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Wednesday, September 28, 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. 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.

  • Demonizing the opposition is an integral part of politics, but suggesting the Democratic party fears educated black men in positions of power, and suggesting Democrats compared poor innocent Mitt Romney to Stalin requires a leap of faith. Did these gentlemen forget who is in the Oval Office? The fact that Stalin was a staunch supporter of communism? Were these guys sober when they made these statements or do they think their audience is plain dumb and incapable of rationalizing thought?

    • latebloomingrandma

      I think plain dumb is pretty rampant over there.

    • youmustbejoking

      They don’t attempt to speak truth because their audience are frequently low information voters who don’t have a basic understanding of what the words actually mean- they just know they fear words like “Marxist and Socialist” and names like Hitler and Stalin. Studies have shown that many of the reddest states are the lowest information voter states so they are easy to scare in that manner. They repeat what they hear and yet when push comes to shove- they can’t explain what they said. They are frequently the first to object to cuts to programs like Medicare and Social Security and have no clue that such programs have roots in Socialism. I am always amazed by what some will believe because they heard it on Faux News channel or some other right wing show. My spouse regularly educates one particular co-worker who regurgitates what he has heard and yet has little basis for what he believes to be true.

      • You are doing what the Republicans like doing lumpimg all the people in the red states in mostly one group when not all of the peoplein the red states think or act like the backers of the the Republicans, Right now we are out numbered by people that vote against their best interest but we are working on changing that one or more voters at a time. So don’t believe the all the studies you read they have been known to biased like people at times. There are many in the red states that are working to get the Republicans out of office in their states and in Washington.

        • youmustbejoking

          Thankfully, there are people like you who don’t fit into that category. I should have been more specific in saying that many of the Republican voters in red states are low information voters- which indeed was what the study showed. I can sympathise with those who are working to change the voters into informed voters who can see when they are voting against their own- and the countries- best interests. As mentioned, my spouses co-worker is a constant effort to show him that what he is listening to is not based in truth and facts. When a person has heard that kind of jabber all their life and continues to hear it from the likes of Limbaugh, Hannity and the mouthpieces at Faux News, it is much harder to coax them to look at things differently. I wish you luck and could use some myself. I live in one of those red states too!

        • Michael Kollmorgen

          If you happen to be living in one of those Red States that decides to seceed from the union, we’ll give you Political Refugee Status and you’ll be more than welcome up here.

  • dtgraham

    I was thinking you know. We commenters may be a bunch of common Joes and Janes on The National Memo but if some nondescript right wing conspiracy nut, that few have heard of, can be this week’s winner, then why can’t we nominate Lana Ward for “This Week In Crazy?”

    What the heck. She’s one of our own and she sure brings the crazy to this website every week. She gives us our daily laugh, groan, and head shaking smile. Why not?

    Lana doesn’t fool around. She really delivers the wackaloon every day. Without Lana and her recommended websites, would I be aware that Obama plans to issue an executive order allowing the children of all Muslim American parents to declare a Death Fatwa against paper route customers who don’t tip? No! Would I know that Obama is going to be changing the name of the White House to “Our Dark Lord Satan’s House?” No chance! How would I have heard that, to show his support for gay marriage, Obama will be hiring sculptors to rearrange Mount Rushmore to show Roosevelt and Jefferson kissing? I wouldn’t have without Lana!

    So let’s save Lana Ward’s comments and submit them to Joe periodically. She’s one of us and maybe one week she’ll be nominated.

    • Woke up on the west coast, first thing I read, YOU MADE MY DAY.

    • latebloomingrandma

      You could be writing for Colbert!

    • elw

      Thank you for the laugh, lana would be a good candidate for the list.

    • You NAILED it.!! I definitely agree that Lana’s particular brand of psychotic delusion, is completley worthy for nomination.. All those who agree say AYE..

      • cpbis

        AYE!!!! Ten times over.

        • old_blu

          Aye!!

      • idamag

        aye

        • BDC_57

          Aye

      • plc97477

        aye

      • july860

        AYE!!!!

      • There we go, then, the AYE’s have it!

      • metrognome3830

        AYE! Can I vote twice? AYE!

    • mah101

      Absolutely! Hey National Memo, we the commenters would very much like to nominate lana ward for “This Week in Crazy”

      Thanks, you just made my day, dt

    • AdamMos

      Love it!
      Actually i am convinced that Lana may work for the DNC. She cant possibly really believe what she says – it is too over the top. When people like us read her posts it just reinforces our progressive principles. It seems like every time I read her posts I want to make another donation to the DNC. She actually drives the moderates and the people on the fence to our side. I hope she keeps posting. Thanks Lana!

  • These guys are all a barrel of laughs!!!

    Too bad there are so many people who actually take them serious.

    Do Bozo and Lana ring a bell?

  • Fairplay4

    West is not as stupid as he sounds or looks. He is in it for gain. He is being sponsored by right wingers to give the impression that they are inclusive.

    • idamag

      He doesn’t realize he is their token.

      • idamag, west and his likes should understand what Justice sxalia meant when he referred to “racial entitlements” in reference to title 5. He’s included in that. He’d better redneckonize!

  • latebloomingrandma

    Mr. Decker could have included one more—the Congressman who stated the Supreme Court does not get to decide what laws are Constitutional, therefore, the ACA is unConsitutional, according to him. (don’t remember his name). Too bad he never took civics in middle school before he was elected to Congress. I find that so many really ignorant people are in congress a really frightening thing.

    • idamag

      How about the supreme court justice who thinks eliminating the voting rights act is too important to leave it up to Congress to vote on?

    • plc97477

      I think their states are electing them just to get them out of the state.

    • metrognome3830

      He never took civics in middle school because he never got that far along in his academic career.

  • It’s amazing that the pathological rantings of these Republican/Tea Bag nuts are reflecting the actions of St. Reagan, St. Nixon, and two of America’s worse home-grown terrorists, Bush/Cheney. Is the C in CPAC for Comedy PAC? And Allen West saying that America is afraid of African Americans like himself— OMG! Africans in America are afraid of savage, Big Bucks like Herman Cain, Alan Keyes, Clarence Thomas, Robert Johnson, Cornell West, and Tavis Smiley, to name just a few, who are more disasterous to them than any rabid white supremacist. They don’t hear themselves due to their pathology. They sound un-American, unpatriotic, and aggressively mentally ill. How they got to the heights they have achieved is really amazing. It sounds like they are running for the insane asylum.

    • idamag

      Americans are so afraid of powerful Black men that they elected one President.

  • Oh, you say he’s just a “token for the right wing propaganda”, now that’s racist. This type of language always shows who the real racist are that try to hide behind their liberal flag.

    • disqus_CmPS82g3vc

      Go back to school and try to learn English grammar before you make a fool of yourself again.

    • PERIMETER ALERT. . . PERIMETER ALERT… INCOMING ZOMBIE. . . I REPEAT, INCOMING ZOMBIE!!!!!!

    • BDC_57

      Its only the truth that the right wing spread ther lies so stupid people like you will vote for them.

  • Ndysay

    A fascist is a right wing radical according to the dictionary. That describes the tea party perfectly.

    • idamag

      yup