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The spot featuring Clint Eastwood echoes Obama's campaign themes. Coincidence?
Hollywood Reporter ^ | 2/6/12 | Tina Daunt

Posted on 02/06/2012 9:16:40 AM PST by Nachum

The Super Bowl is televised advertising’s equivalent of the Cannes Film Festival, so White House political strategists must have been smiling when what’s generally being hailed as this year’s best spot -- the Chrysler "Halftime in America" commercial -- subtly echoed the themes of President Barack Obama’s reelection campaign.(snip)Just to ice the cake, the gritty two-minute spot featured actor/director Clint Eastwood, whose politics usually put him on the Republican side of the aisle. In the spot, Eastwood’s voice narrates an account of Detroit’s comeback and, then, when his unmistakably craggy face appears on screen,

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: ads; bho2012; campaign; chrysler; eastwood; superbowlads; themes
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To: Nachum

“an account of Detroit’s comeback”

When?


51 posted on 02/06/2012 10:04:47 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: PowderMonkey
Gee...it seems to me I said Republican. Yup, that's what I said all right!

I did NOT say conservative, now did I? I read the review you site and it does say he is registered as a Republican.

He has some Libertarian views, well so do I. Not some of the same as his, but I understand his position. Nothing good comes from Washington, so the less they do, the better I like it. I want the federal government "out of my life(and everyone else's)" as much as possible.

52 posted on 02/06/2012 10:05:37 AM PST by MarketR
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To: Maverick68

He might be a fan of being allowed to continue to work. The current regime could teach Joe McCarthy a thing or two about running a blacklist.


53 posted on 02/06/2012 10:08:20 AM PST by jmcenanly (Things will be better in 2013)
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To: twister881; stormer

We start tomorrow...after I finish my homework...


54 posted on 02/06/2012 10:09:43 AM PST by EEGator
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To: PowderMonkey

PowderMonkey, the link you provide says Eastwood voted for McCain over Obama. He is not strictly a Republican, though, and has supported Democrats too.

The bigger story, of course, is how voters feel about bailing out GM and Chrysler. Romney was against it, right? And maybe the Chevy Corvette they gave the MVP would have been extinct or bought by a Chinese company.


55 posted on 02/06/2012 10:10:08 AM PST by Dick Holmes
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To: DonkeyBonker

I hated that ad.


56 posted on 02/06/2012 10:12:43 AM PST by Attention Surplus Disorder (The only economic certainty: When it all blows up, Krugman will say we didn't spend enough.)
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To: MarketR
"I did NOT say conservative, now did I? I read the review you site and it does say he is registered as a Republican.

No you didn't, but please read further. He registered as a repub under Eisenhower's administration. That's like in the last century. As typical of his professional community, his political activity and causes he supported ever since are all over the map, and completely clueless. No. He's not a Republican.
57 posted on 02/06/2012 10:13:29 AM PST by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: Mr. K
who paid for that ad?

Taxpayers present and future, and also auto company bondholders and dealership owners who had their property seized by Obama.

58 posted on 02/06/2012 10:18:31 AM PST by rogue yam
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To: Nachum

It sounded like a commercial for Obama to me. Disappointing.


59 posted on 02/06/2012 10:28:21 AM PST by moviefan8
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To: SampleMan
...This and the GE commercial were both blatant Obama 2012 commercials...

The MetLife one was the most blatent:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnGb0-p6J6A

60 posted on 02/06/2012 10:31:59 AM PST by FReepaholic (Stupidity is not a crime, so you're free to go.)
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To: EEGator

I try to stay light-hearted! Retired musician. Quips are a part of stage craft.


61 posted on 02/06/2012 10:34:00 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: BenLurkin
Anyone that has viewed the disaster that is Detroit will know that this ad is BS. Eastwood may or may not be right-leaning - if he is, then he got sucked into a quasi-capaign ad for Barack Obama.
62 posted on 02/06/2012 10:35:11 AM PST by Major Matt Mason (The Chicago Way isn't the American Way.)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Well, I appreciate your humor.

What piece?


63 posted on 02/06/2012 10:47:31 AM PST by EEGator
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To: Nachum
Clint Eastwood Was against the car company bailouts, but he's not against taking their (meaning our) dime to make this ad.

"But I’m a big hawk on cutting the deficit. I was against the stimulus thing too. We shouldn’t be bailing out the banks and car companies. If a CEO can’t figure out how to make his company profitable, then he shouldn’t be the CEO.”

64 posted on 02/06/2012 10:49:26 AM PST by Dick Holmes
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To: EEGator

“What piece?”

Nothing “high brow!” Guitar and pedal steel guitar. Managed to work 5 to 7 nights a week, with studio dates added during the daytime. Also had a small maintenance company to help pay the bills. I wish I had kept up the the French Horn though! I’d be better off now.


65 posted on 02/06/2012 10:59:32 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Major Matt Mason
Anyone that has viewed the disaster that is Detroit will know that this ad is BS.

The first time I saw Chrysler's "Imported from Detroit" theme I had my hopes up that we had actually forced Detroit into Canada. No such luck.

It's halftime in America. We're down $15 trillion to nothing and the idiot quarterback we put in at the two minute warning fumbled twice already. Now he's strapping his helmet on to get back into the game. Let's just bench him in a hurry.

66 posted on 02/06/2012 11:18:32 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Herman Cain: possibly the escapee most dangerous to the Democrats since Frederick Douglass.)
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To: Nachum

I looked at it more as a Pro-government union ad than anything else and it still doesn’t sit well with me.


67 posted on 02/06/2012 11:26:43 AM PST by paltz
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To: KoRn
"When I heard it..., I thought it WAS an 0bama campaign ad."

Me too. And I still think it was.

68 posted on 02/06/2012 11:27:40 AM PST by UnwashedPeasant (Don't nuke me, bro)
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To: Nachum

Joseph Goebbels would be proud of what America has sunk to...
Turn on the TV and you get propaganda 24/7...

No doubt about it.. America WILL GET the President they deserve in 2012..
Treason and Sedition have all but become LEGAL..
And there is very little outrage because of it as well..

The Madonna “peep show” at half-time was humorous in a negative way..
Was like a Transvestite Musical... for Sodom...


69 posted on 02/06/2012 11:31:11 AM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: MarketR

I felt the same way..like he was talking past the car commercial part to the people.

My only disagreement, we’re not on the 50 yard line...we’re the Defense in a goal line stance. We need to hold the line, take possession and move back up the field.


70 posted on 02/06/2012 11:47:33 AM PST by SueRae (I can see November from my HOUSE!!!!!!!! 11.06.2012, the Tower of Sauron falls,)
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To: EEGator; All

I agree that people tend to look too hard at things and see things that are not there. However, in the coming days ahead look for Obama to co-op that commercial into his campaign speeches. In fact, bank on it.


71 posted on 02/06/2012 12:12:05 PM PST by Obadiah (Why do they put Braille dots on the keypad of the drive-up ATMs?)
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To: Nachum
...an account of Detroit’s comeback...probably the biggest lie of the year so far - Detroit's doing well because Japan was devastated by earthquakes last year - and they stole billions of dollars from car company bond holders to meet the operating expenses of the companies - Eastwood must be going senile to get nvolved in such dishonesty.....
72 posted on 02/06/2012 12:17:38 PM PST by Intolerant in NJ
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

This “irrevalunt” of which you speak is the newest version of the mascot of the GOP, no?


73 posted on 02/06/2012 12:38:18 PM PST by Anima Mundi (NO SPECIAL PRIVILEGE)
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To: Anima Mundi

Da!


74 posted on 02/06/2012 12:50:11 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Nachum

This was a really crappy commercial spot. How about GM pay all of us back the money that was forcibly taken from us?

Detroit has nothing to be proud of. Nothing at all.

Pee ewe!


75 posted on 02/06/2012 1:00:17 PM PST by dforest
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To: hosepipe
The script:

It’s halftime. Both teams are in their locker room discussing what they can do to win this game in the second half.
It’s halftime in America, too.

No it is closer to the end. They are getting ready for the closing curtain on the dream of liberty. The city on the hill is becoming the city tyrannized by those the hill.

People are out of work and they’re hurting. And they’re all wondering what they’re going to do to make a comeback. And we’re all scared, because this isn’t a game.
We are so deep in debt that it would take four generations to pay it off, if we ever stopped spending ourselves in more debt. A better analogy is that we have a great tradition as a team, but we are now losing 77 to 0 and the coach is calling for the quick kick and a prevent defense.

The people of Detroit know a little something about this. They almost lost everything. But we all pulled together, now Motor City is fighting again.
We had it extracted from us against our will. This is like saying the thief almost couldn't afford his new smart phone, but we all helped out when he took our wallet at gun point. Now the thief is calling his crack dealer again.

I’ve seen a lot of tough eras, a lot of downturns in my life. And, times when we didn’t understand each other. It seems like we’ve lost our heart at times. When the fog of division, discord, and blame made it hard to see what lies ahead.
Only it is not hard to see what lies ahead. Empires fall in history and they will again. When debt reaches critical mass and the currency has been debauched and the character of people corrupted it is obvious, the what lies ahead. The hope for the blessing of liberty on planet earth will be vanquished for a season.

But after those trials, we all rallied around what was right, and acted as one. Because that’s what we do. We find a way through tough times, and if we can’t find a way, then we’ll make one.
You can only spend so much of other peoples money and then you run out. We ran out many trillions of dollars ago!

All that matters now is what’s ahead. How do we come from behind? How do we come together? And, how do we win?
We cannot win unless we know what winning is. I define winning as securing the blessing of providence with liberty, self government, inalienable private property and life.

Detroit’s showing us it can be done. And, what’s true about them is true about all of us.
Yes Detroit is showing us that you too can be a lazy union slug, that it doesn't matter as long as you pay off the right folks. Those folks will take what is ever necessary from whomever they want to secure your own lazy self interest. Justice be damned, liberty be damned, private property be damned Detroit is showing us the way.

This country can’t be knocked out with one punch.
But it can die from suicide or a drunken overdose.

We get right back up again and when we do the world is going to hear the roar of our engines.
Or the crashing of hope and the fall of the West, like a drunk falling down the stairs at least the alcohol deadens the pain.

Yeah, it’s halftime America. And, our second half is about to begin.

Waterloo here we come!

76 posted on 02/06/2012 4:14:27 PM PST by DaveyB (Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. -John Adams)
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To: DaveyB

right....


77 posted on 02/07/2012 3:35:53 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: EEGator
I’m pretty sure Eastwood is a libertarian, and not a fan of Obama. People are looking too hard into things.

Dude, you're on the wrong threads for those kind of comments! Don't you know that the entire bowl game and its commercials were all about Obama?

It's true, I've been reading it all over this site......

78 posted on 02/07/2012 3:41:44 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (The only solution to this primary is a shoot out! Last person standing picks the candidate)
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To: EEGator
In fact, I would go so far as to say that you and I were probably the only ones here who actually watched the game and enjoyed it...........LOL!

But then again, we were able to filter out all the subliminal messages about Obama, and that's not an easy thing to do.

79 posted on 02/07/2012 3:45:50 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (The only solution to this primary is a shoot out! Last person standing picks the candidate)
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