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Clint Eastwood Gets Cut From Romney RNC Video..(WTF?)
yahoo news ^ | 09/02/2012 | Sarah Parnass

Posted on 09/02/2012 4:14:23 PM PDT by OL Hickory

A video mash-up of speakers from last week's Republican National Convention does not include an appearance from the "mystery RNC speaker," Clint Eastwood.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: campaign; clint; eastwood; romney
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Only our side could miss a golden opportunity of an empty chair presentation of our president!
1 posted on 09/02/2012 4:14:34 PM PDT by OL Hickory
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To: OL Hickory

I bet it was Clint’s decision.


2 posted on 09/02/2012 4:17:08 PM PDT by funfan
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To: OL Hickory

Oh the horror ! The ignominy !!


3 posted on 09/02/2012 4:17:15 PM PDT by onona (Thank you fellow Freepers)
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To: OL Hickory

Our side needs to learn that “civility” doesn’t work with the bass turds in the Obama regime. The sooner they learn that, the better chance they will have in November.


4 posted on 09/02/2012 4:21:16 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Had enough of the freaks running the show yet?)
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To: funfan

copyright Bob Newhart?


5 posted on 09/02/2012 4:21:36 PM PDT by SMGFan (SMGfan is not "Sub Machine Gun" fan)
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To: OL Hickory

As I told another poster in a different thread, it’s politics: This way the message is transmitted to millions while Team Romney/Ryan keep their hands clean for those Independents, squishy Kumbaya Republicans and Democrats who are leaning towards voting Obama out. It’s actually brilliant, and I’d bet $100 that all of this was scripted weeks ago. I grew up in Southern California and lived a few doors down from a pretty busy character actor who you’d recognize in an instant. He once told my father and I something along the lines of “If you see something happen on TV or film, it wasn’t there by accident, it was put there on purpose.”


6 posted on 09/02/2012 4:22:21 PM 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: 2ndDivisionVet

Good analysis.


7 posted on 09/02/2012 4:23:56 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: OL Hickory
Clint Eastwood Gets Cut From Romney RNC Video

Big deal. How much is he getting?

8 posted on 09/02/2012 4:27:03 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Agreed.

Clint’s talk served its purpose and left the intended impression.

His speech isn’t what we want to highlight though.


9 posted on 09/02/2012 4:28:59 PM PDT by comebacknewt (Newt (sigh) what could have been . . .)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We put out an empty chair on our lawn tonight. We will see if this works better than the Republican signs that are always stolen.


10 posted on 09/02/2012 4:30:51 PM PDT by pugmama
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To: OL Hickory

I know everyone has been trying very hard to put a positive spin on Clint’s speech, but to the people who don’t read FR, the speech was a disaster. Clint looked and sound like Jim from the tv show ‘Taxi’. He ate up time with his disjointed meanderings and so other speakers could not speak. The convention had to cut a biographical video that would of gone a long way to introducing and humanizing Mitt to the rest of the USA.

I’m all for trying to make the best of a bad situation, but let’s not delude ourselves into thinking that Clint hit one out of the park.


12 posted on 09/02/2012 4:36:50 PM PDT by turn_to
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To: OL Hickory

don’t want to overdo it


13 posted on 09/02/2012 4:37:05 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: OL Hickory
Rats, Barack! You got us cut... from the Romney RNC Video!
14 posted on 09/02/2012 4:38:50 PM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: OL Hickory

It’s actually a good vid...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6rJSqVEmmY&feature=plcp

but Jon Voight wasn’t in it, or any of the Romney sons.


15 posted on 09/02/2012 4:39:26 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: pugmama

Make it an expendable chair.


16 posted on 09/02/2012 4:41:32 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer. FREEDOM OR FREE STUFF- YOU GET ONE CHOICE, CHOOSE WISELY)
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To: funfan

The point was made. Anything more and the point would be lost... he is what he is —— an empty suit.


17 posted on 09/02/2012 4:41:45 PM PDT by malia
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To: turn_to

Really? It’s driving the left insane. By any measure, that’s “hitting it out of the park.”

As for his meanderings and eating up time, the teleprompter cut out-—he was winging it. And he could have taken even longer, as far as I’m concerned. The alternative probably would have been some speaker bleating that yes, women do matter and they work really hard. Or someone eager to show they could speak Spanish.


18 posted on 09/02/2012 4:42:11 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Don't be afraid to see what you see. (Ronald Reagan))
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To: pugmama

An empty chair!!

I’m going to do that! Great idea!


19 posted on 09/02/2012 4:43:53 PM PDT by malia
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To: turn_to

I’m all for trying to make the best of a bad situation, but let’s not delude ourselves into thinking that Clint hit one out of the park.


‘Bill Maher: Clint Eastwood ‘Killed’ With Empty Chair Performance’

Comedian Bill Maher may be an avid political and financial supporter of President Barack Obama, but he still found the rambling “sit down” that octogenarian Clint Eastwood gave the POTUS, via an empty chair at the RNC, funny, reports Politico.com.

The ‘Real Time with Bill Maher’ host said that though he had no idea that Eastwood was such an “a**hole,” he “killed” his routine:

“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.

“People have been saying for years: these conventions are too scripted, they’re too slick, they’re too overproduced,” he added. “A guy who went up there who wasn’t slick … and killed with the crowd? I gotta give him props for that.”

http://newsone.com/2033655/bill-maher-clint-eastwood-rnc/


20 posted on 09/02/2012 4:47:09 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: OL Hickory
The Schofield Kid: Yeah, well, I guess they had it coming. Will Munny: We all got it coming, kid.
21 posted on 09/02/2012 4:49:37 PM PDT by tumblindice (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: turn_to
Imho, you were either not watching the same outstanding skit, or you've no memory of Harvey.

It wasn't just a homer, it was grand ridiculing slam !

22 posted on 09/02/2012 4:54:56 PM PDT by tomkat (:-)
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To: GBT1945
GBT1945 Since Aug 4, 2012 Nice try Dembot. Rather then always trying to stir up diversions and dissension on Conservative websites, why don't you Obama lovers try making a case FOR your guy.

Ah but that right when your candidates have no ideas of solutions the only think you are left with is deceit and dissension

23 posted on 09/02/2012 4:55:13 PM 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: malia
The empty chair thing is all over the internet, Michelle Malkin has big twitter thing going with folks sending in ideas for the sign or item they are going to put with the chair in their yards tomorrow.

Things like golf clubs, signs that read 'pink slip' and 'new stimulus pkg-FIRED' and basketballs or a golf club etc,.

Guess we'd better use old lawn chairs or m aybe make a makeshift chair of cement blocks or wood and add a sign-"BUILT BY ME MYSELF ALONE!" LOL

24 posted on 09/02/2012 4:58:03 PM PDT by Republic (Keep uhbama desperate - seems to force slips of honesty from his angry interior)
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To: comebacknewt

That’s a mistake the Democrats and the press (sorry for repeating myself) make all the time: Over-doing something and beating a dead horse. Team Romney is smart to go on to different things. Perhaps one of the lesser PACS will glom on to it and use it somehow. I imagine the Tea Party is working on that as we speak.


25 posted on 09/02/2012 4:58:27 PM 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: turn_to

I thought the speech was greatest political art in a long time; a masterpiece. There is no such thing as bad publicity and the more the liberals media politicizes it the better. You forget only a few million watch the conventions or even care outside of those who are politically loyal. I would prefer water-boarding to 5 minutes of the Democratic convention. A fluff piece to make a politician more human? Haa, haa.

Obama as an empty chair is resonating in tens of millions of people who did not watch the convention. It is burned in the subconscious of every independent voter in America. Do not underestimate art. If it was not so effective the main stream media wouldn’t be helping spread the story to millions more. They are being played for fools.


26 posted on 09/02/2012 4:59:58 PM PDT by BushCountry (I hope the Mayans are wrong!)
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To: OL Hickory

I thought the Eastwood bit was quirky but highly effective, and very much resonated across mid-America. Moreso than a bunch of tired political speechifying. But the elite “political class,” both Dem and Repub, seemed rather horrified by it. Which, is actually rather telling, isn’t it?


27 posted on 09/02/2012 5:00:35 PM PDT by greene66
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To: OL Hickory
"I personally think Clint Eastwood was a mistake before he came out," former California Senate candidate Carly Fiorina said today on "Meet the Press."

So I guess we should have had that California conservative giant Carly Fiorina speak instead of Clint Eastwood? Somehow I don't think a speech from her would have been as memorable.

28 posted on 09/02/2012 5:04:43 PM PDT by Reddon
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To: greene66
You didn't ask me, but yeah, very telling.
29 posted on 09/02/2012 5:04:43 PM PDT by Republic (Keep uhbama desperate - seems to force slips of honesty from his angry interior)
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To: turn_to
Clint looked and sound like Jim from the tv show ‘Taxi’. He ate up time with his disjointed meanderings

I watched it "Live" and, like many others, felt uneasy. His age, the hesitations and pauses, knowing that he was flying without a net and wondering if he would make some horrible mistake, had me sitting and sweating on the edge of my seat.

And when he finished up so strong I breathed a great sigh of relief.

However, now when you watch it via YouTube etc., knowing that everything will finish OK, a whole new light shines on it. It comes through as a sly and masterful performance all designed to do one thing...replace the current President.

30 posted on 09/02/2012 5:06:04 PM PDT by eddie willers
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To: GBT1945; MNJohnnie

It’s “too” not “to” or “two” in the context you’re using. Please tell me you don’t say something is “for sell” or “The car past the train.”


31 posted on 09/02/2012 5:07:18 PM 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: OL Hickory

It may not be he was cut. He is a member of the Screen Actors Guild union and recorded appearances that are made to sell may be too costly to get a contract on.

(in other words, as a SAG union member, he can make an appearance but his appearance can’t be sold on a licensed product without payment, which I suspect is very steep).


32 posted on 09/02/2012 5:14:07 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: pugmama; malia; 2ndDivisionVet

We put out an empty chair on our lawn tonight. We will see if this works better than the Republican signs that are always stolen
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Sorrow of it is the person who steals it will just think you a fool for leaving a chair in your front yard, and not realize the significance of it.


33 posted on 09/02/2012 5:17:37 PM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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Night Night Cokehead!









34 posted on 09/02/2012 5:17:47 PM PDT by devolve (------- --- GO AHEAD - MAKE MY DAY --------- ------------- ----- ------------)
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To: malia

I put an Empty Chair out today, with a sign that has a quote from Clints’ speech. Then, a few hours later, I looked out and I saw that my neighbor had put a chair out also.

During that “few hours” I was constructing a little “Empty Chair” out of cardboard and pop-sickle sticks, with it’s own little “sign” to take up to my grandfathers grave. It’s up there now.

Trust me on this - Grampy would have INSISTED that I do it! :)


35 posted on 09/02/2012 5:21:45 PM PDT by Ladysforest
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To: GBT1945
Their say your a looser, noob, but I'm gonna give you a brake. Lak water off a duke's back. Lets shake: Animated Animals Pictures, Images and Photos
36 posted on 09/02/2012 5:22:18 PM PDT by tumblindice (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: OL Hickory

Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory - bowing to the new tone -how familiar.


37 posted on 09/02/2012 5:26:09 PM PDT by Let's Roll (Save the world's best healthcare - REPEAL, DEFUND Obamacare!)
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To: eddie willers
knowing that he was flying without a net and wondering if he would make some horrible mistake, had me sitting and sweating on the edge of my seat.

I only had a radio, and I thought he was quite effective from the start. The piece seemed hilarious and held together wonderfully well.

Guess I was fortunate not to see a TV so his appearance didn't bother me. He actually made me LOL.

38 posted on 09/02/2012 5:29:30 PM PDT by Ole Okie
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To: turn_to

Welcome to Free Republic newbie.


39 posted on 09/02/2012 5:31:42 PM PDT by moovova (Hope-ium...Time to kick the habit.)
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To: Let's Roll

I just hope Romney doesn’t apologize for Clint’s speech


40 posted on 09/02/2012 5:31:56 PM PDT by Reddon
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To: OL Hickory

It will be all over the web. No need to put it in. The best use of the official video is to introduce people to the many fine speakers that the networks ignored.


41 posted on 09/02/2012 5:34:09 PM PDT by jimfree (In Nov 2012 my 12 y/o granddaughter has more relevant&quality executive experience than Barack Obama)
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To: moovova

Thanks sweetheart!


42 posted on 09/02/2012 5:37:07 PM PDT by turn_to
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To: turn_to

Yep...just as i figured.

I bet your buds at DU miss you.


43 posted on 09/02/2012 5:42:13 PM PDT by moovova (Hope-ium...Time to kick the habit.)
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To: OL Hickory

Nobody is going to watch the RNC video. But Clint is getting all the hits on youtube. It’s a non issue.


44 posted on 09/02/2012 5:43:23 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wow...good come back...you really got him there.


45 posted on 09/02/2012 5:48:00 PM PDT by Post5203 (I bought 6 marines a beer at a bar recently and not one said thanks. I won't do that again.)
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To: Ladysforest
My dad is in a federal VA cemetery or I'd do the same thing. I'm almost glad he never heard of Barack Obama (died in 2002) as it would've really saddened him seeing the country he fought three wars for being destroyed.
46 posted on 09/02/2012 5:52:12 PM 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: Let's Roll

See my post #6.


47 posted on 09/02/2012 5:55:12 PM 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: malia

“An empty chair!!”

A ‘broken’ empty chair might be even better.


48 posted on 09/02/2012 5:56:10 PM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again.")
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To: turn_to

Are you kidding me? It was great.

It is only lefties who dislike it. It is honest, funny, creative, and reflectd reality.

He DID hit it out of the park.


49 posted on 09/02/2012 5:59:07 PM PDT by Principled (Vote Romney to stop Obama. Vote for conservative Reps and Senators to stop Romney. [ZET 7/30/12])
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