Thursday, August 05, 2010

Chevy Volt

We're late to the blog party with the obligatory Chevy Volt post.

To be fair, we'll first get you in the optimistic changhopey mood with a little Chevy Volt jingle:

Now some crass comments to burst your bubble from right-winger talk show host Rush Limbaugh:

The backup engine requires premium gasoline. The primary power plant, the battery they claim gets 40 miles to a charge, which means you've got 20 miles to go someplace and get home. The backup gets you 340 miles using premium gasoline. Now, something's askew here. Shouldn't whatever gets you 40 miles to the charge be the backup?
As Mr. Edward Niedermeyer writes: "In short, the Volt appears to be exactly the kind of green-at-all-costs car that some opponents of the bailout feared the government might order GM to build." Who would that be? Who would these "opponents" be? You know, this didn't start with Obama. It starts with Algore. He had the first electric car idea. Well, "President Obama's task force reported in 2009 that the Volt 'will likely be too expensive..." This is from GM. I'm sorry, it's Obama's task force. "President Obama's task force reported in 2009 that the Volt 'will likely be too expensive to be commercially successful in the short term'..."

So another Bam task force making something nobody wants, and even the defenders in the Fake Media -- I'm reading some of the critics of me out there in the partisan political operative media -- say, "Well, I guess Mr. Limbaugh was opposed to the Internet because it wasn't fast enough at first. I guess he was opposed to getting into buying products that..." You people fail to understand. You do not make any effort to understand. This is not a criticism of General Motors and it is not a criticism of the Volt. We in the country class of this great nation are aghast. We are apoplectic over the fact that a bunch of know-nothings, a bunch of people who have a chip on their shoulder about this country are now running some of the greatest industries that twine this country's greatness -- and they don't know diddly-squat, and they're turning these great industries into nothing more than arms of their political agenda.

The Chevrolet Volt is a political statement.

Correction, Mr. Limbaugh. This didn't start with Algore. It started with a bum living in a friend's apartment in Germany rent-free writing an envy screed commanding the "Workers of the World, Unite!".

The Chevy Volt. The new "IT".

U/T: SondraK

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