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Gina
09-07-2012, 11:14 PM
Link (http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2012/09/07/michael-moore-no-obama-didnt-save-detroit)

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For several years the left and their media minions have claimed that by bailing out Chrysler and General Motors, President Obama saved Detroit.

On Friday, the perilously liberal schlockumentarian Michael Moore debunked this in an article at the Huffington Post astonishingly saying, "No, he didn't."

"Last week, I said on the HuffPost Live webcast that we had all better start practicing how to say 'President Romney' because, living in Michigan, I can tell you that there's trouble here on the two peninsulas and it's not just because Romney is a native son or that we like to watch kids from Cranbrook chase down gay kids and chop their hair off," Moore wrote. "One recent poll here showed Romney leading Obama by four points! How can that be? Didn't Obama save Detroit?"

Moore answered his own question, "No, he didn't. He saved General Motors and Chrysler."

"'Detroit' (and Flint and Pontiac and Saginaw)," continued Moore, "are not defined by the global corporations who suck our towns dry and then split town to make more money elsewhere (except, of course, they continued to design and built crap cars, so eventually they didn't make the money at all). These cities in Michigan are about the people who live here, and in the process of 'saving Detroit,' Mr. Obama had to fire thousands of these people, and reduce the benefits and pensions of those who were left."

Inconvenient truths the Obama-loving media don't want the public to know. But Moore wasn't finished.

"There's a lot of pissed off people in Michigan (and Wisconsin and Ohio), people who weren't saved even though the corporation was. I'm just stating a fact, and those of you who don't live here should know this."

Actually, those that don't live in these areas would know this if America had an honest media.

Sadly, we don't leading to almost unthinkable ignorance about such matters and many other crucial issues facing the nation.

How extraordinary that an avowed Obama supporter would be willing to let this cat out of the bag two months before Election Day.

If only the rest of the so-called journalists out there would follow suit.

Don't hold your breath.
And there was much (silent) wailing on DU.

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Hubie
09-08-2012, 12:04 AM
Boy, when you've lost Michael Moore...










...well...










...I guess then there's more fried chicken to go around for everyone else.

Hawkgirl
09-08-2012, 12:09 AM
Someone said it here or on talk radio yesterday, Obama is a failure and the liberals know it. They will not throw their ideals out so instead, Obama is being thrown under the bus. In their eyes, it's not the liberal agenda that's flawed, or liberal polices, but it's Barack Obama. So they will now turn against him while still holding on to their liberalism truth. So they can say Obama is a failure because he's Obama, but not because he's a liberal.

That's what is happening now with all these liberals starting to speak out, First Cooper, now Moore.

Gina
09-08-2012, 12:12 AM
And isn't it curious that none of these ship-jumping liberals are being called racist. (Not yet anyway, it may be coming.)

LukeEDay
09-08-2012, 01:11 AM
Someone said it here or on talk radio yesterday, Obama is a failure and the liberals know it. They will not throw their ideals out so instead, Obama is being thrown under the bus. In their eyes, it's not the liberal agenda that's flawed, or liberal polices, but it's Barack Obama. So they will now turn against him while still holding on to their liberalism truth. So they can say Obama is a failure because he's Obama, but not because he's a liberal.

That's what is happening now with all these liberals starting to speak out, First Cooper, now Moore.

You mean like how some are trying to say that obama is a conservative now?

It is pretty bad when you lose Michael Moore. He will still vote for obama, though.

noonwitch
09-10-2012, 09:07 AM
I get what Moore is saying, living near and working in Detroit. Saving the auto industry is not necessarily the same as "saving Detroit" (or Pontiac, Flint, Saginaw etc). The auto industry could hire back all the american people they've laid off in the last 10 years and those cities would still be a mess. Most of the chronically unemployed people in those cities mentioned are not capable of working in a modern automotive factory. If they have high school diplomas, they are from underfunded and poorly managed schools that didn't equip them for the workforce. Additionally, the factories are no longer located in the old cities, they are in the burbs. People in Detroit don't have access to good public transportation to get places-back in the 60s and 70s, when gas was cheap, they did away with street cars and trains because we were the automotive capital of the world! The Detroit street cars are still running-in Mexico City!


These problems have nothing to do with the bailout, and are not things that the bailout was intended to solve.

Unreconstructed Reb
09-10-2012, 12:00 PM
These problems have nothing to do with the bailout, and are not things that the bailout was intended to solve.

Here's why Detroit has it's problems:



Poverty Rank
City
Democrat Since


1
Detroit, MI
1961


2
Buffalo, NY
1954


3
Cincinnati, OH
1984


4
Cleveland, OH
1989


5
Miami, FL
forever


6
St. Louis, MO
1949


7
El Paso, TX
forever


8
Milwaukee, WI
1908


9
Philadelphia, PA
1952


10
Newark, NJ
1907





PovertyRank City DemocratSince
1 Detroit, MI 1961
2 Buffalo, NY 1954
3 Cincinnati, OH 1984
4 Cleveland, OH 1989
5 Miami, FL forever
6 St. Lewis, MO 1949
7 El Paso, TX forever
8 Milwaukee, WI 1908
9 Philadelphia, PA 1952
10 Newark, NJ 1907