Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Half Time in America... Twilight Time for Rove and his Minions

by: Les Carpenter
Rational Nation USA
Liberty -vs- Tyranny

Watched the Super Bowl, fantastic game! One of the best in recent memory. It was especially so since my New York Giants put the big time hurt on the Patriots... again.

Enjoyed the Eastwood - Chrysler commercial a lot as well. I thought it was uplifting. It reminded me of a better time in America.

It's worth watching again, and really letting the intended message sink in. The message the partisan spinsters seemed to not understand. Script below video.

It’s halftime. Both teams are in their locker room discussing what they can do to win this game in the second half.

It’s halftime in America, too. People are out of work and they’re hurting. And they’re all wondering what they’re going to do to make a comeback. And we’re all scared, because this isn’t a game.

The people of Detroit know a little something about this. They almost lost everything. But we all pulled together, now Motor City is fighting again.

I’ve seen a lot of tough eras, a lot of downturns in my life. And, times when we didn’t understand each other. It seems like we’ve lost our heart at times. When the fog of division, discord, and blame made it hard to see what lies ahead.

But after those trials, we all rallied around what was right, and acted as one. Because that’s what we do. We find a way through tough times, and if we can’t find a way, then we’ll make one.

All that matters now is what’s ahead. How do we come from behind? How do we come together? And, how do we win?

Detroit’s showing us it can be done. And, what’s true about them is true about all of us.

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.

Yeah, it’s halftime America. And, our second half is about to begin

Refreshing, and inspiring. American's working hard, pulling together, eying the same goal with their eyes fixed on the prize. A stronger more prosperous and economic vigorous America where all share in the bounty. Unifying.

Kind of reminiscent of JFK and his challenge to America in the early sixties to put an America on the moon by the end of the decade. Well, almost the same, don't you think?

Then along comes the twilight brigade trying to make it political. Trying to find something they might use to further their political cause. Even though both Clint Eastwood and Chrysler said there was nothing political about the add. I take them at their word.

Remarks that I'm sure offended many, I know they did me.

“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.” Karl Rove

“WTH? Did I just see Clint Eastwood fronting an auto bailout ad???” said Michelle Malkin, the conservative blogger. “I think Clint Eastwood’s credentials as a conservative have been overrated for some time,” added David Limbaugh, the brother of Rush and himself a conservative author.

Indeed, It is twilight time for the sorry big "R" statist republicans that can't seem to get their heads out of the Twilight Zone.

More commentary here.

Sometimes you simply must get beyond the partisan...


  1. When Karl snarls and Mish-Heil balks, I take it as a very good sign. It means their doomsday narrative is not resonating with the American public, and their negative messages are lacking in credibility. We should thank our conservative friends, both near and far, for invoking appeals to team spirit. Eastwood's advert makes it harder for Snarl & Company to double-down on partisan fear-mongering,

  2. Les, I didn’t watch the game; I’m not a sports fan. However, I did watch the video, via YouTube and I thought it was inspiring as well!

    I did NOT see it as a political ad.

    Actually, Sue asked me (on Facebook) if I thought it was “Patriotic” and my answer was akin to this: When someone rallies us together, yes it’s Patriotic. When a crumbling town or city is revived, yes, it’s Patriotic. (You can see the comment thread somewhere on Facebook as I said).

    Michelle Malkin is a baiter, so of course she was “tweeting” controversial crap. Karl Rove is a jerk. Sorry, but the man is always saying stuff to rile up the masses.

    P.S. Glad you’re happy about the outcome of the game!

  3. Wouldn't write Rove off quite yet. Afterall,
    he IS the successor to Lee Atwater...

  4. I thought that it was a good ad, too, Les. Too bad that clowns like Rove and Axelrod had to turn it into a political football. Not that I'm all that necessarily surprised obviously.


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