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Eastwood Disappointed By Lack Of Bipartisanship




” Halftime in America is over and talking to the chair didn’t work, so Clint Eastwood’s taking his political disappointment directly to the people.

The actor, director and Man With No Name went on CNBC on Friday to lament the lack of bipartisan cooperation in Congress and to give some credit to former Republican Sen. Alan Simpson and former White House chief of staff Erskine Bowles for at least trying back in 2010. He worried aloud that the intractable disputes between both sides of the aisle will lead to political complacency that will only further complicate national politics.

“It’s almost like they don’t give a damn,” Eastwood said. “If they don’t give a damn, why do they expect anybody else to?”

It’s been an unusually active political cycle for Eastwood, whose appearance in Chrysler’s “Halftime in America” Super Bowl ad last year in the middle of primary season made onlookers speculate which side he would take in the 2012 presidential election. He supported John McCain in 2008, but his dissatisfaction with President Barack Obama’s economic policies led him to the Republican National Convention and his conversation with a piece of furniture standing in for the president.”









  “In a Sept. 2011 speech, Bowles
gave Ryan high marks for
intellectual ability and
integrity. “This guy is amazing,”
said Bowles, a former White
House chief of staff. “I always
thought I was good at
arithmetic. This guy can run
circles around me. He is
honest, he is straightforward,
he is sincere.” “