EDDIE VEDDER MOCKS MITT ROMNEY, CELEBRATES PRESIDENT OBAMA’S VICTORY

Published On November 7, 2012 | By Brett Buchanan | Featured, Grunge Report, Pearl Jam

At last night’s show in New Mexico, Eddie Vedder mocked now former Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney after his loss by dedicating ‘Soon Forget’ to him. Vedder celebrated President Obama’s re-election by high fiving fans in the audience after finding out that Obama won. Vedder talked a lot of politics throughout the night. Vedder (and most of the entertainment industry) backed Obama in his 2008 and 2012 elections.

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  • SOUNDGARDEN SUCKS

    FUCK YOU EDDIE VEDDER LIBERAL IDIOT, YOU THINK OBAMA CARES ABOUT YOUR MUSIC?? HE DOESNT, BUT ITS OK. I BELIEVE YOUR GRUNGE DAYS AND OBAMAS MEDIOCRE DAYS ARE JUST ABOUT OVER WITH!! 4 MORE YEARS AND PEARL JAMS CAREER WILL BE BASICALLY A JOKE , THIS BAND WONT EVEN PUT OUT NEW MUSIC JUST LIKE THE CURRENT RELECTED PRESIDENT WONT FIX THINGS IN THE USA, WONT HELP THE HURRICANE VICTIMS, DIDNT PREVENT A TERRORISTS ATTACK IN LIBYA, THIS IS THE KIND OF BULLSHITTER YOU WANTED TO VOTE FOR AND SUPPORT MR. VEDDER?? PLEASE MOVE AWAY TO CANADA OK?? YOUR NOT AN AMERICAN ANYMORE.

    • eatdick

      Shows what you know moron. First off it has nothing to do with his music and Im sure he knows Obama doesnt listen to them, who cares? Secondly, all musicians are liberal. They have been blessed and want to give back. Thirdly, they are still a rocking band whos been around for over 20 years. Wont put out new music? hahaha Every album they make is great. What the hell have you done thats so great that makes you America? Youre a fucking idiot. Should all Obama voters move to Canada? That really makes a lot of sense by the way. And your name “soundgarden sucks”…. Really dude? What are you some homo that listens to Beiber? Get a life. Also, I voted for Romney.

  • TheGuyAboveMeIsAnIdiot

    When your name is “Soundgarden Sucks” who is gonna take you seriously? Shut your filthy mouth. :)

  • CASADO

    The whole world was supporting OBAMA. It’s hard to loose but it makes me so happy ,like so many others, to think about you ,poor SOUNDGARDEN SUCKS ,a man who supports people who stay in THE MIDDLE AGES like George W.BUSH.
    Hail,Hail for the lucky ones who don’t loose.

  • http://nemsworld.com Christine

    Wow, why the shouting.

    I applaud Vedder’s willingness to have an opinion, express it, and not worry about whether or not it effects how people decide to like or dislike his music. At least he gives money to charity and shows support for communities, which is more than can be said of Billy Corgan’s recent ravings.

    Obama was handed a task no one could fix and likely in 4 more years it won’t be, it will take 12 or more to recover economically and without sweeping changes to domestic and foreign policy we will just keep on keeping on as we have for over 90 years.

    Ranting at Vedder in all caps where he won’t see it is a joke.

    I personally don’t care one way or the other about Obama other than he seems to be a good man and his wife rules, so to my relief I am in a state of ” I’m glad I won’t have to kill myself’ and celebrating with lemonade and champagne by myself.

    Maybe the all cap guy could use a glass. Nob Hill Foods Union is on strike so if you need a job cross there line. I’ve been unemployed since 2008 by no fault of Obama but by fault of tariffs lifted on Chinese steel in 2003 by Bush. I’ll work a shit grocery store job if some fool is dumb enough to stand out front and complain about what they aren’t getting. If they are getting a check, it’s better than a sharp stick in the eye.

    And Unions are not Obama’s fault either, blame Nixon for starter, move on to Reagan and Bush SR. when they were governor and let low wage immigrant labor come in,… yadda yaddda.

    Yelling cap guy blows. What the FUCK have YOU done lately to “fix America” Mr. all caps yelling guy slagging Vedder and Obama? When you’ve done something to ‘be the change’ get back to us, otherwise, have another hot dog and shut the f up.

  • American Voters have spoken

    The American voters gave the President 4 more years, not Vedder or Chris Cornell. Vedder was pretty quiet this year about politics in my opinion. Pearl Jam will be just as popular in 4 years as they are now only they will probably be voted into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame, and beeven more popular. Mitt Romney ran a sloppy campaign. All the President had to do was sit back, relax and watch him ruin his own GOP party. All that money the GOP spent all to waste on a guy who wasn’t that qualified anyway. Don’t be sore losers. Your party lost, suck it up crybaby.

  • AlicePearlGarden

    Why is SoundgardenSucks even a participant of this website? Lol. If they are a fan of 90′s Alt rock bands, then I think they missed the point. Psst. Hey, SoundgardenSucks, fyi, all the bands are liberals. Perhaps we should sympathize for them, because if they are ignorant enough to not know that Vedder is a huge liberal, than how could anyone expect them to be any less ignorant on topics like health care, foreign policy, economics, etc.

  • Jack

    EV & SoundgardenSucks are clowns!!

    • eatdick

      what? How about you kill your self, okay?

  • LOL

    congratulations Obama!!!! eddie vedder fucking amazing!!! hahahha :D

  • richtbiskit

    Well done America. Disaster averted.

  • _SuperUnknowN_

    Lol, Hey SOUNDGARDEN SUCKS, you’re in the wrong place pal, here you go ===> http://www.tednugent.com/ <=== i'm pretty sure you gonna find some great friends to play in there kid.

  • SuperSG

    Brett, you can re-ban Mayan now…Brett? Helloooooo?

  • kingchaz

    Hey guys, you do know that this is a music website, right?

  • BillyL

    This website’s biggest weaknesses; catering to those who go crazy due to sensationalist and/or politically charged headlines and confusing trolling for legitimate comment section activity. It just makes this website look like a poorly moderated tween hang-out. It’s a shame too, because grungereport.net was on such a roll with all the great Soundgarden news it kept breaking.

  • LOL

    eddie is God, barack obama also :D

  • Chainsgarden

    Die of lung cancer already liberal D-bag Vedder! Your music sucks now anyways.

  • Ten

    Barack’s just a celebrity who won 2 elections thanks to his celebrity supporters.

  • jarofchains

    well Eddie I have been unemployed for a little over a month and doing my best to find jobs. until then can you please supplement my income? because while you mock politics real people out there have real problems and need jobs but apparently the status quo is ok with you. Lost some respect for him and all limousine liberals because their are millions of real people out there like me doing their best to look for jobs and make ends meet.

  • Is he one?

    @jarofchains
    Seriously do you really think that any party can assure 100% rate of employment? It’s certainly not Obama’s fault you are unemployed. Hang in there and do what you have to without blaming others. At least this government cares about people like you being treated medically and helped financially.

  • Is he one?

    No doubt in my mind “Jarofchains” and “Chainsgarden” are the same person.

  • DayvanCowboy

    Eddie Vedder is out of touch. If he was still the poor surfer working at kmart or whatever, he would have a very different outlook. In all honesty as someone has said before, PJ has become this generations U2. Gone are the passionate days. Hate to admit it, but I agree with some of what Mayan has posted here. Im so so tired of the media spinning things, and making as if supporting obama is just so COOL. half the people supporting him don’t even know why. It’s just cool. Pisses me off so much.

  • Is he one?

    It’s not “cool” to support Obama, it’s by far your less bad choice.

  • Iso

    Hey SOUNDGARDENSUCKS… is that you MAYAN “Double Anal” CALENDOUCHE? I know that Brett (rather bizarrely) reinstated your membership here. I don’t know, the all-caps makes you awfully suspect… you chugger of the cock. Consistent meal of dick sandwich, talkin’ daily intake fuckass, you’re fooling no one. Go thoroughly fuck off, chew the blowhole, and be sure the beef shaft tickles your sphincter ‘just so’ on the way up, you’ll love it you halfwit cunt of the ages…

  • Vs.

    The people in this country who have no clue about the real world are celebrities. 99%+ of all celebrities are Democrats. Irony? Coincidence?

  • Jason

    So my buddy tells me that Soon Forget was dedicated to the “rich white candidate that lost”…hey Vedder, look in the mirror and tell us what color you are, then look at your bank account and tell us if you’re rich or not! You fucking hypocrite! Rip me all you want…I’ve seen vedder and his band 74 times, and that number will stay that number. This guys music hasn’t been worth a shit since Yield and as a person, he has changed 180 degrees!

  • Mia

    This comment has nothing to do with the article, but no matter what article I click on on GrungeReport there are inevitably 3 of the same sad chihuahua ads stacked up on the right side. They are really trying to guilt me in that 60 cents per day with 3 of that sad face following me everywhere.

  • jarofchains

    @Is He One?

    Thanks for the kind words. No I do not believe that one party will magically create jobs but I do know Obama has not done much in the past 4 years. I am actually a Liberatarian – I voted for Ron Paul and I also am living off savings and using COBRA coverage for my medical care. I rely on myself and plan and save smartly.

    But if I was to ever see Eddie Vedder yea I would go ahead and ask him for money just to see if he practices what he preaches. These types of people get way more press than educated scholars and economists who actually know what they are talking about. It’s a real turn off as the celebrities are very out of touch with reality.

  • Is he one?

    I hate libertarians. People who don’t accept that we live in a society that should work ALSO to help those in needs and to try to equalize wealth aren’t fundamentally “good” IMO. Except if they don’t really know what they’re saying.

    I’m sorry but that’s my harsh, honest opinion.

  • jarofchains

    I hate liberal so I guess we are even. People who believe they are entitled to other people’s money doesn’t really jive with me. People who break down america in the hyphen-americans and cater to each group rather than focus on everyone as a individuals and part of a whole. I could get into a long diatribe but won’t. You have your opinion and I have mine.

  • Is he one?

    Yes. But one thing I can say for sure is that US citizens should pay more attention to other countries politics.
    You’d realize that liberalism is the key, the future.

  • Is he one?

    I would also strongly advise anyone to be aware of sociology of poverty and of criminology before they choose their side on that matter. You don’t seem to have made much research on these subjects before you elaborated your selfish views on politics.

  • PJ_Lukin

    EdVed has his opinions (Which I happen to agree with), and the bully pulpit. No problem with him saying what is on his mind.

    Rush Limbaugh, Bill O’Rielly and the other douche bags on Faux news can say what they want and Ed can’t?

  • Chainsgarden

    Nope not the same person as jarofflies. I have a job but after I graduated college, I couldn’t find a job for over a year and had to wait tables. Obama’s a quick pitch spokesman who knows nothing about business or America considering he’s not American. People are lazy and want hand-outs, food stamps for boos, abortion paid for and free health care. If you voted for Obama, plain and simple: your an idiot. Just wait and see what happens I promise the results will be bad. Biden is such a freaking clown too, good god!

  • mike

    Soundgarden sucks is ignorant loser. But soundgarden still sucks

  • Brian

    And again another rock star shows just how much class he is worth….nothing….good thing God gave him some talent, because God didn’t give them brains…

  • Chainsgarden

    EddieV smokes 10, paaaaaaaaacks a day…… smokes 10.. smokes tennnnnnn…. EddieV smokes 10, paaaaaaaaaacks a day…………………….. who who who who who…… you know the rest…. I have no respect for him anymore. Drugged up washed out has been.

  • jarofchains

    Yea I do pay attention to other countries politics and socio-economic issues. Europe is not in very good shape is it? Since you want to point to Liberalism as some beacon of hope…guess what it’s not. It fractures countries into smaller groups rather than bring them together. This is the way the US is going. Bringing in immigrants from other countries and fracturing what were once homegenous nations. Every group within the whole wants their own piece of the pie and feel they are entitled.

    China owns us and is an up and coming power due to manufacturing and producing goods and selling them back to us. Rather than keeping jobs it has been the American way to ship them offshore due to cheaper labor costs and avoiding taxes. Rather than creating businesses that stay in the country and provide the country a manufacturing base America has become the number one consumer for China. The tax code needs to be fixed and goods from China need to be taxed so its more economically friendly for businesses to stay and grow in the US.

    As far as social issues and those of crime go it really can be broken down to those being individuals choices. Guess what if you were born into a bad social situation why not get yourself out of it before procreating and just continuing the lifecycle of poverty for yourself or your family. It’s common sense. Personal accountability seems to have gone the way of the dodo bird in this country. Same thing goes for crime – every human being has the choice to do right or wrong – if you make the choice it is your individual choice. I do get that some entitlement programs do need to exist but the problem is when they are abused which they are and you cannot deny that.

    I BELIEVE IN PERSONAL ACCOUNTABILITY – TAKING RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR ACTIONS. TAKING PRIDE IN YOUR WORK AND OWNING UP TO YOUR MISTAKES. NOT DEPENDING ON SOMEONE ELSE TO BAIL ME OUT.

    Don’t ever question my belief system – I know what I am talking about, i do what I say, and have done the research.

    Also nice post Chainsgarden – nice to see someone speaking some truth.

  • http://www.facebook.com/BlackMossBand Jafrica

    Dear “Soundgarden Sucks”, please do the following things. Go back to school and learn correct application of grammer in regard to the English language. Secondly, cheer up and stop casting aspersions on other people’s character due to your personal opinion based on what they represent. It’s not intelligent. Lastly, go find some peace, you seem terribly bitter, let along jealous.

    Do you hate Eddie Vedder and Pearl Jam because they’ve achieved succes, respect and credibility throughout their career? Whereas you’ve been reduced to making meaningless, rapacious comments on the internet thanks to your own inadequacy? Stop being so silly.

  • RebelFighter101

    WHY OH WHY DID NO-ONE VOTE LIBERTARIAN WHEN YOU ARE ALL QUITE CLEARLY FUCKING LIBERAL SANE PEOPLE. I KNOW MORE ABOUT THIS SHIT THAN YOU AND I’M NOT EVEN AMERICAN. ITS NOT THAT ANY OF YOU ARE BAD PEOPLE U JUST ARENT LOOKING AT THIS FROM A BIRDS EYE VIEW!!! FREEDOM AND WHAT AMERICA WAS BUILT ON WAS LIBERAL, CHALLENGING. REBEL FIGHTING, REASON, AND FAITH IN THE GREATER GOOD BASED IDEAS. FREE YOURSELVES FROM SLAVERY NONE BUT YOU CAN DO THAT.

  • kingchaz

    THIS JUST IN- Grungereport.net changes its name to GRUDGEreport.net. Shut the fuck everyone. You want a revolution? Do what our forefathers did and march through Valley Forge until your feet bleed. Quit throwing faceless, baseless, opinionated shit around on twitter. Fuck the hipster generation. GRUNGE RULES FOREVER!!!

    KHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!!

  • SuperSG

    ^bwahahaha. William Shatner is in da house!

  • vintageguitar

    I read that Vedder stuck his tongue up Obama’s ass later that night. Did anyone else hear ths?

  • Dreux

    I heard that, vintageguitar.

  • Glen

    Its OK for Eddie to have an opinnion – its not OK for Eddie to act like a politician. Riot Act – good! Mocking Mitt – bad…

  • Kris

    Thanks Eddie! It’s people like you that are destroying the country I grew up in. Way to go!

  • Tabok

    SOUNDGARDEN SUCKS IS A CREED FAN!!! khakhakhakhakhakhakha

  • jacob

    Hey Vedder I will never buy your bullcrap music again! You liberal idiot. Obama is not a fit president, with no experience. Do you know what the word socialism is? no just your rock music, I have threw all your cds away. Take your comments and shove it up your ass. your non loyal fan.

  • BonerJam

    If any thinks that Romney was a suitable candidate for president is a right-wing gun wielding lunatic you doesn’t know his ass from his head. If anyone still wants to live in a capitalist patriarchal society, have some old rich white homophobe run the United States and wants the poor to get poorer and the rich to get richer, please go commit suicide. You religious jerk-offs can go suck a bag of dicks.

  • BonerJam

    @Jason If you’ve seen Pearl Jam 74 times, you can’t really talk about hypocritical rich people. And just because Eddie is white and has a substantial amount of money does not make him a hypocrite, he gives money to charities all the time and is an environmentalist. He isn’t a greedy businessman who moves factories to China to make more money off labour wages.

  • Rombus

    Amen BonerJam. All you butt-hurt types displeased with last night need only take a look at the party you back for all the problems that need fixing. Backing such a man as he. Good on you Eddie Vedder. To everyone else, onward and upward!

  • http://nemsworld.com Christine

    I’m not celebrating so much as expressing my relief with champagne and lemonade. * shares with group *

  • SuperSG

    @ Tabok

    Indeed Mayan is…

  • GenXLady

    All of the sniping back and forth on here is like what I envision happening in Congress, when they are attempting to work together to get things done. Or really not get things done, because they are so divided in partisan ways. Next up for the US: Dealing with the Fiscal Cliff. Let’s hope that the politicians involved with that can find more common ground to deal with than the majority on here can find with each other. I fear we are screwed.

  • Mr. Spiderman

    Hey Eddie,

    Graduate high school, then maybe people will give a shit about what you have to say.

    Also, you haven’t made a good album since Vitalogy. kBAI.

  • me

    hayley williams

  • Grungy

    Fuck Rom the clown who blew a billion to be King Animal.

    Obam was playing Crooked Steps as he took a big hot smelly shit then said 4 more burritos should be enough.
    LOL

  • http://www.healinghandsms.com/ Chiropractor

    Who cares. A Grunge website isn’t a place for political arguments. Something we can all agree on… GO COLORADO and WASHINGTON!

  • Ray B

    Uh, a grunge website isn’t a place for politics? Then maybe the grunge musicians and the rest of the music industry should keep their politics to themselves. It never ceases to amaze me how the entire music industry and hollywood in general line up like mindless sheep each election cycle to laud the democrat candidate of the moment….never any thought…never any variance. You know how I always know who to vote for? Its the candidate NOT being supported by the music industry and hollywood. Maybe if they showed some intelectual honesty and once in a while actually evaluated the candidates, I might listen to them.
    As it is, I only have one thing to say…shut the F up and play music.

  • http://www.healinghandsms.com/ Chiropractor

    Everyone (even musicians) have the right to their opinions, and to express them. Like we both just did. Right now politics are a hot topic.

  • patrick

    i think its good romney lost romeney is so stupid he said why don’t we open airplane windows because of air pressure DUH he needs to see myth busters video about airplane air pressure. i think its good a black president won its americas way of saying sorry for slavery back in the 1800s im very happy salvery does not exist. i am happy obama won a victory against greedy rich people who only care about themselves when they should care about others donate money to poor needy people and stop being greedy rich people.

  • Truth

    Hey the majority spoke and the majority chose to keep Obama in office, deal with it. Lets all turn the page and now put the pressure on ALL the elected officials to do their jobs, work together and fix the damn country. Can’t we all agree on that!??

  • Sirhc

    Does anyone on here actually know what deficit spending is? Or what our nation’s public debt is? Or the percentage of population in our nation that is on government assistance? I can’t believe you’d be so happy for Obama if you really understood these types of things… So I am assuming that, much like people such as Eddie Vedder, you don’t have a clue what these things mean. That’s funny.

  • David Hubbard

    Big deal, Eddie you are actually thinking that “YOU” “YOUR” opinion is what we the mainstream people who support your music think?:???? Wise up boy, you are so misguided anf ignorant you don’t have a clue son.