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 them to buy a new car, they should buy a GM (or Chrysler) model. Heck, why wait? Show your confidence in this plan by buying one now.
…but he doesn’t take it nearly far enough. We’ve already established that this administration considers falling in with its policy positions to be ‘patriotic‘: and clearly, supporting the GM/Chrysler takeover is falling in with its policy positions. Considering that – as usual – the Political Class is wildly divergent from mainstream America when it comes to this issue, it is clearly their patriotic duty to make certain that the GM/Chysler bailout succeeds. That means selling that hybrid made by a foreign auto company and buying an American car*. And since it’s a crisis, well, they need to do that right now. Everything else has to be, so this should be, too.
If they were really loyal, they’d do it.
PS: Me? When we had to replace the car a couple months ago we went with a Chrysler PT Cruiser. Which I guess makes me a better American than all those people out there selfishly and bitterly clinging to their hybrids and foreign sedans.
*Hey, it’s better for the environment anyway.
Crossposted to Moe Lane.