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Sunday, October 21, 2018

This Week In Crazy: Ted Cruz Is A Biblical Prophet, 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:

5. Bryan Fischer

Senator Ted Cruz’s (R-TX) fake filibuster excited several This Week In Crazy favorites, but none had as enthusiastic a response as Bryan Fischer.

On Fischer’s radio show, the hate group leader referred to Ted Cruz as a modern-day Prophet Elijah, who confronted the prophets of Baal, and called Cruz’s marathon speech, “his showdown on Mount Carmel.”

As the good folks at Right Wing Watch point out, the Biblical tale of Elijah ends with him having the prophets of Baal seized and slaughtered, which is just a minor difference from reading Green Eggs and Ham and voting for a procedural motion to advance the very bill he was protesting. In any case, there’s probably a lesson to be learned by Fischer here about worshipping false idols.