The Chevy Volt has been getting bashed right and left - and while I don't terribly like the Volt (it has a gas engine) I've been writing article after article exposing hypocrisy about those bashing the Volt. The latest was Gingrich over the weekend positioning the car as being for wimps who don't go hunting, or some such, saying the problem with the Volt is it can't carry a gun rack. That prompted someone to post a video on YouTube (below) showing a gunrack he'd hacked together out of some PVC pipes.
What's more important about this is the energy policy issues Gingrich is pushing while bashing the Volt. Gingrich is calling for a return to $2.50 gasoline, when the reality is the only way that's going to happen again is if we have another deep recession like we had in 2008-9.
Over on reddit someone left this comment based on that article:
When was the last time an American politician got on a stump and proclaimed that buying an American car which prevents the use of foreign oil is fundamentally unamerican? I'm pretty sure this is a first in American politics. I drive a Volt and live in the southeastern US. It is constantly assaulted in parking lots, people sticking their gum on it, calling me "fag" and other incidents of rudeness. What is happening in this country? Why would people cheer this? I thought not using oil was a patriotic act. What am I missing?