Many of my fellow conservatives love Ayn Rand. And many of my liberal friends love to hate her.
You can understand why progressives enjoy blasting Rand’s presumably nefarious influence on the conservative movement. She makes for a convenient punching bag for progressives, because she embodies the caricatured version of what progressives imagine conservatives really think: that egotism and greed are good and that the parasitic weak deserve to be trod upon by the capitalistic powerful.
The fact that you are taking potshots at a caricature of Ayn Rand that exists only in your own fantasies tends to make me dismiss your arguments without reading further.
And then there are people like me: Conservatives who view themselves as Christians first. To us, Rand’s worldview is repellent, and the fact that her works are so widespread on the right is beyond annoying.
I don’t think the word conservative actually means what you seem to think it means.
I have some issues with Randian Objectivism, (enough that I no longer call myself a Randian Objectivist) but they are specific and can be discussed without conjuring up lurid delusions about Rand or her philosophy.