Clint Eastwood RNC Speech: Blake Shelton Vs Adam Levine! (VIDEO)

OH NO. Come November, are there going to be some political fireworks on The Voice? Coaches and Best Friends FOREVER, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton tweeted completely different reactions to Clint Eastwood’s odd speech at the Republican National Convention last night.

Clint had an empty chair on stage with him in order to direct questions to an imaginary President Obama.  OoooK.

Rocker, and Maroon 5 frontman, Adam Levine thought it was cray cray, “Clint Eastwood has gone f–kin nutterbutters yo.”

But country singer Blake Shelton declared, “I. Love. Clint Eastwood.”  Blake’s a little cray cray himself, so I get it!

Are you Team Adam or Team Blake?  If you didn’t watch Clint’s speech last night, judge for yourself.

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  • quickjessie

    Continuing a trend, I shall stick with Team Adam.  An angry old white man screaming “Get Off My Lawn” at an empty chair is not going to get me to vote for Romney, lol.  However, it will get me to skip seeing Clint’s new movie.

  • Huba Buba

    I would even use much stronger language than just cray cray, therefore team Adam all the way.

  • fairlyoften

    I’m with Blake. I thought it was clever, creative and showed some balls. Hes Clint Eastwood for Gods sake. He does what he damn well pleases.
    And it was also very funny, the crowd loved it and he had me laughing out loud.

  • pj

    I only saw the part where he made fun of Obama using the private jet.  Don’t all Presidents do that for safety reasons?  I can’t say for sure because I was too busy with Big Brother, but I think I’m on team Adam.  ;-)

  • sweetmm

    Thank God he did not turn up with his guns blazing ;)

  • jcabby

    Team Blake all the way. Clint is the man!

  • Kariann Hart

    I am also with Adam.  It was really sad seeing Clint Eastwood’s behavior.  It was very uncomfortable viewing.

  • elliegrll

    If you tell Eastwood about the jet, you’d also have to break his heart and tell him that Romney has a law degree too, and from the same school as President Obama’s.  That would break his heart, since he doesn’t think that lawyers should become President.

  • brightones

    Have always liked Blake, and now I love Blake – Team Blake for sure!!

  • OffLeash

    lmao. I thought it was clever and funny. I’m an independent BTW. 

  • pj

     I will watch the whole thing later for s&gs, but am at work right now.  I admire Clint’s work on Mystic River. Great movie.  Wonder what Tim Robbins thought of his speech.  ;-)

  • ri2

    I thought Clint’s speech bordered on silliness but he’s Clint Eastwood, the epitome of cool, so he can say anything he wants.

  • wordnerdarchie

    I have to admit – I had to chuckle but I was thinking he must be going off script.  (Which he was according to “experts’ commentary” after his appearance)  It reminded me of those Hollywood “roasts” – I just wasn’t expecting a David Letterman style skit at the RNC

  • chillj

    I liked what Clint Eastwood did, because he didn’t bloviate and most convention speakers do.  He seemed fragile and tentative, but ultimately, unless he really ticked you off, it seemed to work.  Sorta.  I just didn’t care, actually.

  • elliegrll

    I think it would have worked better if he wasn’t rambling.  The rambling made him seem more than just fragile.  It still would have looked crazy old manish to yell at an empty chair, but the rambling made it seem like he’d lost his mind.

  • Tinawina

    I thought the whole thing was a little strange. It was like somebody’s curmudgeonly uncle randomly wandered on stage and started rambling. Like it was Thanksgiving dinner and everyone’s watching the game, and gramps comes and stands in front of the TV out of nowhere and starts alternating between complaining about these kids today and telling jokes. LOL. He got some funny lines in though. Still weird.

    I guess that makes me Team Adam? I’m Team Please Fight About It On The Voice This Fall really. Otherwise IDGAF.

  • DB987

    I think this is the first time I am Team Adam for anything (I really dislike him) but I agree it was the definition of cray cray.

  • HermeticallySealed

    I hate Levine, but I actually agree with him here.  Eastwood was not only misinformed on many facts, but just came off as creepy.  Then again, that seems to sum up the current party.

  • debrod

    Don’t like this becoming political-but if he rambled on about Romney and came out for O it would of been a different response so I guess I will just keep away from these kind of threads cause this could only get ugly. 

  • KendraWills

    Clint lost all his cool points last night. He looked ridiculous.he line that lawyers shouldn’t be president showed that he knew nothing about Romney. Today all the talk is about Clint when it should be about Romney. Upside, its gonna inspire a hilarious SNL skit.

    I’m not Team Adam or Team Blake, cuz actually I think they’re both douchey.

  • Sassycatz

    What I found off-putting were the profanities he was putting in the President’s mouth. Not very respectful of the Office. But, mostly, I was just embarrassed for old Clint because even if he felt he *had* to do that, he could’ve, at least, been witty. You know, he *is* a “wordsmith.” He writes scripts. But no one would know that from last night.

    Somebody posted a funny pic:

  • Emmy

    Clint Eastwood was creepy, rambling, and I couldn’t get through it all the way for the sheer second-hand embarrassment.  

  • durbesque

    I just watched Clint’s speech and loved it.  And I’m no Repub….or Dem, for that matter.  From all the criticism on the media, and even here, I was expecting a rambling, incoherent old man.  Well, maybe just a little, but it worked for him….and me.

  • Tinawina

    Eh. I’m not a Republican but I thought Rubio did well. Clint was just weird to me despite having some funny moments IMO.

    I don’t think there is some huge difference between Romney and Obama anyway. If you look at his governing record Mitt is a right-leaning centrist, and despite all the Socialist!Commie!PlottingMuslim! hype Obama is pretty much a left-leaning centrist. They are different shades of the same guy, not matter how much each tries to appeal to the more hardcore members of their bases.

  • Kathleen Moore

    Clint’s speech was cray-cray…and brilliant.  And this is coming from a Democrat (who can’t stand Obama).

  • JudyOhio

    Team Adam.  Did not like it.  It was odd.  The vocal stumbling and hesitation with his questions to the imaginary Obama made him sound frail, and actually, a little feeble.  The words he put in Obama’s imaginary mouth as Obama’s imaginary responses back to him were obvious and crude and completely uncalled for.  Nasty!  I’m a Republican, but THAT (video above) was a total “what were they thinking moment” to me! 

  • wordnerdarchie

    I agree with you on this.  The main difference is that Romney actually has/had experience in economic and business issues, while Obama had to learn on the fly & depend on his advisers.  They’re very similar in their charitable sensitivities as well (both very generous), while in comparison their running mates could learn a thing or two from Obama & Romney regarding being generous to charitable organizations.

    And I was also very impressed with Rubio, I can see him making appearances in the future years in a prominate position for Republican Party.

  • Sassycatz

    I was most impressed with Susan Martinez, the Governor of New Mexico … but she is a former Democrat, so I’m not surprised! ;-) All joking aside, I didn’t care for some of what she said, but she certainly is a natural at communicating. 

  • Denise

    First thing I said to my husband when I heard that Eastwood was speaking was, I hope he has a script.  The guy rambles.  He rambled at the Oscars to the point I thought he’d never get off the stage.

    That being said, he makes very good movies.  So I find it objectionable that his politics would lead someone to not see his movies.  Sean Penn is a flaming liberal but a very good actor.  I’m not sure what one has to do with the other.  George Clooney has endorsed Obama but that won’t make me stop drooling when he’s on screen.

  • pj

     Like I mentioned above, I love Mystic River. I won’t stop seeing his movies.  I don’t think it’s relevant to his politics, even if I don’t agree.  I can’t base my entertainment on stuff like this.

  • dd999

    I’ve watched the movies Clint Eastwood has starred in many times and also great movies that he’s produced! The man is a genious in my books! I was excited to see him talk at the Republican Convention and the skit (I guess you’d call it) made his point and it was funny! I’m with you Blake!!!!

  • Miz

    I felt a little sad watching Clint’s speech. I also thought he acted and sounded like he might be suffering from senile dementia.

  • Matteo Rodrigo

    well blake has had ant-gay tweets in the past so its no surprise hes with the GOP; i still dont understand why fiscal conservatives have to align with 1950s social conservatives…we need a 3rd party thats liberal on social issues and more conservative on fiscal…those used to be called moderate republicans or moderate Democrats but they dont exist anymore

  • ceecee21

    Team Blake….I thought Clint’s speech was funny and accurate.  As far as being senile and rambling, he has rambled when he speaks for years. 

  • sabbia

    I had seen on the news websites that Clint gave a speech but I had not seen it yet. When I read this headline and the comments/tweets from celebrities I was expecting to see a Charlie Sheen moment complete with incoherency and other signs of senility.

    To my surprise, I found nothing “cray cray” about it. Clint made the usual republican talking points in a rather entertaining way (except for the profanity inference….I didn’t think at all funny).

  • ginger

    The Simpsons , as usual, were ahead of their time – by The Soup

    I love Clint E., but bahahaha

  • chillj

    I thought he was loosely wrapped in the beginning, but he brought it together, ultimately.  I was embarrassed, however, for Mrs. Romeny the other night; I don’t like it when naturally reticent people have to pimp their spouses.  No matter who it is, there is a big cringe factor.

  • standtotheright

    The Simpsons , as usual, were ahead of their time – by The Soup

    Sadly, no.

    But this is why fact-checkers matter, people.

  • Eilonwy

    Yet again, it appears when a political subject is discussed the opinions usually fall within party lines. I’m expecting that this coming week, I will see a reversed scenario.

    Oh, if I were writing the Democratic convention as fiction*, I’d have Woody Allen stand up and give a parallel rant, and I’d be quite merciless with the pastiche of his style. How I vote is one thing — but it makes a better-constructed and more convincing story if politicians (and partisans) on both sides are treated the same way (equally mocked, equally revered, or an equivalent mix of both).

    *The plan would be a political thriller that takes place at both conventions. But I’m not going to write that, anyway.

  • Trilby

    I find it amusing that the “Party of Family Values” invites a guy to prime time TV that has 7 children with 5 different women.  Can you imagine the comments if the Democrats invited a rapper or NBA star with a similar family situation?

  • TheGreatXL

    It’s sad when a guy debates an empty chair and the chair wins…

  • angiedb

    Team Blake on this one. But I will still swoon over Adam and his music. Just shut up and sing to me, Adam. lol

  • ginger

     Sorry =~

  • Denise

    There is a third party that is socially liberal, fiscally conservative and believe in a strict interpretation of the Constitution.  Libertarians

  • fantoo1

    Team Clint/Blake! Adam is just mad because Clint isn’t the typical Hollywood liberal. Adam needs to get over himself and stop being a hypocrite, he has said plenty of rude things about conservatives.

  • Denise

    Stereotyping Republicans is as repugnant as stereotyping Democrats. Is there anywhere left in the media where news can be reported without “commentary”?

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  • Sassycatz

    Stereotyping Republicans is as repugnant as stereotyping Democrats. Is
    there anywhere left in the media where news can be reported without

    There has never been a place or a time when you could get the news without a point of view. Even in the “old days,” with only three major network newscasts, they each made a “statement” by choosing what they would cover and how much time they would give each story. Even on C-SPAN, there is one camera on the floor of the House and it shoots straight ahead. C-SPAN is not allowed to move it to show you the chamber and let you know who’s there, who’s coming and going, or who’s not paying attention. The Senate seems a little looser, but even there, you don’t get the whole picture. Really, the idea of totally unbiased news has always been a fiction, even when bias or point of view was unintended.

    ETA: And this leaves aside newspapers and magazines which only have so many pages and column inches, competing with advertising.

  • Erlinda

    Clint was there for entertainment. Hilarious!  

  • Denise

    OK..but is there at least a place left where we can get just the news with nothing more than unintended bias??????  I haven’t found one yet.

  • standtotheright

    Simple question:  I’m Marco Rubio or one of the convention organizers that wanted Rubio to speak to a broad audience.

    Did Eastwood’s speech help me reach the audience and sell my vision, my party’s vision, and my support of Romney? Or did it distract them from everything I said?

    I’d suggest Twitter has an answer for that.

  • Erlinda

    Biography should be a private matter, but in politics seems everything is stage to be forthright as public wants to know who the candidate is. Mrs. Romney did just that in response. I won’t blame her for doing so.

  • Mase Wallace

    team adam all the way, hey clint the nursing home called, you missed bed check

  • BonnieDee

    The Democrats have only one play.  They can’t run on their record or what they actually believe, so they call their opponents either racist, sexist, crazy, or stupid, or all of the above.  The name calling is only effective because the liberal media is in their pocket and parrots what they want them to say.  Truths are overlooked, such as the actual ridiculous, embarrassing gaffes made on many occasions by Joe Biden and the seriously bad situation our country is in economically. 

  • Jenna

    I’ll take Clint Eastwood and Blake Shelton over Adam Levine any day…

  • steph6449

    Clint showed his age a little which was a bit suspenseful as he went through his unconventional talk. But still he is awesome. Lol. 

    I thought he did a good job, saying what he wanted to say, putting in a couple of pointed thoughts from time to time, but not being overly harsh or nasty.

  • KendraWills

    Nobody makes some of the idiot republicans say what they say about women, gays and minorities. Liberal media didn’t make Akin state a ridiculous notion as fact. Liberal media didn’t make those alternate delegates throw peanuts at an African-American woman. Liberal media didn’t make the Senator compare pregnancy by rape and pregnancy out of wedlock as being similar things. When Fox News even castigates the vice-president nominee for untruths in his convention speech, you know there’s an issue. Believe me, the liberal media hasn’t had to do much, the republicans are making it easy for them.

  • Incipit

    There has never been a place or a time when you could get the news without a point of view. 

    Good point, Sassycatz. I suppose it’s the degree of bias intended, or the overload of partisan politics that eventually renders the ‘news’ ineffective, especially whenever news falls under the Entertainment umbrella in the media organizations. 

    One thing that helps to decipher the Spin, IMO – is a media ownership database – knowing just ‘whose’ bias you are dealing with…like this one – “Who Owns The Media?” 2012 from the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism. 

    Worth the time it takes to check it out, IMO. YMMV.

  • wordnerdarchie

    I have to admit, some republicans have really stepped in it lately.  I wonder how they got as far as they have.  You will always have outliers in any group.  It was interesting to see that non-republican protesters were at the convention – tickets in must not be that difficult to attain.

    However, opinion pieces submitted & posted on Fox are not necessarily the opinion of Fox News. 

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  • steph6449

    Those in the media who throw around allegations of political “lies” have a lot to do with what point of view the supposed “lies” are coming from. Plus it’s yet another way of the media drumming up controversy for ratings & attention in our ever-more heated political climate. And the media is always in for “gotcha” journalistic opportunities, justified or not.

    I may not agree with someone politically, but I can recognize that not everything said that I disagree with is a big ol’ fat intentional malicious “lie.” 

    There are such things as exaggerations, partial truths, & simple disagreements of fact…  And calling entire groups of people (many many millions of people) idiots for their beliefs that I don’t share, never really floats my boat.

  • mjsbigblog

    Yet again, it appears when a political subject is discussed the opinions usually fall within party lines. I’m expecting that this coming week, I will see a reversed scenario.

    Don’t put words in posters mouths or assume their motives. That’s like, rule #1 around here.

  • wordnerdarchie

    I got a good idea, let’s pair up the candidates inside a boxing ring & let them beat each other up.  The man left standing wins & is elected.  It makes about as much sense as this year’s election cycle. lol.

  • Jenna

    Well I think the problem is that the left wing media has taken instances like these and tries to associate the entire Republican party with them as much as possible which is incredibly unfair. Much of the Republican party have outright condemned Akin for his comments and want him to resign and those two alternate delegates were thrown out of the convention immediately.

    That’s not to say right wing media doesn’t do things like this as well, but overall it’s basically become a game of name calling as opposed to actually covering news and that is really sad.

  • Lala3

    Team Blake. I am more of a Country music fan so I am team Blake.

  • Amy

    I am not a fan of either Adam or Blake, but Clint Eastwood was a mess last night and Romney should never had let a speaker go up there and disrespect the office of the presidency that way. Completely offensive and inappropriate. 

  • Leandro

    Clint can do a cray cray kinda funny speech and he’s still cool as Clint Eastwood can be . No liberal rage will take it from him. But, obviously, this speech didn’t do anything for the republicans get more votres,

    OTOH, Marco Rubio’s speech did. He is one of the most impressive orators I’ve seen. Before he was elected senator in 2008 I predicted he would be the first latino president of USA in 2016 and I stick with my prediction.

  • Platonic Tech

    I think you would have to be a little crazy not to recognize the bizarreness of Clint’s “speech” last night.  At least it gets people talking, I guess.  I think given the extraordinary partisan political manuvering of both parties, and the Wall Street meltdown, it’s hard for either side to accomplish much these last 4 years.  Obama has succeeded in some things and failed in others; not sure what the Republicans accomplished during the same period or during the Bush years.  But actions aside, at least the party platforms will outline the choices for me:  pro-choice v. no-choice (rape and incest victims included); full rights for all v. full rights for some;  99%ers v. 1%ers; scientific education v. religious faith.   Seems like an easy choice for me. 

  • Chris

    Yes, crazy or exciting speeches draw a lot of conversation.  I prefer to just look at the platforms vs. what Blake, Adam, Clint, etc.. shout and decide what’s most important to me.  Unfortunately, the real battle lines in the last 20 years has been:  pro-choice vs. not.  Pick your side and vote.

  • drew

    There’s more to Romney than a law degree which in his case, but not Obama’s, was paired with MBA. Eastwood’s underlying point was lawyers talk-talk-talk while businessmen have to act. 

    I can’t wait to see the free speech police punishing Eastwood, complaining to Warner Bros or skipping his next film as if it’ll effect his lifestyle or Oscars.

  • sabbia

    Just so I understand where you are coming from…..I noted an obvious  correlation, especially between the celebrities who you have quoted whose politic leanings are certainly not secret and their negative/positive opinion of Clints’ skit. 

    I am extremely surprised that this statement is considered so offensive. I did not call out any specific poster, certainly didn’t put words in anyone’s mouth, nor question anyone particular person’s motive. A correlation was noted and that was all. 

  • fuzzywuzzy

    This may be a little off topic, by the Daily Show with Jon Stewart aired a special Friday episode to comment on Clint’s RNC moment:

    It’s hilarious! lol