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Monday, October 24, 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. Dwayne Stovall

Genuinely crazy U.S. Representative Steve Stockman (R-TX) has earned much of the press coverage in Texas’ Republican primary for U.S. Senate — with good reason — but he is not the only absurd Tea Party challenger to Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-TX).

Dwayne Stovall’s Senate campaign flew under the radar until this week, when he released this epically weird attack ad:

In case Stovall’s talking dog’s love of turtle soup somehow didn’t make things clear, he also released an image depicting Senator Cornyn as a muscular pig-man with a Karl Rove tattoo:

If Rep. Stockman wants to keep his title as the craziest candidate in Texas, it appears that he has some work to do.

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  • jmprint

    Boy I sure do dislike all these idiots that are running in Texas: They are running to defend NRA, Defeat Obama Care, fence in Texas and defend religious leaders. My question is how is that going to make America better.

    NRA – they have enough money to defend themselves I don’t think we need to pay any senator for that job – to continue bringing harm to our children and innocent people.

    Without Obama Care millions will continue to be uninsured at the cost of still paying through the emergency room. Insure now or pay later. They are clueless as how to help America with this situation.

    Call it Amnesty if you want, but do the humane thing, there are to many families displaced, because of greed, Mexico has a lot of corruption, but the Republicans is working on being worse.

    Defending the religious leader: Any way you slice it “thou shall not kill” means just that. If they were so hung up on this commandment they would reject the death penalty. it’s just plain hypocritical.

    Gosh can they can any crazier! These overgrown baby hugheys have mental issues they just want attention as to who can make the stupidest statement and get a away with it.

    • Duckbudder

      I could get on board with that fence around Texass though.

      • jmprint

        If the fence would help, but it won’t. It would be a waste of money. You would have to put a border around all of the United States, and I don’t foresee that happening. They should stay focused on the drug war. Follow the big money and deal with the king pins where the corruption is, before it destroys our nation. That’s where a lot of these thugs come from, they will do anything for a couple of thousand bucks.

      • plc97477

        I wouldn’t even mind pounding in a few nails myself.

  • bob shipp

    OK, I give up! Where in this is the story about Kathleen Willey?

  • Jim Myers

    And, they think pot is dangerous?

  • howa4x

    These people prove that there is no sanity test to run for public office!!

  • HowardBrazee

    There appear to be two extremes in how people think of themselves as Christian. One is to say “everything I like is Christian and everything I don’t like is Satanic”, and the other is to look at the example of Jesus Christ as depicted in the Bible, and emulate what we see.

    The first extreme is getting all of the publicity.

  • browninghipower

    Just how in the name of all that’s logical, intelligent and yes, holy, did that fucking insane clown Boykin ever make it to Officer rank, let alone LT General in the US Army? Please, please, someone tell me.

    • Don51

      Under Dubya, Boykin was selected as only a 2 star to be the liaison to the war in Iraq. Then he said stuff like”His god is the right god” to further infuriate the Moslems. Only Dubya would destroy the normal chain of command to the four star in Iraq by putting a religious zealot of lesser rank in between. Read FIASCO by Ricks as Bojkin is only a small part of the Iraq total debacle under the Republicans!

      Only folks that passed Dubya’s litmus test got promoted further under Dubya!

      • dpaano

        I figured that was the case!!! He’s an embarrassment to the military….at least MY military!

        • plc97477

          He’s an embarrassment to humans.

    • dpaano

      Yeah, as a retired LTC myself, I am amazed! But, then again, I knew quite a few generals that weren’t all that brilliant, just knew how to spin the wheels.

    • Elliot J. Stamler

      That is what I would like to know too and there are others like him like retired Marine Lt. Gen. Paul Vallely who recently said he’d lead an armed revolution to overthrow our government.

  • tdm3624

    An AR-15? Please. Jesus would use M16 or AK-47. Full auto would wipe out the sinners quicker than a semi-auto. 😉

    • jmprint

      Or He could just them them to hell in a New York Minute.

  • dpaano

    I kinda wonder who Boykin “checked it out” with? Does he have a direct line to God? Hmmmm, makes me wonder where these Republicans get their information (or lack thereof)!! I always find it funny when they try to quote the bible in their own words!

    • tobyspeeks

      He can say stuff like that because he knows there’s not one sheep in his flock that will question it.

  • Lisztman

    Next year’s candidate for the Sarasota GOP: Yosemite Sam.

  • geraldhoey

    Come on now. How can any list of the craziest comments of the week have any credibility at all when it does not contain something from Glenn Beck?

    • plc97477

      I don’t know how beck could top the ones they had although I know he would give it a good try.

  • 4sanity4all

    I knew that sooner or later, Phyllis ‘I Hate Women’ Shlafly would bubble up in the ooze of this tarpit of ignorance. She is even more unhinged than she used to be. If she were not so wealthy, even the right wing would have no use for her any more. I suppose if you keep doling out money to these fools, they keep you around to make ignorant pronouncements for them.

    • Elliot J. Stamler

      Phyllis Schlafly is proof we humans can never know God’s mind—because Phyllis Schlafly is still alive!! Why Lord, why?

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  • Sand_Cat

    Boykin’s got it all wrong. If Jesus comes back as a warrior, he’ll be carrying an AK-47.

  • Elliot J. Stamler

    The really horrible thing to me as a senior citizen is that when I first began voting more than 50 years ago, while there were of course people like this, they were part of and regarded by everyone else as part of the lunatic fringe. Now the lunatic fringe has complete control of one of the two major parties and is earnest about destroying political democracy in this land. They have 3 positions that would do this: repeal the 17th Amendment to end direct elections of senators; intensify every possible voter suppression scheme; and end the appellate jurisdiction of the Supreme Court on a host of issues and make its decisions override able by Congress. These three proposals will effectively end democracy in this country and I think it is yet another failing that our passive president does not rouse himself to tell this to the country every chance he has.