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'The Boss' backs Obama for president
TVNZ ^ | 4/16/08 | staff

Posted on 04/16/2008 12:44:41 PM PDT by pissant

Rock superstar Bruce Springsteen on Wednesday endorsed Democratic Senator Barack Obama for US president, saying he stands "head and shoulders above the rest."

In a message posted on his Web site, the musician and songwriter known as the Boss said the Illinois senator has "the depth, the reflectiveness and the resilience" to be the next US president.

"Like most of you, I've been following the campaign and I have now seen and heard enough to know where I stand. Senator Obama, in my view, is head and shoulders above the rest," he wrote.

Many of Springsteen's rousing rock anthems and haunting ballads celebrate working class Americans. His endorsement in the November presidential election comes as Obama fends off charges he is out of touch with working class voters.

The Obama campaign welcomed the endorsement. The America of Springsteen's songs - with its hardworking people and big dreams - is "a story I know and a vision I share for our future, and that's why I'm so honoured to have his support in this journey," Obama said in a statement.


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I'm still waiting for other washed up has-beens to make their endorsements before I decide. Vanilla Ice, MC Hammer, Joan Baez, Sinead Oconnor, etc etc
1 posted on 04/16/2008 12:44:41 PM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant

Elton John vs Bruce Sprinsteen.

Go Bama!


2 posted on 04/16/2008 12:45:31 PM PDT by The_Republican (Ovaries of the World Unite! Rush, Laura, Ann, Greta - Time for the Ovulation!)
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To: pissant

I love when these celebrities who have made a boatload of cash from the “common man” try to compare themselves to them.


3 posted on 04/16/2008 12:45:34 PM PDT by Slapshot68
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To: pissant
the depth, the reflectiveness and the resilience

Is he talking about Senator Obama, or his car wax?
4 posted on 04/16/2008 12:46:31 PM PDT by RepublitarianRoger2
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To: pissant

...Oh, goody. ...An idiot endorses a marxist know-nothing for President. Where do I sign?!


5 posted on 04/16/2008 12:47:01 PM PDT by Ranger Drew
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To: Ranger Drew

Ha! Love it!


6 posted on 04/16/2008 12:47:49 PM PDT by SMARTY ('At some point you get tired of swatting flies, and you have to go for the manure heap' Gen. LeMay)
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To: pissant

no surprise there!


7 posted on 04/16/2008 12:48:01 PM PDT by RDTF (my worst nightmare is being on jury duty sequestered with 11 liberals)
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To: pissant
BULL.....

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8 posted on 04/16/2008 12:48:16 PM PDT by geo40xyz (McCain, Obama or Hillarybeast possibility of 4 Supreme Court Justices, Gore @UN. The WINNER is?)
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To: pissant

Another overrated overpaid liberal “celebrity” endorses one of his own, BS.


9 posted on 04/16/2008 12:48:48 PM PDT by Baladas
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To: pissant

When was Springsteen’s last hit song? 1984 or 1985?


10 posted on 04/16/2008 12:49:16 PM PDT by AnnGora (I am unique. Just like everybody else.)
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To: pissant

So - who did Springsteen endorse last time?
And the time before that?

(sound of crickets chirping)


11 posted on 04/16/2008 12:49:55 PM PDT by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: The_Republican
Elton John vs Bruce Sprinsteen.

"Cat fight!"

12 posted on 04/16/2008 12:50:11 PM PDT by Revolting cat! ("I am like...Dude......do you really....like want the Sex?")
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To: pissant

Yawn.


13 posted on 04/16/2008 12:50:23 PM PDT by exile ("Get off the phone, ya big dope"- The Great One)
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To: pissant
The America of Springsteen's songs - with its hardworking people and big dreams...

..will not make it past the front gates.

14 posted on 04/16/2008 12:51:12 PM PDT by OeOeO
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To: pissant
Bruce knows that voting for Obama is the same thing as marching arm-in-arm with Dr. Martin Luther King through the streets of Selma, Alabama during the summer of 1965 while surrounded by hundreds of Grand Dragons of the KKK.

It's something he will tell his grandchildren about, as if it were something heroic.

15 posted on 04/16/2008 12:51:21 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Muslims reserve the right to kill anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: pissant; 537cant be wrong; Aeronaut; bassmaner; Bella_Bru; Big Guy and Rusty 99; Brian Allen; ...
Rock superstar Bruce Springsteen on Wednesday endorsed Democratic Senator Barack Obama for US president, saying he stands "head and shoulders above the rest."


16 posted on 04/16/2008 12:52:06 PM PDT by weegee (Religion is the opiate of the masses MARX1843 They get bitter, they cling to...religion OBAMA2008)
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You’re not the Boss of me.


17 posted on 04/16/2008 12:52:31 PM PDT by weegee (Religion is the opiate of the masses MARX1843 They get bitter, they cling to...religion OBAMA2008)
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To: pissant

What Would Tiny Tim Do?


18 posted on 04/16/2008 12:53:15 PM PDT by weegee (Religion is the opiate of the masses MARX1843 They get bitter, they cling to...religion OBAMA2008)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

“It’s something he will tell his grandchildren about, as if it were something heroic.”

Lord knows he’s old enough to have several of those.


19 posted on 04/16/2008 12:54:19 PM PDT by AnnGora (I am unique. Just like everybody else.)
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To: pissant
I rocked to Springsteen in my youth, sure. Does his talent as a rocker give him any superior political acumen? I don't think so.
20 posted on 04/16/2008 12:54:23 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: silverleaf

21 posted on 04/16/2008 12:54:32 PM PDT by weegee (Religion is the opiate of the masses MARX1843 They get bitter, they cling to...religion OBAMA2008)
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To: pissant

The Boss is an imbecile ... I hear he changed his “Born in the USA” song title to “Let’s blame the USA”


22 posted on 04/16/2008 12:54:33 PM PDT by clamper1797 (It would be insane to vote for Hussein)
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To: weegee

I’d weigh Milli Vanilla’s opinion more than the NJ phony’s.


23 posted on 04/16/2008 12:55:31 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant

It is with a longing to hear that sage of the west coast give her endorsement in this campaign of ideas.

Please oh please Barbra give us your pearls of wisdom and tell us who is your chosen one?? Hasn’t Ms. Broslin already lukewarmly endorsed her rival for the Ex-President’s affection; i.e. the beast.?

Has anyone noticed that these endorsements amount to only a single news event and then the endorser does nothing actively to promote the person endorsement?? There is an exception to this observation. John (I served in Vietnam) Kerry is out there commenting on the race and making a horse’s patoot out of himself.


24 posted on 04/16/2008 12:55:38 PM PDT by noname07718 (The Senate is based on consensus. “Consensus is the absence of leadership” - Lady M.Thatcher)
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To: pissant

...saying he stands “head and shoulders above the rest.”

Forgot the ears.


25 posted on 04/16/2008 12:55:54 PM PDT by KeyesPlease
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To: clamper1797
Can Obama catch any flack over this?

The Boss is taking a leak on the flag (look at the placement of his right hand):


26 posted on 04/16/2008 12:57:06 PM PDT by weegee (Religion is the opiate of the masses MARX1843 They get bitter, they cling to...religion OBAMA2008)
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To: KeyesPlease

He give Ross Perot a run for his money in the ear department.


27 posted on 04/16/2008 12:57:13 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant
"Leave The Boss Alone!!! He sings his little heart out for you ungrateful working class Freepers and all you do is hate, hate, and hate... He can't help it if he is overpaid and lives in big mansions and has private jets... He SINGS FOR YOU AND ME!!!! Bahahawawawawaaaaaaa...."


28 posted on 04/16/2008 12:58:32 PM PDT by avacado
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To: pissant

Big boss man, can’t you hear me when I call
you ain’t so big, your just tall that just about all.


29 posted on 04/16/2008 12:59:03 PM PDT by allmendream (Life begins at the moment of contraception. ;))
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To: pissant

He’s such a putz!


30 posted on 04/16/2008 12:59:47 PM PDT by ropin71 (God Bless our Troops!)
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To: pissant

I knew this guy was plastic when I saw the “Dancing in the Dark” video with that phony pull-the-doe-eyed-young-babe-from-the-audience-and-dance-with-her-like-I’m-just-one-of-the-commoners.


31 posted on 04/16/2008 12:59:47 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: pissant

For real! It appear that highly over rated people like to back each other up.
phhf......Bruce “freakin” Springsteen! What a clown!

I’m voting for Lemmy!


32 posted on 04/16/2008 1:01:18 PM PDT by The Toll
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To: avacado

33 posted on 04/16/2008 1:01:18 PM PDT by weegee (Religion is the opiate of the masses MARX1843 They get bitter, they cling to...religion OBAMA2008)
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To: pissant

How to write a Bruce Springsteen song

http://freakytrigger.co.uk/hate/2002/12/how-to-write-a-bruce-springsteen-song-a-i-hate-music-choose-your-own-adventure-special/

HOW TO WRITE A BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN SONG : A I HATE MUSIC CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE SPECIAL

1: Choose your era. If you want to write a 70’s Springsteen song go to page 2. If you want to write an 80’s Springsteen song go to 3. If you want to write a 90’s or late song go to option 4.

2: Read a local newspaper. Pick an issue (disaffected youths drag racing, or the closing down of local factories are good). Make sure your song has a couple of protagonists - male and female - the females must end in the letter Y. If you want to write a ballad go to option 5. If you want to write a rabble rousing rock stonker go to 6.

3: Read a national newspaper. Pick an issue (disaffected twenty somethings annoyed by the government or the closing down of entire national industries are good). Your songs do not need protagonists, you speak for all of America now. However if you want to write a ballad go to option 5. If you want to write a rabble rousing rock stonker that will make people misunderstand the actually not very subversive lyrics go to 6.

4: Read the world section of a newspaper. If you can’t find this in America you can always try Time Magazine, Newsweek or pick up a foreign paper when you are abroad. Pick an issue (pandemic diseases or the closing down of entire global industries are good). Pick a protagonist, preferably male and extra preferably borrowed from American literature. If you want to write a ballad got to option 5. If you want to write a rabble rousing rock stonker you should have picked another period - 90’s Springsteen doesn’t do that stadium rock bollocks. Go to 5 instead but pick up a drum machine on the way.

5: You have decided to write a ballad. These are supposed to be sad so they should be slow, only employ half of the E Street Band and involve you singing the chorus very slowly somewhere along the line whilst doing an impression of the cookie monster. The whole affair should end on a pessimistic downbeat note, preferably with the death of a character.

6: You have decided to write a rabble rousing rock stomper (check its not the nineties, if it is go straight to 5 - you are not allowed in here). Get all of the E Street Band together put your foot on the monitors and ROCK OUT. Remember the cliched sentiments in the lyrics don’t matter because the music is too driving to coherently listen to them. Make sure there is a big saxaphone break. The whole affair should end with a drum roll, cymbal smash and you wiping your forehead - preferably with a sweatbanded wrist.

There, you have written a Bruce Springsteen song, and are now eligable to come number two in the best album of the year charts in Uncut and Mojo for the rest of eternity. You will have to start writing about space soon though.


34 posted on 04/16/2008 1:01:34 PM PDT by RabidBartender
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To: exile

The lead singer of Dexy’s Midnight Runners has come out for Obama also. That seals the deal for me!


35 posted on 04/16/2008 1:01:34 PM PDT by Holicheese (Hillary deserves the CMoH for her time in Tuzla!)
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To: pissant

He is not the boss of me!


36 posted on 04/16/2008 1:02:08 PM PDT by TommyDale (I) (Never forget the Republicans who voted for illegal immigrant amnesty in 2007!)
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To: A_Former_Democrat

Just a bit of trivia - that doe eyed young babe in the video was Courtney Cox of NBC’s Friends and F/X’s Dirt.


37 posted on 04/16/2008 1:03:02 PM PDT by RabidBartender
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To: A_Former_Democrat

Courtney “Ms.Doe-Eyed-Young-Babe” Cox went on to bigger and better things and is currently starring in that uplifting show, Dirt. Apparently her career has come full circle.


38 posted on 04/16/2008 1:03:05 PM PDT by AnnGora (I am unique. Just like everybody else.)
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To: A_Former_Democrat

You know who that girl was, don’t you?


39 posted on 04/16/2008 1:04:26 PM PDT by Holicheese (Hillary deserves the CMoH for her time in Tuzla!)
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40 posted on 04/16/2008 1:04:30 PM PDT by TommyDale (I) (Never forget the Republicans who voted for illegal immigrant amnesty in 2007!)
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To: pissant

Springsteen is a loon and has been for quite some time.


41 posted on 04/16/2008 1:06:15 PM PDT by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall cause you to vote against the Democrats.)
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To: RabidBartender

Well aren’t you the smarty pants! Beat me to the trivia!

Is she related to him somehow and that is how she got the gig?


42 posted on 04/16/2008 1:06:37 PM PDT by Holicheese (Hillary deserves the CMoH for her time in Tuzla!)
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To: pissant

Bruce’s CD’s should come with ear plugs and a BC powder.


43 posted on 04/16/2008 1:07:15 PM PDT by Niteranger68 (If you find yourself in a fair fight, your tactics suck.)
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To: A_Former_Democrat
That "young babe" was an actress:

Courteney Cox (later found fame on Friends): "Her first big break, however, was being cast by Brian De Palma in the infamous Bruce Springsteen video "Dancing in The Dark". In 1985"

There is a problem with using propaganda films by propagandists like Leni Riefenstahl to teach young filmmakers how to apply their craft.

And his latest propaganda effort against the Bush administration didn't even take $100,000 at the box office.

44 posted on 04/16/2008 1:07:30 PM PDT by weegee (Religion is the opiate of the masses MARX1843 They get bitter, they cling to...religion OBAMA2008)
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45 posted on 04/16/2008 1:08:57 PM PDT by weegee (Religion is the opiate of the masses MARX1843 They get bitter, they cling to...religion OBAMA2008)
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To: TommyDale

Cracked me up big time with that one...LOL


46 posted on 04/16/2008 1:10:48 PM PDT by vietvet67
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To: pissant

He plays a guitar and sings. He is not qualified to endorse anyone for president.


47 posted on 04/16/2008 1:11:28 PM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged
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The Boss is a B.O.S.S.

Big Old Sacka $hit.

48 posted on 04/16/2008 1:11:58 PM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys: Can't drive, can't fly, can't ski, can't skipper a boat; but they know what's best for us)
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To: pissant

Who cares about Bruce Springsteen’s political views?

I won’t join those who might say “and he has no talent,” because he’s very talented, or, at least, WAS. But so what? As Laura I. would say, shut up and sing, Boss.


49 posted on 04/16/2008 1:15:00 PM PDT by pogo101
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To: pogo101

He’s good at what he does. I just quit liking what he does about 20 years ago.


50 posted on 04/16/2008 1:18:49 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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