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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“He probably prefers the Little Red Book.”
Rules for Radicals - Saul Alinsky
That’s Obama’s Magnum Opus of philosophical literature.
Obama knows as much about Rand as he does about bayonets.
“The Looter doesnt like Ayn Rand? Theres a shocker!”
He is both a looter and a moocher.
Worse than that, he was a reputed bogart-king....
I DOUBT he read Atlas Shrugged or Fountainhead....a little TOO laborious for him....the “Little Red Book” would be much easier.
“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.”
I picked it up at 39. Which is probably when I had the necessary life experiences necessary to appreciate it.
we know where obama gets his inspiration - frank marshall davis, marx, mao, and the freaking terrorist living in chicago.
Zero had to have someone feed him talking point crib notes - unlike Ryan and Romney, Zero can’t grasp what Ayn wrote; it’s all so very far above his pay-grade...
I doubt that Zero ever read Ayn Rand or any other book that didn’t come with a box of crayons.
Given his obvious lack of language skills (when he has no TOTUS)it would not surprise me to learn that Zero has nothing beyond a GED.
I’m not mocking people who get a GED to better their lives. I just think that Zero’s higher education is fantasy.
How many Obama voters even know what a book is?........
What he is really saying here is that Rand’s works appeal to the immature, and eventually one “grows up” and “realizes that collectivism is a more inclusive society.” In other words, he is claiming to be enlightened.
The reality is that leftists must deny facts and true history to claim their brand of enlightenment. They hope that people are ignorant enough to deny truths and will therefore cast their ballots in support of collectivists.
Rand’s repudiation of collectivism requires enlightenment, Obama claims to be enlightened while denying factual history and hoping for widespread ignorance. By making the statements that he is making, Obama is proving Ayn right!
Apparently, neither did you.
These are some desperation attacks from Osama.
I know why he doesn’t want to talk about his own terrible record but this is getting ridiculous.
President Bumper Sticker thinks Directive 10-289 is a feature, not a bug. So yeah, I can where he would have a problem with Rand
Says a member of Jeremiah Wright’s congregation.
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