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Obama’s auto-bailout speech : One of the most misleading collections of assertions in a speech? Agree?

 

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We take no view on whether the administration’s efforts on behalf of the automobile industry were a good or bad thing; that’s a matter for the editorial pages and eventually the historians. But we are interested in the facts the president cited to make his case.


What we found is one of the most misleading collections of assertions we have seen in a short presidential speech. Virtually every claim by the president regarding the auto industry needs an asterisk, just like the fine print in that too-good-to-be-true car loan.

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grlygrlz2

Asked by grlygrlz2 at 1:22 PM on Jun. 7, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

Level 39 (106,530 Credits)
Answers (9)
  • I don't think that that particular speech is more misleading than others. Politics is about marketing, not truth.
    UpSheRises

    Answer by UpSheRises at 1:37 PM on Jun. 7, 2011

  • Politics is about marketing, not truth.


    True, but policies impact lives... Politicians who mislead and lie about their policies in marketing speeches are nothing more than con artists...

    grlygrlz2

    Comment by grlygrlz2 (original poster) at 1:45 PM on Jun. 7, 2011

  • Agreed. Sadly, i think we could apply that label to most of our elected officials.
    UpSheRises

    Answer by UpSheRises at 2:03 PM on Jun. 7, 2011

  • Agreed. Sadly, i think we could apply that label to most of our elected officials.


    Yet, all too many will give them a free pass.  Obama would get more respect if he admitted~ he tried with new policy ideas and they were not as successful as he hoped...  Instead, he lies and misleads like every other politician...  It's moment's like these lies that lead people to NOT respect him and every other politician...

    grlygrlz2

    Comment by grlygrlz2 (original poster) at 2:16 PM on Jun. 7, 2011

  • Obama would get more respect if he admitted~ he tried with new policy ideas and they were not as successful as he hoped...


    He sure would. Just like Weiner...people understand mistakes and appreciate honesty. Ignoring what went wrong just for arguements sake perpetuates shitty policies and unsuccessful strategies. As a detroiter i supported the auto bailout but wouldn't consider it a gleaming success and can't pretend that it benefited the entire nation. Sure, things for the automakers & manufacturing communities aren't as bad as they could have been but they aren't exactly great.

    UpSheRises

    Answer by UpSheRises at 2:32 PM on Jun. 7, 2011

  • "Not so fast. The president snuck in the weasel words “during my presidency” in his statement. What does that mean?"

    The above statement from the article, imo, says it ALL and this applies to just about everything he says, as far as I am concerned. He uses skewed statistics for unemployment, jobs created, you name it! They is no gray area for honesty, if it's not the truth, it's a lie...
    agentwanda

    Answer by agentwanda at 2:51 PM on Jun. 7, 2011

  • While I don't agree with your support of the auto bailout (costs exceed the benefits/guarantees)~ I bumped you for your honest and to the point discussing ability...
    grlygrlz2

    Comment by grlygrlz2 (original poster) at 2:52 PM on Jun. 7, 2011

  • One would hope that more people are getting to the point of realizing the man is not to be believed.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 3:41 PM on Jun. 7, 2011

  • I agree! Did you notice he is back to blaming Bush? Guess he is all out of cards.
    itsmesteph11

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 4:50 PM on Jun. 7, 2011

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