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
On Wednesday, the U.S. Air Force announced that Airmen will now be allowed to omit the words “So help me God” from enlistment and officer appointment oaths, if they so choose.
It may not shock you to learn that Pat Robertson was not happy.
On the Thursday edition of his show, Robertson slammed the Air Force for giving in to the Military Religious Freedom Foundation’s Mikey Weinstein, who advocated for the change.
“There is a left-wing radical named Mikey Weinstein who has gotten a group about ‘people against religion’ or whatever he calls it and he has just terrorized the Armed Forces,” Robertson raged. “You think you’re supposed to be tough, you’re supposed to defend us, and you’ve got one little Jewish radical who is scaring the pants off of you. You want these guys flying airplanes to defend us when you’ve got one little guy terrorizing them?”
How did Weinstein even find time to terrorize the military when he has all those diamonds to polish?