When 82-year-old veteran actor/producer Clint Eastwood announced his endorsement of Mitt Romney earlier this month, tolerant liberals could think of only one good reason a Hollywood legend would choose a Republican over Planet Healer and Tinseltown money-grubber Barack Obama:
The disrespectful armchair geriatricians are back. After his memorable, crotchety, completely ad-libbed convention speech tonight, senior citizen-bashers took to Twitter to deride Eastwood’s state of mind:
Clint Eastwood was disrespectful to the Office of the President to say the least. I'm assuming thats the dementia kicking in #RNC
— Liki (@likiwright) August 31, 2012
Clint Eastwood speaking @ the #RNC in Tampa: this is what dementia looks like.
— Lord Easy (@lordeasy) August 31, 2012
Clint Eastwood has official hit the senile stage of life.
— TMOTTGoGo (@TMOTTGoGo) August 31, 2012
— _Baduizm (@_Baduizm) August 31, 2012
Please take the rambling old man off stage and change his diaper. #clint Eastwood
— Damon Wayans (@DamonkWayans) August 31, 2012
The lack of self-awareness of some of Eastwood’s media detractors is a sight to behold:
Watching Chris Matthews criticize Clint Eastwood, asking why they let a batshit crazy guy ramble on TV. Meanwhile, I suffer meta-overload
— Sean Geary Higgins (@SeanGHiggins) August 31, 2012
Speaking of faulty memories, the Eastwood haters certainly didn’t treat his Super Bowl auto industry commercial earlier this year — construed at the time as pro-Obama — as the result of an addled mind:
@TwitchyTeam Odd..they didn't mention dementia when he did the 1/2 time in America spot and they thought he was promoting Obama.
— FOX NEWS CAN BITE ME (@BarryNMooch) August 31, 2012