Skip to comments.Michael Moore: No Obama Didn't Save Detroit
Posted on 09/07/2012 10:02:02 AM PDT by RobinMasters
For several years the left and their media minions have claimed that by bailing out Chrysler and General Motors, President Obama saved Detroit.
On Friday, the perilously liberal schlockumentarian Michael Moore debunked this in an article at the Huffington Post astonishingly saying, "No, he didn't."
"Last week, I said on the HuffPost Live webcast that we had all better start practicing how to say 'President Romney' because, living in Michigan, I can tell you that there's trouble here on the two peninsulas and it's not just because Romney is a native son or that we like to watch kids from Cranbrook chase down gay kids and chop their hair off," Moore wrote. "One recent poll here showed Romney leading Obama by four points! How can that be? Didn't Obama save Detroit?"
Moore answered his own question, "No, he didn't. He saved General Motors and Chrysler."
"'Detroit' (and Flint and Pontiac and Saginaw)," continued Moore, "are not defined by the global corporations who suck our towns dry and then split town to make more money elsewhere (except, of course, they continued to design and built crap cars, so eventually they didn't make the money at all). These cities in Michigan are about the people who live here, and in the process of 'saving Detroit,' Mr. Obama had to fire thousands of these people, and reduce the benefits and pensions of those who were left."
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I’ve said on other threads that there are very few demographics that initially supported Obama that are really better off now. Government workers (especially public school teachers) fortunate enough to survive the waves of layoffs are one; can’t think of any others right now.
Never thought there would be a day that I agreed with him on something..... I feel bad now.
Who is this Michael Moore person and why should I (or anyone else for that matter) care what his opinion is?
The very day (Tuesday September 4, 2012 to be exact) Ted Strickland gave his speech that Romney, as Santa, would outsource the elves, GM announced it would be ‘investing’ $500M in a new plant....in MEXICO!
Gov’t Motors Building $500M Plant ... In Mexico
So I read on, and noted that Comrade Moore's statement seems to Jive with the one Clint Eastwood has been making about the lefties being worried about the economy too.
Who would have known????
But they are not hiring United AutoWorkers.
As predicted, the Left is starting to turn on Barry because he wasn’t Socialist enough.
I was speaking specifically about initial supporters of Obama; I’m sure that industry knew he has no use for armed citizens.
As far as other demographics that are doing well in general, I’m sure anyone manufacturing/selling things to fix something (to avoid replacing it) are doing well: hardware stores, the makers of “Shoe-Goo” and such. Look at what sells well in the Third World - those will be our hot commodities soon.
Moore better watch it. More talk like this and he will be cast aside like Cindy Sheenan was after she challenged Pelosi. Security at MSNBC was given a picture of Sheenan so they could stop her if she tried to get in again with her pass.
For some strange reason, the left is suddenly ignoring Moore.
Only in America would you reelect people who think we walked on Mars,that Guam would tip over if we put more troops on the island,and we have more than 57 states, to name just a few and lets not forget that Obama can’t pronounce corpsman. I thought he was supposed to be so intelligent.
I didn’t read carefully. My apologies.
While his thinking doesn't influence us, it sure does influence 18-30yo democrats. Not to give him too much credit, but I think his efforts through the Bush years had an impact on their voting in 2008. If he is sending any sort of signal that is anti-Obama, and not out campaigning heavy for him like he did in 2008, this is great news.
yep.. Michael Moore is to the left of the President. He doesn’t like any large corporation, except for his of course... I would imagine he has incorporated and has employees...
oh yeah... I forgot, it’s ok if HE makes money.
The real question is: "Who are they talking about and what have they done with Michael Moore?"
Michael Moore is a fat extreme left wing propaganda producer. He's produced propaganda claiming healthcare is better in Cuba than in America and various other ridiculous claims.
For him to be bashing Obama, doesn't bode well for the One.
I wonder if MooseChelle tried to get fatboy on her healthy eating program, LOL.
Obama's "community organizing" left Chicago neighborhoods in ruins.
(long very detailed article in the liberal Boston Globe)
Grim proving ground for Obama's housing policy
"About 99 of the units are vacant, many rendered uninhabitable by unfixed problems, such as collapsed roofs and fire damage. Mice scamper through the halls. Battered mailboxes hang open. Sewage backs up into kitchen sinks. In 2006, federal inspectors graded the condition of the complex an 11 on a 100-point scale - a score so bad the buildings now face demolition."
City of Detroit (90% black) is continuously being ‘saved’ by government stealing from taxpaying white Americans to dole out to parasites.
Wasn't he in the "X-Men Origins" movie?
(rhetorical question not directed at you, griswold3)
It's only because Moore hates capitalism (except when he makes his money) more than he loves liberalism.
Yep, Obama isn’t far enough to the left even for Moore.
Little Mikey is growin up!
Wasn’t Roger Moore the British actor?
Michael (lard @ss) Moore of Michigan is the one who did Roger & Me.
Damn you Obama! You made me have to agree with Michael Moore. Now I feel dirty.
His most honest film was Live and Let Lie.
Hey 0bama, you didn't
build save that!
I have never read so much garbage in one sitting! Good grief! This Moore fella is really one sick pup. For him to be getting ‘nervous’ about Michigan, tells me that there’s a swelling undercurrent of ‘cleansing’ that’s going to drag all of this filth away from their positions of power and influence, come November 6th.
I hadn’t heard that - do you have a reference for that? I’d love to rub their noses with it ;-)
he saved GM and Chrysler??
GM is near bankruptcy and moving factories to Mexico and China and Chrysler is now owned by FIAT....
I was embellishing the story for fun but her invitations to MSNBC and others stopped flowing once she challenged Pelosi in her primary. I remember Rush joking about it. Looks like she was never invited back.
MSNBC fired Ugar Cyenk and replaced him with Al Sharpton for being critical of Obama from the left. Ugar is on a yotube video talking about it.
Think nothing of it.
I for one am happy to see the gun manufacturers doing well; it is an indication of so much more...
“City of Detroit (90% black) is continuously being saved by government stealing from taxpaying white Americans to dole out to parasites.”
I thought Detroit was the poster child for the follow-up to “If you rob Peter to pay Paul, you will always have the support of Paul”, which I guess is “If you rob Peter to pay Paul, it gets harder & harder to find Peter”.
Whites have abandoned most cities to blacks here in NJ, and now illegal aliens are starting to fill them (displacing the blacks in the process - politically, economically, demographically). The state has run out of white people’s money to pour into the cities, resulting in Newark laying off hundreds of cops and Camden (one of the country’s most dangerous cities) laying off all of them.
He saved the green and renewable energy movement by radically increasing the automotive industry’s...scratch that...the government’s CAFE (Corporate Average Fuel Economy) standards which are to be met by 2025 at 54.5 MPG.
However, look at what the automotive companies are selling and it’s mostly full-size pickups and SUV’s.
Where’s your Chevy Volt now, Obama? Wherever you thought WE were supposed to be going with it isn’t where the vast majority of car buyers are going.
Automotive engine-fuel technology is not broken and you couldn’t fix it even if it was.