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Thu Jan 24, 2013, 11:54 AM

Clint Eastwood's Empty Chair Finds an Unlikely Home

Source: Slate


By Josh Voorhees | Posted Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, at 10:03 AM ET

The infamous chair now sits in the office of the chairman of the Republican National Committee. But don't worry, the prop isn't there as a happy reminder of how this year's GOP convention and subsequent election played out. Instead, it appears to be serving as something of a reminder of what went wrong for the party. CNN with the details:

The chair Clint Eastwood used as a prop in his rambling and at times incoherent critique of President Barack Obama at the Republican National Convention is now one of the many pieces of political memorabilia in Reince Priebus’ office on 1st Street in Washington.

The chairman of the Republican National Committee gets the joke. It’s the first thing he points out to a reporter before sitting down behind his desk to discuss how his party must dramatically rethink its strategy and message in hopes of recovering from the presidential drubbing of 2012.


Priebus will address his fellow Republicans at a winter meeting in Charlotte this evening, when he plans to lay out an ambitious plan for the GOP to compete in all 50 states come 2016, according to a preview of his remarks provided to Politico. "We must compete in every state and every region, building relationships with communities we haven’t before," he plans to say, adding: "It’s time to stop looking at elections through the lens of ‘battleground states.’ We have four years till the next presidential election, and being a ‘blue state’ is NOT a permanent diagnosis."

Read more: http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2013/01/24/clint_eastwood_s_empty_chair_now_sits_in_rnc_chairman_reince_priebus_office.html?wpisrc=newsletter_jcr:content

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DonViejo Jan 2013 OP
MADem Jan 2013 #1
woodsprite Jan 2013 #2
Fearless Jan 2013 #8
TlalocW Jan 2013 #3
jerseyjack Jan 2013 #4
albear Jan 2013 #5
Xipe Totec Jan 2013 #6
nick of time Jan 2013 #7
Cha Jan 2013 #9

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 11:56 AM

1. Sounds like he's taking a page from Howard Dean's 50 State Strategy... nt

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Response to MADem (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 12:02 PM

2. Yeah it does, but they got one word wrong...

He said "... to compete in all 50 states..." What he really meant was "... to steal all 50 states..."

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Response to woodsprite (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 02:03 PM

8. Partisan redistrcting will no doubt play a huge part.

If you can't win, cheat. The Republican Party's new motto.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 12:19 PM

3. I wondered what became of that chair

I think it would be funny to try and sell it on Pawn Stars.

TlalocW

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 12:19 PM

4. The joke wasn't the chair ....

 

The joke was the two asshole candidates.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 12:26 PM

5. GOPigs, you keep that award to being losers

 

And having your a$s handed to you in 2012 by the public.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 01:23 PM

6. Empty Chairs and Empty Tables...


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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 01:27 PM

7. The only appropriate places I can think of where this chair should be

 

is either an outhouse or the fireplace.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 06:28 PM

9. Big News.. The Empty Chair as a symbol of what went

wrong in the goprick party. Thank You.

Thanks DV

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