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(TMZ)   Clint Eastwood doesn't give a damn what you thought of his RNC speech in an interview he gave with an empty chair on Good Morning America   (tmz.com) divider line 148
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2012-09-17 10:18:20 AM  
Duh!! Of course, a brain riddled with Alzheimer doesn't care. That's why he was up there in the first place.
He even agrees to it himself:
"There is something about the aging process that makes you give a crap less."
 
2012-09-17 10:27:53 AM  
When he was told that Obama is still a fan of his, Clint said, "Well, that's his bad judgment."

Huh? Are you insulting your own acting skills?
 
2012-09-17 10:35:24 AM  
He damn well does care if you're on his lawn, though
 
2012-09-17 10:38:09 AM  
Well, that's fair, because I don't give a damn about what Clint Eastwood thinks
 
2012-09-17 10:42:52 AM  
I'm surprised Clint Eastwood remembers talking to an empty chair.
 
2012-09-17 10:48:59 AM  
I think it was a bad bit. But I can't blame Clint too much. What I blame him for was accepting the gig. That spot was rife with the potential for failure. Last minute, unvetted, ad libbed, and right before the man of the hour (so therefore lots of focus and expectation). The fact he didn't and doesn't give a crap is pretty obvious.
 
2012-09-17 11:20:51 AM  
So Eastwood thought so little of the GOP convention and Mitt Romney that it doesn't bother him in the least that his appearance on stage is viewed as a complete joke. Way to support your team there, Clint.
 
2012-09-17 11:24:55 AM  

Dinki: So Eastwood thought so little of the GOP convention and Mitt Romney that it doesn't bother him in the least that his appearance on stage is viewed as a complete joke. Way to support your team there, Clint.


I think you're making a bad assumption. Team Clint is the only team he cares about. But I do agree that he should have shown some deference to the occassion, party loyalties aside.
 
2012-09-17 11:33:43 AM  
It's funny to think about how many characters resembling Romney have been the enemy of Clint's characters over the years.
 
2012-09-17 11:34:12 AM  

Diogenes: I think it was a bad bit. But I can't blame Clint too much. What I blame him for was accepting the gig. That spot was rife with the potential for failure. Last minute, unvetted, ad libbed, and right before the man of the hour (so therefore lots of focus and expectation). The fact he didn't and doesn't give a crap is pretty obvious.


I don't blame him at all. He stood up and told it like he saw it to the American people, and he did so because of his love of his country.

Now, if he'd done it because he had some half-ass movie coming out this month, then he'd be contemptible.
 
2012-09-17 11:34:24 AM  

hinten: "There is something about the aging process that makes you give a crap less."


He obviously didn't give a crap that he was ranting against the Afghanistan war with the party that wants to bomb Iran and Syria.
 
2012-09-17 11:34:57 AM  
"There is something about the aging process that makes you give a crap less." ~Clint Eastwood

There are over-the-counter options for that. And, I suspect, you'd be a helluva lot less cranky once you worked it all out.
 
2012-09-17 11:35:19 AM  
Does anybody seriously give a crap about anything that happened at that convention? Aside from the hookers and comedians?
 
2012-09-17 11:37:34 AM  
You'd also give a crap less about your awful performance if you could do root cause analysis and put Bush in that god damn chair. (Or McConnell, that dickbag swine f*cker).
 
2012-09-17 11:37:36 AM  
The sad part is that when he was a politician in California he would have been supported by the Dems, not the Repubs.
 
2012-09-17 11:38:37 AM  
Honestly, he's an actor. "Well, I wasn't tanking it too seriously (because I wasn't being paid much or at all) and was thus just messing around to see what would work. Sometimes it doesn't work or isn't as funny as intended, get over it." is what I'm getting here, and from a professional perspective that's fairly legitimate.

Diogenes: I think you're making a bad assumption. Team Clint is the only team he cares about. But I do agree that he should have shown some deference to the occassion, party loyalties aside.


Not that your opinion isn't valid or anything, but... why? The party conventions have never really been serious business, especially when the nominee is predetermined. In the past we've been treated to silly white-guy rapping, gimmick shiat like having someone's ten-year-old kid speak, and generally a bunch of dicking around, cheerleading, and entertainment designed to get people to enjoy themselves and invest in the community aspect of the political faction.

If you haven't gathered from a pair of conventions where policy was barely discussed at all, it's sort of like a rally more than a meeting in most cases.
 
2012-09-17 11:39:22 AM  
I'm still confused about how a man with the stated views that Clint has is still a Republican.

Doesn't care about gay marriage.
Doesn't care about gays in the military
Disapproves of military adventurism.
Supports gun control laws

He's a self described social liberal and fiscal conservative.

Why the hell invite him to the RNC? Sabotage perhaps?
 
2012-09-17 11:40:47 AM  

born_yesterday: Diogenes: I think it was a bad bit. But I can't blame Clint too much. What I blame him for was accepting the gig. That spot was rife with the potential for failure. Last minute, unvetted, ad libbed, and right before the man of the hour (so therefore lots of focus and expectation). The fact he didn't and doesn't give a crap is pretty obvious.

I don't blame him at all. He stood up and told it like he saw it to the American people, and he did so because of his love of his country.

Now, if he'd done it because he had some half-ass movie coming out this month, then he'd be contemptible.


What you did there I saw it.
 
2012-09-17 11:42:02 AM  
thepoliticalcarnival.net

Look, Clint, President Obama sold out this theater just to see your new movie!
 
2012-09-17 11:42:20 AM  

meat0918: I'm still confused about how a man with the stated views that Clint has is still a Republican.

Doesn't care about gay marriage.
Doesn't care about gays in the military
Disapproves of military adventurism.
Supports gun control laws

He's a self described social liberal and fiscal conservative.

Why the hell invite him to the RNC? Sabotage perhaps?


Yeah, I can see he addressed none of his positions. I take him for a "Well, I CAN'T BECOME A LIBERAL, that's what the Democrats are! (snicker, because the Dems haven't been liberal in 40 years) I may not love the Republicans, but as a celebrity, I actually have some influence in that party whereas Clooney and Reiner and their syndicate own the Democrats so what influence would I have?" Republican.
 
2012-09-17 11:42:42 AM  
Clint trolled the GOP hard. Like Colbert.

"Empty Chair" is the takeway from the RNC convention. Nothing more.

He's no dummy.
 
2012-09-17 11:42:46 AM  
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2012-09-17 11:46:45 AM  
As a huge fan of Clint Eastwood (the actor and director) I was just sad, sad, sad watching his performance at the RNC. He just looked so old and frail and seemed to be about 5 steps mentally behind, from when he did Gran Torino (which was just a few years ago).

Politics aside, getting old really sucks and for Clint it sucks for his fans as well.
 
2012-09-17 11:47:41 AM  
"And a legend was born."

500motivators.com
 
2012-09-17 11:48:05 AM  

meat0918: I'm still confused about how a man with the stated views that Clint has is still a Republican.

Doesn't care about gay marriage.
Doesn't care about gays in the military
Disapproves of military adventurism.
Supports gun control laws

He's a self described social liberal and fiscal conservative.

Why the hell invite him to the RNC? Sabotage perhaps?


Because, like Ronald Reagan, they think he's the manly cowboy he portrays in the movies?
 
2012-09-17 11:48:10 AM  

meat0918: I'm still confused about how a man with the stated views that Clint has is still a Republican.

Doesn't care about gay marriage.
Doesn't care about gays in the military
Disapproves of military adventurism.
Supports gun control laws

He's a self described social liberal and fiscal conservative.

Why the hell invite him to the RNC? Sabotage perhaps?



They told him that Ron Paul would be there, but not that Ron Paul would be thrown under a bus by the party.

RON PAUL!
 
2012-09-17 11:48:11 AM  
like Rmoney and the republican, he's doublein down on the stupid
 
2012-09-17 11:49:32 AM  

Superjew: Clint trolled the GOP hard. Like Colbert.

"Empty Chair" is the takeway from the RNC convention. Nothing more.

He's no dummy.


I'm actually starting to think this way, too...

He's a Republican, but, as far a I can tell, he's not the right-wing yahoo, social conservative kind of Republican (a rare breed these days).

I think he might have intentionally made the GOP look bad with that performance.

But, really, who knows? It's all speculation as to his motives.
 
2012-09-17 11:50:16 AM  
What's frustrating here is that he really doesn't give a crap, and so many people want him to.

He doesn't care. Carry on with your "empty chair" photoshops.

Diogenes: I think you're making a bad assumption. Team Clint is the only team he cares about. But I do agree that he should have shown some deference to the occassion, party loyalties aside.


I don't care that he didn't care. :)
 
2012-09-17 11:54:50 AM  
When he was told that Obama is still a fan of his, Clint said, "Well, that's his bad judgment."

Smh. Classy.
 
2012-09-17 11:54:51 AM  
There is something about the aging process that makes you give a crap less.

aidan.com.my


/breakfast of Klingon champions
 
2012-09-17 11:55:03 AM  

Jim_Callahan: Not that your opinion isn't valid or anything, but... why? The party conventions have never really been serious business, especially when the nominee is predetermined


On non-political things I tend to be 'conservative.' Less serious is OK. But whatever his motivations (or lack thereof), he upstaged the main act. Bad form for a performer.
 
2012-09-17 11:55:49 AM  
He can yell at chairs all he wants, if it means more opportunities to see Amy Adams' ass in the theater.
 
2012-09-17 11:56:15 AM  

DROxINxTHExWIND: When he was told that Obama is still a fan of his, Clint said, "Well, that's his bad judgment."

Smh. Classy.


Why? That comment is funny and self-deprecating. I can imagine Bob Hope delivering a line like that.
 
2012-09-17 11:57:19 AM  

DammitIForgotMyLogin: Well, that's fair, because I don't give a damn about what Clint Eastwood thinks

 
2012-09-17 11:58:50 AM  

mahuika: When he was told that Obama is still a fan of his, Clint said, "Well, that's his bad judgment."

Huh? Are you insulting your own acting skills?


Apparently. Obama likes him, after all, so he must suck.
 
2012-09-17 11:59:57 AM  
When he was told that Obama is still a fan of his, Clint said, "Well, that's his bad judgment."

No sir, it is just that some people are not motivated by hate and can still see good in others even though they disagree about politics.
 
2012-09-17 12:00:39 PM  
New pickup line : "hey, is president Obama sitting there or do you mind if I sit next to you?"
 
2012-09-17 12:00:48 PM  
Stay classy, Clint Eastwood!
 
2012-09-17 12:01:04 PM  

DammitIForgotMyLogin: Well, that's fair, because I don't give a damn about what Clint Eastwood thinks


Done in one.
 
2012-09-17 12:01:23 PM  
FTA:When he was told that Obama is still a fan of his, Clint said, "Well, that's his bad judgment."
Huh? That's being a classless ass and sort of insulting yourself at them same time.
 
2012-09-17 12:03:09 PM  
I haven't trusted him since he viciously maligned that nice Tanner feller.
 
2012-09-17 12:03:23 PM  
To be perfectly honest, I hope to live as long as he has, and when I reach that age I'm probably not gonna give two shiats what people think of me either.
 
2012-09-17 12:03:34 PM  

MusicMakeMyHeadPound: There is something about the aging process that makes you give a crap less.

[aidan.com.my image 500x500]


/breakfast of Klingon champions


That picture is horrifying. I was traumatized as a child.

CSB Time: Picture it, DC in the summer of 88. I storm into my grandmother's house thirsty as a camel because I was coming from the basketball court. I had been warned several times about drinking from the container/ bottle but I was half lazy and half rebellious so I got away with it whenever I could. I'm hot, I'm sweaty, the cups were way over there, and there's no one else in the kitchen so I grab the full, ice cold bottle of grape juice out of the fridge and start guzzling. I might have gotten two gulps down before I realized something was terribly wrong. I look at the bottle and sure enough, I'm chuging Sunsweet Prune Juice. I spit the rest of what was in my mouth onto the floor and dry heave a few times...to the absolute delight of my grandmother who had walked into the kitchen to see what the commotion was. She says to me..."I bet you won't be drinking from a bottle in here again. Now clean that damn mess up".


/I still did it.
//But I looked at the label, first.
 
2012-09-17 12:04:10 PM  
I just love how Clint and Republicans thin Obama shouts "shut up" at them and "go fark yourself!" This made up Obama does seem really scary. Too bad he doesn't actually exist.
 
2012-09-17 12:05:00 PM  

Parthenogenetic: Because, like Ronald Reagan, they think he's the manly cowboy he portrays in the movies?


Much like little children, Republicans have a very difficult time separating fiction from reality
 
2012-09-17 12:05:39 PM  

Diogenes: DROxINxTHExWIND: When he was told that Obama is still a fan of his, Clint said, "Well, that's his bad judgment."

Smh. Classy.

Why? That comment is funny and self-deprecating. I can imagine Bob Hope delivering a line like that.


That's not self-deprecating. That is a jerk saying, "He has bad judgement because he still likes me even though he knows that I do not like him".
 
2012-09-17 12:07:55 PM  

Corvus: I just love how Clint and Republicans thin Obama shouts "shut up" at them and "go fark yourself!" This made up Obama does seem really scary. Too bad he doesn't actually exist.


He's still black and has an army at his disposal. They find that plenty scary.
 
2012-09-17 12:10:30 PM  
Wait wait wait. Let me just combine all of the Liberal idiots post into one.

DERP!1 freepers.. TEABAGGERS, AMURIKA!!! OCCUPY!!


feel better?

Good
 
2012-09-17 12:12:02 PM  

meat0918: I'm still confused about how a man with the stated views that Clint has is still a Republican.

Doesn't care about gay marriage.
Doesn't care about gays in the military
Disapproves of military adventurism.
Supports gun control laws

He's a self described social liberal and fiscal conservative.

Why the hell invite him to the RNC? Sabotage perhaps?


Also take into account his serial womanizing and birthing children out of wedlock. I think the unofficial count is at least 7 kids by 5 different women. But since he's white, the "Family Values" voters don't mind.
 
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