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Obama: Iíll Buy A Chevy Volt After My Presidency Ends
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Posted on 03/01/2012 2:48:04 PM PST by Sub-Driver

Obama: I’ll Buy A Chevy Volt After My Presidency Ends March 1, 2012 5:32 PM

Ever since Barack Obama became president in 2008, he hasn’t been given much chance to drive a car, let alone own one.

But when his presidency ends, Mr. Obama knows exactly what car he wants to buy as his post-presidential ride — a plug-in Chevrolet Volt.

“Five years from now when I’m not president anymore, I’ll buy one and drive it myself,” Obama promised 1,600 auto workers at a United Auto Workers union event in Detroit on Tuesday.

“Yes, that’s right,” he reiterated, accompanied by deafening applause.

Back in July 2010, President Obama visited the Compact Power battery plant in Holland, Michigan, where he was given his first real Volt experience.

A few weeks later, Obama visited General Motor’s Detroit Hamtramck Facility where the Volt is built. He even got a chance to sit behind the wheel of a pre-production Volt and drive it 10 feet — but due to security concerns, didn’t get much further.

“The Secret Service wouldn’t let me drive it. But I liked sitting in it,” The President told the assembled audience. “It was nice. I’ll bet it drives real good.”

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bs; campaignpromise; chevyvolt; goebbelswouldbeproud; obama; obamalies; obamapromises; youlie
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To: apoliticalone

That was quite a switch of direction.


41 posted on 03/01/2012 5:00:41 PM PST by rlmorel ("A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject." Winston Churchill)
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To: Sub-Driver

42 posted on 03/01/2012 5:02:47 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit ;-{)
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To: rlmorel

RL.....My direction has always been USA FIRST and always. I’ve served, and I’ve seen the best of the USA as well as the worst after 9-11. Politics have become the least of my priorities.

We have a nation that has been corrupted and stolen by the lobbyists and the few. I support accountability and responsibility and the ethics of the golden rule and the rest and Parties be damned. God Bless the USA and XXXX the pols that would shaft us.


43 posted on 03/01/2012 5:24:54 PM PST by apoliticalone (Honest govt. that operates in the interest of US sovereignty and the people, not global $$$)
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To: apoliticalone

I think where you and I might disagree is on what is “American”, both in values and in form.

This article was about Barack Obama and his love of the GM made Volt.

Barack Obama no more shares the values of America than Hugo Chavez does, and neither does GM in the same way Citgo doesn’t.


44 posted on 03/01/2012 5:41:38 PM PST by rlmorel ("A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject." Winston Churchill)
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To: Sub-Driver

What is it about dictators and their pet cars?

45 posted on 03/01/2012 5:48:13 PM PST by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: Sub-Driver

So he’ll be driving one of these fire hazards around Chicago this time next year?


46 posted on 03/01/2012 6:07:04 PM PST by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: apoliticalone

By the way, that last post was with respect to where I thought we disagreed was this article, not in general terms. I don’t know you or your posting history well enough to come to that conclusion.

So, it wasn’t meant as disrespect.


47 posted on 03/01/2012 6:20:24 PM PST by rlmorel ("A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject." Winston Churchill)
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To: Sub-Driver

Who gives a shit?


48 posted on 03/01/2012 6:24:54 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: Sub-Driver
Clown car for the buffoon.

I’ll bet it drives real good.

The smartest man in the universe sounds illiterate.

49 posted on 03/01/2012 6:28:44 PM PST by Borax Queen
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To: Clintonfatigued

It should be on order already so it will be ready in November.


50 posted on 03/01/2012 6:32:17 PM PST by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Sub-Driver

Why not just buy it now and put it in your garage in Chicagotown?


51 posted on 03/01/2012 8:34:39 PM PST by a fool in paradise (If Obama brings troops home from Japan and Germany he can claim he won WWII finally as well as Iraq.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Next January.


52 posted on 03/01/2012 8:37:31 PM PST by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Vigilanteman

You don’t remember. Barack Insane Obama Sorento’s presiduncy ends with the 2012 election.

Remember that whole “Office of the President Elect” bullsh**?


53 posted on 03/01/2012 8:37:40 PM PST by a fool in paradise (If Obama brings troops home from Japan and Germany he can claim he won WWII finally as well as Iraq.)
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To: Sub-Driver
“Five years from now when I’m not president anymore, I’ll buy one and drive it myself,”

No doubt it's getting increasingly difficult to find a co-pilot.


54 posted on 03/01/2012 10:59:51 PM PST by clearcarbon
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To: Sub-Driver

Obama is not planning for that day to happen. In truth; Obama plans to be in charge far beyond the lifespan of a Chevy Volt. (It is not what he says; but what he means. . .)


55 posted on 03/02/2012 12:05:57 AM PST by cricket (. It is not just the economy. . .and Newt knows it. . .)
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To: Sub-Driver

Obama is not planning for that day to happen. In truth; Obama plans to be in charge far beyond the lifespan of a Chevy Volt. (It is not what he says; but what he means. . .)


56 posted on 03/02/2012 12:06:02 AM PST by cricket (. It is not just the economy. . .and Newt knows it. . .)
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To: Sub-Driver

““Five years from now when I’m not president anymore, I’ll buy one and drive it myself,” Obama promised 1,600 auto workers at a United Auto Workers union event in Detroit on Tuesday.”

Yeah, because he knows the union will have stocked it with dollars instead of batteries.


57 posted on 03/02/2012 12:40:15 AM PST by taxesareforever (Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich no jail time. Yeah!!!!!)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Do Ex-Presidents ever drive themselves? Obama is gonna be chauffeured around in gas-guzzling limos and towncars on the taxpayer dime for the rest of his miserable life.


58 posted on 03/05/2012 3:06:17 PM PST by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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