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Clint Eastwood's Empty Chair Routine Reverberates Because It was So Effective
Rushlimbaugh.com ^ | September 4, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh

Posted on 09/04/2012 2:23:50 PM PDT by NYer

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RUSH: The Clint Eastwood bit at the Republican National Convention is still being talked about, which is testimony alone to its effectiveness. You know what everybody who is analyzing this -- and I must include myself in the first ten minutes of his routine -- forgot? He's an actor. He's an actor.

Everything that happened in Eastwood's gig was intended to happen. He wasn't nervous. He wasn't bumbling. It didn't take him a while to get going. It was exactly what it was intended to be. And you know what it really was? Among many other things, he was telling people who have a sentimental attachment to the historical nature of The One's presidency, i.e., he's the first black president, some people are going to vote for Obama just for that reason alone, just like they voted for him originally for that reason alone. Eastwood was giving them permission. It's okay, when somebody's not doing a job, we let them go. He was telling those people it's okay. It's no big deal. It's like everybody else, if they're screwing up, it's time to let them go. And he may not be the guy that you think he is. He may not be this nice guy if you look at some of the ads running out there. And the empty chair day yesterday --

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Snerdley, why does it get under their skin? Because Obama has never been ridiculed in his life. He's never been made fun of. You just don't do it. And now he's being laughed at. It's a whole new world for Obama. He's not been laughed at. He's not been mocked. He's not been ridiculed. That's what he does. That's what the Alinsky-ites do. It doesn't happen to them. And, of course, the empty chair also means empty suit. And I think the reason it's getting under their skin, another reason is that it has an element of truth in it, which is what made it effective. It was masterfully done. It was extremely, extremely well done.

Let me put it to you this way: If Eastwood had come out -- and I think everybody was expecting him to come out and do a traditional convention political speech -- and if he had done that, which is what people were expecting, it would have just gotten lost in the panoply of speeches. Just some Hollywood guy. But this one, everybody thinks they're so scripted and they're so predictable, this was totally off the wall. And purposely. It was masterfully done, and of course Eastwood is masterful at what he does. He's a director, producer, and actor. He memorizes lines for a living. And I just think it was really, really well done. Even some of the early analysts on our side, the button-down coat and tie crowd wringing their hands worried, "Oh no." Even they have come along.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: communist; dems; eastwood; msm; nwo; rnc

1 posted on 09/04/2012 2:23:53 PM PDT by NYer
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2 posted on 09/04/2012 2:24:34 PM PDT by NYer (Without justice, what else is the State but a great band of robbers? - St. Augustine)
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To: NYer

Has anyone reported on the effectiveness of Empty Chair Day? How widespread was it? Maybe I missed it, but I haven’t really seen any reports about it.


3 posted on 09/04/2012 2:31:00 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills and bo stinks)
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To: NYer

Clint nailed it when he was lambasting President Empty Chair for not doing anything and called out Empy Chair for not calling the Russians before getting involved in Afghanistan.


4 posted on 09/04/2012 2:31:19 PM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: NYer

Rush is right yet again. The Eastwood speech was brilliant in it’s simplicity and, as Rush noted, highly effective. Leftists reflexively ridicule conservatives and think they’re witty when they do so. Clint Eastwood, an American movie icon, gently and cleverly ridiculed Barack Obama and it was both amusing and wickedly effective. We know that because (a) we loved it and, (b) the left are highly annoyed about it. Well done, Mr. Eastwood.


5 posted on 09/04/2012 2:32:52 PM PDT by Jim Scott (Obama must be defeated)
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To: NYer

I have kept an umbrella at the ready to protect myself from MSM and libtard head explosions.


6 posted on 09/04/2012 2:33:30 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (obozo could bring back literal slavery with chains and still he will get 97+% of the black vote)
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To: NYer


7 posted on 09/04/2012 2:44:04 PM PDT by The Citizen Soldier (When you accept the invite into the scorpion’s home don’t bother looking for the exit.)
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To: NYer
This performance has already transcended the convention and will transcend the election as well

This will be remembered long after we've all gone

Thank You Mr. Eastwood

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8 posted on 09/04/2012 2:45:40 PM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: MestaMachine

Google empty chair day
94,000,000 results in 0.16 seconds

I think it was a success!


9 posted on 09/04/2012 2:47:53 PM PDT by OL Hickory (Jesus and the American soldier-1 died for your soul/1 died for your freedom)
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To: Elle Bee
....and for the gut wrenching follow up...

Eastwood Reloaded (for bear)

10 posted on 09/04/2012 2:54:03 PM PDT by spokeshave (The only people better off today than 4 years ago are the Prisoners at Guantanamo.)
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To: NYer

I agree with Rush. I misinterpreted the speech at first also, assuming that Clint was old and a little disoriented. I hadn’t seen any of his recent work, so I didn’t know how coherent he normally is at his advanced age. Having looked into it more, I reached the same conclusion as Rush did. Clint Eastwood nailed it, and he did it so subtly that many people will watch clear through to see the train wreck and come away questioning why anyone would want to keep Obama and the Dems in power over us.


11 posted on 09/04/2012 2:58:19 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: NYer

lol ..because it was true. Im leaving my empty chair out til the elections over.


12 posted on 09/04/2012 3:02:18 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: MestaMachine

It made drudge and was all over facebook. my Chair is still out. I loved the empty chair with the empty suit in in. thats what my brother has called Obama all along. an empty suit.Clint’s speech made him very proud ..most people got that speech except the press. they are slow.


13 posted on 09/04/2012 3:06:47 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: Elle Bee

I agree..Thank you Mr. Eastwood.


14 posted on 09/04/2012 3:08:04 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: dalebert

yes... I guess this is true.. my wife liked Eastwood’s bit, I was initially concerned about it due to his hesitant delivery only, not what he said.

meanwhile, Direct TV has been running Clint E movies non-stop since this convention speech...It appears that this ended up completely getting a 10 score with the majority of Americans. I agree now with what everyone is saying above.. I was mistaken.


15 posted on 09/04/2012 3:08:05 PM PDT by Chuzzlewit
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To: OL Hickory

wow


16 posted on 09/04/2012 3:08:48 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: NYer

I currently have 0bama sitting in my backyard facing a big Black Walnut tree explaining to the tree why it didn’t build itself.


17 posted on 09/04/2012 3:11:39 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: dalebert; OL Hickory

Thank you both.


18 posted on 09/04/2012 3:18:32 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills and bo stinks)
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To: NYer; pookie18
obama chair man, Obama - Chair Man of the Bored
19 posted on 09/04/2012 3:26:22 PM PDT by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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To: FrankR

coool..


20 posted on 09/04/2012 3:30:54 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: Elle Bee

Ditto on the “thank you” to Mr. Eastwood. That empty chair speech will be a “classic” on Youtube and Vimeo. What a performance! It left the big tent Rhinos and media honchos with knotted undies! Great Job!


21 posted on 09/04/2012 3:33:09 PM PDT by ptsal (E)
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To: NYer

I re=watch the Clint Eastwood performance at least once each day to discover additional layers of nuance. Brilliant!


22 posted on 09/04/2012 3:42:36 PM PDT by sitetest (If Roe is not overturned, no unborn child will ever be protected in law.)
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To: Elle Bee

Thank You Mr. Eastwood


Yes. Ditto that.


23 posted on 09/04/2012 3:42:52 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: NYer

The Empty Chair is Obama’s Swiftboat.


24 posted on 09/04/2012 3:55:21 PM PDT by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord!)
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To: The Citizen Soldier

Is it just me or does anyone else find it funny that Barry needs to have a plaque with the word “President” fastened to his chair?


25 posted on 09/04/2012 4:18:55 PM PDT by RightOnTheBorder
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To: stars & stripes forever
Clint Eastwood: "we own this country....and when somebody does not do the job, we gotta let 'em go" Photobucket
26 posted on 09/04/2012 4:34:53 PM PDT by profit_guy
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To: Chuzzlewit

Only Rhinos and Dimwits are upset....


27 posted on 09/04/2012 4:38:40 PM PDT by ptsal (E)
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To: Chuzzlewit

Only Rhinos and Dimwits are upset....


28 posted on 09/04/2012 4:44:05 PM PDT by ptsal (E)
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To: ptsal
From now to the election, every time Obama opens his mouth, people are gonna think "Empty Chair!"

Come November, Zer0, our "global citizen" president will lose big time, and take tons of Democrats down with him.

Photobucket

29 posted on 09/04/2012 4:46:45 PM PDT by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: BobP
Wish that "going down" topic was possible in California... Until CalPERS goes broke and/or the LA County Assessor turns into a mole for the prosecution....

....nothing positive will happen here.

30 posted on 09/04/2012 4:50:06 PM PDT by ptsal (E)
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To: spokeshave

WOW! Just WOW! This is beautiful.


31 posted on 09/04/2012 4:52:30 PM PDT by rwa265
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To: Pollster1; Chuzzlewit
Pollster1 "assum[ed] that Clint was old and a little disoriented."

Chuzzlewit "was initially concerned about it due to his hesitant delivery only."

Ol' Clint's delivery was classic aw-shucks Jimmy Stewart.

32 posted on 09/04/2012 5:20:54 PM PDT by Hebrews 11:6 (Do you REALLY believe that (1) God IS, and (2) God IS GOOD?)
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33 posted on 09/05/2012 7:36:26 AM PDT by j_k_l
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