At the Republican National Convention earlier this month, Clint Eastwood eclipsed Mitt Romney, Chris Christie and Paul Ryan with his semi-incoherent invisible Obama speech/performance art. Although he gave the first post-speech scoop to his local paper, The Pine Cone, Eastwood is still talking about everything surrounding the invisible chair routine—and even Obama complimenting him (he told USA Today he's still a "huge" fan) isn't gonna change how Clint feels: "Well that's his [Obama's] bad judgment. Actually, he seems very charming to me," Eastwood told Good Morning America.

He further talked about the controversial speech with CNN: "One advantage of being my age is that, you know, what can they do to ya?" he said. "You just have fun and do what you think and then you can say what you think, you don't have to edit yourself." He added that he never meant to be disrespectful toward Obama—his point was that "you don't have to idolize these people. They're there to do a job for you. They're there to work for you. And if they're not doing the job, you have to evaluate that in your own mind. If they are doing it then you evaluate that in your own mind."

Of course, he may not have meant to be disrespectful, but it's very difficult for Eastwood to not mention how much he dislikes Obama in every interview he's given lately. He told The Pine Cone, “President Obama is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people...A lot of people are realizing they had the wool pulled over their eyes by Obama.” Even in an interview with Esquire that was not going to have anything to do with Obama, Eastwood relished any opportunity to lace into him: "There are two kinds of people in this world," he said. "'I' people and 'we' people. I've always tried to be a 'we' person. I think that our president is an 'I' person. He speaks as though he killed Osama bin Laden himself."

Esquire writer Tom Junod explained why he didn't want to use quotes like that in the article: "I didn't wind up using the Obama quotes in my profile, not because they offended my political sensibilities, but because they made him sound like a type of person — another cranky old guy, running down the president, and not always very clearly." But based on some of the things he said, it seems as if Eastwood views Obama as his nemesis—the yin to his yang:

Can you imagine being him, surrounded by people all the time? I'd hate it. But he seems to like it. He seems to like what I'd hate, all the trappings of power. He said that if he failed in his first term he wouldn't seek a second. Well, here he is — unemployment's still up around 8 percent — and he's doing anything he possibly can to keep power. There's no way he's going to give it up.