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Rove 'offended' by Eastwood's Super Bowl ad touting Chyrsler
The Hill ^ | 2/6/12 | Christian Heinze

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

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: chrysler; eastwood; rove; superbowlads
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1 posted on 02/06/2012 12:38:36 PM PST by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne
Broken clock.
2 posted on 02/06/2012 12:41:06 PM PST by Joe the Pimpernel (Too many lawmakers, too many laws, too many lawyers.)
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To: ColdOne

Well about once a year I have to agree with Rove - I guess this will be it. Those were my thoughts exactly.


3 posted on 02/06/2012 12:41:16 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: ColdOne

Fail. Not even Clint can convince me to buy a car for any other reason than quality and value.


4 posted on 02/06/2012 12:41:41 PM PST by skeeter
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To: ColdOne

I see it as a taxpayer-funded campaign ad for Obama, seeking the second half of his eight years.


5 posted on 02/06/2012 12:42:33 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (I am pro-Jesus, anti-abortion, pro-limited government, anti-GOP.)
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To: ColdOne

I watched the game on AFN and did not see any of the commercials. I am usually offended by Karl Rove though.


6 posted on 02/06/2012 12:43:22 PM PST by jospehm20
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To: jospehm20

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.


7 posted on 02/06/2012 12:45:14 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: Joe the Pimpernel

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.


8 posted on 02/06/2012 12:46:41 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Yo Mitt - Money can't buy you love...)
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To: ColdOne

Karl Rove’s condescension offends me.

Clint Eastwood’s mercenary performance disappoints me.


9 posted on 02/06/2012 12:46:59 PM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

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.”

Your drive by comment of the drive by comment on the drive by comment were a little snippy.


10 posted on 02/06/2012 12:47:54 PM PST by jessduntno ("Newt Gingrich was part of the Reagan Revolution's Murderers' Row." - Jeffrey Lord, Reagan Admin.)
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To: C. Edmund Wright; Joe the Pimpernel
Well about once a year I have to agree with Rove - I guess this will be it. Those were my thoughts exactly.

Indeed. Broken clock. Even 'the bastard' gets this one right.

11 posted on 02/06/2012 12:49:07 PM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: ColdOne

Shut up Karl!


12 posted on 02/06/2012 12:50:02 PM PST by SoConPubbie
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To: ColdOne
And I am offended by Rove’s trashing of true non-establishment Conservatives and backing Beltway RINOs.
13 posted on 02/06/2012 12:51:02 PM PST by 5thGenTexan
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To: jessduntno

You are half right. It was snippy, but my comment was not drive by - it was researched.


14 posted on 02/06/2012 12:51:16 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: ClearCase_guy

That’s exactly what I thought. And I yelled it out during our party.


15 posted on 02/06/2012 12:52:49 PM PST by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else (Maybe Tim Thomas))
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To: C. Edmund Wright

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?


16 posted on 02/06/2012 12:53:39 PM PST by jospehm20
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To: ClearCase_guy
Agree completely.
This was an ad for another four years (the second half) of Barky’s maladministration.
17 posted on 02/06/2012 12:54:03 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Eh ?)
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To: Old Sarge
Clint Eastwood’s mercenary performance disappoints me.

Exactly. Where did 'ol Clint go? A guy who starred in "The Gauntlet" should be a conservative on Team Newt.

18 posted on 02/06/2012 12:54:03 PM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: jessduntno

I was going to comment on your comment of the previous comment,but I decided to comment to my cat.


19 posted on 02/06/2012 12:55:25 PM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Doh!


20 posted on 02/06/2012 12:56:15 PM PST by skeeter
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To: ColdOne

Clint Eastwood is now a minion.

gotta love it.


21 posted on 02/06/2012 12:58:01 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: ColdOne

Eastwood’s voice sounds terrible.

Or as my 2.5 year old daughter would say:

EEE! Bah!
Bee Bee Bee Bee Bee! (stabbing her finger at the TV)


22 posted on 02/06/2012 1:00:27 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper (NEWT GINGRICH 2012)
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To: ColdOne

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....


23 posted on 02/06/2012 1:00:44 PM PST by Lucky9teen (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.~Thomas Jeffer)
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To: longtermmemmory

He’s a leftie, has been for a long long time


24 posted on 02/06/2012 1:01:08 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Joe the Pimpernel

Broken blind squirrel clock, finds right nut twice a day?


25 posted on 02/06/2012 1:01:08 PM PST by moehoward
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To: C. Edmund Wright

“You are half right.”

Just matching your wit.


26 posted on 02/06/2012 1:02:40 PM PST by jessduntno ("Newt Gingrich was part of the Reagan Revolution's Murderers' Row." - Jeffrey Lord, Reagan Admin.)
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To: jospehm20

Karl generally offends everyone here at FR, but in this case, I think you would not be offended by his take.


27 posted on 02/06/2012 1:04:11 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: ColdOne

I was so hoping Eastwood would end that commercial with “If only we change the quarterback...”

:(


28 posted on 02/06/2012 1:04:22 PM PST by SparkyBass
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To: ColdOne
U.S. loses $1.3 billion in exiting Chrysler
By Annalyn Censky July 21, 2011: 5:41 PM ET
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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."

29 posted on 02/06/2012 1:08:36 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Thanks for the information, Rove is right once in a while.


30 posted on 02/06/2012 1:09:24 PM PST by jospehm20
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To: C. Edmund Wright; y'all

The fact that y’alls’ offended....offends me.


31 posted on 02/06/2012 1:11:47 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER ( Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: ColdOne
It's Karl Rove's dancing that offends me.


32 posted on 02/06/2012 1:15:15 PM PST by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: ColdOne

Yes, Clint, it is half-time in America and we are behind $16 Trillion to nothing.


33 posted on 02/06/2012 1:18:25 PM PST by blue state conservative
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To: jospehm20
I saw some today on a blog.

Here's one that's short and to the point: (33 sec). More at the link.
34 posted on 02/06/2012 1:19:59 PM PST by caveat emptor (Zippity Do Dah)
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To: ColdOne
I might buy a used Chrysler from when the Germans at Daimler-Benz owned it, but a new one? Get real!
35 posted on 02/06/2012 1:21:26 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: jospehm20

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.


36 posted on 02/06/2012 1:27:40 PM PST by ichabod1 (Mr. Gingrich)
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To: blue state conservative

I am inadvertantly stealing that line. ;o)


37 posted on 02/06/2012 1:27:50 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: ColdOne

Can’t Karl Rove move to France or Russia? Move away from all those evil Christians which he hates.


38 posted on 02/06/2012 1:28:13 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: ColdOne

And to think Clint Eastwood was in a movie called “Gran Torino”. The Gran Torino was a FORD!


39 posted on 02/06/2012 1:30:26 PM PST by getarope (I have come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass, and I am all out of bubble gum!)
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To: ColdOne; Alamo-Girl; xzins; P-Marlowe; wmfights; metmom; YHAOS
For the life of me, I cannot figure out what, in Clint Eastwood's magnificent Superbowl ad, could possibly be offensive to Karl Rove.

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!

40 posted on 02/06/2012 1:38:45 PM PST by betty boop (We are led to believe a lie when we see with, and not through the eye. — William Blake)
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To: ichabod1

Spot on!


41 posted on 02/06/2012 1:39:23 PM PST by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: ColdOne

One time I agree with Rove in about 5 years. Should we start using the “Rove You Magnificent Bastard” pics again?


42 posted on 02/06/2012 1:39:31 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: betty boop

Uhm, Clint Eastwood is an actor who reads what others, in this case Madison Avenue hacks, write.


43 posted on 02/06/2012 1:42:55 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: ColdOne; mickie
Rove is not the issue here. Eastwood was shilling for Chrysler in the ad....a company whose Chryslers are put together in Canada and whose profits are shipped overseas to foreigners at Fiat in sunny Italy.

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).

Leni

44 posted on 02/06/2012 1:44:20 PM PST by MinuteGal
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To: Berlin_Freeper
Or as my 2.5 year old daughter would say: EEE! Bah! Bee Bee Bee Bee Bee! (stabbing her finger at the TV)

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.

45 posted on 02/06/2012 1:44:53 PM PST by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: betty boop

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.


46 posted on 02/06/2012 1:46:27 PM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Pray Continued Victory for our Troops Still in Afghan!)
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To: Lucky9teen
I rather liked the ad too, until I heard everybody telling me how bad it was. Knowing Eastwood better than to think he likes obama, all the bruhaha didn't even dawn on me.

Sad commentary. Does everything have to be viewed as political? Sheesh.

47 posted on 02/06/2012 1:58:16 PM PST by jackv (The darkness hates the light!)
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To: ColdOne
Rove offended?
Well, boo-fricken-hoo.
It was a great ad.
48 posted on 02/06/2012 2:12:06 PM PST by Riodacat (And when all is said and done, there'll be a hell of a lot more said than done......)
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To: ColdOne

Detroit ‘Comeback’ Ad Filmed in New Orleans, L.A.
Not Detroit.

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/detroit-comeback-ad-filmed-new-orleans-la_621036.html


49 posted on 02/06/2012 2:19:54 PM PST by fight_truth_decay
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To: ColdOne

Detroit ‘Comeback’ Ad Filmed in New Orleans, L.A.
Not Detroit.

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/detroit-comeback-ad-filmed-new-orleans-la_621036.html


50 posted on 02/06/2012 2:19:59 PM PST by fight_truth_decay
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