Skip to comments.Chevy Volt a charged issue
Posted on 04/23/2012 7:25:12 PM PDT by Hojczyk
The Chevy Volt manufactured by bailout recipient General Motors, championed by President Barack Obama and touted as a solution to global warming.
No wonder its become an election-year punching bag for conservatives.
From Rush Limbaugh to Mitt Romney, critics on the right have tried to turn the electric-gasoline plug-in hybrid car into a synonym for Big Government overreach. Fox News business anchor Neil Cavuto recently called it a Fred Flintstone car and the dumbest thing Ive ever seen.
Its going to lead to a lot of divorces, Cavuto said, theorizing that spouses will fight over who forgot to charge their Volt overnight.
But the Volt also has passionate supporters who want the right to embrace it starting with former GM Vice Chairman Bob Lutz, who famously called global warming a crock of sh.
Well probably see the Volt as a political football through November, and then itll go away, Lutz told POLITICO.
Lutz, a Republican, has been making the rounds in Washington and New York over the past several weeks to defend the car during visits with conservative think tanks, including the American Enterprise Institute and influential columnists like Charles Krauthammer.
He said people need to separate the Volt from their feelings about Obama, climate science and Al Gore.
The problem with conservatives is getting them to accept that an electric vehicle is not necessarily a left-wing environmental plot, Lutz said. They see it as a product of the Obama administration and a product of the green movement, and this is the result of government mandates. Its taken on a symbolic role in the right-wing media as everything thats wrong with Big Government, and yet, the vehicle was conceived by private industry.
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For that alone he is my choice for POTUS.
“It shows Obama can embrace the top 1% if they will buy the crappy Volt!”
You need to separate your anger for the GM bailout from the Volt. It is a very nice vehicle. A much better car in every way than the Prius “clown car.” You might even venture onto the web and find out what owners think. One guy right here in my neighborhood has both a Prius and a Volt and says that they Volt is better in every respect and he commutes in in 150 miles a day!
What the hey? He couldn't find a TDI? He must have more money than brains.
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