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Obama’s Labor Secretary Hilda Solis Proudly Supports American Workers With Her New Canadian-Built Car

September 2, 2011

I just got through writing about how literally out-of-touch-with-reality STUPID Obama and his key advisers are.

And then, as if on cue, enter Labor Secretary Hilda Solis:

Solis supports U.S. workers by driving Canadian-made car 18 
QMI Agency
First posted: Thursday, September 01, 2011 10:38 AM EDT | Updated: Thursday, September 01, 2011 10:52 AM EDT

U.S. President Barack Obama’s labour secretary says she’s proud to drive a Chevrolet Equinox and support American workers.

Only problem is, the Equinox is built in Canada.

Hilda Solis told a breakfast meeting of the Christian Science Monitor in Washington on Wednesday that she has visited vehicle assembly lines in Michigan and Ohio and met “some very proud workers.”

“I’ve always been an advocate for small, efficient vehicles and I thought, what better example could I set if I encouraged my staff to go purchase and seek how we could acquire a vehicle that would, for me, send a signal that we’re for supporting our American workers, American-made products,” she said in a YouTube video posted by Fora.tv. “I’m just delighted, it’s a good product.”

She’s even nicknamed her new car “The Bullet.”

But the Equinox is actually built in two Ontario plants, in Ingersoll and Oshawa. General Motors noted earlier this year that both plants are running at full capacity.

Critics immediately pointed out Solis’s error in believing her car came from the hard work of Americans.

But a labour department spokesman said the modern automobile industry is “global.”

“Cars assembled here in the U.S. are made from globally sourced parts, just as cars assembled in other countries utilize parts made in America,” Carl Fillichio told the Washington Post. “Not only is the Equinox the second fastest selling SUV in America – a good sign for the overall health of the U.S. auto industry – 66% of its parts were made in the United States. That’s up from about 50% just a few years ago.”

Three things:

1) It took a reporter like 20 seconds on his smartphone to know something that the idiot Obama appointed to run the Labor Department should have known before she picked her car (or at least started blabbing about why she picked it).  There’s something called “due diligence” that these Obama “geniuses” clearly do not comprehend.

2) This episode of a top-level Obama economic official literally being involved with sending jobs to foreign countries follows immediately on the heels of another top-level Obama economic official sending jobs to foreign countries.  Think of Jeffrey Immelt, Obama’s head of his council on jobs and competitiveness, who just fired a bunch of American workers and sent their jobs to China. You’ve heard that expression that begins, “With friends like these…”?

3) What is wrong with Obama and all his minions that they can’t just admit they were idiots and try to move on?  I mean, yes, we live in an age where at least some part of anything halfway complicated was probably made somewhere else.  But beyond that mindboggling triviality, Hilda Solis obviously screwed up in a very major way.

I remember when Obama mispronounced “corpsman” three times (repeatedly calling Corpsman Brossard “corpse man”).  I’m actually surprised that Obama didn’t proceed to issue a presidential directive that from now on all Navy Corpsmen would henceforth be referred to as “corpse men.”