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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The chair was more interesting than Madwoman.
"The President's poll numbers were up again today..."
Thank you!!! Aggregate 10 plus.
Hey ... even angry, bitter lesbians can dream, right?
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.
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.
Yeah, I’m sure she also complained about all of the disrespect shown towards President Bush, right?
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.
I agree. It’s the old “flak” thing and being over the target. I love it!
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.
Obama 2016 is still doing very well, and expected to come in No. 5 in the box office this weekend:
Rachel Maddow was upset that the EMPTY CHAIR had a HIGHER IQ then she does!!
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.
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!
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.
If she hates it, then it was brilliant.
It must have been stunning because they is whining!
Way to go, Clint.
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)
She’s a Randi Rhodes scholar for sure.
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.
Uh, if you say so, Mr. Mancow.
MSNBC should be renamed Comedy Central 2.
Eastwood kicked her in the balls.
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.
Assessment by Madcow/Maddow = crap loaded with penis envy
after 4 years of Obama, they should be experts on politican disasters!
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Like William F. Gavin, I hugely enjoyed Clint Eastwoods turn last night, but Im 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 dont just mean a quarter-century ago: In the last five years, hes directed eight films). Hes also, as Mr. Gavin observed, a terrific jazz improviser at the piano and, in film and music documentaries, an extremely articulate interviewee. So I wouldnt assume that the general tenor of his performance wasnt 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 its OK to find Obama, his ugly campaign operation, and his increasingly shrill band of die-hard defenders ridiculous. Its OK to laugh at them.
Im not sure he could have pulled that off if hed delivered a slick telepromptered pitch.
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.
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.
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.
I think it’s like this, I like women and I like looking like a guy
Of course, I AM a guy
Clearly, Eastwood left a mark.
sorta like Chelsea Clinton..NO?
sorta like Chelsea Clinton..NO?
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.
"did you see S.E. Cupps 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, shes so arrogant she thinks shes fooling the poor dumb conservatives"Could you post a link to the video at the Madman video page?
That should be interesting
was that according to LIBERAL MSM?
never trust or believe them..they LIE
wish someone would report the truth...
She gets to wear the strap on dildo, and her 'wife' does the dishes.
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.
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.
Well..what do ya know?
The first thing I thought when I saw that pic was, “Jim J Bullock is straight, who knew?”