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Obama eyes Camaro, touts success of bailed-out auto industry [BARF]
Los Angeles Times ^ | January 31, 2012 | By Christi Parsons

Posted on 01/31/2012 3:58:02 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer

Washington - Lest anyone doubt his solidarity with the American blue-collar worker, President Obama left the office Tuesday afternoon and spent some quality time with a Camaro.

He never cranked up the stereo and took it for a spin, of course, but rather admired it on the showroom floor of the Washington Auto Show.

But the photo op with the classic American muscle car gave Obama the chance to brag that the 2009 bailout he pushed through Congress ended up saving the big automakers.

“The U.S. auto industry is back!” Obama declared.

Cars are becoming a regular talking point for Obama as he talks up his record on the economy. Though the bailout was assailed by critics at the time, administration officials estimate it saved 1 million jobs throughout the Midwest.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: automakers; bailouts; bho2012; election2012; failure; generalmotors; governmentmotors; porkulus
From the LA Times cheerleading section.
1 posted on 01/31/2012 3:58:15 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
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2 posted on 01/31/2012 3:59:50 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Obama left the office Tuesday afternoon and spent some quality time with a Camaro. He never cranked up the stereo and took it for a spin, of course, but rather admired it on the showroom floor of the Washington Auto Show. But the photo op with the classic American muscle car gave Obama the chance to brag that the 2009 bailout he pushed through Congress ended up saving the big automakers.

???


3 posted on 01/31/2012 4:02:12 PM PST by mnehring
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To: mnehring

Looks like a Mustang.


4 posted on 01/31/2012 4:05:11 PM PST by jaydubya2
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To: mnehring

Looks like a Mustang.


5 posted on 01/31/2012 4:05:32 PM PST by jaydubya2
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To: mnehring

That is FIRST thing I noticed as well...... some Camero’s look like Mustangs now?


6 posted on 01/31/2012 4:06:41 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: musicman

Not until Obama’s takeover did the Mustang out perform the Camaro.


7 posted on 01/31/2012 4:07:52 PM PST by rsobin
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To: jaydubya2

Looks like a Kenyon


8 posted on 01/31/2012 4:09:32 PM PST by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: mnehring

No Volt?


9 posted on 01/31/2012 4:10:04 PM PST by PA-RIVER
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To: mnehring
That's a Shelby GT500 Mustang.
10 posted on 01/31/2012 4:11:04 PM PST by kosciusko51 (Enough of "Who is John Galt?" Who is Patrick Henry?)
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To: ColdOne

..and it is the one automaker who didn’t get a bailout.. and that is a Shelby conversion Mustang so it is a small business that also didn’t get a bailout.

That would be Fail, Fail, and Fail....


11 posted on 01/31/2012 4:11:26 PM PST by mnehring
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Camaros are made in Canada. GM got a bailout from U.S. Taxpayers.

Mustangs are made in America. Ford didn't get a bailout.

Duh...

12 posted on 01/31/2012 4:11:27 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (Liberals, Useful Idiots Voting for Useless Idiots...)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

That car is about as far away from a Volt as you can get.


13 posted on 01/31/2012 4:14:30 PM PST by Venturer
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To: mnehring

If that’s a Camaro, why is there a COBRA on the grill?


14 posted on 01/31/2012 4:15:24 PM PST by SZonian (Throwing our allegiances to political party's in the long run gave away our liberty.)
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To: mnehring
The picture with the story shows Obama looking at a Camaro.

That being said, this is the guy that wants a 35.5 MPG CAFE Standard. There will be NO Shelby Mustangs, SS Camaros and SRT Challengers once that happens.

15 posted on 01/31/2012 4:19:22 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (Liberals, Useful Idiots Voting for Useless Idiots...)
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To: kosciusko51

Its missing the pony emblem. I think its a dart.


16 posted on 01/31/2012 4:19:50 PM PST by linn37 (Newt supporter here.)
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To: Kickass Conservative
Camaros are made in Canada.

....and designed by a South Korean who now works for the Germans at Volkswagen.

17 posted on 01/31/2012 4:19:50 PM PST by Leroy S. Mort
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To: mnehring

Government Motors HAS NOT paid back all the money they took from the American People. That is the Truth.

I will never buy a GM or Chrysler(Italian product) EVER!

FUBO and F UAW


18 posted on 01/31/2012 4:21:21 PM PST by wetgundog (" Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is no Vice")
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To: linn37

I was wrong its not a Dart.


19 posted on 01/31/2012 4:22:37 PM PST by linn37 (Newt supporter here.)
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To: ColdOne

They have insulted both Camaro and Mustang owners.


20 posted on 01/31/2012 4:48:36 PM PST by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer; All
Obama's ride in da hood:

.

Obama's ride as da Prez:


21 posted on 01/31/2012 5:22:30 PM PST by Cobra64 (Common sense isn't common anymore.)
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To: SZonian
Cobra


22 posted on 01/31/2012 5:58:33 PM PST by Cobra64 (Common sense isn't common anymore.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
....touts success of bailed out auto industry...

It wasn't too long ago he was touting the success of Solyndra too. His touting has a way of turning into a death kiss.

23 posted on 01/31/2012 7:39:20 PM PST by Harley (Will Rogers never met Harry Reid.)
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To: Cobra64

...and a reeaallllyyy sweeeeeeeet one!

Yours?


24 posted on 02/01/2012 7:17:38 AM PST by SZonian (Throwing our allegiances to political party's in the long run gave away our liberty.)
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To: SZonian

Yup, see my home page.


25 posted on 02/01/2012 2:58:23 PM PST by Cobra64 (Common sense isn't common anymore.)
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