Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Chrysler Dealership closings - hidden agenda?

There is evidence that there was a political bias in closing of Chyrsler dealerships.

many of the Chrysler dealers on the closing list were heavy Republican donors.
Furthermore, Chrysler Dealer closings were directed by Federal officials and will end up helping a group politically connected to Democrats and Obama:
"It became clear to us that Chrysler does not see the wisdom of terminating 25 percent of its dealers," Bellavia said. "It really wasn't Chrysler's decision. They are under enormous pressure from the President's automotive task force." ...
a politically connected group of Democrats who own six Chrysler dealerships not only were allowed to keep them, but their competition was deep sixed. ... The company is called RLJ-McLarty-Landers, and it operates six Chrysler dealerships throughout the South. All six dealerships are safe from closing.
Redstate calls it an enemies list. To understand what is amiss with these closings, consider this plea from a Dodge dealer:
"On Thursday, May 14, 2009 I was notified that my Dodge franchise, that we purchased, will be taken away from my family on June 9, 2009 without compensation and given to another dealer at no cost to them. ... This atrocity will most likely force my family into bankruptcy. This will also cause our 50+ employees to be unemployed. How will they provide for their families?"
My verdict: Smoke and a 'hmmm', but no fire here. It could just be typical Governmental blundering and destruction of wealth and not a specific "Chicago way" style politicized payback.

UPDATE: This story is creeping out of Right-wing bloggerdom into some MSM blogs like Megan McArdle. Rick Moran waxes eloquent in the comments: "Those who believe Obama craps marigolds will never believe anything - no matter what the proof - that would upset their image of the messiah."

1 comment:

Reaganite Republican Resistance said...

Obama thinks he’s Tony Soprano now- strong-arming legitimate, legal rights and claims from hedge funds… mafia-style, including union death-threats… so he could hand 55% of Chrysler over to the UAW, who donated $5M to his campaign.

If that’s not stealing, I don’t know what is… it doesn’t matter how much you dislike hedge funds.

Now he’s destroying the evil capitalists that didn’t support his fraudulent, disingenuous campaign?

The White House says there’s “no evidence”- note that Hitler was careful to only give verbal orders, too… and Obama’s not new to this sort of thing.

Obama’s completely out-of-control. But what did anyone expect with a neutered press, compliant congress, and cabinet full of sycophants?