Video: Chrysler ad a stealth Obama promotion?; Update: Video restored

posted at 3:40 pm on February 6, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

Did Chrysler buy two minutes of the most expensive television time possible to air a stealth promotion for Barack Obama? Clint Eastwood narrates and appears in Chrysler’s spot, in which he declares that we have reached “halftime in America,” which seems to hint at a two-term Presidency for Obama:

Politico covers the controversy:

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

Pointing to improvement in the auto industry as a positive sign, the “Dirty Harry” star goes on, “Detroit’s showing us it can be done. …This country can’t be knocked out with one punch. We get right back up again and when we do, the world is going to hear the roar of our engines.”

Though the commercial didn’t mention any politicians by name, Twitter quickly lit up with speculation: Was Eastwood giving props to President Obama for bailing out the auto industry?  And was the ad a veiled endorsement of his re-election?

David Axelrod, a top campaign adviser to Obama, seemed quick to interpret it that way, calling the ad a “powerful spot.”

Karl Rove blasted the ad as offensive on Fox News this morning, as did the Boss Emeritus yesterday:

“I was, frankly, offended by it,” said Karl Rove on Fox News Monday. “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.”

“Agh. WTH?” tweeted conservative commentator Michelle Malkin. “Did I just see Clint Eastwood fronting an auto bailout ad???”

Kyle Wingfield of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution found it equally offensive as a piece of taxpayer-funded propaganda:

But the halftime Chrysler commercial starring Clint Eastwood, describing America as being in its own “halftime,” was just overtly politicized. After all, what else could “halftime” have meant, in the year 2012, than halfway through the eight years Barack Obama would be president if re-elected this fall? I’m fairly certain it wasn’t a prediction that the country will break up circa 2248 A.D.

Chrysler of course has a right to political speech. But it would be nice if the company wouldn’t be so brazen about its leanings while still owing the entire country — left, right and center — billions of dollars.

Chrysler denies having a political motive in mind, presumably other than making the argument for the bailout, which the ad does very clearly if not quite explicitly.  Their CEO laughably asks that “it doesn’t get utilized in as political fodder in a debate” after spending millions of dollars during the Super Bowl proclaiming the wisdom of the bailout.  Maybe if Chrysler had stuck to promoting its latest models rather than complaining about Americans debating over policy and then declaring America in its “halftime,” Sergio Marchionne wouldn’t have to hope that his car company would get excused from political debates in the future.  Sounds like the same kind of whining that led to the bailout in the first place.

Eastwood’s involvement in this issue is rather ironic, since — as the Washington Post points out in its coverage — Eastwood opposed the auto bailouts:

“I’ve always been very liberal when it comes to people thinking for themselves,” said Eastwood, who supports gay marriage, abortion rights and environmental protection. “But I’m a big hawk on cutting the deficit. I was against the stimulus thing too. We shouldn’t be bailing out the banks and car companies. If a CEO can’t figure out how to make his company profitable, then he shouldn’t be the CEO.”

Well, Clint, I hope the paycheck from the endorsement made your day, and, er … hope it clears, too.  Sounds as though Eastwood switched teams at his halftime.

Update (Allahpundit): Oddly enough, the White House seems okay with it.

Update (Ed): YouTube pulled the ad after Chrysler claimed its posting violated its copyright. I got the new code from Politico, which seems to have a little more testicular fortitude than YouTube and its parent, Google.


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Pimps for Clunkers, with the one in chief.

Schadenfreude on February 6, 2012 at 3:42 PM

“I was, frankly, offended by it,” said Karl Rove on Fox News Monday.

Please you idiot – there would be NO Chrysler today if not for the enabling of the Bush administration.

HondaV65 on February 6, 2012 at 3:42 PM

I’m guessing the administration probably won’t call for Chrysler to pull the ad like they did Ford’s

Spannerhead on February 6, 2012 at 3:43 PM

Vidya don’t work.

Daikokuco on February 6, 2012 at 3:43 PM

“I’m Barack Obowma, and I approved this message…”

Seven Percent Solution on February 6, 2012 at 3:44 PM

I don’t know if it was a stealth Obama ad, but it was the single most boring commerical in Superbowl history.

Kataklysmic on February 6, 2012 at 3:44 PM

That was my immediate impression.

Between the Chrysler Obama ad, the NBC coverage, Government Motors ads, GE ads and gaybar halftime show, it was pretty much the Moonbat Bowl.

forest on February 6, 2012 at 3:44 PM

Who pulls a commercial for infrigement???? Isn’t it a COMMERCIAL????? ???

Daikokuco on February 6, 2012 at 3:44 PM

I saw it, very strange and felt a little Orwellian to me.

1984 in real life on February 6, 2012 at 3:44 PM

I was shocked someone like Eastwood would lend his name to this shilling for Obama. But, what was worse was when he called GM “American.” Sorry, but governments that own the means of production is a fascist or socialist idea, not an American one.

Warner Todd Huston on February 6, 2012 at 3:44 PM

For his next trick, Clint can remake Unforgiven with Mitt Romney as the Gene Hackman character and Barack Obama as the Morgan Freeman character.

Not as subtle.

NoDonkey on February 6, 2012 at 3:45 PM

Romney agrees Obama bailout of the car companies was the right thing to do…

liberal4life on February 6, 2012 at 3:45 PM

Maybe if Chrysler had stuck to promoting its latest models

How can you promote ugly cars?

JPeterman on February 6, 2012 at 3:47 PM

wtf with your tax dollars!

Dr. Demento on February 6, 2012 at 3:47 PM

Clint Eastwood narrates and appears in Chrysler’s spot, in which he declares that we have reached “halftime in America,” which seems to hint at a two-term Presidency for Obama.

If it wasn’t a stealth promotion for El Presidente Downgrade, then what was it for?

Chip on February 6, 2012 at 3:47 PM

If it’s half time in America, it’s time to change the quarterback.

NJ Red on February 6, 2012 at 3:48 PM

Shouldn’t we celebrate as Americans that GM is employs thousands in Michigan is regaining some value? I would think that would be good news for Americans.

Seems to me some people want a bad economy for political gain. I could be wrong but that’s the impression I get reading some of these responses

liberal4life on February 6, 2012 at 3:50 PM

Yeah, i really don’t see how it could be taken as anything but an ad for Obama, the halftime reference, talking about pulling together with taxpayer money like good lil’ collectevists, references to protestors blocking the way when the only protestors around these days are Tea Partiers etc. Shame that Eastwood decided to sell out after at least hinting for a while now that he was a conservative, guess he wants some more Oscars.

clearbluesky on February 6, 2012 at 3:50 PM

Say it ain’t so Clint !
.
Italian job Chrysler ?? ooof

FlaMurph on February 6, 2012 at 3:50 PM

Duh.

SouthernGent on February 6, 2012 at 3:50 PM

Maybe if Chrysler had stuck to promoting its latest models rather than complaining about Americans debating over policy and then declaring America in its “halftime,” Sergio Marchionne wouldn’t have to hope that his car company would get excused from political debates in the future. Sounds like the same kind of whining that led to the bailout in the first place.

Easier to make money by advanced lobbying than by product developing.

Rent seekers.

the_nile on February 6, 2012 at 3:51 PM

“I was, frankly, offended by it,” said Karl Rove on Fox News Monday.

Please you idiot – there would be NO Chrysler today if not for the enabling of the Bush administration.

HondaV65 on February 6, 2012 at 3:42 PM

Bingo.

Romney agrees Obama bailout of the car companies was the right thing to do…

liberal4life on February 6, 2012 at 3:45 PM

1. Link?
2. Who cares. Romney isn’t exactly part of the TEA Party.
3. I thought libs distrusted corporate America… now you’ve got no problem sending them billions of “the workers’” money?

mankai on February 6, 2012 at 3:51 PM

Can Chrysler even be considered an American company anymore?

VorDaj on February 6, 2012 at 3:51 PM

liberal4life on February 6, 2012 at 3:45 PM

What does that have to do with a stealth promotion for El Presidente Downgrade?

Chip on February 6, 2012 at 3:51 PM

The ad should have ended with crowds of Detroiters screaming
” 4 mo ears”

burrata on February 6, 2012 at 3:51 PM

Damn right it’s halftime in America. And we’re down 5 touchdowns and need to make an adjustment in our gameplan ASAP or else we’re gonna get blown out of the stadium.

Doughboy on February 6, 2012 at 3:51 PM

“But I’m a big hawk on cutting the deficit. I was against the stimulus thing too. We shouldn’t be bailing out the banks and car companies. If a CEO can’t figure out how to make his company profitable, then he shouldn’t be the CEO.”

What has happened to Clint’s voice? Did they torture him to get him to do the ad?

Fallon on February 6, 2012 at 3:51 PM

It’s a little odd since Clint opposed the auto bail out. Poor Karl and others are offended by it…. go suck an egg.

lexhamfox on February 6, 2012 at 3:51 PM

In the strictest Super bowl regulations I give this commercial the finger.

Wade on February 6, 2012 at 3:52 PM

I like how they turned ‘Propped up a failing company with a huge taxpayer bailout’ with ‘We all pulled together’…

Just watch as we all have to ‘pull together’ in about 2 years for them again….

BigWyo on February 6, 2012 at 3:52 PM

Clint must be suffering from Dementia or Alzheimers, since the apparent theme of that ad doesn’t reflect anything he has publicly stated about this subject. Regardless, I will never purchase a Chrysler or GM product again.

lhuffman34 on February 6, 2012 at 3:52 PM

I was waiting for the ad to end thinking perhaps it was a trailer for “Grand Torino II: The Revenge of Thao”.

Bishop on February 6, 2012 at 3:52 PM

liberal4life on February 6, 2012 at 3:50 PM

A bankrupt, reorganized GM and Chrysler would still exist, they just would have been able to shed the union contracts that make them uncompetitive.

It’s going to happen someday anyway. They’re both doomed, anyone buying from either maker has got to have a hole in their head.

NoDonkey on February 6, 2012 at 3:52 PM

Maybe if Chrysler had stuck to promoting its latest models

How can you promote ugly cars?

JPeterman on February 6, 2012 at 3:47 PM

Dodge Challenger SRT. Makes the Mona Lisa look like a preschooler’s fingerpainting ;)

Kataklysmic on February 6, 2012 at 3:52 PM

If Detroit is the model… it’s halftime, we’re getting our asses kicked… we’re way over the cap… the rookie isn’t working out… time to cut everybody and rebuild.

mankai on February 6, 2012 at 3:52 PM

what bothered me most was that it made an explicitly emotional appeal. Eastwood didn’t use facts to back up his case–he relied on sun rises, group photos, and dramatic monologue to try and bend our hearts toward his side. that is not how we should discuss the future of our country. It’s the same vacuous rhetorical style as 0bama.

Steven McGregor on February 6, 2012 at 3:52 PM

I think it’s funny they pulled it already.

Like I said last night all it was missing was “I am Barack Obama and I approve this message”.

gophergirl on February 6, 2012 at 3:52 PM

It’s half time in America and we’re down 38,000 to 0

Too bad the coach is only trying to figure out how get close enough to score a field goal.

What a way go out Clint.

DanMan on February 6, 2012 at 3:53 PM

Rowdy Yates in Rawhide was an independent sort of guy…not a government shill type. Has it all just been an act?:)

a capella on February 6, 2012 at 3:54 PM

Perhaps I wasn’t watching it close enough during the game, but, I liked the commercial.

I thought it was a patriotic pep-talk, “we’re down, but not out” sort of thing. It made me think of the “morning in America” commercials.

“Halftime” to me didn’t sound like it was referring to the middle of two Obama terms. It seemed like it was just drawing an allusion from the game to our current state so they could give us a half-time pep-talk.

Perhaps I wasn’t watching it closely enough. But, isn’t it at all possible that we’re so plugged into politics that we start seeing it everywhere?

JadeNYU on February 6, 2012 at 3:54 PM

et tu Clint?

celtic warrior on February 6, 2012 at 3:54 PM

It’s half time in America and we’re down 38,000 5,000,000,000,000 to 0

Too bad the coach is only trying to figure out how get close enough to score a field goal.

What a way go out Clint.

DanMan on February 6, 2012 at 3:53 PM

Fixed ;)

mankai on February 6, 2012 at 3:54 PM

“Grand Torino II: The Revenge of Thao”.

Bishop on February 6, 2012 at 3:52 PM

Get off my lawn.

John the Libertarian on February 6, 2012 at 3:55 PM

Clint Eastwood is a Libertarian so I’m kind of surprised he would be for big government bailouts. But, hey, you never know.

Cherokee on February 6, 2012 at 3:55 PM

Shouldn’t we celebrate as Americans that GM is employs thousands in Michigan is regaining some value? I would think that would be good news for Americans.

liberal4life on February 6, 2012 at 3:50 PM

Yes we should, da**it! And it only cost $183,000 of taxpayer money per job saved, heckuva deal.

Now about that stimulus and the green innovation that was supposed to keep unemployment below 8.8% and create 4 million green jobs….what’s the status of those great plans?

Bishop on February 6, 2012 at 3:55 PM

Really?

The ad focuses on Detroit juxtaposed with America, we’ve been knocked down, yet the fight isn’t over. It’s a great ad. It’s pure Americana. It has nothing to do with Obama’s campaign, it’s silly to suggest so, and misses the point.

“But…hey, wait a second, what is the point then?”

“To uh…er, buy a car.”

“Isn’t purchasing a car going to give the average American more debt and…”

“Shut up.”

DanStark on February 6, 2012 at 3:55 PM

John the Libertarian on February 6, 2012 at 3:55 PM

Get off my rawn.

Bishop on February 6, 2012 at 3:56 PM

Clint Eastwood narrates and appears in Chrysler’s spot, in which he declares that we have reached “halftime in America,” which seems to hint at a two-term Presidency for Obama Bush.

Now, what do you think the reaction would be?

Flora Duh on February 6, 2012 at 3:56 PM

I’m guessing the administration probably won’t call for Chrysler to pull the ad like they did Ford’s…

Spannerhead on February 6, 2012 at 3:43 PM

You probably helped pay for this ad…so you would be guessing right! You, can afford it! Ford, not so much…they have to pay their own bills.

KOOLAID2 on February 6, 2012 at 3:56 PM

America is only $ 15 Trillion in debt,
and
it’s half -time in America

burrata on February 6, 2012 at 3:56 PM

mankai on February 6, 2012 at 3:54 PM

meh, BLS rounding error…

DanMan on February 6, 2012 at 3:57 PM

Oh, come one. Anyone who thinks that the reference to “halftime” is an allusion to an Obama two-term presidency is participating in Obama’s egomania. Not everything is about him!

The ad aired during halftime of the Super Bowl and the allusion to America’s halftime is more about America in its middle years, no longer the new republic, but hardly the empire in decay. That makes much more sense than an Obama 2-termer.

But don’t get me wrong. It was a stupid ad that was only made passable with the appearance of Clint Eastwood.

Anyone wanting to extract any political meaning or longer-term effect from this sorry ad is wasting their time. This ad is about as effective as the Bloomberg ad.

Honestly the only memorable ad last night was the Doritos ad.

People need to lighten and keep the focus on beating Obama in November!

EMD on February 6, 2012 at 3:57 PM

Of course, if you listen to the ad, Eastwood says America has “taken a punch” and has been knocked down. He could be suggesting that America took the punch from Obama, and now it’s time to fight back. After all, who’s had a good first-half, with Obamacare and such?

Clint’s a clever old fella. I think there’s more to the subtext he’s putting forth here.

Nethicus on February 6, 2012 at 3:57 PM

1. Link?
2. Who cares. Romney isn’t exactly part of the TEA Party.
3. I thought libs distrusted corporate America… now you’ve got no problem sending them billions of “the workers’” money?

mankai on February 6, 2012 at 3:51 PM

Sometimes we need to put politics aside and look out for America.

GM is making a profit and some workers are employed in those factories. Even though Romney opposed the auto bailout, he now believes it is the right thing to do.

For me it is always America first, party second

liberal4life on February 6, 2012 at 3:58 PM

As I heard today on Rush (Mark Steyn filling in). A an Italian car company that builds its cars in Ottawa and Mexico City that got bailed out by American tax payers ran that ad.

p0s3r on February 6, 2012 at 3:58 PM

It’s half time in America and we’re down 38,000 to 0

Too bad the coach is only trying to figure out how get close enough to score a field goal.

What a way go out Clint.

DanMan on February 6, 2012 at 3:53 PM

More like the coach is trying to throw the game…

The football analogy only works if the rules allow one team to commandeer players at the point of a gun whenever it’s losing.

Chip on February 6, 2012 at 3:58 PM

Is that Jay Carney or is that Sherman from Bullwinkle and Rocky? hmmmm?

ObamatheMessiah on February 6, 2012 at 3:59 PM

Rowdy Yates in Rawhide was an independent sort of guy…not a government shill type. Has it all just been an act?:)

a capella on February 6, 2012 at 3:54 PM

And he looked extra yummy in chaps.

Flora Duh on February 6, 2012 at 3:59 PM

First half: Brady = Obama

Halftime

Second half: Manning = New Republican president.

I took the ad as a warning to America to kick Uhhhhbama out before he does even more damage, until I saw the sponsor. Yep, call me naive, that some Republican would have the nerve to call out the damage our govt has done; but we, as Americans, can undo the damage if govt would just get out of the way.

herm2416 on February 6, 2012 at 3:59 PM

Yes, it did have political overtones.
-
BTW Clint, you’re no Knute Rockne.

diogenes on February 6, 2012 at 3:59 PM

Yes we should, da**it! And it only cost $183,000 of taxpayer money per job saved, heckuva deal.

Now about that stimulus and the green innovation that was supposed to keep unemployment below 8.8% and create 4 million green jobs….what’s the status of those great plans?

Bishop on February 6, 2012 at 3:55 PM

unemployment has dropped below 8.8
Question for you, Do you agree with Romney when it comes to how the car companies were bailed out?

liberal4life on February 6, 2012 at 3:59 PM

Oh that stupid thing… All I wondered from it was whether Eastwood was bought or played for a sucker. A sad day for a legend either way.

Only good thing I can say about it is Kyle Wingfield’s analysis above. I’m glad to know I’m not the only one enough of a nerd to have bothered doing the math to determine the 23rd century collapse of the USA.

Gingotts on February 6, 2012 at 4:00 PM

I don’t see the ‘half-time’ reference as anything having to do with Obama’s term, especially since the bailouts started under Bush. It seemed to me to be just an overwrought ‘thanks for the bailout’ by Chrysler.

changer1701 on February 6, 2012 at 4:00 PM

This was clearly a propaganda commerical.

Roymunson on February 6, 2012 at 4:00 PM

Here.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PE5V4Uzobc

The commercial was awful.
Clint was implying that America pulled together to save Chrysler lke we all were screaming “Yaaayyy!!!! for bailouts”.
He never mentioned the part about stealing it from the secured investors.

NeoKong on February 6, 2012 at 4:00 PM

I can see where people would make the connection.

If you were to compare the Obama Administration to a car company, you’d hardly be more apt than Fix it Again, Tony.

Good to know that the Obama administration approves of continuous subsidy for what is now essentially an Italian car company.

KingGold on February 6, 2012 at 4:01 PM

People need to lighten and keep the focus on beating Obama in November!

EMD on February 6, 2012 at 3:57 PM

still hung over huh?

DanMan on February 6, 2012 at 4:02 PM

Sometimes we need to put politics aside and look out for America.

One of my most hated phrases “put politics aside for America”, politics is free speech and standing up for what you believe in, politics is everything this country is about. If you want to put politics aside move to North Korea.

clearbluesky on February 6, 2012 at 4:02 PM

Sometimes we need to put politics aside and look out for America.

For me it is always America first, party second

liberal4life on February 6, 2012 at 3:58 PM

Okay, El Presidente Downgrade has been proven time and again to be incompetent – so would you agree for the good of the country that we need to put an end to the error of the Downgrade Administration and have some real Positive change.

That would seem to be our only Hope.

Do you agree with that assessment?

Chip on February 6, 2012 at 4:02 PM

Clint must be suffering from Dementia or Alzheimers, since the apparent theme of that ad doesn’t reflect anything he has publicly stated about this subject. Regardless, I will never purchase a Chrysler or GM product again.

lhuffman34 on February 6, 2012 at 3:52 PM

Tim_CA, do you want to take this one? Seriously, everytime someone older does something you disagree with, please stop saying they have dementia or Alzheimer’s. I prefer to think he was tortured.

Of all Americans over the age of 65, one out of every eight have Alzheimer’s.

Fallon on February 6, 2012 at 4:03 PM

The commercial mad me laugh when I saw it. Marxist unions working for Fiat are just as unappealing now as they were before Dirty Harry promoted them.

Let’s quit moving the deck chairs on the Titanic long enough to get at the real problems facing the USA!!!

ClanDerson on February 6, 2012 at 4:03 PM

Seems to me some people want a bad economy for political gain. I could be wrong but that’s the impression I get reading some of these responses

liberal4life on February 6, 2012 at 3:50 PM

The economy would be better without bailouts. Had those companies failed, it would also mean an end to an unsustainable business model and other, better companies–those not practicing that failed business model–would succeed. As it is, those bailed-out companies will, in all likelihood, fail again, with thousands or millions more unemployed. In addition, car company shareholders were not bailed out, the unions were.

And let’s get another thing straight: no conservative wants economic disaster and hardship for millions whomever is occupying the Oval Office. No conservative wants a president of either party to be a feckless incompetent. No conservative wants a terrorist attack or an unnecessary war for the sake of political point-scoring. That would be you.

troyriser_gopftw on February 6, 2012 at 4:03 PM

Chrysler’s new ad pitch:
“Even if you don’t buy one,
We’ll still get your cash!”

Haiku Guy on February 6, 2012 at 4:03 PM

Where and when unions are involved, yes, its always gonna be “too big too fail”………..
.
Saturn who ?

FlaMurph on February 6, 2012 at 4:03 PM

troyriser_gopftw on February 6, 2012 at 4:03 PM

Will you be happy if unemployment is below 8% and the economy is adding over 350K jobs a month come November 2012?

liberal4life on February 6, 2012 at 4:05 PM

In short it was a tax payer funded commercial for 0bama.

There is no doubt of that.

jukin3 on February 6, 2012 at 4:05 PM

unemployment has dropped below 8.8

liberal4life on February 6, 2012 at 3:59 PM

The CBO scores it at 10 percent. But most folks know it’s a lot higher.

John the Libertarian on February 6, 2012 at 4:06 PM

liberal4life on February 6, 2012 at 4:05 PM

Sometimes we need to put politics aside and look out for America.

For me it is always America first, party second

liberal4life on February 6, 2012 at 3:58 PM

Okay, El Presidente Downgrade has been proven time and again to be incompetent – so would you agree for the good of the country that we need to put an end to the error of the Downgrade Administration and have some real Positive change.

That would seem to be our only Hope.

Do you agree with that assessment?

Chip on February 6, 2012 at 4:06 PM

You did not make my day, Clint.

DrStock on February 6, 2012 at 4:06 PM

When I saw it was Clint I was expecting a face off between a Chrysler and Ford with that Italian soundtrack running.

docflash on February 6, 2012 at 4:06 PM

First play: Brady = Obama

Halftime

Second half: Ahmad Bradshaw falling in backwards for the win = New Republican president.

DanMan on February 6, 2012 at 4:06 PM

Get off my rawn.

Bishop on February 6, 2012 at 3:56 PM

Still raffing out roud.

John the Libertarian on February 6, 2012 at 4:06 PM

unemployment has dropped below 8.8
Question for you, Do you agree with Romney when it comes to how the car companies were bailed out?

liberal4life on February 6, 2012 at 3:59 PM

Head over to townhall and read the lead article about the unemployment number and how the BLS is fiddling with the number. I would, honestly, like to hear your opinion of it. The portion of the article is highlighted–what the BLS is considering.

herm2416 on February 6, 2012 at 4:07 PM

David Axelrod, a top campaign adviser to Obama, seemed quick to interpret it that way, calling the ad a “powerful spot.”

That settles it for me…

… Pure coincidence. No hidden political message at all. Nope! Nothing. Just a patriotic ad meant to lift America’s spirits. Yeap, didn’t even know it was an election year either. I’m glad we got this settled.

Hey, did you hear Obowma’s getting better at his job…?

/

Seven Percent Solution on February 6, 2012 at 4:07 PM

unemployment has dropped below 8.8
Question for you, Do you agree with Romney when it comes to how the car companies were bailed out?

liberal4life on February 6, 2012 at 3:59 PM

No shiite? Because that would be news to the 30+ million unemployed Americans out there. Or were you only counting the people that are no longer included in the spreadsheets?

As for Romney, he isn’t POTUS, Obama is. Question for you: What do you think of the spending Obama’s added, the wars he’s started and run, his failure to close Gitmo, his ignoring of Congress, all the things he hasn’t done that he promised to do while being…well…while being POTUS?

Bishop on February 6, 2012 at 4:07 PM

Is that Jay Carney or is that Sherman from Bullwinkle and Rocky? hmmmm?

ObamatheMessiah on February 6, 2012 at 3:59 PM

.
I thought Sherman was the kid in Foghorn Leghorn ?

FlaMurph on February 6, 2012 at 4:07 PM

From Sergio Leone to Sergio Marchionne. How the mighty have fallen.

Mark1971 on February 6, 2012 at 4:08 PM

You gotta ask yourself…did he ruin 3 or 4 years of hid presidency…in all the excitement…I have to admit I lost count myself.

EnochCain on February 6, 2012 at 4:08 PM

The CBO scores it at 10 percent. But most folks know it’s a lot higher.

John the Libertarian on February 6, 2012 at 4:06 PM

Can you believe the Downgrade Administration would cook the books in assessing it’s own Progress?
/

Chip on February 6, 2012 at 4:08 PM

Still raffing out roud.

John the Libertarian on February 6, 2012 at 4:06 PM

Rorring on the froor raffing.

Bishop on February 6, 2012 at 4:08 PM

Dodge Challenger SRT. Makes the Mona Lisa look like a preschooler’s fingerpainting ;)

Kataklysmic on February 6, 2012 at 3:52 PM

I don’t know about all that, but everything Chrysler makes that is offered with a V8 is attractive. Who knows how long it will stay that way.

DFCtomm on February 6, 2012 at 4:08 PM

Some idiot from my city called into to Rush’s show today to take Mark Steyn to task for supposedly playing ‘word games’ when Steyn was trying to explain the fact that Chrysler is 58+% Italian and provides jobs to a lot of Canadians, asking just how American that was.

So glad to have him as a voter. /

tdpwells on February 6, 2012 at 4:09 PM

“Now Motor City is fighting again.” – Clint Eastwood

Detroit is NOT fighting again. It’s getting worse. It recently averted — by a whisker — the State’s Governor being forced to name an emergency manager because the city was about to go bankrupt. This still might happen.

I remember last summer seeing a huge headline on Drudge where Detroit officials were warning that there would be rolling blackouts. I recall thinking, “If there’s a blackout in Detroit, besides the cattle grazing downtown, how would anyone know?”

Resist We Much on February 6, 2012 at 4:09 PM

What the heck happened? Why is there going to be NO GIANTS VICTORY PARADE?
http://themorningspew.com/2012/02/06/outrageous-no-new-york-victory-parade-for-new-york-giants/

bloggless on February 6, 2012 at 4:09 PM

So Eastwood was against the auto company bailouts until he was offered some bailout money to do a commercial. Typical Hollywood hypocrit. I wonder what sort of trophy he will get in exchange for his soul?

magicbeans on February 6, 2012 at 4:09 PM

The CBO scores it at 10 percent. But most folks know it’s a lot higher.

John the Libertarian on February 6, 2012 at 4:06 PM

You can stick with the CBO. I will stick with the labor department and their standard. Which is the same standard used to calculate unemployment under Bush.

I think it’s good news unemployment keeps dropping and thousands of jobs being added. I’m happy for all those thousands of Americans who got jobs last month.

liberal4life on February 6, 2012 at 4:09 PM

Will you be happy if unemployment is below 8% and the economy is adding over 350K jobs a month come November 2012?

liberal4life on February 6, 2012 at 4:05 PM

You betcha!! But I will be dreading the monkeys flying out of my a$$.

BigWyo on February 6, 2012 at 4:10 PM

troyriser_gopftw on February 6, 2012 at 4:03 PM
Will you be happy if unemployment is below 8% and the economy is adding over 350K jobs a month come November 2012?

liberal4life on February 6, 2012 at 4:05 PM

If the numbers are real, un-gamed, and verifiable, yes. I love my country. I would never hope for its failure.

troyriser_gopftw on February 6, 2012 at 4:10 PM

Naturally, Clint failed to mention the labor union’s role in all of this.

Intrepid767 on February 6, 2012 at 4:11 PM

Even for me, the first thing I thought when I saw it was, “wait, was that just an ad for the Obama campaign?”

RightOFLeft on February 6, 2012 at 4:11 PM

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