Rage Against the Machine: Raging Against Paul Ryan!

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Republican Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan has cited Rage Against the Machine as one of his favorite bands in a number of interviews.

According to band member Tom Morello, the admiration is far from mutual.

In a blistering Rolling Stone op-ed, Morello absolutely BLASTS Mitt Romney's VP pick as "the embodiment of the machine our music rages against."

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Morello compares Ryan's appreciation of RATM to N.J. Gov. Chris Christie's liking for Bruce Springsteen ... or Charles Manson's love for The Beatles.

Painting him as "antithetical" to progress, Morello lambasts the Congressman's "guiding vision of shifting revenue more radically to the one percent."

He goes on to observe that Paul Ryan has plenty of "rage," but claims it's "A rage against women, a rage against immigrants, a rage against workers, a rage against gays, a rage against the poor, a rage against the environment."

Ouch.

The Grammy-winning guitarist has a history of outspoken activism, but he's far from alone in wanting to separate his music from the GOP ticket.

Wednesday, Silversun Pickups tore into Mitt Romney for playing their hit "Panic Switch" at an event ... and joked that the title symbolizes his campaign.

Sorry, Mitt and Paul. There's always Ted Nugent and Dave Mustaine.

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Good for you for standing up to the Lucifers Locos! Ryan looks CREEPY! Like he wants boys! Pretty soon his brand will be the minority! That's what they are worried about then we WON'T have 2 look at PINK!

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"we colored people stick together"....no kidding? you also murder,rape and cash your welfare checks together dipsh(t greyskies is a moron...
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Morello should be glad to get any support possible to expand
his small and still shrinking fan base. Another celebrity idiot.

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....wow! A lot of FUCKIN HATERS out there!!! Imma vote OBAMA...all the fuckin way... I cant stand stupid ass white folk...lol. We colored people stick together...not to mention all us poor folk could care less bout the rich...Im a RATM fan N its all about abstaining greed N indulgence....live life...be happy... look back on good times!!!

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....wow! A lot of FUCKIN HATERS out there!!! Imma vote OBAMA...all the fuckin way... I cant stand stupid ass white folk...lol. We colord people stick together...not to mention all us poor folk could care less bout the rich...Im a RATM fan N its all about abstaining greed N indulgence....live life...be happy... look back on good times!!!

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Tom M's rage comes from having a small,inadequate black penis....poor guy,Guess he has alot in common with Obama:(

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Tom Morello is a f##king hack...i can play better guitar blindfolded than this shyt stain.F##k off Tommy Boy...

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Yeah, it's trendy to "rage against the Mitt Machine"! What their rage is based on is negativism...which is so "in", but does nothing to solve the nation's problems. They're musicians and merely that--Morella is out of his element. He's getting paid to play in a band. The man could never run a country, a state, or even a dogcatcher dept., so get some humility Tom---FAST! I'm ragin' against their music....and simply choosing NOT to listen!

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I AM DOWN WITH THE RAGE.PRES OBAMA AND VICE PRES BIDEN 2012.I GIVE A HOOT ABOUT THEIR VIEWS SINCE AMERICA WILL SUFFER UNDER NO PAYING TAXES ROOMNEY AKA THE JOKER AND PAUL AS ROBIN.

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I have to agree with Jack Ripper. I am a huge RATM fan. Or was. Morello ought to keep his big mouth shut and do what he does best - play music. Nobody gives a flying fuck about his bullshit political views.

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