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Limbaugh: Clint Got Under Obama's Skin
washingtontimes.com ^ | August 31, 2012 | Stephen Dinan

Posted on 08/31/2012 10:08:50 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion

Hollywood may be bashing Clint Eastwood's performance at the GOP convention, but Rush Limbaugh said Friday the reason is that he touched a nerve with leftist celebrities — and with the president himself.

Pointing to the photo the Obama camp tweeted after midnight showing the back of the president's head above the office chair in the Oval Office, Mr. Limbaugh said that proves the White House was worried. And he wondered whether it was Mr. Obama himself.

"It must have gotten to him because he tweeted at 12:30," Mr. Limbaugh said Friday on his radio program.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


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KEYWORDS: clinteastwood; eastwood; eastwooding; waytogoclint
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1 posted on 08/31/2012 10:08:54 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: BarnacleCenturion

The phto of the prexy was not in the Oval Office. It looked like the Cabinet Room.

Geesh.

Remember, Mr. Obama is as thin skinned as they get. Too bad.


2 posted on 08/31/2012 10:10:24 AM PDT by RexBeach (Mr. Obama Can't Count.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

3 posted on 08/31/2012 10:10:55 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

That painting should be retitled, “Portrait of Obama.”


4 posted on 08/31/2012 10:13:01 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

5 posted on 08/31/2012 10:13:22 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Getting under his skin has to be a top goal of this campaign.
Irritate him, needle him, provoke him into ill-tempered meltdowns. Puncture that bubble of likeability.


6 posted on 08/31/2012 10:13:59 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: BarnacleCenturion

100 TV commercials by experts and a dozen DC political consultants cannot do what Clint’s performance did to the campaign!

It pointed to me the lameness and banality of our political world.


7 posted on 08/31/2012 10:16:09 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Apple Blossom; theKid51

ping


8 posted on 08/31/2012 10:16:24 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Corollary - Electing the same person over and over and expecting a different outcome is insanity)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Kind of blows a hole in that Carney’s story about “The President is not watching the Republican convention”.


9 posted on 08/31/2012 10:17:31 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
To paraphrase Sir Winston Churchill,

"An empty limousine pulled up in front of the White House, and Barack 0bama got out."
10 posted on 08/31/2012 10:17:47 AM PDT by mkjessup (Finley Peter Dunne - "Politics ain't beanbag")
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To: BarnacleCenturion

The “Chair” formerly know as the”One”.


11 posted on 08/31/2012 10:18:34 AM PDT by tapatio (In memory of my Dad 5-27-26 2-4-2010)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

"This seat is taken."

12 posted on 08/31/2012 10:18:57 AM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: Revolting cat!
It pointed to me the lameness and banality of our political world.

It pointed to the emptiness of this administration. I kind of like the idea promoted in this thread. I'd like to see a whole series of videos develop of people talking to an empty chair (Obama), giving vent to their disgust at where he's taken this country. I'd like to see commercials made doing the same. They don't have to be as blunt as Eastwood's performance, but they can still be very effective.

13 posted on 08/31/2012 10:20:08 AM PDT by bcsco (Bourbon gets better with age...I age better with Bourbon.)
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To: TigersEye
“”This seat is taken.”

Just an incredibly lame response from the President of the United States to make. Amazing.
I didn't think Clints thing was even that good. But it bothered Obama, and he responded like a guilty 8 year old.

14 posted on 08/31/2012 10:21:58 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Encourage all of your Democrat friends to get out and vote on November 7th, the stakes are high.)
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To: HereInTheHeartland
"This seat is taken."

I believe Eastwood's response to that was built into his speech already.

To paraphrase "We own that seat!"

15 posted on 08/31/2012 10:25:40 AM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: Buckeye McFrog

“Getting under his skin has to be a top goal of this campaign.
Irritate him, needle him, provoke him into ill-tempered meltdowns. Puncture that bubble of likeability.”

I think you’ve accurately stated a necessary component of the strategery. That IMO was the true functionality of Clint’s speech.


16 posted on 08/31/2012 10:26:42 AM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (This stuff we're going through now, this is nothing compared to the middle ages.)
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To: mkjessup
"An empty limousine pulled up in front of the White House, and Barack 0bama got out."

Thanks. I needed that.

17 posted on 08/31/2012 10:27:23 AM PDT by DanMiller (Dan Miller)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
I really hope that the Village Idiot stays mad and he will sound like a moron when he gives his speech at the Dem convention..
18 posted on 08/31/2012 10:27:25 AM PDT by PLD
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To: HereInTheHeartland

I’m in agreement. Clint made some pretty good hits but it was not all that wonderful as far as entertainment consumption goes. However, it did get under the obastard gang’s skin. The whole affair got deeply under their skin.

The response by the obastard gang? A President of the United States tweeting in response? You gotta be kidding me. Just about a childish as you can become. Expected and typical.

I hope to see the barbs to be driven deeper, twisted and broken off at the hilt if it gets to them like this.


19 posted on 08/31/2012 10:30:38 AM PDT by Sequoyah101 (Half the people are below average, they voted for oblabla.)
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To: DuncanWaring

Glad to see that Mitt is getting under all their skin. The fact that Clint Eastwood baffled the media so much that their heads are exploding today means that the message is right on the mark. Mitt is going to Louisiana and now the TOTUS is playing catchup.


20 posted on 08/31/2012 10:31:10 AM PDT by toolman1401
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To: TigersEye

I would have liked: “GET OFF MY CHAIR” !!


21 posted on 08/31/2012 10:31:19 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Encourage all of your Democrat friends to get out and vote on November 7th, the stakes are high.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
The President is a sham.

Conservatives succeeded in shining a flood light on “O’s” failures and inertia.

So the President, being the little man he is, responded directly to a kind of mockery that mature men, who are accomplished and professional politicians shrug off daily.

There's blood in the water, now.

22 posted on 08/31/2012 10:31:54 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

I notice it says “President” on the back of his chair. I guess that’s necessary because he doesn’t act like one. With Romney in the Oval Office, you wont need the leader’s chair labeled.


23 posted on 08/31/2012 10:32:47 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: BarnacleCenturion

GO CLINT!

24 posted on 08/31/2012 10:32:51 AM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

I love all these chair pictures!!! Yessss!!!


25 posted on 08/31/2012 10:33:55 AM PDT by austinaero (Obama or America - can't have both)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

OK, I’ll play along. Let’s say Barry was working after 12:30 last night. Does that make him a good POTUS? No, but it does demonstrate how the left thinks - that trying or working hard is all that’s needed.

As Mr. Eastwood pointed out, Barry works for me. I’m not happy with his work and he needs to be let go. As a manager, I appreciate those that work hard for me. But if the quality of their work is poor, their long hours an excercise in futility... something or someone has to change.


26 posted on 08/31/2012 10:35:35 AM PDT by Made In The USA (Can we cut the BS and just say it like it is?)
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To: TigersEye

27 posted on 08/31/2012 10:36:02 AM PDT by reegs
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To: toolman1401

For mac daddy that is nomal, leading from behind.


28 posted on 08/31/2012 10:37:30 AM PDT by chiefqc
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To: Sequoyah101

I wonder how frosty thing are between Clint and his friend Morgan Freeman?


29 posted on 08/31/2012 10:37:53 AM PDT by Taylor42
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To: BarnacleCenturion

The best laugh I had today was seeing that Puckered Prune-faced Andrea Mitchell go ballistic on CNN, the lowest-rated network, over Eastwood’s presentation. She was in a high dudgeon....and so concerned that his running over time caused them not to rerun the Romney family video, which of course, Andrea Mitchell was soooooo interested in. What a pathetic old phony.


30 posted on 08/31/2012 10:39:03 AM PDT by txrefugee
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31 posted on 08/31/2012 10:39:57 AM PDT by reegs
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To: BarnacleCenturion

The speech did set off a nerve I haven’t seen a long time.

I wonder why...


32 posted on 08/31/2012 10:40:48 AM PDT by Cruising For Freedom
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To: BarnacleCenturion

That speech was great!! And the empty chair has a HIGHER IQ than Obama and Biden combined!


33 posted on 08/31/2012 10:40:48 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (Yes, Obama, I had help with my business. MY CUSTOMERS!)
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34 posted on 08/31/2012 10:41:22 AM PDT by reegs
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To: HereInTheHeartland
Just an incredibly lame response from the President of the United States to make.

It wasn't lame. It was petulant and vindictive. It was a slap in the face of every American who are the actual owners of that chair. We own the chair, not him, yet he strove to claim it as his own. Well, we'll see, won't we?

As to Eastwood, he was masterful. Don't be fooled by his appearance and delivery. I suspect that was staged just as the chair was a prop. Eastwood's a senior, and he played the senior, having a sit-down-moment with his wayward relation. It was a woodshed moment.

The chair didn't represent Obama's absence, it represented an administration empty of ideas, of progress, of a plan, empty of representative government.

And Eastwood used Obama's responses to show his disdain for the American people as a whole. His real character as opposed to his MSM created image. Really, a masterful performance.

35 posted on 08/31/2012 10:43:32 AM PDT by bcsco (Bourbon gets better with age...I age better with Bourbon.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
The Silver Chair - C.S. Lewis
one book in The Chronicles of Narnia

An enchanted chair holds a true heir of Narnia hostage by enchanting him (a witch is behind the enchantment.

Upon being released from the chair while in control of his own senses the prince destroys the chair.

So applicable! :)


36 posted on 08/31/2012 10:43:34 AM PDT by SparkyBass
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To: HereInTheHeartland

37 posted on 08/31/2012 10:52:37 AM PDT by OL Hickory (Jesus and the American soldier-1 died for your soul/1 died for your freedom)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

“GET OFF MY CHAIR!”

38 posted on 08/31/2012 10:54:19 AM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: reegs

Is this an accurate picture of Obama’s golf cart? I thought it was wind-powered.(sarc)


39 posted on 08/31/2012 10:54:36 AM PDT by patriotsblood
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To: SMARTY
There's blood in the water, now.

Obama is a venal, shallow lightweight and his response to Clint is a demonstration of this. Let's add some chum to the water...
40 posted on 08/31/2012 10:56:03 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
Puncture that bubble of likeability.

I'd say puncture that FACADE of likeability. It's all an act, because, from all accounts, he can be pretty nasty when the cameras are not on him.

41 posted on 08/31/2012 10:56:12 AM PDT by SuziQ
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To: BarnacleCenturion

He sure did.


42 posted on 08/31/2012 10:56:40 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

He sure did.


43 posted on 08/31/2012 10:56:45 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

Or, “Hey, you, get offa my chair!”


44 posted on 08/31/2012 10:56:59 AM PDT by milagro (There is no peace in appeasement.)
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To: reegs

We own that chair!

45 posted on 08/31/2012 10:57:04 AM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: austinaero

Chair is a racist codeword. /LSM aka DNC


46 posted on 08/31/2012 11:00:13 AM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

When it comes to Obama, I think more stool then chair..


47 posted on 08/31/2012 11:00:21 AM PDT by tophat9000 (American is Barack Oaken)
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To: milagro

Guess I should have said: “GET OFF OUR CHAIR”


48 posted on 08/31/2012 11:03:00 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Encourage all of your Democrat friends to get out and vote on November 7th, the stakes are high.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Link to actual tweet?


49 posted on 08/31/2012 11:04:30 AM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com)
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To: tophat9000
Have a seat, Mr. Pres_ent.


50 posted on 08/31/2012 11:05:35 AM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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