7.10.07

Bruce Springsteen’s Far-Left Turn

Gone are the days of the arm swinging “Dancing in the Dark” and foot stomping “Hungry Heart.”

Instead it looks like Bruce Springsteen has caught the Babs bug.

Or maybe he’s been listening in his sleep to Beyonce’s latest because he’s definitely drifted way “To the left.”

Although Springsteen did help campaign for Dem John Kerry during the 2004 presidential election, endorsing a candidate for the first time, his music and musings are now reflecting the views of far-Left Hollywood and the candidate controlling MoveOn.org.

Former Rolling Stone critic and current Springsteen manager Jon Landau is trying to convince the press that the artist's new album, “Magic,” is not political. But the “Gypsy Biker” song has lyrics that suggest otherwise.

Take a look:

“The speculators made their money,
On the blood you [a U.S. soldier] shed,
The profiteers on Jane Street [upscale area in Manhattan],
Sold your shoes and clothes.”

In addition, Springsteen sat for a spell with “60 Minutes” correspondent Scott Pelley to, among other things, wax geopolitically.

The Boss focused on issues that have been stressed by far-Left Web sites like MoveOn and Daily Kos including CIA interrogation techniques, the domestic surveillance program and detention of terrorist suspects at Guantanamo, placing the issues in the “anti-American” category.

“I think we've seen things happen over the past six years that I don't think anybody ever thought they'd ever see in the United States,” Springsteen said.

“When people think of the Unites States' identity, they don't think of torture. They don't think of illegal wiretapping. They don't think of voter suppression. They don't think of no habeas corpus.”

Actually, he’s right. They don’t think of those things.

When people think of the United States’ identity, they think of a country where kids of working class parents grow up to become rich rock stars.

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