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Clint Eastwood Speech

6 Strange Facts About Clint Eastwood In Honor Of His 85th Birthday

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 06.04.2015 | Fifty

Clint Eastwood is an enduring cultural icon of masculinity -- even as he turns 85 on May 31. The gravelly voiced actor-director has left his mark on H...

Clint Eastwood's Daughter Says She's Not Voting For Romney

Posted 10.19.2012 | Entertainment

Clint Eastwood may be Mitt Romney's most famous supporter, but his daughter isn't following in her father's footsteps. TMZ caught up with the actr...

John Celock

A Rabbi's Clint Eastwood Moment | John Celock | Posted 09.11.2012 | Politics

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, the Republican congressional nominee running against Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.), has released a new campaign ad in the vein of...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 11.08.2012 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

Afghanistan. Mitt Romney didn't even mention it in Tampa. Clint Eastwood did, and got a big applause by asking Invisible Obama why he won't bring the troops home in short order. It's not a bad question -- especially given the president's promise in Charlotte to "use the money we're no longer spending on war to pay down our debt and put more people back to's time to do some nation-building right here at home." But despite sky-high unemployment right here at home and a war price tag of $2 billion a week, the president stuck with his plan to withdraw from Afghanistan by 2014. He opened his acceptance speech by harkening back to his 2004 convention keynote. Perhaps he should have harkened back to 2002, when he declared, "I'm not opposed to all wars. I'm opposed to dumb wars." Afghanistan has become a dumb war. It's time to get out.

Clint Eastwood Reveals The Inspiration Behind The Empty Chair

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 05.31.2013 | Politics

Clint Eastwood spoke to his local paper following his much-discussed speech last Thursday at the Republican National Convention in Tampa and revealed ...

The 'Empty Chair' in Tampa Belonged to George W. Bush

N. E. Marsden | Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics
N. E. Marsden

Eastwood's gag dramatically (and some would say brilliantly) turned the spotlight on Obama, while deflecting attention from the president who was missing. After all, Eastwood "talked" to Barack Obama. No one talked to Bush.

GOP Convention Viewers Fell; Eastwood Speech Was Highlight

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 09.05.2012 | Politics

Viewership of the Republican convention was down sharply from four years ago, according to a Pew Research Center poll released Wednesday. While 56 per...

Hey You Kids, Get Off of the Republican Party's Lawn

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 11.04.2012 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Although it may not be what the convention organizers wanted, the image of an older white man rambling nonsensically about politics, President Obama, and, at times, nothing in particular, while recycling lines from movies from a generation ago, is pretty fitting for today's Republican Party.

I Told You About Eastwood a Month Ago on the Huffington Post!

Jay Weston | Posted 09.04.2012 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

On August 6th, Huffington Post ran a post I wrote about Clint Eastwood -- about how I intensely disliked him personally and as a Republican icon.

Inside the Minds of GOP Strategists (VIDEO)

Katie Halper | Posted 11.04.2012 | Comedy
Katie Halper

Here's a sneak peak at what we can only imagine goes on behind the closed doors of Republican spin doctors. It turns out, they knew about Clint Eastwood and the empty chair!

You Didn't Say That

Gareth_Price | Posted 11.04.2012 | Science

Most reasonable people can infer that Obama didn't actually mean that nobody built their own businesses. Quite sensibly, he meant that nobody on their own builds roads or bridges or schools. But, as Republicans point out with undisguised schadenfreude: He didn't say that.

Politico Bombshell Exclusive: Empty Chair and Empty Suit Tell All

Mark Steinberg | Posted 11.04.2012 | Comedy
Mark Steinberg

After Romney had departed and the lights were turned off, hidden microphones picked up the following exchange.

Michael Moore's Absurd Comments About Clint Eastwood's Absurd Speech

Mark Yzaguirre | Posted 11.04.2012 | Celebrity
Mark Yzaguirre

Does anyone really think that Clint Eastwood's films like The Outlaw Josey Wales or Million Dollar Baby are going to be unknown because of a speech he made at the 2012 GOP Convention?

WATCH: Chairs Audition For Clint Eastwood Speech

Posted 09.04.2012 | Comedy

Yes, there have been a lot of parodies and jokes about Clint Eastwood's now-infamous RNC speech, and yes, we're almost sick of talking about it... alm...

Clint Eastwood: Make Movies, Not Speeches, Please!

Liz Smith | Posted 11.04.2012 | Celebrity
Liz Smith

Clint Eastwood may be a great movie star and filmmaker, but he is no angel -- no public speaker either. He's a shaky 82-year-old man who derailed the dignity of what had been a fairly positive outing for Republicans.

Sarah Palin Targets Obama With 'Empty Chair' Attack

Posted 09.03.2012 | Politics

On the heels of Clint Eastwood's bizarre speech at the Republican National Convention, Sarah Palin took to Twitter and said, "America's kids are going...

The Man in the Chair Who Wasn't There

Jason Stanford | Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics
Jason Stanford

Pound for pound, Mitt Romney doesn't match up well with Obama, so they've unconsciously created an alternate presidency they abhor. Clint Eastwood manifested this dysfunction when he debated that empty chair on the stage in Tampa. But the man in that chair isn't really there.

Welcome to the American Republic, Mr. Eastwood

Gary Hart | Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics
Gary Hart

Partisan politics, so wrapped up in creating an antagonism between capitalism and government, misses the point. If we are to maintain ourselves as a republic, certain foundational principles of a republic must be upheld.

10 Ways Clint Eastwood Could Have Made His RNC Speech Worse

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 08.31.2012 | Politics

When seasoned actor and director Clint Eastwood was announced on Thursday as the Republican National Convention's "mystery speaker," nobody could have...

Celebrity Heckler Wanders Onto 2012 RNC Stage, Delivers Tirade To Chair

William Dameron | Posted 10.31.2012 | Comedy
William Dameron

In a shocking lapse of security, a heckler was permitted to take the stage of the 2012 Republican National Convention, where he delivered a 12-minute tirade directed to a chair. Perhaps more bizarre was the audience's reaction.

Romney Aides Shirk Blame Over Eastwood Train Wreck

The New York Times | Posted 08.31.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- Clint Eastwood's rambling and off-color endorsement of Mitt Romney on Thursday seemed to startle and unsettle even the candidate's own ...

Clint Eastwood Invents Millions Of Unemployed People

Posted 08.31.2012 | Business

Apparently Clint Eastwood is a fan of talking about things that don't really exist. At the Republican National Convention Thursday night, the man...

Eastwooding: New Internet Sensation Involving... A Chair?

The Huffington Post | Britney Fitzgerald | Posted 09.04.2012 | Technology

If you see someone talking to an empty chair today, don't worry -- they're probably just "Eastwooding." Clint Eastwood spoke at the Republican Nati...

Ann Romney: Eastwood Was 'Unique'

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 08.31.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- Ann Romney said she appreciates the support Clint Eastwood gave her husband's presidential bid, even if the actor's bizarre monologue a...

Clint Eastwood Mocked After Bizarre Speech

Posted 08.31.2012 | Politics

By DERRIK J. LANG, ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES — Clint Eastwood earned plenty of bad reviews for his latest performance: a bizarre, rambling end...