Obama’s Chicago-style pressure politics

This is the Ford commercial that the White House pressured Ford to pull.  Not only was the critical ad removed, but it was completely erased from the Ford website. Obama doesn’t like the idea that his failed bailouts are being questioned. He learned his intimidation tactics well in his hometown of Chicago.

 Detroit Daily News columnist Daniel Howes takes a closer look.  He writes: As part of a campaign featuring “real people” explaining their decision to buy the Blue Oval, a guy named “Chris” says he “wasn’t going to buy another car that was bailed out by our government,” according the text of the ad, launched in early September.

“I was going to buy from a manufacturer that’s standing on their own: win, lose, or draw. That’s what America is about is taking the chance to succeed and understanding when you fail that you gotta’ pick yourself up and go back to work.”

The Ford customer featured in the yanked ad is San Diego resident Chris McDaniel, who has more than a bit of personal experience in the down-on-your-luck arena. His wife lost her job in 2008 and then they lost their home. After struggling to pull themselves out of debt, they purchased a Ford F150 truck.

The McDaniel’s have a greater understanding of the economy than the globetrotting elitists currently occupying the White House — when they‘re not in Martha‘s Vineyard or Hawaii on private getaways.

5 Responses to Obama’s Chicago-style pressure politics

  1. MacBeth says:

    More thuggery by the Thug in Chief.

  2. Mohave Mike says:

    The democrat disconnect with average American citizens never ceases to amaze me. The elected elitists of the left fashion themselves as the benefactors of the middle class when in fact those same radicals hold working class taxpayers in disdain. They hold ALL Americans in low regard, wanting to tax the smithereens out of those who take risks and start businesses. If they succeed and provide jobs for others they are demonized. I’m not a business owner but I appreciate what It took for them to get to the places they are, often putting in excessively long hours, taking no vacations, driving old clunkers and watching every dime until they get rolling. I’ve seen It in my own family. I begrudge them nothing. They struggled to earn what they have. They also have loyal employees who understand how their jobs came about.

  3. garvan says:

    Reminds me of the lawsuit holders of GM preferred stock filed when the Undocumented Kenyan stole their equity and gave it to the auto union’s pension fund.

    A group of them hired a high-powered DC law firm to represent them in federal court. The administration informed the law firm that if they proceeded with the suit, they–the law firm and its principals–would be destroyed.

    The law firm backed out, and as far as I know, the GM stockholders got no recompense for the expropriation of their shares.

    Think about this the next time you see a report on the administration’s plan to seize everyone’s 401k and IRA to fold
    those funds into the Social Security “trust fund”; not into a fund for each individual but into the general fund.

    Where is the outrage?

  4. Realist says:

    San Diego resident Chris McDaniel speaks/spoke for many Americans who chose to buy Ford over a GM product. Unfortunately, Ford (deservedly so) will rue the day they bowed to pressure from BHO and his merry band of thieves.

  5. garvan says:

    Read Michelle Malkin’s column today for even more examples of the KWOP’s goon squads pressuring people and news outlets to kill stories unfavorable to him, his wife and his regime.

    (KWOP = Kenyan WithOut Papers)