01 August 2010

Can't Fix Stupid

I drive a Mustang.

One of the reasons I chose Mustang over Challenger (sorry GM people, I've never been a Camaro fan, but I do have a '62 C-10) is there is not a Challenger convertible. I would have loved to have had one, except for one thing. The other reason, as it were.

The other reason I chose Mustang over Challenger is that Chrysler took my money by force through tax dollars doled out in the bailout. Since the bastards took my money by force, there was no way I was going to give them even more by choice.

I made that point when I was talking to the Ford salesman. He said that they hear that a lot, and in fact they are very proud of the fact they didn't take the government money, and that their customers have shown appreciation by buying Ford products. As a result, Ford showed a profit early.

Beltway Bob, the simpering imbecilic motard, apparently didn't know that. Upon being told by a reporter that Rush Limbaugh was criticizing "Obama Motors", Gibbs retorted "We’ve got auto companies that for the first time since 2004 all showed an operating profit in the first quarter of this year. It’s adding jobs. And the money that this administration invested — about $60 billion — we believe we’re on the path to recouping all of that. That’s a significant story."

(Note that, as I mentioned, Ford showed the first profit, and without governmental assistance.)

“I’ll let those that sat in the cheap seats a year-and-a-half ago and wanted to walk away” from a milion workers, he continued, “explain to every one of those workers why they made that decision.”

Finally, he wrapped it up: “And then you should ask Mr. Limbaugh — I don’t know what kind of car he drives, but I bet it’s not an F-150.” (emphasis mine)

Perhaps not, but he might drive a Lincoln. Not everyone needs a full size pickup after all.

HT: Confederate Yankee. Mustang Club of America logo is linked to the MCA site.


Mike Mendez said...

That's twice we bailed out MoPar. Is the third time the charm, or is it three strikes?

Larry said...

I'm voting three strikes.
Thanks for dropping by Mike!