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Bruce Springsteen: 'The boss' rails against 'very ugly' political climate surrounding Barack Obama
telegraph.co.uk/ ^ | 11-23-10 | Andrew Hough

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous
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1 posted on 11/23/2010 5:33:40 PM PST by Justaham
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To: Justaham
I guess we all should stand corrected.

All hail The Boss.

2 posted on 11/23/2010 5:35:10 PM PST by HIDEK6
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To: Justaham

Bruce is a commie Woody Gutrie was his idol.


3 posted on 11/23/2010 5:36:21 PM PST by RINOS ARE RADICALS
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To: Justaham

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.


4 posted on 11/23/2010 5:36:35 PM PST by Opinionated Blowhard
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To: Justaham
Springsteen Sucks!

Musically and personally.

5 posted on 11/23/2010 5:36:35 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Justaham

Shut up and sing.


6 posted on 11/23/2010 5:36:39 PM PST by wny
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To: Justaham
Dang, celebrities are smart.
7 posted on 11/23/2010 5:36:54 PM PST by marron
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To: HIDEK6

As overrated as Dylan.
But dumber.


8 posted on 11/23/2010 5:37:08 PM PST by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: Justaham

who gives a flying fig

He’s an entertainer for Pete’s sake

lower than a snake belly


9 posted on 11/23/2010 5:37:24 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Justaham

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!


10 posted on 11/23/2010 5:37:24 PM PST by Enchante (What if the Olberdork returned to the air - and no one notices.... or cares?)
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To: Justaham
"...and you put your chips where you think they might do some good"

In Brucy's case....those would be buffalo chips.

11 posted on 11/23/2010 5:37:27 PM PST by RckyRaCoCo (I prefer liberty with danger to peace with slavery, IXNAY THE TSA!)
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To: Justaham
"The moderate reforms President Obama fought to make are called Marxist, socialist"

This one comment shows clearly that senility is a sad, sad thing.....

12 posted on 11/23/2010 5:37:37 PM PST by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: Justaham
Bruce Springsteen launched a staunch defence of Barack Obama. "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.”

Damn. Another one bites the dust.

13 posted on 11/23/2010 5:37:44 PM PST by Talisker (When you find a turtle on top of a fence post, you can be damn sure it didn't get there on its own.)
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To: Justaham

“”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.


14 posted on 11/23/2010 5:38:15 PM PST by max americana
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To: wny
Shut up and sing.

Fixed it.

15 posted on 11/23/2010 5:38:15 PM PST by dfwgator (Congratulations to Josh Hamilton - AL MVP)
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To: Justaham

Ah, climate change.


16 posted on 11/23/2010 5:38:34 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I love BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Justaham
"Bruce" who? Is this someone of relevance?

Hey, Brucie, here's a nice tall cool glass of STFU. I never thought any of your music was any good.

17 posted on 11/23/2010 5:39:00 PM PST by kromike
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To: Justaham
Hey Bruuuuuuce: Team up will Paul McCartney and launch a “Yep, We're Has-beens Trying to Stay Relevant” tour.

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.

18 posted on 11/23/2010 5:39:13 PM PST by GOPsterinMA (Massachusetts: like sh*t, it happens.)
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To: HIDEK6

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.


19 posted on 11/23/2010 5:40:01 PM PST by Blue Turtle
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To: Justaham

Cheesy honky tonk “entertainer” supporting a cheesy honky hating imposter.


20 posted on 11/23/2010 5:40:23 PM PST by dforest
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To: Justaham

“Bruce Springsteen: ‘The boss’ rails against ‘very ugly’ political climate surrounding Barack Obama”

For once he’s right. When you consider Axlerod, the cabinet secretaries, and especially the czars, Bruce nailed it this time.


21 posted on 11/23/2010 5:41:28 PM PST by BobL (The whole point of being human is knowing when the party's over.)
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To: Justaham

Brucie’s just way too cool for me.

All those “cool” looks he’d try to give when the MTV cam would do a close-up or that phony pulling the girl out of the front row to dance with her on stage.

What a fake. Music and politics both.


22 posted on 11/23/2010 5:41:59 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat (NO MOS-que AP: It's the "GROUND ZERO MOSQUE")
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To: yldstrk

Entertainers, used car salesmen, politicians, lawyers. Yech. Pox on all of them.

Somebody shouts and wails for a living while bashing a guitar — that gives them a license to pontificate on the great matters of our times?


23 posted on 11/23/2010 5:43:27 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Justaham

Moderate?

Hey Bruce, go smoke some more pot.

Oh and by the way Nils Lofgren kicks your sorry ***


24 posted on 11/23/2010 5:43:27 PM PST by mylife (a)
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To: Justaham
Hey Bruce, let me quote Mike Pence:

“Whereas the president must be cautious, dutiful, and deferential at home, his character must change abroad. Were he to ask for a primer on how to act in relation to other states, which no holder of the office has needed to this point, and were that primer to be written by the American people, whether of 1776 or 2010, you can be confident that it would contain the following instructions:

You do not bow to kings. Outside our shores, the President of the United States of America bows to no man. When in foreign lands, you do not criticize your own country. You do not argue the case against the United States, but the case for it. You do not apologize to the enemies of the United States. Should you be confused, a country, people, or region that harbors, shelters, supports, encourages, or cheers attacks upon our country or the slaughter of our friends and families are enemies of the United States. And, to repeat, you do not apologize to them.”

Any questions, rock star?

25 posted on 11/23/2010 5:44:23 PM PST by Baynative (on to 2012)
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To: Justaham

Lighten up Bwuce!


26 posted on 11/23/2010 5:44:59 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Don't touch my junk!!!)
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To: Justaham

The boss - idiot savant.

music - savant

All else - idiot

Seems to be a virus endemic to lib arts types.


27 posted on 11/23/2010 5:46:03 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Justaham

Coming from a stinking draft dodger, I don’t think I need to be preached to. Another disgusting lefty-loony.


28 posted on 11/23/2010 5:46:07 PM PST by laweeks
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To: dfwgator

AMEN!


29 posted on 11/23/2010 5:46:22 PM PST by doc1019 (Martyrdom is a great thing, until it is your turn.)
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To: Justaham
“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.”

Sounds like he's desperate to sell a few more $100.00 box sets.

30 posted on 11/23/2010 5:46:30 PM PST by Rocko
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To: kromike

Words on target and I never thought much of him or his music. Bruce is and I will use a Jamaican term: a bumbaclat midget.


31 posted on 11/23/2010 5:47:29 PM PST by seoul62
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To: wny; Opinionated Blowhard
Shut up and sing.

Uh...he can't sing...he just hollers. So I guess he should just shut up.

32 posted on 11/23/2010 5:47:40 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month)
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Don’t need any advice from a POS who told his draft board that he was a homo to avoid serving.


33 posted on 11/23/2010 5:49:05 PM PST by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: Justaham

There you are, all you Boss fans. Give me The Flamingos or The Jive Five or Frankie Vallie and the Four Seasons anyday.


34 posted on 11/23/2010 5:49:05 PM PST by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine.)
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To: Justaham

Bruce opens his mouth and shows himself to be an idiot.

Born in the CP-USA...

Bruce, you master of history, you....Barack ran in Illinois for senate in 1997 as the New Party candidate (hint - that’s the name the socialist party goes by in Illinois)...

You know you’re up against a mental giant when they get pissed you call an actual socialist, “socialist”.


35 posted on 11/23/2010 5:49:10 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Justaham

So, this interview makes headlines and lengthy articles in the Sunday Times and the Telegraph?

Why was this worth reporting at all, outside of a music column somewhere?


36 posted on 11/23/2010 5:49:38 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.)
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To: Justaham

Why would anybody give a flip what that washed up no talent moron thinks?


37 posted on 11/23/2010 5:49:56 PM PST by Past Your Eyes (I'd open it myself but I don't have any thumbs.)
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To: Justaham
The moderate reforms President Obama fought to make are called Marxist, socialist.

There. Fixed it.

38 posted on 11/23/2010 5:50:08 PM PST by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: traditional1

“”The moderate reforms President Obama fought to make are called Marxist, socialist””

Brucy does not seem to understand that it is the mega rich
fat cats like Soros, that he railed against, that are Obamie’s puppet masters.
They want all the power, while the masses are forceed
to live under a Communist dictatorship.
Maybe Brucy is vying for a position as court jester.

As others have noted, Brucy needs to shut up and sing.


39 posted on 11/23/2010 5:50:27 PM PST by AlexW
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To: Justaham

He needs to just shut up and sing. Don’t need a brain for that, and I think his leaked out somewhere along the line.


40 posted on 11/23/2010 5:50:27 PM PST by dajeeps
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To: Justaham

I tell you, these people are predictable as clockwork. They’re angry again and sound just like they did back in the Bush years. Running to Europe to rag on America, just like they always do.

We need to assemble a tactical wedgie squad to humiliate them.


41 posted on 11/23/2010 5:51:14 PM PST by Yardstick
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To: Justaham

Get out of our country Bruce. I think you are more attuned to the Europeans, you should go live with them. We don’t want you here, we’re sick of your posturing.


42 posted on 11/23/2010 5:52:10 PM PST by McGavin999 ("I was there when we had the numbers, but didn't have the principles"-Jim DeMint)
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To: Justaham

This guy can’t sing but in his songs wines about the working man from Jersey. He is so full of SH*T. I wish this moron would just STFU and go away, he is so over rated!!!


43 posted on 11/23/2010 5:53:58 PM PST by chris haney
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To: Justaham; All

this guy is so full of hypocritical liberal sh*t....he did a 60 minutes interview i made the mistake of watching in 2008....he was talking about the Bush era and “voter repression, stolen elections, blah-blah-blah”....

but like every good leftist that’s called patriotic dissent....voicing opinions against ayatollah obama today somehow creates a bad political climate...

always hated his music, as well...


44 posted on 11/23/2010 5:54:54 PM PST by God luvs America (When the silent majority speaks the earth trembles!)
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To: Justaham

Bugger off, Bruce. You don’t know your ass from a hole in the ground.


45 posted on 11/23/2010 5:56:10 PM PST by stboz
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http://www.bobbyshred.com/brucespringsteen07.html


46 posted on 11/23/2010 5:58:51 PM PST by God luvs America (When the silent majority speaks the earth trembles!)
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To: CaptainK
As overrated as Dylan. But dumber.

Good call.

47 posted on 11/23/2010 6:00:16 PM PST by newzjunkey (groped by Obama's TSA / an expired "Bush taxcut" = Obama Tax Increase)
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To: Justaham
He hasn't had a hit since Elvis was doing Vegas.

When it comes to Rock and Roll thinkers Bruce is 'Dancing in the Dark.'

48 posted on 11/23/2010 6:01:20 PM PST by cruise_missile
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To: Justaham

The guy talks like a high school radical. Writes “Ghost of Tom Joad” thirty years after everyone, but the most hardened leftist, updated their view of communism — and the horror it brought — that Steinbeck celebrated in Grapes of Wrath. At least Steinbeck didn’t fully know what was coming in 1939 when he wrote the book. Springsteen has no such excuse, except rank ignorance.


49 posted on 11/23/2010 6:03:32 PM PST by No Left Turn
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To: Justaham
He once criticised Ronald Reagan, the late American President, for using his name to rally Republican voters in the 1980s. Hmm. As I remember it Bruce got his knickers twisted when the GOP asked to use "Born in the USA" during the 1984 campaign season. He whined they were trying to co-opt the very idea of being "American" while allegedly ignoring the poor.
50 posted on 11/23/2010 6:04:31 PM PST by newzjunkey (groped by Obama's TSA / an expired "Bush taxcut" = Obama Tax Increase)
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