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WAS THERE HIDDEN MEANING IN EASTWOOD’S PANTOMIME?
by Sharon Rondeau
(Aug. 31, 2012) — Last night, during coverage of the Republican National Convention, the Fox News ticker included a quote from a TIME Magazine interview Obama had done which included a statement that if he were reelected to a second term, “there will be some popping of the blister” because of the “stark choice” between Romney and him.
What did Obama mean by that?
One of Thursday’s speakers was actor Clint Eastwood, who spoke to the now-famous “empty chair” and asked on several occasions, “What do you want me to tell Romney?” or a variation thereof. Eastwood then referred to putative Vice President Joe Biden, who is known for his gaffes. The questions Eastwood asked of “the empty chair” imply that Obama uses profanity to those around him. TIME Magazine uses it for him and excuses it by saying, “We’ve heard worse from Vice President Joe Biden.”
Both major political parties have used profanity publicly.
The empty chair now has its own Twitter account to which someone on behalf of Obama, or Obama himself, tweeted, “This seat’s taken.” A Twitter account apparently begun in support of Obama “has now been suspended,” perhaps because of perceived threats to Mitt Romney.
The mainstream media continues to shill for Obama. Was Eastwood actually “railing” against Obama’s policies and actions? Did he actually “mock” Oprah Winfrey, or are mainstream reporters showing that they are thin-skinned when it comes to criticism of their preferred candidate?
The Obama campaign has reportedly “referred Clint Eastwood questions to Salvador Dali,” describing Eastwood’s soliloquy with the empty chair as “surreal.” Were Obama’s surrogates attempting to use Alinsky tactics on Eastwood also?
Obama told TIME that he “has been geared toward that central goal of making sure that we have a strong, vibrant, growing middle class and we got ladders of opportunity for people who are willing to work hard to get into the middle class.” What evidence is there of that?
Three and one-half years after Obama took office, he says he has been “so focused on acting to fix the economy.” But what has he fixed? What does Obama know about the economy?
Just before Obama’s inauguration, the national unemployment rate was reported by The New York Times to be 7.2%, “a 16-year high.” An arguably misleading report in USAToday, known to support Obama and Democrats, states that in December 2011, “The U.S. job market strengthened in the second half of 2011 and added 200,000 jobs in December while the unemployment rate fell to 8.5% from a revised 8.7% a month earlier.” That rate, reported in January of this year, is still higher than the rate when Obama took office. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported earlier this month that the current unemployment rate is 8.3%, but Newsmax reports that that figure does not include those who are out of work and have ceased to try to find employment. While the same source states that the job market is “deteriorated,” Trump and well-known entrepreneur Robert Kiyosaki said last fall that the “real unemployment” numbers were reaching “near Depression era levels.”
In a more recent interview with Fox News’s Greta van Susteren, Trump contended that “the real [unemployment] number” is 16%, and the “real, real number” is closer to “21%.” Trump also called for Obama to reveal his passport records and college applications and had been scheduled to give a presentation at the Republican National Convention on the opening night last Monday, postponed because of Hurricane Isaac.
The unemployment rate for blacks as of May was 13.6%.
One reader described USAToday as “a classic and frustrating media failure.” Regarding Eastwood’s presentation, the newspaper picked up on his illustration of remarks Obama allegedly has made, but called them “derogatory” rather than “profane” or “obscene.”
Obama has added to the national debt, bringing it from approximately $1 trillion when he took office o almost $16 trillion. The RNC reports that during its convention alone, over $8 billion was added. The current public debt reported today is $15,994,163,673,965.66. How can Obama claim “fiscal restraint” and lower spending with those numbers?
He created a “budget deficit record” early in his regime.
On August 23, Obama called the highest-ranked Navy SEAL a “general” instead of an admiral. Does he know the difference? He also called Rep. Troy Akin a senator when he is a candidate for the U.S. Senate seat held by Claire McCaskill, a member of Obama’s own party.
In Cairo in 2009, Obama claimed that “Islam has always been a part of America’s story,” but on what did he base his statement? Thomas Jefferson’s battles with the Barbary Pirates, described as “ruthless, unconventional foes?”
TIME Magazine was the source of the article written on “extreme militias” naming Walter Francis Fitzpatrick, III and Darren Wesley Huff as “twisted patriots” without obtaining their side of the story. Did Obama talk to them about that story as well?