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Posted on 08/30/2012 8:50:16 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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.
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.
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.
John's here, an academy award winner. A terrific guy...
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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..
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.
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.
BTW, THANKS !!!!
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.
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.
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
re: I flipped over to PMSNBC and Rachel Madcow looked like she had been kicked in her testicles.
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
Eastwood was magnificent. He made my day.
I agree. looked like Harvey to me.
The fact the GOP even bothered to hold a convention and oppose the Dear Leader is racist.
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.
“I flipped over to PMSNBC and Rachel Madcow looked like she had been kicked in her testicles.”
I found a youtube link for the live FoxNews broadcast...
It’s even better the second time around!
Only thing that would have made it better would have been if he had had an empty suit sitting on the empty chair.....
It was original and funny! Very effective.
Obama relished bashing G. W. Bush at every turn for four years. Nice to see somebody turn the tables on him.
I thought the same thing.It was classic Stewart with a Clint sharpness.I loved it.
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.
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.
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.
OUCH! Good one.
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
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! :)
Hmmm....Stewart?????....Did Mr Smith ever go to Washington?
C-Span was best because you could hear ALL the music and listen to ALL of the speeches instead of Hannity talkovers.
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.”
I wept. “We” own this country. Anglo saxon Patriots OWN this country. If you disagree, I hope you like the taste of steel.
No, Mr. Obama, Mitt can’t do that to himself...
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.
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.
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.
Best speech of the convention, IMO. Real, unscripted, funny, enjoyable.
I can picture Stewart saying that. It was very clever of Clint. Most people probably don’t remember Jimmy Stewart or the movie Harvey. : (
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 :-)
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.”
I think you are right about Boehner....like he started to party before his job was done:)