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Go ahead, make my day!

Posted by Raunak Mahajan on August 31, 2012

The RNC last night was nothing less than a grand, grand show. But what stood out for me, and for millions others was when Clint took the stage. Yes, he brought along a bashing style that didn’t go down too well with the leftists and the “moral” police. He attacked O with a tenacity that many pundits find abhorring. However, what he said was profound. His message not only enthused the Republicans but will go a long way in swinging a lot of independent vote towards the GOP. He left an impact. A Sudden Impact!

“They were saying, I just thought, this was great. Everybody is trying, Oprah was crying. I was even crying.  And then finally — and I haven’t cried that hard since I found out that there is 23 million unemployed people in this country.”

A great dig at what herd mentality and collective emotions can lead to. In 2008, the message of hope and change brought about a voting pattern that disregarded policies and principles. Playing with people’s emotions and leveraging them works wonders in winning an election. But soon, facts emerge. Rationality prevails. Clint highlighted this point beautifully.

” But you thought the war in Afghanistan was OK. You know, I mean — you thought that was something worth doing.  We didn’t check with the Russians to see how did it — they did there for 10 years.”

Clearly attacks the tendency of the present government to not consult others with regards to policies that matter. The O government has been regularly criticized for neglecting bipartisan politics. Well, if the democrats don’t care to ask the republicans about legislations, why would they even think of asking Russia about how they messed up Afghanistan.

” Of course we all now Biden is the intellect of the Democratic party.”

Great tactic to bring Biden into the picture. Too often the VP gets lost in campaigns even though the VP’s thought process and role is absolutely vital in the government. If the VP is crazy, its a great idea to bash the crap out of him. Go after the weak links in the oppositions armor.

“I think attorneys are so busy — you know they’re always taught to argue everything, always weigh everything, weigh both sides.”

If there is one thing that O has lagged in during his term, it is decision making. Yes, it is a good thing to discuss matters with a diverse set of intellectuals. However, late action in many cases equals inaction. O has developed an image of being exactly that and a clever ploy that Clint used against him.

“It is that, you, we — we own this country.”

This line should go down in history as the one that wakes up every single citizen. “We own this country”. And you know what a big government does? It takes that ownership away from you. Huge debts translate into foreign sovereigns owning American assets. I wouldn’t be surprised to see how much of the U.S is currently owned by China and Saudi Arabia. Like they say in mortgage, you do not own a house until you have paid off the whole debt. So it is with national debt. You do not own your country with such a huge national debt. How comfortable does that make you feel?

Clint’s message was for all. He did not delve into sensitive issues but addressed general concerns that should unite the entire nation. He came, he saw, he conquered!




22 Responses to “Go ahead, make my day!”

  1. While most news media outlets panned Mr. Eastwood’s performance at the RNC last night, I commend you for taking the time to enumerate what exactly he was referring to for those not quite up-to-speed with current events particularly since Obama was elected to office.

    Clint Eastwood’s delivery (performance) was every bit as intentional as his meaning, but few viewed it that way. His intended meaning was NOT that of just the “ramblings of an 82 year old man” as the news media portrayed him to be, but rather one whose intelligence knew that he’d succeed in conveying his intended meaning WITH just that sort of performance.

    While I may not be aligned with you in all things political, I do like how you think and you write. Well done!

    • Raunak said

      thank you so much for reading the post and sharing your thoughts…I am glad you see things the way you do. It saddens me how the media has become so shallow. It is unfortunate the way so many “analysts” are ridiculing what was a good speech. The bias in new broadcasting and stupidity of analysts has reached sickening levels.

  2. Interesting point-by-point review. I’ve seen very few commentaries that showed any attention to Clint’s individual assertions, instead focusing too much on the performance alone.

    I especially agree with you on the debt situation. Regardless of which Presidents were most responsible for it, I remain unconvinced that owing so much debt to so many is somehow a desirable position for the U.S. to perpetuate. At the very least, it sets a bad example for those Americans who could really use a good role model when it comes to managing their own finances. “The government borrows all the time — why can’t we?” Well, because the government will never, EVER be in a position to file for bankruptcy and worry about the White House going into foreclosure. You, on the other hand, o average citizen…

    • Raunak said

      i wish i could make a community that has its own currency and economic system. I think with a few like minded people it should not be an impossible task to achieve. thanks for sharing your thoughts..

  3. You appear to be a magical thinker and it TAKES a magical thinker to hear anything in Eastwood’s senile ranting worthy of anything but pity.

  4. […] To read more of the very well written commentary on Clint’s speech visit this blog […]

  5. Great post on a great speech. I loved it. Yes, his speech was as unorthodox as you might expect from someone like Clint Eastwood…and if the left would be honest with themselves, they’d have to admit he struck a serious nerve!

    The beauty of the situation is…Clint Eastwood doesn’t care what they think. They count on being able to intimidate and manipulate people with their criticism and name-calling. Clint’s indifference to what they think of him is probably what drives them more crazy than anything else!

    • Raunak said

      the left did all they could to piss off a neutral observer such as myself. Clint’s words deserved more respect. I was so disappointed by the media’s analysis. for me,it was a tipping point. I am now completely convinced that low IQ dimwits have taken over majority of the media and are branding themselves as “experts”.

  6. … “a neutral observer such as myself. “…

    Oh… that’s easy to see.

  7. Raunak…. I was wishing you were right, but, instead of making anything clearer it has me thinking you must be schizophrenic. How can you possibly think of yourself as “Center Right” AND have enjoyed that racist, all WHITE, homophobic festival known as the Republican Convention… AND then call for government control of health care… education? This makes NO sense to me at all. Republicans would call you a Socialist, but, that’s only after they called you every name they could think of for not being… you know… really white. But, of course, they wouldn’t do it when you were in the room.

    Now you REALLY have me confused.

    • Raunak said

      let me put it this way…I’m neither left nor right. I’m an issue based thinker who wishes to judge every policy decision based on its merit. the solutions lie in the middle and it is sad that candidates nowadays have to take extreme positions and are labeled according to ancient political philosophies that do not apply in the present day world.

  8. OK… I have no choice but to take you at your word… but, it’s very hard to do that after reading “Go ahead, Make my day”. From reading that I would lump you in with every minority hating, redneck racist I know. I live in the South. You could run a ham sandwich as a Republican and it would get most of the votes. If you ask (and I have done this so many times it isn’t amusing any more) my neighbors… “Tell me, what is it that is wrong with the Obama administration?” What you hear again and again, from kids and 80 year old ladies is this…. “HE’S A NIGGER!”

    The Mayor of my town once told me, after I had a conversation with him about mail delivery….. “With all the Niggers working for the Post Office it’s a miracle ANYBODY gets any mail at all.”

    When the Tea Party “claims” there is no racism in their hate of Obama it is 100% bullshit. How would YOU like to start a job in a place where your co-workers proudly proclaimed that they only had one goal…… “Getting YOU fired!”

    Love the guy, hate the guy….. NOTHING about this mess has been fair from day one. Nothing about it has put America and Americans first. This is a country tearing itself apart over greed and hate and religious fanaticism.

    I looked at the people at the Republican Convention and the people at the Democratic Convention. The Democratic Convention looked like the America I know and love. The Republican Convention looked like a meeting of the KKK.

    • Raunak said

      Firstly, I am really sorry that such racism exists. I condemn racial profiling and pray that better sense prevails among extremists in both parties.
      Secondly, there is absolutely no hint of racism in Clint’s address. This post only analyses his speech and does not support any other faction either within the GOP or the Democrats.
      I really appreciate your comments and wish you all the very best in your efforts to rid the society of its evils.

  9. Thanks for the good wishes Raunak, but, ya got me all wrong.

    Trying to “rid society of its evils” is like loving the mountains SO MUCH that you spend your time and energy trying to fill in all the valleys.

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  11. Hi Raunak,

    I’ve nominated you for the “One Lovely Blog” award. You can check out the rules here should you wish to participate:

    Your friend, D.

    • Raunak said

      Thanks D 🙂 this is such an honor and I am grateful that you think I deserve it. thanks again!!!
      and I nominate you for “One Lovely Person” award 🙂

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