January 27, 2009, - 12:31 pm

Obama & the Hypocritinator Take New Steps to Kill Auto Industry

By Debbie Schlussel
As many have noted, the biggest obstacle to the success of the American auto industry is government regulations that make it virtually impossible to make a good, affordable car.
Now, Barack Hussein Obama is set to take another step to re-regulate the car industry out of existence. Under the Clean Air Act, only the EPA administrator can grant permission for new tailpipe emission standards. But Obama will order the EPA to allow California and 13 other states the right to set their own tougher tailpipe emissions standards.
Since a car company cannot afford to tailor cars to different emissions standards of each state, automakers must tailor their cars to the extreme emissions standards of the toughest state. In this case, it’s California. Faux-Republican/authentic commie Arnold Schwarzenegger have been pushing Obama to do this. He wants to impose a thirty percent reduction in tailpipe emissions by 2016. This is going to cost automakers billions. You know–the billions they don’t have. And it will help ease them into extinction.


(Arnold Drawing from Schlussel Wacky Packs Collection)

All the while, Gov. Schwarzenegger won’t terminate his contributions to polluting the environment. He hasn’t given up his Hummer (he is the one who single-handedly created the consumer demand to own one, after he got the first from the U.S. military). And he continues to fly back and forth, daily, from his Southern California home to Sacramento.
Yup, it’s that new action hero: the Hypocritinator. He may be back. But with his new emissions standards and the help of Obama, America’s auto industry may not be able to say, “I’ll be back.”
I warned idiotic, prominent, star-struck conservatives who fawned over Arnold Schwarzenegger when he was considering whether or not to run for Governor. I said he’d be a disaster. But they didn’t listen.
Sadly, I was right. Thank these conservative cheerleaders–including and especially the Wall Street Journal’s John Fund and Peggy Noonan, both of whom were having print orgies over this guy–who helped push this auto-industry killer onto the political scene, when he should have been making Terminator 19.
Way to go guys. More job losses are just what America needs right now.

11 Responses

I agree that the proposed emissions standards are ridiculous, and will hurt all of us, consumers, companies, and, of course, hurt us as taxpayers. They are an example of junk science (global warming) gone wild. Shades of the Piltdown Man!
They will also hurt the auto industry, unnecessarily, and this is wrong. However, there are other reasons why the domestic auto industry is hurting. Too many people have had bad experiences with domestic cars. I had a Vega which fell to pieces after 80,000 miles, and then a Citation that was leaking in three places after 30,000 miles. It lasted 90,000 miles. Since then I have purchased Honda Civics that have lasted 200,000 miles or more. The ability to make cars that don’t need constant repairs, and that will last a long time is crucial to the success of the American car industry, even though I agree that the emissions standards are wrong, and that the labor unions are getting away with way too much.

c f on January 27, 2009 at 12:51 pm

Arnold captured almost of all the Republicans hearts. But there was a true blue quiet conservative named Tom McClintock. With those impeccable credentials, experience and the convictions second to none. Well the fame of Arnold beat Tom for governor. Forget Kool-Aid Drinking, they were ROID raging. Those that were for Tom were vilified as obstructionists. “We don’t have time for Tom!!” We that were for Tom, warned the Arnold voters, “You will regret that vote.” They didn’t want to hear it. Just like Bush, Republicans feels they got jobbed. This also seem rather familiar with Sarah Palin. She is the hype of the party, but without the tested experience, convictions and resolve. If she ever became President, when times are tough and the criticism high, she would cave and be another disappointment like Bush or Arnold. That is my warning to Palin fans.
Since when was excessive regulations good to stimulate the economy and make companies grow? Obviously Arnold and COBRAMA failed ECON 101.
I wish someone in Republican party has the sense to vault McClintock into leadership position.

californiascreaming on January 27, 2009 at 1:11 pm

Few months to go for Ahnold, then he can petition Congress to change the Constitution so he can run for president. And I’m sure the democratic Congress will gladly yield to their republican-in-name-only buddy.
But I’m not sure the people of South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, Arkansas, Alaska, Louisiana, Kansas, Missouri, Kentucky and probably Indiana, Florida, North Carolina and Virginia would like to change the Constitution to have their trucks and guns taken away from them or heavily regulated.
It is the American way of life Ahnold and California don’t know anything about.
Screw Ahnold and screw California!
I’m glad I don’t live there and hopefully never will.

Independent Conservative on January 27, 2009 at 1:12 pm

Did I miss West Virginia?

Independent Conservative on January 27, 2009 at 1:13 pm

North and South Dakota?
Nebraska and Wyoming?
Idaho and Texas?
New Mexico and Utah?
Nevada and Arizona?
Good luck Assholator!

Independent Conservative on January 27, 2009 at 1:29 pm

ARNOLD was always a big pain in the Ass, Prima – donna.
Take it from one who knows the Body Building ring of Steroid Drug Addicts.
He is sill on the juice but they call it growth hormone that is prescribed by a Sport’s Physician & with the gods gift humanity Maria left liberal Kennedy raining him in on every issue to make sure it is the liberal feminist lean twist to it these two really are legends in there own minds !
This is the only real thing that Kati Couric can talk about intelligently that she knows about. Maybe Arnold made a pass at her and then blew her away?

Johnny V on January 27, 2009 at 2:43 pm

My husband is an engineer at Ford. Listen up, greenies, THE TECHNOLOGY ISN’T THERE YET! So stop with the unfunded mandates. Oh, and if you want battery-driven cars, be prepared to pay thousands for replacement batteries, and again, greenies, what about all those huge dead batteries? They can’t be recycled, and will make even bigger landfill and environmental problems. Too bad these loony lefties don’t think things like this through.

mplumb on January 27, 2009 at 2:46 pm

This Obamanation will actually end up making Bush look like a decent president. Truth is MUCH stranger than fiction.

bonzerwolf on January 27, 2009 at 7:10 pm

mplumb, the greenies have no concept of engineering technology. They are under the assumption that the technology is there but Bush was hiding it. So they think they will get higher and higher efficiencies thereby getting these 100mpg cars. Sure bump up the mpgs at what cost, safety and comfort. Something people wont buy. Electric cars are conceivable but they will extract energy off grid. Electric cars will be charged by power plants that run off natural gas or coal. They produce CO2 as a by product. So in their eyes they trade of CO2 from one source to another, albeit, it might be more efficient for electric cars and pollution can be spread out over different regions rather than populated centers. But still in their eyes have they really reduced CO2 emissions? These pipes dreams of Solar and Wind. Solar areas in the southwest are in sparsley populated areas, again loss of energy in transmission to areas over hundreds of miles. So what happens in the winter, when there is no direct overhead sunlight on cloudy days with limited hours of sunshine and Arnold and COBRAMA and demanding 50% renewable power. Rolling blackouts, extremely expensive power bills. Like to see how that help stimulates the economy? No Arnold you cant just “juice” the power plants like steroids. The answer is nuclear but that concept has been put in mothballs by extremist environmentalists. Ask them about their beloved France and nuclear power. And they will tell you F*ck off.
Finally you gotta love that Republican leadership in Boehner and McConnell? This has got to one of the lowest point in Republican history. Butlers for Obama!!

californiascreaming on January 27, 2009 at 7:25 pm

ObamaĆ­s doing the political payoff thing. Most of it shortsighted and not very logical.
His allowing states to set their own guidelines for tailpipe emissions will result in more pollution by limiting the ability of the Big 3 & Foreign makers to adapt to ever-changing rules. The used cars in activist states will fetch a premium and folks will either buy or hold on to those older cars. The car-makers are in a manufacturing nightmare and will simply write off certain models for some states, effectively limiting choices to the consumer. Used cars are not subject to the new emission standards, so all that old car pollutant content will be higher and add more junk to the air those meddling idiots are trying to clear.
It seems that nobody in Obama-land is thinking anything through.

P. Aaron on January 27, 2009 at 9:22 pm

Americans need to spend every dollar as though it is a political statement. Boycott all things Californian. When they get desperate, sell Hollywood to the ‘ragheads’. The benefits are twofold. After those animals get finished, only Gary Sinese and a few of his best buddies will be left standing. As RV’ers, we will continue to avoid California and Massachusetts.

VBurckard on January 28, 2009 at 11:00 am

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