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Sunday, July 22, 2018

This Week In Crazy: Demons Are In Your Weed, 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

This Year In Crazy honoree Bryan Fischer has a problem: He knows that the Obama administration is destroying America by inviting demons into the White House, and letting hypermasculine homosexuals take over the military. But every time he finds a hero like Todd Akin who is willing to restore the Christian theocracy that Fischer is certain the Founding Fathers wanted, the voters refuse to accept them.

Thankfully, Fischer has a solution: Stop poor people from voting!

“You know, back in the day, in the colonial period, you’d have to be a landowner, a property owner to be eligible to vote and I don’t think that’s a bad idea,” Fischer said on the Tuesday edition of his radio show. “People that are not property owners — it’s like people that pay no taxes, they have no skin in the game. They don’t care about the same things that somebody does who is rooted in the community.”

As the good folks at Right Wing Watch point out, Fischer also opposes Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, food stamps, and the minimum wage, so it may be hard to find a candidate to run on the Fischer platform. A candidate other than Ted Nugent, that is. Speaking of whom…