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    Sen Corker (R-Tn) tries to take credit for GM Plant opening in Tennessee

    If this isn't the height of hypocrisy I don't know what is. Republicans pooh-pooh every thing that Obama does, but when it works and the people recognize that it worked - Reps try to come in and take credit for it. They've done it before and now they are doing it here in Tennessee! They should be ashamed of themselves! It's no wonder they got booed.

    Tennessee Republican Bob Corker tries to take credit at TN GM Plant Ceremony and gets BOOed

    Corker who passionately argued for the Wall Street bailout...Attacked the Obama Admin for creating a
    socialistic state in the GM Bailout...Walks in and attempts to take credit for bringing jobs to TN...The crowd Booed!...


    General Motors recently announced that, thanks to federal efforts to keep the American auto industry from going under, it would be able to rehire 483 workers at its Spring Hill, Tennessee plant to manufacture “three variants of Ecotec four-cylinder engines.” The $438 million arrangement will start producing engines for the Buick, Chevrolet, and GMC models by 2011.

    As auto blog Jalopnik reports, the plant recently held a ceremony to welcome back the new workers to begin production of the Ecotec engines. Attending the ceremony were three local Republican legislators, Sens. Bob Corker, Lamar Alexander, and Rep. Marsha Blackburn. Ironically, all three of these lawmakers opposed the plans to save General Motors and other U.S. auto companies. This didn’t stop Corker from taking credit for the federal rescue, anyway. At the event he claimed he “contributed to strengthening the auto industry in this country.” Jalopnik reports that “irony of the Republican lawmakers’ presence wasn’t lost on the workers who attended the ceremony; they booed Tennessee Republican Bob Corker”:

    Happy days came back Friday to Spring Hill, Tenn., when General Motors announced it would rehire 483 laid-off workers to build four-cylinder engines. On hand to cheer the news: Three Republican lawmakers who opposed the bailout that saved GM.

    As part of its $50 billion bankruptcy arranged by the Obama administration, GM shuttered the Spring Hill plant’s assembly line last year, shedding 2,000 jobs in the process, but kept building four-cylinder engines. The new plan calls for $483 million in spending to upgrade the engine line, pending a deal on state incentives.

    The irony of the Republican lawmakers’ presence wasn’t lost on the workers who attended the ceremony; they booed Tennessee Republican Bob Corker, and one UAW official made clear from the stage that the union still remembered which politicians had voted to rescue Wall Street but opposed an auto industry bailout.

    Jalopnik goes on to note that when the auto industry rescue was being negotiated, Corker was speaking very differently about federal efforts to revive GM. At the time, Corker said that the Obama administration “has decided they know better than our courts and our free market process how to deal with these companies. … This is a major power grab.”

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    Had the policies of all three of those lawmakers been followed, gm would no longer exist. What a bunch of gall they have. Glad Corker got booed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mertex View Post
    The irony of the Republican lawmakers’ presence wasn’t lost on the workers who attended the ceremony; they booed Tennessee Republican Bob Corker, and one UAW official made clear from the stage that the union still remembered which politicians had voted to rescue Wall Street but opposed an auto industry bailout.
    Where the hell were these workers on 11/2 when we needed them!?!
    Where was the American public? (watching "American Idol" no doubt!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil505 View Post
    Where the hell were these workers on 11/2 when we needed them!?!
    Where was the American public? (watching "American Idol" no doubt!)
    I don't know about Tennesee - isn't that the heart of the Tea Bag Party? Gore lost there, so maybe they just have short memories?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mertex View Post
    I don't know about Tennesee - isn't that the heart of the Tea Bag Party? Gore lost there, so maybe they just have short memories?
    Maybe they're just the ignorant dumbbells that Karl Rove & the GOP depend on to buy their snake oil.
    (nothing I like better than to insult a whole state at one time....saves time!)

    BTW......How do you compliment someone from Tennessee?

    "Nice Tooth you got there"


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    That was quite the scumbag politician move by Corker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AmendmentX View Post
    That was quite the scumbag politician move by Corker.
    Indeed.

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