VP nominee renounces his herione

Well Rep. Paul Ryan continues to try and reshape his image to attract undecided voters. He is now renouncing his heroine Ayn Rand, the same Ayn Rand who Ryan has previously said motivated him to go into public service and who nurtured his ideas about public policy.


Instead, he now thinks St. Thomas Aquinas is his hero. This is going to be a hard sell since Ryan has praised Rand over and over during his career and described her as one of the primary sources of his political and policy views. It will be even harder when the undecided voters learn that Rep. Ryan requires that each member of his staff read Rand’s novels. But of course, when affiliation with someone becomes politically toxic, a principled politician like Rep. Ryan throws her under the bus.

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  1. Canines says:

    As regards the individual nature, woman is defective and misbegotten, for the active power of the male seed tends to the production of a perfect likeness in the masculine sex; while the production of a woman comes from defect in the active power. — Thomas Aquinas

    • nancycronk says:

      I feel nauseus.

      • MADCO says:

        Summa Theologiae, Ia, q. 92, a. 1, Obj. 1.

        But it’s ok – women exist to glorify men.

        “…man was not created for the woman’s sake, but woman for the man’s sake.” 1 Corinthians 11:9

        “For a man is the image and glory of God; but the woman is the glory of man.” 1 Corinthians 11:7

        If married, just submit-

        “For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit in everything to their husbands. ”

        Ephesians 5:22

        If not married- just shhhh

        “I do not permit a woman to teach or to exercise authority over a man; rather, she is to remain quiet.”   Timothy 2:12

  2. allyncooper says:

    The only thing it inspired in me was to not read another book by Ayn Rand.  

    • harrydoby says:

      But perhaps in honor of Paul Ryan, some fool is funding a quicky sequel:

      The film was met with a generally negative reception from professional critics, getting an 11% (rotten) rating on movie review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes,[79] and had less than $5 million in total box office receipts.[80] The producer and screenwriter John Aglialoro blamed critics for the film’s paltry box office take and said he might go on strike.[81]

      However, on February 2, 2012, Kaslow and Aglialoro announced Atlas Shrugged: Part 2 was fully funded and that principal photography was tentatively scheduled to commence in early April 2012 with a release date of October 2012.

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