Skip to comments.Poll to FReep: Clint Eastwood’s speech at the Republican National Convention. Did you like it?
Posted on 08/31/2012 6:59:20 PM PDT by AZ .44 MAG
Full title: Whether they loved it or hated it, many people are talking about Clint Eastwoods surprise speech Thursday at the Republican National Convention. Did you like the speech? Yes or No.
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Me too, AZ .44. He said more--effectively and cleverly--in his cool, offbeat sort-of parody of his suffers-no-fools old-man character/persona self, than any other (true) artist of any age could. You go, Clint. You got it *all* goin' on. And you BURNED Obama. BIGTIME.
915 yes, 85 no
I didn't like it.... I loved it!
I wish he was in his 30s, so we would have 60 more years with him.
Memories are made of this (Dean Martin)
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly Theme
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly Final Scene
Dirty Harry - Go Ahead, Make My Day
Whooped 'em again, Josey!
“Just watch: The smear will begin on Clint.”
Already has. The official Dem/Communist talking point is that Eastwood has dementia.
“Where Eagles Dare” and the first “Dirty Harry”.
An empty chair is the perfect place for an empty suit.
The Emperor has no clothes!
I agree with your comment. He is an actor, and a great one. All of the presentation (not a speech) was fully scripted, including the uncombed hair style sported by the actor.
As I watched it the first time, I was a little worried. Then, after a few other viewings, I realized it was sheer genius.
Using an empty chair to make fun of zer0, and the fact that the video is now viral, is testament to its success. Rats don’t like dealing with equations very much. They often require thinking. But, even they understand, and are furious about someone stating, via ridicule, the obvious: Empty chair = empty suit = zer0.
LOVED it! And would like to see people all across the country stick an empty chair in their front yard - a la Wag the Dog and the shoes bit. That would really get under Obama’s skin!
I loved the speech. Hubby and I were on the floor laughing. My only disappointment was I wanted him to say, “Get off my lawn!”
Yes, they're photoshopping that still frame from The Simpsons ("Old Man Yells at Cloud") as part of the smear.
The libs better be careful with this stuff. Clint was deliberately toned-down and oblique in his remarks while at the convention. If they pile on him out of pure spite, Eastwood might just spell things out more bluntly (and in an equally public setting).
The speech was excellent, perhaps the delivery could have been better.
Everything considered, it was far superior to the usual teleprompter read scripts from the rehearsed politicians
When I watched it, I thought it was poor. My wife, who’s very liberal, also thought it was poor.
Could of been smoother, but what I liked was the tone. Man to man, none of the deference to Obama. To witman, you have really f.....d up, time to pack your bags and go. The kind of speech that Palin might have delivered and Christie was kept from giving.
I liked it It made me want to watch Grand Torino, which I’m doing right now.
can we please admit the speech sucked?
Sorry Doc; I found it somewhat entertaining.
In my opinion, Eastwood’s speech was more scripted than we were led to believe. The purpose was to give the impression that Eastwood was a senile, crusty old man who had no ability to make a coherent thought. The idea of him talking to an empty chair was to give the impression that Eastwood was even schizophrenic and hallucinating Obama sitting there. It was all apart of the effect.
Eastwood delivered his lines masterfully. Each sentence was a blowtorch cremating Obama. When the protester started making noise, Eastwood did not hesitate, “Go ahead and make my day!” He got the crowd to give the last words of the line. Acting like an age-addled “movie tradesman,” he was on top of his game. When the crowd brought down the house in adulation, he said “Save a little for Mitt.” His mind was spontaneous and quick. However, the effect he wanted to make was even a 81 yr old man can figure out that “when someone cannot do the job, we got to let them go.”
Eastwood gave the good, the bad and the ugly. The good thing is we are the owners of this country. The bad thing (for Obama) is that Obama is our employee. And the ugly thing is we got to let Obama go.
In the end, Eastwood’s searing lines made one thing perfectly clear, in November, Obama is toast.
1119 votes 92.6%
90 votes 7.4%
I thought it was poor. My wife, whos very liberal, also thought it was poor.
How so? Granted, the delivery was not real smooth, but the guy is 82 y.o. for goodness sake. Your wife, being a liberal, has an excuse; liberals don’t know how to laugh. They are miserably unhappy people. But you, my friend, might need to learn how to laugh again. “A merry heart does good; like a medicine.”
The speech had you sucked into his act. The man you saw on stage was a carefully scripted character acting the part of a old 81 yr old senile man who was out of touch with reality. Zer0 in that chair was the work of a age-addled mind doing tricks on him. Here was a movie icon of years past who was showing us that he was long past his years of glory. He was just another movie tradesman. However, Eastwood's lines were a blowtorch that Eastwood masterfully crafted "to make my day!"
social justice = High Plains Drifter
Romney = Batman
Ryan = Robin
abortion = pre-natal summary execution
death penalty = post-natal abortion
assisted suicide = obamacare
born gay = birth defect
moderate muslim = out of bullets
naacp = kwaanza kook klan
sustainable development = slaves’ quarters
fairness = censorship
global warming = beer fårt
electric cars = arsine poisoning
bipartisan = twice as bad
more taxes = more police = more of a police state
Republican plan = cut, cap, balance
Democrat plan = lie, cheat, steal
Actually, the act was a brilliant parody of a classic Jimmy Stewart character, Elwood P. Dowd, from the movie “Harvey.” See if this doesn’t look familiar.
You thought it was poor because you didn't recognize it was a parody of a Jimmy Stewart character from the 1950 movie "Harvey." Check the link I just posted to a YouTube video from that movie....
92.6% of the people got it.
The You Tube video of Jimmy Stewart was a terrific find. It was just the thing that Clint Eastwood did.
See, I figure that they missed a bet with the empty chair. It should have been an empty suit!
Whether they loved it or hated it, many people are talking about Clint Eastwoods surprise speech Thursday at the Republican National Convention. Did you like the speech?
1237 votes 92.9%
94 votes 7.1%
I see the media is reporting that Clint took twice as long as he was given and ignored the red light and that the Romney campaign was not happy with it (off record of course).
I did see Morning Joe interview a few Republicans Friday Morning and none of them were enthused about it. Thursday night the last night was supposed to be a bunch of drama pieces to make you cry and then here comes Clint and makes us laugh,
Al Sharpton was outraged at Clint's disrespect of Obama. And upset Romney sent out a message that he was laughing watching it (smart move.) I call that the seal of approval.
Anyone who thinks Clint is senile is an idiot. We should all be so sharp at 82. I know him, and he is on his game. He crushed Obama with this bit.
He is probably the only one those under 30 watched(and enjoyed). His joke about Afghanistan probably didn't go over well with Romney but I loved it, Obama hated it too.
A cable station is replaying Rambo 3 where Rambo helps the Afgans against USSR. That shows how far we have strayed FROM THE 1980S.
Clint Eastwood is legendary as a man of few words in his Spaghetti westerns as well as in real life. For him to get his frustration as a patriotic American across in the form of a schtick speaks volumes.
Made My Day!
The question BO has to be thinking about is - “do I feel lucky?”
Well do you? Punk!
Liberal postion = drop drawers, bend over, grab ankles
U.N. = Un-indicted co-conspirators
Tis still there - just scroll down a good ways, and it is on the right hand side.
And both DH and I loved the speech. It was surprising, and a little hard to see how old Clint had become,(best proof that what you see on any screen has nothing to do with reality!), but he was sharp as a tack, (LOVED the part about crying, LOL!), and the delivery was pure Clint.
We will echo what many others here have said - Mr. Eastwood is truly an iconic AMERICAN figure - a man of principle, of few words on screen AND in life, and for him to come forward to share his views on national television should scare the he!! out of all of us.
May God bless you Clint, and may He guide us all out of this mess.
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1355 votes = 93.2%
NO = who cares?
First, thanks for posting.
Clint did not deliver a speech, he spoke to US with no teleprompter, like 99% of the other people that marched across the RNC stage. That was the part that most appealed to me, he did not have to READ every line, he SPOKE to US. For sure was not a speech.
The only improvement that I could offer to Rowdy would have been to have an empty golfer attire laying across the chair with a bag of golf clubs next to the chair and possibly some freshly printed Bens and EBIT cards scattered about on the floor. That would have finished the prop off.
The empty lies from an empty suit from an empty headed usurper have been exposed. It is just a matter of time before the empty headed _Resident goes over the cliff (like our economy) and pulls the lever on martial law. Hang on Citizens, it is going to be a bumpy ride.....keep your powder dry.
Great Idea....pass it on...
Deserves a thread of it's own..
Thanks for the suggestion.
Send it to Rush / Lavin / Hannity / and all others on the talk show circuit...
Part of the genius in the use of the imaginary Obama was that Eastwood didn’t want us to see the chair as empty. This enabled him to correctly depict Obama’s reaction to being criticized.
“Tell Romney to go f#@k himself”.
“Go f#@k yourself Eastwood”.
And by implication...
“Go f#@k yourself courts”.
“Go f#@k yourself legislative branch”.
“Go f#@k yourself Catholic Church”.
“Go f#@k yourself private sector”.
I think they knew what Clint would do and he set the exact tone they wanted him to set. a Human tone. I think it made all of them look better. It also pulled in some libertarians I know. dont ask me why? I knwo they got what he was saying and wh? It was brilliant of him to use a James Stewart character to make his point considering some of Stewarts other classics.He made Obama an cartoon for sure. now there is a picture floating around the internet of an empty chair..Oama’s new portrait.
and I noticed he didnt have to actually use those words..just implied.
Thanks for posting. It was Wonderful! Made my Day!
“get off my lawn” yes!!!!
wish he was 30...me too..wish he had 9 lives.
I bet old folks ate it up. Tell Florida that Eastwood is the running mate and it’s in the bag.
93% - LIKE ME - loved it!!!!
Clint Eastwood is a Great American!!!!!!!!!!!!
From Rowdy Yates to Dirty Harry he represents EVERYTHING good in the American character.
OK I’ll send it to Mark Levin’s FB page. He’s my guy.
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