Clint Makes Mitt's Day
'When someone's not doing their job, let 'em go'
By Mary Papenfuss, Newser Staff
Posted Aug 30, 2012 9:19 PM CDT
Clint Eastwood gestures while speaking to delegates at the Republican National Convention.   (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

(Newser) – Taciturn Hollywood tough guy Clint Eastwood saddled up for Mitt Romney tonight. People aren't all "left of Lenin" in Hollywood, said a tousled-haired Clint in a rambling 10-minute speech. "There are a lot of conservative people, moderate people, in Hollywood" who "play it closer to the vest; they don't go around hot-dogging it." He called 23 million unemployed in the country a "national disgrace" that the Obama administration hasn't addressed. "It's time for someone else to solve the problem," he declared to raucous cheers. In a weird kind of schtick he addressed an empty chair set up next to the podium as "President Obama"—and pretended to hear comments from the chair—telling the "president" that no, he wouldn't "shut up." Based on hints from Clint, the chair was also telling Eastwood and Romney to go eff themselves.

"I never thought it was a good idea for attorneys to be president," he told the chair. "Maybe it's time for a businessman. How about that? A stellar businessman. I think it's that time." We "own this country," Eastwood told the enthusiastic crowd. "Politicians are employees of ours. You're the best in the world," regardless of political affiliation, he said to the audience, and "we should never forget that. And when someone doesn't do the job, we gotta let 'em go." Go ahead, he concluded, and the crowd roared in response: "make my day."

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emo
Aug 31, 2012 11:08 AM CDT
This lesser of two evils does not cut it anymore when picking a president. The fact that people sit at these conventions and applaud lies and untruths told just so somebody can win is absurd. When will people wake up and realize the system does not work the way it is anymore. When we can get a president worth picking then we should vote. But when all america does is give us two jackasses then why vote at all? People should go to the polls and let them know they refuse to vote for two jackasses and we want a new vote with new candidates that will work for the people. Congress needs to be cleaned out. Like clint said if these people work for us then why can't we fire them like your boss fires you? The government does not fear the people anymore. If our taxes are to be used then we the people should be able to vote on every dollar spent. Washington has become a training ground for greedy clowns that should be in the circus of assholes. Instead of picking the lesser of two evils why not stymie the polls and demand new candidates and choose none of these jackasses. Send out a message to washington and the candidates. It is time for doing and changes. But if you think not then you get what you deserve. But in my house when vermin sets in it is time to exterminate. It must be nice to not do your job and collect thousand dollar salaries for the rest of your life. All this needs to stop. Take there job and there salaries and then hear the tune these useless jackasses sing. People have a right to be heard and just because your choice at the store is product a or product b if it is not what you want make the store either get your product or close down because we don't need useless or worthless products around here. Would you fly overseas on a broken airplane? Then why put a flawed president in charge of your life? But you will. And you truly call yourself americans. JACKASSES.
enoughalready
Aug 31, 2012 10:55 AM CDT
I am not saying Romney is any better , but anyone who votes to re-elect Obama is a complete moron .You are not better off with him as president.He has run this country into the ground and he wants four more years to bury it.
vendetta
Aug 31, 2012 10:28 AM CDT
My god Clint, WTF happened.