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Clint Eastwood Calls Republicans 'Dumb' For Inviting Him To Speak At Their Convention

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Clint Eastwood made it very clear to Ellen DeGeneres that he's not making any apologies for his speech at the Republican National Convention.

In fact, beyond fiscal responsibility, he revealed he really doesn't share too many values with the political party. Still, he likes Mitt Romney as a presidential candidate and gave him his celebrity endorsement, but doesn't necessarily think his endorsement was a good idea!

The 82-year-old seems kind of amused by all of the attention from his invisible Obama speech and laughs off most of the criticism. While talking to Extra (above), the iconic actor deduced that people either "loved it or hated it."

If any Republicans hated it though, it's their stupid fault, as he quipped:

"If somebody's dumb enough to ask me to go to a political convention to say something, they're going to have to take what they get."

One thing is for sure. American STILL can't stop talking about what they got from him, so he must have done something right.

Hopefully movie audiences can put any negative feelings aside for the guy and check out his latest performance in Trouble With The Curve. Eastwood has already said he's done acting, so who knows how many more chances we'll get to see him do what he does best!

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26 comments to “Clint Eastwood Calls Republicans 'Dumb' For Inviting Him To Speak At Their Convention”

  1. 1

    Gee, just the other day he was a old senile man as you called him.

  2. 2

    I thought his speech was clever and needed to be said
    people are so quick to use the age card

  3. Christian Jenny says – reply to this


    OMG!!! interesting <a href=" video.</a>. Thanks for sharing. I had enjoyed the clip.

  4. 4

    You and the CENSORED liberal media are skewed in your reporting. As always you are taking his discussion out of context. Obama is RUINING this country financially and if he is reelected we ALL are going to suffer for it permanently. If you think things are tough now give him another four years. You will be broke, unemployed and those so called health benefits will not really exist because there aren't enough doctors and staff to support his flimsy program and this nation will be broke.

  5. 5

    He's simply changing his tune because he was pressured by the masses to do so. most celebs know nothing about politics. They treat it like a bandwagon. Hollywood turned the White House correspondents dinner into a fashion event and all about them. Since its treated as a bandwagon if they are not on it, they will be criticized and pressured. Since hes a celeb, and people are dumb they hold his political views against him and they use that to dictate rather they want to see his films or not. Resulting in a loss of money. So of course they will hop on whatever candidate is more popular.

  6. 6

    Re: NookiesWA – Of all the opinions I've read in the weeks since his speech, this has got to be the dumbest so far. #FAIL

  7. 7

    Perez, you so funny. He didn't say R's are dumb. It was a hypothetical statement. "If somebody's dumb enough….." But, whatever. We all know you'll drop to your knees on command, won't you??

  8. North says – reply to this


    If you listen to what he has said, you have to be really dumb to believe Clint Eastwood was calling Republicans 'Dumb' for inviting him to speak, as the title of this article indicates. The message Clint Eastwood delivered at the Convention was and still is very laud and clear: "When someone doesn't do their job, we have to let them go!"

  9. 9

    I don't see anywhere where he called Republicans dumb? Why the title?

  10. Maynard says – reply to this


    Obama stopped the loss of thousands of jobs per month early in his presidency and the economy has been adding jobs each month for thirty straight months.
    Clint blamed Obama for Afghanistan. That was started under Bush and he has plans to get out honorably as we did in Iraq.
    Clint is a good actor and director, so I forgive him for getting confused.
    Romney's business success came from vulture capitalism as Governor Perry of Texas said. Bain would get big loans, take over a company then make the company assume the loans. If they couldn't, Bain would sell off all the assets including the pensions the workers had paid into. Then Romney would send his take of the money to the Cayman Islands and Swiss Bank accounts to avoid taxes.
    Right now Bain is sending Freeport, Illinois Sensata jobs to China. The workers tried to get Romney to help them keep the profitable plant here by going to see him at the State Fair in Iowa. They were shouted down and called Communists when the real communists are taking their jobs. Mitt was CEO and is still a major stockholder.
    I call him Mitt the Hypocrite because he blames Obama for not creating enough jobs, while he has eliminated them and lets them get sent to China.

  11. Yours says – reply to this


    If any Republicans hated it though, it's their stupid fault Nice paraphrase.. did you little sister help you prepare this illiterate pile of dung?

  12. saidenough says – reply to this


    Re: ta da!!! – Excellent post!!

  13. 13

    When does the media start talking about real issues? I am so tired of seeing all of these sites that are no more than a spun gossip column and have articles like the National Enquirer.

  14. trey says – reply to this


    I watched three very highly educated moderates watch his convention speech. They loved it. They guffawed and nodded at his one-liners. They had only heard about it previously, but hadn't actually seen it. They couldn't understand why the reviews were so vicious, based on what they saw.

    We spent the next forty minutes discussing why such an excellent and entertaining spiel had been so panned, then considered who was doing the panning.

  15. 15

    Re: Squirrel – The mere fact that you're completely oblivious to how Hollywood works is a good enough indication you most definitely aren't smart enough to be commenting on politics.

  16. Disgusted but hopeful says – reply to this


    I enjoyed the republican convention. It was down to earth and oh so peaceful. It was like America used to be. full of hope and love. By contrast, the democrats convention was ugly. the worst of America. full of hate and lies. Bill clinton, when I see him, I always think of Monica's dress, and what is is? a part of America is full of hate,they hate Christians, denigrating all that is good. Letting the democrats snow them. Not seeing that the new rise in the economy was artificially engineered by Bernanke flooding the home market. How many more times will he do that orPresident Obama have a stimulus passed. why did the media not moan and cry because so much if it was wasted.
    no, they swept it under the rug and looked around for a way to blame it on Romney.. I ask myself daily why the media doesnt tell the truth about the state of our country under the democrat rule. The papers overseas told it like it was and wanted to know why our media ignored the truth. I can remember when the democrat was a name to be honored but not now , voting for Obama just because he is a democrat. he will ignore us if he is elected,
    As for clints speech, it was cute and that is what it was meant to be/ Of course the media cries out in a loud voice if Romney sneeezes but ignores our president who has hurt our country and we have the debt to prove it.well america , remember if you make the wrong choice, a lot of people will be hurt. Most of us dont deserve it.

  17. ddisgusted but hopeful says – reply to this


    Re: Yours – How about the amnesty that obama declared, seems like with their green cards, they might take as many jobs as you say you lost. Our country is losing jobs because of the regulations,and the stupid cap and trade law. Guess what, you will pay extra for your gas, and power companies will charge more after paying a tax on every ton of coal they burn. When you go to buy brand name drugs, you will pay more,, cause pharmacies have to pay a tax on all brand names drugs that are imported. thanks to obama care It is very enlightening to read the affordable care law. also if you dont make the poverty level, you dont get a policy, you get medicaid. 30 million will not have insurance.

  18. JAY says – reply to this


    Re: ddisgusted but hopeful – WHAT A MORON YOU ARE!!!

  19. DL says – reply to this


    Re: Squirrel

    He's clearly inferring Republicans are dumb. Who invited him to the Republican National Convention? REPUBLICANS!

  20. 20

    all I can say is that barack obama had better not attend the same party or travel the same sidewalk or be in the same building because Mister Eastwood smells fear

  21. The wood man says – reply to this


    At last someone came up with the absolute truth. Thanks Man.

  22. Betty2012 says – reply to this


    Re: ddisgusted but hopeful
    Hog wash every single word

  23. Dee MacKay says – reply to this


    I am amazed at anyone who did not understand and enjoy Clint Eastwood addressing the empty chair that contained our AWOL President

  24. Paul says – reply to this


    I used to let Clint's bad acting slide as his movies often are interesting in other respects. Now that I know how he leans I won't patronize him any more.

  25. Eric says – reply to this


    Who is this airhead male-bimbo nitwit conducting the interview? He had the intellectual and linguistic skills of a frat boy.

  26. frazzini says – reply to this


    You bunch of ignorant slobs. This is NOT fair and balanced, it is demagoguery and slop. You cannot come here for anything that resembles critical thinking and should be called the Rush Limbaugh network and if anybody comes here and believes this so called network's diatribe you deserve the pain and agony you will feel when your candidate loses and takes off to the planet Golob. HAHAHAHAHAHAH what a joke!