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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Paul Ryan: Anti-Abortion, Anti-Birth Control, Homophobic

Yes, there’s so much more to Paul Ryan than the one-dimensional budget nerd portrayed by the liberal media.  Now that the “media” has decided to focus on “serious” issues (i.e. the economy) to the exclusion of everything else, Paul Ryan’s Salem Witch Hunting mentality is pretty much off the public radar.

Millions of voters are fiscally conservative but liberal/hands-off on social issues.  Do these people even KNOW about Paul Ryan’s Bible-humping fertilized-egg-worshiping fetishes???

Hopefully a lot of bloggers and non-mainstream news sites will keep hammering away at Paul Ryan’s Spanish Inquisition tendencies, since the mainstream “media” wants to keep it a secret.

And WTF is up with all the Ayn Rand comparisons with Paul Ryan?!?  Ayn Rand thought the poor, the incapable, should fall through the cracks and die.  And so does Paul Ryan.  Therefore, Paul Ryan and Ayn Rand are synonymous.

I kind of like that passage from the Bible about “Let he among you who is without sin cast the first stone.”  I guess that makes me a devout Christian.

I read The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged a long time ago.  I can’t seem to remember any sort of sanctimonious Bible-pounding sentiments among Ayn Rand’s characters, but like I said, that was a long time ago.  Oh wait, it’s starting to come back…Yes, it’s all so clear now:

Remember when Howard Roark said to Dominique Francon:  “Birth control pill?  Just put an aspirin between your knees and hold it there.  Slut.”  And who could forget all those book-burning ceremonies that Hank Reardon took part in?  And John Galt going through that exorcism and then handling all those venomous snakes?  Remember??????

Yeah, me neither.

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Blogger Jerry Critter said...

Just another typical republican politician. All the sane ones have been driven out of the party or retired.

August 16, 2012 at 1:37 PM  
Blogger S.W. Anderson said...

Ryan was called out by fellow Catholics after he waxed enthusiastic about Ayn Rand to a group of economic Darwinists with moss growing on their north side. He promptly announced he hadn't been aware of her atheistic philosophy of objectivism, but on having it brought to his attention utterly rejected that. He still liked Rand's take on economics, though (throw down the poor so the rich can more easily roll over them and plow them under). What a guy. A Republican Man for Our Time if there ever was one.


August 16, 2012 at 2:02 PM  
Anonymous Jess said...

Ayn Rand the same Ayn Rand that went ahead and took Medicare and Soc Sec Ayn Rand. The same woman that was an atheist Ayn Rand?? No need to say anything I know it's ok if you are a republican to be all hypocritical. Not for nothing but if you scramble her name you get And Ryan. Andy Borowitz from The New Yorker and Borowitz report, wrote a poem for Ryan. Here ya go and yer welcome for the laughs.

August 16, 2012 at 5:44 PM  
Blogger Snave said...

Yes Tom, and Ellsworth M. Toohey was such a wonderful journalist! Heh... I read The Fountainhead when I was in high school at the urging of my conservative dad who thought it and Atlas Shrugged were two of the best books ever written. I thought the story was OK but I thought Roark crapped on people all the way to the top. Whatever he achieved seemed hollow to me.

I doubt Paul Ryan is an atheist, but it's interesting that he reveres someone who was avowedly Godless. The Objectivist philosophy is very un-Christian, and upon close examination it would be that way to most any observer.

An atheist can't win public office in our country. Paul Ryan engages in all sorts of conservative "Christian" activities but publicly states how much he adores a right wing icon who happened to be a staunch atheist; can it be an even further drag on a ticket that already has a presidential candidate many fundamentalist Christians would consider to be a "cult" member?

Let's just keep all the stories about Paul Ryan and Ayn Rand coming. Ryan is already an easy target for the seniors because of Medicare. Let's also make him an easy target for fundamentalist Christians because of how much he adores Ayn Rand.

He has disavowed the atheist part of her philosophy? Then he should reflect on how her atheism influenced the philosophy, and then disavow her philosophy as well.

August 16, 2012 at 10:07 PM  
Blogger Mr. Charleston said...

Anti-abortion, anti-birth control, homophobic. And those are his good points.

August 17, 2012 at 8:12 AM  
Blogger Demeur said...

All I know is that there's a bunch of nuns that would like nothing better than to see Ryan go through the "bell book and candle" ceremony if you know what I mean.

August 17, 2012 at 8:27 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

I didn't know he was a Muslim.

August 17, 2012 at 12:45 PM  
Blogger S.W. Anderson said...

Snave wrote, Ryan "should reflect on how her atheism influenced the (economic) philosophy, and then disavow her philosophy as well."

Exactly right. Ryan isn't lacking in intelligence. He had to know about Rand's objectivism and atheism, and know very well how his church regards both. Ryan touted his admiration for Rand and her crackpot ideas to a bunch of conservative extremists seeking to raise his profile and popularity with them. It backfired when what he said was publicized and he had to eat some of his words.

You can't separate Rand's notions about what's right economically and socially, and her underlying philosophy. Ryan insults the intelligence of anyone he asks to believe that he or anyone can separate them.

August 17, 2012 at 12:57 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Jerry: Yup, the Republican "Big Tent" has left the building.

SW: I don't know how Ryan could have read anything by Ayn Rand and not been aware of her atheism and total contempt for religion. It's front and center in her books, right up there with selfishness being a virtue.

Jess: LOL. Thanks for the link.

Snave: I hope Democratic strategists will play up Paul Ryan's and Ayn Rand's "virtue of selfishness" and use it to create a wedge issue between Rand's atheism and Ryan's gung ho Christianity.

Mr. C: LOL. That's the scary part.

Demeur: I had to Google it; yes that's what Ryan is due for.

August 17, 2012 at 8:22 PM  
Anonymous Jolly Roger said...

I didn't know he was a Muslim.

I'd ask for context to try to understand this, but you're too stupid to wipe, so any context would be pointless to anyone not clinically dead.

You may resume your Trojan Twister session with the Ryan poster taped to your bedroom ceiling now.

August 18, 2012 at 1:37 PM  
Anonymous Jess said...

@JR You are going to seriously put my libido in peril here, with that image running through my head now about Lisa.

August 18, 2012 at 5:18 PM  

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