Paul Ryan may love Rage Against the Machine, but the feeling is far from mutual. Lead guitarist Tom Morello compared the Republican politician's RATM fandom to Charles Manson's obsession with the Beatles.
Manson believed the Beatles were sending messages through their music, and that the song "Helter Skelter" was a signal to start a race war in America.
Morello's ridiculous hyperbole is a classic example of everything which is wrong with the current political climate in the United States. Comparing a sitting congressman to a psychopath who ordered the deaths of several innocent people is appalling. If the same remarks were made about a liberal politician, there would be outrage.
What is your opinion? Is it fair to equate the running mate of Mitt Romney with a cult leader?
The members of Rage Against the Machine make no secret of their communism and hatred of American values, so it's a bit of a shock to hear that the uber-patriotic Paul Ryan loves their music. Maybe, the Wisconsin Republican just doesn't listen to the lyrics?