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Osama bin Laden is Dead and GM is Alive!

By Robert Ringer - Friday, September 7, 2012

An Obama ad running in Ohio says, “Ohio auto workers are leading the recovery, with autos supporting 1 out of every 8 Ohio jobs and workers in 80 counties. That’s why President Obama stepped up, rescued the jobs, saved the industry.”

Nice talk, except for one inconvenient little fact:  It’s not the government’s job to rescue workers, companies, or whole industries.  It’s simply not in the Constitution.  But no one seems to care — including Republicans.  If they did, why didn’t they call for Barack Obama’s impeachment when he used taxpayer money to save two private-sector companies?

To make matters worse, Obama screwed GM’s and Chrysler’s bondholders and arbitrarily handed over control of the two companies to their workers (as in, communism).  As a result, these two companies are nothing more than transfer-of-wealth conduits for pampered auto employees.

Both GM and Chrysler will continue to fail in the marketplace because their transfer-of-wealth business models will never be able to compete with car companies that operate in accordance with marketplace constraints.

But never fear.  Neither GM nor Chrysler will ever be allowed to go out of business.  You — and your children and grandchildren — will continue to keep them alive with your hard-earned money so they can continue to provide auto workers with the lifestyles to which they have become accustomed.

That said, here’s yet another piece of advice to Team Romney:  Confront the “Osama bin Laden is dead and GM is alive” slogan head on — and hard.  As to bin Laden, the truth is that the public doesn’t know what really went down in Pakistan (including whether or not it was actually bin Laden who was killed), so that part of the slogan should be dismissed out of hand.  In any event, if bin Laden actually was killed, George Bush would deserve the bulk of the credit for putting into place policies that the Duplicitous Despot actively opposed.

As to the auto bailouts, however, Team Romney should excoriate them as perfect examples of America’s fundamental change toward a redistribution-of-wealth, dictatorial society.  Then explain the efficacy of one of the most important aspects of free markets — creative destruction. 

And they had better do it while at least half the country is still willing to listen to the unvarnished truths about capitalism — and why, in the long run, these truths actually make everyone better off.

Oh, and one other point:  Capitalism also makes everyone more free … in case anyone still cares about such a mundane issue.

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27 Responses to “Osama bin Laden is Dead and GM is Alive!”

  1. James Z. says:

    Paul Ryan voted for the auto industry bailouts, correct?

  2. Observer says:

    Robert Ringer is head-on! The main function of government is to preserve peace and order and not to rescue workers or private enterprise. That's inconstiturional!

  3. Alice In Wonderland says:

    "Osama bin Laden is Dead and GM is Alive"

    Yeah, but, capitalism is dead and The Haqqani are alive!

    The Haqqani tribe is among the newest of the money makers for Washington and The Military Industrial Complex. Terrorism has become big business and an excuse to wage wars of aggression and acquisition. This latest terrorist enemy reminds me of what H. L. Mencken said, "The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary."

    Both the Republican & Democratic cartels love to send the boobeoisie on a hobgoblin hunt. They also love a good bailout as a means to purchase votes.

    Spend baby spend, war baby war, lie baby lie, print baby print and build baby build until the skyscraper of cards comes crashing down. Then, blame it all on some hobgoblin.

    By the way, Obama's speech was anti-climatic relative to Clinton's; however, Obama still had boobus americanus crying, and he is still winning the Presidential Reality Show. That android Romney and his mini-me sidekick, Ryan, better kick up their act a notch, if they want to beat tribe Obama.

    • reunion says:

      < Terrorism has become big business and an *excuse* to wage wars of aggression and acquisition.

      we're from the government; we're here to pretext you. lol….

      "this isn't what the governmeant" ~ bread (tasty lyric, but not gluten free…lol)

      • Alice In Wonderland says:

        "There's something happening here

        What it is ain't exactly clear

        There's a man with a gun over there

        Telling me I got to beware

        I think it's time we stop, children, what's that sound

        Everybody look what's going down

        There's battle lines being drawn

        Nobody's right if everybody's wrong

        Young people speaking their minds

        Getting so much resistance from behind

        I think it's time we stop, hey, what's that sound

        Everybody look what's going down

        What a field-day for the heat

        A thousand people in the street

        Singing songs and carrying signs

        Mostly say, hooray for our side

        It's time we stop, hey, what's that sound

        Everybody look what's going down

        Paranoia strikes deep

        Into your life it will creep

        It starts when you're always afraid

        You step out of line, the man come and take you away

        We better stop, hey, what's that sound

        Everybody look what's going down" ~ Jefferson Airplane

        • reunion says:

          One pill makes you larger, and one pill makes you small

          And the ones that mother gives you, don't do anything at all;

          Go ask Alice, when she's ten feet tall.

          And if you go chasing rabbits, and you know you're going to fall;

          Tell 'em a hookah-smoking caterpillar has given you the call;

          To call Alice, when she was just small.

          When the men on the chessboard get up and tell you where to go;

          And you've just had some kind of mushroom, and your mind is moving low;

          Go ask Alice, I think she'll know.

          When logic and proportion have fallen sloppy dead;

          And the white knight is talking backwards;

          And the red queen's off with her head;

          Remember what the dormouse said,

          Feed your head, feed your head

          ~ Buffalo Springfield? lol…tease on you, alice!

          • Tim says:

            How about Grace Slick-Jefferson Airplane??

            Mark Twain once said "if elections mattered, we would not be allowed to vote." I think he's right

          • reunion says:

            the censor here made the joke unintelligible…but yes, gracie & a pair of wings i can support…..

  4. Pete DiOrio says:

    What Constitution?

  5. reunion says:

    yes. but. even if it is argued that gm has been nationalized & moved from the corporate divvy side of the ledger to the bread/circuses divvy side of the ledger, the corporate side divvy dwarfs the pheasantry side (pheasant is a wild game bird, but also raised in captivity for purposes of consumption…).

    the pheasants are small time emulators of the much larger prey birds that eat them……

    • reunion says:

      they don't call 'em ringnecks for nothin'…lol

    • Alice In Wonderland says:

      Absolutely true, reunion. Furthermore, what is needed is some "creative destruction" on both sides of the ledger—if you know what I mean. The "ringnecks" along with the Republican-party songbirds and the rest of the GOP flock will vigorously squawk, chirp, crow and flap their wings about "creative destruction" and how it should happen to the other party's coop; meanwhile, they don't seem to get it, namely, that "creative destruction" is a principle most effective when it is applied to grand-old-political parties themselves, e.g. the Whig party—remember the destruction of that one? Too bad something worse has grown up in its place, viz. GOP. Hence, what is really needed is some heavy-duty "creative destruction" generously applied to the too-big-to-fail-two-party system itself. But that kind of "creative destruction" won't happen anytime soon.

      What will happen, instead, is a deafening cacophony from paranoid boobus americanus as the government coops of cards collapse down on boobus' heavily taxed nests. Of course, the collapse will crush all of boobus' nest eggs and, my oh my, how the blood and feathers are going to fly then—if you know what I mean. Of course, after it all falls down, the "ringnecks" and all of their political-songbird friends will be the first to credit and say, "I told you so"…….

      • reunion says:


        we raised ringneck pheasants, quail, when i was a boy. one morning a possum got into the coop. very uncreative destruction ensued. the marsupial bloodlust was total. it killed all the pheasants, ripped them to pieces. didn't eat any. and it took 5 rounds of .38 before it wasn't playing dead.

        foxes in hen houses is ok, but i'm kind of liking "marsupials amongst the pheasantry", now……

        • Alice In Wonderland says:

          "uncreative destruction"

          Yes, this is eventually the end result when a fascist company like GM is bailed out by the Crony Bird Party (aka The Republicrat Party), and, in turn, the Crony Bird Party gets bailed out with votes. Yes, that's right, Boobus is always right there (ready, willing and able) to cast a bail-out vote for any loony-bird politician that asks him for one.

          Another puzzling habit of boobus americanus is his propensity to send his little chicks off to war. Yes, he'll even teach his little chicks to volunteer and help the big, fat birds living in Washington to wage an aggressive war of uncreative destruction. Of course, the big, fat birds stay in their luxurious, Washington nests while boobus gets dismembered out on the battle field.

          Boobus teaches his little chicks how to patriotically tweet out in the very same way in which he was taught when he was just a freshly hatched, cute, little chick. Yes, that's right, any ornithologist worth his salt will tell you that boobus has been taught ever since he was a hatchling that he is part of the greatest, collectivist flock that ever was. So "exceptional" is the flock of boobus americanus, that each boobus must always be tweeting, "amerika! amerika! amerika"!

          And so it goes from one hatching to the next, one bailout to the next, one war to the next and one election to the next; meantime, the Thorn Bird's song is ignored.

  6. Tom says:

    Points well taken Robert and YES! Ther are some of us that still care about freedom.

  7. Bullwink33 says:

    Right on Rob !, the Liberals complain things are unfair, for who ? For Them, I guess the concept of offering value for money, earning money ,seems unfair

    Watching the Dem Convention, kinda sad…

    Where's the BEEF ?

    Why am I not better off ?

    the unep figures have improved 'cuz more have abandoned their job search.

    Here in Mass Liz Moron says there are armies of lobbys for Big Corps (who employ millions of workers) she seems to see something wrong w/ this

    Obama says "the daughter of a Janitor….blah sumpin"

    now Mop up Washington"

    Brown asks "what do you have to do to get fired in Washington ?"

    the liberals are always generous w/ others money..

    it seems unfair, … me !

    Menino in Boston said Romney doesn't exemplify the Spirit of Boston, like a guy with an associates degree in the Athens of america does ? work for him and you will receive an engineers salary tho you are a janitor……

    Yo yo Go Lizz !

  8. Scott says:

    It matters not what Obama claims he did; he cannot suspend the laws of physics and mathematics. Liars can figure all they want – the truth will prevail, and the piper will be paid.

    RJR – I care…I care about freedom.

  9. PitBull says:

    But never fear. Neither GM nor Chrysler will ever be allowed to go out of business. RR essay above

    To paraphrase the above: But never fear. President Barack Obama will never be allowed to fail.

    No RINO. No Team Romney/Ryan. No pundit. No MSM. No fact checker. No Congress. No Special Prosecutor. No Supreme Court. No historian for another 50 years. No person, place or thing will 'defeat' him.

    He will be LEGEND. I can't recall the correct quote but only paraphrase: If it comes to a matter of truth or legend, the legend wins out.

  10. DDDigger8 says:

    Phoney car sales figures are being reported for GM & Chrysler. Their dealerships are being forced to take cars they

    won't be able to sell until they almost start giving them away

    at taxpayer (our) expense.

  11. MikeR says:

    I agree with what you said about bailouts being unconstitutional. However, I don't think it's prudent to piss off Ohio auto workers 60 days before the election. Romney needs Ohio to win (so say the 'experts').

  12. Joan says:

    I will assume for the time being that OBL is dead and that BHO & Co. had something to do with it. The critics look as bad on this one as the Dems usually do. If the president actually did something he was supposed to, then it's important to let it go. Instead, focus on the ample number of things he did wrong that have left the country worse off.

  13. Orban says:

    At this point , blaming Republicans is a losing proposition . They were elected by the all mighty " people " . I suspect the other side was involved in this selection somehow , but the choices are O-man or not ,and any other " principled " choice will lead to the coming Dark Ages for this wonderful country . And just think of the lenght of time it takes ( and the shedding of blood ) to make a change . Communism rained in Russia and the slave countries for almost 80 years , ruining the life of several generations .

  14. 4204life says:

    Mr. Ringer, "WOW ", that was a clever and vehement assessment of our current predicament! SPOT ON

  15. Hans Slade says:

    I read that GM is going broke again, still owes big gov. Billions and Three quarters of the company is over seas.

    China has taken them under their wing, Maybe they can hurt communism like they hurt us. I suspect Golden parachutes from Peiking may differ from those from Washington.

    Wake up GOP.

  16. Kirk says:

    Robert, I love you, but you are incorrect.The bondholders were repaid 100%. They had insurance with AIG. So the tax payers actually bailed GM out twice. Are those guys cleaver or what?

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