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February 4, 2013


So God Made a Farmer. And I Have a Question.

How did they get away with this?

And how sad is it that that’s my question?


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My question is not as restrained. 

And how sad is it that mine is not?

[1] Posted by J Eppinga on 2-4-2013 at 08:51 PM · [top]

Loved this so much.  As a Christian farmer, I could hardly believe my eyes.

[2] Posted by Cindy T. in TX on 2-4-2013 at 09:37 PM · [top]

Both commercials were powerful…the room went silent and we all listened closely.  It seems that there’s still some reverence around our soldiers and farmers.  Hmmm…  Personally, I would have rather heard Toby Keith sing American Soldier than listen to Oprah.  Both Chrysler commercials obviously gave an image of American farmers and soldiers at their best, which is why one should buy a Dodge truck or a Jeep! 

Both were also a-political.  The God behind the farmer wasn’t barging into public policy…just the Creator of hard working people.  The soldiers weren’t shown in the thick of horrors of war, but in very nice and heart warming scenes. 

Still, I buy vehicles based on what I need them for, what they cost (what cash I have), and their service record.  It’s impossible to sort through all the rest of the mess: government bail outs, unions/non-unions, % of vehicle made in the States…

[3] Posted by Theron Walker✙ on 2-4-2013 at 10:23 PM · [top]

As a civilian with the USO in Afghanistan, I was so proud of the Jeep commercial which expressed so many of my own values.  And Jeep has committed over a million dollars to USO programs supporting our returning troops!  So when I get home I know which dealer I’ll be visting first.

[4] Posted by Fidela on 2-5-2013 at 02:50 AM · [top]

Cindy,

I’m with you!  Without a farmer, where would we all be? 
Thank you, Paul Harvey, RIP!

[5] Posted by Fr. Chip, SF on 2-5-2013 at 08:09 AM · [top]

My 2001 Cheroke has my retired US Army sticker and my son’s Air Force insignia on the tailgate.  I loved both commercials.  Actually choked up during the Jeep one and was rapt during the Dodge commercial.

[6] Posted by evan miller on 2-5-2013 at 09:40 AM · [top]

I asked the very same question as you did Greg. I am awaiting the backlash from somebody claiming to have found a Constitutional guarantee of a separation between Church and Super Bowl.

[7] Posted by Undergroundpewster on 2-5-2013 at 09:55 AM · [top]

These were such great commercials and memorable. Some of the Super Bowl commercials were silly at best, and disgusting at worst - so bad you don’t even remember what they were supposed to be selling!

[8] Posted by Nellie on 2-5-2013 at 10:56 AM · [top]

The best commercial of the game.  And a lot of mixed feelings.  A nostalgia for American values that have been lost in the last few years?  A call to action to go back to those days?  This ad was almost insurrectionist against the present power structure which mocks all such things.

Sort of reminded me of this old piece for an upscale Southern clothing firm that gave away part of its profits to support farming:

“Fashion for Farming”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ix7bK77C4g

It’s more on the clothes and less on the farming but has some of the same feel, especially at the end.

[9] Posted by Jim the Puritan on 2-5-2013 at 04:34 PM · [top]

The got away with it because most non-Christians are buying a Toyota Prius or a Chevy Volt.

[10] Posted by midwestnorwegian on 2-5-2013 at 05:54 PM · [top]

If they bought a Volt, God help them.

[11] Posted by Jim the Puritan on 2-5-2013 at 07:16 PM · [top]

Network television is remarkably tolerent of content when the advertizer ponies up $4 million for 30 seconds of air time.  wink

Cheers,
NW Bob

[12] Posted by Northwest Bob on 2-5-2013 at 08:24 PM · [top]

I wondered the same thing.  I couldn’t quite believe what I was hearing.  It is sad indeed.

[13] Posted by Ann Castro on 2-5-2013 at 09:59 PM · [top]

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