Bob Costa has a great piece at NRO discussing the Left’s latest shot to the Republican Party’s jugular: the portrayal of Paul Ryan as…an atheist, perhaps?
From the piece: “Paul Krugman, the New York Times columnist, recently called Ryan ‘an Ayn Rand devotee’ who wants to ‘slash benefits for the poor.’ New York magazine once alleged that Ryan ‘requires staffers to read Atlas Shrugged,’ Rand’s gospel of capitalism. President Obama has blasted the Ryan budget as Republican ‘social Darwinism.’”
This is a new twist. Republicans–and chairmen of the budget committee can be particularly vulnerable–are always characterized as the party of starving children and rendering the elderly homeless. They’re Scrooges and Grinches.
But now they’re eugenicists? Chairman Ryan, for instance, as an Ayn Rand fan (and thus necessarily an atheist) has a plan, through his budget, to weed out the undesirables. Republicans, you see, hate women, minorities (Hispanics in particular), clean air, clean water, and rich people having to pay taxes. It only makes sense to add God to the list, if you’re recipe for victory is vitriol.