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Opinion: Foreign Makers Whine Over Obama “Snub”

Complain Obama didn't kick their tires, too.

by on Feb.03, 2012

The President checks out a Chevrolet Volt at the Washington Auto Show. He missed the Prius plug-in.

Everybody knows about the decline of the American economy. At the same time, aided and abetted by the talking heads on CNN, Fox News and MSNBC, Amercans are well on their to becoming a nation of chronic whiners.

The latest example comes from Washington D.C. where a handful of automotive executives who were asked to be on hand while President Barack Obama visited the Washington D. C. Auto Show this week.


Obama, however, didn’t visit their exhibits and instead spent his time at the GM , Ford and Chrysler stands, leaving the foreign executives supping coffee or whatever. But instead of going on to their next meeting or complaining to the wives or companions, the brass from the Asian and European manufacturers, most of whom are Americans, went whining to the media, sparking all kinds of learned analysis about why Obama hates foreign carmakers.


American Auto Industry A Highlight in Obama State-of-the-Union

“The American auto industry is back.”

by on Jan.25, 2012

Pres. Obama giving the state-of-the-union address.

At a time when the American government appears all but paralyzed by partisanship, where concerns remain about the U.S. economy and an upcoming election raises questions about the fundamental direction the nation must take, President Barack Obama came out swinging as he began his state-of-the-union address on Tuesday night.

And the president put the spotlight on two key success stories as a highlight of both what the nation can achieve – and what he and his administration have accomplished.  Members of both parties quickly jumped to their feet as he praised the men and women of the American military.  But there were cheers yet again when he turned to manufacturing and, in particular, to revival of the auto industry.

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“We bet on American workers.  We bet on American ingenuity.  And tonight, the American auto industry is back,” the president proclaimed.

It was an in-your-face reference to the controversial, $85 billion bailout of General Motors and Chrysler, a move that still has many conservatives referring to the two manufacturers as “Government Motors,” nearly three years after they entered bankruptcy, and despite their collective recovery.