No, seriously…he really said that.

The Weekly Standard’s Jonathan Last highlights President Henry T. Obama’s recent remarks on the market and his triumph as an auto exec, delivevered at a town hall meeting in Minnesota:

[W]e turned around those auto companies — they are now making a profit for the first time in decades, they’re gaining market share for the first time in years. But what we said was, if we’re going to help you, then you’ve also got to change your ways. You can’t just make money on SUVs and trucks. There’s a place for SUVs and trucks, but as gas prices keep on going up, you’ve got to understand the market — people are going to be trying to save money.

As Last comments:

Goodness knows how those crazy Tea Partiers got the idea that Obama wants to have the government manage the economy.

 But if Obama is doing such a great job with GM, how come he had to order his Darth Vader touring bus from Canada