Representative Paul D. Ryan strolls the halls of Capitol Hill with the anarchist band Rage Against the Machine pounding through his earbuds.
~ The New York Times
Rage Against The Machine Singer Tom Morello, via 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.
. . . I wonder what Ryan's favorite Rage song is? Is it the one where we condemn the genocide of Native Americans? The one lambasting American imperialism? Our cover of "F*** the Police"? Or is it the one where we call on the people to seize the means of production? So many excellent choices to jam out to at Young Republican meetings!
Don't mistake me, I clearly see that Ryan has a whole lotta "rage" in him: 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. Basically the only thing he's not raging against is the privileged elite he's groveling in front of for campaign contributions.
You see, the super rich must rationalize having more than they could ever spend while millions of children in the U.S. go to bed hungry every night. So, when they look themselves in the mirror, they convince themselves that "Those people are undeserving. They're . . . lesser."
Paul Ryan listens to rage against the machine wow!! Hipster douche— Wayne Ryner (@mauibuilt2011) August 19, 2012
Paul Ryan is the only guy who listens to Rage Against the Machine and sides with the machine.— Indecision (@indecision) August 17, 2012
Paul Ryan loves Rage Against The Machine but not their lyrics, Ayn Rand but not her philosophy, America but not Americans.— Frank Conniff (@FrankConniff) August 17, 2012
Well, he's still got Ted Nugent... huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/17/tom…— Zach Braff (@zachbraff) August 17, 2012
Paul Ryan loving Rage Against the Machine is the greatest misunderstanding of music since Charles Manson loved the Beatles— Jon Schwarz (@tinyrevolution) August 11, 2012
I'm surprised that Rage Against The Machine dissed Paul Ryan. I thought lots of their songs were about how the rich were overtaxed.— Top Conservative Cat (@TeaPartyCat) August 18, 2012
DEVELOPING: Tearful Paul Ryan Locked In His Bedroom Ripping Up Rage Against the Machine Posters— The Huffington Post (@HuffPostFeed) August 18, 2012
Paul Ryan saying his favorite band is Rage Against the Machine is like the Pope saying his favorite band is Faith No More.— God (@TheTweetOfGod) August 17, 2012