Skip to comments.Op-Ed: The Empty Chair Syndrome
Posted on 09/03/2012 3:17:40 PM PDT by Eleutheria5
This past week will be remembered as the turning point in which Obama's re-election possibilities took a severe beating, possibly signaling the beginning of the end of the Obama Presidency.
All it took was for Clint Eastwood, the 82 year old actor and director to speak at the Republican National Convention to an empty chair. By addressing an "invisible" President Obama, Eastwood laid out what he sees as the good, the bad, and the ugly state of the man who occupies that empty chair in the White House.
Eastwood shared - not only with the audience at the Republican National Convention, but also with the wider American public watching at home - how he cried when Obama was elected and cried even harder four years later, when millions were out of work. "It's a national disgrace," Eastwood said. "It may be time for someone else to come along and solve the problem."
Jewish culture is keenly aware of the empty chair syndrome, a famiiar concept in Judaism.
During the Passover Seder, we fill a cup for Elijah the Prophet and place the cup before an empty chair leaving the door open for him, in the hope that he arrive and lead us to salvation.
During the Succot holiday, we invite different Biblical icons into our Succot. Their lack of physical attendance serves as motivation to analyze our lives in the hopes of living more righteously the rest of the year.
Clint Eastwood, by invoking the concept of an "empty chair" in a political framework, reminded us all of the need to seriously examine and reflect on the past four tough years weighted down by political battles largely lost; relationships frayed; allies abandoned and promises broken. .....
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Just how wrong did the media get Clint Eastwood?
This is a blistering right-on op-ed from our former best ally in the ME that Obama has sold out to his muslim buddies.
Thank you so much.This is a great article!
I suppose that's why Hollywood isn't hitting him....they may just need a job one of these days.
Besides being a legend, he both directs as well as act. Newest movie has a baseball theme to it.
Great article. Thank you.
FIVE BEST PICTURES OF EMPTY CHAIRS....
I was going to make a thread but forget how to post pictures. The pictures are terrific.
Pic no. 2 is the winner, legs down.
Clint was obviously a little senile. Otherwise how can you explain him confusing an empty chair for an empty suit?
If any of them are interviewed by Barbara Walters they better be prepared to answer the question: “So, if you WERE a chair, what sort of chair would you be?”
There is a fun thread with pictures and suggestions of empty chairs. Here: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2926091/posts
Be prepared to laugh!
As long as Nobama is in power, EVERY DAY is EMPTY CHAIR DAY!
If Bill Clinton ever took part in a Succot celebration, he would probably pick Rahab the harlot as the Biblical icon to invite.
Thanks hoosiermama. I think they’re hiliarious. lol
My dad will soon be ninty three....haven’t heard him laugh so hard in years.
But Øbøzø is no Elijah.
“But Øbøzø is no Elijah.”
If he were, he’d be present at every circumcision, gobbling down the refreshments and guzzling the wine, and nationalizing the mohel’s job. He’d be present at every Passover Seder, decrying the poverty of the Joooz! who are forced to eat unleavened bread, and offering them shovel-ready jobs in the newly demoncratic Egypt, making bricks, and explaining that austerity measures force them to find their own straw.
She converted and married Joshua. Jezebel would be more likely.
The book of Joshua indicates that her family continued to live among the Israelites but doesn’t say that she married Joshua (who would have been over 60 by then so probably had married long before that). I don’t know if there is any passage that gives Joshua’s descendants. He was a member of the tribe of Ephraim (Numbers 13.8, I Chronicles 7.27). Matthew 1.5 has Rahab marrying the great-grandfather of Jesse, the father of King David.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpFnMd9VK4o at 2:57 ~ Die Fleigende Hollander ~ watch soprano sing at Obama’s empty chair ~ this thing is universal
Here’s a film regarding the end of the Empty Chair Syndrome.