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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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RE: Jason is Right On!
By YashBudini on 7/30/2010 5:56:38 PM , Rating: 0
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but then you add personal attacks which discredits your clearly biased post as well. How about we leave our personal politics and personal attacks out of this blog.


Well I'll ask the question again. Why is it others here can make huge and grotesque generalizations, essentially carpet bombing everyone they hate, but one can't address a single individual with a precise hit? When I referred to F*****o as a racist my reference has always been his own words. He made himself one, I simply don't allow him to forget it.

Why exactly is that a problem? Its like I can call the entire clan racist but I can't address the imperial wizzard alone? And who's doing the most damage? The one who aims or the carpet bomber?

But back to general issues there are reasonable logical people who can say they like one person's policies while not liking others. As for the issues they don't agree with do they scream, "I want xxx to fail." See a lot of reasonable people like that?

There are other people who are vocally very critical of infidelity, while they are carrying on their own affair. Is that Rush? No it's Newt Gingrich.

There are closet gays that openly attack the whole gay thing. Are they showing they can handle both sides of the argument?

There are those that condemn drug addicts, while being a drug addict. Is that Rush?
Duh!


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