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Op-Ed: The Empty Chair Syndrome
Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/9/12 | Ron Jager

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. .....

(Excerpt) Read more at israelnationalnews.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: chair; clint; empty; obama
Saw the whole video. Clint looked like he was studiously avoiding the use of a teleprompter, and still delivering OK for an 82-year-old man.
1 posted on 09/03/2012 3:17:41 PM PDT by Eleutheria5
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To: Eleutheria5

Just how wrong did the media get Clint Eastwood?

http://hotair.com/archives/2012/09/03/just-how-wrong-did-the-media-get-clint-eastwood/


2 posted on 09/03/2012 3:22:42 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: Eleutheria5

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.


3 posted on 09/03/2012 3:24:43 PM PDT by patriotsblood
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To: Eleutheria5

Thank you so much.This is a great article!


4 posted on 09/03/2012 3:26:32 PM PDT by tapatio (In memory of my Dad 5-27-26 2-4-2010)
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To: Eleutheria5
I've seen Clint on a couple of talk shows. That IS Clint...He over relaxed and coposed at the same time, stammers a bit, is sarcastic and he's impish.

I suppose that's why Hollywood isn't hitting him....they may just need a job one of these days.

5 posted on 09/03/2012 3:26:46 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Sacajaweau

Besides being a legend, he both directs as well as act. Newest movie has a baseball theme to it.


6 posted on 09/03/2012 3:32:44 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: patriotsblood

BTTT


7 posted on 09/03/2012 3:38:24 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: Eleutheria5

Great article. Thank you.

FIVE BEST PICTURES OF EMPTY CHAIRS....
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/the-five-best-pictures-of-empty-chairs-from-the-eastwood-inspired-emptychairday-twitter-trend/

I was going to make a thread but forget how to post pictures. The pictures are terrific.


8 posted on 09/03/2012 3:45:49 PM PDT by bronxville ( Obama "The true engine of economic growth will always be companies like Solyndra")
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To: bronxville

Pic no. 2 is the winner, legs down.


9 posted on 09/03/2012 3:49:09 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: bronxville
This one (complete with teleprompter)is up the hill in my neighborhood today...


10 posted on 09/03/2012 3:49:12 PM PDT by Baynative
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To: Eleutheria5

Clint was obviously a little senile. Otherwise how can you explain him confusing an empty chair for an empty suit?


11 posted on 09/03/2012 3:50:29 PM PDT by The Duke
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To: Eleutheria5

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?”


12 posted on 09/03/2012 3:57:39 PM PDT by Anima Mundi (ENVY IS JUST PASSIVE, LAZY GREED)
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To: bronxville

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!


13 posted on 09/03/2012 4:05:06 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then.)
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Clint rocked.


14 posted on 09/03/2012 4:06:24 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: Eleutheria5

As long as Nobama is in power, EVERY DAY is EMPTY CHAIR DAY!


15 posted on 09/03/2012 4:07:08 PM PDT by Jmouse007 (Lord deliver us from evil, in Jesus name, amen.)
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To: Eleutheria5

If Bill Clinton ever took part in a Succot celebration, he would probably pick Rahab the harlot as the Biblical icon to invite.


16 posted on 09/03/2012 4:07:56 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: hoosiermama

Thanks hoosiermama. I think they’re hiliarious. lol


17 posted on 09/03/2012 4:12:57 PM PDT by bronxville ( Obama "The true engine of economic growth will always be companies like Solyndra")
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To: hoosiermama; Baynative; Eleutheria5
I found this one from a commenter on the blaze - Eleutheria5, agree #2 of the "best pictures" is the best.
18 posted on 09/03/2012 4:22:00 PM PDT by bronxville ( Obama "The true engine of economic growth will always be companies like Solyndra")
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To: bronxville

My dad will soon be ninty three....haven’t heard him laugh so hard in years.


19 posted on 09/03/2012 5:40:15 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then.)
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To: Eleutheria5

But Øbøzø is no Elijah.


20 posted on 09/03/2012 6:38:18 PM PDT by lightman (Settling for the "lesser of two..." is still choosing Evil)
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To: lightman

“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.


21 posted on 09/04/2012 12:33:58 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Verginius Rufus

She converted and married Joshua. Jezebel would be more likely.


22 posted on 09/04/2012 12:42:22 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Eleutheria5

LOL....fantastic.


23 posted on 09/04/2012 4:11:53 AM PDT by lightman (Settling for the "lesser of two..." is still choosing Evil)
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To: Eleutheria5

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.


24 posted on 09/04/2012 6:47:48 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Eleutheria5
Try this...compilation of Eastwood's GOP speech and the Superbowl advert

Eastwood Reloaded (for bear)

25 posted on 09/04/2012 9:08:28 AM PDT by spokeshave (The only people better off today than 4 years ago are the Prisoners at Guantanamo.)
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To: Eleutheria5

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


26 posted on 09/05/2012 3:02:24 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

Here’s a film regarding the end of the Empty Chair Syndrome.

http://youtu.be/EwqsBFleHCU


27 posted on 09/24/2012 9:23:58 PM PDT by dwmiller
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