Rush: ...I could only hazard a guess here. Do you think that the Obama administration -- "working with" Chrysler, heh, heh, heh; working with the automobile manufacturers, working with the dealers... are targeting dealerships that happen to be run and owned by Republicans? I don't know this.Rush was only speculating at the time, but according to preliminary research done by several Conservative bloggers, it looks like the overwhelming majority of car dealerships slated for closure are indeed GOP contributors or have donated to Obama's rivals in the democratic primary.
I'm being led to speculate because Mr. Anderer [a successful Long Island, New York, Chrysler dealer] says he doesn't know why his high-performing dealership was shut down, and he can't find a formula. He can't find a coherent plan to explain why they're shutting down successful dealerships in the Chrysler network...
Director Blue expounds on this; Gateway Pundit as well. Check out these 2 blogs for more details.
On May 20, after reviewing the first 5 pages of the Chrysler closings report, the CDCDI blog came up with the following numbers:
During the 2004 Presidential Election, the dealers gave:And on May 23, after analyzing 3/4 of the dealership closings, CDCDI'S findings reveals once again that the overwhelming majority of dealerships forced to shut down were indeed owned by GOP contributors. Click here for the full list.
$10,500 to President Bush
$1,000 to General Wesley Clark (D)
$500 to Rep. Dick Gephardt (D).
During the 2008 Presidential Election, they gave:
$7,150 to John McCain
$2,300 to Gov. Mitt Romney
$500 to Gov. Mike Huckabee
$1,950 to Sen. Hillary Clinton
$0 to Pres. Obama
Also, since the 2004 Election cycle, the dealers analyzed so far gave:
$113,400 to the RNC and the State Republican Parties
$1,000 to the State Democratic Parties (Arkansas Democrat Party).
Shall we call this latest round of thuggery "Chryslergate"? Why not.
But have no fear Obamalites, leave it to the master prevaricator to extract himself from this mess. He always does........
P.S. There are some who will claim that the overwhelming majority of affluent Americans are Republicans and thus, the majority of car dealers, are likely to be Republicans too. But according to a Nov. 2007 study conducted by the Heritage foundation, "more than half of the wealthiest households are concentrated in the 18 states where Democrats control both Senate seats. This new political demography holds true in the House of Representatives" too. What's more, according to Newsweek Magazine, Americans "making $200,000 or more (6 percent of the electorate) voted for Obama 52-46, while McCain won the merely well-off - $100,000 to $150,000 - by a 51-48 margin and $150,000 to $200,000 by a 50-48 margin). "