Skip to comments.Rachel Maddow: Clint Eastwood’s RNC Speech Was ‘A Political Disaster’ For The GOP
Posted on 09/01/2012 9:16:49 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Rachel Maddow arguably had the most stunned reaction of anyone in cable news last night to Clint Eastwoods speech at the Republican National Convention last night. She followed up on her show tonight, putting particular emphasis on the RNCs bizarre decision to not air the Mitt Romney biographical video in the primetime slot in favor of Eastwood spending over ten minutes scolding an empty chair.
Maddow said that the timing of Eastwoods speech was not good for the GOP, because they needed the maximum political impact from Romneys speech last night, and it was completely eclipsed by Eastwoods confusing rambling. She pointed out that the broadcast networks planned in advance to only air the final hour of the convention speeches, starting at 10 PM, in primetime, meaning that the Republicans deliberately chose which speeches would get the most attention, which included Eastwood last night.
The biographical Romney video that debuted last night aired before 10 PM, in contrast to how conventions have released such videos in election years past. Maddow said the video was well-done, but most people who tuned in did not get to see it. And, she added, the Republicans clearly thought Eastwoods speech would be completely worth cutting the video from the primetime hour.
Maddow called out the Romney campaign for its unbelievable decision to let Eastwood do his shtick.
What they did last night was a political disaster. This is unheard of Whos responsible for this? How did this happen?
She concluded by saying, If nobody gets fired for this, what does that say about whos in charge over there?
Watch the video below, courtesy of MSNBC:
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BTW, they've already polled on it and it was amazingly effective.
It was effective.
Even Bill Maher is saying that it worked as intended.
She’s a lesbo DOLT.
Who is this screechal madcow and why should I care?
Rachel Maddow... Concern Troll...
Butch Maddow is NOT amused!
It was very effective. I want to write in Eastwood.
Well, if Rachel Maddow thinks it was a disaster, it must have been effective.
I want to watch election returns on MSNBC, precisely to see the reactions of Rachel and Ed and Toure and the gang, as we see Obama booted out of office.
It was fun watching them report on the Wisconsin recall and the 2010 mid-term elections for this reason. I hope we get to see their reaction to a big Obama defeat....................
I won’t watch Maher .. . but was wondering how Dinesh did on his show last night. Haven’t seen anything posted about it here today.
Eastwood hit a nerve, big time!
Maddow is always looking out for the RNC, right?
As Rush often says, just listen and they will always tell us who and what they really fear.
That is just it, nothing from that lunatic’s mouth is based in reality or worth a wooden nickel. MSNBC wouldn’t want it any other way.
Rachel Maddow looks like a boy to me.
It’s like she goes out of her way to have a mannish appearance. I’ve never understood why some lesbian females do this.
It is a disaster ONLY because the “progressives” have found it politically convenient to name it as such. It was Clint Eastwood doing a much better comedy routine than any of the
crap I’ve heard the other side laughing at when their so called comedians speak of killing Republicans.If ther eis any disaster it is because the Republicrats are so afraid of the Democrats they have been apologizing for good humor.When no such apology is necessary.For anyone to apologize for what Clint Eastwood said is a disgraceful affront to the good man.
I’ve been on the edge of my seat waiting to find out what Rachel Maddow thought about it!!
Bill Maher Takes On Dinesh DSouza Over Anti-Obama Documentary 2016
I was walking around my small town yesterday, in CA, and all I heard people talking about was how great Clint’s speech was. We are a conservative county, but still, grass roots thinks he was great. Madcow is just another dimwitted idiot.
That Maddow fella sure is strange....
Well whatever was said you know some left winger will have the video posted on youtube that says: Maher DESTROYS Dinesh!!. LOL.
Sounds like Dinesh held his own . . .why he’d even go on that show is beyond me.
TRANSLATION: It was stunningly successful and hurt our side badly.
"Go Hope Yourself"
We own this country Politicians are employees of ours
And when somebody does not do the job,
.. weve got to let them go
How else would most of the people in Maher’s audience hear about the movie? It’s actually brilliant.
Maddow is an idiot.
1. Eastwood made it clear that not everyone in Hollywood is in bed iwth Obama.
2. Eastwood is not a political shill. So when he poked fun at the failures of Obama, it resonated.
3. The left can’t accuse Eastwood of being a racist or bigot. He is “one of them”. You don’t hear ANYTHING about them addressing the substance of what he said.
4. Eastwoods comedic presentation with the empty chair was brilliant on several levels.
5. Having an 82 year old Hollywood actor with a reputation as a “get it done” guy doing the carving on Obama was great.
I thought it was very effective.
Could Rachel be a “Mad Cow” ?
I figured Clint’s speech would be mediocre to a flop, but it appears I was wrong. He has flummoxed the Democrats. They don’t know what just happened to them, but they know it was bad.
When you get a reaction like that from the Liberal Lesbo Maddow, you know it was great.
True enough. Hopefully they aren’t all flaming libs and some will go see it.
She’s a Rhodes scholar who has never done anything other than literary, radio and TV work.
Did Eastwood stumble at the beginning, yep, when the teleprompter went belly up and he had to wing it.
Did he speak slowing, yep, he is old and not used to speaking in front of crowds.
Was the empty chair brilliant, yep, it was.
Was his message perfect, pretty close.
Clint Eastwood’s appearance at the convention has thrown the liberals into hysteria, it did what it was intended to do.
Good job, Eastwood.
Someone needs to tell screechel that saying her prayers out loud won’t make a difference. She should know by now hoping don’t work. Hope has become the new four letter word for the Obamabots. Tired and fired.
When the Obamanation is tweeting at 12:30 am about it; that tells me it was effective.
Why do Liberals think that anyone would take them serious when they give real Americans political advice? They want Romney to fail as much as they want America, the free enterprise system, and Israel to fail. These left-wing control freaks are just stupid. Who is so naive as to believe they care about Romney having a good nomination?
Eastwood was a hoot and made the point re: Obama very clear.
An empty suit in an empty chair.
Also Clint talked about Obama’s ridiculous leadership....flying around in big Air Force one to community colleges talking about student loans.. Mean while 23 million unemployed.
Why would you say that? Just look:
Rachel, even if a viewer thought Eastwood’s speech was bad or silly, or even a disaster (which I don’t believe they did), they would have quickly forgotten it 5 minutes into Marco Rubio’s OUTSTANDING speech. His speech was magnificent and frankly I had forgotten the Eastwood shtick by the rousing conclusion.
The only people obsessing over this are flaming lefties who know Eastwood did serious political damage to their Messiah, and teens and twenty-something “too cool for school” types who wont be voting in November.
Maddow is wrong, like her reproductive proclivities....
I am afraid, though, that some of our PhonyCon Liberal GOP Media will start agreeing with Madcow and the Liberal Media....like they do with illegal aliens, Hispanic voters, gay marraige, pro-Abortion, etc...
Eastwood was a great move...I just hope those on “our side” do not start trashing him
Hey, I would like to see any polling data if you or anyone else has a link. I think the DNC, once again, will overreach in their attacks and look like fools once again.
Most importantly, Eastwood pierced the MSM and Entertainment #1 Rule: Thou Shalt Not Make Fun of the Anointed One.
I wish I could remember who said it on a thread the other day: Gods can be worshiped or cursed. Gods can not be laughed at.
Chicago is calling. They want their empty chair back.
New Florida poll shows vindication of Eastwood Strategy
A tthe very least she’s an angry cow.
Pravda is not happy....