Obama’s Gobbledygook Double-Speak Speech On Auto Industry

I watch Barack Obama speak – with his ever-present teleprompter to help him keep all his lies straight and prevent him from butchering the English language worse than ‘Dubya’ on his worst day – and I wonder: how does his head not explode trying to contain all the contradictions?

Remember when Obama preached on his commitment to end pork spending and earmarks while back-to-back signing porkulus and an omnibus bill containing nearly 9,000 earmarks?   Remember Obama preaching “fiscal responsibility” while at the very same time racking up more spending that ALL the past presidents in history, from George Washinton to George Bush, combined?

How is it that he isn’t doing one of his myriad televised appearances when all of a sudden – BOOM! – there goes his skull?

Listening to Obama’s auto industry speech yesterday amounted to a continuous soliloquy of double-speak.  Obama said:

We cannot, we must not, and we will not let our auto industry simply vanish. This industry is, like no other, an emblem of the American spirit; a once and future symbol of America’s success. It is what helped build the middle class and sustained it throughout the 20th century. It is a source of deep pride for the generations of American workers whose hard work and imagination led to some of the finest cars the world has ever known. It is a pillar of our economy that has held up the dreams of millions of our people. But we also cannot continue to excuse poor decisions. And we cannot make the survival of our auto industry dependent on an unending flow of tax dollars. These companies –- and this industry -– must ultimately stand on their own, not as wards of the state.

And you think, “Okay.  Obama is going to bail out the auto industry.”  GM has flat-out stated that it needs another government bailout to survive.

And then, in the very next breath, Obama says:

That is why the federal government provided General Motors and Chrysler with emergency loans to prevent their sudden collapse at the end of last year –- only on the condition that they would develop plans to restructure. In keeping with that agreement, each company has submitted a plan to restructure. But after careful analysis, we have determined that neither goes far enough to warrant the substantial new investments that these companies are requesting. And so today, I am announcing that my administration will offer GM and Chrysler a limited period of time to work with creditors, unions, and other stakeholders to fundamentally restructure in a way that would justify an investment of additional tax dollars; a period during which they must produce plans that would give the American people confidence in their long-term prospects for success.

And so, you think, “Okay, so Obama’s NOT going to bail out the auto industry.  He’s going to let it fail and go into bankruptcy (which is what we should have allowed to happen in the first place, in my humble opinion).

But that “I won’t let you fail, even though I’m giving you the Judas kiss of death” routine was just the beginning of Obama’s brain-twisting contortions of reality.

Obama said:

“Let me be clear: the United States government has no interest or intention of running GM.”

Which is just bizarre coming out of the mouth of a man who a couple of days before had FIRED the CEO of GM.  Do you know which president last fired the CEO of a corporation?  VLADIMIR FREAKING PUTIN, that’s who.

And the guy who says, “the United States government has absolutely no interest or intention of running GM” doesn’t seem to mind running Chrysler one iota:

“That is why we will give Chrysler and Fiat 30 days to overcome these hurdles and reach a final agreement.”

And Obama says of this shotgun wedding between Fiat and Chrysler:

“and, after working closely with my team, has committed to building new fuel-efficient cars and engines here in America.”

And the guy who swears up and down that he isn’t running the auto industry just made auto warranties a function of the US government:

But just in case there are still nagging doubts, let me say it as plainly as I can –- if you buy a car from Chrysler or General Motors, you will be able to get your car serviced and repaired, just like always. Your warranty will be safe. In fact, it will be safer than it’s ever been. Because starting today, the United States government will stand behind your warranty.

Obama isn’t running the auto industry.  Nope.  They just have to do everything he says, fire everyone he wants them to fire, and build the cars that Obama wants them to build.  While he takes over the warranties.  But no “running” here, folks!

A host of major articles, from the Politico, from the Detroit News, from The Hill, from the Wall Street Journal, flat-out call Obama the “CEO” of the auto industry in a blatant repudiation of the baldfaced Obama lie.  He is taking over and socializing as much of the economy as he can.

And the new CEO of the auto industry frankly doesn’t give a damn about the stockholders of that industry.  It’s all about politics for Barack Obama, and about political correctness, and nothing at all about building the vehicles that buyers actually want.

The Democrat governor of Michigan, Gov. Jennifer Granholm, called GM CEO Rick Wagoner “a sacrificial lamb.”  And why isn’t Obama calling for UAW head Gettlefinger’s head? Because he’s on the hook for the unions, that’s why.

The problem with green cars is that they don’t grow money.  Even the supposedly oh-so-successful Toyota Prius is a money-loser.

Rush Limbaugh was suitably outraged:

Politics is going to run General Motors, not business.  That’s what the Treasury department’s viability report said.  Twenty vehicles that GM makes — they make more than that, of course — but 20 vehicles they make show a profit, and 11 of those 20 vehicles are trucks and SUVs, and these models are slated to be dropped.  In the meantime, and I have this story deep down here in the Stack of Stuff, you know what the most popular car in Iraq is, among the newly free there?  The Hummer.  The Hummer.  They love the Hummer.  They’re buying Hummers, the people in Iraq who can afford it, are buying Hummers out the wazoo.  Now, I want you to do a side-by-side comparison here.  Iraq, which is just now emerging from the seventh century, thanks to us, their citizens are able to, those who can afford it, and more and more are, to go out and buy Hummers.  We, in the greatest nation in the history of the earth, the richest, the most prosperous, are preparing to tell our citizens, “You can’t have a Hummer; you can’t have a Suburban; you can’t have an SUV.  You gotta go electric; you gotta go hybrid.”  I mean the side-by-side comparison here is just stunning.

Beyond the taking away of your right to buy and drive what you want to buy and drive, Rush Limbaugh points out that the only way people will buy the dinky little gutless green jobs Obama intends to force car makers to build is if gasoline is back over $4 a gallon again.  And that, presto-bismo, Obama is working on an energy policy that will all but guarantee the price of gas skyrockets again.

Obama wants to get this country over it’s “addiction” to oil.  He demagogues foreign oil to have a suitable villain; but the problem is he demonizes DOMESTIC oil even more in his actual policies.  And oil, whether foreign or domestic produces so much more energy at so much less cost than any other alternative that it is absolutely unreal.

Liberals will call that a “conspiracy theory.”  But the day it comes true and gas prices start soaring again due to Obama’s energy policies I will be joining Rush in the chorus of, “I TOLD you so!”  With gasoline prices soaring again, Obama will be able to reduce the “demon oil” by making you pay up the wazoo for it; and he’ll be able to force you to buy his stupid green cars.

The government has been saddling the auto manufacturers with burdensome regulations and requirements for decades.  The banking and financial services industries that created the economic disaster weren’t “deregulated”; they were rather the MOST regulated industries in the country! And in the same vein, the auto industry that is failing isn’t failing because the government has not regulated it and unionized it enough; it is failing because the government has over-regulated and over-unionized it to the point of death.

There is no question that Barack Obama wants to “guide” or “steer” the US auto industry into a bankruptcy that he can shape and mold into his own image.  With that the words of Ayn Rand from Atlas Shrugged provides a natural ending – and warning – to this article:

“One of the methods used by statists to destroy capitalism consists in establishing controls that tie a given industry hand and foot, making it unable to solve its problems, then declaring that freedom has failed and stronger controls are necessary.”

13 Responses to “Obama’s Gobbledygook Double-Speak Speech On Auto Industry”

  1. HasItBeen4YearsYet? Says:

    “how does his head not explode trying to contain all the contradictions?”

    Simple. He keeps them all on his Teleprompter, and it has a lot better memory than he does. Still, the way he’s using up those gigs, maybe someday the teleprompter will explode.

  2. HasItBeen4YearsYet? Says:

    Oh, and you ask “remember when Obama preached…?”

    That’s another problem. The voter’s information storage and processing capacity is even less than O’Blinko’s. They are just so used to the MSM telling them what to think that even when they have the information they need that they can’t even do the most rudimentary analysis. It’s a sad state of affairs.

  3. Stopthepresses2 Says:

    This post is a suggested read at, http://aresay.blogspot.com/

  4. Michael Eden Says:

    I saw a bunch of photoshops of Obama and his teleprompter. One had him on the phone, saying whatever the teleprompter screen said. One showed him picking his nose with the teleprompter screen saying, “Now pick your nose.” I wish I’d kept the link.

    It is amazing to me that George Bush – who was ten times the extemporaneous speaker that Obama is – was called “stupid” and “incoherent” by liberals, while those same liberals praise a man who babbles like a fool without a screen to tell him what to say “brilliant” and “a magnificent speaker.”

  5. Michael Eden Says:

    A lot of different surveys measuring a lot of different aspects of society have been pointing out the fact that we have been becoming less and less religious, less and less moral/virtuous, and more and more self-absorbed and apathetic.

    Eventually, we had to reach a tipping point. And I think we reached that point in November. Enough Americans became bad people that they finally constituted a majority.

  6. Joseph Reboy Says:

    Michael,

    Very impressive piece. I enjoyed the read tremendously, and found your comments insightful. Came to you by way of aresay.blogspot and glad I did. I’m looking forward to reading your other posts.

    I’m feeling less alone in the world knowing there are others who see the evil. Too often I wonder why other people CAN’T see it. But then my fundamental faith in Americans is being undercut everyday by the growing number of idiots who not only elected president hussein, but continue to praise him for setting our country on a collision course.

    By the way, I’ve been itching to get to the library and pick up “Atlas Shrugged” and now I think you just tipped me over the hemming and hawing portion of that decision.

  7. Michael Eden Says:

    Joseph,
    Glad to hear it.

    I hope you go to a “tea party” on April 15. Not only will you see you’re NOT alone, but you might even make a few friends! People like you and me need to reach out and find strength in community.

    I have become convinced that regardless of how intelligent a person is, if they have a flawed worldview, they will be unable to comprehend the world as it actually is. Isaiah 5:20 pronounces a woe upon those “who call evil good, and good evil; who substitute darkness for light, and light for darkness.” And that is precisely what a typical government school education teaches kids to do.

    Studies and surveys have shown on issue after issue we are becoming a bad people; and ultimately there had to be a tipping point. I think it may have occurred in November 2008.

    I actually disagree profoundly with much of Ayn Rand’s philosophy; but she did have the prescience to realize that contemporary secularized American society was heading in a socialist direction. She certainly wasn’t the first: here’s a bit from de Tocqueville from 150 years ago:

    “Above this race of men stands an immense and tutelary power, which takes upon itself alone to secure their gratifications and to watch over their fate. That power is absolute, minute, regular, provident, and mild. It would be like the authority of a parent if, like that authority, its object was to prepare men for manhood; but it seeks, on the contrary, to keep them in perpetual childhood; it is well content that the people should rejoice, provided they think of nothing but rejoicing. For their happiness such a government willingly labors, but it chooses to be the sole agent and the only arbiter of that happiness; it provides for their security, foresees and supplies their necessities, facilitates their pleasures, manages their principal concerns, directs their industry, regulates the descent of property, and subdivides their inheritances; what remains, but to spare them all the care of thinking and all the trouble of living?”

    I recommend Atlas Shrugged in order to provide a greater understanding of the liberal/socialist mindset and the implications of their thought prevailing, but not as a treatise on a valid philosophy of life. With that exception, I think you’ll find it an insightful read (it was written in the 60s, yet saw today under Obama so well).

  8. Joseph Reboy Says:

    Hmmm… I think I’m gonna like it here.

    Had an interminable wait in the post office today and found myself discussing politics with an older woman who seemed very worn out. She at first wasn’t sure if I understood what I was talking about but when the subject turned to the recent serpent’s head of China’s proposed one-world currency I actuaslly won her over when she asked what was wrong with that.

    I replied, “Shall I answer theologically, or would you prefer a more logical world-view? Logically, one currency has nothing to compare, and so if it sinks all who have it sink, and if iot rises all will never know, for those who control it will be the ones who profit. Theologically, the prospect of one currency for the world is not well-regarded in Revelations. ”

    I paraphrase mildly for brevity’s sake, but I suspect you take my meaning.

    I’ll consider your suggestion and look into the Tea Party. Perhaps my wife will attend if I can convince her they have Chamomille.

    I look forward to reading more of your writings.

  9. Michael Eden Says:

    Joseph,
    I like your logical answer a great deal, and it is exactly correct: just as the left wants a welfare state that “spreads the wealth around,” they want a currency that de fact does the same, such that those in poorest Africa receive money that WOULD have gone to America if we had just kept our own currency.

    Of course, theologically, we both know that the Bible – nearly 2,000 years ago – in fact predicted a global currency. The result would be power in the hands of a dictator known as antichrist, such that only those he approved could buy or sell.

    As the G-20 meets, as the concept of a one-world currency is not only discussed by China and Russia but actually entertained by our own Treasury Secretary, we see that last-days scenario coming about.

    I look forward ro reading more of your comments!

  10. Emily Kirby Says:

    I’m writing an essay on double speak in class, and I’m very pleased with this article. It gives a lot of insight to how much of a pin head Obama makes himself look.
    It was a great read and I think that I’m really going to enjoy exploring your site.
    Good job.

  11. Michael Eden Says:

    All politicians do their share of double-speak. But I’ve never seen any politician do so much, so often, on so many different issues as Barack Obama – who then actually gets PRAISED for it in the mainstream media.

    I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard Obama say, “As I’ve said before,” or “As I’ve said all along,” or various iterations of that, and then proceed to say something that utterly contradicts what he had actually said previously.

    Good luck on your essay, and thank you for your gracious comments.

  12. Abigail Bartlett Says:

    I’m also about to write an essay on double speak for my english class at college. This article helped me determine that I’m gonna rip apart of of Obama’s speeches and shed some light onto what he actually is saying. Thanks

  13. Michael Eden Says:

    Abigail,

    You’re welcome. Good luck with your essay. In fact, good luck with ANYTHING you do that rips apart this national disgrace-in-chief.

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