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Ayn Rand Fanboy Paul Ryan Now Says He Rejects Ayn Rand's Philosphy

enlarge Perhaps finally realizing that praising the cruel, shallow philosophy of a second-rate novelist -- then writing legislation which pays tribute that philosophy -- isn't a big winner in American politics, Paul Ryan (R-WI) and his partners in crime at the National Review now want us to believe he was never an Ayn Rand disciple at all. “I reject her philosophy,” Ryan says firmly.
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