“This is a sign of what happens when you have government getting in bed with big business like the bailout of the auto companies. The leadership of the auto companies feel they need to do something to repay their political patrons. I was, frankly, offended by it. 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.” – Karl Rove is ‘offended’ by Eastwood’s inspiring Super Bowl commercial
As David Edwards at Raw Story points out,
Although Obama did sign off on $85 billion in aid to the auto industry after taking office, Rove’s former boss, President George W. Bush, also provided over $17 billions in loans in 2008.
Rove’s objection to the commercial is a clear sign that Republicans are worried that the auto bailout will benefit the president’s re-election effort.
So, whatever, Turd Blossom, and the rest of you Fox “News” rightwingnutjobs — here in “America,” most of us like seeing a comeback, a turnaround, a happy ending. And most of us are celebrating that a US company which ACTUALLY PRODUCES SOMETHING WITH U.S. LABOR is successful again.
Karl Rove, Mitt Romney and the rest of the assholes in the Republican Party could learn something from the phrase, “Imported from Detroit,” don’t you think? Yes, the auto bailouts worked. You want to make the life or death of the American manufacturing industry about politics? Please do. Go for it. There are many of us who are fully aware of which side you’ve been on for the past three decades…
2012 Chrysler Bowl Commercial – It’s Half Time America