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FR EXCLUSIVE: Springsteen Called For Impeachment of President Bush at DC Concert
Kristinn | September 13, 2003 | Krsitinn via Angelwood

Posted on 09/13/2003 7:50:49 PM PDT by Angelwood

Rock star Bruce Springsteen called for the impeachment of President George W. Bush at a nearly sold-out concert at FedEx Field just outside of Washington, DC tonight. During the introductions of his back-up band, The E Street Band, Springsteen said of saxophonist Clarence Clemons, "It's time to impeach the president and get a man in there to get us out of this mess." The audience cheered in response.

At a recent concert at Fenway Park in Boston, Springsteen touted liberal comedian Al Franken's new book and encouraged people to read it. In the Spring, Springsteen issued a statement defending the Dixie Chicks after they told a foreign audience that they were "ashamed that the President of the United States was from Texas."

At least Springsteen chose to make his statement about impeaching President Bush in the nation's capital. However, his timing just two days after the nation marked the second anniversary of the September 11 attacks is sure to make his remarks even more controversial than otherwise, especially because the nation's capital was a target.

Springsteen was silent during the eight years of Bill Clinton's presidency: A time when children were gassed and burned to death at Waco; our national security was betrayed to the communist Chinese government in exchange for millions of dollars for Clinton's campaign coffers; and when Clinton lied under oath and obstructed justice in a civil rights lawsuit filed by one of the "little people" that Springsteen champions.

Springsteen's current album and tour are based on the September 11 attacks and he has several songs about the bravery of those who gave their lives responding to those attacks. Springsteen's tour is scheduled to end at the beginning of October with three dates at New York City's Shea Stadium.


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Men and women of our Armed Forces are overseas still fighting those who committed the atrocities of September 11 in Afghanistan and the remnants of the terrorist-supporting regime of Saddam Hussein in Iraq. The 54 year-old Springsteen's politics are stuck in a 60's quagmire. He may not be able to tell the difference between LBJ and George W. Bush. But those of us who understand the stakes America is fighting for now and how we are taking the fight to the enemy instead of our home turf understand that this is a fight we cannot, dare not lose.

Kristinn

1 posted on 09/13/2003 7:50:50 PM PDT by Angelwood
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To: Angelwood
I think its time to impeach Bruce Springstein from his high horse. Just who in the hell does he think he is?

2 posted on 09/13/2003 7:52:01 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (What happened to the man that fell into the upholestry machine? He's fully recovered!)
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To: Angelwood
Springsteen's a no-talent bum in my book. Always has been.
3 posted on 09/13/2003 7:52:59 PM PDT by martin_fierro (A v v n c v l v s M a x i m v s)
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To: Angelwood
that sucks!
4 posted on 09/13/2003 7:53:04 PM PDT by Texas_Jarhead
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To: Angelwood
He also told his audience to buy Al Franken's book.

He did a concert in NY that was blatantly against the police about a year ago.

The man ought to be ashamed of himself.

5 posted on 09/13/2003 7:53:15 PM PDT by OldFriend
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To: Angelwood

Springsteen is a whazoo aperture.


6 posted on 09/13/2003 7:53:18 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Tag line produced using 100% post-consumer recycled ethernet packets,)
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To: martin_fierro
I agree. He is a no talent, two bit, flash in the pan, piece of garbage.
7 posted on 09/13/2003 7:54:05 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (What happened to the man that fell into the upholestry machine? He's fully recovered!)
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To: Angelwood
Springsteen touted liberal comedian Al Franken's new book and encouraged people to read it

Why read a book about liars that is written by a man who lied to the Attorney General in a letter written on Ivy League School stationery?

8 posted on 09/13/2003 7:54:29 PM PDT by syriacus ( Prankin' Al Franken says---My letter to Ashcroft was not a lie...it was a prank. 9/7/03)
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To: Angelwood
Never saw Bruce Springsteen, in concert, or on TV, or anywhere else.

But, we went to a great Ft. Worth Opera production last night, of "RIGOLETTO."

No politics.

9 posted on 09/13/2003 7:55:02 PM PDT by sinkspur (Adopt a dog or a cat from a shelter! You'll save at least one life, maybe two!)
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To: martin_fierro
I never caught the "magic"of Springsteen.
10 posted on 09/13/2003 7:55:19 PM PDT by MEG33
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To: Angelwood
What an idiot. Who does he think would replace GWB? [Idiots like Springsteen shouldn't be allowed to reproduce....]
11 posted on 09/13/2003 7:56:05 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Angelwood
Bruce Who?

Who cares!
12 posted on 09/13/2003 7:56:06 PM PDT by tet68
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To: ConservativeMan55
Just who in the hell does he think he is?

He is a pathetic, liberal scumbag, but he is still protected by the 1st amendment.

13 posted on 09/13/2003 7:56:07 PM PDT by nwrep
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To: Angelwood
Springsteen's been a Hollywood liberal for 25 years. No surprise here...
14 posted on 09/13/2003 7:56:26 PM PDT by IncPen
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To: ConservativeMan55
He is a no talent, two bit, flash in the pan, piece of garbage...>

And his albums will sell, his concerts will be packed, and People Magazine will print his every belch.

It's what sheep do...

15 posted on 09/13/2003 7:56:27 PM PDT by Old Sarge (Serving You... on Operation Noble Eagle!)
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To: Angelwood
What a dickweed

His ass is grass.

16 posted on 09/13/2003 7:57:15 PM PDT by Rome2000 (Vote McNader and Bustamante wins)
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To: Angelwood
SOunds like he's lookin' for a Coup Deluxe...
17 posted on 09/13/2003 7:58:26 PM PDT by Chad Fairbanks ( I honor my personality flaws for without them I would have no personality at all.)
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To: ConservativeMan55
During the 80s, I like to listen to Bruce Stringbean. I never understood the cult status he was given, but I enjoyed his music. Then, he went steadily downhill. Now, he has reached the bottom. So long, Bruce, you've officially lost a quasi-fan.
18 posted on 09/13/2003 7:58:43 PM PDT by Paul Atreides (Bringing you quality, non-unnecessarily-excerpted threads since 2002)
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To: TomGuy
LOL! I found this Hilarious website just a little bit ago!

http://www.blair2004.com/
19 posted on 09/13/2003 7:58:47 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (What happened to the man that fell into the upholestry machine? He's fully recovered!)
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To: Angelwood
Is the Fabian of the 60s generation still around? Sheesh! What is he singing now, Tiger Man?
20 posted on 09/13/2003 7:58:56 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (, thanks for the correction!)
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Still room in the Dixie Chicks short tour bus Bruce......keep talkin loudmouth.
21 posted on 09/13/2003 7:59:11 PM PDT by Squantos (Cum catapultae proscriptae erunt tum soli proscript catapultas habebunt.)
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To: Angelwood
From a guy who uses fake national patriotism to sell his music?
He uses the American young people, then disses them after he gets his cash. That's just plain sick. What a jerk!
22 posted on 09/13/2003 7:59:20 PM PDT by concerned about politics (Lucifers lefties are still stuck at the bottom of Maslow's Hierarchy)
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To: martin_fierro
Agree with you there. (I am a professional musician. I think he Stinks with a capital S.)
23 posted on 09/13/2003 7:59:29 PM PDT by DaughterOfAnIwoJimaVet (Boo.)
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To: Paul Atreides
That is what happens when you smoke crack. You steadily go downhill. Until you are a cheap whore for the media and Katie Couric.

Asta La Vista Bruce. You can go the way of France for all I care!
24 posted on 09/13/2003 7:59:52 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (What happened to the man that fell into the upholestry machine? He's fully recovered!)
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To: MEG33
He wore blue jeans and white t-shirts and fooled a lot of people into thinking that he wasn't in it for the money.
25 posted on 09/13/2003 8:00:25 PM PDT by Paul Atreides (Bringing you quality, non-unnecessarily-excerpted threads since 2002)
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To: Angelwood
Thank you for the eloquent (as always) report. I don't think we've ever spent a dime on anything Springsteen, so at least I feel good about that. Add him to the 'boycott' list, along with Sheryl Crow, Dixie Chicks, Janeane Garafalo, etc., etc....

I'll ping my list to spread the word!

26 posted on 09/13/2003 8:01:04 PM PDT by nutmeg (Is the DemocRATic party extinct yet?)
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To: Angelwood
If Laura Ingraham were here, she would say:

Shut Up and Sing: How Elites from Hollywood, Politics, and the UN are Subverting America

27 posted on 09/13/2003 8:01:04 PM PDT by Semper911 (For some people, bread and circus are not enough. Hence, FreeRepublic.com)
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To: Angelwood
re Bruce Springsteen
Did he do the song?... 'Viva Kazaa'
28 posted on 09/13/2003 8:01:18 PM PDT by greasepaint
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To: martin_fierro
ditto
29 posted on 09/13/2003 8:02:16 PM PDT by cars for sale
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To: StarFan; Dutchy; alisasny; Black Agnes; BobFromNJ; BUNNY2003; Cacique; Clemenza; Coleus; DKNY; ...
ping!

Please FReepmail me if you want on or off my infrequent ‘miscellaneous’ ping list.

30 posted on 09/13/2003 8:02:30 PM PDT by nutmeg (Is the DemocRATic party extinct yet?)
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To: ConservativeMan55
LOL! Hehehehehe.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/982046/posts
31 posted on 09/13/2003 8:02:59 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (What happened to the man that fell into the upholestry machine? He's fully recovered!)
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To: ConservativeMan55
Just who in the hell does he think he is?

A hero to many.

Many people in this country cannot tell apart a hero and a singer.

32 posted on 09/13/2003 8:03:10 PM PDT by TopQuark
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To: Angelwood
Hi, friend,

I noticed you ansewred for yourself and kristinn. Might y'all consider sending a special message just to the magnificent members of the D.C. Chapter, pinging them to the website on "We Are Running for Congress -- Maybe."?

I've stood shoulder to shoulder with the D.C. Chapter in good weather and bad. I'd be greatly honored to have members of that Chapter shoulder to shoulder with me, now. Let me know what you think is appropriate.

Congressman Billybob

Latest column, "Paying the Wrong Piper," discussion thread on FR. Article is also on ChronWatch.

33 posted on 09/13/2003 8:03:15 PM PDT by Congressman Billybob (Everyone talks about Congress; I am doing something about it.)
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To: Angelwood
Just so you know - I'm ashamed I was once from New Jersey, and thought the Boss was cool.
34 posted on 09/13/2003 8:03:33 PM PDT by kcar (T)
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To: ConservativeMan55
I think I'll just stick to listening to classical music. At least, if the composers had any radical views, I don't have to hear them.
35 posted on 09/13/2003 8:03:51 PM PDT by Paul Atreides (Bringing you quality, non-unnecessarily-excerpted threads since 2002)
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To: OldFriend
That was the one where he blasted the cops for the Diallo case, right?
36 posted on 09/13/2003 8:04:12 PM PDT by Bogey78O (The Clinton's have pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured/killed -Peach)
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To: Angelwood
There is a million Liberals that agree. So what? Why did everyone Cheer?

The world is filled with Liberals. I can't escape them anywhere I go. They are all over the Free-Republic. I could care less what Spingsteen says to a cheering crowd.

I think he is a great performer and songwriter.

38 posted on 09/13/2003 8:04:16 PM PDT by Afronaut (All Liberals are Evil: R or no R)
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To: Sguid
It's true. You are a troll.
39 posted on 09/13/2003 8:06:02 PM PDT by Lauratealeaf (God bless our troops and their Commander in Chief, President George W. Bush)
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To: Angelwood
Who is Bruce Springsteen?
40 posted on 09/13/2003 8:06:06 PM PDT by and the horse you rode in on (Put some ice on that)
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To: Angelwood
Shut up and sing, Bruce! We don't wanna hear your politics.
41 posted on 09/13/2003 8:06:12 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: Sguid
Oh, get off the rag and go back to DU.com, where Bubba can do no wrong.
42 posted on 09/13/2003 8:07:02 PM PDT by Paul Atreides (Bringing you quality, non-unnecessarily-excerpted threads since 2002)
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To: Sguid
You are going to be needing a helmet, dude. Incoming!
43 posted on 09/13/2003 8:07:02 PM PDT by Semper911 (For some people, bread and circus are not enough. Hence, FreeRepublic.com)
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To: Sguid
Been here long? "your Boy"? "Cronies"?


44 posted on 09/13/2003 8:07:20 PM PDT by Chad Fairbanks ( I honor my personality flaws for without them I would have no personality at all.)
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To: Angelwood
Another reason to download mp3's.
45 posted on 09/13/2003 8:07:29 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: Angelwood; kristinn; daughterofTGSL; SonOfTGSL; Nevernow
I had a feeling Springsteen was going to do something stupid; especially after hearing his comments (taped earlier this week) played on 94.7 today.

I'm glad I didn't put any of my money in his piggybank by going to his concert tonight; he'd probably pass it on to cANSWER for their next march on Washington.

What a pig.

46 posted on 09/13/2003 8:07:48 PM PDT by tgslTakoma
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To: ConservativeMan55
I always wondered why anybody ever liked him, his music sucks.
47 posted on 09/13/2003 8:08:33 PM PDT by RedwM
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To: RedwM
He was pretty good during his Born In The U.S.A days. That was his peak, though.
48 posted on 09/13/2003 8:09:34 PM PDT by Paul Atreides (Bringing you quality, non-unnecessarily-excerpted threads since 2002)
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To: Angelwood
Thanks for the update!
49 posted on 09/13/2003 8:10:33 PM PDT by July 4th
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To: Sguid
He speaks for the ignorant. Like you.
50 posted on 09/13/2003 8:11:15 PM PDT by plain talk
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