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Tue Apr 3, 2012, 12:42 PM

Even hard core conservatives think Fox is going too far...

Chevy Volt Gets New Support From Rogue Conservatives, Could Be Too Late To Save Car's Image

Conservatives love to hate the Chevy Volt. The plug-in advanced hybrid car seems to annoy Republicans, Tea Partiers and Libertarians alike.

Then this week, one conservative went rogue. Lee Spieckerman, owner of SpieckermanMedia in Fort Worth, Texas, went on Fox News to say the Volt could be an important tool in boosting U.S. energy production and foreign policy efforts.

"There are probably 10 inventions over the past 150 years that were life changing for Americans, and I think the Volt has the potential to be one of those things," he told The Huffington Post. "I mean, a car that runs on American electricity derived from American sources. What will those crazy lefties think of next?"

He joined a wave of backlash within conservative groups against those in their political party who despise the Chevy Volt because of its perceived ties to President Barack Obama. The pushback started with a column a few weeks ago in Forbes magazine written by former General Motors board member and climate-change denier Bob Lutz, who said,"."I am, sadly, coming to the conclusion that all the icons of conservatism are ... deliberately not telling the truth...



http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/31/chevy-volt-electric-car-backlash_n_1392742.html

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Tue Apr 3, 2012, 12:56 PM

1. When you lose a putz like Lutz...

...you are losing "the base."

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Tue Apr 3, 2012, 02:06 PM

2. I hear it takes over a year on a waiting list to get a Volt, and that only 10000

are being sold. It's a great car, as far as I'm concerned. The engine is completely electric, and it uses a gas-powered generator to increase the range of the vehicle.

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