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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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Ann    

Frist he buys his young wife a crap show no one watched and now this. Does he have dementia?

692 days ago
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tika    

what a delusional 95-year old creep. i didn't know he was still alive, actually.

692 days ago
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oink    

I bet he thought the empty chair was talking back to him.

692 days ago
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Faye    

Why is everyone saying this was "painful" or "sad". He was hilarious. He accomplished exactly what he wanted to accomplish and that is he got under Obama's skin. ROTFL. Loved it and love Clint.

692 days ago
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BudH    

That is chump change compared to what the CEO`s have done to banking.

692 days ago
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oink    

He couldn't talk because his Depends was full.

692 days ago
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jacksonfive210    

I'm really afraid for this country because I have a feeling Obama will win. I don't think we can take 4 more years of him to bad he can't keep his word and I wont be shocked if in the next four years we will have to check with the government before we use the bathroom. I really thought all the people who said obama is a socialist were crazy the eggs on my face now haha. Good luck trying to start a small b

692 days ago
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dierdre    

The way i see it is, if Romney even had the slightest chance of winning, Eastwood totally blew it for him last nite. He was degrading our President, and i did not think he was funny for 1 moment. Granted, he's up there in age, and he was mumbling his words, and yes we'll all get there one day too, but it wasn't even that. The fact that he totally embarassed himself with that horrible speech. I always thought he had class, and i'm sorry, this is just my opinion, but he was classless, and to put down our President was done in very very poor taste. PERIOD>

692 days ago
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t4trble    

Anyone who didn't get it, just DOESN'T GET IT. Wake up - Obama has failed every single one of us. Clint was brilliant - speaking to an empty chair - let me explain it to you - Clint, without a Teleprompter (recall that Obama even uses a teleprompter when talking to 6 year olds at a school) was talking to an empty headed president in the empty chair which had a teleprompter in front of the empty chair - our absentee president has been too busy campaigning and golfing for a long and painful 4 years and can't even find time to go to New Orleans this week, until Romney went there, then Obama cleared his busy campaign schedule to go today - he has already lost Louisiana so he dind't want to spend his time there, even for the flooding - UNTIL Romniey went. How embarrasssing for Obama, a young man vs Clint an old guy with a dry with and sense of humor.Go Clint Go!!
Where are the jobs??
Anyone want to guess how many golf games, how many parrties he has had in the White House while America suffers?

692 days ago
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ron    

loved clint last night ,tore far left liberal Obama another a hole. only the crying ,blame bush ,socialist dems had something to say ,like they do against anyone not loving their socialist Obama.

692 days ago
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oink    

Wheres the Jobs go ask Congress, ask Mitch Mconnell, all he did was say lets make Obama a 1 term President, he did nothing to bring Jobs or help the USA get back on track Blame the Republicans for not working for the Good of the Country and the good of the American Citizens.

692 days ago
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limpd    

He stammered half as much as our President does WITH a teleprompter and the benefit of half his age. Good Lord, who the hell cares? The guy has earned his chance to let his views be held. For years, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck and tons of liberal actors have said even dumber things. This was a play on an old schtick form 30 years ago people. I love me some Clint. He is still bold and fine. You know he got game when he can still nail a hot Blacasian lady half his age. Got on with your bad self Clint.

692 days ago
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mommycoconut    

Clint's speech was awesome. Go Romney!

692 days ago
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jacksonfive210    

It makes me laugh when people say "clint was mean to our president" yet they were the same ones ripping on Bush 24/7. I'm not saying Bush didn't deserve it but don't be a hypocrite.

692 days ago
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Robert    

Empty suit and empty chair mean the same thing. In business, when someone doesn't have anything to add he or she is often referred to as an empty suit. I imagine Clint didn't want to make the point too clear so instead he used an empty chair. Many people not in business didn't get it. Too bad.

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