Posted by Pat Cunningham on Jan 21, 2013 in Uncategorized | 7 comments
Doctored photo from The Onion.
He never gives up because he was right.
Jeep has been talking with a Fiat partner in China about production. The Wrangler will always be built in the U.S., but there are opportunities among other models, Manley said.
During the 2012 presidential campaign, GOP candidate Mitt Romney came under criticism for an ad that said Chrysler would build Jeeps in China — insinuating that U.S. jobs might suffer. That brought the 2009 government bailout of General Motors and Chrysler to the forefront in the days ahead of the election.
The claims were criticized for being highly misleading, since automakers were adding production facilities in China to meet rising demand there. Because of trade rules, it’s easier for companies to build cars for the Chinese market in China. At the time, Chrysler also was adding jobs in the U.S.
Never forget that Romney was right.
On Jan. 14, Chrysler’s CEO acknowledged that Jeeps would be built in China, confirming a statement that unfairly earned Romney the moniker “liar of the year.”
Then, when forces linked to al-Qaida captured the government-held town of Konna, Mali, on Jan. 10, they drove home a statement Romney made during the second presidential debate in Boca Raton, nearly three months earlier.
“With the Arab Spring came a great deal of hope that there would be a change towards more moderation and opportunity for greater participation on the part of women and — and public life and in economic life in the Middle East,” he said then. “But instead we’ve seen in nation after nation a number of disturbing events.”
Describing violence in Syria and Libya, he added this kicker: “Mali has been taken over, the northern part of Mali, by al-Qaida-type individuals.”
This prompted, according to TheCommentator.com, a Bill Maher tweet: “Mitt, you do know that most of America thinks Mali is one of Obama’s daughters, right?” What far-left loon Maher doesn’t seem to understand is that it doesn’t matter if he knows what Mali is, so long as our president does.
This week saw another Romney prediction come to pass — that a re-elected Obama would infringe on our Second Amendment rights.
“In a second term, he would be unrestrained by the demands of re-election,” Romney said at an April 2012 National Rifle Association convention in St. Louis, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “As he told the Russian president last month when he thought no one else was listening, after a re-election he’ll have a lot more, quote, ‘flexibility’ to do what he wants. I’m not exactly sure what he meant by that, but looking at his first three years, I have a very good idea.”
Referring to the right to bear arms, Romney told convention-goers, “If we are going to safeguard our Second Amendment, it is time to elect a president who will defend the rights President Obama ignores or minimizes. I will.”
The president’s signature on 23 executive on gun control this week, as well as his acknowledged support for a ban on certain weapons and magazines, show how right Romney was.
Finally, Romney was ridiculed for using “binders of women” to describe what a Romney Cabinet would look like. Instead of mocking the poorly worded phrase, we should have listened to the words themselves.
The president’s announcement of his second-term Cabinet prompted ABC’s George Stephanopoulos to ask on Jan. 10, “Where are the women?” Apparently, they’re all still in Romney’s binders.
In retrospect, this should come as no surprise to anyone. Romney is, after all, a businessman — a very successful businessman. What separates success from failure in the business world is an ability to assess a situation and to predict what will happen next.
doc: What rubbish!
1. Romney said Jeep was moving its production operations from America to China, which is not true.
2. Bill Maher is not a foreign-policy spokesman for the Obama administration.
3. Obama has not infringed on our Second Amendment rights, and I defy you to prove otherwise.
4. George Stephanopoulous is blind if he can’t see women in Obama’s Cabinet, and you’re a fool for agreeing with him.
Four strikes and your out, doc.
By the way, you seem not to recognize that your first comment in this thread disproves Romney’s claim about Jeep and China.
I was never up, so it is hard for me to be out.
Obama is up.
Let’s hope that in his quest for the unattainable and unaffordable progressive dream that he doesn’t cause us all to strike out.
Four squirrels in one comment from exdoc… such efficient nonsense.
My my, those grapes are sour!
Sour? I don’t think so.
Why do you say that?
“He never gives up because he was right.” Yeah, far right. But that doesn’t mean correct.
Fiat wants to build Jeep models in China specifically for the Chinese market. And why not? Jeep is a popular brand in a country that has almost 1/4 of the world’s population. Jeeps are hard to get there and many do not fit China’s specific requirements. Solution: build Jeeps in China through the Guangzhou organization specifically tailored to the Chinese market.
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