Clinton really is all about the soundbites to make herself look good all the while pounding on the american auto makers.
She also proves she does not fact finding before spouting one liners off.
Chrysler LLC criticized recent suggestions that the Model T Ford is a more fuel efficient vehicle than today's SUVs -- saying that's misleading.
"Henry Ford would be dumbfounded until he opened the hood. Because he would recognize the internal combustion engine underneath. It is the same basic concept that he put in to the Model T almost a century ago. In fact, that Model T got better gas mileage than your typical SUV does today," said Clinton, the Democratic presidential front-runner. "We can't continue this. It's time for a change."
Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., in outlining her plan to more than double combined fleet-wide fuel economy standards to 55 miles per gallon by 2030, told an audience Monday in Cedar Rapids, Iowa that automakers needed to do more to innovate.
Clinton hates the american auto makers, it's clear to see that and she has no problem with not campaigning in Michigan because of that hatered but thinks all those dumocrats are going to vote for her anyway.
I have seen the Model T gas mileage verses the SUV gas mileage quote being spouted off by the left every where I look. It's a good arguement for the SUV's are evil crowd too.
"A number of members of Congress have also perpetuated this myth. We join with those in Congress who are in favor of higher fuel economy standards. But comparing the Model T with today's vehicles is like comparing the Wright Brothers glider with the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. You don't hear people complaining that the Dreamliner doesn't get as good fuel economy as a glider,"
Hating the american auto makers is as popular a thing to do as taking down the tabacco companies.
Is it really fair to compare a 1,200 pound Model T to todays 3,000 plus pound SUV's?
"There's a reason the Model T weighed 1,200 pounds, less than half the weight of most vehicles sold today. The Model T didn't have safety features like dual airbags, reinforced safety cage, anti-lock brakes and traction control. The Model T didn't have electric windows, interior lights, air conditioning, a radio and CD player."
Vines also noted that the Model T had a "four-cylinder, 22-horsepower engine had a top speed of 45 miles per hour, and it spewed out far more noxious emissions than today's vehicles because it didn't have a catalytic converter. And the brakes on a Model T? Make sure you plan ahead. Assuming the laws of gravity apply in New York, all those extra features add a lot of weight to a vehicle."
This Chrysler guy is pretty pissed off about Clinton spouting off myths and attempting to take down the auto industry with her double the gas mileage of todays vehicles within 10 years bill she would try to pass if she makes it to the white house.
Would any president sacrifice their safety, or comfort, and give up the presidential motorcade, which includes many SUVs laden with heavy armor?" Vines wrote. "But when you're looking for a soundbite, why fuss with facts? Look, you can love the planet and love your SUV too."
Dumocrats, do as I say not as I do.Posted by Quality Weenie at November 8, 2007 08:41 AM | TrackBack