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Clint Eastwood

Reality Show Did NOT

Set Up Obama Schtick

8/31/2012 1:28 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Clint Eastwood
was NOT put up to his painful Barack Obama schtick last night by the producers of his family's reality show -- in fact, sources close to the legend tell TMZ, Clint "acts that way all the time at home."

There's been a lot of speculation -- Clint's bit was so awful ... there's no way it wasn't a setup for reality TV ... but we're told it really wasn't. The whole thing was Clint's idea, and even his family had no clue what he planned to do on stage.

According to sources, Clint's family's reality show "Mrs. Eastwood & Company" has not officially been picked up for a 2nd season and they're not currently in production -- so there's no way producers could have had a hand in last night's trainwreck.  

We’re told Clint's family believes his speech was widely misunderstood -- Clint just has a dry sense of humor that people don't understand.

Sure.

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Bobby    

How much liberal bias can be seen in one TMZ story? This is clearly an example of a reporter trying to tell the reader how to think instead of reporting on what happened. Clint was funny as hell. Most people found it funny. I guess this reporter is just trying to force his or her opinion on the public. Typical.

691 days ago
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jacksonfive210    

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33.

backfire    

CLINT EASTWOOD WAS INCREDIBLE. IT WAS FUNNY AND INTERESTING AND HE HAD ME EATING OUT OF THE PALM OF HIS HAND. DON'T BE CYNICAL AND BIAS BECAUSE CLINT IS OVER OBAMA LIKE MOST AMERICANS.

691 days ago
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Morticia Cowghoul    

I thought he was pretty cool. Better than Taylor Hicks that's for sure.

691 days ago
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tallyg    

Just wait till the DNC has their show and drags out all those airhead’s that TMZ follows around reporting on their DUI’s, and nasty divorces. Spending money like it was peanuts while the REAL people in this country are suffering under Obama’s rule. Go Clint!

691 days ago
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tigress    

Oh those wild and crazy republicans they just keep giving the Democrats gifts. Eastwood and his invisible Obama has stole Romney's thunder. I like it.

691 days ago
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jacksonfive210    

I give the man respect for speaking out when almost all of hollywood are libs. He said something that people are forgetting "this country belongs to us and politicians work for us " I swear it seems like people want the government to rule over their lives.

691 days ago
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Sally    

It was not scripted, there was no teleprompter, no notes - just from the heart. He nailed it though and called it like it is. Guess that is what hurts with the liberals. He did a great job. Very funny.

691 days ago
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silversiren    

Thought it was great for an 82 year old legend!

691 days ago
40.

Lmao    

I missed this part. I'm a little afraid to see if it's really as bad as people are saying...

691 days ago
41.

William    

For those of you who are critical of Mr. Eastwood's speech, don't just pick out parts of it, look at the big picture...the whole 11 minutes. Then you will understand what he was doing. Plus understand...age 82, very accomplished, and 11 minutes without a script or teleprompter.

691 days ago
42.

CL    

TMZ you suck. You just don't have a good sense of humor because you are too busy chasing losers around.

691 days ago
43.

Jon    

Only an idiot does not understand a dry sense of humor. TMZ, you need to stay out of politics. Clint is a celebrity but he is one of the few that actually know politics? Mayor???

691 days ago
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Jake    

I really liked Clint's putting obama in his place. It was so close to reality that it was scary. A truly great job and America should be proud that finally finally and finally someone had the guts to tell the truth about obama and his overbearing arrogance.

All those who complained about Clint's accurate portrayal of obama's belligerence should face the facts. The liberal braying and attacks on Clint on a brilliant job even exceeding anything SNL had ever done trashing President Bush. Great job Clint.

Hurray for freedom.

The first time anyone had the nerves to attack and make fun of the "ONE".

Clint just proved that obama is NOT the "ONE" and neither is he the messiah.

691 days ago
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Ace    

Clint was honest and on the money last night. I wondered how the liberal media would react to his scathing commentary as I was listening to his great speech and reading all the headlines today its pretty clear-they are all lined up against him. Watch it for yourself people and draw your own conclusions.

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