We Pause Now for a Political Announcement…

Frank Williams
by Frank Williams
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Barak Obama visited a GM plant in Wisconsin. Hillary Clinton visited a GM plant in Maryland. John McCain visited a Ford plant in Michigan. But who loves ya, Chrysler? Apparently nobody. The candidates have studiously ignored MoPar's plants. With Mike Huckabee barely hanging in there, maybe he should target them (you know, birds of a feather and all that). But then that leaves the Toyota, Honda, Hyundai, Mitsubishi, Subaru, Nissan, BMW and Mercedes plants. They're full of American voters just like the UAW-owned plants. So why isn't anyone paying any attention to them? A word to the wise: if you're supposed to represent all the people, you need represent all the people. Just pandering to those voters represented by a union may get you some votes in the short run, but it'll be a bitch when all those grandiose promises you've made return to bite you in the ass. Just sayin'.

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  • Jkross22 Jkross22 on Feb 22, 2008

    I would have thought McCain would visit the transplants as the Republicans have been bought by a different corporate master than the union bought Democrats.

  • Eric_Stepans Eric_Stepans on Feb 22, 2008
    SCMTB wrote “Capitalism and democracy make (for the general population) lousy bedfellows.” What democracy?!?! Donal Fagan : And what capitalism? The gov’t hands our money out as corporate welfare. PRECISELY! Mixing the two is like mixing black and white paint. You end with neither black nor white, just a shade of gray. Thus we end up with a government where 100% of the Executive, 68% of the Senate and probably 50%+ of the House of Representatives want to grant retroactive immunity to phone companies, even though probably 70% of the American people are opposed. America: The Best Democracy Money Can Buy

  • BKW BKW on Feb 22, 2008

    The joint Toyota/GM NUMMI factory in Fremont CA is also a UAW shop.

  • Landcrusher Landcrusher on Feb 22, 2008

    Eric, You got the number right, but not the position. 70% of the country does not UNDERSTAND the issue of retroactive immunity to phone companies. Absent a trustworthy press, I say we can't get a reasonable explanation of the issue either. Furthermore, we live in a Democratic Republic. As much as I dislike how our government is being run, I cannot say I would hope for a change from Republic to Democracy.