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Clint Eastwood: “Obama Is The Greatest Hoax Ever Perpetrated On The American People”…
Weasel Zippers ^ | September 7, 2012

Posted on 09/07/2012 7:13:32 AM PDT by NYer

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 what everybody needs to know. I may have irritated a lot of the lefties, but I was aiming for people in the middle.”

For five days after he thrilled or horrified the nation by talking to an empty chair representing Obama on the night Mitt Romney accepted the Republican nomination for president, Eastwood remained silent while pundits and critics debated whether his remarks, and the rambling way he made them, had helped or hurt Romney’s chances of winning in November.

But in a wide-ranging interview with The Pine Cone Tuesday, he said he had conveyed the messages he wanted to convey, and that the spontaneous nature of his presentation was intentional, too.

“I had three points I wanted to make,” Eastwood said. “That not everybody in Hollywood is on the left, that Obama has broken a lot of the promises he made when he took office, and that the people should feel free to get rid of any politician who’s not doing a good job. But I didn’t make up my mind exactly what I was going to say until I said it.”

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1 posted on 09/07/2012 7:13:34 AM PDT by NYer
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2 posted on 09/07/2012 7:14:02 AM PDT by NYer (Without justice, what else is the State but a great band of robbers? - St. Augustine)
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To: NYer

I agree. Obama is a bigger hoax than their “global warming” scam.


3 posted on 09/07/2012 7:14:56 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (On 5 September 2012 A.D., the communist Democrats tried to kill God and failed.)
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To: NYer

THAT is a perfect quote!!


4 posted on 09/07/2012 7:17:28 AM PDT by GoCards (I am a Hobbit)
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5 posted on 09/07/2012 7:18:12 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: NYer; sf4dubya; holdonnow; STARWISE; hoosiermama; penelopesire; onyx; Dog

Holy CRAP! This is AWESOME!!!

“President Obama is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people,”

- Clint Eastwood -


6 posted on 09/07/2012 7:20:21 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: NYer

I wonder if Clint knows how many Americans have empty chairs sitting in their front yards right now.


7 posted on 09/07/2012 7:20:47 AM PDT by grobdriver (Proud Member, Party of No! Nobama, No Way, No How!)
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To: NYer

Great article...thanks!


8 posted on 09/07/2012 7:20:47 AM PDT by Carpe Cerevisi
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What made it more effective is the fact that Clint is a Centrist in the truest sense of the word. Anyone who knows his views knows he is far from what we here would consider to be conservative. While the Democrats were preaching to the choir in Charlotte, Clint made his case to the undecided voters, with devastating effect.


9 posted on 09/07/2012 7:21:50 AM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: NYer

The empty chair was a last second improv!


10 posted on 09/07/2012 7:22:31 AM PDT by AU72
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To: NYer

About time someone has the guts to say it, hoax, unknown place of birth, unknown college records, unknown social security card residence, unknown father, unknown anything about him, he’s like an alien that fell from the sky.


11 posted on 09/07/2012 7:24:04 AM PDT by blondee123 (Our country is headed for DICTATORSHIP! WAKE UP!)
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To: NYer

This entire interview needs to be read...Romney and Ryan loved what he did- they were backstage laughing with him...


12 posted on 09/07/2012 7:24:18 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: NYer

Clint Eastwood, you are a Great American!!!


13 posted on 09/07/2012 7:24:50 AM PDT by ZULU (See: http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=D9vQt6IXXaM&hd)
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"What made it more effective is the fact that Clint is a Centrist in the truest sense of the word."

And the left will still try to destroy him. And they will fail.

14 posted on 09/07/2012 7:25:25 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: NYer
“President Obama is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people”

Second was Rock Hudson as a leading man. If I remember, the press was complicit in the perpetration of that hoax as well.

CC

15 posted on 09/07/2012 7:27:18 AM PDT by Celtic Conservative (Q: how did you find America? A: turn left at Greenland)
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"But I didn’t make up my mind exactly what I was going to say until I said it.”

Proof that Clint has balls-of-steel! To walk out on that stage with the intention of ad libbing in mind-numbingly gutsy, to me. Just wow.

16 posted on 09/07/2012 7:27:18 AM PDT by j_tull (Keep Congress Kennedy Free - Sean Bielat for Congress #MA4)
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To: NYer
President Obama is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people

Between the lines, he's refering to a lot more than a shite economy, imho.

Bravo Clint !

17 posted on 09/07/2012 7:28:01 AM PDT by tomkat ( FU hussein)
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To: SE Mom

Wow.

Great read. Boo-yah.


18 posted on 09/07/2012 7:28:52 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (America doesn't need any new laws. America needs freedom!)
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To: NYer
To All:

View this video...a re-mix of the Eastwood GOP speech and parts of the Superbowl advert

A gritty...Gut Wrenching 2 mins and 39 seconds...

Eastwood Reloaded (for bear)

Enjoy and propagate.

19 posted on 09/07/2012 7:30:39 AM PDT by spokeshave (The only people better off today than 4 years ago are the Prisoners at Guantanamo.)
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To: grobdriver
No doubt he does, Fans have probably flooded his mailbox with lots of photos. Here's one of my favorites.


20 posted on 09/07/2012 7:30:57 AM PDT by NYer (Without justice, what else is the State but a great band of robbers? - St. Augustine)
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To: AU72
The empty chair was a last second improv!

Notice how the chair has a LOW BACK REST....

Denoting: .....Lack of Stature....No Backbone....Wimpy.....Gravitationally Challenged....

21 posted on 09/07/2012 7:33:48 AM PDT by spokeshave (The only people better off today than 4 years ago are the Prisoners at Guantanamo.)
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To: NYer

ping


22 posted on 09/07/2012 7:35:16 AM PDT by Ulysse (O)
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To: NYer

“Trouble with the Curve” opens Sept 21. Let’s show Clint our support and go see it. Bring the family!


23 posted on 09/07/2012 7:38:14 AM PDT by privatedrive
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To: dfwgator
What made it more effective is the fact that Clint is a Centrist in the truest sense of the word. Anyone who knows his views knows he is far from what we here would consider to be conservative. While the Democrats were preaching to the choir in Charlotte, Clint made his case to the undecided voters, with devastating effect.

Agree. He was just an American man, talking in what I found to be an almost apolitical way, to other Americans. Just laying it out there, as if to say, "look folks, you know it and I know it... this guy's gotta go." It was one of those "speeches" that was more effective as time passed and you thought it about some more... then you realized how much sense it made.

24 posted on 09/07/2012 7:38:50 AM PDT by workerbee (June 28, 2012 -- 9/11 From Within)
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To: NYer
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25 posted on 09/07/2012 7:39:07 AM PDT by DFG ("Dumb, Dependent, and Democrat is no way to go through life" - Louie Gohmert (R-TX))
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Eastwood said people, including reporters, who were shocked by his remarks “are obviously on the left,” and he maintained that, while many Americans didn’t like the way he handled his convention appearance, millions more have something else on their minds.

“A lot of people are realizing they had the wool pulled over their eyes by Obama,” Eastwood said.


26 posted on 09/07/2012 7:40:08 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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Thank you, Mr. Eastwood, FOR HAVING THE COURAGE I DO NOT HAVE anymore. Thank you for telling it like it is. I am grateful.

I am afraid to stand up for what I know is right at this time of my life, and I am ashamed of that fact. I have been audited six times by the IRS in the last 3 years, and, I'm exhausted and more than a little fearful. I have, for the most part, prevailed over the IRS up to now, but fighting a corrupt and spiteful organization with unlimited time and funds is a daunting prospect.

I am nervous about the conservative, polite, bumper sticker on my car; it's probably just a matter of time until my vehicle gets keyed. I bought a Romney-Ryan sign for my front yard, and I am pretty certain vandals will deface my home before the election.

Funny, I never heard of a conservatives damaging cars and homes. Come to think of it, I can only think of one Democrat that I know being harassed by the IRS, and he ran a small business (a Dem no-no, apparently).

So, thanks again, Mr. Eastwood. You did what Americans stomped by this administration are afraid to do. You are a hero.

27 posted on 09/07/2012 7:40:35 AM PDT by July4 (Remember the price paid for your freedom.)
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“Clint Eastwood, you are a Great American!!!”

Sure Rowdy is cool but trail boss Gil Favor was his mentor.
Tall and rugged like Rowdy (Eastwood) Favor (Eric Fleming) would have served America further if he had not died at age 41 in that river in Peru. When one thinks of perfect casting one can’t do better than Fleming as a trail boss.


28 posted on 09/07/2012 7:41:16 AM PDT by Monterrosa-24 (...even more American that a French bikini and a Russian AK-47.)
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“President Obama is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people,”

You are so right, Mr. Eastwood. I loved your skit at the RNC, your message was on target!

29 posted on 09/07/2012 7:41:20 AM PDT by nicmarlo
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The media gave us Obama. You just wait. As soon as everyone starts dumping on Obama, here will come the media to “out” him and then claim to have discovered the fraud Obama is.


30 posted on 09/07/2012 7:43:23 AM PDT by SkyDancer ("OF COURSE I TALK TO MYSELF - Sometimes I need an expert opinion")
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S.F.Police Cmmissioner to Harry Callahan:”You Know,Harry,You’ve Been Involved In A Lot Of Shoot-Outs Lately”(”Dirty Harry’s reply):”Shoot-Outs Are Fine As Long As The Right People Get Shot”!You tell em’CLINT!!!!!!!!!!!!


31 posted on 09/07/2012 7:43:36 AM PDT by bandleader
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I agree. There needs to be a ChikFil-A style outpouring of support for Clint's new movie.

Clint, we love you. 82 and still hawt!

32 posted on 09/07/2012 7:44:07 AM PDT by hcmama
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To: NYer
“A lot of people are realizing they had the wool pulled over their eyes by Obama,” Eastwood said.
33 posted on 09/07/2012 7:44:45 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (You didn't build that. The private sector is doing fine. We tried our plan and it worked.)
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To: NYer

The middle spoke.

I hope America listens.


34 posted on 09/07/2012 7:45:00 AM PDT by sf4dubya (I rebelled against my parents by becoming a conservative. REJECT THEN STOP SOCIALISM THIS NOV!)
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To: SkyDancer

I’m starting to think the underlying purpose of the DNC Convention was to launch Hillary’s 2016 campaign by making Bill the centerpiece of the convention.

You know everyone at the convention was thinking, “Damn, I wish Bill was running again.” And, “Should have nominated Hillary in 2008 instead of this loser.”

They won’t admit it, but they are thinking it.


35 posted on 09/07/2012 7:46:06 AM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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Good article.

There are still people who can see through the media hype of this President.

Not only is President Obama the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people,the irresponsible media contributed to that hype by not reporting the truth.They still refuse,with this country teetering, to report the facts.Their idealistic adoration has not only rendered them completely incompetent,it has shown the blatant hostility they hold to those who dare to disagree.

36 posted on 09/07/2012 7:46:42 AM PDT by tapatio (In memory of my Dad 5-27-26 2-4-2010)
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To: Monterrosa-24

Yes, he was great too. I remember him.

Wasn’t Ward Bond in that series also?


37 posted on 09/07/2012 7:48:12 AM PDT by ZULU (See: http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=D9vQt6IXXaM&hd)
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To: July4

T’aint no shame to have to have to take a time out or be benched for 5. Just don’t get out of the game entirely your team may need you!

Mel


38 posted on 09/07/2012 7:49:57 AM PDT by melsec (Once a Jolly Swagman camped by a Billabong....)
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To: NYer
“President Obama is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people,”

Hear! Hear!

But why has it taken so long for people to really begin to wake up? This whole episode, assuming we can get things righted this November, should be seen as the greatest wakeup call in American history. That so many could have been duped into embracing this demagogue with hope & enthusiasm, tells us how far we have fallen from an understanding of what made America great, and what actually works in the human quest for a better life.

William Flax [Truth Based Logic]

39 posted on 09/07/2012 7:52:01 AM PDT by Ohioan
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“Trouble with the Curve” opens Sept 21. Let’s show Clint our support and go see it. Bring the family!

...AMEN to that, we will go to dinner at Chick Fil A and then catch the movie in support of “standing up for America”

ymmv


40 posted on 09/07/2012 7:52:07 AM PDT by ElectionInspector (Molon Labe...)
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To: dfwgator

Spot on.


41 posted on 09/07/2012 7:52:38 AM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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Well, apart from the idea that American Idol identifies talent...


42 posted on 09/07/2012 7:53:36 AM PDT by relictele
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88 million out of the labor force. Unemployment would be well over 15% if the goobermint was honest with the numbers.


43 posted on 09/07/2012 7:53:59 AM PDT by alrea
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And when Eastwood says “I don’t give a f*** who gets married”,
he is basically parroting the libertarian line. Now that he’s a good, card-carrying republican, he’ll probably “evolve” in his thinking. Truth of the matter is he’s not
the religious type and for him marriage is a man and woman. He’s been married twice - to women, not men, and has seven children.


44 posted on 09/07/2012 7:55:06 AM PDT by NKP_Vet
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He is a sharp and creative man! Like many in that industry....too bad so many have turned left rather than right.


45 posted on 09/07/2012 7:55:13 AM PDT by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo with laughter"you min)
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To: relictele

Or that rap is considered music.


46 posted on 09/07/2012 7:55:16 AM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: fabian
.too bad so many have turned left rather than right.

The Left controls Hollywood, If you want to get along, you go along.

47 posted on 09/07/2012 7:56:17 AM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: SE Mom
That is a good way of putting it. The American people substituted hope and change for any rational qualifications for President. All one has to do is look at the way the stimulus and medical act were crafted and you can see what happens when you elect somebody completely lacking in executive experience. As far as I can tell all he did was come up with a price tag for the stimulus and then he let Reid and Pelosi do the rest.

We got stuck with a stand up philosopher (obscure Mel Brooks reference) instead of a leader.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tl4VD8uvgec

48 posted on 09/07/2012 7:56:37 AM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: NYer; STARWISE; penelopesire; SE Mom; hoosiermama; RedMDer

LOVE THE ARTICLE!

God bless him. He knows!


49 posted on 09/07/2012 7:57:27 AM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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bttt


50 posted on 09/07/2012 7:58:04 AM PDT by Girlene
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