John Stossel Asks: Who Is Wesley Mouch?

by Mike on January 6, 2010

in Culture,Economy,Politics

I was just a teenager the last time a Democrat won the White House.  Although I knew where I generally stood on the issues (i.e. pro-life, lower taxes, strong national defense, anti-welfare) I didn’t know that I was what we call “conservative” until I saw Rush Limbaugh on the television making sense on a daily basis in the way mainstream media never did and making fun of the first politician that truly rubbed me the wrong way (It still amazes me how many times the phrase “no pun intended” is appropriate when talking about Bill Clinton).  So it may be understandable that I didn’t know that Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged was required reading for people who think like me whenever the left comes to power.

Last year, I finally read the novel and was struck by how Rand’s 1957 fictional world was eerily similar to our own.  That’s why I’ll be tuning in to (or DVRing) John Stossel’s program on the Fox Business Channel at 8:00 p.m. tomorrow night, when Stossel airs a program on “Atlas Shrugged.” Presumably, he will explore the question of who in government today most closely resembles Wesley Mooch.  He’s running a poll on that very question as I type this.

Without giving anything away since one member of AOR still hasn’t read the novel, I’ll cast my vote for Barney Frank.  Admittedly, there are too many Mouchians in government today so there should be some interesting thoughts out there.  So Atlas fans, any thoughts?  Who is Wesley Mouch?

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Ryan January 6, 2010 at 8:37 pm

Wesley Mouch is Rahm Emmanuel.

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