So, how badly is the GOP doing "Damage Control" on Eastwood talking to the chair?

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  1. GKDAIR macrumors regular

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    CNN was speechless and Rachel Maddow was simply stunned about it. Was wondering what the GOP thought about the whole thing.


    I mean seriously, the guy was having a conversation with a chair....
     
  2. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Repeating myself from a related thread, Eastwood locked up the senile vote.

    Seriously, I really doubt the judgement of the Romney campaign in allowing this. Had it not been for the threat of a hurricane, we would have been treated to even more lunacy, including Donald Trump.
     
  3. edk99 macrumors 6502a

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    Damage control? He is an actor not a politician.

    Rachel Madcow and Chris Matthews criticized every speaker of the RNC convention so nothing new coming from that channel. I pretty much equate that channel with comedy central and the two goofballs on there.
     
  4. NewbieCanada macrumors 68030

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    If you appear on stage at a political convention, the party that put you there takes the fallout - good or bad - from your appearance. Doesn't matter if you're an actor, politician, plumber, musician or chimney sweep.
     
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    I don't watch MSNBC or any other such crap cable news. But there was a ton to criticize at the convention, especially Paul Ryan's speech, which was nothing short of one big lie.
     
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    How much damage was done?

    Probably not that much. The Republican Party was already "damaged" based on it's candidates and the platform they're running on.

    A doddering old man in a bad skit can't do much worse for them than that.
     
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    I watch Chris Matthews on MSNBC. He's the only one I'll watch unless I want droll info from CNN.

    And Jon Stewart has more truth on his comedy show in one night than Faux Nues has in a month.
     
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    So extremely disrespectful. Disagree with her all you want but that's so pathetically immature. We expect better out of members on this forum. :mad:
     
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    If Clint Eastwood had made the same speech on Leno, you would absolutely have a point, but anyone who stands on stage at a national convention for a political party is effectively a politician and is speaking for the party.
     
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    I'm not going to pretend to know exactly he was intending but given the location of the 'D' and 'C' keys, perhaps one ought to pretend to respectfully await a response before becoming indigent.

    However, I've seen just as bad from other liberal members when talking about the commentators on the Right. I'd get off my high horse if I were one before one breaks their neck. ;)
     
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    Yet seeing how incensed the next comment he had about the 'two goofballs', you have to take into account that it was intentional.

    High Horse lowered.

    BL.
     
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    I'll pretend that he made a typo and didn't post more of his usual. :rolleyes:
     
  13. hulugu macrumors 68000

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    Juvenile humor doesn't deserve this overreaction.
     
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    That's fine. Trying to be voice the reason, no matter how remote the odds, is an unpopular position 'round here anyways.
     
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    Ok Freudian slip. I don't know why but I subliminally think her last name is Madcow. I apologize to Miss Maddow for the mishap.

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    It was not 100% intentional to get her name wrong as explained in my post above. Equating MSNBC hosts to the two goofballs on comedy central was intentional.
     
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    The chair was eerie to say the least...

    But what was more embarrassing was his incoherency. You just don't put an incoherent, 82 year old man up there to represent an entire party.

    And humor is definitely in the eye of the beholder. The audience laughed quite a bit while I just sat staring wide-eyed.
     
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    That makes him the smartest guy in the room.

    Followed closely by the chair.

    :D
     
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    Clint talking to a empty chair is the early sign of dementia or alzheimer's :D
     
  20. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    Early?
     
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    :p I'm sorry, I picked on you in another thread for a similar typo. Spellcheck isn't being very good to you today. ;)
     
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    Pretty sure the empty chair was a metaphor for Obama being an empty suit. At least that was the impression I got.
     
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    Congratulations. You are the only person who understood what he was trying to convey.

    Then again, reality doesn't seem to be an important part of this platform.
     
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    I've long thought, from your posts, that you and Clint were on the same page. :D
     
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    Such astute analysis.
     

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