Clint Eastwood: Barack Obama a ‘hoax’ on America

In an interview published in the Carmel Pine Cone – yes, that’s the name of the California newspaper, actor and director Clint Eastwood called President Barack Obama “the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people,” and said he resisted all GOP efforts to force a script on him when he addressed the Republican gathering in Tampa.

The interview was Eastwood’s first since his appearance last week, which received poor reviews. From the newspaper:

“I had three points I wanted to make,” Eastwood said. “That not everybody in Hollywood is on the left, that Obama has broken a lot of the promises he made when he took office, and that the people should feel free to get rid of any politician who’s not doing a good job. But I didn’t make up my mind exactly what I was going to say until I said it.”

…..Romney’s campaign aides asked for details about what Eastwood would say to the convention.

“They vet most of the people, but I told them, ‘You can’t do that with me, because I don’t know what I’m going to say,’” Eastwood recalled.

- By Jim Galloway, Political Insider

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christian, therefore liberal

September 7th, 2012
10:16 am

bless his heart.

cc

September 7th, 2012
10:26 am

“I had three points I wanted to make,” Eastwood said. “That not everybody in Hollywood is on the left, that Obama has broken a lot of the promises he made when he took office, and that the people should feel free to get rid of any politician who’s not doing a good job.”

You made those points eloquently, Mr. Eastwood, and it is nice to know that not everyone in Hoolyweird is in love with communism.

teamaster

September 7th, 2012
10:41 am

Just the perfect representation of the Republican party.

Lost, muttering, and yelling at some weird representation of the President while getting it all very, very wrong.

Paint Your Wagon

September 7th, 2012
10:51 am

Leave it to an actor to have no sense of historical perspective… Obama’s shortcomings and broken promises don’t come close to the craven dishonesty of Bush/Cheney’s insistence that there were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq… that was a hoax on par with the sinking of the Maine in 1898.

Lani Andrews

September 7th, 2012
10:52 am

Clint Eastwood is truly a great American icon and I didn’t think I could love him more. Well said, well done…

Retired Soldier

September 7th, 2012
10:57 am

Retired Soldier

September 7th, 2012
11:01 am

Paint-

Did Iraq use chemical weapons against Iran during the war they fought?

Did Iraq use chemical weapons on the Kurds after the Gulf War?

Are chemical weapons considered weapons of mass destruction?

I’ll continue when you answer these three questions.

Paint Your Wagon

September 7th, 2012
11:09 am

My Retired Friend: Please don’t pretend that you or Bush/Cheney cares one whit about what happened to the Iranians and the Kurds at the hands of our then-ally, Saddam Hussein. You know as well as I do that the so-called “weapons of mass destruction” that were imagined to justify the invasion of Iraq were not chemical weapons… some of us haven’t forgotten the blatant lies about “Yellowcake uranium from Africa,” “a warning in the shape of a mushroom cloud,” etc.

Retired Airman

September 7th, 2012
11:12 am

Yes
Yes
and Yes.

More over they threatened to use them against our service members.
The empty chair totally reflected the empty promises of this Presidency. The absence of a president that was out of touch with the american people.

Retired Soldier

September 7th, 2012
11:15 am

Paint-

You failed on this simple task. Let me help you. The answer to all three is yes.

So with that truth established it is reasonable to have said Iraq had WMD’s and that assessment was in agreement with every intel organization in the world that I know.

So, did Bush lie, no. Was he wrong on some aspects, yes. But then so was H. Clinton and other leading democrats.

Retired Soldier

September 7th, 2012
11:16 am

Amen to you too Airman.

Joe

September 7th, 2012
11:16 am

Clint Eastwood is a very gifted actor and movie director. I personally hold him in very high esteem. However, he comes across as a mumbling old man when he gets into political discussions. He seems to be completely out of touch with reality. He says that President Obama is the biggest hoax pulled on the American people. Completely ignoring what the George W. Bush Presidency did to the American economy. Hopefully, he’ll continue to make great movies and stay away from politics in the future.

Paint Your Wagon

September 7th, 2012
11:19 am

See, there’s no satisfying these people. Obama’s done all he can to continue draft-dodger Bush’s failed policies in Iraq and Guantanamo, he’s pursued many of the same failed neoliberal economic policies, and yet they call him a “communist” and a “hoax.” Obviously their problem is not with the policies but with the person.

Dirty Dawg

September 7th, 2012
11:20 am

Teamaster said it all. By the way ‘retired soldier’, nobody ever said he didn’t, at one time, have chemical weapons…hell, we gave em to him so he could go fight Iran (which had more arms than he had cause we gave those to Iran as well – plus having re-armed them during that Iran-Contra thing as well as the October Surprise). The point was he had destroyed them – or used em up – plus we were searching everywhere for em but Bush/Cheney we’re determined to invade so as to secure Iraq’s oil for his (Cheney’s) buddies…and so they did…now that’s a ‘Ho-axe’. All Clint did was to expose himself as a tired old man that’s lost track of any sense of what is true and what is not. Sadly, somebody needs to take his car keys away from him…then again, he probably doesn’t really drive himself anymore anyhow.

Paint Your Wagon

September 7th, 2012
11:21 am

If the weapons that Iraq had were enough to justify an invasion of that country, then I guess the US should have been invaded ten times over in the last 50 years. Whether it’s Obama or Bush, American arrogance and entitlement continue unabated… it’s one set of rules for us, and another one for the rest of the world.

Retired Soldier

September 7th, 2012
11:28 am

Paint-

Hold on fella, I am not a fan of Pres. Bush, but he is a draft dodger. He served in the Guard, what did Obama serve in? The true draft dodger was Clinton. You are correct Obama did follow the Bush withdrawal plan, but the only reason he didn’t close Gitmo was he couldn’t figure out how to do it. Promise broken.

Bernie

September 7th, 2012
11:29 am

My response to Clint ” The WORMS and MAGGOTS are waiting for you….They are going to have a Party and celebration in your Honor. You will be the SPecial Guest of Appearance and then you will move on to a place without Ice water and the temperature will be as warm as Southern California as you like it. :)

Now is the time for you to rest and enjoy the scenery and leave the politics to the others. Your Limo will be arriving in due time…..and I will smile as you depart quietly enroute to your special Party in your Honor.

Not to worry we will HOLD A CHAIR for you! :)

are you all serious?

September 7th, 2012
11:30 am

he’s an actor. no more important than kim kardashians thoughts on the matter.

Retired Soldier

September 7th, 2012
11:30 am

I never said WMD’s were enough to justify an invasion, I am just trying to end the liberal myth about Iraq and WMD’s.

Don’t like American policy? Run for office Paint and convince us you are correct.

Retired Soldier

September 7th, 2012
11:32 am

Bernie-

I assume you hold that view for ALL Hollywood actors? I am sure you do since you are always fair and balanced in your views.

honested

September 7th, 2012
11:33 am

retired soldier,

The myth was that there were ANY WMD’s much less a threat that warranted 3 trillion dollars and the pointless waste of 4,000 American youth as well as the maiming of many tens of thousands more.

The myth emanated from the bush White House!

honested

September 7th, 2012
11:35 am

And leave eastwood alone.
Can’t everyone see he’s just a poor, slobbering old man who can’t make lame movies any more?

Retired Soldier

September 7th, 2012
11:35 am

honested-

I refer you to my three questions. The answers are?

honested

September 7th, 2012
11:39 am

If you ask relevant questions, I will be glad to answer.

That saddam used the chemical agents he GOT FROM US should come as no surprise. That is why such agents should not be manufactured, used or ever, ever distributed.

In any case, no it was not justification for an invasion, nor is sabre rattling from the ’51st state’ reason to invade Iran now or ever.

td

September 7th, 2012
11:40 am

Retired Soldier

September 7th, 2012
11:35 am

No use in even address honested. He has admitted he has never seen a war we should have fought and that he is a true believing communist.

Retired Soldier

September 7th, 2012
11:40 am

Just establishing Bush didn’t lie. Good job honestead.

liberalefty

September 7th, 2012
11:41 am

i hope they changed clints DIAPER after the speech…lol

honested

September 7th, 2012
11:42 am

retired,

And, by the way, where ARE the WMD’s we wasted money and lives to ‘recover’?
Now that the ‘they are in Syria’ myth is busted, what’s left?

The simple truth (as clearly defined in the Dulpher Report) is THERE WERE NO WMD’s.

I realize that is hard to accept for those insisting on chasing birth certificates or watching for black helicopters but it’s something you guys don’t get……THE TRUTH!

honested

September 7th, 2012
11:43 am

td,

Isn’t it a little early for you to be fibbing?

liberalefty

September 7th, 2012
11:43 am

Clints defended america from a movie set…and chickenhawks love him…

honested

September 7th, 2012
11:45 am

retired,

And to contradict your mistaken interpretation, the only obvious conclusion is YES shrub DID LIE.

Since he spent the best part of 8 years running from the truth, why is that so hard to fathom?

You're*NOT*Rich, chuckle-head.

September 7th, 2012
11:45 am

The hoax is:
“Tax cuts on the rich, creates jobs.”

“Job creators” my arse.

liberalefty

September 7th, 2012
11:45 am

td

the racist christian birther who use to claim he had proof the president was gay..in other words another bitter broke birther

liberalefty

September 7th, 2012
11:45 am

OSAMAS DEAD AND GM IS ALIVE…lol

liberalefty

September 7th, 2012
11:47 am

ole racist chickenhawks like CLINT because hes an ole racist chickenhawk…

honested

September 7th, 2012
11:47 am

td,

‘Communism’ as interpreted by the former Soviet Union and by the country where everything we buy is made (and straying far from Marx’s initial definitions) appears to be based on a cult of personality backed by a continual state of military conflict. Certainly not something to which I would subscribe or support (military is military).

So your contention is impossible.

td

September 7th, 2012
11:49 am

liberalefty

September 7th, 2012
11:45 am

This coming from a person that wants to be able to kill babies until birth, supports sodomy and denied God three times.

Fight4Peace

September 7th, 2012
11:50 am

Whats with all the idiot Iraq war appologizers? They lied to us. they admitted that the evidence use to CONvince us was made up by Bushes people. Remember the trailerd production lab, metal tubes, and yellow cake that did not exist? They did not take us into that war by saying look they gassed other people in the past but, not our peoplet so we must kill them. Get your head in the real world. Your fabricating a motivation that never existed.

liberalefty

September 7th, 2012
11:51 am

td

i thought you were going to show proof that the president is gay….wheres your proof you use to say you have? bitter birther

td

September 7th, 2012
11:52 am

honested

September 7th, 2012
11:47 am

So you are a communist as prescribed by Marx: “Communism would be a classless, stateless, moneyless society based on common ownership and the principle of “From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs”.

liberalefty

September 7th, 2012
11:53 am

i hope somebody changed CLINTS diapers after his speech…but hes still tougher than romney who was riding a bike in france during vietnam..

liberalefty

September 7th, 2012
11:54 am

td

when are you going to present the evidence that the president is gay…cmon birther wheres the truth

td

September 7th, 2012
11:55 am

iberalefty

September 7th, 2012
11:51 am

td

i thought you were going to show proof that the president is gay

Taking things out of context again. I never said he was gay. I said there are stories out on the internet from a man that said he had sexual relation with Obama and that Obama was on the down low. Those are facts my friend. It is up to you if you wish to believe them or not.

hiram

September 7th, 2012
11:55 am

The coke-head and acoholic wasn’t the one who was making the decisions:

Halliburton raked in $20,000.000,000 from the Bush-Cheney Administration for their work in Iraq. The value of Cheney’s Halliburton stock rose from $241,498 to $8,000,000 in one year…

http://rawstory.com/news/2005/Cheneys_stock_options_rose_3281_last_1011.html

td

September 7th, 2012
11:57 am

“From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs”.

Didn’t I hear this line in someones speech last night?

liberalefty

September 7th, 2012
11:59 am

td

more bloviating bs from a bitter birther…

Bernie

September 7th, 2012
12:00 pm

Retired Soldier @ 11:32 am – Just got an email from the worms and maggots on your Party. drinks will be served! Maybe we can Mitt to baptize you and bring you back before you head downstairs. You know Mitt has this thing about Baptizing people who no longer move on their on. maybe you should send him your name and address in advance.

liberalefty

September 7th, 2012
12:00 pm

OSAMAS dead and GM IS ALIVE…beautiful and simple

hiram

September 7th, 2012
12:01 pm

cc/td,
Is it recess already? Shouldn’t you be out on the playground with all of the other children?

liberalefty

September 7th, 2012
12:01 pm

if you want to keep america safe vote democrat…remember 9/11 and the inept BUSH REGIME..