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Thursday, October 27, 2016

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. Kris Kobach

Kris Kobach, Kansas’ right-wing secretary of state (and former immigration advisor to Mitt Romney) has a name for those who protest his long record of racist, homophobic, anti-democratic bigotry: the Ku Klux Klan.

During an appearance on — where else? — Glenn Beck’s radio show, Kobach lamented that the immigration reform advocates who have peacefully protested outside of his home are actually engaging in “domestic terrorism.”

“They’re just not wearing white cloaks, but this is exactly KKK type of intimidation,” Kobach said. Yes, because if there’s one thing the Klan loves, it’s efforts to increase America’s racial diversity.

Not to be outdone, Beck compared the protestors to Greece’s neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party — even though, as Right Wing Watch points out, the group has ties to anti-immigrant hate crimes.

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  • Dominick Vila

    Between the bizarre statements they make, their constant attacks on women and minorities, and their lack of vision, the only recourse left for the GOP is to deceive the naïve, distort the record of their opponents, and do everything they can to impede progress. They need an illusion of chaos and despair to remain a viable alternative, and they know it.

  • disqus_ivSI3ByGmh

    Remember, folks, right-wingers never allow inconvenient things like the truth to interfere with a good conspiracy theory.

  • JDavidS

    It just wouldn’t be Friday if I didn’t see Glenn Becks’ fat face and read yet another of his incredibily stupid comments in “This Week in Crazy”. Hell, why don’t we just call this “The Glenn Beck and Guests Comedy Column”?

  • howa4x

    What insight these republicans have!! You know you can’t make this stuff up. I guess telling other men that they were really masturbating in the womb will get them on his side. Like being in the same club. Think of it: the Mickey Mouse masturbation club. He should use that slogan on the campaign trail.
    Beck was once a very bad comic so he is just continuing to practice his trade. Actually studies have been done by Canadians that conclude the tea partiers are not as smart as the rest of the population and every time they open their mouth they prove it the study correct.

    • stcroixcarp

      Michael Burgess is into unborn child porn. That is why the GOP is into transvaginal ultrasound probes, creepy isn’t it?

      • howa4x

        Republican tea party men are perverts

      • plc97477

        They are becoming more and more just dirty old men. They are starting to my skin crawl.

    • idamag

      You are behind a pregnant woman in a store. Suddenly, she slaps her abdomen hard. “Stop that,” she says, “You will go blind!”

      • howa4x


      • BDC_57

        Good one

    • BDC_57

      Fox fake news did not even liked Glen Beck.

  • mah101

    For a while, I began to dread fridays and the “Week in Crazy”. Now, it just makes me shrug and shake my head.

    The problem is not that there are people out there that have outlandish, paranoid, extreme, or contradictory ideas. There always have been.

    The problem is that the GOP does not stand up to them. Is it the GOP’s lack of ideas? Their lack of a real program? It is this intellectual, programmatic vacuum in the GOP that creates the space for this idiocy.

    The solution? The GOP needs to stop being opposed to everything and start being FOR something. Counter these extremists with real ideas, with the vision of compromise as good for civil governance, with a perspective that all of us are in this together and it is not a battle of right versus left, or virtue against evil, of real Americans versus leftist, kenyan, muslim, socialist, evil people intent on destroying the “Real ‘Murica”.

    Are there any sane, real, articulate republicans left? If so, you better step up and get moving forward instead of continuing to allow these extremists to run the show. You should be denouncing this lunacy with a louder voice than anyone else – you have the most to lose.

    • Elisabeth Gordon

      TEA party – “Threatening Everything American” – they are traitors…..

      • progressiveandproud

        I’ve been saying that since the TP crowd was created by FOX.

        They have no real love of country or fellow citizen because they are too stupid to become informed. They would much rather have Glen Beck tell them what is going on while they sip their tea or beer and rage about the “government”. Traitors the lot.

      • BDC_57

        They doing what the nazis did to germany before world war 2.

        • plc97477

          As long as it doesn’t work it is funny. If it works it is scary.

          • BDC_57

            Hitler destroyed the two party system just like the tea party is trying to do.

    • plc97477

      They can’t stand up to the crazies because more and more sane repugs are leaving and the crazies are about all they have left.

      • old_blu

        And it’s about all they can recruit as well.

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  • emadis41

    I bet that if Satan speaks, he will be more sane that these idiots, and he will make more sense.

  • SaneJane

    Do newborns masturbate or do they stop when they leave the womb? Don’t the female fetuses like pleasure too?

  • Pamby50

    The week comes to quickly. It must be a difficult job to pick only the top 5 each week. After this week, you need more space. The loonies were out. From Kris Kobach, Glen Beck, Michael Burgess, Mr Miles & E.W. Jackson. We could have added Stockman & Goehmert. Then Michelle said she is never going away.

  • RobertCHastings

    Some of the funniest stuff I ever heard. SNL must share some of their writers. Does Billy Crystal look at this stuff as a possibility for his next Oscars? This stuff is so disturbing one must wonder why the government isn’t going after them instead of Snowden.

  • 4sanity4all

    Thank you for the reminder to send more money to Planned Parenthood, so they can continue to fight this insanity in court.