Bruce Springsteen, hateful, misogynist, elitist Judas

Via The Great Orange Satan, Bruce Springsteen has endorsed Barack Obama for President.

Dear Friends and Fans:

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 has the depth, the reflectiveness, and the resilience to be our next President. He speaks to the America I've envisioned in my music for the past 35 years, a generous nation with a citizenry willing to tackle nuanced and complex problems, a country that's interested in its collective destiny and in the potential of its gathered spirit. A place where "...nobody crowds you, and nobody goes it alone."

At the moment, critics have tried to diminish Senator Obama through the exaggeration of certain of his comments and relationships. While these matters are worthy of some discussion, they have been ripped out of the context and fabric of the man's life and vision, so well described in his excellent book, Dreams of My Father, often in order to distract us from discussing the real issues: war and peace, the fight for economic and racial justice, reaffirming our Constitution, and the protection and enhancement of our environment.

After the terrible damage done over the past eight years, a great American reclamation project needs to be undertaken. I believe that Senator Obama is the best candidate to lead that project and to lead us into the 21st Century with a renewed sense of moral purpose and of ourselves as Americans.

Over here on E Street, we're proud to support Obama for President.

Bruce Springsteen

Clearly, Bruce Springsteen hates America and doesn't understand politics.

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by MBNYC 2008-04-16 04:42AM | 0 recs
Re: Bruce Springsteen, hateful, misogynist, elitis

Yay Bruce!

I remember when he called out Reagan for using "Born in the U.S.A." as a campaign song in '84. The guy's one of the good ones. Thanks for your support Bruce!

by upstate girl 2008-04-16 04:43AM | 0 recs
lol

he endorsed Obama on dkos?  ROFL, yeah he's a real populist.  = )

by TeresaInPa 2008-04-16 04:47AM | 0 recs
Gawd.

Another content-free comment. I saw it on DKos, he announced it via his web site.

Do you ever have anything positive to contribute, or is it all Obama-hating all the time?

by MBNYC 2008-04-16 04:51AM | 0 recs
Re: Gawd.

Do you ever have anything positive to contribute, or is it all Obama-hating all the time?

Do you really have to ask?

by freedom78 2008-04-16 06:34AM | 0 recs
Re: lol

Actually...

In 2004, Springsteen announced that he and the E Street Band would participate in a politically motivated "Vote for Change" tour, in conjunction with John Mellencamp, John Fogerty, the Dixie Chicks, Pearl Jam, R.E.M., Bright Eyes, Dave Matthews Band, Jackson Browne and other musicians. All concerts were to be held in swing states, to benefit MoveOn.org and to encourage people to vote against George W. Bush. A finale was held in Washington, D.C., bringing many of the artists together. Several days later, Springsteen held one more such concert in New Jersey, when polls showed that state surprisingly close. While in past years Springsteen had played benefits for causes in which he believed - against nuclear energy, for Vietnam veterans, Amnesty International and the Christic Institute - he had always refrained from explicitly endorsing candidates for political office (indeed he had rejected the efforts of Walter Mondale to attract an endorsement during the 1984 Reagan "Born in the U.S.A." flap). This new stance led to criticism and praise from the expected partisan sources.

He's actually reasonably politically active - not sure what you're basing your snark on besides the fact you don't like Obama.

by upstate girl 2008-04-16 04:53AM | 0 recs
thank God he did -

because it helped us win that election!

by Xanthe 2008-04-16 05:29AM | 0 recs
Re: thank God he did -

I'm not sure why that comment was necessary - Springsteen, like a lot of people famous and not, donated time and money and effort to elect Kerry, and it wasn't their fault that he lost. There's no reason whatsoever for that kind of snark.

by upstate girl 2008-04-16 05:32AM | 0 recs
Because -

HRC sincerely thinks that once again we may lose in the GE because Sen. Obama will be labelled out of touch by the Republicans and ultimately american voters.

Both Gore and Kerry were good candidates as far as I was concerned.  didn't I give money and work phones for Gore.  Didn't I send money to Kerry I really had to scrape for.  I was surprised when kerry didn't win.  It's not about the calibre of these men - it's the american electorate.  You think Sen. Obama will change all that.  I am not sure.  I really don't have your kind of faith.  

No. 1 - after all, we have had 7 years of bush, so perhaps americans get it now.  Still - they voted for bush for a second term - that still sticks in my craw.

No. 2 - just because some of us are excited about Sen. Obama's candidacy doesn't mean other Americans are as enthusiastic.  These blogs are a closed world.

and Waltererg  - I looked at your ratings history - you have consistently given 1s to HRC supporters.  Have you looked at my comment history (I note you have none) - I have consistently said I would vote for Sen. Obama should he win the nomination.  Maybe you would like to explain why I am a troll - come on make it your first comment.

So perhaps I shouldn't have been snarky and worded my statement differently, as I do like and respect Springsteen.  But we didn't win that election - not because of Mr. Springsteen's good intentions but because those good intentions didn't work - and I desperately wanted them to work.    

by Xanthe 2008-04-16 08:22AM | 0 recs
and also because -

the title of this diary pushed me in a snark direction.  

by Xanthe 2008-04-16 08:31AM | 0 recs
Re: lol

Um...no

He endorsed Obama on his own website: LINK

by bawbie 2008-04-16 05:24AM | 0 recs
Re: lol

What is with this disgusting attack?

by Bobby Obama 2008-04-16 06:19AM | 0 recs
He passed over MyDD to make his endorsement?

What was he thinking?

by ReillyDiefenbach 2008-04-16 04:51AM | 0 recs
He passed over DKos, too :-)

That's just where I found it, and I thought it fair to give credit to that diarist :-D

by MBNYC 2008-04-16 04:55AM | 0 recs
Don't forget BITTER

LOL!

by puma 2008-04-16 05:01AM | 0 recs
Springsteen, hateful, misogynist, elitist Judas

New Poll from ABC/WaPo:Obama Surges on Electability

by Lefty Coaster 2008-04-16 05:05AM | 0 recs
Re: Springsteen, hateful, misogynist, elitist Juda

The most incredible part of that poll, I think, is the increase in the number of people who don't trust Clinton and don't see her as honest. That Bosnia flap appears to have really hurt her. This is discussed in an accompanying story.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/con tent/article/2008/04/15/AR2008041502883. html?hpid=topnews
Clinton is viewed as "honest and trustworthy" by just 39 percent of Americans, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll, compared with 52 percent in May 2006. Nearly six in 10 said in the new poll that she is not honest and trustworthy. And now, compared with Obama, Clinton has a deep trust deficit among Democrats, trailing him by 23 points as the more honest, an area on which she once led both Obama and John Edwards.

by politicsmatters 2008-04-16 06:19AM | 0 recs
Re: Springsteen, hateful, misogynist, elitist Juda

Ouch for Hillary!

by Lefty Coaster 2008-04-16 07:03AM | 0 recs
Now that Bruce Springsteen has

endorsed Obama, going to run out and vote for him.

by laternighter 2008-04-16 05:09AM | 0 recs
Re: Bruce Springsteen, hateful, misogynist, elitis

Thanks Bruce!

by Cristalgirl 2008-04-16 05:36AM | 0 recs
Although I support Hillary, I don't feel about

Bruce the way your diary characterizes, snarkily, him for coming out in support of Obama:

Clearly, Bruce Springsteen hates America and doesn't understand politics.

Good for him. I don't agree with his conclusion, but good for him. Not all Hillary supporters are knee-jerk protagonists.

by Rumarhazzit 2008-04-16 05:48AM | 0 recs
I admire your lack of knee-jerkery

But I think you meant to say "knee-jerk antagonists."

I assume any "knee-jerk protagonists" appear in liberal bashing Lynn Cheney novels.

by John Campanelli 2008-04-16 06:58AM | 0 recs
I see your point, but I looked it

up before I wrote it, and I'm ok with it, i.e., one of it's defintions:

2: a leader, proponent, or supporter of a cause : champion

by Rumarhazzit 2008-04-16 08:19AM | 0 recs
Re: Bruce Springsteen

Props to the Boss.

by rb608 2008-04-16 05:50AM | 0 recs
Springsteen IS a Good man, regardless...

...of whom he supports.  He wasa big Clinton fan, you all know.

Personally, I am a huge fan...seen him twice in concert.

Attacking him over not supporting HRC is silly ans shallow.

by a gunslinger 2008-04-16 06:04AM | 0 recs
Re: Bruce Springsteen

 Another celebrity endorsement! I'm sure this will help Obama win New Jersey!

by skohayes 2008-04-16 06:17AM | 0 recs
Dishonest and manipulative title

No one here called Springsteen those names.  You did.  You are an Obama supporter.   Do you think we're stupid?

This diarist hopes that others will see this title and use it as an inflammatory headline, inferring that MyDD users are lashing out against Bruce Springsteen for endorsing Obama.

How petty, dishonest and manipulative.  

Springsteen can endorse anyone he wants and he will lose no respect from me.  I've been a fan of his since the 1970s.  He is free to choose his candidate just as anyone else is.  I remain a fan.

by joanneleon 2008-04-16 06:19AM | 0 recs
Re: Dishonest and manipulative title

Look above, at least one took the bait.

by IowaMike 2008-04-16 06:25AM | 0 recs
Yeah, because

anyone looking to trash the hate-Obama diaries here really needs my help and doesn't have a dozen examples every day to choose from.

by MBNYC 2008-04-16 07:04AM | 0 recs
I have no problem with B.S.

He has a right to his opinion. That being said B.S. supported Kerry too; It didn't help him get elected. In other words, his endorsement means nothing.

by soyousay 2008-04-16 06:31AM | 0 recs
Re: I have no problem with B.S.

The title of this diary once again shows the immature political attitude of Obama supporters. Once again they show that unity means nothing to them. Now if the diarist is a troll, I understand the diarists desire to produce conflict and disunity. The big problem, however, with most Obama supporters, is they seem to be more interested in winning the olympic trials then they are in winning the olympic gold, and this does not bode well for any democrats in November.

by pollbuster 2008-04-16 08:17AM | 0 recs
Yup, I'm immature.

But then again, my candidate got the Springsteen endorsement, my candidate is winning, and, drumroll, hes going to win in November.

But feel free to explain how Clinton, who can't even win a primary in her own party, will prevail in the larger and more unfriendly voter universe of the general if Obama can't. Please make your case with empirical evidence instead of assertions. Extra points if you can make it without citing rightwingers and known republicans.

Kthanxbai.

by MBNYC 2008-04-16 08:47AM | 0 recs
Re: you sure are immature.

Do you mean like you made your case with a long list of scientific assertions? By the way, dumbroll I do think you are a troll, and a nasty individual who is a detriment to any candidate. I won't be responding to your trollish stupidity anymore, so please, be my guest, and have the last word if you wish.

by pollbuster 2008-04-16 10:29AM | 0 recs
No problem.

Have a nice day.

by MBNYC 2008-04-16 11:25AM | 0 recs
So now I'm no longer permitted...

to use initials because you're offended? You're too sensitive and you are being ridiculous. Lighten up.

by soyousay 2008-04-16 10:32AM | 0 recs

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