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Tue Dec 25, 2012, 08:02 AM

Do you think putting a drunk Clint Eastwood on at the RNC was a good idea?

Bet Mrs. Romney is still kicking Mittens in the ass for that stupid move.



Merry Christmas everyone.

Don

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Reply Do you think putting a drunk Clint Eastwood on at the RNC was a good idea? (Original post)
NNN0LHI Dec 2012 OP
Fumesucker Dec 2012 #1
arthritisR_US Dec 2012 #2
louis c Dec 2012 #3
Gidney N Cloyd Dec 2012 #17
hlthe2b Dec 2012 #4
NNN0LHI Dec 2012 #5
JackRiddler Dec 2012 #28
Berlum Dec 2012 #6
TheCowsCameHome Dec 2012 #7
mmonk Dec 2012 #8
CJCRANE Dec 2012 #9
TlalocW Dec 2012 #10
Shankapotomus Dec 2012 #13
TlalocW Dec 2012 #15
Shankapotomus Dec 2012 #20
pkdu Dec 2012 #27
Shankapotomus Dec 2012 #11
Motown_Johnny Dec 2012 #12
geckosfeet Dec 2012 #14
JHB Dec 2012 #21
Enrique Dec 2012 #16
Lil Missy Dec 2012 #18
BigDemVoter Dec 2012 #19
JitterbugPerfume Dec 2012 #22
DefenseLawyer Dec 2012 #23
Paladin Dec 2012 #24
hatrack Dec 2012 #25
Warren Stupidity Dec 2012 #26
Rex Dec 2012 #29
jmowreader Dec 2012 #30
graham4anything Dec 2012 #31
duffyduff Dec 2012 #32

Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 08:06 AM

1. I think some things speak for themselves

"If somebody's dumb enough to ask me to go to a political convention and say something, they're gonna have to take what they get," -Clint Eastwood

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Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 08:10 AM

2. Was he drunk? I thought he was an idiot by

nature

Merry Christmas!

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Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 08:12 AM

3. It was a great political move.............

.......for us.

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Response to louis c (Reply #3)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 10:09 AM

17. It does hinge on one's perspective...

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Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 08:14 AM

4. Sure...

for us...

As a Clint Eastwood movie fan though, I still cringe at what he has done to himself and his legacy. 'Hard to look at him now as anything other than a rather pathetic and clearly somewhat senile man. I used to just look upon him as an "old school" Repub and could accept that, but now... he's just pathetic

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #4)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 08:28 AM

5. Only one explanation

He must have stepped up on to the stage and thought he was doing a remake of "Every Which Way But Loose (1978)".

That's the only thing I can think of.

Talk about someone forgetting where they are at. Whew!

Don

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #4)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 12:59 PM

28. You're talking about a man whose most politically influential work...

will always be Dirty Harry.

Yeah, "old school" Republican - the kind who started the new drug war under Nixon and ran COINTELPRO on the lefties, perhaps.

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Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 08:34 AM

6. Eastwood's whacko ramble was the inevitable spawn of Republican degeneration

As the Republicans have continued their downward ethical, moral, and spiritual spiral into the diaper-laden cesspool of human debasement, it was inevitable that they would infest the airwaves of America with this ugly moment. Just one instant, however, in a pathetic 30-year decline marked by their freakish antipathy to America and America's best & noblest values.

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Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 09:02 AM

7. I would have voted for the chair after that performance.

Fortunately, Mr. Obama beat both of them.

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Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 09:10 AM

8. As far as I'm concerned, yes.

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Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 09:15 AM

9. I thought it was genius

until Clint later explained what it was all about. Up until that point I thought it was a piece of performance art.

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Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 09:49 AM

10. While that was going on, all I could think of was

Heading to Tampa and finding and stealing that chair. Which I would then take to Las Vegas to try and sell it to the Pawn Star guys.

TlalocW

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Response to TlalocW (Reply #10)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 09:54 AM

13. I wonder what ever happened to that chair?

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Response to Shankapotomus (Reply #13)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 10:02 AM

15. More importantly

Could it be found? I'm sure it was part of the equipment used at the place they had their convention so that could mean hundreds more just like it.

TlalocW

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Response to TlalocW (Reply #15)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 11:08 AM

20. Shouldn't be hard to find

It talks.

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Response to Shankapotomus (Reply #13)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 12:37 PM

27. It replaced Reince Prebus as the "chair-man" of the RNC !

Badoom-tooshh!

I'm here all week , try the veal and dont forget to tip your waitstaff .

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Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 09:50 AM

11. I think it was an awesome idea

Everyone laughed and it worked out well for our side.

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Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 09:51 AM

12. I think it was a great idea. I hope they do it again in '16.

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Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 09:55 AM

14. Yep

Best advice he ever got from the DNC

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Response to geckosfeet (Reply #14)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 11:17 AM

21. They might as well. They're not going to give up their tradition...

...of running stools on their ticket ant time soon.

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Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 10:06 AM

16. maybe Tagg was right

Mitt didn't want to be president

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Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 10:54 AM

18. Yes, it was a great idea - for our side. n/t

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Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 11:06 AM

19. WONERFUL IDEA, and I think he did a GREAT job!

I'm so pleased he was chosen!

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Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 11:19 AM

22. I think it was an excellent idea!

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Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 11:22 AM

23. Hell yes. Do it again. And again. And again. n/t

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Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 11:34 AM

24. I'm A Democrat. OF COURSE It Was A Good Idea.


Thanks again, Clint.

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Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 12:19 PM

25. From a Democratic perspective, without a doubt!



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Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 12:35 PM

26. Odd as it was, I don't think it mattered.

Mitt himself was always the problem. Plus Obama pretty much defined the messaging, despite the best efforts of the media to flip the election over the alleged first debate disaster. An election about tax policy fairness featuring a filthy rich arrogant asshole who refused to release his tax returns.

Odd in that mitt was the personification of the empty suit stereotype.

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Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 01:13 PM

29. I hope they do it every four years!!!

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Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 01:25 PM

30. It was fun to talk about

That's about it.

The Republicans' biggest mistake was not pulling Mitt in back in...oh, 2009...and offering him Ambassador to France if he'd stay out of the race. Then they could have run either a successful governor or a successful businessman (by 'successful businessman' I mean a person whose deals didn't lose money half the time) and maybe won the election. We didn't even have to run against Romney - his primary challengers did that for us.

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Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 02:15 PM

31. Clint was doing a bit that harkened back to Elaine May/Mike Nichols/Bob Newhart style

 

It wasn't the reason Mitt lost.

The republican tea libertarians have no voters. That is the reason they lost both in 2012 and 2016 to Hillary.

The reason the Democrats voted for Obama is because they like President Obama
and the core voters weren't even listening to any republican trype.

Which is the same will happen in 2016 and Hillary
Same not enough voters on the other side for her
Millions like her on our side.

In the year of Lincoln and Daniel Day Lewis though it does show something interesting

It shows that Eastwood, going against an idiot with a gun in all his movies as Dirty Harry,
found the truth by the time of Gran Torino or Unforgiven to being anti-gun, anti-NRA

Maybe Clint was a democrat after all.

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Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 02:24 PM

32. He wasn't drunk, just old and not quick enough on his feet,

so he made a fool out of himself on national television.

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