Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood predicts hybrids …years after they’re manufactured

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Glenn’s seen and heard a lot of crazy things from our government officials over the last few years, but he’d never heard anything quite like he heard this morning from the Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood.

Here is the statement Ray LaHood made that Glenn described as “Al Gore taking credit for the Internet times 10.”

“You know, I don’t think the car manufacturers would be manufacturing the cars they’re manufacturing today as hybrids if it weren’t for what the president did in signing the executive order, and what Lisa and I have done over the last three and a half years about developing CAFE standards for automobiles and light trucks that will get 54.4 miles per gallon. I think we have jump started the ability. I mean, when you see a new Lexus Hybrid, no one would have ever predicted that two years ago.”

Now, Glenn, Pat and Stu took a trip down memory lane, and it turns out that Ray LaHood was right – no one would have predicted a Lexus Hybrid two years ago…

“You know what they wouldn’t have predicted that two years ago?” Glenn asked.

“Because it came out in 2004, eight years ago,” Pat replied.

“So it wouldn’t be a prediction,” Glenn said.

Oops.

Glenn, Pat and Stu couldn’t help but mock the Transportation Secretary’s absurd claim, but Glenn couldn’t help but point out something that no one could have predicted four years ago.

“If it wasn’t for the things that we have done in the past, I don’t think, I don’t think that there would be a Marxist, terrorist hugging president in the Oval Office. Who would have seen that four years ago? That we would have a president in office that is embracing Muslim Brotherhood terrorists and is a Marxist? Actually I don’t think anybody would have seen that,” Glenn said.

“Four years ago?” Pat asked. “I don’t think they would have seen that.”

“How many people don’t see it now!” Glenn added.

Speaking of our current President, Stu couldn’t help put point out that our ‘hybrid-inventing’ Transportation Secretary also happened to be a former congressman from the corrupt city of Chicago, Illinois. The very same place Glenn made sure to point out that much of the progressive rhetoric began.

“The first communist convention – you’ll never guess where it happened. 1905…Chicago, Illinois,” Glenn said.

Glenn read an excerpt from the “First Convention of the Industrial Workers of the Work” – the original little red book for America – which sounded eerily familiar of much of the mainstream rhetoric we hear from the left again.

“Same rhetoric – the same rhetoric that you would hear from the Muslim Brotherhood, same rhetoric that you would hear from many of the presidential advisors, same kind of rhetoric that you hear now on television and in movies,” Glenn said. “This is the first convention of the Industrial Workers of the World, the first Communist convention held in the United States of America 1905. How things have changed. This point of view is now mainstream, and anybody who’s opposing it is just crazy. But who would have seen that two years ago? That and a hybrid. I mean, we never would have seen a hybrid coming. Whew.”

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    This is one more example of where the administration is attempting to reinvent history for the sake of their own magestic image to conceal their failures, flaws, flop of ideological madness, and uttermost insanity of Obama that grows each and every day.

    Anyone wants a good source book on the early history of the IWW, the anarchists and others of the late 1800s to early 1900s is “Revolutionary Sparks: Freedom of Expression in Modern America” by Margaret A. Blanchard.

    Anyone even remotely familiar with the history of the Progressives, especially the times of Teddy Roosevelt to Woodrow Wilson, can gain some great insights into the communist, socialist, and progressive madness.

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    This is one more example of where the administration is attempting to reinvent history for the sake of their own magestic image to conceal their failures, flaws, flop of ideological madness, and uttermost insanity of Obama that grows each and every day.

    Anyone wants a good source book on the early history of the IWW, the anarchists and others of the late 1800s to early 1900s is “Revolutionary Sparks: Freedom of Expression in Modern America” by Margaret A. Blanchard.

    Anyone even remotely familiar with the history of the Progressives, especially the times of Teddy Roosevelt to Woodrow Wilson, can gain some great insights into the communist, socialist, and progressive madness.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/U4QDNXDMULZUDOS6XWDESYT7UQ Peter

    Ray LaHood isn’t from Chicago… He’s from Peoria, about 150 miles from Chicago.  Peoria is about 1/2-way between Chicago and St. Louis.  He was an adminstrative aide Congressman Bob Michel in Peoria before winning the seat after Rep. Michel’s retirement.  He’s a good man and shouldn’t be charaterized in the same light as Obama and his crooked Chicago connections.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/U4QDNXDMULZUDOS6XWDESYT7UQ Peter

    Ray LaHood isn’t from Chicago… He’s from Peoria, about 150 miles from Chicago.  Peoria is about 1/2-way between Chicago and St. Louis.  He was an adminstrative aide Congressman Bob Michel in Peoria before winning the seat after Rep. Michel’s retirement.  He’s a good man and shouldn’t be charaterized in the same light as Obama and his crooked Chicago connections.

  • sparducks

    Transportation secretary no less. You would expect him to know a thing or two about …………………………..CARS.

  • sparducks

    Transportation secretary no less. You would expect him to know a thing or two about …………………………..CARS.

  • http://twitter.com/RitaKHealey Rita K. Healey

    He’s a good man and shouldn’t be charaterized in the same light as Obama and his crooked Chicago connections. http://MayorMoney.blogspot.com

  • http://twitter.com/RitaKHealey Rita K. Healey

    He’s a good man and shouldn’t be charaterized in the same light as Obama and his crooked Chicago connections. http://MayorMoney.blogspot.com

  • Anonymous

    May be a better man than the thugs from Chicago, but certainly has caught up the ego of his leader. That is where the problem lies.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/4XOEAIRO4AEKRDEJGGI7DQSQW4 Dan

    I live in Ray LaHood’s old district, in fact, in Peoria, IL. He is well known in the area as making  a better liberal than he ever has a Republican. Everyone I have spoken with feels like he has sold us out for the “big time” and I tend to agree. He may not geographically be from Chi-Town, but his actions indicate he’d fit right in there with the rest, downstate IL be damned.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/4XOEAIRO4AEKRDEJGGI7DQSQW4 Dan

    He’s Obama’s Secretary of Transportation!!!!! What more evidence do you need, Rita? Come on now.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/4XOEAIRO4AEKRDEJGGI7DQSQW4 Dan

    Agreed. Actions speak louder than words, and Ray’s actions (and really some words too) have liberal and sellout written all over them. Doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure this one out, Peter.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/4XOEAIRO4AEKRDEJGGI7DQSQW4 Dan

    I saw him downtown here in Peoria not long ago in an Escape hybrid. I literally laughed out loud at the pretentiousness.  

  • Anonymous

    More lies. What else can you expect coming out of the Obama Administration?

  • greywolfrs

    Again, anyone touting “hybrids” is a fool. The pollution put out to make the battery alone is more than running a 4 banger PZEV for ten years. That doesn’t even include the pollution put out to make the graphite parts of these cars. I guess that is why the left has been pushing this B S for so long.