Obama: I Am A Huge Clint Eastwood Fan

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He likes Clint's work as an actor, even more so as a director.

But how about the piece of work the Oscar winner turned into at the Republican convention the other night, weirdly conversing with a chair to while trying to score points about the President's supposedly inept leadership.

Well, Obama took the high road--if not the high chair--with his reply.

He said that for those who are either the President or running for President, "If you're easily offended, you should probably choose another profession."

That was an excellent way to handle this.

Coming out swinging against an American legend--especially one who made such a poignant fool of himself the other night--would seem ungentlemanly and utterly distracting from the real issues.

This way, Obama lets the Republican's mistake fester by itself, with everyone else in the world crying "foul," as he stands back and looks dignified and unharmed.

But the best news of all is that the Dems aren't planning any such shtick at their own convention coming up.

"I think we'll be playing this straight," assured Obama.

Oh, good.

No Streisand talking to a dog strapped to the hood of a car?


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18 comments
larry
larry

Eastwood is actor. Why is he relevant?

The Voice used to be relevant with hard hitting investigative journalism.

Getting to be a cranky old man as well.

zombiedisco101
zombiedisco101

Actually the Dems should take Eastwood's lame and wandering, unfocussed empty chair theme of the Grand Old Purity convention and turn it around as a focused central theme of their campaign. "The empty chair of responsibility" for the current state of things. Lists of issues, points-of-view, actions taken and blocked from being taken. Who's responsible for what has happened in the past 30 years? Not the conservatives who have framed the political debate and controlled the country? "Who belongs in this 'chair of responsibility'?" someone asks the auditorium. "What happened in Iraq, in the meltdown of the financial markets and the continued collapse of the economy, in the current and short-term future value of your home, in your college debt as a function of your ability to pay it off by actually obtaining gainful employment -- 'everything' is the fault of liberals?" (points to chair) "Who should be sitting in this 'chair of responsibility'?" (raising voice) "Really - that's what this election is about. WHOSE BUTT BELONGS ... IN ... THIS ... CHAIR!!!??" (wild applause; the twitter servers are down for hours; the top-drawer(?) severs at Friendly's somewhere in the country are giving away free premium toppings on everything; really, this could happen; as the poli-pendulum begins to swing back the other way)

 

obamadadicktater
obamadadicktater

that stupid negro likes pimps, coke heads, rap creepers, fags, hoolywood nut sacks and anyone thats not white.. he lies he hates clint

unicron.0827
unicron.0827

eastwood is a long known libertarian, why his beliefs are suddenly now a big deal is frankly, stupid.the GOP has been playing lip service to libertarians for years in the form of tolerating Ron Paul and his ilk to run under their false flag of 'R', but now theyve snubbed mr paul again who has stated he is retiring and has finally decried the gop as not his party, the Libertarian party now has a strong candidate in Johnson as well, i expect that clints stunt was just that... a paid stunt for an actor whos films are favorites among anyone who believes in american exceptionalism

bgapsis
bgapsis

Obama forced Eastwood to go public with his political views when his campaign attempted to imply that Eastwood was for Obama after the Superbowl Chrysler commercial.  It was both unethical and dishonest for Obama to have done that.  That Eastwoods methods were extremely controversial goes to how effectively he made his point and responded to Obama.  Eastqwood is a perceptive, brave, and creative man.

organicsulfur
organicsulfur

Clint Eastwood, Rowdy Yates, Dirty Harry, are characters, what the former mayor was saying is Anonymous for President 2012 may be the answer to the Mutt and Jeff lack of a choice, the empty chair, the one percent, the tomb of the Unknown god.  Filthy Lucre.

Anonymous for President 2012, choose the unknown over the known, we know what being screwed is all about, it is time for we the people to speak oh so eloquently with a write in vote.

Timmee
Timmee

Betty White should be brought in to talk to the dog. She loves animals.

msweed2u
msweed2u

No one dared comment yet, huh, oh wait! 100s commented but YOU WOULD NOT POST THEM BC THEY ARE ANTI-OBAMA AND PRO-VERY PRO-CLINT EASTWOOD, WHO PERFORMED A BRILLIANT SKIT WHETHER YOU PER VERTS LIKE IT, OR NOT.

ladybug9
ladybug9

"If not the high chair," lol.

jackson30
jackson30

Streisand would be singing to the dog, not talking. No, wait--singing AND talking.

Anonymous
Anonymous

 @obamadadicktater  - YOU are an idiot!  Where in the world do you get your information, or lack of it, or your news (I'll bet Fuax News)....Our President may be black (not "that stupid negro"), but no where have I seen or heard that he likes "pimps, coke heads, rap creepers, fags or 'hoolywood' nut sacks".....President Obama is a class act and would not belittle or berate poor old Clint.  And yes, you must remember that Obama's Mom was white and he was raised by his grandparents, both of whom were white!  Get your facts straight, stupid.

rustupid
rustupid

@obamadadicktater He loves his mom. She's white.

Timmee
Timmee

 @msweed2u Musto posted this, like, moments before you replied. How, pray tell, could hundreds of responses possibly be suppressed in a matter of seconds? You may now return to the man cave.

ladybug9
ladybug9

 @msweed2u You stick to that point of view as Romney's popularity keeps plummeting thanks to dumb stunts (and stupid politics) like this.

 

And if anyone's a pervert, it's a Republican who's against equal rights for gays and women.

musto
musto moderator

 @Timmee  @msweed2u Thank you, Timmee. And I certainly don't censor comments because I disagree with their politics. Bring 'em on.

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