WASHINGTON, September 2, 2012 – Hell may be freezing over as we speak. I am in agreement with Bill Maher.
Before Maher became a spokesperson for the failed policies of the left, I enjoyed his humor. Sharp, biting, observant. I laughed through Religulous (2008).
My reasons for not liking Mr. Maher’s comedy today is not that he supports President Obama, or even uses his show as a pulpit to share the message, it’s that he is so mean to every and anyone that doesn’t.
But then the tendency of liberals to be bullies is what has me turning against my Chicago roots and support for the Democratic party, heading quickly toward the GOP.
And now, I have found something to agree with Maher on. And as I said, hell is freezing over.
During his post-RNC Friday night broadcast , Maher said that Eastwood “killed it” at the convention. And I agree. I thought Mr. Eastwood was brilliant.
A piece of theatrics that was fresh, interesting and very, very funny. The Academy Award winning director and actor used smart humor to drive home the point that President Obama is nothing more, or less, than an empty chair.
“As a performer, as a stand-up comedian for 30 years who knows how hard it is to get laughs, excuse me, he went up there … without a net, on a tightrope. There was no teleprompter. He did a bit with just an empty chair and killed,” Maher said. “He committed to it, it was consistent and it worked.” Continuing with “People have been saying for years: these conventions are too scripted, they’re too slick, they’re too overproduced,” he added. “A guy who went up there who wasn’t slick … and killed with the crowd? I gotta give him props for that.”
What has been even funnier than Mr. Eastwoods’s performance are the number of liberal talking heads from broadcast, print and online that panned the bit, calling the iconic 82 year-old-actor actor everything from nutterbutter’s to doddering. The whole ignorant bunch. Even Roger Ebert felt he had the right to speak badly of Mr. Eastwood.
And from those liberal ranks, I have a commentator that I dislike even more than Bill Maher and Michael Moore. Rachel Maddow. She has taken her vitriol from the convention floor to my parent’s living room in her segment “Million Dollar Babble.”
MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow took this occasion to demean senior citizens seven ways to Sunday while critiquing the performance on her show, saying: “I don’t – I don’t – I don’t know what was going on there. Clint Eastwood is 82 years old and I think that – I don’t know if that’s what was going on there.”
Maddow’s vitriol continues with her having the audacity to continue her rant saying that the reason that Clint Eastwood delivered a babbling, oft-times incoherent, 12-minute speech at the Republican National Convention was because he’s old - 82 years old.
My father, a WWII vet, just celebrated his 85th birthday. Mom is just a couple years younger. They raised a family. Started their own business. Unlike those that sit in a chair and talk for insane amounts of money, they actually worked.
And while Ms. Maddow babbles incoherently, the both enjoy excellent physical and mental health. No babbling. Ever.
Ms. Maddow’s attack on seniors everywhere continued with: “It started off with him clearly off-prompter talking, rambling, about conservatives in Hollywood. He did make one point about the end of the war in Afghanistan and fake interviewed an empty chair as if it was Barack Obama, the President of the United States, swearing at him.”
Can we all agree Ms. Maddow missed the point of it all? I mean for Pete’s sake, if Republicans come out in a suit and tie and talk policy, they are stiff and boring. Try to interject a little humor and they are doddering and weird. And old, according to Ms. Maddow.
After Mr. Eastwood had left the stage, and Senator Marco Rubio had taken the podium, at the front of the room, Rachel Maddow still went on about Clint Eastwood by saying: “That was the weirdest thing I’ve ever seen at a political convention in my entire life, and it will be the weirdest thing I’ve ever seen if I live to be 100.”
On a personal note, may I say I am sorry Ms. Maddow’s anticipates that her life is going to be so ordinary.
I do not deny that everyone has a right to question, condemn and critique Mr. Eastwood’s performance, but to be demean an entire voting block, that Mr. Obama needs to win, is simply ill advised. Those of us over the physical and emotional age of 40 got it. And a lot of those people are “doddering senior citizens” that will go to the polls and will vote Mr. Obama out of the House. Because they are not doddering or nutterbutter or old. They know that the Democratic platform will pull the rug out from under them. Actually, they know that President Obama has already stolen their Social Security for the sake of his hubris and Obamacare.
Mr. Eastwood’s appearance was an RNC surprise. He was the mystery speaker. As bespeaks a surprise, he came out and he was surprising.
It would have been far less interesting had he come out and just spoke of his admiration for Mitt Romney or his support for the Republican party and the platform of the right. And can we all agree that if, say Michael Moore or Bill Maher, had done the exact same thing that those same liberal screamers would be calling the bit incredible, fresh, and a testament to how creative and wonderful our favorite obese director and multi-millionaire champion of the 99% as-long-as-they-are not-sleeping-in-my-mansion’s-driveway is?
So I agree with Bill Maher. And maybe it’s just getting a little frosty down under.
On a closing note, the Democrats, in cowardly fashion has since have since cancelled their DNC mystery speaker’s Charlotte appearance. Because no one else can follow Dirty Harry.
He made our day.
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