PolitiFact: Gingrich’s gun rack quip about Volt shot full of holes

Depends on what your definition of “gun rack” is.

PolitiFact reports:

Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich recently went gunnin’ for greenies.

Gingrich’s target is the Chevy Volt, an electric car that also can run on gas. During a recent Republican presidential campaign swing through Georgia, he revved up crowds by calling it the car that rich, liberal environmentalists think you ought to drive…

Read the entire report.

What PolitiFact thinks a “gun rack” is:

What Gingrich probably meant:


  1. What’s that first thing, a NASA gun rack? With pockets to store your freeze-dries astronaut ice cream?

  2. A guy on Youtube did it with rope and kid-sized rifles

    I think that Newt was defensible. You can’t install any off-the-shelf gun rack that can hold a full sized rifle. I could probably whip something up with PVC, but that’s not the point. A bigger problem is that a micro-car like that can’t get anywhere where you want to use those shineys in the gun rack.

  3. I prefer to believe that Newt’s comment was offered in jest. The analysis by Politifact is indeed a “joke”. They have had a few reasonable results recently, and this is not the most egregious.

    I wonder what analysis they set aside for this bit of “journalism”?


  4. The volt would not be appealing to those who need to have a gun rack in their vehicle. That is true, and the PolitiFact analysis is SOOO Stupid. But Gingrich implies that almost everybody needs a gun rack in his car. To go to the train station? To take kids to soccer practice? To attend a concert?

    GM and the other auto companies make GMC, RAM and F150. They are superb and easily hold gun racks.


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