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Eastwooding?
8/31/12 | Originalbuckeye

Posted on 08/31/2012 8:42:50 AM PDT by originalbuckeye

Apparently there are videos being posted on the Web of people scolding an empty chair.


TOPICS: Political Humor/Cartoons; Politics/Elections; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: clinteastwood; convention; eastwood; eastwooding; eastwoodspeech; gop; gopconvention; themastersvoice; vanity; waytogoclint
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Eastwood cracked me up last night. I am glad our side has a good sense of humor. Leftists? Heavy on anger and bitterness.
1 posted on 08/31/2012 8:42:53 AM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: originalbuckeye

Comments about Eastwood’s performance:

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2012/08/the_greatest_piece_of_performance_art_in_american_political_history.html


2 posted on 08/31/2012 8:45:20 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: ExTexasRedhead

3 posted on 08/31/2012 8:48:36 AM PDT by red-dawg (If muslims are exempt from Obamacare, then my name is Mohammed Suks.)
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To: originalbuckeye

Awesome idea. Turn it into an internet meme to counteract the libs comments on Eastwood.


4 posted on 08/31/2012 8:50:51 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: originalbuckeye

Now, what Hollyweird Leftist Whackjob will do a similar feature at the Dem Coven?.............

It won’t be funny.
It won’t be nice.
It won’t be civil.
It won’t be Rated G..............


5 posted on 08/31/2012 8:58:48 AM PDT by Red Badger (Anyone who thinks wisdom comes with age is either too young or too stupid to know the difference....)
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To: originalbuckeye

OMG! Yes!

#eastwooding needs to go viral!


6 posted on 08/31/2012 9:03:00 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: originalbuckeye

This is good in the same way that Tebowing is good, because people eventually ask where the practice and name came from.

Decades from now, people will still be looking up and watching the original Eastwood speech, and thus its message (that Obama was a failure as president) will live on for generations.


7 posted on 08/31/2012 9:04:07 AM PDT by Brookhaven (Freedom--tastes like chicken)
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To: ExTexasRedhead
Simply put, Eastwood's job was to make it OK to laugh at President Obama, and to vote against him without worrying that one might be a racist for firing the first black president.

I've been saying this on a number of posts this morning. Clint Eastwood opened the door to it being all right to openly criticize Obama, even to the point of ridicule. And I was thinking earlier, and this article makes me suspect it's true, even his appearance last night, the messed up hair, the sometimes stuttering approach, the supposed loss for words, it was one of the great political staged appearances I can remember. It was all an act. And the left has fallen for it, openly tweaking "dementia" in reference to his appearance.

Go ahead, media and you leftists. Make fools of yourselves.

8 posted on 08/31/2012 9:04:07 AM PDT by bcsco (Bourbon gets better with age...I age better with Bourbon.)
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To: Red Badger

I expect they will have to do it since the dems haven’t had an original idea in at least 3 years.


9 posted on 08/31/2012 9:04:15 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: originalbuckeye

Taken to the ‘Eastwood shed’. Swiftboating. Eastwooding. Luv it...


10 posted on 08/31/2012 9:05:20 AM PDT by BigFinn (BigHat wisdom: Always drink upstream from the herd.)
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To: bcsco

Back in the ‘08 primary season when Obama began building momentum I repeatedly said that one of the main things bringing liberals and the media to his effort would be the ability to play the race card when anyone criticized or disagreed with him.


11 posted on 08/31/2012 9:07:41 AM PDT by Baynative
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To: red-dawg

“This seat’s taken” will go down as one of the dumbest statements made by a politician ever.

1) It opens the door to all kinds of ridicule.

2) The underlying premise is that Obama somehow owns the seat—that it is his by right—instead of being on loan from the voters. You can’t “take” something that is on loan from another.


12 posted on 08/31/2012 9:07:46 AM PDT by Brookhaven (Freedom--tastes like chicken)
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To: freeangel
I expect they will have to do it since the dems haven’t had an original idea in at least 3 years.

They did invent Borking.

13 posted on 08/31/2012 9:07:50 AM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: originalbuckeye
Presidential portrait....


14 posted on 08/31/2012 9:11:09 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: originalbuckeye

They should make a video of Paul Ryan throwing an empty chair over a cliff :-)


15 posted on 08/31/2012 9:12:09 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Baynative

The race card has become passe. It’s now used to discredit anything said against Obama, and the dems in general. Even referring to Chicago as Obama’s home is now considered racist, simply because of the population of Blacks living there. It’s absurd.

Eastwood opened the door. It’s OK to parody Obama. It’s OK if we decide to send him packing in November. We’re in charge. We voted him in. It’s OK to vote him out.


16 posted on 08/31/2012 9:12:33 AM PDT by bcsco (Bourbon gets better with age...I age better with Bourbon.)
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To: originalbuckeye

I think they should have had an empty suit in “Obama’s” chair...


17 posted on 08/31/2012 9:13:02 AM PDT by Kenton
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To: Brookhaven

Your second point is special. And beyond the permanency it implies, it unconsciously acknowledges the truth to Eastwood’s premise: We own the country. We own the White House. We own the CHAIR. It may be occupied now, but we’ll determine who the occupier is come November. And it’s all right now to openly criticize him, parody him, and ultimately oust him from office.


18 posted on 08/31/2012 9:17:03 AM PDT by bcsco (Bourbon gets better with age...I age better with Bourbon.)
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To: Kenton
I think they should have had an empty suit in “Obama’s” chair...

The empty chair was the empty suit. It wasn't hard to make the leap from the chair to the suit.

19 posted on 08/31/2012 9:18:49 AM PDT by bcsco (Bourbon gets better with age...I age better with Bourbon.)
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To: originalbuckeye
I would have picked a different "chair" er...throne...LOL
20 posted on 08/31/2012 9:26:00 AM PDT by jakerobins
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To: Joe 6-pack

Put a faded red & blue Obama poster on the wall, and you’d have a great picture.


21 posted on 08/31/2012 9:26:35 AM PDT by Brookhaven (Freedom--tastes like chicken)
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To: originalbuckeye
(responding to an empty chair)....
"I wouldn't DO THAT to myself Mr. President"- Eastwood...

ROTFL.....

** Clint does good standup....

22 posted on 08/31/2012 9:26:35 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: originalbuckeye

23 posted on 08/31/2012 9:27:48 AM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: originalbuckeye

For the first time in my life I am metaphorically proud to covey my feelings to an empty chair.


24 posted on 08/31/2012 9:33:08 AM PDT by soycd
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To: bcsco; vette6387; Nachum; freekitty; gonzo; unkus; bitt; dforest; sheik yerbouty; flat; ...

Seniors all over the USA will not appreciate the Left’s disrespect for Clint Eastwood and seniors. And, why shouldn’t they, they support Death Panels for seniors. I’ve often described ObamaCare/DeathCare as the next Holocaust. You judge for yourself, or, see how you feel when you, too, or a member of your family, face a Big Bro/Obama/Pelosi/Reid death panel and are told that it is not cost-effective to give you life-saving treatment.

Four more years of this and we can all bend over and kiss our rears goodbye, in my opinion. What’s yours?


25 posted on 08/31/2012 9:39:29 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: freeangel

They haven’t had an original idea since the 1970’s. They still think socialism is all the rage.


26 posted on 08/31/2012 9:43:07 AM PDT by popdonnelly (The first priority is get Obama out of the White House.)
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To: originalbuckeye

Obama has been filling chairs his entire career. By now, he’s an expert.


27 posted on 08/31/2012 9:44:32 AM PDT by popdonnelly (The first priority is get Obama out of the White House.)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

Mine? The same as yours. This is the last gasp for America as a great country. Either we get this election right or we go down the crapper.

I’m a senior myself. I belong to an organization (two actually) that is made up mostly (98% perhaps) of seniors. I can tell you without consulting them what most will say about the left’s attack on Eastwood. They can go to Hell.


28 posted on 08/31/2012 9:46:23 AM PDT by bcsco (Bourbon gets better with age...I age better with Bourbon.)
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To: originalbuckeye; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows
Clinting!
29 posted on 08/31/2012 9:48:44 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: originalbuckeye; StarFan; Dutchy; alisasny; BobFromNJ; BUNNY2003; Cacique; Clemenza; Coleus; ...
Clint had some great lines last night, but I admit I was kind of 50-50 on Eastwood's overall performance. I've since reconsidered. Perhaps it was a stroke of genius...

Last night/early this AM on the post-convention talking head shows, libs were both amused and apoplectic over Clint's routine. One young liberal woman on Chris Matthew's MSNBC panel - who I think was from Comedy Central - said: "I liked it... I thought it was a great piece of performance art. I'm just sorry that he's not on... on OUR SIDE." (my paraphrase)

More on Eastwood's speech here:

RNC 2012: Clint Eastwood’s speech to the Republican convention in Tampa (full text) - Washington comPost

Media Strikes Back After Dirty Harry Dares To Mock Obama - Breitbart.com

Clint Eastwood's RNC Speech Schools Late Night Comics - Breitbart.com

30 posted on 08/31/2012 9:51:15 AM PDT by nutmeg (I'm with Sarah Palin and Ted Cruz: "ABO"/Ryan 2012)
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To: originalbuckeye

Sometimes, it is just better to throw it out when it has
out-lived it's usefulness.

31 posted on 08/31/2012 10:21:14 AM PDT by Slyfox
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To: nutmeg

Dirty Harry beats Dingy Harry (Reid) any day!


32 posted on 08/31/2012 10:26:33 AM PDT by raccoonradio (")
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To: ExTexasRedhead

agree


33 posted on 08/31/2012 10:37:41 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: nutmeg

I’m old enough to remember Jimmy Stewart doing Harvey and that’s what I saw Eastwood doing last night. It worked for me.


34 posted on 08/31/2012 10:38:51 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Hopey changey Low emission unicorns and a crap sandwich)
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To: red-dawg

Continuing the trend that there’s an ass for every seat.


35 posted on 08/31/2012 10:40:57 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Hopey changey Low emission unicorns and a crap sandwich)
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To: Brookhaven

GREAT points.

lol, #eastwooding


36 posted on 08/31/2012 11:13:15 AM PDT by cyn
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To: originalbuckeye

37 posted on 08/31/2012 11:18:18 AM PDT by SparkyBass
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To: ExTexasRedhead; Republic; Ezekiel
That is a GREAT link, thanks for posting it.

Eastwood served as the one who points out the inescapable fact that the emperor has no clothes.

The Greatest Piece of Performance Art in American Political History -- Ed Timperlake

Americans can hear hard messages coming from Clint. He has a certain immunity that comes with being old and beloved. Yes, some of his sentences did not complete themselves. Yes, he was a bit doddering. And yes, his F yourself jokes were crude. Grandpa sometimes embarrasses the family at birthdays and anniversaries by bringing up uncomfortable topics. But everyone also loves Grandpa, and realizes he tells the truth because he hasn't got that much longer with us, and doesn't give a damn anymore what people think. The one thing everyone remembers about the party afterward is when Grandpa mentioned the adultery, the grandkid who did drugs, or the other secrets that everyone prefers to keep their mouths shut about.

There are lots of truths about President Obama -- including that he really isn't such a nice guy -- that the media will not allow consideration of. Except from Grandpa.

So yes, MSNBC pundits, go on and on about "senile old Clint" or his "bizarre" presentation. Keep people thinking about the un-pc message he delivered.



Yep. Go ahead. Make our day. (spits)

38 posted on 08/31/2012 11:29:09 AM PDT by cyn
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To: nutmeg
All I can say in response is: Go to hell you Obama-shilling crybabies. Eastwood showed more grit and honestly in those few minutes than you water carriers have during your entire propaganda-for-the-collective careers.

Take that NBC, ABC, CNN, CBS, PBS, NPR, Washington Post, New York Times, Chris Matthews - all you so called journalists... all of you water carriers for white liberal elites. Eff yourselves...(Even if Eastwood says people can't do that to themselves...)

39 posted on 08/31/2012 11:30:54 AM PDT by GOPJ (“If you want to know who controls you, find out who you are not allowed to insult.”TravisMcGee)
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To: oh8eleven
All I can say in response is: Go to hell you Obama-shilling crybabies. Eastwood showed more grit and honestly in those few minutes than you water carriers have during your entire propaganda-for-the-collective careers.

Take that NBC, ABC, CNN, CBS, PBS, NPR, Washington Post, New York Times, Chris Matthews - all you so called journalists... Who knows, oh8eleven - they might 'wake up' someday .... hmmmm crickets...

40 posted on 08/31/2012 11:32:59 AM PDT by GOPJ (“If you want to know who controls you, find out who you are not allowed to insult.”TravisMcGee)
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To: red-dawg

That picture is the best I have seen all day.


41 posted on 08/31/2012 11:38:47 AM PDT by dforest
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To: muir_redwoods
Same here.

Jimmy Stewart with the invisible 6 foot tall rabbit Harvey

Clint Eastwood interviewing the invisible Obama

42 posted on 08/31/2012 11:50:35 AM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: nutmeg

I know I looked at my husband and said he knew he could be funny? I thought it was funny. It’s OK to make fun of mentally disabled babies but not a grown man? I loved Clint Eastwood before now I love him even more.


43 posted on 08/31/2012 12:13:39 PM PDT by defconw (IT'S ON NOW! ROMNEY/RYAN 2012)
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To: nutmeg

He looked a little akward, but he sure put the left in angry bunched panties! (do they make depends panties?) LOLOL!


44 posted on 08/31/2012 12:18:33 PM PDT by Syncro (The Tea Party is Dead--MSM/Dems/GOP-e*** LONG LIVE THE TEA PARTY!***)
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To: nutmeg

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/01/us/politics/romney-aides-scratch-their-heads-over-eastwoods-speech.html?pagewanted=all

I don’t agree withh Eastwood on all things, but he has perfectly brought attention to the donkey in the room.


45 posted on 08/31/2012 12:52:08 PM PDT by cyn
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To: originalbuckeye

Well MSNBC did it first...Why isn’t called MSNBCing?


46 posted on 08/31/2012 1:03:50 PM PDT by Freddd (No PA Engineers)
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To: nutmeg
My wife said that on WLW 700 (Cincinnati) a lot thought it hurt Romney because it "took away" from his speech. Doubt it. If anything, it added viewers.

But just ask yourself: who are the libs totally freaked out about today? Clint.

Rush Limbaugh: "They will tell you who they fear."

47 posted on 08/31/2012 1:22:23 PM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: nutmeg
Tim Slagle's column about schooling late night comics was spot on! Eastwood gave a voice to the silent majority who find Obama intolerable. If anyone in the world is immune from "return fire," it is undoubtedly Clint Eastwood.

Eastwood gave a magnificent performance. Frankly, I am pleasantly surprised WaPo used the stinging photo of Clint conversing with the empty chair.

When somebody is not doing their job, it is time for them to go...cue Hollywood sign for "cut."

LOL! Eastwood used a razor sharp knife, and twisted it expertly with each jab.

Imagine that--the actor famous for gunfights used a verbal knife to accomplish his task.

48 posted on 08/31/2012 3:37:49 PM PDT by NautiNurse (Barack Obama--you are the weakest link. Goodbye!)
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To: nutmeg

Everyone complains it is all staged.. And then some true spontaneity occurs, and we’re criticizes for that. Never kill your friends to placate your enmies.


49 posted on 08/31/2012 3:54:51 PM PDT by Hildy (F"When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser." - Socrates)
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To: NautiNurse

Check out #42... you called it first! :-)


50 posted on 08/31/2012 4:31:01 PM PDT by nutmeg (I'm with Sarah Palin and Ted Cruz: "ABO"/Ryan 2012)
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