Skip to comments.More On Chrysler Closings-- Did Team Obama Target Red Counties?
Posted on 05/27/2009 8:28:52 AM PDT by STARWISE
** Earlier it was reported that the Obama Administration may have targeted GOP donors in deciding which Chrysler dealerships would have to close their doors.
** Last night it was discovered that a Big Dem Donor Group was allowed to keep all 6 Chrysler dealerships open.... And, their local competitors were eliminated by Obama's task force!!
2008 Red and Blue Counties (Flickr)
Now here is the latest on the Chrysler closings-- I was sent this earlier today:
I have obtained two pdf files from the bankruptcy court.
One is the list of dealers to close and the other is the list to stay open.
I am in the process right now of editing the data into comma delimited format for import to Excell and am about 2/3rd of the way through the closure listing.
I haven't done any donation cross references yet and that will come.
This has to be done manually ,which is very time consuming due to formatting issues with the data.
But, so far in the shutdown list there is an extremely high correlation between dealers closing and congressional districts BHO lost.
Texas is getting killed and Blue States are sliding by. Florida is also taking major hits and nearly all are in Republican Congressional Districts.
Little West Virginia is getting hammered.
I will know much better when I start doing all the cross reference work after I finally get the data into Excel, but that is going to take time since the data has to be formatted up manually and there are over 2000 dealers involved between the two lists.
So far what I see smells big time.
And, Reboot Congress is asking for some assistance:
Ive created a list of the cut dealers that *simplifies* the process of gathering donation information from OpenSecrets. Its a partial solution that needs lots of help from folks on the web. Its a crowd sourced project.
We're in a totally new, terrifying, fascistic reality. This man is a walking, teleprompter-toting, terrorist-appeasing, nose-up-in-the-air ..... NIGHTMARE!
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
It's Ford or Foreign from Now On (UPDATED AGAIN)
I've been wondering how Obama was going to sell Democrat cars to Republicans. Now that Chrysler and GM are puppets of the administration and the UAW owns and operates them, Republican car buyers must realize that an even larger portion of the purchase price of a new car is going to fund Democrat candidates and issues.
As a result, they'll turn to alternatives that have less rent-seeking baggage. Megan McArdle observed a month ago that Ford is feeling really good:
"Right here you capitalist pigs..."
0bama may learn an important lesson: You can kick a dog for only so long before it snaps back and takes a big bite.
I’m tellin’ ya ... I wonder how long before
Are they (the Obama WH staffers) THAT stupid and THAT obvious in their obsession with power and hatred?
Or, rather, is the press THAT oblivious about their stupidity, cupidity, and lucidity?
KUDOs. Good job so far, doing the investigative journalism the American drive-by media WON’T do
Looking forward to further analysis
I’m afraid they have gotten beyond bold because they *know* nothing will be done.
At what point WILL something be done?
At what point will OUR elected officials say they represent ALL OF US. This is most certainly taxation without representation because we have no representation.
We have a couple of younger relatives, who help determine which vehicles are bought for their fleet use.
They had opted for Ford or Japanese manufacturers earlier due to warranty doubts with GM and Chrysler.
This will drive more of their companies to Ford or the Japanese dealers for their future fleet vehicle needs.
...and I'm not bringing some sissy pitch fork with me either.
I always make a habit of letting cars merge if they have their blinkers on. Yesterday, I was about to let one in when I saw the "No W" sticker and the "Obama/Biden" crap on the metro-weinie car. The pansy clearly saw I was going to let him in, then quickly closed the gap. I pointed out his stickers as I went by.
I wish all of them a miserable existence until they either figure it out, or die.
The sheer corruption this implies...
The Thought Police (thinkpol in Newspeak) are coming for you. It is their job to uncover and punish thoughtcrime.
Impeachment! But his congressional accomplices - and RINOs - would never go along with it.
Seems this would be illegal, if true. But I’d expect no less from a Chicago politician.
US Fords are UAW built so you’re still feeding the beast, just less than at Government/Gettelfiner Motors.
**Another snippet from Doug Ross ... and he’s soliciting our help:
This is a partial, crowd sourced solution. You are the crowd, so thanks in advance for helping out:
1. Check the comments for the name you’d like to search—make sure no one’s already done them and go in order down the list.
2. Add a comment below to say that you’re working on so-n-so—heck, claim three names at once if you want
3. Click so-n-so’s link—it’s best to open it in a new window or tab so you can refer back here
4. Check 2006, 2008, and 2010
5. Enter the code at the bottom of the search page and run the search
6. If the search doesn’t return anyone, remove the zip and re-run
7. If the search still doesn’t return anyone, remove the state and re-run
8. Look for so-n-so in the results
9. Add up all their donations by year and party
10. Add a comment below with so-n-so’s full name and donation information
The links below were generated from the PDF of cut dealers linked by Doug Ross. The idea is that the link will pre-fill the opensecrets.org search form. I did this fast, so lots of things may be a little wrong—I know some of the zips are only four digits for instance. These people may not live in the zipcode or state that I specify.
Thanks again for your help! I will make the results available in a text file or spreadsheet when I can.
Update: I missed some cut dealers. It was late... I’ll link those in a new post soon. I’ll also get to the “kept” list, but you probably wont see that before Thursday morning. Special thanks to the Gateway Pundit for supplying the crowd! And many thanks to our hardworking crowd. cathy you sooo rock!
Update 2: After completing the cut list, I took a closer look at OpenSecrets and discovered that I can download their data tables. I’m in the process of doing that and will post my results for cut and kept dealers as soon as I can (not before late tonight and bet on the weekend for the kept list).
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