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Rachel Maddow: Clint Eastwood’s RNC Speech Was ‘A Political Disaster’ For The GOP
Mediaite ^ | August 31, 2012 | Josh Feldman

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 Eastwood‘s speech at the Republican National Convention last night. She followed up on her show tonight, putting particular emphasis on the RNC’s 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 Eastwood’s speech was not good for the GOP, because they needed the “maximum political impact” from Romney’s speech last night, and it was completely eclipsed by Eastwood’s 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 Eastwood’s 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… Who’s responsible for this? How did this happen?”

She concluded by saying, “If nobody gets fired for this, what does that say about who’s in charge over there?”

Watch the video below, courtesy of MSNBC:

(VIDEO AT LINK)


TOPICS: Florida; Campaign News; Parties
KEYWORDS: clinteastwood; eastwood; rachelmaddow; romney
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The chair was more interesting than Madwoman.


51 posted on 09/01/2012 10:03:34 AM PDT by bray (The Gummit didn't make my business, God did!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
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"The President's poll numbers were up again today..."

52 posted on 09/01/2012 10:03:44 AM PDT by mikrofon (Coming in November 2012: DOWN!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Thank you!!! Aggregate 10 plus.


53 posted on 09/01/2012 10:04:08 AM PDT by commonguymd (New media has not replaced the MSM. It has emboldened it. twitter @commonguymd)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hey ... even angry, bitter lesbians can dream, right?


54 posted on 09/01/2012 10:09:06 AM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If it was a “political disaster”, why are the commie DemocRATS so worried about it? They should be delighted. They’re not. They’re scared.


55 posted on 09/01/2012 10:12:45 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Had enough of the freaks running the show yet?)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

It was brilliant. I have been having fun all morning with one of my wife’s cousins on facebook all morning. She is left of left and thinks what Clint did was the most disrespectful thing ever. That tells me it was a direct hit by Clint.


56 posted on 09/01/2012 10:17:02 AM PDT by Free America52 (The White guys are getting pissed off. We beat Hitler Hirohito and Krushchev. Obama will be easy.)
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To: Free America52

Yeah, I’m sure she also complained about all of the disrespect shown towards President Bush, right?


57 posted on 09/01/2012 10:21:27 AM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: Free America52

Ayup. The truth is just too painful for the Dems. When THEY start talking about respect for the office, they have given up on Zero.


58 posted on 09/01/2012 10:22:10 AM PDT by firebasecody (Orthodoxy, proclaiming the Truth since AD 33)
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To: Free America52

I agree. It’s the old “flak” thing and being over the target. I love it!


59 posted on 09/01/2012 10:25:53 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Had enough of the freaks running the show yet?)
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To: Stand Watch Listen

Very nice selections for postings.
Mr. Maddow best stay as a Talking Head Scrunt. Who would hire her for political advice or opinion. The 10 lesbians that believe her/him are already in BO’s camp. She really isn’t worth the time to talk about but, again, I loved the post.


60 posted on 09/01/2012 10:31:55 AM PDT by DrDude (OBAMA/BIDEN=DUMB & DUMBER 2012)
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To: Qwackertoo

Obama 2016 is still doing very well, and expected to come in No. 5 in the box office this weekend:

http://www.deadline.com/2012/08/sam-raimi-the-possession-1-friday-lawless2-summer-2012-box-office-ends-weak/


61 posted on 09/01/2012 10:33:22 AM PDT by mojito
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Rachel Maddow was upset that the EMPTY CHAIR had a HIGHER IQ then she does!!


62 posted on 09/01/2012 10:37:39 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (Yes, Obama, I had help with my business. MY CUSTOMERS!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Excellent to hear. The Screaming Spitter claims Romney was declaring war on Russia and this whackjob totally misinterprets what happened.

The Disaster is going to get kicked out in two months and none of the Left is going to understand what happened.


63 posted on 09/01/2012 10:39:02 AM PDT by arrogantsob (Obama MUST Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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To: mojito
Oh??? I didn't know that. I thought he was pretty funny. I think Rachel Maddow is pretty much of a disaster when it comes to news commentary.
64 posted on 09/01/2012 10:40:39 AM PDT by Vinylly
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Clint hit a homerun. Guys at work who couldn’t even spell republican tuned in and thought it was terrific. Vintage Clint .. . cerebral, direct and unintelligible to libtards.
remember the empty chair and that politicians work for us!


65 posted on 09/01/2012 10:42:14 AM PDT by 2nd Amendment
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Exactly. Just like the Ryan pick they claimed they loved and hoped for. Just like the smalled crowds at Bo’s speeches. They wanted less people and less donations???

Sadly, about 20% of the entitlement crowd will believe and vote for BO. Landslide is coming against him and he knows it. Already making excuses and arrangements for living in Hawaii. Not going back to Chicago. They don’t like him either.


66 posted on 09/01/2012 10:42:41 AM PDT by DrDude (OBAMA/BIDEN=DUMB & DUMBER 2012)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If she hates it, then it was brilliant.


67 posted on 09/01/2012 10:42:41 AM PDT by CityCenter
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It must have been stunning because they is whining!

Way to go, Clint.


68 posted on 09/01/2012 10:45:26 AM PDT by dforest
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To: Lazamataz
That Maddow fella sure is strange....

I was thinking that too, and wondering why his parents gave him a girl's name. Maybe it was like the "Boy Named Sue" ... (shrug)

69 posted on 09/01/2012 10:45:37 AM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (A moral wrong is not a civil right: No religious sanction of an irreligious act.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She’s a Randi Rhodes scholar for sure.


70 posted on 09/01/2012 10:47:35 AM PDT by CityCenter
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Confusing, rambling.

Why is it that only the liberals were confused by the speech?

Let obama go unplugged from the prompter and murder language, grammar, logic and intelligibility, and the liberals swoon.

Painting Biden as the dem intellect was right on.


71 posted on 09/01/2012 10:48:33 AM PDT by DPMD
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Uh, if you say so, Mr. Mancow.


72 posted on 09/01/2012 10:53:41 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: chris37
Fellow freepers, if you are unable to get away over the holliday, the AMC channel will be broadcasting Clint Eastwood movies all day and night on Labor Day.
73 posted on 09/01/2012 11:01:50 AM PDT by Tripoli
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

MSNBC should be renamed Comedy Central 2.


74 posted on 09/01/2012 11:10:01 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: SeminoleCounty

Eastwood kicked her in the balls.


75 posted on 09/01/2012 11:14:34 AM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Oh yeah, we know how concerned the Mad Ox is for the success of the GOP.

But don’t lose sleep over it, RM. When that sea of red starts marching across the electoral map on election eve, sinking the Democrat Party for a generation, the omission of the Romney family video really won’t matter at all.


76 posted on 09/01/2012 11:22:34 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Jonty30

Assessment by Madcow/Maddow = crap loaded with penis envy


77 posted on 09/01/2012 11:22:40 AM PDT by cpa4you (CPA4YOU)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

after 4 years of Obama, they should be experts on politican disasters!


78 posted on 09/01/2012 11:35:02 AM PDT by jyro (French-like Democrats wave the white flag of surrender while we are winning)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE
www.nationalreview.com

The Corner

The one and only.

Play Clinty For Me

By Mark Steyn
August 31, 2012 3:08 P.M.

Like William F. Gavin, I hugely enjoyed Clint Eastwood’s turn last night, but I’m not sure I agree that it was “unintentionally hilarious” and that “he forgot his lines, lost his way.” Clint is a brilliant actor, and a superb director of other actors (and I don’t just mean a quarter-century ago: In the last five years, he’s directed eight films). He’s also, as Mr. Gavin observed, a terrific jazz improviser at the piano — and, in film and music documentaries, an extremely articulate interviewee. So I wouldn’t assume that the general tenor of his performance wasn’t exactly as he intended. The hair was a clue: No Hollywood icon goes out on stage like that unless he means to.

John Hayward writes:

The intended recipient was not Mitt Romney, the convention delegates, or even Republican voters, but rather wavering independents. Clint was there to tell them it’s OK to find Obama, his ugly campaign operation, and his increasingly shrill band of die-hard defenders ridiculous. It’s OK to laugh at them.

I’m not sure he could have pulled that off if he’d delivered a slick telepromptered pitch.

http://www.nationalreview.com/blogs/print/315658


79 posted on 09/01/2012 11:46:40 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The speech was priceless. Liberal media trying to repeat a lie often enough for it to be believed.

Whoever is the nutcase on WBAP in Dallas, starting at 8pm after Levin, was saying it was a mistake. I can’t stand to listen to the guy’s voice and when I heard that take on Eastwood I turned him off. I knew he was merely parroting what he read or heard from someone else. But even if he actually came up with the opinion, there is nothing else I am interested in hearing from him. Surely there is a better host in DFW than that one, and I don’t mean Mark Davis.


80 posted on 09/01/2012 12:06:51 PM PDT by outinyellowdogcountry
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I watched Maddow after Eastwood’s speech to see the leftie reaction. Maddow was stunned, and could only stammer insults at Clint. Clint killed the lefties, but apparently there are a few fools here on FR who believe the Maddow version.


81 posted on 09/01/2012 12:07:19 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Also, did you see S.E. Cupp’s response to Clint? She is a left-wing plant... a moonbat...pathetic. You can see a video of her moronic comments linked on the Madman video page. Like all moonbats, she’s so arrogant she thinks she’s fooling the poor dumb conservatives....don’t think so.


82 posted on 09/01/2012 12:10:56 PM PDT by onewhoknowsall
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To: Dilbert San Diego

I think it’s like this, I like women and I like looking like a guy

Of course, I AM a guy


83 posted on 09/01/2012 12:11:38 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Hopey changey Low emission unicorns and a crap sandwich)
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To: onyx
good girl for using a nice word to describe her.. but in my book she is still just a 'QUEER' WHO LIVES A VERY STRANGE LIFE STYLE...GIRLS JUST DON'T DO IT WITH GIRLS!!! AND BOYS DOING IT WITH BOYS MAKE ME GAG!!! nothing about it is NORMAL... WELL MAYBE I'M JUST OLD FASHIONED!!!!thank goodness too.♥♥
84 posted on 09/01/2012 12:12:42 PM PDT by haircutter
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To: Dilbert San Diego
lol
I think she thinks she is a boy...just with the proper tools...
85 posted on 09/01/2012 12:14:47 PM PDT by haircutter
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Clearly, Eastwood left a mark.


86 posted on 09/01/2012 12:15:46 PM PDT by Ted Grant
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

sorta like Chelsea Clinton..NO?


87 posted on 09/01/2012 12:17:38 PM PDT by haircutter
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

sorta like Chelsea Clinton..NO?


88 posted on 09/01/2012 12:17:47 PM PDT by haircutter
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I just hope they keep it up. The more they try to mock Eastwood for the speech, the more firmly they cement the image of Obama as an empty chair in the public’s mind. That works to our advantage, not theirs. If this was the intent of those who crafted the speech, then it is superb politicial judo, using the opponent’s own attacks against him.


89 posted on 09/01/2012 12:19:40 PM PDT by Oceander (TINSTAAFL - Mother Nature Abhors a Free Lunch almost as much as She Abhors a Vacuum)
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To: onewhoknowsall
"did you see S.E. Cupp’s response to Clint? She is a left-wing plant... a moonbat...pathetic. You can see a video of her moronic comments linked on the Madman video page. Like all moonbats, she’s so arrogant she thinks she’s fooling the poor dumb conservatives"
Could you post a link to the video at the Madman video page?

That should be interesting

90 posted on 09/01/2012 12:24:00 PM PDT by Syncro (The Tea Party is Dead--MSM/Dems/GOP-e*** LONG LIVE THE TEA PARTY!***)
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To: mikrofon

was that according to LIBERAL MSM?

never trust or believe them..they LIE

wish someone would report the truth...


91 posted on 09/01/2012 12:24:12 PM PDT by haircutter
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To: Dilbert San Diego
It’s like she goes out of her way to have a mannish appearance. I’ve never understood why some lesbian females do this.

She gets to wear the strap on dildo, and her 'wife' does the dishes.

92 posted on 09/01/2012 12:30:20 PM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages, start today.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Because, really, who doesn’t trust the opinion of a grown woman who goes to great lengths to look like an 11 year old boy.


93 posted on 09/01/2012 12:33:09 PM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: ozzymandus

What Eastwood did was a stroke of genius, and I think what happened is that it induced a sort of “delayed reaction” on the part of a lot of people.

We have become accustomed to the polished speeches of our politicians, the polished writings of our newspaper pundits, and the slithering talk of our electronic media shills. The first reaction among a lot of us was “Who put this 82-year-old doddering old fellow up there?” (Our media society also does not like oldsters).

A number of people have commented that his presentation reminded them of the fine actor (and BTW, USAF Brigadier General I believe) Jimmy Stewart in “Harvey”. He’s not a politician, although he has been involved, but rather a very good actor. Stewart had a way of acting to deceive people until all of a sudden, you realize where he was going.

My wife has been a diplomat at various times. She commented that the art of diplomacy is in putting the knife between the ribs (figuratively of course) so delicately that your opponent doesn’t realize it is there until it’s too late.

That’s what Mr Eastwood just did to Obama.


94 posted on 09/01/2012 12:35:59 PM PDT by Sigurdrifta
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To: Qwackertoo

Well..what do ya know?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwOy4F53rSg


95 posted on 09/01/2012 1:05:03 PM PDT by CommieCutter
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To: onyx
Mr. Maddcow and "her" "mate." What a pair.

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96 posted on 09/01/2012 6:08:55 PM PDT by vox_freedom (RR)
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To: vox_freedom

The first thing I thought when I saw that pic was, “Jim J Bullock is straight, who knew?”


97 posted on 09/01/2012 6:10:57 PM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: dfwgator

LOL!


98 posted on 09/01/2012 6:16:30 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: dfwgator
Good one!

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99 posted on 09/01/2012 6:41:35 PM PDT by vox_freedom (RR)
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To: dfwgator
At first, I didn't even know who you were posting about, but then looked him up and wha la, you hit it right on the money.

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100 posted on 09/01/2012 6:52:34 PM PDT by vox_freedom (RR)
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