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Clint Eastwood is a Genius

Having enjoyed his speech again today a couple times, reading some of the response on the internet and remembering my own grandfather, it is clear Clint Eastwood is a genius. The media is all in a hissy over it, not talking about Romney. The left says he is senile and crazy, the Romney folks are on the defense distancing themselves from responsibility.

You know why it makes no sense to them? They think Clint is on the right. He isn't, he is an individual just like us. Libertarian. Forget the chair being Obama, the chair could be any anyone, he is attacking the corruption on the left and the right.

How embarrassing for Romney a rich multi-millionaire to be referenced as a lowly employee that should be fired if he does a bad job. Reminding people to vote for something more than someone who seems nice. What an introduction, the ultimate troll by Clint, like in all his movies. Watch it again and listen to the parts where Clint is talking, when he is not joshing, just being himself. Genius. He did not endorse Romney, he said there was a lot of work WE needed to do and Romney and Ryan could come along...

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    I liked the speech...

    I thought it was entertaining and humorous. I have not bothered to read the criticisms that the msm (dem) media had to say. It was very clever and witty and got people to cheer things they actually oppose (like ending the war in afghani). Good job.

    It was a brilliant speech..

    end of story...

    For anyone who does not get it.. well you are asleep and will get nothing then...Actually it is too late now.. no need to worry about late comers who don´t contribute anyway..Anyone who does not get it is asleep and beyond helping anyway...zzzz bye bye

    Sad to see this great actor

    Sad to see this great actor suffering from dementia and being made a public spectacle of for PR-reasons.


    Mr Eastwood really did get one over on the RNC! I thought he was throwing endorsement towards Romney when he said we need a 'business man'... little did I know, my husband told me that Ron owns a very successful biz in Texas. But everything he brought up, we know for a fact, Ron Paul was the only one to have touched on those issues and Clint is a known Libertarian. :)
    Mr Eastwood, after all that has happened, you just made my day!

    I watched thrice

    First couple I thought he was bombed or had a stroke.

    I watched it again. He was really a weird bird to have on stage.

    He just spoke what he thought. All the Democrat registered people I've talked to talked about the superbowl ads and attributed that to Obama spoken by Clint Eastwood. He never said Obama. So I said I don't think those were for any party. It was a commercial for the United States or simply for US carmakers which is Occams Razor.

    Honestly though it looked like he had just had a stroke (or had one in the past, I've never checked) or was wasted (I would be too) or in my boss' opinion he is just old (although my boss is a good 10 years older and he is sharp as a wick.)

    I liked it. I don't think he threw a bone to Romney if you actually watch it nor did he throw a bone to Obama. He threw a bone to Lady Liberty. The whole talking to an empty chair spoke volumes although I do not think he endorsed Romney. Romney would have been safer having Dr. Paul on.

    But I'm still really scratching my head why he spoke at the RNC while they wouldn't let RP speak his mind. Obviously Clint Eastwood did. And now they are distancing themselves from Clint Eastwood.

    Dr. Paul would hae been a much better speaker.

    Your boss is 92?

    Your boss is 92?


    I thought it was one of the best political speeches of all time. I was so jazzed when I watched it I couldn't sleep. The man is brilliant. It will be long remembered. Much more so than all of the teleprompter speeches we are force fed.

    Holy Sh*it! ...Clit Eastwood Reads The Daily Paul

    You did a great job clit!!...Love the stool pigeon act...lol..

    MR. Eastwood...

    Is that you???

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    I thought it was fantastic

    And wrote this article defending the speech.


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    I would have loved it if Clint

    walked out and gave Ron Paul's "What if" speech with clear and powerful delivery. Then at the end endorsed Ron Paul!


    That's asking for too much. :)

    Hey GOP, where's my vote?

    I have to agree.

    I have to agree.

    "You're the best"

    I hope you all understand that when Eastwood was saying, "You're the best," he wasn't speaking to his audience at the RNC--who don't have the presence of mind to realize Romney & Obama were both the targets of his lawyer comment.

    He was talking you YOU.
    You are the best; thank you for curing my apathy Dr. Paul & Paulitarians!

    We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men.
    -George Orwell


    That was brilliant, slipping in the bring em home line like it was Romney's, and the crowd cheered! That's one way to slip it into the platform.

    I don't know what the media is doing, saying Clint's crazy or senile. Nothing stood out as off in this speech. But I heard about it on NPR and it was as if Clint got up and drooled for an hour. Thank God for Youtube. And Clint Eastwood.

    All liberty candidates should take a cue

    ... from the great libertarian actor & director Clint Eastwood:

    Agree to the vetted script : sure sure whatever you say censors ...

    Then walk over to the TelePrompTer and pull off your t shirt, put it over the TelePrompTer ...

    Tear your written speech into 10 or more pieces ...

    Then tell us what you're really thinking

    Right.. I think Rand Paul is

    Right.. I think Rand Paul is on this program.. thank God. I should run as a neo-con and flip my script as well

    the 7 second delay

    ... is this rule already in effect for whore media "coverage" of American politics . . . ?

    My Favorite Part

    was when he tricked everyone into thinking they were FOR bringing the troops home from Afghanistan!!!! Brilliant!

    If only we were smart enough to think of that!

    True. Eastwood echoes more of a Pro-Ron Paul Speech than..

    Pro-NeoCon Mittens blah, blah rants....

    Rather Than

    debating Sheep we all need to master this craft! The Jedi Mind trick :)

    I am totally

    going to try this!

    And all the republicans say "YAY???"

    They didn't know whether to cheer or boo.

    Clint had a few back-handed comments toward republicans too.

    The more I think about this the more I agree this was a genius speech.

    Will Romney get the point about Afghanistan though?

    "We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
    -Ron Paul

    Clint Better avoid Virginia

    Or he might whined up in a mental hospital for a 30 day hold. Not for being crazy of course but for reminding the sheep they own this country! I really enjoyed this speech. He is am much of a bad ass in real life as his characters in his movies!

    I hope he wasn't planing on winning anymore Oscars... Hollywood is not going to give a man who spoke at an RNC another honor.

    Don't kid yourself

    If he's putting green in Hollywood's pocket then Clint Eastwood is Hollywood's favorite speaker...I borrowed that version from "All in the Family"

    Just one last kick in the nuts, then a final deathblow

    Just didn't see anything so

    Just didn't see anything so great in this.... A bunch of sleeping people jumping up and down when he gives them the Line "YOU own this country and the politicians work for you" Clap scream roar jump up and down! Fools don't even own the home they live in if the government decides they want it. Fools wages are not their own unless the government decides to let you keep some.... Total fools.... While liberty after liberty is stripped from these fools they jump up and down to lip service. This country really is dumbed down.

    He said we DIDN'T need Romney in the White House

    We don't need another lawyer in the White House.... Romney has a law degree from Harvard... GOP leeming too stupid to catch on... instead they cheer... LOL LOL LOL


    The lawyer comment was

    The lawyer comment was golden. Ron should have agreed to the censors and then just delivered whatever speech he wanted - like Clint did.

    It was a wierd speech. And it

    It was a wierd speech. And it kind of backhanded Romney in a couple of ways.

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