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The right and left are having their fun goofing on Clint Eastwood’s controversial Super Bowl ad, with probably the most significant parody being broadcast multiple times Tuesday on Rush Limbaugh’s nationally syndicated radio show.
“When somebody tells me Clint Eastwood did a halftime commercial for Chrysler, I expect it to be something like this,” Limbaugh told his 20 million listeners before audio of an Eastwood impersonator began:
“It’s halftime. Both teams are in their locker rooms, getting ready to win the first four years or a second term.
“It’s halftime in America, too. People are out of work and they’re hurting. And they’re all wondering what Obama’s gonna do to them next.”
Video is below.
“All’s that matters now is that we come together as one great nation and kick his skinny butt back to Chicago,” says the Eastwood character in Limbaugh’s parody. “This country can’t be knocked out by one punk. We’ll get right back up again and, when we do, Obama’s gonna hear the roar our engines.”
Limbaugh’s is audio only, but video parodies from other sources were created for the Internet, including one from the Second City Network that appears to be a subtle attack on GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
“That’s what we do,” says an Eastwood impersonator, “we find a way to say, ‘This industry didn’t work out. Let’s kick back, eat some Coney dog and wait for another one.’”
Eastwood’s Super Bowl commercial for Chrysler, dubbed “It’s Halftime in America,” has become controversial because it appears to support auto-industry bailouts and, some say, the reelection of President Obama.
Video of the commercial is below.
Eastwood, though, said Monday that he is “certainly not politically affiliated with Mr. Obama” and that he is donating the salary he earned for starring in the ad to charity.
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