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GREG PUCIATO VS. PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA, ROUND 2

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081104_obama_angry_handsLast month, The Dillinger Escape Plan frontman Greg Puciato lashed out at President Barack Obama in a lengthy blog post, taking the sitting prez to task for the bailout and calling him “George W. Bush lite, wearing a young black man costume.”

Well, you’d assume that Obama a) has never heard of The Dillinger Escape Plan and b) therefore would not have heard about/cared about what Puciato had to say.

Apparently, this is not the case.

Read President Obama’s response to Puciato after the jump… it’s a doozy.

Hello my fellow Americans.

Admittedly, this has been a busy couple of years for me. And so it was only recently that I sat down to see what people had to say about Ire Works, the most recent album from my once-favorite band, The Dillinger Escape Plan. And it seems as though the critics overwhelmingly gave their approval to this record.

I hope if you are reading this and you are one of critics who gave Ire Works a positive review you PULL YOUR HEAD OUT OF YOUR ASS, because… NEWS FLASH… in case you haven’t noticed, it’s not really a habit of metal bands to EVER go back to being hard n’ heavy once it’s allowed to go poppier. People believe this unrelenting expansion/”evolution” is necessary, but it’s not. It’s yet another once-great band getting ready to sell-out.

Now, you might think I’m being extreme. But if history has taught us anything, it’s that Ire Works is the beginning of the end. Remember Metallica’s self-titled record? A lot of people thought it was harmless. They were wrong. It started Metallica down a road from which they never returned.

I want my DEP to sound like DEP. If I want to listen to Faith No More, I will simply put on a Faith No More album. The Dillinger Escape Plan used to stand for uncompromising artistic vision; now they’re just one more band I don’t have to care about. Which is fine. I’m a busy man anyway.

P.S. The bailout was necessary. We do want people to get speeding tickets, but some people have the intelligence to just not to drive so fast if they don’t want to/can’t afford to pay the fine. Obama for re-election in 2012. Suck it, Puciato.

Wow. Obama’s got claws!

-AR

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