I’ll get to Clint in a minute.
First, an important announcement: The R2 Team has officially embraced Alinsky’s Rules as their own! Who knew they had it in them?
It seemed as though everyone spent an inordinate amount of time last night practicing Rule #5: “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.” Take Marco for example:
These are tired and old big government ideas. Ideas that people come to America to get away from. Ideas that threaten to make America more like the rest of the world, instead of helping the world become more like America. (snip)
Under Barack Obama, the only “Change” is that “Hope” has been hard to find.
Now millions of Americans are insecure about their future. But instead of inspiring us by reminding us of what makes us special, he divides us against each other.
He tells Americans they’re worse off because others are better off. That people got rich by making others poor.
Hope and Change has become Divide and Conquer. (snip)
…the essence of the American miracle -- that we’re exceptional not because we have more rich people here.
We’re special because dreams that are impossible anywhere else, come true here.
Just who does that little whippersnapper think he is, ridiculing HOPE and CHANGE like that?
As for Mitt himself, after hitting all the designated humanizing topics (Family, Women, Bain/Business, and Religion) required to make Independents comfortable he spent the second half of the speech throwing some red meat. And ridiculing Big Guy. Who knew he had it in him?
President Obama promised to begin to slow the rise of the oceans. (MUFFLED LAUGHTER) And heal the planet. (MORE LAUGHTER) MY promise...is to help you and your family.(snip)
Is it any wonder that someone who attacks success has led the worst economic recovery since the Great Depression? In America, we celebrate success, we don't apologize for it.
That is why every president since the Great Depression who came before the American people asking for a second term could look back at the last four years and say with satisfaction: "you are better off today than you were four years ago."
Except Jimmy Carter. And except this president.(snip)
To the majority of Americans who now believe that the future will not be better than the past, I can guarantee you this: if Barack Obama is re-elected, you will be right.(snip)
I will begin my presidency with a jobs tour. President Obama began with an apology tour.
I ask you: is pointing out Big Guy’s inadequacies really necessary?
Okay then, we’re up to Clint Eastwood, clearly the most unconventional speaker at the convention. His appearance incorporated many of Alinsky Rules including parts of Rule #3 (Wherever possible go outside the experience of the enemy) and #6 (A good tactic is one that your people enjoy) butt relied primarily on good old #5 (Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon).
For those ridiculing Clint today, I have only this to say: they missed the point. Which often happens when you start using someone’s own game against them. For them, allow me to pass on this explanation (h/t Madame deFarge): “his delivery combined Columbo, Will Rogers with a little Bob Newhart thrown in to reduce Barry to the twit he is.”
Could he have been a little more rehearsed and polished? Sure, he’s an actor, butt again that’s missing the point. Big Guy is the one known for his polish and rhetoric, not his critics.
Big Guy’s critics are know for being addle-brained, right? Clint was there to represent the rest of us; the not-so-young butt oh-so-wise generation who HOPE the following generations will be able to experience and enjoy the American experience they have. And they know that’s only possible by preserving and restoring the freedoms and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution.
He was also representing those who might not be as media savvy as the shiny young things running the Won’s campaign, butt who’ve been around the block enough times to recognize a scam when they see one. Those who aren’t obsessed with the hollowness of rock star personalities,
because they know it’s one’s inner life that is the true measure of a man.
For them, Clint demonstrated the value of going off-script sometimes and speaking your mind, no matter what people think about it. Don’t think for a minute that a guy who spent his life reading, writing and directing scripts didn’t know what he was doing. He was speaking for the rest of us.
As for Big Guy; he was too busy to watch the RNC coverage butt one of his aides “briefed him” on what was going on.
His official response – issued through one of his aides too – was “there’s no big idea here.” Butt then, you have to remember, Big Guy’s standard for “Big Ideas” is pretty high; after all, the Big Brains on his team invented HOPE and CHANGE.
No matter how you feel about President Obama, this election is about your future, not his. Marco Rubio
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