Thursday, February 9, 2012

Former Bush Advisor and Current Super Pac Money Raiser Karl Rove is Offended That the U. S. Auto Industry has Recovered

And Chrysler Ad Trumpeting That Fact Really Offends Him

The recovery of the U. S. auto industry (GM and Ford are making huge profits, and in a totally amazing event, Chrysler is making a profit) has been one of the major success stories of the past several years.  Of course, the industry has recovered only because Mr. Obama went against public opinion and Republican opposition to support the industry through the bankruptcy of GM and Chrysler. 

To Conservatives the recovery of the auto industry is a huge affront.  See the fact that government policy that involved intervention in the economy was a huge success means that Conservative philosophy is not universally correct, and Conservatives cannot stand the existence of even one successful anti-Conservative idea.  Who knows, if one example of where Conservatives are wrong exists, maybe the whole doctrine is wrong.

During the Super Bowl Chrysler presented an ad glorifying the comeback of Detroit and the ad featured actor/director Clint Eastwood.  For the non-ideological part of the audience, i.e., the normal component, it was just a nice ad.  For highly partisan former Bush political Karl Rove the ad was an affront.

“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.”

Mr. Rove is one of those persons who never lets reality get in the way of his political rants.  See there are a couple of things going on here.  First of all, Chrysler has for some time used the Detroit is Back theme in their ads, it is how they are selling cars, not promoting a political agenda.  And there is this about Mr. Eastwood who is obviously part of the conspiracy to politicize an auto company ad.

Eastwood’s own politics are ambiguous. He was the nonpartisan mayor of Carmel, Calif., for two years. George H.W. Bush considered asking Eastwood to be his running mate in 1988. While he has supported some Democrats in California; Eastwood said in 2011 that he couldn’t recall ever voting for a Democratic presidential candidate. In 2008, he supported Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.).

Yeah, that John McCain voting, never voted for a Democratic presidential candidate Clint Eastwood joined in a huge conspiracy to make a subliminal Obama commercial.  Here is a description of Mr. Eastwood’s position on things.

He went on to explain that he’s liberal on social views but economically conservative. In fact, Eastwood opposed the auto bailout.

“We shouldn’t be bailing out the banks and car companies,” he told the L.A. Times last year. “If a CEO can’t figure out how to make his company profitable, then he shouldn’t be the CEO.”

Of course the real lesson here is not the phony outrage of people like Mr. Rove.  It is the fact that those people would rather condemn an American industry to decline and failure than have it be successful if that means that success reflects positively on Democrats.  Not exactly patriots, are they?

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