Look what's happened to Eastwood's empty chair
Jerome R. Corsi
Americans pounce on theme as characterization of administration failures spreads
Following actor Clint Eastwood’s provocative presentation at the Republican National Convention last week, the “empty chair” metaphor has taken on a life of its own, symbolizing the Obama administration’s failure to fulfill the “hope and change” expectations of the 2008 presidential campaign.
Eastwood’s prime-time act featured a mock conversation with Obama, who was represented by an empty chair.
Perhaps one of the more humorous examples of the empty-chair meme circulating on the Internet is a photograph of Karl Marx that serves as “proof” Obama met the author of “The Communist Manifesto.”
As seen in Exhibit 1, the proof turns out to be a studio photograph of Marx with his left hand resting on the back of an empty chair.
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