What kind of America do those who advocate debt forgiveness envision? Unless you believe that Gingrich's moon colonies will vastly increase supply in the coming years, you must believe that our collective future is rather bleak.
It's been another bad week for the GOP, because of yet more Hail Marys: the Susan G. Komen for the Cure pink ribbon flap, defunding Planned Parenthood, and, consequently, the women of America reacting and Komen's decision eventually reversed.
It's been a bad week for the "Obama's-a-failed-anti-American-socialist" story. A stunningly good jobs report left the Rove-ites groping for a message. And as Mitt bumbles his way to becoming the nominee of the 1%ers, the Eastwood ad was the last straw.
"Somehow, in ways that I simply don't understand, some members of my beloved party are accusing me of throwing down The Gauntlet to make a Sudden Impact at the Heartbreak Ridge of our Absolute Power over the Unforgiven now and in the Hereafter," Eastwood growled.
Why did the Chrysler Super Bowl ad so affect Karl Rove that he felt he must speak out against it? The answer to this question reveals more about Rove and the Republican party than it does about Chrysler or its two minutes of heart-warming, pro-industry salesmanship.
A lot has been said about Chrysler's Super Bowl ad, featuring Clint Eastwood and Detroit. While the pundits talk about whether or not it was a campaign commercial, let me tell you what Detroiters really think about it.
Clint Eastwood's appearance and words during the Super Bowl had little to do with Obama. For observers with a long political memory, it was hard not to think of another president when seeing that commercial.
Here's the problem with Romney: even Republicans don't want to vote for Romney. Many conservatives hate Obama based on conjecture or manufactured misinformation or basic policy difference. But they know why they dislike Romney.
Instead of announcing that they don't care about the poor or accusing President Obama of setting off class warfare -- Americans need to hear that someone in power, or who wants to be in power, feels their pain.