Thu Jan 24, 2013, 11:54 AM
DonViejo (17,336 posts)
Clint Eastwood's Empty Chair Finds an Unlikely Home
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.
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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Clint Eastwood's Empty Chair Finds an Unlikely Home (Original post)
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Response to MADem (Reply #1)
Thu Jan 24, 2013, 12:02 PM
woodsprite (7,006 posts)
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..."
Response to woodsprite (Reply #2)
Thu Jan 24, 2013, 02:03 PM
Fearless (17,890 posts)
8. Partisan redistrcting will no doubt play a huge part.
If you can't win, cheat. The Republican Party's new motto.
Response to DonViejo (Original post)
Thu Jan 24, 2013, 01:27 PM
nick of time (651 posts)
7. The only appropriate places I can think of where this chair should be
is either an outhouse or the fireplace.