• • • Legislative candidates find Tea Party’s red-hot rage has cooled considerably
Doug Grow, Cyndy Brucato and James Nord, MinnPost (Minneapolis) Atlas Shrugged |The Fountainhead | In at least some cases, the Paul “objectivists” have been told they’re not welcome at Tea Party meetings. Take a moment for a definition of “objectivist,” which, to some of us, is a new term in contemporary politics. The term comes from Ayn Rand, author of “Atlas Shrugged” and “The Fountainhead,” which border on the biblical for some Paul followers. According to Rand herself, objectivism means “reality exists as an objective absolute — facts are facts, independent of man’s feelings, wishes, hopes or fears.” Objectivists apparently rub some fundamentalist Christians the wrong way, which has led to the concern among the Paul crowd about the direction the Tea Party is headed.