Love it or hate it, Cadillac’s new ad creates big political controversy

A new Cadillac ad has become a bone of contention between conservatives and liberals, inspiring fans and irritating critics.

Purportedly meant to sell Cadillac’s new electric vehicle, the ELR, the commercial is an in-your-face statement on what capitalism has brought America — while thumbing its nose at European socialism.

Fox News contributor Jonathan Hoenig told Neil Caluto Friday on “Your World” that the commercial “celebrates America’s essential sense of life.”

I agree. Its celebration of American ingenuity and work ethic is powerful. More politically correct types find it insulting and grating — like fingernails on a blackboard. And that’s all the more reason to like it.

Watch the commercial and commentary via Fox News, then check out “Photo: The heartbreaking face of Common Core.”

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  • John Jacobjinglehiemerschmidt

    General Motors is tied to Toyota, just as Ford is tied to Mazda, just as Mopar is tied to Mitsubishi. Americanism is all well and good, but in a car company ad, it’s disingenuous.

    • JANET BROWN

      just how is General Motors and Toyota tied?

      • Eric

        Good question!

      • Rob

        in that Obama bought GM with our money and tried to nock-down Toyota from No.1 by creating false “stuck accelerator” attacks and investigations that got nowhere.

        • Eric Boyer

          Right, and you forgot to take your medications, too.

          • Rob

            if I needed them at least I know there is a cure for me, but for you I feel sorry…stupid has none.

        • leo801

          Your foil hat is crooked….

          • Rob

            that’s the way your daughter likes it

      • http://jjpadin.com/ Jerome Padin

        Their not, General Motors is owned by the government and managed by the unions. That is why they produce inferior autos that don’t sell well.

        • Loweezy Smith

          That is why the CEO of GM advised other car companies not to let the government interfere with their company. the government is not supposed to anyway as dictated by our Constitution. he government is to stay out of the private sector. Of course, Obama doesn’t believe that applies to him.

          • Lars Skiipole

            We didn’t build it–the got did.

          • Donna Beard

            Huh? “the got did.” What is that???

          • Lars Skiipole

            Sorry. That should have been “govt”

            Small phone buttons :)

            Fixed

          • Zoltanne

            It’s called Marxism.

        • Scott Bickett

          Actually Jerome, GM OWNS GM again now…happened last week, the stock went back to public and they have a female CEO now.

          • CEDUPZ

            And the Gov’t 9taxpayers) LOST like $30 Billion on the sell of the stocks, cus GM will again fail, the stock has lost value.

          • Detfan1

            It was $10 billion lost and you can blame Obama, not GM. He forced the government bankruptcy, screwed bondholders, rewarded unions, closed dealerships in red states, actually took an equity stake in GM and fired its CEO, and froze salaries at noncompetitive levels.

            Now that GM is free of Obama, they have hired a new CEO, paid her commensurate with her contemporaries, instituted a 30 cent quarterly dividend, and had improved earnings over last year. Look for GM to actually need to build additional assembly factories in the U.S. to keep up with growing demand as all of their current assembly plants are working their workers overtime.

          • Daniel Salimbene

            Wow, Talk about losing perspective. You sound like you went through some Conservative/Vulcan/Fox mindmelt.

          • Detfan1

            In what way, moron? How is the truth “my perspective”? LOL

          • linreis

            losing perspective? its definitely NOT a liberal perspective…but then libs don’t really have a perspective on anything beyond what obama tells them…

          • jimoaklanduniv

            NOpe, just stating FACTS and TRUTH something that you and your LIAR in chief have a strong Allergy to!!!!!!! That’s what FOX deals with you Obamabot Ididot!!! DUH!! danny!

          • Jeff

            What about the 16 plants in Mexico?

          • Detfan1

            What about the GM plants in Europe? What abnou tthe GM plants in Canada? What about the GM plants in China? What about the GM plants in Brazil? What about the GM plants in Russia? What is your point?

          • Jeff

            My “Point” is GM is no longer an American Auto Company but a Foreign Auto Company!!!

          • Detfan1

            Not true. Global Headwaters housing Top staff including CEO is in Detroit. Profits from all international markets end up in Detroit, with a portion shared with stockholders. GM, as all major automakers have had a global presence for multiple decades. You are highly misguided in your belief that GM is a foreign company.

          • Jeff

            I know you Detroit & GM fans find this hard to believe but this is economic & business reality! This is world of Obama and his Stimulus/bailout.

          • Detfan1

            Jeff, nobody, including me, liked the forced bankruptcy that Obama did. I don’t like anything he did regarding GM. So, we all know Obama is an Imperialist President. He took control of GM, and then sold the equity at a loss, leaving taxpayers with a $10B bad investment. Now you can include that Obama is a lousy investor!! However, GM is now a private(publicly traded) company. GM has started paying a dividend, and GM is now able to hire management at competitive salaries. Given the tremendously bad press over the last few years, it is a testament to GM that they still sell more cars in the United States than any other manufacturer. We should now be rooting them on, as they added 9,000 U.S. employees this year. Their factories in the U.S. are running over capacity, which could mean additional plants opening in the near future. This is the economic and business reality! Obama is now out of the picture, and hopefully will be neutered in the 2014 elections if the GOP can get a majority in the Senate.

            Also, I wouldn’t put Detroit and GM in the same category. Detroit as a city is a failure due to democratic rule for 50 years. GM is healthy and thriving.

            Thanks for listening.

          • Jeff

            I guess your not listening, financial advisers & even the leftist media has said GM is heading for bankruptcy Again! 80% of their annual cost go to pension alone. No company can survive long with that. And I know plenty of people who absolutely refuse to buy GM aka Government Motors ever again! You sound like a GM loyalist that’s all. bye.

          • Detfan1

            Again, Jeff, you are totally wrong. That’s the way it is. You cannot be taken seriously through your disingenuous posts. I have no idea where you are getting your “information” but maybe you should find a more reliable source. It is hard to think of another GM bankruptcy when they just made EBIT $8,260,000,000 in 2013, while spending a disproportionate amount to catch up on their product cadence, that has resulted in the freshest lineup in the entire auto industry. This will, and already is, resulting in higher ATP’s that will result in an even higher profit in 2014. GM is as lean as they can be. When they negotiated the 20007 contract, they successfully enacted the two tier income, now able to hire new employees at a mere $14.00 per hour. The pension and health care costs have been transferred to the unions for administration. GM has $28,993,000,000 in cash and marketable securities on hand, which is $1,583,000,000 more than 2012. That’s hardly heading to bankruptcy!!

            Jeff, the only thing that you have posted correctly is that many people are not shopping for GM cars because of the Obama forced bankruptcy. But, just as you have, they attach GM to Obama and you, and they, and me hate Obama. The only difference between me and you, is I know that Obama screwed GM, and that GM had no choice in the matter, and you think GM was willing sycophant for a very unreasonable government bankruptcy.

            So, in short, you need to check your premise, because your posts are highly inaccurate. In short, I am right and you are wrong. That’s neither good or bad.

            That’s just the way it is.

          • CEDUPZ

            Detroit GM UAW wanna go live there? HAHAHAHAHAHHAA. Wolfsburg Germany VW city, versus Detroit, hmmm, GM, totaly F’d up!

          • Detfan1

            Wow, are you an immature twit or what? LOL Thy say that those who have to resort to profanity, have no real command of language. That certainly appears to be true with you. I love Germany, though!

          • leo801

            What’s YOUR point? exporting and selling in other countries is good for business. It’s cheaper to build where you sell than ship cars there…Do you even have basic economic understanding? You don’t seriously believe we re-import cars we build in China or Russia do you? Or ship back large parts made in China to be assembled here? As far as Canada and mexico, yes but blame that on Liberal taxing and union greed, not GM.

          • Detfan1

            I’m not sure your post was directed to me?? Perhaps it was for Jeff.

          • CEDUPZ

            GM Germany is folding, doomed, GM and Ford Europe are disappearing, VW is kicking their ass

          • Detfan1

            Well, I would assume that VW should do very well in their home country, so I don’t know what your post is saying there!! But, hey, Go VW!!! LOL

            In addition, the facts would challenge your premise that GM is folding, In 2013 GM sold 1,557,000 vehicles in Europe. That is hardly folding, wouldn’t you agree?

            In addition, GM lost $1,939,000,000 in Europe in 2012, and reduced its losses in 2013 to $844,000,000, as Europe continues to be saddled with a lousy economy.

            GM will be in Europe for decades to come, but alas, you are probably right VW is kicking GM’s butt in VW’s home country. What a surprise!

          • CEDUPZ

            GM is biggest mployer in Mexico…now go live in DETROIT, GM UAW city

          • Detfan1

            I am so excited, if your post is accurate that GM is Mexico’s biggest employer!! That means their volume of export sales and sales actually in Mexico are helping Mexico’s economy, maybe lifting the entire nations standard of living. GM as the United States largest automotive employer of Americans, is certainly a global company! GM, just in 2013 added another 9,000 employees in the U.S. The vast majority of GM’s cars and trucks sold in America are made in America, with a few models assembled by our good friends in Canada.

            You also do a transference with the city of Detroit, and blaming GM there, it sounds like. The problem with Detroit is that it has been under corrupt democratic rule for 50 years. GM is still there, too, but has decentralized, with plants all over the country now. While there are still a couple of plants in Detroit, Flint and Lansing,the majority of GM labor force is spread out over the entire country.

            It is true, though, that except for a couple of nice areas, I wouldn’t want to live in Detroit.

          • Sean P Hamilton

            Dont blame Obama. The American people could have stopped him. They chose not to.

            They sat back and waited for elections. and who did they select to oppose Obama?

            Mitt Romney? The man who implemented all the same policies in Massachusetts before anyone ever heard of Obama.

            Conservatives are lost, they dont even has a platform

          • Detfan1

            Sean, that is true, Ultimately it is at the voting booth where Americans can take back our country. If McCain were elected, I think there would’ve been a much better chance that GM would’ve just continued receiving financial help in 2009, and would now be in the middle of making payments back. Plus we may still have Pontiac, and a few hundred dealerships that were killed off because they operated in red states.

            If 2016 goes badly, we might as well have a funeral for America as we have known it. I’m hoping for a very good 2014 election this fall–hoping!!

          • HOFFHACK

            You got a point there!

          • curmudgeon

            When a pig flies past my window.

          • Detfan1

            I’m not sure what you are referring to. Do you think 2014 is going to go badly, too, with the Senate democrats keeping control?

          • curmudgeon

            Det, I do fear that may happen with all the voting fraud the democRAT party generates. If the Republican party runs another of the Washington establishment types like Dole or McCain or another of the so called ‘moderates’ like Romney. McCain and Dole were both willing to go along to get along just like George W. Bush. Romney would have been a good President, far better than Obama, but for the low information voter Mormonism was scarier than Communism. Just my opinion, not like the phony ‘facts’ that will be forthcoming from the liberal trolls who lurk here.

          • Detfan1

            “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”

            Galations 6:9

            I hope that helps. That’s all we have!

          • http://jjpadin.com/ Jerome Padin

            Until they return all the shares they stole from me the corrupt government still owns this debacle of an auto maker. I will never buy anything from them again. I hope the entire company disappears from existence.

          • curmudgeon

            They did not get me. I did not own GM and was fortunate enough to sell my Chrysler stock ahead of the bailout of the UAW. All about Quid Pro Quo.

          • Detfan1

            Obama screwed you, not GM.

          • Jeff

            Actually, NOT, that’s just the American Division! 3/4 of GM is now owned by the Chinese, that’s right Red China! 3/4 of GM’s jobs are in China & 3/4 of the cars they sell are in China! The Chinese have a hard on for GM! Don’t always believe the Commie Media!!!

          • Jeff

            Oh, and Chrysler is now owned by Fiat an Italian company!!!

          • leo801

            And Ford by Mazda

          • CEDUPZ

            Ford used to own 30% of Mazda, they sold it off, no more do anything with Mazda,

          • Jeff

            GM is now a foreign auto company!!!

          • Scott Bickett

            Actually that is not a TRUE statement..they sell MORE CARS in China due to A BILLION ppl living there. So in ACTUALALITY a US COMPANY doing good overseas does NOT make them china owned.

          • Jeff

            Actually it is, keep listening to the leftist media! The truth hurts, cash your GM pension check! Dreamers like you are destroying the country!

          • leo801

            Actually it’s not, I know lefties don’t like facts to get in the way of their truth BUT, GM is an American company that sells more cars in China than here because they have such a high population..you people will fall for anything won’t you?

          • Jeff

            Actually it is! There’s just one thing you don’t know. I…was a libtard just like you once! I went door to door, didn’t listen to facts, called people names, on and on. Then I woke up! I know it hurts but GM is not an American Company anymore! I got this from my financial advisers who don’t resort to name calling and rely on the real world!

          • Scott Bickett

            its sheeple like yourself who should have to pass some kind of test to be allowed to vote.

          • Jeff

            Look in the mirror! People like you wouldn’t listen to facts & put Obama in the white house!!!

          • Scott Bickett

            just because something falls out of YOUR mouth does NOT make it a fact. I am a STAUNCH Reagan conser ( in fact i live a 1/2 hr from his home town and 45 min from his birthplace). You look at all the replys to your drivel? BE INFORMED.

          • Jeff

            I am simply passing on Information from the Financial Industry NOT MSNBC or even FOX or idiotic CBS with Scott Pelley! I’m also a Reagon Conservative & a Realist! My nephew goes to Univ.of Chicago & he said they torn down home Reagan was born in to make parking lot! B$%&ards! Is that true?

          • Scott Bickett

            No no no. No idea where he would have heard that. Ronald Reagan was Born OVER A BANK in Tampico not in a “home”. His boyhood home in Dixon is on Nat’l historic reg also.

          • Jeff

            Whatever, hope your right.

          • Scott Bickett

            I know I am..i was JUST THERE last fall and was in Dixon and drove by the boyhood home last week. Its a HUGE tourist attraction for Dixon.

          • Detfan1

            Wow, are your numbers off. Yes China is now the largest buyer of cars on the planet. Yes GM has been wise to nurture that market and continually battles VW for the sales lead there. GM’s sales in the Asia/Pacific/MiddleEast/Africa region was 38.89% of all GM sales. GM made $1.23 Billion In that region in 2013, while employing 38,000 workers. However, in North America’s region, GM made $7.46 Billion, while employing 109,000 workers(an increase of 8,000 over 2011 North American workers.)

          • Jeff

            Keep dreaming and reading the leftist media, also collect your GM pension!

          • Detfan1

            You are a misinformed dick, sir. I am a conservative republican, you moron!! Just because I blew your stupid premise out of the water, all you have is bull$hit left? If you bothered to read additional posts from me, I factually blast Obama for his forced government bankruptcy of GM, rewarding the unions, and screwing the bondholders, and closing hundreds of dealerships in red state, and firing GM’s CEO.. But you are too stupid to even know what you are talking about so why should I bother with you!

          • leo801

            No, only 3/4 of the market actually IN China is owned by china, not all of GM…You are confusing the facts.

          • spin43

            And how many billions do they still owe the taxpayers? I actually have a memory and won]t let the government propaganda change my mind. I’m lucky, no cable TV!

          • leo801

            THEY don’t owe you anything, Obama does. he and the leftwing extremists who cradle him made the decision to bail them out, they were hoping to create another welfare society in the auto business but GM is now back on it’s own and in public trading. The government, obummer’s government are the ones who owe you..Good luck with that!

          • jimoaklanduniv

            sounds like you swallowed the SWILL from ole barry the SOcialist’s lips, the LIAR in chief!! Taxpayers and investors lost BILLIONS because of ole barry and his hare brained Schemes!!

          • Scott Bickett

            Hey lets try this…make sense ok?

          • jimoaklanduniv

            The Truth and Facts about ole Barry,your illegal,Incompetent Socialist pres,makes perfect sense to everybody who is not a mind numbed Convenient Idiot of ole Barry,Scotty!

          • Scott Bickett

            Umm i have fought this muslim POS at EVERY turn . Unlike the ramblins you spew ..I am informed and MAKE SENSE.

        • ONLYJB1

          Sorry, but the government sold out their shares of stock and left tax payers with a 1.5 billion dollar loss. I believe I’m correct on the amount! The government did what they needed to do and that was to pay back the BIG union bosses! GM is still GM and still in trouble!

          • matthew brandley

            9 b loss

          • ONLYJB1

            I’m being moderated right now, but it was 9 billion? Wow, I was way off on what we the tax payer lost, just to pay off the union bosses!

          • Detfan1

            I beleive the actual loss is roughly 10B. Shows that Obama can’t even manage a stock portfolio.

        • matthew brandley

          AH stupid. gm just sold the remaining shares in gm for a 9 billion loss 2 months ago . again more drible from a uneducated moron

          • leo801

            You are a typical low information obama voter..the FEDS just sold those shares at over a 9 BILLION dollar loss, NOT GM…get the facts straight libby…They sold it on the off market as well…just to prove their ignorance! just as you’ve proven yours here

        • matthew brandley

          The feds sold last reemaining shares of gm 2 months ago for a 9 b loss . try again stupid. another tool of stupidity who is a uneducated moron heard from again

          • http://jjpadin.com/ Jerome Padin

            Since you are a liberal and an uneducated moron, what are you doing here?

        • tompro97

          Actually, Owe-bama’s Regime sold the last of the GM stock at a $10 BILLION DOLLAR LOSS several months ago.

          Of course, this did NOTHING to help the GM retirees and creditors who lost BILLIONS more.

        • rhonan

          No, sadly the government sold their ownership on the NYSE. They should have just nationalized it and turned it into a worker’s cooperative. At the very least, they should have held onto ownership until the investment had been recouped. Unfortunately, with domestic terrorists in the House Republican Caucus threatening the credit of the Us with the debt ceiling, before the treasury could recover from the damage done by the Republican government shut down they had to liquidate the stocks to delay hitting the debt ceiling. Too bad explaining all that is too complicated for the American media.

          • http://jjpadin.com/ Jerome Padin

            Actually it was the evil progressive liberals of both wings of the corrupt and unlawful gang of career thieves who infest both houses of congress and much of the government. You want a “workers paradise”? Check out Detroit, the liberals have done so well there. The joke in the white house is doing to America what the progressive liberals did to Detroit.

          • rhonan

            The whole world is rising up against the greed of the global financial elite and the workers are growing weary of false promises of capitalism. Detroit is the poster child of what the so-called free trade championed by the corporatists of both parties. We have shipped our manufacturing jobs overseas so that the financial elite can profit even more, at the expense of the American worker. Ike had it right! High progressive taxes on the rich, and steep tariffs to keep out cheap and shoddy foreign goods. I remember when patriotic American bought American goods, and Made in America meant the 50 states, not some sweatshop in the Marshal Islands. Funny how now it’s only is leftists who still believe in buying American, while you wing-nuts call it ‘Freedom’ when you buy cheap crap from Red China at Walmart.

          • http://jjpadin.com/ Jerome Padin

            You have been well and truly brain washed, sorry for you. I remember when America made goods at real prices before the communist unions destroyed virtually every manufacturing company in this country. We used to have the worlds best steel mills, killed by union greed. We used to build sound ships, murdered by union greed. we used to have the worlds best public education system, eradicated by union idiocy and greed. What little was left of America’s greatness has been whittled away by the small minded progressive marxist who have infested our government aided and abetted by simple minded people who have been gullible enough to buy into the madness. You are part of the problem I hope you enjoy the destruction heading our way.

          • Rick VandenOever

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            The politicians of both parties have
            sold us out to the Global Elitists. It’s our fault that we have not
            held them to account. First mistake was trusting them. The
            Constitution separated powers and installed checks and balances for a
            reason, you CAN NOT TRUST people who seek power, they ALLWAYS want
            more. We let ethics slip and now 80% of our politicians are paid to
            support an agenda that is on its way to restoring the world normal
            style of government, ruling elite and landless surfs and peasants.
            Second big mistake was letting education slip out of local control.
            Common Core Curriculum is nothing more than the largest dumbing down
            and indoctrination program ever instituted. Our children are being
            turned into leftist drones, very 1984.

          • Daniel Salimbene

            You go rhonan, These brainwashed conservatives don’t even know when they are screwing themselves. But they all buy in to the “Blame Obama Brigade” as if he was handed a Bucket of Gold in 2008 and not 2 BS wars ,A broken economy, and Tax cuts so deep we’re still rubbing our asses from the buggering George and DICK gave us.

          • rhonan

            We in the 2nd Internet Battalion of the Goatz Liberation Army do our best fighting a losing battle against willful ignorance and stupidity. Fortunately, we don’t have to suffer in these filthy trenches all the time, with the stench of unwashed teabillies making us ill. We are able to retreat to our liberal bastions. Fortunately I have a great brew pub and a nifty French bistro just a couple of blocks from my swank penthouse. Even better, one of the better pot shops in the city is on the same block, so I can get one of the good brownies for desert.

          • Jeff

            Ah, a lying, name calling Leftist, a sure fire way to ID an Anti-American Jerkoff! `

          • Doug

            Are you from N.J. I knew several Salimbenes in North Jersey.

          • Jeff

            Your Commie Unions with their overpaid salaries & pensions,plus healthcare is what destroyed jobs in this country! I know, I was in the Union once! You have No idea what your talking about, this I also know because I used to be a (shamefully) Liberal/Leftist, that does not listen to any facts and makes up crap along the way! Someday, like me, you’ll come around!!!

          • rhonan

            I find it funny how you wing-nuts have such a low opinion of your selves that you think working Americans should not get things like decent pay and benefits, yet have no problem with greed at the top that sucks the economy dry. Those union wages and benefits were no problem for businesses until we removed all the barriers to cheap foreign goods, and drastically cut taxes on the top tax brackets. When there was a dis-incentive for the wealthy to engage in profit taking, they had an incentive to leave profits in a business to grow the business by hiring workers and buying more and better equipment.

          • Jeff

            I agree with you on some things, like greed at the top & foreign manufactering. Unions ARE part of the problem also! I was in the Carpenters Union in the 90′s & when I left, in 2000, we made $33.33 an hour. I read, NOW they make something like $93hr. that’s crazy! Unions are Milking America Dry and are the reason for instance why we never get to Mars the way we got to the moon in the 60′s! Each town & city is or will go broke in the next decade or two because of civil unions & mainly their pensions! They had their day as my Grandfather (who was a big union organizer in the 30′s) used to say, but today America needs jobs not politics!

          • rhonan

            Yawn, while you blame the unions, the unions are even stronger in Germany, and German workers average much higher pay than American workers these days. At the same time, the German industrial sector is far stronger than America’s, especially so if you don’t count companies that get a significant part of their income from military weapons systems. There isn’t a single American made part in an iPhone, and it’s not because of the cost of labor. Very well paid German workers make the touch screen for the current series of iPhone, because the craftsmanship is worth the money, and the Chinese just can’t do it as well. That could have been America, if we hadn’t rigged the game to profit Wall Street over Main Street.

          • Jeff

            Yawn yourself, who’s talking about Germany? Union this, & union that. Only 7% of the American work force is union!!! I saw on your leftist media, that Germans were having much less kids, not getting married & collecting much more government checks than ever before! If everything is so dandy there, why is this? Also, Germany’s economy will fail just like Japan’s, Malaysia’s & others did! Unions or no unions.
            Why do you hate America so much? Get out if you feel that way! Go to Canada. Yawn! again.

          • Joanne Styslinger

            It is not financial elite that should worry you. It is the Government elite that should. The professional politicians that you keep voting in because you are too lazy to do your own due diligence by researching what those same politicians promised your parents a generation ago or more and never accomplished. The same politicians that doesn’t allow insider trading but allows the politicians in DC to do insider trading. Again it is NOT financial elites but the US Congress that ARE the 1%. Any one who calls themselves Progressives are the Regressives and they are in both political parties.

          • rhonan

            The government would not be a problem if the politicians of both parties were not owned by the financial elite. When members of the House have to spend over half their time raising money for their reelection, it is no wonder the 1% call the shots. It is time to abolish private money in elections, and go to 100% publicly funded campaigns. Oh, right, conservatives hate that, because the wealthy have a right to own our politicians, and We The People do not have a right to be heard.

          • Scott Bickett

            you do KNOW that LIBERA:S ran Detroit for the LAST 50 YEARS,, and there is more in that town than automotive jobs??

          • bill

            This has been nominated for: “Most moronic post of the day!”.. Vote!

          • Doug

            I vote for the vacation one.

          • Scott Bickett

            ^^ this is what the legalization of weed has done to peoples minds.^^

        • tonilaura

          That is now. And just who gave the Unions so much power, that is before the billout? Have you ever checked the many advantages the worker received because of the demands of the Unions? I did some research and I found, before the bailout, that an employee who’s job might have been eliminated and another slot was found remained on salary. Okay, good thing? But the kicker was, the worker could refuse a new job for example, it was too far a traveling distance. As for the retire befits? Didn’t you read that the Unions sold a large amount of their stock? After all, as management, they couldn’t approve of the many benefits

          • rhonan

            You can’t even write English at a high school level, and you dare think you are anything but ignorant.Even worse, you have the gal to think you are smarter than people who actually know something, just because you can parrot the talking points of the American Taliban.

          • tonilaura

            Write English at a high school level? Well, maybe so but I do use my spell and grammar check. Try using yours. And did you mean gall? Talking points of the American Branch of the Muslim Brotherhood? Which point?

            So, Professor American English, please correct my grammar and spelling. Sorry, I can’t see any relationship to the Taliban but I am very interested in finding out how you reached such a conclusion.

            I really wasted my time, didn’t I in making English my major and History my minor in college? Maybe Colorado College, University of Maryland taught me…wrong? Maybe I should use a difference computer references when I do research. Suggestion?

          • Gene Currier

            Gal? Pretty smart. Want a cracker?

          • rhonan

            Yes, I am actually pretty smart, especially compared to the ignorant crackers that populate this hive of scum and villainy.

          • http://jjpadin.com/ Jerome Padin

            Communists always claim they do “good” for the masses, yet when you follow the true trail you find numerous and massive tragedies tied to union “demands”. America no longer make steel, no longer builds ships, the transportation and trucking industry damaged beyond comprehension and our public school system now a bastian of liberal physco babble. I harbor no liking for union thugs.

          • tonilaura

            You know, I remember my Father talking about the unions. Yes, there were so-called thrums and still are, but they id do some good. The problem is that they didn’t know when to back off. But then, how about Rev. Jesse jackson? So many rumors of how he threatens walkouts, unless… his way.

          • tonilaura

            I was truly shocked last night when I heard that 68% of the people don’t know we are a capitalist country.

            When I was in school, the difference forms of government were throughly discuss. Time flies and fewer good results.

        • HOFFHACK

          “BING-FLIPPIN-OH!!!!”

        • jimoaklanduniv

          that’s why ole barry bailed out his UNION THUG cronies with OUR money to Cram cars down our throats we DON”T WANT, Typical Socialist MORON!!

      • Loweezy Smith

        Since when?

      • Eric

        Good question.

      • Robert Peterson

        If not for GM Toyota would never have been introduced in the US in the early 70′s, The original land cruiser engine was a GM design the 258 cu straight 6 just like the 5.7 cu v8 Tundra motor is today same motor as GM’s corvette. Toyota outsells GM 3 to one. Hence the made up bullshit accelerator scandal. My Toyota was involved in that recall I refused to participate after 114,000 miles nothings stuck yet except the resale value . Something GM will never be able to boast.

        • Mark Bunster

          Brilliant! Refuse a free repair on a safety component because of a conspiracy theory.

          • Robert Peterson

            Simply cutting off the gas pedal was the fix my gas pedal is nowhere near the floor mat so it does not need to be cut off. The problem with the pedal sticking was because of aftermarket floor mats not a computer program problem like the Government attempted to claim and was unable to prove. Toyota simply paid off the Government to get them out of their business and didn’t need the witch hunt bad publicity. Toyota still outsells the big 3 today.

      • CEDUPZ

        GM has like 5% of TOYota shares I think…they also have a joint factory in Calif that FAILED, cus GM was involved

      • George Babbitt

        They have been making branded versions of each others cars for years. e.g. Toyota Matrix and Pontiac Vibe. Same car, different branding.

        • cyoder

          That arrangement ended several years ago. They built them in a shared factory, but no longer.

      • leo801

        they are not. only in his fantasy land.

      • renodude36 .

        You do know that GM, Toyota, Ford, Mitsubishi are all in China. That’s how they are all tied.

      • http://dstechcon.com/ Steve Trachsel

        Previous Joint Venture called New United Motors Mfg (Nummi). Mfg plant was in Fremont, CA. Plant closed in 2010 so 26 year JV is now over.

      • CEDUPZ

        GM owns like 5% of TOYota, always has

      • John Jacobjinglehiemerschmidt

        Ever heard of NUMMI? Ever seen a GEO automobile? The Prism is half-GM, half-Toyota. Metro and Tracker are half-GM, half-Suzuki. The reality is the global auto market.

    • Timothy53

      Toyota bailed on that deal with GM in 2010. As part of the New United Motors Manufacturing Incorporated (NUMMI) project of the mid 1980s GM sold rebadged Toyota Corollas as Chevy Novas/Geo Prizms and other vehicles. The last vehicle was the 2009 Pontiac Vibe/Toyota Matrix.

      Toyota was already a well established brand here by 1984 when NUMMI started and they cut out rather than let GM drag them down. Musca like Daimler did to Chrysler.

      Tesla and Toyota now run the site.

      • Lars Skiipole

        Rebranded Corollas were never sold by GM. Geos were rebranded Suzukis. We had one and it said Suzuki.

        • torr10

          I have a 1987 Nova that says Toyota all over it. My best friend is a Toyota Master Mechanic and I was an asst Service Mgr for Toyota. Geo Prizms were also Corollas.

          • Lars Skiipole

            We are both wrong/right. It was a Toyota project but it WAS NOT a corolla. It was based on the Toyota sprinter. It doesn’t even look like a corolla.

            It would seem that GM farmed out many of their cars to foreign cos. As our geo was a suzuki.

        • Timothy53

          Geo Metro (had one too) was a Suzuki. The Geo Tracker was a Suzuki also. But the Geo Prizm which became the Chevy Nova was a Toyota Corolla. There was even an ad campaign that suggested that all you were paying for by purchasing a Corolla instead of a Prizm was the Toyota badge.

    • matthew brandley

      your a idiot . your stupid . your clueless. guess again. htye are not tied to gm . as a matter of fact stupid gm sales have fallen over 25 pct in the past 3 months alone! Just proves how much of a uneducated moron you realy are

      • bill

        I love when the uneducated come on here accusing others of being uneducated…..They (matthew) cannot even formulate a sentence… and Matt… learn the difference between the words “your” and “You’re”.. Someday your, or in you’re case, will have an impact other than laughter..

        • matthew brandley

          it doesnt even matter if I can or can not formulate a sentance douch bag. the fact is gm is going down the toilet. they are losing billions of dollars. they are the kings of channel stuffing . there inventory is the highest its been since the crash of 08! there avg sale day for a new car went from 48 to 57 days last month! they are now offering incentives aka cash back to move the cars cannibalising profits! next up is layoffs! then plant closings! they have been over producing for the past 2 years ahole! they have shut down production in australia by the end of this year due to the plunging value of the australian dollar. so again its not if I can formulate a sentance its whos smarter ahole

          • bill

            Matt. .please please please stop posting.. You’ve got me laughing so hard at your infantile rants my stomach is aching! I can only take so much comedy at one setting!

        • matthew brandley

          there sales have fallen over 25 pct in the past 3 months alone so you can now shove this up you arse!

    • tonilaura

      My husband’s Ford Ranger had a Toyota motor.

      • Timothy53

        Since the Ranger is or was a Nissan pickup it’s more likely to be a Nissan engine.

        • tonilaura

          Sorry, I must protest. My husband was a certificate mechanic. I will have to accept his word. Either way, I must tell you, it was and still is a good running pickup.

    • cyoder

      Not true. Those connections were severed years ago.

    • CEDUPZ

      Ford sold it’s part of Mazda, back to Mazda, Mazda is hunting for a partner, it can’t survive here without somebody propping them up.

    • Phil

      Yeah. But people with the work attitude are the ones that can afford to buy a car.
      It’s the American way. What’s the problem?!

    • 3rdjerseyman

      Late to the party bud, all those relationships broke up.

    • HOFFHACK

      Yeah, and Mitsubishi made the “ZERO” that shot up Pearl Harbor! He was talking about himself, and how he got where he is, and the car is his reward! Great ad!!! I am sure the Japs and the French will get their shorts in a wedgie!!

    • leo801

      GM in NO way is affiliated with Toyotas , It must be nice to live in a world where you can just make up your own facts…PERFECT commercial BTW, Suck it commie, liberal Libs!!

      • John Jacobjinglehiemerschmidt

        Maybe GM and Toyota aren’t affiliated anymore. I really don’t keep up. Still, beginning in 1984 and moving into at least the early 2000s, GM and Toyota were operating partners. It’s not me who’s in a different world.

    • Manny Lott

      Wow, they mention two weeks of vacation. Since the late 70′s I do not know what is a two week vacation. Just work, raise a family and JUST DO IT. I figure my vacation is when I am buried. Plus, don’t ask for government help.

  • Dave Youngman

    INSULTING other’s sensibilities? HA! Love it!!

  • Henry Solomon

    Lovely ad! That’s what America is about.

  • http://www.wakeupblackamerica.blogspot.com/ goteki45

    Like the guy in the original Robocop movie I LIKE IT!!!

  • Couranto

    I guess GM isn’t aware that Obama and Dems are psyched that Americans no longer have to work (what lame brain term are the using, oh, yeah, job lock)… and can now become artists, fiddlers, and jack ovv artists.

    • Lars Skiipole

      There’s spin, and then there’s SPIN. JOB LOCK IS SPIN AT ABOUT 70,000 RPM.

  • Jeff Callahan

    Better than that Coke Commercial!

  • Gary

    If it weren’t for the 1%, there wouldn’t be the other 99% in America. We’d all be peasants to the King of England and would be as mediocre as all the other European Countries.

    • RedDog

      The commercial’s message is good…but GM has no business running it.

  • TrentMax

    Jonathan Hoenig is a muppet’s muppet.

    • Timothy53

      Yeah, when did they start putting 18 year olds on Fox as financial experts?

  • richz

    I thought I was back in 1981 when I saw the commercial, Ronald Reagan would approve. I love it.

  • Sandra Trusso

    I love this ad! It’s been a long time since I’ve seen or heard anything that actually celebrates America for what we are, instead of putting us down, and acting embarrassed! I am a proud American!

    • tompro97


      Obviously, you did not watch the Budweiser ads during the Super Bowl??? Much better than this one.

      • Sandra Trusso

        Thanks for the reminder….you’re right. The Budweiser ad was awesome!