Bush Buys Volt

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    A non-insane Republican?-----could this be true?



    George H.W. Bush
    Buys Evil Socialist Chevy Volt
    For His Son


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    Yeah, I bought a Volt. Wanna make something of it?





    Yes, it’s true! Ex-President George Herbert Walker Bush gave the much maligned Chevy Volt to his son, Neil, for his birthday. The Volt, a electric/gas hybrid developed and built domestically by General Motors is a symbol of a recuperating manufacturing sector and the auto industry bailout. As such, it has been attacked repeatedly by the right for the sole purpose of undermining President Obama.

    But there is a growing number of non-insane conservatives that are bucking the trend. Some, like Lee Spieckerman, owner of SpieckermanMedia have actually gone on Fox to debunk the garbage flowing from the mindless critics. According to the Huffington Post:
    Spieckerman said he believes electric cars and plug-in hybrids like the Chevy Volt are vital to the nation’s future, allowing the country to wean itself off oil and use homegrown fuel sources like coal, nuclear and natural gas to power electricity plants, which then would power cars. If you could do that while also expanding the production of oil in the U.S., he thinks that could even push down gas prices.
    Another conservative, Bob Lutz, former high muckity muck at GM and self-admitted global warming denier had this to say:
    I am, sadly, coming to the conclusion that all the icons of conservatism are (shock, horror!) deliberately not telling the truth! (we on the left have known this for decades, welcome to the real world – FLS)

    This saddens me, because, to this writer, conservatism IS fundamental truth. It only damages its inherent credibility with momentarily convenient fiction. (we’re waaaay past damaged credibility – FLS)

    So, Mr. Krauthammer joins the list of right-wing pundits I no longer take seriously. After all, how do I know they’re telling the truth when the subject is one I’m not as familiar with as the Volt? (that’s easy: if their lips are moving, it’s probably a lie – FLS)
    But the crown jewel of push back, by far, is former president, George H.W. Bush. The purchase is pure symbolism. Poppy Bush is still a multimillionaire, Neil is by no means middle class and neither would ever need worry about gas mileage. The was a very deliberate message that conservatives should support the Volt for everything that it represents and that conservatives claim to believe in. But I think it will fall on deaf ears as the current drop of conservatives don’t believe in anything at all except opposition to Obama. They are heavily invested in cutting off their nose to spite their face and the ghost of Ronald Reagan himself could not change the path they’ve chosen.
     
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    OMG, George HW Bush is a Communist.
     
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    Why is this pertinent at all?
     
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    The Volt has been named the "Motor Trend Car of the Year", the European version of the Chevrolet Volt (Opel Ampera) has recently been named the European COTY, just last week the Volt was named the fourth "Best Car For The Money" in American showrooms and, and earned a "Five Star Safety Rating" but-----BUT rightwing talkers have been badmouthing American business and labor. Why is this pertinent?-------a better question would be, why are rightwing extremists trying to sabotage American business and labor?----old school conservatives/Republicans are/would be appalled by the slime on the right-hand side of the swamp. Good on GHWB for going 'all in' with his purchase of a Chevy Volt.
     
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    The Volt remains a very poor selling car. That's why production was halted.

    Since it would take the Volt 27 years to be of any real cost savings, it isn't surprising that people have rejected it, no matter how many expert reports there are of its superority. There was a report recently that people who bought electric or hybrid cars aren't keeping them but trading them in as soon as they could. The exception is the Toyota Prius. Ford recently eliminated the hybrid Escape from its product line because of poor sales.

    Study: Hybrid car owners unlikely to buy another - Dash - CBS News
     
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    He bought a Volt.

    Yippee.

    For the vast majority pf people where I live, the Volt is utterly impractical.

    Why buy a vehicle you can't use?
     
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    Bullshit.
     
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    Masterful refutation.

    Oh, wait...no, it wasn't. :lol:
     
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    What can you say....we all know Sr. was wayyyyy smarter than Jr.....
     
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    It doesn't take much to blow some peoples skirts up..

    this is some earth shattering news that a site called addicting info has to do a HUGE writeup on it.

    ALL over a stupid fucking CAR

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