Although the Left and especially Leftmedia utterly missed the point of what actor, director and producer Clint Eastwood’s performance was all about when he appeared on stage at the Republican National Convention last week — he showed up in a cheap, ill-fitted suit, his hair a mess, mumbling and stumbling while speaking at or to an empty chair beside him onstage (it was a re-enactment of a Jimmy Stewart routine but in present time, the empty chair as Eastwood performed this was the absent President Obama with chair in his absence), all of which spawned a new term: “Eastwooding”.
Which in turn spawned the Empty Chair Day today to commemorate, illustrate and commentate upon the situation as Eastwood presented it.
Later Update: Eastwood shares details about his speaking experience at the GOP 2012 convention. Among those details, there is this:
“President Obama is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people,” Eastwood told The Pine Cone this week. “Romney and Ryan would do a much better job running the country, and that’s what everybody needs to know. I may have irritated a lot of the lefties, but I was aiming for people in the middle.”
…Eastwood said people, including reporters, who were shocked by his remarks “are obviously on the left,” and he maintained that, while many Americans didn’t like the way he handled his convention appearance, millions more have something else on their minds.
“A lot of people are realizing they had the wool pulled over their eyes by Obama,” Eastwood said.
A few more from me:
Some links from among so many more of today’s images:
On Twitter, ‘Empty Chair Day’ Slams DNC
– by Liz Heron, September 03, 2012, Wall Street Journal
‘EASTWOODING’ INSPIRES NATIONAL EMPTY CHAIR DAY ON MONDAY
– by Michael Patrick Leahy, September 03, 2012 at Breitbart.com
Why Clint Eastwood’s speech worked
– by Jim Huffman, September 01, 2012, The Daily Caller