Skip to comments.Maureen Dowd: Is Paul Ryan merely a younger Dick Cheney? (Lame, even for her)
Posted on 08/19/2012 5:04:25 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
What happens when you realize you are the machine you're raging against?
Tom Morello, the Grammy-winning, Harvard-educated guitarist for the metal rap band Rage Against the Machine, punctured Paul Ryan's pretensions to cool in a Rolling Stone essay rejecting R&R (Romney 'n' Ryan) as R&R (rock 'n' roll).
"He is the embodiment of the machine that our music has been raging against for two decades," Morello writes, adding: "I clearly see that Ryan has a whole lotta 'rage' in him: 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. Basically, the only thing he's not raging against is the privileged elite he's groveling in front of for campaign contributions."
In my experience, when a presidential candidate needs an outside force to animate him -- Michael Dukakis needed Kitty, Bob Dole needed C-Span, Willard needs Paul -- it spells doom.
The fresh Gen X vice-presidential contender -- like Sarah Palin, he favors the exclamation "awesome" -- has had mixed reviews in his debutante cotillion.
Howard Fineman wrote in The Huffington Post that "Ryan turns out, upon closer inspection, not to be a purifying ideologue, but rather a young, power-hungry, ladder-climbing trimmer."(continued)
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I'll get the ball rolling...
“Tom Morello, the Grammy-winning, Harvard-educated guitarist “
He’s certainly been successful, but he’s not that great a guitarist. Not bad though.
Hey MoDo, stick to writing about something you actually understand which is.....uh....well....
Now I thinking Kirk Douglas might be counting his blessing that instead MO DO as his daughter in law he has nice Sweet Welsh gal in Catherine Zeta Jones
Is Maureen Dowd merely a younger Helen Thomas?
Is Candy Crowley a younger version of Maureen Dowd?
The liberal media is getting desperate.
But getting back on topic, the less we hear of Dowd, the better. Every time I read her I need to reach for antiacids....
Personally, I’d think the thought of a younger, stronger, healthier Dick Cheney would make Maureen die of fright.
And second, Mo, I know you don’t hang out here, but if anybody needs to worry about whether they’re the machine they’re raging against, it’s the guys who spent the last twenty years working for Sony.
It’s easy to be critical (or jealous) of youth, Maureen. Maybe you’re acting reflexively?
OMG Ray that funny
I think she is younger version of Helen Thomas she start looking look like more and more like Helen
Zorro with Antonio Banderas
wheres the pic of the man ???
I wish he was.
I still want Cheney to take the stage and say enough bullsh1t, I have a new heart, back me for president and let’s kick the commie kenyan ‘s ass out of the White House.
I’m sure Ryan would be flattered to be compared to Dick Cheney. Both are great Americans who scare the wits out of the libs.
What on earth is nonforcible rape? It's like saying nonlethal murder. Why redefine acts of aggression against women as non-acts of aggression?Never heard of statutory rape, I see.
Maureen makes millions writing stuff like this.
Think about that while you’re job hunting. :)
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