Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Obama is to the Volt as Hitler was to the Volkswagen...

OK, as a certified (by certain commentors, anyway) right-wing fascist nutjob, aren't I thus entitled to at least one (my first, believe it or not) Obama = Hitler reference?

Here is Barack Obama standing astride the liberals' vision of America's version of the "people's car" - a $41,000, government subsidized, electric vehicle with limited range that will somehow save the environment despite needing to be plugged in to a wall socket every evening for ten-odd hours to recharge, with said recharge most likely coming from a coal-burning plant:

And here is another leader with his version of "the people's car", also funded with some $50 million marks of "the people's money" - thus, the Volkswagen:

Of course, the comparison ends here. Because Hitler's design actually worked, and people have been buying various iterations of it (willingly, and without subsidy) for some 70 years now....and he
understood the economics better:

And I fear that even today the German automobile industry has not realized that the overall development of German automobile production cannot really succeed, unless prices match the income level of the purchasers it targets....The price of the individual car must match the income of the potential purchaser....The Ford did not replace the better and more expensive American cars; on the contrary, it was the car which first attracted and mobilized the enormous masses of American buyers who later also purchased the more expensive makes....

And who does Obama think is going to buy a $41,000 car? Perhaps his "volk" - the liberal gentry, the guilt ridden celebrities and millionaires who will park them up front while driving a Hummer out the backs.

The rest of us? Even if we are lucky enough to have a job, we can't even afford a used car anymore...

Big hat tip: Parkway Rest Stop

And of course, I am reminded of a Simpsons reference:

Burns: "Listen, Señor Spielbergo, I want you to do for me what Spielberg did for Oskar Schindler."
[looking doubtful] "Er, Schindler es bueno. Señor Burns es el diablo."
Burns: "Listen, Spielbergo, Schindler and I are like peas in a pod: We're both factory owners, we both made shells for the Nazis, but mine worked, dammit! Now go out there and win me that festival!"

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