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Tuesday, January 08, 2013

 A Zombie Eye On The Future 
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Paul Ryan  | For all his Randian rhetoric, and the endless head-fakes he makes in the general direction of Opportunity For All — Pro Tip, Paul. For a head fake to work, sooner or later, you have to take a shot. — Ryan is fundamentally a creature of the high-end businessmen who finance his party.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

 Paul Ryan Will Not Be Saving the Romney Campaign 
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Paul Ryan  | We have dealt previously with the utter hilarity of the notion that the path to glory for Willard Romney is to unleash the neo-Randian policy genius that is his running mate, Paul Ryan, the zombie-eyed granny-starver from Wisconsin. But there is further evidence to the effect that, given the relative vacancy at the top of the ticket, a quasi-mutiny may be brewing below decks.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

 Paul Ryan, Republican Sadist of the Future 
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Paul Ryan  | Is there anyone in the House Republican Caucus who doesn’t follow one cult or another? Ryan himself makes his aides read Ayn Rand.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

 Bill Keller and the American Sandwich 
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Paul Ryan  | Recently, [Paul] Krugman made a fine dinner out of the notion of “centrism” as perceived by people who are not necessarily David Brooks, but who likely look very much like him and are wearing their underwear. The theme of Krugman’s piece was the self-evident fact that, if you consider Paul Ryan’s zombie-eyed granny-starving budget as anything more than a campaign document crossed with a Penthouse Forum letter addressed to Ayn Rand, you are not a “centrist.” You reside very much on the right. You are also a sap.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

• • Buffett Rule Obama Speech 
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Paul Ryan  | Of course, [Pope John Paul II’s view of our obligations to the poor] is the kind of thing about religion that drove Ayn Rand, the oversexed yahoo who is Paul Ryan’s personal glow-girl, crazy. The irony, she is truly rich in this one.)

Thursday, April 05, 2012

 Wisconsin, Where the Romney Pushback Begins 
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Now, in Wisconsin, where almost nobody is in the middle — wherever that is — anymore, [Mitt Romney] has had to choose the company of an Ayn Rand fanboi, a Koch Brothers rentboy, and a rookie senator who thinks the Affordable Care Act was drawn up at Nuremberg in 1935.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

 Paul Ryan’s Budget Is a Cowardly Political Joke 
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Paul Ryan  | The only reason that the zombie-eyed granny-starver Paul Ryan gets to present his own federal budget, as though he were the shadow president and not a guy elected by roughly 180,000 people in and around Janesville, Wisconsin, is that he managed early on to convince people that he was not your run-of-the-mill zombie-eyed, granny-starving, trickle-down Randian snake-oil salesman of the kind that have been running Republican economic policy since half-past Ronald Reagan’s lucidity.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

• • The New Rights of Paul Ryan, CPAC’s Public Intellectual 
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Paul Ryan  | That zombie-eyed granny-starver Paul Ryan is the wonk every wingnut woman wants and every wingnut man wants to be. He thinks Serious Thoughts about The Big Issues Facing The Nation, and they truly dig him the most. If Ayn Rand, that randy old crackpot, were still alive, she’d whack him over the head, stuff him in a sack, and drag him off to her apartment, where they would make hot Objectivist monkey-love until the rafters knocked and the angels wept. Paul Ryan is also a remarkably accomplished bullshit artist.

Thursday, November 03, 2011

 Paul Ryan, Salesman 
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Paul Ryan  | Trotting out Ayn Rand’s Brycreem’d doppelganger to raise money based on his party’s obvious concern for “the safety net” is dangerously close to the working Jewish law-school definition of chutzpah.

• • Paul Ryan Heritage Foundation Speech 
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Paul Ryan  | Ladies and gentlemen, we present to you today’s worst paragraph in political rhetoric, courtesy of Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Dickens), in an appearance at the Heritage Foundation [....]. “We’re coming close to a tipping point in America where we might have a net majority of takers versus makers in society and that could become very dangerous if it sets in as a permanent condition. [....] Sentence No. 1: pure Ayn Rand. “Makers vs. takers.” Moochers and leeches. You and Them. But especially Them. But not in a divisive way. Oh, no. The Congressman doesn’t believe in divisive class rhetoric.

Sunday, February 07, 2010

 Our love-hate relationship with taxes 
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Barbara Anderson probably has affected Massachusetts politics more than anyone ever has who’s never been elected to anything. “To me,” she says, “taxes have never been about the money. It’s been about power and who’s in charge and who’s in control.” A native of western Pennsylvania, where her parents ran a hardware store, the former Barbara Hervatin enrolled in the DuBois campus of Penn State, where friends introduced her to the work of Ayn Rand. By 1980 and two husbands later, she found herself here, working as the executive director of Citizens for Limited Taxation.

Monday, June 09, 2008

 Dream on 
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[Libertarians are] entertaining as hell, especially when they talk about legalizing dope. But nobody with the brain God gave algae would hand them actual power. These people read Ayn Rand, for pity's sake, who is what L. Ron Hubbard would have been had he written his books with a paint roller.