President Obama Responds to Clint Eastwood RNC Speech: This Seat's Taken!

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Clint Eastwood’s Invisible Obama routine was the talk of the 2012 Republican National Convention, and it caught the attention of the Commander-in-Chief himself.

Before Mitt Romney's RNC speech last night, the actor, director and ardent GOPer made a rambling speech that featured him talking to "Obama" in an empty chair.

The President's response? A picture - sent from @BarackObama, run by his campaign - of him sitting in a chair marked The President. The caption: “This seat’s taken.”

The President

Eastwood's unorthodox speech instantly spawned memes galore, not to mention an @InvisibleObama Twitter account, which already has more than 47,000 followers.

No word if Clint and/or Mitt have friended the invisible POTUS on there, but his bit - for better or worse - was unquestionably a highlight of the RNC.

“So I’ve got Mr. Obama sitting here … Mr. President, how do you handle promises you’ve made?” the 82-year-old Oscar winner asked the chair at one point.

You can see for yourself below ... but spoiler alert, it gave no response.

Decision 2012:

 

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@REALLY??? Apparently your own words went over your head! This quote came from you. "You're taking a deranged,bitter,volatile,out of touch with reality, name-less person,at his word,regarding Matt." I hope you can see that you're talking about Matt not me. Scroll down to confirm. What a dumb ass. Matt I don't think REALLY??? Has any real respect for you.

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@REALLY??? You aren't aware of it but there IS a book and a movie about my President that Matt could have been referring to. That went over your head. As I said I made a general list, not directed at you. You seem to have a heightened sense of paranoia. That list of Presidential accomplishments is solid. It stands up to the silly, specious attacks from you and ours. Forming an educated opinion entails info from a variety of sources. Matt is not a popular poster. I read that stated by others and now I agree. You're not qualified to tell me how to form an opinion. I hope that didn't go over your head.

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Well... I was going to write but .... I'm thinking that pretty much says it all.

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@ Linda- I don't believe Matt was referencing a "book",you may need to reread that comment.He was stating that he has seen all of these things before.........and it's time to move on......that went a little over your head.And no Linda,I'm not pompous as you stated.I asked you to list facts about "your"president and you posted your list of "facts"(I'm using that word VERY loosely).Did you not?So,yes that post was indeed directed at me.To be attracted to a man so little(by little,I mean none) honor or credibility,would make anyone question your comment.But you are right,we are digressing.Many on the left believe everything they read/hear.You may want to reconsider that on this site.You're taking a deranged,bitter,volatile,out of touch with reality, name-less person,at his word,regarding Matt.Fabricate your own opinions.Don't look too someone else,for them.

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Okie dokie then..... See you at the polls.

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@ Matt. I saw a lot of posts about you and I wondered who the hell is Matt? Now I know. Your responses go on and on but the don't make sense. No one has to purchase health ins for someone else. That's ridiculous. No ones paying attention to the movie or book you reference either. Its just conservative speculation. We'll see who wins in Nov. Obama 2012!!

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@ Matt. I saw a lot of posts about you and I wondered who the hell is Matt? Now I know. Your responses go on and on but the don't make sense. No one has to purchase health ins for someone else. That's ridiculous. No ones paying attention to the movie or book you reference either. Its just conservative speculation. We'll see who wins in Nov. Obama 2012b!!

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@Linda Lou- If I own a car & you don't have a job I don't have to buy your car insurance. Medical- I have to buy for us both. That's the Diff. It was common knowledge as of a least a couple of years ago about the pullout and the reasons- again- check facts. Obama? He is stubborn & he refuses to bend. No president works AROUND congress. They find a way to work with them! It's a 3 branch system. You can't just take your ball and go home. If he would have passed the Keystone - he would have been a shoe in. He is arrogant & unapproachable. If your economy is good you can get away with that- but it's not good. The Media is talking but people on the street are not. I've seen this movie, I read the book & I even bought the T-Shirt- this is bad for Obama. There will be change- you can bet on it. He will lose & the next day everyone will sware they voted for him!

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@ REALLY??? I wasn't directing anything at you. I think your a little grandiose. Several presidents have been recognized for personal magnetism: Kennedy, Clinton, and yes Obama. Who are you to criticize anyone's taste in men? But we're digressing. The point is MY PRESIDENT has made solid accomplishments and will be elected again. Check the list. Obama 2012!!!

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Absolutely! She,as many like her,is hindering her "cause".She states nothing to help it.

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