johnfajardohenry wrote:First, they kept focusing on a woman holding up a Ford sign. Obama saved exactly zero jobs at Ford because Ford did not take a nickle of taxpayer money. That all went to GM and Chrysler.
Maybe the camera operator also found it curious that someone was holding up a Ford sign. I'm pretty sure Jennifer Granholm wasn't controlling the cameras with foot pedals.
johnfajardohenry wrote:Second, she kept taking about how he saved the "American auto Industry". Nonsense on stilts. He bailed out GM and Chrysler (2nd time) and saved them, at least temporarily. (We'll need to see where they are in 4-5 years)
Other than being argumentative, I'm not sure what you're trying to say here. Do you believe that the eventual failure of GM and Chrysler is unavoidable? And we're talking about jobs, not trademarks. Perhaps when you think of industry you think about corporate logos and nifty products but I think most of us think of industry as something which creates employment for people. We have biotech and insurance companies here in Madison, but I think most of us value them as sources of jobs, not because we need our DNA tested or some motorcycle insurance. So when Democrats say, "we saved the industry" what they're really talking about is saving jobs.
johnfajardohenry wrote:They are hardly the American auto industry. They are not even the majority of the industry. The American auto industry (companies manufacturing cars here) include Toyota, Datsun, VW, BMW, Mercedes, Hyundai and more.
This is one of those times where you pretend you're confused by the language of the plebes even when the meaning is as plain as day. Toyota is not an American car company.
And that brand new Datsun you've been driving around in? It was built in 1986.