Clint Eastwood, Hollywood legend, just told Barrack Hussein Obama to "make his day" along with thousands of Conservatives, Libertarians and Republicans in Tampa at the Republican National Convention.
In a moment that will be remembered for conventions to come, the gunslinger came out shooting, a steady aim at the administration and the policies of the last four years. The Eastwood speech was steady and grit-filled.
TAMPA, FL - AUGUST 30: Actor Clint Eastwood speaks during the final day of the Republican National Convention at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on August 30, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. Credit: Getty Images
The convention swelled to a fever-pitch as the mega-tron screen went black and a massive silhouette of the iconic cowboy appeared behind a western canyon.
Eastwood began by assuring the crowd that there were conservatives in Hollywood. It's just that "they don't go around hotdogging it."
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The cowboy then reminisced about the current president's election: "I remember three and a half years ago when Mr. Obama won the election…people were lighting candles...Oprah was crying, I was even crying."
But Eastwood also got serious. "I haven't cried that hard since I found out there was 23 million unemployed in this country," he said. "That is something to cry for because that is a disgrace, a national disgrace."
"I think possibly now it may be time for another person to come along and solve the problem," he said to cheers.
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Eastwood then began holding an interview with an empty chair, with an invisible Obama sitting in it. He ripped the president on Gitmo and Afghanistan, all while faking that Obama was insulting him. The best of which was:
"What do you want me to tell Romney? … he can't do that to himself? You're absolutely crazy. You're getting as bad as Biden. Of course we know Biden is the intellect of the Democratic party."
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But "Dirty Harry" wasn't done yet.
"I never thought it was a good idea for attorneys to be president anyway. They're always taught to argue. I think it's maybe time, what do you think, for a businessman," the cowboy shrugged. "When somebody does not do the job, we've got to let 'em go."
Eastwood ended in poetic justice, chanting along with every attendee in the convention: "Go ahead, make my day." The administration is on notice. Do they feel lucky?
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