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Bob Dylan predicts Romney in “a landslide”
The Cinch Review ^ | November 6, 2012 | Sean Curnyn

Posted on 11/06/2012 2:43:16 PM PST by don-o

Ah, Bobby, he can still grab the headlines whenever he feels like it, even on election day! The story multiplying via the wires is from Bob Dylan’s concert last night in Madison, Wisconsin. As ever, we won’t know for sure what he really said until we get the audio, but the way it’s being reported, when he came back after the encore (and probably while he was introducing the band) he said: “Don’t believe the media. I think it’s going to be a landslide.”

Previous to that he’s also quoted as having said, “We tried to play good tonight since the president was here today.” The president, accompanied by Bruce Springsteen, was in Madison earlier that day.

Why do I say he’s predicting it will be Mitt Romney in that landslide? Well, only because I give credit to Bob Dylan for not being a fool, and he’s been traveling plenty around the country and probably has as good a feel as any for what the mood is. No one with more than three brain cells expects a “landslide” for Obama, so it’s a process of elimination.

More than all that, of-course, he’s no doubt just tweaking people a little and having a chuckle. Nevertheless, the media predictably have jumped all over these remarks with a huge chorus of headlines announcing, “Bob Dylan predicts Obama ‘in a landslide’.” As I said, we don’t know exactly what he said unless we hear it, but even as quoted by the Obama-sympathetic-journalists, I don’t see where he is predicting that the landslide will be for Barack Obama. The money quote is simply: “Don’t believe the media. I think it’s going to be a landslide.”

“Don’t believe the media” is right.

A couple of months ago, this is the same Bob Dylan who was chased around by the interviewer in Rolling Stone, trying to get him to say something positive about Barack Obama—anything! One of Dylan’s exasperated responses was the following:

Look, I only met him a few times. I mean, what do you want me to say? He loves music. He’s personable. He dresses good. What the f*%k do you want me to say?

He utterly evaded saying anything about Obama’s political outlook and agenda. When asked about the “reaction against [Obama],” he merely compared him to past presidents, including specifically George W. Bush, making the point that “Anybody who’s going to take that job is going to be in for a rough time.” (What would Bruce have thought of that?)

When pressed on whether he thought that “some of the reaction against Obama has been in reaction to the event that a black man has become president of the United States,” his answer—again with noticeable exasperation—rejected that premise entirely.

Do you want me to repeat what I just said, word for word? What are you talking about? People loved the guy when he was elected. So what are we talking about? People changing their minds? Well, who are these people that changed their minds? Talk to them. What are they changing their minds for? What’d they vote for him for? They should’ve voted for somebody else if they didn’t think they were going to like him.

The interviewer, still dissatisfied with what he was getting, went on:

Q: The point I’m making is that perhaps lingering American resentments about race are resonant in the opposition to President Obama, which has not been a quiet opposition.

Dylan: You mean in the press? I don’t know anybody personally that’s saying this stuff that you’re just saying. The press says all kinds of stuff. I don’t know what they would be saying. Or why they would be saying it. You can’t believe what you read in the press anyway.

Indeed.


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Keeping the board updated on the Great Bob Dylan
1 posted on 11/06/2012 2:43:17 PM PST by don-o
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To: scott says; Merciful_Friend

Dylan ping


2 posted on 11/06/2012 2:44:34 PM PST by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: don-o

You don’t have to be a weatherman to know which way the wind blows.


3 posted on 11/06/2012 2:44:49 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: scott says; Merciful_Friend

Dylan ping


4 posted on 11/06/2012 2:44:58 PM PST by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: don-o

Poor Bob. It’s just painful listening to him now. Sounds like he gargled razor blades.


5 posted on 11/06/2012 2:45:59 PM PST by DManA
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To: don-o

The times, they are a-changin’!


6 posted on 11/06/2012 2:46:23 PM PST by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: dfwgator

He’s tangled up in blue.


7 posted on 11/06/2012 2:46:41 PM PST by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: don-o

The answer my friend is blowin’ in the wind.


8 posted on 11/06/2012 2:47:40 PM PST by The Hound Passer
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To: don-o

Apparently, Bob Dylan understands economics.

http://confoundedinterest.wordpress.com/2012/11/06/new-york-ism-current-business-conditions-fell-to-45-9-for-october-job-openings-fall-gold-skyrockets/


9 posted on 11/06/2012 2:47:46 PM PST by whitedog57
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To: dfwgator

So many great lines,

“There’s something happening here, and you don’t know what it os....”


10 posted on 11/06/2012 2:48:03 PM PST by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: don-o

There was another thread saying he predicted Obama in a landslide. So, now I’m confused about exactly what he predicted.


11 posted on 11/06/2012 2:50:09 PM PST by WashingtonSource
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To: don-o

Once upon a time you dressed so fine
Threw the bums a dime in your prime
Didn’t You?


12 posted on 11/06/2012 2:50:58 PM PST by HerrBlucher (Praise to the Lord the Almighty the King of Creation)
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To: DManA

For the life of me, I do not understand folks that jump on Dylan threads to trash. And if is so painful, why subject yourself? Get a better hobby.


13 posted on 11/06/2012 2:51:36 PM PST by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: don-o
he’s no doubt just tweaking people a little and having a chuckle

He has been tweaking people and having a chuckle for many years. He probably laughs the most each time he looks at his bank account.

People hear what they want to hear; they expect Dylan to be for Obama.

14 posted on 11/06/2012 2:51:52 PM PST by Michael.SF. (Obama Lied, Stevens died.)
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To: don-o

Actually Drudge has it posted like this “Bob Dylan predicts Obama ‘in a landslide’! Which is correct??????


15 posted on 11/06/2012 2:52:30 PM PST by classified
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To: don-o

Will all the Obama-bots start Tweeting death threats to Dylan now?


16 posted on 11/06/2012 2:53:02 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts ("The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left." Ecclesiastes 1)
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To: don-o

LOL! I thought the same thing yesterday. He just says
landslide and nothing more. He’s been aware of how
dastardly the press is for decades and loves to mess with
their heads.
He’s a funny and interesting guy!!


17 posted on 11/06/2012 2:53:05 PM PST by americas.best.days...
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To: HerrBlucher

The pump don’t work ‘cause the vandals took the handles.


18 posted on 11/06/2012 2:53:05 PM PST by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: classified

http://news.yahoo.com/bob-dylan-predicts-obama-landslide-061628696.html


19 posted on 11/06/2012 2:53:50 PM PST by classified
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To: WashingtonSource
now I’m confused about exactly what he predicted

Bingo. That was likely his intent.

20 posted on 11/06/2012 2:54:13 PM PST by Michael.SF. (Obama Lied, Stevens died.)
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To: classified

http://news.yahoo.com/bob-dylan-predicts-obama-landslide-061628696.html


21 posted on 11/06/2012 2:54:18 PM PST by classified
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To: classified

http://news.yahoo.com/bob-dylan-predicts-obama-landslide-061628696.html


22 posted on 11/06/2012 2:54:36 PM PST by classified
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To: don-o
I thought there was a rumor that he’s a follower of Jesus too. So maybe he’s bucking another popular trend as well.
23 posted on 11/06/2012 2:56:05 PM PST by throwback (The object of opening the mind, is as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.)
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To: classified

The post is the take of rightwingbob a.k.a. Sean Curnyn. Sean has written for years about the conservative and traditional values in Dylan’s work.


24 posted on 11/06/2012 2:56:07 PM PST by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: don-o

But I would not feel so all alone..everybody must get stoned.


25 posted on 11/06/2012 2:56:22 PM PST by Leep (Are you smarter than a 7th grade math student and or Barack 0bama?)
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To: classified

sorry for the double post. This site is getting slower and slower


26 posted on 11/06/2012 2:56:33 PM PST by classified
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To: don-o

The Cinch got it right again. Dylan has always been a reader of the times and he knows there is a groundswell a’coming today. And it will make Obama a one term president.

Please read all of the Cinch article to see how the media has been twisting themselves into knots for years trying to get Dylan to gives his imprimatur on Obama. And he NEVER does.


27 posted on 11/06/2012 3:00:39 PM PST by Tweeker
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To: don-o
Yahoo says he predicted Obama in a landslide.

Yahoo: Bob Dylan predicts Obama landslide

28 posted on 11/06/2012 3:01:31 PM PST by DannyTN
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To: classified
I think I can say that under Obama “it may not be dark but its gettin’ there”
29 posted on 11/06/2012 3:04:48 PM PST by Fai Mao
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To: classified

“Sometimes the President even stands naked.” Watergate didn’t surprise him one bit. Neither will this.


30 posted on 11/06/2012 3:04:55 PM PST by DIRTYSECRET
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To: left that other site

PING


31 posted on 11/06/2012 3:05:03 PM PST by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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To: classified

Obama.


32 posted on 11/06/2012 3:05:31 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: whitedog57

He’s always been pretty noncommittal about politics. Smart enough not to pull a dixie chick move and alienate a hugh number of fans.


33 posted on 11/06/2012 3:06:16 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: DannyTN

AP claptrap.

I mean, come ON! Read what actually came out of Dylan’s mouth.


34 posted on 11/06/2012 3:07:51 PM PST by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: don-o

I like Dylan. I’m a fan. That’s why it’s so painful to listen to him now.


35 posted on 11/06/2012 3:08:35 PM PST by DManA
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To: DManA

“Poor Bob. It’s just painful listening to him now. Sounds like he gargled razor blades.”

The one and only time I saw Dylan was December 1964, at Wilson High School, Long Beach CA.

His music, then and now, isn’t about his singing; it is about the melody, and the instrumental composition, arrangement and performance.

Yes, his singing voice has gone down hill, from not so hot to begin with. Instrumentals still good.

His band for years was “The Band” and he was also part of the “Traveling Wilburies.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Band

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Traveling_Wilburys

See if you like “Lay Lady Lay” on which original, country great played guitar, back in 1969. Written but not used in the film “Midnight Cowboy.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6ODMKSWzT4&feature=related

Here is “Peggy Day” which was the flipside on the 45 with “Lay Lady Lay”


36 posted on 11/06/2012 3:09:07 PM PST by truth_seeker
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To: BunnySlippers

Prove that from what Dylan actually said - not what ap spewed.


37 posted on 11/06/2012 3:09:39 PM PST by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: don-o

I thought he said Obama in a landslide the other day...


38 posted on 11/06/2012 3:10:35 PM PST by Fawn (ROMNEY / RYAN!!!!)
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To: WashingtonSource
There was another thread saying he predicted Obama in a landslide. So, now I’m confused about exactly what he predicted.

What Dylan actually said was that the election would be a landslide. What he *didn't* say was who would be the beneficiary of said landslide. Any linkage of what he actually said, and what was reported (Obama landslide) was the presstitutes putting words into his mouth he never uttered...

the infowarrior

39 posted on 11/06/2012 3:10:35 PM PST by infowarrior
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To: don-o
"I mean, come ON! Read what actually came out of Dylan’s mouth."

Got a link?

I read the story in this one. They didn't say what he said at the concert. But they quote is twitter that predicted a landslide but didn't say who for.

So is that the story? Dylan predicts landslide without saying who for and everyone runs off and claims Dylan for their side?

40 posted on 11/06/2012 3:15:11 PM PST by DannyTN
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“Here’s pretty close to what I said last night in Madison. I said from the stage that we had to play better than good tonight, that the president was here today and he’s a hard act to follow. Also, that we’re not fooled by the media and we think it’s going to be a landslide. That’s pretty much all of it.”

- Bob Dylan
from Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/bobdylan


41 posted on 11/06/2012 3:15:52 PM PST by lucyblue
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To: truth_seeker

As I say, I’m a fan.

I just heard a clip of a recent appearance this morning. To me it sounds like it’s painful for him to sing.


42 posted on 11/06/2012 3:18:15 PM PST by DManA
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To: WashingtonSource

That sounds like MSM wishful thinking. Dylan has been holding steady conservative/Christian/zionist for at least 30 years.


43 posted on 11/06/2012 3:20:56 PM PST by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (I will fear no muslim))
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To: don-o

Dylan was always somewhat apolitical and not the left-winger that the media painted him only due to his anti-war stance.

In his autobiography he noted that in the early sixties if he liked anyone politicaly it was actually Goldwater but his appreciation was for him as an individual as he had no analysis of policy issues.


44 posted on 11/06/2012 3:23:59 PM PST by KC Burke (Plain Conservative opinions and common sense correction for thirteen years.)
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To: don-o

Was ready to png ya...then I saw it’s your thread. LOL


45 posted on 11/06/2012 3:25:16 PM PST by Roccus
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To: infowarrior

Thank you. It’s a little discouraging to see the dearth of reading comprehension and basic analytical reasoning I am seeing on this thread.


46 posted on 11/06/2012 3:31:18 PM PST by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: DannyTN

Sean (the author of OP) reasons to his opinion. AP just made theirs up.

As to Bob’s exact quote - recording of the show will be available soon - and I expect his words are being discussed on Dylan sites. expectingrain.com is the best


47 posted on 11/06/2012 3:37:12 PM PST by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: don-o

“Take all the dust from Californ-i-ah
and all the dirt from the Oklahoma plains
Take all the coal and soot from the West Virginia mines
Its a whole lot clearer than the New York Times..
And its hard times
from contry living down to New York Town..”

remembered song fragment from some obscure B Dylan bootleg...


48 posted on 11/06/2012 3:45:29 PM PST by Pete from Shawnee Mission (Dirt...Clearer--and more honest--than the NYT!)
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To: DManA

IMHO, He always sounded like that.


49 posted on 11/06/2012 3:51:38 PM PST by oldsicilian
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To: HerrBlucher

Once upon a time you dressed so fine
Threw the bums a dime in your prime
Didn’t You?


That’s exactly what came to my mind. I was a huge Dylan fan from the time his first record came out, saw him quite a few times in the early days, including when he first went electric. Loved his music.


50 posted on 11/06/2012 3:53:57 PM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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