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Thursday, October 27, 2016

This Week In Crazy: Allen West Reveals The Horrible Truth About Obamacare, And The Rest Of The Worst Of The Right

Welcome to “This Week In Crazy,” The National Memo’s weekly update on the wildest attacks, conspiracy theories, and other loony behavior from the increasingly unhinged right wing. Starting with number five:

5. Bryan Fischer

Bryan Fischer makes his customary appearance on the list at number five this week, for his unique take on the Cheney family feud.

For those who missed it, Wyoming U.S. Senate candidate Liz Cheney angered her sister Mary this week, by reaffirming her opposition to marriage equality. Mary Cheney and her wife, Heather Poe, have been married since 2012.

According to Fischer, however, Liz Cheney did nothing wrong — but Mary Cheney is at fault, for refusing to allow her sister to discriminate against her family. That makes her, as Fischer so eloquently put it, an “intolerant lesbian bigot.”

If only every victim of the Cheney family could take a lesson from Harry Wittington, and apologize for getting in their way.

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  • charleo1

    So now it’s the old white racists that are being oppressed, and threatened by a
    Black man? Well, it would certainly be a switch from the last 150 years of Jim
    Crow, cross burnings, and lynchings carried out in the dark of night. Does Mr.
    West remember from his history class what that was all about? The problem
    with racism, is not old White racists. They will die like the rest. The problem
    with old White racists, is they tend to pass their hatred down, from one
    generation to the next.

    • yeehaw

      @charleo1:disqus….Remember Allan has sold his soul to the Far Right Fringes of the Republican Party. There’s no way you can logically say what Allan is saying without first disconnecting yourself from reality. Allan and other Blacks like him have found a niche in the Republican Party and they are going to Prostitute themselves as long as they are being paid and given prime speaking time. Allan is just another of the long list of African Americans who have self-hate and don’t see any good in the Black Race!!

      • charleo1

        While I have little doubt that what you say is true. I try to not cast unfair aspersions on African American Republicans. Because obviously I’m not able to see inside their heads. But it does beg the question. Is it possible they have lived as a Black person in America, and arrived at the conclusions, those like West claim to have? First, they would need to either ignore, or disagree with, what is it? About 96/97% of the rest of the African American community. Then of course, they would need ignore, or dismiss the fairly large numbers of just out, and out racists in the Republican Party. And, pretend to not understand why the GOP would want them right up front. Or, be completely unaware they are being used as a political prop, to dispel the Republican Party’s well earned reputation for scorning the African American, for abusing safety net programs. Even though the largest groups by far, receiving public assistance, is the White poor, living in States, Republicans they themselves, have controlled for years. So, you know, to say for sure
        they are opportunists, without more clear evidence. But, like they say.
        If it walks like a duck and, quacks like a duck, It’s probably a duck.

  • Dominick Vila

    The only horrible truth about Obamacare is that if it is allowed to run as intended it is likely to be so popular that the GOP will have no choice but to support it, fund it, and by default admit they were full of it.
    Criticizing a government program because it is designed to provide access to emergency and preventive medicine to ALL Americans is absurd. Demonizing a program that, if implemented properly and if the insurance companies that will administer it act honestly, is bound to lower medical costs in the USA and lessen the burden of high premiums on individuals, small businesses, and corporations, does not make sense. Opposing a program that has already given tens of thousands of fellow Americans access to adequate medical care that was previously denied because their pre-existing conditions were too expensive to care for, should be lauded rather than demonized. Allowing our young to remain in our insurance policies until age 26 removed the anxiety that so many college students experienced when they did not have, and could not afford, coverage. Those who had no choice but to sell everything they had to pay for the medical care they needed no longer have to worry about having reached an unrealistic and inhuman insurance cap.
    ACA will work and Americans will soon support it, not because that legislation is perfect and does not need modification, but because the alternative is unacceptable and contributed to our old healthcare system being ranked 37th in the world.

    • Annemb

      Thank you for another wise post!

    • Did you see their 2012 convention? Republicans never admit they were wrong. Instead, they pretend it was their idea all along and that it was really the Democrats who were opposed to it.

      In the 90s, they brought impeachment proceedings against Bill Clinton for lying about his sex life. Ten years later, they were all taking credit for his accomplishments.

      The same thing will happen to the Affordable Care Act.

      You want to know how the Democrats can fix the website and ensure that the law is fully implemented and never challenged again? Introduce a bill in the House to rename the program “Reagancare.” I guarantee you that every damn one of those anarchist pricks will vote for it.

    • Allan Richardson

      Furthermore, despite what Oprah “said” (i’m not sure she wasn’t misquoted or quoted out of context), the ACA will have no negative effect, and (through the emphasis on prevention and closing the prescription donut hole) some modest positive effect on Medicare, which covers the “old white racists” along with old non-white and non-racist folks. It will not affect the health and longevity of those who have good insurance now, unless they lose it because of a job change later. It WILL have a tremendous positive effect on the health and longevity of the YOUNG people, LOW INCOME people of all ages, and MINORITY voters, who, coincidentally, Republicans would rather they not vote. So, it would be a MORE appropriate accusation to say that REPEALING the ACA would be a way of letting more young, low income and minority voters die due to lack of care. But if any Democratic politician pointed this out in public, the Republicans would accuse that politician of being a left win paranoid liberal conspiracy nut.

    • mikem42

      Good post. Probably preaching to the choir, but hope someone might alter their negative opinion on the ACA. It will work if given proper chance.

  • disqus_fsqeoY3FsG

    Bryan Fischer: I don’t put much stock in anything a man who makes money selling God, has to say.
    Larry Klayman: In the middle photo there is a man who looks like he is saluting Hitler while facing Klayman. Funny thing about Klayman’s Million Not Racists March, why are there only white people in these photos?
    Charles C.W. Cooke: Presidential Nominee Filibusters – From 1789 to 2008 there were 86 Filibusters total and for 5 years of Obama Administration there have been 82. Gee, you think the Filibuster was abused Cooke?
    Jerry Boykin: Boykin declared that Jesus was “a man’s man” who has been
    “feminized” by the church. Did he say that with a straight face? Perhaps he is suffering from PTSD.
    Allen West : Has he ever said anything that wasn’t bizarre.

    • Allan Richardson

      The minister at my former church (of which I still consider myself a member, despite moving out of state), a lovely and very spiritual young grandmother, used to say that she thought Jesus’ mother Mary was not the ethereal looking, slim waif depicted in centuries of religious art, because she was volunteering for a tough assignment in life, so she probably was strong and husky for a girl, “probably captain of the girl’s lacrosse team” in her words. Her intent, of course, is to break up stereotypes with humor, but could this be WHY she was still a virgin after marriage? Could lesbians fell more empathy from her if this was true? By the way, my intent here is also to break up stereotypes with humor, not to state an opinion that is historically unknowable.

      • mikem42

        I don’t know what to make of this post, but it really makes no sense. Holy Mary, gentle mother of Jesus, accepted the offer to be the new Eve. She was young when she married Joseph, and a very devout Jew. There has been only one Mother of God, and no stereotype exists. We honor her and always ask for her intercession, as we know her Son always honored her requests. Ave Maria!

  • David Waggoner

    kinda “GAY” thoughts? Obsessed with Jesus appearance… (he was a bear)

  • dana becker

    Let’s just hope the it gets crazier come Nov 2014.

  • idamag

    Poor Mary. I imagine she was bullied unmercifully by her sister all her life.

    • silas1898

      Mary is helping her wretched sister boost her wingnut bona fides. It’s all a show.

  • Liberalism is Nonsense

    In this YouTube video, the nation’s Chief Liar, Hussein Obama, lies to the face of the American people about cutting the Federal deficit in half:

  • Liberalism is Nonsense

    Of course, if one wished to distribute others’ income in an unfair manner, say among political supporters, the same centralized power would be needed as that required to pursue the subjective notion of fair income distribution.

  • 4sanity4all

    It is a comfort to me that Klayman’s march was a big failure. If he could only scare up about a hundred people instead of the million he promised, there are not many people who believe the nonsense that he spouts. So, there is hope for our country to get back to a place where everyone has civil rights, and everyone has a chance to achieve the American Dream. People like Klayman are trying to drag us backward to an intolerant, scary time.

  • Defend The Constitution

    I think we can all agree that Barack Obama is dangerously delusional.

    • Yvette White

      That just it we Don’t all agree, we do agree that people like you are Dangerously Delusional, But you people are not just Dangerous your sick in the head, may be you need to get Obama-care just so you and others like you can get your heads check out because something is really wrong with you

      • Defend The Constitution

        In this YouTube video, Hussein Obama discusses his self-proclaimed Muslim faith:

        • Yvette White

          Prove it, there in lie’s the problem, what Do people like you do all day just make shit up or just go by what you here, you can’t prove any of this if you could you would, and that’s just it you can’t, but you think if you say it enough someone will believe it and some of you do only because you want to, but it’s all good no one believes your bullshit but you and those like you, we don’t that’s why he is the PRESIDENT. like I said not everyone agrees with you or believes your bullshit

    • Yvette White

      That’s just it we all do not agree with you

  • Defend The Constitution

    Even though liberty and free enterprise are proven to be the most effective ways to unleash civilization’s advance, the natural uncertainty associated with them sometimes motivates insecure people to rebel against them.

  • Liberalism is Nonsense

    Obama is hurting the economy. Here, for example, we clearly see that debt is increasing far faster on Hussein Obama’s watch than economic growth:

  • Liberalism is Nonsense

    Since it is hard to see how instinct restraint enables civilization, the morals that restrain our primitive instincts tend to be despised.

  • George Allegro

    In this YouTube video we have delusional marxist, Hussein Obama, claiming that he will magically impel the earth to heal:

  • George Allegro

    If free markets are to work well, civilized moral standards and proven legal principles must be in place to guide separate competitors working independently in the marketplace.

    • George David

      George; How do you feel about our tax dollars being given to corporations to assist them in closing a business and laying off American Workers in order to open the same business overseas? Explain to me the “civilized moral standards” in that.