There’s been no shortage of coverage — and controversy — over Chrysler’s Super Bowl ad featuring Clint Eastwood titled “Halftime in America.” The spot, meant to encourage and inspire Americans, centers on Detroit’s resilience (you can read our full coverage and watch the video here). While Eastwood and his handlers have incessantly claimed the ad wasn’t political, others disagree. Nola.com explains the drama surrounding the ad:
Though some people liked it, the Chrysler Super Bowl commercial in which Clint Eastwood channels “Morning in America”-era Ronald Reagan on behalf of Detroit’s attempted comeback caused some viewers to just go off.
Said Karl Rove on Fox News:
“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.”
So, radio host Rush Limbaugh decided to produce a spoof of the ad, during which a voiceover, intended to be Eastwood, talks about “kick[ing] [Obama's] skinny butt back to Chicago.” Listen to the audio ad, below:
Reason Magazine got in on the fun, too. The group produced a similar mock video poking fun at Madonna, Lady Gaga, the auto bailout and plenty more. Here’s some of the hilarious transcript:
Both teams are listening to a Madonna performance that sounds eerily similar to a Lady Gaga song they’ll hear 10 years from now.
It’s halftime in America too.
People are out of work and they’re hurting.
And they’re wondering where all their money went.
Well, $12.5 billion of it went to Chrysler. In the form of a bailout.
Watch it, below:
(H/T: Hot Air)