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Tuesday, October 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. Chris Mapp

Chris Mapp

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One week after Texas Senate candidate Dwayne Stovall dropped one of the craziest campaign ads you’ll ever see, another challenger to Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn (R-TX) has exposed his wingnut bona fides.

In an editorial endorsing Senator Cornyn for re-election, the Dallas Morning News noted — in the understatement of the century — that “the other candidates are less informed, little known and generally offer extreme, vague or impractical ideas.”

“South Texas businessman Chris Mapp, 53, told this editorial board that ranchers should be allowed to shoot on sight anyone illegally crossing the border on to their land, referred to such people as ‘wetbacks,’ and called the president a ‘socialist son of a bitch,'” the editorial board wrote.

Mapp’s unique “shoot wetbacks on sight” immigration plan unsurprisingly caused controversy in Texas, forcing Mapp to explain himself. It did not go well; his defense to the San Antonio Express-News was that using the racial slur is as “normal as breathing air in South Texas.”

When Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX) launched his insane campaign to depose “Liberal John Cornyn,” it seemed like a safe bet that he’d be the craziest candidate in the race. But this being Texas, perhaps we should have known better.

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  • disqus_ivSI3ByGmh

    Here are a couple of reminders for Judson Phillips. Whenever any Hate group gets sued for their actions, they usually call on the ACLU to represent them. There have been numerous instances when American Nazi party was represented by Jewish lawyers, and the Klan by Black lawyers. These were requested to show how “inclusive” they are.

    • Proudaclu

      No – the ACLU only believes in enforcing the Bill of Rights and even though we sometimes disagree with the message, we have to follow our charter to protect the messengers rights

  • atc333

    The correct term for these individuals is “Radical Right Wing Nut”. However, what is really scary is that people in Texas actually vote for them, and agree with them, in effect falling into the most used GOP Political Trap, appealing directly to the “single issue voter.”, the one most easily corralled into voting the party line. Pretty much like having a 100 piece marching band of nothing but Tubas.

    • paulyz

      Perhaps you don’t mind President Obama ignore our Constitution and the separation of power. Congress Legislates, The Executive Branch only “executes” that Legislation.

      • Proudaclu

        And thank you for the typical RWNJ deflection response! BTW – The President is following the real Constitution – not the made up one in your head

        • idamag

          I read in my latest Time Magazine where Obama has been less out there than any president since Eisenhouer. Kind of shoots the koch heads canned rhetoric down. doesn’t it? The Koch brothers have several propaganda organizations out there and you can kind of pick up on who is scripted and who is not.

      • voice_reason

        perhaps you should read the constitution a lttle more closely; or start a mini-diatribe agaisnt St. Ronnie of Reagan for his excutive orders , exceeding Obama’s total. And really, if the republcian house truly thought he wasw exceeding his authority that they would think nothing about starting impeachemnt at the drop of a hat….so why haven’t they? afraid of Obama’s black helicopters?

        • tdm3624

          (sigh) Dude, you’re so obviously a libtard. All of us true patriots know Obummer doesn’t use black helicopters. The U.N uses black helicopters. Barack Hussein uses super secret drones that have a cloaking device. (I’m kidding, of course, voice_reason please have a great day 🙂

          • jmprint

            You mean TRUE PARROTS.

        • idamag

          good one.

      • atc333

        What you are really saying is that you want Obama and the Democrats to curl up in a corner.and do nothing because the GOP is more interested in winning at any cost, rather than rebuilding this Nation which the GOP and GWB II wounded with failed economic theory and deregulation. Consider the Veterans Bill which just failed because of GOP posturing.

        Why don’t you research out executive orders of the Presidency, and learn just which President used most of them to get things done when Congress was blocking his agenda.

        The GOP certainly has the option of challenging those orders in Court if they are unconstitutional as you claim.

      • idamag

        Why don’t you explain it detail by detail to us.

  • terry b

    Are members of the right wing mentally ill? All normal people just refer to them as nutcases or as the crazies. These descriptions pretty much describle people with mental health issues. I suppose they could just be referred to as fascist. Either way they are a scary bunch of lunatics and many of the republican party don’t seem to mind being referred to as such. More proof that they truly are mentally deficient in what they do.

  • jointerjohn

    I thought the Tea Party was supposed to be a strictly constitutional, pro personal freedom, mind your own business, live and let live sort of operation? These unhinged fools can not even consistently pursue their own self-proclaimed philosophy. Another thing I have noticed that they have in common is an inability to discuss anything involving gender or family planning topics without going sexually graphic with it. Wow! Judson Phillips leapt from basic civil rights in American commerce to penis cakes in a single bound! Sigmund Freud would have had a grand time working under the hoods of these rascals.

    • Allan Richardson

      If he had to examine them, he would have quit psychiatry.

      By the way, according to Freud, what comes after FEAR and before SEX?

  • disqus_fsqeoY3FsG

    When will the Religious Extremists and Tea Party members stop using Religion as a Weapon. These people spew hatred, fear and intolerance and using their bible to make God seem like a barbarian with the vengeance they claim he will bring. The people they hate and fear are “God’s Children” too and has his love, forgiveness and tolerance, at least the God I learned about as a child. These people need to stop hiding behind God and show their themselves for what they are: cowards, hate mongers, and fear mongers.

    • Duckbudder

      A coward’s got to be a coward. Like a dog’s got to be a dog. They can’t help it.

  • voice_reason

    no one is forced to do anything under the law; if one wanted a phallic cake, no one would compell a baker to bake it if they elected not do. what as assinine example to sue, typical of their twisted thinking and mindset of these jerks

  • howa4x

    Yes big brutish gay men are going to force themselves on every other unwilling man. These people are talking into an echo chamber where the only thing they here back is what they said. Although they are vocal, they represent a minority of a minority. If you are going to distribute copies of the constitution to other tea party members they should come with cliff notes and a requirement to read it.

  • stcroixcarp

    How do these perverts come up with that sick stuff? They are The Ick Factor.

  • rondonaghe

    What on earth does this nut job (pun intended) think gays and lesbians do at their weddings…aside from getting married? It sounds to me like this guy has vivid, technicolor fantasies, involving male genitalia and big phallic symbols, if not the actual throbbing ones.

    • TheRightisohsoWrong

      I’ve read about nude weddings before. Apparently there are places where those things happen. But in saying this, every single nude wedding I have ever read about, were a MAN AND A WOMAN getting married. So does he approve of a nude wedding if it is a couple of heterosexuals marrying?

      • rondonaghe

        Yeah, I wasn’t going to mention anything about heterosexual weddings, which can be a little over the top, as well. But I’m glad you brought this up.

      • Allan Richardson

        Trekkers, remember when Troi’s mother remarried on her home planet Betazed? Custom there required EVERYONE attending the wedding to be nude. Naturally, the wedding took place off camera and after the final scene (the entire episode had to do with the preparations). But for a planet where everyone has telepathic powers but everyone is disciplined enough not to look into other minds uninvited, an all nude wedding would be a natural way to symbolize their way of life.

      • Sand_Cat

        Of course not! Those evil bodies he made offend the creator beyond measure!

    • idamag

      If they didn’t have their noses in other peoples’ crotches, they wouldn’t be bothered by what other people are doing.

  • jmprint

    I bet he won’t repeat himself in a room full of hispanics.

  • Allan Richardson

    Someday these people will be in a situation where they can identify with the fictional World War II fighter pilot, who ran up to the first officer he could find after landing his Mustang, bragging about all the Japanese ships and planes he had just downed; and the officer, speaking with a heavy Japanese accent, replied, “Yankee, you made just one little mistake!”

  • old_blu

    I thought the Tea Party stood for Taxed Enough Already and that they were for smaller Government and lower taxes. (that’s what the Tea Partiers always tell me) So why in the hell do they care about whether a business can serve someone gay or not?

  • TZToronto

    Just when you think you’ve heard all of the crazy, illogical, bigoted, homophobic, and misogynistic comments, along comes another mouth-thinker spouting stupidity. Do these people ever listen to each other? Does any one of them have any sense at all? They just keep shooting themselves in both feet. Sadly, though, there are plenty of right-wing-nuts who think these idiots make perfect sense.

  • adp3d

    Hmm, so the homo-Nazi jack-booted thugs of Bryon Fischer’s wet dreams would be free to “exert their sexual freedom” on Mr. Lockman… It sounds as if these bozos may be latent bone smokers themselves…

    • idamag

      Funny you said that. I had a friend who was an ardent gay basher. He was married and had children. He left home. I was doing a job in Long Beach and decided to stop in and visit. He was in a loving relationship with another male and happier than I had ever seen him.

  • joe ebbitt

    Mr. Lockman, Minnesota Airport Men’s room stall #2 , ask for Sen. Craig

  • shogun768

    It’s very alien to me how most people can’t wrap their heads around situations that are unlike their own, they only ‘get it’ when it happens to them.

    I can understand a gay couple being happy, even though I’m not gay. I can understand why people like certain bands, even if I don’t like those bands. This concept seems so hard for so many people.