Jersey’s Boss and The Boss [UPDATED]

Mark of New Jersey

Mark is a Founding Editor of The League of Ordinary Gentlemen, the predecessor of Ordinary Times.

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17 Responses

  1. Hmmm. I’m guessing his demurral about the Veep spot.Report

  2. Koz says:

    If I ever run a campaign, I’m going to make sure the PA system at the stump rallies never plays warmup tunes made by Republicans (if I can get away with it). John Mellencamp, Bruce Springsteen and other Demos ought to be able to contribute to larger society in some way.Report

  3. M.A. says:

    As regards Christie, I prefer this piece here.

    “Sincerely held beliefs” about denying people civil rights are still wrong.Report

  4. Tom Van Dyke says:

    Must demur; Springsteen’s genius is self-evident only to certain ages and complexions. And it doesn’t hurt to share his faux-populist politics. You are not Tom Joad, you’re a fucking yuppie with matching side-by-side mansions, second-hand sentiments and pretentions of authenticity.

    But I’ll say something nice about the Democrat Rendell out of a spirit of bonhomie. [Altho my GOP dad can’t understand why he’s a permanent fixture on the Eagles postgame show.] Ed’s a kick, and as MarkT notes here about Christie, when he’s fronting for his party or his allies, he lets his incerity show, a nod and wink.

    Oh, oh—and I did catch The Weavers’ “Wasn’t That a Time” doc the other night. Now there were some real lefties, not Springsteenish epigones. Out there for the unions, civil rights, all the brave commie third world revolutionaries who took time out from killing to get killed themselves. The Weavers took big career hits to do what they thought was right, and they did it without a second thought. They lived their music, their politics, it was all interwoven.

    And that pinko fuck Pete Seeger—what a talent, what a voice, what a musician, what a man! Now THERE was the real thing. THERE was your Tom Joad.

    He’s still with us at 93. Here’s to you, Pete.

  5. Mike Schilling says:

    Most of Springsteen escapes me, but there’s some damn fine stuff on The Wild, The Innocent, and The E-Street Shuffle . In particular

    The cops finally busted Madame Marie
    For telling fortunes better than they could

    is as good as anything that guy from Minnesota wrote.Report