Why government matters, cont’d: Rescuing Detroit

If you want to convey a message of grit, hope, and determination, you can hardly do better than Clint Eastwood in this great Superbowl spot:

Bob Cesca points out the obvious irony:

My only issue here is the unspoken fact that Republicans (Eastwood is a Republican) wanted Detroit to go bankrupt and the Obama administration insisted upon a bailout for the auto industry which ended up rescuing Detroit. The American auto industry survives despite the Republicans’ refusal to “work together” with anyone.

So, yes, absolutely: cheer on the resilience of Detroit, and of the country as a whole. But on Election Day, be sure to remember which party actually tried to help Detroit and which one wanted to leave it for dead. And vote accordingly.


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