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  •  Yeah, and if Chrysler meant it that way, (13+ / 0-)

    well, big friggin' surprise.

    Democrats willing to bail them out are the only reason Chrysler still exists. They get to say thank you.

    •  Not really, the bailout began (2+ / 0-)
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      under the Bush Administration . .. .

      Timeline of the Big Three bailout

      Saturday, December 20, 2008

      Friday - Chrysler and General Motors each get $4 billion in loans.

      January - GM gets another $5.4 billion in loans.

      February - If Congress agrees, GM gets another $4 billion.

      March - GM and Chrysler must show they are making progress in becoming more competitive or the government can revoke the loans


      The bottom line is that the bailout was a bipartisan effort (yay for that, I suppose). It would have happened regardless.

      Of course, it was a double gift to the Repubs because it gave them something to rail against - similar to how they constantly went off against ARRA while happily, usually eagerly, taking the funds.

      •  I remember Bush on the bailouts, on the (3+ / 0-)
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        ms badger, ChemBob, Sharoney

        whole financial crisis, basically abdicating, looking freaked out and saying that since whoever was elected president would have to deal with the consequences of the decision, he'd let the two candidates and Congress make the decision.

        And Obama leading the way and catching hell for it ever since from Republicans.

        •  I have no idea what you might remember (0+ / 0-)

          but, as I posted, the bailout clearly was well underway by the time Obama took over.

          Of course, when he took over the Republicans had to reflexively oppose it because that's just what they do (i.e., oppose Obama on everything) to the greatest extent that they could w/o actually putting the kiboosh on the entire thing.

          Again, go to the Google - there is plenty of information available that shows that the auto bailout is really no more or no less an Obama thing than say the Afghanistan War is.

          •  Hey, if I'm a victim of Republicans changing (1+ / 0-)
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            history to suit themselves, then probably most of the country is, too.

            Because they've done nothing but whine about how hideous a thing it was and tried to wrap it around Obama's neck like an albatross.

            So now that it's succeeded and Detroit and the auto industry are grateful, even Clint Eastwood is grateful, Republicans can go suck it.

            They claimed Obama broke it, and now he owns it. Too bad they were wrong.

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