President Obama on Clint Eastwood: Big Fan!

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President Barack Obama says he doesn't take the unexpected ribbing Clint Eastwood gave him at the RNC personally. In fact, he remains a big fan of the actor.

“I am a huge Clint Eastwood fan,” the president told USA Today.

“He is a great actor, and an even better director,” the Commander-in-Chief continued. “I think the last few movies that he’s made have been terrific.”

Clint Eastwood, Chair

At the Republican National Convention, Eastwood roused the crowd with a 12-minute oratory that included a satirical interview with an invisible Obama.

The 82-year-old berated the President in the form of an empty chair. "Eastwooding" gave way to countless parodies and earned a place in the pop culture lexicon.

Coverage of Eastwood's speech in recent days eclipsed that of even Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who took the stage shortly thereafter.

Most observers considered the routine bizarre (for better or worse), with some critics calling it borderline vulgar. Obama, however, was not offended by it.

“One thing about being president or running for president - if you’re easily offended, you should probably choose another profession,” the president said.

Obama, who did Tweet a response to the RNC speech, said not to expect any similar acts at this week's Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.

“I think we’ll be playing this pretty straight,” he said.

Who won the debate Thursday night?


LIBERTARIAN PARTY! It is not a 2 sided race. Obama and Romney are not our only option. GARY JOHNSON is representing the LIBERTARIAN PARTY for the 2012 presidential election. If you have never heard of the LIBERTARIAN PARTY google it. If you have never heard of GARY JOHNSON google him. You might be pleasantly surprised at what you find. We as Americans cannot make an informed decision without knowing all of our options.


It could be that Obama suffered brain damage, from having an alcoholic father. It could be from being surrounded by pro-Communist, anti-Americans, left-wing radicals, Frank Marshall Davis, Jeremiah Wright, Bill Ayers. You can still get through college, being brain damaged. The Aurora, Colorado, shooter
Whatever the reason, Obama wants to destroy, the American way of life. Don't give him another chance, to continue with his quest.


@Daina- Obama-after a week of campaigning finally was able to make his 1st trip to Louisiana, 3 days after Romney. Just in time to get a photo op before Carolina. Biden says they got GM out of a fix and got Bin Ladin. Tell me Daina- if you bailout a Company 2 years ago and your still 16 billion in the hole is that a successful bailout? Anyway Bush gave GM money- they blew it, Obama gave them money and they limp along, is 3rd time charm? Damn news stations can't get anything right. I was told the Navy Seals got Osama.


You can "bet" I meant.


Maggie was right. Look at the mess the United Kingdom is in now! Despite Obama's insistence he really likes Eastwood you can be his election campaign machine is fuming....and gearing up to showcase Clint's comments in a political ad.


The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other peoples money. Margaret Thatcher Give a man a fish and you feed for a day. Teach him how to fish and you feed him for a lifetime. Nothing is solved when Welfare, Foodstamps and government checks are passed from one generation to another like air looms. Jobs-Jobs -JOBS!


@Daina- Last night- news report said that Clinton is hand writing his own speech! I told you! OBAMAS crew is calling Clinton and asking what's in it and Clinton is getting pissed! I TOLD YOU! Clinton is going to break it off in that Administration! They ALL need to carry shovels so they can dig a hole and climb in! Slick Willie will have his way! Hilliary? Will be no where to be found!


Class act..

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