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Obama to Detroit: "You Can't Just Make Money on SUVs and Trucks"
Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | August 16, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh

Posted on 08/22/2011 3:16:55 AM PDT by Son House

RUSH: Here's TheHill.com. "Obama to Automakers." This is interesting. "The country’s automakers should ditch their focus on SUVs and trucks in favor of smaller, more fuel-efficient vehicles, President Obama said Monday."

President Obama, who, as we all know, has had vast experience as the owner of an automobile company, a man who's worked the assembly line, he's worked the showroom floor, he's been in the design control center, he knows everything there is about the automobile business.

Obama said during a town hall forum in Cannon Falls, Minn, "You can’t just make money on SUVs and trucks. There is a place for SUVs and trucks, but as gas prices keep on going up, you have got to understand the market. People are going to try to save money.'"

So the man who is bankrupting the country, who is bankrupting business after business after business, said, , "You can’t just make money on SUVs and trucks. You've gotta understand the market."

This has gotta be the most painful joke in the history of the world. Cookie, is this on tape? Do I have this on the sound bite roster? Just flash me a yes or no and if I do I'll find it during the break. Okay, we don't have it. I bet it's not on tape.

I bet if it was on tape, the tape's been erased, it's been expunged, it's been degaussed, it's been burned.

"You can’t just make money on SUVs and trucks. There is a place for SUVs and trucks, but as gas prices keep on going up, you have got to understand the market."

The owner of two new hearses, don't call 'em buses, those are hearses. The guy who flies around on Air Force One. The CEO of the Grim Reaper Bus Company made those buses, said you've just gotta understand the market.

His favorite solar panel company just filed for bankruptcy. And then there's his favorite car that he's never driven, 125 Chevrolet Volts sold last month. You have to understand the market. Barack Obama saying we have to understand the market.

BREAK TRANSCRIPT

RUSH: Audio sound bite 36, Cookie found it. The regime was unable to expunge this. Listen to this.

OBAMA: What we said was if we're gonna help ya then you've also gotta change your ways. You can't just make money on SUVs and -- and trucks. There's a place for SUVs and trucks, but as -- as gas prices keep on goin' up, you've gotta understand the market. People are gonna be trying to save money.

RUSH: This President Obama yesterday Cannon Falls, Minnesota, town hall, and he's talking about the automobile companies (interpreted): "Oh, we're gonna help you, but you gotta change your ways!

I, Barack Obama, know more about your business than you ever will. I've never been in your business, but I know more about it, and you gotta change your ways. You can't just make money on SUVs and trucks."

That's what they're making money on! That is precisely what they're making money on. "You gotta understand the market."

This is a joke. (laughing) Barack Obama telling anybody, "You gotta understand the market"? I can't believe the regime didn't do something about the tape.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: detroit; moneysuvs; narcissism; narcissist; obama
And isn't that why GM released their future line-up of trucks and SUV's early?



Everyday half the vehicles you see are trucks and SUV's, or are we being told gas prices are going to keep on goin' up?

1 posted on 08/22/2011 3:17:05 AM PDT by Son House
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To: Son House

What a moron. They build what people want to buy. Basic economics. Idiot.


2 posted on 08/22/2011 3:24:01 AM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: Son House
Obama is not about changing the auto companies, he is about changing the American way of life. Smaller familes or do we vacation via his Trains like they do in Europe, read on please.....

My Auto Engineering "gnome" and I have had this conversation.

We are building people movers, not family movers. You can't go on vacation with 3 or 4 kids because of the lack of trunk space. Small trailer or roof top career are need to carry all the stuff. Now their goes your "Aero".

They are doing it to keep the weight down and Mpg's up ergo the new "Chevy Cruze" with no spare tire to save weight.

This Stupidity has got to change...

BTW, no one here on FR noticed or I missed it, GM Stock is now down to $22 / sh. way down from it's Mid 30's Re-IPO price...

3 posted on 08/22/2011 3:25:25 AM PDT by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: Son House
Related:

GM says bankruptcy excuses it from repairs on 400K cars (heads up, 07+08 Impala owners)

4 posted on 08/22/2011 3:28:39 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Son House

“Obama to Detroit: “You Can’t Just Make Money on SUVs and Trucks” “

Not when YOU regulate them out of existence and demand gas to be higher in price moron.


5 posted on 08/22/2011 3:28:42 AM PDT by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: al_c
“You can’t just make money on SUVs and trucks.

Yes you can if you want to stay in business. That sentence alone should drop his poll number to 29%. It tells you he is totally clueless about how to run a business.

6 posted on 08/22/2011 3:29:31 AM PDT by Recon Dad ("Don't forget, incoming fire has the right of way..")
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To: Son House
It wouldn't surprise me to hear that Obama doesn't even have a driver's license!

He has no clue about life outside of some big city.

7 posted on 08/22/2011 3:32:06 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, A Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Son House

STOP making stuff people want.

Ya better start making stuff WE TELL YOU TO MAKE.

PROFITS? Faahgeddabaaatit! Profits be evil.


8 posted on 08/22/2011 3:33:36 AM PDT by Flintlock (Photo ID for all voters--let our dead rest in peace.)
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To: Son House

Obama: Only useful as bass boat ballast/docking bumper.
And even then he’d mess it up!


9 posted on 08/22/2011 3:39:48 AM PDT by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: Son House

10 posted on 08/22/2011 3:40:40 AM PDT by equaviator ("There's a (datum) plane on the horizon coming in...see it?")
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To: al_c

“They build what people want to buy.”

You WILL buy your Volt, and like it!

How did the Kenyan Pirate explain that flash of brilliance?


11 posted on 08/22/2011 3:48:57 AM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: Son House

In honor of Obama’s comment I bought my first SUV this week.

It’s wonderful. I love the feeling of sitting up high. I am able to sit much farther back from the steering wheel, and after an accident where my arms and hands were broken from the airbags I think it’s great.

An SUV is a great thing. The heck with Obama.


12 posted on 08/22/2011 3:52:33 AM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: Son House

We just retired my 1996 Suburban for a new Lincoln Navigator L. No small electric car for us. We live so far in the country it is 20 miles to the grocery store.


13 posted on 08/22/2011 4:00:07 AM PDT by agondonter
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To: Son House

More on-the-spot guidance from the Dear Reader. Thank God he has such an acumen for successful business... after all, look at our soaring econ...

...oh, wait..


14 posted on 08/22/2011 4:01:05 AM PDT by ScottinVA (As a party that gives Obama what he wants, what again is the GOP`s 2012 selling point?)
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To: Son House

Ahh! But can we zoom our million dollar buses around on Air Force 1? Can we, can we Mack Daddy?


15 posted on 08/22/2011 4:02:01 AM PDT by LRS ("This is silly! It can't be! It can't be!!" "Oh yes it is! I said you wouldn't know the joint.")
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To: Son House

Wow, he’s an expert on the automobile industry and making money now!

He just knows everything!

Quick, give him a Nobel Prize in Economics!


16 posted on 08/22/2011 4:04:09 AM PDT by Bon mots ("When seconds count, the police are just minutes away...")
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To: equaviator

Hitler gave us the Volkswagen.

Obama gave us the Volt.

Hitler did a better job.


17 posted on 08/22/2011 4:10:14 AM PDT by Surrounded_too
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To: al_c
What a moron. They build what people want to buy. Basic economics. Idiot.

Honda and Toyota and Nissan have built what people wanted to buy for years. GM also built what people wanted to buy for years, but they did a crappy job at it, and should have been allowed to go bankrupt -- that's the real story here. Obama shouldn't have bailed out GM, but he's a socialist with a side of corporatism, so he really can't help himself. The idea of appearing business friendly while simultaneously nationalizing two domestic automakers was too much for him to resist.

18 posted on 08/22/2011 4:20:35 AM PDT by 10thAmendmentGuy
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To: Bon mots
Wow, he’s an expert on the automobile industry and making money now! He just knows everything!


19 posted on 08/22/2011 4:23:07 AM PDT by Lazamataz (SmithL stole my tagline and won't give it back.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I kind of suspected that when he talked about reducing imported oil by inflating tires and getting regular tune-ups during his 2008 campaign.


20 posted on 08/22/2011 4:35:14 AM PDT by paint_your_wagon
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To: All

China bought 18 million cars last year.

The US about 11 million.

When American buys 11 million cars, a significant number rolls off the back end as old clunkers.

Not so with China. They don’t have old cars to roll off the back end.

Behold why oil stays high, and is going higher.


21 posted on 08/22/2011 4:35:14 AM PDT by Owen
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To: Owen
Behold why oil stays high, and is going higher.

Well, there is that thing about the pathetically weak Dollar policy "Helicopter Ben" is fronting.....

22 posted on 08/22/2011 4:52:13 AM PDT by Thermalseeker (The theft being perpetrated by Congress and the Fed makes Bernie Maddoff look like a pickpocket.)
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To: Recon Dad

SUVs and trucks are what kept the Big Three afloat for years. It subsidized the making of passenger cars (which they were losing $$ on). It IS an issue that the Big Three are not profitable in this area. When Truck/SUV sales slowed due to recession & high fuel prices, 2/3 of them went bankrupt in 2008 (and Ford nearly did too).

The profitability issue was tied to two things: 1) lack of sales (due to poor brand design and quality) and 2) union labor strangling profits. Hopefully, these issues have abated to some degree. I really like Ford’s current lineup and will probably buy an Edge next time around.


23 posted on 08/22/2011 5:10:08 AM PDT by rbg81
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To: al_c

Trucks and SUVs are what has kept these companies afloat.


24 posted on 08/22/2011 5:24:05 AM PDT by Roklok
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To: Roklok

Wonder if the UAW knows this.
More force from the obama regime.
When to the layoffs start up again?


25 posted on 08/22/2011 6:14:28 AM PDT by Texas resident (Hunkered Down)
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To: Darksheare

You'll drive what Comrade Obama wants you to drive, and you'll like it, Citizen.

26 posted on 08/22/2011 6:22:31 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: andy58-in-nh

Cimmaron, by Cadillac!
*Nnoooooooooooooooooo!*


27 posted on 08/22/2011 6:34:25 AM PDT by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: Darksheare
Cimmaron, by Cadillac! *Nnoooooooooooooooooo!*

LOL. Now, that car was an utter disaster for GM: fatally flawed from concept to execution. A Chevy with a Caddy hood ornament.

28 posted on 08/22/2011 6:57:29 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: andy58-in-nh

“I know, let’s take a Cavalier, throw a Caddy badge on it... *giggle snicker* Then charge people MORE for the same car! They’ll never figure it out!”

“Genius work, you get a bonus!”

Or how about that “New GTO” brainchild.


29 posted on 08/22/2011 7:09:45 AM PDT by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: Son House
Even if gas were $10.00/gallon I would still drive my Yukon Denali XL.

Simply, it provides versatility, safety, comfort, power and utility that are not available in most other vehicles, certainly not in a tiny, cramped condescension LeftMobile.

It is about personal choice and freedom, AKA as the American way.

MY America, Kenyan, not your Communist vision of racist asset redistribution, and penalization of the productive.

30 posted on 08/22/2011 7:17:23 AM PDT by EyeGuy (2012: When the Levee Breaks)
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To: Son House

“People are gonna be trying to save money.”

Exactly, and why I prefer a time-proven gas engine over some expensive, exotic battery experiment.


31 posted on 08/22/2011 2:15:25 PM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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