The focus today seems to be mockery and ridicule of Clint Eastwood, who's my new hero.
Clint was brilliant.
Some have called Eastwood's performance shambling, performance art or vaudevillian.
Leftists have revealed their meanness of spirit, claiming he appears to have dementia.
Fat chance. What Eastwood did, particularly with friends like those Hollywood commies, took great courage.
What Eastwood was doing, though, was in the best Alinsky tradition. Sure, maybe viewership of the convention was down, but you can bet people are looking up this clip. In the YouTube and online video generation, decreased viewership doesn't mean what it did ten years ago.
He was mocking Obama for the bloviating arrogant popinjay that he is, something Rush points out got under Obama's skin since he posted a stupid picture of himself with his big ears sticking out in a seat with the tag, "This seat is taken." Gosh, what a dope. How presidential.
Eastwood was so out of character from the taciturn cowboy that we know him as in acting, directing and personally, that his demeanor was delightfully different. In fact, Bob Newhart quipped he's going to sue him for stealing his shtick of rambling on the phone.
The unscripted nature of Eastwood's approach was a welcome change from the highly rehearsed, carefully planned and sometimes frightfully dull nature of most of the speakers. I laughed repeatedly, enjoying every single jab at the Democrats.
Look at all the really sharp digs Eastwood got in; did we see ANY of that anywhere else in the 3 days of shows? Isn't that what people were hoping Chris Christie would do?
The full text of Eastwood's words is here, but here are the zingers aimed squarely at the Left.
- Liberal Hollywood celebrities are often guilty of "hot doggin'" it, pushing their politics on the public. All of Hollywood is NOT left wing.
- Poking fun at the sappy emotional, Oprah crying, Greek column pretentious atmosphere surrounding the election of the first African American, Eastwood moved his audience past the romantic notion that we owe anything else as voters to this president. Eastwood's cried for a different reason--unemployment (zing).
- If someone's not doing his job, we fire him. That's ok, even if he's the first Black preezy of the United Steezy.
- Obama's broken promises, disappointing even his most liberal base through Gitmo and the war, a point that even tub o lard Michael Moore has acknowledged.
- With his many trips to the golf course, vacation, parties and fundraisers, Obama really is an empty chair. He votes present, if at all.
- Eastwood mocked Obama for even considering trying terrorists in NYC. In addition, Obama's given the date of withdrawal to Al Qaeda. Just do it, already, instead of promising.
- Gaffemaster Biden is the intellect of the Democrat party. Ouch.
- Biden is a grin with a body behind it. Is there a better description of Biden?
- Attorneys are not the favorite of most Americans; yet why do we elect them to such high office?
- Clinton called Romney a "stellar businessman."
- Obama's selfish. He flies a gas guzzler around and sure seems to enjoy it. He's also a hypocrite because he talks about being ecologically conscious; he's buying off people with issues like student loans (435 trips to colleges on taxpayer dollars).
- America's great. However, we put our politicians up too high. They work for us. They're our employees, not overlords.
- Obama's really not a very "nice" guy.
By holding Obama up to ridicule, Eastwood begins to break the barriers of protection that Leftists have put around him.
He is, after all, just a man.
Even a Black man can be incompetent. Only racists would say otherwise.
UPDATE: J. Christian Adams posted this. We're on the same wave length:
The Republicans seem to at last be reading Rules for Radicalsby Saul Alinsky. The messages and tactics of Alinsky, long the monopoly of the Left, have been discovered by the Right.
A couple of examples. First, Clint Eastwood’s speech was pure Alinsky...