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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

This Week In Crazy: Michele Bachmann Is Very Disappointed In Jewish-Americans, And The Rest Of The Worst Of The Right

This Week In Crazy: Michele Bachmann Is Very Disappointed In Jewish-Americans, And The Rest Of The Worst Of The Right

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. Pat Robertson

Noted scientist Pat Robertson checks in at number five, for counseling a woman who wrote in to his 700 Club program on Wednesday that her friend should feel free to marry her first cousin — as long as she speaks to a genetic counselor first.

You may think that this is uncharacteristically sensitive advice from the conservative televangelist. You’d be wrong.

“There’s nothing in the Bible that says you can’t marry your first cousin,” Robertson counseled. But there are risks.

“You don’t want to have some mongoloid child,” he added.

Noting his co-host’s disapproval, Robertson quickly backtracked, acknowledging “I shouldn’t say Mongol.”

No, Pat. No you shouldn’t.

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  • Dominick Vila

    It is not too difficult to understand why Michele is upset with Jewish Americans. They are too sophisticated to swallow the garbage they were being fed by the “conservative” talking heads, and delivered Florida to Obama in 2012. Sorry Michele, what works so well in Tea Party rallies does not resonate among those capable of rational thinking.

    • Bud Thibodaux

      Hey Dom look up George Soros. He’s the one funding Obama.

      • idamag

        Dipped in, George Soros is not part of this editorial.

      • Noreen Bradshaw Donlon


        • idamag

          I looked up George Soros. Interesting person and an asset to the world. He was born in Hungary and knows what not having Democracy is like. His experiences makes him aware of what is a threat to democracy and he fights for it. He gave $140,000 to kerry because he saw the unprecedented attack in Iraq as a threat. He did not trust Bush and boys or should I say the boys and Bush. He gives billions to health organizations for research. It was people, like Soros, who developed vaccines so dumbass didn’t die with polio or something. On the other hand, Adelson,, a questionable owner of several casinos in Nevada, poured three million dollars into Romney’s campaign. Vandersloot gave Romney 1 million dollars. The Koch brothers have established several PAC groups that pour billions into trying to take over this country.

          • BethesdaDog

            George Soros was also a Nazi collaborator, and he’s no friend of the Jewish people. Neither is Obama. Bachmann is absolutely right. And I say this as a registered Democrat for 46 years. She makes more sense than most people do in the Democratic party, which has been taken over by whackjobs and crazies.

          • Alderson Smith

            She is a total idiot, and you are not far behind.

  • Much as I love poking fun of Trump, Gaffney and Deace, I’ve seen crazier this week.

    Such as:
    Avi Lipkin: Obama is an Islamo-Communist plant and the Antichrist’s “Salesman of the month.”

    Kevin McCollough: Putin invaded Crimea because of a drag show for charity.

    Don Feder, who agrees with McCollough and suggests sending gay troops “armed with vibrators” into the region.

    Joseph Farah: Gays are part of a religious cult trying to kill the First Amendment.

    • idamag

      Some pretty whacky people, out there. I wonder if there is heavy metals in the drinking water.

      • Nah. Just a lot of money circulating. There’s big money to be made in making excuses for bigoted narcissists who still pine for the 1930s.

    • BethesdaDog

      Gaffney’s very sharp and understands national defense policy better than most dolts in the Democratic Party. Where did he learn? Under Henry Jackson,, a Democrat, and one of a generation of sane Democrats who have now vanished.

      I have no idea who these other characters are: Feder, Lipkin, etc. I’ve heard of McCollough and Farah, and I don’t agree with their views.

      • Which just makes it all the more depressing to see him so eagerly whore himself out to the bigoted fundamentalists who are constantly trying to abolish our system of democracy.

        Gaffney knows it’s all a load of bullshit. He just doesn’t care because there’s money to be made in peddling it.

  • ThomasBonsell

    Maybe Michele Bachman is correct and we are in the Last Days. Because the Bible says of those days:

    3 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.

    2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,

    3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,

    4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;

    5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.

    That is a perfect description of the modern Republican Party and the things that belong to it.

    • idamag

      There have been signs of the last days since the inception of the Bible.

  • Mikey7a

    Although I view Pat Robertson as a money grubbing charlatan, preying on the weak minded, and elderly most of the time, I have to say that his poor choice of a word, is indicative of his age. Yes, saying that first cousins could bear children with multiple birth defects would have been much better, he grew up knowing these physically, and mentally challenged babies, as mongoloid. I truly believe this was more due to senility, than any malice intended.

    As our friend Michael Ross points out below, there were much crazier morons to report about this week.

    • Mikey7a

      Off topic, has anyone else stopped receiving their NM daily newsletter? Yes, I have the page bookmarked, but I miss my daily email.

      • Dominick Vila

        I stopped receiving it a few weeks ago.

        • Billie

          I stopped recieving it months ago. I keep trying to get it restarted but it never comes.

          • Dominick Vila

            I started getting them again two days ago.

      • Independent1

        I stopped receiving them on a regular basis quite some time ago. I was getting them once in a while, but none at all for the passed couple weeks similar to Dominick.

  • plc97477

    I look forward to friday so I can read “the week in crazy”. I love it thanks.

  • idamag

    Where does this guy come from? Pat Robertson, the term Mongoloid is an offensive term. It is not used, today, to describe Down Syndrome. That is so ignorant.

    • Elliot J. Stamler

      Stop being so politically correct…supposedly we can’t say mongoloid/retard/nutcase/looney etc. etc. I will write what I please.

  • Bruno’s Beach

    Since a free nation cannot eliminate discontent due to envy, if we are to preserve liberty, we must not sanction envy with “social justice”.

  • Billie

    This woman gets nuttier and nuttier every day. And why isn’t she and her husband in jail for their medicad fraud?

    • idamag

      Good question.

    • Dominick Vila

      For the same reason Florida Governor Rick Scott did not go to jail for the largest case of MEDICARE fraud in history, and is instead sitting in Tallahasse. Ricky was the founder and former CEO of Columbia HCA. His company was found guilty of MEDICARE fraud and given the largest fine in history for such a crime.
      Our judicial system is more interested in an average guy who made a mistake filling out a tax return, or someone found with a few ounces of marijuana in his pocket, than those guilty of fraud at a large scale.

  • Elliot J. Stamler

    I am a Jewish American. I think Obama’s middle east policies have been an utter failure from Libya east to Yemen. I voted for Obama because notwithstanding my last statement I think he has been quite a good president and I’m old enough to know I’ll never agree with any president on every single foreign and domestic policy.
    I wouldn’t vote for Michele Bachmann (or any of these other right-wing lunatics, idiots, neo-fascists and assorted mental cases) if she converted to become an ultra-orthodox Hasidic Jew! American Jews care about Israel a lot as do I but we care about everything else too…America is our country. I don’t care how Zionist an extremist right-wing tea party wing nut is, the huge majority of American Jews are not ever going to vote for him (her). Israel is very important but it is one important issue among many others..these ultra-right wing wackos don’t understand that that is how Jews think.

    • idamag

      The difference in you, and the right wing trolls, is that you can say what it is that disappoints you about the president. Your view is not canned rhetoric from the koch propaganda machines.

  • Robert Carl Cohen

    A picture is worth 1000 words:

  • Mark

    Michelle is off her meds once again, begging the question “why does anyone in the media take her even a little bit seriously?”

  • LotusJoan

    When did Israel become the 53rd state? Why should Jewish Americans put Israel first. My family is of Irish decent but we did not support the IRA.

  • Kermit Gagne

    these gop —people are all nuts —oh by the way america is not totaly white anymore —–did you know that gop —???????

  • Alderson Smith

    I just looked up “stupid” in the encyclopedia. Right there was a photo of Michele.