Kind of like Michael Moore telling you to work on trimming down your gut, isn’t it?

From The Hill:

The country’s automakers should ditch their focus on SUVs and trucks in favor of smaller, more fuel-efficient vehicles, President Obama said Monday.

“You can’t just make money on SUVs and trucks,” Obama said during a town hall forum in Cannon Falls, Minn. “There is a place for SUVs and trucks, but as gas prices keep on going up, you have got to understand the market. People are going to try to save money.”

Just what the auto industry needs — a lecture on market savvy from the man who brought America the Volt and thinks ATMs are the reason unemployment is up.

In one sentence Obama admits SUVs and trucks are where the money is while insisting demand for them is dying? The car Obama should be selling is the Lexon Paradox.

Besides, why can’t you just make money on SUVs and trucks? And what business is it of his to tell a company what they can make money on? That one is simple: Because if you accepted money from the government you are now under their control:

“They are gaining market share for the first time in years, but what we said was, ‘If we are going to help you, then you have also got to change your ways,’” he said.

Add all this up and what do you get? “You’re gaining market share, but you’re not pushing the ‘green’ stuff that nobody wants but that nonetheless allows us to take over growing segments of the economy, so get to it!

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15 Responses to “Heh: Obama Tells Automakers They Need to ‘Understand the Market’”

  1. Marshall_Will on August 16th, 2011 1:05 pm

    "but as gas prices keep on going up, which I'm not going to do JACK about or in fact continue my War on the West and quell every attempt at oil & gas exploration in an effort to FORCE everyone on union-operated public transportaion..?"

    Here's a man that at one point had Approval Ratings around 70% and now below 40, he's STILL hammering away at the Failed Prog Agenda. As so many posters have said, he just can't change.

  2. SignPainterGuy on August 16th, 2011 2:48 pm

    Broke Who`sinsane Oblunder: "Forget making stuff that people want…..I don`t like it …. and do it because I said so !"

  3. Granny55 on August 16th, 2011 3:31 pm

    Prime example of someone who does not understand business and refuses to surround himself with business people. Instead, we get the academia types who think up stuff that sounds good but in real life will never work. That is what we have in this failed leadership and the idiots he surrounds himself with.

  4. Hyperfobea on August 16th, 2011 3:46 pm

    Heads up US automakers … that was just a shot across the bow. If this clown somehow gets re-elected, he will completely take over the private sector company by company.

  5. Marshall_Will on August 16th, 2011 3:52 pm

    Hyper,

    Helluva' scary thought isn't it? And WTF is 'He' to be lecturing at this late stage in the game? It's so obvious He was heads down in driving The Agenda ( or Soros Monkey's LAP ) He's just now noticing we're in an unrecoverable TAIL SPIN!

  6. SignPainterGuy on August 16th, 2011 4:52 pm

    Yep, larger company by largest company !

    The rest he intends to put Out of Business !

  7. Dexter_Alarius on August 16th, 2011 4:53 pm

    "People are going to try to save money."

    Well, of course they are. The economy isn't going to improve any time soon with your policies in place. Still, people generally strike their own balances between versatility and fuel economy.

  8. SignPainterGuy on August 16th, 2011 6:39 pm

    ….."understand the market". I`m gettin` the feelin` he meant "racket" !?

  9. Turbo on August 16th, 2011 7:47 pm

    Would some Ford execs please step up and kindly tell Dear Leader to STFU and go away? Thank you.

  10. Marshall_Will on August 16th, 2011 8:34 pm

    Simplest answer YET! Dexter brings balance to the equation. What earthly good is some Hybrid going to do for a family of five? Are they supposed to make (2) trips every time they roll out of the driveway?

    With how fickle He and Moochelle have been, who's to say if you take the plunge, hold your nose and buy a hybrid those juicy tax incentives won't shrivel up and blow away in a heartbeat? Now you're REALLY stuck.

  11. SignPainterGuy on August 16th, 2011 8:37 pm

    Count on lots of shrivelling !

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    Heh, kinda like Jack Kervorkian giving pointers on the Heimlich Maneuver.

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