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Friday, August 31, 2012

The Brilliance of Clint’s Empty Chair | The Ocean State Current

What Eastwood did, with his extemporaneous air and unfilled chair, was to call bull**** on the increasingly untenable narrative that the Left has been weaving through all of the public institutions that it has spent decades infiltrating. He elevated to TV Land the shocking breach of story line and etiquette that hit YouTube years ago when angry citizens shouted down their Senators at town hall meetings.


I don't know. I watched Clint live and just thought, that was weird.--TS

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Posted by: Hakeem Nicks Jersey | Sep 1, 2012 1:33:59 AM

I thought it was odd as well, but then watched it again and tried to view it from the perspective of a voter in their mid to late 60's. Making it okay to fire this nice young black man they hired.

It seemed much more understandable if you consider that he may have designed this for the undecided retired (or nearing retirement) voter.

Posted by: Phil K | Sep 1, 2012 3:50:59 AM

Ah Phil K. I couldn't differ with you more.He certainly was targeting it at undecided voters--but why do you thank cranky old codgers only talk to people in or near retirement?

Posted by: Comanche Voter | Sep 1, 2012 6:40:31 PM

I'm told that one of the joys of being ancient is not caring what other people think.

Posted by: molly | Sep 2, 2012 1:10:52 PM

Still beating your wife, Phil?

Posted by: Jonathan | Sep 2, 2012 7:19:43 PM

With nothing remaining but the race card, the left is tripping all over itself to cast Obama as Ralph Ellison’s invisible man opposite Clint Eastwood’s Bull Connor. See

Posted by: JMS | Sep 2, 2012 8:12:02 PM

Brilliant come back there Jonathan. Did it take all night to come up with it? I am sure you had to rub both of your brain cells together for an hour before you got a spark.

Posted by: Phil K | Sep 4, 2012 3:36:33 AM

Not at all, Phil. By using the sentence, "Making it okay to fire this nice young black man they hired", you impute racist motives to the Republicans. Because it's not like they can reasonably criticize Obama's performance on the merits. And if they denied racism you would have something appropriately snarky to say back to them, right? My response fits.

Posted by: Jonathan | Sep 4, 2012 2:04:04 PM