Barack Obama (@BarackObama) August 31, 2012
Twitter responded in hilarious fashion to Clint Eastwood’s mind-boggling speech at the Republican National Convention, in which he gave a stern lecture to an empty chair that was meant to represent President Obama. Confusion, amazement and bewilderment quickly flooded Twitter that evening, and it was only a few minutes into Eastwood’s speech when the parody accounts sprang up — including @InvisibleObama. The President made the choice to take the criticism sitting down, literally: just after Eastwood’s speech, Obama’s digital staff sent out a tweet with a photo of Obama sitting. The text was brief: “This seat’s taken.” Well played, Mr. President.