Sunday, August 19, 2012

Rage Against the Machine

Congressman Paul Ryan claims that his favorite band is "Rage Against the Machine."  Say what?  He must not be listening to the lyrics.  Here's what RATM guitarist Tom Morello had to say about this admission from Mr. Ryan:

"Paul Ryan's love of Rage Against the Machine is amusing, because he is the embodiment of the machine that our music has been raging against for two decades. Charles Manson loved the Beatles but didn't understand them. Governor Chris Christie loves Bruce Springsteen but doesn't understand him. And Paul Ryan is clueless about his favorite band, Rage Against the Machine.
"Ryan claims that he likes Rage's sound, but not the lyrics. Well, I don't care for Paul Ryan's sound or his lyrics. He can like whatever bands he wants, but his guiding vision of shifting revenue more radically to the one percent is antithetical to the message of Rage."

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