Clint Eastwood ‘Half-time in America’ ad invites criticism

And so Mark Wiberg obliges:

EastwoodWould Dirty Harry ask for a handout? Hell no, he wouldn’t. He could build a car made out of his melted Smith and Wesson handgun, all while eating a sandwich and zinging bad guys with one-liners.

So, bringing in the city of Detroit as some city on the ‘comeback’ after being knocked down, and blah blah blah, was a bit disingenuous as it fails to mention they knocked themselves out.  Detroit and the American car industry would not have made it to ‘half-time’ if it wasn’t for the Bail-Out ™.  They were carried by the taxpayer to half-time, beaten and bruised by building inferior products, bloated management and union mismanagement and over-the-rainbow promises to it’s retiring workforce. People will debate for years whether the bail-outs work, and I’m no expert. The point of this post is that having cool music and the coolest American film icon in a commercial about American ‘can do’ is a bad idea when you bring a failure of a company like GM/Chrysler/Chevrolet.

He’s got more and it’s worth your time.

H/T to Lex Communis who adds:

Jeepers…”half-time”…as in four years out of eight?

Do you think that’s what the not-so-hidden subtext was?

Gleischaltung worked for the Nazis; it’s bound to work for Team Obama!

Shouldn’t the GOP get equal time?

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