Paul Vixie (@paulvixie) is one of the geniuses behind the Internet, He recently opined on Twitter:
centrists, who by def’n decide elections, want gov’t to ensure equality of opportunity, not equality of outcome. right to fairness, not aid.
He then linked to a Bernie Sanders tweet.
I think Vixie raises a legitimate question: whether we should judge “fairness” by outcome or opportunity.
In his speech Wednesday calling for civility in politics, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) dramatically backed away from his own past rhetoric against people on welfare — which to many people seemed like the foundation of his entire political agenda for many years.
Rep. Paul Ryan’s “I’m Not an Objectivist Tour,” which began in 2012, is still going strong. In each city he visits, he gives speeches denouncing his past allegiance to Ayn Rand and calling on his followers to accept Thomas Aquinas as their personal savior. Michael Rapino, President of Live Nation, the country’s largest concert promoter, said, “I’ve never seen anything like it. I thought the last Guns ‘n’ Roses tour was huge, but it was nothing compared to this. Ryan’s been doing this for four years now and shows no sign of slowing down. It’s amazing.”
Source: Paul Ryan shrugs off Ayn Rand? Speaker renounces his past ‘makers and takers’ talk as ‘just wrong’