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Bill Maher: Eastwood 'killed' it
politico ^ | 9/1/12 | CAITLIN MCDEVITT

Posted on 09/01/2012 9:35:17 AM PDT by ColdOne

“As a performer, as a stand-up comedian for 30 years who knows how hard it is to get laughs, excuse me, he went up there … without a net, on a tightrope. There was no teleprompter. He did a bit with just an empty chair and killed,” Maher said. “He committed to it, it was consistent and it worked.”

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1 posted on 09/01/2012 9:35:19 AM PDT by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

broken clock


2 posted on 09/01/2012 9:36:09 AM PDT by Para-Ord.45
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To: ColdOne

Even more proof to me Eastwood trolled all of us and was a plant.


3 posted on 09/01/2012 9:37:23 AM PDT by hitchwolf
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To: Para-Ord.45

I’ll say!


4 posted on 09/01/2012 9:37:47 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills and bo stinks)
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To: ColdOne

You can tell how effective it is by how hysteric the Leftist propaganda bots in the Media are about it.


5 posted on 09/01/2012 9:37:59 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: hitchwolf

In which case he the worst plan in history since the polling data in Fla shows 10% of undecided said Eastwood moved their vote.

But nice try at being a Democrat disinformation bot.


6 posted on 09/01/2012 9:39:28 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: MNJohnnie; hitchwolf

You beat me to it, Johnnie. That was exactly the point I was going to make. It was a brilliant performance and that polling data from earlier today confirms it. Clint Eastwood hit it out of the park.


7 posted on 09/01/2012 9:42:59 AM PDT by bcsco (Bourbon gets better with age...I age better with Bourbon.)
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To: ColdOne

But Rachel Maddow said it was a disaster. How can I reflexively disagree with both Maher and Maddow? I feel like I’m Faye Dunaway being slapped back and forth by Jack Nicholson in Chinatown.


8 posted on 09/01/2012 9:43:01 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Cardinal Dolan's DNC prayer is titled "Ritus exorcizandi obsessor a daemonio")
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To: MNJohnnie

Bump for your post!


9 posted on 09/01/2012 9:43:03 AM PDT by entropy12
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To: hitchwolf; ColdOne

New Florida poll shows vindication of Eastwood Strategy
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2925363/posts

Rachel Maddow: Clint Eastwood’s RNC Speech Was ‘A Political Disaster’ For The GOP
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-gop/2925405/posts

Clint Eastwood masterfully unmasked Obama, but the left missed the subtleties
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2925231/posts

Clint Eastwood puts liberals in full panic mode
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2925153/posts


10 posted on 09/01/2012 9:43:11 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: ColdOne

It was a no-lose proposition for the Republicans. If it didn’t go over well, it was comic relief. If it went over well, big polling uptick.

Big upside, next to no downside.

For my part I found it painful, moreso because I know this is a tier 1 veteran actor/director, and expected a smoother delivery.


11 posted on 09/01/2012 9:43:43 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("I love to watch you talk talk talk, but I hate what I hear you say."-Del Shannon)
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To: KarlInOhio

Im his daughter, I’m his sister! Im his daughter, I’m his sister!

Great scene


12 posted on 09/01/2012 9:45:48 AM PDT by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: ColdOne

“...There was no teleprompter.”

That’s racist!


13 posted on 09/01/2012 9:45:57 AM PDT by pallis
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To: ColdOne

Maher is nothing more than a rat who understands his ship is sinking—and will grab onto anything that will save him. Even trying to suck up to conservatives. FU Maher and your little pony you came in on.


14 posted on 09/01/2012 9:46:01 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: ColdOne

Bill Maher is a comedian? I always thought he was a jerk.


15 posted on 09/01/2012 9:46:19 AM PDT by logitech (Who's here so vile, that will not love his country? If any speak, for him I have offended)
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To: hitchwolf

“Even more proof to me Eastwood trolled all of us and was a plant.”

Proof, Trolled, Plant, Explain Please!

What was the proof before you got “even more proof”?


16 posted on 09/01/2012 9:47:25 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: ColdOne
I don't need a perverted little twerp to tell me what I already know.
17 posted on 09/01/2012 9:47:55 AM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: Para-Ord.45

Most definitely, Maher is in it for himself, and he’s not entirely stupid. Evil, but not stupid.

He shilled for Obama because he saw how the majority was going.

He may be hedging his bets here a bit. I think he could grow accustomed to tweaking the Left for a while just as he tweaked the Right these past years. He wants controversy, because that helps his ratings. Pure Obama shilling is not controversial anymore.


18 posted on 09/01/2012 9:49:48 AM PDT by Eccl 10:2 (Prov 3:5 --- "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding")
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To: hitchwolf
Even more proof to me Eastwood trolled all of us and was a plant.

Us?

You got a mouse in your pocket?

19 posted on 09/01/2012 9:51:11 AM PDT by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: ColdOne

I’ll admit I thought it was strange, but I also loved seeing him call out the Kenyan and telling him his time was up and he had to go.

Overall, I think the positives of the speech FAR outweighed its weird aspects.


20 posted on 09/01/2012 9:51:40 AM PDT by comebacknewt (Newt (sigh) what could have been . . .)
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To: ColdOne

This may be the only time I agree with Maher.

Even if you didn’t like the speech/skit, it took a lot of guts to commit to it and get up there and actually do it.


21 posted on 09/01/2012 9:52:55 AM PDT by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: MNJohnnie

Bingo... dead center of target.

LLS


22 posted on 09/01/2012 9:53:12 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("if it looks like you are not gonna make it you gotta get mean, I mean plumb mad-dog mean" J. Wales)
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To: Dr. Sivana
A smooth delivery would have greatly lessened its impact. Eastwood is a brilliant actor/director who knows his craft. Clint may have physically lost a step or two but his brain and acting ability are still firing on all cylinders.
23 posted on 09/01/2012 9:53:14 AM PDT by JPG (Make it happen.)
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To: Dr. Sivana

>>I know this is a tier 1 veteran actor/director, and expected a smoother delivery.<<

He is not a stand up comedian. He is an actor. Given that he was supposed to have a teleprompter delivering his lines and said teleprompter fried out (conspiracy? /s/) or so the rumor goes, I think that 82 year old man did quite well. He went up cold. Imagine rehearsing your lines knowing that you had teleprompter back up and suddenly having to deliver without. Hellsbells, I’ve done the readings at church and messed up worse than Eastwood did.

I want to see BO do better.

AND as one bright FReeper said, it took Akin out of the headlines.


24 posted on 09/01/2012 9:53:25 AM PDT by netmilsmom (Romney scares me. Obama is the freaking nightmare that is so bad you are afraid to go back to sleep)
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To: ColdOne
...totally disagreed with what Eastwood said in the speech

So does Maher think the timeline on Afghanistan withdrawal is a good idea? That Gitmo should remain open even though Obama promised to close it? What exactly does Maher disagree with?

25 posted on 09/01/2012 9:54:48 AM PDT by MulberryDraw (That which cannot be paid, won't be paid.)
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To: MNJohnnie

Now that is awesome to hear!!!! They will continue to overreach bashing an elderly American icon, who served in the military in which he survived a plane crash, Korean war veteran, mayor, producer, director, spokesman, State park commissioner, Film commissioner, academy award winner, and lastly actor and now stand up comedian.

Keep at pilgrims. They are making my day by going overboard against an icon.


26 posted on 09/01/2012 9:55:50 AM PDT by commonguymd (New media has not replaced the MSM. It has emboldened it. twitter @commonguymd)
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To: hitchwolf

Looks like your post is “even more proof” that you are a troll and a plant. The first proof was the first post on Eastwood, the second proof was your second, etc.


27 posted on 09/01/2012 9:56:45 AM PDT by palmer (Jim, please bill me 50 cents for this completely useless post)
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To: MNJohnnie
You can tell how effective it is by how hysteric the Leftist propaganda bots in the Media are about it.

Bingo! The genius of Eastwood's performance didn't fully hit me until the next morning, when I realized that all the feigned stammering and rambling forced viewers to listen carefully, and focused undivided attention to the softly, almost reluctantly stated words that followed. "We own this country... They are our employees... You got to let them go." By the time those words were delivered, everyone was paying rapt attention - and his words landed like sledge hammers. The Left is screaming because it hurts.

28 posted on 09/01/2012 9:59:28 AM PDT by Always A Marine
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To: ColdOne; All
There was no teleprompter. Yes there was, but it was used by the chair.
29 posted on 09/01/2012 10:00:43 AM PDT by Lattero
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To: ColdOne

Maher is a comedian? I don’t think so. Marxists are never funny.


30 posted on 09/01/2012 10:03:42 AM PDT by albie
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To: ColdOne
Thanks for posting the article.
It brings up a MISSED POINT.

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“As a performer, as a stand-up comedian for 30 years who knows how hard it is to get laughs, excuse me, he went up there … without a net, on a tightrope. There was no teleprompter. He did a bit with just an empty chair and killed,”

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AHHHHHH, but there WAS a TELEPROMPTER. Not just ONE but two, and ALMOST EVERYONE MISSED IT. They, like the chair, were a prop and part of the skit.


31 posted on 09/01/2012 10:05:18 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( Lame and ill-informed post)
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32 posted on 09/01/2012 10:05:25 AM PDT by devolve (------- --- GO AHEAD - MAKE MY DAY --------- ------------- ----- ------------)
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To: hitchwolf

“Even more proof to me Eastwood trolled all of us and was a plant.”

You’ve been here such a short time. I wonder what the rest of your posting record looks like.


33 posted on 09/01/2012 10:05:28 AM PDT by SaxxonWoods (....The days are long, but the years are short.....)
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To: ColdOne

I never thought I’d agree with Maher on anything. I don’t understand all the crap being put out there about Eastwood’s performance. It took me all of about 20 seconds to conclude he was playing it like a scene from “Harvey” (the one-man play with Jimmy Stewart and an imaginary rabbit) and using/imitating Jimmy Stewart’s speaking style.


34 posted on 09/01/2012 10:05:45 AM PDT by black_diamond
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To: ColdOne

Now why would this goofball say ANYthing remotely positive? He has an ulterior motive.


35 posted on 09/01/2012 10:06:13 AM PDT by Heart of Georgia ("Together we will unite America and get this done" - Paul Ryan - August 11, 2012)
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To: V_TWIN

“She’s my daughter......she’s my sister.....”


36 posted on 09/01/2012 10:06:36 AM PDT by wtc911 (Amigo - you've been had.)
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To: logitech

Bill Mahr is a walking marital aid


37 posted on 09/01/2012 10:08:45 AM PDT by al baby (“If Barack Obama has a Harvard law degree, he didn’t earn that. Somebody else made that happen.”)
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To: hitchwolf

Monday, August 27, 2012 10:36:00 AM · 122 of 156
hitchwolf to CaptainK

Well this is terrible but not surprising to me.

I’ve taken a lot of heat here for this, but I am sticking to my opinion that I think Obama is going to win. There are many people who like sitting on their fat behinds all day collecting government checks.

I hate thinking it but I do. Obama is going to win.

___________________

There you go, folks. A Moby in full flower.


38 posted on 09/01/2012 10:09:09 AM PDT by SaxxonWoods (....The days are long, but the years are short.....)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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


The nuance experts missed the subtleties? But how can that be?


39 posted on 09/01/2012 10:10:28 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: Dr. Sivana
For my part I found it painful, moreso because I know this is a tier 1 veteran actor/director, and expected a smoother delivery.

So.... you missed the subtleties as well ?

I had the same problem. I thought it was Clint having problems staying on focus. It wasn't. He was imitating Obama's tendency to wander and blather. Try listening to it again, and maybe you'll see he knew exactly what he was saying and doing.

As I said on another thread, Eastwood was mimicking Obama's speech patterns, and the MEDIA proclaimed Eastwood was acting like he was demented (feeble minded). What does that tell ya ?

40 posted on 09/01/2012 10:10:46 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: ColdOne

Maher? As if more than 217 people still cared...


41 posted on 09/01/2012 10:10:55 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Americans want what Americans always wanted: Better lives for families; little government authority.)
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To: KarlInOhio
But Rachel Maddow said it was a disaster.

What she meant was Eastwood's speech was over her head.

42 posted on 09/01/2012 10:11:24 AM PDT by oyez ( .Apparently The U.S. CONSTITUTION has been reduced to the consistency of quicksand.)
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To: pallis
“...There was no teleprompter.”

None for Clint, TWO for the empty chair.

43 posted on 09/01/2012 10:11:47 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: SaxxonWoods

Wednesday, October 19, 2011 3:26:34 PM · 11 of 56
hitchwolf to Howard Morrison

Well I’m from New York and would never leave it.

Whatever floats your boat I guess.


44 posted on 09/01/2012 10:12:16 AM PDT by ExGeeEye (Wait a minute! Romney doesn't suck? I'm trying to keep up.)
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To: albie

“Maher is a comedian? I don’t think so. Marxists are never funny.”

The whimsy of tyranny. Marxism and Maher, both, are f’n jokes.


45 posted on 09/01/2012 10:14:03 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: ColdOne

Lefties are now claiming that when Eastwood did that finger slash across his throat he was sending a message that obama should be assassinated. So look for that meme to catch on.


46 posted on 09/01/2012 10:14:34 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: houeto; hitchwolf
You got a mouse in your pocket?


47 posted on 09/01/2012 10:16:20 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: SaxxonWoods

Wednesday, January 25, 2012 11:34:40 AM · 38 of 70
hitchwolf to Happy Valley Dude

Sometimes I wonder if some of you even know what you’re all talking about, or are just more willing to defend the flavor of the month.

Rubio is right to attack Newt here. Newt has advocated a liberal position. To me, THAT is the RINO.


48 posted on 09/01/2012 10:16:34 AM PDT by ExGeeEye (Wait a minute! Romney doesn't suck? I'm trying to keep up.)
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To: MNJohnnie

News 4 Tucson Online Poll
Whether they loved it or hated it, many people are talking about Clint Eastwood’s surprise speech Thursday at the Republican National Convention.

Did you like the speech?

Yes
1587 votes
93.4%

No
112 votes
6.6%


49 posted on 09/01/2012 10:17:14 AM PDT by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: SaxxonWoods; hitchwolf

I guess hitchwolf doesn’t like the fact that Eastwood was brilliant and effective. My conclusion is that hitchwolf is either dense or a troll.


50 posted on 09/01/2012 10:17:38 AM PDT by palmer (Jim, please bill me 50 cents for this completely useless post)
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