Paul Ryan’s dishonest rejection of Ayn Rand is why he’ll never be on a GOP presidential ticket
When I reported HERE last week that Rep. Paul Ryan, the Republican budget guru, had suddenly disowned the crackpot philosopher Ayn Rand, I didn’t really do the matter justice.
I failed to fully capture the craven dishonesty of Ryan’s belated rejection of Rand’s gospel of selfishness.
I failed to emphasize, for example, the blatant falseness of Ryan’s claim that it was only an “urban legend” that he has ever been a devoted disciple of Rand.
And I failed to note that Ryan’s mendacity in this whole matter decidedly precludes any possibility that Mitt Romney will choose him as a running mate or that he’ll ever be on any Republican presidential ticket.
My treatment of the Ryan-Rand matter was trivial compared to the smackdown admininistered last night by Lawrence O’Donnell on MSNBC.
Check it out HERE.