Free Republic
Browse · Search
GOP Club
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Sen Tom Harkin: Clint Eastwood 'angry white' nonsense
The Politico ^ | September 4, 2012 | Kevin Robillard

Posted on 09/04/2012 9:41:34 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Clint Eastwood is the “perfect icon” for the GOP, Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin said Tuesday, describing the legendary actor as “an old angry white man spewing incoherent nonsense.”

The Des Moines Register reported the 72-year-old Harkin made his comments on the Iowa delegation’s breakfast this morning in Charlotte, N.C.

“We’ve got our work cut out for us this week, folks, following the Republican convention,” Harkin told the delegates. “I mean, how are we ever going to match Clint Eastwood? I got to thinking he is the perfect icon for today’s Republican tea party: an old angry white man spewing incoherent nonsense.”

Eastwood delivered a puzzling and polarizing unscripted address at the Republican National Convention last week in Tampa, endorsing GOP nominee Mitt Romney while espousing positions contrary to Romney’s stance, and yelling at an empty chair that an imaginary President Barack Obama was sitting in....

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: Iowa; North Carolina; Campaign News; Issues; Parties
KEYWORDS: ageism; clinteastwood; deathpanels; democrats; eastwood; iowa; liberalbigot; obama; romney; teaparty; tomharkin
Keep digging that hole, Comrade Tom.
1 posted on 09/04/2012 9:41:43 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

Harkin isn’t fit to wash Eastwood’s socks. Get a job Tommy.


2 posted on 09/04/2012 9:44:12 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Had enough of the freaks running the show yet?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

Cint Eastwood biggest Brain in in entertainment...I really dont think they liked what he said. They always envy greatness and hate the truth..


3 posted on 09/04/2012 9:44:57 PM PDT by dalebert
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: FlingWingFlyer

I can’t believe this POS is one of my senators. Ugh.

Iowans need to take out the trash at his next election!


4 posted on 09/04/2012 9:46:18 PM PDT by alley cat
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet; Ghengis
Harkin told the delegates. “I mean, how are we ever going to match Clint Eastwood? I got to thinking he is the perfect icon for today’s Republican tea party: an old angry white man spewing incoherent nonsense.

And what was Andy Griffith's rant during the 2008 scampaign, Tom?


5 posted on 09/04/2012 9:47:51 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Only Obama put a dog on the roof of his mouth. Dogs are friends, not food.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet
"an old angry white man spewing incoherent nonsense.”


6 posted on 09/04/2012 9:52:24 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( If you think I'm crazy, just wait until you talk to my invisible friend.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Eastwood delivered a puzzling and polarizing unscripted address at the Republican National Convention last week in Tampa, endorsing GOP nominee Mitt Romney while espousing positions contrary to Romney’s stance, and yelling at an empty chair that an imaginary President Barack Obama was sitting in....”

politico...doing the job Americans won’t do.


7 posted on 09/04/2012 9:52:24 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills and bo stinks)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet
Lets not forget Harkin lied about his Vietnam service and was caught at it.
A John Kerry of the air.
8 posted on 09/04/2012 9:52:45 PM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

Harkin lied about being a Vietnam veteran and should be in jail for stolen valor.
What a scumbag.


9 posted on 09/04/2012 9:54:31 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

Dang, Tom..that was so last Thursday.

Time to move on.


10 posted on 09/04/2012 9:54:54 PM PDT by berdie
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ok so an old white guy is complaining about an old white guy?
Well, that’s weird.


11 posted on 09/04/2012 9:57:00 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: UCANSEE2

Is that Uncle Joe telling everyone that he would tell everyone why we are better off today than 4 years ago..but it’s just too hot?


12 posted on 09/04/2012 9:58:05 PM PDT by berdie
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: MestaMachine
"...“Eastwood delivered a puzzling...."

Puzzling? I guess those guys at Politico don't have access to the internet, nor are over 30 years old.

POLITICO, if you are reading this guys, here's a clue.

(Clint was even imitating Jimmy Stewart's voice and speech patterns)

13 posted on 09/04/2012 9:58:18 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( If you think I'm crazy, just wait until you talk to my invisible friend.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet
Tom Harkin just accused Clint Eastwood, who is best buds with Obama lover Morgan Freeman BTW, a Racist?

The only Class Democrats have is NO Class.

14 posted on 09/04/2012 9:58:48 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Republicans Hope people are Smart, but Democrats Know people are Stupid.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: berdie
Is that Uncle Joe telling everyone that he would tell everyone why we are better off today than 4 years ago..but it’s just too hot?

No, he's telling the audience about the time aliens abducted him.

15 posted on 09/04/2012 9:59:55 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( If you think I'm crazy, just wait until you talk to my invisible friend.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: UCANSEE2

16 posted on 09/04/2012 10:03:20 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: UCANSEE2

I completely agree that was the intent.

Sadly, most younger folks folks don’t remember Jimmy Stewart. Much less Harvey. They don’t like B&W movies.

And to my dismay, my 18 year old neice walked in while Clint was speaking. She said she really like him, but who was he?

I’m still trying to recover.


17 posted on 09/04/2012 10:05:36 PM PDT by berdie
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

Eastwood continues to live rent free in their heads.


18 posted on 09/04/2012 10:10:01 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (CREDO QUIA ABSURDUM)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

And he can still kick your azz.....


19 posted on 09/04/2012 10:10:14 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

Eastwood was pure genius.


20 posted on 09/04/2012 10:12:11 PM PDT by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: svcw

An angry, old white guy is complaining about an even-tempered, old white guy. I very much appreciated Clint’s gentle and affable delivery. I was watching a videotaped interview today from the current convention, and all I could hear in the background was berserk screeching.


21 posted on 09/04/2012 10:25:56 PM PDT by floralamiss
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: UCANSEE2
Here you go.


You see Harvey, he says he's a a a pooka, a p o o k a.

Yes, he's right here sitting in this chair.

22 posted on 09/04/2012 10:44:05 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills and bo stinks)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: floralamiss

Good point and funny.


23 posted on 09/04/2012 10:47:45 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

Harkin’s just Iowa’s Joe Biden, you know, the Village idiot.


24 posted on 09/04/2012 10:48:51 PM PDT by Bullish (Liars aren't always thieves but thieves are ALWAYS liars)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet
Clint Eastwood is just concerned about the future of this country, and he knows that the Democrat Party that has turned hard left prefers the Road to Serfdom.
25 posted on 09/04/2012 10:52:29 PM PDT by windsorknot
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: berdie
And to my dismay, my 18 year old neice walked in while Clint was speaking. She said she really like him, but who was he?

The Gaga and Beiber generation better wise up and educate themselves before it's too late.

26 posted on 09/04/2012 10:55:41 PM PDT by Bullish (Liars aren't always thieves but thieves are ALWAYS liars)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: All

We see who holds office for decades and wonder how they get sensible people to vote for them. It’s been going on for a long time. Remember, Jimmy Carter was loathed as a failure but still got something like 46% of the popular vote. Almost half the people in America voted for the imbecile.

And communications and technology makes it so much easier for voters today to be informed. Yet it’s gotten worse. Because along with the technology there is also much more brain drain on people. obama still has around 50% of the people in this country willing to vote for him. Look at the people in the audience. They’re brain dead zombies. I know one who was livid about Sotomayor but still loves obama and believes with all his heart that GM has paid off the loan. These are the retards who for retards.


27 posted on 09/04/2012 10:59:51 PM PDT by Terry Mross (2016 THE MOVIE....scarier than any zombie movie.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

Typical liberal - accuse you opponent of doing exactly what you’re doing. (Being an angry white guy, in this case)


28 posted on 09/04/2012 11:02:00 PM PDT by JaguarXKE (If my Fluffy had a puppy, it would look like the puppy Obama ate!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: All

We see who holds office for decades and wonder how they get sensible people to vote for them. It’s been going on for a long time. Remember, Jimmy Carter was loathed as a failure but still got something like 46% of the popular vote. Almost half the people in America voted for the imbecile.

And communications and technology makes it so much easier for voters today to be informed. Yet it’s gotten worse. Because along with the technology there is also much more brain drain on people. obama still has around 50% of the people in this country willing to vote for him. Look at the people in the audience. They’re brain dead zombies. I know one who was livid about Sotomayor but still loves obama and believes with all his heart that GM has paid off the loan. These are the retards who for retards.


29 posted on 09/04/2012 11:05:42 PM PDT by Terry Mross (2016 THE MOVIE....scarier than any zombie movie.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

[[Clint Eastwood is the “perfect icon” for the GOP, Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin said Tuesday, describing the legendary actor as “an old angry white man spewing incoherent nonsense.”]]

That’s funny because Tommy soudned liek an angry white guy saying that- peopel with character defects usually accuse others of the very defect they are guilty of- it’s liek hte bible verse that says not to point out a splinter in someone else’s eye when you’ve go a plank in your own eye- but alas- the left keeps falselesly accusign hte right of the very thigns the left themselvesw truly are guilty of- they are like little children really- who can’t win arguments based o ntheir record, so the only hting they have left is to falsely attack the opposition’s character


30 posted on 09/04/2012 11:34:51 PM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: berdie

Bob Newhart should get a bit of credit also. The timing and stutter was exactly like his.


31 posted on 09/04/2012 11:36:46 PM PDT by expat1000
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: Terry Mross

[[We see who holds office for decades and wonder how they get sensible people to vote for them.]]

They get people to vote for them by promising (and then never delivering on) a lot of free stuff- even Mr’s Whiny O tonight was promissing everyoen a ‘fair chance’ meaning of cvourse takign ferom the rich and giving the lazy free stuff- and sadly this country may once again fall for the l;ies- not havign learned i nthe last 4 years that they were duped-

The polls should be showing whiny o so far behind that the left is left scratchign their mind-deficient heads wonderign why thery couldn’t keep the office- but nope- whiny o is still in a tie with romney- this country is almost beyond hope- and if whiny o gets in again - I’ll have lost aLL FAITH IN AMERICA’S ABILITY TO DO THE RIGHT THING aNYMORE


32 posted on 09/04/2012 11:40:54 PM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

U.S. Senator from Iowa since 1984 
Supported Sandinista dictatorship in Nicaragua 
Allied with the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) 
Lied about his own Vietnam War-era military service

In 1969 Harkin began work in the office of longtime Iowa Democratic Congressman Neal Smith. To supplement his income, Harkin was given a patronage job at the U.S. Post Office Department. As a staff aide to the House Select Committee on United States Involvement in Southeast Asia, Harkin accompanied a fact-finding mission to South Vietnam in 1970. As part of this mission, during a 30-minute visit to Con Son Prison he snapped photographs of Communist prisoners in “tiger cages.”

When the mission returned, Harkin declared that these photographs were “too important” to be turned over to Congress and to the House Select Committee. Instead he sold the photos, some to anti-American foreign outlets, and others to Life Magazine for $10,000. (Harkin used the money to pay off his debts for his 1972 law degree from Catholic University.)

The “tiger cages” story in Life and throughout the anti-war press turned Harkin into an instant star of the left, including the establishment U.S. media. Harkin gave an interview to the Daily World, official newspaper of the Communist Party USA, in which he made sweeping attacks on the treatment of prisoners throughout South Vietnam. His statements were exploited in Communist propaganda worldwide against the South Vietnamese government and the United States.

Harkin was befriended by the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS), a Marxist-oriented “think tank” in Washington, DC, and by other leftist institutions and activists that continue to support his career. In 1972 these groups persuaded Harkin to run for Congress in a race that showcased Harkin’s combative style. During one of his Republican opponent’s speeches, Harkin forced his way onto the stage and shouted that the incumbent congressman was telling “a pack of lies.” In the November election the young anti-war Harkin lost, swept away in the 49-state landslide against 1972 Democratic standard-bearer Senator George McGovern.

When Harkin ran for Congress again in 1974, the tide had turned and helped him to become one of many Democratic “Watergate babies” that this scandal swept into office. The first act of the congressional class of Watergate was to cut off all aid to the Cambodian and South Vietnamese regimes (American troops had been pulled two years previously). Four months later the regimes fell and the Communists proceeded to slaughter two and half million Indo-Chinese who stood in the way of their Communist utopia. 

Harkin served in the House of Representatives for 10 years. During his 1982 re-election campaign, his opponent documented that Harkin had always voted against foreign aid for countries friendly to the U.S., but in favor of aid packages to Communist Vietnam, Communist Cuba, Communist Pol Pot’s Cambodia, Marxist Sandinista Daniel Ortega in Nicaragua, and other Communist nations. When this subject was raised in a broadcast debate, Harkin replied: “From now on, I am going to vote against all foreign aid.”

In 1984 Harkin won an Iowa U.S. Senate seat by falsely claiming that his pro-life, pro-death penalty Republican opponent favored the execution of women who had undergone abortions. (Harkin is a Roman Catholic who voted against a ban on “partial-birth” abortions.) 

As a newly-elected Senator, in April 1985 Harkin and fellow neophyte Senator John F. Kerry (D-Massachusetts) flew to Nicaragua (on a trip arranged by Institute for Policy Studies staff member Peter Kornbluh) to give propaganda support to its Marxist rulers only days before a scheduled congressional vote on President Ronald Reagan’s requested aid for Nicaragua’s anti-Communist freedom fighters. After embracing Daniel Ortega in front of news cameras, Harkin and Kerry flew back to Washington with a document signed by Ortega in which the latter claimed to be “non-aligned” between the U.S. and the Soviet Union. (But years earlier Ortega’s brother Humberto had declared: “We [Sandinistas] are anti-Yankee, we are against the bourgeoisie…we are guided by the scientific doctrine of the revolution, by Marxism-Leninism.” Humberto Ortega also had said that the Sandinistas intended to “crush” all who dissented from their rule.)

The Democrat-controlled House of Representatives, lobbied by Harkin and Kerry, voted against giving aid (as requested by President Reagan) to the anti-Communist Contras. According to some accounts, Harkin and Kerry had been told privately in Nicaragua, but had kept secret from fellow Democrat lawmakers, that at the very moment the vote against President Reagan’s request was taking place, Daniel Ortega was aboard a Soviet airliner flying to Moscow to pledge his allegiance to the Soviet Union.

Critics claimed that Harkin and Kerry (in their aforementioned meeting with Ortega) had violated the Constitution by negotiating a treaty directly with a foreign nation — a power exclusive to the Executive, not the Legislative, branch of government. ), and that the two Senators were “cavorting with, and used by, the Communists.” Kerry said that he was “as mad as anyone” that the Sandinista leader he and Harkin had embraced days earlier had gone to Moscow. 

More...

http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=1642


33 posted on 09/05/2012 12:03:11 AM PDT by kcvl
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

June 2011

NEW TONE: SEN. TOM HARKIN CALLS TEA PARTY COLLEAGUES ‘CRAZY PEOPLE’

http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2011/01/27/New-Tone-—Sen-Tom-Harkin-Calls-Tea-Party-Colleagues-Crazy-People

“If the people elect these crazy Tea Party people to come in here and they vote to do these wacko things...”


34 posted on 09/05/2012 12:10:08 AM PDT by kcvl
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

These guys must hate themselves or something, because he too is an old white guy. I suppose he thinks he’s not angry. I can’t respect a man that degrades his own skin to look better among his political ‘peers’.


35 posted on 09/05/2012 1:43:16 AM PDT by Rick_Michael (2012 isn't the lesser of two evils, it's suicide vs a slap in the face. Do you want to wake up?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’s like to think that in a lot of places, if that old fool said something like that, he’d get his ass kicked up around his shoulders.

At least I hope that would happen somewhere in America.


36 posted on 09/05/2012 2:20:44 AM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: kcvl

Thanks for that background. I thought this POS was familiar.


37 posted on 09/05/2012 2:26:36 AM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 33 | View Replies]

To: Terry Mross
Remember, Jimmy Carter was loathed as a failure but still got something like 46% of the popular vote."

Dude. Seriously.

[R] Reagan 50.7%

[D] Carter 41.0%

[I] Anderson 6.6%

38 posted on 09/05/2012 4:06:37 AM PDT by StAnDeliver (A tale of a very grey woman, who was no lady...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

The biggest lie was that Eastwood’s speech was incoherent. Incoherent would mean the audience was unable to understand what Eastwood was saying. The audience understood very well except for the few blue portions of his speech that had to be explained to some people. Other than that, I think everyone understood what Clint was saying.


39 posted on 09/05/2012 4:50:05 AM PDT by driftless2
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

Heads up Iowa freepers:

Obamas, Bidens to visit UI Friday

Sept. 7 campaign event scheduled for the Pentacrest

http://now.uiowa.edu/2012/09/obamas-bidens-visit-ui-friday


40 posted on 09/05/2012 5:51:36 AM PDT by KeyLargo
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet
“: an old angry white man spewing incoherent nonsense.” “

So Marxist thinking Tom prefers a younger man of color spewing incoherent nonsense?:

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

41 posted on 09/05/2012 6:06:55 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Encourage all of your Democrat friends to get out and vote on November 7th, the stakes are high.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: HereInTheHeartland

This harkin fool is such an insufferable loser.


42 posted on 09/05/2012 6:30:27 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 41 | View Replies]

To: KeyLargo

Why are they spending soooo much time to pick up 6 electoral votes? They practically live there nowadays.


43 posted on 09/05/2012 7:56:00 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 40 | View Replies]

To: StAnDeliver

All of the Anderson votes were taken from Carter. That means he WOULD have gotten 47% of the vote had Anderson not run. I remember those times well. And it still befuddles me when I think about how many votes the socialists got. 41% WITHOUT Anderson blows my mind.


44 posted on 09/05/2012 12:47:16 PM PDT by Terry Mross (2016 THE MOVIE....scarier than any zombie movie.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 38 | View Replies]

To: a fool in paradise

Wow! I had almost forgot putting that one together!! Thanks for the trip down memory lane!! :)


45 posted on 09/05/2012 10:44:09 PM PDT by Ghengis
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Ghengis

Nothing dies on the internet


46 posted on 09/06/2012 10:58:23 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The guy who was going to stop the rise of the oceans now can’t even fend off a few raindrops.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 45 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
GOP Club
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson