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Bruce Springsteen endorses Obama for president
AP ^ | April 16, 2008 | Joan Lowy

Posted on 04/16/2008 7:54:40 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement

WASHINGTON - Rock star Bruce Springsteen endorsed Democratic Sen. Barack Obama for president Wednesday, saying "he speaks to the America I've envisioned in my music for the past 35 years."

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008endorsements; endorsement; music; obama; rockandroll; rockmusic; springsteen
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Glory Daze!
1 posted on 04/16/2008 7:55:08 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

I am who I have been waiting for.

THE TRUTH ABOUT BLACK LIBERATION THEOLOGY

2 posted on 04/16/2008 7:55:58 AM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
"he speaks to the America I've envisioned in my music for the past 35 years."

You mean the Americans that hate America?
3 posted on 04/16/2008 7:56:44 AM PDT by jaydubya2
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

This guy can’t sing and obviously not very smart either...Totally most overated entainer...but I guess his appeal needs a boost in Phili...so he endorses Obama...


4 posted on 04/16/2008 7:57:00 AM PDT by nikos1121 (typical white person)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
"he speaks to the America I've envisioned in my music for the past 35 years."

Really? I don't remember Bruce singing about "God Damn America" nor signing about whitey spreading AIDS to the black man. Which album is that on?

5 posted on 04/16/2008 7:58:06 AM PDT by avacado
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

An endorsement from Bruce Springsteen is the kiss of death.


6 posted on 04/16/2008 7:58:06 AM PDT by bigcat32
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To: Jeff Head

Let’s hope he helps Obama as much as he did Kerry.


7 posted on 04/16/2008 7:58:20 AM PDT by jennyjenny
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Springsteen has been a political moron for decades.
This is about the least surprising endorsement of 2008.


8 posted on 04/16/2008 7:58:24 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
"he speaks to the America I've envisioned in my music for the past 35 years."

Yeah. "Santa Claus is Coming to Town."

9 posted on 04/16/2008 7:58:49 AM PDT by JennysCool (They all say they want change, but they’re really after folding money.)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
You can't win a general election with a coalition of African- Americans and America hating white liberal elitist billionaires/millionaires, who buy brie.

"Hussein Obama’s big mouth, small brain, condescending, America-hating, grandkid-baby-terminating, born-alive-infant-abandoning, America-hating-wife, kooky-moonbat-America-hating-pastor, racially-divisive, race-baiting, crotch-saluting, America-flag-disrespecting ... chickens ... coming home to roost ...!"

For an inside look at the real Hussein Obama and his elite hate America backers at San Francisco where Hussein Obama made his elitist remarks,

Go here to see the thread with all The Pictures posted and Here to see another thread about it.

Lots of interesting comments on these threads.


10 posted on 04/16/2008 7:58:58 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (Hussein ObamaSamma's Pastor, Jeremiah Wright: "God Damn America, U.S. to Blame for 9/11")
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Funny - I have never heard the Springsteen song “God Damn Amerikkka.”


11 posted on 04/16/2008 7:59:30 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: nikos1121
"This guy can’t sing and obviously not very smart either...Totally most overated entainer..."

The best thing about my divorce is that I no longer had to listen to Bruce Springsteen and pretend I liked it... Uggggh!

12 posted on 04/16/2008 7:59:40 AM PDT by avacado
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Never, ever got the whole Springsteen thing. From the first day I heard him until the present. If I hear a Springsteen song, I can’t change the channel fast enough. And really don’t like to look at him - think I’d rather watch a Micheal Jackson video. Really.


13 posted on 04/16/2008 8:00:56 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: bigcat32

For which one?


14 posted on 04/16/2008 8:01:08 AM PDT by Jaded ("I have a mustard- seed; and I am not afraid to use it."- Joseph Ratzinger)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
I love how Bruce tries to don the "Intellectual Everyman" persona, and so many of his fans buy into it.

As an intellectual, he's a highschool dropout.

And the fact that he's lived the pampered life of a multi-millionaire rock star since Richard Nixon was president pretty much shoots down the "everyman" pose.

I guess the field is too crowded to claim the "rich dope" title as his own.

15 posted on 04/16/2008 8:01:14 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
Who's Bruce Springsteen? Does he have magical or superhuman powers? Does he have extensive domestic & foreign policy experience?

No? Then why should I give a rip who this has-been nobody endorses?

You hear me, Brucey? I DON'T CARE...

16 posted on 04/16/2008 8:01:28 AM PDT by kromike
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

I guess Bruce also agrees with obama that small town America is always bitter, even though he took their money to make him fabulously wealthy.


17 posted on 04/16/2008 8:03:22 AM PDT by Dane ("Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall" Ronald Reagan, 1987)
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To: jennyjenny

I think Bruce needs to have a cage match:

http://www.barbrastreisand.com/index.php?page=news&n_id=588


18 posted on 04/16/2008 8:03:44 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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"he speaks to the America I've envisioned in my music for the past 35 years."

Bruce envisions a nation of draft dodging, adulterers.

19 posted on 04/16/2008 8:03:45 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

He’s soooo into the black thing. He makes such a big deal about having a sub-mediocre black sax player in his band.


20 posted on 04/16/2008 8:04:59 AM PDT by stevio (Crunchy Con - God, guns, guts, and organically grown crunchy nuts.)
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To: JennysCool

LOL!

Excellent.


21 posted on 04/16/2008 8:06:39 AM PDT by jtal
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
Well, I certainly feel better now knowing Bruce, the intellect, is endorsing Obama. The world is a better place now. Image and video hosting by TinyPic
22 posted on 04/16/2008 8:08:30 AM PDT by peggybac (Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
Didn't Brucie Boy also endorse Al Gore and Traitor John Kerry both loooooosers.

As the covers are pulled back off of Obama it is starting to reveal a lot of Shiite.

23 posted on 04/16/2008 8:09:01 AM PDT by OKIEDOC (Kalifornia, a red state wannabe. I don't take Ex Lax I just read the New York Times.)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
(A HAS BEEN) Rock star.....


24 posted on 04/16/2008 8:09:08 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (just b/c you're paranoid,doesn't mean "they" aren't out to get you..our hopes were dashed by CINOs :)
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To: bigcat32

PA is a lot like NJ, where Bruce is still idolized (for whatever reason), so I would think this would help.


25 posted on 04/16/2008 8:09:57 AM PDT by MeanWestTexan (Kol Hakavod Mossad!)
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To: avacado

Hahahahahahahaha!!!!!!


26 posted on 04/16/2008 8:10:10 AM PDT by nikos1121 (typical white person)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Well, that should just about wrap things up. Hillary and McCain may as well fold up the tent and go home!


27 posted on 04/16/2008 8:10:27 AM PDT by TommyDale (I) (Never forget the Republicans who voted for illegal immigrant amnesty in 2007!)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

That’s right, Boss. Let’s go back to the future.

Springsteen, although I do enjoy his music, has turned out to be such a wanker.

Bruce, please be quiet and sing.

Thanks so much.


28 posted on 04/16/2008 8:12:04 AM PDT by RexBeach
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

So is Bruce jockeying for the front of the line to the whitey death camps or the back?


29 posted on 04/16/2008 8:13:06 AM PDT by the gillman@blacklagoon.com (!)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Bruce who? Nobody gives a damn about this idiot...lol. He hasn’t made a decent song since the 80s. What a washed up loser!


30 posted on 04/16/2008 8:13:31 AM PDT by ChinaThreat (s)
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To: ChinaThreat
He hasn’t made a decent song since the 80s.

There, fixed it.

31 posted on 04/16/2008 8:14:14 AM PDT by dfwgator (11+7+15=3 Heismans)
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To: avacado
I believe Springsteen was exactly who Alice Cooper had in mind when he made his famous statements about idiots who look to rock stars for political advice.

I do not remember the exact statement, but to paraphrase:
Rock stars stay up until 4 a.m. and sleep until noon. They know nothing about national events and politics and the only people dumber about these topics are those who look to them for political advice.

For the most part, entertainers live and work in a make-believe world which includes drugs, promiscuous sex and compensation which far, far exceeds what they contribute. It is only natural that they support candidates who live and work in the same kind of alternative universe of politics.

32 posted on 04/16/2008 8:14:41 AM PDT by Vigilanteman ((Are there any men left in Washington? Or are there only cowards? Ahmad Shah Massoud))
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To: nikos1121

Never understood the fame he acheived, especially on the east coast.

He was always an over rated garage band leader


33 posted on 04/16/2008 8:14:41 AM PDT by right turn at the light
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To: right turn at the light

Wow! I’ve been staying up at night wondering who Bruce was going to endorse! Ha! Ha!


34 posted on 04/16/2008 8:16:14 AM PDT by LYSandra
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To: skinkinthegrass

I don’t think we should be too hard on old Bruce,he has a talent for writing little pop ditties and has made the most of it.The farce here is that there are actually people who care what he thinks about politics and that the AP thinks it’s a story.


35 posted on 04/16/2008 8:16:46 AM PDT by Old North State
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Brucie you idiot, you be the Boss, and you wait until after the New Jersey primary to endorse Barry, you be so big in New Jersey, you could have won it single handed for Uncle Jeremiah’s favorite nephew.


36 posted on 04/16/2008 8:17:26 AM PDT by Biblebelter (Barry, let your Uncle Jeremiah speak publicly, so he can set the record straight himself.)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
"he speaks to the America I've envisioned in my music for the past 35 years."

Animations - beavisbutthead-01
no wonder springsteen's music s#cks

37 posted on 04/16/2008 8:19:22 AM PDT by gitmogrunt
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To: kromike

“””Who’s Bruce Springsteen? Does he have magical or superhuman powers? Does he have extensive domestic & foreign policy experience?””””

Come now.... you know darn well that the people at the Pentagon, the CIA, the commanders and generals of our military, the whole lot of the experienced people that make up the Defense Dept....all these people know absolutely NOTHING about foriegn policy.
You know that actors and musicians and 19yearold kids blogging from mom’s basement are the real foriegn policy experts. Look no farther than drunken snobbish hollywood actors for the way a country should be run.

Personally, I can go to the breakroom here at work and instantly become an expert on foriegn policy.

...and I think the sarc tag would be redundant....


38 posted on 04/16/2008 8:20:17 AM PDT by envisio (If you ain't laughin yet... you ain't seen me naked. 8^O)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
They're still there, he's all gone...

39 posted on 04/16/2008 8:21:14 AM PDT by evets
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To: avacado
Really? I don't remember Bruce singing about "God Damn America" nor signing about whitey spreading AIDS to the black man. Which album is that on?

He had a concert back in the mid 90's here in Philly, where he went on one of his rants and talked about "those God Damned Republicans"...

40 posted on 04/16/2008 8:23:36 AM PDT by Mannaggia l'America
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To: Grampa Dave

41 posted on 04/16/2008 8:26:51 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (...forward this to your 10 very best friends....)
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To: Vigilanteman
For the most part, entertainers live and work in a make-believe world which includes drugs, promiscuous sex and compensation which far, far exceeds what they contribute. It is only natural that they support candidates who live and work in the same kind of alternative universe of politics.

I have been looking for a way express how I feel about entertainers and politics in a short statement. I believe you have nailed it and I apologize up front, because I plan on plagiarizing you.
42 posted on 04/16/2008 8:27:13 AM PDT by envisio (If you ain't laughin yet... you ain't seen me naked. 8^O)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

WOW! Never saw that one coming!!


43 posted on 04/16/2008 8:28:45 AM PDT by AnnGora (I am unique. Just like everybody else.)
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To: bigcat32

“An endorsement from Bruce Springsteen is the kiss of death.” EXACTLY!

Coming up next: Jon Bon Jovi


44 posted on 04/16/2008 8:30:37 AM PDT by EDINVA (Proud American for 23,062 days.... and counting!)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

And next Jon Bon Jovi will go for this crap.

Oh well


45 posted on 04/16/2008 8:33:57 AM PDT by MartinStyles
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Who's Bruce Springsteen?

Some hypocrite with a scratchy voice surrounded by excellent musicians.

Does he have magical or superhuman powers?

According to the huge throng of fanatics that chant “Bruce, Bruce, Bruce...” everywhere he goes plus the many millions collected over the years would conclude he must possess some special power of marketing wizardry.

Does he have extensive domestic & foreign policy experience?

Bruce has traveled the world displaying his band's talents (While he, again plays 3 chords and sings in a raspy, scratchy voice) so in his mind yes. Bruce has millions plus delusions of political grandeur, nothing can stop him.

Then why should I give a rip who this has-been nobody endorses?

The RIAA and media pundits compel you to listen and buy his crap, both musically plus politically or else. Big media will continue to shove his worthless crap down our throats till they deem the brainwashing sufficient enough. After that continue to prop up his boring and predictable "work" and political gems/endorsements till he is 6 feet under. After that, tributes and life stories of "the everyman" will bombard us till all the "hip" people are dead. This disease must be stopped to spare future generations.

You hear me, Brucey? I DON'T CARE...

“Hip” media pundits, legions of fanatics and politicians are deeply saddened by your resistance of “The Boss”.

46 posted on 04/16/2008 8:35:19 AM PDT by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians.)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
Well - that settles it for me!

I was wandering around in a daze, a drooling vegetable, unable to make up my own mind without the wisdom of a musician to guide me.

My wanderings are now over.

Thank You, Bruce Springsteen!!

47 posted on 04/16/2008 8:36:42 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (feh)
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To: reagan_fanatic

“Rock stars - is there anything they don’t know?”


48 posted on 04/16/2008 8:37:47 AM PDT by dfwgator (11+7+15=3 Heismans)
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To: Jaded

“For which one?”

Ask John Kerry.


49 posted on 04/16/2008 8:37:53 AM PDT by bigcat32
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Methinks Brucey was actually BORN IN THE USSR! BORN IN THE USSR!


50 posted on 04/16/2008 8:39:49 AM PDT by Zman (Liberals: denying reality since Day One.)
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