Dee Snider: Why I Denounce Paul Ryan's Use Of 'We're Not Gonna Take It'

Dee Snider, who recently slammed Vice Presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan using the band's 1984 signature tune "We're Not Gonna Take It" at a recent rally, was interviewed on tonight's (Monday, September 10) edition of "Joy Behar: Say Anything".

Dee Snider: Why I Denounce Paul Ryan's Use Of 'We're Not Gonna Take It'
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Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider, who recently slammed Vice Presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan using the band's 1984 signature tune "We'Re Not Gonna Take It" at a recent rally, was interviewed on tonight's (Monday, September 10) edition of "Joy Behar: Say Anything", Blabbermouth reports. "View" co-host Joy Behar's new show on Current TV. You can now watch a clip of his appearance below. Asked why he objects to Paul Ryan's use of "We're Not Gonna Take It" on the campaign trail, Snider said, "I have never objected to anybody using that song. It has become an anthem for anybody who is... anything they're against, whether it's work, their job, their teacher, a sporting event, whatever, they use the song. The Tea Party used the song; I didn't object to that. [But] everything that's come out of [Paul Ryan's] mouth I have objected to except for the use of P90X [a commercial home exercise regimen], which I do indoors; I'm a P90X user. But other than that, there's practically nothing I agree with with this guy, and so I said I just do not like him using the song. I didn't say he couldn't use the song; I denounced his use of my song". Regarding the fact that he was OK with the Tea Party using the song and his endorsement of then-GOP candidate Arnold Schwarzenegger during the actor's successful recall campaign against Democratic incumbent Governor Gray Davis, Snider said, "I'm both hailed and reviled by both sides - left and right. I consider myself a "mugwump". Mark Twain was a mugwump, the first of the mugwumps. They're people who vote for the right person, or the best choice you have". Snider also said that he wasn't as bothered by Ryan's running mate, GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, telling Behar, "I didn't feel as angry towards Mitt Romney. You look at his record. He's a Northeastern Republican - fiscally conservative, socially liberal. And I figure once he got in office... He's just saying whatever he needs to say to get there. Let's put it this way - I don't feel he's as hardened and really truly believes in the things he says". When Behar pointed out that this is a problem, the singer quickly added, "Oh, I'm not voting for him. I'm not voting for Romney. I was never voting for Romney".

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    Lightning_Ray
    I know, the joke's getting old but I still can't get over it...
    Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider, who recently slammed Vice Presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan...
    jhart08
    what I'm getting from all the articles on UG...people love p90x lol.
    chrisvasco23
    "But other than that, there's practically nothing I agree with with this guy, and so I said I just do not like him using the song. I didn't say he couldn't use the song; I denounced his use of my song". SLAM!!!!
    bsdrocker78
    Mitt Romney opens up jobs, Obama talks about doing it and Snider had one good song
    brnbasler
    Mitt Romney's company has used predatory methods to take over companies, leave them in horrible debt, resulting in numerous layoffs, and eventual closure. Romney can call himself a job creator all he wants, but it will never be true.
    silent caution
    How can he say anything about that song? Sure it was his greatest hit, but its a cover song...he dont own it so he really cant say anything about it
    dr718
    Seems to me like Dee agrees with Republicans a lot more than he will care to admit because he doesn't want to alienate his audience. He won't say what he disagrees with Ryan about and practically endorses Romney before he backs off. You can sell a lot of stuff when you say you hate Republicans, and then keep more of your money when you vote for them--just don't tell anyone. No guts...