First off, the Clint Eastwood / Chrysler PSA was NOT filmed in Detroit, but in New Orleans and Los Angeles. Hmmm… Jay Leno said this about the PSA, “It may be halftime but China has the ball and we’re down by $16 Trillion.”
Let’s get ONE thing out of the way: We all love Clint Eastwood. I love Clint Eastwood, you love Clint Eastwood, the world loves Clint Eastwood. We’ll give him the benefit of the doubt. He has dabbled in politics, well more than dabbled having served as Mayor of the town Carmel-By-The-Sea. It is well known that Eastwood has always been vocal about his strong political views. These views aren’t necessarily Conservative or Liberal however many of his views could fall down either side.
Update:More queries are likely to be raised about extreme Liberal Obama supporting ad agency that produced the Superbowl Clint Eastwood political spot — Wieden+Kennedy, based in Portland Oregon are the key creative professionals and privately supported Barack Obama in the 2008 election.
Let me remind readers that Chrysler is now owned by a foreign company, Italian auto maker Fiat and is forecasting its annual operating profit would rise 50 percent to $3 billion in 2012. So basically Obama bails out Chrysler with taxpayer money so that it could be sold to a foreign interest… and many wonder how it is that some of us have concluded that Obama hates America!
GOP political strategist Karl Rove stated that, “The leadership of the auto companies feel they need to do something to repay their political patronage. 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.”
Clint Eastwood was a critic of the government bailout that saved the U.S. automaker. At least initially. Eastwood was probably paid about $1M to $3M to appear in that ad. Chrysler paid NBC about $12.8 million to air the spot; Eastwood will reportedly donate his fees for narrating and briefly appearing in the ad to charity. Its hard to believe Eastwood didn’t make the connection with the political overtones in the ad.
The White House, which said it was not involved in making the ad, (nor did it know anything about Fast & Furious) did say that the message highlighted the “simple fact” that Obama had rescued the U.S. auto industry. Welcome to the Obama campaign! Obama’s campaign will continue like this, filled with many lies and much deceit. Get ready!
It’s difficult to believe that Eastwood did not realize the political implications and the subliminal undertones pointing to the support of Obama for reelection contained in the ad. Especially with his narration referencing “Half Time” in the Superbowl ad for Chrysler.
Even an intelligent and experienced person such as Clint Eastwood ,who has written scripts, directed produced and acted in countless motion pictures can be fooled by brilliant writing. People are expected to believe that he didn’t see through the Pro America (ok we buy that one) Pro Obama (we see that one) script Chrysler handed to Eastwood. Yet Eastwood denies there was anything political in that ad.
Eastwood issued a statement to Fox News claiming that any implication of politics were baseless.
“…There is no spin in that ad. On this I am certain,” Eastwood said. “I am certainly not politically affiliated with Mr. Obama. It was meant to be a message about job growth and the spirit of America. I think all politicians will agree with it. If Obama or any other politician wants to run with the spirit of that ad, go for it.” Sorry Mr Eastwood, many of us aren’t buying that BS! This seems to be a major cop out for such a beloved tough guy!
The Super Bowl ad certainly carried many hidden messages that point to support of Obama’s failed policies. After all, the ad clearly states that the Obama Car Bailout was a success. It was a clear subliminal message that Americans need to to vote to reelect Obama because its Obama’s half time and a change would be bad.
Our 2nd half’s about to begin. (Please re elect Obama)
$14 billion in taxpayers money to bail out auto companies America will never see that money again. Oh, did I already say that above? It is worth repeating!
The gravel of Clint Eastwood’s continued in the ad: “It’s halftime. Both teams are in their locker rooms discussing what they can do to win this game in the second half.” Uhh… both teams? Would that be Liberals and Conservatives? Republicans and Democrats? Clearly so.
While Eastwood’s worn and raspy voice was narrating the powerful words “It’s halftime in America, too and people are out of work, and they’re hurting. And they’re all wondering what they’re gonna do to make a comeback. And we’re all scared because this isn’t a game. 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.” With this statement I couldn’t help not seeing how powerfully political this ad is.
You can NOT tell me that the statement above, saying, Motor City almost lost everything” was not a reference to Obama’s bailing out GM with $14,000,000,000 in taxpayer dollars that Americans will NEVER EVER see again!
In the two-minute Chrysler commercial you had close-up shots of factory workers and black-and-white photos of Midwest families with clear subtle political undertones.
The narrator certainly spoke to today’s political climate with statements such as: “The fog, division, discord and blame made it hard to see what lies ahead.”
Fog, division, discord, blame, OF COURSE all of those terms reference the stark contrast in ideas between the Democrats and Republicans and the use of the word “blame” clearly eludes to everyone, especially the Obama Administration blaming George Bush for all the problems in the world.
Conservative commentator Michelle Malkin tweeted: “Agh. WTH? Did I just see Clint Eastwood fronting an auto bailout ad??? #SuperBowl”
The Obama White House Cronies, who said Obama was not involved in making the Chrysler Superbowl ad, did say that the message highlighted the “simple fact” that Obama had rescued the U.S. auto industry. LOL!!
“He was not willing to allow – did not believe it was necessary to allow – the American automobile industry to collapse and disappear,” White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters.
Eastwood’s manager Leonard Hirshan said the actor has not changed his views on the auto bailout.
“He did a commercial that had nothing to do with politics,” Hirshan said. “What he did was talk about America. If anything, this was a pro American commercial not a Chrysler commercial. Chrysler just sponsored what he had to say.” Wow, could they spin it any other way? Of course not!
Chrysler would not reveal how much the Super Bowl ad cost or how much Eastwood was paid. A 30-second spot in this year’s game televised by NBC cost $3.5 million.
The Final Word: A person can not offer a child a piece of candy in a parking lot without being hauled off to jail for suspicion of being a child predator; you can not give a woman a compliment in the workplace without being sued for sexual harassment, you can not offer a favor to a politician without being charged for bribery, and you CAN NOT AIR A SUPERBOW COMMERCIAL SUCH AS THE ONE CLINT EASTWOOD APPEARED IN during the Super Bowl without seeing and knowing the extreme, far-reaching political effects coupled with the highly charged pro American sentiment which is used purely disguised as a total pro Obama message and surely subliminally suggests American’s support Obama for re-election in 2012