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Worst Scandal Yet - More Than Watergate or Clinton's Lewinsky
http://www.dailypaul.com ^ | 09/09/2009 | TheKingIsComing

Posted on 10/25/2010 7:20:29 AM PDT by babygene

OBAMA THE CROOK.

It Looks like Chrysler was Railroaded

This could be a scandal of epic proportions and one that makes Nixon's Watergate or Clinton 's Monica Lewinsky affair pale by comparison. Why was there neither rhyme nor reason as to which dealerships of the Chrysler Corporation were to be closed?

Roll the clock back to the weeks just before Chrysler declared bankruptcy. Chrysler, like GM, was in dire financial straits and federal government "graciously" offered to "buy the company" and keep them out of bankruptcy and "save jobs."

Chrysler was, in the words of Obama and his administration, "Too big to fail," same story with GM.

The feds organized their "Automotive Task Force" to fix Chrysler and GM. Obama, in an act that is 100% unconstitutional, appointed a guy named Steve Rattner to be the White House's official Car Czar - literally, that's what his title is.

Rattner is the liaison between Obama, Chrysler, and GM.

Initially, the national media reported that Chrysler 'had made this list of dealerships'. Not true!

The Washington Examiner, Newsmax, Fox News and a host of other news agencies discovered that the list of dealerships was put together by the "Automotive Task Force" headed by no one other than Mr. Steve Rattner.

Now the plot thickens.

Remember earlier we said that there was neither rhyme nor reason why certain dealerships were closed?

Actually there's a very interesting pattern as to who was closed down. Again, on May 27, 2009, The Washington Examiner and Newsmax exposed the connection.

Amazingly, of the 789 dealerships closed by the federal government, 788 had donated money, exclusively to Republican political causes, while contributing nothing to Democratic political causes. The only "Democratic" dealership on the list was found to have donated $7,700 to Hillary's campaign, and a bit over $2,000 to John Edwards. This same dealership, reportedly, also gave $200.00 to Obama's campaign.

Does that seem a little odd to you?

Steve Rattner is the guy who put the list together. Well, he happens to be married to a Maureen White. Maureen happens to be the former national finance chairman of the Democratic National Committee. As such, she has access to campaign donation records from everyone in the nation- Republican or Democrat. But of course, this is just a wacky "coincidence, we're certain.

Then comes another really wacky "coincidence."

On that list of dealerships being closed down, a weird thing happened in Arkansas, North Louisiana, and Southern Missouri. It seems that Bill Clinton's former White House Chief of Staff, Mack McClarty, owns a chain of dealership in that region, partnered with a fellow by the name of Robert Johnson.

Johnson happens to be founder of Black Entertainment Television and was a huge Obama supporter and financier.

These guys own a half dozen Chrysler stores under the company title of RLJ-McClarty-Landers. Interestingly, none of their dealerships were ordered closed - not one!

While all of their competing Chrysler/Dodge and Jeep dealerships were!

Eight dealerships located near the dealerships owned by McClarty and Johnson were ordered shut down. Thus by pure luck, these two major Obama supporters now have a virtual monopoly on Chrysler sales in their zone.

Isn't that amazing?

Go look in The Washington Examiner, the story's there, and it's in a dozen or so other web-based news organizations; this isn't being made up.

Now if you thought Chrysler was owned by Fiat,you are mistaken. Under the federal court ruling, 65% of Chrysler is now owned by the federal government and the United Auto Workers union!

Fiat owns 20%.

The other 15% is still privately owned and presumably will be traded on the stock market. Obama smiles and says he doesn't want to run the auto industry.

As horrifying as this is to comprehend, and being as how this used to be the United States of America, it would appear that the president has the power to destroy private businesses and eliminate upwards of 100,000 jobs just because they don't agree with his political agenda.

This is Nazi Germany stuff, and it's happening right here, right now, our back yard.

There are voices in Washington demanding an explanation, but the "Automotive Task Force" has released no information to the public or to any of the senators demanding answers for what has been done.

Keep your ear to the ground for more on this story. If you've ever wanted to make a difference about anything in your life, get on the phone to your national senator or representative in the House and demand an investigation into this.

Benjamin Franklin had it right when he said, "All that's necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing."

Car Czar No More

An amazing thing happened as this story was going to press. Obama's Car Czar, Steve Rattner, resigned on July 13 and was promptly replaced by forme rsteel workers union boss Ron Bloom. According to CBS News, Rattner left "to return to private life and spend time with his family."

Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner said, "I hope that he takes another opportunity to bring his unique skills to government service in the future."

By the way, Rattner is under investigation for a multi-million dollar pay-to-play investment bank scandal in New York.

Uh-oh!

But, we're certain that had nothing to do with his resignation.

And, according to several news sources out there, there are rumors he's being investigated for what could be pay-to-play scandal involving the closing of Chrysler and GM dealerships. Really? Again, that couldn't have anything to with his resignation-that's ridiculous! Like CBS said, this guy just wants to "spend more quality time with his family

Obama has 32 personally appointed "czars" who answer to no one but him, all of whom are acting without any Constitutional authority.

But hey, we're sure they all have "unique skills,"......as Tim Geithner likes to say!

SOOOOO….HOW’S THE CHANGE WORKING FOR YOU?…..

Check it out at the following websites.....

http://gatewaypundit.blogspot..com/2009/05/hope-change-car-czar-behind-chrysler.html (Link seems to be broken) (Link seems to be broken)

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/politics/Obamas-auto-policy-All-in-the-Democratic-family-44414452.html

This goes beyond corruption in high places - to gross criminal actions on the part of our government! I hope you will spread this far and wide, and hopefully the taxpaying public will demand some of that transparency we were promised......followed by criminal prosecution of the perpetrators!

What a crooked government, we have!!!!! Vote 'em all out. November, 2010!


TOPICS: Business/Economy
KEYWORDS: bloggers; carczar; chrysler; corruption; cultureofcorruption; democratcorruption; faketitle; obamacorruption; obamunism; oldnews
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Received this in an email - At least some of it is true and has been discussed on this forum. See Washington Examiner link... However I haven't seen it put together in such a concise form.

To the extent that it's true, It needs to be on Drudge people need to go to jail.

1 posted on 10/25/2010 7:20:30 AM PDT by babygene
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To: babygene

Also... never buy another Chrysler ever again. It’s a Democrat-owned company.


2 posted on 10/25/2010 7:23:25 AM PDT by delapaz
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To: babygene

Although important this isn’t exactly breaking news....


3 posted on 10/25/2010 7:24:58 AM PDT by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality: Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: babygene

May 28, 2009:
http://www.frerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2259835/posts
“Payback: Govt Targeting Republican-Owned Chrysler Dealerships for Closure? (video)”


4 posted on 10/25/2010 7:25:50 AM PDT by mvpel (Michael Pelletier)
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To: babygene

“Thus by pure luck, these two major Obama supporters now have a virtual monopoly on Chrysler sales in their zone. “


5 posted on 10/25/2010 7:26:38 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both.)
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To: babygene

I didn’t see anything in that article that was new.

We have known about most of this for more than a year.


6 posted on 10/25/2010 7:28:00 AM PDT by earlJam
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To: babygene; Admin Moderator

This is breaking news?


7 posted on 10/25/2010 7:30:10 AM PDT by ElkGroveDan (Now can we forget about that old rum-runner Joe Kennedy and his progeny of philandering drunks?)
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To: babygene

which parts aren’t true? I’m supposed to spread rumors?


8 posted on 10/25/2010 7:31:22 AM PDT by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: paulycy
Although important this isn't’t exactly breaking news....

True but with elections a week away, breaking news works for me.

9 posted on 10/25/2010 7:32:53 AM PDT by Shannon
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To: delapaz
Yes. Chrysler and GM must die. Let the UAW owned stock become worthless. And if this is true about the Democrat donor dealers becoming the sole survivors then let them die as well, regardless of what brands they end up selling in the future.
10 posted on 10/25/2010 7:35:54 AM PDT by Upstate NY Guy (Gen 15:16 The iniquity of the Amorite is not yet complete.)
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To: paulycy

“Although important this isn’t exactly breaking news....”

I know. The “breaking” part is that doesn’t end up in the “NEWS” at all...


11 posted on 10/25/2010 7:36:21 AM PDT by babygene (Figures don't lie, but liars can figure...)
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To: ElkGroveDan

“This is breaking news?”

There are a bunch of these scandals laying in plain site that the journolisters are ignoring. Another one is the fake Tea Parties conspiracy. This is high level corruption and we need to keep hammering the dims on this stuff.


12 posted on 10/25/2010 7:36:21 AM PDT by lodi90
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To: babygene
Obama can do ANYTHING he wants and get away with it the
mainstream media will cover for him.

I cought Good Morning America-government TV- for a brief moment this morning

GET THIS

BIG SHOCKER

THEY were not reporting the news

THEY WERE BASHING THE TEA PARTY

13 posted on 10/25/2010 7:37:03 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: ElkGroveDan
Steve Rattner was a fairly recent interviewee feature in the Wall Street Journal trying to defend what a wonderful job he did. I'll try to find the link.

Meanwhile, even if what Steve Rattner did is old news, it is a potentially breaking scandal. The enemedia has lost a lot of credibility selling the ObaMao horsesh*t. This might be a small chance for them to get a little back now that Steve Rattner is no longer associated with the ObaMao administration.

14 posted on 10/25/2010 7:37:39 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: babygene

oddfather


15 posted on 10/25/2010 7:38:54 AM PDT by FrankR (You are only obligated to obama to the extent you accept his handouts.)
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To: babygene

There is that deep recent WH outsider throat who said there was a WH scandal that would erupt. I wonder if this somehow finally has legs?


16 posted on 10/25/2010 7:39:59 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: subterfuge

“which parts aren’t true?”

Don’t you know It’s the seriousness of the charges that count?

“I’m supposed to spread rumors?”

Only if you want to...


17 posted on 10/25/2010 7:40:33 AM PDT by babygene (Figures don't lie, but liars can figure...)
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To: babygene
FWIW -

Snopes says this is a FALSE story.

http://www.snopes.com/politics/business/chrysler.asp

18 posted on 10/25/2010 7:45:00 AM PDT by Gabrial (The Whitehouse Nightmare will continue as long as the Nightmare is in the Whitehouse)
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To: subterfuge
Steve Rattner interview which says basically the same thing he did in the Wall Street Journal article. Warning: This is a Huffington Post link, so fumigation or a shower may be required after reading.

Four day old Business Insider Interview. Steve Rattner: Here Is Why My Wall Street Friends Don't Like Obama

19 posted on 10/25/2010 7:45:16 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: paulycy

Exactly, this is not breaking news just more of it. We recognized and it was reported when it happened that closures had a definite Republican bent. Supposedly it was only dealerships that were too close to others. We know better.

This is the equivalent of a rape or murder being committed in broad daylight in the middle of the street and people walking around it.


20 posted on 10/25/2010 7:45:36 AM PDT by Sequoyah101 (Half of the population is below average)
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To: paulycy

Soooo it just an oh well, those pesky Dums at it again.

This type of behavour has to stop.

That didn’t just check if D or R. They went after Repub DONORS.

This is a direct attempt at wide scale unconstitutional actions. Watergate didn’t even get this bad.


21 posted on 10/25/2010 7:47:41 AM PDT by Marty62 (marty60)
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To: Gabrial

Snopes is run by a libtard couple living in a trailer house somewhere in California.

Like I believe Snopes.

What do you SEE?


22 posted on 10/25/2010 7:48:28 AM PDT by Sequoyah101 (Half of the population is below average)
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To: ElkGroveDan
You are correct. This is NOT "BREAKING NEWS."

This is a reprint of a story that is over one year old.

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Worst Scandal Yet - More Than Watergate or Clinton's Lewinsky

Wed, 09/09/2009 - 17:27

Subject: Chrysler's Railroad

This could be a scandal of epic proportions and one that makes Nixon's Watergate or Clinton 's Monica Lewinsky affair pale by comparison. Why was there neither rhyme nor reason as to which dealerships of the Chrysler Corporation were to be closed? Roll the clock back to the weeks just before Chrysler declared bankruptcy. Chrysler, like GM, was in dire financial straits and federal government "graciously" offered to "buy the company" and keep them out of bankruptcy and "save jobs." Chrysler was, in the words of Obama and his administration, "Too big to fail," same story with GM.......................

http://www.dailypaul.com/node/106244

So yes, it is not BREAKING NEWS. Plus the original poster made up his own title.

23 posted on 10/25/2010 7:50:05 AM PDT by earlJam
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To: Gabrial
Snopes says this is a FALSE story.

More than likely, that proves it is true with a mistaken detail or two. Snopes is run by a far left couple with a political agenda.

They have less credibility than the Huffington Post.

You'll get more information in Ratter's own words by reading the two links which I just posted.

24 posted on 10/25/2010 7:50:10 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: babygene

Well we have a pt cruiser in the carport but now that I have this info, I will never buy chrysler again.


25 posted on 10/25/2010 7:54:30 AM PDT by Grunthor (Tax cuts for the poor! If the poor can keep more money they may start hiring again!)
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To: Gabrial
While SNOPES has the pretense of objectivity, it is just another leftist propaganda machine.
26 posted on 10/25/2010 7:54:59 AM PDT by Rockitz (This isn't rocket science- follow the money and you'll find truth.)
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To: paulycy

This will go on “nachums list”.


27 posted on 10/25/2010 7:55:24 AM PDT by unkus
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To: Gabrial

Just read anything on the Clintons and you’ll see.


28 posted on 10/25/2010 7:55:48 AM PDT by Rockitz (This isn't rocket science- follow the money and you'll find truth.)
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To: Vigilanteman

Here is more from FactCheck on this year old story:

“As we noted in our earlier post on this subject, car dealers are quite a Republican bunch. The Web site FiveThirtyEight.com used Fundrace to find that 546 presidential campaign donors who identified themselves as “auto dealers” gave to Republican candidates in 2008, and just 72 gave to Democrats. Of those who said they were “car dealers,” 141 gave to the GOP hopefuls and 42 to Democrats. (We replicated FiveThirtyEight.com’s searches and came up with the same results.)

Similarly, FoxNews.com (which is rarely thought of as part of the allegedly liberal media conspiracy) took a random sampling of the Chrysler list and found no evidence that the closures were politically skewed:

FoxNews.com: A preliminary study by FOXNews.com found that the data do not support the charges. Among the dealerships set to close, 12 percent of a random 50 selected for review donated to Republicans and 8 percent to Democrats. Of the dealerships remaining open, 14 percent of a random 50 selected donated to Republicans and 10 percent to Democrats. In both samples, the average size of donations was similar for both parties.”

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http://www.factcheck.org/2009/09/playing-favorites-with-chrysler-dealers/


29 posted on 10/25/2010 7:57:08 AM PDT by earlJam
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To: Vigilanteman
Fox News looked into the allegations and found them to be unfounded.

“A preliminary study by FOXNews.com found that the data do not support the charges. Among the dealerships set to close, 12 percent of a random 50 selected for review donated to Republicans and 8 percent to Democrats. Of the dealerships remaining open, 14 percent of a random 50 selected donated to Republicans and 10 percent to Democrats. In both samples, the average size of donations was similar for both parties.

According to the sample, one major factor in determining whether a dealership was closed or not was the size of the dealership, measured by the number of product lines carried (the four lines are Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge and Dodge Truck). The average store that will be closed in the FOXNews.com sample carries 2.5 of those product lines whereas the average store that will stay open carries 3.64.”

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/05/28/conservative-bloggers-charge-obamas-auto-task-force-playing-politics-chrysler/

30 posted on 10/25/2010 7:57:56 AM PDT by Gabrial (The Whitehouse Nightmare will continue as long as the Nightmare is in the Whitehouse)
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To: babygene

“Amazingly, of the 789 dealerships closed by the federal government, 788 had donated money, exclusively to Republican political causes, while contributing nothing to Democratic political causes. The only “Democratic” dealership on the list was found to have donated $7,700 to Hillary’s campaign, and a bit over $2,000 to John Edwards. This same dealership, reportedly, also gave $200.00 to Obama’s campaign.”

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This is not new. We saw at the time that Obama targeted Republicans and their dealerships for closure.

If you have time, you could find many articles posted at FR concerning this.


31 posted on 10/25/2010 8:03:31 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (Yes, as a matter of fact, what you do in your bedroom IS my business.)
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To: Sequoyah101

“Exactly, this is not breaking news just more of it.”

Obama could murder his wife and it would never qualify as “breaking news”, because the news wouldn’t report it...


32 posted on 10/25/2010 8:03:38 AM PDT by babygene (Figures don't lie, but liars can figure...)
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To: earlJam
Thank you for posting that.

If there were any legs to this story Fox would have made a ton of noise about it.

Personally I would never buy a car from a company partially owned by the government. To me that rewards bad government behavior (nationalization, aka - Chavez). GM and Chrysler are off my list now and I am enjoying my 2010 Ford!

33 posted on 10/25/2010 8:04:27 AM PDT by Gabrial (The Whitehouse Nightmare will continue as long as the Nightmare is in the Whitehouse)
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To: babygene

It makes you wonder if they are this obvious in the partisan.taking of Americans livelihood. Where else in government programs do the Obamatrons check the voting record of the people involved. REEKS of Commie/Fascist mindset.


34 posted on 10/25/2010 8:04:36 AM PDT by Marty62 (marty60)
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To: delapaz

No Chrysler, No GM, never again! Never! I’d rather walk than endorse Obama’s Chavez style nationalization of the auto industry. By stooping to benefit from crime I would only be encouraging more crime.

UAW members + leadership were too busy blowing their $10,000 plus yearly bonus checks to stop the Daimler-Chrysler “merger of equals.” That was the moment of truth for Chrysler and the union. Now the US auto industry is all but gone and the UAW is just another welfare program.


35 posted on 10/25/2010 8:09:38 AM PDT by Mad_as_heck (The MSM - America's (domestic) public enemy #1.)
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To: unkus
This will go on “nachums list”.

Is that good or bad?

36 posted on 10/25/2010 8:10:13 AM PDT by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality: Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: babygene

“To the extent that it’s true, It needs to be on Drudge people need to go to jail.”

Totally agree.


37 posted on 10/25/2010 8:11:35 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: Mad_as_heck
“No Chrysler, No GM, never again! Never! I’d rather walk than endorse Obama’s Chavez style nationalization of the auto industry. By stooping to benefit from crime I would only be encouraging more crime.”

I agree. Further, I will not willfully buy any product that is made by union labor, and won't consider it again unless and until it becomes illegal for unions to lobby their membership politically, or use union dues to fund candidates.

38 posted on 10/25/2010 8:13:42 AM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: Gabrial

“I am enjoying my 2010 Ford! “

Unfortunately, you are still rewarding the UAW.


39 posted on 10/25/2010 8:14:48 AM PDT by battletank
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To: babygene
"Benjamin Franklin had it right when he said, "All that's necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing."

Ah...Edmund Burke quote, but nice sentiment.

40 posted on 10/25/2010 8:18:17 AM PDT by americanophile (November can't come fast enough....)
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To: zot; Interesting Times

criminal


41 posted on 10/25/2010 8:18:59 AM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: tutstar; Nightshift

read later


42 posted on 10/25/2010 8:22:45 AM PDT by tutstar
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To: Gabrial
Snopes says this is a FALSE story.

If you read the analyses cited in the snopes story, the ratios cited indicate republican-contributing dealers were more likely to close. None of the cited analyses seem to directly address the point about bias towards leaving dem-contributing=dealerships open in competitive areas. It even misrepresents the ratios in the FOX analysis, treating 8:12 as equivalent to 10:14 (and it rounds the values too).

This Snopes article seems to shade or choose support to yield the desired conclusion. I would say the issue is still open and Snopes does not add clarity.

43 posted on 10/25/2010 8:25:12 AM PDT by no-s (B.L.O.A.T. and every day...because some day soon they won't be making any more...for you.)
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To: pieceofthepuzzle

I’m sorry to say that I agree with you 100%. My strong inclination to avoid both union and Chinese goods makes shopping a difficult experience.

My family has suffered enormously from the destruction of GM and we resent GM, Obama, Congress, and the UAW very much. The UAW is an economic terrorist and extortion organization - organized crime - and I simply can’t express my loathing and contempt for it. It should be smashed with an iron fist.


44 posted on 10/25/2010 8:25:16 AM PDT by Mad_as_heck (The MSM - America's (domestic) public enemy #1.)
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To: babygene

Good article.


45 posted on 10/25/2010 8:28:45 AM PDT by Lazamataz
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To: Gabrial

“Snopes says this is a FALSE story.”

Well, that settles it I guess... No agenda in that organization. Their kind of like the supreme court. The final arbitrators.


46 posted on 10/25/2010 8:29:20 AM PDT by babygene (Figures don't lie, but liars can figure...)
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To: babygene; Christian_Capitalist; The Theophilus; Frumanchu; xzins; P-Marlowe; blue-duncan; ...
Amazingly, of the 789 dealerships closed by the federal government, 788 had donated money, exclusively to Republican political causes, while contributing nothing to Democratic political causes.

One week before the election, that fact alone needs to be in every Republican candidate's ad campaign.

47 posted on 10/25/2010 8:29:49 AM PDT by Dr. Eckleburg ("I don't think they want my respect; I think they want my submission." - Flemming Rose)
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To: babygene

The McClarty part of the story is true. He also made out like a bandit in the natural gas industry and nearly broke that company doing it.

He was crooked way back when.


48 posted on 10/25/2010 8:47:43 AM PDT by Jacktown
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To: babygene

Fox News also reported that this was not true.

If this was true, I think we would have heard more about it since the article was originally published over a year ago.


49 posted on 10/25/2010 8:49:17 AM PDT by earlJam
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To: Lazamataz

“Good article.”

Thanks.


50 posted on 10/25/2010 8:51:08 AM PDT by babygene (Figures don't lie, but liars can figure...)
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