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WH disses Clint Eastwood over anti-Obama speech
washingtonexaminer.com ^ | Sept. 1, 2012 | Joel Gehrke

Posted on 09/01/2012 10:30:45 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

President Obama’s spokesman derided Clint Eastwood for his remarks at the Republican National Convention, in which Eastwood made a series of jokes at the president’s expense by pretending to conduct an interview with Obama while only talking to an empty chair.

“I wasn’t quite sure what I was watching,” White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said yesterday of Eastwood’s performance. He prefaced that dismissal by saying, “I’m a huge fan and admirer of Clint Eastwood’s work, both as a director and an actor.”

Eastwood made several jokes at Obama’s expense and that of Vice President Joe Biden (whom he called “a grin with a body behind it) during a skit that ended with a statement explaining why he thinks the president — whom Eastwood was excited to see inaugurated in 2008 — should lose his reelection bid.

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1 posted on 09/01/2012 10:30:49 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I imagine Eric the Holder is going to sue Arizona because of Clint’s speech.


2 posted on 09/01/2012 10:32:32 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Had enough of the freaks running the show yet?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
“I wasn’t quite sure what I was watching,” White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said yesterday of Eastwood’s performance.

I say the same about you, Jay, every time your face comes on the TV. It's like watching old Super Circus video. You never know what spin will show up next...

3 posted on 09/01/2012 10:33:59 AM PDT by bcsco (Bourbon gets better with age...I age better with Bourbon.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Keep talking and more people who haven’t seen it will.


4 posted on 09/01/2012 10:34:19 AM PDT by AU72
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To: Free ThinkerNY

We have multiple hits below the waterline. The vessel is sinking. Down periscope.


5 posted on 09/01/2012 10:34:25 AM PDT by patriotsblood
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Carney said:

“I wasn’t quite sure what I was watching,”

I am sure he DID not know what he was watching since he has been brainwashed....


6 posted on 09/01/2012 10:34:35 AM PDT by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Hey Jay, would you like some cheese with that whine?


7 posted on 09/01/2012 10:35:13 AM PDT by duckman (Dr Ben Carlson: Vision Not Division.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He pissed off all the right people. I think we need to see this again in 30 second spots.


8 posted on 09/01/2012 10:35:31 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: bcsco

I thought Carney said that they didn’t watch the convention and that Barry and his boys just sat around charging their iPods while the convention was on.


9 posted on 09/01/2012 10:36:44 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Had enough of the freaks running the show yet?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Whoever the resident WH "genius" was that shot back the photo saying, "This chair is taken" should be fired, for it simply acknowledged and synthesized the very essence of the Eastwood gem.

Same with Carney.

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.

10 posted on 09/01/2012 10:36:43 AM PDT by loveliberty2
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Imagine....never having to see Jay Carney, the pasty-faced weenie, Eric Holder, the bigoted crook, and Big Sis Napolitano, chief of the Homo Dept., after Jan. 21.

That is enough to motivate any patriot to vote.


11 posted on 09/01/2012 10:36:44 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: illiac

“I wasn’t quite sure what I was watching,”

Yes you did, you were watching an American question its leader - talking to him the same way he talks to us.


12 posted on 09/01/2012 10:38:14 AM PDT by edcoil (It is not over until I win.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Well being dissed by this White House means nothing, as a matter of fact it is a badge of honor but being dissed by an American Icon,well that is a different story.Its crap to be you Biden,or Obama,the mark of Clint is upon you!


13 posted on 09/01/2012 10:39:41 AM PDT by ballplayer
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To: Free ThinkerNY

14 posted on 09/01/2012 10:40:11 AM PDT by Slyfox
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To: Free ThinkerNY
“I wasn’t quite sure what I was watching,” White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said

Ya got to love the epic arrogance of government employees, pretending and acting like they just don't quite get it.

These people and their endless lies are just plain 100% evil.

15 posted on 09/01/2012 10:42:18 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: ballplayer

” I know what yer thinkin.......did the props consist of one teleprompter..or two”


16 posted on 09/01/2012 10:42:57 AM PDT by Einherjar
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To: FlingWingFlyer

What I recall reading was that Carney claimed Obama claimed not to have watched. And that was early in the convention. But, I haven’t been paying attention to their ramblings since.


17 posted on 09/01/2012 10:43:03 AM PDT by bcsco (Bourbon gets better with age...I age better with Bourbon.)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

I put an empty chair from my doll furniture collection in the rear window of my car. It’ll be even better at night because every time I step on the brake...a red light goes on a few inches away.


18 posted on 09/01/2012 10:46:09 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Carney's worst nightmare is happening as we speak:

ECOTUS has gone viral...

19 posted on 09/01/2012 10:46:57 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: AU72
Exactly!

The various videos of Clint's performance on youtube have almost 2 million (collective) hits so far...and the party is just getting started.

20 posted on 09/01/2012 10:48:07 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama: "If you've got a business -- you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen.")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Ooohh, methinks some people on the left are rather thin-skinned. It seems that Dirty Harry has struck a nerve.


21 posted on 09/01/2012 10:48:19 AM PDT by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: loveliberty2
Another gem was his use of a former President's assessment of Romney's "stellar business performance"

Thus far, Mr. Eastwood's use of Clinton's "stellar business performance" has either slid by unnoticed or is being ignored by Clint's Demo critics.

I heard it the first time by and thought that this is a very well thought out "bumbling" skit.

22 posted on 09/01/2012 10:52:34 AM PDT by Ole Okie
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Confident men shrug off criticism (or learn from it, depending on its validity). Good leaders know not everyone will agree with them.

Small men, weak men, feel they have to react to every slight, real or just perceived. Poor leaders are always looking behind them to see if they are still being followed.

23 posted on 09/01/2012 11:12:03 AM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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24 posted on 09/01/2012 11:12:40 AM PDT by devolve (------- --- GO AHEAD - MAKE MY DAY --------- ------------- ----- ------------)
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To: devolve

Good Lord he is so sexy in that picture.


25 posted on 09/01/2012 11:17:51 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: All; null and void

Hey, the TOTUS and Michelle Obama’s Mirror have a friend now!

Empty Chair has it’s own blog!

http://emptychairoftheus.blogspot.com/


26 posted on 09/01/2012 11:20:04 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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27 posted on 09/01/2012 11:27:42 AM PDT by devolve (------- --- GO AHEAD - MAKE MY DAY --------- ------------- ----- ------------)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Hopefully the entire Obama crowd, and its legacy of dishonesty and mediocrity, will be gone in five months.


28 posted on 09/01/2012 11:28:37 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Free ThinkerNY
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29 posted on 09/01/2012 11:33:15 AM PDT by barmag25
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To: barmag25

LOL!


30 posted on 09/01/2012 11:33:57 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
0bama's reply to unemployed Americans...

"Talk to the chair!"


31 posted on 09/01/2012 11:35:47 AM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: Mad Dawgg
great blog. :-D
such a pathetic (very) little man-child
best, be rid of him (politically).

32 posted on 09/01/2012 11:42:03 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (WA DC E$tabli$hment; DNC/RNC/Unionists...Brazilian saying: "$@me Old $hit; w/ different flie$" :^)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE
www.nationalreview.com

The Corner

The one and only.

Play Clinty For Me

By Mark Steyn
August 31, 2012 3:08 P.M.

Like William F. Gavin, I hugely enjoyed Clint Eastwood’s turn last night, but I’m not sure I agree that it was “unintentionally hilarious” and that “he forgot his lines, lost his way.” Clint is a brilliant actor, and a superb director of other actors (and I don’t just mean a quarter-century ago: In the last five years, he’s directed eight films). He’s also, as Mr. Gavin observed, a terrific jazz improviser at the piano — and, in film and music documentaries, an extremely articulate interviewee. So I wouldn’t assume that the general tenor of his performance wasn’t 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 it’s OK to find Obama, his ugly campaign operation, and his increasingly shrill band of die-hard defenders ridiculous. It’s OK to laugh at them.

I’m not sure he could have pulled that off if he’d delivered a slick telepromptered pitch.

http://www.nationalreview.com/blogs/print/315658


33 posted on 09/01/2012 11:44:49 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

Steyn and Hayward nailed it. That’s exactly what Clint was doing. And it appears to have worked.


34 posted on 09/01/2012 11:51:07 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Had enough of the freaks running the show yet?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Obama attacks Navy Seals

Obama attacks Clint Eastwood

What’s next on his list?

Mom and Apple Pie?


35 posted on 09/01/2012 11:57:15 AM PDT by Iron Munro ("In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit." - Ayn Rand)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Jay Carney should go back and look at it again. Clint said Obama was “absolutely crazy” among other things.
36 posted on 09/01/2012 12:00:20 PM PDT by Aquamarine
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“I wasn’t quite sure what I was watching,”


That’s because you never saw the Jimmy Stewart movie “Harvey,” Jay. If you had, you would have known you were witnessing a brilliant parody of that film’s main character, Elwood P. Dowd:

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


37 posted on 09/01/2012 12:04:38 PM PDT by kevao (Is your ocean any lower than it was four years ago?)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
I imagine Eric the Holder is going to sue Arizona because of Clint’s speech.

The Charge: Ridicule without a federal permit

Yes, Clint knew exactly what he was doing.

Saul Alinsky Rule 5:

"Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.
It’s hard to counterattack ridicule, and it infuriates the opposition, which then reacts to your advantage."


38 posted on 09/01/2012 12:05:44 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit." - Ayn Rand)
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To: lonevoice

You know that Obama can’t get that brilliant bit of theater out of his mind. I love it!


39 posted on 09/01/2012 12:11:09 PM PDT by Pride in the USA (With Romney - Ryan you get change back.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

A smart administration wouldn’t have even commented on it. The fact that they have speaks volumes of how badly it got under their skin.


40 posted on 09/01/2012 12:11:49 PM PDT by manic4organic (We won. Get over it.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Obama Retaliates!


41 posted on 09/01/2012 12:16:06 PM PDT by Iron Munro ("In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit." - Ayn Rand)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Scumbag *****ucking kenyan communist muzzie bastard. Pardon my English.

LLS

42 posted on 09/01/2012 12:27:22 PM 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: FlingWingFlyer
The wind blown hair, verbal stumbling and repeated requests for what the empty chair had said was Jimmy Stewart (without the accent" to a "T" and THAT is what Clint was parodying. Go to You Tube and watch his speech and watch some of Jimmy in Harvey. Perhaps Clint should have said, “I have this empty chair here to represent barack “Harvey” obama"... for some of those that are a little slow on the take.

LLS

43 posted on 09/01/2012 12:34:32 PM 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: Pride in the USA

It’s wonderful, isn’t it? And the liberal media and Obama’s minions just can’t quit talking about it. The more they talk about it, the more people who didn’t see it are going to youtube to watch the video. I’m still in awe of the brilliance of this!


44 posted on 09/01/2012 12:36:28 PM PDT by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: LibLieSlayer; FlingWingFlyer
Here ya go. Note the striped ties, who wears striped ties any more.

Jimmy Stewart with the invisible 6 foot tall rabbit Harvey

Clint Eastwood interviewing the invisible Obama

45 posted on 09/01/2012 12:50:31 PM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: Covenantor
Also watch at the end of Clint's skit... he takes the traditional Thespian bow... something that speech makers NEVER do.

LLS

46 posted on 09/01/2012 12:57:56 PM 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: Ole Okie
You're right. No one wants to associate that "stellar" comment with their star of the Dem Convention and former Pres. Maybe the "empty chair" routine, even the other jabs at the current one, but not that one.

They've not picked up on the "someone" who wanted to have a certain trial in NYC either!

47 posted on 09/01/2012 1:04:38 PM PDT by loveliberty2
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To: loveliberty2; All

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.
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A Tucson newspaper did an online poll: Did you like Clint Eastwood’s speech? The “Yes” vote was in the 90 percentile range. The “No” vote was embarrassingly low.


48 posted on 09/01/2012 1:53:33 PM PDT by pistolpackinpapa (Why is it that you never see any Obama bumper stickers on cars going to work in the mornings?)
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To: LibLieSlayer

*****ucking
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I think that is supposed to be two words. LOL


49 posted on 09/01/2012 1:57:02 PM PDT by pistolpackinpapa (Why is it that you never see any Obama bumper stickers on cars going to work in the mornings?)
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To: loveliberty2

It was a bit of theater that pointedly attacked the weaknesses of Obama—and said what needed to be said—Obama needs to be fired. Watch as the Dems try to make their own skit with Al Frankin or some other Actor. It will not work a second time. They should move on—but it cut to the quick. Look to see Obama’s speech fall flat—he has lost his mojo.


50 posted on 09/01/2012 2:05:00 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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