Who’s the Crazy Old White Guy? Clint Eastwood Argues With Imaginary Barack Obama at RNC
Having a crazy old man argue with his imagination at the RNC was a perfect representation of what Republican politics has become. Why not? All Republicans do is argue with an imaginary Muslim Obama, an imaginary Kenyan Obama, and an imaginary radical leftist Obama, so when Oscar winning actor Clint East Wood began arguing with a chair that he pretended was President Obama, the imagery was fitting.
Mr. Eastwood began his one man act, saying, “So I — so I’ve got Mr. Obama sitting here. And he’s — I was going to ask him a couple of questions. But — you know about — I remember three and a half years ago, when Mr. Obama won the election.”
That the 82 year old Eastwood was talking to a chair on national television did not go unnoticed. On Twitter, the sight of Eastwood babbling on about this and that unleashed a firestorm of comments among his fellow stars.
Actress Mia Farrow tweeted “What WAS that thing Clint Eastwood just did? How could they let it happen?”
“Clint Eastwood became huge star as a man of few words,” tweeted former NBC anchor Tom Brokaw. “As a surprise guest on the Tampa stage he had too many words.”
Film critic Roger Ebert said the actor had come across as “sad and pathetic”, while others still wondered on Twitter whether or not Eastwood was cuckoo for cocoa cocoa puffs. It didn’t help that Eastwood looked unkept and disheveled, with his hair uncombed and pointing in a thousand different directions.
Eastwood eventually turns to the chair (imaginary Obama) and says, “You’re crazy, you’re absolutely crazy. You’re getting as bad as Biden.” Well, somebody on that stage was crazy. He’s at least right about that much.
UPDATE: In response to Eastwood’s speech, the internet has started something called Eastwooding. Check it out here.
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