Ryan Rages Against the Machine
August 16th, 2012
04:40 PM ET
10 years ago

Ryan Rages Against the Machine

Washington (CNN) - Although Rage thinks Paul Ryan is just another cog in the "Machine," that doesn't stop the Republican vice presidential hopeful from rocking out to the rap metal group's anti-establishment lyrics.

"Rage Against the Machine is not going to be down with that," said Lorraine Ali, pop music editor at the Los Angeles Times.


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  1. Obama - Ending the American Dream as We Know It

    Who cares.... so is the LSM rolling out all the rock groups opposed to Romney/Ryan now and trying to get out the clueless young dummy vote??? Great way to determine the future of the country. Let the most stupid among us determine it.

    August 16, 2012 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  2. Bob

    The Ryan/Romney plan of getting rid of medicare while lowering Romney's tax rate to below 1% is what the GOP likes to call 'shared sacrifice'

    August 16, 2012 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  3. Sniffit

    "The Grateful Dead, which has been performing since the 1960s"

    You mean the 50's.

    "Great way to determine the future of the country. Let the most stupid among us determine it."

    We already tried that when the SCOTUS gave Bush the presidency.

    August 16, 2012 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  4. SafeJourney

    The Paul Ryan voucher/privatized Medicare plan means that the elderly won't be able to simply get their care and have it paid for by Medicare. Instead, they will receive a voucher for a limited amount. If they go over that amount, then they will have to foot the bill on their own. I don't think it's a very good deal for my mother or me. Ryan is a radical right wing social engineer. Romeny just said today that the Ryan plan and his plan are the same.

    August 16, 2012 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  5. Squigman

    Only idiots believe in Romney/Ryan ideology. More than likely, the idiots will have their way if the educated fail to see their civic duty as a freedom and right. It's not an obligation, it's your right and freedom to have a voice.

    August 16, 2012 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  6. Timmy Suckle

    I kissed my way up to VP at a health insurance company. Now I take over $500,000 of your health care dollars for NO VALUE ADDED to your health care. And that’s just me. Now think about how many other VPs, Directors, Managers, etc. are at my company alone. Now multiply that by thousands of others at hundreds of other health insurance companies. From 10 to 25% of your health care dollars go towards administration that adds NO VALUE to your health care. But my company’s PAC dollars will continue to fool you little people into thinking that a single payer system will be bad. Little people like you are so easy to fool. Little people also don’t realize that a single payer system is the ONLY system that would allow little people (as an entire country) to negotiate better health care prices. Little people don’t realize that the Medical Cartels already know that. And that is the reason why the Medical Cartels spend so much PAC money from the hospitals and doctors lobbying against a single payer system. Some little people say that a single payer system would cost you little people more. But if that were true, then wouldn’t the hospitals and doctors WANT that extra money? Yes they would. So why do the Medical Cartels lobby against a single payer system? It’s because the Medical Cartels know it would allow little people to negotiate better health care prices. And that’s what the Medical Cartels are afraid of. Period.
    But us big wigs at insurance companies, hospitals, and pharmacy companies don’t ever need to worry about health care no matter what it costs. We get our health care paid for one way or another by you little people. And we get the little people that work at our companies to contribute to our PACs. And us big wigs say it’s to protect the little peoples’ jobs. But in reality it would be in the little peoples’ best interest to NOT contribute to the PAC. Again, little people are so easy to be fooled. I won’t ever have to worry about losing my job with so many little people being brain washed by the Medical Cartels’ PAC money. Not only that, the Medical Cartels’ PAC money is used to elect so many republicans that will never allow a single payer system. Republicans have always fought against any meaningful health care reform. But that’s what our Medical Cartels’ PACs pay them for. Politicians can be bought so easily.
    Pretty soon the only people that will be able to afford health care is us big wigs. And that’s the way it should be. We don’t want you little people using up the resources when we need them. And once again, I thank you little people for capping my SS tax at the $106,800 level. Now I only pay 1.3% SS tax and you little people pay 6.2%. Also, thank you for extending my tax breaks. I’m using the extra money on my vacation houses.

    August 16, 2012 05:10 pm at 5:10 pm |
  7. sky

    Mitt and Ryan plan of getting rid of Medicare he hurt the Sr. of the country.The Republicans has done 1 thing right since Obama was elected president is block every bill pass in congress as Mitch requested. Independent 4 Obama

    August 16, 2012 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  8. BLKMANinAmerica

    Whatever................isn't there any NEWs worth printing out here?

    August 16, 2012 05:20 pm at 5:20 pm |
  9. drake mallard

    Ryan wants to raises taxes on the middle class, cut them for millionaires.

    Ryan’s budget would result in 4.1 million lost jobs in 2 years.

    Ryan has ownership stakes in companies that benefit from oil supports $40 billion in subsides for big oil.

    Ryan accused generals of lying about their support for Obama’s military budget.

    Ryan wants to eliminate Pell Grants for more more than 1 million students.

    Ryan embraces the extreme philosophy of Ayn Rand

    Ryan co-sponsored a “personhood” amendment, an extreme anti-abortion measure

    The Bush Tax Cuts (increasing the deficit by $1.7 trillion over the last ten years)

    Medicare Part D (increasing the federal debt by $395 billion between 2004 and 20013)

    The Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan (increasing the deficit by $1.47 trillion over the last ten years)

    Increased defense spending and more tax cuts like the capital gains cuts and inheritance tax reduction (Hundreds of billions more in increased defense spending, and tens of billions more in tax cuts)

    TARP (initial cost of $700 billion, but reduced by subsequent payments)

    Romney was already sinking in the polls. Picking Ryan for VP will put the
    final nail in the coffin.

    August 16, 2012 05:20 pm at 5:20 pm |
  10. charlie

    Watch ryans interview with hume he explicity states he does not adhere to rands philosophy.
    Also as a conservative its amazing how many of these claims would be contested by the right.
    Its especially our civic duty to check information against both liberal and conservative sources.

    August 16, 2012 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
  11. Thomas

    What's up with that ?

    Ryan is some kind of closet thrasher punk music lover ?

    Are those four of Mitt Romney's sons in that photo ?

    August 16, 2012 06:12 pm at 6:12 pm |
  12. DorisV

    If the candidates did not seek permission from artists or groups, they should not use their material.

    August 16, 2012 07:18 pm at 7:18 pm |
  13. CBR

    Wouldn't it be lovely if the politicians in this country would work together to solve the country's problems? Instead, we have constant bickering, adults refusing to do anything which might help the incumbent (Mr. McConnell and Mr Boehner might recognize themselves here.), and absolutely no willingness to compromise. At the end of the day, we are all Americans and we all have a stake in what happens here. Do the right thing and get us moving again. Stop playing party politics – can't you see the people trying to keep their heads above water. Stop playing the blame game. – that is an elementary school tactic.

    August 16, 2012 07:21 pm at 7:21 pm |