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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Gay bombs! Sexy radicals! Obama’s long con to nuke his own country! 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. 

5. Ann Coulter

CoulterAnn Coulter and Nomiki Konst, founder of The Accountability Project, appeared on Fox & Friends Wednesday to discuss the very real problem of our disastrously uninformed electorate.

Konst proposed that the country should invest in civic education to engage more people to show up at the polls and make informed decisions. Sounds reasonable.

Coulter said we should reinstate literacy tests to make it “more difficult to vote” and that “there’s nothing unconstitutional about literacy tests.” Sounds like disenfranchisement.

As for giving people more civic education, well that’s just “twelve years of Chinese-style propaganda” that only makes people dumber. In characteristic fashion, Coulter shouted “That’s nonsense!” at Konst when she began to recite some pesky facts, and made some smarmy specious asides, such as accusing Democrats of stuffing “bushels” of phony ballots as part of a long history of voter fraud.

But she did earnestly ask the question: “Is a completely ignorant voter better for the Democratic Party or the Republican Party?” I’ll go out on a limb and say that if Coulter saw these photos, she might be somewhat less eager to send only literate voters to the polls. Just a wild guess.

Fox has the video: