Thank you, Democrats

Matthew Hoy
By Matthew Hoy on May 28, 2011

The Democrats selected Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz to be head of the Democratic National Committee—apparently because they wanted an attack dog. Unfortunately, the only thing Wasserman Shultz has been able to sink her teeth into is her own butt.

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), the chairwoman of the DNC, ripped into Republican presidential contenders who opposed President Obama's 2009 bailouts for General Motors and Chrysler.

"If it were up to the candidates for president on the Republican side, we would be driving foreign cars; they would have let the auto industry in America go down the tubes," she said at a breakfast for reporters organized by The Christian Science Monitor.

But according to Florida motor vehicle records, the Wasserman Schultz household owns a 2010 Infiniti FX35, a Japanese car whose parent company is Nissan, another Japanese company. The car appears to be hers, since its license plate includes her initials.

I don’t really care what make or model of car any particular congressperson owns, but a little self-awareness would be helpful when opening one’s mouth. For example, if you own a Japanese car and you want to attack Republicans for not buying American, then maybe you ought to delegate the attack to someone who drives an American car.

Unfortunately for Democrats, this appears to be a consistent, yet losing strategy.

2 comments on “Thank you, Democrats”

  1. Nissan is 44% owned by Renault. So it's really a double whammy of foreign owned. And the case could be made that Chrysler is partially foreign owned with the FIAT alliance. But the other piece that suits DWS just fine is that the UAW has significant ownership.

    Had foreign owned bought GM/Chrysler, they would have assumed all of the debt, union contracts, etc. In fact, they likely would have done the American people a service by eliminating taxpayer liability. The only big three auto maker in the U.S. to not receive a bailout is Ford. Why does no one talk about that? We'd all have a choice of an American made car owned by Americans.

    1. I've been listening to the audiobook of David Freddoso's "Gangster Government." It's infuriating and eye-opening and the entire Chrysler and GM bailouts are detailed in it. That whole thing makes this worse than you think.


Actually, no serious person is sure what the conservative majority will do here. That's common in these politically charged cases. Meanwhile, literally nobody doubts what the *Democrat-appointed* justices will do. So who is "deeply partisan" again?

Doing some research and checked out @TheDispatchFC front page. It turns out the answer to every single one of these is "No." But one doesn't have that simple explanation on the main page. Why?

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