Stars react to Clint Eastwood
August 31st, 2012
10:03 AM ET

Stars react to Clint Eastwood

Clint Eastwood isn't running for office, but his speech at the Republican National Convention Thursday has drawn just as much attention as anything Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said.

The 82-year-old actor's conversation with a chair, meant to symbolize an invisible President Obama, drew reactions from all sides, including plenty of jokes from his Hollywood contemporaries. Who knew a piece of furniture could elicit this much response?

Actor Zach Braff and "SNL" star Seth Meyers kidded:

While Zachary Quinto and Olivia Munn were plainly confused:

Patton Oswalt gave a nod to the immediate and overwhelming reaction Eastwood's speech had on Twitter ("SNL's" Meyers also gave a tip of the hat, posting, "Respect to Clint. 82 years old and putting Twitter over capacity."):

And while Roseanne Barr succinctly summed up some of the more negative reactions:

Some of Eastwood's celebrity peers tweeted words of support:

Of course, we can't talk about Twitter reaction without offering the president's response:


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  1. James Mayor Furniture 

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  3. Amar

    Age doesn't matter , he is 82 years old but still people like him , Thanks jokesfb

    October 27, 2012 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Ryan

    At least Clint Eastwood has held public office. Who cares what other "stars" think. "Stars" are entertainers, their opinions are no more important or educated than the average citizen.

    September 12, 2012 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Trish

    The chair didn't bother me as much as his hesitation when talking and the rambling. He appeared to be very much "out of it" and it was extremely uncomfortable watching him. I am not a Republican but I was sorry this happened at their convention. This is a multi-party society and the convention is important to each party. He was quite discheveled and seemingly confused, very sad. The committee insisted that they edit Ron Paul's speech to the point that he refused and then let this fiasco to happen. Let's hope that their national intentions are in better shape.

    September 8, 2012 at 1:11 am | Report abuse |
    • Matty

      I think he is one of the greatest film actors and/or directors this country has ever produced, and as a fan for 40+ years, I was also a bit melancholy about him starting to show the signs of age. My dad is also 82, and the same thing is happening with him. Despite this, I found him funny and irreverant, and while I didn't agree 100% with everything he had to say, I certainly am glad he is still out there speaking his mind about politics. He's always been a politically-active guy, which is a big part of what America is supposed to be all about, regardless of your politics or what you do for a living. Too bad the process seems to have devolved to the point where we get nuts on each side of the aisle spewing angry, irrational, inaccurate comments on sites like this from the anonymous comfort of their personal computer.

      September 9, 2012 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
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    • kenistaz

      I a little confused can you explain to me just WHAT THE HELL YOUR TALKING ABOUT

      September 13, 2012 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  7. humpman8301

    guess rosanne barr needs to take a not about being crazy guess thats why he is worth millions and shes worth a fut nothing just a bag of hot air and a big one at that

    September 7, 2012 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Lou

    Clint Eastwood is great! He's a director, producer, and actor. He produced a speech with creativity, humor and a lot of TRUTH! If the Dems. can't see that, then pity them. They can only downgrade people with their petty insults.

    September 7, 2012 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Santa Claws

    He really shouldn't have been such a sore loser bout losing at musical chairs to Onama and then tried to get even by exaggerating the unemployment statistics by over 100%!

    September 7, 2012 at 8:23 am | Report abuse |
    • Rick

      100% huh? so your stats are strictly unemployment receipts from government accounting right? Google underemployment while you're at it. And then figure out how many people have given up looking for work and don't factor into the stat anymore, and then add all that up and tell us the % he was off by.

      September 8, 2012 at 4:05 am | Report abuse |
  10. Santa Claws

    Just be glad he didnt sit on his lap

    September 7, 2012 at 8:20 am | Report abuse |
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  14. Jon

    Nobody cares what celebrities think about politics. celebrities are already so out of touch with reality that nobody can take their opinion seriously.

    September 5, 2012 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
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  16. Stan Ubeki

    Clint is the perfect metaphor for the GOP: Old, white, rich & crazy.

    September 4, 2012 at 11:25 pm | Report abuse |
  17. jamessavik

    If you are 1/10th as talented and successful as Clint Eastwood., you should count yourself lucky.

    September 4, 2012 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • jamessavik

      Most of these people are NOT.

      September 4, 2012 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • fraze88

      unfortunately i know a lot of successful people that actually are crazy. its to bad that republicans think to win they have to be far right–wake up, to win in todays politics you have to be center. (you think that a right wing whatever will vote democratic-they have captured that vote regardless; work on capturing other toward the center votes)

      November 7, 2012 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Erick

    This has been edited. You can read the entire speech here:
    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/08/30/transcript-clint-eastwood-speech-at-rnc/

    September 4, 2012 at 8:57 pm | Report abuse |
  19. DaveNYUSA

    bunch of B-list has-beens? Who gives a phuque?

    September 4, 2012 at 6:01 pm | Report abuse |
  20. PowerSalad

    "Sorry Clint, Obama's Not There (The Good, The Bad and The Invisible)" by Power Salad, song parody on YouTube, search Power Salad and have a laugh!

    September 4, 2012 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Michael in Houston

    Mr Eastwood.....not really one of your finest moments sir.

    September 4, 2012 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
  22. joe

    Clint Eastwood appears to have derived this shtick from this year's Julie Delpy movie "Two Days in New York" in which the leading male character, "Mingus," played by comedian Chris Rock talks to a cardboard cutout of President Obama during a couple of scenes.

    September 4, 2012 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
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  25. You Said It...

    Why did he focus more on Obama and empty chair but less on Mitt Romney and his ideas to lead the nation! Isn't he endorsing Romney because he believes in Mitt Romney to be the right man for the job?

    September 4, 2012 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
    • Brain Cake

      Lets all vote for the man who has a house in every state and was born in Mexico

      September 4, 2012 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Romney 2012

      Clint was GREAT.... Romney will win in November and the country will get back on track. Thank God.

      September 4, 2012 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  26. D.Duckson

    O.K , let's just kick the black guy to the kirb.

    September 4, 2012 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
  27. Wheresthemonkey?

    it could have been a lovely piece of performance art if he had been SOBER!

    Comb the hair too please, doesnt this guy have "people"?!

    September 4, 2012 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
  28. rockriver

    It's sad because at the end of his last movie, I thought what a great message he put out there: that "get off my lawn" isn't all there is to life. But now he comes out with this for the GOP, whose entire philosophy seems to be just that. I guess Mr. Eastwood is just another rich slob after all.

    September 4, 2012 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
    • Animal

      And the 90% of hollywood actors, actresses, directors and producers that are liberal democrats aren't rich slobs? I don't see you making negative comments about them. You are hypocritical.

      September 4, 2012 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
  29. thesaj

    If Clint Eastwood did the exact same speech with George W. Bush sitting in the chair. All the liberals decrying it would of loved it.

    The truth is, this is ALL about politics. And frankly, anyone voting for either the Republicans or Democrats at this point is pretty CRAY

    Take three Presidential terms, and divide two to one party, and one to the other party. What do you get? About 1/2 a dollar. Seriously, it seems about every 3-4 terms these two parties reduce the value of the dollar by 50%

    September 4, 2012 at 8:51 am | Report abuse |
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    September 4, 2012 at 5:45 am | Report abuse |
  31. Oh Brother

    Clint's routine was funny and provided a break in the convention scripted speeches.
    To me it was no more harmless than a celebrity roast.
    Maybe a lot of the Democrats that are complaining would prefer to live in China, where you can't criticize your politicians.

    September 3, 2012 at 8:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • BRH

      Empty chair...empty suit, what's the difference?

      September 3, 2012 at 9:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • John middle of the road

      I saw this speech in horror, horror of what I might sound like when I am 80, putting the aged octegenrian shell of a fomerly great man was not a good idea, I remember Ronald Reaganat the convention in 1992 he sounded like himself, people probably wwanted another term with him more than the man he was endorsing (George H.W. Bush) but this, this was just Sad, sad what happens to people when they age sad that the planners of the convention had to make a reach a generation back to find a time when republican leadership actually worked

      September 3, 2012 at 11:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • pplr1

      I like being in a place where you can criticize your politicians.

      My concern is that Clint didn't share some of the blame he put on Obama with people who deserved a good share of it and were likely in that convention at the time he was speaking.

      September 4, 2012 at 1:47 am | Report abuse |
    • Dee

      That was a convention...not a comedy show. You can make up all the excuses you want to....he fell flat on that crap.

      September 4, 2012 at 5:04 am | Report abuse |
  32. pamela muraca

    I grew up in Carmel (I'm 69) and it will always be my family "hometown," but I can say he was a lousy Carmel mayor: his only contribution was to ban ice cream cones being eaten on the sidewalks, and he was notorious for always parking in Carmel's few disabled parking places. Sure, he made a few masterpieces among his movies, but generally, he's not such a much. Why would we expect him to be?

    September 3, 2012 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Walt Coogan

      As mayor, Eastwood also constructed a library annex, public restrooms, and beach walkways while nixing a corporate real estate plan that would have privatized a view of the bay and encroached upon sensitive wetlands.

      September 25, 2012 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
  33. ck4

    Clint Eastwood is no longer Dirty Harry, he's just a Dumb Dick.

    September 3, 2012 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mionloch

      At 82 Eastwood still gets it; you and PUTUS are challenged to pull your heads from your anterior orifaces

      September 3, 2012 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |
  34. kk1425

    is it me or does Clint Eastwood look like a talking corpse?

    September 3, 2012 at 5:11 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Diane

    Ever hear the expression, "If you're not a Democrat by 20 you don't have a heart. If you're not a Republican by 40 you don't have a brain."

    September 3, 2012 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dee

      Obviously...that's about a 60 or 70 y/o joke.

      September 4, 2012 at 5:07 am | Report abuse |
    • hippie power 69

      diane, you are talking about your grandfathers republicans, not this bunch. now if you are a thinking feeling american you vote democrat your entire life. if you are concerned with the greater good you vote democrat. if you want a livable planet for your grandchildren you vote democrat. if you are a woman who cares about her healthcare and her choices you vote democrat. if not vote republican and see what you get. obama/biden 2012

      September 4, 2012 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  36. PJ

    Clint, there's a Party Bus waitin' for you in New Jersey- see that you're on it...

    September 3, 2012 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
  37. MsMalcontent7110

    It amazes me how the Liberals/Democrats would dare to show their hand like this. To ridicule an icon like Clint Eastwood is showing their desperation to attack in any manner anything Republican and conservative – but even worse – ridiculing him b/c he is OLD. How can an 82 yr old NOT have some indicators of their age in their speech patterns? But F.Y.I – if anyone needs a refresher course – Clint Eastwood ALWAYS had a rather halting, deliberate manner of speaking even in his young years. So – is it safe to assume that (based upon the SUPPOSED reasons he is getting so much ridicule from the media and the left) that Democrats HATE seniors? That due to his age he is no longer considered relevant and has even more shamefully become an open source of ridicule and amusement to these so-called "progressives"? Shame shame SHAME on you

    September 3, 2012 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hwy 9

      Wait, what? "Show (our) hands"? What does THAT mean? Look, Eastwood ridiculed the President of the United States in a crude and stupid way. So, he gets a pass on that? He's an idiot – either that, or he's gone crazy – because the act was insane. If you're going to come on national television and take on the POTUS, fine. Make it true. Make it factual. Make it civil. That? That was a low and stupid blow.

      September 3, 2012 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • MsFrankie

      Clint Eastwood is an icon, but being 82 he was raised in the same era as my father, who said you can dislike the man, but you can't disrespect the office of the president. His schtick would have been funny, if it had been coherent and he had his facts straight, and it had not been meant to be SERIOUS. He blamed Obama for getting us into Afghanistan? Hello! My nephew did a tour in Afghanistan before long before Obama was on the scene. There are other mis-speaks as well, and it was just ramblng and frankly embarrassing for both him, and his family. When I get old, and start to ramble I hope my family keeps me at family affairs and never let's me display that in public. It was just SAD.

      September 5, 2012 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
  38. cleareye1

    Eastwood did better than most 80 year olds would do, but he still shouldn't have done it. To independents like me, it made Romney look ridiculous.

    September 3, 2012 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • tom

      "cleareye1

      Eastwood did better than most 80 year olds would do, but he still shouldn't have done it. To independents like me, it made Romney look ridiculous."

      Cleareye1, why are you surprised? I am an independent like you and this kind of theatrics is common from both parties, usually its the candidates themselves. I ignored it myself as yet another distraction that the political parties make, to avoid telling us a DETAILED PLAN on how THEY would address the important national issues. Until we the voters, stop following the stupid ideologies and slogans, until we demand WORKABLE solutions that work for everyone, we as a nation will continue to spin our wheels on ice...ie. go nowhere.

      September 3, 2012 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Charlotte

      ....whereas to voters like me, Romney doesn't need Clint Eastwood to look ridiculous.

      September 3, 2012 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
  39. loud yawn

    vote folks

    September 3, 2012 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  40. Mary

    Have respect for your elders. My father is Clint's age and I know people his age, the fact he gave an ad lib speech at all was amazing. Just because he's old doesn't mean he sees people in chairs, the way McCain was disrespected for his age in the last election was also a shame. People should realize first, if you are lucky, you will be an elder someday and second, these are the people who fought for your freedom and weathered the great depression to be here with you, be kind, Godbless.

    September 3, 2012 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
    • Laura

      How was Clint Eastwood showing any respect whatsoever to the President of the United States? As if President Obama would tell him to go F himself for example. Regardless of your politics, Obama is the President of the United States, and last time I checked, that position deserves respect.

      September 3, 2012 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Clint Not in Sink

    peace offerings were made - eastwood still does it - party flips it right back to eastwood–this is 2012

    September 3, 2012 at 8:52 am | Report abuse |
  42. dutchtown

    That same chair is in whitehouse.Empty.

    September 3, 2012 at 8:43 am | Report abuse |
    • Grumpster

      The republican side of the house is full of empty chairs and the GOP senate is the same...Romney is an empty suit.

      September 3, 2012 at 8:52 am | Report abuse |
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    September 3, 2012 at 8:41 am | Report abuse |
  44. kathryne lee

    This country as been run into the ditch since FDR and republicans and democrats both had a hand in it equally. You know whose fault it is? It is our fault. We kept re-electing the same AH's and never really paid attention to what they were doing to this country. I am guilty too. When I went back to work full-time in the 1980's I asked my husband what this "medicare" deduction was in my pay check. He explained how the democrats and republicans pushed it through to take care of us when we are old. Did not have a clue. It was Johnson who started using the SS fund as a general fund to borrow from. All succeeding presidents did the same thing. Did they protect something we paid into all of our lives? No. So make sure you know who you are pointing the blame to. Most Democrats are mean spirited and think the government should "take care of us" yet a lot do not believe in most of the democratic ideals. I am hoping the new breed of republican; i.e. C. Christy, M. Rubio, P. Ryan will lift the republican party out of the stone ages, get us a balanced budget and stop borrowing from China to pay our debts. If not in 10 years, Chinese will be the language to learn in this country instead of Spanis. I pray the democrats bring a newer breed into their party. Some who can work together and stop the name calling and learn how to compromise. Even though I am conservative, I vote for the person, not the party.

    September 3, 2012 at 8:25 am | Report abuse |
    • Jill

      Thanks for the great response, Kathryne Lee. I lean a little to the left socially, but would welcome good candidates from either side of the table.

      September 4, 2012 at 12:00 am | Report abuse |
    • pplr1

      This may surprise you but my understanding is that P. Ryan's budget plan drives the debt up while Obama's would not.

      I know Obama borrowed a lot of money but the guy started during a recession when less tax money is coming in and more people could use a hand.

      See how he does with a booming economy (no recession) & less people in need of help before you feel he cannot handle a budget.

      Oh, and check out which party's presidents seemed to be more likely to grow the debt over the last 30 years. Yes, the Republican presidents seem more likely to make unbalanced budgets than Democratic ones.

      September 4, 2012 at 1:16 am | Report abuse |
  45. the chair

    I am a chair and I listened to you talk and you made no sense. Now you get me up on stage and talked to me.
    I am not a smart chair but even I know that anyone who talks to an empty chair should see someone who can get your act together. Now Clint Baby,you may have made my day but a lot of older people were talking to themselves at a home they were placed in because they were talking to people who were not there. when you talk to Romney perhaps you will get an answer like. who is the old guy up there talking to a chair.????? Most people know you should talk to a table.but a chair,really now lets get real.

    September 3, 2012 at 8:18 am | Report abuse |
    • Charlotte

      LOL!!!! Just don't talk to that Ottoman, he's plotting to build an empire.

      September 3, 2012 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  46. ClintMovies

    some may not agree with clint politically but he is a movie boxoffice smash.
    at 82 he can still make 52 million in 1 weekend for a movie.

    September 3, 2012 at 8:16 am | Report abuse |
  47. Clint Movies

    my boyfriend still watches his movies - it depends how old the child is and if parents approve

    September 3, 2012 at 7:59 am | Report abuse |
  48. jack

    I have to find a new coolest actor of all time for my son . Maybe Denzel . So disappointed , not cool . I will still have him watch "The good Bad and Ugly" and Dirty Harry , but he looses the coolest actor role in my books . I wonder what his wife thinks.

    September 3, 2012 at 7:08 am | Report abuse |
  49. hopeforthebest

    i had a good run at checking things out also-much easier than i thought it would be

    September 3, 2012 at 6:57 am | Report abuse |
  50. uactlikeaman

    pray for the country

    September 3, 2012 at 5:41 am | Report abuse |
  51. clayll2

    Clint Eastwood should have had a speech writer pen a speech for him. He was totally embarrassing. Sad/

    September 3, 2012 at 2:08 am | Report abuse |
  52. Caiha

    I kinda lost any respect for Eastwood decades ago, when he started being outspokenly opposed to violent action movies... more or less the very day he was too old to star in them.

    September 3, 2012 at 2:05 am | Report abuse |
  53. LOLA

    Who cares what Eastwood thinks about anything? He's good actor and that's all I have to say about that. I can see with my own eyes, read and keep up with the news on what's going on politically in our country. I don't depend on biased spin from anyone. I do my own checking up things. I will vote for the one I think will do the best job. Right now my money's on President Obama. I like him and think he's done about as good a job as anyone could have done considering what a mess the country was in when he took over. Nobody could have worked miracles after that Bush administration mess.

    September 3, 2012 at 12:15 am | Report abuse |
  54. Anne G

    America's problems can be traced all back to Clinton. He opened all the outsourcing and in his earnest desire to help the poor encouraged the banks to look away and give home loans to whoever asked for it, notwithstanding their financial capability. That started America's collapse.

    The war in Iraq was due to bad intelligence by the CIA and with Sadam's hard headedness. All Sadam had to do was allow the UN inspectors but for some reason did not do it. And the fact that he did not have the capability to fight America is puzzling. Maybe he thought America would back down. If a democrat president was dealt with the same situation, I think the reaction would be no different. Unless it was Obama, then he will just bow to the Middle East leaders.

    September 2, 2012 at 11:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hot potato

      I suppose if a republican president were in office he would have calmly diffused the situation and diplomatically persuaded Sadam to allow inspectors into he country ( possibly leveraging sanctions, etc. in an effort to pressure him). Wait there was a republican in office and he started a war in TWO countries that you forgot to mention that were still paying for today one of which just happened to be against the dictator of a country ho tried to assassinate his father who he claimed had wmds which we never found and somehow that didn't make your comments? Maybe look in the mirror and think and I just regurgitating what I'm being told or did I really think about this issue?

      September 3, 2012 at 2:08 am | Report abuse |
    • Margo

      The poor did not contribute to the inflated housing market–perhaps you missed the piece about the senators and congressmen who were given deals on fannie mae loans even though most are millionaires. It wasn't the poor who bought over-inflated second homes in Florida, Las Vegas, California, etc. Many of the poor are working two jobs to pay off their mortgages and are still in their modest homes. By the way, poor people can't afford homes half million dollar homes in affluent neighborhoods; they are usually redlined to less desireable districts.

      September 3, 2012 at 2:09 am | Report abuse |
    • Jim Lee

      Anne G, I do not know where you get your news but the UN inspectors already said that they did not find any WMD in Iraq, something that war criminal Bush conveniently ignored. Also remember that the Iraqi invasion was carried out WITHOUT the support of the UN. Any other country doing the same would have been severely sanctioned.

      September 3, 2012 at 2:34 am | Report abuse |
  55. Ana

    I always admired C.E. because of his long history of quality movies, not his politics. I personally believe that he should not have spoken at the RNC. He stuttered, stammered & rambled way over his allotted 3 minutes and it was utterly boring, not admirable at all, and his voice was extremely annoying.

    September 2, 2012 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse |
  56. erin

    I find it really amusing that someone will post the most blantantly, no-possible-argument-about-it KKK-type racism, and then if someone calls them on it, they're all "libs/dems/kool aid drinkers are all about race, and accuse everyone who doesn't like Obama of being racist," and are clearly proud of how "un-PC" they are. Attention bigoted idiot: if 100+ people call you a racist, maybe it's not theyre problem; perhaps you should consider the possibilty that it's not political, maybe you're just a card-carrying RACIST!

    September 2, 2012 at 10:38 pm | Report abuse |
  57. jennifer holland

    What Clint failed to mention is the invisible Bush and Cheney sitting behind him laughing saying "it was us ! it was us !" We started a war that cost trillions of dollars, we encouraged banks to lend money with abandon, we used 9/11 to get the Patriot Act enacted to stomp on the rights of Americans, we created an environment of fear ! we did and and got away with it ! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHHAHAHAHAH

    September 2, 2012 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • mayflower

      I guess you forgot the part where Obama signed an extension of the Patriot Act last year.

      September 3, 2012 at 1:19 am | Report abuse |
    • Bobby68

      Too bad you're facts are wrong. The reckless abandon of loans was under Clinton. The Dems wanted all people to have an opportunity to own their own home. That's an admirable desire, but if you can't afford it, you can't afford it. The banks were forced to do it by the government and freddie mac and fannie mae. And Obama has done more to take away freedoms from people than the Patriot Act has!

      September 3, 2012 at 1:29 am | Report abuse |
    • Svenghooli

      You are correct.......

      September 3, 2012 at 10:05 am | Report abuse |
  58. Clint Eastwood

    I was going to look at Mitt Romney's invisible tax return next but some burly guys in sunglasses frogmarched me off the premises.

    September 2, 2012 at 10:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • 22X Richer

      Want to see mine? There's been a helluva decline in income since President Obama took office. He and his cronies seem to be doing okay though.

      September 3, 2012 at 5:52 am | Report abuse |
  59. Independent, in Texas

    Clint Eastwood ?...pro gun controle, pro freedom of choice, pro gay marriage, 7 children 4 out of wedlock and the republicans think he is there man.......something is wrong with this picture.

    September 2, 2012 at 9:43 pm | Report abuse |
  60. Jace Anne Gibson

    The empty chair symbolizes Obama's leadership – non-existent.

    September 2, 2012 at 6:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Marc Ellis

      You should have complained when George W drove this nation into the ditch and left the rest of us the mess to clean up... It sure is taking a long time!

      September 2, 2012 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse |
  61. Get Rolling

    whatever has to be done to get the country on its feet. millions are out of job, miillions have kids in college and are having problems paying for tuitions. millions can't fix their cars, millions cannot go food shopping.

    our country a dead battery right now–we need to charge this battery as soon as possible before it dies completely

    September 2, 2012 at 6:31 pm | Report abuse |
  62. change

    Change is good at least it gives me hope that I won't have to work 2 jobs the rest of my life to support more and more people. This is people that have never worked and shows no signs or intentions of working. When and where do we call a halt to this never-ending cycle. Our government was designed to have a system of checks and balances where no one individual or party has the ability to make ALL the decisions for all of the people all of the time and I don't think Mr. Obama understands that principle when he questions the Supreme Courts ruling on decisions, after all he is a lawyer and should know the steps that are taken to get there. We are giving up more and more of our independence everyday and I'm done with Obama's rhetoric and lip service. Are we out of Iraq? Are we out of Afghanistan? No and No, enough said! Now who has a deadline?

    September 2, 2012 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bob

      First we are out of Iraq and second it is the red states that take alot more welfare then blue states.

      September 2, 2012 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • mayflower

      Bob, you really ought to check before saying that states with the most people on welfare are red states. It took me 30 seconds on google to find that you are completely wrong about that. The top places in the US for welfare are: California, Maine, Tennessee, Mass, Vermont, DC, New York, Minnesota, Washington, New Mexico, Indiana, Rhode Island, Michigan, and Pennsylvania. Of all those, only Tennessee voted red in the last presidential election.

      September 3, 2012 at 1:29 am | Report abuse |
  63. ladyofargonne

    Then Eastwood said it was the first time in his adult life he was proud to be American. What he didn't say that? That's because he's 10 times the American.

    September 2, 2012 at 5:54 pm | Report abuse |
  64. ladyofargonne

    All those celebrities – they are the 1% aren't they? Or do they think their money doesn't count.

    September 2, 2012 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse |
  65. People---

    how did he make a fool of himself? he's one of the greatest actors of all time, a republican and has the right say whatever believes..sure we may agree or not agree..bottom line is he did delivered a decent speech and one that people will remember you don't have to agree with Clint but you can judge the overall by saying - i do not agree with him, but he presented a decent speech., he's crazy but the speech was alright. why can't people do that.

    September 2, 2012 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Aardie

      The real problem is that he spoke lies as truth (this makes him a true Republican) and put words into the President's mouth that he would not say. You may not respect the man but you should certainly respect the office. POTUS has never had so much disrespect before the racists found a black man in the White House.

      September 2, 2012 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Fluffles

      Except it wasn't a decent speech. He was stumbling all over his words and didn't actually say anything half of the time. His comment about Obama's law background also showed him up considering Romney has a law degree. I love Clint Eastwood, but even if his speech never consisted of a skit talking to an invisible person, it fell flat.

      September 2, 2012 at 9:20 pm | Report abuse |
  66. celi fig

    Eastwood may be old but he certainly "spoke" to the younger crowd in their own language without
    saying THE words. After all, isn't that what young people are exposed to all the time when they go to the movies and amongst themselves??? I must admit, you will never get me pronouncing or even insinuating such thoughts, but Eastwood was brilliant at communicating without the expressed use of the words. The old man connected and
    closed the gap with the upcoming and new voters. He SPOKE their language! Again, brilliantly done!!!

    September 2, 2012 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
  67. Donald in CA

    I hope clint had a stroke because at least he would have a excuse. Its sad that a iconic figure like clint would make a fool of himself like he did. Even sadder that some thought it was funny that a old man was making a total fool of himself.

    September 2, 2012 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
  68. Jim B

    Hey Mike, So you believe it's a *good* thing that Obama had more legislation passed than LBJ? Johnson’s "Great Society" (i.e., Welfare) legislation is what started this country's path to bankruptcy. When LBJ was elected there was no national debt, and if you graph the cost of Welfare vs. the rise in the national debt over the years since it was passed the graphs are almost identical. LBJ gave our children’s legacy away to the lazy and slothful in our “Great Society”. The Bailout and Obama-Care legislation that Obama has passed all have huge costs which are accelerating our path to the poorhouse. Now go ahead and blind yourself to those undeniable facts and data and you will prove the old adage that "The only thing man learns from history is that man never learns anything from history".

    September 2, 2012 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • GinnyG

      I normally do not reply to posts; however, this time I cannot pass this by - you obviously know nothing about our own American history. Our American government has carried a national debt since the very beginning. The debt and surplus are cyclic depending on wars and recessions. To resolve the debt crisis faced bythe newly created US, Alexander Hamilton, created the national bank system. It is borders on willful stupidity to lay the debt crisis on LBJ.

      September 2, 2012 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • GMA

      People don't learn from history because like you, they don't bother to read it. You're stats don't even come close to being accurate.

      September 2, 2012 at 8:59 pm | Report abuse |
  69. Irene Done

    ANY voter that is swayed by ANY "personality" of ANY political persuasion is not fit to vote. Listen, learn and educate yourself, don't rely on an mirage.

    September 2, 2012 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • TJ

      Sounds like you're talking about nearly all the Obama supporters. They were, after all, swayed by their rock-star candidate, and all his lies mattered nothing.

      September 2, 2012 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
  70. Jackholio

    Words that come to mind are: senile, dementia, glue factory.

    September 2, 2012 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  71. E Walton

    Amazing spectacular....had one standing ovation after another....what could be better? Has the whole country discussing it....he got the job done. 8% unemployment is more than 13million, especially considering all the millions that have given up. In 4 years, Obama has taken US DEBT obligations from 5trillion to over 17trillion which is 1.5 trillion above GDP.....SO REGARDLESS of who is to blame or who you vote for...those are the mind-numbing numbers......... ew

    September 2, 2012 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mike

      You are aware that Obama has had the most legislation passed during his first term since LBJ, right? And despite coming out of a recession caused by deregulation of Wall Street, and entering into recovery mode, the country has GAINED jobs for twenty straight months now? When you blind yourself to facts and actual data, it's really easy to believe he's doing an awful job. BOTH parties said that whomever inherited the Bush disaster, Obama or McCain, we would never see some sort of miracle recovery, as the mess would take at least a decade to recover from. Sure, there are plenty of points that we can criticize Obama on, but let's at least rely on reality, whether that fits our personal agenda or not.

      September 2, 2012 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Brad

      Im 60. I wanted to be like him when I was younger. I am like him in my mind. I still want to shag a lot of women. I still want to live in la and Carmel. I still want to be a big boss and shine on screen. But I play golf in retirement. No boss to suck up to. Just golf and I'm getting damn good. Everyone, politicians, left right, the people's of this country. I know you all want what I said I wanted in the first few sentences. Bite me. You don't need those upper crusty peoples to have fun. I'm outta here. I can hit a drive down the middle of the fairway 230 yards most of the time. Ha ha. And I got a great short game. There's your politics. ha ha.

      October 17, 2012 at 11:37 pm | Report abuse |
  72. Ryan R.

    Why would they put this ancient actor on the stage? No one under 30 knows who he is and can't even relate to him. We need the 18-30 voters to move to our side. Big mistake. They should have had somone younger and with appeal to the young voters.

    September 2, 2012 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  73. blaros

    ......and yes I also Love Clint Easwood.....He makes my day! :)

    September 2, 2012 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
  74. blaros

    United States of America. The first word in these 3 beautiful words is "UNITED" . Ask yourself: What has Obama done for the past 3 3/4 years but **DIVIDED** this country? Class* Gender*& RACE. Open your eyes Americans! See the facts, read between the lines and see the the character of this man.

    September 2, 2012 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
    • Mark Glomski

      Dubya divided this nation when he invaded Iraq. Dubya and the neo-cons divided this nation along with garbage like Rush Limbaugh.

      September 2, 2012 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
    • urouttolunch

      ummmmmm. I think you're a little confused about who's responsible for the dividing. When the not-so-loyal opposition doesn't even bother to be subtle about their strategy of obstruction and attack, I think it's pretty clear where the problem is. Back in the day, Teddy Kennedy and John McCain, e.g., didn't agree with each other on some pretty big stuff, but they managed to work together for the good of the country. The same actually happened in the House, too, before the Tea Party arrived. Today, the House doesn't want to work on anything but women's health and making sure the rich don't contribute another cent, while – because of years of profligate spending from both sides of the aisle, the country is on a path to disaster.

      September 2, 2012 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
    • Rob

      I think this is Clint's last gift to society. Since he seems like a honest, principled guy, I think he is trying to do whatever he can to ensure the Republicans lose this election. His past assertions just don't match up with the current GOP leadership. And he always seemed more than sharp enough to realize that. I think he knows the only way to fight this battle is to use fire with fire.

      September 2, 2012 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
  75. Thatguy371

    Eastwood was heard off camera asking the chair where the diaper changing station was.

    September 2, 2012 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  76. 13directors

    Charlie Daniels, Clint made your day did he? I partied with you and your band in back in the 70's. Unless you've done a 180, Romney is not your man.

    September 2, 2012 at 9:24 am | Report abuse |
  77. William Butler

    I've always liked Clint Eastwood, but now I'm positively in awe of him. His performance, and that's what it was, was spot on. It suffered from the fact that he didn't have a lapel mic, so that when speaking to the invisible Obama, some of the dialog was not as clear as it might have been, leading to the charges of confusion and rambling. Have you scoffers never seen a Clint Eastwood movie? This was classic Eastwood. He mixed the Obama "skit" in with direct talk to the RNC faithful. What a breath of fresh air to hear a moderate Republican speak and counterbalance the usual "Wing Nut" patter. You need make no excuses for this 82 year old, he was in complete control. Well done Clint.

    September 2, 2012 at 8:50 am | Report abuse |
    • Michael

      Just burned all Clint's Cd's and tapes. I hope he'll use his Magnum on GW and Blair, 2 wanted war criminals

      September 2, 2012 at 9:07 am | Report abuse |
    • 13directors

      I knew Clint was a pseudo Libertarian.

      September 2, 2012 at 9:26 am | Report abuse |
    • belinda

      Just another Right Wing Nut.

      September 2, 2012 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |
    • jim

      To William Butler: False!

      September 2, 2012 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • deb

      dont believe there is one thing senile about the very calculated speech by mr eastwood.........the duhs and uhs vry much reminded me of "someone" when off their teleprompter..........

      September 2, 2012 at 11:32 pm | Report abuse |
  78. Dan

    oh, and did Clint mention that the reason America is in such bad economic shape is because:

    1. Deficit out of control because of Republican wars upon Iraq & Afghanistan (not to mention the billions spent in military 'aid' (ie: money etc) to countries like Pakistan and Israel).
    2. Deficit out of control because of Republican tax cuts
    3. Economy stagnant (as all post-war economies have been) because of Republican wars: people simply don't spend and employ during uncertain times

    well, maybe he forgot...

    September 2, 2012 at 8:38 am | Report abuse |
    • massbytes

      Always good to hear from a Democrat shill like Dan here. Of course the Democrats had nothing to do with the deficit, the bad economy, etc. Sure, keep being deluded Dan. Nobody but you and your fellow partisan shills believe anything you say.

      September 2, 2012 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
    • wallinbl

      Wrong. Country in trouble because lobbyists are out of control and most politicians follow the money. Neither party is going to fix that because they're addicted to it. Pretending the Dems or Repubs are better than the other is to miss the real problem entirely.

      September 2, 2012 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
  79. Dan

    It was pretty sad that the Republican party is so desperate to present women in the lead at the convention that in presenting Condaleeza Rice, it's shocking that one of the Republican "Axis of Collaborators" against Iraq gets a speech.

    So instead, of being in jail for crimes against humanity with Bush, Cheney, Rumsfield, Powell etc for perpetrating an evil, immoral, illegal war upon the American and Iraqi people, killing over 75,000 innocents during the invasion (primarily Iraqi women, children, and old men) not to mention all the Iraqi soldiers killed, Plus over 4,400 American Soldiers killed. Plus all the people killed post-invasion by the destabilization of the country. Instead, Condaleeza gets a prominent speech on national TV at the big show, that's really sick.

    September 2, 2012 at 8:20 am | Report abuse |
    • Scott

      And the Nobel Peace Prize winner continues with his drone attacks! You're not very bright, are you?

      September 2, 2012 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
    • SARAH

      WELL SAID DAN!!!! THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT NEEDS TO BE SAID OVER AND OVER AGAIN AT THE DNC THIS COMING WEEK FOR ALL AMERICANS TO OPEN THEIR EYES/EARS AND REMEMBER BUSH/CHENEY/RUMSFELD/POWELL WERE THE "REAL" REASONS WE ARE IN THIS DOWN SPIRAL OF ECONOMY THAT WE ARE IN!!! Any chance that you can be in Charlotte yourself and get on the podium and say all that you've said just in case the DEMS forget to mention all that you've brilliantly said??? :) High 5 to you!!

      DAN'S POST:
      It was pretty sad that the Republican party is so desperate to present women in the lead at the convention that in presenting Condaleeza Rice, it's shocking that one of the Republican "Axis of Collaborators" against Iraq gets a speech.

      So instead, of being in jail for crimes against humanity with Bush, Cheney, Rumsfield, Powell etc for perpetrating an evil, immoral, illegal war upon the American and Iraqi people, killing over 75,000 innocents during the invasion (primarily Iraqi women, children, and old men) not to mention all the Iraqi soldiers killed, Plus over 4,400 American Soldiers killed. Plus all the people killed post-invasion by the destabilization of the country. Instead, Condaleeza gets a prominent speech on national TV at the big show, that's really sick.

      September 2, 2012 at 10:57 pm | Report abuse |
  80. Eastwood

    i heard when he arrived people could not believe it....he's still a big, tall guy with presence that still says leadership
    at 82 ..... i know 40 yr olds that can never beat the class this guy has.

    speech? he did the best he could and affected the crowd.

    September 2, 2012 at 7:46 am | Report abuse |
  81. Trish

    It wasn't the chair that effected me it was the delivery of the entire speech. He was so hesitant and seemingly confused that it was hard to watch. He appeared to be a confused and bewildered man doing his best to deliver something that wasn't completely prepared. He did come alive with his famous "make my day" routine and that's what the whole thing looked like: a very poorly designed routine. I am not a Mitt fan but I was very concerned about the speech because in fairness some of the others were really great!

    September 2, 2012 at 6:51 am | Report abuse |
  82. Italy23

    we have to get this country going again. its really sad

    September 2, 2012 at 5:52 am | Report abuse |
  83. Eastwood--get off

    did a great job...he has the presence, and people will listen to him because he's not a putz.

    September 2, 2012 at 5:07 am | Report abuse |
  84. Moron

    Can anyone deny that american cars are still manufactured today due to obamas bail out, not to mention other things? Yet according to most conservatives, obama has ruined this country. Go figure.

    September 2, 2012 at 4:19 am | Report abuse |
  85. ruth

    Vey Disappointed.

    September 2, 2012 at 4:17 am | Report abuse |
    • Steve

      Ruth, it seems you along with a million others are either too young or just oblivious. Eastwood was using a comedy bit popularized by Bob Newhart and was adding a little Jimmy Stewart for good measure. This wasn't something of his creation as far as talking to the invisible empty chair. It was something most with knowledge of what comedy was before they relied on Chris Rock to F bomb his way through it, was.
      Clint has given many interviews after hitting 80 and he most assuredly is still sharp as a tack. His comedic style here got the point across to those whom it mattered. oblivious young lefties aside.

      September 2, 2012 at 4:39 am | Report abuse |
    • CTYank

      Steve, what is it that enables you to characterize Ruth as an "oblivious leftie"? Making stuff up? Republicans don't do that, do they?

      September 2, 2012 at 8:54 am | Report abuse |
  86. JimL

    Response to Eastwood's comments are SO predictable. I admire him for using humor to get his point across – just sayin'

    September 2, 2012 at 3:08 am | Report abuse |
  87. Italy4

    DC House of Representatives and especially the Senate are the ones largely responsible for impeding progress in our country. As long as we have politicians who are more interested in promoting their respective “parties” rather than doing what is best for our Nation – our country will continue to go to the dogs; regardless of who the majority elects as president.

    September 2, 2012 at 2:17 am | Report abuse |
  88. hman

    Wow! A debate strategy the Repukes might be able to win with – talking to furniture (but watch out for armoires, GOP -they're killers!)

    September 2, 2012 at 2:17 am | Report abuse |
  89. hubert39

    wow.... I'm afraid that Clint might have the same thing as Reagan and Heston. Sad.

    September 2, 2012 at 12:49 am | Report abuse |
  90. hubert39

    Wow... I'm afraid Clint might have what Reagan and Heston had. Has he been to a doctor for a test? Sad

    September 2, 2012 at 12:45 am | Report abuse |
  91. anthrogirl

    Eastwood's speech was so scary weird. I'm thinking is was a liberal stunt making fun of republicans for being the party od old senile white men.

    September 2, 2012 at 12:39 am | Report abuse |
  92. Bob Baft

    Why do I care what the crew of SNL says about anything? That show was over 20 years ago....

    September 1, 2012 at 11:56 pm | Report abuse |
  93. @Binnie

    Not all of his children were from wives, some are from his "baby mamas" but I like Clint Eastwood. A living legend with liberal values.

    September 1, 2012 at 11:17 pm | Report abuse |
  94. Ed Sr of Dallas Tx

    I watched his speech. Everything Clint said has merit. Obama is a failure and a jerk! He is President because of misinformed voters, young voters who thrill at cereal boxes, and a heavy turnout of minority voters who voted for the first time in their lives without understanding the ISSUES! If we continue to select Presidents this way, this country will not survive!

    September 1, 2012 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Andrew

      Oh my God Ed – if that's not the most blatantly racist thing so far on these comments.... The scary thing is – you won't even see it as racist.

      September 1, 2012 at 11:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jim Thomas

      Ed you must be a complete idiot. Who do you think got us in the mess we are in now? It was George Bush and the rest of the republician fools.

      September 1, 2012 at 11:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Steve

      Excellent point, Ed. Despite some whiner lib who is brainwashed to think of Any reference to a minority is somehow translatable to racism. Racism is what got Obama elected. He had the white PC libs all thinking if they didn't vote for the black guy then they were racist, and the blacks came out just because they wanted to have a black in office. PCism BS aside, those are the facts.

      September 2, 2012 at 4:44 am | Report abuse |
    • truth decay

      yo ed, as a white person i gotta say...fah q

      September 2, 2012 at 5:05 am | Report abuse |
    • bob

      Wake up!! "Minority" voters are no longer in the minority. The Republicans are pandering to a rapidly aging,white, wealthy base. This is not the future of this country and not who shouldbe leading it.

      September 2, 2012 at 8:33 am | Report abuse |
  95. norm

    I am amazed at how many comics have no sense of humor.

    September 1, 2012 at 10:06 pm | Report abuse |
  96. 6,287--

    wonder if mitt will win.

    September 1, 2012 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse |
  97. Jane Finer

    great actor, great night for him.

    bzzzzzzzzzzz

    September 1, 2012 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse |
  98. mlg4035

    I guess I'm what conservatives call a "libtard", but personally, I didn't find anything wrong with Clint's speech...
    It's called "using your imagination"...something too many Americans have forgotten how to do, it seems.
    I guess years and years of knee-jerk reactions to every reasonable argument have taken their toll...

    September 1, 2012 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse |
  99. Binnie

    Clint has seven children by five different wives! This is family values?!?!?

    September 1, 2012 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chucker

      Hes talking about your false messiah. No one is mentioning kids. Just the m u s l i m liar you put in office.

      September 1, 2012 at 10:04 pm | Report abuse |
  100. Peik

    Hollywood stars are sycophants. They are worse than any politican.

    September 1, 2012 at 8:33 pm | Report abuse |
  101. Pat

    What a BUNCH of crybabies. If any of you, at 82, can get up in front of that big a crowd and adlib then my hats off to you.

    We are about to hear the biggest bunch of race baiting, lying, racist, divided liberal drivel we'e ever heard next week. But before we even hear it, we know how one sided, biased, and untrue it is.

    The only good thing Obama can do for his country now is BOW OUT – he isn't wanted, he has no answers, and all he does is borrow money and penalize the people that DID BUILD IT.

    YOu don't want Mitt? Then put someone up against him that HAS credibility.

    September 1, 2012 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mark

      The funniest thing of the night was when Romney got up and said how much he wanted President Obama to succeed. He actually said that with a straight face. Since even before the guy got to take his shoes off the Republicans have tried every trick in the book to do whatever they could to have him and our country fail. Mitch McConnell has been saying it for years. To stand there and say otherwise is just the height of hypocrisy. Christie said on the first night that we should speak some truth. Then he went on to tell how 'shared sacrifice' in NJ was going after the teachers union and giving everyone else a tax cut. Truth is a hard thing for either party to come by but the Republicans have for the last 15 years or so made it a true art form.

      September 1, 2012 at 11:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Just Joe

      Typical uninformed conservative response. You actually have no idea what his accomplishments are do you? Have you not paid attention or just glued to Fox? Do you know for example that the sole goal of the GOP since President Obama took office was to shut down any of his attempts at improving our country and to regain power? Really, that's the party you want ? good luck with that..I'm sticking with our President.

      September 2, 2012 at 2:10 am | Report abuse |
  102. Susan Tetewsky

    Dementia has set it. Go home, old man.

    September 1, 2012 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |
  103. Karen

    CNN you are so blatantly biased! I monitor you for that reason only to see what you're up to in addition to really liking Anderson Cooper, at least he tries to remain impartial. But wow, it is amazing how pro-Obama your news organization is with all your hired liberals on the pay roll. Also, this whole attempt at embarrassing Clint Eastwood because he was funny and caustic and what really bugged you all the most – to the point – is just more evidence of how you all fall into the followers vs. the leaders category. Time to grow up some day. Once upon a time we were all impressionable young liberal democrats in college until reality strikes and experience and wisdom set in for many. It's time for the Obama and his devoted followers to pipe down and step aside. This country is headed for total disaster and though you may not feel it will affect you directly with your long-term contracts in place and fat bank accounts, it will affect your children and your children's children. At least try to think of it in that unselfish, unbiased way, the way news is "supposed" to be reported.

    September 1, 2012 at 6:01 pm | Report abuse |
  104. toddquinn

    Not sure where this erroneous number of 23 million people out of work keeps coming from, but from the last official post from the US Labor Department on Aug 3, 2012, it's only about 13 million.

    http://www.bls.gov/news.release/empsit.nr0.htm

    September 1, 2012 at 5:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • celi

      Of course Eastwood's skit was decent!.......it was creative and imaginative with Hollywood overtones.....one that
      caught the media by surprise and left them speechless. This Hollywood skit was rated G, my 7 year old could
      have watched it! ! We parents, don't realize it, but we are constantly spending our $$$ to have our children see PG rated movies that are full of x-rated imagery and raw obscene language......with our permission!!

      September 2, 2012 at 5:49 pm | Report abuse |
  105. John

    Being an Oscar winning director, I can't help but think that Eastwood knew exactly what he was doing. He gave people permission to mock and slam the Holy Obama. Regardless of who wins, the tone has been set for the second term if Obama does.. We can take the training wheels off his presidency. No more liberal guilt. Hopefully, Romney will be the next President and Obama will become an oil painting in The White House. We can say we've been there and dont that. His mother-in- law can finally come out of hiding.

    September 1, 2012 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • b de bauregard

      why don't you give your whole name... scared to support Romney ?

      September 2, 2012 at 5:09 am | Report abuse |
    • DeeW.

      Which is why ALL the GOP and TEABAGGERS gotta go in November! They are useless obstructionists!

      September 2, 2012 at 6:50 am | Report abuse |
  106. RoadRunner

    Eastwood is an actor, NOT a speaker. He was acting out what the RNC is: an angry, confused, olld white man with more money than brains, raging at an empty chair, which is a symbol for their party platform. Give him credit, this was his message, not the words he muttered, they're just the tripe that one hears in the mindless vacuum of Romney's brain, in his raw grab for corporate power and personal wealth and domination by the Mormon cult. They like to prance around an empty chair, look down their noses at it, and utter unintelligible prattlings, like monkeys without cerebrum. I thought Eastwood was a master in his acting, correctly depicting the abject lack of reason, greed, self-adoration, and senility that has become the Republican party. Bravo, Mr. Eastwood.

    September 1, 2012 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Steve

      Independent of the chair schtick, Mr. Eastwood mainly commented that 1) he was upset with the fact that so many American's are unemployed (true regardless of the exact number) 2) he is disappointed in the president (true of me and all of my friends and we are strongly liberal) and 3) he was disappointed with the handling of the war in Afghanistan (again true of most of my liberal friends.

      These comments are not partisan per se...they are real frustrations that many Americans feel. Regardless of weather Romney is the better choice (certainly not my choice), I think Clint's core criticisms are valid. To simply brush him off as too wealthy with little brains, just gives the president and undeserved free pass. Romney is not my solution, but that doesn't mean the president has done us good service.

      September 1, 2012 at 8:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Isa

      He's not even a Republican, he's a libertarian.

      September 1, 2012 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • murraymac123

      Superb analysis..well done

      September 2, 2012 at 12:40 am | Report abuse |
    • Mimi

      Now who playing a race card? If anyone opposes O'bama you automatically assume that we only watch Fox, It could not be further from the truth. I watch all the networks to see if you can report anything fairly. So far the answer is a NO.
      Why is everything to a Democrat a race issue? Before you go there, yes I am white, mexican, native American Indian, English, Irish,Black and even some more probably thrown in for good measure. Obama is half Black, half Indian and the rest white.
      So why is he called the Black President? We are all Americans and that should not be the way we all should judge anyone. I am willing to bet most Democrats don't watch Fox because they might actually learn something, I feel for this country if he is reelected. If you won't listen to both sides, then stay home on election day.

      September 2, 2012 at 12:43 am | Report abuse |
    • Will in Arizona

      We will all know if this was a great acting job or a con this coming week. If Clint shows up for the DNC the GOP is dead. They may be dead either way
      .

      September 2, 2012 at 4:13 am | Report abuse |
  107. D. M. Taylor

    I am looking forward to another four years President Obama.

    September 1, 2012 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • suzy diamond

      REALLY???? With 23 MILLION people out of work or underemployed? You must be living very well in your bubble!

      September 1, 2012 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • James

      OH, REALLY?

      September 1, 2012 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chucker

      http://www.theblaze.com/stories/have-you-seen-the-most-recent-interactive-painting-depicting-the-obama-administrations-dangerous-atrocities/

      You are part of it.

      September 1, 2012 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dean

      D. M. Taylor – hoping he will increase your foodstamps and lengthen your unemployment?

      September 1, 2012 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
  108. Catamount62

    Hmm, celebrities defending their god, noooo! Lets see, George Takei, judging from Celbrity Apprentice Eastwood is much more lucid, Rossane Barr, spits during the ational anthem and used to turn tricks in her car between stand up shows, Snoop Dog, a 50 year old who still smokes weed, a SNL cast member (libtard), Bill Maher (king of the mouth breathing libtards). Hey, actors, shut upand dance, monkeys! We don't care what you think!

    September 1, 2012 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rick

      With all the juicy details you gave out, you sure seemed to care.

      Libtard.

      September 1, 2012 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • suzy diamond

      You are SO RIGHT! Who ARE these losers that have so much CRAP to say about Clint who is a LEGEND, an ICON. A man who has accolades going back decades for his work as an actor AND a director and ALL Rosanne Barr can do is GRAB her dirty CROTCH and SPIT ESPECIALLY DURING A PATRIOTIC AMERICAN SONG! OH, give me a BREAK YOU HOLLYWEIRD PINHEADS!! Do you REALLY associate/align yourself with people like Rosanne Barr? REALLY??????

      September 1, 2012 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  109. MrsFudd

    Clint Eastwood was brilliant. The late Geraldine Ferraro described Obama as "an empty suit" who was unqualified to be President. Eastwood just took Ms. Ferraro's statement to a whole new level. Obama has proven that he is not only unqualified to be President, but has brought our country to new lows. No Democrat has the nerve to ask that ever-important question "are you better off now than you were 4 years ago?" because they know darn well that every person will answer a resounding "NO!".

    Kudos to Clint Eastwood for his entertaining presentation Thursday night. Those who mock him know deep down in their heart that everything he said was spot on. Leftists like Chris Matthews on NBC just spew hatred to anyone Republican or Conservative because they can't handle the fact that Obama is losing in the polls. Sure he'll get the after-convention-burst in the polls. But he will drop again as time goes on and the American people are fed up with Obama and how he has failed to perform as President. The liberals just don't have the guts to admit it.

    September 1, 2012 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • suzy diamond

      Thank you, thank you! 23 MILLION unemployed people thank you! You are SO RIGHT and I couldn't have said it better myself!

      September 1, 2012 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • KAL

      Are you kidding. You are blaming President Obama for the deficit and unemployment? The budget was balanced when George Bush took office and Republicans had the majority of the house and senate for 8 years. Now look at us we are still trying to dig out of the mess they left us with. Plus a war that turned out to be a lie from our President Bush that we had no reason to be in. The money that war cost us put us under. The Republicans put us in the RED...President Obama didn't. Unemployment thank the Republicans of 8 years of going amuck. GET REAL!

      September 1, 2012 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dean

      Kal – the Democrats controlled both the house and senate during Bush's last 2 years and the financial and housing regulations (Dodd, Frank) that the Dems past is what led to the downfall of the housing and financial markets and put us where we are today.
      The repeal of Glass-Steagal by Bill Clinton didn't help much either.

      September 1, 2012 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • ellemar

      People on here calling Clint Eastwood senile etc.....I don't think so. Didn't he call Joe Biden the intellect of the democratic party??? Seems like he got it EXACTLY right.

      September 1, 2012 at 7:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • murraymac123

      A Romney administration will result in a just America...just for the rich

      September 2, 2012 at 12:43 am | Report abuse |
  110. all the boy are back for fall -- less time

    skps

    September 1, 2012 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  111. NorCalMojo

    Those are celebrities? I only recognized about two names. Calling them celebrities in a story about a real celebrity is ridiculous.

    Wake me up when Jack Nicholson, Robert Duvall, Deniro or any other real celebrity on Eastwood's level has something to tweet.

    September 1, 2012 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
  112. Jenny

    Ken did you find your boyfriend yet?

    September 1, 2012 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
  113. All women

    September 1, 2012 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
  114. Ken from FL

    Obama's remark "This seat is taken" is funny? No, it reflects his arrogance. In November, he's going to be looking for another place to sit.

    September 1, 2012 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • nope

      nope !

      September 1, 2012 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • fedup2

      No wonder Barbie dumped you.

      September 1, 2012 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Really

      I loved it! If a grown man can get up on national tv and address a chair, certainly you can see the humor in "the chair" responding. Sorry, you are voting for the guy with NO personality.

      September 1, 2012 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • suzy diamond

      Hahahahahahaha! YOU'RE RIGHT!

      September 1, 2012 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • yelworc1

      maybe if Clint was running but funny how he isnt and Clint was the most interesting thing about the whole Repub event- rest of the guys = Lame

      September 1, 2012 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bill Eastburn

      I love BOTH sides, which is why it doesn't matter who wins. 80% of GOPrs wont benefit from Romneyville and there will still be 23 million unemployed. Most of the DEMs won't benefit from the left's policies. So in the end the circle continues and nothing really benefits ME. I'm not rich, I'm not unemployed, I don't mind gays, hate government intervention, which is what the GOP wants when it comes to abortion, so it's all a joke.

      September 1, 2012 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
  115. sharky

    It is nice to see Hollywood and entertain je rks are just as BULLISH as regular people.

    Awww congrats Hollywood, and people wonder why bullying will not go away.

    September 1, 2012 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • suzy diamond

      WOW...isn't THAT the Truth! Never thought of it that way but you are ABSOLUTELY RIGHT....it IS BULLYING! The dopes in Hollyweird are constant;y BULLYING and SHAMING everyone they can into sticking with a LOSER President! SURE, it doesn't affect THEM. They all HAVE so MUCH $$$$$ that NO MATTER WHAT happens with the ECONOMY it WON'T AFFECT THEM......BUT....WAIT....YES IT CAN!!!! If we don't have $$$$$$ in our pockets we can't go to see your BAD, REALLY BAD FILMS!!!!!!

      September 1, 2012 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
  116. joelblow

    Senile old fart. All of his movies featured him with lots of guns.. so naturally he's a republican. That party is just like him, old, outdated, and senile.

    September 1, 2012 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  117. Deserttrek

    the obama pictur is Alfred E Nueman from behind. PRICELESS! obama is clearly out of his league, to respond is childish enough, to use the picture with the jug ears is knuckleheaded.

    obamatrons, the greedy and jealous need to wake up. the silent majority of all races, ethnicities, and religions, including the non religious are taking the country back. moochers grow up.

    September 1, 2012 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
    • Well

      If the republicans can joke around, why can't the president. I think his response was quite funny.

      September 1, 2012 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  118. USA

    The more the liberal media hypes Eastwoods speech, the more the people are going to investigate and watch the clip of his speech. So his message will be heard, some may not agree with him but at least the message was heard. So people who did not even turn on the RNC will at least watch this clip, and maybe they will be curious on what other "crazy" republicians had to say, and they will realize that there are all ages, all races, and women part of the republican party and maybe just maybe they will start questioning the liberal media when they tell people that the republican party are all "old rich white men". So mission accomplished Eastwood. And what's the kicker is Eastwood is not a republican he is a libertarian. He supports pro choice and gay rights. So his message that Obama has failed should have more of an impact than a typical republican.

    September 1, 2012 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
  119. Chucker

    Eat this..
    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/have-you-seen-the-most-recent-interactive-painting-depicting-the-obama-administrations-dangerous-atrocities/

    September 1, 2012 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
  120. wrong tarra

    sorry

    September 1, 2012 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
    • Well

      You are wrong. Tarra used fact, which you can do the same research if you took the time. I know it's easier to just spout off the gop talking points. Just remember, just because the gop claims something, doesn't make it true. I think the funniest line was from Romney when he said that he had a 5 point plan to create 12 million jobs. I hope he was talking about this country. We know how he likes to support foreign countries. If he has this plan and loves this country like he claims, why didn't he propose this plan to those who could make it work. You know, I could come out & say that I have a similar plan to get people back to work. Talk is cheap, and usually not very factual. Romney has not said one thing on how he is going to do all these simply fantastic things. He has no plan, except to give more tax cuts to the rich, more tax cuts to his corporate cronies, get rid of all regulations. This is the only thing I know about this man who wants to run our country. Sorry, we went there with Bush, and look at the damage that he did to this country.

      September 1, 2012 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
  121. look who's talking...

    great job clint

    September 1, 2012 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
  122. look who's talking...

    great job clint

    September 1, 2012 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
  123. revolting peasant

    The convention seemed like a big ol' love fest for people committed to the republican party. I wonder, however, if it sways any of the independents. I imagine that an independent voter needs to hear more than blame.

    September 1, 2012 at 10:05 am | Report abuse |
    • Ron

      I hope all of you don't have any 401 k or pension plans becasue when you tell the the corp to buz off there goes your pensions jobs and many other benefits you think you deserve. Check before you open your big mouths as it's not good to bite the hand that feeds your future.

      September 1, 2012 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
    • sharky

      LOL The DNC will be the exact same thing.

      As an Independent myself, I won't be voting for either man.

      September 1, 2012 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  124. chris chris

    A note to Clint Eastwood...what are you talking about???? You just rambled about what??? Mr. Eastwood, continue to make your movies and make your own day.

    September 1, 2012 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |
  125. pauldunham

    What you people are forgetting is that people are less well off and out of work because of the Republicans and their puppet masters Corporate America. The world recession we are all suffering came about because of the greed of the Republicans and greedy Corporate America. Many Republicans should be in jail for the damage they've caused to the economy. It's about time they were made an example of. New laws should be created to stopped corporations for behavior against the national interest.

    September 1, 2012 at 9:08 am | Report abuse |
    • Tarra

      New laws are trying to be passed to stop corporations from raping our economy and prevent them from ever bring able to do it again. Republicans are blocking them, not just out of lobbying and contributor interest, but also out of party loyalty to make sure Obama is seen as ineffective by people who don't understand how government works (nor seem to care, judging from the number of people who still support the a Romney/Ryan because of the lies they are being fed by the GOP).

      September 1, 2012 at 9:19 am | Report abuse |
    • boxdinq

      You are desprately uninformed. Perhaps reading something besides TMZ would help you see the world as it really is.

      September 1, 2012 at 9:41 am | Report abuse |
    • @boxdinq

      No, they are correct. You are the one who is so sadly brainwashed. Do some nonbiased research. Learn some true facts before you give us a gop talking point. Sheep will be sheep.

      September 1, 2012 at 9:55 am | Report abuse |
    • BetterDeadThanFed

      You really need to stop watching MSNBC and investigate the facts. Keep in mind that a Democrat held the Oval Office while both houses of Congress were controlled by Democrats. Increased spending causing hyper-debt and deficits is a product of a Democratic administration. And the economic crash was caused in large part because of the Dodd-Frank bill (both Democrats) that forced bank lending practices to lend more to people who couldn't afford to pay the debt (loan) back and defaulted. It scares and frustrates me that you and many people like you don't do your research.

      It was Abraham Lincoln who said, "It is better to be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt." For the sake of yourself and the country, learn more about economics and history. Even as a registered Republican, I'm not voting for Romney, I'm voting against Barrack Hussein Obama. We can't afford another Obama term.

      September 1, 2012 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |
    • @better dead

      You are right. The dems did hold the house & senate for the first 2 years. Have you heard the word filibuster? That's why nothing got done. Every time the dems brought out a bill to vote on, the republicans filibustered the bill. That's why nothing got done. Look at the filibuster rates per year going back 20 years. These past 3 years, the republicans had a record number of filibusters. That's why nothing got passed while the dems had control. Again, do some research.

      September 1, 2012 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
    • sharky

      LOL Yeah that Dodd-Frank act installed by the Democrats has really worked wonders now hasn't it. LOL.

      September 1, 2012 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Suan Thompson

      so true.

      September 1, 2012 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  126. Vern

    Hello from the Cayman Islands.
    I just want to take this opportunity to rally behind all Mitt Romney supporters. The money he and his types place in our funds are very useful. I understand though that things in the US of A are a bit tough. Well, cheer up! If Romney is elected more money will be headed my way- oh, im sorry, I suppose this is more to my advantage. But, certainly he will create jobs as his has in the past. Hmmmn, seems he has created more jobs overseas than the US of A. Ahh, but dont let these things deter your vote. He is a "business man" with a reputation for success, just look at "booming" state that is Massachusetts!? Lol, okay that was a joke. Anyways, please remain asleep and vote Mitt Romney. I need a larger flat screen :-0

    September 1, 2012 at 8:52 am | Report abuse |
  127. Tarra

    They obviously didn't have enough room to fit all 288 of the Republican congresspersons' chairs onstage. That's who Clint should have been waggling his finger at the people who blocked the following...

    Tax on companies that ship jobs overseas.
    Political Ad disclosure bill...
    Subpoena Power for the Committee investigating the BP Oil Spill...
    The Small Business Jobs Act...
    No permanent military bases in Afghanistan.
    Protection of child custody arrangements for parents who are members of the Armed Forces deployed in support of a contingency operation.
    Improvements to Department of Defense domestic violence programs.
    Department of Defense recognition of spouses of members of the Armed Forces.
    Department of Defense recognition of children of members of the Armed Forces.
    Enhancements to the Troops-to-Teachers Program.
    Fiscal year 2011 increase in military basic pay.
    Improving aural protection for members of the Armed Forces.
    Comprehensive policy on neurocognitive assessment by the military health care system.
    The Anti-Rape Amendment to the Defense Appropriations Bill
    Benefits for Homeless Veterans
    Health Care for the 9/11 First Responders who got sick from being at Ground Zero
    The Jobs Bill
    Wall Street Reform
    American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
    Fair Pay Act of 2009

    September 1, 2012 at 8:13 am | Report abuse |
    • Tarra

      It's pretty hard to run a government when the people who hold the majority in the branch that is supposed to pass bills to help get the county back on track are behaving like obstinate 3-year-olds who won't do the right thing until one of their own is back in the White House because helping the President and the other members of Congress (help the country) just makes it harder to come up with something to convince the proles that he is ineffective and bad for the country.

      September 1, 2012 at 8:19 am | Report abuse |
    • Pamela

      Thanks for the list, Tarra. The biggest lie the Repubs told at their convention (& whoa nelly, there were many whoppers) was that they had nothing to do with the current state of our economy. When Pres. Obama sends Congress a fantastic JOBS BILL with many great, innovative propositions, & they just sit on it... for 2 long years.... well, they have no one to blame but themselves. Good lord, they wouldn't even vote to fund vets benefits, military pay raises or health care for 9/11 responders!!! That's disgraceful!

      September 1, 2012 at 8:56 am | Report abuse |
    • Benj

      And BAM! Barry shows 'em how it's done. That dude is just too cool to be President.

      September 1, 2012 at 9:12 am | Report abuse |
    • @Tarra & Pam

      Both really good posts. To all you conservatives, that's what you get when you do research. Facts, not hearsay.

      September 1, 2012 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
    • @Tarra

      Tarra, list all the bills you want. The real fact is that Harry Reid has not allowed a budget to come to the Senate floor for almost three years. He is the real criminal. His lack of action and lack of compromise has forced many people to lose their jobs and causing major budget cuts that TRULY threaten the defense of this country.

      September 4, 2012 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  128. latoya

    clint doesn't usually show up for things...he must be fed up. good speech and still a tough ole guy........

    September 1, 2012 at 7:39 am | Report abuse |
  129. Snowie

    i love change...

    September 1, 2012 at 6:34 am | Report abuse |
  130. Mark

    What is the big deal, Eastwood did a great job. For those of you who didn't like the humor, get over it and lets move on to the important issues and on to the election. We're all ready for a change and for a better economy.

    September 1, 2012 at 6:28 am | Report abuse |
    • American

      Totally agree. What, Democrats and Liberals are only allowed to do comedy? The biggest joke is that we have a Muslim loving, American hating, Socialistic bi-racial person as President.

      September 1, 2012 at 7:27 am | Report abuse |
    • JoeyE

      LOL! better change for economy? Mitt Rommey in Mass, he was making Massachusetts as 47TH economy.. you 're serious? seems like Mitt isn't doing his job after all.. he sucks PERIOD!

      September 1, 2012 at 8:09 am | Report abuse |
    • pam

      @American: You don't sound very American, in fact you sound rather fascist. Are you a neo-Nazi? You do realize that there are plenty of Muslim Americans, bi-racial Americans & yes, even Americans who are members of the Socialist Party, don't you? And they're all Americans. Get a clue.

      September 1, 2012 at 9:34 am | Report abuse |
    • caw

      If you want a better economy then get the Republicans out of the house so actual legislation can be passed to help the economy. With the political strife and unwillingness to compromise rampant in DC, we're only going to get the economy going with a single party in control.

      September 1, 2012 at 9:34 am | Report abuse |
  131. broadthought

    Clint: Go ahead, make my day
    Chair: Tax returns?
    Clint: Don't change the subject–
    Chair: Bain tactics? Olympic gaffes? Etch-a-sketch? Real ideas...?
    Clint: *BANG*
    [chair dies]
    [crowd cheers]
    [chair becomes more popular than Romney]
    [curtain]

    September 1, 2012 at 6:16 am | Report abuse |
  132. brad

    it's just a shame that anyone that has a fact or two that's negative about Obama is considered "Racist" even if its true, and liberals/demoncrats can blame Bush for EVERYTHING.. instead of actually getting stuff done for the people that voted them in office (goes for rebumplicans too)..I do NOT support Obama, but after listening to Romney/Ryans speeches.. which neither of them actually "Said" anything.. I do believe that Obama is going to destroy them come election day.. it'll be historic how much he will win by.. not because he will actually do anything.. (i Mean giving money to big business to bail'em out all in the name of helping the 99%, which hasnt done ANYTHING of substance to help.. what good is continous unemployment handouts and extentions.. when there are NO jobs to sustain it.?) but because us americans are stupid.. instead of voting in NEW BLOOD (all 535 members+ president) we keep washing the same old laundry.. but it just never gets clean.. Obama will win, just because, we all CRY /Scream for change, but no ONE is willing to actually vote for it.. that's my .02 and now I'm broke

    September 1, 2012 at 6:02 am | Report abuse |
    • Tarra

      YOu might want to look at all the Republican Senators and House Representatives who made it their mission to block everything that came through the Democrats – including bills that would punish companies that send jobs overseas and reward ones that bring them back, bills to protect small business owners from being ruined financially, bills to prevent Wall Street from getting away with murdering our economy again, bills to extend unemployment benefits for those who are still struggling to find enough work to provide for their families, bills that would benefit veterans and current members of the Armed Forces and keep them from being homeless... the list goes on and on.

      The truth is, the RNC Convention was a big pat on the back for setting up Americans to want Romney/Ryan in office to finally get the changes Obama promised because they will continue to refuse as long as Obama is in office. We don't need a businessman in the Oval Office to get things done – just enough pink slips to get rid of those who aren't doing their jobs – the Republican Congress majority who are stonewalling the laws that would help get our country back on its feet because of petty political machinations.

      September 1, 2012 at 9:08 am | Report abuse |
    • Mike L.

      Of course Romney thought it was funny – he got to see a conservative grumpy old white guy talk down to an empty chair that was well below his height so as to appear as if he was talking down to a child. Let’s face the facts – the only thing Clint's dog whistle racist performance skipped was the line – "Shut up, boy!" because that was the way he was talking down to the supposed invisible black man who was sitting in the empty chair. Mitt thought it was funny just like when he stated "you need an American to do big things" " No one has asked for my birth certificate" and that for a gay teenager’s long blond hair " Oh, no, no, we can't have that." And he says that Obama and the Democrats have worked to divide the country? Mitt and the rest of the racist wing of the birther/ Trump Republican party need to stop laughing and start looking in the mirror at the people who are truly seeking to keep this country divided.

      September 1, 2012 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
  133. Landin

    I wonder why jobs are going overseas? I wonder if it has anythig to do with more taxes and regulations and unions? ............................. Nahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

    September 1, 2012 at 4:40 am | Report abuse |
    • Lizard Lance

      In wonder why we still have middle class jobs that pay a liveable wage. Maybe it's because of unions? Yeeeeeessssss!

      September 1, 2012 at 6:51 am | Report abuse |
    • Tarra

      Or maybe, just MAYBE it could be the 42 Republican Senators who voted against a bill that would have given companies tax credits for bringing American jobs back home and cut tax breaks for sending them overseas...

      You do realize that's what Romney did, right?

      September 1, 2012 at 9:12 am | Report abuse |
    • @Landin

      The reason that big corporations have sent our jobs overseas is that they don't have to pay them a living wage. It's all corporate greed. Just more money in the ceo's pocket. Tarra is spot on, and seems very informed. Again I say to you republicans, do some nonpartisan research. I think you'd be shocked that the actual truth is not what your party is feeding you.

      September 1, 2012 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
    • DisugstedNY

      Almost all of the jobs that have gone overseas (manufacturing and IT) and non-union. They go because they cost less overseas there is no other reason.

      September 2, 2012 at 12:18 am | Report abuse |
  134. Vox populi

    A lot of childish chatter.
    Anyone living outside the U.S. reading these comments should have no trouble discerning what is wrong with this country. The "Dumbing Down of America" seems to have been a complete success.
    Do your country a favor, children? On November 6th, the "grownups" will go to the polls and vote. You stay home.
    Here is today's economic lesson: The government does not know for certain how many people are unemployed. The Bureau of Labor Statistics "estimates" how many people are unemployed based on a random sampling of the population. The DLS's estimate does not include people who are nonemployed "If you take a break from looking, perhaps because you keep coming up empty, you become a 'discouraged worker' and classified as nonemployed. The 'labor force' is the number of employed and unemployed people." (U.S. News & World Report) Nonemployed people are not included in the estimate. How many people have been forced to retire who wanted to work a few more years? The uneployment "estimate" is misleading, at best, and might more accurately be considered an intentional falsehood.

    Whether it was intentional or not on Mr. Eastwood's part, he did, nonetheless, pass along a very important piece of information to you. Were you listening? You do not have to vote for any candidate for the presidency that you don't want – that includes Mr. Obama or Mr. Romney. You can write in a name for any elected office.

    If we all write in Ron Paul's name, the American people could demonstrate to both the Republican and the DLF hierarchies that the American people cannot be forced to choose between the lesser of two evils.
    We the People will choose our President. If you don't like the choices the two parties are offering - look for another and learn how to spell his (or her) name correctly – and on November 6th do a WRITE-IN !

    Don't waste your vote on Micky Mouse or Donald Duck. Do write in a viable candidate's name. Vote responsibly. Let the people be heard.

    September 1, 2012 at 4:09 am | Report abuse |
  135. Jason

    I'm making almost double what I was 4 years ago. My favorite Obama monent will be in a couple months when he trounces Romeny. Romney was lying about his mother and the roses and he's lying about his taxes. How does someone like him only pay 13% in taxes? Fires Americans and sends jobs overseas while he hides his money in offshore accounts. And then has the nerve to call that "success?" Sorry Mitt, we don't want your kind of "success" around here. He was a loser 4 years ago... couldn't even beat McCain... and he's a loser now. See ya!

    September 1, 2012 at 3:29 am | Report abuse |
    • jerkhater

      How in the heck would you know if the story about his mother is false...what a jerk...if your making 4 times as much it's because your now lead bottle washer...and as far as a trouncing goes...try 318 to 220 electoral college win for Romney

      September 1, 2012 at 4:18 am | Report abuse |
    • Lauren

      You're making almost double, while I am unemployed. I'm not the only one. Count em up.

      September 1, 2012 at 4:21 am | Report abuse |
    • boxdin

      How does one pay 13% in taxes, read the tax code idiot. Dividend income is not the same as earned income. The whole tax code should be thrown away in favor of a flat tax and get rid of the IRS too.

      September 1, 2012 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |
    • Col B

      You ask how Romney only pays 13% tax and yet you don't question why 48% of Americans pay ZERO TAX. Romney is in full compliance with our Federal Tax Laws. If he wasn't, then the IRS should have taken action, but they haven't because he has done nothing wrong. Many of the same items that most Americans claim as deductions are the same ones that wealthy people use: mortgage, charitible giving to church, etc. They amounts may be larger, but the law is the same for everyone. Be very careful what you wish for when it comes to changing deductions, because you just might get it.

      September 1, 2012 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
    • @Col b

      So you are saying he has no earned income? I highly doubt that. Also, if Romney would bring all his money back to the US, I'm sure he'd b paying way more in taxes, too. Why do you think he has so much money off shore? Now to your other stupid point. All American people taxes. Yes, some don't pay federal payroll taxes. Why you ask, because they don't make enough (gross) for any deductions. The government sets up a pay scale for your deductions. Again, do some research. All people pay taxes. If you are lucky enough to have a job, we all pay payroll taxes. We pay sales tax everyday. We pay property taxes. We pay state taxes. We pay gas taxes. I could go on & on. So, do you see just how stupid your comment was. All Americans pay taxes. We'd just like to see the rich pay their fair share, just like the middle & poor class do.

      September 1, 2012 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
    • john

      Well, Lauren, that's your fault for being so lazy. Are you receiving unemployment you lazy bum? Get up off your couch and get a job! Like the conservatives say, if you aren't rich or employed, it's your fault, lazy.

      September 3, 2012 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
  136. Pete

    Got lots of work and my house back after Obama was elected. Saw 8 years of decline with Bush.
    Romney was a major player in sending for sending thousands of American jobs overs seas. He has millions in offshore banks. I am white, born in the USA and I believe Obama is one of the best and honest presidents we have had for decades.

    September 1, 2012 at 2:51 am | Report abuse |
  137. gwen

    DO NOT WORRY ABOUT WHO WILL BE PRESIDENT NEXT YEAR. JESUS KNOWS AND HE WILL PUT WHOEVER IN AND WE WILL DEAL WITH IT

    September 1, 2012 at 1:43 am | Report abuse |
  138. Andy

    Clint thinks he can see right through Obama.

    September 1, 2012 at 1:06 am | Report abuse |
  139. the big picture

    Blame Obama... Blame Obama... Blame Obama
    It is real easy to point the finger at a single person to use a a scapegoat.
    How about you point at all the people in the Congress and Senate that can't vote for the American people because it will cut into the profits of the back market deals that they make with the corporations and 1%'ers of the country. I'm not saying that the President dosn't deserve some of the blame.. but he dosen't deserve all of it.

    September 1, 2012 at 1:00 am | Report abuse |
    • hacksaw

      Didnt democrats blame Bush like repubs are now blaming obama?

      September 1, 2012 at 3:58 am | Report abuse |
    • IndependentAgainstObama

      Hasn't blaming Bush worked for Obama for the last 4 years???

      September 1, 2012 at 10:01 pm | Report abuse |
  140. hobo joe

    America is a trillion dollar business that needs a new CEO.

    who's the better CEO ?

    September 1, 2012 at 12:53 am | Report abuse |
    • tommy mack

      The guy who kills companies and sends jobs to India.... Romney?

      September 1, 2012 at 2:49 am | Report abuse |
    • brian

      and will romney sorry I meant Mittens ship our jobs overseas? you know the DOD,DOE,CIA FBI,TSA,"you betcha"

      September 1, 2012 at 8:57 am | Report abuse |
  141. RetiredVet

    To all you whiny ass liberals, I have a question for you. Are you financially better off than you were four years ago? Because myself and many others aren't. It is time to get rid of this "community organizer" and get some people in there with real management experiance. This is not about race, this is about what Obama hasn't done for this country, let me give you some examples: JOB GROWTH, ECONOMIC GROWTH,we gave Obama four years to do things his way and nothing has been done other than Obamacare which the masses have disapproved of,and a trillion dollar deficit. He has been president for almost four years,he can no longer blame George Bush. I am also a independant voter and realist.

    September 1, 2012 at 12:01 am | Report abuse |
    • laurijst

      talk to the chair.

      September 1, 2012 at 12:47 am | Report abuse |
    • Dennis

      I am a retired vet also and I am better off than I was 4 years ago and if you have been paying attention then you would know that it has been the Republican senate that has been killing everything. The President came out with jobs bill. Republicans killed it. The President and Democrats came out with a bill that would give tax cuts to companies that brought jobs back to the US and stop giving tax breaks to companies that outsource and the Republicans killed that bill. The President can only do so much and he can do almost nothing if the Republican kill everything. The Republicans have been trying to keep the economy down in order to regain power.

      September 1, 2012 at 2:26 am | Report abuse |
    • Poor you

      I am. I got the best paying job I've ever had in 2008, have been moving upward since. Even getting my debt paid down. Had nothing to do with who was in office, I simply grew up a bit, learned a new skill, and worked hard. Aren't you the one whining here?

      Romney would ship my job to India if he get his hands on it.

      September 1, 2012 at 3:08 am | Report abuse |
    • Mike

      Can't blame Bush after 3 1/2 years? He did 30 years worth of damage! Absolutely sold us out to defense contractors. What was spent on war alone could subsidize all other programs for decades. And yes, I'm better off than I was four years ago. Probably because I get my information from someone other than Rush and Bill.

      September 1, 2012 at 8:57 am | Report abuse |
    • brian

      This is really about why whinny people like yourself support a CONGRESS, that has done nothing..................

      September 1, 2012 at 9:01 am | Report abuse |
    • glove

      They obviously didn't have enough room to fit all 288 of the Republican congresspersons' chairs onstage. That's who Clint should have been waggling his finger at the people who blocked the following...

      Tax on companies that ship jobs overseas.
      Political Ad disclosure bill...
      Subpoena Power for the Committee investigating the BP Oil Spill...
      The Small Business Jobs Act...
      No permanent military bases in Afghanistan.
      Protection of child custody arrangements for parents who are members of the Armed Forces deployed in support of a contingency operation.
      Improvements to Department of Defense domestic violence programs.
      Department of Defense recognition of spouses of members of the Armed Forces.
      Department of Defense recognition of children of members of the Armed Forces.
      Enhancements to the Troops-to-Teachers Program.
      Fiscal year 2011 increase in military basic pay.
      Improving aural protection for members of the Armed Forces.
      Comprehensive policy on neurocognitive assessment by the military health care system.
      The Anti-Rape Amendment to the Defense Appropriations Bill
      Benefits for Homeless Veterans
      Health Care for the 9/11 First Responders who got sick from being at Ground Zero
      The Jobs Bill
      Wall Street Reform
      American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
      Fair Pay Act of 2009

      September 1, 2012 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |
    • DisugstedNY

      You do realize that George Bush was a proponent of outsourcing right? You do realize that Obama is trying to stop outsourcing right? Are you confused?

      September 2, 2012 at 12:23 am | Report abuse |
  142. ROBIN HODGINS

    It seems that before Clint spoke at the Convention he forgot one of his most important lines " A MAN'S GOT TO KNOW HIS LIMITATIONS" ! .....BOOM!!!!!!

    August 31, 2012 at 11:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • tessaprn

      How can you diss Clint Eastwood? He has earned and deserves respect. He's 82 and without a teleprompter or any other assists he did well. Maybe people should actually check into where he stands on issues. People will be surprised!

      September 1, 2012 at 12:48 am | Report abuse |
  143. Openyoureyes

    Wow, are people on here really claiming Obama has spent more than all other presidents combined? You really should fact-check before opening your mouth. Being uninformed is not very becoming. You do realize Obama has spent the least amount since Eisenhower right? Never let the facts get in the way of a good story though.

    August 31, 2012 at 11:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • dnc

      You really should fact-check before opening your mouth. Being uninformed is not very becoming.

      September 1, 2012 at 2:02 am | Report abuse |
    • Mike

      Spent less than any since Eisenhower? Lets see: Presidents 1-43= ~$10 trillion; President 44= ~$5 trillion. You guys spend too much time learning gender studies and racist studies and not enough learning math. One can actually argue on whether it was worthwhile spending (I don't think it was, but one can debate it) but you can argue that Obama has been the most profilagte spender in the history of everything. When the facts don't fit your opinions, you change the opinions, not the facts.

      September 1, 2012 at 8:59 am | Report abuse |
    • boxdin

      Sorry but that is factually wrong. Look it up, an by the way, try reading.

      September 1, 2012 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
  144. Bill in Anza

    "This seat's taken."
    Don't get too comfortable, Hussein. The times they are achangin.

    August 31, 2012 at 11:33 pm | Report abuse |
  145. engineer

    If we give Obama 4 more years we will owe china 18 trillion and unemployment will increase. I want another Change in leadership with a besiness man in charge.

    August 31, 2012 at 11:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • GroovyGus

      You can't even SPELL business!

      September 1, 2012 at 12:04 am | Report abuse |
    • IndyVoter

      Yes, because the other "business guys" who were President worked out so well....Hoover = Great Depression ; Bush = Great Recession......The Gov't IS NOT a business and cannot be run like one. Take a basic course in Political Science and you might learn a thing or two.

      September 1, 2012 at 12:29 am | Report abuse |
    • sandy

      I work with elderly folks in a retirement community...Mr. Eastwood need to be checked out by a Dr. I can see signs of dementia. Oh yes, to the RNC...you now stand for Reality Not Committee :-)

      September 1, 2012 at 12:48 am | Report abuse |
    • Streetdog

      Do you know why we owe China so much money? It's all that stuff at Walmart and Costco we all (you too, I am SURE) buy. How does China sell all that stuff to Walmart and Costco? Much of they don't, we are doing it to ourselves. It all started and much still has to do with American businesses manufacturing products in China to ship back to the US to fill those retail shelves. Why? Lower China costs means happier "us" because of the lower prices and happier businesses because of higher margins.

      Stop buying all that useless crap. Start choosing quality "made-in-America" for products your really need when you can – it will last longer.

      A majority of Americans just don't get the big picture. We're hopeless.

      September 1, 2012 at 1:26 am | Report abuse |
  146. Ritcheyrich

    Instead of Clint worrying about someone making his day he should worry about someone making him a new hairdo. Also he should have powdered his face before he went onstage. Clint looks like a fossil talking to himself. Pathetic old man!

    August 31, 2012 at 11:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bill in Anza

      Ya know a nice thing about being old and rich, Rr? You don't give a crap about what other people think.

      August 31, 2012 at 11:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dr. S

      I don';t know why I am wasting my time responding....but why would you and who are you to think you can criticize someone? Freedom of speech; freedom of expression; freedom of hairstyle; freedom to age .....That's American values. Kindness and acceptance used to be, too. My advice to you....mature and try to contribute something for a change.

      September 1, 2012 at 12:40 am | Report abuse |
  147. darrenhankins

    Very sad

    August 31, 2012 at 10:48 pm | Report abuse |
  148. darrenhankins

    it was not very good...nice try clint

    August 31, 2012 at 10:48 pm | Report abuse |
  149. Honey boy

    Really... Really? I'll take a family man that has actually built something, ran something and actually MADE money over some "community organizer" that has obviously NO idea of growth of an economy except to tax and spend... Oops Democratic mantra.. So, he's spent trillions... And for what? For our grandchildren to pick up the tab? Great work.. Clint had his moments but his most sage advice..."when somebody doesn't do he job, you gotta let em go" sound familiar liberals?
    Time to own upa nd let his guy wander down the path
    H

    August 31, 2012 at 10:40 pm | Report abuse |
  150. Jim

    The speech reminded me of two movies "Network" and Jimmy Stewart in "Harvey" where he talks to the giant invisible rabbit. I think the rabbit was more intelligent than any politician.

    August 31, 2012 at 10:39 pm | Report abuse |
  151. STL 4 Life

    STL 4 Life

    I have been reading thru the post on here, I see a lot of hate for the current president and alot BS from racist ppl from the GOP ( Which the name really should be the POLP ( The pack of lies party). These ppls are the new machine of Reagan. And they are surely living up to it. POLP has most the ppl on here brainwashed so bad they cant tell what is real and what is not real. Now I dont agree with all the policies my President HAD TO MAKE DEALS with the POLP's To make things alright for me, But I will be voting for him this fall. And you for you fools who want to vote for Rommey....Well I all I can tell you that... I live though the days of Reagan already and all he offered me was GOV.50% Real Cheese!!! ( I dont think ya'll remember that, do you?) Now Just picture...for you broke and poor fools out there who watching Fox news and listing to all that bs, what Rommey is going to do?? Yea, keep dreaming, And maybe oneday you will be rich like him and be able to open an account IN LUXBURG!!!! You Suckas!!! OBAMA/BIDEN 2012!!! MOFOS!!! Get Ya mind right!!!

    August 31, 2012 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • RetiredVet

      You will vote for Obama/ Biden so you can keep receiving your government hand outs,typical liberal.

      September 1, 2012 at 12:09 am | Report abuse |
  152. laughatliberals

    what stars? these are considered "stars"? They couldnt wash his star on the walk of fame.

    August 31, 2012 at 9:55 pm | Report abuse |
  153. Huh?

    Well, looks like I won't be seeing Clint's latest movie. Not just because of this weird stunt he pulled, but the trailer for "Trouble with the Curve" looks like a dud.

    August 31, 2012 at 9:53 pm | Report abuse |
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    August 31, 2012 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse |
  155. Debbied

    People are complaining about there being NO JOBS!!!!!!! But what I fail to see is people questioning WHY were jobs being sent overseas?????? Have you tried calling a customer service represtative about a problem you may have and the person you speak to is more than likely from India????? All the big companies sent the majority of the jobs overseas because they can pay lower wages, so the "big wigs" can have more profit in their pockets.
    Maybe I'm the only, but I remember President Obama saying that these problems could't been fixed overnight – which would be in Four years!!!!!!!!!!!! He needs a change to fix the problems that were created before he became president!!!!
    Nothing Clint Eastwood can change my mind!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    August 31, 2012 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Debbied

      I meant to say "maybe I'm the only one" and President needs a chance to fix things and there is Nothing Clint Eastwood can say to change my mind.

      August 31, 2012 at 9:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • jimbrown1961

      Presidents get credit and blame that they don't deserve. At some point, the President's got to quit blaming Bush for everything and own up to his own mistakes. People talk about the mess that Bush made- What about an administration that has racked up ore debt than all previous administrations combined? On a side note, you really should proofread your posts before you hit the post button...

      August 31, 2012 at 11:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • DONNIE

      You are a COMPLETE idiot!!!!

      August 31, 2012 at 11:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dr. S

      So poorly written..no one could figure out what you were saying.... Must be a Democrat. Learn to THINK!!!!!

      September 1, 2012 at 12:21 am | Report abuse |
    • laurijst

      calm down, deb. sheesh.

      September 1, 2012 at 12:50 am | Report abuse |
  156. wolfgang

    I'm not an American but follow the events very closely. Does someone really believe they will make things better after all the crap they did when they were in power? In a crisis like this ALL should come together and try to solve it, but they only blocked things for power reasons, which is ridiculous and dangerous for your country and the rest of the world. They pretend but obviously they don't really care about the small people or the middle class. I wonder why people would vote against their own interests? If I could vote in America, I would certainly give Obama another shot.

    August 31, 2012 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dr. S

      Most non-Americans would give Obama another shot because he is only strengthening the economies of all other nations.

      September 1, 2012 at 12:27 am | Report abuse |
  157. Kate

    It's really easy when you have money to talk about unemployment – Republican or Democrat. Eastwood came across as a blithering old fool, eccentric and ignorant. Too bad, that's how a lot of people will remember him. Who cares if he went to the RNC – he's a nothing burger who has made his fortune from the less fortunate. Should not have been there...

    August 31, 2012 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse |
  158. Gerrit

    As a non American I find it sad to see that the political culture of personal insult towards opponents, that has developed over the last two presidential campaigns, has now devolved to the electorate whose comments appear above.

    August 31, 2012 at 9:00 pm | Report abuse |
  159. Feudal_Lords_For_Romney

    Bush destoyed the economy and republicans have done everything possible to prevent economic recovery.

    Republican party is more concerned with power than in helping the people of America.

    Unless you are one of the 1%, voting republican is economic suicide

    August 31, 2012 at 8:50 pm | Report abuse |
  160. Clint..

    was there for a reason...he usually doesn't make too many political appearances

    August 31, 2012 at 8:50 pm | Report abuse |
  161. Stephanie

    I like Clint. I like Obama. Bush's devastating leadership will take more than 4 years to fix. In fours years down the road Obama will have helped a higher percentage of our county than Romney will.

    August 31, 2012 at 8:25 pm | Report abuse |
  162. K.Mc

    It's not what the puppet prez wants, it's what the elites that put him there want!

    August 31, 2012 at 8:00 pm | Report abuse |
  163. Stryker

    Personally, I find the entire political process a joke, just like our government. As Americans, we are lied to, cheated on and manipulated. After reading several of the preceeding posts, I can see why we are looked at as an ignorant and spoiled country. Do yourselves a favor (and you know who you are) and vote using your own mind. Look at the facts, not what your friends or neighbors tell you, what celebrities or news organizations promote, but use your own gray matter.

    August 31, 2012 at 7:51 pm | Report abuse |
  164. Kim

    What an IDIOT!! OMG, I am starting to be ashamed to be WHITE, OMG, can we get any DUMBER as a RACE of people!!! I had no idea Clint Eastwood would be such a IDIOT! I am totally shocked and ashamed of his behavior last night.

    I was not sure who to vote for this time but thanks to the IDIOT last night, GO OBAMA 2012!!

    What an IDIOT!

    August 31, 2012 at 7:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • dnc

      Kim, I don't know who you think you are fooling....... Democrats who can't make a point ALWAYS resort to name calling. It's in their DNA....

      September 1, 2012 at 2:09 am | Report abuse |
    • stop

      clint's speech had nothing to do with being white. to say you are ashamed to be white makes you a racist. noone of any race or ethnicity should be ashamed of who they are. Plus, you are being a hater, which means influencing hate for whites and by whites, and lowering the value of all who are white by saying you're ashamed to be white. what gives you this right? who made you god? if you were any other race you should be proud, as well as anyone who is white should be proud. we should look to the bueaty and goodness in all. this is the way to fight racism.

      September 1, 2012 at 2:28 am | Report abuse |
  165. blake

    Far left Hollywood fools. Who cares what they think.

    August 31, 2012 at 7:31 pm | Report abuse |
  166. tony

    who said celebrities were SMART or even know what they are talking about, why do people think they know more then me or you?..democrats or republicans????

    August 31, 2012 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse |
  167. Ralph O

    Eastwood hit the mark! That is how a good chunk of the country feels. 23 million unemployed means the President should be let go.

    August 31, 2012 at 6:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Varun

      Sorry Ralph, but president's cannot get you a job. Only you can help yourself!

      August 31, 2012 at 6:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Liz the First

      Those people are still unemployed because the republicans announced from day one of Obama's presidency that their main goal was to make him a one-term president, NOT help americans get out of the worst recession in decades, a recession their idiotic policies helped bring about. the Party Of NO put their lust for power above the good of the country and its people! what did they do to help us recover? NOTHING! and they deserve the White House and congress back WHY??? they're traitors! intentionally hurting the country for your own gain is treason! wake up!!!

      August 31, 2012 at 8:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • annieboo

      Hope you didn't believe what Eastwood said when he said 23 millioin are without jobs; it is 12.8 million. Exaggerated quite a bit.

      August 31, 2012 at 9:04 pm | Report abuse |
  168. Paul Johnson

    Dirty Harry really knows how to go after bad guys.

    August 31, 2012 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse |
  169. Shelby

    The man is brilliant and I've been a fan for over 50 years, enjoying everything he directs or acts in. He speaks his mind without caution, with virulent honesty and an unabashed accounting of exactly what's happening in this country. There are many people out of work and unaccounted for. How convenient is that for this administration? Oh and yeah! I'm a business owner who built my own company, without anyone's help or assistance, without business loans, the old fashioned way – so that I can pay my taxes and support my family!

    August 31, 2012 at 6:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Buddy

      While I respect your hard work building your business. You did not do it alone my tax dollars went to build the infrastructure your company vehicle drive on, the sewer systems your business uses and lots off other infrastructure. Nor did you educate the works at your business from kindergarten to college I helped to pay for those schools. Since most small businesses especially when first starting dont provide health insurance for thier workers they go to the emergency room when sick and I pay for your employees health care, another form of corporate welfare. It called a community we all work to together for the betterment of society.

      August 31, 2012 at 8:31 pm | Report abuse |
  170. rashid baghai

    i am a physician,by watching him i have to find out if he has been diagnosed with Alzheimer disease.if that is the case then it is an abuse to bring him to the scene .

    August 31, 2012 at 6:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sasha

      I doubt it very much that you are a medical person based on your poor statement.

      August 31, 2012 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dr. S

      I am a physician, too, and one who speaks English. Clint is an actor and took a very unique approach. Intelligent, I say, especially based on all the stir it has created. Alzheimers....no way. Don't make a diagnosis based upon a personal vendeta, Doctor. Shame on you!

      September 1, 2012 at 12:44 am | Report abuse |
    • Kate

      If you truly are a physician, you should be ashamed of yourself by making such a comment. I have worked with the elderly for many years and to make a judgement based on the fact that they're elderly (as if that signifies they shouldn't have opinions like everyone else) is completely disrespectful.

      September 1, 2012 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • IndependentAgainstObama

      Alzheimer's really? Your comment is offensive to anyone who has someone dealing with the crushing pain of this disease.

      This guy was extremely articulate...and he did it all without a teleprompter (unlike someone we know who can't form a simple sentence without one)

      September 1, 2012 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse |
  171. 22X Richer

    I enjoyed the monologue. If this was performed at the DNC convention it would be lauded as original, funny, hysterical, spot-on, etc. You can bet Colbert, SNL and others will imitate with like skits. Everyone will think it's so funny but didn't take it in the same facetious manner in original form. Sad state of affairs when the left can only continue to spew hatred.

    August 31, 2012 at 6:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • CalBM1

      You are wrong ! it was the birthers and Mitch McConnel that started the hate stuff.Obama has the class to avoid the hate business.

      August 31, 2012 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse |
  172. Karina

    I thought Clint Eastwood was absolutely hilarious.
    Quite refreshing from the usual Hollywood diatribe , telling people who to vote for while they live in luxury.
    George Clooney brings the plight of Darfur to the fore front and then raises enormous amounts of money for a sitting President who can't run on the record of his presidency.
    Shame on George Clooney , that money could have helped a lot of people in strife.
    Sadly , Americans idolize empty headed celebrities , hence no wonder your country is losing it's moral compass and is heading into dire straits.

    August 31, 2012 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • oneliners4life

      You do realize Karina that CE lives in luxury right? I'm glad he can manage some tears for the poor jerks who don't have it like he's got it....

      August 31, 2012 at 6:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • barbara2c

      I agree with you completely. Well said Karina. I taped Mr. Eastwood and listened to it again. Absolutely loved it. Very refreshing.

      August 31, 2012 at 6:06 pm | Report abuse |
  173. mikie

    the way i see it, an empty chair is as lame as an empty promise, what counts the most is who left the empty chair on the stage in the first place!

    August 31, 2012 at 5:20 pm | Report abuse |
  174. Mr. B

    All of this talk is because of a brilliant director. Completely in his plan. Above many of peoples heads.

    August 31, 2012 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
  175. Regina

    Clear example why the retirement age is 67. But he will have the last laugh, laughing all the way to the bank when his latest movie comes out. Honestly, why do we care what a celebrity or a religious leader says. On November 4, I'm not voting for an entertainer or a pope but a PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.

    August 31, 2012 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
  176. travel50

    the sad thing about the eastwoood ..is that the republicans wanted so badly to have a celebrity type endorsing their candidate ...they didn't even care who they hurt.. talk about senior abuse..

    August 31, 2012 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
  177. Tony Appierto

    I think the empty chair bit spoke volumes about this President...we haven't seen a leader in nearly four years, so yeah he's been "invisible"!!

    August 31, 2012 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dana

      Wow! Did you just call bush a LEADER? Hahahahah!!!!!!!!!! Joke of the year! Wait, no 8 YEARS of Bush crazy ramblings. LOL

      August 31, 2012 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tired of the dumb

      Really? So you preferred always-on-vacation-Bush to a man who is doing the work day in and day out? Where was your guy while Bin Laden was running free? Oh right, "Watch this shot".

      August 31, 2012 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
  178. Idiots all around

    ha ha yeah michele is one nappy headed ho.

    August 31, 2012 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
  179. Kevin

    Obama sucks, All of you people who support Obama suck. This empty suit is going down as the worst president in history. You can all run your mouths as much as you want, No hope and no change. The only hope we can have is that we change Obama.

    August 31, 2012 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kevin

      No, I take that back. i'm an idiot. I realize that we're in a global economy today, so one president (or even one country) can't change the tide by itself.

      August 31, 2012 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Realitycheck

      Well, you got the idiot part right.

      August 31, 2012 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • dEaNNE

      NO, SORRY BUSH ALREADY HAS THAT CHAIR .

      August 31, 2012 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cindy

      Your head is what is empty.

      August 31, 2012 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Liz the First

      i bet you call yourself a 'good Christian.' you probably think Bush was a good president. get some help!

      August 31, 2012 at 8:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Buddy

      single wide or double wide?

      August 31, 2012 at 8:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • mdelobe

      Kevin you are right. However, you forgot that there are 2 camps...The give me, give me. And the lets work for it. And take responsibility for our actions and not be envious of others.

      August 31, 2012 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse |
  180. holly

    I love that other celebrities are criticizing Clint Eastwood. Did they have any criticisms for the following??? Joy Behar saying she wanted to see Romney's house burn down....Ellen Barkin wishing Isaac would smash up the Convention and drown all the delegates...Janeane Garofolo saying the American flag insults her but a naked gay man or woman burning the flag got her choked up with pride? Give me a break. Like I care what ANY overpaid Hollywood celebrity thinks about either Romney or Obama. Anyone who's vote is based on what a celebrity thinks has no right to vote in the first place.

    August 31, 2012 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
  181. dhub

    Clint is one of the most brilliant guys in Hollywood. I mean look who supports Barack. George Clooney is the biggest joke in Hollywood. Has he every done anything successful other than er.

    August 31, 2012 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • JC

      @dhub – gosh you're right. Credibility belongs only to those celebs that are really, really successful at the box office.

      August 31, 2012 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rekoner

      I see your point.

      I guess winning the Oscar for best supporting actor (Syriana), in addition to getting nominated for best actor (Up In The Air, The Descendants, Michael Clayton), best screenwriting (The Ides of March, Good Night and Good Luck), and best director (Good Night and Good Luck) aren't successes beyond ER. Neither would the multi-million blockbuster successes at the box office. Hmmm, come to thing of it advocating for peace and humanitarian aid in Darfur and representing the UN aren't really notable either...if only he did something...just something beyond ER!

      PS: ever is not spelled with a "y"

      August 31, 2012 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Laura McDonald

      He won an Oscar – he volunteers in Darfur – he is one of the top stars in Hollywood – right he hasn't done anything after ER – DUH!

      August 31, 2012 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • dhub

      Has nothing to do with that. I think actrors and actresses should stay out of it. But if people wanna put him down. He is a lot more legit than clooney. But he is a good suppporter of Barack both idiots

      August 31, 2012 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • dhub

      Laura come on u do realize them award shows are fixed. I couldn't even sit thru that movie it was so bad

      August 31, 2012 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Results

      Let me start this off with I don't and won't get in to a debate with someone who seems to only have a third grade education. Clint backed McCain. He's rich, a white male and old. He is the old man telling the kids to get off his lawn. The GOP chose him ti bring home the message. The message received was ,give the sitting president four more years.

      August 31, 2012 at 5:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • jheron

      Actually both men have lead very successful careers. Many of Clooney's movie are critically acclaimed. I hope Clint Eastwood continues to make and act in movies...although he was the only good thing about Gran Tarino.

      August 31, 2012 at 6:19 pm | Report abuse |
  182. Willie

    Clint is the man. Romney while teach Obama how to run the show. By the way for Dems the "D" in Democrat stands for Dummy.

    August 31, 2012 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • moribundman

      "Romney while teach" Speaking of dummies... :-P

      August 31, 2012 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rekoner

      Wouldn't the dummy be the one who spells "will" as "while"....just a thought.

      August 31, 2012 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • zimbot

      This from a guy named 'Willie.'

      August 31, 2012 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • dhub

      Laura come on. U do realize them award shows are fixed. Have u saw the movie. Geez

      August 31, 2012 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Gary

      What year did you win the spelling bee? You're a genius!

      August 31, 2012 at 5:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cindy

      Yeah. He'll show them. He (Romney) will give more huge tax breaks to the rich and increase the taxes on all the middle-income people at the RNC. The RNC was filled with people who have no sense whatsoever.

      August 31, 2012 at 5:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dustin

      Then the "R" in Republican stands for "Retard"..

      August 31, 2012 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse |
  183. Donnie the Lion

    Eastwood went from an iconic western movie star to making movies with an orangutan. Very difficult to take him seriously after that, about anything. If Sylvester Stallone was a liberal speaking at the DNC, I would feel the same way.

    August 31, 2012 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • hansbronson

      "Every Which Way But Loose" had a budget of 5 million and made over 104 million. Apparently alot of people took him seriously.

      August 31, 2012 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
  184. Marti

    Clint Eastwood is pro-choice, pro gay marriage, believes in gun contro. So tell me again why he was there?

    August 31, 2012 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • beachgalone

      Many republicans are pro choice, pro gay marriage and pro gun rights. Actually, Clint is more of a Libertarian.
      I'm not a religious bible thumper but I will not vote for Obama because I'm fiscally conservative.

      August 31, 2012 at 6:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • jheron

      That's what I don't get. Eastwood is the kind of conservative that the party used to be about...just being fiscally conservative.

      August 31, 2012 at 6:23 pm | Report abuse |
  185. Terri

    Google Romney's speach about blacks and slavery.

    August 31, 2012 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Realitycheck

      When you sum everything heard and seen at the RNC this year, one has to conclude that the party succeeded in conveying its eternal message that we rich, old racists need you angry, ignorant young racists to take back the White House.

      August 31, 2012 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
  186. peridot2

    That was a bit sad.

    August 31, 2012 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
  187. Terri

    Obama/ Clinton 2012. Or is everybody still mad about the head in the oval office?

    August 31, 2012 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
  188. Koom Bayyah

    They should remake the Dirty Harry series, except with kinder gentler law enforcement who have received diversity training. America has moved way past the dark days of holding criminals responsible for breaking laws.

    August 31, 2012 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
  189. Terri

    Romney was the majority stock holder of bain long after he stopped running the company.

    August 31, 2012 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
  190. Raye

    Inappropriate language Eastwood....Inferring in your speech that Obama says twice that someone should "go ____ themselves" Sorry...this wasn't "cool" or "hip" or "tough- guy -cowboy or even appropriate tot he speach ...It was just in poor taste ...delivered by an impotent aging "star" that has lost his gusto. He made a fool of himself by saying it ...and the Republican Party..It's just another good-ole boy joke that's gone wrong...another Sarah Palin ...Stupid.

    August 31, 2012 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • gum-shoe

      I find all of the remarks to be very entertaining, despite all of the grammar and spelling errors. I have just one question. How do you know Clint Eastwood is impotent?

      August 31, 2012 at 5:22 pm | Report abuse |
  191. Idiots all around

    Gov Romney has Clint Eastwood and Chuck Norris. 2 bad azz dudes. obama has lady gaga and Justin Bieber. You do the math. Gov Romney, soon to be President Romney, or obama. Yeah I am going with Romney. Not because of celebs but because obama just sucks.

    August 31, 2012 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
  192. jesse

    All these stars upset Clint has directed them in a movie yet, shame. He only directs people with some talent, most of these "stars" have none.

    Ps- What happened to all of them "stars" that said they would move if Bush was re-elected? Thats right, they were just talking to an empty chair.

    August 31, 2012 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
  193. Tom

    Great actor,Great director,an I understand was a good mayor.They used you dude and that was a poor preformance.stick to Hollywood dude..If this any indacator stay away from the reality stuff also....Ps..if you directed yourself last night,don't do it again... tuff getting old

    August 31, 2012 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
  194. Justin

    Mr. Eastwood probably mistook the empty chair for Sarah Palin, as it was a very attractive chair, but upon closer examination, it contained nothing...........

    August 31, 2012 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
  195. clare

    clint eastwood had his moment of fame. now go back to retirement. obama is our best choice and we should not let all iof this brainwashing by the media and big money buy our government and dictate who we vote for. how can you, americans, let money take away our rights?

    August 31, 2012 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • opinion

      OMG. Mr Eastwood is getting just a bizzare as his family on their odd reality show!

      August 31, 2012 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
  196. clare

    Romney triesd to reach the people. i give him E for effort. but, he is not the man for america. he failed to save a small company, so, how can he save a big one, the u.s. he put people out if work in baines and you expect him to save our deficit. keep obama. he only had 4 yrs to try and clean up bushes mess. he needs 4 more years to progress forward. he,s not God, he,s only a man. if congress would back him he could turn our economy around.

    August 31, 2012 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • steve

      Clare, quit drinking the koolaid, Romney didn't even own that company when baines went south.........get your facts straight.

      August 31, 2012 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Results

      No he just sent American jobs overseas, governed a state into a hole of no job growth and a budget deficit. A state that the job he held was under republican rule for four terms and lost to the Dem's after he left office. His own state doesn't want him. He's only running to make himself more money to hIde in the Caman Islands. 15 million people out of work two reasons the mortgage bubble burst and out sourcing.

      August 31, 2012 at 6:03 pm | Report abuse |
  197. Annom

    Im really laughing at all of this. 1. Those who are really trying to down play how much Clint Eastwood made himself look like a fool. I mean, didnt he know that Mitt Romey has a law degree & talking to an empty chair? 2. Im laughing at those that who are trying to downplay Obama like he didnt do anything. Bush had us jacked up and Romey is no different than Bush! 3. Im laughing because republicans will support any "dumb thing" just because another republican did or said something. If its stupid, its just stupid. Dont try to defend it! So ignorant and funny!

    August 31, 2012 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
  198. RIHOPE

    If this schtick was a skit on SNL, you all would have split your guts laughing... but because it was at the REPUBLICAN convention you feel the need to ridicule, and because it was to show that Obama wasn't really there (in the last 4 years), you choose to ridicule.

    August 31, 2012 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Seraphim01

      Wasn't there? Wow. So, Bin Laden, Wall Street Reform, Healthcare Reform, deporting more illegals in his tenure by FAR than the last administration (go ahead, look it up, we'll wait), devastating al Quaeda with drone strikes, the list goes on and on... are from a president not being around? Well, man... pretty surprising.

      Still, I found the whole thing hilarious. I like Clint Eastwood. This doesn't change my opinion of him. I'm a moderate democrat, yeah, the president has done things I don't agree with, and yeah, I think that he needs to really change up our wellfare state (this is crazy, really- throw some requirements and limit th duration... something before all the handouts bankrupt us totally), etc.

      Don't get in such a tizzy about everything. People get too crazy about this stuff these days.

      August 31, 2012 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  199. Ace

    So sad to watch Clint looking so old and frail now.
    Its hard to believe he used to kick some ass.
    He is looking like Ron Paul out there last night.
    Still love his movies.

    August 31, 2012 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
  200. Davey

    So Mr. Eastwood's apologists are going at great lengths to explain us dumb progressives that the empty chair is a metaphor for an empty presidency... Yet, hearing all other conservative pundits, you would think that Obama is a Kenian-born-Indonesian-Muslim-European-Socialist with his hands on all levers trying to destroy the Greatest Nation on Earth (which frankly, can't be that great if it's being destroyed by one man in four years!)... So which one is it, Reppies? Is Obama invisible, or omnipotently destructive?

    August 31, 2012 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  201. Rigby

    Ok Obama since the 'chair is taken', please take it with you when you move out in Jan 2013! Clint was awesome....!

    August 31, 2012 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • SYLVI212

      I'm with you, Rigby. If Clint had done that schtick on the Democratc stage, the libs would have LOVED it. A lot of hurt feelings out there when there is too much truth.

      August 31, 2012 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mordecai

      It's too bad – Clint deserves better than to be a puppet for a one-note, overlong joke.

      August 31, 2012 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • sandy

      Dream on Rigby...I think not!!!

      September 1, 2012 at 12:54 am | Report abuse |
  202. ev

    Man, I felt depressed seeing Clint being put out alone on a stage. A man alone is easy prey.
    He is still my movie hero but it is a heck of a thing to lose your mind. You lose all that you had and all you will ever have.
    He was talking to a chair.....

    August 31, 2012 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • SYLVI212

      The chair's answers made more sense than anything Obama has said since he has been in office.

      August 31, 2012 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
  203. Truthful Tim

    Clint's speech was more of a plea for healthcare, he is obviously suffering from dementia, the republicans just took another advantage to twist the truth to kind of fit their ideology.

    August 31, 2012 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
  204. RIHOPE

    An empty chair... great symbolism for an empty head. Eastwood talking to an empty chair is like the conversation the American people have had with Obama for the last four years... no response!

    August 31, 2012 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Truthful Tim

      No kidding? You understood the heavy handed joke there? Here I was thinking he couldn't see Obama, thanks for pointing out the EXTREMELY obvious.

      August 31, 2012 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
  205. jane adame

    I am sure the 43 presidents before President Obama made his day...I am sorry, I forgot all this mess just happen in the last 4 years. Where was Clint? Oh, that is right, he wasn't sitting in his director chair either.

    August 31, 2012 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
  206. Joepub

    It was funny. He was making some jabs, nothing new here. Grow a funny bone people!

    August 31, 2012 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  207. @StevieZ

    LOL...you're a joke! You are complaining and blaming just as you are accusing others. Get lost!

    August 31, 2012 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  208. Daniel

    Face it, this is the best they have. They have a rich, old guy talking to an empry chair. Creative and articulate. Sure it was. However, Eastwood endorsed McCain and Palin. Did people just forget that? Do you remember those two? McCain who called social security an "easy fix" and Palin, oh my god, where do I start? No thanks. Obama/Biden 2012!

    August 31, 2012 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • JonfromLI

      It would not surprise me if the Democrats invite their own rich celebrity to speak at some point; but you know he or she won't be old. The GOP has slim pickens on popular conservative celebrities under the age of..um 80, but the Dems probably have about 95% of Hollywood.

      August 31, 2012 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • PC

      For the record, many Democrats happen to be rich old men as well. When dismissing a member of the other "team," you should consider relevant criteria. Stick to Eastwood's rambling speech, perhaps.

      August 31, 2012 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
  209. Joseph

    Instead of using Eastwood they should have used an empty suit.Nothing better represents REPUBLICANS.

    August 31, 2012 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
  210. holly

    In reply to Phyllis....what the heck is a "pander"?? Could you possibly mean panderer? Try to know what you are talking about ok? To all of those saying Mr. Eastwood should shut up or they'll never watch his movies again...what about the majority of Hollywood who run their mouths on a daily basis criticizing Republicans in general, and Romney in particular? You seem to think they are fine. Bit of a double standard don't you think? Or is it only ok for famous people to voice their opinion when it agrees with yours?

    August 31, 2012 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
  211. bgy

    eastwood you need to see you doctor soon you lost your mind or may be he is too black and dark for you to see him you know you gonne to far you shold know better he is the leader of this nation and he will continue so open your eyes look round befor u open yr mouth. i personaly heart so much by your comment

    August 31, 2012 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
  212. Ralph

    Clint may be senile but he spoke truthiness!!

    August 31, 2012 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Truthful Tim

      @RALPH What exactly is truthiness? Clint tried to pull a joke that was about as funny as Romney's statement about no one asking to see his Birth Certificate.

      Mitt I don't want to see your Birth Certificate, but the world does want to see those magic mormon underwear you and your family wear.

      August 31, 2012 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
  213. Kay

    I'm a fan of Clint Eastwood but I don't need a celebrity to try and convince me who to vote for and that is espcially for the egos on the left. I'm perfectly able to make up my own mind, thank you very much.

    August 31, 2012 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
  214. warren

    CLint eastwood: grandpa come put on your diaper!

    August 31, 2012 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Stevie Z

      O.K. Warren. You wish you had half of the respect that he has. Sorry if he broke up your little Liberal Party in Hollywood. As usual, you are all Racists in Hollywood. Just because he has a different view, you hang him out to dry!!!!! Typical over paid Liberal that is out of touch with the world.

      August 31, 2012 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
  215. Dave Fahnestock

    It appeared to me Eastwood has not been satisfied with the press he received from movies. He craves more by mistakenly trying politics to keep him in the loop. As he has made some good and bad movies it is apparent that now in his golden years he has lost rationality. He is one over-the-top mogul who probably is not afraid to exhibit his tax data for the past 12 years. Would not his reputation been more respected if he implored Romney to exhibit his data as many previous candidates have. Where is their integrity?

    August 31, 2012 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Stevie Z

      Lets see yours!!!! Is that the big issue in this country? Tax records? Did he find some loop hole in the tax system that allowed him to keep more of his money? Probably!!!! I don't think he is the only person that can work the tax system. I am sure if he did anything wrong Obama would have already called the IRS in to hang him!!!!! Give it up and move on. Lets see Obama's transcripts!! Let's see his College Thesis...... Nothing but a Communist dictator. I can't wait until his policies affect you. How much money do you have?

      August 31, 2012 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  216. HENRY

    Even funnier is that with two exceptions the only stars name that I recognize on here is Clints,guess the jokes still on you.

    August 31, 2012 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
  217. palintwit

    I still don't understand why Sarah Palin wasn't invited...

    August 31, 2012 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Stevie Z

      If you would like to me to tell you why, I will. This convention was to usher in all of the upcoming talent the Republican Part has to offer. We don't look to the past to lead, we look to the future. I am looking at the DNC line up.........Talk about looking to the past. Where is Pelosi and Reed? Where is George Clueless and the rest of the Hollywood radicals? Lets see how many times the Democrats look to others to blame. :(

      August 31, 2012 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
  218. Howard

    Relax everyone. Just vote in September.
    Have a few laughs. It is the weekend!

    August 31, 2012 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
  219. mikeao

    I'm tired of celebrity political endorsements. Both parties rely too heavily on the golden words of that elite group of people we call movie, music or TV stars. Here is a clue most of these people have a net worth 100 times the amount a regular person will ever make in their lifetime. Yet people like Clint (who I'm a big fan of) and George Clooney, and the two or three thousand other pampered stars just can't shut up and let us make up our own minds. They do not suffer no matter who is office but the working middle class does. So please if any politically concerned STAR is reading this shut up and let us decide for ourselves.

    August 31, 2012 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Matthew

      I hear you, man. Which is why one of the funniest lines in all of cinema for me has been from the "Get Smart" movie when Shtarker laments the impending death of all those celebrities, at which point Siegfried dryly replies, "Yes. Whatever will we do without their razor-sharp political insights?"

      August 31, 2012 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • TonyS

      Clint was also a politician. Perhaps you didn't know that he was Mayor of Carmel, California.

      August 31, 2012 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
  220. Deborah

    RON PAUL 2012!! not really. I'm just surprised when I don't see that on one of these things.

    August 31, 2012 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
  221. randy

    BREAKING NEWS Clint Eastwood still backstage at the RNC having an arguement with a vending machine

    August 31, 2012 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Andrew

      That was great good response.

      August 31, 2012 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Stevie Z

      If he did that at the Democrat Convention, you would be praising him. Another 2 faced Liberal.

      August 31, 2012 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mordecai

      StevieZ...someone either needs to get that cork out of your ass or jam it in harder.

      August 31, 2012 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  222. Marie

    The empty chair was to represent the president being absent during his presidency, but I'm sure the metaphor was too much for democrats to grasp

    August 31, 2012 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Obama's Chair

      No, we got it... Remember, us liberal 'idiots' are the ones who have a sense of humor... that's what we didn't laugh, but stood united with the rest of America who felt uncomfortable.

      August 31, 2012 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • mylife55

      uh, we all got, it was just pathetic to watch an old man stumble around while talking to an empty chair.

      August 31, 2012 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      No, you insulting wretch, the Dems got it. It just went on too long, wasn't even clever, then meandered into an embarrassing spectacle (like the rest of that three-da infomerical).

      August 31, 2012 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Barbie Benton

      Hi Marie
      Clint Eastwood is hot even for an 82yo man. He stole the show. He is a genius and no matter what they say about Clint he is loved by Hollywood and I have been hopin Clint would come out and express his views. He did it because he knows America is in trouble unless we make a change. I laughed so hard and hollywood cant touch him. He is set for life and a great director and he will survive the attacks because he is a class act and told the truth to help save America from an empty obama.

      August 31, 2012 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mordecai

      Marie – too long, too heavy handed. Grow up.

      August 31, 2012 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • hankekae

      You're right. We democrats are too stupid to understand metaphors. Are you kidding me? Get a grip.

      August 31, 2012 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
  223. Barry

    I CANNOT BELIEVE THE PRESIDENT OF ALL PEOPLE RELIES ON TWITTER TO COMMUNICATE. I JUST LOVE THE NAME TWITTER, LONG VERSION OF TWIT!!!

    August 31, 2012 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kelly

      Why can't you believe it? He's speaking to the American public through a communication source that millions of Americans utilize on a daily basis. He would only be a twit if he ignored the power of message that Twitter can provide.

      August 31, 2012 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Our Eardrums

      Louder, Barry, louder! What, if you write everything in ALL CAPS then maybe someone will pay attention? Is that what you think?

      August 31, 2012 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
  224. klucas5150

    I loved it! Good for you Clint! It's nice to see a person stand up for what they believe even though their "peers in the workplace" for most part don't agree with you. Really though, what is Hollywood going to do to Clint Eastwood, blackball him now? He's already proven himself and accomplised more than most of the actors Hollywood ever will. People have no sense of humor anymore. Clint is an actor and he did a skit using humor to make a point. Obama is lawyer and our President and at times I think he really wants to be a comedian instead by how he tries to do a stand-up routine at press dinners and such. He it also seems that he really likes to drink a lot of beer which it is kind of scary when he has the nuke codes.....:o)

    August 31, 2012 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Barbie Benton

      Hi Klucas
      I agree with you. Clint Eastwood is a genius and he was hysterical last night. Mr Eastwood is not usually political but he came out made a speech because he is afraid what is going to happen to our country. Talking to an empty cair is symbolic for an absent empty president. But it was so funny and all in fun. He got a standing ovation and people in hollywood cant touch him. He is powerful talented and well liked. These stars who are against have to act outraged or they will be shunned. I love Clint he is hot even for an 82yo man.

      August 31, 2012 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  225. Francis Odunjo

    With Clint's age, hallucination is permitted. I grew up to love
    Clint Eastwood through the years. On this playacting I have lost
    that actor I use to admire.

    August 31, 2012 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • btei

      I am right there with you! what a loser he turns out to be!

      August 31, 2012 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mike

      Haven't you seen the videos of Obama studdering while at the podium, Clint was using that technique while he was trying to make us all realize what this so-called President is about.

      August 31, 2012 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • ray

      I am sure that will not Make Clint's Day Knowing that he lost you as a fan. I thought his speech was humorous as well as right to the point. We need a new President. Obama gave us change and now that's all I have left in my pockets is change.

      August 31, 2012 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
  226. The Devil

    Olivia Munn is a star?

    August 31, 2012 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • John W.

      I know who she is. I'll wager many thousands (millions?) of others know who she is, too. But you? An anonymous nobody with so little imagination that you've adopted a say-nothing, pretend evil person's name? The very definition of a nobody.

      August 31, 2012 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kevin

      Who is Olivia Munn?

      August 31, 2012 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
  227. J

    FUNNY HOW EACH OF THESE "STARS" ARE OUTSPOKEN OBAMA SUPPORTERS... ROSANNE? ZACK BRAFF/QUINTO? THEN A FEW "SUPPORTERS" OF EASTWOOD TOSSED IN FOR FAIRNESS? CNN IS SO SLANTED. HILARIOUS HOW I CAN ALWAYS COME HERE FOR THE LIB RESPONSE.. AND YOU CALL YOURSELVES JOURNALISTS.

    August 31, 2012 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Michael

      Actually, your information is incorrect. Roseanne is running for president under the Peace and Freedom Party.

      August 31, 2012 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Skip

      You got it right. Who really cares about what a bunch of self important narcissistic "stars" and comedians think about Eastwood's speech. He has more integrity, talent, and longevity in his little finger than all the other "stars" put together. AS far as CNN and Piers Morgan go–shame on them for their lack of empathy and their snootiness. They work for CNN for gods sake. That they relished their opinions of Eastwood's speech shows they are not journalists–they are would be journalists who are clearly rooting for Obama. The people loved Clint Eastwood.

      August 31, 2012 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
  228. Sam

    What i got from Mr. Eastwoods talk is simply that President Obama has not done what he said he would and even though Mr. Eastwood doesn't agree with everything Romney is for, Obama is not getting it done so he is going to vote for Romney to give him a chance. I don't know any employer that keeps workers that don't do the job they were hired to do. The majority of the Americans hired Obama to do a job. Has he done it? Is America better off than it was 4 years ago? NO WAY! Maybe it is time for a businessman to be hired to be accountable to us, the people.

    August 31, 2012 at 12:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • bptsj

      YES!, We are better off now than four years ago. case closed.

      August 31, 2012 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • David

      It's pretty hard to succeed as President when the other political party promises to make sure you fail and then does everything in its power to fulfill that promise. If you want someone to blame for the current state of the US economy, the real culprits are the "job creators", who point at the President with one hand while the other hand is signing the order to move more American jobs to Asia! You cannot move the bulk of a nation's manufacturing to other nations without eventually undermining your own national economy. That was not done by Barack Obama, it was done by the "job creators" themselves!

      August 31, 2012 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jean

      ask tomney where is money is....same place he will put our money when he takes it IF he is elected

      August 31, 2012 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dustin

      You're an imbecile if you truly think that one man can create that drastic of a change to a nation of over a billion in population in just four years. It took eight years for Bush to destroy our economy and it will take at least that to correct his mistakes. Imagine 10 people dumping a toxic chemical into a pond for an hour. Do you really think it's only going to half of that hour for one person to clean and detoxify that pond? No, it's going to take at least as much time as it took to make the mess, and possibly much, much more.

      August 31, 2012 at 7:55 pm | Report abuse |
  229. Politicans=Liars

    Hey Fearless Freep: G.W. Bush also said this: There's an old saying in Tennessee - I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee - that says, fool me once, shame on –shame on you. Fool me - you can't get fooled again." –Nashville, Tenn., Sept. 17, 2002

    August 31, 2012 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  230. Andrew

    So Mr. Eastwood spoke of Mr. Obama allowing the war to continue funny George Jr's War! Hmm.. . Spoke of economic woes, I guess he meant the the money George spent in his first four years. Just remember this Obama got Osama mission was accomplished!

    August 31, 2012 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Brian

      4 Trillion dollars seems like a lot of money to try and fix GB's mistakes??? Oh wait he wasn't fixing it with policy he was throwing money at it them and trying to make them better. Weird how that doesnt work....

      August 31, 2012 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • michael

      oh brother......

      August 31, 2012 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • James Vanderwall

      Please!!! Bush started the hunt for Osama, and your going to give credit to Obama? And how the hell can anyone say we are better off now than we were four years ago. That's ludicrous!

      August 31, 2012 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • @James

      Huh, I distinctly remember a news conference that Bush had. He said, I don't know where Bin Laden is, and frankly I don't give it much thought. Yeah, he was really working hard on finding him. Guess you were terribly mistaken on that one!

      August 31, 2012 at 6:41 pm | Report abuse |
  231. Hollywood

    Absolutely original, entertaining and on target with issues we are facing. A unique way to work a crowd.

    August 31, 2012 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Roscoe Chait

      Clint's presentation was juvenile and childish. I expect more from an adult. Perhaps he's slipped into senility.

      August 31, 2012 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Anne

      Where is your brain?

      August 31, 2012 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
  232. Libertarian

    Jubes – If Mitt gets elected, all we will produce is more LBO's, CDO's, derivatives and (financial) wraps. Vote Libertarian – Gary Johnson for President!

    August 31, 2012 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  233. BermudaBound

    I can just imagine the sources of the "information" people like Don are "finding." Of course he's only looking on websites that support his views to begin with.

    August 31, 2012 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
  234. alley-oop

    Clint Eastwood is still sharp as a tack! 82 and still going strong. Sure he may be a little slower, but who wouldn't be at his age? It was a funny and imaginative speech; can't anyone take a joke anymore?

    August 31, 2012 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • gum-shoe

      I agree. If Michael is right and Roseanne should be elected, I wonder if she'll raise her right hand while she's being sworn in, then grab her crotch and flip us off with her left hand?

      August 31, 2012 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse |
  235. NOTTHEPARTYOFSTUPID

    An old man who's losing his mind talking to a large group of people who've already lost theirs! Go figure.

    August 31, 2012 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • alex

      haha hilarious

      August 31, 2012 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kevin

      Your not even worthy of washing his balls .Obama is history!!

      August 31, 2012 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • celi

      Notice that Eastwood was addressing NATIONAL viewers and not necessarily "the republicans" gathered at the convention.. The old man did an excellent job in connecting with the younger voters, especially the college crowd
      that seems oblivious to the serious problems. Perhaps now, the "empty chair" will make them RETHINK about their own
      future and IF this invisible president will make their dreams and expectations also invisible and non-existent .

      September 2, 2012 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
  236. Don

    It is to bad that so many are really missing the issue here...it is not Clint Eastwood. It is the failing economy, the laws being passed you do not even know about. Ignorance to the fact that you are being SOLD OUT by the present administration! You need to do some investigating like I have been doing and I am shocked at the things I have found!!! Given another four years and you will certainly be the ones crying!

    August 31, 2012 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • @Don

      So, you are trying to pass yourself off as intelligent. Tell me, what laws have been passed that we don't know about? Please be factual with your response, not hear say. Typical Republican rhetoric.

      August 31, 2012 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • heston2012

      Question Source?

      August 31, 2012 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  237. Criss

    Simpsons did it!

    August 31, 2012 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  238. TonyD

    We need to respect our elders, no matter how senile they get. Sad thing was Clint was talking to an empty seat on the plane ride home too.

    August 31, 2012 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  239. alex

    clint said ok obama i understand you not wanting to be in iraq but you are still in afghanistan. Last time i checked bush got us there. He wasnt smart for bringing up the fact that obama sent to order to take out bin laden either. If i was him i wouldn't have brought up one of the other partys major accomplishments. He also stuttered and seemed decrepid like he got just a little bit of life left. The sad thing is it was still better listening to him then romney. Romney seems as though every word he speaks is a lie. "My father gave my mother a rose every single day". Yeah Whatever...

    August 31, 2012 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • kloveland

      It really bothers me when people refer to the war on Terrorism as Bush's War. He did what he had to do because of 9/11...I lost a family member that day..FDNY..what would Alex have done...its a tough call when everyone is an armchair politician...this war on terrorism..this is just the beginning and it scares the Sh** out of me. We as a strong nation cannot sit by and be attacked. I'm not saying mistakes haven't been made...but we must stand up. as for Clint..he made a great speech. Of course everyone will break it down. Simply put. Obama tried..he is failing, next batter up...

      August 31, 2012 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  240. chucky p

    clint reminds me of me!!!!!!!

    August 31, 2012 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  241. Byrd

    Eastwood is obviously in the early stages of senile dementia. A truly nasty person whom I trust will have nothing but really bad days from here on out.

    August 31, 2012 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Helen Andreu

      You vicious, misled sucker - you should have some of Eastwood's dementia. When someone jokingly portrays the truth and you don't get it, you're the one with dementia.

      August 31, 2012 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Barb

      TALK ABOUT BEING NASTY. WISHING SOMEONE ILL WILL IS THE EPITOMY OF NASTY.

      August 31, 2012 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • mike

      You are only nasty if it lies, Clint wasn't lying, how can the truth be NASTY?

      August 31, 2012 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dr. S

      Learn a sense of humor. All things are not to be taken seriously. Intelligent folk understood Clint's skit was just that.....interesting that those folk were REPUBLICAN!!!

      September 1, 2012 at 12:34 am | Report abuse |
  242. F. Lee Hall III

    Eastwood just lost a majority of people who made him famous in one Alzheimers moment. Please fade into the woodwork like a good has-been Clint.

    August 31, 2012 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dr. S

      Same to you Hall the third....Alzheimers is not a joking matter. People with a sense of integrity and honesty and faith and intelligence would never post such a cruel comment. Learn to be more like Romney...you may get something out of your gifted life.

      September 1, 2012 at 12:37 am | Report abuse |
  243. Brown

    Eastwood is the MAN. he tells it like it is. Obama must GO...

    August 31, 2012 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  244. with great sadness

    Best of Luck to Clint and hisfuture

    August 31, 2012 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  245. Major

    Clint Eastwood was very funny and kind of reminded me a bit of vintage Bob Newhart (Anyone else remember when Newhart's claim to fame was similar "conversations" where we only hear one side of it?).

    August 31, 2012 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
    • lsteel

      Bob Newhart did not imagine obscenities from his callers. He was coherent and his calls had a beginning, middle and end. And Newhart was funny.

      Aside from those differences, I guess what Eastwood did Thursday night WAS the same thing.

      August 31, 2012 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Results

      Yes his prop was a phone so that made since. how many times have we all just heard one side of a conversation. Bob was a comic genius Clint has the comic timing of a dead fish.

      August 31, 2012 at 6:56 pm | Report abuse |
  246. Cat

    Anybody know what Barr means by CRAY??? I truly don't know.

    August 31, 2012 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
    • Cotogy

      Cray is the 'new,hip' term from our youth for crazy

      August 31, 2012 at 12:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rob

      she was probably using nice words to say that he is bat-$h!t CRAZY....and coming from Rosanne, that is a nasty insult...

      August 31, 2012 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jennifer

      I'm sure she meant to type "CRAZY", but forgot the Z. ;-)

      August 31, 2012 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jubes

      "Cray" means crazy. It is ghetto slang popularized by Kayne West in his song "N***z in Paris". Seriously, watch the video. Is anyone getting tired of the mass dumming down of our society? What do you think the US will be like in 30 years? Who is going to work and produce?

      August 31, 2012 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • James

      CRAY means Crazy..pop culture 101

      August 31, 2012 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kevin

      Hey Barry, If you read this, get the hell out of the White House. You do not belong there. And take that nappy headed hoe with you!!

      August 31, 2012 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
  247. JonfromLI

    It really makes you wonder just what the heck the Republicans were thinking when they came to the conclusion, "Gee, let's invite the 81 year old Clint Eastwood to mouth off unscripted ahead of the most important night to date of the GOP campaign". Guess they were trying to scramble to find any popular conservative celebrity they could find. Since Charlton Heston passed away four years ago, Eastwood was the next best thing. Wouldn't want to bring in a younger conservative celebrity who's also political – oh wait there are none.

    August 31, 2012 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
    • Stevie Z

      It's funny how the Liberal Hollywood turns on Clint because of his political views. All of you Hollywood types are so disconnected from real life. You spend your lives pretending you are someone you are not No wonder you support Obama. He's acting also. He tells you how he is going to make everything "perfect" and you read into it like he accomplished it. Life sucks in the middle class. The REAL middle class. He has done nothing to improve our lives!! We, the middle class pay for everything, and we are getting dumped on.

      August 31, 2012 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
  248. Stacey

    Learn some proper english and learn how to speak correcly. Right, socialism doesn't work, Obama is a socialist. People need to learn what that means, you lose most of your freedom to make decisions. That's where we are quickly headed with this current adminsitration!!!!!!

    August 31, 2012 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
    • PRA

      Stacey – learn what socialism actually is before spouting your ignorant comments on message boards. That is all.

      August 31, 2012 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
    • Mark

      Seriously... what is Social Security? Are you people this ignorant that you do not realize social programs are all over the place?

      August 31, 2012 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
    • 1twinsfan

      Stacey, it should be English.

      August 31, 2012 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Anniet1111

      And you think the Republicans are going to allow you to make your own decisions? I take it you woke up on another planet this morning.

      August 31, 2012 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rob

      after Clint eastwood finished whatever it is he was trying to do, Stacey just couldn't help herself....she just HAD to jump up and down with her hand raised yelling out, "I am even more stupid and crazy than he is"

      August 31, 2012 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • LKT

      Women will lose most of their ability to make their own reproductive decisions under Romney and the Republicans. How is this better than what we have?

      August 31, 2012 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Greg

      Stop it. Just stop it, please.

      August 31, 2012 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • peridot2

      It's 'correctly,' Stacey. When one corrects another, one should make certain one makes no errors.

      When Medicare and Medicaid were created they were referred to as socialism. Perhaps you should learn some social history yourself.

      August 31, 2012 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jean

      Stacey – look up socialism – it doesn't even come close to Obama – we have been brainwashed by our lovely school system for years – take some political science classes – its capitalism that doesn't work you idiot – and I don't care for either one.

      August 31, 2012 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
  249. linefeeder

    This proves there how out of touch the GOP is with the world. An attempt at hurmor becomes an embarassment. Who you trying to kid? Just have the guts and stand up for the sour and dour party you really are. Pathetic.

    August 31, 2012 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
    • Judge Dredd

      Here is a fine example of another liberal line feeder himself. Obama has not kept one promise to his base and now America is going down the tubes. It sickens me to know that the Liberal Democratic Party would rather see America get flushed down the toilet rather make the right choice for her survival. This is all about PARTY POLITICS WITH THEM. We will see on November 6 when the people of this country who have guts vote their conscience take their country back. I forsee a land slide coming to the Romney/Ryan Ticket as well as the house and senate going majority Republican. Those two disgusting liberals Pelosi and her side kick Reid will be gone and I can't even believe human beings actually used logic and intellilect to vote these two cronies into any government job. That just shows what the states they represent has their head placed in their rectums!!!!!!

      August 31, 2012 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rob

      Hey, Dredd, you might notice that the BLUE states are where the educated and intelligent people tend to congregate....universities, colleges, top businesses.....the red states are those with poor education, and way too many trailers...

      August 31, 2012 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Well

      It sickens me that the Republican party decided when Obama was elected President, that they would make it their mission to make him a 1 term president. They apparently didn't care that the economy is suffering. They didn't care that people are out of work. They didn't care about anything except passing abortion bills (if I recall 67 of them). They didn't care that the middles class' wages have been flat for about 30 years, but the rich keep getting richer, corporations are making huge profits, and they wonder why we are struggling. Your party is so out of touch with most of America. So you can blame Obama all you want, but when you have a do nothing Congress (with an approval rating of around 10%), you deserve the blame, too. Obama can't pass a bill. That's the House & Senate's duty. Ultimately, he could have the most brilliant idea in the world that would cure our economic problems, but he never have any cooperation from the GOP. That's just the sad truth.

      August 31, 2012 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • @Rob

      Well said, and a very good & valid point!

      August 31, 2012 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  250. Lewis

    Still gets my vote!

    August 31, 2012 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
  251. Libertarian

    Eastwood is a lifelong libertarian, not really a republican. libertarians don't always agree with republicans. Many are socially very liberal but all are united in their distrust of big government. That the libertarians now are always backing republicans really speaks to how far the current admin has gone down the road back to big government, and this is why libertarians everywhere want the Dems to throw off their left wing leaders.

    August 31, 2012 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
    • beachgalone

      well said.

      August 31, 2012 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Walt Coogan

      Actually, I think that many libertarians are rightfully contemptuous of Romney and will thus be voting for Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson, a former two-term Republican governor of New Mexico.

      September 25, 2012 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |
  252. citizenUSA

    Hey, it's called... ACTING!

    August 31, 2012 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
    • Dean

      I agree...apparently some were unable to distinguish an improv monologue from a speech, and others were unable to see humor in it due to a lack of being human. It was entertainment and guess what...the audience's laughter indicated it as such. It was amazing that CNN called the crowd befuddled, (perhaps the slower republicans didn't get it.) and some CNN people were embarrassed. You may not think it was funny but clearly it was entertainment and I heard a lot of laughter. Don't ever poke fun at a messiah, the golden child, or prophet!!! You pick the term.

      August 31, 2012 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
    • Rob

      Dean, ONE moron laughed, the rest heard and and didn't want to appear to be the one that didn't get it, so they all started laughing....at the end, they all end up wondering what they were laughing at

      August 31, 2012 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • George Orwell

      Genius!

      September 2, 2012 at 6:49 pm | Report abuse |
  253. didi mocó

    this clint is 1 bozo why obama not speaking in place and clint was covard in attack obama ,i think clint is old actor in retirement and so he not know nothing about life of peoples poors in usa in 2012 ..xo,clint,make may day

    August 31, 2012 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  254. Blue-Eyed Suzy

    Yeah, Laquanda, since more white people are on welfare than Black people, I'm going to get some of that Obama money too!

    August 31, 2012 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
    • Tree

      You probably already got some........ You know vote for Romney and don't be crying when you need the hand out its not there ...........MAKE YOUR DAY !

      August 31, 2012 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
  255. AFewDollarsMore

    Tell me, isn't the sheriff supposed to be courageous, loyal, and above all, honest?
    "Yeah. That he is."
    I think you people need a new sheriff.

    - Clint, always straight to the point.

    August 31, 2012 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
    • didi mocó

      clint is very rich,milionaire,and milions not are,so,clint its 1 joke,bad joke,old joke,obama wil make clint stop speak in november

      August 31, 2012 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
    • Walt Coogan

      And Romney would be better?

      September 25, 2012 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
  256. Blue-Eyed Suzy

    Since more white people are on welfare than Black people Laquanda, just shut up and give us our Obama money.

    August 31, 2012 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
    • NormanTruth

      youre an idiot-this country is 72% white and 13% black so of course more whites on welfare than blacks. Maybe there are more chinese in China than whites too, huh genius? BUT-now this important-read slowly so you get it-the percentage of blacks on welfare is almost 3 to 1 when compared to whites–scary huh?

      August 31, 2012 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
  257. Luke Brown

    Why would he cry when Obama was elected? Bush had driven the country to the brink of an economic meltdown. Americans were dying in two senseless wars, and the entire saw the US as the greatest threat to world.

    Really Clint? And it was Obama who made you cry? How detached from reality are you?

    Of course, under GW Bush the richer were getting richer at the expense of the poor who were getting poorer. Maybe that is why you cried, you are rich and Obama might make you pay the taxes just like the rest of us pay.

    August 31, 2012 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
    • BigWesternFan

      It was tears of joy. The context was that because Obama's election was transformative, the country can now right a grievous wrong done long ago, and can become much stronger. Even Oprah cried and Clint cried, the inference then is that it was tears of joy. However, the next line of 23M people is about how that joy has turned to grief and shame (Clint's exact word was disgrace... Because of how far the nation has fallen economically in the last 4 years)

      August 31, 2012 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
    • Chadd Stoops

      Luke, I see your point, but I don't think you saw Clint's. Clint's reference to crying at Obama's election was out of happiness, where his crying over people not having jobs was opposite. Not the same tears.

      August 31, 2012 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
  258. 1twinsfan

    Your campaign has a problem when Clint Eastwood and an empty chair are more talked about than candidate. Frankly, I think Eastwood was speaking for Ron Paul, not Romney.

    August 31, 2012 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  259. indigo

    I like Clint Eastwood. However, his appearance (was he really there?) and speech at the Repub Convention makes me wonder if his mind is beginning to fail him - he looked and sounded strangely odd at times.

    August 31, 2012 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
  260. Pat Parins

    Pale Rider rides again. I'm sure his friend, Mr. Freeman and he have GREAT debates. Luv to be in that room. Let's settle in on field. No bloodshed, No dead, and another day to play and make hay. INVICTUS. Clint and Morgan? INVINCIBLE.

    August 31, 2012 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
  261. New Mexico

    Good Lord does no one have a right toan opinion that differs from these people – I thought this country had freedom of speech – what happen. Is this where we are going – if you don't agree with the current admin your are the enemy -

    August 31, 2012 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
    • indigo

      In this case, Clint seems to disagree with himself.

      August 31, 2012 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
    • TheDukeOfHighwayJ

      Nobody said that, friend....say whatever you want. But freedom of speech also includes the right for other people to comment on what you say. So be prepared.

      August 31, 2012 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
    • Steve

      We have freedom of speech but just because you can say what you want does not mean it won't be met with a backlash of criticism.

      August 31, 2012 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
    • Fearless Freep

      As George Bush said,
      your either with us or against us.

      August 31, 2012 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
  262. Richard

    How much did RNC pay Clint for that appearance?

    August 31, 2012 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
  263. phyllis

    Clint Eastwood, needs to go home, to his nutty wife.......He is just like the other repubs, he is a pander and a hypocrite, he talks out of both sides of his mouth........He is against most of what their platform stands for..........he is a nutty old man.........

    He should stick to acting..........I used to like him, but now he is just another pander.........saying what he thinks people want to here..........peace out, Obama Biden........2012.......................

    August 31, 2012 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
    • Brian

      saying what people want to hear wasn't that Obama in 08?

      August 31, 2012 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • ed

      While the delgates may have njoyed Clint's rap, the big shots were probably losing their s-. Why? Because the Clint citicisms of Obama are those one normaly hears from the left. He ciriticised going to war in Afganistan, and staying in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Most republicans never ciritcise him for these things, for the obvious reason that these are all extentions of Bush administration policies, and Romney has never mentioned wanting to change them either.
      So, while he may have looked a little crazy, it just might be the kind of crazy we need right now.

      September 11, 2012 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  264. clint

    is a wonderful human being and a man's man. this man is not putz thats for sure.

    August 31, 2012 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
  265. confused

    Does Clint Eastwood not realize that the party he is supporting disagrees with him on 90 percent of his own views? Environment, civil rights, abortion etc...? Totally lost...

    August 31, 2012 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
    • SusieKJ

      I agree it's weird, but when most people are asked their views on topics, they trend Democrat. But most folks also don't vote on substantive issues, for some reason.

      August 31, 2012 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
    • suzy diamond

      YOU are CONFUSED! How about FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY? THAT is WHAT is IMPORTANT TO PEOPLE. How about JOBS? Ever HEARD of JOBS??? THAT is WHAT is IMPORTANT TO PEOPLE. Now, you MUST have a job and $$$$ in your pocket, right? Because, otherwise these things would MATTER TO YOU. People who HAVE NO $$$, or a JOB, OR, losing their HOME really DON'T CARE about the environment and the OTHER NONSENSE you mentioned! WISE-UP!!

      September 1, 2012 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
  266. Michael Caliazzo

    Willie mays was the best athlete ever.

    Clint Eastwood is the best Actor ever.

    August 31, 2012 at 10:46 am | Report abuse |
  267. Jack nasty Boy Clauss

    Clint is amans man. I was the best Backhoe operator for Rockledge Construction Inc.

    August 31, 2012 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
  268. Michael Caliazzo

    he was super and made great sense.

    August 31, 2012 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
  269. keep monitoring clint

    i have rehearsal

    August 31, 2012 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
  270. 1 hr.. in...

    i rather kiss a goat then a evil skeeve.

    August 31, 2012 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
  271. Laquanda

    I want my reparations NOW !

    August 31, 2012 at 10:24 am | Report abuse |
  272. Skeeve

    i'd rather kiss clint then that skeeve

    August 31, 2012 at 10:11 am | Report abuse |
  273. We are taking over

    Emblematic of the transition of America from white christian capitalists to multicultural secular socialists. Out with the old, in with the new. Just work and pay taxes, Clint, and I'll spend them for you. How do you like me now?

    August 31, 2012 at 10:08 am | Report abuse |
    • Laquanda

      Yeah. Just shut up ol man and give us our Obama money.

      August 31, 2012 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
    • Dean

      I don't think he knows you.

      August 31, 2012 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
    • didi mocó

      you pay tax why you are 1 idiot republican and its better for 1 donkey = you

      August 31, 2012 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
    • Really??

      Wonder what the Dems will do when they figure out that those of us who actually earn money, are no longer willing to cooperate and support the welfare herd. You will run out of our money soon. WE will see to it.

      September 20, 2012 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse |

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