Clint Eastwood, congrats on being Mitt Romney’s only friend. Seriously

by occasionallywrong

Clint Eastwood did something I haven’t seen anyone do lately.  He endorsed Mitt Romney.

Now don’t get me wrong.  I know tons of people who are voting for Mitt Romney, but Clint’s the only one I know who’s done it without sounding like a total jackass.  Here’s why:

Reasons Clint Eastwood has cited for supporting Mitt Romney

  • He’s a long time registered Republican
  • He thinks Romney’s tax plan is more equitable

Reasons Clint Eastwood has no cited for supporting Mitt Romney

  • 0bama’s a socialist
  • NObama’s a Kenyan
  • FAILbama is a secret Muslim
  • Marxbama’s gonna take away his guns
  • Fartbama secretly hates white people
  • Omoslem hates America

And that’s what separates him from everyone else I know who’s planning on voting for Romney.  Most of the soon-to-be Romney voters I know actually fucking hate the guy, they just hate Obama way more.  Clint Eastwood is supporting Mitt Romney, and not because of paranoid conspiracy theories or outright falsehoods about how 4 more years of Obama will somehow transform America into a Marxist dystopia governed by Sharia Law.

Eastwood seems like a nice guy who genuinely loves his country.  He gives credit where credit is due and while he’s not going to vote for Obama, he doesn’t get out in front of the cameras and root for him to fail.

I hear a lot of people bitch about actors expressing political views, and I completely disagree with them.  We’re all in this country together, we all have opinions, and Clint’s is just as valid as some goblin opinion spewer from Fox or CNN.  Some of our most astute political commentary throughout history has been expressed by our writers, poets, and musicians.  Kudos to you, Clint.  We may disagree, but I appreciate you doing so without all the usual Republican herp and derp.