Q: What do you think Paul Ryan’s obsession with her work would mean if he were vice president?
Obama: Well, you’d have to ask Paul Ryan what that means to him. 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 … 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
Now, in Paul Ryan’s defense, keep in mind that when Ayn Rand died, she had a six-foot floral arrangement in the shape of a dollar sign placed near her casket, which is something that teenagers and grown adults alike can appreciate as being totally baller. And ballin’ is something you never outgrow.
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