YA Romantic Fiction

Via Roy’s place, we have an account of Libertarian Fonzie (catchphrase “Ayyyyy is Ayyyyy!”) pinning his hopes for a Rand Paul presidency on a popular Young Adult fiction series and its movie adaptation.  After typical “don’t call me a Republican hack, A POX ON BOTH HOUSES!” Libertarian boilerplate, Gillespie gushes about his dreamy Randian protagonist:

Whether or not the Kentucky Republican actually wins the Republican nomination, much less the White House, is besides the point. The question is whether the politics of the future will be the same as the politics of the present. “I don’t want to be just one thing,” explains one of the protagonists in Divergent. “I can’t be. I want to be brave, and I want to be selfless, intelligent, and honest and kind.” If anything explains Rand Paul’s rising profile, it’s precisely his ability to be more than just one thing—a social conservative, a civil libertarian, a budget cutter, a decentralizer, and more. There’s no reason to fear— and every reason to promote—such divergence in our elected representatives.

Rand Paul is a decentralizer?  I must have missed all the antitrust legislation that he introduced since attaining his senate position.  Oh, well, I’m sure that young female voters will eventually see that Rand Paul and his political supporters have plans for their demographic

Back on Planet Earth, I have to note that Mr Gillespie is headed for a heartbreak if he believes that the popularity of a Young Adult fiction series will have any bearing when it comes to wooing millennials in the 2016 election… Even though the “Twilight” books were wildly popular, young voters didn’t throw their support behind a sparkly Mormon vampire in 2012.

This post is expanded from a comment I left at Roy’s place.  In response, commenter mds wrote:

Maybe if there had been some actual sparkle.

The vampirism sure as hell was real, though.

Cross-posted at my eponymous blog.

Posted by Big Bad Bald Bastard on 03/28/14 at 09:51 PM • Permalink

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Divergent? More like oxymoronic. A social conservative libertarian with an isolationist foreign policy modeled after GHWB, which is against drones unless, you know, the targets really deserve it?

Wall, meet Jello. Jello, meet nail.

If anything explains Rand Paul’s rising profile, it’s precisely his ability to be more than just one thing—a social conservative, a civil libertarian, a budget cutter, a decentralizer, and more.

Yep, that’s Rand Paul, alright—the Accidental Tourist of political policy, plagiarizing his way onto a platform.

Ugh! the stupid, it burns . . . and it’s contagious.

And the proof, as they say, is in the puddin’ . . . http://bit.ly/1meFKVh

If anything explains Rand Paul’s rising profile, it is our vacuous media and their fascination with new and shiny, though in this case it may be new and tribble be-coiffed.

(catchphrase “Ayyyyy is Ayyyyy!”)

Whew, I’ve only just been able to start breathing again for laffin’.

Golf clap.

I read that the other day, but just now got it! Well done indeed:-)

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