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'Make America Rage Again' tour kicks off

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>> Cleveland is where the Republican National Convention is taking place, but so too is the kickoff to the Make America Rage tour by the Prophets of Rage. I'm Rob Cox, I'm here at the Agora ballroom. These are members of Cypress Hill, Public Enemy, and Rage Against the Machine.
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And they sat down with us to tell us what they're gonna try to do, not just to make America rage again, but to think again.>> Tonight, right now, while we're playing here, Mitch McConnell, a particularly odious member of the Senate is speaking. We are trying to insight people to stand up and a make a change and not defer to horrible leaders and horrible candidates who will continue to betray their real interest.
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>> You have young generations that might not understand really, what the intensity of what's happening now and what's to become of their futures. Music at its greatest has the ability to get people leave themselves and look at themselves from the outside in.>> What can you guys do that politicians can't?
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>> In music, unlike politics, you don't have to settle for the lesser of two evils. You go in a voting booth, you hold your nose. When you go to a concert, you go because you wanna be there because it's an authentic experience. It's not experience you settle for.
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The Trumps supporters have every right to be frustrated and every right to be angry. They don't have anyone who represents their interest because those two parties are doing the job they were paid to do and that is serve the interests of the ruling class. We are bipartisan in our rock and roll in that the frustrations that are felt by right, center and left, those who are frustrated can find a home in this music.
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>> You've got the song Party's Over, it's interesting. I mean George Will could have written that headline.>>
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t's be very, very clear that this clown show going on here in Cleveland, that party is over. I mean that is a full-on clown show going on over there.
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There are billions of people on this planet who live in abject poverty, who are unemployed, who have no access to adequate health care, education, housing, or even clean drinking water. Those people do not have a candidate representing them on this election. They do have a rock and roll band.
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Confronting those injustices is what our music has been about for decades. And that's why we put this band together in 2016.>> While Cleveland is the spiritual kickoff for the Make America Rage Again tour, the band will be hitting 35 US cities, starting in August.
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