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Rage Against the Machine Doesn't Love Ryan Back

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Representative Paul D. Ryan may love Rage Against the Machine, but the feeling isn't mutual.

Tom Morello, guitarist for the politically outspoken rap-metal band, attacked Mr. Ryan, Mitt Romney's running mate in a searing editorial for Rolling Stone.

"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," Mr. Morello said.

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  1. Mr. Morello said Mr. Ryan is “clueless” about the group’s message.

    Morello is “clueless”. Does he believe that his tired, old, cliched left-wing politics are what makes RATM popular? Does he think when people listen to their music that they think, “mediocre guitar riff, but what great lyrics about giving California back to Mexico and ending capitalism as we know it!” Many people, including me like a lot of bands whose politics we disagree with.

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