It took quite a few scandals, but the Left has found at least two that threaten its love affair with President Obama and the Democrats: drone strikes and domestic spying. Rep. Nancy Pelosi was booed by the progressives at Netroots Nation when she accused NSA leaker Edward Snowden of criminal activity. When David Gregory asked Glenn Greenwald why he shouldn’t be charged with helping Snowden leak classified material, John Cusack declared it the lowest point in the 65-year history of “Meet the Press.”

Now it’s time to take Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello off of the Obama mailing list. He wants you to know, though, that he didn’t campaign for Obama as much as he did against the other guy; specifically, “jackass” (and RATM fan) Paul Ryan.

It looks like someone already paid for a flight to Cuba, but Snowden wasn’t on it. Is Ecuador the better option?

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Update:

Morello joins Bill Ayers in calling for Obama (and other U.S. presidents) to be tried and jailed for war crimes.

That’s an interesting point: Morello is currently working with Obama superfan Bruce Springsteen, who campaigned hard for the president’s reelection and even wrote him a campaign song.

  • peteee363

    now he figures it out, bit late for that, huh?

    • ObamaFail

      Libs refuse to admit when they were wrong. They just distract from the issue, or they make some lame claim, or try to put the blame on the opposition.

      • Finrod Felagund

        Yep, like the troll below.

      • http://horndogs1.blogspot.com/ Isaac M. Baranoff

        “Liberalism” means free market capitalism. Tom Morello is a Marxist.

        Ayn Rand was a liberal. Tom Morello is not.

  • Kate

    I love watching liberals turn on each other.

    • Jonas Oblouk

      It is not “liberals” turning on each other. True “Liberals” are sticking to their principles as Obama reveals that he is not a really a liberal at all. Words have become labels and nothing more. Thomas Jefferson was a “Liberal”. But today, he would be considered a radical civil libertarian, perhaps.

    • http://horndogs1.blogspot.com/ Isaac M. Baranoff

      Tom Morello is not a liberal, he is a Marxist. Ayn Rand was a liberal. Liberalism is the support of free market capitalism, civil liberties, social freedoms, and limited government.

  • Kate

    I love watching liberals turn on each other.

  • LochGates44

    Way to be silent when it really mattered.

  • Dawn Crawford

    This is what happens when Tom endorses “The Machine” How can you “Rage” when you collude with? Credibility in the Punk world…0

  • Bathing Suit Area

    What’s changed? Morello only ever endorsed the democrats as the lesser of two evils in his thinking.

  • MKFenris

    Tom Morello lost all credibility when he desires socialism yet lives in a mansion.

    • Bathing Suit Area

      Has he really been known for railing against mansions?

      • MKFenris

        Nah, but he complains about rich people when he himself is rich.

        • Bathing Suit Area

          I’ve not heard him actually say that rich people are bad for being rich. I you’re arguing against a straw-Morello.

      • Kevin Scott

        Ah, the classic tactic of nitpicking until the opposition gives up. Brilliant move!

      • Kevin Scott

        Ah, the classic tactic of nitpicking until the opposition gives up. Brilliant move!

      • Mister A

        Is socialism really less of a “machine” than a constitutional republic? The dude should be a staunch libertarian, and I mean like John Locke or Immanuel Kant. Fundamentalist libertarian, he should be.

        • Jonas Oblouk

          Most people realize they are fundamentally libertarian when the state finally comes after them to take, instead of give.

  • Maxwell

    This is I can’t stand anyone famous. Paul Ryan is an obvious RATM fan, yet Morello still calls him a jackass. Treat your fans with some respect, their the ones who technically pay you.

    • Bathing Suit Area

      Just because someone likes your music doesn’t make them less of a jackass, nor does it obligate you to agree with their ridiculous policies.

      • Maxwell

        He can disagree with him all he wants, even think he is a jackass all he wants. But to publicly call one of his fans a jackass is a classless move.

        • Bathing Suit Area

          What if one of your fans really is a jackass though?

          • Maxwell

            That’s his/her problem, not mine. But if he likes and enjoys my works, I appreciate him/her since he/she technically supports me.

          • Bathing Suit Area

            Better go tell Adam Baldwin to get off Twitter then.

          • mike_in_kosovo

            Why? Did Baldwin call you a jackass?

      • William Kent Jenkins

        Gotta help you get to 10 downers so you can get your handjob . No, no don’t thank me , my pleasure

    • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

      There are a lot of left-leaning bands/musicians I like…but NOT for their Politics… Their opinions I could care less about, but some (like REM) Rock! However, like Morello and Springstien, Michael Stipe (STIPE!!) is a Political Idiot! And Jimmy Buffett, who thinks Manatees, Dolphins, and Sea Turtles should have more rights than us Humans, makes great, laid-back music, and has lived a Very interesting life. #MusicTriviaTime Jawamax 8<{D}

  • Vahalis

    Lip Nuzzle the Machine,
    doesn’t quite have the same appeal to the masses as
    Rage Against the Machine
    does it Tom?
    A solid business and public relations play if one is to continue to “Fight the Man”
    for profit.

  • cmerlo1

    This from the man who for years had ‘arm the homeless’ painted on his guitar.

  • cmerlo1

    This from the man who for years had ‘arm the homeless’ painted on his guitar.

  • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

    Morello and Springstien want a president who’s Further to the Left than Obama… So they can be happy, while we’re stuck with even WORSE oppression… #RightWard Jawamax 8<{D}

  • Jonas Oblouk

    in the light of the recent scandals (IRS, Snowden, etc) It has been interesting to see many Republicans run to Obama’s side, statist die-hard Dems stick with Obama, and those who love liberty stick to their principles and be thrown out of the “party” and under a bus by the party loyalists in this comment area..

  • Stephanie Warren

    Paul Ryan’s no jackass but Tom is.