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Transcript of Clint Eastwood speech at RNC
Fox News ^ | 8-30-2012 | transcript

Posted on 08/30/2012 8:50:16 PM PDT by smoothsailing

Transcript of Clint Eastwood speech at RNC

The following is a transcript of actor Clint Eastwood's speech at the Republican National Convention on Aug. 30, 2012.

EASTWOOD: Thank you very much. Thank you. Thank you very much. Save a little for Mitt.

(APPLAUSE)

I know what you are thinking. You are thinking, what's a movie tradesman doing out here? You know they are all left wingers out there, left of Lenin. At least that is what people think. That is not really the case. There are a lot of conservative people, a lot of moderate people, Republicans, Democrats, in Hollywood. It is just that the conservative people by the nature of the word itself play closer to the vest.

They do not go around hot dogging it.

(APPLAUSE)

So -- but they are there, believe me, they are there. I just think, in fact, some of them around town, I saw John Voigt, a lot of people around.

(APPLAUSE)

John's here, an academy award winner. A terrific guy...

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


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012rncconvention; clint; clinteastwood; comedy; eastwood; gopconvention2012; transcript
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Well I sure liked it. Eastwood ad-libbed for ten minutes, no script, no notes, no teleprompter. What is he now, 80?
1 posted on 08/30/2012 8:50:17 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

I liked it too.

I flipped over to PMSNBC and Rachel Madcow looked like she had been kicked in her testicles.

She was gagging and frothing at the mouth. Hehe..


2 posted on 08/30/2012 8:54:07 PM PDT by NeverForgetBataan (I am become Barry, destroyer of wealth......)
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To: smoothsailing

He reminded me of Jimmy Stewart when he did comedy (if you’re old enough to remember him). Especially the way he stammered for comedic effect.


3 posted on 08/30/2012 8:54:37 PM PDT by AaronInCarolina
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To: smoothsailing

Bookmark


4 posted on 08/30/2012 8:55:25 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: smoothsailing

I thought it was scary. There were some funny lines, but he was what an old boss of mine called a “loose cannon”. He looked frail and unorganized/disoriented. Like a guy at a wedding who stands up to give some thoughts, off the cuff, about the groom.

At least it was brief and people will probably remember the funny parts.


5 posted on 08/30/2012 8:57:33 PM PDT by married21 (As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: smoothsailing

BTW, THANKS !!!!


6 posted on 08/30/2012 8:59:48 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: smoothsailing

I thought Clint was great. Others are saying the teleprompter quit working and he had to ad-lib his speech.

One of my favorite lines was that a lot of people in Hollywood are “left of Lennin”.

Not bad for an 82 year old.


7 posted on 08/30/2012 9:00:15 PM PDT by Texas56
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To: AaronInCarolina
I thought the empty chair bit was a pretty obvious reference to Stewart's Harvey.
8 posted on 08/30/2012 9:00:22 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: smoothsailing
I thought he was terrific. He still has a twinkle in his eye. Unfortunately I had on NBC because the audio wasn't working on FoxNews. Angria Mitchell was weird. She pronounced the speech ‘strange. He was talking to an empty chair?’. I find her strange. I suspect most people who were watching NBC know their bias. I turned it off immediately and went to another TV where the audio on FoxNews was working.
9 posted on 08/30/2012 9:00:22 PM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: originalbuckeye

Eastwood was great. He’s 82 years old now and that is exactly how he talks now. To hell with anyone that makes fun of him.


10 posted on 08/30/2012 9:03:23 PM PDT by NKP_Vet
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To: married21
I have to be honest...my stomach turned when I saw and heard his schistick(sp?). The convention was rolling find and we didn't need this distraction. Are we this desparate to have a big name hollywood star that we didn't care how he would come across? Cause I'll be honest, when I heard Clint was the mystery actor I leaped for joy only to have been brought down from the cloud. This is ALL the media will talk about tomorrow...WHAT A horror idea to bring him on. Love him but he was kinda of weird and the chair didn't help any. OH BOY! Let's pray the folk saw the humor and comedy in it.
11 posted on 08/30/2012 9:04:33 PM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: smoothsailing
He was awesome. The left have Alec Baldwin, we got Clint. Enough said.


12 posted on 08/30/2012 9:05:43 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools we will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: smoothsailing

For an 82 year old man he looked damn good. I enjoyed his speech, he’s not a politician, he didn’t go looking at a teleprompter to tell him what to say, he spoke from the heart, and cracked some jokes, it was entertaining, and he also made a lot of valid points. I hope I look that good at 82 years young


13 posted on 08/30/2012 9:05:48 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: NeverForgetBataan

re: I flipped over to PMSNBC and Rachel Madcow looked like she had been kicked in her testicles.

good one!


14 posted on 08/30/2012 9:07:14 PM PDT by Nevadan
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To: married21

I thought he was great. But I was getting nervous there for a second. I was imagining him not getting off the stage and/or saying something that would ruin the night.

But he ended it great. “We own this country!”

The libtards are already calling it racists


15 posted on 08/30/2012 9:07:52 PM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else)
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To: originalbuckeye
I thought he was terrific. He still has a twinkle in his eye.

Eastwood was magnificent. He made my day.

16 posted on 08/30/2012 9:09:24 PM PDT by NautiNurse (Barack Obama--you are the weakest link. Goodbye!)
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To: Joe 6-pack

I agree. looked like Harvey to me.


17 posted on 08/30/2012 9:09:26 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: nhwingut

The fact the GOP even bothered to hold a convention and oppose the Dear Leader is racist.


18 posted on 08/30/2012 9:09:50 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: married21

Let me tell you something. I’m a member of a seniors organization. I’m one of the youngest at almost 69 (on Sept. 13). I can’t count how many of us are “off” (by your standards) when we speak, but what we say can be taken to the bank. You don’t want to listen, fine. But we have a lot to say, and Eastwood said a lot tonight. You simply have to have an adult ear to listen.


19 posted on 08/30/2012 9:10:49 PM PDT by bcsco (Bourbon gets better with age...I age better with Bourbon.)
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To: NeverForgetBataan

“I flipped over to PMSNBC and Rachel Madcow looked like she had been kicked in her testicles.”


ROTFLMAO!!!!


20 posted on 08/30/2012 9:11:30 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: originalbuckeye

I found a youtube link for the live FoxNews broadcast...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XoQmyb8jOU

It’s even better the second time around!


21 posted on 08/30/2012 9:11:54 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Only thing that would have made it better would have been if he had had an empty suit sitting on the empty chair.....


22 posted on 08/30/2012 9:13:35 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: originalbuckeye

It was original and funny! Very effective.


23 posted on 08/30/2012 9:14:06 PM PDT by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo with laughter"you min)
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To: smoothsailing

Obama relished bashing G. W. Bush at every turn for four years. Nice to see somebody turn the tables on him.


24 posted on 08/30/2012 9:14:09 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: AaronInCarolina

I thought the same thing.It was classic Stewart with a Clint sharpness.I loved it.


25 posted on 08/30/2012 9:16:22 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Thank you. I was just about to suggest that very few 82 year olds would be able to attempt to pull that off. That he did is a tribute to him. Won’t stop the Leftists from castigating him. We may have to defend Clint for a time in the Chick Fil A way.


26 posted on 08/30/2012 9:17:20 PM PDT by Dysart (Borrowed, spent and wasted --Paul Ryan)
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To: RoseofTexas

You completely lost the magic of the moment. He’s an icon to many in his age group (ever heard of seniors?). And he did fine. Maybe you should get an idea of things outside your general age level. His “schtick” was top rate. I meet with seniors equal to him, or older, every week. He’s an actor, he performed his act [figured that out yet?], and went off stage. Mission accomplished; and magnificently, I might add.


27 posted on 08/30/2012 9:17:56 PM PDT by bcsco (Bourbon gets better with age...I age better with Bourbon.)
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To: smoothsailing

A lot of guys would have “mailed it in” by having pre-recorded an editable video. You have to admire Clint - he put comedians on notice. You can make fun of Obama.


28 posted on 08/30/2012 9:18:24 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: bcsco

OUCH! Good one.


29 posted on 08/30/2012 9:19:14 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

A cross between Harvey and Mr Smith Goes to Washington. But definitely a tribute to Jimmy Stewart, a republican, an officer and a gentleman. TV


30 posted on 08/30/2012 9:20:08 PM PDT by jwalsh07 (.)
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To: AaronInCarolina

You’re right, I saw some Stewart in it. Remember though, Eastwood is 82, and it was all ad-libbed! Quite an achievement.

I found the live broadcast on youtube if you want to see it again. It’s even better the second time around! :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XoQmyb8jOU


31 posted on 08/30/2012 9:20:44 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: dalebert

Hmmm....Stewart?????....Did Mr Smith ever go to Washington?


32 posted on 08/30/2012 9:21:07 PM PDT by M-cubed
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To: jwalsh07

HEAR,HEAR!


33 posted on 08/30/2012 9:22:10 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: originalbuckeye

C-Span was best because you could hear ALL the music and listen to ALL of the speeches instead of Hannity talkovers.


34 posted on 08/30/2012 9:23:07 PM PDT by Mountain Mary (My rights come from God and nature.)
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To: AaronInCarolina
Harvey

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2924770/posts?page=1622#1622

35 posted on 08/30/2012 9:24:08 PM PDT by Chgogal (WSJ, Coulter, Kristol, Krauthammer, Rove et al., STFU. TY)
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To: smoothsailing

I guess people who don’t get it don’t get it. Clint, not simply an actor but a Hollywood legend, a successful actor, producer, writer, composer, and director - in other words an American success story - told Obama where to get off in words that will be understood from the salons of Hollywood to the docks of Hoboken, from the barrooms of the upper midwest to the retirement villages of Florida. The sophisticates of the dying dinosaur media from the “lovely” Andrea Mitchell to the spittle-spraying Chris Matthews will heap scorn on old Clint, but in their hearts they know he did damage to Demo hopes of connecting with independents and people who usually don’t vote ... they might this time just because Clint said, “It’s time to let him go.”


36 posted on 08/30/2012 9:25:21 PM PDT by Belteshazzar (We are not justified by our works but by faith - De Jacob et vita beata 2 +Ambrose of Milan)
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To: smoothsailing

I wept. “We” own this country. Anglo saxon Patriots OWN this country. If you disagree, I hope you like the taste of steel.


37 posted on 08/30/2012 9:25:41 PM PDT by SAR
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To: smoothsailing

No, Mr. Obama, Mitt can’t do that to himself...


38 posted on 08/30/2012 9:26:19 PM PDT by bubbacluck (I'll pay more for tomatoes...or lettuce.)
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To: nhwingut

Yeah, I was nervous too...kinda like worrying about what a drunken wedding guest is going to say when they stand up at your daughter’s wedding.

But he did great. Now Boehner,,he was another story because he WAS drunk when he adjourned the convention.


39 posted on 08/30/2012 9:26:49 PM PDT by Mountain Mary (My rights come from God and nature.)
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To: RoseofTexas
Harvey - a 1950 Jimmy Stewart movie where Harvey was an invisible rabbit. ; ) That is why Eastwood was stammering so.
40 posted on 08/30/2012 9:27:22 PM PDT by Chgogal (WSJ, Coulter, Kristol, Krauthammer, Rove et al., STFU. TY)
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To: Intolerant in NJ

I tuned in after Clint had begun, and at first I had no clue what was going on. He was sort of stammering and didn’t seem to make sense - then after a bit the camera panned out and I saw the empty chair, just as Clint was “talking” to it. Then the light went on. Once I knew what he was doing it made sense, and was quite funny and even charming. He made strong points, and stuck some humor in there too.

I liked it. It’s weird though, to think of Clint Eastwood as being elderly.

I did like most of the “speech”, including the comments to the empty chair. A really unique way to share his humor and viewpoint.


41 posted on 08/30/2012 9:29:20 PM PDT by Ladysforest
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To: smoothsailing

Somebody needs to send Greta a 55 gallon drum of industrial strength Prozac. She’s still freaking out over Clint. I really hope she doesn’t hurt herself.


42 posted on 08/30/2012 9:29:43 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Had enough of the freaks running the show yet?)
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Bookmarking


43 posted on 08/30/2012 9:30:05 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Obama hates Mexicans (Fast and Furious))
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To: smoothsailing

Best speech of the convention, IMO. Real, unscripted, funny, enjoyable.


44 posted on 08/30/2012 9:31:22 PM PDT by expat1000
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To: Belteshazzar
Clint did good. I was laughing and then thinking of Obama and saying Ouch, that hurt. It was great.
45 posted on 08/30/2012 9:33:40 PM PDT by Chgogal (WSJ, Coulter, Kristol, Krauthammer, Rove et al., STFU. TY)
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To: liege

I can picture Stewart saying that. It was very clever of Clint. Most people probably don’t remember Jimmy Stewart or the movie Harvey. : (


46 posted on 08/30/2012 9:36:24 PM PDT by Chgogal (WSJ, Coulter, Kristol, Krauthammer, Rove et al., STFU. TY)
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To: smoothsailing

Thank you, it was great to read the lines again. His speech was fun and sharply critical of Obama while still being humorous and geniune :-)


47 posted on 08/30/2012 9:38:18 PM PDT by Tamzee (The U.S. re-electing Obama would be like the Titanic backing up and ramming the iceberg again.)
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To: Ladysforest
He made strong points, and stuck some humor in there too...I was a bit concerned when he did the "no I can't tell Mr. Romney to do that to himself" bit - seemed sort of tasteless and demeaning to the nominee - but then he brought it back around "no, I can't do that to myself either" which seemed to resolve the problem, and I thought his closing in bringing everybody into the inevitable "make my day" was great.......
48 posted on 08/30/2012 9:41:24 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: Belteshazzar

Well, you got it, and so did I.

“But I just
think it is important that you realize , that you’re the best in
the world. Whether you are a Democrat or Republican or whether
you’re libertarian or whatever, you are the best. And we should
not ever forget that. And when somebody does not do the job, we
got to let them go.”


49 posted on 08/30/2012 9:42:55 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Mountain Mary

I think you are right about Boehner....like he started to party before his job was done:)


50 posted on 08/30/2012 9:44:26 PM PDT by free-n-TX
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