Was Clint Eastwood’s “halftime in America” Super Bowl ad for Chrysler really an ad for Obama? Was the straight-shootin’ conservative cowboy seducing you into supporting that evil taxpayer-funded bailout of the auto industry? Eastwood denied there was any “spin” in the ad. “It was meant to be a message just about job growth and the spirit of America.” But Fox News gave Karl Rove a podium to attack the ad as offensive and accuse it of being a thank-you to Obama for the billion-dollar bailout that so many conservatives hate so much. “It is a sign of what happens when you have Chicago style politics and the President of the United States and his political minions are in essence using our tax dollars to buy corporate advertising,” Rove said.
Bill O’Reilly doesn’t agree with Rove entirely, but that hasn’t stopped him from exploiting the story for two nights in a row.In last night’s Talking Points, O’Reilly said he believed Eastwood was doing “a pro-America commercial, not a pro-Obama spot.” He added that he thought Presidents Bush and Obama did the right thing by propping up corporations that were about to go under. However, O’Reilly wasn’t about to let Obama off the hook; his next remarks clearly implied he thought the President was behind the ad. “President Obama should be much more humble in touting the success of an economic come back because it was born [sic] on the backs of the working folks. He just ordered the checks sent out. American workers saved the economy not Mr. Obama and Congress.”
A racist political ad made to advertise a Republican senate hopeful… get cracking, Fox News. Or is the problem that Eastwood said something that actually connected with people?
Eastwood was also a nonpartisan mayor of Carmel, California from 1986 to 88 where his focus was on improving small business in town.
It seems what’s giving the right a panic attack over that ad was the term halftime. If Karl and Sean want to freak out over it, I say go ahead, make my day.
To the ‘conservatives’, Detroit = BLACK people.
Anyone defending Detroit is attacking their ‘values’.
Well, if they’re starting to believe that we speak some secret language that has the ability to attack them subliminally, then so be it!
Gee, I hope they never discover our super x-ray vision!
Be very afraid, stoopit!
So, they are either wrong or lying about Obama involvement, wrong or lying about Chrysler and Eastwood coordinating a pro-Obama message, and completely diaengenuous in their outrage of it in the first place.
And this isn’t the first time. Obama quietly ended the Iraq war….they claimed he was out gloating…..he got Bin Laden….they thanked Bush….he held BP responsible for cleaning up their own mess, they backed a congressman who said it was a “Chicago-style shakedown”.
They need for the US to remain on shaky economic ground and they need for unemployment to stay high, and they need working people to believe that that which worked I’m creating American jobs and increasing American GDP was bad for America to fulfill their role in the GOP…..and they need a lot of hot air to fly their little balloon.