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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

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. Rush Limbaugh

After video emerged of Ray Rice knocking his then-fiancée unconscious in an Atlantic City hotel elevator, it was only a matter of time before Rush Limbaugh threw his ample weight into the national discussion over domestic violence.

It went just about as poorly as you’d think.

During the Tuesday edition of his radio show, Limbaugh explained the silver lining that he saw in the horrific incident: It proved that feminism doesn’t exist.

“What this illustrates is what I’ve always said about feminism,” Limbaugh explained. “It’s artificial, it isn’t real, because men and women aren’t equal.”

“The outrage that’s occurred here is natural. It’s as it should be,” he added. “And it points out the differences that exist by nature between men and women that they can’t change.”

Surprisingly, Limbaugh’s new argument is actually a waddle in the right direction. Back in July, his first thought on the assault was “how bad could it have been?”