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Clint Eastwood & The 2012 RNC

Clint Eastwood made a rare political appearance tonight at the 2012 Republican National Convention. Following the tweets of several mainstream media outlets on Twitter it is clear they didn’t like his speech. I found it fascinating, which is probably an indication of why so many in the media disliked it.

If you haven’t seen it yet, you can watch it below. Clint has a teleprompter but it seems he ad libs most of his presentation. Next to him sits an empty chair, an “imaginary” President Obama.

The subtle meaning of President Obama seated next to Eastwood is sweet. The scene reminded me of one of those Hollywood “roasts” where the star is ripped to shreds by their friends making fun of them. The scene could also have been that of a strict school principal chewing out one of the rug rats for disrupting class. But most of all, the idea of an “imaginary” President Obama is the sweetest subtle meaning of all.

This President, with his many imaginary backgrounds, his stunning ability to use the English language to make any sentence mean anything to any listener, coupled with all the questions about his secret life’s documents such as transcripts, passports, et al, is the quintessential “imaginary” character.

All of which is why I think the media hated Eastwood’s schtick.

I also believe the elitist nature of media people is another reason for the disdain toward Eastwood. In addition to being conservative, his delivery was stilted, halting, at times too soft to hear, and maybe even rambling. In other words, it wasn’t professional enough for those elitists who wanted the three piece suit presentation.

Which made it all very real to me, with amazing subtexts of irony and sarcasm.

Watch it yourself and tell me what you think.

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7 Responses to “Clint Eastwood & The 2012 RNC”

  1. Scott Taylor #

    It’s sad to see so many people ripping Clint Eastwood apart with no regard nor respect. What a great actor and director. Mike, do you ever listen to Dennis Prager? He makes this point all the time, and it really rings true in this instance. He says What the left does best is demonize the right.

    August 30, 2012 at 10:02 pm
  2. Thought it was great, can’t wait till obama is out of the peoples house!!! He’s a loser and should never have been there in the 1st place, for he was not born in the USA. And his wife hates the US so maybe they should move to where he was born and see how she likes it there….lol

    Just sayin. ;-)

    Lisa

    August 30, 2012 at 11:40 pm
  3. Kurk Erickson #

    When Republicans start ripping the Democrazy Holywoods next week we will be viewed ans out of touch haters and racists who hate women. The Dems right now have no honor in being fair because they will rip appart a Rep supporter and praise their own supporter who come from the same race, business, entertainment, parents, veterans, whoever. They are vicious. Several blog sites calling for the death and murder of Mrs. Romney today… un necessary and downright evil…

    August 31, 2012 at 12:17 am
  4. Maverick #

    The president of transparency.

    America Meets the Invisible Man.

    Kudos to Clint being an independent thinker.

    August 31, 2012 at 11:31 am
  5. Janice Herron #

    I love Clint Eastwood – he was totally himself. I’m glad that he came out in support of Romney and what he said is true. Libs don’t find anything funny these days and we all know why. Guess they are going to bring out Roseanne “the mouth” Barr. She’ll be great next to the “intellect”, Joe Biden. Thank you Clint.

    August 31, 2012 at 1:34 pm
  6. Karen Rae #

    Listened to you this pm (nice when you’re solo) and saw 2016 last Friday early evening. Saw at Flat Irons and apparently they were getting overflow from Westminster which was sold out (and a bigger theater according to workers). I didn’t feel it was really anti-BHO but was very explanatory on his mentors, etc. I think if it had been done by you or me it would not have been taken by many as well. The author sees it from an Indian perspective. You and I would not have that perspective and would probably be considered racists.

    I thought Eastwood was great = not surprised libs went ballistic.

    August 31, 2012 at 9:41 pm
  7. David #

    No one is talking about Eastwood being pro-choice, pro gay marriage, and obviously against the war in Afghanistan. Is he a conservative? Not by a long-shot. And he is not a Republican either.

    September 2, 2012 at 5:38 pm