Eastwood: If DC Doesn’t ‘Give a Damn,’ How Can We?

Hollywood legend and Republican supporter Clint Eastwood told CNBC that Washington gridlock is sending the nation racing towards another contentious debt deadline.

“It’s almost like they don’t give a damn,” he said, in a “Squawk Box” interview that aired Friday.

The Oscar-winning director who’s also known for his tough-guy roles asked rhetorically, “If they don’t give a damn, why did they expect anybody else to?”

With the deal to avoid the “fiscal cliff” barely in the rearview mirror, President Barack Obama and Republican leaders are on the clock again, scrambling to compromise on a package to replace the already-postponed automatic government spending cuts due to kick-in next month.

Eastwood described it as “very disappointing” that so little has been accomplished. “The election’s over. We should be moving ahead. The leaders aren’t stepping up,” and he said, “I think they have to hear from the public out there. And maybe the public is a little lackadaisical.”

He was thrust into the political spotlight of the 2012 presidential election — first with the “Halftime in America” Super Bowl commercial he did that year for Chrysler; and then over the summer at the Republican National Convention with the now infamous “empty chair” bit.

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  1. don says:

    clint to them we are just an empty chair corporations are people we are just the empty chair my vote don’t count corporation dollars do

    1. Danny Hughes says:

      No but enough LOUD Voice will! Or better yet ask the Japanese Govt. what happened when awhole town refused to go to work until some issue’s got resolved, INTERESTING Huh!

  2. Kristin says:

    The goverment doesn’t care what we think, and they are not going to change. However, if enough of us in America speak out, maybe the government will take notice and get some of these critical issues taken care of. On the other hand, they do not have to live in a society that has to worry about jobs, money, or health care, because they have enough money to take care of thier stuff, we are just little peons on the bottem. We can’t allow the goverment to dictate to us what we can and connot do.
    IT’S OUR RIGHT AS AMERICANS TO BE FREE!!!
    LETS NOT GIVE UP OUR FREEDOM!!!!
    LETS SPEAK OUT AMERICA!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Tex says:

    Now , hold the press . . . this is the same Clint who showed obsequious support for the GOP and Romney muscling thru “the system” and forcing aside anyone proliferating the virtual sage, Dr Ron Paul, at, and before, the RNC/Tampa. Bullies, liars and oligarchs — you want ‘em, you got ‘em, Eastwoody, you political (P)(U)(N)(K). Make MY day . . .

  4. James Adkins says:

    We elected President Oboma by a majority because the public doesn’t like what the Republicans were doing especially after the MESS Bush made!!!!

  5. Danny Hughes says:

    Tell em Clint, shi. or get off the pot! And I don’t mean weed [pot] . Thanks for standing TALL Clint, we all need to get off our DUFF’s and bring back the real PRIDE In AMERICA!!! Before it’s too late!