Clint Eastwood added his name to those of Mark Twain, Will Rogers and Bob Hope, great American political satirists. The “empty chair” political parody performed by Clint Eastwood at the RNC has gone viral.
Multiple Facebook sites have sprung up calling for pictures of empty chairs to be posted showing dissatisfaction with the current administration. The sites are asking others to join and upload pictures of empty chairs. The empty chair has become iconic, representing the absence of the President on issues of importance to ordinary Americans.
Timothy Dalrymple on Patheos Blog notes, “The liberal elites who are denigrating Clint Eastwood’s speech at the Republican National Convention last night are only hurting themselves. Swing-state independents and undecideds like Clint Eastwood a lot more than they like liberal elites. They will only harden in their support for Clint’s folksy commonsense the more it’s contrasted with the cheap and scornful hyper-partisanship of the Daily Kos and HuffPo crowd.”
Dalrymple states, “I thought the premise was brilliant. Clint seemed a little nervous, a little out of his element, but that only made him more relatable, more like the kind of guy you’d have a beer with. (Seriously, who wouldn’t want to have a beer with Clint Eastwood?) But the premise was perfect.”
Here are two examples of Empty Chair Events now on Facebook.
“The National Empty Chair Event” (Eastwooding Obama) Public Event created by Adam C. Miller and Chris L. Lotto states:
THIS EVENT STARTS ON >>> Monday, Sept. 3rd, continuing through election day, Tuesday, Nov. 6th, 2012.
America pays homage to Clint Eastwood’s famous interview of the “Empty Chair”(The empty chair signifies an absentee leader)! Clean off your empty chairs in your garage, and prepare to display them on your front lawns with a “Reserved for President Obama” sign… you can type them out or just write it on a piece of paper, poster board, piece of cardboard etc!!!
God Bless America….and ALL our EMPTY CHAIRS!!!
Please upload your pictures of your empty chairs and your signs to our Event Wall!!! Those of you on Twitter, please share our page with all your peeps! Thank you, EVERYBODY!
~ Chris & Adam ~ 😉
PS – Unfortunately, Facebook does not utilize a “Share” button on Event pages. If you want to share a picture, you need to download it to your computer, then share it! It’s a Facebook default thing! Ugh!!! 🙁
‘Like’ & ‘Share’ our FB page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Invisible-Obama/426024957432724
Special announcement from Chuck Norris: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Xq_SUD9Um0&feature=share
My deepest thanks go to my co-host, Adam C. Miller, who actually took his time to create this Event page! 😉 Great job, Adam!!!
INVITE YOUR FRIENDS
National Obama Is An Empty Chair Event Public Event is hosted by SJ Husak At Large. SJ’s Facebook page states:
This is very simple. Obama will be accepting his nomination at the DNC during this time. Put an empty chair in front of your home to tell others what you think about the job he has done over the past 3-1/2 years. Take a photo and post it on my page at www.facebook.com/s.j.hUSAk. Please share!!! This is not an endorsement of any candidate, just a way to send a message that we are not happy with how Obama has performed as President.