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Clint Eastwood Speech Crazy or Fantastic ?

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posted on Aug, 31 2012 @ 04:56 PM
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Originally posted by loam
reply to post by Skyfloating
 


I think many who watched did see the genius of it...

It's the partisans and talking heads that can't seem to figure out how to deal with what he did. You can hear their muscles strain and ligaments snap even from the comfort of your own home.

Very entertaining...


The empty suit and empty chair analogy is simply brilliant.

edit on 31-8-2012 by loam because: (no reason given)


Thats an interesting take, but I seriously doubt Clint meant it to be taken that way.




posted on Aug, 31 2012 @ 04:59 PM
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Intended or otherwise, it drew me to that 2008 criticism about Obama.

The imagery was unmistakable when paired with the concept that if you can't get the job done, you should be fired.

I can't be the only one who went there, imo.



posted on Aug, 31 2012 @ 05:11 PM
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Originally posted by VaterOrlaag
reply to post by intrepid
 


Is he sane?

Talking to a chair?

Couldn't they have trotted out Bobby Jindal? Someone sharper than Clint? Hell, even Sarah Palin would have made more sense than that claptrap speech of Clint's.


No, because Bobby Jindal was busy taking care of his State's business with the hurricane. He was right where he should have been.
Clint is an American icon and as such it may take an American to appreciate him.



posted on Aug, 31 2012 @ 05:14 PM
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The speech was very well received by those in attendance. Some media critics are portraying it as rambling and incoherent, but I think that is something of an exaggeration. The audience seemed to love the improv with the chair.

This speech was a typical campaign speech, not a hard hitting analysis of real issues. Eastwood was rallying the troops and pumping them up and telling them that they are not alone, there are a lot of like minded Americans out there.

I just hope he is wrong.
edit on 31-8-2012 by ipsedixit because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 31 2012 @ 05:15 PM
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Originally posted by intrepid

Originally posted by Eurisko2012
Where you listening to Clint Eastwood ???


I tried man but my eyes glazed over after about 5 minutes.


-- When someone does not do the job, you got to let him go. --

Obamas policies have clearly failed. Everyone can see it. Socialism doesn't work.

Obama lied by omission. He failed to inform us he intended to wrap a wet blanket

around Free Market Capitalism.

edit on 31-8-2012 by Eurisko2012 because: (no reason given)


Ah, got it. It was IN his speech.


He was channeling his inner mad mad Max Schreck t0.gstatic.com...:ANd9GcS4KXXV1UDmXFhjAskft_ycrJc6r1I6_l7GlLUIu3maDVhfRH51&t=1

Sorry the external link feature does not want to function apparently. Put together in your address bar to view http:// t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcS4KXXV1UDmXFhjAskft_ycrJc6r1I6_l7GlLUIu3maDVhfRH51&t=1

or just his plain ole inner self 4.bp.blogspot.com...
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posted on Aug, 31 2012 @ 05:44 PM
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It's all over the news here in Sydney this morning. I think it's funny, Clint is a legend and has a right to speak out for who he believes in, and he obviously wanted to have a say on this. Apparently, there's heaps of you tube vids of people "talking to chairs". At least everybody is talking about it.
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posted on Aug, 31 2012 @ 05:51 PM
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I usually like Clint alot but I could only watch his rambling for a few minutes. Clint, you should have stayed home last night.



posted on Aug, 31 2012 @ 06:35 PM
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Originally posted by crawdad1914

Originally posted by loam
reply to post by Skyfloating
 


I think many who watched did see the genius of it...

It's the partisans and talking heads that can't seem to figure out how to deal with what he did. You can hear their muscles strain and ligaments snap even from the comfort of your own home.

Very entertaining...


The empty suit and empty chair analogy is simply brilliant.

edit on 31-8-2012 by loam because: (no reason given)


Thats an interesting take, but I seriously doubt Clint meant it to be taken that way.


OF course he did. The chair even had a teleprompter!

2nd line



posted on Aug, 31 2012 @ 07:12 PM
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Originally posted by burdman30ott6
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Please source your claim that Eastwood voted for Obama in 2008. Also, he public ally stated he was opposed to corporate and auto bailouts months before he did that Super Bowl halftime commercial. He's an actor... Sometimes actors take roles that don't reflect their own beliefs. Last night we saw Clint Eastwood as Clint Eastwood, not him playing some role.


He was acting in that commercial in a role?
What was the role?
Clint Eastwood saying things he does not mean?
It was not a play. It was Clint talking.

Or are you suggesting he will just say anything anyone pays him to say, even in the political arena?
What paid better? Last night or that ad?



posted on Aug, 31 2012 @ 07:14 PM
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Originally posted by sealing
Clint Eastwood Speech Crazy or Fantastic ?

Senile.

The only fathomable reason someone could interpret the old codger's ramblings as "fantastic" is in comparison to the rest of the comatose dirge the rally was comprised of.



posted on Aug, 31 2012 @ 07:15 PM
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Originally posted by greeneyedleo
meaning it is the PEOPLE who employ those making the decisions (politicians).....it is the PEOPLE who build private business and pay the taxes and pay into the govt...etc etc....
edit on August 31st 2012 by greeneyedleo because: (no reason given)


And who was he talking to?

You are definitely going to have to help me see how you got that out of what he actually said though. It really seems like you are just plugging in what you want to.



posted on Aug, 31 2012 @ 07:32 PM
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reply to post by Eurisko2012
 


Wow, he must be insane and senile.



posted on Aug, 31 2012 @ 07:42 PM
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Originally posted by greenie65
www.c-span.org...

Here's a link to the video.

Personally, I think Mr. Eastwood's presentation was dead on. Given his age he seemed to stumble a bit for the words, but I think he was dead on right.




 


thaks for the speech link... 11:21 was short but relevent...

dosen't the ATS replies understand that Mr Eastwood was using the empty chair with a invisible Øbama
as a prop that clearly states that he & many other 'hollywood' actors consider Øbama just another empty suit a lawyer with absolutely no economic leadership ability
(it was unsaid that Øbama is both a liberal/progressive-communist/Islamic leaning socialist...to boot ! )


the man was OK...his delivery was jerky...in a nice kinda way (like Michael J Fox' ideosyncrocies & mildly spasdic dialogues)


i rate the 11 minute speech/introduction at at 7.5 to 8



thanks

 


more about the empty chair device he used.... the syndicated cartoon [I]DOONSBURY used the 'invisibility' of the president GW Bush as a device for many months...
he had an unseen GW walking around sometimes with a Roman Legion Helmet speaking/uttering disjointed thoughts...

Clint Eastwood was using such a prop to take the commander-in-chief down to where he really belongs...
on the outside looking in...instead of in office at all.

Obama has made himself irrelevent
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posted on Aug, 31 2012 @ 07:43 PM
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Originally posted by ThirdEyeofHorus
I thought it was brilliant, witty, and original. And no teleprompter.

You can only hate Clint if you are a leftist. But what are we to do....as some here have been known to say....haters always gonna hate


Now that is a classic post. The guy is hollywood elite and you all are going gaga over an actor? What has "Clint" done that you are so enamored with other than act in "leftist" Hollywood?

CJ



posted on Aug, 31 2012 @ 07:45 PM
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I love Clint and expected something special but, that was a mess. I felt bad for the guy.



posted on Aug, 31 2012 @ 07:54 PM
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I have to say it - how embarassing that an actor is so important to so many of you. To say, "I think he is an amazing actor" is one thing - so many of you believe apparently that an actor is the same guy in and out of his/her movies. This hero-worship is telling of so many here I thought had their acts together. Really too bad.

CJ



posted on Aug, 31 2012 @ 08:05 PM
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WTF is wrong with you people? The tone of the speech was light-hearted with a few serious comments. He did alright for an 82 year old. Were you expecting sharp zingers like he was Chris Rock? Cmon lighten up.



posted on Aug, 31 2012 @ 08:29 PM
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I am watching it right now for the first time. Its quite painful to watch. I don't know if he's suffering from Alzheimer's or maybe he's drunk...I have a grandma with Alzheimer's and she'll sometimes ramble for a while before remembering what she was going to say. He seems to be rambling, then he remembers a part of his speech. I hope not because I wouldn't wish that on anyone, but Clint's pretty old.



posted on Aug, 31 2012 @ 08:54 PM
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The problem with the commentary is that is was completed during "prime time", children were watching. So as a parent you have decided to, begin to expose your children to our political system. As a parent would you like to answer questions as to what Clint Eastwood meant. When his presentation described what our current President felt about Mr. Romney?

If, Willard get to be President of the United States, Barrack Obama will be fine. There is no real reason for the current President to react that way, if anything that would imply he was crazy, or low functioning in some way.

The chair fits in with the proverbial "dunce chair" used in schools, in the United States, for chidren who had acted out in class (during the 50's and 60's).



posted on Aug, 31 2012 @ 08:58 PM
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He was compensated for the Detroit ad. He donated the entire sum to charity, but he was compensated. Last night was a personal appearance by invite and there was no compensation.




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