When the esteemed and sage words of conservative icon Clint Eastwood were taken as a joke by the Democratic left and progessive activists, little did they know that the off the cuff stunt by the former Mayor of Carmel would quickly come back to haunt them. Within days, a fervor arose in the social blogosphere which led to the creation of National Empty Chair Day, and the satirical actions by Eastwood quickly spread into a frenzy where President Obama became the absolute butt of millions of jokes by people around the country.
The empty chair representing Obama bowing to Mecca, or King Faud as the leader of Islam
Even when the President tried to get into the joke by sitting in the Presidential chair surrounded by his cabinet, Americans quickly took the photo and airbrushed it into a massive joke.
The power of a slogan, or a symbol can, and has ushered men into the Oval office, or a legacy of ridicule. From Michael Dukakis's 'Wheres the beef', to Barack Obama's 'Hope and Change', the rallying cry of the 2012 elections has now been set, and everytime the President speaks, it will be followed by an Empty Chair response.