As Charles already pointed out, Clint Eastwood’s Chrysler Superbowl ad seemed like a commercial for the Obama Administration. And conservatives are already punching back at Eastwood for it. Karl Rove was “offended” by the ad. (Mitt Romney, always ahead of the times, wrote his response to the ad back in 2008.) The backpedaling continues on National Review’s The Corner blog, where Christian Schneider breaks out the snark:
It makes sense that Chrysler would want Clint Eastwood to narrate its “Halftime in America” Super Bowl ad; the stoic, gravelly 82-year-old actor exudes old-school charm. His mere presence harkens back to a pre-auto-bailout day when people paid for American cars by actually purchasing them, not by filling out their 1040EZ tax forms. (Although Eastwood represents modern America fairly well, too, as he has fathered seven children with five different women.)
I like especially that they imply that because she’s Asian American, her true loyalty is to China (her pic is right next to the statement to the effect of: your economy get [sic] weaker, ours get [sic] very good!
OK, my mistake, Debbie Stabenow is an older white lady. I guess the young Asian woman pictured is supposed to be the happy young Chinese woman benefiting from all the prosperity we’re supposedly exporting by selling bonds to China.
Yeah, I was watching the playoffs at the home of some conservative friends and when a Chrysler ad came on the wife savagely remarked, “I would never buy a Chrysler, they’re owned by the government.” So this is apparently some conservative meme. Fuck buy American – These companies are now part of a socialist plot engineered by Obama.