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McCain's Campaign Heads Lobby for Foriegn Auto Companies, McCain Drives Foreign Cars

All While Telling Americans He Buys Domestic.

Seems McCain has the inside story on why American manufacturing jobs are not coming back....as the straight talk express goes further off the tracks of straight talking.

"Not only does McCain buy foreign. Several high-ranking members of his campaign and fundraising team have earned nearly $2.4 million lobbying on behalf of foreign auto manufacturers."

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McCain Aides Earned Nearly $2.4 Million From Foreign Car Manufacturers
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All While Telling Americans He Buys Domestic.

Seems McCain has the inside story on why American manufacturing jobs are not coming back....as the straight talk express goes further off the tracks of straight talking.

"Not only does McCain buy foreign. Several high-ranking members of his campaign and fundraising team have earned nearly $2.4 million lobbying on behalf of foreign auto manufacturers."

Excerpt from linked article below:
McCain Aides Earned Nearly $2.4 Million From Foreign Car Manufacturers
Indulge me for a moment, smithee. Pick out the one brand below that is not a true foreign car and tell me why you picked it.

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^ Camry's are built all over the world. The VW New Beetle is built in Mexico. Which '00 Mercedes are you talking about?
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Indulge me for a moment, smithee. Pick out the one brand below that is not a true foreign car and tell me why you picked it.

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The Camry is built ENTIRELY in Kentucky, 15 miles from here.

But to the matter at hand, Smithee is not running for President on a platform that is trying to cater to Auto workers by lying that he has only American cars and that he doesn't have top advisers and managers that lobby to damage the US Automobile industry. It comes down to telling the truth and being ethical, not lying to get votes.

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Indulge me for a moment, smithee. Pick out the one brand below that is not a true foreign car and tell me why you picked it.

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As has been noted, the issue here is purposeful deception. Like that big "Zero" with a diagonal line going through it that McCain is tattooing to your forehead. He may have told you it means "no Obama" but in reality it means there is nothing between your ears. Jim
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The Camry is built ENTIRELY in Kentucky, 15 miles from here.

But to the matter at hand, Smithee is not running for President on a platform that is trying to cater to Auto workers by lying that he has only American cars and that he doesn't have top advisers and managers that lobby to damage the US Automobile industry. It comes down to telling the truth and being ethical, not lying to get votes.
Erm, no, it isn't. There are plants all over the globe cranking out Camry's - in addition to the one in Kentucky. I don't think that qualifies, based on his definition.
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Like that big "Zero" with a diagonal line going through it that McCain is tattooing to your forehead. He may have told you it means "no Obama" but in reality it means there is nothing between your ears. Jim
Hahahahahahahahahahahahaahahaha. That's a good one, Jim.

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Erm, no, it isn't. There are plants all over the globe cranking out Camry's - in addition to the one in Kentucky. I don't think that qualifies, based on his definition.
Camrys built for sale in the U.S. are built in Kentucky. The engines for these cars are built in Huntsville, AL. ANY Camry you buy in the U.S. is built in the U.S.

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Erm, no, it isn't. There are plants all over the globe cranking out Camry's - in addition to the one in Kentucky. I don't think that qualifies, based on his definition.
There are also plants all over the globe cranking out Jeeps, Mercedes, Mitsubishis, GM's, Fords, Chryslers, etc. So, since Mercedes are made all over the world, then that's supposed to disqualify my M-Classes from being American made? I don't think so.

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The VW New Beetle is only made in Mexico; and that wasn't the question they posed.

"Pick out the one that isn't a true foreign car"

If it's made overseas, it's a foreign car - perhaps in addition to being a domestic car. None of the cars on his list counted.
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