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  • Clint Eastwood Heimlich Maneuver Saves Life of Choking Golf Director

    02/07/2014 2:10:43 PM PST · by xzins · 46 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 07 Feb 2014 | Michael Mullins
    Clint Eastwood saved a choking man's life with the Heimlich maneuver at a party on the eve of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am tournament Wednesday night at the Monterey Conference Center. The 83-year-old actor administered the Heimlich maneuver to tournament director Steve John, 50, who was choking on a piece of cheese, The Associated Press reported. Urgent: Do You Approve Or Disapprove of President Obama's Job Performance? Vote Now in Urgent Poll ''I was drinking water and eating these little appetizers, threw down a piece of cheese and it just didn't work,'' John said Friday. ''I was looking at...
  • Clint Eastwood separates from his second wife Dina after 17 years of marriage

    08/29/2013 3:30:53 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 38 replies
    Clint Eastwood separates from his second wife Dina after 17 years of marriage... as it's revealed that couple 'have lived apart for over a year' Hollywood legend Clint Eastwood has separated from his second wife Dina after 17 years of marriage. The 48-year-old former TV news reporter confirmed the split to Us Weekly on Thursday. Dina revealed that she and the 83-year-old Dirty Harry star have been living apart for some time.
  • The Empty Chair II: Imagining an Eastwood-Obama sequel

    05/31/2013 7:23:12 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 7 replies
    The Empty Chair II: Imagining an Eastwood-Obama sequel by Daniel Clark The following is a fictitious revisiting of Clint Eastwood’s famous “empty chair” monologue, in which he poses questions to President Obama in absentia. Any similarity between the empty chair and the real President Obama is purely unavoidable. CLINT: You know, Mr. President, the last time we had one of these little talks was when I was endorsing Mitt Romney at last year’s convention. The next day I was criticized by lots of people in both your party and his, who called me everything from disrespectful to senile, to just...
  • Clint Eastwood Pledges Support for Gay Marriage

    03/03/2013 8:10:25 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 135 replies
    Hollywood Gossip ^ | 03/03/2013 | by Hilton Hater
    He's one of the few big-time celebrities who is also a big-time Republican. But Clint Eastwood has veered from the viewpoint of many Conservatives in one regard: the actor signed the American Foundation for Equal Rights’s “Friend of the Court” brief this week. In doing so, the actor became one of over 100 prominent Republicans to support this gay rights organization's document, which it has filed with the Supreme Court. n April, the highest court in the land will listen to arguments about the legality of California’s Proposition 8, an amendment that passed in 2008 and which declares “only marriage...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Clint Eastwood Signs Brief Supporting Same-Sex Marriage

    02/27/2013 3:12:39 PM PST · by ColdOne · 85 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 2/27/13 | Mike Flynn
    Breitbart News has learned exclusively that Clint Eastwood has signed an amicus brief to the Supreme Court, supporting the right of same-sex couples to marry. The brief, which will be released later this evening, has signatures from more than 100 Republican and conservative activists. It involves the case before the Supreme Court, seeking to overturn CA's Proposition 8, which banned same-sex marriage in the state. A well-placed GOP source provided Breitbart News with an early glimpse of the brief.
  • Romney's Defeat Caused by "Extraordinary" Drop in White Male Support[Election Autopsy]

    12/05/2012 5:36:30 AM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 56 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 4 December 2012 | Daniel Bates
    Failed campaign: Mitt Romney's staff found that he lost an 'extraordinary' number of white, male votes during the election - traditionally key supporters of the Republican party And in another blow, Romney’s own campaign manager also admitted that his infamous 47 per cent comment was ‘the epitome of low during the campaign’ - from which they never recovered. California as he reflects upon what went wrong. Now Neil Newhouse, his campaign pollster, has begun to sift through the data to determine what the key factors were. He said that he had to give ‘credit’ to the Obama campaign for getting...
  • New ad by Clint Eastwood: An Obama rerun would not make my day

    10/24/2012 7:13:04 AM PDT · by Justaham · 19 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 10/24/12 | Ed Morrissey
    American Crossroads has a new ad out today, one that features a familiar face and voice — Clint Eastwood. Taking a distinctly more serious approach than his lighthearted, extemporaneous skit speech at the Republican Convention, Eastwood warns about rising dependence on China’s credit and the prospect of another four years of Barack Obama. America needs a turnaround artist, Eastwood says, and fortunately we have one at the ready: The reference to China will play well in Ohio and Pennsylvania, I’d bet — and I wouldn’t be surprised to see this ad go into heavy rotation in those states, as well...
  • Obama's Empty Chair

    10/18/2012 1:25:48 AM PDT · by Pontiac · 15 replies
    10/18/2012 | Pontiac
    I have been thinking again of Clint Eastwood’s speech at the Republic Convention and it has occurred to me how his apt his metaphor of the empty chair was in describing Barak Obama was for the Obama Presidency. During Obama’s tenure as President of the United States the chair that by all rights should have been occupied by Barak H. Obama has been left vacant. Consider the chair at the President’s daily intelligence briefing which was left vacant 57% of the days of Barak Obama’s first term. Consider the chair that was vacant at meetings with Prime Minister of Israel...
  • Clint Eastwood Was Right About Biden's Grin

    10/12/2012 4:38:38 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 21 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 10-12-12 | The Looking Spoon
  • Empty Set Chair: Obama Backer Beyoncé Bows Out of Eastwood Film

    10/11/2012 7:50:17 AM PDT · by Justaham · 105 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 10/10/12
    Beyoncé is one of the biggest stars in the country, a beautiful singer at the top of her profession. She isn't an A-list movie star... yet. Her work in the celebrated "Dreamgirls" didn't make that happen, nor did appearances in "The Pink Panther," "Obsessed" or "Austin Powers in Goldmember." Clint Eastwood could have changed all that. The actor/director wanted Beyoncé to star in his planned remake of "A Star Is Born." Any Eastwood project is instantly Oscar bait, and his track record suggests he could have transformed the stunning chanteuse into an A-lister with just one film. Now, we'll never...
  • The New Yorker Channels Clint Eastwood

    10/06/2012 2:30:17 AM PDT · by Factfinder · 11 replies
    National Review (linking The New Yorker) ^ | October 5, 2012 | Greg Pollowitz
    Tell me again why Clint Eastwood’s bit at the convention was a failure:
  • The New Yorker's Brutal Cover On The Presidential Debate ('Eastwooded')

    10/05/2012 3:20:01 PM PDT · by blam · 18 replies
    TBI ^ | 10-5-2012 | Brett LoGiurato
    The New Yorker's Brutal Cover On The Presidential Debate Brett LoGiuratoOctober 5, 2012Eastwooded: (We cannot post articles from The Newyorker)
  • CLINT WAS RIGHT!

    10/04/2012 12:21:19 PM PDT · by ETL · 41 replies
    no link, 2 pics say it all
  • Hanging, empty chair ignites controversy in Austin

    09/21/2012 12:37:54 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 32 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | September 20, 2012
    A folding chair with an American flag, tied with a rope and hanging from a tree has brought a lot of attention to a northwest Austin neighborhood. Weeks after Hollywood legend Clint Eastwood's chair skit mocked President Obama at the Republican National Convention, an Austin homeowner is drawing criticism for his folding-chair display, which some call a racist attack against the nation's first black president, Austin's KVUE reports on Thursday. ....KVUE says cameras rolled as homeowner Bud Johnson removed the rope and placed the chair on the lawn. He told the TV station those complaining about the display have the...
  • CLINT EASTWOOD HANGS ‘EM HIGH

    09/17/2012 11:26:30 AM PDT · by JT Hatter · 10 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | September 8, 2012 | J.T. Hatter
    Paint Your Wagon! Clint Eastwood just dropped another nuke on Obama. In the latest issue of The Carmel Pine Cone (Sept 7-13, 2012) American's favorite actor said, "President Obama is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people," The Pine Cone is the weekly newspaper for Carmel and the Monterey Peninsula. Clint Eastwood was the Mayor of Carmel, California from 1986 to 1988 and didn't run for a second term. Clint was elected in a landslide with 72% of the vote. President Ronald Reagan called Clint to congratulate him on his victory. Mayor Eastwood accomplished all of his campaign...
  • 'At my age you can do whatever you want'

    09/16/2012 5:13:02 AM PDT · by radioone · 20 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 9-15-12 | James Nye
    Clint Eastwood has defiantly defended his colourful speech at last months Republican National Convention - saying that he has got to the age where he can do what he wants. During interviews to promote his movie, Trouble with the Curve, the Oscar winning director and actor was totally un-repentent about the rambling speech during which he spoke to an imaginary version of President Obama sitting in a chair. 'One advantage of being my age is that you know, what can they do to ya?' said Eastwood. 'You just have fun and do what you think and then you can say...
  • Eastwood: Obama acts like he killed bin Laden

    09/12/2012 1:25:30 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 11 replies
    Eastwood: Obama acts like he killed bin Laden By KEVIN ROBILLARD | 9/12/12 2:49 PM EDT Clint Eastwood thinks that President Obama has taken too much credit for Osama bin Laden’s death, he recently said in an interview with Esquire. "There are two kinds of people in this world," Eastwood told the mag a month before his “empty chair” speech at the Republican National Convention. "'I' people and 'we' people. I've always tried to be a 'we' person. I think that our president is an 'I' person. He speaks as though he killed Osama bin Laden himself." Eastwood, a legendary...
  • Clint Eastwood on Obama, the Death Penalty, and More (Esquire Interview)

    09/12/2012 9:33:53 AM PDT · by kristinn · 10 replies
    Esquire ^ | Wednesday, September 12, 2102 | Tom Junod
    SNIP Then he came in, tall and rangy as ever, but also creaky, with his voice not only roughened but softened with age, at once unmistakable but also slightly more anonymous, one of its kind — an old man's voice — rather than absolutely singular. I handed him an article I wrote, on the subject of Obama and killing, because I wanted to talk to him about killing during the interview. But he looked at the picture, and wanted to talk to me about Obama. "There are two kinds of people in this world," he said. "'I' people and 'we'...
  • Scarborough: Eastwood Spoke 'From The Bottom Of A Bottle'

    09/10/2012 10:41:11 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 56 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Joe Scarborough has suggested that Clint Eastwood was drunk when he gave his RNC speech. Today's Morning Joe opened with a clip of Mitt Romney telling David Gregory that it was a thrill to have Eastwood speak on his behalf at the RNC, and that he felt Eastwood spoke "from the heart." Scarborough came on and said that rather than speaking from the heart, Eastwood spoke more "from the bottom of a bottle." View the video here.
  • Despite Convention Distractions, It's Still All About the Economy

    09/08/2012 9:47:59 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 8 replies
    Friday, September 07, 2012 Mercifully, the political conventions have ended. The political press will keep buzzing over whether Clint Eastwood's unconventional speech helped or hurt Mitt Romney and whether the snafu over Israel and God in the Democratic platform will do any lasting damage to President Obama. Republican reporters will think former President Clinton talked too long, and Democrats will note that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie talked more about himself than about Romney. But they are missing the point. The campaign is about what's happening in America, not what the politicians are saying. At the beginning of 2012, it...
  • Obama, an Empty Chair, and Empty Education

    09/07/2012 1:34:29 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 11 replies
    RantRave.com ^ | Sept. 5, 2012 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    For several days after Clint Eastwood amazed and amused the Republican National Convention by addressing an invisible President Obama, the reviews were mixed and contentious. Even Republicans were nervous that Eastwood had gone too far. Meanwhile, liberals had no doubt that Eastwood’s senile disrespect would destroy, or at least upstage, Romney’s candidacy. On Sunday, everything changed. President Obama announced that Eastwood was one of his favorite actors. I think this was a gesture of surrender. The more that Democrats talked about how misguided Eastwood was, the more people wanted to look at the video for themselves. Couldn’t have that. Here’s...
  • CNBC's Harwood: Eastwood Speech 'Big Blunder, Big Set-Back For Romney'

    09/08/2012 7:10:40 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 98 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Guess John Harwood was feeling lucky today. CNBC's chief Washington correspondent went on the Today show and boldly proclaimed that not only did Clint Eastwood not accomplish his mission with his RNC speech, but that the speech is almost universally viewed by political professionals as "a big blunder, a big set-back for Mitt Romney." Harwood did not adduce a scintilla of evidence in support of his contention that the speech hurt Romney. And his universe of pundits apparently does not include people like Jonah Goldberg or Mark Steyn. View the video after the jump.
  • Eastwood Speaks: Obama is Greatest Hoax Ever Perpetrated on the American People

    09/07/2012 2:16:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | September 7, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    >BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: By the way, Clint Eastwood has spoken up in the Carmel Pine Cone a local newspaper out there. "Eastwood Says His Convention Appearance was 'Mission Accomplished -- After a week as topic No. 1 in American politics, former Carmel Mayor Clint Eastwood said the outpouring of criticism from left-wing reporters and liberal politicians after his appearance at the Republican National Convention last Thursday night, followed by an avalanche of support on Twitter and in the blogosphere, is all the proof anybody needs that his 12-minute discourse achieved exactly what he intended it to. 'President Obama is the...
  • Clint Eastwood: Mission accomplished

    09/07/2012 12:30:55 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/07/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    It's been a week since Clint Eastwood stepped off the stage at the Republican convention, creating a lot of headscratching among political analysts but also an enduring vision of Barack Obama. The former mayor of Carmel has remained silent since, preferring to let his performance speak for itself. Today, though, the local newspaper Carmel Pine Cone published an exclusive interview with the Hollywood legend, who says he did exactly what he intended --- to expose Barack Obama as "the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people" (via Instapundit): But in a wide-ranging interview with The Pine Cone Tuesday, he...
  • Clint Eastwood: “Obama Is The Greatest Hoax Ever Perpetrated On The American People”…

    09/07/2012 7:13:32 AM PDT · by NYer · 125 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | September 7, 2012
    Indeed he is. After a week as topic No. 1 in American politics, former Carmel Mayor Clint Eastwood said the outpouring of criticism from left-wing reporters and liberal politicians after his appearance at the Republican National Convention last Thursday night, followed by an avalanche of support on Twitter and in the blogosphere, is all the proof anybody needs that his 12-minute discourse achieved exactly what he intended it to.“President Obama is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people,” Eastwood told The Pine Cone this week. “Romney and Ryan would do a much better job running the country, and that’s...
  • Eastwood says his convention appearance was ‘mission accomplished

    09/07/2012 7:51:02 AM PDT · by yoe · 33 replies
    The Carmel Pine Cone ^ | September 7, 2012 | PAUL MILLER
    AFTER A week as topic No. 1 in American politics, former Carmel Mayor Clint Eastwood said the outpouring of criticism from left-wing reporters and liberal politicians after his appearance at the Republican National Convention last Thursday night, followed by an avalanche of support on Twitter and in the blogosphere, is all the proof anybody needs that his 12-minute discourse achieved exactly what he intended it to. “President Obama is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people,” Eastwood told The Pine Cone this week. “Romney and Ryan would do a much better job running the country, and that’s what everybody...
  • Clint Eastwood: “President Obama is the Greatest Hoax Ever Perpetrated on the American People”

    09/07/2012 9:06:51 AM PDT · by Justaham · 80 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 9/7/12 | Jim Hoft
    AFTER A week as topic No. 1 in American politics, former Carmel Mayor Clint Eastwood said the outpouring of criticism from left-wing reporters and liberal politicians after his appearance at the Republican National Convention last Thursday night, followed by an avalanche of support on Twitter and in the blogosphere, is all the proof anybody needs that his 12-minute discourse achieved exactly what he intended it to. “President Obama is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people,” Eastwood told The Pine Cone this week. “Romney and Ryan would do a much better job running the country, and that’s what everybody...
  • Chairs placed by Eastwood cutout on Calif. trail

    09/04/2012 11:14:32 PM PDT · by thecodont · 35 replies
    Associated Press via San Francisco Chronicle / SFGate.com ^ | Updated 8:55 p.m., Tuesday, September 4, 2012 | Associated Press Staff
    GLENDALE, Calif. (AP) — These days, wherever you see Clint Eastwood, an empty chair is sure to follow. Even if you're on a hike. A life-sized cutout of a cowboy Eastwood has stood on a trail overlooking a Southern California freeway for months, but on Tuesday a pair of chairs were next to him, one also a cardboard cutout, the other an actual wooden chair. Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Chairs-placed-by-Eastwood-cutout-on-Calif-trail-3840013.php#ixzz25ZbDJVci
  • Sen Tom Harkin: Clint Eastwood 'angry white' nonsense

    09/04/2012 9:41:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The Politico ^ | September 4, 2012 | Kevin Robillard
    Clint Eastwood is the “perfect icon” for the GOP, Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin said Tuesday, describing the legendary actor as “an old angry white man spewing incoherent nonsense.” The Des Moines Register reported the 72-year-old Harkin made his comments on the Iowa delegation’s breakfast this morning in Charlotte, N.C. “We’ve got our work cut out for us this week, folks, following the Republican convention,” Harkin told the delegates. “I mean, how are we ever going to match Clint Eastwood? I got to thinking he is the perfect icon for today’s Republican tea party: an old angry white man spewing incoherent...
  • Watch Clint Eastwood Film instead of DNC Convention

    09/04/2012 5:38:38 PM PDT · by samsmom · 38 replies
    Let's watch Clint Eastwood movies rather than DNC convention!!
  • In Clint’s RNC movie we’re the stars; he showed us we can all make a difference and defeat evil

    09/04/2012 1:22:20 PM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 5 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | SEPTEMBER 4TH, 2012 | Ron Reale, staff writer
    Is there any actor alive today that epitomizes the American ideals more than Clint Eastwood? Can anyone think of a show or movie he was in where they disagreed with his character in the end, rather than cheering his actions as those we would all like to think ourselves capable of in similar circumstances? If so, name one…go ahead, make my day…(Sorry, couldn’t resist)! At the Republican National Convention, Clint walked onstage and wrote a screenplay worthy of any of his movies. Whatever the history of his character, he always found himself making decisions to come to the aid of...
  • Did Clint Eastwood's bizarre convention speech actually help Mitt Romney? (The Left is so funny)

    09/04/2012 12:57:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Week ^ | September 4, 2012 | Various pundits
    Much of the world cringed as Eastwood berated an invisible Obama at the GOP convention. The Right is celebrating Eastwood's talk-to-the-chair speech as a misunderstood triumph. Clint Eastwood's bizarre, unscripted speech at the Republican National Convention is something of a political Rorschach test. Republican delegates at the convention and conservative activists across the country loved the salty 12-minute "dialogue" with an invisible Obama seated in an empty chair; nonpartisan political reporters and most TV pundits declared it a momentum-sapping, off-message disaster; liberals loved the primetime spectacle of an aging actor hijacking Mitt Romney's big night; Team Romney was reportedly miffed;...
  • Can Joe Biden possibly compete with Clint Eastwood?

    09/04/2012 12:02:09 PM PDT · by lump in the melting pot · 27 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | September 4, 2012 | Dave Barry
    ...On top of all that, right now downtown Charlotte boasts a huge sand sculpture of President Obama. It bears an uncanny resemblance to what the president would look like if he were made out of sand sculpted by somebody who had never actually seen him. The sculpture weighs more than 15 tons and cost $30,000, which was paid by the visitors bureau of Myrtle Beach, S.C., as a way of sending the message: "We have a great deal of sand."...
  • Eastwood Showed the Way for Mitt's Ad Men

    09/04/2012 8:37:16 AM PDT · by Smokeyblue · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Sept. 4, 2012 | Jack Nostromo
    SNIP As a twenty-year-plus adman, I've observed the Romney ad plan with trepidation. Presumably due a variety of poll-driven rationales, it has failed to exploit many of the President's most glaring (and chilling) weaknesses. Simply put, the Romney ads focus on Mitt's strengths (good), Obama's policy weakness (good), Obama's lousy record in office (good), plus they provide somewhat tepid responses to the toxic lies and specious charges hurled against Romney (ok). What this campaign doesn't do is define Obama as a man with a history. A really bad man with a bad history. It ignores his character, fails to question...
  • Impromptu 'National Empty Chair Day' Takes Off [Drudge Headline]

    09/03/2012 9:30:15 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 66 replies
    Twitter ^ | SEPTEMBER 3, 2012 | Empty Chair Day
  • Right rallies for 'Empty Chair Day' [post your pics in this thread, FREEPers!]

    09/03/2012 11:23:55 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 469 replies
    Politico/Drudge ^ | 9/3/12 | TIM MAK and JUANA SUMMERS
    The right rallied on Labor Day to celebrate “National Empty Chair Day,” a show of solidarity with Clint Eastwood after his infamous address to an invisible President Barack Obama at the Republican National Convention last week. The action picked up steam on Twitter, where the hashtag #emptychairday began trending on Monday morning as users tweeted pictures of empty chairs in various poses.
  • Just how wrong did the media get Clint Eastwood?

    09/03/2012 12:34:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 3, 2012 | Karl
    Admittedly, I am late to evaluating Clint Eastwood’s RNC performance. However, the fact that the pundit class is still critiquing it days later is one indicator of how shrewd it was as political theater. Accordingly, it is worth noting just how wrong some of the Eastwood analysis has been, even from those defending the speech. The harsh, conventional wisdom about Eastwood’s decidedly unconventional approach to the convention is that it was the ramblings of a senile old man. Even may of Eastwood’s defenders have described it as rambling. This likely makes Eastwood’s day. After all, who is Clint Eastwood? He...
  • Clint Eastwood and Disrespect (Must Read!)

    09/03/2012 6:11:00 AM PDT · by Travis McGee · 97 replies
    The Daily Bell ^ | September 3, 2012 | Nelson Hultberg
    The political left in America is outraged at Clint Eastwood's recent presentation at the GOP convention. The shock and disbelief of Rachel Maddow at MSNBC and the Blitzer gang at CNN is heavy with condemnation of this inimitable American icon. The establishment media response has basically come down as follows: "Weirdest thing I've ever seen." "What was he thinking?" "Have the Republicans gone daft?" "The Democrats must have sent Clint to the GOP so as to sabotage their convention." "This was inexcusably disrespectful." Yes, indeed, it was disrespectful. But what kind of humans allow themselves to be enslaved by a...
  • If it's Monday, It Must be 'Empty Chair Day'

    09/02/2012 9:23:20 PM PDT · by tselatysr · 114 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-09-02 19:18:17 | mrcurmudgeon
    By Mr. Curmudgeon:Are you feeling lucky? Well, are you, punks? Inspired by Clint Eastwood's Republican Convention soliloquy to an empty chair, representing the vacant years of the Obama presidency, many have been inspired to emulate Eastwood by declaring Monday (formally known as Labor Day) "Empty Chair Day."As you may recall, the action hero of such film classics as "Dirty Harry" and "The Outlaw Josey Wales" used an empty chair as a prop to address our failed president. "We own this country," Eastwood said to the chair, "Politicians are employees of ours ... and when somebody does not do the job,...
  • Eastwood's act caught GOP off guard

    09/02/2012 4:55:41 PM PDT · by DFG · 48 replies
    SF Gate ^ | 09/02/12 | Willie Brown
    As for the Democratic National Convention, it will be the first one I skip since 1960. Let's be honest: It has no mystery, no fights, and it's in Charlotte, N.C., which is about as far off the beaten path - or easy airplane connections - as you can get. And when you get there, there is no shopping. The only thing to buy is bootleg booze.
  • DUmmie FUnnies 09-02-12 (More Moore: "Clint Eastwood's Delusional and Detached from Reality Speech")

    09/02/2012 4:51:34 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 36 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | September 2, 2012 | Michael Moore, DUmmies, and Charles Henrickson
    Moore yesterday. More Moore today. Michael Moore got his start interviewing an empty chair (see picture above). So maybe he's mad at Clint Eastwood for stealing his shtick. But he hardly has room for calling Clint "delusional" and "detached from reality." (Come to think of it, Mike hardly has room. Period.) But hypocrisy has never stopped the Left. We know that's Clint's performance art, interviewing President Emptychair, must have really struck a nerve. And so they want to disparage his speech as "weird" and "bizarre," and dismiss Clint as a doddering old fool. But they know Eastwood exposed most...
  • Clint speaks for a big crowd

    09/02/2012 2:44:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The News, Limited (Australia) ^ | September 2, 2012 | Paul Toohey
    MITT Romney has a real chance to make Barack Obama a one-term president. The polls say the two men are close but Romney offers something that Americans will find hard to ignore on November 6 when they go to the polls: a proven record as a job creator. When Clint Eastwood took the stage at the Republican National Convention, and gave an uneven speech that misfired in parts, he nevertheless made his point. Eastwood went to Tampa not as a Republican but an American who sees a great country struggling to find its way, hogtied by a stalemated Congress and...
  • Yes, Romney is wild. But here's why I believe he could surprise us all & be good news for Britain

    09/02/2012 2:20:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | September 1, 2012 | Harold Evans, Editor-at-Large, Thomson Reuters
    Mitt Romney's people are pondering today who let the crazy uncle out of the attic so he could upstage Romney on his big-night speech accepting the Republican nomination for the Presidency. I am assured by reliable sources that when Romney wins – ‘there’s no “if” about it’ – there really is no plan to nominate Clint Eastwood to succeed Hillary Clinton as the next Secretary of State. What is certain is that Obama is one lucky guy. First, Isaac – that’s the hurricane – all but extinguished the media spotlight for the opening of the Republican National Convention and drenched...
  • Eastwood fails to make Republicans' day (Oz didn't like it-plus the fake car & yacht stories!)

    09/02/2012 11:29:11 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Stock Journal ^ | September 2, 2012
    Just a day after Mitt Romney made the most important speech of his life, the edges of it are slipping away. You can remember some of the themes and Romney's wonderful chin and his big soft eyes. The rest is fading out. But Clint Eastwood, standing before a blank teleprompter, muttering at a chair - that is an image no one is going to forget soon. By 10pm on Thursday night, the 50,000 odd delegates, party members and reporters who had travelled to Florida for the Republican National Convention were tired. There had been 18 hours of speeches over three...
  • Bill Maher: Eastwood 'killed' it

    09/01/2012 9:35:17 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 159 replies
    politico ^ | 9/1/12 | CAITLIN MCDEVITT
    “As a performer, as a stand-up comedian for 30 years who knows how hard it is to get laughs, excuse me, he went up there … without a net, on a tightrope. There was no teleprompter. He did a bit with just an empty chair and killed,” Maher said. “He committed to it, it was consistent and it worked.”
  • ***GOP Goes Alinsky on Obama***

    09/01/2012 6:52:16 PM PDT · by djone · 36 replies
    P J Media ^ | August 31, 2012 - 8:27 am - | J.Christian Adams
    " I detected a change from past GOP conventions that bears mention. The Republicans seem to at last be reading Rules for Radicals by Saul Alinsky. The messages and tactics of Alinsky, long the monopoly of the Left, have been discovered by the Right..A couple of examples. ...First, Clint Eastwood’s speech was pure Alinsky.. RULE 5: “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.” There is no defense. It’s irrational. It’s infuriating. It also works as a key pressure point to force the enemy into concessions...The mockery of the empty chair was straight out of Rule 5, and predictably, the Left is...
  • Late-night talk shows can't get enough of mocking Clint Eastwood's empty chair (Circling wagons)

    09/01/2012 7:47:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    NBC News ^ | September 1, 2012 | Craig Berman
    Clint Eastwood is a Hollywood legend, but not all of his movies were smash hits. He’s no stranger to getting poor reviews. But he may never have received worse reviews than the ones he’s hearing from late-night talk-show hosts after his performance at the Republican National Convention on Thursday night, where he spent quality time on national television in spirited debate with a figment of his imagination. “Amidst the tired rhetoric, empty platitudes and overwrought attacks, a fistful of awesome emerged in the night … where it spent 12 minutes on the most important night of Mitt Romney’s life yelling...
  • Why Clint Eastwood’s speech worked

    09/01/2012 6:50:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 1, 2012 | Professor Jim Huffman, Lewis & Clark Law School
    Clint Eastwood’s speech to the Republican National Convention has been panned as badly delivered and condemned as disrespectful. But it drew some of the most enthusiastic response of any speech at the three-day event. Why is that? Are Republicans a bunch of disrespectful yahoos lacking in appreciation for rhetorical skills? No. Their response counters the critics and demonstrates that there is more than one way to deliver a message. My hunch is that a whole lot of people across the political spectrum were both humored and inspired by the iconic actor’s words. Of course, the talking heads at MSNBC and...
  • On Clint Eastwood

    09/01/2012 5:18:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The National Review ^ | September 1, 2012 | Jonah Goldberg
    I was traveling in a sleep-deprived state much of the day yesterday, so I haven’t had a chance to chime in here on the issue of Clint Eastwood’s speech act. I did write about it in the Goldberg File (after the bit about boob glitter and all that). Allow myself to . . . repeat myself, to paraphrase Austin Powers: Moreover, I think all of the people attacking Eastwood are doing Mitt Romney an enormous favor. The clips I’ve seen on the news aren’t incoherent, rambling, or even weird, as some of the talking heads are saying. By my lights...
  • Why Eastwood? Look at the map

    09/01/2012 1:23:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 31, 2012 | Ed Morrissey
    As I mentioned in my last post, I missed part of the line-up last night. I got back just in time to see Clint Eastwood offer up one more “Make my day,” and then watch the deluge of criticism roll across Twitter. It continues today at Time Magazine, where Michael Grunwald calls it a “train wreck,” and goes a little Chris Matthews for good measure: Oh my. Romney’s speech sounded fine, and Marco Rubio seemed quite eloquent, but honestly, all I can think about is Dirty Harry scolding an invisible president in a chair for making an anatomically impossible suggestion....