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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She must be new. There is always a learning curve. I'm guessing an empty page- she is.

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@Matt-Thanks.The comments left by "Linda Sterling"was were directed @the me.As I had sked her for specifics/facts regarding "her"president president.She fell ridiculously short on that request.Any human who ends a post with "how good looking Obama is"truly shows her reality=lost,confused,no direction,brainwashed,misinformed and not to mention HORRIBLE taste in men.Embarrassing!!

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@ Matt. Wow you're sort of all over the place. The Iraq war didn't end because of mistaken identity killings. Come on. It was a gradual phase out by Pres Obama. You can't stand to give him any credit can you? We're forced to buy car ins. How is health ins any different? Without health ins people have to go to emergency rooms. Who do you think pays for that? I have no idea what your job interview reference has to do with. Can't touch the automobile reference either. It makes ni sense. Tell that nonsense you said about Bin Laden to people who had loved ones in the WTC when it went down. Obama 2012

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Scandaless? OMG! Fast & Furious? Solyndra? Hell Linda do you know where Obama was this past 4th of July?
A. Visiting troops in Afgan.
B. Visting a War Memorial
C. Fundraising in France
Yes- it was C.
His popularity with the Military is the lowest of any president in modern history. HILIARY CLINTON won't even come to the convention. No one (but the media) will support this guy. He does nothing but campaign. He wins the seat and campaigns for the next 4 years. 54% of new private sector jobs he takes credit for are low paying jobs. This guy is detached from what going on in this country - its UNBELEIVABLE! His VP- next in command. I won't let him run a snowcone machine. IDIOTS GONE WILD! Move forward? We are as far back as we can go- we have no choice.

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Cont. yes- we just keep on paying Obama- us- the middle class. How bout this- A daughter goes for a Government job interview. As she is interviewed not only is the guy looking over her resume but he is ALSO looking over the Government Medical transcripts of the 30 day cocaine rehab she was in last year or the Abortion the Government paid for! Sweet huh? The GM BAILOUT- the Tax payers own 26% of GM. The stock for GM would have to reach $53 a share for tax payers to break even it's at $22 now. We own 10.1 billion in GM stock and as of now we are 16.4 billion in the Hole! Bailout - -NO! -More like pissing on a Forest Fire. Don't talk to us about Bin Laden! Dr. Shakil Afridi who was the CIA informant got sold down the river when his name was leaked for telling the USA where Bin Laden was hiding! Treason he was charged. He got 33 years.

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@Linda- Bush had already signed a pull out date before he left office BUT the real reason that war ended so quick is because the Iraqi Government said that if the US Military were to get into any " Mistaken Idenity" killings -as it has happened before then they could be tried in an Iraq court! This was the reason for the sudden pullout- check the fact.
#2 Obama"don't" care- Let me see if I understand this. Nancy P. says we won't know what's in it till we sign it. We signed it an we still don't know. Obama said it wont be a tax. S.Court gave him his way and it is a Tax. We will be forced to buy this or will get a penalty- TAX! The 23 million unemployed- who pays for theirs? We do & we pay for ours also.

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Pres Obama 1- Passed health care reform. Millions of Americans will benefit. 2- ENDED the war in Iraq. 3- Eliminated Osama Bin Laden. 4- Increased support for veterans. 5- Passed credit card reform protecting us from unfair interest rates. 6- Turned around the auto industry. 7- Passed a stimulus package that helped the overall economy in long run. 8- Signed bill that extended unemployment benefits including the tax credit. 9- Passed Wall Street reform. Their greed almost destroyed the country. 10- Got greedy banks out of student loans reducing interest rates for college students. Oh yes, and all w/o the slightest hint of presidential scandal. Obama 2012!!!

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I SEE MATT HLITONHATER HAS ESCAPED THE INTERNET RUBBER ROOM AND RAN RIGHT BACK TO THG TO GET GOSSIP POSTERS TO VOTE FOR ROBME ROMNEY .POOR MATT THINKS THE TEN OR SO POSTERS ON THG WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE HE NEEDS A FEW MORE ELECTROSHOCK TREATMENTS POOR MAN.

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@Obama2012--- I'm begging you at this point! Please tell me what he has done to help the people of this country?

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Obama comes out today and says that he's being blamed for the problems of the past 4 yrs.----HOW DOES IT FEEL BARACK???? Obviously this poor excuse for a Leader of the Free World is getting his own medicine back...and he's NOT wearing it well! Hahahahahahahaha!

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