The “Boycott Chrysler” wailing of insignificant folks like me needs a bit of further clarification.. Chrysler’s precarious predicament falls at the feet of a few statistical anomalies. That which has befallen Chrysler will befall others if left unchecked..
Obama himself is “shooting them (Chrysler) in the foot” (thanks Joe.) all by himself by demanding the type of vehicles that the “new Chrysler” will be building. Obama is not content to just sit back and play “banker” as a capitalist would. He wants complete control of all of the elements of a formerly private corporation as a socialist DEMANDS. All of this is endorsed by the environazis, the UAW beneficiaries and the “bring down those above us” socialist swine of the liberal base.. He knows who “brung him to the dance”..
Short of governmental protectionism (talk about shooting yourself in the foot..) and a short of “mandatory Chrysler purchase plan” directed at the American “victims” of the Obama oligarchy, Chrysler will die on its own because no one will WANT to buy the “green” electric roller skates coming off of their assembly line. The process USED to be called the “free market” where the “survival of the fittest” or “Darwinism for business” dictated who stayed in the business making automobiles and who moved on to another endeavor of some sorts..
Play these Chrysler scenarios out to their liberal illogical extreme: These electric “powered lawn mowers” get about forty miles to a “charge”. The electricity for the “charge” will come from a coal burning plant. That’s too much pollution, and NO you can’t build any nuclear plants so don’t ask (green weenies).. All of the windmills and solar grids combined can’t keep up with the demand to constantly charge these silly “green machines”. Chrysler will soon have to re-tool in order to build the bicycles demanded by the Obama caliphate.
Then again, the bicycles will need to be built in China because the UAW will demand that their superior workfarce be compensated in the same exorbitant manner as they were when they were manufacturing Fords. (“Ford” is a UAW acronym for Fix Or Repair Daily..) Workers putting one screw in a Schwinn will still need to bring home over eighty-five dollars an hour with “benefits” causing our bikes to be in the $35,000.00 apiece range.. This will necessitate the government’s “subsidizing” of the bicycle industry as well as the need to “put aside funds” that will be directed to the “underprivileged” so that “they may be able to participate in the “liberal American dream” of owning a bicycle.. A “dream” that has eluded them for far too long due to the “unfairness of the lending practices of greedy corporate fat cats who take advantage of the vulnerable with high interest loans..” (See how silly that sounded when the left bankrupted America over the “discrimination” in home loans?)
The conversion will be complete. WE will become what China USED to be and China will replace America.. (As predicted by me: “we used to boycott our enemies, now we bankroll them”..)
This experiment in socialism is taking place with “our money” which is of no value to the liberal louts of the Obama caliphate. Besides, that is why this “gamble” is taking place, it is OUR money, not theirs, and they are doing this because “they know what is best for you..” whether you like it or not.. If it fails, they have lost nothing. We lost EVERYTHING the first Tuesday in November of 2008..
If we are passive about the destruction of Chrysler (and even capitalism..) the next step in the process is GM and its six or so car lines.. We must TELL the liberals in no uncertain terms that this will not stand. Drastic times call for drastic measures.. The “drastic” is coming down by the bucket load.
This is the left’s angle: They tip their toe in the water (Chrysler) no one bites, they then dive straight into the deep end knowing that their actions are unopposed by the “American public”. (Goodbye GM.) Conservatives are “nice” people, we tend to think the best of people, even the liberals.. It is about time to figure out that the meek inherit NOTHING.
I would personally rather “cull the herd” at Chrysler’s expense (and the Obama administrations and the UAW’s..) before they complete their mission to eliminate America’s role as the world’s leading car manufacturer. Our “involuntary contribution” to this “cause” was sealed on November 4, 2008.. Thus the difference between nine million votes will end up becoming nine trillion of our dollars..
Consider these statistics and ask yourself if you did enough to prevent this progressive plague from incubating..
As of 2008, there were 208,323,000 eligible voters. The turnout for the election was 131,200,000. That means 77,123,000 eligible voters STAYED AT HOME. Here is another way to look at that: seventy seven million, one hundred twenty three thousand.. In Nevada, 6,251 votes were cast for “None of these candidates”. Three states officially keep track of “blank” votes for President and in those states a total of 103,193 votes were “blank”. More than 100,000 votes were cast for any number of individuals including 62 for “Santa Claus” and 11 for Mickey Mouse. 112,554 votes were tabulated in the seventeen states that record votes for non-listed candidates. The other egomaniacs (Ralph Nader, Bob Barr, Chuck Baldwin, Cynthia McKinney and “other” received a total of 1,862,347 votes.. All of these “wasted” votes come to 2,184,345. Add these “should have stayed home” votes to the “actually stayed at home” votes and the total comes to 79,307,345..
McCain lost by nine million votes. He also gathered the highest vote total in the history of our presidential elections by a losing candidate. McCain lost by the population of the city of New York.
38.3% of the eligible voters “stayed home” in America in 2008. In the elections held in Afghanistan in 2004, 70% of the eligible voters made it to the polls. In the 2005 Iraqi elections, 79.6% of the eligible voters managed to participate. This is no small task as in both of these countries the voters were in mortal danger, several dying in cowardly attacks while they waited to cast their votes. Here in America, 61.7% bravely made it to the polls where the biggest “threat” was some unwashed liberal sneering at your McCain/Palin button..
Until the unbridled socialism of Obama and company are blocked, (think 2010) this is “our country” in name only.. Isn’t it telling that the right to vote apparently means more to the Iraqis and the Afghanis than it does to the citizens of the United States of America?
Bicycles and rickshas are not an option in America. I did not wish this upon Chrysler, those who stayed home on November 4, 2008 have put this communist’s conundrum in place..