Former GM exec Bob Lutz, in an op-ed piece, likened the development of the Chevy Volt to America’s quest to land human beings on the moon during the Apollo program:

Sadly, earlier this year we remembered the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 1 disaster that killed three of our hero astronauts. Had the space program folded upon this early failure, we would have never gone to the moon and reaped many of the scientific and medical riches that we enjoy today. Moving America forward in that same vein is what we must support with vehicles like the Volt and other innovative vehicles trapped in this pathetic political circus.

As TTAC pointed out, astronauts Chaffee, White and Grissom were tragically killed because of an… electrical fire.

That aside, the comparison to a moon shot is ridiculous. In 50 years will our children be fondly remembering where they were the day they watched President Obama drive a Volt ten feet, get out and say “that’s one small drive for me, one giant leap for Big Labor”?


20 Responses to “Bad Comparison of the Day, Chevy Volt Edition”

  1. Barney Bad on April 3rd, 2012 6:13 pm

    "trapped in this pathetic political circus"
    If the government would just mandate the purchase of a Volt per family we wouldn't be trapped with this unsaleable merchandise.

  2. Marshall_Will on April 3rd, 2012 10:42 pm

    Right Barney, the fact they'd languish in garages from coast to coast, more scorned and unloved than Doug's power washer isn't what's material!

  3. backwoodsconsr on April 3rd, 2012 6:34 pm

    I'll bet Obama has a lot of small drives on the golf course too.

    "I don't want to hit the ball too far. I have to keep it within the range of my Volt."

  4. Marshall_Will on April 3rd, 2012 10:43 pm

    Meanchelle says all he does is putter around in the bedroom as well?

  5. Joe Redfield on April 3rd, 2012 6:36 pm

    The Volt is more like the Obama administration – overpriced and underperforming.

  6. ChapBix on April 4th, 2012 12:58 am

    Well-stated and accurate.

  7. Pasadena Phil on April 3rd, 2012 8:44 pm

    "Okay. Okay. That didn't work. Um. Ah. Well, then. Oh! If the Chevy Volt fails, America itself fails! And puppies everywhere will die horrible squishy deaths! …….Security! We have a situation here!"

  8. Marshall_Will on April 3rd, 2012 10:45 pm


    I thought the objective all during the Space Race was to bankrupt the OTHER country..? Oh well, Bammie's gotta' different world view than just about anyone.

  9. SignPainterGuy on April 4th, 2012 2:20 am

    It`s fascinating, the ones BO wants most to impress also hope for the destruction of this country, but they still don`t like him at all ! They laugh at him !

  10. SignPainterGuy on April 4th, 2012 2:26 am

    The Apollo Program used the best, top drawer technologies of the day. The Dolt makers seem to be trying to pass off run of the mill tech as "the best there is" !

  11. Marshall_Will on April 4th, 2012 3:37 am

    That and we weren't shipping off our latest technology to uh… companies like Fiskars at the expense of U.S workers and taxpayers? Then calling it "an investment".

    One of MM's posters put it best, if the Chinese w/ basically slave labor and -zero- env. regulation can't make solar/alt. energy schemes work..? GM execs ultimately schnookered Obama into thinking he could pimp the Volt as some kind of Prog show piece while they kept their bonuses and careers.

  12. SignPainterGuy on April 4th, 2012 2:24 pm

    The big 3 offered a range of hybrids that are doing pretty well. It wasn`t until Zero and his anti- corporation / pro-big labor policies came along that GM offered the Dolt.

    Why didn`t they push it as soon as the Prius became successful ? They had to know it was and is a POS ! Were they waiting for OPM …. or did Zero make it too irresistible with all the bailout $ ?

  13. sex on April 4th, 2012 12:35 pm

    I can tell you that you can have great sex in a Chevy Volt! A point for that

  14. SignPainterGuy on April 4th, 2012 2:17 pm

    STOP THE PRESSES !! Uncork the champagne; the Dolt now has a non-battery related positive !

    Come on sex, name one vehicle that you CAN`T have great sex in !

    I mean to say, creativity plays a large role in the fun of it all !

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