Biden and Ryan to Debate Rush’s Nomination for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

I learned from my brother-in-law, a respectable devotee of Rush, that the band has been nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, a nice but more or less meaningless honor.

Their sound and style have never really appealed to me, but I can’t deny the musical talent of Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart. Outstanding drum work.

Given the volatility displayed by Rush’s lovers and haters, a debate between Joe Biden and Paul Ryan about the band and this latest honor could divide some of those as-of-yet undecided voters.  Our very own Jonathan Mcleod could moderate.  I figure Ryan would take the pro-Rush side, as he would appreciate their early fascination with Ayn Rand.  So, anyway, this totally needs to happen.

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Kyle Cupp is a freelance writer who blogs about culture, philosophy, politics, postmodernism, and religion. He is a contributor to the group Catholic blog Vox Nova. Kyle lives with his wife, son, and daughter in North Texas. Follow him on Facebook and Twitter.

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8 Responses

  1. George Vogt says:

    Kyle, this post leaves me wanting so much more. You merely fluff the imagination of what such a debate would be like. There is little substance here. Or maybe this is dedicated to your genius.

  2. Burt Likko says:

    Ryan would totally be in to Rush. Exactly the right demographic.

    Biden, maybe not so much. “Why the hell is this drum solo so long? And what the hell is a Red Barchetta anyway? I don’t get it.” I’d figure Biden for a Beatles man. Maybe the Stones.

    • Kyle Cupp says:

      See. It’s a natural debate. They wouldn’t even have to pretend to pick sides.

    • Patrick Cahalan says:

      I wonder if Ryan would come out for Rush, and then tomorrow they can pull a Rage Against The Machine on him.

      Peart’s a bleeding-heart libertarian now.

      • Rush already disowned the Rand Paul campaign. I can’t imagine they’d fall in love with Ryan

        • Burt Likko says:

          Yeah, well, Bruce Springsteen won’t have boo to do with Chris Christie, but Gov. Christie pursues his unrequited yet slobbering love of the The Boss anyway.

          No reason Paul Ryan can’t feel the same way about Rush.