The Bromance Continues
I do have to admit, reading David Brooks is a guilty pleasure. His strange obsession with Obama is bordering on scary. He is willing to apologize for any crazy scheme or action the man attempts. Brooks will betray his belief system, the Constitution, his country, and his morals in order to defend the guy. He will drag reality into a fun house of mirrors just | Read More »
The Obama Calculus: Celebrate Weakness, Disembowel Strength
It’s really that simple after all, and it pervades every aspect of the Obama worldview. Just ask Toyota . I’m a big movie buff, and a huge Fight Club fan, and this whole Toyota flap brings Tyler Durden gurgling back up in my memory like so much boiling fat and lye. Right now, Toyota must be thinking “I am Jack’s cold sweat”, and Obama-“I am | Read More »
Media Mentions of Chrysler/Dodge Recalls
Today I received a recall notice on my 2007 Dodge Nitro. It’s not surprising that we have heard little to nothing of this in the MSM – after all, this is a government owned car company now.
Dealergate Lawsuit Pending
Dealergate hasn’t gone away. Indeed, WorldNetDaily, TheRightSideofLife blog, another blogger called Devvy, and an Examiner journalist by the name of Dianna Cotter are each reporting that a group of disenfranchised auto dealers will shortly file a lawsuit against President Obama and his administration. The lead plaintiff is Jim Anderer, a Chrysler dealer who lost his franchise. Anderer was interviewed by Neil Cavuto on May 18, | Read More »
Did the UAW Just Kill Ford too?
There is an old joke among Chevy owners: FORD = Found On the Road Dead. Well, this week, the once-mighty UAW may have just sealed Ford’s fate. As most of America knows (or should know), through a tax-payer funded bailout and government-imposed bankruptcy, the Obama Administration gave General Motors and Chrysler shares to the United Auto Workers in exchange for debt owed to the UAW’s | Read More »
Cash for Clunkers- saw where Chrsler claims cash for clunkers is causing them to add shifts. The lucky plants produce Dodge Ram,Town & Country, and a Jeep. Save for the Town &Country(the plant also produces the VW Toureg). Question is what were traded in,locomotives? The above vehicles are not right up there in the fuel economy stakes. Does anyone know if over the years there | Read More »
Saving the American Dream
Right now in Washington, D.C., we are seeing nothing short of the deconstruction of America’s free-market system. To be blunt, the strong arm tactics of the Obama Administration’s Auto Task Force are crushing the dreams of many American business owners – and simultaneously putting our future prosperity in jeopardy. Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve spoken with the GM and Chrysler car dealerships from | Read More »
The Failed Domestic Policies of President Obama
The Failed Domestic Policies of President Obama President Obama will fail in virtually everything he attempts because he puts the protection of his supporters over that of industries he is bailing out. Obama has spent more of our money in 4 months than all previous Presidents combined, on TARP, P-PIP, TALF, Stimulus, Budget, etc. It is obvious he is sprinkling our money like confetti | Read More »
Show your loyalty. Sell your Prius.
(Via Glenn Reynolds) GayPatriot has the right idea here: Those who want to give people like Barney a say in the running of General Motors (and Chrysler for that matter), that is those who favor Obama’s Auto Plan, can show that they really believe this is the right way to manufacture automobiles by put their money where their mouths are. When it comes time for | Read More »
Senator Alexander’s car industry conference call.
I participated in a conference call yesterday with Senator Alexander (R-TN) about his “Auto Stock for Every Taxpayer” bill; not to mention his “Car Czar” awards for government intervention in the car industry (his first one was to Barney Frank, for spreading intervention largess among his subjects). The general themse of the call was to discuss the problems inherent in making the government (in the | Read More »
Dealergate 10: The cost of closing dealers
The closing of Chrysler and GM dealerships is going to be an expensive process for Americans. The taxpayers have already been fleeced of billions of dollars to put Chrysler and GM under the thumb of the federal government, but it will be difficult to estimate the additional costs of closing 789 Chrysler and 1200 GM dealers.
Rule of Law a Dead Letter in U.S.?
Image via Wikipedia This article originally appeared here. [Additional author’s comments for Red State: It will be interesting to see what happens with the pending Chrysler bankruptcy and pending sale to Fiat. I was watching Glenn Beck tonight and Judge Napolitano seems to think that the Supreme Court will uphold the Constitution and Rule of Law and send the whole Chrysler bankruptcy back to square | Read More »
Dealergate 9: Questioning the ‘auto task force tyrants’
As we reported yesterday, even some Democrats are beginning to question President Obama and auto his task force. They can’t understand why profitable, top-performing Chrysler dealers are being forced to close their doors. We’ve been asking this and other questions about the Dealergate scandal for weeks, and we’re encouraged to see some House Democrats finally getting curious about how the decisions were made regarding which | Read More »
Dealergate 8: Look who’s concerned now
House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer and Reps. Chris Van Hollen and Daniel Maffei, in a letter today to President Barack Obama, expressed their “growing concern” over the closings of GM and Chrysler dealerships. Moreover, the three congressional Democrats say they want to hear a “compelling justification” how closing healthy dealerships will improve the ailing automakers’ fiscal situation. The three were asking their Capitol Hill | Read More »
Dealergate 7: Why were top-performing dealers closed?
Since we last checked in on the Dealergate fiasco, the new media has been busy doing the work old media reporters should have been doing all along. Obama sycophants on the Left end of the blogosphere continued with their “nothing to see here, folks” defense of their beloved savior-president. And Chrysler dealers on the closed list offered evidence in court that most had sales figures | Read More »