Paul Ryan, the candidate for vice president on the Republican ticket, is lending new meaning to the word “hypocrisy.”
Six months ago, I offered the following in response to a certain effort by Ryan to rewrite his past:
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. [NOTE: Obviously I was wrong about that.]
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.
And now this same Paul Ryan, this same disciple of an atheist philosopher, is telling a group of Religious Rightists that President Obama poses a threat to the “Judeo-Christian, western-civilization values that made us such a great and exceptional nation.”
Read about it HERE.