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Ford TV Ad Slams Obama Auto Bailouts
U.S.News & World Report ^ | September 16, 2011 | by Paul Bedard

Posted on 09/16/2011 10:03:43 AM PDT by US Navy Vet

America is still fighting over President Obama's costly bailout of Chrysler and General Motors. Especially the owners of Ford, the only member of Detroit's "Big Three" who rejected the government dole and emerged perfectly healthy.

[Check out our editorial cartoons on President Obama.]

In its most political ad in the so-called "Drive One" ads where real drivers are thrust before cameras to explain why they picked Ford, a real Ford F-150 pick-up driver is featured.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: ads; automakers; bailout; chrysler; fomoco; ford; fordmotor; gm; gubmintmotors
Humm...VERY Interesting...
1 posted on 09/16/2011 10:03:50 AM PDT by US Navy Vet
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To: US Navy Vet

They should have been marketing this for months.


2 posted on 09/16/2011 10:07:32 AM PDT by piperpilot
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To: US Navy Vet

That’s going to leave a mark...


3 posted on 09/16/2011 10:07:42 AM PDT by WayneS (Don't Blame Me, I voted for Kodos!)
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To: US Navy Vet

Lol. Good one.


4 posted on 09/16/2011 10:07:42 AM PDT by TennesseeGirl
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To: US Navy Vet

Excellent move by Ford.

Their rejection of bailout money IS a big selling point for Ford. And with Obama’s popularity in the tank, it is a relatively risk-free move.

Proud Ford owner


5 posted on 09/16/2011 10:10:51 AM PDT by kidd (S&P gives Obama an 'AA+'...Obama's only published grade)
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To: US Navy Vet

LOL

I wonder how long it will be before many companies like banks start using this for marketing purposes? Not on the taxpayers dime—never was, never will be.


6 posted on 09/16/2011 10:11:45 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: piperpilot

I would say they waited until they were fairly sure obama wasn’t going to get re-elected.


7 posted on 09/16/2011 10:14:35 AM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: US Navy Vet
I bookmarked the Youtube vid of the ad.

If it doesn't air on TV I will send it around through my e-mail list. 100% agreement with his sentiments!

8 posted on 09/16/2011 10:14:42 AM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: US Navy Vet

Ford to Government Motors: Screw you.


9 posted on 09/16/2011 10:16:34 AM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: US Navy Vet

I just reported the commercial to attackwatch.


10 posted on 09/16/2011 10:17:52 AM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: kidd

It is an excellent move by Ford. The bailouts were very unpopular, and Ford did well.

I own two Escapes and am thinking of buying an Edge. I’m very happy with the Escapes.


11 posted on 09/16/2011 10:18:32 AM PDT by henkster (Socialists and liberals all want jobs; they just don't want to work.)
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To: mamelukesabre

“I would say they waited until they were fairly sure obama wasn’t going to get re-elected.”

They may now expect raids on the corporate offices and the IRS breathing down their necks since it is presently a hussein/holder reign.


12 posted on 09/16/2011 10:19:44 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: US Navy Vet
I only own Fords - for a LONG time now.

More interesting, when I tried to see the advertised ten reasons Sara Palin would make a good president the link took me to a brief introductory paragraph and "related" ten reasons why she'd be a bad president.
Nothing on the good part - ?!

13 posted on 09/16/2011 10:19:57 AM PDT by norton
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To: US Navy Vet
Interesting. The title is Obama bailouts. But, it was a collaboration with Bush. Bush/Obama auto bailouts.
14 posted on 09/16/2011 10:20:43 AM PDT by Palter (Even liberals need jobs.)
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To: US Navy Vet

Now GM will get a waiver from the new CAFE standards and Ford will not for mocking Dear Leader.


15 posted on 09/16/2011 10:21:20 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (See ya later, debt inflator ! Gone in 4 (2012))
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To: Palter

You forget that Bush was going to veto but then Obama went to Bush and pleaded with him to approve it so that Obama could deal with it on his watch.

Both Bush and Obama agree that it was done as a favor to Obama. It’s the Obama bailouts.


16 posted on 09/16/2011 10:22:40 AM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Actually, it looks like Ford will still pass the new CAFE standards. Barely, but they will.

Heck, Ford has a really fuel efficient turbo V6 available in their trucks that makes more power than the base V8 available in the Government Motors competition.


17 posted on 09/16/2011 10:24:41 AM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: Spktyr

There was no threat of veto. Bush used TARP money to bailout the auto companies. He did it, his fault. Enough with the protect Bush actions on here.


18 posted on 09/16/2011 10:25:42 AM PDT by Palter (Even liberals need jobs.)
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To: kidd

Good for Ford! They might expect some Obama/union retaliation.

I will never ever consider a GM or Chrysler in their present state.


19 posted on 09/16/2011 10:28:18 AM PDT by PGR88 (I'm so open-minded my brains fell out)
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To: Palter

I’ve got problems with Bush myself, but all parties actually agreed on this one. Bush WAS going to veto the use of TARP funds to bail them out.

Bush WAS at fault for TARP in the first place, but it was Obama demanding/pleading for it that got the automakers their funds. In addition, the ‘orchestrated pseudobankruptcies’ and government takeovers were on Obama’s watch.


20 posted on 09/16/2011 10:28:24 AM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: freeangel

the lawsuit will drag out until way after holder is gone.


21 posted on 09/16/2011 10:30:40 AM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: Spktyr
Look. There was no support in the Senate for the auto bailout. Then Bush went around it and used TARP. That's enough for me.

I'm not denying the later actions by Obama, its just didn't start on his watch.

22 posted on 09/16/2011 10:32:02 AM PDT by Palter (Even liberals need jobs.)
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To: US Navy Vet

Great ad! Makes you want to buy a Ford. Should make Barry want to get back under his rock...but it won’t. Instead, the poor guy that was interviewed will probably be audited.


23 posted on 09/16/2011 10:32:49 AM PDT by albie
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To: albie

The MSM will jump on this poor guy like they did Joe the plumber.


24 posted on 09/16/2011 10:34:35 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Palter

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/11/10/AR2008111003267.html

Only reason Bush did it was because Obama pleaded with him.

Consider that previously, Bush had been asked to aid the automakers and his response had been “No, go build better cars.”

http://www.theoildrum.com/story/2006/1/26/15350/1301


25 posted on 09/16/2011 10:35:44 AM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: Spktyr
Again, plead or not. He bailed them out.

The Illegal, Unconstitutional Bush-Obama Auto Bailout

26 posted on 09/16/2011 10:39:28 AM PDT by Palter (Even liberals need jobs.)
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To: freeangel
They may now expect raids on the corporate offices and the IRS breathing down their necks since it is presently a hussein/holder reign.

Soon to be known as getting "Gibsoned"

27 posted on 09/16/2011 10:43:06 AM PDT by Cowman (How can the IRS seize property without a warrant if the 4th amendment still stands?)
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To: US Navy Vet

I love it. It’s why I bought a 2010 GT, a 2011 Explorer and a 2012 Shelby GT 500.


28 posted on 09/16/2011 10:43:08 AM PDT by b4its2late ("Pray for Obama. Psalm 109:8")
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To: Palter

UAW is now targeting FORD in its upcoming contract negotiations. Since the UAW has ownership of GM and Chrysler..if they strike FORD..well the conflicts are staggering..


29 posted on 09/16/2011 10:43:30 AM PDT by ken5050 (Save the EARTH...it's the ONLY planet with CHOCOLATE!!!)
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To: Palter

Doesn’t matter - it was still at Obama’s behest, therefore it all belongs to him.


30 posted on 09/16/2011 10:43:42 AM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: US Navy Vet
Money quote:

"I wasn't going to buy another car that was bailed out by our government. I was going to buy from a manufacturer that's standing on their own: win, lose, or draw. That's what America is about is taking the chance to succeed and understanding when you fail that you gotta' pick yourself up and go back to work. Ford is that company for me."

31 posted on 09/16/2011 10:44:15 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Gore Lauds Romney on Climate Position; 0bamaCare was based on RomneyCare.)
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To: ken5050

Ford has been doing well. I’m waiting for Ford to pull a Boeing and head down South more.


32 posted on 09/16/2011 10:46:03 AM PDT by Palter (Even liberals need jobs.)
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To: kidd

You nailed it.....right along with FORD.
Thanx.

Two FORD household....and FORD stockholders.


33 posted on 09/16/2011 10:46:20 AM PDT by Tucker39
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To: mamelukesabre

Ha! Yeah, good point!


34 posted on 09/16/2011 10:53:00 AM PDT by piperpilot
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To: henkster

The new Edge is really, really nice. Don’t have one but I have been checking them out. On my third Escape and just love it. My brother bought a Taurus and let me tell you, that is one nice vehicle.


35 posted on 09/16/2011 10:55:17 AM PDT by piperpilot
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To: US Navy Vet

It will be interesting to watch the politics of recalls going forward. Something tells me there is more than meets the eye with this.


36 posted on 09/16/2011 10:56:19 AM PDT by Rippin
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To: Rippin

Like what, enlighten me, please.


37 posted on 09/16/2011 11:04:05 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: US Navy Vet

Obama’s army unleashed in 3 2 1...


38 posted on 09/16/2011 11:07:38 AM PDT by listenhillary (Look your representatives in the eye and ask if they intend to pay off the debt. They will look away)
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To: goodwithagun
I just reported the commercial to attackwatch.

I salute you for doing your duty, comrade!

39 posted on 09/16/2011 11:16:51 AM PDT by 6ppc (It's torch and pitchfork time)
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To: US Navy Vet

OK, FReepers, we’re overlooking what’s REALLY important here!

I’ve looked at all the ads in this latest campaign, and I’ve concluded: That “Kristen” chick that leads the “interviewees” into the room is HAWT!


40 posted on 09/16/2011 11:17:48 AM PDT by mozarky2 (Ya never stand so tall as when ya stoop to stomp a statist!)
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To: Spktyr
Heck, Ford has a really fuel efficient turbo V6 available in their trucks that makes more power than the base V8 available in the Government Motors competition.

The 3.6 liter Ecoboost.

I'm looking at a new f150 and read up on the engine. It has more horsepower and torque than the 5.0 V8 and costs around $2,500 more.

Before reading this thread it was between the Tundra and the F150. Ford just won me over by having the balls to run this ad. It's the 150 for me - I like the way it looks better than the Tundra anyway.

I'll be getting the v8 though.

41 posted on 09/16/2011 11:55:30 AM PDT by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: US Navy Vet
NO accusation. Just being vigilent.

Look for results of the 55 vehicles being tested under NHTSA’s new 5-star safety ratings system to be posted on the agency’s website, www.safercar.gov. When the new safety ratings become available, consumers will not be able to compare them to old ones since the testing criteria has changed. It will also be more difficult to achieve a high safety rating in this new program.

http://www.nhtsa.gov/PR/NHTSA-05-10

42 posted on 09/16/2011 11:57:59 AM PDT by Rippin
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To: TigersEye

I have seen several different ad’s by ford about not taking the bail out....good commercials...but I don’t watch network TV so don’t know if they are running on the networks...I have satellite.


43 posted on 09/16/2011 1:21:27 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: goat granny

I’m glad to hear those ads are running. I have satellite too but I don’t watch very much of that.


44 posted on 09/16/2011 5:25:30 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: US Navy Vet

Love this and it’s our feelings exactly. Thanks... :-)


45 posted on 09/17/2011 4:13:47 AM PDT by LadyPilgrim ((Lifted up was He to die; It is finished was His cry; Hallelujah what a Savior!!!!!! ))
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