Wednesday, September 5, 2012


Clint Eastwood Gets Cut From Romney RNC Video

A video mash-up of speakers from last week's Republican National Convention does not include an appearance from the " mystery RNC speaker," Clint Eastwood.

The two-and-a-half minute video posted today to the Romney campaign's YouTube account features former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, VP nominee Paul Ryan and of course, Romney himself, but it leaves out Eastwood's controversial speech.

Eastwood caused a stir at the convention and on Twitter with a rambling speech Thursday night, in which he interviewed an invisible President Obama in a wooden prop chair.

{ Hey Clint ... did you know that Mitt Romney is an attorney ? ... as was Abe Lincoln [Rep], in fact Clint ... 25 out of the 44 Ex Presidents were lawyers including John Adams [Founding Father], Thomas Jefferson [Founding Father], James Madison [Father of the Constitution], James Monroe [Founding Father] ..... the list goes on}

And as for Romney's business acumen ..... Did you know .....  In 1993, Bain Capital bought GST Steel, a maker of steel-wire rods, and later more than doubled its $24 million investment. The company borrowed heavily to modernize plants in Kansas City and North Carolina—and to pay out dividends to Bain. But foreign competition increased and steel prices fell. GST Steel filed for bankruptcy and shut down its money-losing Kansas City plant, throwing some 750 employees out of work. Union workers there blamed Bain, then and now, for ruining the company, upending their lives, and devastating the community.

Then, in 1994, Bain invested $27 million as part of a deal with other firms to acquire Dade International, a medical-diagnostics-equipment firm, from its parent company, Baxter International. Bain ultimately made nearly 10 times its money, getting back $230 million. But Dade wound up laying off more than 1,600 people and filed for bankruptcy protection in 2002, amid crushing debt and rising interest rates. The company, with Bain in charge, had borrowed heavily to do acquisitions, accumulating $1.6 billion in debt by 2000. The company cut benefits for some workers at the acquired firms and laid off others. When it merged with Behring Diagnostics, a German company, Dade shut down three U.S. plants. At the same time, Dade paid out $421 million to Bain Capital’s investors and investing partners.

That's the sort of businessman Romney is .... his bottom line is not the working man, it's the investor, I'm not saying that is wrong ..... but it is wrong for him to suggest that it's the working man that he wants to help.

The speech launched a trend called " Eastwooding ," and prompted one supporter to tell Vice President Joe Biden , "You gotta keep the chair."

"You got that? The invisible chair," Bev Kalmer of Poland, Ohio said.

White House senior adviser David Plouffe called Eastwood "an American treasure," on ABC's " This Week " Sunday.

"We're all Clint Eastwood fans here in the Obama campaign," Plouffe said.


Let me give you a quote Chuck, from a Republican President ..... “The divorce between Church and State ought to be absolute. It ought to be so absolute that no Church property anywhere, in any state or in the nation, should be exempt from equal taxation; for if you exempt the property of any church organization, to that extent you impose a tax upon the whole community.” James A. Garfield.

Would you trust a man who dye's his beard ... and his wig ?

A Romney adviser said the presidential candidate found Eastwood's routine funny, but other Republicans worried it disrupted the flow of the final night at the national convention.

"I personally think Clint Eastwood was a mistake before he came out," former California Senate candidate Carly Fiorina said today on "Meet the Press."

Speaking on the same show, former presidential candidate Newt Gingrich called the performance "a distraction."

"I think in the long run it's almost irrelevant. But it's the sort of bump that gives everything something to tweet about, and it provides lots of fodder," Gingrich said. "On the other hand, if you're Mitt Romney and your choice is to have Saturday Night Live decide to pick on Clint Eastwood or pick on you, I think- I think I'd give them Clint Eastwood for every night for the rest of the campaign."

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