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View Diary: Why the Right Went Insane Over the Clint Eastwood Superbowl Ad (223 comments)

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  •  Nice Diary. (0+ / 0-)

    I was a fan neither of many of Eastwood's Westerns nor of his Dirty Harry movies. I was further disenchanted by his serving as a Republican Mayor of Carmel.

    His movies since though, starting with Unforgiven have been spectacular, and I think I've seen them all. Gran Torino made me think that he's starting to rethink his own politics and his public statements, like the recent one where he says he didn't leave the Republicans, they left him, reinforce this inference.

    I think that on its face, the ad wasn't objectively intended as a political one, but like the Rohrschach, everyone's internal processes and values influence their perceptions.

    I agree with some of the above, Republicans will be quick to criticize anyone threatening their monopoly on patriotism.

    The victorious strategist only seeks battle after the victory has been won, whereas he who is destined to defeat first fights and afterwards looks for victory.

    by Pacifist on Wed Feb 08, 2012 at 09:54:18 AM PST

    •  Sorry for the double-post. (0+ / 0-)

      I had a browser error and thought my first post was lost.

      The victorious strategist only seeks battle after the victory has been won, whereas he who is destined to defeat first fights and afterwards looks for victory.

      by Pacifist on Wed Feb 08, 2012 at 09:55:42 AM PST

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