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
Of course, this all overlooks King’s clear disagreement with just about everything that the modern GOP stands for (not to mention the fact that nine Republicans in Congress voted against making Martin Luther King’s birthday a national holiday in the first place). Still, it’s become something of a yearly tradition on the right.
This year, however, pseudo intellectual Dinesh D’Souza flipped the script: Instead of comparing King to a Tea Partier, he compared himself to King.
I hesitate to point this out, but I find it interesting that Martin Luther King Jr. was a LAWBREAKER who spent time in JAIL
— Dinesh D’Souza (@DineshDSouza) January 17, 2015
WE LAWBREAKERS GOTTA STICK TOGETHER: I’m excited to celebrate the life and legacy of my fellow lawbreaker & jailbird Martin Luther King Jr.
— Dinesh D’Souza (@DineshDSouza) January 18, 2015
AN INTERESTING PARALLEL: MLK was targeted by J. Edgar Hoover, an unsavory character; I was targeted by the equally unsavory B. Hussein Obama
— Dinesh D’Souza (@DineshDSouza) January 19, 2015
D’Souza neglected to mention that King was imprisoned for fighting for civil rights, while D’Souza pled guilty to a hilariously inept campaign finance scheme.