Cross-posted to the Left Coast Rebel
The following Ford bailout commercial/ad campaign has been out for a while but due to my busy schedule, I hadn't see it yet.
I think this is really going to strike a nerve with the American public and just may increase Ford's sales.
Though it has been beaten out of us for decades, our independent rugged-individualist nature draws us to hate cronyism, crony capitalists and the corporate-welfare, "too big to fail" scrath-my-back-and-I'll-scratch-yours-golden-parachute-bailout system that caters to them.
Are you listening, GM, Chrysler et al.? Next time it just may be good business to say NO to Uncle Sam.
Updated: Unfortunately Ford's own Alan Mulally is an Obamanation ally, so a crony capitalist in his own right.
Updated x2: Via Memeorandum, read this story to catch a glimpse of the slippery slope of corporate welfarism and the spectre of big-government/business collusion. Who knew that there were still billions in fed auto "loans" floating around out there?
Updated x3: Inspired by a Palin Facebook post on the topic, Another Black Conservative checks in on the crony-capitalism debate:
Well said, Clifton! And, good to see you clawing back from the blogger abyss.
In the speech Palin, points out something we should all have noticed, (had we not had our Red and Blue colored glasses firmly in place) that both the right and the left are correct as to what is kill our nation. On the right, we see Big Government as the killer or liberty and freedom. On the left, they see Big Business as the threat to the little guy. The truth is that it is the collusion of the Big Government and Big Business that is messing things up for this nation.
Updated: Ed Morrissey, via Memeorandum, checks in:
It’s brilliant in terms of distancing Ford from the anger taxpayers (and potential buyers) feel over the bailouts of Ford rivals GM and Chrysler. After all, taxpayers will end up losing about $14 billion for their trouble, and a lot of investors got screwed in the politically-manipulated bankruptcy proceedings for both companies. Any competitive edge helps, of course, and this is a natural argument — so much so that it’s curious that Ford hasn’t really pressed that point until now.Morrissey also posted this video wherein the star of the Ford bailout ad talks about what he told the"reporters" in the ad.
Ford pulls ad from pressure from the White House!