Chrysler Dealership Closing Possibly Tainted by Politics

Chrysler Dealership Closing Possibly Tainted by Politics

PostBy: Richard S. On: Mon Jun 01, 2009 9:47 pm


http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/blogs/beltway-confidential/Furor-grows-over-partisan-car-dealer-closings-46261447.html
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.

Evidence appears to be mounting that the Obama administration has systematically targeted for closing Chrysler dealers who contributed to Repubicans. What started earlier this week as mainly a rumbling on the Right side of the Blogosphere has gathered some steam today with revelations that among the dealers being shut down are a GOP congressman and closing of competitors to a dealership chain partly owned by former Clinton White House chief of staff Mack McLarty.

The basic issue raised here is this: How do we account for the fact millions of dollars were contributed to GOP candidates by Chrysler who are being closed by the government, but only one has been found so far that is being closed that contributed to the Obama campaign in 2008?


There are some counterpoints such as the dealership owners are more likely to be republicans to begin with. I've been following this since yesterday, it's going to be interesting to see how this one plays out once real analysis of the statistical data is done.

As a side note at the bottom of the above article:

Maybe it's significant, maybe not, but a colleague here in the Examiner newsroom just reminded me that White House car czar Steven Rattner is married to Maureen White, the former national finance chairman of the Democratic National Committee. And let's not forget that before Rattner became a Wall Street mover and shaker, he was a New York Times reporter.
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Re: Chrysler Dealership Closing Possibly Tainted by Politics

PostBy: brckwlt On: Mon Jun 01, 2009 9:50 pm

im sure it will be about 75% republican shops closed and 25 % democrat.

we all know its true, you dont really have to do much digging or investigating. This administration is evil and corrupt and will do whatever they need to kill capitalism and the people who believe in it.
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Re: Chrysler Dealership Closing Possibly Tainted by Politics

PostBy: Richard S. On: Mon Jun 01, 2009 10:10 pm

brckwlt wrote:im sure it will be about 75% republican shops closed and 25 % democrat..


I believe that is pretty close to mirroring the percentage of ownership rep. vs dem. so it would actually be fair. What they need to do is break the Rep. and Dem. dealerships into sub groups, then determine the percentage of dealerships closed in each sub group and compare those two figures.

For example if there were 200 republican dealerships and 100 Democrat dealerships ....and 50 Republican dealerships were closed along with 25 Democratic dealerships then it could be fair because each would see a 25% loss.

What's disturbing about this article is this:

but only one has been found so far that is being closed that contributed to the Obama campaign in 2008?


Obviously that will never hold up but if a really low percentage of Democrat dealerships were closed after taking into account the majority of dealerships are republican owned there is certainly something fishy going on.
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Re: Chrysler Dealership Closing Possibly Tainted by Politics

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Mon Jun 01, 2009 10:11 pm

Pump $30+ billion into it to keep it from going bankrupt, then bankrupt it and give it to the Italians (say goodbye to our money). Shear genius! :D
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Re: Chrysler Dealership Closing Possibly Tainted by Politics

PostBy: samhill On: Tue Jun 02, 2009 9:02 am

I think someone should look into this a little deeper & find what % of each party buys what kind of cars & how often. Then how they are kept up wether by rep. or dem. repair shops or taken back to the dealers, where bought or another dealer then if they sell them or trade them. How many miles are put on & if mainly an election year & what other type of activeties these cars are being used for. How many teen drivers are involved which type of beverage they consume while driving said vehicle. Their is a whole lot more possibilities & I wouldn`t be surprised if it wasn`t all that nasty Jimmy Carters fault.
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Re: Chrysler Dealership Closing Possibly Tainted by Politics

PostBy: Black_And_Blue On: Tue Jun 02, 2009 8:26 pm

“I’ve made some mistakes, and I guarantee you I’ll make some more,”

-Barack Hussein Obama



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-Barack Hussein Obama
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