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Springsteen Picks Up Obama's Class Warfare Baton in Pittsburgh
Big Hollywood ^ | 10/28/12

Posted on 10/28/2012 10:01:56 AM PDT by markomalley

Bruce Springsteen is a fabulously wealthy man who sings about the poor, the downtrodden and the lower middle class.

You know, the people hit hard by the last four years of the Obama presidency.

This weekend, Springsteen visited the Steel City to talk up a second Obama term, promising the crowd in classic class warfare terms what we can expect from Hope and Change, the sequel.

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1 posted on 10/28/2012 10:02:00 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley
Bruce Springsteen is a fabulously wealthy man who sings about the poor, the downtrodden and the lower middle class.

It does help take away the guilt and makes him feel a lot better about being rich.

2 posted on 10/28/2012 10:07:51 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Osama bin Laden is dead, Chrysler moved to Italy and China.)
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To: markomalley

Rather listen to Johnny Cash and hear a real man that actually loves America sing.

Frankly when I see this guy I wonder who let him out of the 80s.


3 posted on 10/28/2012 10:08:41 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Well he better hurry and his A$$ backdown to the Rumson New Jersey Shore to his Home and Property, before he gets totally wiped out there! Prick!


4 posted on 10/28/2012 10:11:41 AM PDT by classified
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To: markomalley

Springsteen is a washed up old has-been that hasn’t made a good record since about 1980. Does he go out on stage with a walker? He needs to STFU and retire with his millions.


5 posted on 10/28/2012 10:11:59 AM PDT by Astronaut
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To: VanDeKoik

Yep. He hasn’t had a decent album since the late 70’s....just sayin’....


6 posted on 10/28/2012 10:12:19 AM PDT by NoRedTape
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To: markomalley; All
Bruce Springsteen is a fabulously wealthy man who sings about the poor, the downtrodden and the lower middle class . . . .

Don't give us that "the super-rich man just feels guilty that's all" crap.. what is the mental problem with people like this.. is it just fluff for popularity, show.. and even more wealth?

7 posted on 10/28/2012 10:12:29 AM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Like all good libs that talk about class welfare from their luxury SUV while sipping champagne. The hypocrisy is breathtaking. I lost any amount of respect I ever had for this no-talent hack.


8 posted on 10/28/2012 10:13:18 AM PDT by ABQHispConservative
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........and politically, he is a buffooon.


9 posted on 10/28/2012 10:13:29 AM PDT by NoRedTape
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To: markomalley

Every time I see Springsteen, he reminds me of those Viagra-type commercials with gray-haired city dudes riding motorcycles with those self-satisfied grins on their faces, as if they’re bonding with some preconceived notion of tough-guy culture. So laughably false, and so laughably faggy. That’s Springsteen.


10 posted on 10/28/2012 10:16:26 AM PDT by greene66
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To: ABQHispConservative

With the exception of maybe a couple of songs, I’ve never liked this guy. I always thought that he was way overrated. I never wasted any money on any of his music.


11 posted on 10/28/2012 10:18:04 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Osama bin Laden is dead, Chrysler moved to Italy and China.)
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To: VanDeKoik
Frankly, this guy is just a overpaid guilt ridden jack___.

All these superstars that are granted this type of platform of influence only because of the American Ideal, and they do not even know what it means.

What a shame and a disgrace. They refuse to open their eyes to the truths that are staring back at them. They are ashamed, frightened little weasels. that have been granted too much of the grace and promise of America. Those of us that recognize the truth with our eyes wide open, must shout louder and more forceful, so to awaken those so easily hypnotized by the darkness of ignorance and collusion.

12 posted on 10/28/2012 10:27:09 AM PDT by mazz44
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To: markomalley
This is the same scumbag who sings about the working class and then doesn't pay his roadies.

Libs - big F@ckin hypocrites.

13 posted on 10/28/2012 10:27:53 AM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: markomalley
Well I'm not going to join those in criticizing his work. Had Springsteen been a conservative, we'd all be saying how Springsteen is a rock god and one of the great performing artists of all time. Don't try to convince me it would be otherwise. Now Ted Nugent, he's a great conservative and I like the guy. But I can't get through a single album of his without getting a splitting headache. If Nugent had Springsteen's talent, I would like Nugent just as much. Only difference is, I'd be able to listen to his music as well.

Now back to Springsteen, I really wish he would stay out of politics. Just shut up and sing. I don't think Springsteen is washed up musically at all. "Ghost of Tom Joad", "Tunnel of Love" and "The Rising" are just three great albums released since most of you all have him washed up.

That said, I truly detest the man for not only his crappy politics but for his hypocrisy and the way he shamelessly lectures his audiences during concerts. For that reason, I haven't attended a Springsteen concert since 1981 and I'll never attend one again, though I'll still buy his albums where I can appreciate the music without the editorial comment.

The hypocrisy of these recording artists astounds me. Whether it's Springsteen, Bono (of U2) or Pearl Jam, they charge hundreds of dollars for shows, travel around in limos and private jets, wrap themselves in bubbles where they never have to stand in a line or otherwise associate with us "peasants" yet they try to come across as champions of the working class. Give me a break.

Now I have no problem with rock stars getting rich and living the rock and roll lifestyle, but please knock it off with the sanctimonious preaching and pretending that you are something that you are not.

14 posted on 10/28/2012 10:28:36 AM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: markomalley

Look at the cover of born in the USA were he is pissing on the flag.


15 posted on 10/28/2012 10:29:39 AM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: SamAdams76
Had Springsteen been a conservative, we'd all be saying how Springsteen is a rock god and one of the great performing artists of all time.

Not me... his guitar playing is crap...

16 posted on 10/28/2012 10:31:03 AM PDT by Sir Francis Dashwood ("Arjuna, why have you have dropped your bow???")
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To: markomalley
He made some great music in the late 70s early 80s time frame, but as Laura Ingraham said, "...shut up and sing."

Personally I'd be more than a little PO'd if I paid north of $200.00 for a concert only to hear him whore for Bama.

17 posted on 10/28/2012 10:31:22 AM PDT by YankeeReb (The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.” B.H. 0bama)
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To: SamAdams76
Now I have no problem with rock stars getting rich and living the rock and roll lifestyle, but please knock it off with the sanctimonious preaching and pretending that you are something that you are not.

Amen, You said it perfectly.

18 posted on 10/28/2012 10:34:34 AM PDT by YankeeReb (The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.” B.H. 0bama)
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To: markomalley

This over-rated no talent schlub sounds much smarter when he’s silent.


19 posted on 10/28/2012 10:41:36 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: markomalley

Springsteen representing the common man, is like Bono representing an honest taxpayer.


20 posted on 10/28/2012 10:53:48 AM PDT by crosshairs (America: Once the land of the free. Still the home of the brave.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Me neither.

He is a complete tool. I read somewhere that he reads Paul Krugman.

I have no respect for the deliberately ignorant. ‘Pod.


21 posted on 10/28/2012 10:57:38 AM PDT by sauropod (For Barack so loved the poor, he created millions more of them.)
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To: SamAdams76

Aside from a random song here & there I think Springsteen’s music after “The River” has been second rate. A lot of the folk-Celtic stuff he puts out is like what a drunk Van Morrison would sound like....horrible junk. There’s NO excuse for him getting into politics from the stage like he does.


22 posted on 10/28/2012 11:16:01 AM PDT by LongWayHome
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To: SamAdams76

[[ Now back to Springsteen, I really wish he would stay out of politics. Just shut up and sing. I don’t think Springsteen is washed up musically at all. “Ghost of Tom Joad”, “Tunnel of Love” and “The Rising” are just three great albums released since most of you all have him washed up.
That said, I truly detest the man for not only his crappy politics but for his hypocrisy and the way he shamelessly lectures his audiences during concerts. ]]

I agree. Great songwriter, crappy politics.

Back around 1980, I wouldn’t listen to Springsteen because of the [then] hype that had been published about him. I thought of him as “Bruce Smokescreen”.

Then I actually listened to some of the songs. And I was bowled over. His ballads and acoustic-tinged songs were as good as anything that had been written in the acoustic/electric realm, often far better.

“The River” was one of the best albums I ever heard (although it could have been even better as a single, condensed album). Whether he was working-class or not (his dad was a bus driver, IIRC), he could write material that captured the cultural gestalt better than anyone else. He may indeed be politically naive, but when it comes to songwriting, he has “the gift”.

Songs like “Promised Land”, “Racing in the Streets”, “Point Blank”, “The River”, “The Price You Pay” — no one else today comes close, not even Bob Dylan (arguably the best songwriter of the 20th Century).

And his songs work for others, too. Seek out the bluegrass band “Blue Moon Rising” and their version of Springsteen’s “Youngstown” — powerful stuff.

Too bad he doesn’t have the good sense of Ted Nugent!


23 posted on 10/28/2012 1:33:51 PM PDT by Road Glide
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To: markomalley

I am sorry that I ever liked his music. I turn the station, now.


24 posted on 10/28/2012 1:34:47 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (christian.bahits.com)
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To: markomalley

Springsteen’s “Man of the People” schtick got old 20 years ago. He has nothing of relevance to say.


25 posted on 10/28/2012 1:47:50 PM PDT by Smber (The smallest minority is the individual. Get the government off my back.)
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