He's a big Obama supporter, but won't come out and publicly campaign for him this time. What's the matter, "Boss"? Feeling a little guilty about the fascism you helped bring to town?
Springsteen said he still supports Obama but expressed disappointment in his handling of the job market and home foreclosures and disapproved of the attention Obama paid to corporations rather than the middle class.
“I would like to have seen more activism in job creation sooner than it came. I would like to have seen people helped out, seen some of these [home] foreclosures stopped somehow,” Springsteen said.
Springsteen said Obama was “more friendly to corporations than I thought he would be, [and] there’s not as many middle-class or working-class voices heard in the administration as I thought there would be.”
Interestingly, Springsteen first endorsed Obama at one of the candidate's lower ebbs, when his remarks about small-town "bitter clingers" came to light. One would have thought Springsteen would have defended the people he sung about - who also made up the majority of his fan base - but instead, he defended the man who attacked them:
At the moment, critics have tried to diminish Senator Obama through the exaggeration of certain of his comments and relationships. While these matters are worthy of some discussion, they have been ripped out of the context and fabric of the man's life and vision, so well described in his excellent book, Dreams of My Father, often in order to distract us from discussing the real issues: war and peace, the fight for economic and racial justice, reaffirming our Constitution, and the protection and enhancement of our environment.
But as it turned out, Obama meant every nasty word he said - just ask the folks who would be working on the Keystone Pipeline, or those small-town Catholics whose faith is being torn to shreds, along with the Constitution that had once protected it. And is there anyone left who actually believes that Obama really wrote "Dreams of My Father"? Will the last rube please turn out the light on the way out?
Well, speaking of rubes...the Boss blew it. But rather than admit that he perpetuated a fraud upon his fan base, who are undoubtedly worse off than they were three years ago, he makes some noises about being "disappointed "but still "supportive", all while urging fans to buy his new album.
Just on principle, Bruce, I'm gonna pirate it off the net, and pass it along. Being that you are in fact part of the 1% - who cheats his way out of paying his fair share of Jersey taxes - wouldn't you agree that some "economic justice" is in order?
More of Springsteen's liberal douchebaggery here, and over here...