Glenn Beck and Jonah Goldberg: Obama’s Support of Fuel-Efficient Cars Proves He’s a Nazi
This is what happens when the Crazy interviews the Stupid.
BECK: What a nightmare this is. Can you give me any example in history where this kind of stuff [GM] has happened — what’s happening today — and what does it lead to?
GOLDBERG: Well, I mean, we saw — I mean, it’s funny. I mean, again, you know, I’m not calling Barack Obama a Hitler and I’m not calling him Nazis and all the rest. But, you know, in fascism, we saw the people’s car. We call it the Volkswagen, where the state said what we’re going to do is we’re going to take over the auto industry — government and business and unions* are going to get together and we’re going to create cars to fill a political need rather than a market need and give people these cars.
Now, we’ve got Barack Obama saying that GM is going to make these affordable fuel-efficient cars — i.e., cars that Washington and the political planners in Washington want made rather than the cars that the market and the consumer are demanding.
I’ll avoid the obvious "Hitler built the Autobahn; Eisenhower built the US highway system; Eisenhower=Hitler" jokes and simply remind everyone that CAFE standards, which gave
Berlin Washington the power to regulate fuel efficiency in automobiles, became law under Führer Gerald Ford. And in 2007, Reichschancellor Bush signed the Energy Independence and Security Act, which called for an increase in those not-what-the-market wants, fascistic regulations.
*Schoolchildren learn that one of the first things Hitler did was ban trade unions. Dumbass.