I’ve watched and listened to the DNC (Democratic National Convention) over the last 3 days. Nearly every speaker talked about the million jobs saved when Obama and Biden bailed out the auto industry.
The auto industry bailout was announced December 19, 2008 by the treasury department.
Wiki page on Bailouts describing the request by the auto industry in 2008 and the agreement of president Bush in early December. Wiki Bailout Page
New York Times runs a story on December 19, 2008 entitled:Bush Approves $17 Billion Auto Bailout
Barack Obama was sworn into office as our 44th president on January 20th, 2009.
Wiki Inauguration of Barack Obama
Is this a lie? DNC 2012 video below:
Maybe I have this wrong. However, it appears there was a full month between the announcement of the Auto Bailout (Dec 19, 2008) and Inauguration Day (Jan 20, 2009).
Was Obama and Biden actually running the country in the months prior to Inauguration day?
Is the claim a fabrication intended to fool those who would never bother to look back at historic records?
When an entire campaign arranges the calendar in a different order and nobody notices, does it say something about our average citizen?
Does it say something about our media that calls itself “news”.
What does it say when those that make the claim have no fear they will ever be discovered?
Did you hear about this obvious error (or fabrication?) on your local news channel? Maybe you should consider very carefully what you define as news.
Other interesting items:
Fact Check.org on bailout claims. Did you know that the auto companies did actually under Obama file bankruptcy which is what they claim Romney and Ryan would have preferred to the detriment of the country. Weird isn’t it?
Regardless of who you plan to vote for or how you feel about the auto industry bailouts, you should always take time to do a little basic research. A little reading and a little study goes a long way to assuage ignorance. I’m not trying to tell you what to think. I’m trying to urge you to think.
My name is Dave Thacker and I’m doing something about it.