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Clint Eastwood On Ellen: 'Let Me Explain That RNC Thing'

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Well, we have to admit: this clears some stuff up.

While a lot of people thought Clint Eastwood's RNC speech was just completely insane, we think it might just have been a momentary lapse in judgement in someone who wanted to reach an audience in a different and unusual way.

Beyond that, we're actually really happy to hear about Clint's views on gay marriage and politics in general (spoiler alert: he's a libertarian) — and how he's less about butting into peoples' lives and more about fiscal responsibility.

We can respect that.

Plus, we're glad that Ellen wasn't afraid to straight up ask him about it! We love her!

Check out the interview (above)!!

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35 comments to “Clint Eastwood On Ellen: 'Let Me Explain That RNC Thing'”

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    Maybe someone should explain to Clint and everyone else that the reason Obama hasn't "kept promises" as they like to frame it, or gotten more done is because the Republicans have been blocking everything he's tried to get done, and they are squarely to blame for the lack of progress. Oh course they won't all agree on everything, but they have been deliberately trying to sabotage.

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    How can you not fucking love Ellen. She is one of the last honest interviewers left. I love her to death.

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    Re: ||Jenna|| – Shut the fuck up you idiot. Always the republicans fault. Did you forget, he had full control for the first 2 years. No excuse available there now is there. God damn, you act as if he is the first president to actually have opposition in congress.

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    Obama held both houses for the first two years of his term. To whitewash his failure as Republican obstruction is weak. President Clinton was in a similar position and managed to take Republican ideas, make them his own, and now his 8 year term is considered an outright success. Obama lacks the political IQ to pull it off. Don't believe me?? Try reading a little of Bob Woodward's new book for proof.

  5. Ginger_Bred says – reply to this


    Hoochpit- I agree. Ellen is honest, funny, and literally one of the most kind-hearted and generous individuals in the business. I cannot keep from smiling when she is on-screen– right down to her cute Cover-Girl commercials!

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    Re: Squirrel – BobWoodward is a Republican. And Bill Clinton had cooperation from some Republicans. Bill Clinton never had the Republican Party just decide to make sure he failed.

    I have a good memory, and since he was President those first two years, Obama passed the Affordable Healthcare Act, bailed out the automobile industry, and saved millions of jobs, and he passed a stimulus bill to save our economy from collapsing, so you want to talk about what he accomplished, start there, and quit being so selective with your memories. The Republicans are very public about their "just say no" campaign to obstruct him.For you to deny it is very dishonest of you.
    You'd rather call "jenna" an idiot and talk all tough telling people to STFU? Who's the idiot. LOL! You sound like a very small minded bully.

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    Re: hoochpit – Profanity and name calling? Very mature. I agree he should've been more forceful in his first two years, rather than trying to work with others on compromises when they clearly had no interest in fixing anything. The country was virtually in ruins when he was elected, because of Bush squandering the Clinton surplus (which he managed to generate in spite of the previous Republican president). Of course there is always going to be opposition, but purposely not passing or accomplishing anything out of spite in another matter.

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    Re: lemonbird – Read my post. I didn't call anyone an idiot or tell them to STFU. Bob Woodward a Republican?? That's rich. Check again pal.
    (CNN) - Author and journalist Bob Woodward says he wants to teach his daughter about the electoral process, and that’s why he is a registered Democrat in the District of Columbia.
    CNN’s Howard Kurtz of Reliable Sources inquired about Woodward’s political registration because of recent comments Woodward made on C-SPAN where he said he was a registered Democrat, but acted as a political independent.

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    So now your ok with him because he agrees with gay marriage? I wish romney would just lie about his beliefs on gay marriage just ilke barrry did. This way he would appease all the homos who only care about marriage and nothing else. i.e. perez

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    Re: Squirrel – Sorry. I was referring to hoochpit. Bob Woodward being a registered Democrat is news. He was a Republican for many years, incuding when he broke the Watergate story. I would love to know when he "converted."

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    Re: Squirrel – Actually Obama held both houses for only about 5 months before the constant filibuster abuse by the party of NO started when Brown (MA) was elected. And Romney apparently lacks the political IQ to run a campaign. lol

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    Re: blackviolet – You're right on with you're second point. And you're first point backs up my argument, that President Obama is not very good at Presidenting. It's HIS job to bring the sides together and he made it plain as day he had no intention of listening to Republican ideas. Like I said before, check out Woodward's book for proof.

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    Re: Squirrel – Maybe i'll read that now you go read “Do Not Ask What Good We Do: Inside the U.S. House of Representatives.” by Robert Draper.
    They planned the obstruction since the day Obama was inaugurated to block all and any progress. This way they could portray his policies as failures without any being passed. the day Obama won fox repeated it over & over that he's a failure before he did anything! And the sheep nodded & went right along with it
    Some GOP members of congress have since admitted this aloud on video tape.
    Whether or not obama could have handled the utter disrespect they threw at him from every direction more effectively is debatable.

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    I vote for Ellen to be president I wish… I am someone who works the 9-6 (9-5 would be a treat), and due to Obama care, i will now have to be taxed HUGE amounts of money, with deductibles going up, and having less doctors covered. Obamacare is punishing hard working individuals. I just hope it can be stopped. However my friends without jobs, and multiple kids love Obamacare, i wonder why.

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    Re: ||Jenna|| – Give me a break, he had control of Congress for at least two years and managed to pass the ill-advised Obamacare bill when the Repubs were the majority in Congress. Maybe try a little research?

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    Re: lemonbird – His stimulus bill did next to nothing, I still lost my job of 22 years after it passed, so no I will not make the mistake of voting for him again. I should have listened to my husband and voted for the Libertarian.

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    Re: blackviolet – We're gonna have to disagree on "what it all means". You say Congressional obstruction, I say Presidential weakness. Although Draper's book primarily covers the last two years, I'm sure he gives some pretext. I'll admit that Republicans were not interested in helping him with HIS policies but there is always middle ground. Unlike Clinton, President Obama failed to find common ground with the other side. I know you know this but can you admit it??

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    Re: Squirrel – 'His policies' you mean like the republican health care bill (brainstorm of heritage foundation aka Rombamacare) he passed instead of single-payer? Health care for 911 first responders? fair pay for women (Lilly Ledbetter) Dream act- originally a republican sponsored idea? Violence against women act? Infractruture- always been bipartisan…the list goes on & on & on.
    they sabotaged the recovery in order to keep Obama a 1 term president And have openly admitted this on tape
    The only debatable thing here is what you perceive as weakness. Now we'll almost certainly have 4 more years to see about that. Epic GOP fail!

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    Re: blackviolet – As a conservative, I'm glad the Republican's stood their ground. Why is it that in your mind, the House has more power than the White House? Your argument bolsters that conclusion. According to you, we (USA) would be much better off had those pesky R's just played fair. Doesn't that wreak of weakness?? Bush never had much trouble getting what he wanted…..even in the face of D opposition. We're just going to have to disagree on this BV. We CAN agree however, that we'll have 4 more years to see how it plays out.

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    Re: Squirrel – LOL so you're saying you're glad they tried to block healthcare for 911 first responders and that they successfully blocked the AJA which the CBO says would have created 2 million jobs THIS YEAR for those who need them so badly, and you're fine with the fact women aren't receiving equal pay for equal work how typical.
    Dems also suck too many of them were willing to work with Bush. too bad they didn't play this game of obstruction you think is a good thing for this country. Maybe then we wouldn't be in the mess we're in now if they had. Last time I checked the constitution says 51 votes in the senate not 60…but of course republicans use the constitution for tp every chance they get. FAIL!

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    Re: blackviolet – Maybe if those Bush era Dems had played hardball, they wouldn't be crying so loudly "it's Bush's fault." They were compliant. So, do you think obstruction of Bush's policies would've been better than compliance?? Probably, but I'll let you answer since I don't want to put words in your mouth.
    I disagree with R's on first responder legislation.

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    Re: Squirrel – The difference is Dems while having no backbone -didn't abuse the filibuster to get what they want or to halt all legislation. Bush enjoyed a majority in the house and majority or 50/50 split in the senate until 2007.
    So glad you admit you think women should not receive equal pay for equal work and that you're happy up to 2 million unemployed Americans were not put back to work in order to hurt Obama's chances of re-election-proves my point don't it. Rather sad and mean-spirited that republicans hate Obama more than they love their country i think.
    Oh and Dream act/immigration reform WILL happen no matter who wins the election-it'll go thru even faster if Romney were to win so I suggest you start getting used to it. :)

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    Re: blackviolet – BV, I've been polite and conceded points to you. Just because I didn't respond, point by point, to your comments doesn't give you the right to put words in my mouth. We were discussing a larger issue, perceived Presidential weakness, not whether or not I agree with every last obstacle R's placed in front of Obama. Let's face it, you and I see things differently and won't change the other's mind. Doesn't mean we can't have a discussion. Please don't put words in my mouth.

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    Re: Squirrel – You said 'As a conservative i am glad repubs stood their groud' So i took that as you're glad they obstructed any and all progress to hurt Obama's re- election chances the way that they did. that's what i responded to. what was it the immigration statement that got to you? Cos i only mentioned 2 examples other that what you said you disagreed with them blocking. lol
    We will see just how weak PBO is in 2nd term when its check mate time.
    Being the first black POTUS seeking re-election in a country where 40% of republicans still say he wasn't born here- I think he played his chess game just right.

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    Re: blackviolet – You and I both know each side plays games. Never does a bill come to the floor on it's own merits. Things get added that have nothing to do with original legislation. It's those times I'm glad R's stood their ground. I have nothing against immigration reform as I'm not opposed to amnesty. Lilly Ledbetter was O's first signed piece of legislation. Why do we need additional legislation in that regard. I'm not opposed to equal opportunity and equal pay for equal work.

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    Re: blackviolet – I'm Pro-life yet I never want to see a woman's right to a safe and legal abortion taken away. I don't agree with Obama's Middle East policy. We see it unraveling before our eyes. And please don't blame it on that stupid movie trailer, we both know better. If it weren't for the strength and power of our currency, we'd be in serious trouble. I'm not a die hard R. I'm a conservative with my own views. Not a group think person.

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    I also believe that D's and R's play games with wedge issues like SSM. They could fix that if they wanted but they don't because it gives them a plank in their respective platforms. Never in my life have I seen so much dysfunction in government. All parties are to blame but I place the most blame with the man at the top. It's HIS job to find the path, regardless of the obstacles.

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    Re: Squirrel – Lilly Ledbetter was necessary because it's a FACT women still earn .77 to a dollar a man makes for the same work! So why did it receive zero GOP votes and you're ok with that?
    I find it fascinating that you say you never want to see a woman's right to choose taken away yet you're all set to vote for Romney who said he'd like to see Roe vs Wade overturned and Ryan who not only coined the term"legitimate rape" he tried to legislate it- several times-instead of creating jobs jobs jobs!
    Oh yes there is a fundamental difference between party platforms these days so don't go saying they are the same. We are not dealing with left-wing extremists here now are we?

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    Re: Squirrel – Marriage equality should not be an issue but it is once again because of right wing extremist fundamentalists hiding behind what they call "Christian religion" and the political party who caters to them and legislates according to their demands.
    What do you expect Obama to do when there are traditional bi partisan bills to be passed and they have predetermined that their answer will be no? Anything?
    Do you think it would help if he twisted their arms? Send them flowers? lol!

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    Re: blackviolet – I don't know what to tell you. My values line up better with the R than the D. I told you my positions and I stand by them. I'm not a single issue voter like our host. I'll say this though, from the current crop of upcoming D's, it appears I won't be voting D any time soon.

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    Re: Squirrel – Pssshh…just like I thought you're all over the place and full of sh*t. So you vote for the right wing extremists who will lose because of their radical platform and because of their base of wingnuts. I'm going with the centrist in the White House. Have fun with that. lol

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    Dang! senate republicans just voted down the Veterans Job Corps Act of 2012, which would lower unemployment among military veterans, giving grants to federal, state, and local agencies, which in turn would hire veterans giving priority to those who served on or after 9/11 as first-responders.
    The vote was 58-40 in the senate and all 40 no votes of course were republicans. the filibusterers strike again! What say you Squirrel? No job priority for vets good or bad? lol

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    Re: blackviolet – LOL!! Better than lining up with left wing apologists that would gladly hand our sovereignty to the UN.

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    Re: Squirrel – That's it stick to the wingnut talking points. suits you waaaay better :)

  35. Bill Ding says – reply to this


    Re: ||Jenna|| – Yes she forgets he had full control, because it is much easier for her to spout lies. Obama passed everything he wanted in the first 2 years, but he can't even pass a budget for 3 1/2 years his democrats haven't voted for it yet she blames the Republicans. Jenna is a lying liberal scum bag who relys on handouts.