Halftime report

    Democrats and Republicans are both claiming that Clint Eastwood is trying to make their day.
    Eastwood’s blunt “It’s Halftime in America” Chrysler commercial during Sunday’s Super Bowl was a tribute to the working class and the city of Detroit’s resurrection more than it was an endorsement of President Obama or Mitt Romney.
    On the surface, one can see why the Democrats are claiming the ad was a somewhat subliminal endorsement of Obama, since he was the guy who saved the auto industry by not letting it go bankrupt. As opposed to Mitt Romney, who called for —- and even wrote an op-ed in the New York Times — it to go bankrupt.
    The GOP thinks Clint is secretly telling America that it’s halftime and the first half had America down, but now it’s time for the coach (played the American people, apparently) to change quarterbacks to rebound from being down and cruise to victory in the second half.
    It’s no secret what political party Eastwood belongs to —- he said he’s voted for the Republican candidate for president since Eisenhower in 1952.
    Clint is the successor to John Wayne, who was so iconic his face could be put on Mount Rushmore.
    Wayne was a staunch conservative who sometimes (unfairly) was accused of being a racist, because he was so radical right wing.
    Clint may not be as controversial conservative as was The Duke in the late 1960s, early 1970s. Clint produced and directed the biopic about Charlie Parker, for cryin’ out loud.
    He has an affinity for jazz and jazz artists. One can hardly see Romney resting at one of his mansions after a hard day of campaigning with a beer and listening to Miles Davis’ “Sketches of Spain.”
    Maybe Romney could be the star attraction in Clint movies retitled to fit the Mitt. Such as:
        1. “A Fistful of Super PAC Dollars”
        2. “For a Few Million Dollars More”
        3. “Win Any Which Way You Can”
        4. “I Was A Million Dollar Baby”
        5. “Play Mitty for Me”
    Other political heavyweights could also be in revised Eastwood movie titles:
        1. Dick Cheney and Barack Obama in “White Hunter, Black President”
        2. “Palin Rider” starring You-Know-Who
        3. Newt Gingrich in “Where Egos Dare”
        4. Bill Clinton in “The Britches of Madison County”
        5. Michelle Obama in “Midnight in the White House Garden of Good and Evil”
      Clint delivering the line that “The Roar of Our Engines will be heard again” gives one goosebumps. Like listening to a recording of Ray Charles’ rendition of “America the Beautiful.”
    It’s so believable, you just know that our detractors, after hearing that, had the same effect as him saying “Go ahead, make America’s day.”
    There is no subliminal endorsement of any one candidate here. It’s Clint’s craggy-looking puss symbolizing an older but wiser but still tough America.
    Clint is selling all cars and American ingenuity. It just so happens Chrysler came up with the spot.
    Don’t know if that would cause Clint’s character in “Gran Torino” to wax unapologetic. He was definitely a Ford guy.
    That movie took place in Detroit, and that was not by accident. Clint’s character, like the city itself, was a dinosaur on the verge of becoming extinct.
    But, as with all Hollywood endings that even take place in the Motor City, Clint’s character finds redemption and is finally able to be at peace with himself.
    Whatever wisdom and knowledge and work ethic he has left, he passes on to someone who at first would appear to be an unlikely source.
    The Gran Torino car itself is a symbol of how great America used to be, you know, when we built cars that looked like cars. Cars you could tell were designed and built here.
    We can be that way again, Clint says in that TV ad, resurrecting his “Gran Torino” character with the trademark Dirty Harry menacing “Ya” thrown in there for good measure.
    The intention was never there to endorse one candidate or another. But there’s no denying that the commercial is taking the glass-is-half-full approach that Obama is counting on.
    There is definitely no economic apocalpyse fear-mongering that Republican presidential candidates are trying to drive home.
    The days of scaring Americans with terrorism is in your backyard politics of the Bush administration are over.
    The GOP would do well not to keep up the gloom and doom that America will face if they’re not put back in power tactic.
    Danny Downer Romney and Grinch Gingrich are anachronisms.
    Meanwhile, Clint is more relevant than ever.
    Everything is going to be OK. Halftime is over, and we already have the “mo” in the second half.
    How can it go wrong? We’ve got Grandaddy Clint gunning for us.
    “Ya.”

This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

14 Responses to Halftime report

  1. Trip Or Fall says:

    Hi to all, how is everything, I think every one is getting more from this website, and your views are fastidious in support of new viewers.

  2. buy articles says:

    Excellent blog! Do you have any tips for aspiring writers? I’m planning to start my own website soon but I’m a little lost on everything. Would you advise starting with a free platform like WordPress or go for a paid option? There are so many options out there that I’m completely confused .. Any suggestions? Thanks!

  3. I’ve been exploring for a bit for any high-quality articles or blog posts on this sort of space . Exploring in Yahoo I at last stumbled upon this website. Studying this information So i’m glad to show that I have an incredibly good uncanny feeling I discovered exactly what I needed. I such a lot for sure will make sure to do not fail to remember this website and provides it a look on a relentless basis.

  4. You actually make it appear so easy with your presentation however I find this matter to be really something which I believe I’d never understand. It seems too complicated and very extensive for me. I’m having a look forward on your next submit, I’ll attempt to get the hold of it!

  5. payday loans says:

    This is the right webpage for anyone who wishes to find out about this topic.
    You understand a whole lot its almost hard to argue with you (not that I personally will need toHaHa).
    You certainly put a new spin on a subject that’s been written about for years. Wonderful stuff, just wonderful! linefeed.org payday loans

  6. Everything is very open with a clear description of the issues.
    It was truly informative. Your site is very useful.
    Thank you for sharing! raspberry ketone cream

  7. Aw, this was an incredibly good post. Taking a few minutes and actual effort to make a superb article but what can I say I procrastinate a lot
    and never manage to get anything done. payday loans no
    credit check

  8. This page really has all the information and facts I wanted concerning this subject and
    didnt know who to ask. payday loans

  9. click here says:

    Greetings, There’s no doubt that your site could possibly be having web browser compatibility problems. When I look at your web site in Safari, it looks fine but when opening in IE, it has some overlapping issues. I merely wanted to give you a quick heads up! Aside from that, wonderful website! payday loans online

  10. Hi, I do believe this is an excellent web site.

    I stumbledupon it ;) I may revisit once again since i have bookmarked it.

    Money and freedom is the greatest way to change, may you be rich and continue to
    help others. here

  11. Very good article. I definitely love this website.
    Thanks! http://ppi-cliaims.webstarts.com/

  12. This blog was… how do I say it? Relevant!! Finally I have found something which helped
    me. Thank you! http://www.watchtvonline.me.uk/

  13. fancast says:

    I really love your site.. Very nice colors & theme. Did you
    create this amazing site yourself? Please reply
    back as Im wanting to create my own personal blog and
    would like to learn where you got this from or just
    what the theme is called. Kudos! watch the office online

  14. I’ve been exploring for a little bit for any high quality articles or blog posts on this sort of house . Exploring in Yahoo I eventually stumbled upon this website. Studying this info So i’m glad to convey that I have a very just right uncanny feeling I discovered exactly what I needed. I such a lot for sure will make certain to do not disregard this site and give it a glance on a continuing basis.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>