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. Mike Vanderboegh
Most of the Republican Party and the media moved on from erstwhile right-wing hero Cliven Bundy after he revealed himself to be a racist whackjob, but plenty of “citizen soldiers” like Mike Vanderboegh are still keeping vigil at his Nevada ranch.
Let’s see how that’s going:
“All over this country, we are still staring civil war in its bloody face,” Vanderboegh rages in the above video, which was obtained by Right Wing Watch. “To believe otherwise is to whistle past the graveyard of our own history.”
The main target of Vanderboegh’s anger is Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), who infamously referred to Bundy and his militia supporters as “domestic terrorists.” Towards the end of the video, Vanderboegh pulls out a human skull, and offers it to the senator as the “2014 Award for Incitement to Civil War.”
“Don’t poke the wolverine with a sharp stick, Harry,” Vanderboegh warned. “Unless you want your balls ripped off.”