Eddie Vedder Performs at Obama Fundraiser, Calls Mitt Romney Comments "Upsetting"

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Eddie Vedder clearly thinks you can't find a better man than Barack Obama for President ... or at least that he's a better man for the job than Mitt Romney.

Performing a set of songs at a campaign fundraiser for Obama in South Tampa last night, the Pearl Jam frontman bashed Romney's 47 percent comments.

"It's very upsetting to hear a presidential candidate be so easily dismissive of such a ginormous amount of the population," Vedder told the audience.

Vedder and Obama

Vedder helped raise $1.7 million Thursday for Obama's reelection campaign, playing four songs for the president and 85 guests at a $20,000-per-person dinner.

"I can't say I've ever played that many songs in a suit before," he said of "Rise," "Without You," James Taylor's "Millworker" and Neil Young's "Rockin' in the Free World."

He recalled signing up for a government security guard training program, working the midnight shift and becoming a security supervisor at a petroleum company.

It was this, he said, that made his dreams reality.

"I'm an example of someone who never made it to university," Vedder said. "I did have this dream to be a musician. I felt that this dream had an expiration date."

"It was that job which allowed me to keep affording to guitars and microphones ... For me, it all began with that ability to get the proper training for a decent job."

"It's very upsetting to hear a presidential candidate be so easily dismissive of such a ginormous amount of the population."

Vedder introduced Obama, who thanked him for "for that unbelievable performance but more importantly for that story."

"For you to share that story with us, Eddie, speaks volumes not only about you but about this country," Obama said. That story captures better than anything what this campaign is about and what this country is about."

Jackson Ripley would surely agree ... what about you?

Who are you voting for in November?


They are once again blaming bush! Obama cannot get his story straight about the embassy! Those poor families of the ones that were murdered and Hilliary and Obama are just now saying it was a terrorist attack! The world waits while they get their lies straight! I don't give a damn about Romneys taxes and neither does any one with common sense! Obama is doing his best to ruin this country and the brainwashing continues! Cowards- you are nothing but diaper wearing shit caring cowards! Just like the Fast & Furious circus! Oh- but he will talk about TRAYVON! Get this clown out.


That's awesome Eddie Vedder was security guard? Hahah does this mean I am going to turn into a rock star since I work as a security guard at guardnow.


Hahahaha! Yeah, right. Whatever. Truth hurts. And my feelings...aren't.


We don't care what u have to say nasty scum skank. Take ur bottom feeding ass back to the slums dirty parasite! Ewwww what a nasty dog. Team get nasty bitches off of here. Hahahaha


And..... We should measure welfare success by how many leave welfare not by how added. Consider this--Shouldn't you have to pass a urine test to collect a welfare check, since I have to pass one to earn it for you?


Obama's tax plan attacks 50% of all small business job creators. After you tax the top 2%, you only collect $85 billion of a $1.2 trillion HE created. How does this help improve the economy? Liberalism is a mental disorder. He that is good at making excuses is seldom good for anything else. Benjamin Franklin Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy. It's inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery. Winston Churchill. In-TAX-ication: Nice feeling you get when you receive a tax refund until you realize it was your own money in the first place. Only in America does "health care reform" begin with the hiring of 16,500 new IRS agents tasked with determining whether your insurance policy merits a fine.


That's good! Really good!


Thoughts for the day:
1.If you put the Federal Govt. in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 yrs. there'd be a shortage of sand. Milton Friedman 2. Chicago is famous for 3 things: 1. Pizza 2. Gangsters 3. Corrupt politicians....one thing can be said with certainty: Obama is not a PIZZA! 3. I'd rather be a conservative nut job than a liberal with no nuts and no job. 4. The worst thing about elections is the huge discrepancy between what we're promised and what we actually get. This is called "electile dysfunction".


@Daina- in my State- you could bump that number up to 100%!


New poll: 60% of Americans do not trust the U.S. media to report the news fully, accurately and fairly. Guess the Banana Republic style journalism is finally catchin' up with 'em! At last!

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