Monday, August 20, 2012
Weasel alert: Wisconsin VP candidate Paul Ryan
I don't know about you, but Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan gives me a major case of the creeps. He reminds me of the boss who takes himself way too seriously. You know, the guy who tells you, "we're going to need you to come in on Saturday." He will do or say anything to make himself look good.
Fortunately, the reaction to Ryan from most of America has been similar to mine. Nobody likes a weasel, and you can tell Ryan oozes weaselness. He is about as status quo as one can get, yet he tries to sell himself off as a crusader. Just this week, Ryan, in a pathetic attempt to align himself with young voters, announced that he was a huge fan of the band Rage Against the Machine. In very short time, the band's guitarist made it perfectly clear, they were no fans of his...
In a blistering op-ed published Thursday night on Rolling Stone's website, Tom Morello blasts Mitt Romney's new VP choice as "the emobodiment of the machine our music rages against"
At the heart of Morello's distaste for Ryan is "his guiding vision of shifting revenue more radically to the one percent." He goes on to say Ryan has plenty of "rage," but claims its "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."
This Ryan character reminds me of Anthony Weiner, Chris Lee, and Elliott Spitzer all put together, and it would not surprise me to find out he has an equal amount of skeletons in his closet. Total tool. Across the Midwest right now, you can almost hear the high priced hookers saying, "that guy looks familiar." Ryan reminds me of Greg Marmalard from Animal House, the prototypical privileged frat boy. Where is John Belushi when you need him?
Paul Ryan's Favorite Band Writes Brutal Op-Ed Against Him