Friday, August 31, 2012

Responses from the empty chair

 Below are verbatim excerpts from the "speech" Clint Eastwood gave at the Republican convention last night. I have taken the liberty of filling in possible responses from the empty chair. I'm sure the actual President Obama could do much better himself.

E: So I -- so I've got Mr. Obama sitting here.  And he's -- I was going to ask him a couple of questions.  . . . . I found out that there is 23 million unemployed  people in this country. Now that is something to cry for because that is a disgrace, a national disgrace, and we haven't done enough, obviously -- this administration hasn't done enough to cure that.

O: I agree, and maybe you could help me Clint, by asking some of your Republican friends in Congress to pass my jobs bill, and a number of other programs that would reduce unemployment more than we have so far. It would also have been helpful if we could have gotten more aid out to the states, which have been forced to lay off millions of teachers, firefighters, policemen, and other public employees. Unfortunately Congress blocked all our efforts to help the states prevent so many layoffs.

E: So, Mr. President, how do you handle promises that you have made when you were running for election, and how do you handle them?

O: You mean like the promises I made to withdraw from Iraq, turn our attention to fighting terrorists, enact health care reform, turn the auto industry around, invest in education, and enact Wall Street reform to prevent a repeat of the 2008 meltdown. Those promises? We've done all that and more.

E: Well, I know even people in your own party were very disappointed when you didn't close Gitmo.

O: I was disappointed too, when Congress passed a law that prevents us from closing Gitmo.You understand that the president is not a king, right?

E: What do you mean shut up?

O: I didn't say shut up. I said, what else you got, Clint?

E: I just wondered, all these promises-- I wondered about when the -- what do you want me to tell Romney?

O: I want you to tell Romney to explain how he is going to pay for the huge tax cuts he is proposing for the wealthiest Americans, and his proposed increases in defense spending, and balance the budget at the same time without slashing a lot of programs that people want? And I also want you to tell him to stop lying about our record.

E: I can't tell him to do that.  I can't tell him to do that to himself.

 . . . But, I think it is maybe time -- what do you think -- for maybe a businessman.  How about that?

O: How'd that work out the last time we tried it?

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  1. Man, he really got under progressives skin!

    That means he did his job. That means there will likely be a bunch more teasing of Obama.

    Never let the opposition see their Psy. Ops. are working because you are sure to get much more.

    1. If you are referring to all the outrage about Eastwood's speech, I think it is more the left smelling an opportunity, than it is Eastwood getting under people's skin. I personally think Eastwood got beat by the empty chair, and did Obama a big favor. And if I feel like writing some more about it, it's only because it's an easy target, and not because Eastwood got under my skin. The answers I came up with to Eastwood's questions were easy and obvious, and they were probably obvious to a lot of people watching even if the empty chair couldn't speak.

      By the way, did you know that the brand new twitter account Invisible Obama already has almost twice as many followers as the account for the Republican Party?

    2. I see a lot of people at Twitter get it. That Invisible Obama stuff is funny!

  2. Bill Maher on Eastwood: