Skip to comments.Springsteen Picks Up Obama's Class Warfare Baton in Pittsburgh
Posted on 10/28/2012 10:01:56 AM PDT by markomalley
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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It does help take away the guilt and makes him feel a lot better about being rich.
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.
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!
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.
Yep. He hasn’t had a decent album since the late 70’s....just sayin’....
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?
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.
........and politically, he is a buffooon.
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.
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.
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.
Libs - big F@ckin hypocrites.
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.
Look at the cover of born in the USA were he is pissing on the flag.
Not me... his guitar playing is crap...
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.
Amen, You said it perfectly.
This over-rated no talent schlub sounds much smarter when he’s silent.
Springsteen representing the common man, is like Bono representing an honest taxpayer.
He is a complete tool. I read somewhere that he reads Paul Krugman.
I have no respect for the deliberately ignorant. ‘Pod.
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.
[[ 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!
I am sorry that I ever liked his music. I turn the station, now.
Springsteen’s “Man of the People” schtick got old 20 years ago. He has nothing of relevance to say.