Skip to main content

It's really been chapping my * the media is ignoring the Jeep to China lie that Romney's been spinning and now advertising on the airwaves in Ohio. The MSM has decided a bald faced lie and scare tactic like this one is not news. Workers at the Jeep plant might disagree.

When the auto industry was about to go going belly up, If the real Romney had his way there would have been real pain in this country. We'd have probably been thrown into a depression.

Don't take that from me. Take it from the CEO of GM. I know this article is from February, but it bears repeating as Romney keeps repeating his incessant lies to win votes in Ohio.

"Did President Obama save General Motors?" Reynolds asked

"Without the money, without the funding, it would have been very problematic," said Akerson. "At the risk of alienating a whole lot of potential customers, I would say the Obama administration did a good job."

Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney and other critics have argued the bailout was unnecessary, and that the regular bankruptcy process would have made GM and Chrysler stronger companies.

"Would that have happened?" Reynolds asked.

"Not in my opinion," asked Akerson. "It would have been in bankruptcy for years and I think you could have written off this company, this industry and this country."

Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags


More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

grytpype, deminva, Sylv, KeithH, PLS, Jack K, filkertom, MadRuth, Jeff Boatright, decisivemoment, mwm341, teacherken, kate mckinnon, askew, tiggers thotful spot, bosdcla14, surfbird007, dengre, tommurphy, Sherri in TX, Wintermute, kpardue, SanJoseLady, Stein, John Campanelli, eeff, Mnemosyne, MarkInSanFran, Poika, hubcap, Creosote, TexasDemocrat, dpc, eyeswideopen, EvieCZ, concernedamerican, dalliance13, missLotus, wonkydonkey, sja, ask, Xapulin, khloemi, ivote2004, badlands, retLT, itskevin, PeteZerria, Cedwyn, artebella, litigatormom, wader, revsue, Lilyvt, hopesprings, psnyder, Kentucky DeanDemocrat, MA Liberal, brainwave, Lawrence, exiledfromTN, Spot Cat, potatohead, goobop, yet another liberal, blonde moment, econlibVA, AllisonInSeattle, ybruti, Vicky, tomjones, JayDean, adguy, sawgrass727, rapala, Dirk McQuigley, Los Diablo, maybeeso in michigan, Tinfoil Hat, ichibon, MasonLee, subtropolis, stlawrence, sap, stagemom, david78209, YucatanMan, Dobber, Gary Norton, scribe69, Penman, SaraBeth, uato carabau, aaraujo, Little Lulu, blue jersey mom, markdd, Thursday Next, quiet in NC, peacestpete, bently, xaxnar, RJDixon74135, Nowhere Man, harrietshubby, martini, wewantthetruth, gwilson, keeplaughing, vigilant meerkat, emeraldmaiden, Califlander, profundo, Russgirl, koNko, dougymi, fou, Lefty Coaster, blueoasis, global citizen, 4Freedom, real world chick, Terminus, FatPath, plf515, myrealname, middleagedhousewife, AllDemsOnBoard, Pilgrim X, democracy is coming, kurt, kurious, One Pissed Off Liberal, Loudoun County Dem, byDesign, noofsh, terabytes, pipsorcle, joedemocrat, bnasley, mdcalifornia, carpunder, Wreck Smurfy, Rumarhazzit, uciguy30, South Park Democrat, Empower Ink, gizmo59, JDWolverton, gundyj, ScottyUrb, Cordwainer, OleHippieChick, Sixty Something, prettyobvious, bill warnick, elwior, young montana voter, Laughing Vergil, Sharon Wraight, Akonitum, jamess, Lujane, tofumagoo, pamelabrown, boatjones, smartdemmg, catly, alnep, mofembot, petulans, Troubadour, DixieDishrag, pasuburbdem1, dmhlt 66, statsone, fayea, MrsTarquinBiscuitbarrel, MufsMom, Dirtandiron, litoralis, juca, bobatkinson, notrouble, shopkeeper, virginwoolf, ElizabethRegina1558, Leslie in KY, COwoman, kevinpdx, synductive99, sfarkash, Tortmaster, ayjaymay, nancat357, MizKit, astral66, Larsstephens, Words In Action, BlueOak, Railfan, MT in Austin, NMDad, KroneckerD, Canuckoo, willynel, FoxfireTX, eXtina, pdx kirk, estreya, David Harris Gershon, Orlaine, on board 47, CS in AZ, mookins, mjbleo, Eddie L, batchick, ItsSimpleSimon, dlemex, anonevent, addisnana, ericlewis0, Loose Fur, science nerd, bosshogg, Dems in 08, wwjjd, Quantumlogic, Mister Met, Onomastic, annieli, BrowniesAreGood, Maximilien Robespierre, kerflooey, Front Toward Enemy, Dretutz, spooks51, Bob Duck, Wolf Of Aquarius, hooktool, AuroraDawn, freesia, itzik shpitzik, Gamblndan, CoExistNow, molunkusmol, marleycat, PorridgeGun, Ricochet67, Cinnamon Rollover, IllanoyGal, thomask, ShowMeMoBlue, ilmiglione, BarackStarObama, rk2, VTCC73, LaurenMonica, Mentatmark, Rashaverak, cheerio2, No one gets out alive, johnnr2, ridemybike, Prairie D, Liberal Granny, KiB, OldDragon, IndieGuy, a2nite, BoomerInOz, rukidingme, Trotskyrepublican, congenitalefty, This old man, Arahahex, MartyM, Buckeye54, james321, jennyp, arizonablue, George3, ShoshannaD, Hammerhand, DamselleFly, Sam Sara, tommyd357, GwenM, Alhambra, mindara, howabout, northerntier, Icicle68, Smoh, coconino84103, JustGiaco, Jim Domenico, sparkysgal, Dog Day Afternoon, shinobi9, Rich452, RUNDOWN

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site