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Chevy Volt: A Highly Charged Political Issue

GM groundbreaking electric hybrid finds itself in the middle of a political slugfest with the President supporting it and Mitt Romney opposing it.

Published: 24-Apr-2012

The Chevy Volt — manufactured by bailout recipient General Motors, championed by President Barack Obama and touted as a solution to global warming.

No wonder it’s become an election-year punching bag for conservatives.

From Rush Limbaugh to Mitt Romney, critics on the right have tried to turn the electric-gasoline plug-in hybrid car into a synonym for Big Government overreach. Fox News business anchor Neil Cavuto recently called it a “Fred Flintstone car” and the “dumbest thing I’ve ever seen.”

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