Blake Shelton tweets love for Clint Eastwood!/blakeshelton/status/241387151609192448

All @blakeshelton says is he likes Clint Eastwood and all of twitter is suddenly telling him his political beliefs. Geez.

— Ward Collins (@wardisthefun) August 31, 2012

Country star and “The Voice” co-host/judge Blake Shelton showered pithy praise on RNC surprise speaker and Hollywood legend, Clint Eastwood.

Many welcomed Shelton’s open embrace:

Yeah! Glad to know Blake's a Republican. Very cool. RT @bccohan: RT @blakeshelton: I. Love. Clint Eastwood.

— Brady Cremeens (@BradyCremeens) August 31, 2012

@brady_cremeens @bccohan @blakeshelton He's an Okie that hunts, what else would he be?

— RememberBenghazi (@Drathzaar) August 31, 2012

this makes me love Blake even more 😉 “@blakeshelton: I. Love. Clint Eastwood.”

— Mary (@irish3509) August 31, 2012

Ohhh @blakeshelton. I didn't think I could love you anymore then you go & say u love Clint Eastwood & it was the icing on the BS cake!!!!

— Kristen (@ShortyKLC95233) August 31, 2012

But Shelton encountered a few protests:

@dudehansen: PLEASE DON'T BE A RIGHT WINGER! I like you too much!” How does politics factor in to your opinion of me? #America

— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) August 31, 2012

@blakeshelton People are trying to voice that they dont want this country run by racist, homophibic, hypocritical idiots like Romney/Ryan

— Geoff (@TheGiantsFan707) August 31, 2012

Why ya'll hatin on @blakeshelton? Clint Eastwood is a BOSS anyways.

— Casey Green (@Casey__Green) August 31, 2012

So funny to me when people have egos about their political views. Calm down. Your mouth doesn't matter. Your actions do. Vote.

— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) August 31, 2012

Let’s hope Shelton doesn’t go quietly into that goodnight:

@blakeshelton play it safe. If u r a republican, don't make it known. These vicious libs will attack u, your wife, ur music – they r awful

— Susan Andrews (@SUSANANDREWS12) August 31, 2012

@blakeshelton beautifully said. You get to decide who is in office. Don't hate someone else who doesn't agree with you!

— Daniel Claridge (@dannyclar) August 31, 2012

Shelton’s civic advice to those obsessed with hammering him for his politics? Shut up and vote:

To all you political twitters out there I hate to break it to u but ur changing 1 mind. So just march ur brilliant ass to the booth and vote

— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) August 31, 2012

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