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Oinquebama selectively closing GOP Dealerships?

 
 
Reply Thu 28 May, 2009 05:15 am
Discussion all over the net on this one, e.g.

http://www.sfexaminer.com/opinion/columns/mark_tapscott/Is-Obama-closing-GOP-car-dealers-46326192.html

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2259678/posts

http://gatewaypundit.blogspot.com/2009/05/dealergate-mapping-closures.html



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old europe
 
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Reply Thu 28 May, 2009 08:15 am
@gungasnake,
Quote:
News Flash: Car Dealers are Republicans (It's Called a Control Group, People)

A meme that is currently picking up traction in the conservative blogosphere is that the list of dealerships to be shuttered as a result of Chrysler's bankruptcy contains a disproportionate number donors to Republican candidates. There have been furious efforts to prove this contention by looking up campaign contributor lists at the Huffington Post, Open Secrets, and other places.

There is just one problem with this theory. Nobody has bothered to look up data for the control group: the list of dealerships which aren't being closed. It turns out that all car dealers are, in fact, overwhelmingly more likely to donate to Republicans than to Democrats -- not just those who are having their doors closed.

[...]

Combining the data:

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_5ieXw28ZUpg/Sh3BSG44dnI/AAAAAAAABKc/pCpJivHDOuo/s400/autodealer5.PNG

Overall, 88 percent of the contributions from car dealers went to Republican candidates and just 12 percent to Democratic candidates. By comparison, the list of dealers on Doug Ross's list (which I haven't vetted, but I assume is fine) gave 92 percent of their money to Republicans -- not really a significant difference.

There's no conspiracy here, folks -- just some bad math.

It shouldn't be any surprise, by the way, that car dealers tend to vote -- and donate -- Republican. They are usually male, they are usually older (you don't own an auto dealership in your 20s), and they have obvious reasons to be pro-business, pro-tax cut, anti-green energy and anti-labor. Car dealerships need quite a bit of space and will tend to be located in suburban or rural areas. I can't think of too many other occupations that are more natural fits for the Republican Party. Unfortunately, while we are still a nation of drivers, we are not a nation of dealers.
farmerman
 
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Reply Thu 28 May, 2009 09:45 am
@old europe,
SO, what youre saying is that if there isnt an issue bounded by truth and facts, GUNGA WILL MAKE ONE UP?
Surely not our GUNGASNAKE!!
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H2O MAN
 
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Reply Thu 28 May, 2009 11:13 am
@old europe,
News Flash: Liberals can't survive in the business world. (It's Called a Group of losers, People)
old europe
 
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Reply Thu 28 May, 2009 11:25 am
@H2O MAN,
Do people go into the water softening business because they are conservative, or do they become conservative because they are in the water softening business?
H2O MAN
 
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Reply Thu 28 May, 2009 11:36 am
@old europe,


All things are cleaner when washed in softened water.
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djjd62
 
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Reply Thu 28 May, 2009 01:10 pm
interesting, folks who work at car dealerships have always given me the creeps, kinda like insurance salesmen, those numbers may help explain why
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DontTreadOnMe
 
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Reply Thu 28 May, 2009 01:59 pm
once again, the republicans cry victim. nothing left of the gop but pishers.

that's sad.
H2O MAN
 
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Reply Thu 28 May, 2009 03:34 pm
@DontTreadOnMe,



Minority owned dealerships are being closed...
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kuvasz
 
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Reply Fri 29 May, 2009 12:36 am
@H2O MAN,
Quote:
News Flash: Liberals can't survive in the business world. (It's Called a Group of losers, People)


I can, you ignorant, little cracker and have done so for over thirty five years in a textile industry so right wing and racist that it makes you look like Eugene Debs.

Waterboy, you are one of the stupidest human beings I have ever read. That you can make a living ONLY can be attributed to residing in a community of absolute drooling idiots that inhabit Clarke and Jackson counties. The people there are so dumb that they elected Paul Broun twice.
DontTreadOnMe
 
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Reply Fri 29 May, 2009 03:08 am
@kuvasz,
kuvasz wrote:

Quote:
News Flash: Liberals can't survive in the business world. (It's Called a Group of losers, People)


I can, you ignorant, little cracker and have done so for over thirty five years in a textile industry so right wing and racist that it makes you look like Eugene Debs.

Waterboy, you are one of the stupidest human beings I have ever read. That you can make a living ONLY can be attributed to residing in a community of absolute drooling idiots that inhabit Clarke and Jackson counties. The people there are so dumb that they elected Paul Broun twice.


man, don't bother. lights are on, newspapers piling up on the porch.
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H2O MAN
 
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Reply Fri 29 May, 2009 09:09 am
@kuvasz,

cracker ?

Is this some kind of racist slur used by the uppity?

I bet you drive a SAAB or maybe a Subaru Laughing
kuvasz
 
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Reply Fri 29 May, 2009 03:17 pm
@H2O MAN,
i drive a dodge you inbred poor white trash jag off. why don't you kill yourself because you give trailer trash a bad name.
H2O MAN
 
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Reply Fri 29 May, 2009 03:26 pm
@kuvasz,


Your mama!
kuvasz
 
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Reply Fri 29 May, 2009 03:38 pm
@H2O MAN,
no, its a grand caravan. however its your mamma whose knees hit the blacktop whenever rent comes due.
DontTreadOnMe
 
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Reply Fri 29 May, 2009 05:44 pm
@kuvasz,
kuvasz wrote:

no, its a grand caravan. however its your mamma whose knees hit the blacktop whenever rent comes due.


she prays?
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H2O MAN
 
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Reply Fri 29 May, 2009 07:50 pm
@kuvasz,


Does your boyfriend know all about you?
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