Thursday, August 30, 2012

The Night Your Old, Senile Uncle Spoke at the RNC

To this day, I still love that Super Bowl ad Clint Eastwood did earlier in the year with Chrysler. At the time, many believed that the ad had a subversively pro-Obama message. He championed the resurgence of the city of Detroit and the automobile industry after they got a shot in the arm from the auto bailout (thanks to Obama). Meanwhile, guys like Mitt Romney said we should let Detroit go bankrupt. That was the actual title of his op-ed piece in The New York Times: "Let Detroit Go Bankrupt." In tonight's speech, Eastwood said: "I haven't cried that hard since I found out there's 23 million unemployed people in this country. That is something to cry for. That is a disgrace, a national disgrace." It's definitely a national disgrace. Still, the skeptic in me highly doubts that the unemployed bring Mr. Eastwood to tears. Even if I disagree with his political views (though in various interviews, he's taken liberal stances on social issues such as LGBT rights), nobody can deny Clint Eastwood's bad-ass credentials. Just so long as he stops talking to invisible people and furniture.