Skip to comments.Rove 'offended' by Eastwood's Super Bowl ad touting Chyrsler
Posted on 02/06/2012 12:38:28 PM PST by ColdOne
Karl Rove sees politics written all over Clint Eastwood's new Chrysler ad and even compares it to "Chicago-style politics."
"I was, frankly, offended by it," Rove said on Fox News Monday. "I'm a huge fan of Clint Eastwood, I thought it was an extremely well-done ad, but 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 and the best-wishes of the management which is benefited by getting a bunch of our money that they'll never pay back."
The ad aired during the Super Bowl, and
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Well about once a year I have to agree with Rove - I guess this will be it. Those were my thoughts exactly.
Fail. Not even Clint can convince me to buy a car for any other reason than quality and value.
I see it as a taxpayer-funded campaign ad for Obama, seeking the second half of his eight years.
I watched the game on AFN and did not see any of the commercials. I am usually offended by Karl Rove though.
You win the Drive by of the drive by comment award. Maybe read the article and/or see the ad and maybe, just maybe, you’d have a different take.
Yep Karl, I was offended too. But not as offended as I was by the eight years of sorry a$$ advice you gave President Bush. Please go away.
Karl Rove’s condescension offends me.
Clint Eastwood’s mercenary performance disappoints me.
You win the Drive by of the drive by comment award. Maybe read the article and/or see the ad and maybe, just maybe, youd have a different take.”
Your drive by comment of the drive by comment on the drive by comment were a little snippy.
Indeed. Broken clock. Even 'the bastard' gets this one right.
Shut up Karl!
You are half right. It was snippy, but my comment was not drive by - it was researched.
That’s exactly what I thought. And I yelled it out during our party.
I read the short article but did not watch the video because I am in a tent in Kuwait. Bandwidth sux; not much chance of streaming anything to see any ad. Rove does generally offend me though. Are you the guy in charge of awards here?
Exactly. Where did 'ol Clint go? A guy who starred in "The Gauntlet" should be a conservative on Team Newt.
I was going to comment on your comment of the previous comment,but I decided to comment to my cat.
Clint Eastwood is now a minion.
gotta love it.
Eastwood’s voice sounds terrible.
Or as my 2.5 year old daughter would say:
Bee Bee Bee Bee Bee! (stabbing her finger at the TV)
The only thing that ad convinced me of, is how strongly I feel about America, the American spirit and that the message in that ad spoke to the very heart of what America is and should be.
They may have tried to propagandize it, but it touched me, because that message was a great message and knowing Eastwood is not an Obama supporter, just made me think it might have been a message to those who oppose him.
If anything, we need more encouraging, go get em, locker room rally speeches that pump up the greatness of America.
But buying a car? Nah....
He’s a leftie, has been for a long long time
Broken blind squirrel clock, finds right nut twice a day?
“You are half right.”
Just matching your wit.
Karl generally offends everyone here at FR, but in this case, I think you would not be offended by his take.
I was so hoping Eastwood would end that commercial with “If only we change the quarterback...”
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- U.S. taxpayers likely lost $1.3 billion in the government bailout of Chrysler, the Treasury Department announced Thursday.
The government recently sold its remaining 6% stake in the company to Italian automaker Fiat. It wrapped up the 2009 bailout that was part of the Troubled Asset Relief Program six years early.
"The fact that the company has done so well -- that they were able to go out and raise private capital to repay us the loan so quickly, is really the big story," said Tim Massad, Treasury assistant secretary for financial stability.
Overall, $1.3 billion will not be recovered from the bankrupt Old Chrysler, but Massad still called it a "major accomplishment."
Thanks for the information, Rove is right once in a while.
The fact that y’alls’ offended....offends me.
Yes, Clint, it is half-time in America and we are behind $16 Trillion to nothing.
I thought your comment was good. I envied you not having to watch the commercials. I don’t think they were very good. I didn’t watch but about 20 minutes of the game. Who gives a flip about football when the country’s going down the wastepipe.
It’s The Two Minute Warning In America, Clint. If We Don’t Score, It’s SUDDEN DEATH.
They asked a man who had gone bankrupt how he had managed to go broke, having had such a large fortune. He said, Two ways: Gradually, then Suddenly.
I am inadvertantly stealing that line. ;o)
Can’t Karl Rove move to France or Russia? Move away from all those evil Christians which he hates.
And to think Clint Eastwood was in a movie called “Gran Torino”. The Gran Torino was a FORD!
Ooooopppss! Slap me upside the head! I just had an epiphany!
Karl Rove is a Party Guy. As such, he is not interested in ideas; he is interested in aggrandizing the power of the GOP party establishment. Which, like the Democrat party establishment, whole-heartedly supports the doctrine that the only good answers to American problems MUST emanate from the government in Washington.
Which of course cuts against the very grain of the Tea Party. Of which I consider myself a devoted member as a constitutional conservative, social conservative, and fiscal conservative who passionately values my God-given (and constitutionally-guaranteed) Liberties as an American citizen.
I used to regard Karl Rove and Ann Coulter, too as my allies. But no longer.
Anyhoot, I LOVED Clint Eastwood's ad. He was speaking straight out of core American values and principles. He was reminding us of who we are, as Americans we, the posterity of We the People with such resonant gravitas.
And if Clint sells a few Chryslers along the way, I won't mind.
Great post, ColdOne! Thank you so very much!
One time I agree with Rove in about 5 years. Should we start using the “Rove You Magnificent Bastard” pics again?
Uhm, Clint Eastwood is an actor who reads what others, in this case Madison Avenue hacks, write.
Subbing for Rush today, Mark Styne was all over Eastwood and the ad like white on rice.
(Clint obviously did no research or he needs the money.....I'll give him the benefit of the doubt....hmmmmm, that's amore, I guess).
My two year old grabbed the remote and changed the channel. My husband almost blew a nut because he had a half hour of the game cashed so he could skip through or review a commercial.
Hi Betty, I pretty much agree with you.
To the extent that the ad might have been paid for with bailout money, or some residual thereof, then that bothers me, but the words in the ad were about American workers fighting back. I have no problem with that. But, I was a Reagan convert from the Dem Party, I have blue-collar roots, and I believe the middle class is the backbone of the USA.
Sad commentary. Does everything have to be viewed as political? Sheesh.
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