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Posted by on Aug 31, 2012 in 2012 Elections, Arts & Entertainment, Media, Politics | 6 comments

Rush Limbaugh’s Predictable Reaction to Clint Eastwood’s GOP Appearance

Yes, you could predict (couldn’t you?) what Rush Limbaugh would say about Clint Eastwood’s political/comedic riff at last night’s Republican convention. He thought it was great and bold and here’s why.

Many others didn’t quite feel the same way.

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  • The_Ohioan

    I’d say “Who cares?” but who cares?

  • StockBoyLA

    I saw the shortened (approx. 2 1/2 minute) CNN version. I actually liked it. It was predictable, but funny. What Eastwood did was get the audience to be more “active” participants in his speech. If you sit in a chair and just watch someone then different people will be engaged at different levels. But if you can find a way to make them engaged then they will have a better experience.

    Eastwood got them to be engaged in a couple different ways. First, by having an empty chair. That forced the audience to picture Obama sitting there. The audience’s minds were working. Second is when Eastwood “heard” Obama’s responses. The audience knew from Eastwood just what Obama had “said”.

    Altogether people will remember Eastwood’s criticisms and that will be in the back of people’s minds as they think about who to vote for.

    Now I do believe the speech was longer than the 2 1/2 minute version I saw on CNN.com, and if it went on for a while then there is the chance that people would find it rambling, so I could see why people who saw the full version would have a different opinion. But the audience in Tampa seemed to lap it up until the very end.

    Eastwood should have stopped at the 3 minute mark or so. Sometimes, as the empty chair representing Obama proves, less is more.

  • davidpsummers

    Yes, I am shocked that Limbaugh liked a speaker at the Republican convention. I am equally shocked that that Democratic pundits didn’t like it. Here is a bold prediction, these attitudes will be switched when we move on to the Democratic convention.

  • Rcoutme

    If someone doesn’t get the job done, we need to let him go. I guess that would have been a more applicable statement in 2010 when the Republicans refused to do their job (in congress) and prevented anything and everything they possibly could (instead of trying to improve it and work with their Dem counterparts).

    Here is a prediction: if Romney becomes president and the Democrats in the senate block all of his programs, he will blame the senate for his own failure to get them to act. Does Eastwood think that, should this happen, we should toss Romney in four years? Or…should we toss the Dem senators who block any means of improving the country?

  • StockBoyLA

    The Dems in Congress and the Senate didn’t try to block Bush’s legislation. At least not most of it… and I think they should have done some more blocking.

  • davidpsummers

    Here is a prediction: if Romney becomes president and the Democrats in the senate block all of his programs, he will blame the senate for his own failure to get them to act. Does Eastwood think that, should this happen, we should toss Romney in four years? Or…should we toss the Dem senators who block any means of improving the country?

    If Romney gets elected, both sides will neatly switch sides without a thought for hypocrisy (except for the occasional claim of false equivalence). The Democrats may even resurrect the slogan “this is what democracy looks like” from the last time the filibuster worked in their favor.

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