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Late-night talk shows can't get enough of mocking Clint Eastwood's empty chair (Circling wagons)
NBC News ^ | September 1, 2012 | Craig Berman

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. He’s no stranger to getting poor reviews.

But he may never have received worse reviews than the ones he’s 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 Romney’s life yelling at a chair,” Jon Stewart said on “The Daily Show.”

Much to the Romney campaign’s dismay (and to Sen. Marco Rubio, who might have otherwise earned headlines for his introduction of the nominee), Eastwood’s argument with an invisible man was the story of the day...

(Excerpt) Read more at entertainment.nbcnews.com ...


TOPICS: Music/Entertainment; Politics; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: clinteastwood; eastwood; obama; romney
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Do they really think they're going to put the toothpaste back in the tube? That they can ridicule Clint Eastwood to soften the effects of this on Barack Obama? Hahahahahaha!
1 posted on 09/01/2012 7:47:57 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What they don’t realize is that most Americans heard Mr. Eastwood loud and clear.


2 posted on 09/01/2012 7:51:39 PM PDT by abercrombie_guy_38
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Eastwood produced some fine wine that night...and it gets better with age!!!

The more I hear cuts of his empty chair monologue, even though I enjoyed it the night of the convention, the better it sounds.

3 posted on 09/01/2012 7:51:45 PM PDT by IrishPennant (Are you behind a "Blade of Grass?")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Seems logical, because what they fear, they ridicule.


4 posted on 09/01/2012 7:53:04 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


5 posted on 09/01/2012 7:53:42 PM PDT by juno67 (Gua)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I thought Mr. Eastwood was just making the point that he could see right through chairman obama.


6 posted on 09/01/2012 7:55:04 PM PDT by clearcarbon
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7 posted on 09/01/2012 7:56:36 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Another of what I have called the "nonsensical" "progressive" views on Eastwood.

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.

8 posted on 09/01/2012 7:57:34 PM PDT by loveliberty2
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To: chris37

by criticizing it, they’re just drawing more attention to it. The more I watch it, the better I like it


9 posted on 09/01/2012 7:58:19 PM PDT by stickywillie (a corrupt parallel universe exists beside our wonderful Constitution)
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10 posted on 09/01/2012 8:01:23 PM PDT by TonyInOhio (Obama, a ship sailing on yesterday's wind)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


11 posted on 09/01/2012 8:04:41 PM PDT by gop4lyf (Socialism is the political dream of the unachiever, the excuse maker, and the lazy.)
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To: stickywillie

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.


12 posted on 09/01/2012 8:04:52 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: loveliberty2

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.


13 posted on 09/01/2012 8:06:29 PM PDT by alloysteel (Are you better off than you were four years ago? Well, are you?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I bet Clint Eastwood doesn't give a rat's-ass what all these Democrat nobodys think.
I've had a crush on him since he was Rowdy Yates on Rawhide. He's an American legend and loved as much as the Duke!
14 posted on 09/01/2012 8:06:50 PM PDT by Cindy of Nashville (What has the Democrat party become???)
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To: stickywillie

Me too.


15 posted on 09/01/2012 8:07:58 PM PDT by Not gonna take it anymore (If Obama were twice as smart as he is, he would be a wit)
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To: nutmeg

bookmark


16 posted on 09/01/2012 8:08:59 PM PDT by nutmeg (I'm with Sarah Palin and Ted Cruz: "ABO"/Ryan 2012)
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To: Not gonna take it anymore

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


17 posted on 09/01/2012 8:12:30 PM PDT by scooby321 (AMS)
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18 posted on 09/01/2012 8:12:55 PM PDT by OL Hickory (Jesus and the American soldier-1 died for your soul/1 died for your freedom)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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


19 posted on 09/01/2012 8:13:44 PM PDT by lucky american (The Democrats will follow the big "D"even if it means going over a cliff.)
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To: juno67

Have seen him on a couple of talk shows. Charming and witty, sarcastic and impish. What you saw is “the man”.


20 posted on 09/01/2012 8:15:25 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: gop4lyf
I would almost be willing to bet money that someone tries to do something similiar at the DNC next week.

I heard they already found a chair.


21 posted on 09/01/2012 8:19:15 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
If you are an old to becoming old fart you like me will think it was great.

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...

22 posted on 09/01/2012 8:21:10 PM PDT by montanajoe (Blame Flame Shame or Beg I won't vote for R/R)
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To: alloysteel
Thanks! Given the monstrous "sand" sculpture of a "seated" Obama which the heavy rains damaged in Charlotte today, they are having their problems.

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.

23 posted on 09/01/2012 8:21:11 PM PDT by loveliberty2
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To: stickywillie

You are so right, people who saw it know how good it was. Those that did not, will now want to see it.


24 posted on 09/01/2012 8:21:59 PM PDT by brightright
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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!


25 posted on 09/01/2012 8:22:17 PM PDT by cruise_missile
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


26 posted on 09/01/2012 8:26:27 PM PDT by KingKongCobra
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


27 posted on 09/01/2012 8:27:22 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (CREDO QUIA ABSURDUM)
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To: loveliberty2
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.

If we are talking about Obama there is not enough there to ask “Where”

28 posted on 09/01/2012 8:30:04 PM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: KingKongCobra

Trouble With The Curve - Release date Sept. 21, 2012

Get the popcorn ready for the promo tour.


29 posted on 09/01/2012 8:30:39 PM PDT by KingKongCobra
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To: KingKongCobra
I hope he goes on during the convention
30 posted on 09/01/2012 8:37:36 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (CREDO QUIA ABSURDUM)
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To: alloysteel

Hey, Alloysteel, that was a brilliant observation, and I concur.


31 posted on 09/01/2012 8:44:18 PM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


32 posted on 09/01/2012 8:44:33 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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


33 posted on 09/01/2012 8:47:12 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: alloysteel

YOu put it well. Reminds me of Ann Coulter and the 9-11 liberal women.


34 posted on 09/01/2012 8:49:54 PM PDT by bronxville (A 'media fact checker' equates to an Obama operative.)
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To: KingKongCobra

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


35 posted on 09/01/2012 8:50:21 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Someone wrote this earlier ,and I kinda liked it. “One doesn’t cuss about bee stings, unless they have been stung.”


36 posted on 09/01/2012 8:55:48 PM PDT by political1 (Love your neighbors)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


37 posted on 09/01/2012 9:16:25 PM PDT by Free Vulcan (Election 2012 - America stands or falls. No more excuses. Get involved.)
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What they don’t realize is that most Americans heard Mr. Eastwood loud and clear.

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.

38 posted on 09/01/2012 9:24:32 PM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


39 posted on 09/01/2012 9:40:35 PM PDT by hawaiianninja (Palm note to self: Work for a successful 2012! +Throw the liberal garbage out!)
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To: KingKongCobra

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!


40 posted on 09/01/2012 9:48:16 PM PDT by GOYAKLA (Recall/ Impeachment Day, November 6, 2012. FUBO, same for RINOs)
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To: KingKongCobra

many years ago....my mother took me to see “harvey”...starring helen hayes and jimmy stewart......was i a lucky girl!!!!


41 posted on 09/01/2012 9:55:32 PM PDT by muddypaws
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To: loveliberty2
How Obama sees himself.........>

..........and the reality.........>


42 posted on 09/01/2012 9:59:47 PM PDT by spokeshave (The only people better off today than 4 years ago are the Prisoners at Guantanamo.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Late night hosts have no sense of humor.

Pray for America


43 posted on 09/01/2012 10:00:21 PM PDT by bray (The Gummit didn't make my business, God did!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Apologies to songwriters Burt Bacharach & Hal David (RIP 9/1/2012)

A chair's an empty chair
Even when Obama's sitting there
But Obama's not a man
Who can lead us to a land
Of prosperity - just hope and change
Just empty words, like the man - deranged.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPA9JpeCjCE
44 posted on 09/01/2012 10:01:54 PM PDT by jobim (.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


45 posted on 09/01/2012 10:04:59 PM PDT by History Repeats (Drink plenty of TEA, but avoid the Koolaid.)
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To: smoothsailing

You nailed it!


46 posted on 09/01/2012 10:07:20 PM PDT by Richard from IL
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I have two B-I-Laws. One is an Uber Liberal that admits Voting for Obama simply because he is Black (with Progressive benefits) and the other who pays no attention to Politics but bought the whole Hopey Changey crap sandwich.

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

47 posted on 09/01/2012 10:16:39 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Republicans Hope people are Smart, but Democrats Know people are Stupid.)
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“...most Americans heard Mr. Eastwood loud and clear.”

That’s the problem - they remember Clint - “Oh, did Romney say something, too?”


48 posted on 09/01/2012 10:24:46 PM PDT by Marcella (Conservatism is dead. PREPARE)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So Leno and the daily show? Meh whatever.


49 posted on 09/01/2012 10:45:10 PM PDT by snarkytart
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To: Marcella
Nice try, sweetie. What do you and napscorp....whatever her/his user name is get together and brain storm all these opinions you post. You both say the exact same thing in most threads. But guess what? Since you can't stand Romney why do you care if anyone heard his speech?

PS.
The crowds showing up where he speaks since the convention are big and enthusiastic.

50 posted on 09/01/2012 10:49:05 PM PDT by snarkytart
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