Last week, Republican House Speaker and full bore batshitloonitarian Paul Ryan fired the House chaplain* for offering a prayer that asked, “Be mindful that the institutions and structures of our great nation guarantee the opportunities that have allowed some to achieve great success, while others continue to struggle.” This shouldn’t surprise anyone–Paul Ryan is a radical libertarian:
When it comes to the various forms of batshitloonitarianism, many are familiar with the theocratic wing of the Republican Party, those who believe a Well Regulated Vagina is the best security of a free state. People are also aware of the corporate wing of the party that believes we are not free unless corporations have the untrammeled right to pipe toxic waste through your living room. But what often flies under the radar is how deep the infestation of Ayn Rand-flavor libertarianism–which is to say, the dominant form of libertarianism–is within the party…
It’s not just Ryan: many Republicans embrace this radical rightwing ideology (not to mention former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan who literally was an acolyte of Ayn Rand). The rot–and the moral decrepitude–run deep.
This should not have surprised anyone who has been paying attention.
*The House should just get rid of the opening prayer anyway.