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Friday, October 28, 2016

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…

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  • Daniel Jones

    Why has Col. completely abandoned the War on Weed? Aside from the legalities and the economics, the simple, sad fact is that you pretty much need a legal toke just to survive being in the same state as Gordon..

  • disqus_fsqeoY3FsG

    Fisher: He is aware that many wealthy people who own property, pay no taxes and therefore based on his thinking should not be permitted to vote. “They don’t care about the same things that somebody does who is rooted in the community.” Someone should tell Fisher, the poor and middle class are rooted to their communities, they have to be they cannot afford to move forward.

    Nugent: “I know that God is inspiring this subhuman punk Weinstein to create what is going to be the most powerful promotion tool for the NRA ever.” This coward is aware that God’s 5th Commandment is “Thou Shalt Not Kill” and wouldn’t his inspiring any tool for the NRA a contradiction of his commandment?

    Donnelly: “Minuteman movement in California” my condolences to their spouses.

    Beck: To those who listen to this idiot and do not question what he says and his motives, than you deserve each other. You are increasing his assets and he continues to insult your intelligence.

    Klingenschmitt: “Why do you think you have hallucinations? These spiritual visions that you have are not just biological; they’re actually demonic.” Because of people like you, Fisher, Nugent, Donnelly, Beck, Jones, Trump, Palin, Cruz, Lee, Gohmert – get the picture.

  • Allan Richardson

    Funny how a Jewish film maker named Weinstein is the reincarnation of Joseph Goebbels, Stalin, and Saul Alinsky. What, he couldn’t get Gehghis Khan and Atilla the Hun in there too?

    The truth is, FDR and the liberals saved us from Fascism TWICE: first at home, by relieving some of the pain of the Great Depression (OK, the 7-Up company may have helped, because that drink contained LITHIUM at that time) and thus preventing a home-grown coup by American Fascist business tycoons and their fundamentalist stooges; and THEN by defeating Hitler, Mussolini and Tojo. And no, he didn’t “love” Communism a la Stalin, he just put the future Cold War on the back burner until the immediate threat was dealt with.

    As Sinclair Lewis said, when Fascism comes to America it will be wrapped in the American flag and carrying a Bible. And I might add, standing next to an accomplice wearing a white robe and hood and carrying a rifle.

  • howa4x

    There have been crazy people in politics since we created this country and gave it free speech. Back then people who appeared unhinged were considered an oddity, but technology has now given them a megaphone. It is not so much that people have these views, but more that they have a following. That is the scary part, and that it is now gaining traction in a major political party. It is getting to the point that the more unhinged you appear the more popular you get in the republican base where there is a confluence of religious, and political paranoia, that makes anything believable. This is what is driving the republican party to a corner of the political spectrum and further away from the majority appeal they need to win a national election.

    • disqus_ivSI3ByGmh

      Back then, when people appeared unhinged, they were locked away in a Lunatic Asylum. Today, they are selected to be on the NRA Board of Directors, Fox News, or the Republican National Committee.

  • JDavidS

    3rd rate musician, pedophile, gutless,deadbeat father piece of maggot shit that is Ted Nugent…Nothing but a waste of skin and oxygen.

    • johninPCFL

      You forgot “incontinent”, as in: he crapped himself for a week to avoid the draft. The worthless chickenhawk continues his oral diarrhea.

      • dpaano

        JOhn: I call it “dysentary of the oral cavity!!!”

    • progressiveandproud

      We call him “no nuts” here in his home state of Michigan, and most of us are happy as can be that he moved to Texass. They deserve him.

  • Pamby50

    I keep thinking that they can’t get any more bat crap crazy, and then they do. The one that hit my crazy list was the republican judiciary committee in the house that is fast tracking a bill that would require women to go before the IRS to prove that they have been raped in order to get an abortion paid for by the government.

    • plc97477

      I too find it hard to believe they can keep getting crazier and that anyone would follow their craziness.

  • OakenTruncheon

    Looking at the goat heads, and fellow travelers, growing in my yard, I have to agree, the devil IS in my weeds.

  • Wise words …

    While liberty is not democracy, democratic methods can support liberty where they offer us input into the decisions that affect our liberty.

  • disqus_ivSI3ByGmh

    Here is the really scary thing. With the possible exception of Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh (who are in it for the ratings), these guys actually believe what they are saying. It is almost like the old Edgar Allen Poe story, “The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Feather” come to life, with the lunatics running the asylum.

  • dpaano

    I always LOVE the Week In Crazy….they always hit the nail on the head….it’s just sad we have SO MANY crazies to talk about each week! AND, some are always repeat offenders (Glenn Beck, for example).