Contrary to first impressions, this isn’t a partisan post – anybody calling for a boycott of GM would get a snarky comment from us. But honestly – a boycott? Of a company whose advertising and national image was almost synonymous with social conservatism, tailgate parties and light American lager? What in sam hill is going on? We want to know what these particular arch-conservative Republican rabble-rousers are smoking, because we want to avoid it.
Driven, it seems, by one Hugh Hewitt, a conservative talk show host who has vehemently opposed the bailout money that GM got. OK, that’s fair enough, the bailout was controversial across the political spectrum. But then you get the rhetoric about the “Obamaization” of GM and rants about the UAW’s stake in the new company. So you want to boycott a manufacturer that employs thousands of Americans because you disagree with their labor practices? Mr. Hewitt says, and we quote, “every dollar spent with GM is a dollar spent against free enterprise.” So there you have it. Check out the Detroit Bureau blog for more info.
Mandatory Hewitt Warning: Every minute spent on RideLust is a minute well spent.
[Source: Detroit Bureau]