Even if you’re liberal and you feel like you have to “hate” Clint Eastwood for aligning with the enemy and speaking at the Republican National Convention, you can’t. All that Twitter talk about him sounding crazy and senile last night is ludicrous. That’s just people reacting to the message, not the man. Eastwood was adorable and funny, got his main points across simply but with that endearing edge, like your dad might have if you were debating politics with him. And talk to me when YOU are 82 years old and aren’t slurring at least a few words here and there, K? The “invisible Obama” set-up was a little awkward, granted. But the man pulled it off. The audience laughed and cheered. I laughed and cheered … at these in particular:
[Explaining that there ARE Republicans in Hollywood] “Conservative people by nature of the definition play it a little closer to the vest, they don’t go around hot-dogging it. But they are there.”
“I remember 3-and-a-half years ago, when Mr. Obama won the election, and though I wasn’t a supporter I was watching that thing. And there were talking about ‘hope and change’ and ‘yes we can’ … I thought it was great. Everyone’s crying. Oprah’s crying. Even I was crying. I haven’t cried so hard since I found out there are 23 million unemployed people in this country. That is a national disgrace.”
[Talking to Invisible Obama, who is “sitting” in an empty chair next to the mic] “What do you want me to tell Romney? I can’t tell him to do that. He can’t do that to himself. Your’re absolutely crazy. You’re getting as bad as Biden. Course, we all know Biden is the intellect of the Democratic party. Kind of a grin with a body behind it.”
“I never thought it was a good idea for attorneys to be President anyway. They are always taught to argue everything … and they are devil’s advocating this and bifurcating this and bifurcating that. It’s maybe time for a businessman. How about that? A stellar businessman.”
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