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Wow: New Ford ad blasts bailouts and perhaps more (YouTube link)
hotair.com ^ | 9-16-11 | Ed Morrissey

Posted on 09/16/2011 9:25:18 AM PDT by rawhide

Is this just a business seeing a competitive edge against two of its rivals — or a political statement meant for wider purposes? Ford has a new ad series called “Press Conference,” in which sales staff escort a Ford buyer into a room supposedly to finalize paperwork but finds “reporters” and cameras on hand to ask why he or she bought a Ford. The responses are unscripted, according to US News and World Report, but the decision to publish this response while the nation still debates the auto bailouts might have some Obama supporters questioning the timing:

It’s brilliant in terms of distancing Ford from the anger taxpayers (and potential buyers) feel over the bailouts of Ford rivals GM and Chrysler. After all, taxpayers will end up losing about $14 billion for their trouble, and a lot of investors got screwed in the politically-manipulated bankruptcy proceedings for both companies. Any competitive edge helps, of course, and this is a natural argument — so much so that it’s curious that Ford hasn’t really pressed that point until now.

But it also feels like something more than just a sales pitch, too. The statement that America is about taking risks and enduring failure rather than expecting government to bail everyone out sounds more like a big thumb in the eye of the Obama administration, whose latest jobs bill keeps extending unemployment benefits, and which continues to propose spending billions on subsidies for businesses that can’t succeed on their own — like Solyndra.

(Excerpt) Read more at hotair.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government
KEYWORDS: bailouts; f150; ford
YouTube link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_mwjaEI_hM&feature=player_embedded
1 posted on 09/16/2011 9:25:28 AM PDT by rawhide
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To: rawhide

I bought a Ford Escape Hybrid. The reason for choosing Ford was the same as Chris’ reason.


2 posted on 09/16/2011 9:30:32 AM PDT by sockmonkey (Freepers, please turn yourself in at attackwatch.com)
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To: rawhide

Good ad. Expect pushback from the socialist Unions and GM.


3 posted on 09/16/2011 9:33:53 AM PDT by Brownie63
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To: rawhide

I saw the commercial...I am glad Ford did not get the same style bailout as GM...but Ford’s new commercial only invites people to refute their claim.

Ford Motor Credit did get a bailout from TARP :(

Ford is slated to get a BILLION plus loan from Porkulus, for energy efficiency improvements :(

I’d rather buy Ford than GM...but they are not completely uninvolved in the bailouts.


4 posted on 09/16/2011 9:34:18 AM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: rawhide

Does Ford employee UAW thugs? If so, then I won’t buy from them either.


5 posted on 09/16/2011 9:34:36 AM PDT by lormand (A Government who robs Peter to pay Paul, will always have the support of Paul)
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To: rawhide

Report ‘em to attack watch.


6 posted on 09/16/2011 9:35:01 AM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: rawhide

Yep, we purchased a Ford last year, largely because they didn’t take the bail out.


7 posted on 09/16/2011 9:36:20 AM PDT by chickpundit (Fight Like a Girl!)
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To: rawhide
This guy is solid. To be able to speak intelligently like this after being ambushed is great. I hope FORD run these ads all over the place and I was a GM guy for decades.


8 posted on 09/16/2011 9:37:30 AM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: chickpundit

Why did they discontinue the Grand Marquis?


9 posted on 09/16/2011 9:41:22 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Brownie63

The guy is obviously a racist since he is being critical of an 0bama policy.


10 posted on 09/16/2011 9:41:40 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: ModelBreaker

AATTTAAAACCCKK WAAAATCCCHHH!


11 posted on 09/16/2011 9:44:46 AM PDT by Sister_T ("Calling ILLEGAL aliens "immigrants" is like calling shoplifters 'customers'!"-UCFRoadWarrior ><>)
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To: lormand
Does Ford employee UAW thugs? If so, then I won’t buy from them either.

Read my tagline. Toyota trucks are made in San Antonio, Texas.

12 posted on 09/16/2011 9:46:43 AM PDT by BaylorDad (I can't always buy American, but when I can, it's not UAW!)
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To: rawhide

Right on!


13 posted on 09/16/2011 9:47:44 AM PDT by MCCC
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To: rawhide

Then FORD should expect some federal no-knock raids for BS charges that David Axelrod pulls out of his....


14 posted on 09/16/2011 9:50:58 AM PDT by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: lormand
I'm pretty sure Ford management would be happy to see their p&m workers decertify the UAW.
15 posted on 09/16/2011 9:55:43 AM PDT by shove_it (Just undo it!)
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To: MrB

It’s your duty to report him to attackwatch. It’s what any good German, er, I mean, American would do.


16 posted on 09/16/2011 9:57:40 AM PDT by all the best
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To: lormand

“Does Ford employee UAW thugs? If so, then I won’t buy from them either.”

Toyota doesn’t make a Shelby GT500 so I bought one from Ford.


17 posted on 09/16/2011 10:02:06 AM PDT by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: ModelBreaker

Wait for Zero’s oppo research to swing into action. If Chris has any skeletons in his closet (or even if he doesn’t), we’ll soon hear of them. Remember what happened to Joe Wurzelbacher.


18 posted on 09/16/2011 10:04:57 AM PDT by cynwoody
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To: rawhide

Chris for President!

I am passing on my vehicle to my son when he turns 16 and was eyeing the US made non union BMW X5 to replace the pre-Obamamotors Escalade which I refuse to purchase again despite my love for it.

But I might just have to get a Nav instead. And it’s bigger so it will probably piss off libs so much more. :-)


19 posted on 09/16/2011 10:08:57 AM PDT by GatorGirl (Herman Cain 2012)
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To: massgopguy

Ford dropped the Mercury brand after the 2011 model year. I liked the Mariner, an upmarket Escape.


20 posted on 09/16/2011 10:22:48 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Ceterum autem censeo, Obama delenda est.)
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To: rawhide

I wont buy a Government Motors (GM) car , or an India Motors (Chrysler) car


21 posted on 09/16/2011 10:42:09 AM PDT by bt579 (Barack Obama the Kenyan Klown- the "FOOD STAMP PRESIDENT" 47,000,000 and rising)
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To: lormand

All the Big Three use Union Labor.


22 posted on 09/16/2011 10:45:52 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: rawhide

Alan Mulally is the best person in the USA to become POTUS.


23 posted on 09/16/2011 10:46:32 AM PDT by Andy from Chapel Hill
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To: lormand

Ford does employ through the UAW. It’s worth noting that a Toyota Tundra and Tacoma are both made in Texas (a right-to-work state) and contain more American-made parts than do either the F-series or the Ranger (or Silverado and Ram, for that matter).

The Ranger is made from a mere 55% domestic parts.


24 posted on 09/16/2011 11:21:54 AM PDT by CaspersGh0sts
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To: lormand

Does Ford employee UAW thugs?

Yes they do. That’s why I bought a Hyundai. American made in the non union southern US plant. Great car, no union but American labor.


25 posted on 09/16/2011 6:03:26 PM PDT by Joan Kerrey
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To: lormand

Why would you care as long as Ford foots the bill. The bastard companies that took taxpayer dollars to foot their union bill is the real thief.


26 posted on 09/16/2011 6:16:27 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: rawhide

I couldn’t find an article to post on this, but Ford has pulled this ad — and the radio is reporting it was after a call from the White House! “Chris,” who understandably has concerns about having his last name revealed, will be on the radio in a few minutes to talk about the ad.


27 posted on 09/27/2011 6:59:39 AM PDT by Kieri (The Conservatrarian)
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