Todd Heisler /New York Times
The guy went Off script and did some unfunny stuff about the President of the United States….
The true believers didn’t care…
Others ain’t gonna be happy….
Actor and director Clint Eastwood tried a risky and sometimes awkward 10-minute routine Thursday before the GOP convention in Tampa, Fla., that involved several minutes of him pretending to ask questions to a non-present President Obama, though he won big applause for lines saying it’s time for him to leave office.
“When somebody does not do the job, we got to let him go,” he said near the end of his remarks, to rowdy applause.
“We own this country,” he added. “Politicians are employees of ours. They’re just going to come around and beg for votes every few years, it’s the same old deal.”
Before grilling an invisible Obama in an empty chair, Eastwood said he was initially fine with Obama’s election, but that the state of the economy made him sour on the president.
“I just thought, this is great,” Eastwood said of Obama’s election. “Everybody was crying, Oprah was crying. I was even crying.
“I haven’t cried so hard since I found out there’s 23 million unemployed people in this country. Now that is something to cry for.”
Then began the questioning of empty-seat Obama. Eastwood started by asking how Obama accounts for the many promises he made but has not delivered on, such as his promise to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Eastwood then pretended that Obama told him to shut up. “What do you mean, shut up?” he said to laughter.
Eastwood then questioned him about how much longer U.S. troops would be in Afghanistan. “You thought war in Afghanistan was OK, you thought that was something worth doing. We didn’t check with the Russians to see how they did for 10 years,” he said to more applause.
Eastwood also noted that Obama has given a target date for getting out, but criticized him for it.
“Mr. Romney asked the only sensible question,” Eastwood said. “He said, why giving a date out now? Why don’t you just bring them home tomorrow morning?”
Seconds later, he pretended that Obama called on Mitt Romney to perform a crude act.
“I can’t tell him to do that. He can’t do that to himself,” Eastwood said to shocked laughter in the convention hall…..Share on Facebook