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Clint Eastwood has given us the perfect metaphor for the modern Republican party.

An old man arguing with an empty chair.

The empty chair represents all the GOP's delusions regarding Barack Obama.

The empty chair stole $716 million from Medicare.

The empty chair waived the work requirements for Welfare.

The empty chair apologized to our enemies.

The empty chair gave millions in U.S. taxpayer dollars to its cronies.

The empty chair palled around with terrorists.

The empty chair didn't write its autobiography.

The empty chair is a socialist.

The empty chair is a fascist.

The empty chair is a Nazi.

The empty chair wants to take away everyone's guns.

The empty chair is planning to invite the United Nations peacekeepers onto American soil after it is re-elected.

The empty chair wants to pull the plug on grandma.

The empty chair hasn't been tested.

The empty chair doesn't understand our Anglo-Saxon Heritage.

The empty chair doesn't understand what it means to be an American.

The empty chair was constructed in Kenya.

It's all so clear now.

The Obama they see is a phantom. It is a monster given life through the collective fever dreams of the Republican masses. It is the thing into which they have poured all their worst fears and upon which they blame all their problems. No wonder they are so scared. It is a truly awful thing they see.

The empty chair is evil.

To bad for them the rest of the country just sees a piece of wood.

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