Michigan governor calls Rush Limbaugh “un-American” because he makes fun of the Chevy Volt

by editor on August 18, 2010

Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm is delusional. Completely delusional.

She went off on Rush Limbaugh yesterday, calling him “un-American” because the talk show titan had the nerve to call the Chevy Volt a lemon.

Actually, it was the New York Times that called it “General Motors Electric Lemon”, but why quibble about facts when you’re defending a $41,000 car that will only go 40 miles on a charge?

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“Wow. I have to shake my head in light of such misguided Rush Limbaugh adoration. Limbaugh is un-American for so many other reasons rather than talking about the Volt. After extensive study, I conclude most Limbaugh-lovers have blinders on to the world around them and will only have an opinion when it’s “Rush-approved”. I am really trying not to be insulting because certainly not everyone who likes Limbaugh is totally fooled, but I have to say a great many are.”

Wow – I have to shake my head at someone dredging up a thread from five months ago to slam conservatives with innuendo and unsubstantiated claims. What was the vehicle of your extensive study? Did you use a random sampling? What were the criteria for your sampling? Did you use surveys and statistical data to achieve your results? It would be interesting to see the scientific data you compiled in order to draw your conclusion.

“It’s the height of ignorance to get your “news” and views from this man. I’m not a political animal per se, but I can listen to a whole Rush Limbaugh show and easily find lies and major omissions in 95% of what the man says. Also he’s a hater. His world is hate-radio.”

Wow – Rush is a hater? So you’re the one who coined that phrase? You sir, are very clever and astoundingly original! I always said to myself that I really wanted to meet the person who came up with that snappy little phrase – do you get royalties when other people use it? Maybe you could do an extensive study and find out how many other people use it and then compile some sort of billing schedule. Also, during your extensive study, did you compile actual facts and instances to prove the 95% lie theory? It certainly would be interesting and enlightening to see this data.

“You do yourself and your country a major injustice by closing your mind to other opinions and simply bowing down to Rush Limbaugh. But my guess is this makes life simple for you. He wraps everything up nice and neat for people to believe his view of the world and it makes you feel comfortable.”

By “closing your mind to other opinions” are referring to calling those who have a different viewpoint than you a hater? – Or is it redneck or teabagger this week? You see, I have trouble keeping up with which snarky little epithet is in vogue at any given moment. Perhaps you could do an extensive study and get back to us as to which one is the most effective and useful so as to keep things simple and comfortable.

“Limbaugh’s extreme political views aside, if only he would be honest in his diabribes, that would be acceptable. And he might be intelligent but he is far from sincere, honest nor fair.”

By nature, a “diabribe” would be a complete corruption, thus contradicting honesty – oh wait! A typo! My bad – thus compounding ignorance to unmentionable heights! (feel free to add my blunder to you statistical data in your extensive study). To be sincere, I honestly think it would not be fair to highlight grammatical errors as indicators of ignorance.

“Mark my words – history will show him both a buffoon and simultaneously harmful – if not dangerous – to the USA. He’s as un-American as they come. And one last thing – neither Jesus Christ nor his hero Ronald Reagan, would be very impressed by this fellow.”

Why did you have to go and pick two dead guys to make a point? Were there not plenty of alive guys in your extensive study who were/are not impressed with this fellow?

perlcat
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An excellent spanking.

Bogart
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Bogart

Wow. I have to shake my head in light of such misguided Rush Limbaugh adoration. Limbaugh is un-American for so many other reasons rather than talking about the Volt. After extensive study, I conclude most Limbaugh-lovers have blinders on to the world around them and will only have an opinion when it’s “Rush-approved”. I am really trying not to be insulting because certainly not everyone who likes Limbaugh is totally fooled, but I have to say a great many are.

It’s the height of ignorance to get your “news” and views from this man. I’m not a political animal per se, but I can listen to a whole Rush Limbaugh show and easily find lies and major omissions in 95% of what the man says. Also he’s a hater. His world is hate-radio.

You do yourself and your country a major injustice by closing your mind to other opinions and simply bowing down to Rush Limbaugh. But my guess is this makes life simple for you. He wraps everything up nice and neat for people to believe his view of the world and it makes you feel comfortable.

Limbaugh’s extreme political views aside, if only he would be honest in his diabribes, that would be acceptable. And he might be intelligent but he is far from sincere, honest nor fair.

Mark my words – history will show him both a buffoon and simultaneously harmful – if not dangerous – to the USA. He’s as un-American as they come. And one last thing – neither Jesus Christ nor his hero Ronald Reagan, would be very impressed by this fellow.

arlan
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arlan

LOL, you’re funny. First, what makes you think people that listen to Rush only get their news from him? After all, he is a commentator, not a news anchor.

Second, you ARE insulting. Why, because you tell us that we have blinders on and will only have an opinion that Rush approves and you justify this statement through your extensive study. Please, you have only listened to the talking heads on the other side like Ed Shultzs who spend most of their time saying that the right are talking out their a$$ and those of us that listen to them are merely sheep with no brain matter, unable to make our own conclusions without the aid of Rush or Beck. If you had done any extensive study you would come up with proof rather than making general statement intended to brow beat us into silence.

So now that we have established that you are full of it, maybe you could come up with some examples of what Rush has said that was so outlandish, (that wasn’t said in jest or in sarcasm) because if you had actually listened to Rush you would know that most of what he says is meant to make a point.

Really dude, before you make blanket comments about 30 million people you should back them up with something other than opinion.

KimmyQueen
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Liberial idiot: “I hate Rush Limbaugh, he is the reason why the ice caps are melting. I want to know all there is to know about him, because I am obse… erm I am just soooo angry at his vitriol and hate speech, whereas I am pure and never hate on people that I don’t know. So let me get “something” on Rush Limbaugh so I am going to search him out online… *tap* oh there is a story about someone calling him ‘un-american’ I better check that out *click* oh what is this? a conservative website? people like rush limbaugh? well they MUST be stupid! Let me educate these stupid people and insult them right out of the bat, even though I know jack squat about any of them…”

People like you make me laugh. Seriously? Is this really all that you got? Can’t you please just leave Jesus out of it? You are weird and stupid I understand, but not all people need to know it. Try to keep some mystery about yourself.

Necron_99
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Necron_99

Watch out Kimmy… after that dressing down you just gave Bogart he might be spurred on to write bad poetry or, God forbid, take a shot at an elected official… poor ole’ libtards just can’t take the truth… LOL

On a side note: Did he earn his name (Bogart) because that’s what he’s always accused of doing with a joint? … Bad libtard! You need to learn to re-distribute the bud like Obongo, dude!

angela white
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angela white

Rush Limbaugh is only concerned about lining his own pockets. He makes a living running his mouth and making outrageous statements. I cannot understand why the American people bash the American automobile industry.

We shouldn’t be too concerned about the threat of terrorism in this country. We’re doing a great job of destroying it ourselves. We need to come together and STOP fight among Democrats and Republicans!! I am sick of it!!

danybhoy
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danybhoy

I”ll tell you why people bash the “Big 3”, they really have not built anything that good for about 30 years. There are exceptions, Saturn was a decent GM brand, but I think it’s being fazed out, but most of the cars built by Detroit were not all that great. But their SUVs & PickUps are very good. The Ford F150 has topped the sales list for a long time. But now GM & Chrystler are have been effed up by the Obama regime, & turned over to the UAW & Fiat(in the case of Chrystler)& I will tell you that they are both damaged goods in the eyes of many Americans. I know people who have always bought GM & are saying never again.

BTW, if I worked at Ford, I would be very pissed off about the fact that union I work for has a finacial stake in 2 of my competition. Those in the UAW that work for Ford should vote the UAW out & take their pention money with them.

For the record, I am a union member & I drive a Mitsubishi, & I love them. All they do is run, & run. Great cars.

KS
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KS

Thank God I’ll never buy another Government Motors product again. I’ll never buy a NEW car again. Another goal is to give as little to no support to the union socialists, period.

Bob Porrazzo
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Bob Porrazzo

And I say to you Granholm…GO BACK TO CANADA WHERE YOU ARE FROM!!!!!!

JPT
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The Volt does not need Rush to mock it. That ‘car’ comes with the inbuilt added feature of being able to mock itself. For starters it’s nomen: Way to pick out one that sounds like a proposed but rejected Gobots name! You guys at GM titled you car after that! LMFAO! You suck!

“Hey the Volt! Alright!”

No… What is this the ‘name your ass car after rejected 80’s hair metal band names’ day down in Detroit? Again you, like your cars, suck!

Why is it that when liberals (Government Motors and Obama bailing out the Unions of Detroit Rock City) get busted for doing poorly those who given them the business and call them out are ‘Un-American’? When Bush 43 was leading and had his critics- to tell them they were ‘Un-American’ would have gotten the label of fascist stuck to whoever blasted those critics. Double Standards! LOLz!

F*ck You! Making noise, protesting and telling Big Gov and Big Gov backed Big Corporate Left Wing dummies to kiss off is VERY American my dear Governor Granholm.

The Volt will cost $40-$60k for a piece of ass ride. That makes it SUCK! It is an achievement however. Obama and GM and Big Gov managed to at long last ruin electricity itself. Never thought that could happen- the eco idiots finally did it. Way to rape a force of the universe and make it into an expensive mass of fail and shame! Thanks Detroit!

I have driven the Volt, it sucks. Well, it was not yet called the Volt: The one I rode in was called the E-Z-Go Golf Cart. Same vehicle, the final production model of the Volt has a worse turning radius though.

I am true American as the day is blocked into 24 units called hours. Tell it to my Sony PS3, my LG Plasma (60”), my Pioneer Elite Audio/Video gear, my Martin Logan Speakers, my Xbox 360, My HP PC and Dell Laptop, my made in the USA sports gear (too much to list), my natural fabrics clothing, my Samsung phone, and my Japanese cars. I buy what is great and leave what is not- some is USA made (clothes, sports gears etc) and some is from elsewhere. That is not atypical or my friends, relatives or acquaintances either. The above is more or less a typical American consumer goods list for 20-40 year old men.

Don’t tell me- you Detroit hacks- that if I don’t blindly kowtow to you and kiss your ass over some new product (one that SUCKS) that I am somehow Un-American for that! Don’t feed me that s*it!

You make good stuff, people buy good stuff. You make crap- you get laughed at and no one wants it. That is simple and pure.

Let’s see… Over priced, ass Chevy Volt? Or….Nissan GT-R Supercar? Guess which one I won’t be caught behind the wheel of… ever? Guess which one my ladies will never step out of as we roll up to the party spot/club? Hint- IT AIN’T THE GT-R!! 😎

I know it is called the Volt… Still, and this is for you Granholm, how many amps will it let you pull if you hook into the battery stack coupling and put one terminal up your ass? I say that not because I wish her harm and for sure it is not a misogynistic remark: I only wish to offer aide. A surcharge of electric flow to her brain might help her think more clearly- a jump start if you will. Then why the terminal inserted into the rectum? Well… the dear must have her head up her ass for talking the way she was talking on the video! Where the head is, so too is the brain…

And if Ms “I missed the make over” Granholm dislikes what I have to say: Come see me in person darling and we can debate the merits and present the facts for each side openly.

I am in Chicago; come drive down in the Chevy Volt any time you’d like. Oops! It is more then 40 miles from your door to mine! LOL! I guess I won’t have to see you any time soon… Whose fault is that? RUSH FTW!

USN-RETIRED
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USN-RETIRED

Come on folks, a little sympathy. Look at it from her position. She’s the Governor of the state with a failing auto industry plus a member of a failing political party.

She HAS to support the party line ( Half-Cracker™ Obama likes the Volt ) and the industry needs all the bucks it can get so she and the Big O can tax it.

tracycolorado
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tracycolorado

What a piece of work , both the gov. motors volt and GrandHole , and I am not saying that in a good way . Buy a ford

KimmyQueen
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Wow… everything she said was a lie. GM did not pay the money back and Rush Limbaugh didn’t say that did he? It is amazing that thise people are in power. Also even if he did so what? isn’t he an american isn’t he under the protection of free speech?

Elrond Hubbard
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Elrond Hubbard

What the governor Granholm and her Democrat cohorts have done to the economy and people of Michigan is truly un-American.

GregoryTart
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She was on the dating game too- it probably was the first time the losers were happy they won the turtle wax instead of the date.

Haydee
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Haydee

Hmmm…. I wonder if he’s aware that the battery for this piece of crap is made in Korea.

Vic
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Vic

You know, we must give her credit. She DID say that with a straight face. I couldn’t have.
So let’s add this up: A car that only goes 40 miles, then requires a generator which only runs on premium gas. (and what would the MPG be doing that??) It is 3 or 4 times as expensive as a similarly equipped car without batteries. I think GM should have a new trade mark:
“Government Motors reVOLTing!!”

Franco1975
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Franco1975

So…she’s driving one, right? How else would she know if it’s a lemon or not? The Government Motors (GM) Volt is apparently an overpriced, underperforming, and un-American kind of car…sort of like a modern-day Yugo with batteries. Does it come pre-equipped with bumper stickers stating: “Obama-Biden”, “Imagine World Peace”, “Think Globally, Act Locally”, and “Jail Bush”?

rs
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Of course, when the Volt fails, it’ll be both Rush and Bush’s fault.

danybhoy
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danybhoy

You gotta love the Canadian born Governor of Michigan calling anyone unAmerican, let alone El-Rushbo. Too funny.

BTW, I would consider socialism to be unAmerican, & certainly Governor Granholm is a socialist. Also, Nobody who has ANYTHING to do with running Michigan should be giving financial advice to anybody. That state is the model of what the Dems policies do when allowed to be put into place.

chillie willie
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chillie willie

Da Volt is the antithesis of American ingenuity dear guv, a product slapped together to appease the current administration’s misguided attempts at altering the energy environment.

Crap is crap, ma’am – whether it is made in Yugo-Slavia or Detroit.