With Romney running mate Paul Ryan this week touting his affinity for Rage Against the Machine, the band responds in a blistering Rolling Stone editorial suggesting that Romney's veep pick has clearly missed the point of its advocacy for unions, immigrants and social justice.
The band's guitarist Tom Morello calls Paul Ryan the "embodiment of the machine that our music has been raging against for two decades."
Rage Against the Machine is certainly a curious pick for the GOP idealogue given the band's ferocious advocacy for unions, immigrants and social justice.
Morello does recognize a "whole lotta 'rage'" in Paul Ryan: "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."
The band's guitarist writes that the only thing Paul Ryan is not raging against is "the privileged elite he's groveling in front of for campaign contributions."