Skip to comments.Play Clinty For Me
Posted on 08/31/2012 12:32:00 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
...Clint is a brilliant actor, and a superb director of other actors (and I dont just mean a quarter-century ago: in the last five years, hes made eight films). Hes also, as Mr Gavin observed, a terrific jazz improvisor at the piano and, in film and music documentaries, an extremely articulate interviewee. So I wouldnt assume that the general tenor of his performance wasnt exactly as he intended. The hair was a clue: no Hollywood icon goes out on stage like that unless he means to.
John Hayward writes:
>>>The intended recipient was not Mitt Romney, the convention delegates, or even Republican voters, but rather wavering independents. Clint was there to tell them its OK to find Obama, his ugly campaign operation, and his increasingly shrill band of die-hard defenders ridiculous. Its OK to laugh at them.<<<
Im not sure he could have pulled that off if hed delivered a slick telepromptered pitch. As Mr Hayward suggests, the hard lines packed more of a punch for being delivered in the midst of a Bob Newhart empty-chair shtick from the Dean Martin show circa 1968. They were some of the hardest lines of the convention and may well prove the take-home (We own this country Politicians are employees of ours And when somebody does not do the job, weve got to let them go), but they seemed more effective for appearing to emerge extemporaneously from the general shambles.
The curse of political operatives is that they make everything the same.....Even politicians youre well disposed to come across as slick bores in that format. Which is by way of saying Clint is too sharp and too crafty not to have known what he was doing......
(Excerpt) Read more at nationalreview.com ...
And its OK to let Obama go, as Eastwood said, in what I think will prove to be his most widely quoted line: When somebody does not do the job, youve got to let them go. The significance of that statement, coupled with the raspy straight-shooting delivery of Dirty Harry, should not be underestimated."..... John Hayward
Eastwood was hilarious and people have to be seriously anal to not have noticed.
Clint Eastwood was great.
The liberal press is just besides themselves. You can’t make fun of obama - you just can’t. He is too serious. He is above satire. He is the One. No one makes fun of the “One.”
Clint did in 15 minutes what SNL was afraid to do for 5 years.
And I foresee it will open the flood gates...
Great point. Clint Eastwood is a pro, still at the top of his form. Nothing he did was accidental.
I was actually thinking—despite the desperate lefty attacks on him—that he kind of pulled some of his punches. He could have hit Obama even harder. But that probably wouldn’t have been as effective with the people he wanted to reach. And no one could call it a hate speech and retain any credibility.
Today, on the networks and "progressive" social sites, subtlety and humor have been deliberately misrepresented by the media "talking heads" and Obama surrogates as senility and signs of deterioration.
Voters are not buying it though, and Seniors may wonder if this is how the "bureaucratic panels" of Obamacare will evaluate their intellect and mental acuity, once they're in charge of health care.
WAS? IS !!
He isn't smart enough to be funny or clever or original.
As well they should. Seniors LIKE Ryan!
CNN and the mainstream media are now out to detroy him for poking fun of O and B.
The fact is, some people ARE seriously anal, and it shows in their faces. They have this pained, pinched appearance to their faces any time something less that complimentary is said about their idol, and it is a traumatic thing to realize that not everybody shares their almost religious zealotry.
That was classic and vintage Eastwood up there on stage, ranking with some of his best “Dirty Harry” or “The Outlaw Josey Wales”.
Clint had that Gatling machine gun up, loaded, aimed, and firing away.
Though he may have been wearing that Bob Newheart/Jimmy Stewart impersonation, and he did it well enough that I kept thinking there was something familiar about it until I finally figured it out, it was clear enough he meant what he was saying.
I can forgive the Bronco Billy days. Every man has to find and break his limitations. Clint Eastwood is a master and that performance last night was just more of why. Some age well; Clint's obviously a bit better at it than most.
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