Bruce Springsteen Calls Donald Trump a 'Moron'

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    Sep 25, 2016 5:23 PM GMT"The republic is under siege by a moron," Springsteen says in excerpts from upcoming Rolling Stone feature. "It's a tragedy for our democracy"

    What do you make of the Trump phenomenon?
    Well, you know, the republic is under siege by a moron, basically. The whole thing is tragic. Without overstating it, it's a tragedy for our democracy. When you start talking about elections being rigged, you're pushing people beyond democratic governance. And it's a very, very dangerous thing to do. Once you let those genies out of the bottle, they don't go back in so easy, if they go back in at all. The ideas he's moving to the mainstream are all very dangerous ideas – white nationalism and the alt-right movement. The outrageous things that he's done – not immediately disavowing David Duke? These are things that are obviously beyond the pale for any previous political candidate.

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    Sep 26, 2016 1:40 PM GMT
    I live in the same county still ravaged by Hurricane Irene and Superstorm Sandy as Springsteen. My property is 45 feet wide by 120 feet long and I pay more than double the property tax than Springsteen does on his 200 acre estate.

    This tax dodging Liberal is a fake farmer, the working-class zero Springsteen is making a mint by robbing New Jersey of the antipoverty program funds he says they desperately need. Burn in hell, greedy Liberal Democrat Socialist.
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    Sep 28, 2016 12:06 PM GMT
    Springsteen is the fucking moron. He conveniently forgot that his rapid rise to rock stardom occurred during the Reagan years the type of prosperity the Donald wants to bring back hopefully minus the pandering to all the narrow minded bible thumping screwballs.
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    Sep 28, 2016 4:19 PM GMT
    The Boss's early success is a product of the Reagan Revolution...

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    Oct 13, 2016 12:23 AM GMT
    desertmuscl saidThe Boss's early success is a product of the Reagan Revolution...

    Gee, I hate to break it to ya, but it was Reagan hitching a ride on Bruce's coattails, not the other way around. President Ronald Reagan’s attempt to co-opt Springsteen’s popularity...

    ...the greatest political impact of Born in the U.S.A. was undeniably on Springsteen himself—turning him from a relatively apolitical performer from an avowedly working-class background to a passionate advocate for the rights of the disenfranchised—and that was all thanks to Reagan...

    ...In 1984, President Reagan was running for his second term. Early on, his team had decided that the president’s core supporters would vote for him no matter what. The reelection campaign would therefore be more about wooing moderate and independent voters than about shoring up the committed Republican base. It would be about images rather than issues and would attempt to co-opt as much of mainstream U.S. culture as it could. If rock ‘n’ roll had been anathema to an earlier Republicans like former vice president Spiro Agnew—or even to then-current, musically clueless Secretary of the Interior James Watt—it was perfectly fine with most of the Reagan re-election team, particularly if the music in question could be viewed as inspirational. “If we allow any Democrat to claim optimism or idealism as his issue,” one adviser noted very early in the campaign’s planning, “we will lose the election.”...

    ...Reagan told the small-town audience, “rests in a thousand dreams inside your hearts. It rests in the message of hope in the songs of a man so many young Americans admire—New Jersey’s own, Bruce Springsteen.”...

    ...Springsteen wanted to distance himself from Reagan,...

    ...To anyone listening closely, a lot of what Springsteen said that night was already in his songs—and not just on the Nebraska album. Take, for example, Born in the U.S.A.’s title track. George Will might have interpreted the chorus to “Born in the U.S.A.” as a “grand cheerful anthem,” but the verse is something very different:
    Come back home to the refinery
    Hiring man says “son if it was up to me”
    Went down to see my V.A. man
    He said “son don’t you understand now”
    Had a brother at Khe Sahn fighting off the Viet Cong
    They’re still there he’s all gone.

    Patriotic rallying-cry of a cold warrior? Try angry, inarticulate wail of a Vietnam veteran. And not exactly the “idealism and optimism” that the Reagan campaign was searching for....

    ...Some Republicans continue to claim Springsteen as their own, but it has been less and less common as time has gone on and Springsteen has clarified his own political beliefs. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, the most famous Republican Springsteen fan, explicitly embraces the singer’s work without the ideology that imbues it, specifically rejecting in particular Springsteen’s frequent injunction that “nobody wins unless everybody wins.”...

    ...Bruce Springsteen is not a creature of party. He’s a democrat...