When you think of Paul Ryan, what’s the first thing that comes to your mind? Is it the man’s personal bravery and his willingness to stand up to Donald Trump? Is it his willingness to hold fast to his party to keep it from sinking? Perhaps it’s that impressive backbone.
Or maybe it’s his staunch and well-known pro-Islamic stance.
Wait, you mean that he isn’t pro-Islamic? Well, damn. That’s the last time I trust anything Breitbart puts out.
If you were unaware of Paul Ryan’s supposedly pro-Islamic stance, don’t worry. It just means that you were paying attention to reality. But folks don’t go to Breibart.com for reality; they go there to get the feverish and deranged dreams of alt-right lunatics who still think “cuck” is the checkmate of insults instead of a laughable, tepid exclamation of their own personal insecurities.
This is why that pile of used toilet paper can publish a story with the header, “He’s with her: Inside Paul Ryan’s months-long campaign to elect Hillary Clinton president,” and still be taken seriously by this crowd. Critical thinking isn’t their strong suit.
The Saturday story was part of a full-scale attack on Paul Ryan, which, according to Breitbart CEO Steven Bannon, has the long-term goal of having him “gone by spring.”
Let this sink in. Paul Ryan was the Tea Party darling way back in the day — and by day, I mean about four years ago. But in Bannon’s world, he’s “the enemy.” Why? Because he isn’t far enough to the right. This ouroboros has so thoroughly consumed itself that it’s at risk of choking on its own head, which is apparently empty.
The article, which is clearly aiming for Mein Kampf but winds up something like a less competent Eye of Aragon written by a teenage edgelord, goes like this: Paul Ryan is secretly allied with Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and favors foreign nationals over “Americans.”
This particular work of agitprop contains passages like the following, which accuse Ryan of leading,
“the pro-Islamic migration wing of the Republican party.”
I was unaware such a wing existed. I’d thought the Republicans had auctioned off their humanity a long time ago; if this wing exists, there might be hope for them yet.
Of course, the purpose isn’t to make thinking adults stop and say, “You mean there are still humans in that party?” It’s to get troglodytes riled up and angry because xenophobia is their bread and butter.
While comparing Ryan to Clinton, we get this allegation:
“[T]hey see themselves as representatives not only for American citizens, but also for foreign nationals and foreign interests. This view that the needs of foreign citizens are equal to the needs of American citizens reflects the belief that Americans are only part of many interest groups that a lawmaker ought to consider when crafting legislation—even as he or she negotiates with other countries, which always put their citizens first.”
Ryan also gets taken to task because he tepidly disagreed with Trump’s idiotic declarations the election is rigged:
“The divide between progressive globalism and nation-state conservatism perhaps helps to illuminate why Ryan has spent months both quietly and loudly undermining his own party’s nominee for president. Just this past week, Ryan denounced concerns about voter fraud expressed by his Party’s nominee–insisting that the election results will be inherently secure. Ryan’s spokesman told Buzzfeed that the Republican House Speaker is ‘fully confident’ the election will be carried out ‘with integrity.’”
“After he finally issued his tepid endorsement of Trump, Ryan continued to be one of Trump’s most frequent public critics—making repeated declarations in high-profile media appearances that would seem to undermine the party’s presumptive nominee.”
This exists to push all the buttons of the thinking-impaired alt-right. Never mind that Ryan’s criticisms of Trump have come with all the bite of an earthworm, the issue is that he dared to criticize Trump at all.
And then we have this:
The view that Ryan “doesn’t know how to win,” however, neglects the reality that both Ryan and Clinton share a progressive, globalist worldview, which is at odds with Trump’s “America first” approach.
If you want to see the real psychology in this piece, replace “globalist” with “Jewish.” I know it can be difficult to keep up with the dizzying rate of the alt-right euphemism treadmill — most on the right-wing don’t — but “globalist” and “globalism” appear to be the new “cultural Marxists” and “cultural Marxism,” which is a retread of “Jewish Bolshevism,” with all the Antisemitism fully intended.
“Globalist” is how people like Julia Hahn, the author of this room-temper cauldron of elephant jizz on a fabulist web page so ridiculous it routinely loses truth contests to the National Enquirer, can quote the Protocols of the Elders of Zion without getting called out for their hateful bigotry.
Bannon appears to be using his pull with this waste of electronics passing as an entertainment site to try and get Ryan booted out. And, honestly, I don’t think he has to. His lord and savior, Donald Trump, makes the strongest case against any Republican we’ve seen in recent decades.
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