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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

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To: ColdOne

Clint said everything but “A man’s got to know his limitations.”

—The line that makes “Magnum Force” worth watching.


51 posted on 09/01/2012 10:19:00 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Dr. Sivana; ColdOne
The Dem "talking heads" and surrogates 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 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.

52 posted on 09/01/2012 10:20:04 AM PDT by loveliberty2
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To: palmer

Moby Concern Troll is the term.


53 posted on 09/01/2012 10:20:32 AM PDT by SaxxonWoods (....The days are long, but the years are short.....)
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To: ColdOne

Damn. I misread the title. I thought it said “Bill Maher: Eastwood Killed Him”.


54 posted on 09/01/2012 10:22:51 AM PDT by 762X51
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To: black_diamond
It took me all of about 20 seconds to conclude he was playing it like a scene from “Harvey”

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'

55 posted on 09/01/2012 10:23:25 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: hitchwolf
Even more proof to me Eastwood trolled all of us and was a plant.

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.

56 posted on 09/01/2012 10:23:39 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (RINO season is open. No limit. Make them extinct.)
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To: Heart of Georgia

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?


57 posted on 09/01/2012 10:26:05 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: ColdOne

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.


58 posted on 09/01/2012 10:27:37 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: Dr. Sivana

He IS 82 years old...


59 posted on 09/01/2012 10:28:29 AM PDT by lyby ("Mathematics is the language with which God has written the universe." ~ Galileo Galilei)
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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.

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

60 posted on 09/01/2012 10:29:02 AM PDT by spokeshave (The only people better off today than 4 years ago are the Prisoners at Guantanamo.)
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To: KarlInOhio

Rachel Madcow EXTRA-hates him because he’s EXTRA-manly. She doesn’t like any man who challenges her manliness!


61 posted on 09/01/2012 10:29:21 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: Always A Marine
I realized that all the feigned stammering and rambling forced viewers to listen carefully

I thought it was a subtle mock of the fact that Obama can't speak coherently without a teleprompter.

62 posted on 09/01/2012 10:29:35 AM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (A moral wrong is not a civil right: No religious sanction of an irreligious act.)
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To: ColdOne

If Eastwood had given a straight endorsement speech, no one would be talking about it.


63 posted on 09/01/2012 10:30:26 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: UCANSEE2

WOW! Thank you for the perspective! Now I appreciate Mr. Eastwood’s speech/performance even more than previously.


64 posted on 09/01/2012 10:33:49 AM PDT by lyby ("Mathematics is the language with which God has written the universe." ~ Galileo Galilei)
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To: Dr. Sivana
you do know the teleprompters were NOT WORKING... right???
65 posted on 09/01/2012 10:36:03 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: UCANSEE2; loveliberty; spokeshave
So.... you missed the subtleties as well ?

Yes, I did. I admit it.

I cannot really compare it to Obama's presentation, as I purposefully avoid hearing more than soundbites of the man since the '08 primaries. Most of my info comes from reading on FR. My only audio feeds are from Rush Limbaugh and (I admit it) an occasional NPR "news" story.

I haven't seen a lot of Eastwood movies ... Pale Rider, For a Few Dollars More and Escape from Alcatraz (which I saw because Patrick McGoohan was in it).

I will say one thing for picking Eastwood, he is one of the very few VERY white guys that the homeboys admire (at least his movie persona). No one would say that Eastwood isn't cool.
66 posted on 09/01/2012 10:37:06 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: Dr. Sivana

doc
the whole ol’ man delivery was part of the act. Think it was a parody of something from the ‘50’s


67 posted on 09/01/2012 10:37:50 AM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (and we are still campaigning for local conservatives in central CT.)
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To: Chode
you do know the teleprompters were NOT WORKING... right???

I had assumed that he was going without by design. I only saw the raw You Tube clip. No TV. By Design.
68 posted on 09/01/2012 10:38:33 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
I feel like I’m Faye Dunaway being slapped back and forth by Jack Nicholson in Chinatown.

LOL!!!!

Now, you know we're going to need a .mvi on that.

69 posted on 09/01/2012 10:38:53 AM PDT by exit82 (Pass the word: Obama is a FAILURE!! Democrats are the enemies of freedom!)
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To: ColdOne

Nobody needs this clown’s approbation for anything.


70 posted on 09/01/2012 10:41:05 AM PDT by DPMD
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To: chessplayer

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.


71 posted on 09/01/2012 10:43:20 AM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: KarlInOhio

“But Rachel Maddow said it was a disaster.”

You took her comment wrong, it was a disaster for obama!!!


72 posted on 09/01/2012 10:43:42 AM PDT by dalereed
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To: lyby

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.


73 posted on 09/01/2012 10:46:19 AM PDT by Tripoli
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To: palmer

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!!


74 posted on 09/01/2012 10:47:59 AM PDT by Momto2 (WAR EAGLE!!!!)
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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.


75 posted on 09/01/2012 10:49:42 AM PDT by Crimson Elephant
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To: Tripoli

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!!


76 posted on 09/01/2012 10:53:07 AM PDT by lyby ("Mathematics is the language with which God has written the universe." ~ Galileo Galilei)
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To: Momto2

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.


77 posted on 09/01/2012 10:54:02 AM PDT by SaxxonWoods (....The days are long, but the years are short.....)
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To: spokeshave
with his hair all fluffed if he didn't tell his make up artist how he wanted it...

I was wondering about the hair. It kind of makes sense now.

78 posted on 09/01/2012 10:54:25 AM PDT by liege (I'll pay more for tomatoes...or lettuce.)
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To: black_diamond; Joe 6-pack
I thought of Jimmy Stewart in Harvey immediately.

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.

http://www.sonnyradio.com/jimmy-stewart-johnny-carson-dog-named-beau.html

OMG! Time has flown.....look at the date.

79 posted on 09/01/2012 10:55:45 AM PDT by Chgogal (WSJ, Coulter, Kristol, Krauthammer, Rove et al., STFU. TY)
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To: hitchwolf
Even more proof to me Eastwood trolled all of us and was a plant.

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...

80 posted on 09/01/2012 10:56:44 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2
hey what happened to ‘hitchwolf’ ??

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...

81 posted on 09/01/2012 11:06:03 AM PDT by haircutter
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To: blackie

Obama WAS “cool” before.

Now he’s not.

Win for Eastwood.


82 posted on 09/01/2012 11:10:39 AM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: Chgogal

83 posted on 09/01/2012 11:11:10 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: black_diamond
It sounded like he was imitating Obama’s speaking style when he doesn't have a teleprompter.

Eastwood is 82 what is Obama’s excuse.

84 posted on 09/01/2012 11:16:39 AM PDT by Barb4Bush (God bless Glenn Beck!)
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To: hitchwolf
Good afternoon.

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?

5.56mm

85 posted on 09/01/2012 11:17:21 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: WKUHilltopper
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.

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.

86 posted on 09/01/2012 11:21:35 AM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: hitchwolf
I think you're a plant.


87 posted on 09/01/2012 11:23:28 AM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: hitchwolf
Even more proof to me Eastwood trolled all of us and was a plant.

huh?  what?

88 posted on 09/01/2012 11:27:26 AM PDT by softwarecreator
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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.”
I disagree. I believe Eastwood created a new Schtick and it was brilliant. Who will be the most sought after Convention speaker this year?


89 posted on 09/01/2012 11:29:05 AM PDT by HChampagne
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To: hitchwolf

Perhaps you didn’t read the whole article. The whole article was to set up Maher’s final and true thoughts about Eastwood.


90 posted on 09/01/2012 11:30:23 AM PDT by hawaiianninja (Palm note to self: Work for a successful 2012! +Throw the liberal garbage out!)
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To: hitchwolf
Even more proof to me Eastwood trolled all of us and was a plant.

Whatcha mean "Us", Trollman?

91 posted on 09/01/2012 11:31:05 AM PDT by Ole Okie
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To: hitchwolf

There is only one plant around here, and you would look simply divine next to an empty chair.


92 posted on 09/01/2012 11:34:51 AM PDT by NautiNurse (Barack Obama--you are the weakest link. Goodbye!)
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To: hitchwolf
Even more proof to me Eastwood trolled all of us and was a plant.

What???

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.

93 posted on 09/01/2012 11:36:02 AM PDT by Lady Heron
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To: SaxxonWoods
Nothing wrong with not being a Romney supporter

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. :(

94 posted on 09/01/2012 11:41:55 AM PDT by Momto2 (WAR EAGLE!!!!)
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To: Lattero
There was no teleprompter.

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!

95 posted on 09/01/2012 11:45:47 AM PDT by arasina (So there.)
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To: TigersEye
LOL! I think hitchwolf is a plant, too. But more this kind.


96 posted on 09/01/2012 11:45:57 AM PDT by hawaiianninja (Palm note to self: Work for a successful 2012! +Throw the liberal garbage out!)
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To: logitech

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.


97 posted on 09/01/2012 11:48:22 AM PDT by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know. . .)
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To: UCANSEE2
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.

Absolutely brilliant. Too bad that message didn't get across on my television.

98 posted on 09/01/2012 11:50:10 AM PDT by arasina (So there.)
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To: hitchwolf

A plant?

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.


99 posted on 09/01/2012 11:51:34 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Hopey changey Low emission unicorns and a crap sandwich)
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To: hawaiianninja; hitchwolf
Naw, that's a very useful plant. Clothes, medicine, building materials, soil conservation, livestock feed, food, industrial goods, ...

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.

100 posted on 09/01/2012 11:55:38 AM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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