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Could Eastwood Have Been Much Better Than Most Thought?



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I watched Clint Eastwood again this morning.

 

The MSM is going to chuckle that Clint came across as grandpa wandering out of the rest home. And yeah, his remarks wander and meander and start and stop, and at various points, you’re watching and thinking, “Oh, if only he had a text in front of him or on one of the teleprompters.”

But then, right in the middle of the meandering, he drops one verbal bomb after another that could very well hit home with any causal voter who doesn’t usually pay attention to politics:

“I haven’t cried that hard since I found out that there’s 23 million unemployed people. That is something to cry for, because that is a disgrace, a national disgrace, and we haven’t done enough, this administration hasn’t done enough to cure that.”

“Why close Gitmo? We spent so much money on it. . . . I thought it was because somebody had the stupid idea of trying terrorists in downtown New York City.”

“I never thought it was a good idea for attorneys to be president anyway . . . I think maybe it’s time for a businessman.”

“It’s not politicians owning [this country], politicians are employees of ours.”

“When somebody does not do the job, you’ve got to let them go.”

“We don’t have to be mental masochists and vote for somebody that we don’t even really want in office, just because they seem to be nice guys.”


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