Friday, August 31, 2012

The one speech I am sorry I missed

Well, obviously I didn't watch the monkeys dance and throw feces in Tampa.  Apparently, however, I missed the crazy old man talk by not seeing Clint Eastwood's speech.  Yes, for those of you outside the USA - a 82 year old nice guy gave his best Dirty Harry again.  They even had a Dirty Harry picture up behind him.
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I am given to understand that Clint Eastwood (conservative movie star) lectured an Empty Chair - assuming that the blue screen people would simply fill in Barak Obama at some future point.
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This was my favorite set of lines (with notations below);

I know you were against the war in Iraq, and that’s okay (sm*1). But you thought the war in Afghanistan was OK. You know, I mean — you thought that was something worth doing. We didn’t check with the Russians to see how did it — they did there for 10 years (sm*2).
But we did it, and it is something to be thought about, and I think that, when we get to maybe — I think you’ve mentioned something about having a target date for bringing everybody home (sm*3). You gave that target date, and I think Mr. Romney asked the only sensible question, you know, he says, “Why are you giving the date out now? Why don’t you just bring them home tomorrow morning?”(sm*4)

I added the notes:
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*1 : I think not going into Iraq was a smart decision.
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*2: It would have been good to check with the Russians - except that was Bush the Younger, not Obama.
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*3: Um, the end date was given to the Afghanistan forces as an inducement to get their act together.  And was suggested by the generals - those guys Republicans always tell us to listen to.
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*4: Romney would leave Afghanistan NOW?  Well, that might actually be a reason to vote for him... except Mittens doesn't believe that  and his aids hastened to correct you.
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It was well summed up by this tweet.

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