Monday, September 3, 2012

Really, let the empty chair die...

This is not a good idea:

Conservative media outlets hope to intrude on some of the messaging of the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte with National Empty Chair Day.

The twitter riff is a show of support for the so-awkward speech delivered by Clint Eastwood, who spoke to an imaginary Barack Obama in an empty chair on the night Mitt Romney accepted the GOP nomination for president. You remember the speech - the one that sucked the momentum from the room after several speakers had delivered moving testimonials to Romney. It's been thoroughly criticized by pundits and politicos, left and right.

@invisibleobama, by the way, has 67,740 followers as of Monday.

So, National Empty Chair Day? The idea is to show how President Barack Obama has been an absent leader when the nation needed him to lead America toward recovery. Fair enough argument to make, but not this way. A pretty basic political rule: Don't remind people of things that make them laugh at your candidate or party. Think Mike Dukakis and the tank.

Peter St. Onge

13 comments:

Rob said...

It's definitely working - the lib that wrote this piece is upset. Keep it up - empty chair and "you didn't built that" are exactly the phrases that will help push the obamanation out of the white house in November.

TexGirl said...

It's not working well enough - he didn't call the chair a racist.

Wiley Coyote said...

Typical liberal Observer BS...

Sorry Pete, but I see nothing of the Tweets by the like of Samuel L. Jackson, who Tweeted:

'Unfair S**t: GOP spared by Issac! NOLA prolly F***ed Again! Not understanding God's plan!'

Now think about that. Not only just the comment itself about Republicans, but let the hurricane hurt or kill people in Tampa? I wished it didn't hit land ANYWHERE.

Then there's D-List Ellen Barkin who said this:

...hoped for delegates to be swept 'right into the ocean'

As I write this, a severe thurnderstorm warning is in effect for Charlotte.

Perhaps Democrats are reaping what they sow....

Sam said...

I'm still waiting for that "middle of the road" centrist columnist that Peter said he was when he took this job. It certainly appears to me that you have joined lock step with the other Libs at the Observer. Sorry Peter - you seem like a nice fellow but you are not a centrist.

Wiley Coyote said...

The chair is just a prop.

What's empty is the suit of the man who was elected 4 years ago.

Bruce Aiken said...

Poor Peter. He fell off the fence and is now firmly planted on the left.

WashuOtaku said...

You cannot kill an inanimate object.

Willy Loman said...

Clint is a funny, near-senile old man. What he did the other night was a little of both. To have liberals CONTINUE to whine about it makes it even funnier. Boo hoo. Too bad so sad.

Unknown said...

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/scott-whitlock/2012/09/03/only-abc-highlights-drunken-democratic-delegate-forced-leave-convent

Unknown said...

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/scott-whitlock/2012/09/03/only-abc-highlights-drunken-democratic-delegate-forced-leave-convent

Unknown said...

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/scott-whitlock/2012/09/03/only-abc-highlights-drunken-democratic-delegate-forced-leave-convent

JWMJR said...

Peter, Peter, Peter. What you really mean is you wish the empty chair metaphor would go away because it makes people laugh at Obama. Just like I sure you and the rest of the editorial board wishes the "You didn't build that" remark would just go away as well. Too bad that both are somehow definitive of the President.

Richard said...

The President did not do the job. It is interesting that so many people are making excuses for him. He knows it. He has to GO.