If “Kudos” is way-last-century, then “Thanks, and a tip o’ the hat!” is ancient history. In any case I say “Bravo!” to crusty ol’ men like Clint Eastwood, who have the courage to bring a little light and hope to an awkward, self-aware convention that had already failed in every way, except for its continuation of the four-year long progression of personal attacks and little more.
In his acceptance speech four years ago, Obama said, “This was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal…” It is true, though Obama doesn’t brag, that his reason and wisdom have brought about positive change in global relations. Romney would never attempt to utter anything similar. Just more hand wringing as to how Obama has destroyed our country and failed terribly. Romney thinks American voters are fools and idiots! Maybe I should say, legitimate fools, and real idiots.
Even as the boredom began to mount, up came 82 year old Clint Eastwood, highly regarded actor and director, to tell us that indeed Obama’s response to the GOP is “Go ???? Yourself!!” (I’m taking certain liberties here.) Danged if that doesn’t make sense! In fact, I believe that that is Obama’s response.
Obama is getting to be “As bad as Biden!” Well, Obama gets better every day, in spite of the mediocrity of the patented Republican bland rebuke. But “Bad as Biden”… that’s a darned funny line. Biden, like Eastwood is his own man, and we men recognize that sort of thing. Some of us with just a working knowledge of the streets agree that the Grand Old Party will put many “back in chains.”
I don’t actually think that Eastwood is anything close to conservative. He says that conservatives play it “close to the vest.” For sure the rowdy Eastwood didn’t play anything “close to the vest.”
Busy Americans with little time for CNN and Fox might not have known that Barack Obama was the bounty of the Harvard Law School. They know now, don’t they?
We, the well informed (we blush!), are aware that Obama opts for fuel efficient cars and surprisingly successful wind energy. The Republican fat-cats, including oil magnates like David Koch, and corporations that profit at several hundred percent, are for more drilling and plead to end the restrictions that hold them back from making the air entirely unbreathable. The oil resource based party of the very wealthy will “Bomb, bomb, bomb Iran” without a second thought. So, when Eastwood chides Obama, suggesting he fly in a smaller plane, what is one to think? Tell you what I think; Eastwood is an undercover Democrat, batting a thousand.
And when we consider that Eastwood’s presentation, the only interesting presentation of the event, put the Mitt acceptance speech right out of prime time… Gawd, I wish I had thought of that!
So kudos, Clint Eastwood; may you be forever remembered for one bright glowing moment in the unendurable history of the world.
Photo: New York Daily News