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An Apocalypse for the Rest of Us

From the treasure trove of conservative apocalyptic predictions that actually sound pretty good comes this piece today in the neocon magazine, Commentary. The

Dexter Cooke
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Last updated: Jul 31, 2020 | Mar 30, 2009

From the treasure trove of conservative apocalyptic predictions that actually sound pretty good comes this piece today in the neocon magazine, Commentary. The article describes the ideologically driven conditions being placed on General Motors as a result of the government bailout, arguing that “GM will be used to pay off various Democratic interests and constituencies.” And here’s the piece’s doom-and-gloom forecast of things to come:

• The death of SUVs.

• More development resources into hybrid, electric, hydrogen, and other alternative-fuel vehicles.

• More concessions to the UAW and other unions.

• GM changing its tune on a host of issues, such as fuel efficiency standards, tightening emissions, and safety regulations.

Oh, the horror!

Reminds me a bit of an October editorial in The Wall Street Journal that warned of the perils of a potential Democratic super-majority. That piece admonished, “If the U.S. really is entering a period of unchecked left-wing ascendancy, Americans at least ought to understand what they will be getting,” and then went on to list a few of the worst elements of a liberal agenda, including “Medicare for all,” “The green revolution” and “Free speech and voting rights.”

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Dexter Cooke | He is an orthopedic surgeon who insists that a physician's first priority should be patient care. He specializes in minimally invasive complete knee replacement surgery and laparoscopic procedures that reduce pain and recovery time. He graduated from the Medical University of South Carolina with a medical degree and a postdoctoral fellowship in orthopedic medicine.

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