Thursday, October 25, 2012

Collectivist Obama Discussing Rand...

by: Les Carpenter
Rational Nation USA
Liberty
-vs- Tyranny


Considering President Obama's leftist progressive philosophy the following comes as no surprise.

The Blaze - In a new interview with journalistic standard-bearer Rolling Stone, President Barack Obama gives a back-handed smack to vice presidential hopeful Paul Ryan and famed author Ayn Rand.

t’s no secret that Paul (and countless others) are fans of Rand’s work. “I grew up reading Ayn Rand, and it taught me quite a bit about who I am and what my value systems are and what my beliefs are. It’s inspired me so much that it’s required reading in my office for all my interns and my staff,” Ryan has said previously. But liberals have slandered Ryan, portraying him as more of a fanatic than a fan. Rob Zerban, the Wisconsin Democrat trying to unseat Ryan in the House of Representatives, claims that the Republican congressman has a “disturbing” obsession.

President Obama is seizing on this running meme and continuing his efforts to paint his Republican challengers as scary right-wing extremists. When Rolling Stone lobbed him a softball about Ryan’s admiration for Rand’s work, Obama responded:

“Ayn Rand is one of those things that a lot of us, when we were 17 or 18 and feeling misunderstood, we’d pick up. Then, as we get older, we realize that a world in which we’re only thinking about ourselves and not thinking about anybody else, in which we’re considering the entire project of developing ourselves as more important than our relationships to other people and making sure that everybody else has opportunity – that that’s a pretty narrow vision. It’s not one that, I think, describes what’s best in America. Unfortunately, it does seem as if sometimes that vision of a ‘you’re on your own’ society has consumed a big chunk of the Republican Party.”

When asked if he himself had ever read Rand, Obama replied, “Sure.”

Ha: I’d love to know which one of his “Marxist professors” had Ayn Rand on their required reading list.

Precisely, a very big Ha indeed.

Via: Memeorandum

7 comments:

  1. You think your the only one who has ever read, or understood Rand. HA!
    As a member of her cult you can't see what 98% of the rest of us can see.
    Blinded, brainwashed cult member
    I'd feel sorry for your lack of insight/intelligence, but your to much of a jack ass to give a shit about

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  2. In the words of Aaron Ross Powell, Mr. Obama has "An impoverished view of cooperation, an impoverished view of what 'us' means."

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  3. And Obama closed his "heart and mind" to Ayn Rand but then opened them back up to Derek Bell?

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  4. I'm sure he's read Rand, Les. So have I, and millions of others. It's not like Ayn Rand is some obscure author.

    Jon Stewart had a very funny joke about Rand, but I won't repeat it here. I got kicked off Reason's "Hit 'n Run" for making a similar joke.

    There are perfectly well-informed, well-concerned citizens out there, like me, who do not accept the 'wealth=good' thing. There are good, decent, stamped Christian-approved, ways to create wealth, but there are plenty of bad ways to create wealth too, and they can be catastrophic.

    We need a government to enforce laws targeting fraud, abuse, and plain ol' crime in general. The private sector regularly commits crime, and if you don't understand that, than you have never worked anywhere, or known anyone, or even just 'been around' a bit. And yet you have.

    I won't get into the sycophants game about valuing wealth as rightness, but I'll tell you this; I'd bet my own retirement against yours that you'd personally be better off with another Obama term.

    JMJ

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    1. jmj, I seriously doubt he has. Where he comes from (collectivist paradise) it was likely not on his reading list.

      Joke all ya like jmj, progressive are damn good at it.

      We have a government designed to EXACTLY what you listed jmj, and unfortunatly the very government you describe has become one of the criminals.

      Value wealth, absolutely, if where the wealth came from is actually the result of work, dedication, and is productive in the sense of expanding opportunities, as in creating businesses and job opportunities for others to build security. A discussion for another day I suppose.

      Well jmj, as to my retirement and yours, I'm concerned with my own and I ain't betting it. Whether I'll personally be better off with another Obama term as opposed to the alternative? Who knows at this point. Johnson is still getting my vote, as well as any other Libertarian who my be on the ballot my corner of the world. Neither Frik or Frak deserves my vote, and at the end of the day that is all that really matters now isn't it?

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  5. You are precisely correct:

    Anon,

    1) I don't care what your views or opinions. Insults with nothing else bore me.

    2) I'm quite sure YOU have never read Rand. If you did it is probale you failed to comprehend the material.

    3) Cult? Right. As a pot you surely shouldn't call the kettle black.

    4) Blinded and brainwashed? Indeed. YOU certainly are, a collectivist marching in look step with the collectivist horde.

    5) Ditto to feeling sorry for except... You indeed lack intelligence and insight. Most blind and drugged progressive collectivist like YOU do. the progressives (not collectivists) that actually think for themselves and are not drugged I'm fine with.

    In closing Anon the Cowardly Asshat. You, the guy, or gal, or it that likely lives in the cellar with nothing to do all day other than find ways to be a belligerent, lying, ignorant, poor excuse for a human, you can now go away for good. And don't let the door hit ya in the a*s.

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