Paul Ryan loves Ayn Rand

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    Ryan is a total Ayn Rand fanboy:

    "I just want to speak to you a little bit about Ayn Rand and what she meant to me in my life and [in] the fight we’re engaged here in Congress. I grew up on Ayn Rand, that’s what I tell people."
    "I grew up reading Ayn Rand and it taught me quite a bit about who I am and what my value systems are, and what my beliefs are."
    "It’s inspired me so much that it’s required reading in my office for all my interns and my staff. We start with Atlas Shrugged. People tell me I need to start with The Fountainhead then go to Atlas Shrugged [laughter]. There’s a big debate about that. We go to Fountainhead, but then we move on, and we require Mises and Hayek as well."
    "But the reason I got involved in public service, by and large, if I had to credit one thinker, one person, it would be Ayn Rand."
    "And when you look at the twentieth-century experiment with collectivism—that Ayn Rand, more than anybody else, did such a good job of articulating the pitfalls of statism and collectivism—you can’t find another thinker or writer who did a better job of describing and laying out the moral case for capitalism than Ayn Rand."
    "It’s so important that we go back to our roots to look at Ayn Rand’s vision, her writings, to see what our girding, under-grounding [sic] principles are."
    "Because there is no better place to find the moral case for capitalism and individualism than through Ayn Rand’s writings and works."

    Audio Surfaces of Paul Ryan's Effusive Love of Ayn Rand - Politics - The Atlantic Wire
     
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    You can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear - and Ryan is a sow's ear.
     
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    Ryan has all the compassion of someone who has never dealt with illness and disability, cared for an elderly parent or grandparent, or watched an older person struggle to make ends meet. He's smug in his little Washington bubble, knowing he has healthcare and won't ever have to worry about choosing between buying groceries or taking a child to the doctor.

    Good luck winning over the middle class and older Americans!
     
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    Don't worry Ryan now rejects Rand (apparently she isn't the Jeremiah Wright he thought she was).


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    This is one of the big reasons I won't vote republican this year due to the republican controlled Congress and a likely rubber stamp in Mitt Romney.
     
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    Ryan is only "saying" he rejects Ayn Rand. I'm sure he still loves her deeply.
     
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    More: Tuesdays with Moron: Chatological Humor Update - The Washington Post

    Now, Romney has selected another cobra.
     
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    Yes, he’s clearly a reactionary conservative ideologue.
     
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