We got through the 2012 Republican National Convention.
I don’t know about you, but I found that listening to Republicans lie about the President’s record for three days is EXHAUSTING.
I actually don’t know how I used to manage watching a GOP convention before the age of Twitter. If it wasn’t for the shared experience of commenting on the proceedings with thousands of like-minded friends, I think I would have switched off Paul Ryan’s compendium of pants-on-fire prevarications and nestled into ABC’s rerun of Modern Family.
I’m so glad I didn’t change that channel. Last night, we got to see history in the making — and I’m not talking about Mitt Romney’s fake assertion that for the fate of the country, he prayed that President Obama would succeed (as if he hasn’t been running for President non-stop since 2007). No, last night we got to see the Republican Presidential nominee upstaged by a movie star and an empty chair, and the immediate birth of an Internet meme: #Eastwooding.
Below are some of the MOMocrats’ favorite tweets from last night.
During youngest Romney son Craig’s address to the delegates in Spanish:
During Marco Rubio’s paean to his Cuban immigrant heritage and religion:
And then, during Romney’s own disingenuous speech, where he tried to channel Ronald Reagan by asking if we were better off than we were four years ago:
But the best tweets of the night came during Clint Eastwood’s rambling, weird, meandering ad libbed speech, where he talked to an empty chair representing President Obama:
Whew. On that note, enjoy the Labor Day Holiday! Hug a union organizer. And get ready for OUR Convention, which kicks off Tuesday in Charlotte!
Chris Rock’s soliloquy with Barack in “2 Nights in New York” shows how this is really done. (I bet Clint was trying to rip it off, too – unfortunately, too lamely for Chris to demand compensation.)
You can go back even further, to Bob Newhart’s classic standup routines from the 1960s. In fact he tweeted this