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The 2011 Chevy Volt...

versus Rush Limbaugh, conservative talk show host.
Talk show host also admits he recently took ad money from GM, despite criticism

Talk show host Rush Limbaugh on his conservative talk show released a barrage of harsh criticism towards General Motors and its electric vehicle superstar, the 2011 Chevy Volt.

Wasting no time after GM's press release of the completed Volt, its price, and pre-order info, Limbaugh aired a Wednesday broadcast saying the Volt was unviable and blamed President Obama for what he sees as the sad state of General Motors.

Despite recently turning a profit, Limbaugh claims GM is doomed.  He states, "Obama and the government are admitting nobody wants this."

Limbaugh says the price is too high and calls GM "Obama Motors", a slightly less used slur than the popular "Government Motors" line.  He says its just an excuse for Obama to pour $86B USD more into the auto industry.

While some may agree with his assessment of price, his commentary on the vehicle's operation indicated a lack of knowledge and/or confusion about its gas generator.  Limbaugh comments, "That 40-mile range has to include you getting home, and staying home three to four hours to charge the thing.  It's (a) 20-mile range."

Limbaugh said he didn't believe that the gas generator could really increase the range to 300 miles, while failing to cite any concrete evidence to back up his claims.  GM has assured the public that the gasoline range (300 miles on a tank) is a safe estimate under virtually all conditions giving average driving habits (careful drivers may get better mileage, heavy footed ones may get slightly worse).  The battery range admittedly is variable depending on weather conditions and may be significantly better or worse under hot or cold weather.  

The talk show host last year attacked GM making comments that some listeners interpreted as a call to boycott the company (he later denied calling on a boycott).  He also has been a vocal critic of hybrids, though he did agree to test drive the upcoming electric Ford Focus on Jay Leno's Green Car Challenge.  Limbaugh received the slowest time, even getting beat by Drew Barrymore, thanks in part for his "accidental" collision with two Al Gore cutouts that formed markers on the race course.  

Despite his criticism of GM, Limbaugh admits he was more than happy to take GM advertising money.  He admits that last year he accepted ad money to promote the company's new car purchase incentives for workers who lost their jobs.  GM has been listed as a sponsor of his program in the past.

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We know whch face made those remarks.
By YashBudini on 7/29/2010 4:02:48 PM , Rating: 0
When W was president Limbaugh got all undone about remarks aimed at W. He scolded people and got pissed off, "You want him to fail!" was the line he used and he became all undone about it.

THEN went Obama became president he had the audacity to come out and say, "I want Obama to fail!" As if he has a corner on the market of who gets to say whether a president should fail or not, not to mention Obama's failure end up impacting only the people of this country (laws are typically written to insulate corporations). But anyway there you have it, the typical screaming two faced nature of republican propaganda machines who's priority is nothing more than to whip some extremists into a frenzy.

One need only look at the guy's waistline to see he has absolutely no control of his mouth. And while his followers may not realize it, he's laughing at them all the way to the bank.

RE: We know whch face made those remarks.
By pequin06 on 7/29/2010 4:44:16 PM , Rating: 5
I also want Obama to fail.
His policies suck.

Are you even able tell the difference between what was said about W and what is said about Obama?

RE: We know whch face made those remarks.
By YashBudini on 7/29/10, Rating: 0
RE: We know whch face made those remarks.
By pequin06 on 7/30/2010 12:22:28 AM , Rating: 2
What hypocrisy?

And excellent work addressing "Are you even able tell the difference between what was said about W and what is said about Obama?'

What flavor of Kool Aid are you drinking?

RE: We know whch face made those remarks.
By Quadrillity on 7/30/2010 3:37:14 PM , Rating: 2
What flavor of Kool Aid are you drinking?

IDK, but it rivals the strongest drug available today. I'm pretty sure he is the typical racist that voted for Obama because he is black; without knowing a single thing about his policies.

RE: We know whch face made those remarks.
By YashBudini on 7/30/2010 5:30:28 PM , Rating: 1
I've never voted for Obama and never will, but thanks for showing your usual biased generalizations.

I wonder why so many are required to support your side of the viewpoint. Afraid any one person can't handle it?

By Azure Sky on 8/24/2010 1:49:04 PM , Rating: 2
you didnt vote for him, but you dont want to see him fail?

shocking, somebody who didnt vote for a pres but dosnt want to see him and by extension the country fail.......amazing......

By Azure Sky on 8/24/2010 1:46:42 PM , Rating: 2
humm, you mean like so many of you racists who voted against him because hes "black" and who insist to this day that hes Muslim?

"I'd be pissed too, but you didn't have to go all Minority Report on his ass!" -- Jon Stewart on police raiding Gizmodo editor Jason Chen's home

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