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Clint Eastwood Republicans Were 'Dumb' To Ask Me to Speak at RNC
tmz ^ | 9/18 | tmz

Posted on 09/18/2012 1:55:34 PM PDT by RummyChick

Clint Eastwood finally admitted what everyone already knew ... the GOP made a HUGE MISTAKE by hiring him to speak at the Republican National Convention -- calling Mitt Romney's people "dumb" to ask him in the first place.

Clint opened up in a recent interview with Extra's Jerry Penacoli, claiming, "If somebody’s dumb enough to ask me to go to a political convention and say something, they’re gonna have to take what they get.”

It's a pretty crazy statement ... considering Clint had previously rebuffed critics of his infamous "Invisible Obama" speech by refusing to admit the entire thing was a train wreck.

Clint insisted he was just expressing his feelings -- but now, it's pretty clear he's starting to realize the truth ... it just wasn't a good idea.

When asked if he'd do it all over again -- the 82-year-old replied, "I never look backward. It’s done and it’s done. I probably would. I wouldn’t be afraid of it."

Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2012/09/18/clint-eastwood-republican-national-convention-speech-barack-obama/#ixzz26rBgPmx5


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1 posted on 09/18/2012 1:55:37 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

Sounds like this was taken out of context.


2 posted on 09/18/2012 1:57:31 PM PDT by goseminoles
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To: goseminoles

Of course it was taken out of context. It’s TMZ.


3 posted on 09/18/2012 1:59:02 PM PDT by PJBankard (I told my friends I was heading to Octermocty for the weekend. They replied... "Wear the fox hat")
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To: RummyChick

I think he’s just prodding them to get more knee-jerk reactions.

Just when it was beginning to fade, they’ve brought it to life again.

As he hints at the end, he’s so “dumb,” he’d probably do it again next time he’s asked!


4 posted on 09/18/2012 1:59:10 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: RummyChick

I think his speech was great.


5 posted on 09/18/2012 1:59:34 PM PDT by ZULU (See: http://www.yoututbe.com/watch_popup?v=tCAffMSWSzY#t=28)
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To: RummyChick
Its pretty pathetic to take whats clearly a tongue-in-cheek comment and try to spin it as validation of what clearly is a leftwing take on Clint's performance.

But what else would we expect.

6 posted on 09/18/2012 1:59:34 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: RummyChick

Yes, TMZ, this is clearly Clint admitting his speech was a train wreck. He meant this statement to be taken literally. /s

Jeez.


7 posted on 09/18/2012 1:59:39 PM PDT by servo1969
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To: RummyChick

That’s a figure of speech. When I was packing my stuff up after getting laid off due to funding issues I told the boss “if you’re dumb enough to hire me again I’m dumb enough to work for you again”. We’re still friends 10 years later, though he’s never spawned another company so we haven’t tested our stupidity.


8 posted on 09/18/2012 2:00:03 PM PDT by discostu (Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends.)
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To: goseminoles

Naw....He just said that his monologue was not profound....And he made his point....Obama is doing a crap job....


9 posted on 09/18/2012 2:01:02 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: RummyChick

the author is deceptive at best.
Eastwood is simply being modest.
and, he says he WOULD probably do it again.
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and even if it was stupid...
it clearly was beneficial to Romney.
even BEFORE the graphics appeared of the “empty chair”,
after it came out that Obama missed ALL his security briefings, in the week prior to 9-11.
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Einstein couldn’t have designed a better image after that!


10 posted on 09/18/2012 2:01:53 PM PDT by Elendur (It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: RummyChick
Clint's appearnce at the GOP convention was magnificent.

We the masses loved it, but closed club RINOS didn't.

Way to go, Clint!

Would like to hear what Sarah Palin thought of it.

11 posted on 09/18/2012 2:02:53 PM PDT by OldNavyVet
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To: goseminoles

Yep, and they added their own. Reader, beware.


12 posted on 09/18/2012 2:03:14 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills and bo stinks)
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To: goseminoles

COMPLETELY out of context. Clint was just being self-deprecating about his speaking abilities, not saying he made a mistake. Geez.


13 posted on 09/18/2012 2:04:19 PM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: RummyChick

Thanks to Clint, my entire cul de sac had an empty chair in the front yard on Sep 3. 10 houses.


14 posted on 09/18/2012 2:04:53 PM PDT by albie
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To: RummyChick
"If somebody’s dumb enough to ask me to go to a political convention and say something, they’re gonna have to take what they get.”

And we got more than we could have expected!

-Thank You-

15 posted on 09/18/2012 2:06:03 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: goseminoles

self-dep·re·cat·ing (slfdpr-ktng)
adj.
Tending to undervalue oneself and one’s abilities.

This is a personal trait resembling modesty and completely alien to the Obama mindset.
Barry is Maestro of everything he has ever attempted in his life.
And if you don’t believe that, just ask him. Or any Democrat.


16 posted on 09/18/2012 2:11:06 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: RummyChick

Spin.Spin. . and more Spin . . . Clint’s FANTASTIC talk smarted the thin-skinned Obama’s butt crack.


17 posted on 09/18/2012 2:12:09 PM PDT by Twinkie (In whose eyes a vile person is contemned. Ps. 15:4a)
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To: RummyChick

What the idiot who wrote this article meant is that everybody in his or her liberal bubble thought it was a train wreck. Probably the only Republicans who thought it was a diaster are the east coast, hoity toity Pubbies who look down their noses at the riff raff i.e. all the awful Tea Party types.


18 posted on 09/18/2012 2:14:46 PM PDT by driftless2
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To: RummyChick

He’s great.


19 posted on 09/18/2012 2:18:53 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: RummyChick

Oh, and TMZ is a sleazy pile of sludge.


20 posted on 09/18/2012 2:20:11 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: RummyChick

I call BS on this one. It’s TMZ is the primary reason, and after having had to watch it as captive audience at the Dental office I know TMZ isn’t worth the three initials, and what the “H” does Three Mile Zone mean anyway.

If this is true why did Eastwood yuk it up with Romney after the presentation that night?


21 posted on 09/18/2012 2:23:23 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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Glad you were there, Clint!


22 posted on 09/18/2012 2:25:06 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: RummyChick

TMZ’s text doesn’t match at all the video they are showing.

Eastwood is fine in the interview.


23 posted on 09/18/2012 2:28:17 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: goseminoles

I agree.


24 posted on 09/18/2012 2:29:13 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: RummyChick

Clint is still over the target.


25 posted on 09/18/2012 2:32:38 PM PDT by Aquamarine
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To: goseminoles

Indeed, it sounds like a semi-sarcastic response to a question like “Do you think the RNC regrets...” and I love it! I am certain the RINOs flinched :) Go, Clint, go!


26 posted on 09/18/2012 2:33:52 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Taranto: "The whole point of the metaphor is that if you can hear the whistle, you're the dog.")
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To: RummyChick
Worked for me !


             

27 posted on 09/18/2012 2:37:09 PM PDT by tomkat ( *one way or another, no gulags for me -/\/\/\-)
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To: Twinkie

Classy!


28 posted on 09/18/2012 2:55:23 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: All

29 posted on 09/18/2012 2:59:30 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: RummyChick
TMZ = The MORON Zone...

it is a show that morons watch, because the people who watch that (and ET, HollyWood reporter, etc) are Obama supporters!!

30 posted on 09/18/2012 3:02:54 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (Yes, Obama, I had help with my business. MY CUSTOMERS!)
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To: RummyChick

Eastwood got hit with Hollywood and media bias - probably felt like a train hit him... I thought he was great ...


31 posted on 09/18/2012 3:03:42 PM PDT by GOPJ (first they came for those clinging to their guns and religion, and I did not speak out....)
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To: RummyChick

The headline is a little misleading.


32 posted on 09/18/2012 3:09:05 PM PDT by McGruff (Support your local Republican candidates. They are our last line of defense.)
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To: RummyChick

He is correct and everyone is missing the point. He was asked by the GOPe because they thought it would attract hard core conservatives like me.

As usual, epic GOPe FAIL! They toss us a bone and later stab us in the back!

Same as putting a candidate in a NASCAR event with the belief that would court a conservative vote. If Obama rides an entire race with Jeff Gordon....yeah mrs p6 is a fan....I am still voting against him!

I, and I hope most conservatives, vote on POLICY, not POSING!


33 posted on 09/18/2012 3:13:28 PM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt the Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: prisoner6

Did you see Paul Ryan’s face during the whole thing?

They wouldn’t have let him speak If he had told them what he was doing to do


34 posted on 09/18/2012 3:17:16 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

YES! Totally agree!


35 posted on 09/18/2012 3:19:14 PM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt the Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: RummyChick
by hiring him

I don't think they "hired" him. This smells.

36 posted on 09/18/2012 3:19:37 PM PDT by Jean S
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To: RummyChick
"If somebody’s dumb enough to ask me to go to a political convention and say something, they’re gonna have to take what they get.”

Too funny!

37 posted on 09/18/2012 3:32:01 PM PDT by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Bigg Red

Did you mean “Classy!” such as classy like Michelle? or did you mean “Classy!” such as classy like Lazamataz “hitting” this and that statements on FR? or did you mean “Classy!” such as President Reagan giving great pep talks? - Just wondering as a Twinkie is wont to do from time to time.


38 posted on 09/18/2012 3:37:09 PM PDT by Twinkie (In whose eyes a vile person is contemned. Ps. 15:4a)
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To: RummyChick

TMZ spells leftie scum.


39 posted on 09/18/2012 3:41:48 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: RummyChick

It was obviously a sarcastic, self-deprecating remark on Eastwood’s part. That’s the only direction you can go when the liberal media keeps accusing you of giving a “disastrous” speech. He’s mocking them.


40 posted on 09/18/2012 3:44:24 PM PDT by JediJones (KARL ROVE: "And remember, this year, no one is seriously talking about ending abortion.")
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To: goseminoles

You mean like the question was , “What do you say to republicans who are complaining that your speech took the focus off of what they thought was important?”

His answer would make perfectly good sense.


41 posted on 09/18/2012 3:44:57 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: RummyChick

If Obama had made that statement, the interviewer would have said “when you say dumb, you don’t really mean that they were stupid, right”?

Because the media always asks the follow-up questions to save Obama from whatever he says. And if they don’t, they pretend they did anyway.

So we are all “liars” if we insist that Obama actually said “you didn’t build that”, since they KNOW that Obama didn’t MEAN to say it.


42 posted on 09/18/2012 3:46:32 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: RummyChick

“...refuse to admit the entire thing was a train wreck....”

It wasn’t. Just like attacking Obama on the terrorist apology, it was perfect. The media want to make people think it was bad when it wasn’t


43 posted on 09/18/2012 3:47:59 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: RummyChick

Notice they snuck the word “hired” into the text. As if he was just an actor doing a job for wages. Hellovan insult.


44 posted on 09/18/2012 3:55:36 PM PDT by DManA
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To: RummyChick
He was being sarcastic.

Sarcasm goes over the heads of people with low IQs.

45 posted on 09/18/2012 4:20:34 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: Twinkie

All I hear from the suck ass media is blah blah blah when they open their mouths. They are just as worthless as the scumbags they are working for.


46 posted on 09/18/2012 5:08:59 PM PDT by peeps36 (America is being destroyed by filthy traitors in the political establishment)
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To: Twinkie

No, I meant “classy” as in a sarcastic description of your crass statement.


47 posted on 09/18/2012 6:58:17 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: Bigg Red

No. That’s right. Twinkie shouldn’t have said that bad thing about Obama. I suppose he doesn’t have a butt crack; that would make him just like all the rest of us peons.


48 posted on 09/18/2012 7:03:47 PM PDT by Twinkie (In whose eyes a vile person is contemned. Ps. 15:4a)
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To: Twinkie; Lazamataz
Did you mean “Classy!” such as classy like Michelle? or did you mean “Classy!” such as classy like Lazamataz “hitting” this and that statements on FR? or did you mean “Classy!” such as President Reagan giving great pep talks?

Classy? On this forum Classy includes pinging others when you call them out by name.

Get it (bull) TWINKIE?

49 posted on 09/18/2012 8:02:03 PM PDT by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Bigg Red

Red, I meant to ping you on post #49.


50 posted on 09/18/2012 8:05:42 PM PDT by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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