Happy National Empty Chair Day! ***MORE PHOTOS***

If you haven’t heard, today is National Empty Chair Day in honor of Clint Eastwood and our AWOL Campaigner-in-Chief:

What better way to commemorate the Labor Day holiday than to send a message to the AWOL campaign-in-chief — and support Clint Eastwood, to boot!

Twitchy has the story of the latest Eastwood-inspired social media phenomenon. First, #eastwooding.

Now: #EmptyChairDay.

Decorate yours any way you want it: Nobama stickers, Romney/Ryan yard signs, golf clubs, mom jeans, etc. Email/tweet us your best entries.

My decoration’s going to be “We own this country!” sign, in tribute to Eastwood’s best line from his speech.

Have fun! You know they’re going to call it racist, anyway.

Send photos of your chair to me via my email address on my contact page with the subject line “my empty chair” and we’ll post them here throughout the day. Also include your name if you want it on the caption and one entry per person please.

Happy National Empty Chair Day!

UPDATE: Here are your empty chairs!

Marcel D.


Kitty M.

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Lee Sweet
Sheri M.
Shannon M.
Allen G.
Dave S.
Brazen Infidel


UPDATE 2: More of your empty chairs!

B Crowley
Paula B
Paula B
Johann S
Boyce B
Don S
John S
Jacui Hill
Tim F
Audrey B
Danielle M
Jake and Sandra
Bill S



And my very own submission to #EmptyChairDay

The Right Scoop

Thanks everyone for your photos today. Unfortunately I can’t take any more as I have actual blogging to do (instead of resizing photos, etc.) but together we’ve made #EmptyChairDay fabulous! So glad you all participated!

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  • serfer62

    Mine is in the west pasture overlooking the highway


      Man! I’d like to sit in that one for a while…and just watch the clouds roll by.

    • Rshill7

      It needn’t be completely empty. Feel free to place a shovelful of cow droppings in it. Pile it high 🙂

  • white531

    This is just too cool. Thanks, Scoop.

  • poljunkie

    We have two ideas:

    The first is to catch one of our dogs lifting their leg on the empty chair!

    The second idea is a roaming chair with a sign stating we built this: and having placed in various locations across America.

    Dont know if we will be able to take a photo so if anyone wants to use the idea go for it!

  • I went on youtube and read some of the comments there. The libs are in full meltdown mode. I had no idea this skit by Clint Eastwood would be so powerful. Liberals simply don’t know what to do with themselves.

    • Richard Easbey

      Alinksy was right: ridicule is a potent weapon. And libs don’t know what to do when it’s AIMED AT THEM.

      • Works great on trolls too. Best weapon I’ve found to use against them. 🙂

    • warpmine

      You know, if they had jobs that were actually productive, they would be to busy to care but……

    • SaraPFan

      You know, I’m glad Eastwood has had a full career. (Not that I’m implying that he’s done. He’s a great director as well.) He’s fortunate enough that he doesn’t have to worry about being blacklisted out of a job like a up and coming Hollywood actor. I’m very proud of him.

  • Yazz55

    “Empty Chair Day” should officially replace labor day as the holiday.
    The term “labor day” is much closer to communism than capitalism anyway.


    I’m all for it!! thank you, Scoop.

  • sybilll

    The Facebook page is lively, and has some hysterical pics. https://www.facebook.com/events/471708266202627/

  • Jim_McCarty

    Is a chair with Obama sitting on it considered to be an empty chair?

    • NYGino

      Nothing plus nothing equals nothing.

      • Sandra123456

        No 0+0= 00 or double aught. 1+2= 12 and 2+2= 22. From “Liberal Math 101” taught at universities everywhere.

        • NYGino

          Sandra, are you having fun or telling the truth? Please tell me you’re having fun.

    • RefudiateObama2012

      That would be an empty suit in an empty chair.

    • warpmine

      That would be a winner.

  • NYGino

    National empty chair day……an “unprecedented” and “historic” occasion.

    • Rshill7

      C’mon, you’re a better speller than that friend. That’s un-president-ed and histrionic, silly. I broke it up a bit to make it easier to see 🙂

      I see the empty chair teetering precariously at the edge of a precipice with a white hot flowing river of molten magma far below. All it needs is the slightest nudge.

      O’, the most expensive electorate lesson in politics, in world history. Happy Labor Day Gino! We’ve got work to do.

      • Jerseygalnny

        Excellent! “All it needs is the slightest nudge” or a ‘global warming’ breeze? I just have to post this on FR http://fundamentalrefounding.ning.com/ so my patriot pals can see the great comments here! LOL LOL

      • NYGino

        Ditto to you my brother in Patriotism. Let’s roll up our sleeves and build it!

  • Excellent Idea ever though here in Columbia SC, we have a 80% chance of thunderstorms, we’ve put one of our heavy vinyl patio chairs in the front yard with a stake and tie down, Hopefully it’ll not end up in the road or in a neighbors yard.

  • wodiej

    great idea.

  • sDee

    We have an empty chair on the curb in front of our house today!

  • toongoon


    * RULE 5: “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.” There is no defense. It’s irrational. It’s infuriating. It also works as a key pressure point to force the enemy into concessions.

    * RULE 6: “A good tactic is one your people enjoy.” They’ll keep doing it without urging and come back to do more. They’re doing their thing, and will even suggest better ones. .)

    The empty chair aughta really appreciate these two “rules” today. He brought it on himself.

    Enjoy the holiday fellow Scoopers.

  • toongoon

    HuffPo video tribute to Clint and empty chairs. Awesome.


    • This is SO FUNNY! Everyone should watch this.

  • Susitna

    Hang a sign on the empty chair: “Gone golfing”.

    • RighteousCrow_JustCaws

      Or “Help Wanted.”

  • Empty office, empty chair, empty suit, empty head, empty rhetoric. NO wonder Libtards live in an echo chamber! If we took an x-ray of NObamas’ head, we’d see a sign “This space for rent” or even “Out to lunch.”

    Happy Empty Chair Day fellow Conservatives!

    • freenca

      And a Chicago style hot dog lives between those ears! LOL!

  • If I could I’d take a picture of an old chair out in a overgrown garden, weeds over growing it, and sticking up through it… The caption: “Been empty since day 1” or “This yard needs a R&R model lawnmower” or some such.

  • Nukeman60

    I love the idea of liberals in meltdown mode. They were taught ‘Rules for Radicals‘, but they weren’t taught what to do when they get “Alinskied’ themselves. Priceless.

    I put out an old, rundown, rickety chair in need of a paint job. I hope the local pickers don’t haul it off before it makes an impact. Sure is an eyesore in my neighborhood, lol.

    But then, Obama is an eyesore in all our neighborhoods, isn’t he?

    • Linky1

      From Rules for Radicals (I own the book-read it, digested it to know thy enemy):

      ” Rule 11: Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, polarize it. Don’t try to attack abstract corporations or bureaucracies. Identify a responsible individual. Ignore attempts to shift or spread the blame.

      According to Alinsky, the main job of the organizer is to bait an opponent into reacting. “The enemy properly goaded and guided in his reaction will be your major strength.”

      Yup, the Progressive crowd sure doesn’t like having the tables (or in this case, an empty chair) turned on them. I am enjoying watching them squirm and writhe, as they have no defense. One empty chair says more than a thousand words ever could.

  • detectivedick

    Great RS postings, I laughed a lot at the comments so far. However, in Maryland I need to put out a Loveseat for the LIAR and O’Malley.

  • Joe

    I am looking for an Old “EMPTY SUIT” too

    to drape over the empty chair!

  • Joe

    Too bad I don’t have an EMPTY “HEAD” laying around for Joe Biden

    I would put in on the empty chair — POOR JOE gets NO RESPECT >>>

    LOOK – They stole Joe’s stuff in Detroit >>>>>>>>http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/09/02/u-haul-with-equipment-for-biden-event-stolen-in-detroit/

  • kssturgis62

    National Empty Chair Day is also on Facebook !! It was started by my Friend Chris and his buddy Adam. Post your pictures also on Facebook – From today through Thursday – Thursday is the day that Obama speaks. Some of the pictures already posted on the event page are HILARIOUS !!!


  • PicklePlants

    I put mine out last night so I could get the whole day in. Just a folding chair with a golf club. Much better that the classic “Vote for” sign. I might just leave that there till November.

  • PhillyCon

    OT: Has anyone been following the Jason Biggs and his wife’s tweets story? I just read on the tweets sent out by the wife, and it is the most disgusting, vile thing. It’s Sandusky territory. Malkin’s site, Twitchy has been following it.

    Nickelodan is apparently very slow to condemn these actions b/c Bigg’s is promoted and represented on the network as a Mutant Ninja Turtle.

    Anyone with children should call and complain. This is really sick stuff, and we should not tolerate it as a civil society. Are there any boundaries anymore? Is anything not safe for kids these days? Do we not have a collective morality anymore?

    Edit: Mods, I apologize going off topic like this, but I felt this should be told. This is what Hollywood looks like.

  • Celebrate a diversity of empty chairs! The magic is in the “O” and also special historical proof of a connection between Barack Obama and…?

  • Boris_Badenoff
  • Linky1

    Found this over @ Breitbart. Happy Empty Chair Day, my fellow Scoopers!!!!!!

    POP! BARRACK IS LOSING” [To the tune of “Pop Goes the Weasel”[

    All around the states today,
    We see Patriots UNITING,
    The media claims “you can’t beat BO”, but
    Pop! BO is losing!

    A trillion scammed from Medicare
    “Death Panels” of BO’s choosing.
    Unless he’s stopped, our Seniors die,
    Pop! BO is losing!

    BO says, “The Private Sector’s ‘FINE’”
    And the Media claims “were cruising”.
    But our “lying eyes” now see the truth:
    Pop! BO is losing!

    Five trillions wasted on BO’s HOs,
    Graft spent at Barry’s choosing,
    Unless we stop, our Nation fails,
    Pop! BO is losing!

    We now see BO’s an empty suit,
    Who’s life’s been spent deceiving.
    The media thinks it’s all in fun, but
    Pop! BO is losing!

    R & R have plans to cure,
    The problems we are are facing.
    And come November, THEY WILL WIN!
    Pop! BO is losing!

    IT IS NOT A “LAUGHING MATTER”, but mockery, derision, and poetic snark
    CAN show (1) the challenges we face are LIFE THREATENING and (2) OUR COUNTRY


  • nibblesyble

    Woohoo…I love this new National Chair Day. It fits into my story I have to share with you all. My kids wanted a wagon ride, so I was pulling them in our neighborhood, and came across an empty chair on a well-kept lawn. I noticed it first because it wasn’t a garden/outdoor type chair but one you find in church basement’s. Leaning up against it was a set of golf clubs. I looked up, and noticed an elderly gentleman coming around the corner with hedge clippers, I raised my eyebrow at the chair and he, said one word “Eastwood” I laughed and nodded and went on my way. Here is the thing that is truly wonderful about this story, I live in B.C., Canada, a true liberal Province, and my town is one of the worst. That is the impact that Clint Eastwood had with his speech.

    • sDee

      you made my day 😉

      • nibblesyble

        ; )

    • actionsspeaklouder

      Wish you and the elderly gentleman could vote!

      • nibblesyble

        Me too! But I can send money to the campaign, and spread the word to all those that can vote, and most of all pray!

        • actionsspeaklouder

          Atta girl! Glad you’re on our side even though you’re not on our side! 🙂

  • DebbyX

    Empty chair, empty suit and empty promises!

    • freenca

      Good slogan!

  • Where are the pictures here of empty chairs?

    • Ummm… in the post, in the comments, all over the internet.

    • Yonder.

  • wait for flash

    The Good, The Bad, and The Empty Chair…

    WHAT HAPPENED? We voted for a man who thrilled us with “Hope and Change.” He promised to Save Medicare, Create New Green Jobs, Stop Global Warming, Fight corruption, and on and on… Now that same man is dividing America, spewing hate-speech and name-calling, after crushing our economy, regulating jobs out of existance, sending borrowed trillions to China and OPEC while burdening taxpayers with millions of new illegal immigrants… It’s time for a change…

    Vote American This Time!

  • wait for flash
  • aposematic

    I was always told (the construction business) that if your boss was always after you to loan him money, you had the wrong boss.

  • stinkprogress

    Posted this on the National Empty Chair Day FB page this morning,

    Clint Eastwood is an Actor. He is a director and a writer. He is an Icon. He is elderly and wise, Clint Eastwood has lived through decades of American Politics and culture.
    The left and the MSM will have you believe that Clint Eastwoods “ performance “was a disaster. A comedy of fools. The ramblings of a senile old man
    The truth is Clint was brilliant. What we witnessed was an impromptu stage show that placed the enlightened grandfather in a deep conversation with his intellectually challenged, inexperienced, “I know what’s best for you” grandson. It was a a battle of wits against an unarmed boy.
    The empty chair was not just a metaphor for Barack Obama.
    It was a metaphor for America’s youth, for American academia, for the hollywood elite, the MSM and for all of the gullible hopeful Obama faithful who still may be clinging the Hope and Change of 2008.
    It was grandpa telling and teaching his grandson that it’s oK to make a mistake. That the lesson is to recognize that mistake, learn from it and move on. To look through the dust of misinformation and propaganda. Open your eyes and see Obama for what he is.
    An empty chair.

    Not only was his performance brilliant it’s exposed the lefts disdain and lack of empathy for our elderly. A constituency they take for granted.

  • Don’t know if anyone shared this one yet.

    the first gay president: http://i48.tinypic.com/aylzmd.jpg

  • Jaels_Song

    I left the message on my chair: “Are you better off now than you were 4 years ago?” ROMNEY/RYAN 2012

  • maynardb50

    Got mine out on the sidewalk/entry to the house. My wife thought it may be racist
    because we have a black racist neighbor. lolol. Well, if he tries to steal the chair, the 357 will catch him!

    • BarbaCat

      Funny! My chickens are half black and half golden. Guess I’m not racist.

      • maynardb50

        What variety of chickens are? I love fresh eggs!!

  • There’s so much funny stuff out there. And there’s no way I can see it all, but I want to. Clint vs. the red chair shootout was hilarious. One of the facebook pages on national empty chair day is never ending. It just gets better and better.


  • wodiej

    LOL….love it!!

  • they should make it a week instead of a day lol… this is too good just to be one day.

    • anyonebutbarry2012

      once a week, till nov 6th

  • I like the idea. It’s hilarious. I’m more excited about the fact that grass roots are now able put something like this together so suddenly.

    But, honestly, we would be so much better off if the president’s chair were empty.

  • Les_in_NC

    Thanks Scoop

  • artist
  • BarbaCat

    All filled up? Rats! This was going to be my contribution:

    • DebbyX

      That’s a good one!

    • lol! I was thinking of doing the same thing, but I didn’t have an outdoor chair to use.

      • BarbaCat

        I tried to get them to hop up onto the chair, but they didn’t recognize/trust it, so they wouldn’t.

  • Top 10 reasons why an empty chair is better than president Obama http://twitpic.com/aqk8v1

    • MaxineCA

      I think that’s the best one I’ve seen all day! Thanks for sharing.

  • Grassroots at its best!! Wonderful to see people so passionate about taking back their country!! Empty thoughts, ideas and reality!! The power of symbolism!! Pictures are worth a 1000 words!!! THEY SAY!!

    Absent Minded Professor…..Empty Minded President!!

  • cmdr-buzz-corey

    Go to the following DNC website and let them know what you think of their pathetic attempt to fill empty chairs by bussing in bus loads of blacks, homeless and others to build a fake audience for the fake president.


  • DebbyX

    They were all superb “empty chairs”. Fun to look at. I’m glad so many entered. Eastwood’s speech really made an impact.

    Is any one going to watch the Dim convention? I just can’t bring myself to do it. I’ll hear about it from Rush.

    • actionsspeaklouder

      I’m not going to watch. I have high blood pressure and don’t want to risk having a stroke before I can vote. I’ll hear about it from my girlfriend in Texas – she despises Obama too.

  • JohnBarry2012

    Poor doggie, Obama’s lunch!

  • OHJan

    some great examples of the E.C. (empty chair) Preezy. So transparent, we can see right through him!!!

  • celestiallady
  • poljunkie

    Excellent job everyone!

  • Some very funny stuff!

  • That was great everyone!! Thank you again Scoop! And thanks to Clint Eastwood for starting something so big! I wonder if he had any idea how folks would catch on so creatively 😉

  • Joe


    Your’s probably true !


  • Joe

    Let’s now count the EMPTY CHAIRS at the Convention speeches

    Dems having trouble filling the speech venues >>>


    Giving away tickets at bars (and bordellos)

    I love this stuff !!

  • JoelDick

    TRS, let us know when you get your notice from the white house to take down your pic. After all, the first amendment works only up to the point that you are deemed to be racist.

  • I will never look at an empty chair the same way again!

  • Absolutely hilarious! I love it.

  • Hornet414fixer

    Thanks Scoop! Outstanding!

  • WI4Walker

    This was fun! Thanks for sharing.

  • The caption for the 2nd to the last (Bill S) post was to be…

    The MSM interview.

  • rich wojcik

    how to pi$$ off Matthews or any liberal:
    YES! We don’t like FuBar Ack because he is 50% black!!! 😉
    And what are YOU going to do about it???!!???
    Call us racists?? …………………. we call you, rightfully, a total idiot, educated beyond your questionable intelligence….

  • timeout31

    Fun! Fun! I put out 3 chairs in different locations for this special occasion, and I am going to put out another in my other home location….right smack in the middle of the front yard after my tree trimmer is here tomorrow. I live in a pretty heavy dem neighborhood. It will so much fun….from now until election is over.

  • Nukeman60

    All these photos were great. I felt the best photo was that last one, the one Hillary sent to Scoop there at the end. But I was dismayed that everybody forgot the biggest empty chairs of them all – the ones at the DNC tonight.


    Thanks, Scoop, for posting all the great pictures. Everybody should get their ‘scoop’ shovels out to listen to the speeches tonight. It might get deep.

  • Galatiansch2vs20

    I found the one with the empty doctor chair particularly potent, because already seniors and disabled people are being affected with a lack of doctors by Obamacare.

  • wales777

    This was the best day ever!!!

    Thank you Clint Eastwood for your subtle brilliance!

  • SaraPFan

    I really like Ed’s (transparent). That really made me laugh. Right Scoop’s photo was very creative.

  • Where’s Sarah Palin’s picture of the booster chair?

  • PVG

    Thanks to all who really did MAKE MY DAY!

  • Okay, nobody will see this here, but what the heck…

    Doug Ross again… Funniest #EmptyChairDay Photos Yet!

    BONUS: Scoop’s pic made it in there, because it’s durned funny. But there are a few more over there with it that are so funny you might sprain a gut laughing. So careful!

    • I saw it. 🙂 Thanks for the early Tuesday morning laugh! 🙂

  • artinocala

    The empty chair in the white house photo is truer than we think. That chair WAS empty, and Obama was airbrushed into it. Look at the size of his head compared with those around him (in the actual white house photo). This was the first “empty chair”, unless we point out that the chair in the oval office, the one behind the desk, has been empty four almost four years. The “occupied” chair is the seat in the golf cart.

  • usurpationation

    here’s an empty chair that is properly placed

  • ClassicFilm

    Brilliant roundup, as was Eastwood’s attention-getting, spot-on improv. Liberals never could understand the concept of metaphor.