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Tue Sep 25, 2012, 12:20 PM

Ryan Shrugged

Lawrence O'Donnell did a rather scathing rant on Paul Ryan's flip-flops and "reimaginings" about some key aspects to his personal politics:


"In tonight's rewrite, Paul Ryan continues to rewrite Paul Ryan, on the many things Paul Ryan can no longer say now that he's Mitt Romney's running mate.


"I grew up reading Ayn Rand...it's required reading in my office for my staff. The reason I got into public service, if I had to credit one thinker, it would be Ayn Rand." When I had to point out Ayn Rand was an athiest, Paul Ryan was then forced to say this: "I reject her philosophy. It's an athiest philosophy."

Which was exactly what we were hoping he would say. In that same speech where Paul Ryan swore his devotion to an athiest radical Russion philosopher, he said this about Social Security: "Social Security right now is a collectivist system." So there was Paul Ryan, an elected Republican congressman at the time, calling this country's most popular public program a Communist system.


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