25 Feb '12, 2pm

Newt Gingrich: Ignorance, Lies and the Chevy Volt: #evworld via @evworldeditor

So, it’s come to this. The Chevy Volt is now bad, says fading Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich, because you can’t put a gun rack on it. GM’s electric car isn’t as ‘Merican as that pick-up truck in Easy Rider, I guess. And Newt Gingrich just loves movies with happy endings. Feb. 21, USA Today: [Gingrich] He calls Chevrolet's $39,995 extended-range electric car, the Volt, "an interesting experimental car," but says that the average income of buyers is $170,000. He notes that the Obama administration wants to raise subsidies from $7,500 to $10,000 on electric cars -- an amount, he argued, could instead be used to buy less well-off Americans a good used cars. He implies Democrats are trying to downsize America's cars and draws a big laugh and cheer when he adds, "You can't put a gun rack in a Volt." So many things to unpack from that statement. Let’s make a list. 1. The el...

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