Skip to comments.In defense of Clint Eastwood: He was weird, but fantastic
Posted on 08/31/2012 3:26:48 AM PDT by nuconvert
Go ahead. Vet my day. A fistful of incoherence. High slurs rambler. Every which way and loose.
Clint Eastwood, the 82-year-old movie star and director, inspired what seemed like enthusiasm inside the Republican National Convention's Tampa Bay Times Forumand disbelief outside it and on Twitter.
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No...That was painful to watch...
Between Akin and Eastwood, I guess I can conclude that...
... I can see weird people.
Some liked it; some didn’t. I enjoyed it. I think the liberals hated his words/routine going after Obama because it was effective in some ways. At least, he was honest, funny and you know they didn’t write his message for him. To me, he was the best of the speakers because he is solid; he could care less what they in the media say.
Haha. It was weird. He’s old. But I laughed & so did the audience.
He was fantastic. He made many great ponts. He needs no one to defend him. YAY CLINT!!!
I'm guessing he sort of winged it and was making it up as he went along.
Naturally, all Leftist/Libs/Commies/RATS, etc. and their sycophant Dear Reader supporters are going to be upset that a notable Hollyweird actor was making sport of their Messiah.
I thought I was going to fall out of my chair when he supposedly was told by O'Bummer to tell Mitt to go fungool himself and said: "what do you want me to tell Romney? I cant tell him to do that. I cant tell him to do that to himself.
He brought the house down when he said "We own this country" and he said what needs to be said over and over and over: The pols (and all other gov't employees) "WORK FOR US", hinting "We hire(d) you, we can fire your worthless asses" and then he drove the Libs nuts when he made a throat cutting gesture.
THE best line of the Convention: Clint talking to Obama
“NO, I can’t do that to myself.”
Not sure if this is true but I read on a thread a few minutes ago that his telepromter froze on the first page. He was doing it from memory. Not bad for a 80 year old.
Hmmm....Am I rambling???
He wasn’t wierd at all. Clint was awesome and it was one of the best moments of any political convention. He could have been the next Reagan if he had pursued it.
“No...That was painful to watch...”
No, I thought he was great.
At age 85, YOU will be pushing up daisies :P
lol..just watching it now...it wasn’t “weird” at all unless you’re a democrat. It was funny. He made specific appeals to different groups. I got it.
Full text of his speech :
Hahahaha! Boy can I identify with ...wait...what were you saying? Meanwhile Hey you kids...get off my lawn.
That was a good line. The only problem is that everyone is talking Clint Eastwood and not Romney who should have been the main topic today.
Anything that tweaks the liberals and the media (but I repeat myself) is fine with me. The empty chair was a great representation of Obama.
The empty chair is Obama.
The only difference is if Obama had actually been there is, there would have a teleprompter on each side of the chair... and an empty suit sitting upon it.
>> No...That was painful to watch...
And you’ll be savoring every breathless moment of the Democrat convention.
Go ahead, punk...
from another article...
“By 11 p.m. ET, a parody Twitter account @InvisibleObama had more than 20,000 followers.”
...making good points
...dishing out some good one-liners
...delivering an effective case that we need to rid ourselves of Obama
...worth having in prime time for the American cause
No...That was painful to watch...
‘No, I thought he was great.’
At age 85, YOU will be pushing up daisies :P
BUT by that time will he have aquired at least a modicum of maturation and or appreciation...? and or do we care..bwahahahaaah?
And I bet it got so under Obama's skin we get another "you didn't build that"
Tangent to this it was a giant up-yours to PC and the Dominant Media particularly the talking heads MC'ing the event. I have heard some reactions, but I bet even today they are livid...
I think it was a little harder to grasp what was going on at first while watching it on tv. The audience got it right away. Think of his routine this way.... Empty chair, empty suit.
Bender, you are delightfully twisted, and I never read your stuff, but I do now you make me laugh. Dude you need some audio visual equipment and your own Beck-ish web based TV Channel. Keep it up!
I have since seen it again and had a different reaction. Just from a comedic acting perspective, I think Clint was brilliant. It was like he was channeling his inner Jimmy Stewart. If it true that he was ad libbing or otherwise doing it without script, he was beyond brilliant. I will be very happy if I can do a routine like that when I am 82. Some of the commentators who were most upset about it (can you hear me Wolf Blitzer) need to find a sense of humor.
Besides what could be more appropriate to symbolize our empty suit of a President than an empty chair?
Loved it. He minimized and ridiculed obama and you know from lib reactions it was a home run.
I thought Clint’s performance last night was “high art”. And, if (as they say) ridicule is the greatest political weapon then his “interview” with Obama was an atom bomb.
Lets hope some great clips of this speech go viral today
That was funny
He was good. Good to see him with a sense of humor too.
My mom who lives with me, is 89.
You have to get used to older people who take their time in what they say and think about what it means.
Young people are in such a hurry, they don’t comprehend a generation that grew up with the idea that:
“A fool speaks because he thinks he has to, a wise man speakd when he has something to say”
With Clint, I don’t know how much in his delivery was calculated (in the way typical to older people) or how much of it was style.... and the fact is, Clint always had a sober, sparse and measured style.
I think it has always been his distinctive charm... (I really don’t like loud, giggly men who blather on like women).
They say women are attracted to men like their dad.... well, my dad was a strong, quiet and very masculine gentleman.
I guess that’s why I appreciate Clint! Just my humble opinion.
Rush should have a lot of fun with Eastwood clips today...
Man, he seemed old. However, he was a regular guy that conveyed the frustration that a lot of people have in a down to earth way. Unconventional but excellent, particularly to the non-political junkies. Moreover, since the libs on MSNBC and the liberal blogosphere are foaming at the mouth about it, it had to have been effective to them as well! Suprisingly excellent last day of the convention.
Eastwood is Warner Bros. He made some clear points echoing our thoughts of this is our country; not theirs.
Merely the fact that the media will have to explain that THE EMPTY CHAIR=OBAMA is symbolic and Hugh !
Lol, I doubt that. Eastwood has been an actor for around sixty years. He was talking to an empty chair and obviously using humor to ridicule Obama. I expect he did exactly what he intended to do exactly as he intended to do it.
I thought the stuttering was purposeful; he was making fun of Zero. I also didn’t notice him even attempting to use the prompter. I think it was completely extemporaneous.
There were some moments where i wondered if he was going to be able to get through it, but overall i thought it turned out well. Or perhaps i should say that it ended well, once he got away from the empty chair routine and started talking more from the heart. It also helped that the audience was with him, wanted him to do well, and were very supportive throughout.
My guess is that Eastwood will now get the Charlton Heston treatment from the left. That’s the way they are whenever someone from one of their pet groups (minorities, Hollywood) steps out of line. They feel they have to bury that person under an avalanche of never-ending smears in order to serve as a warning to others who would otherwise similarly dare to defy them and thus threaten to break up their monopoly in those areas.
Just now on GMA Ann Romney was asked about Clint's speech and she said that he was winging it.....
I love Eastwood but he did seem more than a little bit confused up there.He reminded me a lot of my Dad in his last few years.I felt sorry for him as I watched.
I was really looking forward to seeing "Dirty Harry" give his speech at the Republican Convention. But we didn't get "Dirty Harry" ... we got Clint Eastwood, a clearly aged Clint Eastwood and at points it really was painful to watch as he lost his train of thought and stumbled to remember the words he wanted to say.
One thing we know for sure: he didn't use a teleprompter, and I believe spoke from his heart. He got a few good zinger's in, and the best zingers are always grounded in truth.
But as much as I respect and admire him, there were moments that were painful to watch, I suspect some of that has to do with my own personal expectation (or hope) that Dirty Harry would show up when Clint Eastwood did instead.
Clint was “Awesome”! Each quip was a fearless, bullseye, .44 slug delivered right at the heart of socialism.
“We own this country.”
“I’m guessing he sort of winged it and was making it up as he went along.”
I had the same impression.
Of course, a true actor could do that without much effort. It’s what they do.
Also, and this is so important... Clint... unlike so many other Hollywood people who intrude themselves into politics or are actually invited (as I am sure Clint was) to speak in favor of a candidate or a policy... Clint did not dash out and hire a dozen overpriced speechwriters for himself or make any more out of the invitation than it was. He didnt behave as if he thought it was ABOUT HIM, but rather focused on the election and the issues.
In his very natural, casual and almost off-hand delivery, Clint conveyed that he knew very well what his place was and why he was there. He never once behaved as if it was about HIM.... he was very clearly there FOR MITT and did NOT grandstand.
Good for him.
Btw,Eastwood is Warner Bros. He made some clear points echoing our thoughts of this is our country; not theirs. Let the Democrats scream, holler or whatever. That’s what communists do. We need a leader; not a Dear Leader. If some of the Republican elitists want to control; let them eventually wither on the vine.
Our country is ours; not theirs.