On the evening of August 30th 2012 a slightly disheveled and seemingly confused elderly gentleman ambled to a podium in Tampa Florida. He spoke in soft tones, apparently having some small measure of difficulty keeping his thoughts together in a coherent fashion. But this was no ordinary senior citizen, this man was a living legend. As Clint Eastwood, arguably one of the most recognized thespians on earth, took his place at the podium to deliver his endorsement of the Republican Parties presidential candidate the audience no doubt wonder exactly what form that endorsement would come in.
Writer, director and actor Clint Eastwood has a career that spans nearly 60 years in the movie industry. An industry infamous for making someone a star today and taking that celebrity status away tomorrow. Yet Mr Eastwood has not only survived for nearly 60 years, he has absolutely thrived. Not even simply thrived, but become an iconic image and utter powerhouse in a notoriously unforgiving industry. From his 1955 debut in Revenge of the Creature to the 2012 upcoming release of Trouble with the Curve, the number of movies to his credit is nothing short of amazing. He appeared in 67 movies, produced 37 movies, directed 35 movies.
Many of the characters he portrayed are written into history as icons, from the Radio DJ Dave in “Play Misty for me” Harry Callahan in the “Magnum Force” series, the stranger in “The High Plains Drifter” Josey Wales in the “Outlaw Jose Wales” all the way up to Walt Kowalski in Gran Torino. Just listing the iconic characters played by Mr Eastwood over his career would require an article entirely of it’s own to do justice to his career.
How would this 82 year old living legend from Hollywood deliver his endorsement of Republican candidate Mitt Romney. He spoke in soft tones, a somewhat gravely voice, seeming at times to loose track of his thoughts. Almost as though he had either forgotten his prepared remarks or not prepared any at all. His gray uncombed hair, wispy giving an air to him of a befuddled senior citizen. He appeared to bumbling and stumble his way their his endorsement as though perhaps he was having trouble remembering why he was there at all.
Now, please allow me to dispel all of Clint Eastwood’s carefully constructed illusions. The only thing that was true or accurate in the first impression of Clint’s endorsement was that it was coming from an 82 year old senior citizen. Clint Eastwood delivered one of the most powerful and intentionally crafted performances of his entire career on August 30th 2012. Mr Eastwood is and was no befuddled octogenarian, the muttering, the stammering the seeming confusion, every bit of it was an act.
An act designed to confuse and befuddle his intended victim while with a Samurai precision and lethality he delivered deadly brutal mortal blows to Barack Hussein Obama. Blows delivered so fast, so clean with a blade so sharp that the current occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave and his closest advisers are as yet utterly unaware of the devastating damage done by a seemingly befuddled old man.
From his opening statement
I know what you are thinking. You are thinking, what’s a
movie tradesman doing out here? You know they are all left
wingers out there, left of Lenin. At least that is what people
think. That is not really the case. There are a lot of
conservative people, a lot of moderate people, Republicans,
Democrats, in Hollywood. It is just that the conservative
people by the nature of the word itself play closer to the vest.
They do not go around hot dogging it.
He set the stage of what was to come. Everyone knows how much time Obama has spent courting the left leaning celebrities in Hollywood, Clint Eastwood clarified that point by stating as only someone of his stature in Hollywood possibly could. Don’t be fooled by the Obama campaigns smoke and mirrors, not everyone in Hollywood is a liberal, and not everyone in Hollywood loves Barack Obama.
Then Clint delivers the first of his mortal blows to Obama.
So I — so I’ve got Mr. Obama sitting here. And he’s — I
was going to ask him a couple of questions.
Clint makes this statement while gesturing to an empty chair. Of all the brutally lethal blows to Obama, this seems to be perhaps the only one that Barack Obama even recognized as a blow. It was such a viciously accurate attack that Obama was utterly incapable of not reacting to it. Like a puppet whose string had been yanked on, Obama responded almost instantly with a Twitter comment and photograph, the photograph of him sitting in a chair labeled “President of the United States” and the comment, “This seat’s taken“.
Clint continued his relentless attack with focus and determination that would have made a great white shark turn green with envy.
But — you know
about — I remember three and a half years ago, when Mr. Obama
won the election. And though I was not a big supporter, I was
watching that night when he was having that thing and they were
talking about hope and change and they were talking about, yes
we can, and it was dark outdoors, and it was nice, and people
were lighting candles.
They were saying, I just thought, this was great.
Everybody is trying, Oprah was crying.
I was even crying. And then finally — and I
cried that hard since I found out that there is 23 million
people in this country.
Now that is something to cry for because that is a
national disgrace, and we haven’t done enough, obviously — this
administration hasn’t done enough to cure that. Whenever
they have is not strong enough, and I think possibly now it may
time for somebody else to come along and solve the problem.
In short, Clint Eastwood, a man renowned for his success stated with blunt force trauma, Mr Obama, you are a complete and total failure. But Clint isn’t even close to finished yet.
So, Mr. President, how do you handle promises that you have
when you were running for election, and how do you handle them?
I mean, what do you say to people? Do you just — you know
know — people were wondering — you don’t — handle that OK.
know even people in your own party were very disappointed when
didn’t close Gitmo. And I thought, well closing Gitmo — why
that, we spent so much money on it. But, I thought maybe as an
– what do you mean shut up?
Clint turns the tables on Obama here, doing something to both Barack Obama and his liberal supporters that they have been doing to everyone who opposes them for the last 4 years. Clint Eastwood begins to put words in Obama’s mouth. Obama and his supporters have accused any and everyone who opposes him of being some kind of fascist or racists by putting a completely different meaning to words that those who oppose him have spoken or written. In affect, by putting words into his opponents mouths, and here Clint begins to return the favor with deadly results.
Still Clint is nowhere near finished.
OK, I thought maybe it was just because somebody had the
idea of trying terrorists in downtown New York City.
I’ve got to to hand it to you. I have to give credit where
credit is due. You did finally overrule that finally. And
now we are moving onward. I know you were against the war in
and that’s okay. But you thought the war in Afghanistan was OK.
know, I mean — you thought that was something worth doing. We
check with the Russians to see how did it — they did there for
Clint checks off another box for incompetent.
But we did it, and it is something to be thought about, and
think that, when we get to maybe — I think you’ve mentioned
something about having a target date for bringing everybody
gave that target date, and I think Mr. Romney asked the only
question, you know, he says, “Why are you giving the date out
Why don’t you just bring them home tomorrow morning?”
And then another box for incompetent. And then puts more words into Obama mouth, only now he is no longer simply putting words into Obama’s mouth, he is painting a visual mental image of Obama as petulant and immature.
And I thought — I thought, yeah — I am not going to shut
is my turn.
So anyway, we’re going to have — we’re going to have to
little chat about that. And then, I just wondered, all these
– I wondered about when the — what do you want me to tell
can’t tell him to do that. I can’t tell him to do that to
Not content to create an visual mental image of Barack Obama as a petulant and immature individual he now begins to color Obama in as petty and vicious as well.
You’re crazy, you’re absolutely crazy. You’re getting as
Of course we all now Biden is the intellect of the
Kind of a grin with a body behind it.
Now the knife really goes in deep, now he hit’s Obama in Obama’s softest and most vulnerable weak spot. Here Clint Eastwood openly mocks the single greatest object of Barack Obama’s ego and the source of his colossal arrogance. Clint Eastwood mocks Obama mythical stature as the “Smartest man in the Room”. He does so by exposing the smoke and mirrors trick where Obama makes himself look like a towering and imposing intellect by standing next to someone two feet tall.
But I just think that there is so much to be done, and I
that Mr. Romney and Mr. Ryan are two guys that can come along.
never thought it was a good idea for attorneys to the president,
I think attorneys are so busy — you know they’re always
to argue everything, and always weight everything — weigh both
XXX I think attorneys are so busy — you know they’re
always taught to argue everything, always weigh everything,
weigh both sides.
EASTWOOD: They are always devil’s advocating this and
bifurcating this and bifurcating that. You know all that stuff.
But, I think it is maybe time — what do you think — for maybe
a businessman. How about that?
Having ridiculed Obama’s supposed intelligence, he then adds insult to injury by ridiculing Obama’s supposed occupational standing in the world.
A stellar businessman. Quote, unquote, “a stellar
And I think it’s that time. And I think if you just step
aside and Mr. Romney can kind of take over. You can maybe still
use a plane.
Though maybe a smaller one. Not that big gas guzzler you
are going around to colleges and talking about student loans and
stuff like that.
You are an — an ecological man. Why would you want to
drive that around?
OK, well anyway. All right, I’m sorry. I can’t do that to
Having belittled and ridiculed Obama’s supposedly vaunted intelligence and mocked his chosen occupation he slices again right across Obama’s fictional moral superiority.
Then comes the most powerful and repeated phrase of Clint Eastwood’s entire soliloquy.
I would just like to say something, ladies and gentlemen.
Something that I think is very important. It is that, you, we
– we own this country.
We — we own it. It is not you owning it, and not
politicians owning it. Politicians are employees of ours.
Since his infamous rebuke to the Republicans in congress during the Obamacare debates when Obama told the House Republicans “I Won” Barack Obama has consistently phrased everything and every action he has taken in personal pronoun terms. “I” “I” “I” I did this, I did that I killed Osama bin Laden, Barack Obama has acted not like an individual elected to the office of President of the United States of America, but like a man who believes he has been coronated king of an empire. With the simple phrase “WE own this country” Clint Eastwood reminds not only Barack Obama and his fellow Marxist travelers but the American people as well that the United States of America is a Constitutional Republic and as such it’s elected leaders serve entirely at the digression of the American People.
And — so — they are just going to come around and beg
for votes every few years. It is the same old deal. But I just
think it is important that you realize , that you’re the best in
the world. Whether you are a Democrat or Republican or whether
you’re libertarian or whatever, you are the best. And we should
not ever forget that. And when somebody does not do the job, we
got to let them go.
Okay, just remember that. And I’m speaking out for
everybody out there. It doesn’t hurt, we don’t have to be
(AUDIENCE MEMBER): (inaudible)
I do not say that word anymore. Well, maybe one last time.
We don’t have to be — what I’m saying, we do not have to
be metal (ph) masochists and vote for somebody that we don’t
really even want in office just because they seem to be nice
guys or maybe not so nice guys, if you look at some of the
recent ads going out there, I don’t know.
But OK. You want to make my day?
All right. I started, you finish it. Go ahead.
AUDIENCE: Make my day!
EASTWOOD: Thank you. Thank you very much.
Clint Eastwood completes his total evisceration of the Putt King by stating in no uncertain terms, Mr Obama, you have utterly and completely failed to fulfill the minimum requirement for the position your currently hold, your services will no longer be required. Clint then reminds the American people that just being a nice guy is no justification to continue employing someone who is incapable of performing the duties for which they were hired, and that assuming that the individual is a nice guy, current evidence to the contrary and on one should feel hurt or pained at firing an employe who so utterly and completely failed to perform to the minimum required standards for the job they were hired to do.
In other words, Clint Eastwood gave the moderates and liberals in America permission to feel no guilt what-so-ever for handing Barack Hussein Obama his pink slip on Nov 6th, 2012.