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One Bailout, One Scotch & One Beer

By Doug Powers  •  September 24, 2010 10:49 AM

**Written by Doug Powers

I am changing my name to Chrysler
I am going down to Washington D.C.
I will tell some power broker
What they did for Iacocca
Will be perfectly acceptable to me
I am changing my name to Chrysler
I am headed for that great receiving line
So when they hand a million grand out
I’ll be standing with my hand out
Yes siree I’ll get mine

–Tom Paxton: I’m Changing My Name to Chrysler

Could there be a more symbolic follow-up to President Obama’s visit to Chrysler’s Jefferson North Assembly Plant where he touted how wisely our $6 billion bailout money was spent than this?

The union says they “strongly oppose” this kind of behavior. Who are they kidding?

Cool classic rock in the video though — the only tunes missing were Sabbath’s “Sweetleaf,” Thorogood’s “One Bourbon, One Scotch and One Beer” and The Cars’ “Drive.”

The scramble is on to portray this as an isolated incident, but I’ve lived in the heart of auto country just about my entire life and know and have known many auto workers and their families. I don’t think there’s a single one who doesn’t have pitiful stories about goings-on at lunch time (or on the clock for that matter) and how the union does nothing but defend the offending employee(s) — which at that point is the same thing as encouraging it.

Doug Ross concludes:

Actually, I view these developments as helpful.

Because this is the Obama administration in a nutshell. Waste, fraud and outright criminality, all under the umbrella of the Democrat Party and the union bosses that are helping to destroy America.

Don’t get mad. Get even. Remember in November.

**Written by Doug Powers

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