Maybe I’m imagining it, but I believe I’m detecting a pattern. It seems that we Americans often reflect the personalities of our national leaders. Not every time, but generally. When Reagan was president, Democrats disagreed with 90% of his policies. Nobody more so than then-Speaker Tip O’Neill. They’d lock horns publicly, meet […]
Tag: Paul Ryan
We should all be grateful that the Congress finally let cooler and professional members prevail at the bitter end. Nonetheless, the bill the president signed into law at midnight reminded me of a movie where a governor calls the warden to prevent the execution of an innocent man. I am already worried about the next […]
Ayn Rand is a cult figure in American politics. Her work is often cited as some sort of evidence of the benefits of selfish living (by professed Christians, no less) and she herself is viewed as the goddess of capitalism. One of our Supreme Court Justices even requires his staff to watch a Rand film. […]
Back by popular demand – well, six people may not seem like a lot to you, but around my neck of the woods it’s practically a mob – Idiots’ Delight makes its “triumphant” return to these vaunted pages, with one small, but not insignificant, change. Instead of the usual monthly segment, I’ve decided to […]
Last night on Real Time, Bill Maher excoriated modern libertarians such as Paul Ryan and Rand Paul. Maher deftly and amusingly explains the difference between old school, limited government libertarians and today’s modern Ayn Randian inspired version. Which as Maher seems to be pointing out, isn’t libertarian at all, it’s just selfish. Video below.