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Thursday, July 19, 2018

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

American Family Association mouthpiece Bryan Fischer kicks things off at number five, for his deeply confused new criticism of the Obama administration.

During one of his standard rants about President Obama’s tyrannical reign of terror, Fischer noted that “he’s got an activist attorney general, Eric Holder, who said, ‘Look, I’m an activist attorney general. I make no bones about that. I’m proud to be identified as an activist attorney general. I am not going to prosecute a single case where a white person is the victim. If a white person is the victim I don’t care if they get justice, that’s no concern of mine. The only cases I am going to prosecute are where blacks are the victims.'”

“That makes him a racist,” Fischer fumed. “Martin Luther King lost his life campaigning against that kind of racist attitude.”

I don’t remember a speech in which Eric Holder declared that he will never prosecute any white person ever. Is it possible that Bryan Fischer is lying to me?

As it turns out, yes. Less than one minute after calling Attorney General Holder a racist, Fischer informed us that anyone who accuses someone of being racist is a liar.

“I thought Juan Williams was better than this,” he said of the Fox News commentator who recently noted the racial undertones in the GOP’s opposition to the president. “It is just disappointing to me to see him slide into the gutter of playing the race card because that is the card you play when you are out of ammunition, when you don’t have an argument, when the truth is not on your side, when the facts are not on your side, when logic is not on your side, when the Constitution is not on your side, when the law is not on your side, that is when you start accusing people and calling people names.”

Of course, Fischer probably doesn’t realize that he’s admitted that truth, facts, and logic are not on his side. But at least irony will never abandon him.