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”.
I heard they already found a chair.
If you are 30 or less “Eastwooding” is the newest fad.
I don't give advice to the GOP but for me I liked it but I'm not the future...
It may take them a while to begin to realize that the image so carefully created can vanish in a moment if there's no "there" there.
You are so right, people who saw it know how good it was. Those that did not, will now want to see it.
Clint Eastwood is living in Obama’s “empty” head rent free.
When Obama tweets back at 12:30 AM. Eastwood got him.
Just like a Dirty Harry movie. Eastwood made our day!
Last week, Clink was playing a character that went over the heads of these late night hacks. In a couple of weeks his new movie promotion begins and he’ll be on all these shows but not in chaaracter. They have no choice but to ask him about this speach and he will get to make all the Obama jokes again without the Jimmy Stewart impersonation. Maybe then, they’ll get it. Either way, Obama gets trashed and mocked all over again.
It’s going to be sweet revenge.
I’m looking forward to Clint going on the Leno show and soberly make every point he did in Tampa (this during the Democrat Convention). This would destroy Obama and I don’t think the party would let that happen.
If we are talking about Obama there is not enough there to ask Where
Trouble With The Curve - Release date Sept. 21, 2012
Get the popcorn ready for the promo tour.
Hey, Alloysteel, that was a brilliant observation, and I concur.
Stewart is in some Journo-list style loop with the WH. He repeats the talking points and the “I wish I’d thought of that” lines. There to target the young and naive voters.
Liberals just don’t get it do they, the chair was a SYMBOL of Obama, Empty chair = empty suit President..libs just can’t stand it when their messiah gets teased, it just pisses them off to no end, they cant stand it
YOu put it well. Reminds me of Ann Coulter and the 9-11 liberal women.
Ive seen the preview for that movie. It actually looks pretty good, I was going to see it before Eastwood appeared at the RNC Convention now I will definitely be seeing it
Someone wrote this earlier ,and I kinda liked it. “One doesn’t cuss about bee stings, unless they have been stung.”
Clint effectively showed that Alinsky can be countered. The problem with isolating, ridiculing, and freezing is that if used in a knee-jerk fashion like the Left does, you can be drug around like a puppet on a string. Eastwood illustrated they will go after anyone, anywhere, anytime with ruthless bloodthirsty abandon - even our country’s biggest icons.
Not the best image you want to project in the middle of an election.
Are you kidding? The late night shows draw far more skulls full of mush than any political convention ever did. What this tells me is that Eastwood's bit must have been very effective so the late-night spin doctors must make sure the youth vote gets the right "message."
For years the Lenos, Lettermans, Mahers, Saturday Night Lives ad nauseum have been "interpreting" political events to inflame and misinform the ignorant. Their sole goal is to ridicule the Right and send more liberal voters to the polls. It's been very effective too.
I was about to read the article. Then I noticed it came from NBC News; so I won’t even bother. Still, it doesn’t surprise me that the late night talk show hosts will take their jabs at Eastwood. They always do that to Republicans, anyways. As with the many of their ilk, they are all in it for the 0 anyways. To me, it all seems to be a reactionary means of beating back or downplaying the successful impact of Mr. Eastwood’s impromptu speech/act. While I’m sure their comedic retorts will still work on the naive, the illogical, and the pathological sociopaths, I believe many who are faced with the current harsh realities brought about by this presidency are being turned around.
As that date will be my 77th birth day I plan on being one of the first ones in line, to see my first theater movie in five years.
I doubt there will be a “Empty Chair” in the theater!
many years ago....my mother took me to see “harvey”...starring helen hayes and jimmy stewart......was i a lucky girl!!!!
..........and the reality.........>
Late night hosts have no sense of humor.
Pray for America
I was in NJ on Thursday night in a place called the Cigar Emporium and it was filled with a bunch of cigar smoking conservatives. They had on the RNC convention and they found out me and the guys I was with were from Iowa and they cheered us as being fellow conservatives. Every man in that place was for Romney and Clint. In a place as liberal as NJ I was stunned that this place had such strong conservatives. I was warmed in my heart that so many would openly speak about their hope that we would kick out Obama and replace him and his failed gang with someone who might take the country in the right direction.
You nailed it!
The B-I-L that pays no attention to Politics called me up a week ago and informed me that I was absolutely right about Obama all along. I still have no idea what happened that caused his “conversion”, but I decided not to dig too deep and look a gift Horse in the mouth.
Well, after Eastwood's “speech”, my B-I-L calls me again. He was going on and on about what Eastwood said. He told me Eastwood pegged it and was great doing it. He and his Wife, another “non political” person are firmly in the Anti Obama camp. That alone gives me some confidence that the Electorate is waking up.
I made them promise me that they would watch Paul Ryan's Convention Speech so they would really understand what is facing the Nation if Obama gets reelected.
BTW - This is the B-I-L that I wrote about a while ago who met and became friends with President Reagan after he left Office. I'm the Right Winger and he has a picture taken with President Reagan on his Mantle. There is no justice. LOL
“...most Americans heard Mr. Eastwood loud and clear.”
That’s the problem - they remember Clint - “Oh, did Romney say something, too?”
So Leno and the daily show? Meh whatever.
The crowds showing up where he speaks since the convention are big and enthusiastic.