Wherein Obama Teaches GM How To Avoid Accountability?

From Reuters:

General Motors Co. is seeking to dismiss a lawsuit over a suspension problem on more than 400,000 Chevrolet Impalas from the 2007 and 2008 model years, saying it should not be responsible for repairs because the flaw predated its bankruptcy.

Here’s Our Man Obama, from 30 March, 2009:

“Let me say this as plainly as I can: If you buy a car from Chrysler or General Motors, you will be able to get your car serviced and repaired just like always. Your warranty will be safe. In fact, it will be safer than it has ever been. Because starting today, the United States will stand behind your warranty.”

So, I find this all very interesting. General Motors, a 103 year-old company that employs more than 200,000 people around the world now seems more than willing to walk away from it’s obligations to customers, if I read this correctly, claiming that it isn’t responsible for it’s actions prior to being bought by ObamaCo (hey, “BushCo” worked for the left, right?).

What’s happening here? Did ObamaCo purchase a company on our behalf that was already predisposed to screw people over, and if so, why would The Lightbringer do such a thing?

Or, as is more likely, did GM suddenly adopt the left’s position that those receiving welfare could be excused their past behaviors by virtue of the fact that they had a “troubled childhood?”

Seems as if one of the oldest, most respected automobile manufacturers in the world has suddenly seen fit to seek absolution for it’s incompetence, citing the very reasons why it should’ve been allowed to succumb to economic Darwinism in the first place, had not the Great Healer stepped in and “lowered the oceans.”

Is it me, or does Obama posses the polar opposite of the Midas Touch?