Skip to comments.Limbaugh: Clint Got Under Obama's Skin
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.
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The phto of the prexy was not in the Oval Office. It looked like the Cabinet Room.
Remember, Mr. Obama is as thin skinned as they get. Too bad.
That painting should be retitled, “Portrait of Obama.”
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.
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.
Kind of blows a hole in that Carney’s story about “The President is not watching the Republican convention”.
The “Chair” formerly know as the”One”.
"This seat is taken."
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.
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.
I believe Eastwood's response to that was built into his speech already.
To paraphrase "We own that seat!"
“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.
Thanks. I needed that.
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.
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.
I would have liked: “GET OFF MY CHAIR” !!
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.
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.
I love all these chair pictures!!! Yessss!!!
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.
For mac daddy that is nomal, leading from behind.
I wonder how frosty thing are between Clint and his friend Morgan Freeman?
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.
The speech did set off a nerve I haven’t seen a long time.
I wonder why...
That speech was great!! And the empty chair has a HIGHER IQ than Obama and Biden combined!
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.
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! :)
GET OFF MY CHAIR!
Is this an accurate picture of Obama’s golf cart? I thought it was wind-powered.(sarc)
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.
He sure did.
He sure did.
Or, “Hey, you, get offa my chair!”
We own that chair!
Chair is a racist codeword. /LSM aka DNC
When it comes to Obama, I think more stool then chair..
Guess I should have said: “GET OFF OUR CHAIR”
Link to actual tweet?