• • 5 condescending Republican responses to Rand Paul’s filibuster
Ryu Spaeth, The Week Atlas Shrugged |The Fountainhead |Rand Paul | 3. "It sort of reminds me of young kids when they first read The Fountainhead"
Serious foreign policy thinkers in the GOP enjoy comparing Paul's filibuster to the rant of an adolescent. "It sort of reminds me of young kids when they first read The Fountainhead or Atlas Shrugged," opined John Yoo, who famously penned the so-called torture memos that authorized the Bush administration's harsh interrogation techniques. "They suddenly think that federal taxation equals slavery and they're not going to pay any federal taxes anymore."