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Sunday, December 11, 2016

This Week In Crazy: Rick Santorum Is A Non-Communist Nelson Mandela, And The Rest Of The Worst Of The Right

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:

Ted Nugent

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Future presidential candidate Ted Nugent, who should have been dead or in jail about eight months ago, checks in at number five for breaking President Obama and John Boehner’s record for “least appealing ‘Grand Bargain.'”

In his latest column for conspiracy repository WorldNetDaily, Nugent offers up what he calls a “Grand Compromise”:

“Yours truly, the humble MotorCity Madman, NRA Board of Directors member, leading gun-rights spokesman and prospective presidential candidate in 2016, will support and champion closing the so-called gun-show loophole,” Nugent writes, “if the anti-gun left wing will support closing the federal voting loophole.”

What is the federal voting loophole? Nugent is glad you asked!

“People who pay no federal income taxes are allowed to vote in federal elections. Arguably, this is a ‘loophole’ since these voters have no federal income tax flesh in the game,” Nugent writes.

“I like to think the Grand Compromise is mighty presidential of me,” Nugent adds. In fairness, his vitriol towards those who don’t pay taxes does remind me of a certain presidential candidate.

While Nugent’s plan to simultaneously solve America’s gun safety problem and the voting problem that we didn’t even know we had may seem far-fetched, maybe it could work. After all, Nugent has already solved the “black problem.

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