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TRANSCRIPT: CLINT EASTWOOD at the Republican National Convention RNC GOP
www.youtube.com ^ | Aug 30, 2012 | Clint Eastwood

Posted on 08/31/2012 5:59:12 AM PDT by Yosemitest



TOPICS: Business/Economy; Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: chair; convention; eastwood; eastwoodspeech; eastwoodtranscript; eastwoodvideo; gopconvention; obama; sourcetitlenoturl
Thank you very much, Clint.
We all love you and have great respect for you and your body of work.
1 posted on 08/31/2012 5:59:15 AM PDT by Yosemitest
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To: Yosemitest

His schtick with the chair was fantastic. Especially the “He can’t do that to himself” routine.


2 posted on 08/31/2012 6:11:08 AM PDT by bcsco (Bourbon gets better with age...I age better with Bourbon.)
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To: bcsco

I loved it, too.


3 posted on 08/31/2012 6:14:10 AM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die!)
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To: Yosemitest

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHEHhcVIOdY&feature=youtube_gdata_player


4 posted on 08/31/2012 6:16:16 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Yosemitest

A kind of down-to-earth assessment of Obama and our country - kind of nice, really. Basically saying we the people are in charge here and politicians are our employees so when they fail to do the job, we gotta let ‘em go. No wild eyed rant - what a relief. He’s been in politician office himself BTW.


5 posted on 08/31/2012 6:18:25 AM PDT by PapaNew
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To: Yosemitest

I downloaded the video from YouTube. It’s going to be a classic reminder of this convention.


6 posted on 08/31/2012 6:19:23 AM PDT by bcsco (Bourbon gets better with age...I age better with Bourbon.)
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To: ExTexasRedhead
That was beautiful. Job well done, and well worth my time.
Thank you very much.
7 posted on 08/31/2012 6:23:32 AM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die!)
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To: PapaNew

Maybe a bit too down to earth. I don’t know, I felt sorry for him up there to see him age like that. Sometimes a teleprompter can be your friend.

It was good of him to come, but it felt out of place coming before Rubio’s and Mitt’s stirring speeches. Both of them did a great job, and did you notice Romney knew every word and verse of America the Beautiful ?


8 posted on 08/31/2012 6:27:20 AM PDT by A'elian' nation (Political correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred. Jacques Barzun)
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To: Yosemitest

God bless you Clint. You are a Great American!!

MAKE THEIR DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


9 posted on 08/31/2012 6:31:02 AM PDT by ZULU (See: http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=D9vQt6IXXaM&hd)
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To: Yosemitest

Just before I pull the GOP lever in the polling place, I’ll pretend I’m talking to Obama, “Mr. Obama, you have to ask yourself a question.....”


10 posted on 08/31/2012 6:40:11 AM PDT by Daveinyork
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To: Yosemitest

Thanks for adding in all those great images.


11 posted on 08/31/2012 6:40:38 AM PDT by khelus
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To: bcsco
I loved it too. It reminded me of Bob Newhart’s phone routines.
12 posted on 08/31/2012 6:42:02 AM PDT by LauraJean (sometimes I win sometimes I donate to the equine benevolent society)
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To: khelus
My pleasure. Thanks for noticing.
Check out the link behind "THE BEAST," Obama's armored car.
13 posted on 08/31/2012 6:45:54 AM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die!)
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To: Yosemitest
Check out the link behind "THE BEAST," Obama's armored car.

I'd say it's emblematic of his entire presidency, except that he's done exactly what he intended to do, make America a 2nd rate nation.

14 posted on 08/31/2012 6:54:05 AM PDT by bcsco (Bourbon gets better with age...I age better with Bourbon.)
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To: A'elian' nation

“Sometimes a teleprompter can be your friend.”

He had a teleprompter, but it froze on the first page. He had to wing it from there, but I thought his takeoff on Jimmy Stewart’s “Harvey” was ingenious.
I also thought it was a subtle mocking of obama who actually DOES talk like that when he’s trying to speak extemporaneously.
Whatever the case, Clint Eastwood is a GREAT AMERICAN and I love him to death. People who are mocking him today do not have a sliver of couth in their entire bodies.
Those who have never seen “Harvey” should enrich their existence by making a special effort to rent it and watch it because it’s a ckassic for all ages. My little one swears she can see Harvey, a six foot white rabbit, Elwood P. Dowd’s best friend, and you know what? Sometimes I think she actually can. She still has her imagination and innocence and I have never dissuaded her from it. ‘Grownups’ should be so lucky.


15 posted on 08/31/2012 6:58:09 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: LauraJean

Good call. I thought Jimmy Stewart, but Newhart is good too.


16 posted on 08/31/2012 7:00:31 AM PDT by p. henry
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To: bcsco
I agree. He IS intentionally trying to "collapse the system".
17 posted on 08/31/2012 7:00:44 AM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die!)
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To: MestaMachine; LauraJean

I wasn’t thinking of comparisons between comedy routines or movies; my first impression was “Empty chair = Empty suit”, and that stuck with me throughout the routine. Also, Obama ostensibly telling Eastwood (and Romney) to go [ ] oneself, brought back those images of Obama with his middle finger raised. All-in-all, it was a masterful put down of Obama.


18 posted on 08/31/2012 7:10:32 AM PDT by bcsco (Bourbon gets better with age...I age better with Bourbon.)
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To: Yosemitest

I liked Eastwood’s speech a lot better than those of the others, even Romney. Very straightforward. It’s the kind of plain speaking that resonates with the average person.

So what if it wasn’t scripted and he didn’t use a teleprompter? He said what he had to say. Goodness knows we have had enough of almost four years of canned speeches and the teleprompter from the Liar-in-Chief.


19 posted on 08/31/2012 7:16:36 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Yosemitest
"we don't have to be mental masochists and vote for somebody that we don’t really even want in the … in the uh … in office just because they uh … seem to be nice guys or maybe NOT SO nice guys, if you look at some of the recent ads going out there, I don’t know."

I'm wondering if this is the tell, since it came just before the denouement.

Could Eastwood be pizzed at Bobo's patently false ad accusing Romney of murdering that man's wife. Could that have been the tipping point where he picked up the phone?

20 posted on 08/31/2012 7:24:31 AM PDT by StAnDeliver (=)
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To: bcsco

How many people got the idea that ‘The Empty Chair” was Obama in the position of President from day one.

Barry has not been in that chair nearly enough—golfing—vacations—constantly campaigning on the taxpayer dime—you name it.

I thought “The Empty Chair” was positively brilliant!!!


21 posted on 08/31/2012 9:24:44 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: ridesthemiles

I equated the empty chair with the “empty suit” meme. I like yours as well. But both fit the emptiness of his time in office.


22 posted on 08/31/2012 9:27:03 AM PDT by bcsco (Bourbon gets better with age...I age better with Bourbon.)
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To: Yosemitest
Please send this thread to the talking heads on CNN who were discussing Clint between 10 and 11 a.m. EST today.

Let them know that citizen/voters out here understood Eastwood's message loud and clear, that the "chatterer class" in NYC and Washington may have filtered it through their "Obama hearing device," but that their attempt to portray Clint as a doddering old fool who has lost his touch won't work.

Any attempts next week to portray him as such will reveal them for what they are: useful idiots for the ideology which finally will silence even them.

23 posted on 08/31/2012 9:28:55 AM PDT by loveliberty2
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To: MestaMachine

Thanks for your reply. I hadn’t known that Eastwood’s teleprompter froze.

Yes, I’ve seen Harvey, and I’m glad your sweet imaginative daughter has seen the real one too. I guess I just felt myself struggling up there for him to find the next word. Nor do I think Ann Romney was all that comfortable with it either.

On second thought, I’m sure it connected with middle America even though we were all trying to pull him across the finish line. As it was, his 5 minute “Harvey” show turned into 12 valuable prime time minutes. I still don’t think that Romney’s team will be using any Eastwood advertisements.

The RNC should have shown the Romney video, which was fantastic, after Rubio’s speech, and then have Romney appear as they did with W at his convention.


24 posted on 08/31/2012 6:36:49 PM PDT by A'elian' nation (Political correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred. Jacques Barzun)
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