The Obama campaign and Obama supporters are bragging about how Obama saved the U.S. auto industry.
That success story is false.
Actually, the federal government spent $100 billion of American taxpayers' dollars to bail out GM, worth, at that time, less than $34 billion.
Despite claims to the contrary, GM hasn't exactly paid back the bailout "loan." Please watch the following short video:
For additional information that you can spring on the next Obama supporter whom you encounter, please see this essay at National Review Online: "Obama and GM Cook the Books." Also, note the following from the Washington Free Beacon:
General Motors has funneled more than $1 million to two powerhouse Democratic lobbyists since the taxpayers rescued the automaker in 2009.When Obama supporters start spouting disinformation, it is important to (1) remain calm and (2) counter that disinformation with facts, particularly with facts showing how reckless this administration has been with our hard-earned tax dollars. We should also point out how this administration has subverted our Constitution. In my view, we should not get caught up in dwelling upon the distractions, which are legion in number.
Yes, it is gratifying to dwell on those distractions because they have an air of sensationalism. And certainly we bloggers can post about those distractions. From the most part, blogging isn't journalism or policy debate.
Certainly, if "distractions" can be used to bring home a larger truth, those "distractions" certainly need our attention.
But it is not the distractions per se that matter in the long run!
In my view, from now until Election Day 2012, we need, consistently and relentlessly, to counter Obama's claims and to bring to light his record of associations and his actions as President. Obama is doing so many egregious things under the radar!
Despite what Dick Morris says in the video below, in my view we should also expose Obama's Leftist ideology and Leftist associations. Nevertheless, Dick Morris may be making some important points. See what you think:
We need a multi-faceted countering strategy.
One strategy that we can use is to listen to his campaign speeches and counter the lies that can be PROVEN as lies. Another strategy is to become "experts" in a handful of under-the-radar matters, then share that information with any and all who will listen. Remember: if something is covered in the mainstream media, that something is, more likely than not, a distraction engineered by Obama and his minions.
What do you see as distractions, albeit oh-so-attractive ones? More important, what are some of the under-the radar matters that we should be exposing?