General Motors Makes Un-Patriotic Move with Hannity

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I drive a GMC Sonoma truck and sometimes get a kick valet parking it at high-end receptions and dinners in DC — but the bottom line is that I love my truck. . .or did until GMC just made an outrageous deal with Fox’s Sean Hannity.
Being “a great American” is negatively correlated with the attitude, behavior, and norms of Sean Hannity.
GMC should be aware that it’s attempt to appeal to the patriotism of those who use its GM Credit card, or use its financial services, or buy its automobiles and other products is deeply cynical — and there needs to be consequences for those who see Hannity as a legitimate spokesman for this automaker’s products.
— Steve Clemons

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38 comments on “General Motors Makes Un-Patriotic Move with Hannity

  1. Sean says:

    Steve,
    could this be why an un-enlightened guy in San Luis Obispo drives a Dodge RAM? You drive a GMC what? I mean, a Ford F150 maybe . . . but go for Ford or Dodge and you will be better off . . .
    Sean

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  2. Carroll says:

    http://www.dailykos.com/comments/2006/10/1/04212/8476/24#24
    Anyone here from FL?..if so, a reminder that you need to empty your trash in the next election.

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  3. Roger says:

    Hee. Hee.
    I’m imagining that Steve, brooding in his gas guzzling GMC Sonoma, is having a few pangs of guilt, not unlike so many misguided sheep who’ve discovered, too late, that voting for dubya may have been the biggest mistake of their lives.
    Signed, a traitorous Prius owner…

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  4. Carroll says:

    Caroll, there are sensible critics making sensible criticism of Israel. “It’s all because of Israel….” you seem to say, absolving the other middle eastern states of any blame. You are not one of the sensible. Your tone reeks of one-sidedness. Go off somewhere by yourself and stew, like the rest of the prejudiced. You have no place here.
    Posted by Franklin Delano Sinatra at October 1, 2006 12:21 AM
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>
    Damn right I am prejudiced you idiot…I am prejudiced against genocide and occupation and real estate wars, particulary when my money and my country is financing it. I am prejudiced against the corruption in my goverment.
    There is nothing “more” sensible than pointing out the obvious and the morally wrong. I guarentee you when the dust settles on this era of isrmerica insanity I will still be here. Where will you be?

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  5. KarenM. says:

    Memo to GM executives:
    (1) Hiring a carnival barker to represent the once-great General Motors will serve only to hasten its’ demise.
    (2) You may find the following expression of interest: “Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel.”

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  6. Vincent Cowherd says:

    Now the press is helping the Bush regime foist the worst lie of them all upon the American people. It has been proven over and over again by commission after commission and inquiry after inquiry that since September 11, 2001 the American people have been consistently lied to regarding all aspects of the illegal invasion of Iraq and the so-called “war on terror”. President Bush and the members and representatives of his cabinet have perpetrated this lie, and it has already cost over 2000 American lives, additional thousands of young American women and men have been maimed and wounded, and it is estimated by some that over 200,000 Iraqis have died. Day by day the number of casualties keeps growing and the lie keeps going. There is no denying this fact for anyone who is not deaf, dumb and blind.
    President Bush calls himself a born-again Christian — he claims he talked directly to God before invading Iraq — and President Chavez is a devout Catholic. As such, both are familiar with the foundational tenet of the Christian faith that says, “The Devil is a liar.” While some may say that the words of presidents Ahmadinejad and Chavez are coarse and abrasive, they cannot say that they are untrue. However, when measuring the words of President Bush against historical truth, no similarity between his words and the truth is to be found. To paraphrase that old saying, “If it looks like a devil, walks like a devil and talks like a devil, it must be a devil.”

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  7. Pissed Off American says:

    Caroll, there are sensible critics making sensible criticism of Israel. “It’s all because of Israel….” you seem to say, absolving the other middle eastern states of any blame. You are not one of the sensible. Your tone reeks of one-sidedness. Go off somewhere by yourself and stew, like the rest of the prejudiced. You have no place here.
    Posted by Franklin Delano Sinatra
    Ah yes, another poster that will determine for us who “has a place here”. I am sure that Steve will appreciate your self appointed position of moderator of his blog. (That is, if he hasn’t given Bolton the position.)

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  8. Franklin Delano Sinatra says:

    Caroll, there are sensible critics making sensible criticism of Israel. “It’s all because of Israel….” you seem to say, absolving the other middle eastern states of any blame. You are not one of the sensible. Your tone reeks of one-sidedness. Go off somewhere by yourself and stew, like the rest of the prejudiced. You have no place here.

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  9. PW says:

    Why not paint a comment of your choosing along both sides of the pickup? That would get some publicity and annoy the hell out of GM.
    (“Gas guzzlers like this are dinosaurs, just like Sean Hannity.”)

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  10. ET says:

    Mark LaNeve
    GM Vice President Sales and Marketing
    Phone number: (313) 665-1357
    email address: laneve@gm.com

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  11. Matt says:

    Please provide us with an email address where we can register our protest with GM. And not down in the comments, where it probably won’t be read.

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  12. Carroll says:

    And I really love this stupid, petty, counterproductive, peice of childish shit by these Israeli whores in congress.
    No soccer for Iran! How f****** ridiculous can they get? Is there any gd point to this?
    http://www.govtrack.us/congress/billtext.xpd?bill=sr109-436
    109TH CONGRESS
    S. RES. 436
    Urging the Federation Internationale de Football Association to prevent persons or groups representing the Islamic Republic of Iran from participating in sanctioned soccer matches…blah,blah,blah…because they are a threat to Israel, blah,blah,blah…
    Sponsor: Sen. John McCain [R-AZ]hide cosponsors
    Cosponsors
    Sen. Susan Collins [R-ME]
    Sen. John Ensign [R-NV]
    Sen. Joseph Lieberman [D-CT]
    Sen. Richard Lugar [R-IN]
    Sen. Mel Martinez [R-FL]
    Sen. Robert Menéndez [D-NJ]
    Sen. Bill Nelson [D-FL]
    Sen. Gordon Smith [R-OR

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  13. Carroll says:

    And get rid of the Israeli parasites:
    US boosts Israel aid by half a billion
    Latest Update: 09.30.06, 08:19
    (WASHINGTON) The US congress has approved a USD 500 million aid package for the development of joint defense systems with Israel .
    The package was approved as part of the USD 447.6 billion defense budget for 2007, which includes USD 70 billion for the war in Iraq and Afghanistan.
    The package comes in addition to USD 2.36 billion in military aid granted to Israel by the US each year.
    The bill was passed by the House of Representatives on Thursday.
    The Bush administration initially requests a USD 268 million increase to military aid to Israel, but the congress double that amount citing the importance of US-Israeli military cooperation.”
    And get rid of congress, they don’t work for America anyway:..and you need to read the fine print in each one of these bills to understand what is really going on because none of them have a gd thing to do with American interest. In fact as far as I am concerned you can disembowl congress and string them up on lampost.
    http://www.govtrack.us/congress/subjects.xpd?type=crs&term=Israel
    Bill Status Last Action
    H.Res. 1017: Affirming support for the sovereignty and security of Lebanon and the Lebanese people. Passed House Sep 26, 2006
    H.R. 4942: Promoting Antiterrorism Capabilities Through International Cooperation Act Passed House Sep 26, 2006
    S.Res. 548: A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate regarding the need for the United States and the international community to take certain actions with respect to the hostilities between Hezbollah and Israel. Passed Senate Aug 3, 2006
    S.Con.Res. 113: A concurrent resolution congratulating the Magen David Adom Society in Israel for achieving full membership in the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, and for other purposes. Passed Senate Aug 2, 2006
    H.R. 2730: United States-Israel Energy Cooperation Act Passed House Jul 27, 2006
    H.Res. 921: Condemning the recent attacks against the State of Israel, holding terrorists and their state-sponsors accountable for such attacks, supporting Israel’s right to defend itself, and for other purposes. Passed House Jul 20, 2006
    H.Con.Res. 435: Congratulating Israel’s Magen David Adom Society for achieving full membership in the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Federation, and for other purposes. Passed House Jul 19, 2006
    H.R. 5672: Science, State, Justice, Commerce, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2007 Passed House Jul 17, 2006
    H.R. 5522: Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2007 Passed House Jul 10, 2006
    S. 2370: Palestinian Anti-Terrorism Act of 2006 Passed Senate Jun 26, 2006
    H.R. 4939: Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act for Defense, the Global War on Terror, and Hurricane Recovery, 2006 Enacted Jun 15, 2006
    H.R. 4941: Homeland Security Science and Technology Enhancement Act of 2006 Scheduled for Debate Jun 14, 2006
    H.R. 4681: Palestinian Anti-Terrorism Act of 2006 Passed House May 25, 2006
    S.Res. 463: A resolution recognizing the 58th anniversary of the independence of the State of Israel. Passed Senate May 3, 2006
    H.Con.Res. 392: Recognizing the 58th anniversary of the independence of the State of Israel. Passed House May 3, 2006
    H.Con.Res. 370: Expressing the sense of the Congress that Saudi Arabia should fully live up to its World Trade Organization commitments and end all aspects of any boycott on Israel. Passed House Apr 6, 2006
    S.Con.Res. 79: A concurrent resolution expressing the sense of Congress that no United States assistance should be provided directly to the Palestinian Authority if any representative political party holding a majority of parliamentary seats within the Palestinian Authority maintains a position calling for the destruction of Israel. Passed Senate, Passed House Feb 15, 2006
    H.R. 2863: Department of Defense, Emergency Supplemental Appropriations to Address Hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico, and Pandemic Influenza Act, 2006 Enacted Dec 30, 2005
    H.Res. 575: Asserting that Hamas and other terrorist organizations should not participate in elections held by the Palestinian Authority, and for other purposes. Passed House Dec 16, 2005
    S.Res. 337: A resolution to condemn the harmful, destructive, and anti-Semitic statements of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the President of Iran, and to demand an apology for those statements of hate and animosity towards all Jewish people of the world. Passed Senate Dec 16, 2005
    H.Res. 535: Honoring the life, legacy, and example of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin on the tenth anniversary of his death. Passed House Dec 6, 2005
    H.Res. 438: Urging member states of the United Nations to stop supporting resolutions that unfairly castigate Israel and to promote within the United Nations a more balanced and constructive approach to resolving conflict in the Middle East. Passed House Dec 6, 2005
    H.R. 2862: Science, State, Justice, Commerce, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2006 Enacted Nov 22, 2005
    H.R. 3057: Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2006 Enacted Nov 14, 2005
    S.Res. 310: A resolution honoring the life, legacy, and example of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin on the tenth anniversary of his death. Passed Senate Nov 10, 2005
    H.Res. 38: Expressing support for the accession of Israel to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Passed House Nov 8, 2005
    H.Res. 523: Condemning Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s threats against Israel. Passed House Oct 28, 2005
    H.Res. 368: Congratulating the State of Israel on the election of Ambassador Dan Gillerman as Vice-President of the 60th United Nations General Assembly. Passed House Oct 27, 2005
    S.Res. 292: A resolution calling on the President to condemn the anti-Israel sentiments expressed by the President of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, on October 26, 2005. Passed Senate Oct 27, 2005
    S.Res. 240: A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate regarding manifestations of anti-Semitism by United Nations member states and urging action against anti-Semitism by United Nations officials, United Nations member states, and the Government of the United States, and for other purposes. Passed Senate Sep 15, 2005
    H.R. 6: Energy Policy Act of 2005 Enacted Aug 8, 2005
    H.R. 1640: Energy Policy Act of 2005 Scheduled for Debate Jul 29, 2005
    S. 1394: United Nations Reform Act of 2005 Scheduled for Debate Jul 14, 2005
    H.R. 2745: Henry J. Hyde United Nations Reform Act of 2005 Passed House Jun 21, 2005
    S. 10: Energy Policy Act of 2005 Scheduled for Debate Jun 9, 2005
    H.Res. 282: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding manifestations of anti-Semitism by United Nations member states and urging action against anti-Semitism by United Nations officials, United Nations member states, and the Government of the United States, and for other purposes. Passed House Jun 7, 2005
    H.Con.Res. 149: Recognizing the 57th anniversary of the independence of the State of Israel. Passed House May 24, 2005
    S.Res. 151: A resolution recognizing the 57th Anniversary of the Independence of the State of Israel. Passed Senate May 19, 2005
    S.Res. 82: A resolution urging the European Union to add Hezbollah to the European Union’s wide-ranging list of terrorist organizations. Passed Senate Apr 29, 2005
    S. 600: Foreign Affairs Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 2006 and 2007 Scheduled for Debate Apr 26, 2005
    H.Res. 101: Urging the European Union to add Hezbollah to the European Union’s wide-ranging list of terrorist organizations. Passed House Mar 14, 2005
    S.Res. 79: A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate in marking the dedication on March 15, 2005, of the expanded museum complex at Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Martyrs and Heroes Remembrance Authority in Israel, in furtherance of Yad Vashem’s mission to document the history of the Jewish people during the Holocaust, to preserve the memory and story of each of the victims, impart the legacy of the Holocaust to future generations, and recognize the Righteous Among the Nations. Passed Senate Mar 10, 2005
    H.Res. 56: Commending the Palestinian people for conducting a free and fair presidential election on January 9, 2005, and for other purposes. Passed House Feb 2, 2005
    S.Res. 27: A resolution commending the results of the January 9, 2005, Palestinian Presidential Elections. Passed Senate Feb 1, 2005
    H.Res. 955: Calling for sustainable peace in the Middle East. Introduced Jul 26, 2006
    H.Res. 953: Commending the Republic of Cyprus and thanking the Cypriot people for their support and assistance in the evacuation of Americans fleeing Lebanon. Introduced Jul 26, 2006
    H.Res. 945: Expressing deep concern at the ongoing violence in the Middle East, and particularly the current hostilities between the State of Israel and Hezbollah which have intensified since July 12, 2006. Introduced Jul 25, 2006
    H.Con.Res. 450: Calling upon the President to appeal to all sides in the current crisis in the Middle East for an immediate cessation of violence and to commit United States diplomats to multi-party negotiations with no preconditions. Introduced Jul 19, 2006
    H.Res. 926: Condemning the kidnapping of Israeli soldiers by Hamas and Hezbollah, affirming the right of Israel to conduct operations to secure the kidnapped soldiers, urging all parties to protect innocent life and civilian infrastructure, and for other purposes. Introduced Jul 19, 2006
    S.Res. 534: A resolution condemning Hezbollah and Hamas and their state sponsors and supporting Israel’s exercise of its right to self-defense. Introduced Jul 18, 2006
    H.Res. 923: Condemning the recent attacks against the State of Israel. Introduced Jul 18, 2006
    H.R. 5679: United States-Israel Energy Cooperation Act Introduced Jul 18, 2006
    H.Res. 922: Condemning cross-border terrorism against Israel by Hamas and Hezbollah and the complicity in these acts of terrorist aggression by Syria and Iran. Introduced Jul 18, 2006
    H.R. 5476: To withhold United States funding from the United Nations Human Rights Council. Introduced Jun 27, 2006
    S.Res. 521: A resolution commending the people of Albania on the 61st anniversary of the liberation of the Jews from the Nazi death camps, for protecting and saving the lives of all Jews who lived in Albania, or sought asylum there during the Holocaust. Introduced Jun 27, 2006
    H.Res. 700: Supporting an upgrade in Israel’s relationship with NATO to that of a leading member of NATO’s Individual Cooperation Program, as a first step toward Israel’s inclusion in NATO as a full member with all corresponding rights, privileges, and responsibilities. Introduced Jun 27, 2006
    H.Res. 858: Condemning the recent vote by the British National Association of Teachers in Further and Higher Education (NATFHE) to boycott Israeli academia. Introduced Jun 9, 2006
    S.Con.Res. 98: A concurrent resolution commemorating the 39th anniversary of the reunification of the city of Jerusalem. Introduced Jun 8, 2006
    H.Res. 848: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the creation of refugee populations in the Middle East, North Africa, and the Persian Gulf region as a result of human rights violations. Introduced May 26, 2006
    H.Con.Res. 412: Commemorating the thirty-ninth anniversary of the reunification of the city of Jerusalem. Introduced May 22, 2006
    S.Res. 442: A resolution expressing the deep disappointment of the Senate with respect to the election of Iran to a leadership position in the United Nations Disarmament Commission and requesting the President to withhold funding to the United Nations unless credible reforms are made. Introduced Apr 25, 2006
    S.Res. 436: A resolution urging the Federation Internationale de Football Association to prevent persons or groups representing the Islamic Republic of Iran from participating in sanctioned soccer matches. Introduced Apr 6, 2006
    H.Res. 714: Urging the replacement of the United Nations Human Rights Commission with a new Human Rights Council. Introduced Mar 8, 2006
    H.Res. 707: Condemning the Government of Iran’s offer of assistance to Hamas, a known terrorist organization which currently controls the Palestinian Authority, and its call for other Arab nations to do the same, and the anti-Israeli and anti-American statements of the leaders of Iran. Introduced Mar 2, 2006
    S.Res. 387: A resolution recognizing the need to replace the United Nations Human Rights Commission with a new Human Rights Council. Introduced Mar 2, 2006
    S. 2242: Defense Against Regional Threats Act of 2005 Introduced Feb 2, 2006
    S. 2237: Palestinian Compliance Act of 2006 Introduced Feb 1, 2006
    H.R. 4668: Limitation on Assistance to the Palestinian Authority Act of 2006 Introduced Jan 31, 2006
    S.Res. 336: A resolution to condemn the harmful, destructive, and anti-Semitic statements of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the President of Iran, and to demand an apology for those statements of hate and animosity towards all Jewish people of the world. Introduced Dec 16, 2005
    H.Res. 611: Condemning, in the strongest possible terms, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s outrageous and despicable statements directed toward Israel. Introduced Dec 15, 2005
    H.Res. 601: Condemning in strongest terms Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s hateful rhetoric directed toward Israel. Introduced Dec 14, 2005
    S. 1862: United States-Israel Energy Cooperation Act Introduced Oct 24, 2005
    H.Res. 448: Recognizing the suffering of both Israelis and Palestinians and acknowledging the sacrifices made in the interest of peace by the Israeli settlers who left the Gaza Strip voluntarily, and for other purposes. Introduced Sep 15, 2005
    H.R. 3564: David Berger Memorial Act of 2005 Introduced Aug 10, 2005
    S. 1464: David Berger Memorial Act of 2005 Introduced Jul 22, 2005
    S. 1383: United Nations Management, Personnel, and Policy Reform Act of 2005 Introduced Jul 13, 2005
    S.Res. 184: A resolution expressing the sense of the Senate regarding manifestations of anti-Semitism by United Nations member states and urging action against anti-Semitism by United Nations officials, United Nations member states, and the Government of the United States, and for other purposes. Introduced Jun 29, 2005
    H.Res. 279: Condemning the recent vote by the British Association of University Teachers to boycott Bar-Ilan University and Haifa University. Introduced May 19, 2005
    H.Con.Res. 144: Condemning attacks on United States citizens by Palestinian terrorists, and for other purposes. Introduced May 17, 2005
    H.R. 1670: Egyptian Counterterrorism and Political Reform Act Introduced Apr 26, 2005
    S.J.Res. 14: Jerusalem Resolution Introduced Apr 19, 2005
    H.R. 1143: To prohibit United States assistance for the Palestinian Authority and for programs, projects, and activities in the West Bank and Gaza, unless certain conditions are met. Introduced Mar 17, 2005
    H.R. 1230: To extend trade benefits to certain tents imported into the United States. Introduced Mar 17, 2005
    H.R. 588: To take certain steps toward recognition by the United States of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Introduced Mar 17, 2005

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  14. American says:

    A law needs to be passed making it a High Crime and Misdemeanor for expressing the thought that the President of the United States of America has committed a High Crime & Misdemeanor, because all someone does who expresses such is aid and abet the enemies of our country who hate us for our freedoms!
    God Bless America !!

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  15. Carroll says:

    Did I see right? William Rivers Pitt commenting on Steve’s post? WRP-you do great work! May you never disappear!!(I mean, do they have enough room in jail to put US ALL???)
    Posted by karenk at September 30, 2006 12:18 PM
    >>>>>>>>>
    “I mean, do they have enough room in jail to put US ALL???)
    No, they don’t…start the insurgency now.

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  16. Carroll says:

    Get rid of him too. Get rid of them all. Get rid of congress. Get rid of the Lobbies. Get rid of political parties.
    Burn Washington to the Ground and Start Over.
    When nuke clouds start blooming across the land we will wish we had..but of course no one can imagine that happening can they?…oh no that could never happen to America could it?..Hah!
    90% of the world right now would be delighted to roast marshmellows over our smoldering ruins. And for that we can thank not only Bush & Co but the entire corrupt craven congress and corrupt political system in this country.

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  17. Justin says:

    I DO NOT believe the President should be executed for his War Crimes, although he should be sentenced to death after a fair trial and his sentence commuted to life imprisonment by a last minute call by President Gore. This way the Democrats can show mercy in the spirit of bipartisanship, assuage those who are against capital punishment under any circumstances, and preserve for America a lasting reminder of what we should never become again as he sits in his solitary confinement to live out his miserable life.

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  18. karenk says:

    Did I see right? William Rivers Pitt commenting on Steve’s post? WRP-you do great work! May you never disappear!!(I mean, do they have enough room in jail to put US ALL???)

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  19. Pissed Off American says:

    Oh come on, Carroll, if an all American AWOL drug sniffing whiskey swilling neer-do-well like Bush can criminally shirk his service obligations, and land in the Oval Office instead of the brig, what right do we have to expect immigrants to serve?
    America turned a corner this week, and we can never return to what we once were.
    Its over. Welcome to Bushlandia. The only question now is how many of us are about to be slaughtered in an October or November suprise. Or are the current batch of Made For TV Democrats so similiar to the Republicans that it doesn’t matter WHICH SIDE is soiling the carpets in our capital’s hallways??
    I am ashamed of my country.

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  20. Carroll says:

    Back to Kissinger
    Laura Rosen has a blip up at her site go read it…
    Excerpts from Woodward’s State of Denial. ..here’s a snip…
    “A powerful, largely invisible influence on Bush’s Iraq policy was former secretary of state Kissinger.”
    “Of the outside people that I talk to in this job,” Vice President Cheney told me in the summer of 2005, “I probably talk to Henry Kissinger more than I talk to anybody else. He just comes by and, I guess at least once a month, Scooter and I sit down with him.” …
    Kissinger sensed wobbliness everywhere on Iraq, and he increasingly saw the situation through the prism of the Vietnam War. For Kissinger, the overriding lesson of Vietnam is to stick it out.
    Victory had to be the goal, he told all. Don’t let it happen again. Don’t give an inch, or else the media, the Congress and the American culture of avoiding hardship will walk you back.
    In a meeting with presidential speechwriter Michael Gerson in early September 2005, Kissinger was more explicit: Bush needed to resist the pressure to withdraw American troops. He repeated his axiom that the only meaningful exit strategy was victory.
    To emphasize his point, he gave Gerson a copy of a memo he had written to President Richard M. Nixon, dated Sept. 10, 1969.
    “Withdrawal of U.S. troops will become like salted peanuts to the American public; the more U.S. troops come home, the more will be demanded,” he wrote.
    The policy of “Vietnamization,” turning the fight over to the South Vietnamese military, Kissinger wrote, might increase pressure to end the war because the American public wanted a quick resolution. Troop withdrawals would only encourage the enemy. “It will become harder and harder to maintain the morale of those who remain, not to speak of their mothers.”
    Two months after Gerson’s meeting, the administration issued a 35-page “National Strategy for Victory in Iraq.” It was right out of the Kissinger playbook. The only meaningful exit strategy would be victory.’
    >>>>>>>>>>>>
    “the American culture of avoiding hardship will walk you back…Huh?…the culture of ‘avoiding hardship”?..you know I am sick to death of these little ellis island first generation freaking freaks who come to this country and presume to tell Americans anything….this peice of excretment doesn’t know what hardship is, he has produced nothing for this country except putrid air and death. Reminds me of Wolfowitz who said Americans “MUST” have patience…same fellow whose father ran to America and then was too gd chicken to sign up to go fight Hitler and then whined all his life about the Jews even though he never lifted a finger to do anything about it himself. Kick all these gd immigrants who think americans are good for nothing but mindless marching off to their wars out of the country and drop an iron curtain on the borders…or round them all up and send them to Iraq. I am sick of these people who have no American heritage or values running this country…and I notice the thing they have in common is they are most fond of is sending real Americans off to war…while they hide out in our goverment.
    Here’s a new law for you Kissinger…every single immigrant new or old who can’t show proof they have a family member or ancestor who served in an American war will be drafted and sent to Iraq forthwith if they want to be an American or stay in this country. You wanna be an American? ..go to war first…and no age limits, if we can lose a 52 year old american woman serving in Iraq then we can afford to lose the johnny come lately’s like Kissinger and all his ilk who are squatting in this country without adding anything to it. Then let’s see how many pontificating immigrants want to come here and tell us our business.
    I want every single politican and goverment employee and advisor who wasn’t born in the US to get the hell out…they don’t have American values…this “diversity” crap has gone too far.
    And mothers of America, start educating your children to assume positions in our goverment unless you want more of these freaks controlling their future.

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  21. Peshna says:

    Maybe Carl Rove has joined GM’s board 😉

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  22. Goff says:

    I believe the American People, each and every citizen, has the right to express the opinion that their president is a murderer War Criminal and needs to be tried and executed, if found guilty of pre-meditated unnecessary war-making. The president is not a King, having no Divine Right to shed blood and be accountable only to God. The president is accountable first to the People and they can hold and disseminate any opinion about him they desire except calling for his death by illegal means which would only make Cheney president and not be of any help at all. A fair trial and execution is the only way to proceed, and for Justice to be served.

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  23. bakho says:

    Since they can’t compete with the cars they make, they go negative on that “furrin competition”. Real Americans drive GM. The unpatriotic drive Japanese. When all else fails, appeal to nativism.

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  24. Patriot or "Enemy Combatant?" says:

    Bush needs to be tried and executed for lying our country into an unnecessary, illegal, and immoral attack on Iraq that has resulted in the death of 2,700+ of our soldiers, maimed 20,000 of our soldiers, killed over 50,000 Iraqis, and has made out country less safe and internationally despised.
    War Criminal Bush, the enemy within, must be Tried and Executed.

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  25. William Rivers Pitt says:

    If you write a letter to the editor attacking Bush, you could be deemed as purposefully and materially supporting hostilities against the United States. If you organize or join a public demonstration against Iraq, or against the administration, the same designation could befall you. One dark-comedy aspect of the legislation is that senators or House members who publicly disagree with Bush, criticize him, or organize investigations into his dealings could be placed under the same designation. In effect, Congress just gave Bush the power to lock them up.
    By writing this essay, I could be deemed an “enemy combatant.” It’s that simple, and very soon, it will be the law. I always laughed when people told me to be careful. I’m not laughing anymore.
    In case I disappear, remember this. America is an idea, a dream, and that is all. We have borders and armies and citizens and commerce and industry, but all this merely makes us like every other nation on this Earth. What separates us is the idea, the simple idea, that life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness are our organizing principles. We can think as we please, speak as we please, write as we please, worship as we please, go where we please. We are protected from the kinds of tyranny that inspired our creation as a nation in the first place.
    That was the idea. That was the dream. It may all be over now, but once upon a time, it existed. No good idea ever truly dies. The dream was here, and so was I, and so were you.

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  26. Pissed Off American says:

    Ah yes, the line between corporate America and our system of government becomes further blurred.
    Hitler had “the people’s car”. I think Bush is simply jealous, and cannot content himself with bankrupting America, torturing Muslims, and wiping his ass with the constitution.
    What Monkey Boy wants, Monkey Boy gets. And he has now turned to the propaganda arm of the U.S. government, Fox News, to begin to paint GMC as the indistrial leader in the red white and blue war on terror.
    Look for the new model, in showrooms soon. Ladies and Gentlemen, introducing the GMC Zion, today’s truck for tommorrow’s needs.

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  27. al-Scooter says:

    Now you know why they’re often called General Morons.

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  28. Buce says:

    I take it the folks in marketing have conccludced they don’t have any more Democratic customers anyway.

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  29. beth says:

    Guess you can take a man out of the mid-west but you can’t take the mid-west out of the man…
    You are a contradiction within a puzzle: Steve Japanese-minimalist-earthy-intellectual-country- international-jet-setter Clemons!
    This GMC move is terrible.

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  30. ET says:

    Car — You ought to post this as an online petition. I’d sign it. There are websites which offer that service.

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  31. carsick says:

    With all the market research they must have at their disposal, this move by GM really baffles me. Below is the letter I sent to a vp there.
    “Sean Hannity appeals to, at the very most, 36% of Americans and has very high negatives from the rest of the 64%. Can GM really afford to willow down their potential consumer base to such a degree?
    Why is it you can’t compete effectively with Toyota and Honda? Seriously, why not?
    Take a hint from most other consumer product companies and steer far far away from from our divisive political environment in your advertisements…and work on better designed cars with more efficient engines while you’re at it.
    Sincerely,…”

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  32. Matthew says:

    What is GM’s strategy: Kamikaze marketing? If Hannity became the spokesman for oxygen, I would grow gills.

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  33. al-Scooter says:

    Men are from Mars, Hannity’s from Saturn?

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  34. Elizabeth says:

    As good as Oakley probably looks in the truck, maybe you should consider downsizing to something a little more efficient.
    However, This claiming to be a middle-of-the-road blog, I wouldn’t suggest going all the way to a Prius…
    Have fun car shopping!

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  35. ET says:

    SOS to Sean Hannity:
    Congestion costs drivers across the country about 3.7 billion hours in travel delays each year.
    2.3 Billion gallons of fuel are wasted each year, nationwide, due to traffic.
    $65 Billion is the estimated national cost of lost worker productivity, due to traffic. Businesses also lose money because of worker tardiness, down time, missed meetings, wasted fuel, delayed shipments and deliveries.
    $1,600 is the average amount paid by each California motorist each year in excess fuel costs and lost productivity because of traffic delays.
    Time, Money, Gas and Oil Request:
    I, Californian, drive a Subaru. I would be happy to drive a hybrid, if you will tell me where to get one. Everytime I write or call, I get a ridiculous answer.

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  36. Punchy says:

    obsessed says:
    “And by the way, you should take that Chafee sticker off of yours.”
    Now that’s good comedy. Please also remove your other bumper sticker that reads:
    “Vote No For Bolton (for the UN; any other gig is just peachy)” 😉

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  37. fiat lux says:

    *sigh* And I was getting really psyched about the new Saturn Aura, too.

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  38. obsessed says:

    Nothing infuriates me more than the gas guzzling atrocities with right wing bumper stickers that literally clog the streets of this country. Don’t these halfwits see that the extra gas they’re consuming with those butt ugly SUV’s and giant trucks is directly financing the terrorists they claim to be so interested in fighting?
    And by the way, you should take that Chafee sticker off of yours.

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