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Clinton: America Can't Export Jeeps To China [Says "It Weighs Too Much"!]
The Weekly Standard ^ | November 03, 2012 | DANIEL HALPER

Posted on 11/03/2012 2:14:55 PM PDT by Steelfish

Clinton: America Can't Export Jeeps To China NOV 3, 2012 • BY DANIEL HALPER

Earlier today at an Obama rally in Chesapeake, Virginia, former President Bill Clinton said that American can't export Jeeps to China:

"They used to produce Jeeps in China and they were about to go broke so they had to quit," Clinton said. "You can’t make a Jeep in America and send it to China – it weighs too much, it costs too much to send over there. All they are going to do is reopen their operations there and try to sell Jeeps there too. We’re doing fine here."

Clinton's comments come just weeks after a Bloomberg report saying that Jeep has been considering opening production facilities in China. The Obama campaign has vigorously denied that report--though Clinton, at an Obama rally no less--today seems to be saying that the only way Jeep could service the Chinese market is if the American auto company opens up facilities there.

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TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: japan; limolibs; lyingliberals; michigan; ohio

1 posted on 11/03/2012 2:14:59 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

ask Japan how to ship cars ,ship load after ship load after ship load


2 posted on 11/03/2012 2:18:55 PM PDT by molson209
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To: Steelfish

Obama...Clinton...Kennedy...Frank...Franken...Dodd...Pelosi...Waxman....Reid...Schumer...and those are the LEADERS...past and present...oh Lord. How screwed up can one party be?


3 posted on 11/03/2012 2:20:13 PM PDT by jessduntno ("Socialism only works...in Heaven where they don't need it and hell where they have it." - RR)
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To: Steelfish

Funny, BMW exports SUVs to Germany out of South Carolina and Mercedez exports SUVs to Germany out of Alabama. In fact they export them throughout the entire world from the USA.

And the Merc is heavier than the Jeep.


4 posted on 11/03/2012 2:20:56 PM PDT by Reaganez
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To: Steelfish

They won’t fit in a pirogue either, right Willie?


5 posted on 11/03/2012 2:21:40 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The Red Cross says, Vote For Obama!)
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To: Steelfish

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/transport/general-motors/5323274/GM-plans-to-export-cars-from-China-to-the-US.html


6 posted on 11/03/2012 2:22:37 PM PDT by Sacajaweau (r)
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To: Steelfish

Clinton is the leader in a parade of morons. He carries the flag.


7 posted on 11/03/2012 2:25:08 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church shows up at your funeral)
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To: Reaganez

Brought to you by the political party of Hank Johnson who was concerned that too many personnel would cause the island of Guam to capsize.

Wow.... I thought Clinton was smarter than this.


8 posted on 11/03/2012 2:25:40 PM PDT by volunbeer (We must embrace austerity or austerity will embrace us)
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To: Steelfish

Goodness, he thinks Democrats are extremely stupid.


9 posted on 11/03/2012 2:25:44 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Sacajaweau

Was this before the 2009 bailout? If after, Romney needs to reference this into an ad.


10 posted on 11/03/2012 2:27:44 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Steelfish

I wonder if he means that the Chinese government doesn’t want heavy gas guzzlers on their roads. Look at what the Obama regime wants for Americans: light, cheap, fragile econoboxes that run on batteries. It is reasonable to assume that the communists in China want the same thing for their peasants. After all, he is closer to them than he is to us.


11 posted on 11/03/2012 2:28:01 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Steelfish

> “You can’t make a Jeep in America and send it to China – it weighs too much

GAHHH !!!

Dear Lord, I know that I am not to think poorly of anyone for we are all your children, so could you please wipe this comment from my memory forever. Thank you.


12 posted on 11/03/2012 2:30:37 PM PDT by Nonsense Unlimited
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To: Steelfish
China levies a 25% tariff on assembled vehicles. For that reason, Jeep sales in China, although 100% imported, are negligible. Here are some stats from a Bloomberg article:

Jeep sales rose 63 percent last year to 19,013 -- less than three days worth of China sales for General Motors Co. (GM), the top foreign automaker in the market. Detroit-based GM has 2,900 dealers -- more than 24 times the Jeep number -- that sold 2.55 million vehicles last year, mostly Buick, Chevrolet and Wuling models.
It's not surprising they're looking at local assembly given that the tariff barrier is the tip of the iceberg - coupled with the non-tariff barriers, the prices for imported Jeeps in China are staggering:
The Jeep Grand Cherokee starts at 575,900 yuan, or $91,064. In the U.S., it starts at $26,995, according to company websites. The 2012 Grand Cherokee SRT8 version costs at least 1.2 million yuan, or $189,750, compared with $54,470 in the U.S., according to Edmunds.com.
I've heard there's some demand for used American SUV's and minivans, which are prized for having bigger engines and more luxurious options than available in the Chinese market.
13 posted on 11/03/2012 2:31:07 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: volunbeer
Wow.... I thought Clinton was smarter than this.

On the basis of what?

14 posted on 11/03/2012 2:31:11 PM PDT by FredZarguna ("Post Hoc, ergo propter hoc," is no way to reason through life, son.)
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To: Steelfish
Has to be true! It’s from the smartest women in America!

sarcasm mode off

15 posted on 11/03/2012 2:31:33 PM PDT by Reily (l)
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To: cripplecreek; Perdogg; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Steelfish.


16 posted on 11/03/2012 2:31:50 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: volunbeer
Wow.... I thought Clinton was smarter than this.

Clinton is pretty bright - he's just spent most of his time since the White House delivering boilerplate speeches for money.

17 posted on 11/03/2012 2:33:52 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: SaraJohnson

He knows his constituency.


18 posted on 11/03/2012 2:36:46 PM PDT by FredZarguna ("Post Hoc, ergo propter hoc," is no way to reason through life, son.)
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To: SaraJohnson

He knows his constituency.


19 posted on 11/03/2012 2:36:56 PM PDT by FredZarguna ("Post Hoc, ergo propter hoc," is no way to reason through life, son.)
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To: Steelfish

It is amazing to watch how this administration responds so some story’s isn’t it?


20 posted on 11/03/2012 2:38:23 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eatl my dog!)
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To: Steelfish
Italian company building an American icon in China.

I guess that makes sense in a perverse way.

21 posted on 11/03/2012 2:41:55 PM PDT by Tupelo (Republicans, ...Are any of them worthy of my vote?)
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To: Steelfish

Ask the Germans if it costs too much to ship Mercedes, BMW’s, Porsches, Audis, and low cost Volkswagens to America!
Bill Clinton is a brain dead Cokehead “with a nose like a Hoover Vacumn Cleaner” according to his criminal brother, Roger!


22 posted on 11/03/2012 2:47:41 PM PDT by True Republican Patriot (May GOD SAVE OUR AMERICA from ALLAH and his Prophet, HUSSEIN OBAMA!!)
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To: Steelfish

I see he has been hanging around Biden.


23 posted on 11/03/2012 2:48:39 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Why is the government more concerned about protecting a microbe on Mars than an unborn baby here?)
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To: True Republican Patriot

They never heard of a ROLO ship?


24 posted on 11/03/2012 2:51:07 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Steelfish

“You know how much it costs to FedEx a Jeep to China?”


25 posted on 11/03/2012 2:51:10 PM PDT by Haiku Guy (If Hillary reminds every man of his ex-wife, Joe Biden reminds every woman of her ex-husband.)
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To: Steelfish

Maybe Hussein can explain to Bubba that we have these things called ships and it seems the Japanese, Germans and Koreans have figured out that they can load vehicles on them and send them over here, so maybe we can send some over there.


26 posted on 11/03/2012 2:51:53 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Win One For The Gipper!!!!!! Nov 6, 2012)
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To: Tupelo
The Stupid, it burns.


27 posted on 11/03/2012 2:55:22 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Steelfish

It would only weigh too much with Michelle riding in it!


28 posted on 11/03/2012 2:56:29 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: volunbeer

Clinton may be smarter than that, but think about the audience to whom these comments were directed.


29 posted on 11/03/2012 3:02:41 PM PDT by Arm_Bears (Be cheerful, be confident, and VOTE!!)
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To: Tupelo

Globalization, my friend; globalization.


30 posted on 11/03/2012 3:04:12 PM PDT by Arm_Bears (Be cheerful, be confident, and VOTE!!)
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To: Steelfish

Billy, The Red-Nosed Moron, knows that the cretins he’s talking to will never figure out that the Japanese are shipping cars made in America all over the world. That’s the advantage Democrat pols have.


31 posted on 11/03/2012 3:07:39 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: molson209
ask Japan how to ship cars, ship load after ship load after ship load

Yes, but China is hundreds of miles further...

32 posted on 11/03/2012 3:08:55 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1383 of the Obama hostage crisis - Barack Hussein Obama an enemy BOTH foreign AND domestic)
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To: Steelfish

Clinton is killing Obama. He’s basically accepting the assertion about GM creating jobs in China and not the US. Keep talking Bill. “We’re doing fine here” indeed....


33 posted on 11/03/2012 3:58:39 PM PDT by Homer1
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To: Steelfish

Let the Chicoms service themselves


34 posted on 11/03/2012 4:59:27 PM PDT by Figment
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To: Steelfish

Clinton validating Romney. Obama goes under the bus.


35 posted on 11/03/2012 5:01:38 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: Bryanw92

Look at what the Obama regime wants for Americans: light, cheap, fragile econoboxes that run on batteries.

They don’t even come equipped with satin interiors, like most other coffins do


36 posted on 11/03/2012 5:03:01 PM PDT by Figment
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To: Zhang Fei

Dealing with the Chinese is cutting your own throat in the long run. My company makes auto parts for nearly everyone. New parts, molds, and processes engineered at our expense, are going to China for production. This is backfiring on GM especially as they have to bring production back to USA when the Chicoms can’t handle production loads by throwing people at it


37 posted on 11/03/2012 5:16:54 PM PDT by Figment
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To: Steelfish

That’s mind-boggling! We can ship Cadillac Escalades and Lincoln Navigators, but Jeeps are too heavy?! There’s not a crock BIG ENOUGH to hold that bunch of BS!


38 posted on 11/03/2012 5:40:15 PM PDT by Tucker39
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