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Obama Campaign Responds to Eastwood's Empty Chair Jibe
Friday, August 31, 2012 | Kristinn

Posted on 08/31/2012 5:26:56 AM PDT by kristinn

The Twitter account of Barack Obama responded last night to Clint Eastwood's Republican convention speech mocking Obama with an empty chair.

A photo captioned "This seat's taken" was posted featuring a rear view of Obama presiding over a meeting while seated in a highback leather chair with a brass plaque on the back embossed, "THE PRESIDENT January 20, 2009"

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TOPICS: Front Page News; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: 2012rncconvention; belongsinchat; clinteastwood; eastwooding; eastwoodspeech; gopconvention; obama; obamatwitter; vanity
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1 posted on 08/31/2012 5:26:59 AM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

So January 20, 2009 was the last cabinet meeting?


2 posted on 08/31/2012 5:29:51 AM PDT by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: kristinn
Wow! That chair is even more empty than the one on the stage next to Mr. Eastwood.
3 posted on 08/31/2012 5:31:24 AM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (All Y'all White Peoples is racist!)
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To: kristinn

Oh my gosh, they’re right! It’s not an empty chair, it’s an empty head!


4 posted on 08/31/2012 5:32:10 AM PDT by Juan Medén
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To: kristinn

He’s on Twitter at the meeting?

Thin skinned Obamabots.


5 posted on 08/31/2012 5:32:20 AM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: kristinn
This group is waaay too touchy. Why even bother to respond to a comedy routine performed by an 82 year old man???

And the response has a rather childish flavor to it.

6 posted on 08/31/2012 5:32:25 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (ObamaCare is an assault on the unborn, infirmed and elderly. GOP, repeat this as necessary...)
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To: kristinn
Yeah, yeah that seat is taken by Big O but that just proves we need... to flush it over and over again until it gets clean--
7 posted on 08/31/2012 5:32:29 AM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: kristinn
Luckily, his chair is labeled so he knows where to sit

He also has his name sewn onto his official CinC combat jacket so the troops know he is their leader

I wonder if he has a note in his pocket with Valerie Jarret's number to call in case of emergency?

8 posted on 08/31/2012 5:32:45 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: The_Victor

As usual, has his back turned toward Americans


9 posted on 08/31/2012 5:32:55 AM PDT by HangingTuff
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To: kristinn
An empty chair sounds perfectly appropriate to me - considering that Obama is nothing but an empty suit. Shades of John Balliol - the Toom Tabard King of Scotland!



Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

10 posted on 08/31/2012 5:33:30 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: kristinn

The seat’s taken but not filled.


11 posted on 08/31/2012 5:33:41 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: kristinn

Yep, you can tell when somebody “gets to” that person...he reacts in a childish manner just like here.


12 posted on 08/31/2012 5:34:03 AM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: kristinn

13 posted on 08/31/2012 5:34:56 AM PDT by COUNTrecount (On November 6, 2012 "I Built It'...Obama's defeat)
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To: silverleaf

Chuckle of the day. Nice response.


14 posted on 08/31/2012 5:35:26 AM PDT by p. henry
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To: kristinn

Empty chair, empty suit, M.T. Obama.


15 posted on 08/31/2012 5:36:49 AM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: kristinn

Not for long. 66 days.


16 posted on 08/31/2012 5:36:55 AM PDT by SueRae (See it? Hell, I can TASTE November from my house!)
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To: silverleaf
I wonder if he has a note in his pocket with Valerie Jarret's number to call in case of emergency?

Quite frankly, with that scar on the right side of head, near the ear, I think he has an antenna implant, to get real-time information from Command Central.

17 posted on 08/31/2012 5:37:25 AM PDT by exit82 (Pass the word: Obama is a FAILURE!! Democrats are the enemies of freedom!)
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To: SueRae
Not for long. 66 days.

Or in husseins case, 66.6 days.
18 posted on 08/31/2012 5:38:49 AM PDT by crosshairs (America: Once the land of the free. Still the home of the brave.)
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To: exit82

Is he looking into a mirror on the opposite wall?


19 posted on 08/31/2012 5:39:22 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: kristinn

20 posted on 08/31/2012 5:39:28 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: kristinn
Obambi with senior advisers making important decisions for the nation.....

Bambi:...."OK ....I think I got it now....

Heads.....Wagu beef

Tails.....Lobster"

Senior adviser thinks...."and your re-election chances about as good as the coin landing on it's edge"

21 posted on 08/31/2012 5:42:08 AM PDT by spokeshave (The only people better off today than 4 years ago are the Prisoners at Guantanamo.)
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To: kristinn

In a few days, in one of the new R&R ads, at the end, they should show Eastwood looking right into the camera, pause, and say, “what’s the matter, Mr. President? Can’t you take a joke?”


22 posted on 08/31/2012 5:42:20 AM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: kristinn

This seats taken,now it's time to return it.

23 posted on 08/31/2012 5:42:24 AM PDT by tapatio (In memory of my Dad 5-27-26 2-4-2010)
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To: kristinn
he is more like a mannequin than a president
24 posted on 08/31/2012 5:43:01 AM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: Juan Medén

Does that chair have wings? OMG, that is his ears.

I thought he wasn’t listening to the GOP convention anyway.


25 posted on 08/31/2012 5:43:58 AM PDT by dforest
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To: The_Victor

maybe, but funny how this and how he has not met with the Generals, his debt officials etc.

I saw last week where he had nothing to do all day for two days


26 posted on 08/31/2012 5:47:20 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: dforest

lol, that’s what I noticed....nice shot of his ears.


27 posted on 08/31/2012 5:48:54 AM PDT by Girlene
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To: kristinn
"This seat's taken"

Yes Mr. President. We know all about Reggie Love.

28 posted on 08/31/2012 5:50:28 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: kristinn

has anyone got a video of Estwood doing his stunt last night please?


29 posted on 08/31/2012 5:52:54 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: manc

Video up at Breitbart.


30 posted on 08/31/2012 5:53:39 AM PDT by dforest
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To: dforest

Hell, his ears are as crooked as his administration! LOL


31 posted on 08/31/2012 5:55:06 AM PDT by dforest
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To: dforest

thanks pal, just can’t get on that site from here sadly.


32 posted on 08/31/2012 5:57:15 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: dforest

Film critic Roger Ebert gave actor Clint Eastwood’s speech at the Republican National Convention on Thursday two thumbs down.

“Clint, my hero, is coming across as sad and pathetic,” Ebert tweeted during Eastwood’s remarks. “He didn’t need to do this to himself. It’s unworthy of him.”


33 posted on 08/31/2012 5:59:35 AM PDT by COUNTrecount (On November 6, 2012 "I Built It'...Obama's defeat)
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To: manc

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Hollywood/2012/08/30/Eastwood-Mocks-Obama


34 posted on 08/31/2012 6:00:40 AM PDT by dforest
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To: COUNTrecount

I give Ebert “middle finger up”.


35 posted on 08/31/2012 6:01:50 AM PDT by dforest
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To: tapatio
Your photo reminded me of this photo...

Photobucket

36 posted on 08/31/2012 6:04:22 AM PDT by ~Vor~ (Freeper since 10/98)
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To: ~Vor~
Obambi buys a "seat"...the new Crap-Mobile....


37 posted on 08/31/2012 6:13:17 AM PDT by spokeshave (The only people better off today than 4 years ago are the Prisoners at Guantanamo.)
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To: kristinn

When I first saw this photo with the anti-Christ’s response, I thought, my, what a defensive response. But as I thought about it, I realized what surprised me more than the defensive, thin-skinned words was the photograph, itself.

Look at it a little. This huge, imposing chair. Certainly, the symbol of the American President! Beautiful leather! Large, high back! Even a plaque with the words, in big, bold, capital letters, just so that you don’t miss it, “THE PRESIDENT.” I can see the shadows of Greek columns vaguely in the background.

With this teeny, tiny head popping up above the back of it. Wholly disproportionate to the chair, itself. Like a little kid sitting in Daddy’s office chair, or stepping into Daddy’s shoes, entirely unable to fill either.

It is the back of the head of a usurper, an unworthy, the half-brother prince who has overthrown his half-sibling, the rightful king.

The anti-Christ exposes himself for what he is in this picture. More than that, he exposes to us that he knows what he is - malignant, small, inadequate, insecure, good-for-nothing, confused, over his head, ill-intentioned.

What a fascinating portrait of the soul of a man!


38 posted on 08/31/2012 6:14:57 AM PDT by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: kristinn

The Twitter account of Barack Obama”

I have wondered if he actually Twitters and this just makes me think that others wonder too.


39 posted on 08/31/2012 6:15:22 AM PDT by tiki
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To: kristinn
A photo captioned "This seat's taken" was posted featuring a rear view of Obama...

That caption would be more appropriate for this photo showing a rear view of Obama...


40 posted on 08/31/2012 6:18:37 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: kristinn

Thought Clint did good for a man his age and God bless him for doing it.


41 posted on 08/31/2012 6:20:22 AM PDT by Aquamarine
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To: silverleaf
Luckily, his chair is labeled so he knows where to sit

LOL - *ouch*

42 posted on 08/31/2012 6:23:30 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

And the response has a rather childish flavor to it.

what do you think we have for a president. He has no ideas of his own. He gets all of his out of a radical’s book.


43 posted on 08/31/2012 6:31:06 AM PDT by chainsaw ("Two ways to conquer and enslave a nation. One is by the sword. The other is by debt.")
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To: dforest

appreciate that, thank you and have a nice weekend


44 posted on 08/31/2012 6:42:02 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: dforest

I give Ebert “middle finger up”.

Make that “Two Middle Fingers Up”!

I never did think much of Ebert’s comments on anything.!


45 posted on 08/31/2012 6:42:58 AM PDT by chainsaw ("Two ways to conquer and enslave a nation. One is by the sword. The other is by debt.")
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To: Juan Medén
Oh my gosh, they’re right! It’s not an empty chair, it’s an empty head!

No, it's one of those mannekins some drivers use to access HOV lanes at rush hour.

46 posted on 08/31/2012 6:51:07 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (The Tea Party was the earthquake, and Chick Fil A the tsunami...100's of aftershocks to come.)
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To: kristinn

Its nice that he has a picture to remember it by come January.


47 posted on 08/31/2012 6:54:09 AM PDT by linn37 (Newt supporter here.)
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To: ~Vor~

48 posted on 08/31/2012 6:55:11 AM PDT by Right Brother
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To: tiki

The campaign says tweets by Obama himself are ‘signed’ -BO.


49 posted on 08/31/2012 6:58:14 AM PDT by kristinn (Dump the Chump in 2012)
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General: This seat's taken.
Obama: Yes sir, I'll just sit back here in the corner.

50 posted on 08/31/2012 7:05:26 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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