Remember that whole “Cash for Clunkers” debacle? Yep, that would be President Barack Obama in the video above, speaking at a GM plant back in September of 2009. He was touting the Chevy Cobalt as “one of GM’s most sought-after cars under that program.”
And of course, if you’ve been paying any attention, it’s the Chevy Cobalt that’s facing a massive recall right now over faulty ignition switches in five years worth of models. Put simply, the car that Obama was so excited about a few years ago has gotten dozens of people hurt, and in some cases, killed…which is why two and a half million of them have been recalled.
If you think I’m being a bit too tough on our prezzo, consider the fact that the Cobalt was widely seen as a lemon from the very start…yet Barry got behind it anyway.
But let’s cut the man a break here, because, despite this snafu, he’s been right about so many other things throughout the course of his presidency, no?
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