Quote Of The Day: Busted! Edition

Edward Niedermeyer
by Edward Niedermeyer

If it were up to the candidates for president on the Republican side, we would be driving foreign cars; they would have let the auto industry in America go down the tubes,

These were the words of Democratic National Committee Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) at a breakfast put on by the Christian Acienec Monitor. But, as TheHill‘s Michael O’Brien reports, Ms Wasserman Shultz owns a 2010 Infiniti FX35 that is built by Nissan in Tochigi, Japan. And, adds O’Brien, “The car appears to be hers, since its license plate includes her initials” (it is, see picture above). The congresswoman’s response (through a spokesperson):

They can try to distract from the issue if they want. But if Republican opposition researchers are snooping around garages, they should know that if Republicans — who said that we should let the U.S. auto industry go bankrupt — had their way, they wouldn’t find a single American made car anywhere.


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  • Shaker Shaker on May 27, 2011

    I dunno - do you think that a guy like me and a girl like her could... Buy domestic?

  • Caljn Caljn on May 28, 2011

    Tommyh Boy: that is precious. Do you really believe one man can pull off such a plan? Not with people such as yourself on guard. I would argue it is the opposing party who wants to crash the system by transferring all the wealth to the top 1% and keeping the masses essentially barefoot and pregnant. Also uneducated, frightened, conspiratorial and blaming of minorities. I would further wager they are succeeding in this regard considering the social scores of the red states with special consideration to Texas and Florida. (if I were seeking an obese, pregnant, high school dropout where would I start. Hmmm...) Keep 'em angry and stupid and the Repubs will stay in charge! (I am checking out of this thread)

    • Tommy Boy Tommy Boy on May 28, 2011

      caljn, >>"Do you really believe one man can pull off such a plan?" Obama is but a leader, it takes a village, uh, I mean a cadre of czars (Cass Sunstein) and unaccountable regulation writers (Sebelius) and "independent" allies (George Soros, Center for American Progress). All in place and working under the radar as the Teleprompter in Chief holds photo ops declaring "nearly complete" border fences in front of an adulatory press. >>"I would argue it is the opposing party who wants to crash the system by transferring all the wealth to the top 1% and keeping the masses essentially barefoot and pregnant." Funny, it's the "progressives" who have for years supported the teachers unions, which more than any other force have kept minorities and other children trapped in "public" schools whose results are amongst the worst in the industrialized world (watch the documentary "Waiting for Superman" to see the human catastrophe that is Democrat-progressive fealty to teacher union political support). And it is the "progressives" Great Society / War on Poverty that with nearly a half-century and trillions of dollars have arresting the decline in poverty numbers that was occurring before those programs began. And the concentration of wealth is a result in part of crony capitalism (this afflicts both parties, witness the Democrats cozy relationships with Goldman Sachs et als., and Obama's with Google and GE -- note that it was the "conservative base" that was opposed to the bank bailouts in spite of those being commenced under W, and then continued under BHO). The other element is that a declining (if not extinct) middle-class is a phenomena of collectivist systems (communism / democratic socialism / socialism / fascism / progressivism). Middle classes thrive and are a phenomena of free market capitalism (which has been increasingly diminishing for decades in the U.S. commensurate with the rise of government and its increasing involvement in the economy along with the concurrent "need" by businesses to curry favor with government via "K Street" lobbyists and crony capitalism). In China, the USSR, Cuba and Europe you had/ have a declining (if not extinct) middle class, with an upper class elite (crony capitalists and government / political party officials) and then a (relatively poor) working class subsisting on declining standards of living buttressed by just enough government "benefits" to keep them quiescent. Not a new insight by any means -- consider the "pigs" in the George Orwell classic "Animal Farm."

  • Ihatetrees Ihatetrees on May 28, 2011

    For those who object to the right(ish) slant to this site, it's my experience that most(about 2 of 3) car enthusiasts are politically right of center or libertarian. Therefore, this site is right of center / libertarian. TTAC is not as hard right as a gun website may be. Or as soft left as a hypothetical TheTruthAboutVeganLiving may be. These common sense observations about human nature seem unfathomable to many on the left. Why?

  • Capdeblu Capdeblu on May 28, 2011

    Did anyone see "Too big to Fail" this week on HBO. It is a look at the financial crisis of 2008. Quite good.