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Real Men of Genius – Ray LaHood

I suggest we start a new feature here at Cold Fury. I submit that we dedicate a post to that politician, regardless of party, who demonstrates the most thorough inability to grasp reality for that week. Hopefully the boss here at Cold Fury will pick this up as a feature – especially as the available pool of choices seems to be especially deep this season. Whaddya say, Mike?

So in the spirit of kicking this off on the right foot (see what I did there??), I offer one Ray LaHood, Secretary of Transportation and RINO extraordinaire. Yes, when it comes to talking about Cash for Clunkers, it takes a special kind of cluelessness to offer the following:

“It’s been a thrill to be part of the best economic news story in America,” Secretary Ray LaHood said in a statement. “Now we are working toward an orderly wind down of this very popular program.”

Now, Ray is clearly – like his Vice President – delusional. But to be fair, on Ray’s planet it takes a special kind of self-actualized politician to shamelessly piss on your leg and then tell you its raining. It takes a Real Man of Genius.

Even the most partisan observer will aver that “Cash for Clunkers” is a poorly run program given its failure to accurately forecast demand, its unintended consequences on the used car market and its failure to pay dealers on time using the rules devised by the very same bureaucrats who couldn’t forecast correctly in the first place. But not our Ray, nope, he doubles down on teh stoopid. It takes a politician, nay, a Real Man of Genius to equate “successful” with “popular.”

Giving free money is popular. Screwing your middleman (i.e. car dealers), on the other hand, does not mean “successful” – except to Ray LaHood.

So I nominate Ray LaHood for this week’s Real Man of Genius Award. In tribute, and since thousands of “clunkers” were actually traded in for SUVs, I offer this audio fanfare.

Thanks Ray. We salute you, Mr. Enormous SUV Driver.

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5 thoughts on “Real Men of Genius – Ray LaHood

  1. Just so, Sean.

    Forget for a moment how this screwed charities, made more landfill waste and favored the affluent over the working man who need those destroyed auto parts; even if we take him at his word, why would you wind down somwething that was the “best economic news” in America?

  2. it takes a special kind of self-actualized politician to shamelessly piss on your leg and then tell you its raining

    You have it wrong. He’s pissing on his own leg and saying “Hey, look, it’s raining!”

  3. Here is the deal.

    Chrysler story:

    Local dealership goes tits up with fraud sidelines in January. Leaves lots and lots in the lurch for registrations, traded car pay offs, etc. You get the idea.
    Next dealer down the street loses their franchise after 70+ years in the bankruptcy. They had always made money and sales targets but did one thing out of line (I will save proper description for a moment).
    Now, another dealer who is a Dem supporter is getting the property of the 1st dealership that had gone tits up with fraud on top for a new Chrysler dealership.

    Dealer who lost their franchise is a GoP supporter. That is the only reason they could be losing their franchise is what they think.

    The thugs of Chicago sure are swell fellas to do business with.

    NOT

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