I am always impressed when a band calls out politicians for their vacuous hate. Makes me wonder why these right-wing, intellectually inept politicians keep citing liberal musicians as their favorites. Is their plan to make the Republicans look bad by acting like ignorant imbeciles, thereby furthering the liberal causes? Nah...
For as long as I can remember kids have been telling their parents the words don't matter we just listen to the music. As a teacher who has chaperoned dances I know that's a lie, since every one sings along. I agree some words are despicable. My assertion is that music is controversial, if we tear apart politicians for every opinion they have instead of what they stand for it gets nasty. I understand Ryan is an athlete, much of work out music has clean versions, he may have never heard the uncut music. Not defending, but its an idea.
Paul Ryan did not realize he was a cog in the machine against which one rages and Tom Morello decided to enlighten him. Or perhaps Paul Ryan is an ironic fan and fan of irony.
This is not the first time a politician has openly said he/she was a fan of a band, only to have the ban members reject him/her as a fan. You would think people running for office and their handlers would stop talking about their musical preferences, or just stick to dead musicians.