May 11, 2007

Obama Hates American Auto Industry

Obama was in the Detroit area this week and basically attacked the
American Auto Industry saying they deserve what they get because they
are polluters.

The Democratic presidential contender was in Detroit on Monday, oozing charisma and environmental awareness as he chided local automakers for building too many big vehicles and not enough fuel-efficient hybrids.

But we find out that Obama is just another Dumocrat who talks the talk
but won't walk the walk.

So his choice to drive a V8 Hemi-powered Chrysler 300C emits a whiff of hypocrisy along with its exhaust fumes. Obama's choice proves once again that fuel economy is seldom the No. 1 factor when Americans buy cars. The 340-horsepower 300C has plenty of room for the lanky senator, his wife, Michelle, and their two daughters. It gets 25 miles per gallon on the highway, good for a big sedan, but far short of hybrids and compact cars.

All I can say is jackass.

He is also jumping on the "blame the American Auto Industry for everything"

He may be a rookie running for president, but he has mastered the politically correct strategy of aiming criticism at an easy target -- the U.S. auto industry.

It's like criticizing smokers, those who nibble on beef, or Paris Hilton --
people no one will rush to defend because it's not popular to do so.

After all, it's the U.S. auto industry that has failed to produce more cars
that burn less $3-a-gallon gas, not the petroleum industry's fault for producing
more gas at $3 than $2 a gallon. And it's surely not the consumer's fault that
they buy more big cars, SUVs and pickups than they do small cars.

Obama this week flew to Detroit to deliver his message that the U.S. auto
industry is the villain for "investing in bigger and faster cars while foreign
competitors invested in more fuel-efficient technology."

Not to mention the guy is just a huge liar, making stuff up to back-up his points.

"While our fuel standards haven't moved from 27.5 miles per gallon in two decades, both China and Japan have surpassed us, with Japanese cars now getting an average of 45 miles to the gallon," Obama said.

"I'm not sure where he got that figure," Toyota spokesman Mike Michels said.
"No carmaker gets 45 m.p.g. Ours is closer to 30 m.p.g."

So he is making stuff up to suit his needs, blaming the American Auto Industry
for everything from Global Warming to only producing gas guzzlers (in which he
buys) and falsely saying Japaense cars get more miles per gallon then American
cars which is keen to accusing the American Auto Makers of being in cahoots with Big oil.

Posted by Quality Weenie at May 11, 2007 10:19 AM | TrackBack