Skip to comments.Bill Maher: Eastwood 'killed' it
Posted on 09/01/2012 9:35:17 AM PDT by ColdOne
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Clint said everything but “A man’s got to know his limitations.”
—The line that makes “Magnum Force” worth watching.
Agree, too, with Applegateranch's comments 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. Now, Eastwood's use of it, with "progressives" (an entire set of "empty chairs" when it comes to understanding and defending the ideas of freedom, such a "deliberate" and halting style denotes everything from senility to "doddering fool."
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.
From Geraldo Rivera on FOX to Gloria Borger on CNN, the faux criticism and claims that Eastwood distracted from the Romney speech and Borger's claim that parts were "crass" are laughable when compared with much of the Dem performer language and inferences.
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.
Moby Concern Troll is the term.
Damn. I misread the title. I thought it said “Bill Maher: Eastwood Killed Him”.
I was watching it on TV (which kept skipping on sound and video) and then tried watching it on the Internet(CSPAN) (which kept skipping on sound and video). It wasn't until later when I could watch uploaded videos of it that I got the 'shtick'
A plant?? Only the dims do that. They had Sandra the fluke and debbie blabbermouth sneak into the convention. I say you are a troll.
Now why would this goofball say ANYthing remotely positive? He has an ulterior motive.
Maher- I knew he was a Republican, Maher said. But I thought [he was] kind of an old-school, reasonable Republican. I had no idea he was such a down the line, right-wing a-—hole.
That sounds like an ulterior motive?
At first I thought his remark that we should “possibly” elect someone new was sabotage.. Then, it occurred to me that this passive overture COULD appeal to a wavering liberal, nudging them towards Romney.
He IS 82 years old...
That was part and parcel of the presentation....
Do you honestly believe that Eastwood...with all his decades of top work as actor and director would come on a set with his hair all fluffed if he didn't tell his make up artist how he wanted it...and his portrayal of an old geezer from someone as smart as a tack and quick as a cobra....?
Game Set and Match to Clint
Rachel Madcow EXTRA-hates him because he’s EXTRA-manly. She doesn’t like any man who challenges her manliness!
I thought it was a subtle mock of the fact that Obama can't speak coherently without a teleprompter.
If Eastwood had given a straight endorsement speech, no one would be talking about it.
WOW! Thank you for the perspective! Now I appreciate Mr. Eastwood’s speech/performance even more than previously.
the whole ol’ man delivery was part of the act. Think it was a parody of something from the ‘50’s
Now, you know we're going to need a .mvi on that.
Nobody needs this clown’s approbation for anything.
That would be a difficult meme to promote - everyone who works in any branch of media/entertainment, from the janitor at the weather channel to Jay Leno to the second assistant stagehand at the high school drama club knows that the finger across the throat is sign language for “stop” “cut” “over” when a performance is or should be coming to an end.
“But Rachel Maddow said it was a disaster.”
You took her comment wrong, it was a disaster for obama!!!
For those interested, the AMC TV channel is presenting Clint Eastwood movies all day and night on Labor Day.
I’m inviting any of my liberal friends around then over for a little cookout.
Of course all of my TV sets will be on the AMC channel.
Re: hitchwolf.... if you look at his comments its clear he is NOT a Romney supporter. This is one of the best features of FR - when someone makes a comment that I question - I always look at their posting history - It is quite revealing!!
At least Maher pointed out a hypocrisy....all the talk of conventions being boring, scripting and script writers...and someone goes out there without a net and does a “real” presentation....and they say it was a disaster.
You can’t have it both ways.
At least in this case Maher disagreed with the content and didn’t lie about the presentation.
My husband and I were looking through Mr. Eastwood’s filmography... we have seen ALL of his movies MORE THAN ONCE!! Next to Audie Murphy, he is my favorite actor!!
Nothing wrong with not being a Romney supporter. Hitchwolf can vote how HW pleases.
This is concern troll work. I smell a closet Obama supporter. The posting record always reveals. A few throwaway posts that say typical conservative things, but too many posts that say otherwise, such as “I think Obama will win.”
Hitchwolf is just a bit too...concerned.
I was wondering about the hair. It kind of makes sense now.
Do you remember Jimmy Stewart on Johnny Carson's send off show and his poem My Dog Named Beau?
Classic Jimmy Stewart at his best. Miss both of those stars.
OMG! Time has flown.....look at the date.
I didn't watch 1 minute of the convention production.
However, I did watch Eastwood's speech on youtube. He did alright for some guy in his 80s, and made some good points.
Troll, plant? What kind of cowflop comment is that?
Your comment is suspect and reeks...
oh well he probably left to go f*** himself like obama told several to do...clint Eastwood had me clapping and laughing so loud that hubby said I disturbed the pup and woke her up...
Obama WAS “cool” before.
Now he’s not.
Win for Eastwood.
Eastwood is 82 what is Obama’s excuse.
I just checked the rest of the thread. You haven't defended your post. Normally, a FReeper will defend his or her opinion.
What say you?
I think you're right. Maher may be a liberal idiot, but that doesn't mean he's completely stupid in all areas. He can see which way the wind is blowing. So can a lot of other liberal hangers-on.
Expect to see ever more "defections" from the left as people hedge their bets or simply come over "...why no, I've always supported..." Because a liberal can claim to have "supported" anything, even in complete utter silence. Even when it seemed they were backing just the opposite. They can lie to themselves and anyone else and claim after the fact that they've supported anything.
Watch for the coming wave of lies and new-found "support" of people and ideas that look like they're going to win in November.
“For my part I found it painful, moreso because I know this is a tier 1 veteran actor/director, and expected a smoother delivery.”
I disagree. I believe Eastwood created a new Schtick and it was brilliant. Who will be the most sought after Convention speaker this year?
Perhaps you didn’t read the whole article. The whole article was to set up Maher’s final and true thoughts about Eastwood.
Whatcha mean "Us", Trollman?
There is only one plant around here, and you would look simply divine next to an empty chair.
I just went on utube to see what all the fuss was about with this speech because I did not bother to watch the convention. Had no interest in it.
But all the hubbub about the speech drew me to it(like thousands of others who did not catch it live or care to) so sat through the whole utube clip and have only one question....What rino approved that routine?????For the first time in my life can I think of something a rino has done or approved as a stroke of genius.
Well..... he was not my first choice, or my second, or even my THIRD.... but at this point - its either Romney/Ryan or 4 more years... he has been making disparaging remarks about Romney on several threads -
that is all I meant - I am a little out of it today - had to put my 14 year old dog to sleep this a.m. :(
Yes there was, but it was used by the chair. LOL! Now that's funny! Even an empty-chair version of Obama needs a teleprompter!
Nah, he’s a professional scoffer (see the use of that word in the Old Testament Scriptures) — it’s similar to being a jerk, is more studied than being a jerk because professional scoffers are deliberately offensive toward Christian (and sometimes Jewish) culture, piety and morality, while jerks are just offensive at random.
Absolutely brilliant. Too bad that message didn't get across on my television.
Your statement reminds me of the story about the guy in the bar fight who claimed he damned near broke the other guys fist when he hit it with his jaw.
hitchwolf is just a potted plant that sits in the living room, doesn't bear fruit, is poisonous to unwary pets and requires watering, feeding and cleaning.