*It didn’t take long for the Internet – and President Barack Obama himself – to respond to Clint Eastwood’s “empty chair” stunt at the Republican National Convention.
Shortly after the actor/director’s rambling 10-minute speech, where he addressed an empty chair pretending that President Obama was actually sitting in it, the term “Eastwooding” was born, and an “Invisible Obama” account surfaced on Twitter, firing off such zingers as: “Did I just get invisible credit for taking out Bin Laden?”
The account @InvisibleObama immediately gained nearly 37,000 followers, with a bio that reads: “Stage left of Clint Eastwood.” No word on the internet prankster’s identity.
“Everyone’s asking, ‘who’s behind @invisibleobama?’ That seems like a silly question, doesn’t it?,” Invisible Obama tweeted, adding the hashtag #thinkabouthatone.
Among @InvisibleObama’s most retweeted tweets:
- *”Someone should tell Marco Rubio he’s standing on my foot right now”
- *”When Mitt Romney says ‘Mr. Chairman,’ do you think he’s referring to me?”
- *”Let me paraphrase you, Mitt: Global warming?! Ha! How could you believe in something that you can’t even see? #7kindsofirony”
Taking a cue from the web sensation “Tebowing,” the meme “Eastwooding” also popped up last night, where users uploaded photos of empty chairs on Twitter in a collective and instant display of mockery. [See photos above.]
Even President Obama couldn’t resist getting in on the action.
Early this morning, a tweet from the president’s official account responded with the above photo showing the Commander in Chief sitting in a presidential chair and the line: “This seat’s taken.”