Skip to comments.Late-night talk shows can't get enough of mocking Clint Eastwood's empty chair (Circling wagons)
Posted on 09/01/2012 7:47:54 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Clint Eastwood is a Hollywood legend, but not all of his movies were smash hits. Hes no stranger to getting poor reviews.
But he may never have received worse reviews than the ones hes hearing from late-night talk-show hosts after his performance at the Republican National Convention on Thursday night, where he spent quality time on national television in spirited debate with a figment of his imagination.
Amidst the tired rhetoric, empty platitudes and overwrought attacks, a fistful of awesome emerged in the night where it spent 12 minutes on the most important night of Mitt Romneys life yelling at a chair, Jon Stewart said on The Daily Show.
Much to the Romney campaigns dismay (and to Sen. Marco Rubio, who might have otherwise earned headlines for his introduction of the nominee), Eastwoods argument with an invisible man was the story of the day...
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What they don’t realize is that most Americans heard Mr. Eastwood loud and clear.
The more I hear cuts of his empty chair monologue, even though I enjoyed it the night of the convention, the better it sounds.
Seems logical, because what they fear, they ridicule.
I thought Clint was great. He was funny, called for getting rid of Obama without being mean about it, and was thoroughly charming. Never realized he was such a cool dude outside of the movies.
I thought Mr. Eastwood was just making the point that he could see right through chairman obama.
The Dem "talking heads" and surrogates just can't bring themselves to acknowledge that the entire world "got" Eastwood's message loud and clear--and they have nowhere to hide.
Agree, too, with Applegateranch's comments on another thread about the genius of Eastwood's use of his object's own "egregious speech pattern," commonly referred to by pseudointellectual "progressives" as a sign of Obama's great intellect and deliberative style.
Now, however, with Eastwood's use of it, "progressives" (an entire set of "empty chairs" when it comes to understanding and defending the ideas of freedom), find such a "deliberate" and halting style denotes everything from senility to "doddering fool."
Another gem was his use of a former President's assessment of Romney's "stellar business performance" in this total unmasking of the great destroyer of business in America.
From Geraldo Rivera on FOX to Gloria Borger on CNN, the faux criticism and claims that Eastwood distracted from the Romney speech and Borger's claim that parts were "crass" are laughable when compared with much of the Dem performer language and inferences. No, he actually set up the public for a speech by a man who's been known for filling many seats of leadership.
This was a priceless and iconic performance which will live on, long after Eastwood is gone, and Obama is a distant memory in the rearview mirror of presidents.
by criticizing it, they’re just drawing more attention to it. The more I watch it, the better I like it
I would almost be willing to bet money that someone tries to do something similiar at the DNC next week. Inevitably, the LSM will remark on how brilliant it was.
You know that is an excellent insight.
When a person points and laughs at someone else, he must first point.
Others will indeed see.
This is perhaps an unforseen consequence of thier tactic.
Clint Eastwood set himself up as bait to pull the “nattering nabobs of negativism” off their otherwise ruthless pursuit of the substantial issues that both Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan want to carry to the American people.
The reaction from the left was both entirely predictable and hilarious at the same time. Clint punk’d them, and they have only slowly begun to realize the real depth of the damage that was done. Suddenly, it became OK to criticize Obama, and not be the least bit racist.
The techniques of Gary Trudeau and “Doonesbury” turned back on the liberals.
I can tell you I seen 1 Movie this year 2016 and now its going to be two the new Clint Eastwood as Atlanta Braves Scout
Clint Eastood is 84 tears old. He has my respect.
The left tolerant as they claim to be, loving the elderly as only the left knows how, ...........I’m speechless
Have seen him on a couple of talk shows. Charming and witty, sarcastic and impish. What you saw is “the man”.
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