Analysis of Paul Ryan’s Fabulous Speech
Here are the facts on the GM plant. February 13th, 2008, Obama was in Janesville. February 13, 2008 is, like, 11 months before he’s immaculated. “I believe if our government’s there to support you and give you the assistance you need to retool and make this transition, that this plant will be here for another hundred years.” Well, he’s implying that if I am there — if I’m the government — I’m gonna support you; and I’m gonna give you the assistance you need to retool and keep this place open for a hundred years.
That’s what the people at the factory thought he meant.
June 2008: “General Motors announced Janesville would stop production of medium-duty trucks by the end of 2009 and stop production of large SUVs in 2010 or sooner.” Any wonder why Obama let this place go? They’re making the cars he hates: Trucks and SUVs. In October of 2008, before the election, Obama said, “As president, I will lead an effort to retool plants like the GM facility in Janesville so that we can build the fuel-efficient cars of tomorrow, and create good-paying jobs in Wisconsin and across America.”
So he promised, in October 2008, that he would retool that plant, get rid of the trucks and the SUVs, and start making “the fuel-efficient cars of tomorrow,” like the Volt. Then, in December of 2008, “General Motors idled production of SUVs at the Janesville plant. The truck manufacturing continued. So in December 2008, it’s open. In April of 2009, four months after Obama was immaculated, “GM shut down the production of the medium-size trucks.” In April 2009, it’s still open.