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. Allen West
Former Florida representative and current professional doomsday-sayer Allen West kicked off CPAC 2013 Thursday with a characteristically deranged diagnosis of the current political climate.
“I’m speaking from experience when I tell you that there is nothing on this green earth that a liberal progressive fears more than a black American who wants a better life and a smaller government,” West declared, before comparing the Obama administration to the Civil War, the Great Depression, and Nazi Germany.
Based on the results of the 2012 election, West is probably wrong about liberals fearing the likes of him, Herman Cain, Alan Keyes, and the rest of the 6 percent of black voters who cast their ballots for Mitt Romney. On the contrary, Republicans should probably fear West becoming their self-appointed ambassador to the black community.