Obama made the easy choice. The stimulus went to his cronies. 99% of it was a waste.
The President made the easy choice. Obama bailed out his cronies in the unions, crushed down the debt and shareholders of GM. A managed bankruptcy would have allowed GM to stay in business, along with all the suppliers that depend on GM-but it would have changed the pensions and salaries of all GM employees-including the white collar employees.
You lost money if you bought the GM IPO. The company is losing money, has a massive pension liability and will go bankrupt again.