All throughout the late 1960s, 70s and 80s, agitators on the Left despised General Motors and the other big automakers. They mocked them as part of the military-industrial complex. They called them greedy, just as they have done with Big Oil, Big Tobacco, Big Pharma.
I remember how embarrassed people were when friends on the Left saw them purchase a Cadillac. A Lexus or Volvo were fine, but the American-made car was looked at as a symbol of avarice. Now, all of a sudden, the Democrats have found a fondness for Big Auto. Don’t believe it. It’s all about protecting the union jobs which through union dues spends up to $50 million in behalf of Democrats running for office.