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We were pretty sure that the Republican party was all for American-made cars and the American jobs they create, but we must be wrong because they’ve recently begun an all-out war on the American-made plug-in hybrid electric Chevy Volt. It started with Newt Gingrich saying that you couldn’t put a gun rack on it — even though you can put a gun rack in it, not that you should– and now has progressed into this adorable video where some GOPers attempt to demonize the innovative vehicle, the car company that created it — General Motors, which recently reclaimed its spot as the #1 car company in the world — and the President’s support for all of the above. See the GOP’s attempt at “going viral” after the jump.

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  1. tony myers March 8, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    I drive a Leaf. I’ve also changed all of the lights in my house to LED. I am also an NRA certified instructor for rifles and shotguns and should carry guns in my car. NRA instructors are used to teach most law enforcement agencies.

    The problem with the Volt was the lapse in time from when the batteries caught fire and it was reported to the public by the government. It appeared that the the current administration was hiding dangerous information from the consumers to protect their investment.

    I agree that America needs to reduce our dependency on foreign oil and that we have the technology to take us there, but I don’t agree with the methods being imposed by the current administration. If a person needs to lose weight, cutting off a leg would met that objective but is ill advised. We are currently in a depressed economy with a lot of people out of work. Overpricing and cutting off our energy supply without a viable replacement will only cripple our nation. Consumers should be aware of products that are dangerous as soon as those dangers are known. Sweeping this information under the rug only served to increase the distrust in our government and in the positive moves that we are making with our technology.

    The bail out of Solyndra did not help matters either.

  2. rngaston February 29, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    I remember a time not to long ago when only the left would demonize an American corporation and only the right would defend it. Times have changed.

  3. Jill Fehrenbacher February 28, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    Wow- so not funny. I just want to hide my eyes I’m so embarrassed by this pathetic attempt at humor or satire, or whatever it is this video is trying to accomplish.

  4. tkbrdly February 28, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    Thank you for posting about this and breaking it apart line by line. Personally I don’t think the ad is effectively negative and ending it with the obama logo makes me come away with an unrelated positive feeling for obama.

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