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Galraedia Donating Member (322 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 07:26 PM
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The Wrath of Rand - Inside the Callousness of the Republican Presidential Field
http://www.counterpunch.org/2011/11/11/the-wrath-of-rand/


Democrats and progressives need to take some time studying Ayn Rand to fully understand the political significance of all the GOP leaders lining up to praise her. The GOP has a huge problem if their conservative religious base finds out what Rand really believed and how influential she is within senior GOP circles.

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Vincardog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 08:15 PM
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1. The GOP has a huge problem if their conservative religious base THINKS at all
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 08:17 PM
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2. Great article
Thanks for posting.
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aint_no_life_nowhere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 08:23 PM
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3. I hope you're right about their conservative religious base.
and the fact they might be shocked to know what Rand stood for. But besides Rand, this is a party whose front runner jokes about harrassment and killing people with electrified fences and the faithful laugh at such "humor".
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libodem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 08:31 PM
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4. Let alone how damn funny state excutions are
Or how good Jeb Bush is looking to their base. Yuck, Yuck, Yuck.
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Galraedia Donating Member (322 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 08:49 PM
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5. Another link....
to the same article can be found here: https://www.commondreams.org/view/2011/11/11-3

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zbdent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 09:33 PM
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6. It's amazing that there are so many GOP followers of
an avowed ATHEIST ...
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Galraedia Donating Member (322 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 09:58 PM
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7. More like sociopath
She wasn't an atheist like George Carlin, who gives a different world view: http://www.radicalchangegroup.com/2009/12/25/ayn-rand-on-capitalism/
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Galraedia Donating Member (322 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 11:06 PM
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8. Also this is interesting....
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Viva_Daddy Donating Member (142 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 12:28 AM
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9. Ayn Rand taught "Godless Capitalism"
At a time when many Right Wing preachers were denouncing "Godless Communism", Ayn Rand was essentially preaching "Godless Capitalism" (although she had the sense not to say that - the closest she got to naming her "philosophy" was her book, "The Virtue of Selfishness"). Nevertheless, many Right Wingers bought it hook, line, and sinker.
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