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Clint Eastwood: "I am Certainly Not Affiliated with Mr. Obama'
FoxNation.com ^ | Feb 6 | Staff

Posted on 02/06/2012 1:50:28 PM PST by JesseWatters

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To: Hot Tabasco
A year after Chrysler enlisted Eminemto pay tribute to Detroit for its Super Bowl spot, the company went with a decidedly different spokesperson to sell their cars and message of recovery: Clint Eastwood.

In “It’s Halftime in America,” a seeming nod to President Ronald Reagan’s “Morning in America”ad, the “Dirty Harry” star gives what felt like a pep talk to Detroit and the United States over images of the Michigan city, assembly lines, average looking Americans and, yes, some Chrysler vehicles.

“It’s halftime. Both teams are in their locker rooms discussing what they can do to win this game in the second half,” Eastwood begins. “It’s halftime in America, too. People are out of work and they’re hurting. And they’re all wondering what they’re gonna do to make a comeback.

“We find a way through tough times, and if we can’t find a way then we’ll make one. All that matters now is what’s ahead, how do we come from behind, how do we come together, and how do we win. Detroit’s showing us it can be done.”

Translation: Detroit is showing us how it is done, i.e., government bailouts and taking over the auto industry and giving the unions control over the companies instead of the bond holders. Obama said we have to come together as a team in his SOTU address and that his policies are working ("Detroit's showing us it can be done.") We have completed the first half (Obama's first term) and now we have the second half (Obama's second term) ahead. Team America led by coach Obama will take us thru the second half and lead us in our comeback victory. That's the message from Government Motors.

Here is the Chrysler Eminem 2011 Super Bowl Commercial - Imported From Detroit--It is far less political than this year's.

51 posted on 02/06/2012 3:18:07 PM PST by kabar
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To: JesseWatters
Well, Mr Eastwood, Obama's media b*tches certrainly think you are affiliated with the president.

In fact ABC news now is very directly implying exactly that.

52 posted on 02/06/2012 3:20:15 PM PST by skeeter
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To: Bruinator

Puppet or puppeteer, Obama is the guy in the WH, our President and CIC. In this analogy, he is the coach. You don’t change coaches at halftime.


53 posted on 02/06/2012 3:21:59 PM PST by kabar
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To: Hot Tabasco

Speaking of ‘getting a life’ .....


54 posted on 02/06/2012 3:21:59 PM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: fabian

I just watched the ad for the first time (didn’t see it during the game), and it doesn’t seem political to me at all. So, naturally, anybody of any political coloration can read into it whatever they want. But I don’t read it as being pro-Obama.

My two cents. I will now retreat behind my flame-retardant shield of dragon scales.


55 posted on 02/06/2012 3:26:02 PM PST by Argus
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To: Riodacat

Yes, it was. I wish Clint would run. I’ve heard him and the admakers say there was absolutely no intention of political comment..and I believe them..but I’ve heard both sides’ sing its’ praises or voice their displeasure. Ear of the Beholder? I heard a broader message...more of a ‘we can get back on our feet’ message. And that we can get through this. Hold on folks, another 300 plus days...


56 posted on 02/06/2012 3:35:39 PM PST by SueRae (I can see November from my HOUSE!!!!!!!! 11.06.2012, the Tower of Sauron falls,)
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To: JesseWatters
I don't think Mr Eastwood realized he was being used. Chrysler knows all about the negative fallout for GM and was trying to 're-write" what actually happened to them and the American taxpayer's money used to bail them out.

The only bright spot in all this is how effective Mike Rowe is for Ford. It's almost unfair ... ;o)))~

57 posted on 02/06/2012 3:36:02 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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58 posted on 02/06/2012 3:38:23 PM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: JesseWatters

Chrysler’s take..

http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120206/AUTO01/202060369/Chrysler-ad-touches-political-nerve?odyssey=tab|topnews|img|FRONTPAGE


59 posted on 02/06/2012 3:38:55 PM PST by SueRae (I can see November from my HOUSE!!!!!!!! 11.06.2012, the Tower of Sauron falls,)
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To: JesseWatters

He is now. Eastwood has always had RINO tendencies and now they are on full display.


60 posted on 02/06/2012 3:42:45 PM PST by tobyhill
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To: JesseWatters

The whole premise of “It’s halftime in America, too” is patently false.

Is the half life of the American experiment 235.5 years, Clint?

You’re what, 80 years old and didn’t even realize how those words alone would indicate to people, especially int his politically charged climate, that you were shilling for another term for Obama?

Seriously?

Just seeing those words on a script should have given you pause.

FAIL!


61 posted on 02/06/2012 3:44:10 PM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. We have ideas-the Dems only have ideology.)
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To: JesseWatters

I guess it’s how you want to see it. I know Eastwood generally leans conservative, so I was surprised to see him doing the ad. But I think from his perspective was just pro-America, not for any party.


62 posted on 02/06/2012 3:45:55 PM PST by visualops (artlife.us)
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To: Haiku Guy

Chrysler’s new sales pitch:
Even if you don’t buy one,
We still get your cash.

^^^
Well played, sir.


63 posted on 02/06/2012 3:47:59 PM PST by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: SpaceBar

Ah, a little sanity among the knee-jerk crowd. Having met Clint Eastwood and having worked with him a little, I will take him at his word also. He is an aytpical Hollywood personality.


64 posted on 02/06/2012 3:49:17 PM PST by SaxxonWoods (....The days are long, but the years are short.....)
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To: kidd

...they didn’t film in Detroit.

&&&
Well, I can’t hold that against them. Is there even any electrical service available in Detroit?


65 posted on 02/06/2012 3:51:44 PM PST by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: sam_paine
To be fair, it's the first time I saw an American football game so "nuanced" that the Giants tried to NOT get a touchdown for some strategic thing and the "Patriots" -let- the other team score a touchdown so they'd get more free time to try to score.

Green Bay let the Broncos score a touchdown in the Super Bowl in order to save time. Didn't work out though.

66 posted on 02/06/2012 3:51:47 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: JesseWatters
FYI: The protest image in the ad was taken from the union protests in Wisconsin last year.
67 posted on 02/06/2012 4:02:34 PM PST by rabidralph
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To: Vince Ferrer; y6162
Green Bay let the Broncos score a touchdown in the Super Bowl in order to save time. Didn't work out though.

Ok. So in hindsight the Packers defense was told to let the Broncos score the game winning touchdown in hopes that their offense would make it up for them, but they didn't.

Obviously it can work, but it seems to be as perverse as letting Obama win in order to teach America how bad socialism is.

68 posted on 02/06/2012 4:03:42 PM PST by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: JesseWatters

Another take on the subject...

Eastwood is an actor, he delivers lines and makes faces for a living. He didn’t have to hate Mexicans to shoot so many of them in his westerns. Do printers only print things for Republicans? Do taxi drivers refuse to drive Democrats places?

Everybody here has taken money from Democrats/liberals in order to make a living. The attempt to make this an issue is silly. If you are an actor and you are given the chance to be seen during the Super Bowl, you are taking the contract 98% of the time.


69 posted on 02/06/2012 4:08:47 PM PST by SaxxonWoods (....The days are long, but the years are short.....)
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To: JesseWatters

1. he went to Oreily. ZERO credibility.

2. Chrysler is not a US company any more. It is itallian.

3. Is eastwood REALLY this stupid?


70 posted on 02/06/2012 4:12:14 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: MarkeyD
Really?

Ok, well not so blatant that the Giants were confused about the Patriots letting them in.

Anyway, the point is that stopping to sit on your tush is kinda too elegant by half, compared to the smashmouth fights previous generations called "gridiron." If Patton owned the team, wouldn't he be down there threatening to shoot someone for being a coward?

71 posted on 02/06/2012 4:14:00 PM PST by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: Revolting cat!
What the patriotic message of this cynical ad had to do with Chrysler’s clunkers escapes me!

You obviously have not driven the 2012 Dodge Challenger SRT 392.

72 posted on 02/06/2012 4:22:24 PM PST by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: July4

I hope you’re wrong about Detroit...have family there who have seen the steep decline. Very hard to stay in positive frame when you live around the Detroit area.

As for the Clint commercial. Call me naive, I liked the pro American aspect. As in don’t count us (the US) out. We may have been knocked down...but our American spirit won’t keep us down for long. I really thought it was a rah, rah, go USA! USA! USA!

To me it could also have been about our ability to come back after 9/11. I sure didn’t read any pro Obama into it. Clint’s always been a California conservative...at least in my mind. I loved his gruff, Dirty Harry voice that read, “make my day” and underestimate the USA at your peril.


73 posted on 02/06/2012 4:24:23 PM PST by conservaKate (Hoping Newt's still in by WA primary.)
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To: sam_paine
It is just a desperate strategy with very low odds of working, but the alternative is worse. When Green Bay did it, the Broncos had a first down within the Packer's two yard line with 1:45 left. All a heroic goal line stand would do is run out the clock and Denver would win on a last second field goal, and Green Bay would have no chance to score. So they let the Broncos score to save the 1:45 and tried to tie it up again in one quick drive. They couldn't, but at least they had the ball and a chance.
74 posted on 02/06/2012 4:28:47 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: JesseWatters
Clint Eastwood: "I am Certainly Not Affiliated with Mr. Obama'

No, you're just his useful idiot.

75 posted on 02/06/2012 4:34:43 PM PST by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: caddie

I’m with you. I have a Ford pickup, and I will never buy anything but Ford. Screw Government Motors!


76 posted on 02/06/2012 4:55:35 PM PST by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: JesseWatters
Would've been better if it was a FORD commercial



77 posted on 02/06/2012 6:04:47 PM PST by LomanBill (Animals! The DemocRats blew up the windmill with an Acorn!)
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To: JesseWatters

I hope people aren’t too hard on Mr Eastwood. These campaigns are exactly cut-n-dry to those not paying attention to the details.


78 posted on 02/06/2012 6:08:32 PM PST by Gene Eric (C'mon, Virginia -- are you with us or against us?!)
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To: Liberty Valance

I so have a crush on that man. Mike Rowe...that is.


79 posted on 02/06/2012 6:29:01 PM PST by conservaKate (Hoping Newt's still in by WA primary.)
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To: JesseWatters

It’s times like this I really enjoy living overseas. That commercial was extremely well done, and exemplified what every foreigner that I speak with loves, and envies, about America - the tough spirit, ability and willingness to recover, and optimism.

I think its a bit difficult to recognize that when living stateside, especially of late, but the rest of the world notices it, whether they like to admit or not.

It’s nice to see something that reminds Americans to be proud of what they can and will do for a change. I can guarantee you that if it were at all political (any side), that wouldn’t have been the case. Even the Chrysler logo at the end seemed toned down.

On another note, when foreigners think of Americans, Clint Eastwood (or his persona, at least) is often used as a stereotype - I’m just fine with that.


80 posted on 02/07/2012 2:47:49 AM PST by robertwalker62
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