Skip to comments.A message from Bruce Springsteen
Posted on 10/21/2012 9:00:51 AM PDT by dennisw
The election is coming up on all of us and we all have strong feelings about it. Ive been getting asked a lot about where I stand, so for those who are interested, here goes.
This presidential election is different than the last one because President Obama has a four year record to run on. Last time around, he carried with him a tremendous amount of hope and expectations. Unfortunately, due to the economic chaos the previous administration left him with, and the extraordinary intensity of the opposition, it turned into a really rough ride. But through grit, determination, and focus, the President has been able to do a great many things that many of us deeply support.
Domestically, that record includes working to increase and expand employment for all, protecting our all important social safety net, passing guaranteed health care for most of our citizens, with important new protections for all of the insured, rescuing the auto industry and so many of the American jobs that go with it, protecting and enhancing the rights of women, and bringing us closer to full acceptance of our gay and lesbian brothers and sisters.
In foreign affairs, that record includes following through on the removal of troops from the misguided and deceptive war in Iraq, and vigorously pursuing our real foreign enemies, especially the killing of Osama Bin Laden.
Right now the oppositions resort to voter suppression in so many states is not receiving as much attention as it deserves. I believe that all of us, of whatever views, should be opposing these anti-voter, anti-citizen efforts.
Right now, for the President to be effective in his next term he needs our increased support and he needs support in the Congress, where some sterling candidates, such as current Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio, challenger Elizabeth Warren in Massachusetts, and so many others, are fighting to make their constructive voices heard.
Right now, there is an ever increasing division of wealth in this country, with the benefits going more and more to the 1 percent. For me, President Obama is our best choice to begin to reverse this harmful development.
Right now, there is a fight going on to help make this a fairer and more equitable nation. For me, President Obama is our best choice to get us and keep us moving in the right direction.
Right now, we need a President who has a vision that includes all of our citizens, not just some, whether they are our devastated poor, our pressured middle class, and yes, the wealthy too; whether they are male or female, black, white, brown, or yellow, straight or gay, civilian or military.
Right now, there is a choice going on in America, and Im happy that we live in a country where we all participate in that process. For me, President Obama is our best choice because he has a vision of the United States as a place where we are all in this together. Were still living through very hard times but justice, equality and real freedom are not always a tide rushing in. They are more often a slow march, inch by inch, day after long day. I believe President Obama feels these days in his bones and has the strength to live them with us and to lead us to a country where no one crowds you and no one goes it alone.
Thats why I plan to be in Ohio and Iowa supporting the re-election of President Obama to lead our country for the next four years.
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I never cared for springsteen or his music. Now I know why.
Bruce the intellectual giant speaks.
more details here if you can stand it, are a glutton for punishment>>>
Boo-hoo, Brucie! Obama IS responsible for the state of our country! Blaming someone else for all his ills is no longer possible!
Sounds like Bruce needs to change the bong water.
Idiots who vote for Obama because Bruce Springsteen tells them to should not be voting.
Who is Bruce Springsteen?
Was just in Parma Ohio yesterday—The Bent One and Bruce were just rallying for BO a day or so before—don’t think the message took—I think Romney and Ryan are going to shock a lot of people.
Hey Bruce-shut up and sing. No wait, just shut up (and maybe take a bath) HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!
“57 Channels and there’s nothing on”
Expanding employment? With 23 million unemployed?
WOW! Absolutely too funny. Mr 1% taking to the common man. Sounds like he and strisand are in collusion to me. What a dolt. Can’t sing and can’t play guitar but yet due to capitalism makes millions. He and little stevie need to go back for a refresher from the little red book. And, yeah, I’d say it too his face. How many trips to Iraq or Afgahnistan have they made? Maybe they could go with Gary Sinise next time he goes to do a USO tour.
Helping keep mankind warm for 65 years.
The liberal prix live in a world where “reality” is an illusion to them!
Right now, Bruce, I think you are an idiot and a useful tool for socialism. Don’t wear the flag anymore, you have no idea what it means.
Wait till he finds out Obama wasn’t “Born in the USA”.
Nice try man, but black people still won’t buy your music.
Sigh. I used to like Springsteen’s music. Now he’s just another actor/musician who thinks he’s important because crowds cheer for his stage performances.
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