Politico is well known as the Washington Post’s overt political arm where they can take all the political potshots at the right that are too blatant even for WaPo’s tainted Left election machine. Today they tried explain the runaway Empty Chair phenomenon, which I predict will become as much a part of the 2012 election lexicon as “you didn’t build that”.
The right rallied on Labor Day to celebrate “National Empty Chair Day,” a show of solidarity with Clint Eastwood after his rambling address to an invisible President Barack Obama at the Republican National Convention last week.
So according to these clowns Tim Mak and Juana Summers, the Online Right is only doing this to give some cover for poor old doddering Clint Eastwood. Wouldn’t have anything to do with:
- It’s frickin’ hilarious
- it speaks truth to power (or perhaps mockery to power)
- Clint Eastwood doesn’t need protecting. And you just might want go get off his lawn.
It does rather seem that these Lefties online, who are supposed to be both devilishly clever and all-powerful, are having trouble getting out from under one 10-minute, rambling, ineffective speech from a crusty old nobody.
The article suggests that the Democrats, those good sports, have joined in on the joke. It tells that this morning the AFSCME (a creepy-stalker public sector union like SIEU) president gave a “fiery speech” this morning to the Wisconsin delegation at the DNC (what would that be, 100-200 delegates?) in which he brought up an empty chair which is supposed to be Clint Eastwood’s presence. He exchanged words with it, and apparently upon losing the debate, he kicked the chair off stage (also here).
Now THAT was a clever bit, yes?
These people are going to lose.