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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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Chevy Volt, Prius etc.
By mustbeyou on 7/30/2010 2:00:21 PM , Rating: 1
The liberals and eco-fags who buy into this nonsense also believe when they plug it in to recharge it, the electricity comes from magical fairies in a far off galaxy.

In reality, 70% of electricity in the US is generated by coal and natural gas. 27% is nuclear/hydro and a whopping 3% is renewable.

That means when they buy these cars, they actually INCREASE demand for electricity. Also, they refuse to acknowledge a huge amount of any car's parts are made from petrochemicals. Bumpers, panels, dashes, wiring harnesses, seats etc. etc.

Just like they refuse to admit a large part of their daily lives depends upon oil and it's products. Plastics, computers, TV's, packaging, piping, transportation etc. etc. If oil is truly the devil's brew - as they claim - then why don't they renounce this life and move to Mongolia to raise yak and never have anything else to do with oil ever again? Hypocrites.

And, these cars will never pay for their higher cost in energy savings.

Liberals. We're right and you're wrong.
Liberals. We're better than you. Just because.

Just don't confuse us with facts.

RE: Chevy Volt, Prius etc.
By YashBudini on 7/30/2010 6:01:00 PM , Rating: 2
Liberals. We're right and you're wrong.
Liberals. We're better than you. Just because.

Next you'll tell people pubs don't do this. Ever listen to Romney speak, the only he hasn't blamed on liberals are solar flares, and he probably has a scientific team working on that as well.

I hope I haven't offended you by suggesting you work with science. I wouldn't want God to strike you dead or your colleagues to stone you and send you to hell.

RE: Chevy Volt, Prius etc.
By Azure Sky on 8/24/2010 1:55:26 PM , Rating: 1
Liberals. We're right and you're wrong.
Liberals. We're better than you. Just because.

should read

Conservatives. We're right and you're wrong.
Conservatives. We're better than you. Just because.

listen to rush and anne and tell me thats not exactingly what they say every single time they get on the air.

you need to grow the fuck up honestly, Im not a liberal or conservative, I think both extremes are asinine, just a bunch of self obsorbed pricks trying to tell everybody else what to think and believe.

the conservative right likes to push the "if your not christian your not american" bullshit, if you cant see how big a crock of shit that is...well your need to get somebody to either help you remove head from ass OR have a window installed in your stomich.

"So, I think the same thing of the music industry. They can't say that they're losing money, you know what I'm saying. They just probably don't have the same surplus that they had." -- Wu-Tang Clan founder RZA

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