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    Ian Reifowitz

    Ryan's former regard for Ayn Rand is an Urban Legend. He says so himself. Also, no matter how much he liked her novels, no matter how they inspired him to study economics and oppose "Socialism", he has always rejected her atheism. (That seems to be true, in a way. But one must still ask what kind of God he believes in, since it is not the one we read of in the Bible or in Thomas Aquinas, according to many Catholic Bishops.)

    Ryan Shrugged

    Paul Krugman, the New York Times columnist, recently called Ryan “an Ayn Rand devotee” who wants to “slash benefits for the poor.” New York magazine once alleged that Ryan “requires staffers to read Atlas Shrugged,” Rand’s gospel of capitalism. President Obama has blasted the Ryan budget as Republican “social Darwinism.”

    These Rand-related slams, Ryan says, are inaccurate and part of an effort on the left to paint him as a cold-hearted Objectivist. Ryan’s actual philosophy, as reported by my colleague, Brian Bolduc, couldn’t be further from the caricature. As a practicing Roman Catholic, Ryan says, his faith and moral values shape his politics as much as his belief in freedom and capitalism does.

    OK, so he's a cold-hearted Catholic. Is that better?

    Yes, what he himself said about himself is now all lies made up by his enemies. Step right up, folks, and watch the Whirling Wonders, each going around faster than the other! Can a dog hunt when it spins?

    Hey, Mitt! Thanks for ObamneyCare.

    by Mokurai on Sat Aug 11, 2012 at 02:37:45 PM PDT

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