Posted by: reformedmusings | September 1, 2012

Eastwood and Rubio brilliant at the RNC

You can see all the Republican National Convention speeches on Youtube. I didn’t have a chance to watch the first two days because of work commitments, but did catch the last night.

Clint Eastwood was brilliant. He asked questions of Obama who was represented by an empty chair (kinda like the White House these days). He hit core issues hard – unemployment, Afghanistan, and especially all the broken promises. Then Eastwood’s comments directly to the crowd brought the bottom line up front:

I would just like to say something, ladies and gentlemen. Something that I think is very important. It is that, you, we — we own this country.

We — we own it. It is not you owning it, and not politicians owning it. Politicians are employees of ours.

And — so — they are just going to come around and beg for votes every few years. It is the same old deal. But I just think it is important that you realize , that you’re the best in the world. Whether you are a Democrat or Republican or whether you’re libertarian or whatever, you are the best. And we should not ever forget that. And when somebody does not do the job, we got to let them go.

Right on target! The loony left has dug into Eastwood and said shameful things about a man who has outperformed all of them during his lifetime. The left is scared because Eastwood nailed their lawyer-in-chief. Don’t buy the spin – Eastwood did great.

Then Senator Marco Rubio got up to introduce Governor Romney. As the son of legal immigrants, he talked about how exceptional the United States is and why. As someone who has seen other countries, he clearly sees the difference.

 And as we prepare to make this choice, we should remember
what made a special.  — remember what made us special .  You
see, for most of our human history, almost everybody was poor.
Power and wealth only belonged to a few.  Your rights are
whatever your rulers allowed you to have, your future was
determined by your past.  If your parents were poor, so would
you be.  If you were born without opportunities, so were your
But America was founded on the idea that every person has
God given rights.

Founded on the belief that power belongs to the people,
that government exists to protect our rights and serve our
interests, and that no one should be trapped in the
circumstances of their birth.  We should be free to go as far as
our talents and our work can take us.

And we’re special — we’re special because we are united —
we’re united not as a common race or ethnicity, we are bound
together by common values.  The family is the most important
institution in society.

And that almighty God is the source of all we have.

We are special.  We are special because we have never made
the mistake of believing we are so smart that we can rely solely
on our leaders or on our government.  Our national motto, “in
God we trust”, reminding us that faith in our creator is the
most important American value of them all.

And we are special — we’re special because we’ve always
understood the scriptural admonition, that for everyone to whom
much is given, from him much will be required.

Well, my fellow Americans, we are a uniquely blessed
people, and we have honored those blessings with the enduring
example of an exceptional America.

Rubio talked about his family’s journey and struggles. People new to a country working their hearts out to provide a better life for their children:

Many nights growing up I would hear my father’s keys at the
door as he came home after another 16-hour day.  Many mornings,
I woke up just as my mother got home from the overnight shift at
Kmart.  When you’re young and in a hurry, the meaning of moments
like this escape you.  Now, as my children get older, I
understand it better.  My dad used to tell us — (SPEAKING IN
SPANISH) — in this country, you’ll be able to accomplish all
the things we never could.

And they did:

 A few years ago, I noticed a bartender behind the portable
bar in the back of the ballroom.  I remembered my father, who
worked as many years as a banquet bartender.  He was grateful
for the work he had, but that’s not like he wanted for us.  You
see, he stood behind the ball all those years so that one day I
could stand  behind a podium, in the front of a room.

That journey — that journey, from behind that bar to
behind this podium, goes to the essence of the American miracle.
That we’re exceptional, not because we have more rich people
here.  We are special because dreams that are impossible
anywhere else, they come true here.

How true. That was true for me and can be true for anyone willing to study hard, set goals, work hard and take prudent risks. History shows that government handouts enslaves generations, but high expectations and freedom to pursue dreams through hard work enable anyone to overcome their beginnings – to rise above their circumstances.

That’s the essence of the true America. Opportunity unfettered by government, not a socialist nanny state. Time to fire the socialist lawyer and elect the stellar business man.



  1. […] As Clint Eastwood observed, we the people own these country and politicians are our employees. When employees don’t perform, we have to let them go. Time to fire Obama and his taxpayer-funded lackeys. Share this:PrintEmailMoreStumbleUponRedditDiggLike this:LikeBe the first to like this. […]


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