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GM CEO Mary Barra To Sit With Michelle Obama At The State Of The Union
Jalopnik ^ | January 28, 2014 | Patrick George

Posted on 01/28/2014 2:38:58 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

You know you've arrived not only when you get invited to the State of the Union address, but when you're asked to sit next to the first lady herself. That's where General Motors' new CEO, Mary Barra, will be sitting tonight.

Barra, the first woman to lead a major auto manufacturer, was one of the guests singled out to sit with First Lady Michelle Obama for "represent(ing) the stories of millions of Americans across the country, who are working hard to better their communities, improve their own economic outcomes and help restore opportunity for all" according to the White House.

Since every decision a president makes is politicized in some way, I'm sure this will be fodder for critics of Obama, his role in GM's bailout and what is perceived as a buddy-buddy relationship between the company and his administration. To be fair, the government has sold all its shares in GM, although it came at a loss of about $10 billion to taxpayers, and people are still rightfully feeling stung about that.

Barra, according to the Wall Street Journal, will be seated next to the first lady with several other distinguished guests, including 23-year-old student Cristian Avila, who was brought to the U.S. illegally when he was nine years old, and Antoinette Tuff, a bookkeeper credited with preventing a school shooting in Atlanta last year. Two survivors of the Boston Marathon bombing will also be seated with the first lady


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: automobiles; automotive; economy; generalmotors; immigration; michelleobama; obama; sotu
Crony capitalism. And an illegal will sit with Mrs. Obama instead of being arrested? Did I read that correctly?
1 posted on 01/28/2014 2:38:58 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Good thing she has a big seat...


2 posted on 01/28/2014 2:41:57 PM PST by noexcuses
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They couldn’t get Raul Castro - and Chavez is dead, right?


3 posted on 01/28/2014 2:42:08 PM PST by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What? Buy a GM product? Own GM stock? HAHAHAHAHAHAHA


4 posted on 01/28/2014 2:43:17 PM PST by bkopto (Free men are not equal. Equal men are not free.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This should go a long way toward convincing the car-buying public that GM really isn’t ‘government motors’.

They made her an offer she couldn’t refuse?

Who knows.


5 posted on 01/28/2014 2:45:19 PM PST by RinaseaofDs
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Is she gonna sit in her lap, right next to the pole smoker?


6 posted on 01/28/2014 2:45:35 PM PST by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Chrony Capitalism like Krup and Siemens in the 1940s

Yup. Government Motors. I won’t buy one till they are completely free of union scum and govt ownership.

At least the union sold their share in Chrysler to fiat.


7 posted on 01/28/2014 2:45:46 PM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

i guess dennis roddman wasn’t available?


8 posted on 01/28/2014 2:47:23 PM PST by Cruz_West_Paul2016
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I wouldn't drive a GM car if someone gave it to me.

Screw GM

9 posted on 01/28/2014 2:47:41 PM PST by Zuben Elgenubi (NOPe to GOPe)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Two of Obama’s bitches?


10 posted on 01/28/2014 2:48:38 PM PST by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: Vaquero
I read an interview with the Fiat chairman in Automobile magazine last year. He has a LOT of great ideas for Chrysler and his firm and the melding of the two, beginning with the Dodge Dart and the Jeep brand.
11 posted on 01/28/2014 2:49:07 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.)
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To: Cruz_West_Paul2016

They got a gay NBA player, it just wasn’t Dennis.


12 posted on 01/28/2014 2:49:58 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bought and Paid For. Maybe Miss Michelle and her new Bess-Friend can take selfies together. Wont Barack be jealous having to share the limelight.


13 posted on 01/28/2014 2:50:04 PM PST by lee martell
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

$10 billion???? If that’s what they admit to it’s probably closer to $25 billion.


14 posted on 01/28/2014 2:52:20 PM PST by Fledermaus (If we here in TN can't get rid of the worthless Lamar, it's over.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The GM CEO is being brought in to remind her and the rest of GM that fedzilla owns them.


15 posted on 01/28/2014 2:56:21 PM PST by Texas resident
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
the government has sold all its shares in GM, although it came at a loss of about $10 billion to taxpayers, and people are still rightfully feeling stung about that

The $10B is a trivial loss compared with the $6000B in debt that Obama has piled on our children; that's not the source of the sting. It's the massive corruption of the GM "bankruptcy" in which contract law, bankruptcy law, and common law were ignored in order to give those with political connections a sweet deal at the expense of those without connections.

I see no reason not to invite GM's CEO. The Obamas don't like those in private companies, so this gives them an appearance of having a diverse businessperson without the bother of associating with someone who believes in capitalism or economic freedom.

16 posted on 01/28/2014 2:56:33 PM PST by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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“a loss of about $10 billion to taxpayers, and people are still rightfully feeling stung about that.”
Seems everyone is forgetting the most egregious act of closing the dealerships. It displayed the Obama administration’s enforcement methods as told by EPA Administrator Armendariz. There’s a pattern here, FRiends.


17 posted on 01/28/2014 2:59:25 PM PST by griswold3 (Post-Christian America is living on borrowed moral heritage)
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To: Pollster1
I see no reason not to invite GM's CEO. The Obamas don't like those in private companies, so this gives them an appearance of having a diverse businessperson without the bother of associating with someone who believes in capitalism or economic freedom.

Yes and their are so many of those business men and women we could mention but won't, the smart ones steer clear of lear deader. But this relationship is no different than what Stalin had with of MIG or Tupolev. Perhaps the CEO of GM should sit on the lap of the CEO of GE you know as sort of a Mini-Me...

18 posted on 01/28/2014 3:04:44 PM PST by taildragger (The E-GOP won't know what hit them, The Party of Reagan is almost here, hang tight folks....)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

not me! i wish I had bought an 85 Iroc Z when they came out!


19 posted on 01/28/2014 3:06:09 PM PST by Cruz_West_Paul2016
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Cristian Avila, a 23-year-old “Dreamer,” or undocumented immigrant
The White House says Avila, an immigrant-rights activist
received a two-year stay from deportation through Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), a program created by the president in June 2012 which made an estimated 1.9 million young undocumented immigrants eligible for work authorization and deportation relief.

Avila, of Phoenix, Arizona, began volunteering with Mi Familia Vota, a Latino civic engagement group
and participated in the Fast for Families, a fast undertaken on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. late in 2013

“We are Americans; this is our home.”

Avila added that the passage of Arizona’s S.B. 1070, which mandated that immigrants carry their proof of legal status with them at all times and greatly expanded police departments’ authority to detain those suspected of being in the country illegally had impressed him with “the importance of the Latino vote.”

Mi Familia Vota is a national organization working to unite the Latino community and its allies to ensure social and economic justice through increased civic participation

http://www.mifamiliavota.us/


20 posted on 01/28/2014 3:12:57 PM PST by kcvl
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To: Cruz_West_Paul2016

IROC? Are you one of those italian retards out cruising? (Ps I belong to the non retard Americans of Italian descent group...)


21 posted on 01/28/2014 3:15:26 PM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The only thing better would be if Mary was a negro lesbian. Then these scum would be in heaven.


22 posted on 01/28/2014 3:20:16 PM PST by taillightchaser (I'm going to become a criminal so I can keep my guns.)
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To: Vaquero

well at the time,they were the badass car to own, and to think they started at around $15,000!,and camaros were around 10K.I eventually I bought a white one,but a week later had to return it cause my credit was refused,,,bummer!


23 posted on 01/28/2014 3:20:49 PM PST by Cruz_West_Paul2016
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

was tickle me elmo on the list?


24 posted on 01/28/2014 3:29:42 PM PST by Cruz_West_Paul2016
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I just purchased a new 2013 left over, F-150. There was no way that I was going to purchase a GM product.


25 posted on 01/28/2014 4:20:50 PM PST by Capt_Hank (btu's...kcal's...to kJ's, but my activation energy is still high.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Speaking of . Michelle Obama.Michelle’s pitch for fundraising comes as President Obama stumps for a return of Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to the Speakership office in the House of Representatives. Obama’s entire second term is imperiled by the fact that Republicans have the upper hand in the House and Senate races in 2014. President Obama will reportedly use his State of the Union address to bash Congress and push the notion of vast swaths of executive action.
Here’s the text of Michelle’s letter:
Benjamin —
Earlier this month, because of what you did, it became illegal for insurance companies to discriminate against the up to 129 million Americans living with pre-existing conditions. Young Americans are able to stay on their parents’ health care plans as they get on their feet, and we can now know that our insurance companies won’t put lifetime caps on our coverage.
You should be so proud of that. That happened because you organized, you talked to your friends and neighbors, and you chipped in what you could, when you could, to elect Barack and a Congress who supported his agenda.
Today, I’m asking you to do it again.
So before Barack gives his State of the Union address tomorrow, chip in $10 or more and help protect Obamacare:
https://my.democrats.org/State-of-the-Union
Thank you so much,
Michellehttp://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/01/27/Michelle-Obama-Letter-Fundraise

Hope Obama makes a case he wants us to send $ 10.00 to save Obamacare in his speech tonight


26 posted on 01/28/2014 4:22:27 PM PST by moonshinner_09
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To: Capt_Hank

My 11 year old son said the new Corvette’s are pretty cool, too bad they are government motors junk. Raising the next generation of rebels...


27 posted on 01/28/2014 5:10:48 PM PST by kneehurts
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Another reason I don’t buy a GM Crap (er Car)


28 posted on 01/28/2014 6:28:51 PM PST by ExCTCitizen (2014: The Year of DEAD RINOS)
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