The joke’s on President Obama as Americans have responded to his This Seat’s Taken tweet with an enormous show of support for Clint Eastwood’s appearance at the Republican National Covention on twitter and facebook.
Go to #EmptyChairDay to see the fun on twitter.
On facebook, Rosa Leonetti of Smart Girl Politics has created a Empty Chair Profile Picture event asking people to change their profile avatar to an empty chair picture for the duration of the Democratic National Convention.
So far the left stream media, which was all over the GOP and mocking Eastwood on Friday after the Republican convention, is largely ignoring the grassroots social media outburst.
Here are some highlights:
Posted: September 3rd, 2012 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2012 Presidential Politics | Tags: #Eastwooding, #EmptyChairDay, Barack Obama, Clint Eastwood, Democratic National Convention 2012, Facebook, Mitt Romney, National Empty Chair Day, Republican National Convention 2012, Ro, Rosa Leonetti, Smart Girl Politics, Twitter | 1 Comment »
Barack Obama’s reaction to the closing night on the Republican National Convention was a tweet at 12:23 am that said This seat’s taken and included a photo of the president sitting with his back to the camera apparently at a meeting in the White House.
The media is spinning the president’s tweet as a shot back at Clint Eastwood for his skit using an empty chair for his imaginary conversation with Obama.
I didn’t take it that way. I read it as an arrogant and off handed dismissal of Mitt Romney’s acceptance speech and the case Romney made for his candidacy.
Either way the president’s tweet is offensive and beneath the dignity of the office.
Posted: August 31st, 2012 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2012 Presidential Politics, Barack Obama, Uncategorized | Tags: Barack Obama, Clint Eastwood, Republican National Convention 2012 | 23 Comments »
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich will not be accepting the presidential nomination as he hoped. Nor will he make a prime time appearance. But the Speaker’s presence will be felt at the Republican National Convention.
Newt U will present four two-hour seminars throughout the Tampa area. One a day during the four day convention.
Monday – August 27th – “We Can Do Better” – Jobs, Growth and Protecting Medicare Speakers: Speaker Newt Gingrich, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, Utah Governor Gary Herbert, Congressman Aaron Schock (IL-18), Former New York Lt. Governor Betsy McCaughey, Larry Kudlow, Host, CNBC’s “The Kudlow Report,” John Goodman, President & CEO, National Center for Policy Analysis, James Kemp, Jack Kemp Foundation, Christine Donahue, Michigan Delegate and Small Business Owner, Lahnee Chen, Policy Director, Romney for President
Tuesday – August 28th “We Built it” – Small Businesses and Civil Society Build America Speakers: Speaker Newt Gingrich, Callista Gingrich, President, Gingrich Productions, Former Secretary Jim Nicholson, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Dr. Greggory DeVore, Physicians for Romney, CA, Fred Lampropolous, Utah Delegate and CEO, Merit Medical
Wednesday – August 29th – “We Can Change It” – The New American Energy Opportunity Speakers: Speaker Newt Gingrich, Kellyanne Conway, CEO & President, the polling company, Scott Noble, President, Noble Royalties, Inc., Rebecca Rosen, Energy Advisor, Romney for President, Harold Hamm, CEO, Continental Resources
Thursday – August 30th – “We Believe In America” – We Don’t Believe in Obamacare
Speakers: Speaker Newt Gingrich, U.S. Senator Mike Lee, Utah, Congressman Tom Price (GA 6), Donna Williams, North Carolina Delegate, Dr. Greggory DeVore, Physicians for Romney, CA, Kellyanne Conway, CEO & President, the polling company
Posted: August 26th, 2012 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2012 Presidential Politics | Tags: Newt Gingrich, Newt U, Republican National Convention 2012 | 22 Comments »