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. Larry Klayman
Most Republicans were excited by the news that the GOP would be holding its 2016 convention in Cleveland, Ohio, as they hope that it could help their party win the state’s 18 critical electoral votes. But right-wing activist Larry Klayman knows better.
Over the weekend, Klayman took a break from trying to overthrow the federal government to brand both the city and the GOP as “losers.”
Writing in — where else? — WorldNetDaily, Klayman gave five reasons:
- Cleveland is “perhaps the most leftist major city in the United States,” so it won’t help Republicans win Ohio.
- “[D]owntown Cleveland, where the convention will be held, has at most three decent eateries,” and even the best neighborhood is so dangerous that “the number of street people and beggars approximates the number of white- or blue-collar workers who frequent and live in the area.”
- Cleveland is the third-fattest city in the United States, so naturally “the mood of the populace is depressing.”
- During the summer, “Gnat-like disgusting creatures swarm the area” (he’s talking about flies, not the political operatives who will flock to the convention).
- The city is so corrupt that the GOP will lose its moral high ground to attack “Obama and his comrades.”
“[F]or a political party that has lost the last two presidential elections to an incompetent and dishonest ‘Mullah in Chief,’ the future under any scenario does not bode well given its choice for the national convention, unless its new constituency is liberal fat people who have given up on life and enjoy seeing themselves as victims,” Klayman concludes. “Perhaps it is appropriate, as the GOP has metaphorically become fat, having fed at the trough of a dis-served American people that have few electoral choices to try to restore our beloved nation to the greatness of our Founding Fathers.”
It seems that GOP attempts to court to Ohio will go just about as well as the rest of the party’s outreach efforts.