Randex

Sunday 21 September 2014
WillTwain, Daily Kos

Any politician (Paul Ryan) that hands out Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged to his staff, should be called out for the extremist that he is. Rand Paul admits his admiration for Ayn Rand, so he should be called out, too.

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 21 Sep 2014
Thursday 18 September 2014
Jim Kempton, San Clemente Times (CA)

For those who seem to worship uber-capitalist Ayn Rand, here are some self-proclaimed particulars you should know about her

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 18 Sep 2014
Monday 15 September 2014
John Weeks, Huffington Post

…Paul Ryan and neo-Ayn-Randian Senator Rand Paul (Paul Ryan, Rand Paul ­could they be the same person cleverly occupying the House and the Senate simultaneously? The possibility…

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 15 Sep 2014
Saturday 13 September 2014
Michael McGough, Los Angeles Times
Paul Ryan  

In 2012, the nuns and their bus toured nine states to protest cuts in social spending proposed by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), a bete noire for liberal Catholics. As the Blues Brothers would put it, they were on a mission from God to smite Randian economics.

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 13 Sep 2014
Friday 12 September 2014
Drake Baer, Business Insider

ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson: “Atlas Shrugged” by Ayn Rand.
Tillerson — chief executive, oil king, and maker of $28 million a year — lists “Atlas Shrugged” as his favorite book.

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 12 Sep 2014
Thursday 11 September 2014
Steve Almond, Salon

…parasites and follow a hunky guy named John Galt to a gorgeous valley in Colorado, where together they declare themselves on strike against the government. This means they get to live in harmony and…

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 11 Sep 2014
Saturday 06 September 2014
Michael Lind, Salon

Has Joe Biden discovered his inner Ayn Rand and “gone Galt” on us? Of course not. Ryan and Biden are politicians. They are adroitly using rhetoric to appeal to swing voters.

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 06 Sep 2014
Friday 05 September 2014
Mary Spicuzza and Matthew DeFour, Cap Times (Madison, WI)

Ron Johnson, who won election in 2010, or even the libertarian author Ayn Rand, whose books he once said influenced his values and identity and were required reading among staff.

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 05 Sep 2014
Jamie Glazov, FrontPage Magazine

I like Ayn Rand, so I hate contradiction in my world. I stand beside people who yell, “Protect the Constitution,” “Don’t tread on me” and “Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” Mention hip hop and they turn into progressives that would run every lyrical artist out of the country. Then these same people talk about the Left’s hypocrisy when it comes to the First Amendment.

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 05 Sep 2014
Wednesday 03 September 2014
Frank Borgelt, Grand Rapids Press (MI)
Paul Ryan  

Ryan’s plans would tear the safety net wide open. Millions of people would fall deeper into poverty. The pope has already attacked his plans as being immoral. When Ayn Rand is your guide on economics, what do you think would happen?

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 04 Sep 2014
Herbert Calhoun, OpEdNews

…the Republican’s specious non-issues such as their orgy of “Ayn Rand Objectivism,” re-packaged as “privatization,” have been allowed to take over the national agenda, sprint unmolested across mid-field, without even a feeble whimper from the Democrats?

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 03 Sep 2014
Tuesday 02 September 2014
Tom Harker, Circleville Herald (OH)

Ayn Rand said, “Time and again, I have found that the basic evil behind today’s ugliest phenomena is altruism” ; she believed in “selfishness.” But Gandhi said, “Find yourself in the service of others”;
he believed in altruism. God, based on His discussion with Cain, seems to agree with Gandhi about being our brothers’ keeper.

Posted almost 4 years ago Publication date: 02 Sep 2014