That’s right. Obama is calling the shots in private industry as Rick Wagoner has been forced out by the federal government.

The White House confirmed Wagoner was leaving at the government’s behest after The Associated Press reported his immediate departure, without giving a reason. . . .

“We are anticipating an announcement soon from the Administration regarding the restructuring of the U.S. auto industry. We continue to work closely with members of the Task Force and it would not be appropriate for us to speculate on the content of any announcement,” the company said.

Apparently Obama thinks he can run the auto industry better than the people actually in the business, or anyone who has actual business experience. Unfortunately, the reality is that Obama is keeping union employees’ jobs in place because AFL-CIO members vote largely for Obama and Democrats at a time when GM should simply go out of business. However, Obama will continue to make excuses to explain why we need three automakers in the U.S. and keep GM afloat.

So now that Rick Wagoner has been forced out what is next? When will the government begin dictating production (see example here)? After all, Obama claims Americans are demanding “greener” cars. You know, with all that market research Obama has done on the auto industry. You should just trust the great leader that he knows all.

Once the government’s forced production plans fail, because the government will not force production of what consumers demand, it will force production of what the administration believes consumers should demand, then GM will need a much larger bailout because, remember, Obama would not dare let union workers who largely vote for him lose their jobs. Then the necessary bailout will be so large, Obama will go ahead and nationalize GM through the broad new powers Tim Geithner is working on acquiring for him, because GM is clearly “too big to fail”. Meanwhile, the thousands of union members who voted for him before will continue to be blindly enamored by him.

Governing by populism with the purpose of buying votes rather than governing by principles of right and wrong is the modus operandi of this administration to a degree never before seen in the country. Unfortunately, far too many Americans embrace these policies due to their selfish pride.