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GomezLives Donating Member (256 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 10:50 PM
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Obama should use "Born in the USA" as a theme song
for his 2012 campaign (As long as the Boss says OK)
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 10:53 PM
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1. Are you sure about that?
Born down in a dead man town
The first kick I took was when I hit the ground
You end up like a dog that's been beat too much
Till you spend half your life just covering up

Born in the u.s.a., I was born in the u.s.a.
I was born in the u.s.a., born in the u.s.a.

Got in a little hometown jam
So they put a rifle in my hand
Sent me off to a foreign land
To go and kill the yellow man

Born in the U.S.A...

Come back home to the refinery
Hiring man said son if it was up to me
Went down to see my v.a. man
He said son, don't you understand

I had a brother at Khe Sahn
Fighting off the Viet Cong
They're still there, he's all gone

He had a woman he loved in Saigon
I got a picture of him in her arms now

Down in the shadow of the penitentiary
Out by the gas fires of the refinery
I'm ten years burning down the road
Nowhere to run aint got nowhere to go

Born in the u.s.a., I was born in the u.s.a.
Born in the u.s.a., I'm a long gone daddy in the u.s.a.
Born in the u.s.a., born in the u.s.a.
Born in the u.s.a., I'm a cool rocking daddy in the u.s.a.

More lyrics: http://www.lyricsfreak.com/b/bruce+springsteen/#share
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GomezLives Donating Member (256 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 10:55 PM
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2. Who pays attention to lyrics??
I can barely tell what the Boss is saying anyways
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 11:29 PM
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9. Every Obama hater will pay attention to them now
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Ter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 10:56 PM
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31. They were fine with it when Regan used it in 1984
n/t
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RichGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 08:38 AM
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18. Agree...I don't listen to lyrics.
Edited on Mon Apr-25-11 08:39 AM by RichGirl
Only the crazy right-wingers will see it as proof that Obama has done time!!!
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RichGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 08:02 AM
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14. I'm sure he feels like a...
...dog that's been kicked too much!!! Not just by the right wing but lefties as well...sadly.

But, if it was used for his campaign, I'm sure Bruce would be happy to redo the lyrics to fit better.
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ClassWarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 08:27 AM
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17. Before the election: "I invite you challenge me, friends."
After the election: "Quit kicking me you buncha lefties!! Ow!! OW!!"

NGU.

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RichGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 08:42 AM
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20. He hasn't said that!
I'm saying it and many lefties are saying...ENOUGH ALREADY. Too much complaining undermines constructive criticism...it just turns into wearisome, tedious groaning and whining.
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RichGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 08:55 AM
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21. Any poets out there...let's write the lyrics ourselves.
Born down in sunny Honolulu...

I'm stuck already....

Born down in the fiftyith state
His mama was screamin' and his daddy was late.
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FloriTexan Donating Member (481 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 09:35 AM
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22. Born down in an island town... n/t
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reggie the dog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 10:52 AM
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25. perfect song, just change vietnam to afghanistan and iraq
and you have it, the sense of being lost in our birth country
inability to find work
inability to take part in the american dream

and obama seems to want to keep these inabilities in place, he should use this song as it describes o's vision of the usa greatly

wars continue and fuck the little people
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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 10:56 PM
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3. Ronald Reagan's team wanted to use the song in 1984, but the Boss said no
nt
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GomezLives Donating Member (256 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 10:57 PM
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4. Yeah but this would piss off the birthers
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alcibiades_mystery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 11:05 PM
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5. This is why Obama is President
and a lot of numbnuts leftists are not. They just want to "piss off the birthers," while Obama is actually trying to run a country.
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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 11:10 PM
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7. I'm one of the numbnuts leftists and I say +1
nt
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eShirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 12:34 AM
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11. I think non-birther Republicans would enjoy the humor, too.
Besides, the birthers aren't out to help anyone run a country.

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Drunken Irishman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 01:33 AM
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12. My guess is the Boss would approve of Obama using it...
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karynnj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 08:12 AM
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15. Springteen said 'no' to many people using his songs
Edited on Mon Apr-25-11 08:12 AM by karynnj
until Kerry's campaign asked - and were told 'yes' for 'no surrender, no retreat'. Springsteen knew and liked Kerry from the 1980s when both were involved in helping vets. He was then very active in both the Kerry and Obama campaigns.

Chris Christie, a HUGE Springsteen fan, who went to hundreds of his shows, wrote an op-ed in our local nj paper complaining when Springsteen did concerts for Kerry. Knowing how committed Springsteen was to Kerry and Obama, he should have known that Springdteen would not play for his inauguration, but he asked anyway. When he refused, Christie hired a Springsteen cover band.
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MadBadger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 11:06 PM
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6. Little Skeptical of this one
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karmaqueen Donating Member (417 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 11:23 PM
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8. Great Idea! n/t
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Imagevision Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 11:30 PM
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10. Obama, Born In The USA. I like that, should be one of his campaign tunes...
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 05:27 AM
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13. Boss would say OK...my bet...
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PVnRT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 08:19 AM
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16. That song is about a veteran who can't get a job because the refineries are closing down
So, yeah, kind of a bad song to use.
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reggie the dog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 10:54 AM
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26. that is accurate for the usa that obama wants to peserve
the usa of delocalizations and human suffereing and unending wars
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Brickbat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 08:39 AM
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19. A song about the death of the American dream? Strangely appropriate...
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jenmito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 10:06 AM
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23. He has used it at a few fundraisers and at one of those Gridiron Dinner-type things. n/t
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1stlady Donating Member (53 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 10:37 AM
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24. I don't think so!
That would be a bad idea. It would make people think that this birther BS is getting to him and the rethugs would revel in that.
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jenmito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 10:55 AM
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27. He DID use it-and the people cracked up. Here's a thread about one time he did it:
Edited on Mon Apr-25-11 10:57 AM by jenmito
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WiffenPoof Donating Member (676 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 11:45 AM
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28. Excellent! n/t
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Liberal_Stalwart71 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 04:12 PM
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29. Didn't RAY-GUN use this as his song?
Edited on Mon Apr-25-11 04:12 PM by Liberal_Stalwart71
Also, The Boss has stated on numerous occasions, that the song isn't as patriotic as people think...
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CakeGrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 05:23 PM
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30. He's used it a couple of times to poke fun at the birthers. That's enough.
Edited on Mon Apr-25-11 05:24 PM by CakeGrrl
I wouldn't put it front and center during the campaign, because among other things, it will give the MSM a shiny new toy to speculate that he's trying so hard to convince everyone. :eyes:
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