Really, I’ve got this great post which should be done any day now, but I’ve gotta go walk the cat and I’ve got deadlines to meet so meanwhile…
Genius blogger and Reverb Motherfucker Roy Edroso has a great article up on AlterNet on the nexus between right-wing trollery and glibertarianism, which you should go read in its entirety, but here’s a little taste from his profile on 1920s throwback and very serious economic expert Paul Ryan:
You’d think that, with such strong Randian credentials, Ryan would have also resisted the bailouts of 2008. But in fact he voted for the original TARP — and he was moved to do so by another great literary figure.
Ryan told the Daily Beast that in 2008 he believed without TARP, “Obama would not only have won, but would have been able to sweep through a huge statist agenda very quickly because there would have been no support for the free-market system.”
The author who convinced him of this? Jonah Goldberg, and his right-wing libruls-r-Hitler stroke book Liberal Fascism.
That’s gotta be the most embarrassing Customers-Who-Bought-This-Item-Also-Bought of all time.
Like I said, genius.
UPDATE: The comments are peachy keen as well, especially those by Tea Bagger, Rand acolyte and all-around model Republican Bruce P. Majors. Sadly, many of his comments have been removed, but the gist has been archived here by “RPorrofatto.”