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Obama’s Obsession Drives Progress in Reverse: Kevin Hassett

Days before Michelle Obama jetted off to her lavish vacation in Spain, her husband the president visited a General Motors plant in Hamtramck, Michigan.

Defending his policy of nationalizing GM and Chrysler, Barack Obama described the auto industry as “what has been the heart and soul of American manufacturing, what has built a middle class not just here in Detroit, but all throughout the Midwest, what has made us proud and has been a symbol of our economic power.”