administration, GM and Chrysler both had to promise | Read More »