Ramirez on the empty-chair Presidency

posted at 2:31 pm on September 1, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

Earlier today, I wrote about the apparent (but preliminary) vindication of the Clint Eastwood strategy, in terms of viewership and impact on voter choice.  However, the cultural impact of Eastwood’s empty-chair routine might be the biggest gain for Republicans from his appearance.  Paul Ryan had a brilliant line about college graduates being stuck in their childhood bedrooms, staring at “faded posters” of Barack Obama and Hope and Change.  This cycle, we have the empty-chair Presidency, thanks to Eastwood, and Investors Business Daily’s Michael Ramirez puts his Pulitzer Prize-winning talents to expanding on that theme:

The editors at IBD join their colleague:

Eastwood highlighted the empty chair and the empty promises and policies that failed to lower both the sea level and the unemployment rate, stuck at more than 8% for 42 months, a post-Depression record. Meanwhile, President Obama jets to college campuses in the carbon-gushing Air Force One to prattle on about student loans to college students who won’t be able to find jobs.

Obama and his administration officials have made 435 taxpayer-funded visits to college campuses or other events targeting students since March 2011. Included have been 164 trips to battleground states, a new study shows, leaving him too busy to meet with his jobs council to find these kids work.

Eastwood’s empty chair reminds us of the poem by William Hughes Mearns that goes in part: “Last night I saw upon the stair, A little man who wasn’t there, He wasn’t there again today, Oh, how I wish he’d go away .. .”

Eastwood suggests that in November we can make our invisible president do just that.

About the only thing that Eastwood needed was to place an empty suit in that empty chair.

Meanwhile, Bill Whittle eschews the empty chair imagery for Obama in his new Afterburner and uses another — The Incredible Shrinking Man.  The man who four years ago commanded arenas of adoring crowds now can’t fill his own nomination-speech venue.  Instead of engaging the political media, Obama now has descended to magazines like People and Glamour.  It’s a strange diminishment of an incumbent President, who should be engaging on the broadest possible stage to diminish his challenger.  Instead, as this weekend’s sudden dash for New Orleans showed, Romney is beginning to successfully diminish Obama:

Obama’s Kardashian media strategy signals that his campaign is pretty sure he’ll lose if only the politically engaged and savvy vote.  That’s a telling, if tacit, admission.

Also, be sure to check out Ramirez’ terrific collection of his works: Everyone Has the Right to My Opinion, which covers the entire breadth of Ramirez’ career, and it gives fascinating look at political history.  Read my review here, and watch my interviews with Ramirez here and here.  And don’t forget to check out the entire Investors.com site, which has now incorporated all of the former IBD Editorials, while individual investors still exist.

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…great as usual!

KOOLAID2 on September 1, 2012 at 2:33 PM

speechless…

Standing ovation for Ramirez.

Well done. Well done.

BobMbx on September 1, 2012 at 2:34 PM

Add an empty suit next to the chair and it’s perfect.

banzaibob on September 1, 2012 at 2:34 PM

…can’t thet just use Bill Whittle in ads?

KOOLAID2 on September 1, 2012 at 2:34 PM

I’ve been enjoying Michael Ramirez since 1980, when he was working for the Memphis Commercial Appeal. He never disappoints.

kingsjester on September 1, 2012 at 2:36 PM

#1 Everyone can now openly mock Obama

#2 The Left can gleefully mock seniors

Win!

faraway on September 1, 2012 at 2:36 PM

thet

-they
Preview!

KOOLAID2 on September 1, 2012 at 2:38 PM

Ramirez—Made My Day!

NOMOBO on September 1, 2012 at 2:38 PM

Good roundup from another thread

Don’t know if this link has been posted, but these are hysterical. RNC has even added one.

http://directorblue.blogspot.com/2012/08/best-reactions-to-presidents-this-seats.html

TxAnn56 on September 1, 2012 at 2:02 PM

faraway on September 1, 2012 at 2:38 PM

We’ve all been thinking it is going to happen. But why do I have this joyfully feeling we are about to witness a full obama meltdown?

“Well, do you PUNK?” Love it! People are really picking up on the empty chair and now this. This could push thin skin over the edge.

behiker on September 1, 2012 at 2:41 PM

Chrissy: “Eastwood brought out a Lazy-boy”

/

faraway on September 1, 2012 at 2:42 PM

The preference cascade continues to build . . . .

AZCoyote on September 1, 2012 at 2:42 PM

I’m pretty sure that empty is a racist code word. How long before the unhinged loons on MSLSD freak out on this 3… 2… 1….

skanter on September 1, 2012 at 2:44 PM

Whoa..Bill Whittle was brutal…

MOAR PLEASE!!!

BigWyo on September 1, 2012 at 2:44 PM

kingsjester on September 1, 2012 at 2:36 PM

Same here! That’s where I first started seeing his work, too.

behiker on September 1, 2012 at 2:46 PM

brutal.
utterly….brutal.

the left is apoplectic, there is no rebuttal to this argument, none whatsoever…..

ted c on September 1, 2012 at 2:47 PM

Obama’s Kardashian media strategy

h/t el Rushbo

VibrioCocci on September 1, 2012 at 2:47 PM

All week long MSNBC talked about the dog whistle and missed it the first and only time it was played — by Clint Eastwood during his performance. Except Eastwood wasn’t signaling bigots — he was sending a message to the politically uninvolved — Joe and Jane Doe that have lives outside politics.

His message: It’s alright to have supported Obama in 2008 and vote against him in 2012. And his talk to the empty chair, playing the doddering uncle, did it beautifully in a way that only the politically uninvolved understood. They recognized it as a performance — as Eastwood playing a role.

Meanwhile the political junkies — knowing what a political speech was supposed to be — missed the message. All they caught was an ultrasonic tone they could not hear, but left them feeling uncomfortable.

MSNBC missed it. Fox missed it. A lot of politicians missed it too. But its intended audience caught the message loud and clear.

No Truce With Kings on September 1, 2012 at 2:51 PM

ramirez captures it perfectly. The question will be lost on the leftards, but it is obviously from when dirty harry had, yes, a black robber who just knocked off a diner, IIRC, on the ground after a gun fight and asks him if he had shot “5 times,….or six…?”

note to lefties. The .44 Magnum S/W had a 6 round cylinder and, if a guy takes 5 shots, he has 1 bullet left to kill you with. If he’s taken 6, well, it’s your lucky day.

/esplanations.

ted c on September 1, 2012 at 2:51 PM

If you put an empty suit in the empty chair at least something of ocommie would be there.

Dammit, that rhymed.

Wolfmoon on September 1, 2012 at 2:53 PM

Instead, as this weekend’s sudden dash for New Orleans showed, Romney is beginning to successfully diminish Obama…posted at 2:31 pm on September 1, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

Indeed!

workingclass artist on September 1, 2012 at 2:53 PM

Instead of engaging the political media, Obama now has descended to magazines like People and Glamour. It’s a strange diminishment of an incumbent President, who should be engaging on the broadest possible stage to diminish his challenger.

As far as the political media is concerned the only one I’m aware of that he refuses to engage is Fox News. Perhaps I’m mistaken.

This is more than diminishment. It’s cowardice on BO’s part.

No wonder our foreign policy is in tatters, our economy is stumbling, 23 million people are unemployed.

We have a coward in the WH, a person who cannot confront adversaries in the media. It’s no surprise that he has turned his back on every challenge this country faces.

Cody1991 on September 1, 2012 at 2:53 PM

… a new study shows, leaving him too busy to meet with his jobs council to find these kids work.

Although IBD usually hits the mark, I think they have missed it here. Government does not create jobs or find people work with the exception of government-related jobs and those should be minimized because they are a drag on the country and the economy. While government cannot create jobs or “find people work”, it can impede the creation of jobs by hobbling the economy with excess regulation and burdensome taxes.

A better phrase would have been:

a new study shows, leaving him too busy to meet with his jobs council to find ways to reduce government interference with the economy so that the market can create jobs to provide these kids work.

AZfederalist on September 1, 2012 at 2:55 PM

We have a coward in the WH, a person who cannot confront adversaries in the media. It’s no surprise that he has turned his back on every challenge this country faces.

Cody1991 on September 1, 2012 at 2:53 PM

It hardly matters if ocommie shows up on Fox or not. His surrogates are appearing there, and all they do is lie, lie, and lie some more.

At this point I think I’d rather not see them at all unless they start telling the truth, but there is no way they can do that and win the election and they know it.

They are ALL empty chairs.

Wolfmoon on September 1, 2012 at 2:56 PM

About the only thing that Eastwood needed was to place an empty suit in that empty chair.

fogw beat them to it but it’s all so true.

Ramirez nailed the “Punk”.

Punk is the best descriptor of this narcissistic teenager who will never grow up.

Schadenfreude on September 1, 2012 at 2:57 PM

From a poster called “papakono” at Brietbart:

I do not like this, Uncle Sam; I do not like his health care scam.
I do not like these dirty crooks, or how they lie and cook the books.
I do not like when Congress steals, I do not like their secret deals.
I do not like this lying man, I do not like this ‘YES WE CAN’.
I do not like your smug replies, when I complain… about your lies.
I do not like this kind of hope. I do not like it. Nope, nope, NOPE!

John the Libertarian on September 1, 2012 at 2:57 PM

…and with the simple chair, Mr. Romney, via unassailable surrogate Clint Eastwood, has reduced Obama to merely a nuisance that needs to go away.

Sometimes, when a man ain’t doin the job, ya just gotta let ‘em go….

ted c on September 1, 2012 at 2:57 PM

Ramirez is a national treasure, a man who fits his times to perfection.

Schadenfreude on September 1, 2012 at 2:57 PM

I did not know that Obama has been to that many college campuses. I guess he is trying hard to sway the college vote. I can only pray that they have caught on to Obama’s bull@hit. Romney even beat Obama to New Orleans. I guess that he was occupied doing something else, like playing another round of golf or out fund raising. It is time for Obama to be retired.

SC.Charlie on September 1, 2012 at 2:58 PM

Well…today there’s pork singing in the treetops and they’re wearing parkas and selling snow cones in h*ll!

Bill Maher actually said that Eastwood ‘killed up there’. He went on to say that it worked, it was unscripted, and it wasn’t ‘over produced’, etc. etc.

OF course, the choir in the treetops fell to Earth, the parkas came off, and the snow cone shops all closed down when he went on to say that he knew Eastwood was a Republican, but he didn’t realize that he was a ‘right-wing as*hole’. Maher back to form.

I’d like express my deep and heartfelt gratitude to Mr. Eastwood for making it clear that he is, indeed, one of us.

I’d also like to thank him for stopping by and running the ‘bad guy’ out of town.

I’ll never look at an empty solitary chair standing on a stage again without smiling and thinking of Clint Eastwood.

thatsafactjack on September 1, 2012 at 2:59 PM

The true genius of Eastwood is that he made it okay to mock The One.

John the Libertarian on September 1, 2012 at 3:00 PM

Senile? At least Mr. Eastwood did not use a teleprompter.

IlikedAUH2O on September 1, 2012 at 3:01 PM

the empty chair has now become a haunting, memorable and iconic symbol of the failure of this presidency.

ted c on September 1, 2012 at 3:01 PM

Heh, the leftist fools will call Ramirez a “racist”, the bigots.

Schadenfreude on September 1, 2012 at 3:02 PM

Clint deftly made it politically appropriate to begin to laugh at the One.

If there is one thing that this country is in dire need of (besides 23million jobs) it is a deep, long belly laugh.

ted c on September 1, 2012 at 3:02 PM

WOW… That one will cause our narcissist boy-king to throw a 5 year old temper tantrum!

wildcat72 on September 1, 2012 at 3:02 PM

BHO’s gonna have a mystery speaker, too. Say, hasn’t that already been done. Sequels never measure up to the first one.

Kissmygrits on September 1, 2012 at 3:02 PM

Whittle’s Invisible Man afterburner is devastating in it’s accuracy.

workingclass artist on September 1, 2012 at 3:03 PM

The buck now stops at an empty chair.

farsighted on September 1, 2012 at 3:03 PM

how soon before every wooden chair in the white house is replaced wit prayer rugs and bar stools?

ted c on September 1, 2012 at 3:03 PM

Says a bloodied and beaten Obama: “I gots to know!!!” Ha!!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Xjr2hnOHiM

Pest on September 1, 2012 at 3:04 PM

Romney should take the chair on tour, place it to the side and not even acknowledge it

Msm would go rabid

audiotom on September 1, 2012 at 3:04 PM

Great job Ramirez and Whittle!
L

letget on September 1, 2012 at 3:04 PM

The true genius of Eastwood is that he made it okay to mock The One.

John the Libertarian on September 1, 2012 at 3:00 PM

…by mocking himself too, playing the old doddering fool…it will go in history as very memorable, odd, but effective like little else the left/right could do. One can’t stop the old CE.

Truth is not racism.

Schadenfreude on September 1, 2012 at 3:04 PM

http://dailycaller.com/2012/08/31/obama-speech-to-soldiers-met-with-silence/#ixzz25E3IsLTs

Soldiers at Ft Bliss sat, yes, in their chairs, right through applause lines without doing a thing…..

they get it…

ted c on September 1, 2012 at 3:04 PM

Whittle’s Invisible Incredible Shrinking Man afterburner is devastating in it’s accuracy.

workingclass artist on September 1, 2012 at 3:03 PM

scuse’

workingclass artist on September 1, 2012 at 3:06 PM

At the end of his speech, Mr. Eastwood thanks his audience. I say, No, Clint. Thank you, sir.

Thank you for being a great American who was not afraid to stand up for his country. You, in one shining moment, in an improvisational performance that will be remembered for generations, have literally helped to push the Romney Campaign over the Finish Line.

You have left the Obama Campaign and his sycophants in the Media apoplectic.

They can only responding by calling you a “doddering old man”, even though you are still producing and directing enormously popular movies.

That meme is not gaining any traction, whatsoever….And, I noticed that these brave souls are not saying that to your face.

So, again, from those of us living in the Heartland of America, who have been waiting for someone to smack the Manchurian President right between the eyes:

Thank you, sir. You made my day.

kingsjester on September 1, 2012 at 3:06 PM

I thought the empty chair was his seat on the Jobs Council.

NbyNW on September 1, 2012 at 3:06 PM

Obama now has descended to magazines like People and Glamour.

Ed, I sent this link to the Tips email earlier. Obama’s branching out.

Parade Magazine – Obama: “Most Republicans Agree With Me.”

AubieJon on September 1, 2012 at 3:06 PM

Who knew that CE would prove S.E. Cupp a big fool?

Schadenfreude on September 1, 2012 at 3:06 PM

a buddy is getting promoted tonight, I think I’ll do some netflix/clint eastwood after the partay.

ted c on September 1, 2012 at 3:07 PM

Heh, AubieJon, the president is delusional, clinically.

President Barack Obama said Republican voters “often agree with” him, and that the positions he’s taken were once considered “bipartisan centrist approaches.”

Schadenfreude on September 1, 2012 at 3:07 PM

when most of us wanted pugilism from clint, we got kid gloves that were just as devastating…..

nice.

ted c on September 1, 2012 at 3:08 PM

If Whittle had placed an empty chair on his set he couldn’t have been more devastating. His contempt for our contemptuous narcissist president could not be concealed if he wanted to.

de rigueur on September 1, 2012 at 3:08 PM

I did not know that Obama has been to that many college campuses. I guess he is trying hard to sway the college vote. I can only pray that they have caught on to Obama’s bull@hit. Romney even beat Obama to New Orleans. I guess that he was occupied doing something else, like playing another round of golf or out fund raising. It is time for Obama to be retired.

SC.Charlie on September 1, 2012 at 2:58 PM

It comes as no surprise that O’s second biggest voting bloc is people who think they know everything and are smarter than everyone older than them…

Pest on September 1, 2012 at 3:09 PM

Anyone seen this:

War on Women: Dem Staffer Accused of Drugging and Sexually Assaulting Women
http://www.jammiewf.com/2012/war-on-women-dem-staffer-accused-of-drugging-and-sexually-assaulting-women/

Colbyjack on September 1, 2012 at 3:10 PM

“Last night I saw upon the stair, A little man who wasn’t there, He wasn’t there again today, Oh, how I wish he’d go away .. .”

My sentiments exactly.

scalleywag on September 1, 2012 at 3:18 PM

Lets keep this meme going until barry is out of a jawb.

SparkPlug on September 1, 2012 at 3:23 PM

kingsjester on September 1, 2012 at 3:06 PM

bravo well said.

SparkPlug on September 1, 2012 at 3:25 PM

Mr. Whittle stated that the President is “Speechless as to why and how he ever wanted to play the part in the first place.”

As a Presidential candidate, Mr. Obama did not communicate any real vision, goal, theme, or cause for his campaign. It was as though he was running for class president; a nifty check mark in a box during his life’s journey, something that looks good on a resume but without any particular cause or consequence.

He claimed to be a blank slate, upon which others project their hopes and dreams. From this, he has displayed that his best talent is to say the words that others put in his mouth. (We’ve seen him with a teleprompter vs. we’ve seen him unscripted.) He really does not comprehend the words; he recites them. We scorn him breaking his promises, that all of his promises come with an expiry date. In truth, though, they were never his promises: they were always somebody else’s promises that he merely mouthed. He has not failed his Presidency, in that he never knew what he wanted to do with it in the first place.

ss396 on September 1, 2012 at 3:25 PM

de rigueur on September 1, 2012 at 3:08 PM

Actually, I’d love it if both Ryan and Romney would place an empty chair with a teleprompter on stage with them at EVERY campaign stop from now till Nov 6 – make it a roaming punchline prop that makes an appearance in every photo taken for the next 2 months.

Preezy Thin Skin would lose it.

Harbingeing on September 1, 2012 at 3:29 PM

BHO’s gonna have a mystery speaker, too. Say, hasn’t that already been done. Sequels never measure up to the first one.

Kissmygrits on September 1, 2012 at 3:02 PM

Sort of like the President’s sequel visit to Louisiana. (I’m still stunned that the President and his crew had to be prompted into visiting a devastated area.)

ss396 on September 1, 2012 at 3:34 PM

The empty chair has become Viral and is now becoming the symbol of obama.

He responded to eastwood which even makes it more damaging, the liberals heads are just exploding trying to still run with “Eastwood was old, the chair has no meaning”. The empty chair is very damaging

Conservative4ev on September 1, 2012 at 3:44 PM

Re: the (empty) chair. It struck me as the type of prop (method) actors use to get into the proper frame of mind. In this case, a certain Mr. O, a poorly performing, arrogant and sullen employee is about to get a dressing down from his boss, Mr. E in the role of we-the-people. Which (after disrespecting his employer with language and an attitude Mr. O is known to use) is going to end with “your measure has been taken and you’ve been found wanting, you’re fired, now get out of my sight.”

Mr. E even asks him to step aside to let Mr. R begin cleaning up the mess he’s created. Hmm.. Remember the clamor in the MSM in 2008 asking that Mr. B remove himself in November so Mr. O could begin to save the earth and earn his Nobel immediately? Certainly seems more deserved in this case.

Well done. I hope I am half as able when I’m 80. I suspect the leftists have yet to appreciate how Mr. E’s skit has exposed their emperor, and is inexorably destroying the facades of their entire Potemkin village.

Even better every response by the Left will expose how they really think about and treat the elderly. Remember Mr. O’s treatment of his grandmother? His family, brother in Africa? So they’ve hit into a triple play – a clear war on the elderly, women and family.

aritai on September 1, 2012 at 3:45 PM

Heh:

http://lh3.ggpht.com/-7jY5JuqDAoc/UEIxL9sdHtI/AAAAAAAAmfk/gpaBIAynaLY/bo%252520in%252520chair%252520copy_thumb%25255B3%25255D.jpg?imgmax=800

Cody1991 on September 1, 2012 at 3:44 PM

you have to tweet that to him

Conservative4ev on September 1, 2012 at 3:45 PM

BHO’s gonna have a mystery speaker, too. Say, hasn’t that already been done. Sequels never measure up to the first one.

Kissmygrits on September 1, 2012 at 3:02 PM

Hold on a minute, Jeneane Godawfulho can give one hell of a speech….when she’s not schnockered on vodka, that is, and I have full confidence she can lay off the bottle for one day.

Bishop on September 1, 2012 at 3:47 PM

Put an empty chair in your front yard to show you are against Obama.
The political yard sign of 2012.

albill on September 1, 2012 at 3:28 PM

ted c on September 1, 2012 at 3:47 PM

1 Everyone can now openly mock Obama

#2 The Left can gleefully mock seniors

Win!

faraway on September 1, 2012 at 2:36 PM

due I have been tweeting the char photos to O like everyday hahahah the libs are getting unhinged.

On a sad note and it is sad, was the trrops reactions to Obama speech, they see him now as a empty chair hahahahaha

Conservative4ev on September 1, 2012 at 3:48 PM

LOVE Bill Whittle. That one was brutal. That comment about O’s father had to sting. Ouch!

Nikkia2112 on September 1, 2012 at 3:48 PM

BHO’s gonna have a mystery speaker, too. Say, hasn’t that already been done. Sequels never measure up to the first one.

Kissmygrits on September 1, 2012 at 3:02 PM

Clooney or Stewart? neither are funny

Conservative4ev on September 1, 2012 at 3:48 PM

Obama in his own words

“it was a function of my getting older, I suppose, if you’re paying attention, each successive year will make you more intimately acquainted with all of your flaws. The blind spots, the recurring themes of thought, that may be genetic… and will most certainly worsen with time.”

faraway on September 1, 2012 at 3:50 PM

Put an empty chair in your front yard to show you are against Obama.
The political yard sign of 2012.

albill on September 1, 2012 at 3:28 PM

Not a bad idea.

I have a buddy who took one of those old fold up deck chairs with the cloth slats and bungied it to his pickup bed with a “Nobama” sticker on it. Then he drove around Lake Independence with it about 20 times.

Bishop on September 1, 2012 at 3:53 PM

The first time I watched Mr. Eastwood, I thought he was very good. The second time I watched him, ( minutes after the first ), I thought he was brilliant. The three or four times I have watched him since, I realize he was beyond brilliant and incredibly effective at what he was trying to do. God bless him, and God bless Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan. May God give them courage, insight, and protection. The next 2 months will be brutal. Godspeed!

FastTalker on September 1, 2012 at 3:55 PM

I love it when we control the narrative. This has become devastating. Thank you, Clint.

The Empty Chair Presidency.

petefrt on September 1, 2012 at 3:55 PM

Says the DNC…………………..

Well…well…we’re gonna have one, too. We’re gonna have our own mystery speaker.

An’…an’…he’ll be a real ‘mystery’. Not some ol’ white guy with a chair.

Just you wait! You’ll see! an’…an’ you’ll all be sorry you weren’t invited.

Ha! So there! Too!

Solaratov on September 1, 2012 at 3:56 PM

BHO’s gonna have a mystery speaker, too. Say, hasn’t that already been done. Sequels never measure up to the first one.

Kissmygrits on September 1, 2012 at 3:02 PM

Clooney or Stewart? neither are funny

Conservative4ev on September 1, 2012 at 3:48 PM

ITA. They will trot out some A-lister or Colbert et al, but it will just look like a pathetic imitation. Besides, it doesn’t get more bad-ass than Clint.

Nikkia2112 on September 1, 2012 at 3:57 PM

Bill Whittle is twisting the shiv……

ted c on September 1, 2012 at 3:58 PM

Twitter has got the Clint Eastwood fever with ” empty chair ” & #emptychair
Sample:
Photo: Empty chair art. http://ow.ly/doOCa

albill on September 1, 2012 at 4:02 PM

President Barack Obama said Republican voters “often agree with” him, and that the positions he’s taken were once considered “bipartisan centrist approaches.”

Schadenfreude on September 1, 2012 at 3:07 PM

I don’t believe he believes a word of it. He says it because he thinks we’ll believe it, or at least adjust our thinking.

I’ve often wondered whether he’s delusional or just outright dishonest. Maybe both, but he definitely speaks mainly for effect without serious regard for veracity… like a good little Alinsky-ite.

petefrt on September 1, 2012 at 4:08 PM

Barack Obama- The Empty President.

Make a good book title when Barry is sent packing.

profitsbeard on September 1, 2012 at 4:09 PM

The Good, The Bad,and the Ugly. V 2.0 HERE

jrgdds on September 1, 2012 at 4:14 PM

Why do I get the feeling that the next Executive Order signed by this vindictive little child-Marxist is to ban all Clint Eastwood movies from airlines operating in “interstate commerce.”

BigAlSouth on September 1, 2012 at 4:14 PM

Photo: Empty chair art. http://ow.ly/doOCa

albill on September 1, 2012 at 4:02 PM

I like the addition of the mirror. After all, what good is Øbama‘s chair if there’s no mirror nearby for him to use?

petefrt on September 1, 2012 at 4:15 PM

Why do I get the feeling that the next Executive Order signed by this vindictive little child-Marxist is to ban all Clint Eastwood movies from airlines operating in “interstate commerce.”

BigAlSouth on September 1, 2012 at 4:14 PM

There will also be a banning of chairs.

de rigueur on September 1, 2012 at 4:18 PM

unny what I read was “Last night I saw upon the CHAIR a little man that wasn’t there, He wasn’t there again today, Oh how I wish he’d go away…”

whope on September 1, 2012 at 4:19 PM

There will also be a banning of chairs.

de rigueur on September 1, 2012 at 4:18 PM

Of course

faraway on September 1, 2012 at 4:26 PM

That empty chair is gold, Jerry, pure gold.

Thank you, Mr. Eastwood, actor, director, entertainer, former mayor, patriot, and soldier for Freedom.

BetseyRoss on September 1, 2012 at 4:26 PM

Nobody provided Obama’s repy:

….I gots ta’ know!

Shaughnessy on September 1, 2012 at 4:39 PM

That empty chair should have been an empty gilded Throne…

PatriotRider on September 1, 2012 at 4:50 PM

The only thing that could have topped the empty chair would have been a full suit with shirt and tie hanging on a rack. Obama is, after all , an empty suit.

Art on September 1, 2012 at 4:58 PM

Wow, two RNC attendants throw nuts at Black camerawoman and say “This is how we feed animals”. I wonder how they feel about Mia Love. Smh.

http://www.worldstarhiphop.com/videos/video.php?v=wshh2FvSql8vpQlbUoy0

Politricks on September 1, 2012 at 5:00 PM

Barry is going to become a Hip Hop artist and Rapper after he loses in November, taking on the stage name M.T. Obama.

profitsbeard on September 1, 2012 at 5:01 PM

That empty chair is gold, Jerry, pure gold.

BetseyRoss on September 1, 2012 at 4:26 PM

yes it is. I’ve been giggling under my breath and out loud just about all day…..

ted c on September 1, 2012 at 5:04 PM

People have gotta know whether or not their president is an empty chair. Well, I am NOT an empty chair. Wait, that doesn’t even make sense. People aren’t chairs. If I sit in a chair, IT is not an empty chair. ‘Cause it has me in it. And people have gotta know…Wait. I don’t get this whole chair thing. F@#k you Eastwood. Valerie! VAAAALERIE!

Barnestormer on September 1, 2012 at 5:06 PM

Wow, two RNC attendants throw nuts at Black camerawoman and say “This is how we feed animals”. I wonder how they feel about Mia Love. Smh.

http://www.worldstarhiphop.com/videos/video.php?v=wshh2FvSql8vpQlbUoy0

Politricks on September 1, 2012 at 5:00 PM

Nice try. Your messiah’s history. He’s about to sell his house in Chicago, be thrown out of OUR house, and move to Hawaii.

kingsjester on September 1, 2012 at 5:08 PM

This would have been a nice touch.

redridinghood on September 1, 2012 at 5:08 PM

I did not know that Obama has been to that many college campuses. I guess he is trying hard to sway the college vote. I can only pray that they have caught on to Obama’s bull@hit. Romney even beat Obama to New Orleans. I guess that he was occupied doing something else, like playing another round of golf or out fund raising. It is time for Obama to be retired.

SC.Charlie on September 1, 2012 at 2:58 PM

I have two in college, a freshman and a senior and I can say with some authority that there is A LOT of fear about what’s out there for them after graduation. Romney/Ryan needs to be out there hammering what kind of post college world Obama wants to provide for them.

BettyRuth on September 1, 2012 at 5:13 PM

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