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Clint Eastwood to speak at Republican convention – despite being pro-marriage equality

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  1. Best comment on this I’ve seen so far (and apologies, forget the name of the poster so can’t attrib.): “Angry old white guy argues with empty chair…chair wins.”

    I don’t think that I have ever cringed quite so hard. Creating an imaginary POTUS (but not addressing him by his due title, he is not MR Obama) and then doing some sort of weird puppetry by making the imaginary construct behave a certain way was utterly despicable in every way.

    And if I’m honest with you, it isn’t the RNC’s stance on LGBT relationships and law that worries – it is EVERYTHING else. If they get power the whole country faces mayhem, and it will leak out around the world.

    1. GulliverUK 31 Aug 2012, 2:18pm

      I think that may be one of the best yet. Another included; “Note to file, actors need a script”. It was quite rambling – I admit I couldn’t watch it to the end as it was too cringe-worthy. As below tho, although he was not against marriage equality he is encouraging people to vote for someone who would outlaw equal marriage, with god only knows what consequences for all those already married.

  2. Palin on the Fears. 31 Aug 2012, 11:36am

    Third rate comedian does warm-up for the main act, “The Two Delusionals” famous for their opening line, ‘Hey did you know my cult is bigger than your cult?’ They are just a pair of cults.

  3. Clint Eastwood is NOT pro-marriage equality.

    Clint Eastwood is NOT pro-choice.

    If you support the Republican Party and vote for them you are voting against LGBT rights; women’s rights; poor people’s rights.

    So when Clint Eastwood says he supports marriage equality he is talking complete crap.

    He supports an extreme rghtwing, monstrous ideology.

    F*** you Clint Eastwood. When you vote Republican yuo are voting against LGBT rights.

  4. “He said: “Who are these people who are making a big deal about gay marriage?

    “I don’t give a damn about who wants to get married to anybody else! Why not?! We’re making a big deal out of things we shouldn’t be making a deal out of . . . Just give everybody the chance to have the life they want.”

    And then he goes on and campaigns for a man who supports a constitutional amendment that would outlaw same-sex marriages in the whole USA.
    Paying lip service is fine, but actions speak louder than words, Mr. Eastwood.

  5. Clint Eastwood is a bigot, pure and simple.

    If you support a party that is bigotted to the core and which would enshrine bigotry into the constitution; then you cannot call yourself a social libertarian.

  6. Well, his rambling, incoherent and ridiculous speech has done more to damage the Republican Party than we could ever have hoped for!

    1. Right on, Will. ;)

    2. Given his stated support for equal marriage and his superb and recent directorial achievements, I can only hope this was totally deliberate.

  7. John Voight was evern worse than Eastwood – watched his chat with female Sky reporter – he couldn’t see her but “bet that she was pretty.” Then he quoted, get this, that there were too many communists in Hollywood. Arthur Miller will be turning in his grave. Why bring out actors anyway – why have they any greater insight into the state of the nation than say, a Chick-Fil-A employee! My country tis of twee! Horrendous!

  8. Getting famous entertainers to address political rallies is hugely tempting in a television age, and usually a car-crash.
    Not that seeing the GOP making an ass of itself is anything but a pleasure.

  9. I don’t think it’s fair to say he’s not pro equal marriage nor pro abortion. I’ve voted for political parties in the past when I didn’t agree with all their policies. Best of a bad bunch.

    Although, i couldn’t vote for a party that was against equal marriage. It’s a human rights issue, and I couldn’t vote for a party that didn’t afford the same rights to all of society.

    1. Harlequin 1 Sep 2012, 2:14am

      I agree. Voting in a two- (or even three-) party ‘democracy’ almost always involves a choice between sets of evils.

  10. Like those who voted for Hitler while disapproving of his policies on Jews. What a CLINT!

    1. de Villiers 1 Sep 2012, 9:55am

      There is no comparison with Hitler.

  11. I watched an HD replay on YouTube with the intention of then adding a comment on PN about God cursing the Repugnant Party with Hurricane Isaac, also adding some Schadenfreude dig at Clint’s woeful performance.

    But I found it just incredibly sad to see a human being who (presumably) is now losing his marbles, all the more so because (although promoting Romney) he doesn’t seem to have been an intrinsically bad person.

    The scariest thing was to see the audience cheering wildly but robotically, no matter what senseless, rambling nonsense he spouted.

    Let’s hope that the delay caused by Isaac and the distraction caused by Clint have both weakened Romney’s campaign.

  12. Julia Ford 7 Sep 2012, 6:27am

    Clint! Don,t do it! You realy do make yourself look like a complete idiot. If you stop now you can be remembered for being a great actor and not an old fart.

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