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Clint Eastwood talks #ECOTUS

Clint Eastwood talks #ECOTUS

Clint Eastwood gave his first post-convention interview today explaining how he came to address the “empty chair” and just what he thinks of the reaction.

Speaking with The Carmel Pine Cone, a local California paper, Eastwood said that “President Obama is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people,” and explained that it wasn’t the left he was trying to please–“I  was aiming for the people in the middle”:

I had three points I wanted to make. That not everybody in Hollywood is on the left, that Obama has broken a lot of the promises he made when he took office, and that the people should feel free to get rid of any politician who’s not doing a good job. But I didn’t make up my mind exactly what I was going to say until I said it.

Eastwood explained that Romney personally requested that he attend back in August, but that it wasn’t finalized till a week before Tampa.

It was supposed to be a contrast with all the scripted speeches, because I’m Joe Citizen. I’m a movie maker, but I have the same feelings as the average guy out there….even people on the liberal side are starting to worry about going off a fiscal cliff.

As for the Empty Chair of the United States (ECOTUS) idea, Clintwood didn’t think of it till last-minute. He had planned to focus on the theme that people  “don’t have to worship politicians, like they were royalty or something”:

I got to the convention site just 15 or 20 minutes before I was scheduled to go on. That was fine, because everything was very well organized….There was a stool there [backstage], and some fella kept asking me if I wanted to sit down. When I saw the stool sitting there, it gave me the idea. I’ll just put the stool out there and I’ll talk to Mr. Obama and ask him why he didn’t keep all of the promises he made to everybody.

Clintwood then asked a stagehand to bring the stool out on stage:

The guy said, “You mean you want it at the podium?” and I said, “No, just put it right there next to it.”

Eastwood said he noticed that the audience was loving it, and after watching the other speeches, Romney and Ryan came back to thank him.

When asked about the negative response from the left, Eastwood replied that most people have something else on their minds: “A lot of people are realizing they had the wool pulled over their eyes by Obama.”



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    And I do love this image of Obama. It goes back to 2008. You can almost see the skittles flying out of his butt. It represents the fraud Eastwood is talking about.

      I would encourage you to follow that link of Obama rising from the Willamette River and read The Stranger comments (apparently that image was done originally for The Willamette Week). The comments are hilarious.

      Juba Doobai! in reply to EBL. | September 7, 2012 at 10:06 pm

      Yeh. You can see the vision of a deflated America in his eyes and empty words of hope on his lips.

Eastwood is every bit the man he portrayed in those Westerns. A simple man with a few bold words. Do not dare test his mettle.

He could have been president, but that would be too much for him, better to sit back and gun down some polls with his 6 gauge words.

Are the Democrats caring about this any more?

These same lefties roll their eyes when someone doesn’t get one of their crappy, edgy films, so I think it’s a hoot that Eastwood’s gig has to be explained to them (small words, please).

Despite Eastwood’s effectiveness, I honestly don’t care much for celebrity endorsements when it comes to politics. It matters little what Bono, Sean Penn, Lady Gaga, or Jon Lovitz thinks about the economy, foreign policy, or Eric Holder. I’d daresay any of the regular commenters here thinks much deeper thoughts than that crowd.

Hollywood doesn’t petition Bush, Clarence Thomas, or Nancy Pelosi to reassure themselves that their job performance is up to snuff. In fact, they would snort in derision if any of them weighed in with a critique of their “art.” It is ridiculous for actors and musicians to weigh in on matters far beyond their pay scale.

    casualobserver in reply to windbag. | September 7, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    I would argue that the public ramblings of many in the entertainment industry do in fact matter. They covet each others’ ‘coolness’ and consider themselves the pinnacle of modern culture. What that means – they imagine their selection of fashion and assorted other ‘hip’ lifestyle choices as trendsetting. So, they are stupid enough to think that all they need do is make ‘cool’ pronouncements to get the same result regarding politics, bizarre as it may seem.

    In reality, they demonstrate to educated and working people exactly how inarticulate and shallow they are. So, in essence, all but the most ardent pop culture followers see them as the buff, toned fabric hangers they really are. It’s important that we get those reminders.

    turfmann in reply to windbag. | September 7, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    The difference is that Mr. Eastwood has the credentials to walk on the stage that a Cher or other Hollywierd scoundrel does not.

    Perhaps when I call him Mayor Eastwood it makes more sense.

    When Mr. Eastwood was not pleased with the political status quo in Carmel, CA, he put his money where his mouth was and ran for office – and won.

    To me, even holding office at a local level, speaks volumes.

    Some Americans, like Adams for instance, shunned the spotlight only to be called upon again and again to serve our nation, wanting only to return home to tend their fields when finished.

    Such is the case with Eastwood.

    Obama thinks a hoe is a woman of ill repute on a Chicago street corner. If you took away his millions in ill gotten gain from the sale of Bill Ayers book and make him earn his keep outside of either politics or community organizing, Obama would be one of those annoying gnats that tries to wash your windshield at an intersection against your wishes.

Surprisingly, spontaneous decisions result in big payoffs with this being a prime example.

And the keeper of this blog was a great accomplice as well. Many of us even spread the word further.

Folks are fed up with “plastic” personalities that spout nonsense and having a guy like Clint do what he did was just plain refreshing.

Hearty thanks from this corner for a job well done!

Imagine having the nerve to just go out and speak off the cuff, to millions of people? Clint cerainly is comfortable in his own skin, and brave too.

That was so clever and the Libtards went crazy as it was either above their comprehension or they didn’t get the fact they had been “Had” by a master of his craft. What was lacking at the DNC was any semblance of subtlety and the display of militancy and thuggery was beyond comprehension and says volumes about why we have the problems that are currently killing our great nation. God bless Clint, may he be at Romney’s inauguration in some official capacity just to rub a few noses in their own excrement.

Eastwood is still pwning them. The interview with the Carmel Pine Cone was perfectly timed. People aren’t talking about Barry-O’s rerun last night. They’re talking about Eastwood.

If Romney wins in November I think the lion’s share of the credit goes to Clint Eastwood.

Easy, extemporaneous truth-telling like this terrifies the Left. It’s one reason they’re constantly trying to intimidate us and put us on edge, so that we ball up inside and bite our tongues. Most in the GOP oblige.

This interview by Eastwood is the perfect follow-up. It brings it all home.

“Clintwood then asked a stagehand to bring the stool out on stage”


I work with a Democrat (registered as Republican, but actually a Democrat) coworker that is still ranting about how “foolish” Eastwood was when he spoke in front of the RNC. Even today, after Obama spoke last night. I know she watched it, but she didn’t have anything to say about Obama’s speech; but she found time to joke about Eastwood talking to an invisible Obama.

Yeah, I’d say that Eastwood had a much bigger impact that Obama did during these conventions.

Clint made the lefties squall like a scalded cat.

I love that sound.

But was it “racist”? That hit will be coming next.

TrooperJohnSmith | September 7, 2012 at 9:41 pm

Clint Eastwood’s speech changed my opinion, and by extension, my spending habits towards Hollywood. To wit, I resolved not to download any of Clint’s movies. Hell, the way I figure it, they hate me and want to destroy my livelihood, so I’ll return the favor, courtesy of Kim Dot Com and other “patriots”. Yes, downloading movies from the Interwebz is now a form of civil disobedience. Because I say so.

Disclaimer: Come on, I don’t really download movies. That’s illegal and just flat wrung. I seriously think 14-bucks is a fair price to pay to see the excellent fare offered by the creative genius of Hollywood filmmakers. Why, if you haven’t see ‘Battleship’, based on the kids’ game of the same name, you should drop the cash to see it. It’s as rewarding as an evening with Joe Biden. Anyway, Comcast and MPAA, all this talk about downloading is just, uh, you know, talk. LULZ!!!!11


legacyrepublican | September 7, 2012 at 10:34 pm

I see the empty for something else and it really meant a lot to me. Let me explain.

I was born in Carmel and before it got too expensive for me to live in the Monterey Peninsula, I had the odd run in with Clint Eastwood. Really, the kind that is just in passing. Not, the one where I really know this man and can call him friend. I mean a chance encounter.

Clint doesn’t know me from Adam.

One time I ran into Clint concerned a chair. This company was trying to get me to invest some of my real estate commissions in a high tech helicopter safety retrofit. They kinda made me feel small because they had Sly Stalone and Clint Eastwood interested.

I finally decided no and wondered if I had made the right choice.

As it would happen, a week later, they called me up to return the prospectus they had given me and get my answer. When I got there trying to figure out what to say, I opened the door to the CEO’s office only to find Clint Eastwood sitting in the CEO’s chair arms spread out with a nice and relaxed body language that showed he was in complete control of the room. Everyone in the company was on the edge of their seat.

In fact, the CEO looked just like I felt the week before when he was pitching his idea to me. I think he was in the same seat I was too when I got the third degree to see if I was worthy enough to join their project.

Anyway, realizing that they were pitching their project to him, I closed the door and waited patiently in a break room near the exit for a chance to return the prospectus to the CEO in person. I wondered what Mr. Eastwood would say. Yea or Nay.

About ten minutes later I got my answer. I heard a door open and close down the hallway. I then heard a solitary man walking down the hallway.

I came to the door of the break room and saw that it was Clint Eastwood leaving the building all alone. I knew he had just torn apart their plan and said no to them.

As he walked by me, I said, “Good morning Mr. Mayor.”

He stopped, turned around, stood there for a moment, and then gave me a big smile. I wondered if he saw the prospectus in my hand as I was standing there.

That day, returning the prospectus, I knew I had made the right choice not to invest in the project. It became all the easier to say no. Thank you Mr. Mayor, you saved me from investing unwisely.

So, that empty chair really does have meaning to me. I have seen him do it before and it was a privilege then too.

BannedbytheGuardian | September 7, 2012 at 10:37 pm

I just read the UK Tele’s blog & it has got all the left out trying to cooly dismiss both Clint & the ‘speech’.

They struggled .

Clint stole it & he didn’t even need a sex tape. Clint nailed it.

[…] to be the iconic image, as I prophesied last week. Today, #Eastwooding continues as Clint says: “President Obama is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people.” All is proceeding as I have foreseen. Truly, the Democrat’s poll numbers will be heading […]

Genius. Pure Genius. 😀

It’s actually rather funny that the left/media with all their supposed “intellect” doesn’t get it at all, and still thinks Eastwood’s turn was a disaster. Polls show that the average viewer did get it, though.

I suppose this is anecdotal evidence that media types and leftists are of below average intelligence.

The convention is over, but the chair refuses to leave!!!!!!!

Obama’s new campaign slogan can be found NOW at

Heh. So Clint Eastwood got the idea from the chair.

Clint: Good idea, Chair!