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:
— Aman Batheja (@amanbatheja) February 19, 2014
If Rep. Stockman wants to keep his title as the craziest candidate in Texas, it appears that he has some work to do.