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Barack to Bruce --> Thank You For Your Faith !

Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:32 am

Bruce Springsteen got a nice letter from a very cool person the other day ...


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Letter from President Obama to Bruce Springsteen - January 30, 2013

BARACK TO BRUCE: "THANK YOU FOR YOUR FAITH... IN THE UNIQUE POWER OF THE AMERICAN STORY"
No better day than today, Presidents' Day, to share the moving and incisive congratulatory statement from President Obama to Bruce Springsteen included in the MusiCares tribute program.
- February 18, 2013

http://www.backstreets.com/news.html



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Re: Barack to Bruce --> Thank You For Your Faith !

Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:22 pm

Does this open the door for the possibility for Bruce to receive the Queen's jubilee medal ?

Re: Barack to Bruce --> Thank You For Your Faith !

Wed Feb 20, 2013 1:20 am

It's a nice gesture, but whichever staffer wrote it doesn't have a very good grasp of English grammar.

I also found the reference to We Take Care of Our Own somewhat ironic. The lyrics question the Obama administration's commitment to "get" the American people's "back". It reminded me of another President and his misinterpretation of another Springsteen song.

Here is Springsteen's speech from the event in question:

http://youtu.be/7jxS86fRNSQ

Chris
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Re: Barack to Bruce --> Thank You For Your Faith !

Wed Feb 20, 2013 2:05 am

ChrisM wrote:It's a nice gesture, but whichever staffer wrote it doesn't have a very good grasp of English grammar.

I also found the reference to We Take Care of Our Own somewhat ironic. The lyrics question the Obama administration's commitment to get "get" the American people's "back". It reminded me of another President and his misinterpretation of another Springsteen song.


It's doubtful more than a few found any such connection with the generous, inclusive nature of President Obama's letter, and a pandering, naive attempt to win some Generation X votes during a 1984 campaign speech.

These are better days, baby. ;-)

Re: Barack to Bruce --> Thank You For Your Faith !

Wed Feb 20, 2013 2:22 pm

drjohncarpenter wrote:
ChrisM wrote:It's a nice gesture, but whichever staffer wrote it doesn't have a very good grasp of English grammar.

I also found the reference to We Take Care of Our Own somewhat ironic. The lyrics question the Obama administration's commitment to get "get" the American people's "back". It reminded me of another President and his misinterpretation of another Springsteen song.


It's doubtful more than a few found any such connection with the generous, inclusive nature of President Obama's letter, and a pandering, naive attempt to win some Generation X votes during a 1984 campaign speech.

These are better days, baby. ;-)


The Doc and his ilk, remind me of the Blue Boy :!: :facep: :smt003

http://youtu.be/P0zgIzqgxFU

Re: Barack to Bruce --> Thank You For Your Faith !

Thu Feb 21, 2013 12:32 am

ian wrote:The Doc and his ilk, remind me of the Blue Boy :!: :facep: :smt003

http://youtu.be/P0zgIzqgxFU


Glad you enjoyed that wonderful letter by our re-elected President Barack H. Obama. It was classy!

Re: Barack to Bruce --> Thank You For Your Faith !

Thu Feb 21, 2013 12:37 am

Well done Bruce. A very nice gesture from President Obama.

Re: Barack to Bruce --> Thank You For Your Faith !

Sun Mar 03, 2013 6:53 am

It was a nice and typical gesture, indeed.

Let's hope for the best for everyone, all of us.