Sunday, September 2, 2012

“We Own This Country”

Remember back when Clint Eastwood made that Superbowl Commercial? Remember how Obama’s Ministry of Propaganda, aka the news media, lionized the award-winning actor and director as wise and powerful?

Remember how Left Blogistanis, who celebrate what unions and progressives have done to Detroit, hooted and danced like moonstruck loonies at a Burning Man Festival? 

Well, nothing makes the Obamedia and the hopium smoking left turn on you like blaspheming the Obamessiah. They’ve all now done a 180 and have anathematized Eastwood, casting him out and declaring him senile, irrelevant, and persona non grata. 

You see, artists, like blacks and Latinos, are supposed to march in lockstep with the progressive left or be branded traitors.

As if he cares. He’s Clint Eastwood! 

And the pantywaise bedwetters on the left can go to hell. They can’t make art like he can, and they have nowhere near his wisdom and insight, so they criticize, which is an easy thing to do and the only thing they know how to do, besides lap up DNC propaganda and dutifully regurgitate it.

Old, Stodgy Left unable to laugh at Non-State Sponsored Humor

Eastwood’s speech was funny and thoughtful, artsy, not intended to be a standard political speech, but the stultified, constipated lefties didn’t get it. If it doesn't involve a childish liberal smirking into the camera with a laugh track, how can it be humor? For those paying attention, Eastwood gave off a distinct vibe of “I don’t think much of republican politicians either.” But the angry left, who treats Colbert and Stewart like Moses descending Mount Sinai, worked themselves into a rabid frenzy, never pausing to analyze what he said.

The middle America rubes got it and the stodgy, constipated progressives did not. John Stewart, Rachel Madcow and the leftist propaganda vectors out in TV Land imagine they are the cool kids, telling everyone else what is funny and what isn’t. Well, I got news for them: They are not the cool kids anymore. They are yesterday. They have become angry, controlling beetle-browed plonkers unable to think for themselves or Lilith forbid, able to allow their fellow Americans to do so.

Mark Steyn had the best analysis, agreeing with John Hayward that Clint’s performance was a perfectly-calibrated message aimed at the apolitical undecideds, letting them know it’s OK to abandon Obama and vote for Romney. His point is proven by how the left went on a panicky, full-out jihad against the performance. If it really was an incoherent, shambolic ramble, why are they trying so hard to prove the obvious? No, this was a brilliant piece of theater:
The hair was a clue: No Hollywood icon goes out on stage like that unless he means to.
I’m not sure he could have pulled that off if he’d delivered a slick telepromptered pitch. As Mr. Hayward suggests, the hard lines packed more of a punch for being delivered in the midst of a Bob Newhart empty-chair shtick from the Dean Martin show circa 1968.
Indeed, they were some of the hardest lines of the convention and may well prove the take-home (“We own this country . . . Politicians are employees of ours . . . And when somebody does not do the job, we’ve got to let them go”), but they seemed more effective for appearing to emerge extemporaneously from the general shambles. (Mark Steyn)
Bill Maher got it, praising Eastwood (while still disagreeing with him politically), saying “He killed it.
“As a performer, as a stand-up comedian for 30 years who knows how hard it is to get laughs, excuse me, he went up there … without a net, on a tightrope. There was no teleprompter. He did a bit with just an empty chair and killed,” Maher said. “He committed to it, it was consistent and it worked.” (Bill Maher)
Clint Said What Needed to Be Said

Obama's unemployment rate should make us all cry.  It's time to fire him and bring in somebody new, but you won't hear it from the state-approved performers in the press and on tv...
For four long years we've waited, hoped and prayed that some young comic would break free of the politically correct demands of The State and mock Obama the way all presidents and all people in power should be mocked. But for four long years (with a few exceptions) all we've seen instead are cowardly toadies of The State: Bill Maher, Jon Stewart, David Letterman, Chris Rock, the cast of "Saturday Night Live"… (The Media Strikes Back)
John Nolte observes that the press is in full attack mode, defending their man:
This is why the media has already written 25 stories (5 from Politico) mocking Eastwood.
Had Eastwood said the things the media likes to hear with the same nervousness and hesitation, they would've called him wizened and seasoned. But because he mocked Their Precious One, suddenly he's some kind of embarrassment.
And now Politico, Ben Smith and CNN are all talking about how they intend to use Eastwood as way to overwhelm Mitt Romney's speech in the coming days. (The Media Strikes Back)
Real Pathetic Senility is on the Left

I think the real acts of pathetic senility happen when the poobahs in the press make Kronkite-esque pronouncements and pompously assume that brings finality to the issue. That really cracks me up! Do these progressive pontificators really believe their own BS? They take themselves so seriously, as if they believe that we do. We don’t. 

Also pathetic is MSDNC’s Soviet-style airbrushing out the minority speeches and anything else that didn’t fit the leftwing Potemkin Village they’ve built to cosset their small and peevishly sensitive leftwing audience.

Nolte sums it up by speaking for all right-thinking people:
All I can say in response is: Go to hell you Obama-shilling crybabies. Eastwood showed more grit and honestly in those few minutes than you water carriers have during your entire propaganda-for-the-collective careers.
What Eastwood did tonight was funnier, fresher, edgier, and braver than anything those comedy cowards Chris Rock, Jon Stewart or Stephen Colbert have done in 15 years.
82 years-old, and Dirty Harry is still pissing all the right people off.
My hero. (The Media Strikes Back)
Here's Clint, for those who want to see it again...


viburnum said...

I don't know which was more entertaining. Watching Clint, or watching the soi-dissant know-it-all's pretend they didn't get it.

LD Jackson said...

He nailed it, the media and Obama supporters all know it, and they can't stand it. The truth really does hurt sometimes.

Radical Redneck said...

Think about it, 4 more years - of unemployment, debt, Iran, Israel, lying, cheating, Biden, - boy am I enthused

Constitutional Insurgent said...

It's more political theater. "Our guy rocked it because he's our guy...and you guys suck."

Meanwhile the next irrelevant infomercial plays in Charlotte in a few days.

Radical Redneck said...

How fast people forget when Whoopi Goldberg gave that speech at a fund-raiser for John Kerry and made those off-color sexual synonyms for President George W. Bush's last name. grabbing her crotch and comparing her genitals to President Bush.
You lily livered liberals were laughing our heads off. Waaa happened? Loose your sense of humor?
Did Whoopi Goldberg care about the “ disrespect” to our President when she was doing it to Pres. Bush? No, she was participating in it.
Where was the outcry then Mr. and Mrs. Liberal?

Robert Sinclair said...

Obama has been disrespectful to the United States of America for his entire life; disrespectful to our institutions ... he even put his feet on a prized antique desk, and worst of all, disrespectful to the American people.

Now, suddenly, the left demands that we respect Obama?

Fat chance. You see, respect must be earned. It isn't automatic. No surprise that leftists don't know that.

Anonymous said...

I didn't hear Eastwood lauding the Republican Party. I didn't hear him siging praises of Romney. His message was clear. When someone isn't getting the job done, you got to let them go. The Left Stream Media were convinced that the battle for America ended the day Obma was elected. They were and are wrong. This battle is long from over.

Ducky's here said...

They can’t make art like he can

You have to be kidding.

He owes his early career to Leone and Siegel but if you look through his later career there is a reflection on violence which is not exactly conservative.

Ducky's here said...

Still nobody talking about Mittens.
That's going to change and you might not like the reaction he gets.

Can't hide him forever.

Shaw Kenawe said...

This is a very long and intricate post telling us why Eastwood was so rolickingly hilarious and ingeniously funny while he was talking to an empty chair.

And as Ducky said, it's not about Romney.

There must be some hidden reason for that. No?

Steve said...

Sour grapes and lies SF. I would expect nothing less from you.
You may have liked Clint's performance, but America did not. Including MANY Republiscum/conservatives.
Romney lost, by not telling America how, or what he will do.
12 million jobs, how?
5 trillion in cuts, how?
Turn around our trade deficit, how?
Republiscums have lost their voter ID law fight in the courts, as Ohio and other States courts have ruled against those discriminatory laws and the lie that there is a voter fraud problem in America.
The best thing you can say, is Clint was great. Another lie, according to Americans, who by a large majority, thought Clint was horrible.
Good luck LOSER

Silverfiddle said...

We're on to the lefty tricks, Shaw, and they ain't workin' anymore.

Jon Stewart is a statist stooge and Rachel Madcow putting on the eyeglasses, channeling Walter Kronkite and seriously telling us what to think is hilarious.

What Eastwood did was brilliant, and the left is having conniptions over it.

It is art, if nothing more than judged by the reaction to it.

You guys are hilarious! Keep it up!

Silverfiddle said...

@ Ducky: He owes his early career to Leone and Siegel but if you look through his later career there is a reflection on violence which is not exactly conservative.

Are you really so one-dimensional? Do you view the world and others as one-dimensional ideological foils?

Eastwood is his own man, and you are correct about his later work. So I'm not supposed to like it?

Did you see Million dollar baby? I know people just like her hick family. I have relatives like that! It's a painful thing to see and contemplate, but its real life.

Eastwood knew exactly what he was doing up there and it stung the MSDNC toadies.

Shaw Kenawe said...

"Rachel Madcow putting on the eyeglasses, channeling Walter Kronkite and seriously telling us what to think is hilarious."

You're correct. Rachel is not funny, SF. Making fun of her name and calling her "Madcow?" Now THAT'S incisive adult humor!

SF: "What Eastwood did was brilliant, and the left is having conniptions over it."

Yes. You're correct again. Defending Eastwood's schtick is what you're talking about here.

And Eastwood is not running for president.

We liberals are most definitely having a bit of a chuckle over that.

But more to the point. The only people who really care about what a movie actor/director did or said are political junkies.

I don't know who the Democrats will get to do his/her schtick, but only people who write blogs and comment on them will give a flying donut.

It's good that you and your conservative bretheren loved Clint. We all need to feel good about ourselves.

Constitutional Insurgent said...

I doubt the DNC would attempt to replicate Clint's performance...but they easily could at a cost of about $79.99 at JC Penneys.

After all, this election really is between an empty chair and an empty suit.

Silverfiddle said...

I really like Eastwood, and his speech was the only part of the convention I watched, after the fact, on YouTube.

His performance really got under your skin, didn't it Shaw?

Shaw Kenawe said...

No. Actually. Never saw it. Only read the post-mortems.

I'm having a great time with my California family. In fact, I was staying in California when Clint was mayor of Carmel.

Clint's an okay guy. He's pro-choice, pro-gay marriage, called for the protection of the environment via Government action and regulation, and is anti-war.

Maybe he just lost his way to Charlotte and ended up in Tampa?

Silverfiddle said...

Clint is his own man, and the GOP reality is a little more tolerant than the left's home-spun fantasies, huh?

Chris Christie and Rudy Giuliani are not "rock ribbed" conservatives either.

How many pro life, traditional marriage, global warming denier, small-government, muscular foreign policy speakers will be featured at the DNC?

Bunkerville said...

He made my day. Period.

The Debonair Dudes World said...

Maybe Clint did not get the memo from George Clooney on how to vote!

Get a sense of humor!

Mustang said...

I found nothing he said offensive. I enjoyed the presentation; his words, while intentionally humorous, were good advice to any thoughtful American. If an employee is not doing the job we hired him to do, then we have to let him go. Only a leftist can think Obama has performed well, but this makes perfect sense if you understand the leftist agenda.

beamish said...

Clint's an okay guy. He's pro-choice, pro-gay marriage, called for the protection of the environment via Government action and regulation, and is anti-war.

Mitt Romney is all of those things as well.

Teresa said...

His speech was outstanding. The reactions to this proves that the Left has no sense of humor.

Always On Watch said...

According to a WaPo article, an undecided voter watched as much as she could of RNC 2012. She and her husband were unimpressed UNTIL they watched Eastwood's presentation. This couple "got it" and loved the skit.

The couple will be watching DNC 2012, too, and studying party platforms before voting.


Several commentators in the msm have flatly stated, "He came close to using the f-bomb several times."

No, he didn't.

He played the "f-bomb lines" (unspoken) for laughs.


The grapevine has it that DNC 2012 is looking for someone to do a skit there. So, the DNC knows success when they see it -- but they will never admit it.

Meanwhile, Obama has apparently said THIS about Eastwood's stagecraft at RNC 2012.

Always On Watch said...

Hey! For any here who might be interested, Stogie has released two graphics related to Eastwood's speech at RNC 2012: HERE and HERE.

Z said...

easier to label it WEIRD (which at least 5 lib pundits I saw did...kind of strange so many'd use the very same word Axelrod used for Romney recently, huh? And pretty weird for fairly articulate lefties like Blitzer) than to actually address the CONTENT, which REALLY TICKED THEM OFF.

I really laughed when someone on the Right said "it was just poking fun" and BLITZER says "but it's the PRESIDENT, we don't laugh at a PRESIDENT"

how quickly they forget.

Z said...

SF: am having Catholic problems at GeeeZ if you have a chance. I'd like your input if you have a few minutes.
thanks...if not, have a great day.

Radical Redneck said...

People are hungry for an American to once again represent them. We have two great ones waiting in the wings, and thats gonna make Moochelle no longer proud of her country again

Ducky's here said...

We own this country but the Walton sisters own just a little more than us.

Ducky's here said...

Blitzer's a moron, z.

Why are you listening to him?

Z said...

Ducky, he's YOUR SIDE'S guy, not mine, TRUST ME.
I believe in listening to EVERY SIDE, Ducky...I"m not a one-dimensional conservative who only listens to ANY one channel or radio station (oops, the left doesn't really have a radio station anymore, does it..sorry).
But, again, of don't focus on that fact that Blitzer said that, do you.. you just ask ME why I listen? WHAT?

SF...the mainstream media's now saying that EASTWOOD ISN"T INCLUDED IN THE VIDEO OF THE RNC. SO, I clicked on the link..Um..the RNC video is 2 1/2 minutes long :-)
They have Romney, Martinez (I LOVE HERRRRR!), Rubio, etc...think they needed to throw the wonderful, courageous Eastwood in, too..? in 2 1/2 minutes?
TYPICAL leftwing msm BS.

oops. sorry.

Kid said...

How many people can take this act from the left for infinity? Only the biggest losers. Right? How many of those do we have?
We'll find out.

Kid said...

Another perfect illustration of their hypocrisy btw. The 456,348,911,342,888th example.

Ducky's here said...

I believe in listening to EVERY SIDE, Ducky..


Listening to morons, not so commendable.

Ducky's here said...

Ans z, I am a leftist not a center right liberal.

If you think listening to Blitzer gives you a left perspective you are very sadly mistaken.

It's not tough to find. Try Democracy Now for a start.

FreeThinke said...

"Much Ado About Nothing," if you ask me.

~ FT

Always On Watch said...

Z nailed it. Rather than criticizing the CONTENT, which REALLY TICKED THEM OFF, the Left is criticizing the STAGECRAFT.

What did Eastwood say in seriousness that was inaccurate? Hmmmmm?

Oh, besides that gaffe about lawyers. Are any of the critics mentioning that gaffe?

Thersites said...

I listening to Democracy Now, The Peace and MORE Peace Report... and if you think that THAT passes for a SANE person's perspective, then you should be COMMITTED.

Thersites said...

Amy Goodman=Emma Goldman with a bigger microphone.