Skip to comments.Bruce Springsteen: 'The boss' rails against 'very ugly' political climate surrounding Barack Obama
Posted on 11/23/2010 5:33:33 PM PST by Justaham
The American political climate for achieving change is very, very ugly, according to Bruce Springsteen, as he launched a staunch defence of Barack Obama.
"There's a widespread political consciousness that's perhaps deeper in Europe than it is in the States, he told the Sunday Times magazine.
The climate [in America] is very, very ugly for getting things done. The moderate reforms President Obama fought to make are called Marxist, socialist.
I mean, the most extreme language is put into play to describe the most modest reforms that would move the economy back towards serving a majority of its citizens.
The musician, often referred to as "The Boss", added: You have a guy [Mr Obama] who comes in, he gets to be president for four years. Maybe eight.
But you have the financial institutions, you have the military, the corporations. They're in play constantly and, in truth, they're shaping the economy and shaping the direction the US is moving in.
Those forces are huge. The money and lobbyists are pouring in to do everything they can [to preserve the status quo]. It's a very tough time, a very hard time here in the States."
In his interview, Springsteen admitted that his decision to support Mr Obama had alienated some of his fans.
He once criticised Ronald Reagan, the late American President, for using his name to rally Republican voters in the 1980s.
"A moment comes when you cash in whatever credibility a guy can have who plays and sings rock songs for a living and you put your chips where you think they might do some good, he said.
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All hail The Boss.
Bruce is a commie Woody Gutrie was his idol.
Hey Bruce. STFU and sing. Better yet, just go back to the Limousine Lib parties where they still think you speak for the working man and just STFU.
Musically and personally.
Shut up and sing.
As overrated as Dylan.
who gives a flying fig
He’s an entertainer for Pete’s sake
lower than a snake belly
a majority of Americans still love freedom and don’t love having socialism rammed down our throats, so WE are responsible for an ‘ugly’ political climate?
screw you, Bruce, and the broken down donkey you rode in on.....
oh, and the only reason the Obamanation’s program can be described as “modest” by the left is b/c he doesn’t try to enact all of his REAL agenda at once.... sensible people can see that there is much much more to come once Obozo gets warmed up!
In Brucy's case....those would be buffalo chips.
This one comment shows clearly that senility is a sad, sad thing.....
Damn. Another one bites the dust.
“”Most people don’t want to be taking their political direction from guys that are shaking their a in front of 60,000 people. That’s understandable. So I put my two cents in when I can, to be as helpful as I can, when the moment arises.”
Well, jackass guess what? This is not one of them. So STFU and just sing.
Ah, climate change.
Hey, Brucie, here's a nice tall cool glass of STFU. I never thought any of your music was any good.
You made a complete ass out of yourself with your politics years ago, and you're too stupid to stop digging the hole you started.
Yeah, sure Bruce. 8 years under Bush and the rhetoric was nothing but poison...the songs, books, and movies all came out with hatred towards Bush. Anything he did and he was ridiculed. Don’t come out now and lecture us on rhetoric. And for the record, Obama is a marxist.
Cheesy honky tonk “entertainer” supporting a cheesy honky hating imposter.
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