Friday, August 31, 2012

Old man yelling at chair accidentally reveals a deeper truth

Yes, Mitt Romney accepted the GOP nomination last night and gave a speech that included mocking of efforts to fight climate change, saber-rattling at Russia and Iran, and lots of false claims, but that wasn't the big story of the night. This was.

RNC 2012: Mystery speaker Eastwood stages a mock conversation with President Obama.
That was so strange, that Rachel Maddow called it the weirdest thing she's ever seen at a political convention.

"That was the weirdest thing I've ever seen at a political convention in my entire life, and it will be the weirdest thing I've ever seen if I live to be 100," she said.
Weird as it was, it revealed a deeper truth. Eastwood made the perfect metaphor for what Republicans have been doing all along--attacking an imaginary Obama who doesn't exist. I bet Eastwood had no idea how revealing that stunt would be, but about conservatives, not Obama. They can't help projecting.

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