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Green Obama’s official limo is a gas guzzler
timesonline.co.uk ^ | November 23, 2008 | Sarah Baxter

Posted on 11/22/2008 8:18:20 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY

On the campaign trail, Barack Obama promised to get a million plug-in hybrid cars on the road by 2015. His own new presidential limousine will be far from green, however.

The Obamobile being prepared for the president-elect is said to be a monster gas-guzzler made by General Motors, the troubled car giant. It will look like a black Cadillac but is built like a tank. A spy photographer who tracks down future car models for magazines snatched pictures of the heavily disguised first-car-in-waiting when it was being road-tested last summer.

The armour-plated car, which has a raised roof, windows up to 5in thick, extra-strength tyres and a body made of steel, aluminium, titanium and ceramics, is thought to be based on a GMC 2500 truck that gets less than 10 miles to the gallon. Three cars are believed to be in production so that two can serve as decoys.

While security is paramount - the car is built to survive roadside bombs as well as gunfire - there are hybrid four-wheel drives on the market, such as Ford’s Mercury Mariner, which some critics believe could have been adapted for the president.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: automakers; bho2008; greens; limousineliberals; obama; obamatransitionfile; pimpmobile; superfly

1 posted on 11/22/2008 8:18:20 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Wonder what he’s so worried about...


2 posted on 11/22/2008 8:19:55 PM PST by wastedyears (Every FReeper is on Obama's Black List. He will try to have us all "taken care of." Mark my words)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Barack H. Obama.
The H stands for Hypocrite.

3 posted on 11/22/2008 8:22:07 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Those people in the UK are nuts, the dirt bag will have the same kind of cars and protection as the Jorge had. Nothing more nothing less. Those cars are cheap to drive when you compare them to the cost of those two 747’s that go where the president goes.
4 posted on 11/22/2008 8:22:14 PM PST by org.whodat (Conservatives don't vote for Bailouts! Republicans do!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

5 posted on 11/22/2008 8:25:15 PM PST by Kukai
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"A spy photographer who tracks down future car models for magazines snatched pictures of the heavily disguised first-car-in-waiting when it was being road-tested last summer.

Okay...."last summer?" Yeah, right.....I doubt that it was made JUST for Obama....sheesh....

6 posted on 11/22/2008 8:31:35 PM PST by goodnesswins (CONSERVATIVES....saving America's A** whether you like it or not!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I suspect safety was a much bigger deal in the design of this vehicle, than PC concerns about hybrids. Incredible that the overseas press is bringing this up. I suspect that the hybrid battery pack would not respond well to a high powered penetrator munition.

It does make you wonder that apparently there was less concern about GW getting hit by a roadside bomb in a car that was design to resist mere bullets.


7 posted on 11/22/2008 8:32:45 PM PST by Wiseghy ("You want to break this army? Then break your word to it.")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Almost like what Massachusetts Governor (and probably soon-to-be Obama cabinet appointee) Deval Patrick has for a gas guzzling car. With Barack Obama practically mirroring Deval Patrick in how Deval functions, this isn’t that much of a surprise.


8 posted on 11/22/2008 8:34:34 PM PST by johnthebaptistmoore (Conservatives obey the rules. Leftists cheat. Who probably has the political advantage?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Sigh. Can’t expect him to continue using the current fleet. WTH, it’s only tax money; get new ones every six months.


9 posted on 11/22/2008 8:35:08 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (The mob got President Barabbas; America got shafted)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

In the defense of the President elect (again, not a place where I want to be),

Former senator, now president elect, Obama, already, has a legacy to defend.

Some middle school somewhere has already CHANGEd its name, to reflect president Obamas name. we could only HOPE that this middle school, will live up to its new name, and also wonder if they used his acursed “we can’t use it” middle name, But then again I digress.

If you have three Muslim names, and you’re the president elect, I would have thought a tard on his staff (no pun intended) would have suggested the PopeMobile.
I think I’ll be quiet for a while...


10 posted on 11/22/2008 8:37:43 PM PST by ChetNavVet (Build It, and they won't come!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Never a dude like this one! He’s got a plan to stick it to The Man!


11 posted on 11/22/2008 8:38:55 PM PST by ari-freedom (So this is how Liberty dies... with thunderous applause)
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To: Wiseghy
I suspect safety was a much bigger deal in the design of this vehicle, than PC concerns about hybrids.

As it should be, no matter who won the election.

12 posted on 11/22/2008 8:39:18 PM PST by TheBattman (Pray for our country....)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This is bologna. President Bush has had such a vehicle for several years now, I remember reading about it in 2005, IIRC. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Presidential_State_Car_(United_States)


13 posted on 11/22/2008 8:39:42 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Barack Obama: In Error and arrogant -- he's errogant!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

what is wrong with the limos used by Bush? These were new cars when he took office. In the last 8 years the can’t have that many miles on them. And with the economic situation as it is..what is wrong with this tax and spend idiot? Oh I just answered my own question..he is a tax and spend idiot. thoughtless one at that.


14 posted on 11/22/2008 8:43:48 PM PST by celtic gal
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To: Free ThinkerNY

LOL! Just emailed it to a friend. I suggest everyone do the same.


15 posted on 11/22/2008 8:44:26 PM PST by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I don’t have a problem with this at all. Good. I want that guy to be safe and sound whatever it takes.

I want his idiocy to extend the full four years and not a second more.

[Unless that pesky birth certificate gets in the way]


16 posted on 11/22/2008 9:23:10 PM PST by Shooter 2.5 (NRA - Vote against the dem party)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

So the guy who wants us all to rely on “alternative energy” that doesn’t exist wants a gas guzzling car that does?


17 posted on 11/22/2008 9:59:42 PM PST by Tzimisce (http://groups.myspace.com/nailthemessiah)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I'd prefer the Mercedes alternative. Nothing like an S-Class Pullman:


18 posted on 11/22/2008 10:46:25 PM PST by wolf78
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Frankly, with all the nutjobs there is in this world, I want MY president to drive a figgin tank and to Hell with the environmentalists(one of many nutjobs) and their crazed preoccupation with “saving the planet” Regardless WHOEVER the White House at the moment.

I remember the day when President Reagan got shot and wouldn't wish it on anyone who achieves the office.

19 posted on 11/22/2008 11:28:31 PM PST by RedMonqey (Embracing my "Inner Redneck")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

You know very well that the left(or at least its leaders)donot practice what they preach.


20 posted on 11/23/2008 12:44:43 AM PST by screaming eagle2
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To: Free ThinkerNY

21 posted on 11/23/2008 3:26:21 AM PST by mirkwood (There is no Gorebull warming in Maine)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

22 posted on 11/23/2008 3:57:57 AM PST by Fresh Wind (Hey, Obama! Where's my check?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Green Obama’s official limo is a gas guzzler

Silly Bolshevik! Global Warming is for the proletariat!

23 posted on 11/23/2008 3:59:19 AM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

Please, please, Dear Leader needs these tools to rule successfully from day one. We will just have to make up his use with our sacrifice.


24 posted on 11/23/2008 4:09:33 AM PST by mad_as_he$$ (Nemo me impune lacessit.)
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To: johnthebaptistmoore
Actually, the Coupe Deval story is more interesting. He took the initiative to dump the former state police unmarked Crown Vic and upgrade to an Escalade, thereby earning his moniker. When the story leaked out, and only then, the “self made” millionaire diversity pimp agreed to reimburse the Commonwealth for the difference, about $450/month, but not beforing claiming that the Crown Vic Interceptor was no longer available. Not true, according to Ford.

It's not all bad news in the Gay State. At least Chuck Turner's going down, for now. Even though they arraigned him in Woosta, dozens of his supports demonstrated outside the courthouse.

25 posted on 11/23/2008 4:37:18 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (The Democratic Party strongly supports full civil rights for necro-Americans.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What will the Secret Service do when “Pimp My Ride” shows up at the White House garage?


26 posted on 11/23/2008 4:39:19 AM PST by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Listening to Chuck Turner’s supporters as well as listening to Boston Mayor “Mumbles” Menino’s reaction to what’s going on with Chuck were decent, humorous “popcorn moments” for sure.


27 posted on 11/23/2008 4:58:32 AM PST by johnthebaptistmoore (Conservatives obey the rules. Leftists cheat. Who probably has the political advantage?)
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To: ChetNavVet

I’ve met the Holy Father, and Barack Hussein Obama, sir, is no Pope Benedict. LOL


28 posted on 11/23/2008 2:32:44 PM PST by informavoracious (It's after midnight, I'm FReepwalking...)
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