Clint Eastwood Tries His Hand at Improv Comedy, Debates Invisible President, Wanders a Bit, Drops an Implied F-Bomb, And Gets a Stadium Full of Republicans to Applaud a Call for an Immediate Withdrawal from Afghanistan

Just in case you missed it, I give you the greatest speech in the history of political conventions:

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  • Caleb Turberville||

    My guess is that this is the time of the year Clint takes that "special medication" that helps with his jazz compositions.

  • CE||

    Clint saying we should have asked the Russians about occupying Afghanistan "made my day".... I noticed a lot of neocons not clapping though.

  • geo1113||

    It had to be good. MSNBC call it a "debacle."

  • Caleb Turberville||

    This from the network that runs a solid 7-hour block of Bashir, Matthews, Sharpton, Shultz, Maddow, and O'Donnell.

  • CE||

    The ABC communists, I mean commentators, were aghast.

  • Brutus||

    It's like being denounced by the North Korean News Service.

  • Broseph of Invention||

    That was the only speech of the convention aimed more at Americans than Republicans. Not so much a train wreck as a drunk guy on a bicycle blocking traffic and making you think twice about living the safe life.

  • Caleb Turberville||

    I think I can guarantee that there won't be a better speech at the Democratic convention.

  • Caleb Turberville||

    But wait, should I hold out for a surprise speech from Sean Penn?

  • geo1113||

    Viva Fidel!!!

  • Brutus||

    Y Hugo!!

    How's that Cuban healthcare coming?

  • Atlas Stoned||

    I'd say its 50-50, he has been pretty busy teaching collectivism to Haitians.

  • Broseph of Invention||

    I agree, but not for the reasons speeches are usually great. Most of Clint's speech was spent trying to remember the point or joke he was trying to make, but that just made his simple and earnest points all the more honest and real. It's like the nonsense of a drunk night that ends with a moment of clarity and a walk home. Those moments of clarity are the truest thoughts you'll have all week.

  • Death Rock and Skull||

    I thought he was doing a Norm MacDonald routine.

  • ||

    Those moments of clarity are the truest thoughts you'll have all week.

    Most of my friends are either alcoholics or former alcoholics. Nothing wrong with that. They do enjoy themselves and they are causing no harm and they are good people.

    But I do think it is vitally important that you are informed about an important fact in regards to your above quoted statement.

    You are an idiot.

  • Broseph of Invention||

    The anonymity of the internet's been good to you, hasn't it 21st century man?

  • Dan's brother Jeff||

    The 5 Biggest Lies In Mitt Romney’s RNC Acceptance Speech
    http://www.democraticunderground.com/125182001

  • Bee Tagger||

    My guess is that it's not hard to find 5 lies in any politician's speech. Which makes me startled to find what the #1 lie (or top 5 if the numbering isn't meaningful) is:

    Mitt Romney Goes Birther

    Which is just accusations of dog whistles and code words from Romney praising Neil Armstrong and saying it took an American to do the big job he did. It only ends up being a lie if you're the kind of person who thinks "non-American" immediately when you hear Obama's name.

  • ant1sthenes||

    When the first point is the "factchecker" (what a bullshit concept that turned out to be) reading something into a statement no normal person would, and then calling it a lie, you can pretty just give up on the rest of the article.

  • Lord Peter Wimsey||

    It would not surprise me to find five lies or half truths in the first five lines of Mitt Romney's speech (or any other politician's speech).

    However, when you link to democratic underground, you are saying "I don't mind lies. I kind of like the ones that shore up my statist ideology."

    Either that or you're a libertarian with a serious case of split personality. If so, please have your libertarian personality kick your smarmy leftist personality in the balls.

    And then take your medication!

  • The Immaculate Trouser||

    Clint's great. Love the withdraw from Afghanistan line.

  • fabius||

    There were also a couple of autofellatio jokes.

  • Mensan||

    I think it was a reoccurring "Go fuck yourself" joke.

  • Dan's brother Jeff||

    Romney's $5 trillion in tax cuts favor the millionaires and billionaires
    http://www.taxpolicycenter.org.....y-plan.cfm

  • califernian||

    I'm all for lowing taxes on the middle class aren't you?

  • Lord Peter Wimsey||

    Good for Romney. Since the top 1% pay almost 40% of the taxes (that's the roads you drive on, parasite) they should be favored in any tax cuts.

    Who should be favored? Crack whores? Unionized school teachers? Idiot trolls who don't understand how wealth is created? Leftist reptiles who think employment just happens because of God or Government?

    Re-reading the above paragraph, I'd like to apologize to crack whores. I should not have included them in such company.

  • Brutus||

    Are tax cuts supposed to favor people that don't pay taxes?

  • Suellington||

    Not exactly a stadium full of Repubs applauding an exit from Afganistan, but he did get some cheers. Good line. The implied fucking oneself allusions were also a nice touch.

  • LibertyMark||

    I laughed out loud when he said "He can't do that to himself!". Priceless.

    And, the Biden stuff was great.

    All the rambling was worth those two things.

  • Brutus||

    I liked the "you own this country" and "politicians are our employees" lines, both irrfutably true. How we ever lost sight of that is beyond me.

  • JW||

    And Gets a Stadium Full of Republicans to Applaud a Call for an Immediate Withdrawal from Afghanistan

    Until they're in power, and then we must stay until the sun goes out.

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