Bruce Springsteen is a rock and roll legend, having written a slew of popular hit singles and classic albums over the years.
He’s also an obnoxious, raging liberal who is not a bit shy about voicing his deeply progressive views, both on stage and off.
Springsteen’s latest political ramblings take aim at President-elect Donald Trump as he tosses out the race card, guaranteeing he won’t be invited to the inauguration later this month.
According to Truth Revolt, Speaking on the WTF with Marc Maron podcast, Springsteen began by saying his greatest fear in a Trump presidency would be whether or not he was “competent enough to do this particular job.”
“Forget about where they are ideologically,” he said. “Do they simply have the pure competence to be put in a position of such responsibility?”
Though Springsteen understands the reason why Trump got elected and the pain felt by working-class Americans, he lamented that “racism, bigotry, intolerance” has been let “out of the bottle.”
When you let that genie out of the bottle — racism, bigotry, intolerance — when you let those things out of the bottle, they don’t go back in the bottle that easily, if they go back in at all. Whether it’s a rise in hate crimes, people feeling that they have license to speak and behave in ways that previously were considered un-American, and are un-American. That’s what he’s appealing to.
And so my fear is that those things find a place in ordinary, civil society, demeans the discussion and events of the day, and the country changes in a way that is unrecognizable, and we become estranged… Those are all dangerous things, and he hasn’t even taken office yet. So we gotta wait and see. But those are certainly the implications, and you also look at who he’s been picking for his Cabinet, that doesn’t speak very well for what’s coming up.
While the rocker certainly didn’t earn himself much love from Trump and company, he did attempt, at least a little, to be gracious to those who supported The Donald.
“So the answer is not to pull back into your little box, the answer is, ‘Let’s find out,'” he told Maron. “There’s plenty of good, solid folks that voted for Donald Trump, as well as people who had other agendas. But to know that, you’ve got to know some.”
Springsteen’s last comment carries a lot of merit with it, but whether or not he actually means it is a whole other story. Folks on the left aren’t known for their killer consistency between word and deed.
What’s infuriating is how leftists, including Springsteen, will do anything to bury their heads in the sand and pretend like they don’t understand the real reason Trump won this election.
It has nothing at all to do with racism, but everything to do with eight years of failed policies under Democrat control. The status quo in Washington — in both parties — has lost touch with the average American voter, thus, Trump was a wake up call to get with the program.
But yeah, keep throwing that race card out, Bruce.
[Note: This article was written by Michael Cantrell]