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Thursday, October 19, 2017

This Thanksgiving, take some time away from the warm hearth of fellowship and family time, and join me as we wallow in the mire of right-wing mendacity, ignorance, and fear. There’s plenty of room.

Welcome to “This Week In Crazy,” The National Memo’s weekly update on the loony, bigoted, and hateful behavior of the increasingly unhinged right wing. Starting with number five:

5. Carly Fiorina

“People of faith make better leaders,” according to Carly Fiorina. Meanwhile, the Republican party would like to remind you that “Sharia law” is hiding under your bed.

We need not delve into the bog of the GOP hypocrisy, in which conservatives spin the false narrative about how the U.S. was founded as a Christian nation, and try their damnedest to dismantle the wall of separation between church and state and establish a theocracy at home, while simultaneously demonizing any intermarriage of government and Islam they find abroad. (Except the Saudis, but that’s a whole other can of worm crap.)

But let’s take Fiorina at her word. Right Wing Watch quotes the candidate thus:

I do think it’s worth saying that people of faith make better leaders because faith gives us humility, faith teaches us that no one of us is greater than any other one of us, that each of us are gifted by God [sic]. Faith gives us empathy; we know that all of us can fall and every one of us can be redeemed. And faith gives us optimism, it gives us the belief that there is something better, that there is someone bigger than all of us. And so I think it’s important that we elect a leader of faith and that we elect a leader, as well, who knows that more prayer, not less, is necessary in public life and in all our lives.

With all due respect (which in Carly’s case is very little), “people of faith” seeking the Republican nomination don’t really traffic in “humility” or “optimism” or “empathy.” They espouse division, fear, intolerance, and ignorance. As we shall see, in this week’s special “This Week In Crazy,” devoted exclusively to GOP primary candidates….

Via Right Wing Watch

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