Thursday, September 6, 2012
What Did Clint Eastwood Do?
Clint Eastwood made history a week ago at the 2012 Republican National Convention, using an empty chair as a stage prop. Speaking to the empty chair as if he were speaking to Our Dear Leader, it looked like something Bob Newhart would do.
At first, I didn't know what the 82-year-old screen legend was doing up there. He seemed to sputter. He also took long pauses, and appeared to be searching for what to say next. It looked like the friendly GOP delegates were trying a little too hard to help him out with laughter.
Then, when he said, "When the guy doesn't do the job, we have to let 'em go," I got it. This wasn't just for the GOP party faithful- He was speaking unscripted for all Americans with common sense.
Here is a legend of the silver screen who gets America.
What is the best thing about the empty chair? Maybe it's the fact that it couldn't talk back, annoying us with typical Obama BS, like,"Just let me be clear". After hearing Our Dear Leader's empty promises and demagoguery for over three years, it was fun to see Eastwood mock Obama.
He told the empty chair what many of us would like to tell Obama.
In the week that followed Eastwood's performance, thousands of Americans have taken comical photos of empty chairs, and put them on the Internet. The empty chair has caught on as a symbol of a president that isn't getting the job done.