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Actor Clint Howard, brother of director Ron Howard, in new video for Heritage Action
Daily Caller ^ | 8/23/2010 | Caroline May

Posted on 08/23/2010 6:11:09 PM PDT by curth

Clint Howard, long-time character actor and brother of the more liberal director Ron Howard, is displaying his conservative stripes in a new advertisement for Heritage Action for American, the new grassroots advocacy arm of The Heritage Foundation.

The video calls attention to the propensity of politicians with unpopular voting records to avoid townhall meetings. The video, titled “August Recess Excuses,” aims to raise awareness about the disconnect between the issues that concern congressional leaders and those that concern their constituents.

“The ‘August Recess Excuses’ video highlights the lengths our so-called representatives will go to avoid their constituents,” Heritage Action’s CEO Michael A. Needham told The Daily Caller. “Town hall meetings are crucial to America’s representative democracy. We’re disappointed that many Members of Congress have elected to skip this important American tradition.”

Clint Howard told TheDC that he got involved with the project when an acquaintance of his, Eric Koski, approached him with the idea. “This is something that is right in my wheelhouse, both as an actor and as a conservative minded citizen,” Howard said. “I’d been looking for opportunities to do something like this and when it come up it seemed like a no brainer.”

Howard has no illusions of grandeur. According to him, celebrities who get too heavily involved in political activism can become tiresome. He hopes to avoid this pitfall and act soley as a concerned American.

“I understand that show business people can wear the public a bit thin when it comes to politics. I know they wear me thin,” Howard said. “I’m not a policy wonk and I don’t dream of being a political operative. My goal as a citizen is to do what I can to help the causes that I personally believe in. To me, it is the same as walking the precinct.”


TOPICS: Government; Music/Entertainment; Politics; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: conservative; heritage; howard
Liberal fool Ron Howard's little brother Clint is a conservative. Whoda thunk it?
1 posted on 08/23/2010 6:11:12 PM PDT by curth
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To: curth

“Well strap me to the side of a pig and roll me in the mud!” (—Goober)


2 posted on 08/23/2010 6:13:58 PM PDT by JaguarXKE
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To: curth

Was he ‘Gentle Ben’ or ‘Flipper’?


3 posted on 08/23/2010 6:15:03 PM PDT by Never on my watch (The Obama Administration - an outrage a day)
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To: curth

I heard him interviewed by Dennis Miller and it was a real eye opener. He came out of the closet as a conservative, and stated a lot of his liberal friends in Hollywood are rethinking things, have a lot of buyers remorse.....


4 posted on 08/23/2010 6:17:11 PM PDT by Kozak (USA 7/4/1776 to 1/20/2009 Reqiescat in Pace)
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To: curth

“Whoda thunk it?”

Makes me want to boot up Apollo 13 again, just to watch Clint.

Which one still has more hair? THAT’S the important question.


5 posted on 08/23/2010 6:17:31 PM PDT by Tigerized (pursuingliberty.com)
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To: curth

6 posted on 08/23/2010 6:18:57 PM PDT by M. Thatcher
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To: curth

Probably why he is a small character actor and Opie is an overpaid director.


7 posted on 08/23/2010 6:19:52 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: Kozak

It is a real shame that he did not feed Opie to Gentle Ben.


8 posted on 08/23/2010 6:21:00 PM PDT by Frantzie (Imam Ob*m* & Democrats support the VICTORY MOSQUE & TV supports Imam)
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To: Larry Lucido; Cagey; MotleyGirl70; Gamecock
He's described as 5'5" bald and reputedly a very generous tipper.


9 posted on 08/23/2010 6:22:00 PM PDT by earlJam
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To: RummyChick

Clint about Democrats

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWIOrqXkM3s


10 posted on 08/23/2010 6:22:16 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: M. Thatcher
The original Star Trek's worst moment.
11 posted on 08/23/2010 6:23:21 PM PDT by Rocko
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To: Never on my watch

12 posted on 08/23/2010 6:23:50 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: RummyChick

okay..this is just weird
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2cdXv93cRY


13 posted on 08/23/2010 6:23:59 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: earlJam

14 posted on 08/23/2010 6:24:08 PM PDT by massmike (...So this is what happens when OJ's jury elects the president....)
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To: curth
clint howard
15 posted on 08/23/2010 6:26:43 PM PDT by swatbuznik
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To: earlJam

Classic scene...and a strangler, no less!


16 posted on 08/23/2010 6:28:04 PM PDT by newfreep (Palin/DeMint 2012 - Bolton: Secy of State)
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To: massmike

LEON!


17 posted on 08/23/2010 6:28:10 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: curth

Guess Opie won’t give his little bro anymore acting stints in any of his movies from here out...LOL


18 posted on 08/23/2010 6:28:34 PM PDT by BamaDi (I'm praying for a bloodbath in '10)
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To: earlJam
Ann Landers sucks!
19 posted on 08/23/2010 6:28:54 PM PDT by WeatherGuy
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To: curth

Last week on the Dennis Miller radio show, Clint was interviewed. He was so humble, sensible and kind. At the end of the hour, a caller asked what Clint’s political leaning was, and Clint said he is an unapologetic conservative.


20 posted on 08/23/2010 6:30:28 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty ( I am woman, hear me roar. NOVEMBER! FREEDOM! LIBERTY!)
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To: curth

I used to see Clint on my street headed to production companies out by the studios for voice overs. He is such a nice person.


21 posted on 08/23/2010 6:32:24 PM PDT by television is just wrong
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To: BamaDi

he can always pursue his singing...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-ovf56eSmU


22 posted on 08/23/2010 6:35:05 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: curth
Johnson!!


23 posted on 08/23/2010 6:35:13 PM PDT by rednesss (fascism is the union,marriage,merger or fusion of corporate economic power with governmental power)
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To: Rocko

Ha. Ha. Ha...I’m sure you relished it as much as I.


24 posted on 08/23/2010 6:35:41 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Build a man a fire; he'll be warm for a night. Set a man on fire; he'll be warm the rest of his life)
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To: M. Thatcher

Tranya!


25 posted on 08/23/2010 6:37:28 PM PDT by Sybeck1
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To: curth

He may be conservative, but he kinda gives me the creeps


26 posted on 08/23/2010 6:42:47 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: TheConservativeParty
Rance is an Okie, he raised those boys right, don't know what happened to Ron.
27 posted on 08/23/2010 6:44:19 PM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: curth

I always get a kick out of these two brothers. Ron is the long lean craggy image of his father and Clint is short and round like his mother. Good for him.


28 posted on 08/23/2010 6:46:06 PM PDT by peridot
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To: curth
He also played EECOM Seymour "Sy" Libergott in Apollo 13.
29 posted on 08/23/2010 6:47:48 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: curth

Clint Howard has subbed for Dennis Miller on radio. Rock solid, smart, good guy. Love you, Clint!


30 posted on 08/23/2010 6:49:38 PM PDT by fullchroma (Arizona native)
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To: Never on my watch
Was he ‘Gentle Ben’ or ‘Flipper’?

He's the one who should have played the part of the lobotomized guy in 'One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest'


31 posted on 08/23/2010 6:50:19 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: curth

Andy Griffith will be heartbroken.


32 posted on 08/23/2010 6:51:23 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Never on my watch

He was IN Gentle Ben . ; ) NOT Gentle Ben . : )


33 posted on 08/23/2010 6:52:42 PM PDT by sushiman
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To: Never on my watch

Don’t know if anyone ever answered you....Gentle Ben was his show.


34 posted on 08/23/2010 6:55:36 PM PDT by CAluvdubya ("Sarah Palin fights, we cannot spare her."--GonzoGOP)
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To: Never on my watch

He looks like he was mauled by Gentle Ben.


35 posted on 08/23/2010 6:57:55 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:31 Behold, I am against you, O you most proud, said the Lord God of hosts.)
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To: M. Thatcher

Oh wow. Two surprises on this thread.
Seeing you here and learning Clint is unabashedly conservative.
I’ve missed you!!!


36 posted on 08/23/2010 7:06:23 PM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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To: nuconvert

then this one is for you....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RuLu0a23zTg


37 posted on 08/23/2010 7:24:59 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: curth

Clint never lost his small town, working class roots. He’s a sweet guy and genuine. Still lives in Burbank where he grew up. His parents were great too. Too bad about Ritchie Cunningham.


38 posted on 08/23/2010 8:37:41 PM PDT by Wonderama Mama (Socialism is great until you run out of someone elses money - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: curth

His appearance on Seinfeld.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxhXnEZltvA


39 posted on 08/23/2010 8:38:54 PM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: Disambiguator

Clint rocks!...I loved him in Apollo 13, Backdraft, etc...he’s one of those great actor characters that really don’t get the credit they deserve!


40 posted on 08/23/2010 10:05:28 PM PDT by gman992
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To: M. Thatcher

“But first, the tronya!”

Don’t ask me how I know this.

Good for him! More and more actors are revealing their patriotism, and that’s a good thing.


41 posted on 08/23/2010 10:31:17 PM PDT by bootless (Never Forget. Never Again. (PursuingLiberty.com))
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To: Cyber Liberty
I’m sure you relished it as much as I.

Oh my God... I forgot that line. ROFL.

42 posted on 08/23/2010 10:33:05 PM PDT by bootless (Never Forget. Never Again. (PursuingLiberty.com))
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To: Never on my watch

> “Was he ‘Gentle Ben’ or ‘Flipper’?” <

Also played in “Far and Away” directed by “Opie.”

He was the overbearing foreman in the chicken factory who cut Shannon’s (Nicole Kidman’s character) hours for insubordination. She responded by calling him “a small fraction of a man!”


43 posted on 08/24/2010 4:57:55 AM PDT by Joe Marine 76 (Semper Fi!)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Oh yeah...Leon with the peanut butter and jelly sandwich. On the Andy Griffith show he would be standing there at odd moments in the show, his face smeared with jelly, and would hold out his sandwich offering a bite to whoever was there. They would always say, “No thanks, Leon.”


44 posted on 08/24/2010 5:21:10 AM PDT by Drawsing (The fool shows his annoyance at once. The prudent man overlooks an insult. (Proverbs 12:16))
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