Speaker of the House Paul Ryan has been dreaming about slashing healthcare since he was a frat-bro “drinking out of a keg,” so he must be living a nightmare after Republicans pulled legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act. “We’re going to be [with] Obamacare for the foreseeable future,” he said before, according to the New York Times, blasting some Papa Roach.
“It was a stunning failure for Paul Ryan. He exited the White House and took no questions as he stepped into his black SUV,” the Gray Lady reported. “Within moments, the muffled sound of Papa Roach’s ‘Last Resort’ were heard blaring inside the car as it drove away.” Have you ever wanted to believe in something so badly that you immediately accepted it as fact? That’s what happened here. Ryan wasn’t actually listening to Papa Roach (at least not at this moment); this amusing detail came courtesy of Surviving Jack creator (and friend of Uproxx) Justin Halpern in an inspired bit of Photoshop.
But while it may have been #FakeNews, it provided a real opportunity for Papa Roach to show they can take a joke, and make fun of Ryan.
Letting President Big Rig down and getting burned by the dudes who gave us “Between Angels and Insects”? It’s been a rough 24 hours for Paul Ryan, unlike the 24 million people who were projected to lose healthcare coverage. He’ll be exclusively listening to Puddle of Mudd the next time he hits the gym.