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  •  Alabama (4+ / 0-)
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    cjallen, Terra Mystica, LynneK, WestDem

    Of course Shelby wants to see the big three go down.  Alabama stands to gain from that as he can get more foreign car manufacturers to build factories in his home (anti-union) state.  It benefits Senator Shelby greatly.

    The only thing scarier than a McCain presidency is a Palin presidency.

    by Mote Dai on Wed Nov 19, 2008 at 12:37:13 AM PST

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    •  Very true (3+ / 0-)
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      True true, but hopefully this causes a split within the repubs. You're right about Shelby. Correct me if i'm wrong but Mercedes and Hyundai are in Alabama. I think EADS chose AL as part of the USAF tanker effort. If I was a national gop figure I would tell Shelby that he will be responsible for killing the gop in states they need. The automakers need this in some form and Shelby is telling the upper midwest and east to screw themselves. Real bad idea on his part.

      •  Actually, its Mercedes and Honda (2+ / 0-)
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        Mercedes has a plant outside of Tuscaloosa, and Honda has a plant in Lincoln. Other automakers are considering Alabama for new plants, as well, which is all good for our state, but it shouldn't be at the expense of other states, at least, that's the way I feel about it.

        "Truth never damages a cause that is just."~~~Mohandas K. Gandhi -9.38/-6.26

        by LynneK on Wed Nov 19, 2008 at 06:36:55 AM PST

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    •  OT, I live in north Alabama and would probably (0+ / 0-)

      benefit from Shelby's stand.  But I disagree with it because at this point things are so bad that the zero sum view of the world is catastrophic (I have relatives in Cleveland).

      But it is very very very very refreshing to see a politician stand up for the economic interests of his constituents.  I wish Dems would do it more.

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      by Terra Mystica on Wed Nov 19, 2008 at 06:39:00 AM PST

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