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Clint Eastwood's RNC speech

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    I watched most of Clint Eastwood's speech (talk) to an invisible Obama listening to him in a chair.  The Republican audience seemed to love it...cheering and laughing. However, I found it rather demeaning to the office of the President of the United States. Of course that seems to be standard for this party now.

    The bottom line: embarrassing.

    Any other thoughts?

    Clint Eastwood's GOP convention speech: Full transcript
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    Greetings Schmidt - Welcome back :) Gald to have you back. 
    I just turn on my computer after the RNC Convention and was happy to see your presence around here once more.
    I'm still here listening for the after critic of all the participant on the convention by Chris Matthews,,,and I guess with the rest of the Gang. And my spouse here yelling to come and eat.
    Anyway, about Clint Eastwood...that was not fair for Stewart Steven to put him on there with that lousy Script.  Stewart was a former Scriptwriter and a brief Director of movies.  He now write scripts for TV personalities. And this is one of them.  This one was a complete failure of his script writing ability and just so happen Clint Eastwood was the unfortunate victim.
    I guess even Romney was embarassed by it.  He issued a statement right after that. 
    But let's face it, Clint is a movie icon, and his tonight appearance was not entirely his fault. If there's somebody I need to blame for all these stupid decision, it would be that Stewart Steven.  I guess even Clint Eastwood himself would will feel the same as you said....embarrassing. How in the world he accepted that stupid role, I have no clue.  He himself is an award winning Director, he should have known better.
    But....the crowd enjoyed his stint and had fun and maybe next time....he'd think twice accepting a mediocre role.
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    Sabrina --

    Yes it's good to be back.  But wow, I'm blown away watching bits of the RNC.  I should have stayed away longer.

    Regarding Eastwood, I don't know.  It seemed to be genuine Eastwood, and according to Mercury News, it was unscripted.

    Clint Eastwood goes off-script in Romney endorsement

    "Backstage, stern-faced Romney aides winced at times as Eastwood's remarks stretched on. The actor was the only speaker not reading from a teleprompter as he spoke. The machine was blank.

    "Twitter was instantly ablaze with comments mocking Eastwood's speech. Howard Kurtz, host of CNN's "Reliable Sources," tweeted that "Clint's empty chair act" was the "weirdest convention moment I have ever seen." Joe Scarborough, the conservative host of MSNBC's "Morning Joe," declared "a great night for Mitt Romney just got sidetracked by Clint Eastwood. Wow. That was bad.""


    If it was supposed to be humor, it certainly resonated with the audience. It might have been more appropriate for the Whitehouse Correspondents Dinner where a roast of that nature is not uncommon.  But as a prelude to Mitt Romney's acceptance speech.  NO!

    I wonder if he was making amends for his Chrysler Super Bowl commercial that didn't resonate with many Republicans.

    Karl Rove ‘offended’ by Clint Eastwood’s Chrysler ad



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    Schmidt -  actually I felt so bad about Clint Eastwood.  I had a hard time explaining to my husband when he ask "babe, who is he talking to"? I answered, "don't you see that empty chair? Imaginary Obama is suppose to be sitting there and Obama is carrying on a conversation with him."  My husband said, "what? has he gone crazy. Why would he be talking to an empty chair?"  Oh gad!  My only simple explanation to my husband was,  "when I was a little girl and I have no one to play, i have this imaginary playmate sitting across me and I am talking to my imaginary friend"  unquote, and that empty chair is like my imaginary friend, only with Clint Eastwood it is imaginary Obama sitting on that empty chair. Then he understood.  Oh crap.  I'm even explaining something to an adult who was confuse to what was going on.  
    Anyway, if Clint Eastwood went off at a scripted role, he was on his own.  And that, did not work well.  I guess Clint Eastwood just showed up at the Convention to disparage the concept of his showing up at the Superbowl Commercial about  "Half time America"  with that Chrysler/GM cars rolling behind him on a conveyor...the Auto Industry saved by Obama from total bankruptcy.  Republican did not like that at all.  And to amend the situation showed up at the Convention and made it worse for himself.,,,and for the Romney's campaign.
    Well, let me put it this way, I was already sort of surprise when they announced Clint Eastwood will be at the Convention. But...it is his choice....So, see what happened? His appearance did not even helped.  Bad enough, the LIES of Ryan the night before created a big mess, now this?   ISAAC....RYAN....EASTWOOD.....three strikes, you're out.
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    I have never seen Clint Eastwood being so partisan. I believe he realizes what is going to happen to our country and is trying to help. I thought Clint Eastwood
    was hysterical and brillant. I enjoyed him and he has power and prestige and all the Hollywood people know he is a genius. They may be shocked by his speech but is was just funny
    and his way supporting Mitt Romney. He was not confused and didntneed  a moniter to make a speech. I  think people should get over it and just enjoy watching Mr Eastwood he is wonderful actor and just wanted to do his part to help get Romney elected and it went over grea.t
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    Harold T Wrote:  I  think people should get over it and just enjoy watching Mr Eastwood 

    Speaking for myself, it did not matter....but it did matter to some top brass Republicans.  They are more awful with their comments on Clint Eastwood than we are, ordinary people who does not really matter.  It was the top brass Republicans screaming 'FOUL"
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    My take on Eastwood's appeal to white American.I think it was racism as it's best...My perception was of a tall white man stand over a black man,talking down to him,in order to demeanor him.Romney Team read the headlines.I'm pretty sure they have send the stats indicating if he can get over  60% of the white vote,has has a good chance to win.If they can organize all the whites against Obama,the majority wins.Whites are still the majority.It didn't work with Palen.It's not going to work now.All white people are not racists.
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    sabrina05 Wrote: Schmidt -  actually I felt so bad about Clint Eastwood.  I had a hard time explaining to my husband when he ask "babe, who is he talking to"? I answered, "don't you see that empty chair? Imaginary Obama is suppose to be sitting there and Obama is carrying on a conversation with him."  My husband said, "what? has he gone crazy. Why would he be talking to an empty chair?"  Oh gad!  My only simple explanation to my husband was,  "when I was a little girl and I have no one to play, i have this imaginary playmate sitting across me and I am talking to my imaginary friend"  unquote, and that empty chair is like my imaginary friend, only with Clint Eastwood it is imaginary Obama sitting on that empty chair. Then he understood.  Oh crap.  I'm even explaining something to an adult who was confuse to what was going on.  
    Anyway, if Clint Eastwood went off at a scripted role, he was on his own.  And that, did not work well.  I guess Clint Eastwood just showed up at the Convention to disparage the concept of his showing up at the Superbowl Commercial about  "Half time America"  with that Chrysler/GM cars rolling behind him on a conveyor...the Auto Industry saved by Obama from total bankruptcy.  Republican did not like that at all.  And to amend the situation showed up at the Convention and made it worse for himself.,,,and for the Romney's campaign.
    Well, let me put it this way, I was already sort of surprise when they announced Clint Eastwood will be at the Convention. But...it is his choice....So, see what happened? His appearance did not even helped.  Bad enough, the LIES of Ryan the night before created a big mess, now this?   ISAAC....RYAN....EASTWOOD.....three strikes, you're out.
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    michael62 Wrote: My take on Eastwood's appeal to white American.I think it was racism as it's best...My perception was of a tall white man stand over a black man,talking down to him,in order to demeanor him.Romney Team read the headlines.I'm pretty sure they have send the stats indicating if he can get over  60% of the white vote,has has a good chance to win.If they can organize all the whites against Obama,the majority wins.Whites are still the majority.It didn't work with Palen.It's not going to work now.All white people are not racists.
    I am a moderate African American and I enjoyed Clint Eastwood speech. He was hysterical. He is a libertarian. When he said he wanted to cry because 29 million American werre unemployed shows he cares about America. President Obama does not always answer questions or isnt available and he was spoofing him. I think using the race card is ridiculous and it is being used too much because someone criticizes the president or has a negative opinion. It looks bad for others who cant see the truth and has no argument for the poor economy and the critque of the president is business as usual. There was nothing racist about the skit.
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    Harold T Wrote:  I am a moderate African American and I enjoyed Clint Eastwood speech. He was hysterical. He is a libertarian. When he said he wanted to cry because 29 million American werre unemployed shows he cares about America. President Obama does not always answer questions or isnt available and he was spoofing him. I think using the race card is ridiculous and it is being used too much because someone criticizes the president or has a negative opinion. It looks bad for others who cant see the truth and has no argument for the poor economy and the critque of the president is business as usual. There was nothing racist about the skit.


    I don't think we implied the race card here....Clint Eastwood did what he wanted to do.  His appearance was of mix emotion.  If there are ramblings you hear about his appearance, the statement of Mitt Romney about Clint Eastwood started the whole dang talk of the town.
    I agree that a lot of people criticizing the President does not really know the truth.  And they are quick to retort to "racism." Yes, I see the high unemployment issue and they are blaming it all on President Obama.  Example of this is the Simpson-Bowles Debt Commision which Ryan and his Republican Party turn down ...that was the American Jobs Act which President Obama proposed to create at least 12 Million jobs...and the reason for Paul Ryan and his Republicans turning it down is because they OPPOSED RAISING TAXES ON THE RICH (which Obama think will increase revenue and reduce the debt) and for this REASON, the Republicans turned down the American Jobs Act unanimously.
    The other Bill introduced by President Obama to create JOBS was the Transportation Bill which the Republicans also turn down unanimously.  Where would you think do we place the blame on?  CLEARLY I WOULD SUPPOSE THE REPUBLICANS ARE THE ONES WHO ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE HIGH UNEMPLOYMENT...But the question again, does majority of the people knows of this?