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Monday, October 15, 2012
Tom Morello: Sitting This One Out, It Seems
When Paul Ryan got picked for the veep slot, and claimed Rage Against the Machine was on his iPod (next to the Led Zep and, who knows, Deep Purple and Tull), Tom Morello of Rage ripped him a new one, pointing out that Ryan must not have listened to the lyrics. Now, in a new interview with the Hollywood Reporter he calls Ryan "a jackass." But he also says in 2008, he “drank a little bit of the Kool-aid” and
supported Obama, but now he’s disappointed: “It looked
different than any other president, sounded different than any other
president, and then he acted the same as all the other presidents. If
you have war crimes on your record, and you still continue to suck at
the corporate teat like he does — my hopes were higher.”