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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

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To: Tamzee

I found a youtube of the live broadcast, it’s even better the second time through! :)

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


51 posted on 08/30/2012 9:49:01 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Wonderful!!! Many thanks :-)


52 posted on 08/30/2012 9:49:45 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: smoothsailing

Eastwood used Alinsky on ‘em!

“Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon”

And he made their fearless leader look like a fool!


53 posted on 08/30/2012 9:53:22 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Dysart

Clint has a new movie coming out any day now.


54 posted on 08/30/2012 10:01:57 PM PDT by peter the great
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To: smoothsailing

Too bad the captioner that produced this transcript didn’t have a bigger body of knowledge. Metal (phonetic) masochist. Mental masochist, fool. It is sad to see such a vibrant man looking so old, his clothes looking too big, and his voice no longer strong. I enjoyed his speech, but it made me sad. And yes, I can criticize the ability of the captioner because I could have done better.


55 posted on 08/30/2012 10:12:45 PM PDT by CaraMiaR (Excuse me, I have to adjust my aluminium hat.)
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To: Belteshazzar; shibumi

You got it right.

Clint is an icon.

It kind of freaked me out to see him there.

He’s not a talky kind of guy and for him to be up doing a comedy routine at the RNC was sort of like one of the signs of the apocalypse.

Apparently he thinks this election is serious enough to break character and give a public speech.

He doesn’t talk much in his movies and he isn’t given to yapping in real life.

I was floored to see him there.

A 40+ year Eastwood fan,

Salamander

[wish he’d said “Hey, Obama. Get off our lawn!]

;D


56 posted on 08/30/2012 10:24:09 PM PDT by Salamander (Holy muscle of love. I got a muscle of love.)
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To: Chgogal
I just read the Reuters account which I don't think can be posted on FR. The article attempted to bash him and even quoted Roger Ebert “Clint, my hero, is coming across as sad and pathetic.”
57 posted on 08/30/2012 10:29:10 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: Chgogal

Absolutely! He had me laughing out loud.

And made some great points as well.


58 posted on 08/30/2012 10:38:46 PM PDT by berdie
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To: smoothsailing

I didn’t get to watch it on TV, and read the text of his speech on the Fox site. I have to say that watching it via the link you provided made it much more enjoyable. Thanks for posting it. Eastwood was awesome!!


59 posted on 08/30/2012 11:09:08 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: All

Clint was great.


60 posted on 08/30/2012 11:42:51 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Roger Ebert is the last person who should be calling someone pathetic. I will not say another word since I don’t want to be unkind.


61 posted on 08/31/2012 12:23:07 AM PDT by Chgogal (WSJ, Coulter, Kristol, Krauthammer, Rove et al., STFU. TY)
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To: smoothsailing

I thought old Clint’s comedic bit was pretty clever! (If, perhaps, a bit rambling.) Made me LOL at “I can’t tell him that!” But the commentators afterward were hinting strongly that Clint had lost his marbles. For heaven’s sake, did that empty chair confuse them that much? Did these libtards never attend the theater?


62 posted on 08/31/2012 12:34:25 AM PDT by Hetty_Fauxvert ( "Be Breitbart, baby!")
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To: Belteshazzar

“a successful actor, producer, writer, composer, and director - in other words an American success story”

You forgot mayor (of uber liberal Carmel-by-the-Sea)too


63 posted on 08/31/2012 2:53:37 AM PDT by bjorn14 (Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 5:20)
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To: Chgogal

Very true. I can’t stand Roger Ebert (post medical condition). I didn’t think he was so bad before. He is just awful now. Anyway, I thought Clint did a good job.....One problem.....Everyone is talking Clint and not Romney.


64 posted on 08/31/2012 3:14:06 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Paul Ryan/Rick Santorum 2012....That would be the best scenario ever.)
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To: RoseofTexas

I agree with you 100%, but we appear to be the only ones on this thread that think it was awful.

It disrupted not only the flow, but the unwritten message of the convention-that the party is now the younger, more diverse party of Ryan, Rubio, Haley, Martinez, Cruz, etc.

Eastwood just fed on the stereotype that the GOP is comprised of cranky old white guys.


65 posted on 08/31/2012 3:17:18 AM PDT by almcbean
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To: smoothsailing

He’s 82....... Dirty Harry was himself.....and the only thing he missed was telling “the chair” was that “.....A man needs to know his limitations.”


66 posted on 08/31/2012 3:28:52 AM PDT by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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To: smoothsailing

Thank you for the link......great speech....great Clint..........just great


67 posted on 08/31/2012 3:56:17 AM PDT by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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To: liege

That was my favorite line- along with, “no, I can’t do that to myself either. “


68 posted on 08/31/2012 4:03:11 AM PDT by zeebee
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To: Salamander

[wish he’d said “Hey, Obama. Get off our lawn!]

I was hoping the same. At least we got “Go ahead, make my day”.


69 posted on 08/31/2012 4:08:37 AM PDT by panaxanax (Voting 'Third Party' will ensure a Communist-Marxist-Socialist dominated Supreme Court!)
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To: Dysart

I don’t see how making fun of Clint Eastwood is ever a good idea.


70 posted on 08/31/2012 4:48:08 AM PDT by ebshumidors ( Marksmanship and YOUR heritage http://www.appleseedinfo.org)
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To: almcbean

“I agree with you 100%, but we appear to be the only ones on this thread that think it was awful. Eastwood just fed on the stereotype that the GOP is comprised of cranky old white guys.”

Probably because we’re the only ones on this thread who aren’t cranky old white guys.


71 posted on 08/31/2012 5:11:59 AM PDT by KantianBurke (Where was the Tea Party when Dubya was spending like a drunken sailor?)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
Clint Eastwood vs Chuck Norris... wait, has anyone ever seen these two together? Anyway, to paraphrase from an SNL skit, on the question of "Bulls vs Bears":

"The senseless waste of pitting these two mighty forces of nature against each other, like matter vs. anti-matter, will be a tragedy, not only for the teams involved.." [ flips card over ] "..but for our planet. All nations must band together, to ensure that such a conflageration never takes place."

72 posted on 08/31/2012 5:29:56 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working fors)
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To: Salamander

[wish he’d said “Hey, Obama. Get off our lawn!]

concur


73 posted on 08/31/2012 5:30:57 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working fors)
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BFL


74 posted on 08/31/2012 6:42:07 AM PDT by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: bigbob
And he made their fearless leader look like a fool!

Yep, an empty chair...

75 posted on 08/31/2012 7:02:31 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: KantianBurke

I’m old and white and sometimes cranky.

As an aside I hope I look as good as Clint when I’m 82.


76 posted on 08/31/2012 10:23:44 AM PDT by almcbean
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To: mass55th

I’m glad you found the link! :)


77 posted on 08/31/2012 10:30:16 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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