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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

This Week In Crazy: Fox News Hits A New Low, And The Best 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. Glenn Beck

Right-wing carnival barker Glenn Beck returns to the list this week for making the latest in a long string of bold, obviously wrong predictions.

In an effort to convince his listeners to support Utah senator Mike Lee’s doomed plan to shut down the government unless Obamacare is defunded, Beck declared that September 30, 2013 — the date after which the government cannot operate without a new budget deal — as the date when America’s death certificate will be signed.

“This truly is the end of the Constitution,” Beck said. He added that, if Obamacare is still being implemented on September 30th, then President Obama will be “a dictator at that point.”

Thankfully for Beck, Obama probably won’t have an opportunity to impose authoritarian rule. After all, the Gang of Eight immigration bill will have long since killed America by then.