February 7, 2012

"Go Ahead. Make My Halftime..." Eastwood and Obama Get Theirs Today from Limbaugh

"Here's the pitch. He swings. It's a long one..... a long one..... it's..... OUTAHERE!"

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UPDATE: And it just keeps getting better!

Clint Eastwood Opposed Bailouts Before Ad

"We shouldn't be bailing out the banks and car companies," actor, director and Academy Award winner Eastwood told the Los Angeles Times in November 2011. "If a CEO can't figure out how to make his company profitable, then he shouldn't be the CEO."

Clint Eastwood Motor City ad 'not affiliated with Obama'

The ad was subject to additional backlash today after it emerged that it wasn't even filmed in Detroit at all - but in New Orleans and Los Angeles.
Seems reasonable. Who would want to spend any time in the open sewer of Detroit if he didn't have to? Certainly not a septuagenerian movie star.

Posted by gerardvanderleun at February 7, 2012 10:21 AM
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"...back to Chicago." I'm thinking Indonesia.

Posted by: Casca at February 7, 2012 10:31 AM

Once in a great while Limbaugh says or does something that's pretty good. This parody is excellent.
Sorry to say his show has mainly become slightly different iterations of riffs he's done hundreds of times. He was pretty good pre-internet but has become boring and oh-so predictable.

Posted by: JimBobElrod at February 7, 2012 10:40 AM

Yup, JimBob, you got that right. Running of empty.

Posted by: vanderleun at February 7, 2012 11:14 AM

Is Rush running on empty or is it just the whole sad mess itself?

Posted by: Mumblix Grumph at February 7, 2012 11:37 AM

99% of the time Rush is boring and repetitive. This was the other 1%.

Posted by: creeper at February 7, 2012 12:46 PM

My thought when I heard the actual ad was that Eastwood was more than halfway dead. He's barely breathing in this ad. He sounds like he's ready to pass out. I was not convinced after listening to it.

Posted by: Jewel at February 7, 2012 12:58 PM

You lefties wish you could persaude right-thinking folks that Rush is not worth listening to. Just more of your Orwellian doublespeak. Rush is hot - red hot, and the number of his listeners continue to grow as they observe the willful destruction of America day after day.

By the way: Eastwood can only wish he'd said the words contained in the parody.

Posted by: shutterbug at February 7, 2012 1:34 PM

Like the great man said: "It is impossible to speak in such a way that you cannot be misunderstood." -- Karl Popper

Eastwood might not have meant to endorse BHO's bailouts, but if that's how most people perceive the message, then that's what he did.

I think he got played.

Posted by: Chas C-Q at February 7, 2012 1:58 PM

Awesome, classic Limbaugh. Definitely on his way out. It's only a number 1 radio show that has ratings that any network would love a piece of. Yup, definitely past his prime.

Posted by: P. Aaron at February 7, 2012 2:12 PM

They didn't film in the, "open sewer", of Detroit instead they used the, "fetid swamp of vomit", called New Orleans.

Both are products of the Great Society and both beyond hope.

Posted by: ROger.45 at February 7, 2012 3:54 PM

Here's the news, Shutterbug. By virtue of being the host here I read every comment made on the site. I'd venture to say that there are a few but not a passle of "lefties" making the scene here. If you think otherwise you haven't been paying attention.

Posted by: vanderleun at February 7, 2012 4:30 PM

I only listen to Rush when he's Mark Steyn.

Posted by: Jewel at February 7, 2012 4:30 PM

I thought that they were trying too hard to capture the buzz that the Eminem ad did last year. But when it came down to it, the Eminem ad was still about selling cars. The Eastwood ad was more about trying to sell good feelings. I don't remember even if a Chrysler car was shown at all.

Posted by: ShawnL at February 7, 2012 4:34 PM

Clint is an octogenarian, not a septuagenarian.

Posted by: lgv at February 7, 2012 5:49 PM

I spoke to a couple of buddies Monday who had seen the ad, disliked it, but didn't realize it was a Chrysler commercial.

Posted by: Jim in Virginia at February 7, 2012 5:54 PM

I've heard Bo since 1988. He was absolutely remarkable once, and that is the only standard by which I can judge him, unfortunately. He is not that performer anymore. Who is, at 60? And he's very happy with his life, which doesn't help.

It is amazing how loyal his fans are. Just the 25 minutes of commercials alone deal me out. Punishing.

Posted by: james wilson at February 7, 2012 7:04 PM

I think Mr Eastwood got paid, probably well, to read a script. I am less certain that the ad trys to support the administration any more than it trys to wrap itsself in the flag to hide from bailout choices made by politicians, the union, and giant investment groups. The ads to follow may make things more clear.

I try to keep an open mind, but there is always the danger of my brains falling out.

Posted by: NTX Jim at February 7, 2012 9:05 PM

As someone who admires Mr. Eastwood's talent and huge body of work, I would like to believe that he was played and honestly thought this ad was non-political. However that fails the "smell test".

Eastwood is an accomplished and extremely successful director and producer. It is beyond reason that a man of his skill and experience would not fully understand how that ad would be perceived by the vast majority of viewers. Eastwood is going for "plausible deniability", but it's just out of reach.

Posted by: unclefred at February 8, 2012 7:55 AM

To the lefties: you are right. Rush repeats himself, "The left is ruining the America we know and love. The left is ruining the America we know and love." You know why? Because the left still doesn't understand that they are ruining the America we know and love. I hope they get it before it's too late and it becomes impossible to undo the damage they've done and will continue to do if left to their own devices.

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