Morello: ‘Put Up Your Dukes, Tea Party!’

Madison, Wis. — Tom Morello, the Grammy Award–winning guitarist best known for his work with Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave, tells National Review Online that he is ready to tangle with the Tea Party as Gov. Scott Walker (R., Wis.) battles the public-sector unions.

“This is not about the Tea Party,” Morello says in an interview on the steps of the state capitol, where he plans to lead an afternoon rally. “There were more people walking their dogs around the capitol then there were Tea Party people here the other day, and they got half the news. It’s ridiculous.” He adds, jokingly: “Put up your dukes, Tea Party!”

“My message [to Walker] is, look in the streets,” Morello says. “There are tens of thousands of working people here every day saying that they are not going to be shafted.”


Robert Costa — Robert Costa is National Review's Washington editor and a CNBC political analyst. He manages NR's Capitol Hill bureau and covers the White House, Congress, and national campaigns. ...