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Clint Eastwood masterfully unmasked Obama, but the left missed the subtleties
Irish Central ^ | 8-31-2012 | Ed Farnan - Commentary

Posted on 08/31/2012 6:07:51 PM PDT by smoothsailing

August 31, 2012

Clint Eastwood masterfully unmasked Obama, but the left missed the subtleties

by Ed Farnan

The left was thrown for a loop last night, when one of their own, (they think EVERYONE in Hollywood is one of their own), had the temerity to come out on stage in front of a national audience and express his unvarnished opinion about President Obama.

The mystery speaker for the closing night of the GOP convention in Tampa, is now only a mystery to those unsophisticated, humorless pundits on the left.

Clint Eastwood came out on stage at the Republican National Convention last night, in front of millions and had a conversation with an empty chair. The chair sitting next to him on the dais, (that’s a stage for those on the left) is a common prop used in one man shows in comedy routines as well as lectures and speeches.

Of course for most of those in the Tampa audience and those who have the mental acuity to know these things, the empty chair (with a teleprompter in front of it) had an imaginary President Obama sitting in it. To many in the US, it is symbolic of President Obamas leadership. He hasn’t had a budget in 3 years, played more golf than any sitting president in history, but met only once with his council of economic advisers, even though the economy is in dire shape.

But there was a teachable moment which put the spotlight on how some subtleties escape the left. Chris Matthews, Rachel Maddow and Al Sharpton , in a post convention wrap up. criticized Clints performance. Calling it a bizarre performance, saying Clint had lost it and they shouldn’t allow an 82 year old out on stage. It was almost hysterical to listen to them…Hey you little whiners isn’t that age discrimination?

But of course they were extremely sensitive and aware of any perceived slight that Clint might direct towards any of their herd of sacred cows, bending themselves into pretzel like contortions to find any slight, imaginary or real.

Eastwood said to the audience, “we own this country,” the politicians are our employees and when they don’t do their job, we fire them.”

Now this really got their liberal panties in a wad and one of the hapless trio saw an entitlement mentality message wrapped up in what Clint said….At that point I was actually laughing out loud with incredulity and wondering just who actually watches MSNBC and believes anything emanating from it…My teachable moment was: I actually understood why many in the media refer to MSNBC as MSLSD.

Of course Clint meant that all American citizens own this country, Democrats, Republicans, Libertarians, etc. and we deserve the best…When we don’t get it, it is time to make a change….If that’s an entitlement mentality, then I want more of it on a massive scale.

Eastwood, praised Romney as a "stellar businessman. Referring to Obama saying “it's never a good idea for attorneys to be president. They are always devil's advocating this and bifurcating this and bifurcating that. But, I think it is maybe time -- what do you think -- for a businessman. How about that? A stellar businessman... And I think it's that time. And I think if you just step aside, Mr. Romney can take over. You can maybe still use the plane.”

Of course Eastwood threw away the subtlety and used a sledge hammer a few times like when he said Joe Biden was the intellect of the Democrat Party.

How, in just a few months, can Clint Eastwood slip from hero down to zero for the left? They were hailing him as a genius and a hero when he narrated the GM/Obama Super Bowlcommercial extolling the benefits of having a Government Motors.

This morning the cacophony from the left is making my ears bleed as they find ways to criticize Clint Eastwoods ad lib performance…The more they criticize, the more they reveal their ignorance…Go ahead, "make my day."

But the noise on the left is also a smokescreen to hide the fact that speaker after speaker on the RNC stage last night, was a superstar of intellect and accomplishment.....Leading up to to a masterful acceptance speech by Governor Romney.


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1 posted on 08/31/2012 6:07:53 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing
Obama’s ball and chain slogan from here on...”EMPTY CHAIR!” LOL! LOve it! Masterful, just simply masterful! My college son who surfs the net a lot told me that the net is buzzing with the clint, empty chair statement and he says that Obozo is being ridicule over the STUPID picture he posted. I'm telling you forget the mediaWHORES, the outside folk are getting it and it's devastating to OJOKER!! Trust me if my son is telling me this it's BIG!
2 posted on 08/31/2012 6:17:40 PM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: smoothsailing
Demmie weren't the only ones. The local talkie here in Huntsville, Al lampooned it today calling it an embarrassment. The nice thing about actions like Eastwood's is that eventually unearth the shallow, stupid and pretenders on both sides of the aisle.
3 posted on 08/31/2012 6:18:05 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (ObamaCare is an assault on the unborn, infirmed and elderly. GOP, repeat this as necessary...)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

You must be talking about Dale Jackson. What an a**hat he is. When I take the kids to school I listen Rick & Bubba instead of that jerk.


4 posted on 08/31/2012 6:24:48 PM PDT by Qwackertoo (Romney/Ryan 2012 The Future of Our Children and Their Children are at stake.)
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To: Qwackertoo

Yep. Usually listen to WAY FM in the morning. Helps put me in a better frame of mind for work. Made the mistake of tuning to 92.5 this morning.


5 posted on 08/31/2012 6:32:04 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (ObamaCare is an assault on the unborn, infirmed and elderly. GOP, repeat this as necessary...)
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To: smoothsailing
Good job!

Is Hillary trying to suppress a laugh?

6 posted on 08/31/2012 6:34:43 PM PDT by Slyfox
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To: RoseofTexas

Only Eastwood could have pulled this off . I was a bit miffed with him re : the J Edgar movie , but he is forgiven now .


7 posted on 08/31/2012 6:36:58 PM PDT by sushiman
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To: smoothsailing
Had lunch today with a group of friends who all happen to be conservative. All of them, men and women, loved Clint's comment about firing someone who isn't doing the job.

It's so hard to criticize because we're immediately deemed racist, but Clint doesn't care. Go ahead make his day!!!!

8 posted on 08/31/2012 6:38:26 PM PDT by Calpublican
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To: smoothsailing

One of the most overlooked subtleties was his parody of The Greatest Orator In All History’s egregious speech patterns.


9 posted on 08/31/2012 6:38:58 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: ApplegateRanch

Conservatives understand chess; liberals understand checkers.


10 posted on 08/31/2012 6:46:20 PM PDT by sanjuanbob
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To: sanjuanbob

Make that snakes and ladders!


11 posted on 08/31/2012 6:47:26 PM PDT by sanjuanbob
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To: smoothsailing

Clint did more in 11 minutes than the Republicans have done in 4 years.

I loved it. Nice job Clint. You rocked it!


12 posted on 08/31/2012 6:51:10 PM PDT by Smokeyblue
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To: RoseofTexas
Trust me if my son is telling me this it's BIG!

I definitely believe you. I think Clint Eastwood all but handed America a Romney victory and an Obama defeat. This is one of those things in politics that are remembered and talked about for a long time. A turning point.

13 posted on 08/31/2012 6:51:23 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing; ApplegateRanch
Oh, they didn't "miss" the subtlety, they just can't bring themselves to acknowledge that the entire world "got" Eastwood's message loud and clear--and they have nowhere to hide.

Agree, too, with Applegateranch about the genius of Eastwood's use of his object's own "egregious speech pattern," commonly referred to by pseudointellectual "progressives" as a sign of Obama's great intellect and deliberative style.

Another gem was his use of a former President's assessment of Romney's "stellar business performance" in this total unmasking of the great destroyer of business in America.

14 posted on 08/31/2012 6:52:56 PM PDT by loveliberty2
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To: ApplegateRanch

Jeez, Applegate ...

Now I’ll need to watch Clint’s masterful performance yet AGAIN, with yet ANOTHER layer of subtlety to look for. I never thought about Obummer’s sloppy, stumbling speech pattern when he’s not reading from a teleprompter.

Clint Eastwood quietly made history on Thursday night. Glad I got to watch it.


15 posted on 08/31/2012 6:56:54 PM PDT by DNME (Something wicked this way comes ... between now and January 20. Dig in deep.)
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To: Slyfox

I can’t take credit, I found it here...

http://www.happyplace.com/17699/the-greatest-moments-of-obama-chairs-presidency-funny-politics

:)


16 posted on 08/31/2012 6:57:40 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: ApplegateRanch

Can you describe Clint’s parody of zero’s speech patterns? Maybe I forgot when he did this....

One thing that seemed obvious to me is that now it’s mainstream to mock Obama and his so called “soaring rhetoric” is not only exposed as empty and meaningless but it’s fun to ridicule zero for his baloney.


17 posted on 08/31/2012 6:58:31 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 wasn't an election - it was a coup d'etat.)
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To: smoothsailing
This was a priceless and iconic performance which will live on, long after Eastwood is gone, and Obama is a distant memory in the rearview mirror of presidents.

The so-called "progressives" and their talking heads, including Geraldo, didn't "miss" the subtlety, they just can't bring themselves to acknowledge that the entire world "got" Eastwood's message loud and clear--and they have nowhere to hide.

Agree, too, with Applegateranch's comment on another thread about the genius of Eastwood's use of his object's own "egregious speech pattern," commonly referred to by pseudointellectual "progressives" as a sign of Obama's great intellect and deliberative style.

Another gem was his use of a former President's assessment of Romney's "stellar business performance" in this total unmasking of the great destroyer of business in America.

18 posted on 08/31/2012 7:00:01 PM PDT by loveliberty2
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To: smoothsailing

Images of The Empty Chair and a faded Obama poster on a bedroom wall will become prized exhibits at the Smithsonian years from now.


19 posted on 08/31/2012 7:00:42 PM PDT by Eye of Unk (OPSEC)
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To: smoothsailing

I heard about how awful Eastwood’s speech was. I just watched it on YouTube. He totally pwnd Obama.


20 posted on 08/31/2012 7:12:55 PM PDT by JusPasenThru (HEY UNION MEMBER: INVEST IN YOUR OWN DAMN INFRASTRUCTURE FOR A CHANGE!)
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To: ApplegateRanch

It was so dense-—I am sure most people will have to watch it several times.

God bless Clint Eastwood. I wasn’t expecting that subtle genius and clever delivery. I expected the straightforward==Make My Day==approach, which might have been unsuccessful this time, because he is getting up there in age. But WHAT a clear mind he still has!!!! Great to see it.

I will say it—he made my day! (I have a button with that saying and a picture of him wearing a white cowboy hat, from when he ran for mayor in Carmel). I should wear it around town until election time. HA!


21 posted on 08/31/2012 7:14:05 PM PDT by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law)
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To: smoothsailing

Eastwood may be 82 but man is he sharp.The audience was limited at the convention and I believe this was intended for a larger audience.Actor and director came together last night. Look how many have seen it,that otherwise would not have.What he had to say reached a very large audience.


22 posted on 08/31/2012 7:25:59 PM PDT by tapatio (In memory of my Dad 5-27-26 2-4-2010)
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To: smoothsailing

23 posted on 08/31/2012 7:29:25 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: Aria
... now it’s mainstream to mock Obama and his so called “soaring rhetoric”...

To me obumbler's speech pattern makes me think of a robot. He looks and sounds like a mechanical wind up toy. Drives me nuts. Great orator?? Heh..People are completely deaf and blind.

24 posted on 08/31/2012 7:31:49 PM PDT by WVNan
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To: smoothsailing

lol....good stuff, smooth.


25 posted on 08/31/2012 7:33:54 PM PDT by Girlene
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To: FreeAtlanta

LOL. Clint would love that. I thoroughly enjoyed his satire. Those who pan his act as a mistake have no understanding of theatrical art. Clods.


26 posted on 08/31/2012 7:36:14 PM PDT by WVNan
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To: smoothsailing

He had a few good lines but overall I thought he could have done a lot better. Just my opinion. I know he is old. :)

I do like the fact that he really pissed them off.


27 posted on 08/31/2012 7:39:34 PM PDT by doug from upland (I don't like RINOs, but I love my country more than I hate Romney...Muslim marxist, get out!)
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To: smoothsailing

Eastwood to Obozo: “You gotta ask yourself, ‘Do I feel lucky?’. Well, do you...PUNK”?


28 posted on 08/31/2012 7:45:22 PM PDT by getarope (I have come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass, and I am all out of bubble gum!)
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To: WVNan

When I heard him speak at the first convention I was very worried...figured he’d be promoted to the top ASAP. How could the rats resist a half-black Harvard leftist who doesn’t sound like Jesse Jackson? But geez...NO way did I imagine how horrific it would really be: an America hating spend-thrift communist with both houses of Congress.

T H E W O R S T!!!


29 posted on 08/31/2012 7:49:48 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 wasn't an election - it was a coup d'etat.)
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To: FreeAtlanta

HA! :)


30 posted on 08/31/2012 7:51:32 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: doug from upland

I wonder what the paperhanging sob will have to say about it. :)


31 posted on 08/31/2012 8:00:40 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

If Jerry Rivers didn’t like it, I loved it, because he is not the only liberal who is squirming over this speech.ay to go Clint!


32 posted on 08/31/2012 8:18:15 PM PDT by kempster
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To: smoothsailing
empty throne...

33 posted on 08/31/2012 8:26:33 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: smoothsailing

Libs are in a tail spin. The coordinated response from their side (Facebook posts, Comedy Central etc) is to say its an imaginary Obama Republicams are running against.

Clint nailed it. He made it okay for average Americans to laugh at Obsma.


34 posted on 08/31/2012 8:39:00 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: smoothsailing

Even Alinsky said the best weapon is ridicule.

I wonder how the Regime likes getting gored by their own ox?


35 posted on 08/31/2012 9:05:39 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (I need a good stiff drink. How 'bout you?)
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To: TigerClaws
Clint nailed it. He made it okay for average Americans to laugh at Obsma.

With all due respect to Mr. Eastwood, I never needed his permission.

I've been laughing at Obozo since his trailer trash Greek columns thing...

36 posted on 08/31/2012 9:07:08 PM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: smoothsailing

I agree with you. This one’s right up there with “There you go again!” in my book.


37 posted on 08/31/2012 9:08:42 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (I need a good stiff drink. How 'bout you?)
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To: smoothsailing

Borrowing from Charles Dickens:

“I see a vacant seat,’’ replied the Ghost, “in the poor chimney-corner, and a TELEPROMPTER without an owner, carefully preserved. “


38 posted on 08/31/2012 9:15:09 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: smoothsailing
Calling it a bizarre performance, saying Clint had lost it and they shouldn’t allow an 82 year old out on stage. It was almost hysterical to listen to them...strange reaction from the libs - Clint's performance was creative, imaginative, and thought-provoking - just what the artistie, supersensitive leftwing types claim to like best, at least when it involves things like putting a crucifix in a bottle of urine - and most of those criticizing him aren't as coherent at their currect relatively young age as he is at 82......
39 posted on 08/31/2012 9:17:16 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: smoothsailing


Aloha Smooth!
40 posted on 08/31/2012 9:30:53 PM PDT by BIGLOOK (68 days)
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To: ApplegateRanch

“One of the most overlooked subtleties was his parody of The Greatest Orator In All History’s egregious speech patterns.”

You know, during his speech I couldn’t understand why Clint was laboring to speak clearly. I just figured that it was because he is 82 years old. It didn’t dawn on me, until I read your post, that he was mocking Bozo’s brutal speech pattern! That is brilliant, fantastic and hysterical!! Thanks for pointing that out!


41 posted on 08/31/2012 9:34:16 PM PDT by Batman11 (We came for the chicken sandwiches and a Sweet Tea Party broke out!)
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To: Intolerant in NJ
Eastwood was the most memorable moment of the night.

Thank you Clint !!!!

Yes, America will have a choice in November... Vote for eviction!

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42 posted on 08/31/2012 9:36:44 PM PDT by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: Batman11

Thought it was Jimmy Stewart Harvey inspired.


43 posted on 08/31/2012 9:37:05 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: Intolerant in NJ; smoothsailing

SO.... long story short, Eastwood went out and mimicked Obama, and the Lefties thought Eastwood acted like he was demented. Am I right ?


44 posted on 08/31/2012 9:42:18 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: smoothsailing

If you want a good laugh, checkout the twitter tag #insertchair , it’s a howl and it’s updating really fast.


45 posted on 08/31/2012 9:44:04 PM PDT by ri4dc (47544 - The one number in Obama's background that really affects our future.)
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To: smoothsailing

Great Find!


46 posted on 08/31/2012 9:48:15 PM PDT by Slyfox
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To: gov_bean_ counter

It’s funny how easily embarrassed Dale Jackson is. He’s like a teenage girl who’s on a hair trigger to be embarrassed by her parents. It’s just like him to throw Eastwood under the bus because his performance was a little unconventional.


47 posted on 08/31/2012 9:49:01 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: smoothsailing
The Fox snooze panel didn't like it at all. They thought it took away from Romney, both because Clint went long and pushed Romney's time later and because everyone is talking about it and not about what Romney had to say.

Clint Eastwood did more for the Republican party in those few minutes than they have done for themselves in just about any category you can name. The man is a master craftsman and that was just genius having some fun.

Either Fox just missed it when their bias got in the way or they have to quietly criticize the prime time smack down of obama or else.

Gotta toe the line to keep that license? Or were they offended just like Juan Williams?

48 posted on 08/31/2012 10:03:20 PM PDT by GBA
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To: TigerClaws

Thought it was Jimmy Stewart Harvey inspired.


Undeniably so:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKECvqSVWPA


49 posted on 08/31/2012 10:10:55 PM PDT by kevao (Is your ocean any lower than it was four years ago?)
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To: RoseofTexas

yes, it was brilliant ...mainly because he was imitating Obama’a own inner anger which so many of the leftists have. really funny way to bring that out!


50 posted on 08/31/2012 10:14:17 PM PDT by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo with laughter"you min)
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