I can count on one hand the number of times I’ve watched a Super Bowl, but those halftimes, wow, and I don’t mean wardrobe malfunctions or f-ing super models – but dirty politics Rove taking on Dirty Harry, now that’s an all American moment.
Clint Eastwood is a successful Conservative Republican American, who is as real as his movies, and he knows something Karl Rove can’t comprehend: the truth of “United We Stand, Divided We Fall.” John Wayne and Charlton Heston proved long before Super Clint Chrysler combo, that Hollywood is no more all Liberal than is the media or any other segment of the American population.
Not all America’s challenges are super, but secret super political PACs like David Koch’s Americans for Prosperity, and Karl Rove’s American Crossroads that use patriotism to manipulate real American patriots, in much the same way C Street House uses an anti-Christ version of Christianity to incite sincerely religious people to commit sins against humanity, is as super un-American as profaning the honored dead at Arlington Cemetery.
Despite Rove’s being more offended by Eastwood than GW Bush’s “so what,” regarding al Qaeda, Cheney’s “so,” to Americans negative on Iraq or Boehner’s “so be it” if federal jobs lost — all consistent with a Right dismissive of any POV inconsistent with their own, reveals the great cleavage between GOP and majority of Americans.
Not all Americans reflect small minded trio of Limbaugh, Ingraham and Coulter. Not all Conservatives are as inflexible as Koch heads. Not all Tea Party members of the 99% are easily duped by massively financed mind bending political campaigns manipulating good people into voting for bad things.
Not all of the Grand Old Party leadership is Jim Crow descendents requiring citizens to produce photo ID to exercise their right to vote; some just can’t tolerate a woman’s right to choose, so threaten Planned Parenthood funding or legislate to end Medicaid funding for abortions.
Not all Republicans are as corporatized as McConnell, Boehner and Cantor. Not all political candidates are as Trumped and blinded by the love of money, that they can’t see your problem with letting the mortgaged American Dream run its course and “bottom out.” Not all ‘Massachusetts Moderates’ fail to see a Santorum storm coming or a Jeb in the wings.
Not all Conservatives are as angry as Sharon Angle, as scary as witchcraft Christine, as speaker fees user-friendly as Palin and Gingrich or as frighteningly limited as Rand Paul – and not all Americans are afraid of change, equality & justice for all or fear those who neither look nor think like them, any more than all Republicans are like Pete Hoekstra choosing the low road of inflammatory fear mongering on which to drive financially troubled voters.
Not all are like the “Harry and Louise” actors who took money from insurance companies to defeat healthcare reform for millions of Americans.
Not all “Right Wing” thinkers are bad, any more than all Lefties are good, but by definition, Independent, Moderate , Progressive, Liberal mean, like our Forefathers, being risk takers with foresight beyond current circumstances and uniting for the good of “Out of Many, One.”
Not everyone gets that this is how and why our nation was born, so it’s up to those who do, to educate with votes and boycotts.
Clint Eastwood’s Chrysler ad was a celebration of American ingenuity, not what a handout, but a hand-up can produce when we work together for our collective comeback. That’s neither Republican nor Democratic. It’s American!