Hmmm: Chrysler dealers shut down in Obama bankruptcy are mostly Republican?

posted at 9:46 pm on May 26, 2009 by Allahpundit

I’m skeptical that this is as bad as it looks — it’d be politically suicidal, for no benefit greater than petty revenge — but consider it your must-read of the day. Don’t stop before the updates either or you’ll miss profitable dealers scratching their heads trying to figure out what mysterious sin they could have committed to warrant termination.

To quickly review the situation, I took all dealer owners whose names appeared more than once in the list. And, of those who contributed to political campaigns, every single one had donated almost exclusively to GOP candidates. While this isn’t an exhaustive review, it does have some ominous implications if it can be verified.

However, I also found additional research online at Scribd (author unknown), which also appears to point to a highly partisan decision-making process.

Could be that dealers, being entrepreneurs, trend heavily Republican anyway. Without some kind of control sample, there’s no way to judge if this is corrupt or just representative. Like Ross says, further research is required. Anyone think the media’s game?

But wait, you say, didn’t Chrysler decide to shut down the dealerships, not the feds? Well, funny thing about that. Via Reliapundit, Reuters gets an earful from the dealers’ lawyer:

Lawyer Leonard Bellavia, of Bellavia Gentile & Associates, who represents some of the terminated dealers, said he deposed Chrysler President Jim Press on Tuesday and came away with the impression that Press did not support the plan.

“It became clear to us that Chrysler does not see the wisdom of terminating 25 percent of its dealers,” Bellavia said. “It really wasn’t Chrysler’s decision. They are under enormous pressure from the President’s automotive task force.”

He added the government task force, which he criticized for having no members with retail experience was, in effect, attacking U.S. entrepreneurs…

“I think it’s unconstitutional,” said Jim Anderer, owner of Island Jeep in Lindenhurst, New York.

“The Fifth Amendment clearly states you cannot take another person’s property without due process or compensation. Even in eminent domain, there is an appraised price on the property being taken by the state.”

I don’t know. To believe this is true, you’d have to believe Obama applied some awfully heavy-handed pressure to get his way. And really, what are the odds of that?


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theRealMcCoy on May 27, 2009 at 1:39 PM

aaaaaah. Probably a youngun who lives off the workers, who actually pay taxes, and feels threatened by the opinions voiced here, because sometimes, conservative ideology, can spread like wild fire, and threaten his cherished way of life. LOL

capejasmine on May 27, 2009 at 1:44 PM

Yet even more from Gateway Pundit:

Even GOP Congressman Loses Chrysler Dealership …Plus Peoria GOP Supporter Losing “5 Star” Business

Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-Fla) lost his Chrysler dealership in Florida. Rep. Buchanan found out about it from a fellow colleague…

Rep. Aaron Schock’s supporter Gary Uftring from Peoria, Illinois is losing two of his franchises even though they are “5 Star Dealerships” that make money.

INC on May 27, 2009 at 1:49 PM

Also in the same post:

Terry Allen, whose Chrysler dealership in Mason City will be eliminated, said his business was the top sales tax generator in the area. He, like Uftring, said he met or exceeded all expectations from the car maker but in the end, has about three weeks left as a dealer.

INC on May 27, 2009 at 1:52 PM

Awwww the tiny-minded Americans don’t like foreigners. Or facts.

Dave Rywall on May 27, 2009 at 1:04 PM

Being as i’m a Canadian citizen who moved to the States in 1992 i’d like to point out that the lack of intelligence and lack of debate skill you display makes for an embarassing reflection on the Canadian people.

heshtesh on May 27, 2009 at 1:55 PM

Romeo13 on May 27, 2009 at 1:32 PM

If Chrysler is making money on the dealerships it owns, and not as much money at the dealerships it doesn’t, it would make some sense to shut down (or cut off: how exactly does this work?) the other dealers, in order to reduce competition.
It does sound like the closings are yet another political payoff, though.

Count to 10 on May 27, 2009 at 1:57 PM

Awwww the tiny-minded Americans don’t like foreigners. Or facts.

Dave Rywall on May 27, 2009 at 1:04 PM

Being as i’m a Canadian citizen who moved to the States in 1992 i’d like to point out that the lack of intelligence and lack of debate skill you display makes for an embarassing reflection on the human race.

heshtesh on May 27, 2009 at 1:55 PM

Fixified.

LibTired on May 27, 2009 at 1:58 PM

I think Dave’s drunk. Normally he at least pretends to respect conservatives. But now he’s openly calling anyone who disagrees with Obama destroying Republicans traitors.

You know, sometimes I really wish that the socialists and commies like Dave get exactly what they ask for: A new Stalin. If only Stalin would slaughter his allies only instead of the rest of us. I’d really love to laugh in the face of Dave as Obama’s goons drag him off to the camps. Instead, Dave wets himself at the idea of him being the one to drag others to the camps. For if history has shown us anything it is that leftists LOVE concentration camps. From Hitler to Stalin to Mao to Pol Pot. I await Obama’s “reeducation” camps.

Vanceone on May 27, 2009 at 1:59 PM

Fixified.

LibTired on May 27, 2009 at 1:58 PM

It is what it is.

heshtesh on May 27, 2009 at 2:01 PM

aaaaaah. Probably a youngun who lives off the workers, who actually pay taxes, and feels threatened by the opinions voiced here, because sometimes, conservative ideology, can spread like wild fire, and threaten his cherished way of life. LOL

capejasmine on May 27, 2009 at 1:44 PM

Guess you have me mistaken for someone else. My views are much closer to yours that you realize. Read your comments on the Abortion Pride Movement and you hit the nail on the head. BTW, I’m just an old fart that does work, has always paid taxes and enjoys being a conservative.

theRealMcCoy on May 27, 2009 at 2:04 PM

If Chrysler is making money on the dealerships it owns, and not as much money at the dealerships it doesn’t, it would make some sense to shut down (or cut off: how exactly does this work?) the other dealers, in order to reduce competition.
It does sound like the closings are yet another political payoff, though.

Count to 10 on May 27, 2009 at 1:57 PM

I could understand that… but… are there any Chrysler owned dealerships? Just did a quick search here in Denver and environs, and all are private companies, most selling other brands as well…

Couldn’t even find a Chrysler owned Garage… all are listed as “authorized”….

Romeo13 on May 27, 2009 at 2:07 PM

You don’t have a fu*king clue why they have to close dealerships? Are you serious? Do you know anything about how business works?

Maybe you should put a sock in it for ten minutes and go read the news or something.

Dave Rywall on May 27, 2009 at 1:07 PM

I guess your non-answer means you don’t know either. Also, whatever criteria being used to determine which dealerships get closed is NOT based on performance/success – so one wonders – what is it based on?

gwelf on May 27, 2009 at 2:08 PM

Guess you have me mistaken for someone else. My views are much closer to yours that you realize. Read your comments on the Abortion Pride Movement and you hit the nail on the head. BTW, I’m just an old fart that does work, has always paid taxes and enjoys being a conservative.

theRealMcCoy on May 27, 2009 at 2:04 PM

I’m so sorry! lol. I was referring to dave…not you hon. I can see how you’d mistake, that with the way I expressed it. Please take no offense, as I was agreeing with you, and playing off of your comment. :)

capejasmine on May 27, 2009 at 2:10 PM

If this story bears out to be accurate, heads all the way up to the Auto Czar should roll. If those guys reveal during enhanced interrogation that Obama called the shots, it’s Impeachment City.

On a point I saw raised above, as a 6th-gen Texan I can assure one and all that all Texans favor success. It’s secession we might differ on.

Chaz on May 27, 2009 at 2:11 PM

peace

theRealMcCoy on May 27, 2009 at 2:11 PM

heshtesh on May 27, 2009 at 1:55 PM

Nice gobsmack.

ladyingray on May 27, 2009 at 2:15 PM

Ahhhh…. Epiphany! Light Bulb over the head moment!!!

We need to check and see if the Dealerships that are being reatained have bought CARBON CREDITS! Check the Gory Ones Company… maybe thats the “missing Link”?

Romeo13 on May 27, 2009 at 2:16 PM

drywall’s back. Allah, will you please give it the getalife treatment?

either orr on May 27, 2009 at 2:24 PM

Awww, c’mon “either orr”. Mr. Rywall’s back with more comedy than ever before. He’s comments reflecting his obvious lack of gray matter are giving us some humorous pauses in this disgustingly blatant attempt by our messiah to rob the rich and give to richer. Please Allah, we need some humor here, can we keep him, huh?

theRealMcCoy on May 27, 2009 at 2:30 PM

can we keep him, huh?

theRealMcCoy on May 27, 2009 at 2:30 PM

ROFL!!!

Yeah! We’ll make sure he has water, and we’ll feed him crow, and everthing! :D LOL

capejasmine on May 27, 2009 at 2:37 PM

ROFL!!!

Yeah! We’ll make sure he has water, and we’ll feed him crow, and everthing! :D LOL

capejasmine on May 27, 2009 at 2:37 PM

/puts on his Dad hat…

Yeah, but are you going to clean up after him??? Pick up his SHIITE?

Romeo13 on May 27, 2009 at 2:40 PM

/puts on his Dad hat…

Yeah, but are you going to clean up after him??? Pick up his SHIITE?

Romeo13 on May 27, 2009 at 2:40 PM

ROFLMAO!!!

capejasmine on May 27, 2009 at 2:49 PM

heshtesh on May 27, 2009 at 1:55 PM

Nice gobsmack.

ladyingray on May 27, 2009 at 2:15 PM

It’s the least i can do for the fellow contributors who’s opinions i respect and appreciate. Dave represents one of the reasons i now live in the United States.

heshtesh on May 27, 2009 at 2:51 PM

Does anyone else find it odd that Ford, who has not taken any “stimulus” money is keeping afloat. While the new (G)overnment (M)otors has a really great plan to “make your payments for you if you loose your job”. Let me guess, they are going to use the ex employees from Fannie Mae to verify that these idiots actually have employment before handing them over a $30,000 vehicle. Did any of the Chrysler talking suits object to giving cars to people who can’t make their mortgages? I think there might be a link there. Holy Crow, Mr. Rywall, it’s redistribution!!! Just like your messiah promised.
.

On another note altogether:
As far as keeping Mr. Rywall goes, I’m really hoping we can keep em’. Cape n I will take him for runs with the pickup.

theRealMcCoy on May 27, 2009 at 2:53 PM

ROFL!!!

Yeah! We’ll make sure he has water, and we’ll feed him crow, and everthing! :D LOL

capejasmine on May 27, 2009 at 2:37 PM

/puts on his Dad hat…

Yeah, but are you going to clean up after him??? Pick up his SHIITE?

Romeo13 on May 27, 2009 at 2:40 PM

PETA may demand that you get him rabies and distemper shots. Under Obama’s health plan that could be a lengthy wait.

Better to sell him to one of the remaining Chrysler dealerships as a junkyard watch dog. Let the liberals use their own pooper-scooper.

Yoop on May 27, 2009 at 3:06 PM

Does anyone else find it odd that Ford, who has not taken any “stimulus” money is keeping afloat. While the new (G)overnment (M)otors has a really great plan to “make your payments for you if you loose your job”. Let me guess, they are going to use the ex employees from Fannie Mae to verify that these idiots actually have employment before handing them over a $30,000 vehicle. Did any of the Chrysler talking suits object to giving cars to people who can’t make their mortgages? I think there might be a link there. Holy Crow, Mr. Rywall, it’s redistribution!!! Just like your messiah promised.
.

On another note altogether:
As far as keeping Mr. Rywall goes, I’m really hoping we can keep em’. Cape n I will take him for runs with the pickup.

theRealMcCoy on May 27, 2009 at 2:53 PM

Car Payment Protection Plans Ending Soon

http://usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/cars-trucks/daily-news/090527-Car-Payment-Protection-Plans-Ending-Soon/

May auto industry sales figures are not yet available, but based on April numbers, the plans seemed to have little impact on consumer behavior. Jack Nerad, editorial director for Kelley Blue Book, told CNN that “Job-loss based incentives may have worked for Hyundai, which was first to offer a payment-protection plan, they didn’t have the same effect for General Motors or Ford. That’s because the newness factor of the protection plans had already worn off by the time the American automakers announced their versions.”

izoneguy on May 27, 2009 at 3:07 PM

On another note altogether:
As far as keeping Mr. Rywall goes, I’m really hoping we can keep em’. Cape n I will take him for runs with the pickup.

theRealMcCoy on May 27, 2009 at 2:53 PM

Now, would that be racing, or racist?

Yoop on May 27, 2009 at 3:09 PM

PETA may demand that you get him rabies and distemper shots. Under Obama’s health plan that could be a lengthy wait.

Better to sell him to one of the remaining Chrysler dealerships as a junkyard watch dog. Let the liberals use their own pooper-scooper.

Yoop on May 27, 2009 at 3:06 PM

Hmmmm…. may have ta take him to the dumb freinds league as well… get em fixed…

Dumb Freinds… he’d fit right in….

Romeo13 on May 27, 2009 at 3:20 PM

izoneguy on May 27, 2009 at 3:07 PM

Did some checking and found that Hyundai had a 4.9% GAIN in sales this year, while Toyota is down 36%. Amusing, huh?

Considering that I DO pay taxes, I certainly object to bailing out people if they loose their job and I have to buy back their cars. I wish no harm on any person, and those who have lost their jobs are included in that sentiment, but I am strongly opposed to my hard earned dollars buying back new cars from anyone, employed or not.

Yoop on May 27, 2009 at 3:09 PM

BTW, it’s not racist. I think every blogger should have a canadian lap-dog. They are so easily bent into submission, you only have to be smarter than the leash they are tied to.

theRealMcCoy on May 27, 2009 at 3:24 PM

heshtesh on May 27, 2009 at 1:55 PM

Thanks.

I knew there were plenty of noble people from Canada, so I did not unload on the Drywall idiot.

Right_of_Attila on May 27, 2009 at 3:24 PM

Based on the performance of the Obama administration to date the rumors are probably true. It sort of reminds one of a Chicago gangster walking into a diner and demanding “protection money”.

duff65 on May 27, 2009 at 3:28 PM

Another thing to look at is how many dealerships, regardless of contribution, were competing with Democrat donors

Sekhmet on May 27, 2009 at 3:28 PM

Another thing to look at is how many dealerships, regardless of contribution, were competing with Democrat donors

Sekhmet on May 27, 2009 at 3:28 PM

It looks like most of the competition has been removed. Free enterprise is sure wonderful.

duff65 on May 27, 2009 at 3:36 PM

chains you can believe in

bill30097 on May 27, 2009 at 3:40 PM

Is Obama Shiite or Sunni? Does anyone know?

bill30097 on May 27, 2009 at 3:41 PM

I knew there were plenty of noble people from Canada, so I did not unload on the Drywall idiot.

Right_of_Attila on May 27, 2009 at 3:24 PM

Please feel free to represent Dave as an idiot,if he’s willing to present himself as such it’s only fair to call him on it. Dave if possible could you please identify what city you hail from that i might have an opportunity to explain to my fellow contributors the basis of the phycosis you suffer.

heshtesh on May 27, 2009 at 3:46 PM

If this turns out to be true … wonder if Alah will finally admit that those who talk of Revolution and Secession aren’t really crack pots.

If your livelihood is eliminated by the government on the basis of your political views … if that happens in America … are we then really morally bound to endure it?

HondaV65 on May 27, 2009 at 3:51 PM

Is Obama Shiite or Sunni? Does anyone know?

bill30097 on May 27, 2009 at 3:41 PM

He’s obviously full of shiite

Wine_N_Dine on May 27, 2009 at 3:58 PM

chains you can believe in

bill30097 on May 27, 2009 at 3:40 PM

THAT is great stuff!
Now, regarding this thread, could it be that there is any possible connection between these dealerships being the in districts of those who will be voting for the new Supreme Court nominee? Either for, or against? Quite a fiscal punch in the mouth to a member of Congress if one of his big money contributors is suddenly gone. I think they call that assimilation. Just a thought.

theRealMcCoy on May 27, 2009 at 3:58 PM

Couldn’t even find a Chrysler owned Garage… all are listed as “authorized”….

Romeo13 on May 27, 2009 at 2:07 PM

I think they are all franchises. This means they are all privately owned. It makes the entire scenario even more dastardly.

INC on May 27, 2009 at 4:02 PM

Please feel free to represent Dave as an idiot,if he’s willing to present himself as such it’s only fair to call him on it. Dave if possible could you please identify what city you hail from that i might have an opportunity to explain to my fellow contributors the basis of the phycosis you suffer.

heshtesh on May 27, 2009 at 3:46 PM

I’m a gambler, so I’m guessing:

Odds: 7 to 1 it’s Toronto, Mississauga or nearby.

Odds: 5 to 1 it’s Vancouver or nearby.

Yoop on May 27, 2009 at 4:08 PM

Is Obama Shiite or Sunni? Does anyone know?

bill30097 on May 27, 2009 at 3:41 PM

He’s obviously full of shiite

Wine_N_Dine on May 27, 2009 at 3:58 PM

But his doesn’t smell on Sunni days.

Yoop on May 27, 2009 at 4:12 PM

I’m a gambler, so I’m guessing:

Odds: 7 to 1 it’s Toronto, Mississauga or nearby.

Odds: 5 to 1 it’s Vancouver or nearby.

Yoop on May 27, 2009 at 4:08 PM

As of 2007 our happy, little HA troll-dawg was blogging from Toronto, so my moneys with Yoop.

theRealMcCoy on May 27, 2009 at 4:25 PM

Thug.

RalphyBoy on May 27, 2009 at 4:47 PM

INC on May 27, 2009 at 1:52 PM

If I recall, it’s not real blue in Mason City; and yeah, the loss of a dealership really hurts smaller school districts.

tehd on May 27, 2009 at 4:47 PM

As of 2007 our happy, little HA troll-dawg was blogging from Toronto, so my moneys with Yoop.

theRealMcCoy on May 27, 2009 at 4:25 PM

Toronto would definitely explain it as the Gov.of Ontario sends an inordinate amount of Provisional funds to Toronto much the same as they do in the state of NY,and we all know what black hole that is,NYC. So after numerous decades of having vast sums of money throwen your way with minimal responsibility i’m sure when you start to see certain realities becoming evident people such as Dave must find it hard to reconcile with thier alternate universe.

heshtesh on May 27, 2009 at 4:48 PM

So after numerous decades of having vast sums of money throwen your way with minimal responsibility i’m sure when you start to see certain realities becoming evident people such as Dave the messiah must find it hard to reconcile with thier alternate universe.

heshtesh on May 27, 2009 at 4:48 PM

What’s mine is mine, and what’s yours is mine….to give to whom ever I choose. Remember, “I won”, nany-nany-boo-boo!!

theRealMcCoy on May 27, 2009 at 5:08 PM

are we then really morally bound to endure it?

HondaV65 on May 27, 2009 at 3:51 PM

Not only are we not morally bound under that scenario, I’m of the mindset that we have no business enduring the run up to it.

That crazy Russian who predicts the breakup of the USA is looking less crazy every day.

platypus on May 27, 2009 at 5:10 PM

Good news in America,today my Ammo finally arrived after waiting four months.

heshtesh on May 27, 2009 at 5:36 PM

Not sure of the specifics, but there is some kind of federal law that says that auto manufacturers can not own their own dealerships or sell cars directly to the public. ALL auto dealers are franchises of some type.

So someone explain how closing down franchises you don’t own is a way to save money? I can’t conceive of how it would be under any circumstance? The whole plan to ‘save’ these companies is nonsense.

Resolute on May 27, 2009 at 6:26 PM

Good news in America,today my Ammo finally arrived after waiting four months.

heshtesh on May 27, 2009 at 5:36 PM

I made the monthly shopping trek to Walmart yesterday. Being in an area of low and aging population the ammo situation hasn’t been the extreme problem it has been near the cities.

But yesterday the shelves were nearly empty. No .40 S&W at all. Most every thing else gone. Only thing I can figure is that the tourists that came north for the holiday weekend took the oppurtunity to clean out the inventory.

Now I’ll have to drive in to my local Co-Op to place some orders.

Yoop on May 27, 2009 at 6:27 PM

So someone explain how closing down franchises you don’t own is a way to save money? I can’t conceive of how it would be under any circumstance? The whole plan to ’save’ these companies is nonsense.

Resolute on May 27, 2009 at 6:26 PM

Exactly. You have outlined the incongruity of the developing “plan”. Therein lies the “lie”. One needs to look beyond to the “real plan” of this administration. I don’t think the truth is probably all that pretty.

Yoop on May 27, 2009 at 6:38 PM

I’m going to hazard a guess that most car dealers are Republicans.

Sheerq on May 27, 2009 at 8:41 PM

Not sure of the specifics, but there is some kind of federal law that says that auto manufacturers can not own their own dealerships or sell cars directly to the public. ALL auto dealers are franchises of some type.

So someone explain how closing down franchises you don’t own is a way to save money? I can’t conceive of how it would be under any circumstance? The whole plan to ’save’ these companies is nonsense.

Resolute on May 27, 2009 at 6:26 PM

Really? I thought for sure I heard about Chrysler owned dealerships…
Anyway, if this is somehow saving them money, it might have something to do with “factory to dealer incentives” or some other byzantine item in the relationship between the company and the dealers.

Count to 10 on May 27, 2009 at 9:03 PM

Oh, I get it now.

“Spread the wealth around” means “take wealth through taxes and spread it around to the people who helped me get elected.”

Daggett on May 27, 2009 at 10:10 PM

http://www.ibdeditorials.com/IBDArticles.aspx?id=328317766151198

…….”This is much bigger than Chrysler,” added Mourdock. “If the words ‘secured creditor’ have no meaning, investors are going to ask if the words ‘good faith and credit’ of the U.S. still have meaning.

“Americans depend on bonds purchased by people outside the U.S. right now. If the Chinese investors buying our debt see American bondholders treated this way, is it a long stretch to imagine foreign creditors won’t be either?”
Word is spreading. “I think the punishment for mugging bondholders will be a reduced trust of foreigners in the U.S. legal system and an increase of the interest that foreigners will request for investing in U.S. instruments,” said Ottavio Lavaggi, an Italian bondholder who sued deadbeat Argentina over its $100 billion sovereign bond default in 2001. “There is no free lunch, and robbing bondholders . . . will have consequences.”

If so, this could be a turning point. In “A History of Credit and Power in the Western World,” Scott B. MacDonald and Albert L. Gastmann warned of a direct correlation between credit and power. “The combination of new muscle in industrial manufacturing . . . and finance clearly elevated the military and economic power of the United States, pushing it to the apex of the global credit system,” they wrote.

Is succoring the UAW worth throwing all that away?

izoneguy on May 27, 2009 at 10:46 PM

In what way can an auto manufacturer benefit from pulling out of franchise agreements with its dealerships? Why would “too many” dealerships be a problem for the manufacturer? The manufacturer designs, builds and sells vehicles to the dealerships. It is supposed to be able to do that at a price which allows it to cover its costs and make a profit. If a large city has 5 dealerships and they are all making money, then what does the manufacturer care? For that matter, what do they care if a dealership is losing money? If that dealership goes out of business, then the market place has acted as it should and the survivors will benefit.

So, what’s the real reason for closing dealerships? It can’t be what they are claiming because what they are claiming makes no sense. I read an article the other day at Slate that attempted to explain the benefits of closing dealerships. All of the “reasons” listed either didn’t make sense or could have been accomplished w/o closing the dealerships.

So, what do I think, imho, is the real reason they are doing it? Take the above example. If you had 5 dealerships and you closed 4, you would still keep most of your sales in that area, although you would certainly lose some business due to the geographic realities of a big city. (I live in LA, so I have some experience w/ this) If your avg dealership was making a profit of $50k/month and you squeezed enough extra business through that dealership to push that to say about $200k/month that might sound like a good thing. Well, since they need to sacrifice like good little citizens (remember, they know Barry could jerk the rug out from under them just like he did the others) they could get by on the original $50k/month like before, right? Who would benefit then? The manufacturer can now raise the price of their cars in the one artificially created area they have any pricing power left, the price to the dealership.

They can’t do that now because a price increase pushed through the existing dealer network would cause them all to wither on the vine since Toyota/Honda/etc dealerships won’t be having to raise their prices at the same time.

More money for Government Motors and a little more incentive to keep sending money to the DNC, all at the expense of the “wrong kind” of dealerships. Win Win!!

TheCulturalist on May 27, 2009 at 11:37 PM

This is indicative of what happens when you let the government take over what should be private industry; you are left open to the charge of politics influencing business decisions. If we govern the liberal way, based on equality of outcomes instead of equal opportunity, this requires a government fix, regardless of whether it was designed to turn out this way or not.

Dollayo on May 28, 2009 at 12:39 AM

Not saying it’s true, not saying it’s not. But,sounds a bit tin-foil hat-ish to me. Based on no evidence whatsoever, other than the two people that I know that own dealerships–but I gotta believe a high percentage are conservative.

This would be sort of like if Bush was closing down Hollywood production companies… “Majority of Hollywood Studios are owned by liberal Democrats”

Fed45 on May 28, 2009 at 1:10 AM

Q: How do you double the value of a GM or Chrysler car?

MB4 on May 28, 2009 at 3:29 AM

It’s pretty clear this whole Government Motors fiasco is just a trial balloon for the next nationalization project.

With the talk about health care failing and costing us so much money, I’d be surprised if Obama waited long enough to let the Democrats pass the bill. Oh, and, if for some reason it fails (like, all of us praying), I think he’d just go ahead with it anyway.

amkun on May 28, 2009 at 5:54 AM

Q: How do you double the value of a GM or Chrysler car?

MB4 on May 28, 2009 at 3:29 AM

Take off the Obama sticker?

Mary in LA on May 28, 2009 at 12:56 PM

Q: How do you double the value of a GM or Chrysler car?

MB4 on May 28, 2009 at 3:29 AM

Fill the gas tank after cap and trade?

Wine_N_Dine on May 28, 2009 at 5:03 PM

If it is proven Republican-owned dealerships are being targetted then the Obama regime will just say it’s because they were responsible for GM’s bankruptcy and should be punished.

Remember, Democrats think it’s OK to hurt Republicans.

AaronGuzman on May 28, 2009 at 7:18 PM

Finally someone did the homework none of you clowns were willing to do:

http://www.fivethirtyeight.com/2009/05/news-flash-car-dealers-are-republicans.html

Mountain. Non-existent molehill.

Next.

Dave Rywall on May 28, 2009 at 10:39 PM

Finally someone did the homework none of you clowns were willing to do:

http://www.fivethirtyeight.com/2009/05/news-flash-car-dealers-are-republicans.html

Mountain. Non-existent molehill.

Next.

Dave Rywall on May 28, 2009 at 10:39 PM

Now Dave, you don’t want me to get the genital cuff do you? Get back in your little troll-dawg cage and quit yapping. Jeez, it’s just like you to think that because “someelse” does the work, your point is made. Well, honestly, someone did do the work. Problem is your little peabrain will have to copy and paste hypergeometric into a dictionary order to understand the following link. http://gregq.wordpress.com/2009/05/28/why-cant-liberals-do-basic-stats/
Till then, I told you before: If you can’t run with the Big Dogs, stay on the porch……baaaad troll-dawg

theRealMcCoy on May 29, 2009 at 12:00 AM

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