I don’t think I’ve read a more pedantic and deeply flawed piece of reasoning in a non-liberal publication in some time. Breitbart writer Julia Hahn takes House Speaker Paul Ryan to task for his comments that restricting Muslim immigration is un-American by calling him a hypocrite for sending his kids to a Catholic parochial school. What?!
For some context, it’s important to note that Breitbart has become a shill for the Donald Trump campaign and Ryan has withheld his endorsement of Trump. And Ryan’s comments on Muslim immigration can be seen as a rebuke to Trump’s inane comments (is there any other kind) on the subject.
So Hahn’s thesis is that because Paul Ryan sends his kids to a parish-connected Catholic school, and because the school asks “perspective” (sic) students about their religious background, and because the school gives a tuition discount to parishioners, and because parishioners are therefore Catholic and not Muslim, and because charging higher tuition must be the same as refusing them admittance to the United States, then Paul Ryan is a hypocrite on Muslim immigration.
Yeah, it doesn’t make any sense to me either. And you can be sure Julia Hahn doesn’t believe the crap she’s peddling either. Instead, it’s just a ham-fisted attempt to attack Paul Ryan for failing to pay obeisance before The Donald.
In other words, we can expect the same irrational fawning we saw from Slate and HuffPost and MSNBC for Barack Obama over the past eight years from Breitbart and Sean Hannity and other Trump water-carriers over hypothetical presidency.