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. Ben Carson
Dr. Ben Carson is a world-renowned neurosurgeon, philanthropist, and Presidential Medal of Freedom winner. He is also a crazy person.
After becoming a right-wing hero for his controversial speech at a 2013 National Prayer Breakfast, Carson has expertly followed the Tea Party playbook: Say crazy things — for example, that gay people are like pedophiles and bestiality enthusiasts, or that Obamacare is pretty much slavery — and watch your book sales and speaking fees skyrocket.
So it was no surprise when Carson dropped this bomb on Breitbart TV on Monday:
“I mean, [we are] very much like Nazi Germany. And I know you’re not supposed to say ‘Nazi Germany,’ but I don’t care about political correctness,” Carson declared. “You know, you had a government using its tools to intimidate the population. We now live in a society where people are afraid to say what they actually believe. And it’s because of the PC police.”
“And,” he added, “that’s exactly what’s happening, creating a horrible schism that will destroy our nation.”
Just to be clear: President Obama and the PC police would have to brutally murder somewhere between 10 and 20 million more people to catch up with Hitler and the Gestapo.