STUPOR BOWL  4:17 pm February 6, 2012

Karl Rove ‘Offended’ By Dull Ad Promoting Major U.S. Company

by Jim Newell

Tucked amid the Stupor Bowl teevee commercials for naked chocolate candies, cheesy salt chips, war pornography, and the latest domestic water-beers was this one featuring old Clint Eastwood, the next Bat-Man, scouring stadium catacombs for the The Joker or maybe the Taco Bell. “It’s halftime in America and our second half’s about to begin,” he says, to cringes everywhere. But the ad’s main point is just “Hey let’s hope the Chrysler car company gets back on its feet.” Sure, that sounds fine! Unless you’re known anus Karl Rove, who is offended by Eastwood’s hope for the recovery of one of America’s large companies.

This is not a political ad, but the Washington Post informs your Wonkette that “it’s halftime in America and our second half’s about to begin” could “be interpreted as a reference to Obama’s second term.” Ha ha, savvy read, but no it can’t.

Karl Rove would agree, however, and had much more to say on Fox News today:

I was, frankly, offended by it.

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 and the best-wishes of the management which is benefited by getting a bunch of our money that they’ll never pay back

Another conservative person is upset about this teevee ad for a car company, too:

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

Yup, that’s what the ad said! Clint Eastwood just drops his pants and says BAILOUTS BAILOUTS BAILOUTS seventy times and then dies in Obama’s arms while Bo Obama licks his armpit. Classless Chicago-style trash. What ever happened to this country? Karl Rove, mostly.

 

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{ 193 comments }

BklynIlluminati February 6, 2012 at 4:20 pm

I am offended by Ham Rove's existence

bagofmice February 6, 2012 at 4:37 pm

I am deeply offended by his Chicago-style dishing.

CapnFatback February 6, 2012 at 4:40 pm

No self-respecting Chicagoan would get ham on their deep dish. YOU OFFEND ME, SIR! MA'AM? SQEUAK?

V572 & friends February 6, 2012 at 5:09 pm

Although I am a native Chicagoan, I am offended by so-called "Chicago-style" cheese pies mislabeled as "pizzas."

Generation[redacted] February 6, 2012 at 5:19 pm

Back on the ranch, Dubya pats Rove's head and says, "That'll do, pig. That'll do."

Not_So_Much February 6, 2012 at 6:29 pm

Gah! Now I'm plagued by visions of KKKarl "squealing like a pig".

Generation[redacted] February 6, 2012 at 6:55 pm

Shoot, you can see that every night on Faux Newz.

proudgrampa February 6, 2012 at 5:42 pm

I am offended by the IDEA of his existence…

MissTaken February 6, 2012 at 4:22 pm

The Turd Blossom is blossoming. And Phil said we still had 6 weeks until spring, as if!

SorosBot February 6, 2012 at 4:28 pm

Six weeks until spring? But winter hasn't even started yet.

sewollef February 7, 2012 at 8:34 am

Shhh… us New Yorkers are praying to our deities that it never comes. We had enough last year.

actor212 February 6, 2012 at 4:31 pm

Turd blossoms bloom best when things are their coldest.

prommie February 6, 2012 at 4:50 pm

Like the skunk cabbage, the first plant of spring, around here.

Crank_Tango February 6, 2012 at 4:54 pm

Hopefully there will be a late frost.

littlebigdaddy February 6, 2012 at 5:23 pm

The Turd abideth.

emmelemm February 6, 2012 at 4:22 pm

while Bo Obama licks his armpit

LOL whut?

cobweb2 February 6, 2012 at 5:04 pm

Keep Bo out of it. He is an honorable dog and his proclivities are his business.

widestanceshakedown February 6, 2012 at 5:06 pm

In Bo's defense, he had just vomited into it. Dogs is dogs, ya know?

emmelemm February 6, 2012 at 5:37 pm

Have you ever seen this cartoon, I think it was drawn by Callahan:

Panel 1: Dog barfs.
Panel 2: Dog licks up barf.

Caption: "Nostalgia"

I haven't been able to find a link to it online. But yes. 1,000 times yes.

memzilla February 6, 2012 at 4:22 pm

If the company that was being promoted had been Halliburton, or Exxon, or Lockheed Martin, Rover Boy would have whined that it was an Obama plot because the commercial had only run once.

Urban_Achiever February 6, 2012 at 4:42 pm

Anytime anyone whines about entitlement programs, I usually list these as the top 3 recipients

Lucidamente1 February 6, 2012 at 4:22 pm

Karl's next project: funding Auto Workers for the Truth, with heartfelt testimony about how the Muslim Kenyan Socialist destroyed the industrial heartland.

PubOption February 6, 2012 at 5:18 pm

Don't give him ideas.

Generation[redacted] February 6, 2012 at 5:20 pm

American Auto Workers for Prosperity demand that Detroit be allowed to fail!

sewollef February 7, 2012 at 8:39 am

Wait a minute, the ad clearly points out that these vehicles are imported from Detroitland.

So why oh why don't we buy domestic cars instead? What about real American workers jobs, not these Detroitish

sylamore1 February 6, 2012 at 4:22 pm

Do ya feel lucky, Karl? Well, do ya?

bumfug February 6, 2012 at 4:39 pm

"…punk".

DaRooster February 6, 2012 at 5:00 pm

"Chunk"

jus_wonderin February 6, 2012 at 4:23 pm

Clint makes my throat hurt. He could stand in for Marge Simpson.

actor212 February 6, 2012 at 4:23 pm

I speak fluent Wingnut. Allow me to translate:

I’m a huge fan of Clint Eastwood, I thought it was an extremely well-done ad

Rove: DAMMIT! WHY THE FUCK DIDN'T *I* THINK OF THAT?????

Jaded[redacted] February 6, 2012 at 4:24 pm

This is yet another reason why Clint Eastwood > Charlton Heston.

ChernobylSoup February 6, 2012 at 4:24 pm

I know what you're thinking, 'did Obama save one car company or did he save two…'

BerkeleyBear February 6, 2012 at 8:15 pm

All of them, Katie.

CapnFatback February 6, 2012 at 4:24 pm

Rove never forgave Eastwood for not giving him the role of "comic orangutan sidekick" in Every Which Way But Loose.

ProgressiveInga February 6, 2012 at 4:35 pm

Oh, that wasn't him?

actor212 February 6, 2012 at 4:38 pm

It was Brent Bozell, but I can understand your confusion

HarryButtle February 6, 2012 at 5:28 pm

Clyde Libel!

ifthethunderdontgetya February 6, 2012 at 4:24 pm

Remember the guy who used our tax dollars to turn the entire Federal Government into an advertising and action campaign for the Republican party?

And then was given a pass for it all by President of the United States and his political minions?

Yeah, me neither.
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Ducksworthy February 6, 2012 at 4:24 pm

Hope that the US will recover is clearly treason. And would someone please direct me to a leftist site that is approximately as hate filled as the GOP?

prommie February 6, 2012 at 4:35 pm

I have got a whole bunch of hate in me, seriously, I cannot express to you how much I hate these evil pigfuckers. But this is deserved, righteous hate, because they are evil, so I guess its not the same.

Crank_Tango February 6, 2012 at 4:55 pm

I think you're already here.

SexySmurf February 6, 2012 at 4:25 pm

In Rove's defense, that commercial does make me want to vote for Clint Eastwood.

Eastwood/Clyde the Orangutan 2012!

jus_wonderin February 6, 2012 at 4:28 pm

Clint is Ram tuff.

Chillwillard February 6, 2012 at 4:25 pm

Don't you just love it when, once in a lifetime, a Conservative icon speaks up and shows what a bunch of backwards dumbasses the rest of them really are? You made my day, Mr. Eastwood.

weej_bain February 6, 2012 at 4:53 pm

"six shots, or only five…?"

Jaded[redacted] February 6, 2012 at 4:26 pm

To be honest, this commercial stuck out the most to me. I may have even shed a tear or two into my locally-sourced, organic, micro-liberal beer.

prommie February 6, 2012 at 4:26 pm

See, America's industrial and manufacturing capacity, thats the baby, and unions, they are the bathwater, and the republicans are determined, absolutely determined, to throw the baby out with the bathwater. The automakers, if only Obama let them go under, then the UAW would be destroyed! Yay! And if we privatize all the schools and all government functions, there go the public worker unions! Yay! They hate unions so much, they want to kill the jobs just to screw the union workers.

SorosBot February 6, 2012 at 4:30 pm

That way, the now jobless workers will be willing to back to being paid by scrip that can only be used at the company store.

ProgressiveInga February 6, 2012 at 4:36 pm

And have to take a piss test to qualify for the scrip.

bagofmice February 6, 2012 at 4:47 pm

Ah, the way those ChiComs do it at Foxconn.

Biff February 6, 2012 at 10:46 pm

See also: US Postal Service.

SorosBot February 6, 2012 at 4:26 pm

Karl then went on to say that Clint is overrated anyway, and more credit should go to Lee Majors, the unknown stuntman that makes Eastwood look so fine.

HistoriCat February 6, 2012 at 5:18 pm

Are you trying to get that song stuck in my head? Damn you!

SorosBot February 6, 2012 at 5:21 pm

Mission accomplished!

BarackMyWorld February 6, 2012 at 6:56 pm

I'm glad I'm not the only one.

SorosBot February 6, 2012 at 9:22 pm

I'm just glad some people got the reference – I was afraid that show might be old and obscure enough that no one would recognize the line.

BarackMyWorld February 6, 2012 at 9:49 pm

But we ARE old and obscure.

Thurman Munster IV February 6, 2012 at 4:26 pm

I thought the "half time" reference meant that the USA has only another 235 years left, to which a queer threw up when he thought of Karl Rove.

montreal_bruin February 6, 2012 at 4:41 pm

Ziggy ref ftw!!

widestanceshakedown February 6, 2012 at 4:27 pm

It's not like Obama himself was standing on a boat with a banner reading 'HalfTime Accomplished.'

bagofmice February 6, 2012 at 4:51 pm

Why am I stuck thinking about Zeno's pair o' docks?

Baconzgood February 6, 2012 at 4:27 pm

Remember that part of High Plains Drifter when the man with no name pulled the dude out of the saloon with a whip, whiped him to death in the street, then threw the whip into the bar to taunt the dudes friends to come out……I'd like him to do that to Rove.

heathenette February 6, 2012 at 7:33 pm

Who wouldn’t?!

Schmannnity February 6, 2012 at 4:27 pm

Karl, you seem to have forgotten; criticizing the President helps the terrorists. PS, Clint is a Republican.

actor212 February 6, 2012 at 4:37 pm

Also, it's the *old* guy that's supposed to sound like he's wearing an onion on his belt.

LiveToServeYa February 6, 2012 at 4:28 pm

And this is yet another reason why Republicans should be shit out of this country so the rest of us can get along with trying to revive it from the aftershocks of poisonous greed.

Isyaignert February 6, 2012 at 4:52 pm

True 'dat! It's going to take a generation to unfuk all the fukkiness they caused.

bumfug February 6, 2012 at 4:28 pm

For Karl Rove and Michelle Malkin it's about to be "Mourning in America".

actor212 February 6, 2012 at 4:29 pm

WELL played!

*polite golf clap*

Martini?

widestanceshakedown February 6, 2012 at 4:55 pm

I never drink and comment, but you can be my designated drinker.

DaRooster February 6, 2012 at 5:08 pm

DIBS!

VinnyThePooh February 6, 2012 at 4:29 pm

Karl Provolone still has a rash from that rich, Corinthian leather.

bagofmice February 6, 2012 at 4:53 pm

Like father like son.

weej_bain February 6, 2012 at 4:56 pm

We can only hope.

actor212 February 6, 2012 at 4:30 pm

using our tax dollars to buy corporate advertising and the best-wishes of the management which is benefited by getting a bunch of our money that they’ll never pay back

TRANSLATION: Rove says here, "Advertising is just a waste of money for people trying to sell something to a mass audience."

Isyaignert February 6, 2012 at 4:53 pm

Fux News is a 24-hour advertisement for the Republicon party.

GOPCrusher February 6, 2012 at 5:01 pm

That needs to go on a bumper sticker.

Chichikovovich February 6, 2012 at 4:31 pm

Yes Karl et al. Now that the smoke has cleared, the auto companies appear to be doing astonishingly well (GM is making a profit, and Chrysler, well, given that virtually no commentator informed about the situation thought Chrysler had a chance of surviving three years ago, just producing cars that sell is miraculous.) If they had gone into uncontrolled bankruptcy all but Ford would be gone, taking the economy of Michigan with them.

It's time to double down on the "bailout was a bad idea" theme. Tell Mitt to shout it louder too.

Negropolis February 7, 2012 at 3:16 am

People need to be reminded that Ford would have been gone, too, if the other two would have collapsed, because it have destroyed the supplier chain, GM being the biggest of the three, and all. If they wouldn't have been destroyed, Ford would have been reduced to making niche cars, and would have ended up a shadow of itself. It's why Ford flew to Washington to sit shoulder-to-shoulder with the other two.

These three are so inextricably linked, that the death of two would have meant the death of all three. The death of one (only Chrysler) could have been mitigated, but GM going down would have brought down the entire house. Even Toyota North America was pulling for a bailout behind the scenes because of the supply chain.

Lionel[redacted]Esq February 6, 2012 at 4:31 pm

All right everyone, just get it straight, any indication that Obama may have done anything right, no mater how obliquely the reference might be, is all a commie pinko plot to destroy this country.

And now they have gotten to Clint Eastwood. What's next, someone quoting Reagan in defense of taxing the rich at a greater level than the poor!!!!!

meatlofer February 6, 2012 at 4:31 pm

That Evil Mothrfucker Rove.Fuck him,Fuck himFuck him till the next Superbowl,and then FUCK him again!

heathenette February 6, 2012 at 7:41 pm

Yeah, what meatloafer said!

Maman February 6, 2012 at 4:32 pm

Mostly Karl is upset that he hadn't thought of coercing oil companies into producing simpering pro-Republican pablum.

Lionel[redacted]Esq February 6, 2012 at 4:32 pm

I never heard Karl Rove complain about the Budweiser add in the '04 Super Bowl "It is halftime in America, and don't you wish you could be water-boarded with a cool Bud Lite?"

bagofmice February 6, 2012 at 4:55 pm

A reverse keg-stand?

chascates February 6, 2012 at 4:32 pm

Karl is probably offended by this hede in today's WSJ:
GM Aims to Reach $10 Billion Profit
The auto maker is expected to report 2011 net income of more than $8 billion and has set its sights on a once-unthinkable goal: make more than $10 billion a year.

Stating that 'Government Motors' is going to declare a profit is obviously taxpayer-funded journalism spun to make Obama look good.

SayItWithWookies February 6, 2012 at 4:32 pm

On the other hand, Karl was thrilled with the ad featuring Iraqi president Jalal Talabani talking about how their government is stable, everyone's buying their oil, and they're in a new era of peace and prosperity.

Oh wait — that didn't happen.

Generation[redacted] February 6, 2012 at 5:38 pm

I seem to remember a commercial in the 2004 Olympics about the latest happy member of the democracy club. It wasn't until 2005 that most of America realized things had been going horribly wrong the whole time.

SexySmurf February 6, 2012 at 4:33 pm

Clint Eastwood, Michelle Malkin and Karl Rove=The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.

ProgressiveInga February 6, 2012 at 4:41 pm

The Cool, the Skank and the Indictable.

/fixed

cobweb2 February 6, 2012 at 5:23 pm

Karl and Michelle are both bad and ugly, but to suggest that Karl is uglier than Michelle is ludicrous. You should have stated the obvious:
"Clint Eastwood, Karl Rove and Michelle Malkin =The Good, the Bad and the Ugly." Were you to bring K. Lopez into the equation, there might be some room for argument.

Fare la Volpe February 6, 2012 at 4:33 pm

Karl was just offended that Clint didn't call his Hyundai competitors gooky chink bastards.

SayItWithWookies February 6, 2012 at 4:47 pm

Don't worry, Pete Hoekstra's on the case.

Crank_Tango February 6, 2012 at 5:02 pm

Miss Go-right-ree!!!

horsedreamer_1 February 6, 2012 at 7:49 pm

Quit being a Toad.

(Love that movie. Which was the inspiration for the ad. Last year, Eminem, in a Chrysler, with strains of "Lose Yourself" in the background. This year, a Gran Turino homage.)

GOPCrusher February 6, 2012 at 4:34 pm

Watching this commercial last night, the first thought I had was, "Which wingnut will be the first one to piss and moan about it?"
I have my answer.

jodyleek February 6, 2012 at 4:34 pm

I can never remember, does Chicago-style politics have the cheese under the sauce or the sauce under the cheese?

IceCreamEmpress February 6, 2012 at 4:38 pm

Stuffed crust means more room for BRIBES!

fuflans February 6, 2012 at 7:36 pm

just never add ketchup.

arihaya February 7, 2012 at 3:48 am

concrete cement under your feet, and fishes as your sleeping mates

Goonemeritus February 6, 2012 at 4:35 pm

If Chrysler had the same moral compass as Carl Rove they would have produced an ad that accused General Motors of having an interracial affair with Ford and fathering mixed race Mazda.

ChernobylSoup February 6, 2012 at 4:43 pm

Nice!

ManchuCandidate February 6, 2012 at 4:36 pm

Shit blossom still shitty.

Humourless February 6, 2012 at 4:36 pm

Someone's forgetting that Chrysler is owned by Italian dinky car maker Fiat.

Biff February 6, 2012 at 11:01 pm

But also Ferrari. These are serious car people.

CapnFatback February 6, 2012 at 4:36 pm

Perhaps this little piggy needs to heed the sage words of some Gorillaz: "No squealing, remember that it's all in your head".

sewollef February 7, 2012 at 8:59 am

Damon, is that you?

Soylent Green February 6, 2012 at 4:38 pm

Thank you former Republican mayor and recommended G.H.W. Bush vice-president. You were great in Tarantula. Welcome to the Socialist Party.

bagofmice February 6, 2012 at 4:39 pm

There's only one thing to say, Karl: Mission Accomplished.

SheriffRoscoe February 6, 2012 at 4:39 pm

I won't know what to make of this until Sarah Palin weighs in.

widestanceshakedown February 6, 2012 at 4:57 pm

Me, also.

MrFizzy February 6, 2012 at 4:39 pm

These repubelickins sure seem shocked, offended, disgusted and dismayed a lot lately. Could it be because the other team keeps bashing the living shit out of them? BTW there's pretty much nothing better than when Colbert puts glasses on the ham Rove.

prommie February 6, 2012 at 4:41 pm

He should stick to explaining exactly where those weapons of mass destruction are.

not that Dewey February 6, 2012 at 4:42 pm

Karl Rove is gonna look pretty silly with that knife sticking out of his ass.

Beowoof February 7, 2012 at 5:26 pm

i thought it would be Jeff Guckert

fartknocker February 6, 2012 at 4:43 pm

Thank you Chrysler and Clint Eastwood for pissing off Karl Rove.

starfanglednut February 6, 2012 at 4:43 pm

Like all conservative family values patriots, Rove doesn't actually want American manufacturing to recover. He just says he does. What he really wants is all manufacturing to be outsourced to sweatshop child labor so that more money can be funneled into the pockets of the very wealthy, like him. He then wants Halliburton, etc to sell this made in China crap to the US army for $40,000 per hammer or whatever, funneling even more money into his pocket.

HistoriCat February 6, 2012 at 5:23 pm

Now now – that's not fair. I'm sure Rove would be happy for American manufacturing to recover, as long as we go back to sweatshop conditions and low low wages. Bring back the 80 hour work week!

Rotundo_ February 6, 2012 at 5:28 pm

That is the operational definition of Corporate America! in this wonderful new century. So long as this quarter looks good for the value of the stock, fuck everything and everyone else. 90 day slices of time, no further thought than that.

Chichikovovich February 6, 2012 at 4:46 pm

the management which is benefited by getting a bunch of our money that they’ll never pay back

Karl is a bit confused, and makes an understandable mistake. The money from Chrysler and GM we are getting back. It's the more than a trillion piasters we dropped in Iraq that will never be seen again.

Veritas78 February 6, 2012 at 7:06 pm

Got back, actually. With interest. We, the taxpayers, ended up making money on the deal. Soshulism!

Soylent Green February 6, 2012 at 4:46 pm

Meanwhile, Chuck Norris practices his comeback commercial in a mirror…

GOPCrusher February 6, 2012 at 5:07 pm

Isn't doing World Of Warcraft commercials already a sign that your career is on it's last legs?

Generation[redacted] February 6, 2012 at 5:42 pm

Mr T pities the fool who shills for WoW.

actor212 February 6, 2012 at 5:07 pm
Rotundo_ February 6, 2012 at 5:25 pm

Chuck has been masturbating at his own image for a long long time. Maybe he tells the wife he's practicing commercials, but sooner or later, Chuckles is mopping down the mirror.

SexySmurf February 6, 2012 at 4:48 pm

Here's what some retard named Christian Schneider at The Corner had to say:

Although Eastwood represents modern America fairly well, too, as he has fathered seven children with five different women.

You know why? Because he's Clint Mother Fucking Eastwood! He's the fucking man! He can fuck any chick he wants. He's probably fucking Christian Schneider's sister right now just for shits and giggles.

Blueb4sunrise February 6, 2012 at 4:54 pm

>Sondra Locke had a fourteen-year relationship with actor Clint Eastwood. They cohabited from 1975 to 1989.[5] During the early years of the relationship, Locke had two abortions and a tubal ligation, which she claims were at Eastwood's request.[6]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sondra_Locke

natoslug February 6, 2012 at 6:44 pm

If only he had insisted on aborting her movie career. She's a blind man with no sense of touch's idea of what an attractive woman looks like.

Blueb4sunrise February 6, 2012 at 4:48 pm

January 23, 2004 by The Nation

CBS will air a pair of advocacy commercials prepared to advance the agenda of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy

http://www.commondreams.org/views04/0123-08.htm

SorosBot February 6, 2012 at 4:58 pm

Weren't those the ones that claimed that smoking a joint meant you supported terrorism? And yet they didn't say anything about filling up your gas tank.

Blueb4sunrise February 6, 2012 at 5:12 pm

I reckon, though I'm not gonna search for them.
See. Progress! Now it's just against the law again.

Generation[redacted] February 6, 2012 at 5:44 pm

The commercial about filling your SUV's gas tank offended Karl Rove and was pulled off the air after only a few showings.

thefrontpage February 6, 2012 at 4:49 pm

Go ahead–make my Obama re-election day.

Lit Happens February 6, 2012 at 4:49 pm

1984: Morning in America
2012: Halftime
2040: Game over.

Generation[redacted] February 6, 2012 at 5:22 pm

2041: Stay tuned for a new season of American Idol!

Isyaignert February 6, 2012 at 4:49 pm

Everytime I see that smug evildoer or hear that little shit's name, I ask myself, "Shouldn't he be in jail?" Karma KKKarl Karma.

Soylent Green February 6, 2012 at 4:50 pm

Staring steely-eyed until the pudgy man breaks into a sweat, he turns and spits black tobacco juice straight onto that mangy dog! Right between the eyes! Clint Fucking Eastwood!

orygoon February 6, 2012 at 4:50 pm

Oh Karl–you cunt.

rickmaci February 6, 2012 at 4:51 pm

Only thing missing was: "I'm Barrack Obama and I support this message."

mavenmaven February 6, 2012 at 4:51 pm

Yes, they are offended, the Koch bros and the like want to see all industry in the US fail so that they can reinstate child labor, death like work conditions, and no minimum wage for profit.

thefrontpage February 6, 2012 at 4:51 pm

Hey, Michelle Malkin, I've got YOUR big, generous bailout package right here!

Redhead February 6, 2012 at 4:51 pm

I was highly offended by that ad too. All I wanted was to watch football and ads about dogs killing cats and musicians whose looks rival their names for ridiculousness in my half-drunken stupor. Damn real world, pissing in my (watered down American) beer.

Wonderthing February 6, 2012 at 4:52 pm

Karl with a K. Karl with a K. Still a little skumbag, hey, hey, hey.

JustPixelz February 6, 2012 at 4:53 pm

Mr Rove and Ms Malkin:

“Take your message disparaging achievement, take your message of offense at economic success, take your message of belittling the entrepreneurial will and spirit of the American people somewhere else,” he continued. “You can take it to Europe, you can take it to the bottom of the sea, you can take it to the North Pole, but get the hell out of the United States of America.”

Chet Kincaid February 6, 2012 at 4:54 pm

Rove is a liar (surprise!), we got back all of the money Obama gave Chrysler, and 70% of the money that Bush gave Chrysler.
http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2011/06/07/fact-ch

widestanceshakedown February 6, 2012 at 5:01 pm

It is official (R) policy that we never got any bailout money back. Please make a note of it while saddling grandchildren with non-existent debt.

Tundra Grifter February 6, 2012 at 5:33 pm

Chet Kincaid:

Yes – it was during the second Bush (43) Administration that TARP and the auto bailouts were initially funded.

I haven't heard Karlrove mention that fact lately.

Additionally, if he looked into it, he would discover that Mr. Obama's primary change to the Bush bailout wasn't more money – it was including a mechanism for the taxpayers of the good old USofA to actually be repaid.

Negropolis February 7, 2012 at 3:21 am

The silliness of Rove is further on display when his boss, Dubya, said yesterday at some fancy dealership dinner, I think, that if he had to do it again he'd have done the loans for the GM and Chrysler.

valgal2342 February 6, 2012 at 4:54 pm

Why hasn't Karl just gone off to fuck himself yet? We've asked him 8 billion times already.

Isyaignert February 6, 2012 at 6:36 pm

I should imagine that Karl Rove finds Karl Rove disgusting.

Schmegeg February 6, 2012 at 4:57 pm

It's halftime in America, Soon Madonna will fall through a trap door onto my face. In the meantime you should consider buying a really shitty car which was designed and built with tax dollars, instead of the twenty or so other cars that have already been advertised during this extremely overblown spectacle. Christ, I could shoot two movies during the pregame show alone.

This will, for some reason, really piss off the wingnuts who must hate halftime because they couldn't play and had to join the band. I am going to make a WIngnuts movie now, which will be released next week and get thirty Oscar nominations for no reason.

Mondo_Cane February 6, 2012 at 7:21 pm

Bandjock libel!

Rotundo_ February 6, 2012 at 4:59 pm

Oh Karl, you gave us Dubya, will you just fucking stop it already, we have had enough of your shit. Retire. Go fishing, go off with Rusty and fly down to the DR and bang some cabana boys or whatever it is that makes your little tails curl. Just fucking stop it already. Jeeeeeeezussssss!

OneYieldRegular February 6, 2012 at 5:00 pm

I believe Karl Rove long ago forfeited the legitimacy of his being "offended" by anything.

Anyway, who won the game? The Piledrivers? I was driving around the gorgeous Sierra Nevada foothills in a rented Chrysler all day yesterday, but heard there was some sort of sporting match going on.

SheriffRoscoe February 6, 2012 at 5:00 pm

They should always run these things by one of Frank Luntz's focus groups.

Dashboard Buddha February 6, 2012 at 5:01 pm

Karl would have liked it, and approved of it if they could get Clint to say, "Get your stinking hands off me you damn dirty liberal"

weej_bain February 6, 2012 at 5:02 pm

Hey Karl, M.I.A. was singing just 4 U.

DaRooster February 6, 2012 at 5:05 pm

How dare anyone in office run an ad pointing out things they have actually helped with. Don't they realize that one should only run ads completely shredding the other person?

Callyson February 6, 2012 at 5:07 pm

using our tax dollars to buy corporate advertising
Has this moran never seen the insipid ads by Boeing, Raytheon, Lockheed Martin…?

SorosBot February 6, 2012 at 5:09 pm

I certainly haven't seen any ads or gotten a ton of junk mail from the big banks since 2008.

Extemporanus February 6, 2012 at 5:21 pm

Is everyone's "Gran Torino" comment in the goddamn shop or something?

Generation[redacted] February 6, 2012 at 5:28 pm

Get off my lawn!

horsedreamer_1 February 6, 2012 at 7:52 pm

Great movie. I think Walt Kowalski was Ken Layne, with a soupçon of racism.

Generation[redacted] February 6, 2012 at 5:23 pm

Needz moar Gran Torino.

slowhansolo February 6, 2012 at 5:32 pm

Karl, Karl, Karl… A man's got to know his limitations.

Tundra Grifter February 6, 2012 at 5:36 pm

When George Bush (43) was President, on a rare trip to California he visited the plant that manufactured Hummers.

This was owned by the Carlyle Group – headed by his father and other former members of his administration.

The Hummers were unarmoured – and military personnel were getting blown to bits in them.

Yet Karlrove and his ilk were perfectly willing to use that factory as a photo op prop.

Just where the fuck does he get off lecturing anyone to the left of Uncle Joe Stalin about anything on the face of this earth?

real_dc_native February 6, 2012 at 5:37 pm

Karl Rove is such a turd. And I ask all of the turds of the world to forgive me for saying that.

Monsieur_Grumpe February 6, 2012 at 5:41 pm

How much would cost to hire clint to punch Karl Rove in the nuts?

Generation[redacted] February 6, 2012 at 5:46 pm

You could show that at Sundance and win the jury award.

real_dc_native February 6, 2012 at 5:49 pm

I'll chip in my lunch money. Anyone else?

chitrade February 6, 2012 at 5:50 pm

I like to think Clint was squinting through his reading glasses, balancing his accounts, when he saw how his Chrysler LLC bonds were doing…

"For the love of…Sergio, get the damn cameras. We're going to make a damn Crysler commercial.

"Sergio!"

"Sergio?"

"Damnit!"

Tundra Grifter February 6, 2012 at 6:20 pm

Not willing to take the outside chance there was an adult in the Western Hemisphere who hadn't yet seen this commercial, Karlrover goes out of his way to call attention to it the next day.

A fuckin' genius.

owhatever February 6, 2012 at 6:33 pm

The second half? Clint knows when the America is going to end? According to my home school math teacher, if the first half lasted from 1776 to 2012, then that's 146 years, so in another 146 years (that would be 2193), the USA is history. Clint will still be making movies, and Chevy will still be making Fords in China.

real_dc_native February 6, 2012 at 9:58 pm

I hate to be the math nerd here but your teacher needs to check the figures. I remember the bicentennial you see. Oh, home-school? Never mind.

Negropolis February 7, 2012 at 3:24 am

"Clint will still be making movies"

Yes, in Bollywood.

BarackMyWorld February 6, 2012 at 6:46 pm

Hmmm….who will win this feud between Rove and Clint Eastwood? Hmmm….let me think….

Steverino247 February 6, 2012 at 6:49 pm

What Republicans used to do in this country was acquire capital and use it to build things. They were like kids with train sets, wanting bigger train sets. Republicans used to measure their worth in how much they (and their companies) produced, by the size of the company, which meant the number of employees. You didn't have to like them necessarily, but you knew they provided a steady paycheck and job opportunities that went on from generation to generation. Then the corporate raider Republicans came along and stripped those old guys for everything they built and sold it off. Manufacturing got moved overseas in order to maximize profits for the investors until it got to the point where nobody builds a damned thing that does't involve cheese or bacon. If those old Republicans (like Mr. Eastwood apparently is) returned and took their party back, we'd all be better off for it.

real_dc_native February 6, 2012 at 10:00 pm

Making "things" instead of money and employing people is so 20th century.

Biff February 6, 2012 at 11:17 pm

Early 20th century, at that.

fuflans February 6, 2012 at 7:50 pm

karl, if that ad were paid for by chicago style politics, the shadow in the tunnel would have turned around, pulled out a tommy gun and blasted ole clint back to the first first half.

fuflans February 6, 2012 at 8:02 pm

why so serious??

Designer_Rants February 6, 2012 at 8:17 pm

"What ever happened to this country? Karl Rove, mostly."

You gotta give it to Gross Karl, not just anyone can sleaze up an entire nation.

crybabyboehner February 6, 2012 at 8:52 pm

Dirty Harry vs. Turdblossom … hmm that's a tough call …

GeorgiaBurning February 6, 2012 at 9:16 pm

c'mon turd, make my day…

GeorgiaBurning February 6, 2012 at 9:15 pm

You have some tax dollars backing (1) a loan that is being paid back to a company that (2) manufactures something tangible and useful and (3) employs a lot of Americans at (4) good wages to do it. I can see why Republicans are offended, that's four things they've been working hard to eliminate from any of their corporate giveaways.

SolitaireRose February 6, 2012 at 9:24 pm

So, in other words Rove thought "Gran Torino" was a documentary and is shocked that Eastwood isn't really that character?

kateinmt February 6, 2012 at 11:25 pm

That is just fucking it! I've been offended by Karl "Canned Ham" Rove and his ilk for YEARS now, and you don't see me whining all over like some little kid who had his dick slapped out of his hands. Jesus Christ on a pogo stick – isn't there ANYONE in the Republican party who has a functioning pair of brain cells? As odious as they all are, there should be a shitty yellow cloud surrounding them wherever they go. Just FUCK THE HELL OFF, you nasty, deformed pieces of faulty DNA.

Thank you. I feel somewhat better now. Not a lot, but a little.

BZ1 February 7, 2012 at 12:26 am

"Chicago-style politics" behind a Detroit success story, another geography major, obviously…

Negropolis February 7, 2012 at 3:05 am

Clint was almost playing a caricature of himself by the end of the ad.

I love that they've become so twisted out of shape that they are now forced into the position of rooting against America. lol Reap what you sow, mutherfuckers; reap what you sow and like it.

joobajooba February 7, 2012 at 6:54 am

Now, get off my lawn, Karl Rove.

ttommyunger February 7, 2012 at 7:04 am

Karl knows, even in his sweaty fantasies, that Clint wouldn't give him a reach-around. That's why he's offended.

gurukalehuru February 7, 2012 at 7:54 am

Some other ads that Karl Rove wouldn't like: http://www.gurukalehuru.com

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