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. Dinesh D’Souza
Right-wing activist Dinesh D’Souza, who is apparently not yet in prison, brought his latest book tour to Fox News’ The Kelly File on Monday night.
D’Souza started with his standard shtick on how President Obama secretly views America as “exceptionally evil.”
“I think with Obama you have a president who in a sense views his job as one of containing, or curtailing, the power of his own country,” D’Souza argued. To her credit, Kelly — who’s hardly an admirer of the president’s — found this charge to make no sense at all.
“It sounds like you’re accusing him of being almost anti-American,” Kelly said. “If he were anti-American, if he didn’t love his country, why would he want to be president of it?”
“Well, look at it this way,” D’Souza replied. “It’s almost like this: If I was in a family and I believed my dad was some kind of a serial killer or a child molester, I would still love him. He would be part of my family, but I’d do everything I could to prevent him from doing evil actions.”
“I would think that would not only be good for the world, but good for my dad. So with Obama, he believes he’s doing the world a favor and America a favor by controlling this rogue elephant that is the United States.”
“So America is the child molester in this scenario?” Kelly replied with a laugh. “Just trying to follow, Dinesh. I think we may have jumped off the deep end.”
Pleading guilty to illegally funneling money to the wrong side of the most lopsided election in the history of New York is embarrassing. But having your anti-Obama argument laughed off of Fox News is rock bottom.