ITS HALFTIME IN AMERICA

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    Feb 06, 2012 10:16 PM GMT
    "This country can't be knocked out with one punch,"
    "We get right back up again -- and when we do the world is going to hear the roar of our engines. Yeah, it's halftime, America. And our second half is about to begin."

    www.youtube.com/chrysler
  • NerdLifter

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    Feb 06, 2012 10:51 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    Catfishs.jpg

    I don't get the reference.
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    Feb 06, 2012 11:01 PM GMT
    Studinprogress said
    southbeach1500 said
    Catfishs.jpg

    I don't get the reference.


    Catfish? lol
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    Feb 06, 2012 11:02 PM GMT
    Studinprogress said
    southbeach1500 said --image--

    I don't get the reference.


    OP is named "Catfish"; the picture is a catfish. At least that's what I figure.
  • a303guy

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    Feb 06, 2012 11:15 PM GMT
    catfish5 said"This country can't be knocked out with one punch,"
    "We get right back up again -- and when we do the world is going to hear the roar of our engines. Yeah, it's halftime, America. And our second half is about to begin."

    www.youtube.com/chrysler


    I'm not sure it was the 'best' car mfg ad of the game, but it was definitely close. Great gamble on Chrysler/Fiat's part, and a good followup to last year's 'Imported from Detroit' ad with Eminem
  • JP85257

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    Feb 06, 2012 11:22 PM GMT
    a303guy said
    catfish5 said"This country can't be knocked out with one punch,"
    "We get right back up again -- and when we do the world is going to hear the roar of our engines. Yeah, it's halftime, America. And our second half is about to begin."

    www.youtube.com/chrysler


    I'm not sure it was the 'best' car mfg ad of the game, but it was definitely close. Great gamble on Chrysler/Fiat's part, and a good followup to last year's 'Imported from Detroit' ad with Eminem

    I think its highly offensive to put political BS up during things like the SuperBowl. Clint Eastwood is an American Icon. Chrysler is not.

    Ford should just have put an ad up that says "We didnt take bail out money" and then just show their line up.

  • NerdLifter

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    Feb 06, 2012 11:35 PM GMT
    bwinter00 said
    Studinprogress said
    southbeach1500 said --image--

    I don't get the reference.

    OP is named "Catfish"; the picture is a catfish. At least that's what I figure.

    I knew that was the OP's name, but I thought there *must* be something more to it than that. Guess not.
  • a303guy

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    Feb 06, 2012 11:44 PM GMT
    JP85257 said
    a303guy said
    catfish5 said"This country can't be knocked out with one punch,"
    "We get right back up again -- and when we do the world is going to hear the roar of our engines. Yeah, it's halftime, America. And our second half is about to begin."

    www.youtube.com/chrysler


    I'm not sure it was the 'best' car mfg ad of the game, but it was definitely close. Great gamble on Chrysler/Fiat's part, and a good followup to last year's 'Imported from Detroit' ad with Eminem

    I think its highly offensive to put political BS up during things like the SuperBowl. Clint Eastwood is an American Icon. Chrysler is not.

    Ford should just have put an ad up that says "We didnt take bail out money" and then just show their line up.



    Interesting, I don't find the advert "political" at all. To me, it is "American"
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    Feb 06, 2012 11:45 PM GMT
    a303guy said
    JP85257 said
    a303guy said
    catfish5 said"This country can't be knocked out with one punch,"
    "We get right back up again -- and when we do the world is going to hear the roar of our engines. Yeah, it's halftime, America. And our second half is about to begin."

    www.youtube.com/chrysler


    I'm not sure it was the 'best' car mfg ad of the game, but it was definitely close. Great gamble on Chrysler/Fiat's part, and a good followup to last year's 'Imported from Detroit' ad with Eminem

    I think its highly offensive to put political BS up during things like the SuperBowl. Clint Eastwood is an American Icon. Chrysler is not.

    Ford should just have put an ad up that says "We didnt take bail out money" and then just show their line up.



    Interesting, I don't find the advert "political" at all. To me, it is "American"


    Exactly.
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    Feb 06, 2012 11:45 PM GMT
    JP85257 said
    I think its highly offensive to put political BS up during things like the SuperBowl. Clint Eastwood is an American Icon.

    I guess your icon disagrees with you then.

    Plus, had the auto bailouts not happened (not all bailouts are the same--I did not agree with the bank bailouts), our country would be in a depression. I supported the auto bailouts 100%.

    Since when is the Superbowl such an untouchable religious holiday that we can't see anything remotely political? I think the most offensive things are unlimited money in politics, and that a political party thinks they can legislate away the rights of a minority. But oh my stars, a Chrysler ad that talks about American pride!
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    Feb 06, 2012 11:47 PM GMT
    mickeytopogigio said
    JP85257 said
    I think its highly offensive to put political BS up during things like the SuperBowl. Clint Eastwood is an American Icon.

    I guess your icon disagrees with you then.

    Plus, had the auto bailouts not happened (not all bailouts are the same--I did not agree with the bank bailouts), our country would be in a depression. I supported the auto bailouts 100%.

    Since when is the Superbowl such an untouchable religious holiday that we can't see anything remotely political? I think the most offensive things are unlimited money in politics, and that a political party thinks they can legislate away the rights of a minority. But oh my stars, a Chrysler ad that talks about American pride!


    What about the antiabortion ad last year? Was that an affront to anyone?
  • rnch

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    Feb 07, 2012 12:00 AM GMT
    a303guy said
    JP85257 said
    a303guy said
    catfish5 said"This country can't be knocked out with one punch,"
    "We get right back up again -- and when we do the world is going to hear the roar of our engines. Yeah, it's halftime, America. And our second half is about to begin."

    www.youtube.com/chrysler


    I'm not sure it was the 'best' car mfg ad of the game, but it was definitely close. Great gamble on Chrysler/Fiat's part, and a good followup to last year's 'Imported from Detroit' ad with Eminem

    I think its highly offensive to put political BS up during things like the SuperBowl. Clint Eastwood is an American Icon. Chrysler is not.

    Ford should just have put an ad up that says "We didnt take bail out money" and then just show their line up.



    Interesting, I don't find the advert "political" at all. To me, it is "American"




    agree.
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    Feb 07, 2012 12:02 AM GMT
    a303guy said
    catfish5 said"This country can't be knocked out with one punch,"
    "We get right back up again -- and when we do the world is going to hear the roar of our engines. Yeah, it's halftime, America. And our second half is about to begin."

    www.youtube.com/chrysler


    I'm not sure it was the 'best' car mfg ad of the game, but it was definitely close. Great gamble on Chrysler/Fiat's part, and a good followup to last year's 'Imported from Detroit' ad with Eminem


    Great ad. Even better than Chrysler did last year.
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    Feb 07, 2012 12:03 AM GMT
    a303guy said
    JP85257 said
    a303guy said
    catfish5 said"This country can't be knocked out with one punch,"
    "We get right back up again -- and when we do the world is going to hear the roar of our engines. Yeah, it's halftime, America. And our second half is about to begin."

    www.youtube.com/chrysler


    I'm not sure it was the 'best' car mfg ad of the game, but it was definitely close. Great gamble on Chrysler/Fiat's part, and a good followup to last year's 'Imported from Detroit' ad with Eminem

    I think its highly offensive to put political BS up during things like the SuperBowl. Clint Eastwood is an American Icon. Chrysler is not.

    Ford should just have put an ad up that says "We didnt take bail out money" and then just show their line up.



    Interesting, I don't find the advert "political" at all. To me, it is "American"


    AGREE
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    Feb 07, 2012 12:06 AM GMT
    mickeytopogigio said
    JP85257 said
    I think its highly offensive to put political BS up during things like the SuperBowl. Clint Eastwood is an American Icon.

    I guess your icon disagrees with you then.

    Plus, had the auto bailouts not happened (not all bailouts are the same--I did not agree with the bank bailouts), our country would be in a depression. I supported the auto bailouts 100%.

    Since when is the Superbowl such an untouchable religious holiday that we can't see anything remotely political? I think the most offensive things are unlimited money in politics, and that a political party thinks they can legislate away the rights of a minority. But oh my stars, a Chrysler ad that talks about American pride!


    I support the GM and Chrysler loans 101%, and applaud the cooperation between the Bush and Obama administrations to make it happen.
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    Feb 07, 2012 12:06 AM GMT
    Christian73 said
    mickeytopogigio said
    JP85257 said
    I think its highly offensive to put political BS up during things like the SuperBowl. Clint Eastwood is an American Icon.

    I guess your icon disagrees with you then.

    Plus, had the auto bailouts not happened (not all bailouts are the same--I did not agree with the bank bailouts), our country would be in a depression. I supported the auto bailouts 100%.

    Since when is the Superbowl such an untouchable religious holiday that we can't see anything remotely political? I think the most offensive things are unlimited money in politics, and that a political party thinks they can legislate away the rights of a minority. But oh my stars, a Chrysler ad that talks about American pride!


    What about the antiabortion ad last year? Was that an affront to anyone?


    certainly not me.
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    Feb 07, 2012 12:11 AM GMT
    a303guy said
    Interesting, I don't find the advert "political" at all. To me, it is "American"
    Oh, but on Republican Radio you can find Karl Rove and Michelle Malkin decrying the desecration of the Superbowl, because a not-mentioned and hardly implied auto bailout rebukes their government-does-no-good narrative. Thus a poster's commentary above...
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    Feb 07, 2012 1:01 AM GMT
    How can anyone say Chrysler is not an American icon? Jeep alone is an American icon.
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    mickeytopogigio said
    a303guy said
    Interesting, I don't find the advert "political" at all. To me, it is "American"
    Oh, but on Republican Radio you can find Karl Rove and Michelle Malkin decrying the desecration of the Superbowl, because a not-mentioned and hardly implied auto bailout rebukes their government-does-no-good narrative. Thus a poster's commentary above...


    In the Detroit area, this was one of the local ads we saw during the Superbowl from Republican Pete Hoekstra:

  • GQjock

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    Feb 07, 2012 1:31 AM GMT
    Haha ... it's got Karl Rove's panties all in a bunch

    a ready made Obama commercial

    Way ta go Clint


    and you what's even better? Clint's a republican icon_biggrin.gif
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    Feb 07, 2012 1:39 AM GMT
    Studinprogress said
    southbeach1500 said
    Catfishs.jpg

    I don't get the reference.



    Catfish5 and certain conservative gays on the forum here (herein
    after: The ConservaPosse™) have a bit of antagonistic history.

    SB posted up the catfish pic as a mock of the OP.
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    Feb 07, 2012 1:51 AM GMT
    AlphaTrigger said
    Studinprogress said
    southbeach1500 said
    Catfish Picture

    I don't get the reference.

    Catfish5 and certain conservative gays on the forum here (herein
    after: The ConservaPosse™) have a bit of antagonistic history.

    SB posted up the catfish pic as a mock of the OP.

    Thought there was more to it; maybe the catfish was referring to some popculture idiom. Or the catfish symbolized a gaping mouth. Nope, just a literal ditto of the OP's name :[
  • TR_Latitude10

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    Feb 07, 2012 5:12 AM GMT
    Here's a reaction to Rove's reaction:

    http://www.salon.com/2012/02/06/karl_roves_hissy_fit_offended_by_chrysler_ad/

    snippet from above article...
    Now, Clint Eastwood is no Democrat – he voted for John McCain in 2008, has been a Republican for most of his life, and now describes himself as having “libertarian” leanings. It’s hard to imagine he’d lend his name to an openly and intentionally pro-Obama ad. Chrysler has denied any political motive behind the Eastwood ad.

    The flap over the ad confirms the GOP’s serious branding problem: The problem for Rove and the rest of the GOP is that their party’s narrative has become relentlessly negative, pessimistic and uninspiring. They’ve left the language of optimism and resilience, higher ground and common ground, to the Democrats, and lately President Obama has grabbed every opportunity to employ that language.
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    Feb 07, 2012 5:21 AM GMT
    Studinprogress said
    AlphaTrigger said
    Studinprogress said
    southbeach1500 said
    Catfish Picture

    I don't get the reference.

    Catfish5 and certain conservative gays on the forum here (herein
    after: The ConservaPosse™) have a bit of antagonistic history.

    SB posted up the catfish pic as a mock of the OP.

    Thought there was more to it; maybe the catfish was referring to some popculture idiom. Or the catfish symbolized a gaping mouth. Nope, just a literal ditto of the OP's name :[


    Well, now that you mentioned it ............
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Feb 07, 2012 5:38 AM GMT
    I guess I missed something. I didn't see the Clint Eastwood spot as pro-Republican or Democrat -- just a pro-American message that we are fighters and survivors and that we bounce back.