“The republic is under siege by a moron, basically. The whole thing is tragic. Without overstating it, it’s a tragedy for our democracy. When you start talking about elections being rigged, you’re pushing people beyond democratic governance. And it’s a very, very dangerous thing to do. Once you let those genies out of the bottle, they don’t go back in so easy, if they go back in at all. The ideas he’s moving to the mainstream are all very dangerous ideas – white nationalism and the alt-right movement. The outrageous things that he’s done – not immediately disavowing David Duke? These are things that are obviously beyond the pale for any previous political candidate. It would sink your candidacy immediately.
“I believe that there’s a price being paid for not addressing the real cost of the deindustrialization and globalization that has occurred in the United States for the past 35, 40 years, and how it’s deeply affected people’s lives and deeply hurt people to where they want someone who says they have a solution. And Trump’s thing is simple answers to very complex problems. Fallacious answers to very complex problems. And that can be very appealing.” – Bruce Springsteen, speaking to Rolling Stone.
Family Research Council hate group President and sad bossy bottom Tony “Princess Tiny Meat” Perkins is up in arms, or impaled on someone’s arm over the fact that “liberal extremist” like Bruce Springsteen and Bryan Adams have cancelled their North Carolina shows as a show of solidarity with the LGBT community and are taking a stand against hate.
He was born to run all right. Bruce Springsteen is blowing off his tour date in North Carolina Friday because the state is daring to let businesses set their own bathroom policies. What a scandalous idea! Like other liberal extremists, The Boss (or is it Bossy?) is furious that the North Carolina government won’t barge into board rooms and tell companies how to operate. Apparently he wants to do away with the free market principles that are making conservative states thrive and orchestrate a hostile takeover of businesses. “Some things are more important than a rock show, and this fight against prejudice and bigotry — which is happening as I write — is one of them.”
“Important things” like letting grown men use a girls’ restroom? Of course, Springsteen hasn’t canceled his two Brooklyn concerts later this month — despite the fact that New York State doesn’t have gender-free bathrooms either. (Nor do 32 other states!) But then, no one ever accused liberals of being consistent. “It’s disappointing he’s not following through on his commitments,” Rep. Mark Walker (R-N.C.) fired back. “Bruce is known to be on the radical left, and he’s got every right to be so, but I consider this a bully tactic.”
And Springsteen isn’t the only singer working in concert with LGBT activists. Bryan Adams is pulling out of his Biloxi, Mississippi stop because he says he can’t “in good conscience” perform there. Ironically, conscience is exactly what this debate is about! Shouldn’t Mississippians have the same right to exercise theirs? Shouldn’t they be able to choose what events they participate in? Because that’s exactly what the new law is about: giving Christians the same rights to live out their beliefs as someone like Bryan Adams. The Protecting Freedom of Conscience from Government Discrimination Act does what the First Amendment was intended to: guard men and women with natural marriage views from state-sponsored persecution. If you’re against that, then you’re against the Bill of Rights! – Tony Perkins via Press Release.
Rep. Mark Walker (R-NC) spoke out against Bruce Springsteen’s decision to boycott North Carolina over its anti-LGBT law, calling the rock icon a “bully” and suggesting that his fans should flock to go see Justin Bieber instead.
“It’s disappointing he’s not following through on his commitments. We’ve got other artists coming soon — Def Leppard, Justin Bieber. I’ve never been a Bieber fan, but I might have to go. Maybe artists who weren’t ‘born to run’ deserve a little bit more support. Bruce is known to be on the radical left, and he’s got every right to be so, but I consider this a bully tactic. It’s like when a kid gets upset and says he’s going to take his ball and go home.”
“I choose to stand with our sheriffs, who support this bill, which doesn’t target the LGBTQ community; it targets imposters. It’s a little crazy to think sexual predators wouldn’t be devious enough to pull something off if they were free to go into any bathroom they want…I would just like to intellectually explain to Bruce Springsteen the safety aspect of this bill, which is about four pages long. Sometimes people only hear one side of the story.”
A clueless bigoted bully calling someone else a bully.
Back2Stonewall.com has reached out to both Def Leopard, Justin Bieber and all other musical artists who will be performing in North Carolina over the next few months asking then to stand with the LGBT Community and follow Bruce Springsteen’s example and cancel their upcoming concerts in solidarity.
We ask that you all take 5 minutes and do the same.
The ever-hating incestuous klan of hate-mongers known as The Westboro Baptist Church has decided that it will picket “fag enabler” and American icon Bruce Springsteen who is “hard-hearted, Hell-bound, and hedonistic to the max”!
The last time Westboro picketed it was at the funeral of a gay army officer killed in action and they got their asses kicked. Lets hope that The Boss’s fans are just as welcoming (and don’t get caught)
This afternoon Vice President Joe Biden, Former President Bill Clinton and THE BOSS himself Bruce Springsteen made a special appearance together at a get out the vote event in Parma, Ohio at Tri-C Western Campus Fieldhouse to highlight early voting opportunities in Ohio and encourage President Obama supporters to get out and vote this November.
Noted Springsteen to Clinton who was offstage: “Man if you had brought your saxophone then we could have really had a jam session.”
An Internet-based campaign aimed at passing same-sex marriage initiatives in four states is getting a little help today from Bruce Springsteen.
The rocker’s picture and a quote in support of marriage equality is featured in new content by The Four 2012, a social media campaign aimed at young people who live on sites such as Facebook and Twitter. The goal is to pass ballot measures in Maine, Maryland, Minnesota and Washington that are on the November ballot.