I haven’t seen a speech like Clint Eastwood’s since Rick Perry’s in New Hampshire in October, when he rambled on and on with his slurred speech so much that folks thought he was on Quaaludes.
I think serious disservice was done to the GOP cause, by permitting Eastwood to ramble on to an empty chair, making throat cutting gestures, suggesting “they” own America, implying that the empty chair (POTUS) was telling him to go fock himself, and ending with a famous line from his macho movies (“Make my day”) suggesting he was about to blow somebody away at the slightest provocation, particularly in this day and age.
In fairness, it would appear he had carte blanche permission to freelance, and word has it that many in the RNC were grimacing and squirming in their seats, while listening to Eastwood’s least impressive role since his brief appearance as a sailor in “Francis (the talking mule) in the Navy” early in his career.
Unfortunately, it would appear many (not all) of those in attendance, (mostly angry, old, white guys, the Tea Party stalwarts not unlike Eastwood’s character Walt Kowalski in “Gran Torino”) ate it up. Did the rest of America? Stay tuned. I, for one, a fan of much of his later work, was extremely disappointed in this performance, and do not feel it was at all appropriate. JMO.
It was awesome - completely awesome. It was the only thing about the entire Convention that was not sophomoric and depressing. Right from Anne "Stepford" Romney on down. The only thing Clint could have done to make his performance more relevant would to have waved a gun at a woman's uterus while screaming, "I own that", and then shoot a couple of gay guys or lesbians right in the forehead with the gun while intoning, "Get back in your place you F'n ni**ers!" That would have wrapped up the GOP in a nutshell - special emphasis on the word "nut".
Interesting article in the NYT contrasting the platform in '80 with today. Reagan looks like a screaming left wing pinko compared to the anti-intellectual pandering tools that were trotted out on stage this week.
"When sleeping women wake, mountains move".
Clint: "There's a rebel lying deep in my soul. Anytime anybody tells me the trend is such and such, I go the opposite direction. I hate the idea of trends. I hate imitation; I have a reverence for individuality. I got where I am by coming off the wall. I've always considered myself too individualistic to be either right-wing or left-wing."
The above speaks to why he gave his speech at the RNC. He's a self-made man...successful in his acting & directing career...as well as other business interests. When Obama slammed America's business owners by saying..'you didn't build that".....I'm sure he really ticked Clint off.
Must have been a great convention. You apparently hated it.
Next week I bet we get to hear the Dems tell us everything they are going to do that
they should have done in their first 4 yrs. to fix the mess we are in.
Should be a real hoot.
"Eastwood’s least impressive role since his brief appearance as a sailor in 'Francis (the talking mule) in the Navy'"
I talk to the chairs
But they don't listen to me
I talk to the stools
But they never hear me
The sofa hasn't time
To stop, and hear what I say
I talk to them all
Brilliant move Clint, many Americans won't watch either convention but with all the attention Clint's speech has generated many will eventually listen to it out of curiosity and hear his message.
"And when somebody does not do the job, we
got to let them go."
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/08/30/transcript-clint-eastwood-speech-at-rnc/#ixzz258oA2l3e
I thought it was hilarious. Local-comedy bar where they sell jello-shots kind of hilarious, but hilarious nonetheless.
This is just poor. The three main stories coming out of the convention? Paul Ryan is a pathological liar, Clint Eastwood made a d**che of himself, Anne Romney experienced some of the normal challenges of life and had plenty of bank to deal with them.
3 days. How do you think 4 years will look?
>>>"Anne Romney experienced some of the normal challenges of life and had plenty of bank to deal with them."
MS and Cancer are a normal thing for a person to endure at the same time? Anne is one tuff lady who is respected and admired by anyone who knows her. God bless her, she touched the heart of millions with her speech.
"Anne Romney experienced some of the normal challenges of life and had plenty of bank to deal with them."
Better to have "plenty of bank" of your own than to be "affirmative actioned" along the whole way like the 2 soon to be ex residents of the White House.