Friday, August 31, 2012

Not What I Expected

The stunning, disgraceful, overshadowing performance of Clint Eastwood on the final night of the Republican Convention has left everyone on the left and the right shaking their heads.  On a night where the finale of the convention should be all about Mitt Romney, it is all about Clint Eastwood and who allowed him precious prime time air time.  Even the New York Post's front page is Clint.  The NY Post is the most right Republican newspaper and they had to run with Clint.  Clint's classless and bizarre 10 minute performance was not to be believed.  Did you see it?  If you didn't, youtube it.  He is too old, rambling, and incredibly insulting to the President of the United States.  

Clint's schtick was an empty chair that was supposed to be President Obama. The President would interrupt him and told Clint twice to go f**k yourself, of course, without actually saying it but the intent was clear and shocking.  The first time was supposed to be to Mitt Romney and the second time to Clint.  To denigrate the President of the United States with expletives is disrespectful; to the man that Barack Obama presents himself as, is cheap. In between the ramblings of an old man, he said things that I can't imagine the Republicans wanted to hear.  I can't do any of it justice. Totally inappropriate. Ruined the great feeling from the video about Mitt Romney that aired before 10pm. 

The feedback and talking heads from both sides were appalled. Everyone wants to know who okayed this in prime time. Reverend Al Sharpton said if Clint was performing at the Apollo, they would have gotten the hook out and dragged him off the stage.  Joe Scarborough said that he would've put him on before 10pm and if he went over, he would've cut off his mic. There will be an investigation and probably another book about this debacle of a campaign.  This should have been Mitt Romney's big night. He was overshadowed by an old movie star without class.

Sidebars:  It's Labor Day weekend. Millions of children are back in school.  Homework begins in earnest. I hate homework.  The San Francisco Giants are now 4.5 games ahead of the Los Angeles Dodgers even without Melky Cabrera and the Dodgers megatrade from the Red Sox.  Come on Giants!! College football began last night.  I hate college football season.  In the olden days, it was only on Saturdays.  Today, with cable, it's on 4 out of 7 days a week through mid January.  Ugh!  Here's to a Federal court in Texas that made the voter ID law illegal in that State. Voter suppression stopped in Texas!!! Everyone enjoy the official end of summer!  

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1 comment:

  1. And Romey didn't exactly offer any economic solutions either. Just pie-in-the-sky about how he'll do a better job. Not one idea the entire campaign has come out of his mouth on how to fix anything. At least O'Bama's trying, offering solutions, that continually get shot down.

    I hate this type of politics too. It loks like the Tea Party has arrived caffeine free.