I can't imagine why Reagan misinterpreted Springsteen's song, "Born in the U.S.A."
I mean, other than the catch phrase, "Born in the U.S.A.," the song is about as nonsensical as the rest of his catalogue.
I always wondered why is was that Springsteen got into a hometown jam; someone put a rifle in his hand and sent him off to kill the yellow man.
Is that how one is drafted?
They get into a hometown jam?
Besides, Springsteen hasn't a clue about being drafted and sent off to war.
He never served.
Or, the line about the penitentiary.
When you come home from war, you're sent to the penitentiary?