Ayn Rand as Scarecrow (2)

Via TPM:

Paul Ryan was chased by a protester waving a giant Bible and decrying libertarian author Ayn Rand on his way out of the Faith and Freedom Conference, a social conservative gathering in DC where he delivered a speech on his budget.
“Why did you choose to model your budget on the extreme ideology of Ayn Rand rather than the faith of economic justice in the Bible?” the blond, 20-something male asked. He said he wanted to “present” Ryan with a Bible to teach him how to help the “most vulnerable.”

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8 Responses to Ayn Rand as Scarecrow (2)

  1. kirk says:

    It really sucks when a moron shows you how stupid you are.

  2. Cephus says:

    What sucks more is that they’d want to model their economic theory on either of them. Both are absurd in the extreme.

  3. John says:

    For someone whom nobody is supposed to take seriously, Rand sure seems to be taken seriously by a lot of people.

  4. Handsome Dan says:

    Jesus vs. Ayn Rand? It’s a pity they can’t both lose.

  5. Zippy says:

    Jesus v. Ayn Rand sounds like something you’d see on South Park.

    Rand’s total philosophy of objectivism was indeed flawed in quite a few respects, but the reason she drives the left absolutely bonkers is that her depiction of them is dead on in so many respects. Crony capitalism being an example.

  6. Don Kenner says:

    So…trying to cut 1% of the deficit constitutes going Rand?

    Yes, her philosophy is SO extreme: free markets, individual rights, an end to crony capitalism, and no giving ground to those who would destroy Western civilization. And then (gasp!) the idea that free markets are not only necessary, but morally right.

    The Bush way was so much better. Spend, spend, spend…appease, appease, appease (mispronounce words). Repeat. And then you get Obama as your reward.

    And the meek shall inherit the earth…

  7. CJColucci says:

    I’ll let the advocates of Jesus and of Rand fight it out, and I’ll even hold their coats. I’m just happy that the message is getting out that there is a conflict.

  8. The Mark Who Was Here First says:

    Randians and Christers–one of those titanic match-ups (like Hitler v. Stalin) of people who truly deserve one another.

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