American Muscle


The “Halftime in America” commercial in the Super Bowl.

Everyone liked it…well everyone who loves America did.

“Halftime in America” is about hope. It is about taking a breath and steeling yourself for yet more labor, yet more travail. It is about knowing that what is coming may hurt a bit, but it will be worth it.

Some people do not want America to have hope. They do not want America to believe in the “vast possibilities of human beings to improve their material and spiritual status through the instrumentality of the democratic form of government.” Their very success depends on keeping the American Spirit crushed and timid so they might exploit peoples fears for the future for political gain.

Those people are wrong and should be ashamed of themselves. People like Mitt Romney. Who made his millions destroying businesses and lives.

The auto industry rescue is a prime example of why the GOP is wrong. Why Mitt Romney and all his ilk are wrong.

The following three videos are helpful in understanding what the auto industry rescue meant to us, what the GOP thinks of our desires to get up off the mat and fight back and the new “Halftime” should be viewed as an encouragement to, as I quoted above, believe we can pull out of this thing simply by working together. They want us to continue to depend upon big business.

First,

GM thanks the American people for helping them get back up. This is great for several reasons.

Then we get to watch the shameful, hateful and politically motivated attacks upon this rescue of the auto industry by people who want to be President.

Finally, one of the best ads I have ever seen. Pragmatic, optimistic hope that, with hard work, we can make things better.

The best way I can close this post out is to continue quoting FDR. “We have survived all of the arduous burdens and the threatening dangers of a great economic calamity. We have in the darkest moments of our national trials retained our faith in our own ability to master our destiny. Fear is vanishing and confidence is growing on every side, renewed faith in the vast possibilities of human beings to improve their material and spiritual status through the instrumentality of the democratic form of government. That faith is receiving its just reward. For that we can be thankful to the God who watches over America.”

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