Invisible Obama & Dirty Harry

For almost 12 cringeworthy minutes, Eastwood engaged in a clunky, awkward and depressing debate with “Invisible Obama,” who viewers were encouraged to believe was sitting on a cheap stool stage left.

A few short hours after the speech, a Twitter @InvisibleObama emerged, tweeting “…”. That was retweeted more than 4,200 times. Dirty Harry is responsible for getting an ellipses retweeted more than 4,200 times.

A better Amercia : I'm with Mitt

Do you mean America? Oddly enough, that’s exactly what Google asked me. You’re not an algorithm, are you? Pass notes No 3,185: Amercia

[Paul Ryan is] the man Republican Romney has picked as his vice-presidential running mate – a fan of Ayn Rand and staunch Catholic who has voted consistently against the funding of various contraceptive programmes and insurance coverage, believes that abortion should be illegal even in cases of rape and incest, and is the creator of a federal budget-cutting plan [that] proposes that 62% of the trillions it hopes to cut should come from low-income programmes. It would give all those earning more than $1m a year tax cuts worth nearly $400,000, increasing their net incomes by an average of 12.5%, while low-income people would experience tax rises. Pass notes No 3,228: Paul Ryan

“I love you women and I hear your voices.” Ann Romney, 28th August

Republicans evidently don’t care much for women. They don’t even seem to understand what rape is. They don’t like Planned Parenthood who provide contraceptives and help women plan their pregnancies. Now they talk about “forced rape” and “legitimate rape.” When men only regard women as sex objects, it shows their ignorance of women and their contributions to society. Ruby Hawk, 28th August

“Mitt Romney says many, many things that are not true. He says this despite being in possession of the correct facts of the matter. Which is to say that Mitt Romney lies. A lot. He lies more than any other national candidate for office in my lifetime. And I was born before the Nixon administration.”- Mitt Romney tells 533 lies in 30 weeks, Steve Benen documents them

Don’t say: God Bless Amercia.
Do say: Dog Bless America.

Romney has famously changed all his policies since he was a liberal governor of Massachusetts. He is now running against his old self. Obama, a big disappointment to many people who voted him in, is – as the New York Times pointed out – basically running on the sole platform “I’m not Mitt Romney”. So is Mitt Romney. The election will presumably be won by whoever least resembles Mitt Romney. -Simon Hoggart, Friday 13th April

“You’ve got to ask yourself one question: Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, Mitt?”

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2 responses to “Invisible Obama & Dirty Harry

  1. JBS

    Maybe it was a Freudian Slip. Amercia, the Land of No Mercy.

  2. It’s so depressing that Clint Eastwood is a Republican.

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