Skip to comments.Obama swipes at Paul Ryan's Ayn Rand fandom
Posted on 10/25/2012 7:46:33 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
President Obama dismissed Ayn Rand, whom Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan said at one point "inspired him," as having "a pretty narrow vision" in an interview with Rolling Stone.
"Well, you'd have to ask Paul Ryan what that means to him," Obama said in the interview. "Ayn Rand is one of those things that a lot of us, when we were 17 or 18 and feeling misunderstood, we'd pick up. Then, as we get older, we realize that a world in which we're only thinking about ourselves and not thinking about anybody else, in which we're considering the entire project of developing ourselves as more important than our relationships to other people and making sure that everybody else has opportunity that that's a pretty narrow vision."
The president went on to describe Rand's objectivist philosophy which emphasizes self-interest as having overtaken the GOP.
"It's not one that, I think, describes what's best in America," Obama said. "Unfortunately, it does seem as if sometimes that vision of a 'you're on your own' society has consumed a big chunk of the Republican Party."
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Scraping the bottom of the barrel. Nothing to run on but petty crap.
How many US citizens died at Benghazi?
I suppose the King of Kenya finds it much more noble to have admired the writings of Marx, Lenin, Malcolm X, etc. ....Man I can’t wait for this assclown to be evicted.
Obama would have preferred Ryan say that he admires Che or Chavez..who are Obama’s favorites
I detest this petty little man more and more each day.
I pray his political career ends in 13 days.
Ah!.... Zero shrugged...
He probably prefers the “Little Red Book.”
I was thinking the same thing. Just when one thinks this poseur can’t sink any lower, he obligingly does.
Tell us about the REALITY of your (anti-)heroes, Uhbama.
Well, The One does have a Little Blue Book.
No Barry, that was when you were picking up a joint.
How many potential Obama voters even know who Rand is?
Funny, when I went to see “Atlas Shrugged Part II” last weekend, I was stunned to see the parallels between the government in the movie and what’s running this country currently.
What Barry *really* doesn’t like about Ayn Rand (besides her free-market philosophy) is that she stared Soviet-style collectivism right in its soulless eyes and rejected it. Loudly and frequently. And smartly. (And yes, with lots and lots of words. ;) )
That’s right Barry, you marxist POS. Many of us in this country that aren’t leeches mooching off the government nipple in order to survive, value our individual liberties and God-given rights. And contrary to what some mindless mental midget who faints in front of you might think, you’re not God, you sick turd.
The Looter doesn’t like Ayn Rand? There’s a shocker!
I find it revealing how he relishes cutting down “any” American but does not have one bad word to say against terrorists that have and CONTINUE to kill Americans!