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View Diary: GOP Shutdown/Default - Latest Updates and Observations (10-13-13) - Harry Reid v. Paul Ryan (172 comments)

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  •  xaxnar, I was thinking about Ryan's (6+ / 0-)
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    alignment with Ayn Rand also and wondered if her philosophy (such as it is) still guides him, and if it guides him at the expense of all other counsel.

    He certainly doesn't seem influenced by anybody or anything else nearly as much.  Or at least from his actions on the House floor it's hard to detect that other philosophies influence him.  

    He doesn't seem to have read many other things or thought many other thoughts.  There is more than a whiff of nihilism to Paul Ryan.  No wonder that Ayn Rand speaks to him so strongly.  

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