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Sunday, September 25, 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. Lou Dobbs Tonight

On Wednesday, the Pew Research Center released a study finding that a record 40 percent of all households with children under the age of 18 include mothers who are their family’s primary source of income.

To put it mildly, the men at Fox were not pleased.

The all-male panel of Lou Dobbs Tonight flipped out over the report. Dobbs lamented “we’re watching society dissolve around us.” Juan Williams claimed that women working is evidence of “the disintegration of marriage” and “something going wrong in American society.”

But these answers paled in comparison to right-wing blogger Erick Erickson’s “scientific” breakdown:

“I am so used to liberals telling conservatives that they are anti-science. But I mean this is — liberals who defend this and say it’s not a bad thing are very anti-science. When you look at biology, look at the natural world, the roles of a male and female in society; in other animals the male typically is the dominant role, the female is not antithesis or is not competing; it’s a complementary role. We as people in a smart society have lost the ability to have complimentary relationships in nuclear families, and it’s tearing us apart.”

Erickson later upped the ante with a blog post on RedState.com, complaining that “many feminist and emo lefties have their panties in a wad over my statements in the past 24 hours about families.”

Liberals, it seems are of the sadly mistaken impression that all human beings, regardless of gender, have the right and ability to live as they wish. Au contraire, explains Professor Erickson:

Pro-science liberals seem to think basic nature and biology do not apply to Homo sapiens. Men can behave like women, women can behave like men, they can raise their kids, if they have them, in any way they see fit, and everything will turn out fine in the liberal fantasy world.

Except in the real world it does not work out that way.

One wouldn’t think that a man who once referred to U.S. Supreme Court Justice David Souter as a “goat f***ing child molester” could still shock people with his ignorance… yet here we are.

  • The reason these conspiracy theories and unsubstantiated examples of wrongdoing flourish is because opportunists know they can influence the decision process of those incapable of thinking on their own and who lack the drive to search for the truth.

  • disqus_ivSI3ByGmh

    Looking at the comments about Working Moms once again shows today’s conservatives think that the America shown in “Leave it to Beaver” and “The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet” was the ideal we should strive for. Unfortunately those realities never happened except for two 1/2 hour segments every week.

  • disqus_ivSI3ByGmh

    I love the Republican theory that their candidates lost elections because they did not run “Conservatively enough”, resulting in Conservatives staying away from the polls that day allowing “Liberals” to win.
    I guess the alternative – that people came out to vote to keep these nutjobs from getting elected – is too hard for them to understand. This was especially the case where an incumbent Moderate Republican is beaten in the primary by a more Conservative candidate, who then goes on to lose in the general election.

    • plc97477

      How then do they explain the fact that less and less people all the time are comfortable calling themselves republicans?

  • Robert P. Robertson

    Wow. These people are seriously sick, man. I mean seriously sick. Especially that Kokesh guy. He’s a home grown domestic terrorist in plain sight begging to become a martyr for the cause of white supremacy. . . Wow.

    • stcroixcarp

      I hope no one is killed by his hatred. He is exactly the kind of person the Second Amendment ” well regulated militia” was meant to protect the state from.

      • Robert P. Robertson

        You are very right, my friend.

    • progressiveandproud

      He’s not interested in becoming a martyr, not if it involves his gets hurt, injured, or killed. However, he will gladly rouse other people to fight the good fight, while he sits back, collects money, and cheers them on.

      • Robert P. Robertson

        Good perspective, my friend.

    • plc97477

      I hope he gets his wish without hurting anyone else.

  • JDavidS

    Welcome back to the list, Todd… we missed ya. We do, however, have good news for you. With the departure of Michele we will now have a semi-regular place for you on this list. As I’m sure you know, your buddy Glenn is pretty much a permanent fixture here but, God knows, he can’t fight off all the sane people by himself… so get in there and do your craziest.

    • plc97477

      Great post. Thank you for the chuckle.

  • Archie’s Boy

    So Lou Dobbs is over at Fox now (I never watch it, so I didn’t know). It’s amazing how Fox News is like water: always seeking the lowest level…

    • RobertCHastings

      I heard that’s where he had gone after CNN canned him. Not hard to believe he would wind up at Fox, what’s hard to believe is that CNN hired him in the first place.

  • ObozoMustGo

    Here’s a great joke for you leftist freaks to enjoy over the weekend.
    Guy goes into a bar in Louisiana where there is a robot bartender! The robot says, “What will you have?” The person says, “Whiskey.” The robot brings back his drink and says to the man, “What’s your IQ?” The person says,” 168.” The robot then proceeds to talk about physics, space exploration and medical technology.

    The guy leaves, . . . but he is curious . . . So he goes back into the bar. The robot bartender says, “What will you have?” The guy says, “Whiskey.” Again, the robot brings the man his drink and says, “What’s your IQ?” The guy says, “100.” The robot then starts to talk about Nascar, Budweiser, the Saints and LSU Tigers.

    The guy leaves, but finds it very interesting, so he thinks he will try it one more time. He goes back into the bar. The robot says, “What will you have?” The guy says, “Whiskey,” and the robot brings him his whiskey. The robot then says, “What’s your IQ?” The guy says, “Uh, about 50.” The robot leans in real close and says, “SO, . . . you’all still happy with Obama?”

    Have a nice weekend!
    Your friend and tormenter, ObozoMustGo

    • awakenaustin

      That joke is still as stupid as the first time I heard it. You and Mallard Fillmore. Who would have “thunk” it? Caught any billy goats lately, troll?

    • Sand_Cat

      Hey. you’re not a tormenter: you’re the day’s uproariously-funny entertainment! Keep it coming!

      • plc97477

        Yeah with bachmann leaving we will be needing a replacement.

        • demhack

          YOu still have old Joe Bite me

  • ThomasBonsell

    It seems that Mr. Akin’s observation on education in the Soviet Union is as astute as his knowledge on everything else.

    Apparently he doesn’t know that John Adams wrote into the Massachusetts constitution in 1777 that the primary function of the commonwealth was to educate its citizens. He also seems to be ignorant that Massachusetts native Horace Mann promoted universal public education in the mid-19th century, and was highly successful at it. That was well before there was a Soviet Union, apparently something else Akin doesn’t realize.

    The truth is that the Soviets saw what was highly successful in the Western world (public eduction being foremost but only one success) and tried to copy what we perfected. The Bolsheviks wanted to be more like the West that the tsars shunned.

    Okay, it seems eduction has not been perfected in Akin’s case.

    • demhack

      Its a shame that their governor and legislature have never read it

  • demhack

    Yea and Chis Mathews blames W for Bengazi and the confisication of press records.
    MSNBC blames W for the IRS scandal
    Joe Biden asked to up the fee he charges the Secrete service for using his pool house to $100,000 a year.

    • idamag

      Would you give the exact dates of the programs where this was supposed to have been said and also exact quotes?