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Shocker: Conservative Fox News Guest Tears Up Conservative Lies About Chevy Volt

Clean Technica -- Their conservative guest, Lee Spieckerman, CEO of Spieckerman Media, a self-described “drill, baby, drill guy,” debunks every single right-wing myth about the Volt, noting:
I love Fox news, and I feel like I’m kind of attacking my own family here. I love O’Reilly, I love Neil Cavuto, I love Eric Bolling, but like a lot of my fellow conservative, they seem to have kind of a fetish for demonizing the Volt.
They are perpetuating the myth that the Volt was some kind of Obama administration green energy fantasy that as you say was forced on General Motors during the bailout.
It’d been in development two years before Obama was elected. And it was championed by… Bob Lutz, who is a conservative and a climate change skeptic. So you know it’s a myth.


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Submitted Mar 29, 2012 By: eromitlab
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JoeKR
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2012 6:37:35 PM

cateyes8264: Do you forget GM actually had an EV on the road in the 80s?
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ok
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kool
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2012 6:33:15 PM

So if the VOLT is such a deal, why aren't they selling? How many of you out there own one or plan to buy one?
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2012 6:32:12 PM

ə excellent! it’s wonderful that someone speaks up for that vehicle. ə
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WhiskersTheCat
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2012 6:29:14 PM

For all of those who think the Volt is great, I suggest you shut-up and buy one. Actually, buy seven of them, as the Volt comes in seven colors and you should have one in each color.
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wiwhite87
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2012 6:28:59 PM

The idea behind the drivetrain of the volt is absolutely the way I see future vehicles going. Electric driven wheels that have a variable electrical creation unit onboard, specifically with added capacity from external sources for a limited range, should be the drivetrain of our vehicles. Hopefully, the external sources will become sustainable in time.

Done correctly, the power source for extended range can be varied based on the preferred fuel of the region.
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MahopacJack
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2012 6:22:29 PM

Interesting but the Volt is simply not what we need. People can do a lot better for a lot less money. It's that simple....
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OilBGone
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2012 6:21:38 PM

heysailor - There is no hope for FOX News, but there is hope for the Volt.
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heysailor
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2012 6:15:43 PM

The Volt is a gem. Maybe there is hope for FOXNews but it needs to stop being a one way ultra conservative shill
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jscdig
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2012 6:14:51 PM

If anyone has any doubts about the Volt, please look at the Volt Facebook page and other Volt sites. Very interesting testimonials.
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pkrbkr
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2012 6:13:44 PM

Where do I plug in my Volt after President Obama and his EPA shut down all the power plants?
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2012 6:13:18 PM

I like the GOP because they know if you remove all the reinvestment incentives they will just pass on the cost to the consumer. So, I like the GOP, and Obama is wrong again! OH the Volt; I kinda like the car, but it is not for me.

[Edited by: BeulahME at 3/29/2012 9:14:00 PM EST]
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99church
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2012 6:11:03 PM

more bad news for the volt ??
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2012 6:08:06 PM

hhhhhhhhhhhhum...
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bell05
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2012 6:07:25 PM

Hey GreenAstro, a little hole in your article.

None of the cars listed except for the Volt is supposed to be economy cars!

Talking about slanting an articles to fit your needs. Compare it against, say the Ford Fusion!
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2012 6:06:53 PM

It's just another Liberal nightmare..............
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2012 6:03:16 PM

If the Volt is so great, then you buy one.
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2012 5:56:32 PM

GOP votes to protect Big Oil tax breaks --

Meanwhile, Big Oil gouges Americans at the pump --

Americans pay Big Oil twice. We pay for their tax breaks -- We pay more than $4 dollars a gallon for gas at the pump.

How do you like the GOP now???
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2012 5:56:29 PM

Myth debunking in any arena is always commendable and worth reading. We seem to be a people who LOVE to create myths as a way of bashing whatever we don't like - in my estimation because we don't like to admit when we're wrong, and we don't want to put forth the time to research facts that could defend the argument. Glad this article was posted!
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2012 5:56:05 PM

Never believed that President Obama "shoved the Chevy Volt down GM's throat." But I do believe he is propping it up, therefore placing his face on this product.
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2012 5:55:12 PM

To Expensive For Me...
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2012 5:55:11 PM

Volt is fine.... just bring the price down.
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2012 5:52:27 PM

Allright.
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2012 5:52:22 PM

Good article
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2012 5:49:17 PM

Thanks for posting this article!
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2012 5:45:21 PM

Good for Spoeckerman to clear things up.
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livedream
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2012 5:41:36 PM

Amusing article --

Even better is the logical and honest observation by GreenAstro --

"Escalade 5 Year Total Cost to Own $76,001
F-250 5 year Total Cost to Own $57,529
Volt 5 year Total Cost to Own $40,444

So, you are shortsighted if all you look at is the initial cost of the car, for the 5 years that most people own a car the Volt is cheaper."



[Edited by: livedream at 3/29/2012 8:42:47 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2012 5:39:29 PM

Very good points johnnyg1200!

[Edited by: MonkfishGA at 3/29/2012 8:39:54 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2012 5:38:47 PM

Good points USAv8tor.
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2012 5:35:55 PM

The high cost is no myth and the need to subsidize the cost with tax dollars is not myth either. Those are the reasons I will not own one. If the cost comes down and they have one that can handle a family of seven I may conceder one but not until then.
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2012 5:31:57 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2012 5:30:04 PM

Just another 'drean' of GM that turned into a bitch of a 'nightmare'.
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2012 5:29:41 PM

THE VOLT COST WAY TO MUCH. MAYBE IF THEY DROPPED THE PRICE BY 75% IT WOULD BE A MORE ATTRACTIVE BUY.
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2012 5:29:38 PM

No Volt for me.
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GreenAstro
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2012 5:29:08 PM

Car and Driver.. calls the Volt..

The ideal, near-term EV solution.
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2012 5:26:44 PM



I do not want any of these vehicles mentioned.

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GreenAstro
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2012 5:23:42 PM

I love all the way too expensive comments.. guys you have not been looking at the prices of new cars lately..

Volt $39,312
Suburban $39,904
Tahoe $36,612
Ford F-250 $32,723
Escalade $61,223

Escalade 5 Year Total Cost to Own $76,001
F-25 5 year Total Cost to Own $57,529
Volt 5 year Total Cost to Own $40,444

So, you are shortsighted if all you look at is the initial cost of the car, for the 5 years that most people own a car the Volt is cheaper.

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hoosierdaddyno1
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2012 5:23:24 PM

Great idea , but bad company owned by the government.
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2012 5:21:47 PM

Volt...a good idea made badly by GM. Make one without all the troubles of the Volt, and more will buy.
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2012 5:21:08 PM

That's one out of the closet - now for the rest!
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2012 5:20:09 PM

Faux News not so conservative anymore!

Chevy Volt may be a good car if you have $40,000 to buy it.
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2012 5:15:30 PM

I have read a lot of reports in main stream media which suggest the Chevy Volt is not the quality vehicle as Chevrolet touts it to be. Problems with the lithium batteries and the electric motors. Seems like it was rushed out from the Research & Development Department of Chevrolet due to U.S. Gov't. pressure to produce something, anything to promote Pres. Barck Obama's energy resources agenda.
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2012 5:13:13 PM

IT's sad a good idea is crunched by the republicans.
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2012 5:12:57 PM

Thanks for the info.
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2012 5:10:15 PM

Big oil get tax brakes and we pay more at the pump
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GreenAstro
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2012 5:07:29 PM

In a 51-47 vote, 43 Senate Republicans and four Democrats filibustered to protect $24 billion in tax breaks for Big Oil. Although a majority voted for Sen. Robert Menendez’s (D-NJ) bill, it fell short of the 60 needed. The only two Republicans to break rank were Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) and retiring Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-ME).

A Think Progress Green analysis shows how oil and gas companies have funneled cash to the same senators who protected its handouts:

– The 47 senators voting against the bill have received $23,582,500 in career contributions from oil and gas. The 51 senators voting to repeal oil tax breaks have received $5,873,600.

– The senators who voted for Big Oil’s handouts received on average over four times as much career oil cash as those who voted to end them.

– Overall, Senate Republicans have taken $23.2 million in oil and gas contributions. Democrats received $6.66 million.

– Since 2011, Senate Republicans have voted seven times for pro-Big Oil interests and against clean energy three times.
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2012 5:05:28 PM

volt doesn't work
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cateyes8264
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2012 5:05:00 PM

there is no way GM designed and produced a car in this time manner it takes years of research to get a car ready for production
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2012 5:03:59 PM

Who want's a government subsidized car? Oh wait, the UAW & O'Bummer does!
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goodbuy
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2012 5:03:23 PM

Lies on the tv and radio!! What is the world coming to.
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