So God Made a Farmer . . . and a Liberal
Let’s face it, Chrysler exploited the late Paul Harvey’s 1978 speech to the Future Farmers of America “So God Made a Farmer” in the 4th quarter of Super Bowl XLVII in order to sell Dodge Rams. Still, with pictures of various farmers farming and doing everything else farming families do supplementing Harvey’s words, it was easily the best and most powerful commercial of the evening–despite the mocking it has since received from liberals in our midst.
The 2-minute ad didn’t have the pizzazz of gorgeous models kissing nerdy dweebs or elders getting tattooed or planets called Babylandia or monkeys or puppies. And it had any number of other shortcomings, for liberals.
For one, Harvey had at least three black marks against him: He was religious, conservative, and successful. For another, the commercial extolled hard work, dedication, industriousness, families, pride, and religiosity, concepts anathema to many liberal ilk.
A few Twitter critics:
@BillCorbett: “’God made a farmer’ = GIANT eff you to hunter-gatherers everywhere.”
@djhoch: “Atheists should take out a ‘There’s no god’ SB spot. Imagine the outcry.”
@exZACHlythat: “Everyone with a thick country accent in my class is j—ing themselves over the Paul Harvey God made a farmer commercial.”
@CJenney33: “Alright God made a farmer, I get it everyone. He made a lot more important people too so get over yourselves.”
Liberals can be awfully illiberal.Read the full text of Paul Harvey’s “So God Made a Farmer” here http://tinyurl.com/bgeegme and see the complete Super Bowl advertisement here http://tinyurl.com/ayaou5r.
With all due apologies to the late, great Paul Harvey–and to God–I offer “So God Made a Liberal”:
And on the 8th day God looked down on his planned paradise and said, “I need some comic relief.” So, God made a liberal. . . (Read more at http://www.genelalor.com/blog1/?p=29921.)
...thanks RS , on our Canadian feed of the Game they CUT OUT all the American ads because of our CRTC ( Canadian Radio Television Commission ) content restrictions to keep us purely Canadian . Thanks again RS
GOD BLESS THE U.S.A.
My grandfather was a farmer - the last in the line of our family. He was a huge hulk of a man who could break you in two with a look, but could cup a little child in his massive hands with all the tenderness you could ever imagine.
He was tough, sun-baked, and wise, strengthened by the long, hard hours in the hot midwestern sun, yet softened by a woman who stood by his side for 60 years. Yes, he was a part of Americana. A part of our society - which appears to be drifting away from us now - who worshipped God, family, and country with all his heart and all his soul.
Paul Harvey was that kind of a man as well. His stories would echo in my mind for years to come, as he told a tale worthy of a Norman Rockwell painting. He too believed deeply in God, family, and country.
I will miss them both.
They are two peas in a pod, forever ingrained in my memory - my dear grandfather and Paul Harvey. But I know they will never die, as they shaped me and made me who I am today. And what they gave to me, I will pass on to my children and to my grandchildren.
And with a wry smile and a twinkle in my eye, I will end each and every one of my stories to them with this small phrase......."So said Paul Harvey. Good day."
What wonderful memories! There really is something special about farmers; people tend to believe they are uneducated simpletons but I'd pay money to watch an egghead try to earn his living on the land :)
You really have a gift with words, Nuke, and your recollections stirred the wisps of my own memories, too.
Thanks for sharing.
Okay I just finished all three and, agreed, the farmer one is the best! I also own a Dodge Pickup; 17 years old and still runs like a champ!
Ah Scoop you're makin' me cry at work! I missed these ads last night. Thanks for bringing them to us now.
Scoop picked my exact favorites!!!!
And the disgusting one is Go Daddy and the final straw. Don't do business with those perverts people.
The Farmer ad was great and brought tears! Two things happened last week that increased the flow of tears.
In two days I learned personally of two lifelong farmers being forced to go out of business because if EPA, government regulations, paperwork and other ridiculous requirements.
One of these was a family owned and operated dairy in Missouri. Two people related to my hairdresser, a married couple about thirty, were laid off and are looking for work....any kind of work...they do not want to be on the government dole and have two childeren to support.
The other was a grain farmer in Iowa. My husband learned this while inquring about a truck for sale...after generations, the farmer was cashing in and getting out because of all of the government requirements and regulations....just no longer up to the hassle.
So, so sad, America....how have we come to this situation? What are we going to do about it?
Because they want every farm in America to get handed over to Big Farm because Big Farm will pay to play. Con Ag Foods ring any bells?! How about Cargill?!
It is very sad but it is also extremely dangerous to the food supply. The world has been down this road before.
Oh that is heart-breaking!
This is another well-planned blow by the left in D.C. to the true Americans.
The winners will be the huge agri-business conglomerates: the modern-day equivalent of the Sovchoz.
The Paul Harvey commercial was hands down, my favorite. The 2nd one you show was my 2nd.
I used to listen to Paul Harvey all the time when I was in the Phillippines... he was aired over the Far East Network for the military. He brought a calming charm and a sort of wisdom that I adored. This ad made me feel nostalgic and rather sad... both at the loss of Paul Harvey... and the farmer.
Great ad... great commentary. God must be pleased.
Love the Bud commercial, but this is my all time favorite (shown only once)
2002 Super Bowl ad:
My favorite was the Audi commercial where the son gets the nice car to go to the prom where he strides in and plants one on the prom queen. He drives home with a shiner from her date and big smile on his face.... and she's impressed!
The Paul Harvey commercial is trending on liberal Yahoo as #3. Hopefully, it will make some of these Kardashian, low info voters think for a minute.
Thanks for posting those Scoop. I missed the Jeep one, but wholeheartedly agree that commercials were lackluster this year. I was tired of dodging explaining the birds & the bees to my son & explaining to him what a "pervert" was, just so we could watch the Super Bowl.
Here's another great Paul Harvey commentary. Keep in mind it's from 1966! I'm always so glad to get some words from him. (although when i was a kid & my dad had him on in the car, it drove me CRAZY!)
I made sure to read all of the comments before adding my own. I wanted to see if anyone picked up on what I did concerning what I think are the two best commercials, the Chrysler and Jeep ads. It should be noted that Jeep is a Chrysler brand, so in reality, the two best came from the same company. Obviously, some of you think that a Superbowl ad must be funny to be one of the best, and that's OK.
What I picked up on these two ads is the irony. We have two ads, both very serious, both commemorating and celebrating the America that most of us remember and love. The irony is that these ads were brought to us by a company that is now owned by Fiat, an Italian company. Neither ad pushed their brand. Both ads pushed America, its farmers and its warriors.
Will I go out and buy a Ram or a Jeep because of these ads? No, but I will be grateful that the Company gave us these two great commentaries.
Your thoughts parallel my own. Recall the great ad that Chrysler did a couple years ago about America building things. It was a great ad. Except fewer vehicles are made here now. Even though the Chrysler bond holders got ripped off and the taxpayers are left holding the bag.
Here is a link:
FUN - best tweets during Super Bowl power outage:
Some of the tweets are as good as the commercials and a whole lot better than Beyonce of the 1.8 million dollar inaugural earrings.
All three commercials are tops but I'm partial to Paul Harvey and the farmer. Funny though that the farm families I recall drove Fords and Chevys. Kudos to Dodge for a great ad.
All very nice, but the sad truth is there's still a Communist in the White House for 4 more years...
And I thought the internet commercials were lame. I was wrong as they were much more entertaining than those.