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Chicago on the Potomac: White House reportedly takes Ford to woodshed over anti-bailout ad
Michelle Malkin ^ | 9/27/11 | Michelle Malkin

Posted on 09/27/2011 10:58:33 AM PDT by Nachum

Your Chicago Way read of the day comes from the Detroit News, where columnist Daniel Howes brings news that a few calls from the White House have led to Ford Motor Company yanking ads that spotlighted its refusal to take government auto bailout money.

The ad is no longer on the company’s YouTube page.

Nice car company ya got there, fellas. Would be a shame if anything happened to it… (h/t Is This Blog On, Cold Fury):

For the only Detroit automaker that “didn’t take the money” of the federal auto bailouts, Ford Motor Co. keeps paying a price for its comparative success and self-reliant turnaround.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: antibailout; bailout; bhofascism; chicago; chicagothugs; democrats; economy; ford; govtabuse; govtmotors; liberalfascism; lping; nobama2012; obama; obamabrownshirts; potomac; socialistdemocrats; tyranny
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1 posted on 09/27/2011 10:58:40 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


2 posted on 09/27/2011 11:00:39 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum
Traded in TWO GM cars for Fords in the last eighteen months. Already owned a third. Scre Gubmint Motors.

Don't report me, bro.

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3 posted on 09/27/2011 11:03:06 AM PDT by jessduntno (Obama shanks. America tanks.)
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To: Nachum
Traded in TWO GM cars for Fords in the last eighteen months. Already owned a third. Screw Gubmint Motors.

Don't report me, bro.

ATTACKWATCH.COM

ATTACKWATCH.COM

4 posted on 09/27/2011 11:03:34 AM PDT by jessduntno (Obama shanks. America tanks.)
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To: Nachum

Once a Chicago thug, always a Chicago thug.


5 posted on 09/27/2011 11:03:43 AM PDT by paulcissa (The first requirement of Liberalism is to stand on your head and tell the world they're upside down)
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To: Nachum

Alright. Who reported Ford to Attackwatch?


6 posted on 09/27/2011 11:04:59 AM PDT by sportutegrl
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To: Nachum

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qg5eSM5cJdU&NR=1

Ford buyer explaining he liked Ford NOT taking bailout and therefore would never buy from them...

My sentiments exactly...

Former Chevy owner


7 posted on 09/27/2011 11:05:13 AM PDT by Former MSM Viewer
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To: Nachum

Ford should tell them to stick it where the sun don’t shine!


8 posted on 09/27/2011 11:07:09 AM PDT by Roklok
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To: Nachum
Time to double down on those ads.

The only logical thing to do.

Makes me want to buy a Ford.

9 posted on 09/27/2011 11:07:20 AM PDT by Designer (Nit-pickin' and chagrinin')
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To: jessduntno

https://twitter.com/#!/search/%23attackwatch

This is the twitter site that shows the responses to ATTACKWATCH....


10 posted on 09/27/2011 11:07:30 AM PDT by Former MSM Viewer
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To: Nachum

Fascist Swine. I decided when the government took over those two companies that I’d NEVER buy one of their cars, and so far I have no reason to change my mind.


11 posted on 09/27/2011 11:09:06 AM PDT by American Quilter (aka American Hobbit)
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To: jessduntno

Attaaaaack Waaaaaatch

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-XYKRokgX00


12 posted on 09/27/2011 11:10:12 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

Taking the bailout money is like taking the Kool-Aid!


13 posted on 09/27/2011 11:10:12 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Nachum

Doesn’t this sound like something out of “Atlas Shrugged”?


14 posted on 09/27/2011 11:10:36 AM PDT by RedEyeJack
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To: Nachum

Dear White House,

FYI I will buy Ford autos for the rest of my life.


15 posted on 09/27/2011 11:12:35 AM PDT by eCSMaster (Democrats: the Party of NO!)
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To: Nachum

Should we send a note to AttackWatch informing on ourselves that we enjoyed those commercials and are buying Ford?


16 posted on 09/27/2011 11:12:58 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Nachum

Put it this way, Chrysler is no longer an American company, its own by the Italian Fiat.


17 posted on 09/27/2011 11:13:09 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Former MSM Viewer

I bought a Toyota. Would have bought a Ford, but three letters stopped me...UAW.


18 posted on 09/27/2011 11:13:12 AM PDT by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfus)
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To: sportutegrl
Alright. Who reported Ford to Attackwatch?

Ford's ad was a "smear."

I'm buying a truck soon and was going back and forth between the Tundra and F150 (GM can kiss my ass).

That ad from Ford made my mind up for me. That and the fact that the '50 is a DAMN good truck.

19 posted on 09/27/2011 11:15:08 AM PDT by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: Nachum

When the Gov’t controls everything, everything is political.


20 posted on 09/27/2011 11:16:04 AM PDT by PGR88 (I'm so open-minded my brains fell out)
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To: Nachum

Good old Gangster Politics, Chicago Style.

Where is the ACLU on this? Ford needs their help in filing a Freedom of Speech Lawsuit.

Does anyone have an image of the pulled Ford ad? If so, please post it here!

Heck, it might even make a good bumper sticker, FR protest sign, happy birthday card, oh, the list seems endless!


21 posted on 09/27/2011 11:18:12 AM PDT by Graewoulf ( obama"care" violates the 1890 Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND is illegal by the U.S. Constitution.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
The real issue here is that there has always been something of a "collegial" relationship amongst the big American automakers. There was a deliberate decision by Ford to avoid the whole bailout issue in its ads so as not to "unfairly" compete against GM and Chrysler. The practice has always been to say good things about your stuff, while not badmouthing the other American automakers.(and yes, I have inside knowledge of this).

Anyway, they sort of made a one-time exception with this, and I'll bet that Ford got calls from GM and Chrysler before the White House said anything. That being said, Ford's mission was accomplished. They already knew they had a lot of buyers opposed to the bailout, and this one ad just served to create a bit of controversy as a reminder. Regardless of whether the White House intervened or not, they weren't going to press the issue hard anyway.

Very well played by Ford, in retrospect. They could always blame this on "unscripted" consumer feedback, run the ad, and then withdraw it later.

22 posted on 09/27/2011 11:18:22 AM PDT by Bruce Campbells Chin
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To: Nachum

23 posted on 09/27/2011 11:21:08 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Nachum

ZerO’s thugs at work again.


24 posted on 09/27/2011 11:21:27 AM PDT by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: Nachum

Guess Obama made them an offer they couldn’t refuse.


25 posted on 09/27/2011 11:23:40 AM PDT by editor-surveyor (Sarah Palin - 2012 !)
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To: AAABEST

Last year, I bought a designed and made in Texas by non-union hands 2010 Toyota Tundra CrewMax Limited 4x4... It’s absolutely awesome. It tows my 25’ Airstream trailer like it isn’t even there.


26 posted on 09/27/2011 11:24:25 AM PDT by Gator113 (Palin 2012, period.....)
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To: Nachum

Oh come on. At least GM didn’t do bad things with our money like give the Commie Chinese the technology from the Volt.

What’s that, you say? GM did give the Commies our tax funded tech.

Oh crap.


27 posted on 09/27/2011 11:27:33 AM PDT by arkady_renko
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To: Gator113
I love that really LOVE the Crewmax too. I'm a Toyota guy myself, my 4-Runner makes the 4th I've owned.

I'm wondering if the options of adjustable pedals and a backup camera are available on the Tundra. I have a 4' 11" wife who tends to bang into stuff when she drives my trucks.

28 posted on 09/27/2011 11:29:33 AM PDT by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: Former MSM Viewer

GregWHoward Greg Howard

Obama’s bedroom: Oh yes, baby, oh yeah! Who’s your -— scroll the prompter please -— daddy?

#tcot #p2 #ocra #sgp #twisters #attackwatch
20 Sep


29 posted on 09/27/2011 11:34:49 AM PDT by jessduntno (Obama shanks. America tanks.)
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To: Nachum

Ford did receive funds article is from Dec. 2010.

http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/12/blue-ops-the-clandestine-bailout-of-ford/

key quote
Fry is not talking about the DOE retooling loan, and Ford’s well publicized use of government loan guarantees. Fry found a $7 billion government check to Ford that was hidden from the public’s eye. Well, not really, it was mentioned on page 18 of a document submitted by Ford to the Senate Banking Committee on December 2, 2008, but who reads that stuff?


30 posted on 09/27/2011 11:37:40 AM PDT by Whenifhow
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To: AAABEST

Why don’t you trade her in for somthing a bit bigger; a 5’-5”, for example? ;-}


31 posted on 09/27/2011 11:38:30 AM PDT by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT!)
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To: Redleg Duke

Are all Fords built in union plants today?


32 posted on 09/27/2011 11:41:27 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution! (See my freep page) [rednecks come in many colors])
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To: AAABEST

“That and the fact that the ‘50 is a DAMN good truck”.

...do you mean F-150, F-250 etc?


33 posted on 09/27/2011 11:43:27 AM PDT by albie
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To: Nachum

34 posted on 09/27/2011 11:54:30 AM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: Whenifhow

Ford is also getting some $$ thru the same slush fund that backed Solyndra and which keeps the Post Office afloat with billions in low interest loans, the Federal Financing Bank:

http://www.zerohedge.com/contributed/another-big-month-geithner%E2%80%99s-whorehouse-bank


35 posted on 09/27/2011 11:57:20 AM PDT by TeachableMoment
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To: Nachum

Fascism Lite - the big stuff comes later!


36 posted on 09/27/2011 11:59:04 AM PDT by LZ_Bayonet ( I AM THE TEA PARTY LEADER !)
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To: AAABEST

I don’t have any knowledge about “adjustable pedals”, but they do have things like backup cameras and sonar... mine does. When it come to hooking up to a trailer, the backup camera is great to have.


37 posted on 09/27/2011 11:59:58 AM PDT by Gator113 (Palin 2012, period.....)
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To: Nachum

Ford’s ad was awesome. Really put American auto buyer’s sentiment on display. Guess baraq can’t stand for that then.

Interesting though is now the White Mosque is threatening Ford and now the UAW has passed the word to union heads at Ford Factories to begin forming strike committees and prepare their members for a strike against Ford.


38 posted on 09/27/2011 12:01:50 PM PDT by Texas resident (Hunkered Down)
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To: Former MSM Viewer

Good for Ford! I will never buy a GM or Chrysler product again!

This administration is just a bunch of children. Ford should have told them to go to hell.


39 posted on 09/27/2011 12:23:20 PM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (Elizabeth Warren is a moron!)
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

Why let Ford have all the fun, when we can tell ‘em GFY so well?

I’m particularly anticipating that Super Duper Double Max Sh**burger I’m going to serve up next election day.


40 posted on 09/27/2011 12:31:56 PM PDT by Unrepentant VN Vet ((481 and a wakeup) Truth, I know, always resides wherever brave men still have ammunition.)
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To: Nachum

4 of our drivers just bought new Ford PUs because of that ad.


41 posted on 09/27/2011 12:39:14 PM PDT by griswold3 (Character is Destiny)
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To: Nachum; All; mickie
I just bought a like-new Lincoln. I heard and read on the internet that a startling number of the Ford Lincoln/Mercury dealers in the Chicago 'burbs are closing their doors.

I have a vendor friend who tells me that my own LM dealer is not paying its bill to him and "trying to make arrangements for payments".

Oh, oh !

I hope I have a LM shop to go to if I need parts and repair.

Anyone know what's going on? Is this phenomenom nation-wide? Who's got the inside dope? Something is afoot!

Leni

42 posted on 09/27/2011 12:42:35 PM PDT by MinuteGal (Too Bad Those of Us who Work for a Living Have to Support Those who Vote for a Living)
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To: Gator113

>> I don’t have any knowledge about “adjustable pedals” <<

.
If you were 6’2” and your wife was 5’3” you would want to know about them!

Great idea for SUVs and Pickups.


43 posted on 09/27/2011 1:07:54 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Sarah Palin - 2012 !)
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To: AAABEST

If you think the ‘50’s good, just try a Navigator.


44 posted on 09/27/2011 1:14:08 PM PDT by libstripper
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To: Gator113

Drive it to Japan then


45 posted on 09/27/2011 1:16:49 PM PDT by Moleman
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To: Former MSM Viewer

That is part of their appeal.
Figures they would get a “call” ~ that is the Chicago way....


46 posted on 09/27/2011 1:16:49 PM PDT by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait till it is free"--PJ O'rourke)
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To: MinuteGal
Leni, the Lincoln dealers are suffering because many of them sold only Lincoln and Mercury vehicles. Now with Mercury gone, Lincoln is in desperate need of a smaller, less expensive model to help make up the lost sales volume.

I know of several Lincoln dealership owners who replaced Mercury with import brand dealerships. It'll take a while for this to shake out, but I suspect the number of Lincoln dealers will shrink for the next year or two.

47 posted on 09/27/2011 1:28:59 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: jessduntno

I have now had my Nissan Titan for two years - would have bought a Ford F150, but couldn’t get the dealership to deal, so went to Nissan. Better choice - US Made by NON-Union workers!


48 posted on 09/27/2011 1:34:11 PM PDT by TheBattman (They exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature...)
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To: arkady_renko

GM also funneled a big chunk of the bailout cash to their European division...


49 posted on 09/27/2011 1:37:24 PM PDT by TheBattman (They exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature...)
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To: Charles Martel
Thanks.

Digesting.......and waiting to see if areas other than mine are affected.

Leni

50 posted on 09/27/2011 1:38:37 PM PDT by MinuteGal (Too Bad Those of Us who Work for a Living Have to Support Those who Vote for a Living)
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