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.