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Obama wants YOU to buy a car
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Posted on 03/30/2009 2:27:41 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

Obama wants YOU … to buy a car

Posted by: Steve Holland Tags: Front Row Washington, autos, Barack Obama, Chrysler, GM, IRS

AUTOS-OBAMA/President Barack Obama is now America’s car salesman.

Obama made his sales pitch on Monday as he laid out White House plans for restructuring the struggling auto giants General Motors and Chrysler. Buy a car, he said, and you might qualify for a tax deduction.

“The IRS is launching a campaign to alert consumers of a new tax benefit for auto purchases made between February 16th and the end of this year — if you buy a car anytime this year, you may be able to deduct the cost of any sales and excise taxes. And this provision could save families hundreds of dollars and lead to as many as 100,000 new car sales,” Obama said.

White House press secretary Robert Gibbs followed up on this theme a bit at his daily briefing saying Obama “absolutely” would prefer for Americans to buy U.S.-made cars.

“I don’t want to turn this into an advertisement,” he said,

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: automakers; bailouts; bho44
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1 posted on 03/30/2009 2:27:41 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

I think I’ll stay with Toyota.

2 posted on 03/30/2009 2:28:53 PM PDT by mainepatsfan
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To: Sub-Driver

My brother bought a Ford. Go buy a Ford pickup.

3 posted on 03/30/2009 2:29:39 PM PDT by Winstons Julia
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Why doesn’t the US Gov’t just buy up all “excess capacity” Auto manufacturers can muster? This would be the easy solution.

Not only will it benefit auto co’s and their unions, but imagine how much money would be pumped into the storage facility sector!

4 posted on 03/30/2009 2:29:54 PM PDT by Boiling Pots (The Politicians think we're all stupid, and they're largely correct.)
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To: mainepatsfan

I’m at the point where I will do exactly the opposite of what Zer0 wants.

5 posted on 03/30/2009 2:30:28 PM PDT by jakota (®)
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To: Sub-Driver

What if I want to buy an F250 Ford I still get the rebate/tax-break since I’d be buying it from the evil-capitalist Ford (who refused the bail-out) and it’s also friendly with the gas pumps?

6 posted on 03/30/2009 2:30:29 PM PDT by FlashBack ('0'bama: "Katrina on a Global Level")
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To: Sub-Driver

Something tells me the new Camaro wouldn’t be “eco-friendly” enough to qualify for the (potential) tax deduction.

I think I’ll just stick with my current Z28. (which is green, ironically)

7 posted on 03/30/2009 2:31:36 PM PDT by Zeppelin
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To: Sub-Driver

Don’t we already get to deduct sales tax? Did Timmy advise him on this one?

8 posted on 03/30/2009 2:32:43 PM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Serkit 3/19/09 "Slow Joe needs to stay out of the deep end of the Think Tank")
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Time to un pimp your auto.
9 posted on 03/30/2009 2:32:56 PM PDT by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I don’t care what 0bama wants. I love my truck and since they don’t make the Sonoma anymore I will probably stick with my truck for the next 10 years at least if I continue to take good care of it.

10 posted on 03/30/2009 2:33:08 PM PDT by CougarGA7 (Wisdom comes with age, but sometimes age comes alone.)
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To: Sub-Driver

No thanks. Our used ones run just fine.

11 posted on 03/30/2009 2:33:20 PM PDT by CindyDawg
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If this Dumb A$$ C in C wants us to buy cars it is simple. Let us right off the taxes and the interest on the note. NO! not for a year but for the life of the loan. He does not want to save us he just wants power.

12 posted on 03/30/2009 2:33:21 PM PDT by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
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To: Sub-Driver
"Low Mileage!"

"Runs Great!"

"Cold AC!"

"We Finance!"

"No Credit OK!"
13 posted on 03/30/2009 2:33:26 PM PDT by Dallas59 ("You know the one with the big ears? He might be yours, but he ain't my president.")
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To: FlashBack

I’ve got two F150s in my family.

14 posted on 03/30/2009 2:34:03 PM PDT by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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He has a new marketing campaign completely set up. He is planning to work with an old industry standard designer Ferdinand Porsche Lee Iacocca to create what he calls the people's car hope car. He plans to design the car based on the Tatra Kia but make it more fuel efficient and cheaper to produce for the good of the Reich nation. To help create this company, he has hired a union organizer, Erwin Komenda Ed Montgomery. His marketing slogan will be Fünf Mark die Woche musst Du sparen, willst Du im eigenen Wagen fahren Save some taxes and the environment if you buy our car...
15 posted on 03/30/2009 2:34:04 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: FlashBack

Ford should recommend Matt Millen as the next CEO for GM.

16 posted on 03/30/2009 2:34:21 PM PDT by mainepatsfan
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To: mainepatsfan

a lot of Toyota’s are American made.

17 posted on 03/30/2009 2:34:24 PM PDT by Cousin Eddie
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To: Sub-Driver

Maybe I will. Ford.

18 posted on 03/30/2009 2:34:43 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Pretending the Admin Moderator doesn't exist will result in suspension.)
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To: FlashBack

no, Obama is going to run the auto company like he runs the economy, seeing as he believes that raising taxes will increase revenues I have no doubt that he will raise car prices so that he can make more from each vehicle they sell

19 posted on 03/30/2009 2:34:47 PM PDT by edzo4 (NoBama 2012)
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To: Sub-Driver

An interesting email sent to me.

Subject: The ultimate Narcissist

Dr. Vaknin has written extensively about narcissism.

Dr. Vaknin States “I must confess I was impressed by Sen.Barack Obama

from the first time I saw him. At first I was excited to see a black

candidate. He looked youthful, spoke well, appeared to be confident -

a wholesome presidential package. I was put off soon, not just because

of his shallowness but also because there was an air of haughtiness in

his demeanor that was unsettling. His posture and his body language were

louder than his empty words.

Obama’s speeches are unlike any political speech we have heard in American history. Never a politician in this land had such quasi “religious” impact on so many people. The fact that Obama is a total incognito with zero accomplishment, makes this inexplicable

infatuation alarming. Obama is not an ordinary man. He is not a genius.

In fact he is quite ignorant on most important subjects.”

Barack Obama is a narcissist.

Dr. Sam Vaknin, the author of the Malignant Self Love believes “Barack

Obama appears to be a narcissist.” Vaknin is a world authority on

narcissism. He understands narcissism and describes the inner mind of a

narcissist like no other person. When he talks about narcissism everyone


Vaknin says that Obama’s language, posture and demeanor, and

The testimonies of his closest, dearest and nearest suggest that the

Senator is either a narcissist or he may have narcissistic personality

Disorder (NPD). Narcissists project a grandiose but false image of themselves.

Jim Jones< /SPAN, the charismatic leader of People’s Temple, the man who

Led over 900 of his followers to cheerfully commit mass suicide and even

murder their own children was also a narcissist.

David Koresh, Charles Manson, Joseph Koni, Shoko Asahara, Stalin, Saddam, Mao,Kim Jong Il, and Adolph Hitler are a few examples of narcissists of our time.

All these men had a tremendous influence over their fanciers. They created a

personality cult around themselves and with their blazing speeches

elevated their admirers, filled their hearts with enthusiasm and

instilled in their minds a new zest for life. They gave them hope!

They promised them the moon, but alas, invariably they brought them to

Their doom. When you are a victim of a cult of personality, you don’t know

it until it is too late.

One determining factor in the development of NPD

Is childhood abuse.

“Obama’s early life was decidedly chaotic and replete with traumatic

and mentally bruising dislocations,” says Vaknin. “Mixed-race marriages

were even less common then. His parents went through a divorce when he was

an infant (two years old). Obama saw his father only once again, before

he died in a car accident. Then his mother re-married and Obama had to

relocate to Indonesia , a foreign land with a radically foreign

culture, to be raised by a step-father. At the age of ten, he was whisked off

to live with his maternal (white)grandparents. He saw his mother only

intermittently in the following few years and then she vanished from

his life in 1979. She died of cancer in 1995”.

One must never underestimate the manipulative genius of pathological

narcissists. They project such an imposing personality that it

overwhelms those around them. Charmed by the charisma of the narcissist, people

become like clay in his hands. They cheerfully do his bidding and delight

to be at his service.

The narcissist shapes the world around himself

and reduces others in his own inverted image. He creates a cult of

personality. His admirers become his co-dependents. Narcissists have

no interest in things that do not help them to reach their personal

objective. They are focused on one thing alone and that is power. All

other issues are meaningless to them and they do not want to waste

their precious time on trivialities. Anything that does not help them is

beneath them and do not deserve their attention.

If an issue raised in the Senate does not help Obama in one way or

another, he has no interest in it. The “present” vote is a safe vote.

No one can criticize him if things go wrong. Those issues are unworthy by

their very nature because they are not about him. Obama’s election as

the first black president of the Harvard Law Review led to a contract and

advance to write a book about race relations.

The University of Chicago Law School provided him a lot longer than

expected and at the end it evolved into, guess what? His own

autobiography! Instead of writing a scholarly paper focusing on race

relations, for which he had been paid, Obama could not resist writing

about his most sublime self. He entitled the book Dreams from My


Not surprisingly, Adolph Hitler also wrote his own autobiography when

he was still nobody. So did Stalin. For a narcissist no subject is as

important as his own self. Why would he waste his precious time and

genius writing about insignificant things when he can write about such

an august being as himself? Narcissists are often callous and even


As the norm, they lack conscience. This is evident from Obama’s lack

of interest in his own brother who lives on only one dollar per month.

A man who lives in luxury, who takes a private jet to vacation in

Hawaii, and who has raised nearly half a billion dollars for his campaign

(something unprecedented in history) has no interest in the plight of

his own brother. Why? Because, his brother cannot be used for his ascent

to power.

A narcissist cares for no one but himself. This election is like no

other in the history of America . The issues are insignificant compared to

what is at stake. What can be more dangerous than having a man bereft of

conscience, a serial liar, and one who cannot distinguish his

fantasies from reality as the leader of the free world?

I hate to sound alarmist, but one is a fool if one is not alarmed. Many politicians are

narcissists. They pose no threat to others...They are simply self serving

and selfish.

Obama evidences symptoms of pathological narcissism, which is

different from the run-of-the-mill narcissism of a Richard Nixon or a Bill

Clinton for example. To him reality and fantasy are intertwined. This is a

Mental health issue, not just a character flaw. Pathological narcissists are

dangerous because they look normal and even intelligent. It is this

disguise that makes them treacherous.

Today the Democrats have placed all their hopes in Obama. But this man

could put an end to their party. The great majority of blacks have

also decided to vote for Obama. Only a fool does not know that their

support for him is racially driven. This is racism, pure and simple. The

downside of this is that if Obama turns out to be the disaster I predict, he

will cause widespread resentment among the whites.

The blacks are unlikely to give up their support of their man. Cultic

mentality is pernicious and unrelenting. They will dig their heels deeper

in the sand and blame Obama’s detractors of racism. This will cause a

backlash among the whites.

The white supremacists will take advantage of the discontent and they

will receive widespread support. I predict that in less than four years,

racial tensions will increase to levels never seen since the turbulent


Obama will set the clock back decades... America is the bastion of

freedom. The peace of the world depends on the strength of America ,

and its weakness translates into the triumph of terrorism and victory of

rogue nations.

It is no wonder that Ahmadinejad, Hugo Chavez, the Castrists, the

Hezbollah, the Hamas, the lawyers of the Guantanamo terrorists and

virtually all sworn enemies of America are so thrilled by the prospect

of their man in the White House. America is on the verge of destruction.

There is no insanity greater than electing a pathological narcissist

As president.

20 posted on 03/30/2009 2:35:09 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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