Good times, good times.
Well, those days are over, at least for now.
As part of a campaign featuring "real people" explaining their decision to buy the Blue Oval, a guy named "Chris" says he "wasn't going to buy another car that was bailed out by our government," according the text of the ad, launched in early September.Nope, can't have that, we've got to prop up this miserable failure and make believe he's competent. We've sunk to the level now where planted multimillionaire donors get to ask questions of him at staged townhall events. Communist dictators of days gone by never got such favorable, slobbering treatment in the media.
"I was going to buy from a manufacturer that's standing on their own: win, lose, or draw. That's what America is about is taking the chance to succeed and understanding when you fail that you gotta' pick yourself up and go back to work."
That's what some of America is about, evidently. Because Ford pulled the ad after individuals inside the White House questioned whether the copy was publicly denigrating the controversial bailout policy CEO Alan Mulally repeatedly supported in the dark days of late 2008, in early '09 and again when the ad flap arose. And more.
With President Barack Obama tuning his re-election campaign amid dismal economic conditions and simmering antipathy toward his stimulus spending and associated bailouts, the Ford ad carried the makings of a political liability when Team Obama can least afford yet another one. Can't have that.
We've got a thug in the White House stonewalling two massive scandals between Fast and Furious and Solyndra, yet those stories are barely a blip on the mainstream media radar. Bad news is no news according to them. As such, expect them to conveniently ignore this outrageous behavior.