View Poll Results: Which statement best reflects your opinion of the GM "thank you" ad?

Voters
30. You may not vote on this poll
  • It's perfectly fine and appropriate.

    10 33.33%
  • It's ok but inaccurate. American's didn't voluntarily bail out GM

    5 16.67%
  • It's 100% inaccurate. The Gov. inappropriately bailed out GM.

    3 10.00%
  • It's a joke. The Gov. overstepped its bounds using tax money to buy an auto company.

    8 26.67%
  • Other (write in / explain)

    3 10.00%
  • Tarter sauce.

    1 3.33%
Page 2 of 7 FirstFirst 1234 ... LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 70

Thread: What do you think of GM's "thank you" ad?

  1. #11
    
    TheGirlNextDoor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Last Seen
    09-24-14 @ 02:31 AM
    Lean
    Other
    Posts
    20,033
    Blog Entries
    21

    Re: What do you think of GM's "thank you" ad?

    Quote Originally Posted by repeter View Post
    They better be saying thank you. And I don't see any problem with it, we gave them money, and now they've given a lot of it back, and they're a much more competitive company than before.
    Maybe the money they used to make that commercial (how much is airtime running these days?) should have been put to better use in a more effective way to 'thank' everyone.

    One word - insincere.
    Fool me once, shame on you.
    Fool me twice....shame on me.

  2. #12
    
    TheGirlNextDoor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Last Seen
    09-24-14 @ 02:31 AM
    Lean
    Other
    Posts
    20,033
    Blog Entries
    21

    Re: What do you think of GM's "thank you" ad?

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    I loved it. Very classy move by GM. I suspect some conservatives simply do not want to be reminded and are disturbed by it thinking their faces are being rubbed in the dirt.
    Explain this please.
    Fool me once, shame on you.
    Fool me twice....shame on me.

  3. #13
    Guru
    repeter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    California
    Last Seen
    07-15-14 @ 12:06 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Centrist
    Posts
    3,445

    Re: What do you think of GM's "thank you" ad?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheGirlNextDoor View Post
    Maybe the money they used to make that commercial (how much is airtime running these days?) should have been put to better use in a more effective way to 'thank' everyone.

    One word - insincere.
    I have no doubt that they didn't run that ad just to say thanks, but its a great PR thing. Its the sort of thing that puts confidence in the company, and I'm sure that they were planning to run some ad. This just happened to be the best choice out of their options. Makes them look like a very humbled company, which doesn't hurt.
    Veni. Vidi. Vici.
    -Gaius Julius Caesar
    The Only Thing to Fear is Fear Itself.
    -Franklin Delano Roosevelt

  4. #14
    Liberal Fascist For Life!


    Redress's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Georgia
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 11:56 PM
    Lean
    Very Liberal
    Posts
    93,357
    Blog Entries
    2

    Re: What do you think of GM's "thank you" ad?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheGirlNextDoor View Post
    Maybe the money they used to make that commercial (how much is airtime running these days?) should have been put to better use in a more effective way to 'thank' everyone.

    One word - insincere.
    Commercials like this and the BP ones are not run randomly. The company expects to make their money back and more from the positive message they are getting out. Advertising has proven to be effective in increasing sales and profits.
    We became a great nation not because we are a nation of cynics. We became a great nation because we are a nation of believers - Lindsey Graham

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Uh oh Megyn...your vagina witchcraft is about ready to be exposed.

  5. #15
    Sage
    cpwill's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    USofA
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 11:40 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    57,148

    Re: What do you think of GM's "thank you" ad?

    good ad.

    but Bush still made the wrong move; though I can respect his unwillingness to hand off a tanking auto industry to President Obama. we still should not have bailed out GM. GM going into bankruptcy no more means that it would have stopped making and selling cars; it means it would have gone into restructuring and been able to shed itself of these horrid union contracts and a failed business model.

    we didn't bail out GM; we bailed out the UAW, and we bailed them out but good.

    GM paid us 'back'..... with our own money after the second round of giving, and had the nerve to advertise it.

    don't get me wrong; it's a good bit.

    but the bailouts were still a huge error, and the American people thought so at the time and think so now.



    and it suddenly occurs to me; no one is trumpeting the success of Chrysler?

  6. #16
    Sage
    cpwill's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    USofA
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 11:40 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    57,148

    Re: What do you think of GM's "thank you" ad?

    dum de dum.... yup, i'm so glad now that i've seen this ad that we the taxpayers hooked up President Obama's political allies...


    GM's union recovering after stock sale: Taxpayers and investors not as fortunate as UAW

    General Motors Co.'s recent stock offering was staged to start paying back the government for its $50 billion bailout, but one group made out much better than the taxpayers or other investors: the company's union.

    Thanks to a generous share of GM stock obtained in the company's 2009 bankruptcy settlement, the United Auto Workers is well on its way to recouping the billions of dollars GM owed it — putting it far ahead of taxpayers who have recouped only about 30 percent of their investment and further still ahead of investors in the old GM who have received nothing.

    The boon for the union fits the pattern established when the White House pushed GM into bankruptcy and steered it through the courts in a way that consistently put the interests of the union ahead of many suppliers, dealers and investors — stakeholders that ordinarily would have fared as well or better under the bankruptcy laws.

    "Priority one was serving the interests of the UAW" when the White House's auto task force engineered the bankruptcy, said Glenn Reynolds, an analyst at CreditSights. The stock offering served to show once again how the White House has handsomely rewarded its political allies, he said...

    In any event, after selling one-third of its shares last week, the U.S. Treasury has agreed not to sell any more of its GM stock for another six months, while the union fund is free to keep selling its shares.

    Through the offering, the Treasury recouped $13.7 billion of its $49.5 billion cash infusion in GM, with another $1.8 billion possible by the end of the year. GM is repaying another $9.5 billion in loans from the Treasury, but that still leaves taxpayers a long way from breaking even.

    Union claims ordinarily do not receive such special treatment in bankruptcies.

    The generous share of GM stock given to the union trust fund under the White House deal puts it not only ahead of the Treasury but on a par with secured creditors such as banks, which normally receive the most favorable treatment from bankruptcy courts...
    Last edited by cpwill; 11-26-10 at 11:06 PM.

  7. #17
    Sage

    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 10:42 PM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    90,076

    Re: What do you think of GM's "thank you" ad?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheGirlNextDoor View Post
    Explain this please.
    Some people opposed helping the auto companies because of right wing ideology. Now we have discovered that the aid to the companies was a positive move and helped prevent the collapse of those companies and perhaps and outright depression. This commercial is a reminder of that. And some people do not like to be reminded of their own errors in judgment.
    __________________________________________________ _
    There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.... John Rogers

  8. #18
    Sage
    cpwill's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    USofA
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 11:40 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    57,148

    Re: What do you think of GM's "thank you" ad?

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Some people opposed helping the auto companies because of right wing ideology. Now we have discovered that the aid to the companies was a positive move and helped prevent the collapse of those companies and perhaps and outright depression.
    say what? i would very much like to see where we have discovered any such thing.

  9. #19
    Sage

    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 10:42 PM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    90,076

    Re: What do you think of GM's "thank you" ad?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    say what? i would very much like to see where we have discovered any such thing.
    Perhaps the opinion of the Nobel Prize winner in the field of economics means something to show you the possible Depression we faced as Obama entered office.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/05/op...05krugman.html

    The steps we took with the auto companies saved millions of jobs that could have well pushed us into the abyss.
    __________________________________________________ _
    There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.... John Rogers

  10. #20
    Sage

    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 10:42 PM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    90,076

    Re: What do you think of GM's "thank you" ad?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    say what? i would very much like to see where we have discovered any such thing.
    Perhaps the opinion of the Nobel Prize winner in the field of economics means something to show you the possible Depression we faced as Obama entered office.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/05/op...05krugman.html

    and that aid was part of a package that contributed to the hated deficit - but that aid and the deficit it helped to grow indeed helped to save us from a Depression

    http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/200...ved-the-world/

    The steps we took with the auto companies saved millions of jobs that could have well pushed us into the abyss.
    Last edited by haymarket; 11-27-10 at 08:15 AM.
    __________________________________________________ _
    There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.... John Rogers

Page 2 of 7 FirstFirst 1234 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •