Ryan Recants Randian Rapport!

"I once told a lie THIS BIG!"

In a flip-flop so quick it would make Mitt Romney’s head spin, Paul Ryan (R-Ayn’s Boudoir Thomas Aquinas’ Boudoir???) has recanted the love he held for his Objectivist mistress, seeking to atone for his misguided love of all things Rand.

I reject her philosophy,” Ryan says firmly. “It’s an atheist philosophy. It reduces human interactions down to mere contracts and it is antithetical to my worldview. If somebody is going to try to paste a person’s view on epistemology to me, then give me Thomas Aquinas,” who believed that man needs divine help in the pursuit of knowledge. “Don’t give me Ayn Rand,” he says.

Is nothing sacred anymore?  Can’t a man love the way John Galt once loved?  I guess not…

7 comments to Ryan Recants Randian Rapport!

  • Gareth

    Paul Ryan is clearly a traitor to Libertariansism and the cause of Free Enterprise. Allen West can add him to his list of Communists in Congress.

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  • Edward Susterich

    “I reject her philosopy”, says Paul Ryan about Ayn Rand’s atheism. If Paul Ryan rejected the corruption and evil history or his Catholic religion– that would a positive step. Burning people at the stake, torture during the Holy Inquisition, anti-Semitism, forced conversion to Catholicism of our Native American population, collaboration with Nazi criminals, aiding Nazis to escape punishment for their war crimes, coverup of pedophile priests, extortion of the poor, Vatican Bank money laundering…the list goes on and on.

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  • Steven Reynolds

    But Edward, that is not part of Christian philosophy. It is part of the church. There’s a difference.

    As to Ryan’s rejection of Ayn Rand, it will not hold, not with so many examples of his embrace of it all over the internet. Still, his flip flop will probably hurt him.

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  • Oh, and now the atheists are the enemy! How frikin’ convenient!!Because there’s ALWAYS an enemy with these people.

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  • Cat Kin

    Ryan should not abandon Rand. They’re both successful social opportunists.

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  • Rand was quite accepting of people who’d adhere to only half of her philosophy.

    Oh, wait – she wasn’t.

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  • PJ

    Ryan’s response is fun isn’t it? He doesn’t alter his position in the least, yet his rhetoric looks ever more lefty-ish. I’ve been marveling at how adept conservatives are at making that shift when their policy positions turn sour with the general public. Note that Costa didn’t push Ryan on subsidiarity. Catholic academics challenged him on his interpretation as well as his “Objectivist” budget.

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