Video: Introducing the new Pelosi GTxi from General Motors

posted at 9:55 pm on June 3, 2009 by Allahpundit

One of Iowahawk’s greatest hits from last December, cynically recycled a few days ago to remind you that he knew the GM meltdown was coming. Dude, I swear to you, I’ve seen these cars on the road already in NYC. They look slightly different — more like this, actually — but the salient fact remains that I could total one of them by taking a running start and diving into the hood. None of you guys own one of these two-seat nightmares yet, do you? I feel obliged to wait and not buy mine until the feds have seized the entire industry.

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Do you read your own blog?

amerpundit on June 3, 2009 at 9:58 PM

Does AP even read Ed’s posts?

Mark1971 on June 3, 2009 at 9:58 PM

I’d be laughing if it didn’t seem so terrifyingly prescient.

And yeah, I’ve seen one of those ridiculous death traps in my neighborhood, too. The driver seemed smug and oblivious.

Kensington on June 3, 2009 at 9:59 PM

Repeats already? Hot date tonight?

Knucklehead on June 3, 2009 at 9:59 PM

Yeah I saw this – and it’s cool and all but …

Now that she’s back from China – can we get back to her calling the CIA a bunch of damnable liars?

That’s unfinished business that we need to remind the State Controlled Media about.

HondaV65 on June 3, 2009 at 10:00 PM

Repeats already? Hot date tonight?

Knucklehead on June 3, 2009 at 9:59 PM

He bought his mini-mini and he’s heading over to Meggy’s house… She’ll be hot and sweaty in that little car, that’s for sure.

Upstater85 on June 3, 2009 at 10:01 PM

Yeah I saw this – and it’s cool and all but …

Now that she’s back from China – can we get back to her calling the CIA a bunch of damnable liars?

That’s unfinished business that we need to remind the State Controlled Media about.

HondaV65 on June 3, 2009 at 10:00 PM

Hehhh +1

Upstater85 on June 3, 2009 at 10:01 PM

If you haven’t seen the future, it lives in Europe. I remember seeing these terrors ten years ago in Germany, and they still aren’t all that common now over there for a very good reason.

It should be called the Deathtrap 2009.

http://www.smartcarofamerica.com/

Bishop on June 3, 2009 at 10:01 PM

I want some ‘o that “sassy styling pizazz!”

jgapinoy on June 3, 2009 at 10:03 PM

Eh, these little matchbox cars won’t be that much of a problem in a few years.

First of all, no one will have a job, so we won’t even need to be driving. But even if we did, the socialists that now control this country will have given up our sovereignty to the UN by then, and Global Law will dictate that families may only have one child. So we won’t even need larger vehicles!

(Sadly, I’m only slightly exaggerating what I see coming down the pike)

RightWinged on June 3, 2009 at 10:03 PM

It looks like Urkel’s car with the edges rounded off. Very appropriate.

kingsjester on June 3, 2009 at 10:03 PM

Repeats already? Hot date tonight?

Knucklehead on June 3, 2009 at 9:59 PM

He and Ace are cruising the town to pick up conservative chicks. Or, you know, hot liberals. Doesn’t matter much.

amerpundit on June 3, 2009 at 10:03 PM

A better name would be to call it the ACORN EDITION. Sometimes you feel like a nut.

petunia on June 3, 2009 at 10:04 PM

Obama is turning America into a “smartcar”.

elduende on June 3, 2009 at 10:04 PM

Obama is turning America into a “smartcar”:
small, underpowered, effete, pathetic, dangerous

elduende on June 3, 2009 at 10:04 PM

The upside is that if you ever get hit while driving one of these little cars, they just scoop the entire mess up and bury you and it together in the same plot.

Bishop on June 3, 2009 at 10:04 PM

Do you read your own blog?

amerpundit on June 3, 2009 at 9:58 PM

Does AP even read Ed’s posts?

Mark1971 on June 3, 2009 at 9:58 PM

AP is to busy flirting with the ladies on twitter.

Lance Murdock on June 3, 2009 at 10:05 PM

When the President rides in one of these, then I may consider…

Upstater85 on June 3, 2009 at 10:06 PM

If you haven’t seen the future, it lives in Europe. I remember seeing these terrors ten years ago in Germany, and they still aren’t all that common now over there for a very good reason.

It should be called the Deathtrap 2009.

http://www.smartcarofamerica.com/

Bishop on June 3, 2009 at 10:01 PM

Yes. There are few more comical sights than these toy cars, putting along in the slow lane of an autobahn, hemmed in front and back by the European version of a long-haul truck, unable to pass, unable to do anything but sort of tremble.

The perfect beta male car? Well, maybe gamma male.

Splunge on June 3, 2009 at 10:06 PM

Worth repeating.

Let’s see a bunch of Green Room posts on this too!

eforhan on June 3, 2009 at 10:07 PM

Dude, the smartcar was so 2008… Walking’s totally in.

I wonder when GM will start making organic soy sneakers…

Upstater85 on June 3, 2009 at 10:08 PM

She’ll be hot and sweaty in that little car, that’s for sure.

Upstater85 on June 3, 2009 at 10:01 PM

I’m pretty sure she’s like that all the time.

Rhinoboy on June 3, 2009 at 10:10 PM

Sad thing is one of those cars is a CitiCar — a pretty good car actually–a little ahead of its time.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citicar

lsheldon on June 3, 2009 at 10:10 PM

I’m pretty sure she’s like that all the time.

Rhinoboy on June 3, 2009 at 10:10 PM

They have to call in Greenpeace to dump buckets of water on her.

Upstater85 on June 3, 2009 at 10:11 PM

I think it’s a test.

Patrick on June 3, 2009 at 10:14 PM

Dear Allahpundit, your previous post gave me cognitive dissonance and now:

It’s déjà vu all over again.

Looks like I picked the wrong week to quite sniffing glue.

Loxodonta on June 3, 2009 at 10:15 PM

As a very large person, I would be interested to know how they plan to put the 65+% of the overweight Americans in this sh*tbox cars!!!! There is a REASON I drive a GMC Yukon. I can fit in that car somewhat comfortably.

karenhasfreedom on June 3, 2009 at 10:15 PM

I think it’s a test.

Patrick on June 3, 2009 at 10:14 PM

What, if you are a loyalist to Obama, you’ll buy one?

Upstater85 on June 3, 2009 at 10:16 PM

quite = quit

Allahpundit is making me completely dysfunctional!

Loxodonta on June 3, 2009 at 10:16 PM

As a very large person, I would be interested to know how they plan to put the 65+% of the overweight Americans in this sh*tbox cars!!!! There is a REASON I drive a GMC Yukon. I can fit in that car somewhat comfortably.

karenhasfreedom on June 3, 2009 at 10:15 PM

Mandatory diets and sin taxes come to mind…

As for the tall people, they will just have to have convertibles.

Upstater85 on June 3, 2009 at 10:18 PM

Isn’t this the 4th or 5th repeat post today AP???

Odie1941 on June 3, 2009 at 10:18 PM

I dread to think what the new-car smell is like in a “Pelosi”.

andycanuck on June 3, 2009 at 10:18 PM

Mandatory diets and sin taxes come to mind…

Upstater85 on June 3, 2009 at 10:18 PM

But Obama’s sin laden!

Loxodonta on June 3, 2009 at 10:19 PM

Why not expand our electrical grid and just go with “bumper cars?”

Star20 on June 3, 2009 at 10:19 PM

I dread to think what the new-car smell is like in a “Pelosi”.

andycanuck on June 3, 2009 at 10:18 PM

+1

Upstater85 on June 3, 2009 at 10:19 PM

But Obama’s sin laden!

Loxodonta on June 3, 2009 at 10:19 PM

Only Teh One can define “sin.” ;)

Upstater85 on June 3, 2009 at 10:20 PM

I dread to think what the new-car smell is like in a “Pelosi”.

andycanuck on June 3, 2009 at 10:18 PM

You are a sick man, and should be encouraged.

Splunge on June 3, 2009 at 10:21 PM

As a very large person, I would be interested to know how they plan to put the 65+% of the overweight Americans in this sh*tbox cars!!!! There is a REASON I drive a GMC Yukon. I can fit in that car somewhat comfortably.

karenhasfreedom on June 3, 2009 at 10:15 PM

Don’t worry Karen. Under ObamaCare, obesity will be eliminated — one way or another.

Those of us who have struggled with our weight will learn that all we ever really needed was a strong-armed government mandate.

Kensington on June 3, 2009 at 10:21 PM

There’s nothing wrong with diesel powered personal transportation of whatever size. Nothing marxist there. Pure free enterprise and conservation. What is wrong is the demonization of personal transportation, the push to rid the cities of cars, and the apparatchik’s push to get everybody onto the trains.

keep the change on June 3, 2009 at 10:21 PM

Why not expand our electrical grid and just go with “bumper cars?”

Star20 on June 3, 2009 at 10:19 PM

Oh no that would not be good. Cap & Trade and all that good stuff, remember?

Knucklehead on June 3, 2009 at 10:21 PM

Why not expand our electrical grid and just go with “bumper cars?”

Star20 on June 3, 2009 at 10:19 PM

Well, the D’s are going to start cracking down on technology… (any tech. developed after say 1660)

Second, I think we know why Obama bowed to the Camel King…

I’m envisioning hoards of camels on the streets and highways of America.

Upstater85 on June 3, 2009 at 10:21 PM

Upstater85 on June 3, 2009 at 10:11 PM

Good one.
If AP’s gonna recycle posts, we get to recycle MegMac slams. Although I think that’s a new one.

Rhinoboy on June 3, 2009 at 10:22 PM

I picked them out of the grill of my old Nissan Xterra now I just run through them in my new Acura TL

Defector01 on June 3, 2009 at 10:23 PM

Kensington, they will probably kill all of us who have a higher BMI, thus eliminate all the high cost of diabetes, heart disease, etc. And a side benefit is everyone left will fit in these sh*tbox cars.

karenhasfreedom on June 3, 2009 at 10:23 PM

I’m envisioning hoards of camels on the streets and highways of America.

Upstater85 on June 3, 2009 at 10:21 PM

Butt that would be littering.

Loxodonta on June 3, 2009 at 10:24 PM

Kensington, they will probably kill all of us who have a higher BMI, thus eliminate all the high cost of diabetes, heart disease, etc. And a side benefit is everyone left will fit in these sh*tbox cars.

karenhasfreedom on June 3, 2009 at 10:23 PM

I can think of a large obese Obama-supporting demographic…

I’m thinking only righties will be killed if they are overweight.

Upstater85 on June 3, 2009 at 10:25 PM

“I could total one of them by taking a running start and diving into the hood.”

Is AP a frat boy?

txag92 on June 3, 2009 at 10:25 PM

Butt that would be littering.

Loxodonta on June 3, 2009 at 10:24 PM

After Obama bans the Amish from America, who is going to leave the organic road apples?

Upstater85 on June 3, 2009 at 10:26 PM

I will also be a pain in the butt and inform you that Ed beat you to it!

AbaddonsReign on June 3, 2009 at 10:26 PM

1) I wonder if Obama will name a car after each of his alleged children (SP)

2) Where’s Bawney’s coup? Any names for his car?

3) I thought it could be called the Grand Nan.

Upstater85 on June 3, 2009 at 10:28 PM

The “Pelosi” seems to have really big headlights, but they seem to really point down.

Star20 on June 3, 2009 at 10:30 PM

If you hear screaming from a boat launch in Minnesota, that will probably be me; crying out in terror as my boat and trailer drag my little crapcar and me to a watery grave.

Bishop on June 3, 2009 at 10:34 PM

I just had deja vu.

Right hand, meet left hand.

fossten on June 3, 2009 at 10:36 PM

If you hear screaming from a boat launch in Minnesota, that will probably be me; crying out in terror as my boat and trailer drag my little crapcar and me to a watery grave.

Bishop on June 3, 2009 at 10:34 PM

+1000000

Really funny image in the head.

Don’t worry, I’m sure non-kewl-Somalian-pirate-boats will be banned long before you have to buy a smartcar.

Upstater85 on June 3, 2009 at 10:37 PM

2) Where’s Bawney’s coup? Any names for his car?

Just sold it to the Chinese…. the Hummer.

txag92 on June 3, 2009 at 10:44 PM

They’re like Power Wheels, except that I could actually get some decent pickup in a Power Wheel.

Good Lt on June 3, 2009 at 10:47 PM

2) Where’s Bawney’s coup? Any names for his car?

Just sold it to the Chinese…. the Hummer.

txag92 on June 3, 2009 at 10:44 PM

+1

Upstater85 on June 3, 2009 at 10:54 PM

Cars so bad that high schoolers demand that you NOT offer them the keys on Friday.

No thanks, Dad, I’m walkin’.

Bishop on June 3, 2009 at 10:58 PM

I want to see all these a-hole dimrat politicians driving around these clown cars. Set a damn example for us little people!

ErinF on June 3, 2009 at 11:09 PM

Q: What does GM’s takeover by the government prove?
A. Obama is an AUTOcrat.

Dr. Charles G. Waugh on June 3, 2009 at 11:11 PM

You are a sick man, and should be encouraged.
Splunge

I tried hanging an Al Gore Pine Forest Car Freshener from the rearview mirror, but it made it worse.

andycanuck on June 3, 2009 at 11:12 PM

I’m envisioning hoards of camels on the streets and highways of America.

Upstater85 on June 3, 2009 at 10:21 PM

Humpvies.

Dr. Charles G. Waugh on June 3, 2009 at 11:20 PM

RightWinged on June 3, 2009 at 10:03 PM
First of all, no one will have a job, so we won’t even need to be driving.

At least we could drive to the bread line, after we wait in the gas line.

Johan Klaus on June 3, 2009 at 11:21 PM

Pelosi is a Liar

jp on June 3, 2009 at 11:21 PM

Introducing the new Pelosi GTxi from General Motors

Nicknamed the “Yugo Girl.”

Dr. Charles G. Waugh on June 3, 2009 at 11:24 PM

At least now I know why she looks like she put her makeup on with a putty knife.

rich801 on June 3, 2009 at 11:43 PM

I suppose this double posting stuff is what happens when there aren’t enough Sarah Palin stories for AP to run lately…

jon1979 on June 3, 2009 at 11:50 PM

This new car doesn’t so environmentally friendly it runs without fuel. It’s called the Pelosi Downhill.

MaiDee on June 3, 2009 at 11:56 PM

That made my day. Genius.

Mojave Mark on June 4, 2009 at 12:10 AM

It was so nice, Allah had to run it twice (after Ed).

Of course all the credit to that Prophet of the Plains, Iowahawk.

Mr. Joe on June 4, 2009 at 12:26 AM

Oh yeah, I remember this. I saved it to my favorites on youtube :P.

What would the survival ratio be per crash, for this vehicle? Example: 3 to 1. 3 crashes in this vehicle till you die. I don’t know I’m just trying to break the ice….

FontanaConservative on June 4, 2009 at 12:39 AM

Google bubble cars:- messerschmitt and Isetta, from the 1950s.

It’s all been done before.

OldEnglish on June 4, 2009 at 1:02 AM

Bawney’s car is The Prancer.

The Pelosi-mobile’s headlights (no pun) are always on high beam. The Pelosiac Staremaster.

viking01 on June 4, 2009 at 1:23 AM

Repeats already?

Knucklehead on June 3, 2009 at 9:59 PM

Perhaps it’s a government paid-for public service message. Eventually, we should see 6 to 8 repeats of this ad daily here and on all US websites.

Shy Guy on June 4, 2009 at 2:22 AM

And this will be the Al Gore model.

http://www.caribbeanriders.com/

jack herman on June 4, 2009 at 2:51 AM

I stole this:

The new HopenChange EGO Mobile.

1. Union Goon sales guy will make you an offer you can’t refuse.
2. It only turns left.
3. Dual Cup Holders for Koolaid
4. Tires have proper inflation so we don’t need to drill for oil.
5. Plenty of trunk space for Illegal Aliens.
6. Black on the outside White on the inside.
7. Huge Vanity Mirror.
8. Radio has one channel locked on NPR.
9. You won’t get pulled over by the thought Police.
10. “Rules for Radicals” in glove Box.
11. No gun rack allowed.
12. Floor Mats are prayer rugs
13. Obama/Biden 2012 bumper sticker permanently affixed

Geochelone on June 4, 2009 at 4:13 AM

They look slightly different — more like this, actually — but the salient fact remains that I could total one of them by taking a running start and diving into the hood.

please try! but read this first:

Smart car gets highest score in crash tests
Size may be less of an issue in potential urban accidents — study

sesquipedalian on June 4, 2009 at 7:48 AM

There is a smart car around the block from us. My son and I are trying to get up the nerve to go over in the middle of the night and pick it up and carry it across the street and put it on their neighbors porch. Two freinds and I once picked up a Toyota Corrolla and carried it about 20 feet and placed it on a raised median. That smart car can’t be nearly as heavy as the Toyota.

Of course I will never do that because I am older and mature now.

peacenprosperity on June 4, 2009 at 7:54 AM

now I just run through them in my new Acura TL

Defector01 on June 3, 2009 at 10:23 PM

So that’s what the TL’s grill-o-tine is for!

Seriously, these cars were all over Amsterdam in 2001. I tried to bring one home but it wouldn’t quite fit in the overhead compartment.

DrSteve on June 4, 2009 at 7:56 AM

A simple law that says that everyone in Congress, must not ride in or drive any car that gets below CAFEm that would fix it, one way or the other.

tarpon on June 4, 2009 at 7:58 AM

Did anyone notice Pelosi at the Reagan statue unveiling? She was crawling up Nancy Reagans butt to make sure she was in every camera shot. It was sickening.

Bicyea on June 4, 2009 at 8:04 AM

please try! but read this first:
sesquipedalian on June 4, 2009 at 7:48 AM

Man, you liberals don’t know how to be thorough. You find a sentence that fits your needs and extrapolate absolute conclusions. That is why liberalism is a nonsense philosophy. Look at barry, his views are so totally knee jerk that they often contradict each other. You might have continued reading instead of getting all giddy and wet,

The tests, released Wednesday, show how well vehicles stack up against others of similar size and weight. The institute noted that the front-end test scores can’t be compared across weight classes, meaning a small car that earns a good rating isn’t considered safer than a large car that did not earn the highest rating.

The article does not give the number of cars in it’s class or list specifically what cars are considered in it’s class. Doesn’t that make you wonder? When was the last time you read an article about a certain model that did not compare it specifically with another car? My guess is that the number of cars in this cars class that it was compared with was…zero. I’ve taken a close look at these cars up close and personal. If an expedition or suv of equal size hit this car on the passenger side at 45 miles an hour the driver would likely die instantly of massive head injuries. If this car got tangled up with a semi on a highway at 70 miles an hour they would have to vacuum the occupants remains out of the ball of shredded metal and glass.

peacenprosperity on June 4, 2009 at 8:05 AM

passenger side at 45 miles an hour the driver passenger

or

passenger driver side at 45 miles an hour the driver

When I am stunned by the intellectual laziness of liberals my brain works faster then my fingers.

peacenprosperity on June 4, 2009 at 8:26 AM

The Smart Car makes stupid people think they’re smart. I have a neighbor who owns a Smart Car. Direct quote from the very nice, but hopelessly naive, doltish owner: I bought it to “save the planet”.

Buy Danish on June 4, 2009 at 8:56 AM

How many of those stupid cars would I have to get if they force me to trade in my F350 dually diesel pu truck? Guess I won’t be able to pick up a ton of hay for the horses anymore. Sorry, nags.

Kissmygrits on June 4, 2009 at 9:12 AM

I dread to think what the new-car smell is like in a “Pelosi”.

andycanuck

Alright, you cowards, I’ll bite (left my dignity at the unemployment office).
I’m thinking…Depends, with just a hint of trout.

SKYFOX on June 4, 2009 at 10:08 AM

Smart car gets highest score in crash tests

sesquipedalian on June 4, 2009 at 7:48 AM

Yeah! 100% fatalities.

Dr. Charles G. Waugh on June 4, 2009 at 4:21 PM