‘you can kiss the american auto industry goodbye’

Steve Benen: Time for another victory lap – “Chrysler said Tuesday that it had paid back $7.6 billion in loans from the American and Canadian governments, marking another significant step in the revival of the company, the smallest of the Detroit automakers”. The Obama administration is hailing the repayment as proof that its policy worked – an argument that has the benefit of being true. Indeed, Obama’s policy has proven so effective, Chrysler is paying back American taxpayers six years early.

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35 Responses to “‘you can kiss the american auto industry goodbye’”

    May 24, 2011 at 7:28 am


  2. 2 Fred
    May 24, 2011 at 7:31 am

    brilliant ad from the Obama campaign

    good morning TOD family.Thank you again Chip.May GOD bless;protect and guide the President while he’s away

    • 3 Barb
      May 24, 2011 at 7:39 am

      Hello Fred!! Hope you had a peaceful sleep last night with no back pain. Good morning Chips and all. Blessings for the President. I hope he had a restful sleep. I hope FLOTUS has a pleasant visit.

      • 4 Fred
        May 24, 2011 at 1:22 pm

        good morning my friend.I slept well thank you for asking.Hope you slept well too and are having a good day.

  3. May 24, 2011 at 7:47 am

    very damning video. and all three want to run this country?

    • 6 Barb
      May 24, 2011 at 7:49 am

      Could someone describe the video for me? It’s not the site Chips. It’s my computer.

      • 7 anniebella
        May 24, 2011 at 9:11 am

        Barb, to put it short but sweet,the video has Ronmey, Pawlenty, Newt, all saying what a mistake it is to give money to the Auto companies. It shows those words coming out of their mouth. Then the video goes on to talk about how the auto companies have hired more people, how well they are doing, they are paying back the loans they recieved. In other words if we had listen to those three know it all, we would have no auto companies, may more Americans would have lost their jobs. I hope you can see it Barb. It is a great ad.

      • 8 Suzanne
        May 24, 2011 at 1:06 pm

        Barb, have you tried updating Adobe Flash? I had that problem at one time and found out it was because I had automatic updates for Internet Explorer, but not for Adobe Flash. I had Windows XP and the earlier versions of Windows would tell me I needed an update, but not XP so I had no idea it could even cause a problem. It took a couple of months to find out that’s what I needed to do.

        It’s an Obama 2012 ad and is excellent. Good luck!

  4. 10 COS
    May 24, 2011 at 7:52 am


  5. 11 sherijr
    May 24, 2011 at 8:32 am

    LOVE the Ad- touting our success.. pass it on everyone & thanks Chips!

  6. 12 anniebella
    May 24, 2011 at 8:58 am

    Hot Darn! Great commerical, it let’s knows Republicans words come back and bite them in their butt. The Auto companies are better today,they are paying back their loans, they are hiring more people. And if we had listen to those Republican clowns many many more Americans would be without jobs. Bravo Mr. President.

  7. 13 HZ
    May 24, 2011 at 9:46 am

    Good Morning to my family here. Good Morning to you Chipsticks, and thank you again for our beautiful haven here. Good morning to you Fred. Thanks for your prayer. I too hope that your pain will get better. Try to relax and rest. I will pray for you in my morning time. I have the candles lit already. Keep well, my friend. Oh, this is how we keep the message focused, hit them with the facts with their faces out front. Great ad.

  8. 14 Mrs. JVD
    May 24, 2011 at 9:52 am

    That’s what I’m talking about. Let the records speak for themselves. The Party of NO was more than perfectly willing to throw the Auto Industry with all of it’s American workers and their families under the bus and drive right over them.

    Yet, Wall Street and the Banking Industry that doesn’t manufacture nor produce diddly squat was “too big to fail” and the Party of NO couldn’t throw money at them fast enough, with no stipulations nor oversight.

    This video needs to go viral asap and the Obama campaign would do well to make plenty more like them.

  9. 15 Bill
    May 24, 2011 at 10:20 am

    This ad or its variation run every few minutes with the killing of OBL being thrown in every once in awhile during the general election could be the entire 2012 campaigh.

  10. 16 Dakota
    May 24, 2011 at 10:34 am

    Love It!

  11. 17 Andogriff
    May 24, 2011 at 11:39 am

    It’s a wonderful video, should go viral! Thanks for sharing, Ms Chips!

  12. 18 Carla S
    May 24, 2011 at 11:53 am

    Great video, but I wish it was pointed out how GM also paid back its loan…with interest too. Every penny of the bailout was paid back and how many billions of dollars were made on top of that loan? The investment in the American auto industry saved thousands of jobs and made money too for the taxpayers!.

    • 19 VC prezOfan2
      May 24, 2011 at 12:41 pm

      Way to go, OBAMA/BIDEN! Don’t worry, Carla, there’s time enough to make different ads with variations on the theme. 😉 As Bill said above, ads like these could form the bulk of the entire 2012 campaign, and the beauty of this is that there would be no shortage of material to vary the focus in each ad! In fact, the President and VP Joe, wouldn’t even need to debate or say much – they could just play a video (ad), like Prez O did at the WH Correspondents Dinner. 😆 😆

  13. May 24, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    Here is the candle link if you would like to light a candle for our President, and those affected by the tornado in Joplin, Missouri.


  14. 22 Suzanne
    May 24, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    This is an excellent ad — wonderful. I’d like them to mention too that President Obama required the auto companies to give him a plan to restructure and make themselves competitive. Do you remember when they had the deadlines? They were forced to make some hard choices.

    And I loved the Strickland interview. Absolutely right! I’m in Indiana and it made a huge difference here. One town, Kokomo would probably have died without it.

    Excellent videos, thanks, Ghipsticks.

  15. 23 Suzanne
    May 24, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    On the BBC live stream page they just had this on their Live Text:

    “Patricia Turk, London writes: We just saw him go around the Elephant & Castle roundabout from our office. There were cheers, tears and applause! The man is a rock star. Great moment.”

  16. May 24, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    Thank you Governor Strickland. Excellent video Chipsticks. Thank you!

  17. 25 Me4obama
    May 24, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    Does anyone know if BiBi Netenyahu spoke to congress yet. I am in a funk mood worrying if he will spew cabbage to the congress about my president when he is out of the country..and no one will be there to defend PBO.

    • May 24, 2011 at 1:21 pm

      He did M4O – you can see a clip here where he’s heckled ….. and then gets a standing ovation. ** Puke **

      I actually posted it earlier, then deleted it – I can’t bear to have that hate-filled creep on this blog.

  18. 27 Fred
    May 24, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    good on that protester.Made my day 😀

  19. 28 sherijr
    May 24, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    I did read that Joe Biden would be there for the speech… which is good news. I would like to ask each of those giving Netanyahu a standing ovation this question: Why Congressman? What has Mr. Netanyahu said or done that prompts you to stand for him exactly. How many would actually have an answer? He is a scoundrel and They are Lemmings.

    • 29 busbus
      May 24, 2011 at 6:14 pm

      I have noticed during the last few years that a great many “standing ovations” have no meaning. They once stood for exceptional accomplishments, someone held in high regard or for something profound, something outstanding or something exemplar. Today, it seems that people give a standing ovations just for the sake of giving a standing ovation. The standing ovation shown in the clip was such an ovation, in my opinion.

    • 31 EDP4BHO
      May 24, 2011 at 8:18 pm

      Today on the Al Sharpton show, Rev Al asked why no one in Congress pushed back on that Joe Wilson when he told PBO “You lie”, but will applaud a foreigner who, in the absence of the POTUS, is defiant against PBO’s logic. If I had my way, every last one of them would be replaced. They aren’t worth the paper their paychecks are written on. And all my monetary contributions go directly to the President. To hell with Congress. Rev Al even said if he had been a member then, they would have had to eject him because he would have spoken up about insulting, not just PBO, but the office of the presidency.

      • 32 sherijr
        May 24, 2011 at 8:35 pm

        Oh thank you for that info ED. Rev Al is even more impressive, I so agree with him. When I wrote to Steny Hoyer the other day, I told him I would only be donating to President Obama via OFA and no one else. Maybe I need to start donating to Rev. Al’s charities too .

      • 33 nathkatun7
        May 24, 2011 at 9:50 pm

        Bravo Ed! Members of congress act like children! Just because they don’t like the President, they applaud a man who really is not at all interested in finding a lasting solution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict. More importantly, they applaud a foreign leader who disrespects the President of the United States. And these people claim to be patriots! I am just so disgusted with them.

  20. 34 GeorgiaPat
    May 24, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    I hope they are going to run this ad in Georgia. We need to turn this country around and they just don’t get it down here.

  21. 35 PoliticalJunkessa
    May 24, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    Just now viewing the video with Ted Strickland. He did a PHENOMENAL job of giving the President props for his leadership and smacking down the naysayers (“including some who want to be president”). He needs to be all over the midwest tooting this horn. Looks like he’s also lost weight — looking good.

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