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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...

Edit: Video of the speech


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    Clint Eastwood is an Actor..

    & yes, lawyers should'nt be president, but Actors should'nt be role-models for society nor do they deserve this kind of respect and Emotional Outpouring at such an event.
    Willard Romney does not get my respect and he won't get my vote.

    Actors are

    people too. Some actors are worthy role-models for society just like any other profession.

    Ronald Reagan was an actor.

    Ronald Reagan was an actor.

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    Romney Acting Like A 'Horses Ass!!


    Cyril's picture

    Yes. And amazingly enough,

    Yes. And amazingly enough, he'd probably find his Professors in acting...

    ... in 95% of today's Congress.

    "Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.


    "To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

    Now that I've seen his complete speech,

    I regret making a smart ass comment here dissing him on Thursday night.

    Rand had to play along and Clint didn't it seems.

    What if Rand

    had torn up his vetted speech on spoken the truth about liberty, the RNC charade and his dad? The MSM would have had to report that and the internet would have gone nuts. I think Rand has put himself into a box. The old-guard republicans now know that they can make him do anything they want including stopping him from saying his dad's name. Maybe those of you that understand political strategy can help me see how that works for Rand?

    how to be effective

    The establishment has two main criticisms of Ron Paul
    1) foreign policy
    2) ineffective in Congress

    Rand has huge support from the people of Kentucky. He is now starting to play the GOP and I think this will lead to some movement of audit the fed in the Senate.

    Rand is becoming effective. Let's see how he does in the next couple years.

    Rand didnt have the courage.

    Rand didnt have the courage.

    That Statement Needs To Be Addressed By Romney

    What He did to Ron Paul and the 2012 campaign was criminal...In the olden days he would have been hung for all the things he was guilty of politically...

    We have a wimpy society, if you will, an effeminate one..In the last stages of any great republic the general citizery is most effeminate.

    It is really disgusting...When i was about 8-10 years old in the 1950's, i can remember how rugged and in your face the american men and even women were...

    Now adays, everyone is so self conscience about not offending one another, the truth be dammed..the truth is offensive and looked upon as being rude. I get accused all the time for being rude, if only telling the truth is all I was really guilty of. The other day i was called on the carpet for being loud and using excessive vulgarity. Of course it was all a lie. I never use vulgar words in my position at work. I could get terminated for that. The truth is the employee didn't like being corrected by me so he went over my head and complained to my boss. My boss knowning me and the other employee quit well, came out of his office with a big smile on his face and told me what the complaining man had told him. I told him you know I would never behave that way and for 32 years i have never lost my composer at work. My boss told me that the guy was upset because he didn't like the way I spoke to him. I told my boos that he didn't want to comply with my instructions and began to argue the point, and i asked him nicely to please stop arguing with me. I told him I have a job to do and he was expected to do his job like everyone else. Well, that was too abrasive for him so he went and lied about me because he was offended by me having to tell him his responsibility to the company and to please do his job. Thank God my boss knew me very well and knew the reputation of the complaining male employee...

    I think that is why Ron Paul is hated so much. He speaks the truth and doesn't couch his words..He can be very embarrassing to the wicked, because the wicked doesn't like to be found out. It like to confuse the issues and make excuses. But to the lovers of the truth find hearing the truth as refreshing and attractive, especially to the young and the young at heart, who have never experienced anyone in the world of politics as genuine nad credible as he...

    I believe that is the big reason why he got some many compliments from Gingrich, Romney and Santorum on the debate stage. They wanted to soften him up so he wouldn't be so hard on them, so the audience would think better of them and not so loving toward Ron Paul..The truth hurts the wicked. They want to run and hide on stage. But there is no place to run to on stage. They love to rationize or make excuses for their past actions and wrong beliefs..Remember, the excuse is worse than the lie. It shows no remorse for the wrong act. I often think maybe that is why God punished Adam and banished him from the Garden. He made an excuse for his sin. If he would had acknowledged his sin and apologized to God, he may have very well had been allowed to remain in eden.

    Of course it doesn't work on Ron Paul. He still speaks boldly, when he has the chance to...89 seconds of course is all the truth their little minds and wicked ways can handle. Just too much truth...Can't have that running for high office...The voters might just love to hear some truth from a plitician (statesman) who has lived the truth all of his life.

    Must keep the lie lovers happy in la, la land...The truth is Ron Paul is more popular then most americans know..The media lies about the poll numbers or even makes them up to influence the outcomes..

    I thought it was funny when

    I thought it was funny when Clint said by the way he's an attorney, so he shouldnt be president, but so is Romney(obama n romney went to harvard law lol), I just wished Clint would of endorsed Ron Paul

    juan maldonado

    right on, so many famous paul

    right on, so many famous paul supporters could have really made a difference when they were saying "he cant be elected" we should have seen mass endorsements right then but it did not happen

    Correct me if I'm wrong but I

    Correct me if I'm wrong but I thought he endorsed RP in 08. But then again, I'm being lazy and not fact checking. Maybe later.

    Absolute genius

    I'm not sure if my definitions are correct but I think he pulled a rhetoric classic speech over the crowd and it was spectacular. You start out agreeing with your opponent - the man who everyone loves to hate, Obama, and then gradually turn it around to your guy, the man who is quote stellar unquote in business!

    Clint pulled it off and it was perfect in my view. Thanks Clint! You definitely made my day!!


    The Stellar

    business man comment is what clinched it for me.

    No question Clint Eastwood was referring to Ron Paul!

    We all know about Bain Capital and Romney........and no one in their right mind could call that STELLAR!

    It is truly hillarious when you watch it knowing what he is up to...especially when the camera pans around and the sheeple are clapping not knowing they are being had!

    What a wonderful lesson in STEALTH! Wisdom comes with Age. Wise old fox. Notice Romney is not being talked about much. Eastwood stole his thunder.

    Clever Man - Subtle and Creative

    Loved every second of his speech. He probably practiced his speech more than even Ann Romney did hers.

    The speech was not only clever, it was also genius in that he could use his Hollywood creative and get away with it. People couldn't find offense.

    Believe he even thought of planting the loud woman who yelled "make my day", allowing him to subtly bring in that great line, and then making great use of it.

    I find it hilarious...

    ...that the picture behind him during the intro was from "The Outlaw Josey Wales," and Eastwood spent the majority of that movie shooting Republicans.

    Feeble attempt

    at getting the Ron Paul people on board. This speech was carefully crafted and written to appeal to the Ron Paul crowd, without saying some of the dangerous things Ron says, and at the same time keeping Ron's face out of sight. Their campaign to get us on board started immediately after they crushed us with the rules committee fiasco. You will see more of this type of stuff between now and election time.

    I thought it was great what he said about Afghanastan

    That alone was a slap in the face to the media. Who for once were speechless, stammering, melting down. I don't remember hearing Ronney ever say one single word about our troops. After this reminder that Afghanastan is the grave yard of nations... It was genius, he made the war loving zombies look stupid. Romney's hint about spreading war - chilled the crowd. I think Clint Eastwood is a patriot. I'm not buying that it was "bizarre" and embarassing. Cause at the same time they said he shouldn't have upstaged Romney by stealing the show. Side by side.. real guy, real fake guy.

    Outlaw Josie Wells

    Clint, Hey buddy...this longtime fan of yours think you've been deceived to believe Mittens is a stand-up guy.
    Well I've got some bad news for you, Your buddy Mitt is the kind of person who will "piss down your back, and then tell you its raining".

    There is no difference between Mitt and Barry.

    If you truly love freedom, and you're anti-war...You'd have stabbed those cheating bastards in the back and told them you can only support Dr. Paul at this time.

    Cyril's picture

    Still too ambiguous to me.

    Still too ambiguous to me. Well, he used to be a great actor, so I'm not surprised. He could have changed my mind on his beliefs and guts if I had heard Ron's name at least once (even if only as a polite and friendly joke).

    But no, not even. Still disappointed on this end, but getting over it and moving on for good, now.


    "Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.


    "To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius


    He was never a great actor. He was always great at being Clint Eastwood.

    Cyril's picture

    Yes, you're right, in fact.

    Yes, you're right, in fact. My feeling on his speech remains, though.

    "Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.


    "To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

    I think Clint

    Just took the RNC on "an ole Missouri boat ride."

    "Its easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled."
    Mark Twain

    Clint was quite clear when

    Clint was quite clear when referring to himself as representing WE, the people, including Republicans, Libertarians, and Democrats. Ironically, the RNC wasn't too inclusive in 2012 so Eastwood's remarks hung in the air like a soap bubble. I wonder how many of Romney's supporters in the audience heard the pop.

    Maintaining focus on the direction of an impromptu skit isn't easy especially when you're an octogenarian.

    Talk is cheap...

    Talk is cheap...

    I agree


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    RON PAUL 2012

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    Do you Want someone to Stand up and defend your liberty
    Do you Think our nation's Cap'tal needs a Major overhaul
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    ~to Turkey in the Straw~

    Haven't seen the speech...

    ...haven't read the speech... But as it is with Hollywood sequels (and let's be honest, we live in a brave new world of 'Hollywood sequels') Clint is now the new 'frontrunner' in 2-16. Again, I am just basing my opinions on films he's starred in, produced and/or directed. And the fact that I had a beautiful and serene time in his neck o' the woods (Monterrey, CA) where I waxed nostalgic, and waned with want and worry, I must say, I don't care about his 'antics' for, after following his 'public' career I found myself mostly agreeing with him. Reagan? Mehh. Clint is saltier and more corrosive than Reagan. Although both of them starred in films where their co-star was a primate(Bobo and Clyde). But Clint is steelier than Ron in many ways, not to mention the looks. But Eastwood is MY generation give or take ten years- Eastwood is a fantasy. I can't think of an American man alive that wouldn't trade places...aside from all of the illegitimate children. I see a new star in the Republican wing. Uh, he's been known as "Dirty Harry Callahan". He's got a worldly and sensible libertarianism within him, yet is still willing to 'humor' all of those that put 'words' in " ' ' " too often. At the end of the day, HE'S got 'mass appeal.' ....There I go again with the " ' ' ' ' ' ' ." I'm not 'cheer-leading' Clint. I just look like him so I'm particularly biased. Already. And I haven't a clue what his mysterious 'speech' was all about, but I must admit I would be comforted to know Clint was the mayor. Mind you, in my "Utopia" Hunter Stockton Thompson would be my mayor. Anyway........