Russell Simmons: Romney-Ryan ticket will 'destroy our people and laugh all the way to the bank'
Russell Simmons is not being shy about his opposition to the Romney-Ryan 2012 ticket. In a blistering post on his Global Grind blog, the hip-hop mogul eviscerated the Republican duo and said they “will destroy our people and laugh all the way to the bank.” Simmons has unabashedly supported progressive causes and politicians for years. Mediaite has more:
Hip hop mogul Russell Simmons weighed in on the presidential race yesterday, penning a piece about how Mitt Romney and Paul Ryanare the two men “who will destroy our people and laugh all the way to the bank.”
In picking Ryan, Simmons wrote in a blog post on the Global Grind, Romney made his campaign message clear: “EVERYTHING’S FOR SALE! And all of the money that is made on everything that is sold will be made on the backs of the poor and the working class.”
Picturing a Romney/Ryan administration, Simmons wrote that it would be one in which you get what you can pay for. And in their case, that’s everything. “I have a feeling that one of my rich friends will just buy the government and paint the White House green and make Mitt sleep in the basement,” he wrote.
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