Friday, September 19, 2008

Today the Vacuum Tube, Tomorrow the Buggy Whip!

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For the benefit of all you youngsters that may never have seen one!
Barack Obama and the sad tale of an American company shutting down its vacuum tube plant.
(See if he mentions what they made in the ad.)

James Taranto:

"A new television ad released Wednesday by Sen. Barack Obama's campaign highlights the closure of Corning Inc.'s plant in State College, Pa., and accuses Washington with Sen. John McCain's help of selling out the workers," the Associated Press reports.

So what did Corning make at the plant? The ad, which you can see here, does not say, but the AP story does: "glass tubes for television sets and computer monitors."

...In modern times, the CRT has given way to superior technologies such as plasma and liquid crystal, which take up less space and provide superior picture quality. This is an enormous blessing to all Americans who watch TV or use computers.

It's hard to imagine a more backward-looking position than mourning the decline of the picture-tube industry. What'll Obama do next, promise to restore American supremacy in the manufacture of buggy whips, iron lungs and floppy disks?

Disingenuous at best! Deceitful? What is the word I'm looking for? Ah! Democrat!

Hat tip Best of the Web Today
Cross posted at Say Anything

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