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Saturday, October 22, 2016

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

Photo: Gage Skidmore via Flickr
Photo: Gage Skidmore via Flickr

Monday was Martin Luther King Jr. day, which could only mean one thing: Another round of Republicans reminding the world that Dr. King was really a conservative Republican at heart.

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.

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.

Another key difference: Republicans are much more supportive of one man than they are of the other.

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  • Dominick Vila

    From Beck’s Mormom paranoia, to Gohmert’s outrage with statements that call for civility and peaceful coexistence, to Dinesh D’Souza considering himself a 21st century Martin Luther King, the only thing that is consistent in the rhetoric that comes out of the mouths of the most radical members of our society is their ability to amuse. Instead of politics, they should consider comedy…after a few visits to the office of the nearest psychiatrist.

    • The_Magic_M

      100 years ago, they would’ve been thrown in the booby hatch.
      50 years ago, they would’ve been ignored.
      Today, they are “experts” on conservative media.
      Let’s hope they won’t rule the world in 50 years.
      At least not unless we’ve developed space travel by then – book me on the first rocket to Arcturus.

      • Dominick Vila

        I wish I could be a stowaway, but at this stage in my life I must rely on memories…

      • idamag

        Isn’t that the truth? I remember when we twirled our fingers toward our head when someone of their intelligent lack opened their mouths. We are devolving.

    • Allan Richardson

      As Kirk said of Spock in “Star Trek 4: the Voyage Home,” he must have taken “too much LDS in the sixties.”

      * Get the video and check it out: it happens at the end of Kirk and Spock’s visit to the aquarium.

    • angelsinca

      I felt the same way while watching the SOTU address.

      • Independent1

        So you’re clearly in with the 18% who are most likely Republicans that came away with a negative impression of the SOTU – you know, the Republicans who qualify as LOWLIFES!! That really support allowing people to die prematurely because money keeps you from wanting to expand health insurance coverage to them.

        You do realize don’t you LOWLIFE, that almost 20% of Republicans came away with a positive feeling about the SOTU address?? And overall 81% of Americans had a positive feeling about it. So I’m sure you feel good about being in that less than 20% of oddball LOWLIFES WHO DIDN’T!!! Happy missery!!!! You deserve it!!!!

        • angelsinca

          I am not a lowlife. Your indian name should be Blaming Loser Who Uses Caps Too Much. Like all prior attempts at liberal math, you have misinterpreted the poll numbers. It was 83% that approved of the ideas, not the speech. I liked some of the ideas too. Then I thought about one of them such as the “free” community college.

          Who was going to be disadvantaged to pay for it?

          Will it be those ‘evil’ over-achieving rich people (here we go again)?

          Why aren’t we focusing on the high school drop out rate instead of another giveaway?

          Where is the line going to be drawn between those that get ‘free’ tuition and those that just signed the 25K loan agreement?

          How does this affect the nat’l debt?

          Why does my president embarrass me with goofy quips and disrespectful barbs?

          What was gained by mocking the esteemed justices of the US Supreme Court?

          Why did Ginsberg nod off?

          Why did the stand up routine last so long?

          Who will buy a worthless Nobel Peace Prize on eBay?

          Please feel free to express ideas while questioning the details, instead of blindly following your BO over the cliff.

          • Dominick Vila

            I support the free community college proposal inasmuch as it is likely to have a positive impact on the ability of millions of young Americans to qualify for jobs that are currently going to foreign professionals.
            The high school dropout rate is, indeed, a major concern that has been affecting our ability to compete – intellectually – with other industrialized nations, but I am not sure the government can do much to solve it. There are many reasons for this problem. Lack of opportunity or access to public education are not among them. More likely causes include two-earner families, lack of parental guidance or motivation, parents more interested in material gain than raising their children, etc. This is a societal problem, not a government problem. The role of the government, in this case, is to make the tools needed to succeed in the 21st century available to all.
            Ginsburg had trouble staying awake because she is an elderly lady in poor health.
            I am sure you would have liked it better if instead of a “Goofy quip” he had just ignored that taunting. As difficult to imagine as it may be for a Republican, our President has the right to respond…and he did it beautifully!

          • Independent1

            So there you go with the only reponse RWNJs like you have to virtually every rational proposal:

            Who was going to be disadvantaged to pay for it?

            Nobody needs to be ‘disadvantaged’ to pay for it!! When you look across at Europe where every kid there gets FREE college and they’re now offering free college even to Americans who are willing to learn German or Swedish or Spanish, do you see people that are ‘disadvantage’??

            When when they also get 4-5 times the paid vacation time at work as Americans (via government regs);

            And universal healthcare with healthcare outcomes far better than in American;

            And paid for retirements with government run nursing homes for those who need them??

            No! No one is being disadvantaged!!

            The difference is that Corporations and CEOs in European countries PAY THEIR FAIR SHARE OF TAXES and don’t try to live their lives on the fundamental desire called GREED!!!

            European companies don’t do everything they can to get out of paying the taxes they should to HELP EVERYONE LIVING IN THEIR COUNTRY.

            And CEOs don’t expect to make 375 times what the average worker gets just so like Mitt the UnAmerican Romney can own 5 houses with who knows how many 50-100,000 dollar plus cars??

            No one needs to be ‘disadvantaged’!! All that’s needed is for Congress to pass tax code changes that force the Wealthy and Corporations TO PAY THEIR FAIR SHARE OF TAXES!!!!!! And that’s EXACTLY what Obama suggested!!

            And the question CNN asked in their survey WAS NOT, do you like the ideas Obama spoke about, it asked DID YOU COME AWAY WITH A POSITIVE FEELING ABOUT THE PRESIDENT’S SPEECH!!!!!!!

            And I use caps for emphasis because I haven’t figured out yet how to underline and bold while blogging on Disqus.

          • angelsinca

            I quoted the CBS poll. Similar results, it seems. I asked the question who would be disadvantaged by the giveaway. I’d already considered the Robin Hood syndrome. Thanks anyway.

            Instead of forcing European standards in America, which have been producing sluggish recession recoveries throughout the land, it would be easier to just live there. Greece might be a good choice. if you really want to get homesick.

            To use use bold and underline text, use basic html 1.0 text conventions. Search Google. Or just right-click on my text to inspect the element. Or hit F12.

          • Independent1

            The fact that European countries are now having sluggish economies has nothing to do with all the benefits these countries provide to their citizens which are turning out with results much better than those in America; their sluggish economies are 1) because unlike America where Obama provided a stimulus back in 2009 to kick start our economy, which in addition to doing that, backrolled the startup of numerous alternative energy companies and the increased exploration for new energy sources; European countries went with austerity, which has been proven over decades of experience to be a downer for any economy.

            And 2) virtually every industrialized nation on the planet except America, is experiencing a population free fall. And it’s difficult for economies in countries where the populations are declining, to keep their economies reved up.

            Which is just one more reason why the GOP should get off of it’s anti-immigration kick, because it’s only the Hispanic immigrants, primary those who came here illegally from countries that weren’t familiar with birth control, that have had enough children while here in America to keep our population growing (the birthrate of native born Americans had long-since fallen below the replacement rate of 2.1 kids/family).

            And despite the fear mongering of some about the world becoming over populated, the opposite is now projected to happen within the next several decades – instead of the world population increasing, it will start plummeting as more and more countries are brought into the 21st century and women learn that they can determine how many children they have rather than being nothing more than baby making machines.

          • Independent1

            I forgot to say thanks for your input on bolding and underlining. Thanks I’ll check out html 1.0 text conventions.

            And let me expand just a little on my comment about immigration.

            If you supporters of the GOP’s ideology of deporting illegals think that illegals are costing America something. What illegals are costing America is in no way even remotely equal to the devastation that America would experience of the GOP was actually successful in shipping 11 million illegals out of the country – which by the way would take years as only about 400,000 can be legally deported each year just because of the mechanics associated with deportation.

            But should the GOP succeed in getting rid of them, instead of paying very little for them above what it already costs states and our federal government already spends for providing the same benefits to legal Americans, America would end up with:

            A lose of jobs proportional to the number of illegals departed – especially those who run small businesses and actually perform work that native-born Americans absolutely won’t do which would force many companies run by legal Americans out of business.

            A reduction in economic activity again proportional to those deported – remember Texas says in 2013 that illegals contributed 18 billion to its economy.

            A slowing of the national growth rate as more illegals who are helping keep our population growing are deported. And just picture what that would do to economists are always looking for: business growth year over year. That will be tough to do as there are fewer new customers each year because the population is going down.

            So clearly, it would be impossible for companies like McDonald’s and other major chains, to keep from closing outlets as there are fewer people each year to frequent their outlets: exactly what is happening now in virtually all industrialized countries around the globe. And that includes in China which is now seeing a slowing of its economy. And why Japan has by foundering for years.

          • angelsinca

            When you make comments like, “you supporters of the GOP ideology”, please make sure in your assumptions the ideology is correct, and that it is supported. The border needs to be secured with a clear policy that the current laws will be enforced. If it was being enforced, the tens of thousands of refugees wouldn’t have gathered at the border expecting the doors to wide open. I agree with the Obama EO on immigration. It seems liek the decent thing to do. I just don’t agree with the way it was implemented, just like how the ACA was forced through.

          • Independent1

            More of your mindless hogwash!! The Obama administration has rounded up and deported more troublesome illegal aliens (reinforcing our laws) than any previous president and probably more than any 2 or 3 of them did combined!!

            And the reason that refugees gathered at the border is because of a law that George Bush signed in 2008 before he left office which basically said that refugees from other countries had a right to seek refuge in America (a country that’s been a haven for refugees for decades), and to be afforded the opportunity to have their applications for asylum honestly reviewed by a court.

            Give me a break!! When are people like you going to start acting like human beings?? And not self-centered worthless animals????

          • angelsinca

            I work with a guy whose adult son was killed by a repeat offending drunk driver that was one of those ‘troublesome’ illegals that was caught and released by those officials that refuse to enforce immigration law. Ask any Central American and they will tell you Obama ‘invited’ them to the country, not Bush. No more lies, please. The blame game is now over 6 years old.

          • Independent1

            And when you say you’re not a LOWLIFE, why are you still vehemently supporting a political party that is purposely advancing an ideology that IT KNOWS CLEARLY will result in hundreds to thousands of the citizens in their state to die premature lives?? all for the sake of MONEY??

            Sorry, but when politicians purposely allow people to die, and to even be terribly disadvantaged BECAUSE ALL THEY CAN THINK OF IS MONEY!!

            Then in MY BOOK, those politicians and THE PEOPLE WHO SUPPORT THEM are LOWLIFES!!!!!

            And just look at what’s going in in New Jersey which now has a LOWLIFE GOVERNOR!!
            Not only did the GOP House initially REFUSE to pass the legislation that would allocate the monies to New Jersey and other New England states so they could REBUILD their HOMES AND LIVES that were DEVASTATED by hurricane Sandy!! Just because they were trying to find WHICH PAUL TO ROB IN OTHER TO PAY PETER!!

            The LOWLIFE GOP governor actually has used billions of Sandy Aid dollars for other possibly fraudulent projects rather than allocating those monies to people, thousands of which are still waiting to try and restart their lives. And how long ago was Sandy?? 3 years???

            How can people like you support politicians that will do things such as this??????? And then tell me YOU’RE NOT A LOWLIFE TOO!!!!

          • angelsinca

            Sorry, can’t buy the argument that the GOP is advancing the deaths of thousands. The democrat-backed ACA is doing a swell job of that by causing people to avoid treatments they cannot afford. Nevermind the millions of lives cut short by abortion.

          • Independent1

            That’s a blatant lie!! I’ve read at least 3 articles in the passed few days that say: the frequency of people putting off seeing their doctors has declined since ACA became effective the beginning of 2014.

            You prove yourself to nothing more than a mindless GOP sheeple with every post you make!!!!

          • Independent1

            And instead of asking the question: Who was going to be disadvantaged to pay for it?

            Don’t you ever sit back and ask: Why has the Republican party over the past 30 years fought so hard to prevent America from keeping up with the rest of the world???

            Why has America become the only similarly industrialized nation in the free world without universal healthcare? And healthcare outcomes that are worse than 15 or more of countries that seem less progressive than America?

            And why does America lead the world in maternal and infant mortality??

            And why is Americans’ longevity now 50th in the world?? Why do people in countries that seem far less progressive live longer than us??

            And why is America’s infrastructure falling so far behind the rest of the world?? Why are our roads and bridges so deteriorated that it’s projected to fix them will cost over two trillion dollars??

            And why is America the only modernized free-world nation that doesn’t provide it’s children with a FREE COLLEGE EDUCATION???

            And why does a country like China, that 2 decades ago was like America 100 years earlier now have a high-speed train system where trains travel 302mph which would allow Americans to go from New York to Chicago in 2 1/2 hours; getting there faster than flying when you take into account all the wait time for travel to an airport, waiting for your flight, getting your luggage at the other end and getting into the city (which is where the train would drop you).

            And it’s not just China, it’s numerous countries in Europe that have roads and railroads that are starting to make America’s roads and railroads look like those in a 3rd world nation. WHY WHY WHY????

            When are you RWNJs going to start asking the questions THAT REALLY MATTER???


          • Independent1

            And when Republicans and Democrats are working together in 4 counties of southeast Florida to keep the ALREADY rising seas from washing away more roads and land in their counties, Why are other Republicans who have to be seeing this: that the rising seas are already devastating parts of our country – fighting so hard with lies and distortions of the truth to keep from
            starting to do something about climate change???

            What difference does it really make WHAT’S CAUSING climate change?? IT’S HAPPENING!!

            And idiots like Inhofe who are doing everything they can to keep Obama from getting legislation that would do something to combat climate change with their denials and lies about it happening – are doing nothing but working to bring the world to the point of total devastation!!

            And RWNJs like yourself are sitting here supporting politicians who could well be setting you up for the worst disaster that has ever befallen our planet. WHY? WHY? WHY?

          • angelsinca

            I haven’t supported a politician for as long as I can remember. I have defended some against unfair hateful criticism by a few LWNJ’s (such as yourself). But I don’t make excuses for any of them. Despite the Chicken Little fear mongering, there seems to be a deceleration in the cyclic rate of rising seas, most scientists agree. Whenever I post links, the comment gets moderated into oblivion. Especially when the link is to a non-liberal site. Google is your friend. Look it up.

            In CA, there was new legislation Jan 1 that mandates chickens have more room to stretch their wings. Consequently, in less than 2 weeks. the price of a dozen eggs has skyrocketed. The bad news is a dozen eggs now costs $4.99. The worse news is the shelves are empty. The chickens are, who knows? I’m waiting for chicken meat to match ground beef soon.

            The same is happening due to schemes to tax the globe for increasing CO2, thanks to the chicken littles screaming about ‘climate change’. All the taxes on the globe won’t effect the planet’s naturally occurring cycles of temperature changes. But let’s make it a priority, so we can expend more fossil fuel to build more infrastructure.

      • EriktheRed

        Yeah, I’m sure it wasn’t pleasant having the Prez remind you and the rest of the wingnuts that he not only won election twice, but is still the Prez for about 2 more years.

  • Eleanore Whitaker

    I don’t know about you. But, I am so tired of the liars and crooks in the GOP all massing like they can control all of us. We pay their salaries. They are OUR employees. If they need a reminder of that, they’ll get what they asked for.

    Every piece of legislation comes from some drawling, swaggering lunatic in the south or midwest trying to restore the days of the sweet balmy air on the antebellum mansion verandas while Big Daddies sat around smoking their cigars, enjoying the “magnolias” and the free slave labor did all the work.

    Don’t kid yourself that this is what they really want when they say, “We are taking our country “back.” Back is the only direction they know. They hate anything that means advancement or progress, anything that is more educated than a “y’all all” and anything that can produce progress without mass corruption.

    The GOP actually thinks Americans don’t recognize abuse of power when we see it. We can demand the Justice Dept. put a stop to the corrupt tactics the GOP is using to enFORCE laws to FORCE us to do what they want using our tax dollars. It’s time to put the fear of God into their phonies.

    • The_Magic_M

      I just wonder: where are all the sane conservatives who are fed up with these clowns taking over their party and the public narrative of conservative issues? Have they left already and ceded the playing field to the crazy 27%?

      I was a conservative when I was younger and I would’ve screamed louder than any liberal if these people were trying to portrait themselves as the leadership of my party.

      • Eleanore Whitaker

        Unfortunately, today’s conservatives are ideological bullies. I am just not into ideology. I find it far too confining in theory and also in practice. If I have to label myself, I’d say I’m a progressive populist. I believe no society can thrive with mentalities that refuse common sense changes and disallows entire populations to move forward in the natural course of existence.

        When I read posts from the crazies out there, I know they are well paid trolls. It simply is not possible to be an American in one breath and an anarchist who hates government in the next. The very basis of being American means unity, equality and prosperity for all. This is guaranteed by our Bill of Rights.

        Today, the biggest danger is the idea that a handful of tyrants can bully the rest of us into submission to their backward ideology.

        I believe if you can work and job opportunities are available, you should be self-reliant enough to earn a living. I also believe that mass corruption is terribly, terribly wrong. It’s like ebola..once uncontained, it becomes epidemic.

        There’s nothing so unusual about this. This is how patriotic Americans who know their duty to their country feel. Those who complain and hate government most know why: they are corrupt freeloaders all trying to game the system our Founding Fathers put in place. I don’t support that.

      • jamesowens

        they are scared of losing the money from the party and having to go back to a real job

    • Grannysmovin

      They are continuing their idea of working with Democrats by ‘House Republicans are quietly moving to give unilateral subpoena authority to at least seven committee chairmen, a shift from longstanding rules that have required a full committee vote to issue a subpoena. The change would allow GOP chairmen to issue subpoenas without input from Democrats, letting them challenge nearly all of President Barack Obama’s signature accomplishments, including the Affordable Care Act, the Dodd-Frank financial reform law, immigration reform and environmental protections.”

      • Eleanore Whitaker

        They are flying dangerously close to “abuse of power.” If they continue on this path, they can be thrown in jail for doing in political office what they are doing right now…taking over and not allowing the president to do his job. Nothing would make me happier than for them to have to answer to the SC on charges of abuse of power. Sheldon Silver in NY just got arrested for this very thing. He’s been a rent control board member in NY for 4 terms. He also stole $4 million by sidling up to a law firm and getting pay to play grift for sending people suffering from cancer from asbestos their way. This is just the tip of the abuse of power iceberg.

        • Independent1

          Eleanore, there’s an article in Salon today you may find of interest – how the Tea Party may be screwing things up for the GOP in 2016; which I think goes along with your ‘abuse of power’ comment, in that, there are a lot of GOPers who have the misguided notion that they’ve been sent to Washington to ‘change’ how everything works.

          See this excerpt below:

          But here’s the problem: There’s this thing called Congress, which is now the full responsibility of the GOP. And while there are plenty of GOPers in Congress who care deeply about which party holds 1600 Pennsylvania, there are also more than a few who think they were elected to change Washington. They answer to conservative activists who will no longer trim their sails so a RINO can enjoy free flights on Air Force One. And some of the issues these folks want to talk about won’t jibe with that nice accountant-next-door narrative establishment Republicans have been building.

          You could make an argument that this barely subterranean point of tension was brought closer to the surface on Day 1 of the new Congress, when the GOP decided to kick off a multi-part plan to manufacture a fiscal crisis for Social Security in order to, ultimately, push through benefit cuts to what is arguably the most popular government program in U.S. history. But you’d be on even firmer ground if you just focused on what the GOP’s been up to in the past week. Take the vote in the House on Thursday to drastically curtail federal funding for abortions (which is already paltry), which passed more or less on a party-line vote, and which the White House has already said it will veto if it ever reaches Obama’s desk. Symbolic and envelope-pushing measures intended to inspire a big fight over the right to choose is the kind of stuff that thrills the Tea Party, needless to say; but it’s not what you’d expect to hear from that nice accountant next door. And that goes double for weird and recurring ontological conversations about the definition of rape.

          See more here:

          Tea Party spawns GOP nightmare: How it’s already ruining the party’s ’16 strategy

          • Eleanore Whitaker

            Independent…There’s always something so level-headed and wonderfully enlightening about your posts.

            I based my opinions of the GOP on 2 things: my 33 years as a Republican female and the GOP’s legacy as control freaks. Since the days of Warren Harding and his schmoozing with the Robbers Barons, every GOP president, with the exception of Eisenhower, who by Tea Party Standards is considered worse than a RINO, has had a dismal record of scandals, recessions and wars.

            I think as humans, we all base our opinions more on history than on events yet to occur.

            Abuse of power is a very serious matter for politicians. It’s easy to see that when Boehner went beyond government protocol and attempted to allow a foreign leader up for re-election, to speak at the House without the input of the Executive branch or the Secy of State, this is now a serious matter. What’s to stop the GOP from now taking away ALL executive power?

          • Independent1

            Well, Republicans considering Eisenhower a RINO is pretty accurate as Ike was actually an Independent who probably would have run as a Democrat if Truman hadn’t wanted to run for a 2nd term. Ike was coxed into running as a Republican via the GOP’s promise that doing so wouldn’t cost him a dime and would give him the opportunity to run against Truman, who Ike didn’t care much for.

            And on the subject of Boehner and Netanyahu: I get emails from some organizations who focus on supporting Isreal, and those organizations are up in arms about that violation of protocol. They think Boehner is getting involved in Israeli politics and that Netanyahu has no business coming to America to spew his hawkish rhetoric. Boehner has stirred up a hornets nest in Israel as well as here.

          • Eleanore Whitaker

            I agree. I know that many Israelis are tired of Netanyahu’s policies. Israel has always been a US ally in good faith. What Boehner has done smacks of interference in Israel’s election process. That can’t go over too well with Israelis.

            Boehner will rue the day he and the GOP tried to maneuver around protocol in place regarding visits and meetings with foreign dignitaries.

            President Obama has rightfully refused now to accept Netanyahu in the White House as a visiting foreign dignitary. The ball is now entirely in the GOP’s court. One more step and they will land before the SC.

          • Independent1

            I just happened to come across an article in Yahoo News that goes along with some of your comments on Netanyahu (Bibi). Reading the article makes it clear that Bibi is not a very nice person; and he’s shown his nastiness all the way back since Clinton was in office.

            See these excerpts from a Huffington Post article dated 1/24/15:

            The Unbearable Rudeness of Bibi

            Secretary of State James Baker temporarily banned then-Deputy Foreign Minister Netanyahu from the State Department for his “lies and distortions comments,” while Netanyahu’s manipulation comments only prove President Clinton’s initial impression after meeting with the new Prime Minister in which he said “[h]e thinks he is the superpower, and we are here to do whatever he requires”. (Further supporting Clinton’s assessment was the recent statement of one of Netanyahu’s cabinet members who told the U.S. ambassador that Israel expects “unconditional” support “even when you think we’re wrong.”)

            Time and time again, Netanyahu has shown little respect for American Presidents, its institutions or interests despite the fact that we provide Israel with over $3 billion in aid annually, use our diplomatic capital to block anti-Israeli measures at the United Nations and have had to endure a devastating oil embargo and terrorist attacks at home and abroad because of our support for Israel.

            And this:

            Less than a month before the 2014 midterm elections, Netanyahu appeared on CBS’ Face the Nation and charged that he was “baffled” by President Obama’s opposition to expansion of settlements in the Occupied Territories, a position he said was “against American values.” Haaretz, Israel’s leading English newspaper, called the comments a “stink bomb” and condemned Netanyahu for playing the partisan during our election season when he slammed the president as if he was a Tea Party brawler rather than the leader of a country with a ‘special relationship’ with America.

            Netanyahu’s comments also were a flat out lie, since every President since the 1967 War, from President Johnson to President Obama, has expressed opposition to expansion of the settlements in the Occupied Territories.

            These are only a few tidbits. The whole article is here:


          • idamag

            The present GOP doesn’t follow protocol or the laws of civility. Every year, since George Washington, the president has had a message for the people. Now with the t-potty in Washington, they think they are supposed to rebut the State of The Union Message.

          • Independent1

            I have mixed feelings about the whole practice as I’m guessing you do too. But to me, if it’s going to be a meaningful practice, there should be some agreement between the parties that the person doing the rebuttal should be an accomplished legislator; not a half nutcase wingding like Joni Ernst.

      • toptwome

        That is why I have come to despise republicans who do not care about the country. They only care about themselves and what they can get out for themselves.

  • The_Magic_M

    Somebody should inform Rios about the Pillars of Creation and how this proves NASA was under Muslim control in 1995 already.

    Next up on FORX: Sandy Rios vows to never use a word that appears in the English translation of the Qu’ran again, lest she be accused of sending secret messages of support to Muslim terrorists. Also falls very silent, coincidentally.

  • FT66

    Thanks Henry Decker for the usual laughing time of This Week In Crazy. Of all the people you brought to us this week, my crazy winner is: Dinesh D’Souza. If this man compares himself to Martin Luther King Jr., can he please tell us what dream he has? Is it the same like King Jr. had?

  • Grannysmovin

    Dinesh D’Souza: Deranged, Delusional, Hateful, Irrational, Criminal – that just about sums him up!

    Louie Gohmert: Was Louie the ball boy on the basketball team? Seriously, he is the poster child for why we should be giving mental competency tests to anyone who wants to run for office.

    Glen Beck: This quote was made for the false prophets like Beck – “Christianity is the most perverted system that ever shone on man” Thomas Jefferson

    Bobby Jindal: Oh Bobby, you don’t have to prove that “you can’t fix stupid” you have already done that.

    Sandy Rios: “Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity.” Source Anonymous

    • Irishgrammy

      As ever, Grannysmovin, the week in Crazyville with all of it’s insane “citizens” perfectly succinct and concisely summed up!!! Terrific!

  • jointerjohn

    Hey Sandy Rios, better look into the republicans’ frequent use of the word “profit”. They are all about “profits”. Muhammad was a “prophet”. The difference in spelling is probably just part of a liberal scheme to cover up the connection.

    • idamag

      You are good! She doesn’t look smart. She looks like she is on something.

      • jointerjohn

        Many republican women look medicated, Bachmann, Phyllis Shlafly, Joni Ernst. Wouldn’t it be funny if someone asked them how they became republicans and they all said, “I don’t quite remember, I went out for coffee with Bill Cosby, and the next thing I knew……….

  • idamag

    Reverend King went to jail for protesting inhumane treatment of a certain segment of society. People went to jail for peaceably sitting at a lunch counter or sitting down on a bus when it was full and a while person had to stand. Louis Gohmert’s eyes are so close together that it is a good thing he has a nose or it would be like a double-yolk egg. My friends, in the horse business, tell me they never buy a horse whose eyes are too close together. That type of horse can’t be trusted. If Sandy Rios cannot understand Obama’s speech it is because he used a few words that were more than one syllable.

    • CrankyToo

      If you really want to peek into the heart and mind of Louis “Goober” Gohmert, you need to look at the other end of the horse.

      • Irishgrammy

        Now THAT’S funny! LOL, LOL, LOL. Makes one wonder how many crazy things Gohmert can say to be, at long last, diagnosed CERTIFIABLE! And he was a sitting judge in his past…….OMG!

        • CrankyToo

          Only in the hate state of Texas could a no-count, demented, jack-wagon like Goober Gohmert be promoted so far beyond his level of competence. It staggers my imagination to think of that dipstick as a sitting judge. And the fact that he’s now a US congressman speaks volumes about the acumen of the low-tech rednecks who inhabit Texas’ first district.

          • plc97477

            Of course in texas that could be what sense looks like.

          • jamesowens

            be nice now they also have rick perry lol

          • CrankyToo


      • idamag

        Strange, but I think the south end of a horse looks better.

        • CrankyToo


    • neeceoooo

      It is disgusting for him to even place himself on the same level as Dr. King.

    • plc97477

      I think the double yoke would be more sensible.

      • idamag

        At least I could eat the egg and use the shell.

  • ExRadioGuy15

    Remember: one of the 10 Tenets of the GOP is insanity…

    Hence, the reason why the National Memo can release TWIC once a week.

    • plc97477

      And I don’t think it would be much of a stretch to double it. The gotp is so full of crazies they could easily have 10 each week.

  • Jasmine An’deez

    Half the time, Obama seems like a lunatic.

    • Independent1

      Really?? What did Obama say or do that led you to get that idea??

      The fact that his speech was so forthcoming to Americans that 81% of them polled by CNN said they had a very positive or somewhat positive reaction to his speech?? Which means that almost 20% of Republicans found his SOTU speech positive – so are you saying that more than 75% of Americans would find what a ‘lunatic’ said positive?? Hmmm, that’s kind of interesting.

      And if he’s a ‘lunatic’, he must be a very unique one, because more positives for America have been accomplished over the past 6 years than were accomplished during the 28 years that the last 5 worthless GOP presidents were in office. So are you saying that ‘lunatics’ are better presidents than moronic Conservatives??

      And don’t you think it’s strange that a ‘lunatic’ would be able to bring about America’s recovery from the worst recession that America has endured since the Great Depression, faster and from a more dire position, than any other president in history?? Wow!! Seems like we need more ‘lunatic’ presidents like Obama.

      What Obama accomplished over the past 6 years really highlights just how disastrous and worthless the last 5 GOP presidents really were!!!

      • Whatmeworry

        Is that the same 81% who said they saw Kings likeness on Mt Rushmore or that he was the 1st black man on the moon???

        • Daniel Max Ketter

          Don’t be a moron. Al Shepard was the 1st man on the moon. I think he hit a golfball and called it a big step.

      • toptwome

        Great and very true comment.

        • Whatmeworry

          Is that the same 81% who said they saw Armstrongs likeness on Mt Rushmore or that he was the 1st man on the moon???

          • Daniel Max Ketter

            Oh, that’s right, it was Lance Armstrong. My bad.

    • fortunev

      Love your logo. A quick glance in the mirror will reveal the true lunatic most of the time.

      • idamag

        As I told battywoman, it is called projection.

      • dpaano

        Actually, I believe it’s the logo for Bacardi Rum

    • idamag

      “Oh would God, the gifty gie us, to see ourselves as others see us.” It is called projection.

    • toptwome

      President Obama never seems like a lunatic, but you must be a tea party lunatic and rabid liar and hateful idiot.

    • Carolyn1520

      It must be because in your bubble, lunacy is the norm.

      • idamag

        jasmine is a projector.

        • Carolyn1520

          Oh, and I was thinking mouth breather. 🙂

  • Independent1

    Being that most of these wing-nuts that are included in ‘This week in Crazy” are for the most part Tea Party supporters; sane bloggers on the NM (as opposed to the RWNJ trolls), may be interested to know that a writer for Salon, seems to feel that Congressional Tea Baggers may already be putting a monkey wrench in the GOP’s 2016 strategy for winning the White House.

    For those who are interested, see this:

    Tea Party spawns GOP nightmare: How it’s already ruining the party’s ’16 strategy

  • Julieann Wozniak

    I’ve always been fond of slapstick comedy. You know, the classics: Three Stooges, SNL in the 70s, so forth. Tea Partiers are never disappointing in their command of utter lunacy.

    • Mikey7a

      It could be funny, but for the fact many here in The Southern U.S. believe this crap, like it is Gospel! Look no further, than this last Election cycle, to see my point!

      • Julieann Wozniak

        Yeah, people in our county seat (Waynesburg) actually believe this crap. It’s like crossing a national border when you leave the southern and eastern parts of the county, where most of us are grandchildren of immigrants, and go there. Fun baiting them, though.

  • Independent1

    An image from the Daily Kos

    Louisiana Governer and noted Tea Party dope Bobby Jindal continues to spread the lie (that even Fox News has apologized for) that there are “No Go Zones” in Europe were cops and non-Muslims cannot go. Jindal’s cranium is obviously a No Go Zone for a certain organ he lacks.

    Cartoon: Bobby Jindal’s cranium is a no go zone

    • toptwome

      Yes Jindal does keep lying about the no go zones and he has been a terrible governor for this state. More time has been spent traveling to campaign events and other republican sites for lies and hate.

  • jamesowens

    its a contest to see who can tell the biggest whopper and get it repeated as a fact on fox noise

    • toptwome

      Well said.

  • TMZ1928

    Having spent his formative years in a Muslim household in Indonesia, Obama is a Islamist sympathizer. In one of his books, he states “the prettiest sound on earth is the evening call to prayer.”

    • idamag

      Liar. I have read all his books.

      • Independent1

        You have to wonder how some trolls like TMZ1928 (and a number of others here on the NM) live with themselves knowing full well what they spend their time posting on internet is nothing more than one blatant lie after another. These trolls either must be atheists, or are clearly very stupid Christians, as Jesus made it quite clear to St. John in his Revelation, that LIARS will be thrown into the fire.

        It really should be clear to anyone with an ounce of common sense that the Obama’s are Christians, and have been for years. They don’t regularly go to a formal church, one reason being that, for a president, attending a church can be a very disruptive thing to the church because of all the security needed.

        But according to an article in the Huffington Post, the Obama’s have attended a number of churches that are not too far from the White House in D.C.

        Here’s a little excerpt from that article in the Huffington Post – dated 1/16/2012:

        Since the Obamas moved into 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW in 2009, the first family has not adopted a home church in the nation’s capital. Instead, the Obamas have attended Sunday services at a handful of churches around the city, including St. John’s.

        This Sunday, the first family attended services at Crestwood’s Zion Baptist Church, located just off 16th Street NW a few miles north of the White House. They’ve also attended the Nineteenth Street Baptist Church on 16th Street NW, Vermont Avenue Baptist in Shaw, Allen Chapel AME on Alabama Avenue, Metropolitan AME on M Street NW near the White House and Shiloh Baptist Church in Shaw.

        With heightened security concerns, attending church isn’t a simple Sunday task. Even visits to St. John’s, where Pew 54 is reserved for the first family, can be disruptive since they involve shutting down H Street NW, a major crosstown traffic route, and force reroutings of a half-dozen Metrobus routes.

        “The preparation to accommodate a president is intense,” Bishop T.D. Jakes, who has hosted presidents and other dignitaries at The Potter’s House church in Dallas told The Huffington Post last year. “It is … very difficult to manage for any local church. I also think that many of them don’t want to be a distraction of what should be the focal point of the service, which is to worship the Lord.”

        • idamag

          Actually, they do attend church regularly.

    • Carolyn1520

      In order for one to be a Christian, do they have to be unappreciative of other’s religious practices or even worse hateful to them? My godfather was a Methodist minister. With him. I went to a synagogue, a mosque, a Mormon church, and high mass at a Catholic cathedral, the only Christian church among them.
      I was taught to respect the beliefs of others. Since that time I visited many other non-Christian places of worship.
      What I’ve found to be true, is the fundamentalists of every religion are not much different. What they hate about each other is what makes them most alike. We have only to look as far as the American Taliban who want to dictate the terms of their beliefs and impose them on all citizens of our country. They can quote the bible but they don’t follow the tenets or doctrine of their religion. Most don’t even know them.

    • EriktheRed

      Trollin’, trollin’, trollin’….

    • dpaano

      I’m far from being Muslim, but I agree….it is a beautiful thing to hear.

  • Buford2k11

    the voter base of the gop…that is where the problem really is…the corporate puppets who run with corporate money in gerrymandered districts are a big concern….the problem isn’t so much the crooked candidate, but the voters…the flood of dark money “free speech” in these districts only happen during the cycles…we need to get to these areas to counter the propaganda of individual candidates…I know, impossible…Louie Gohmert’s district needs to be nuked…in a friendly way…

  • Dick Chunary

    For some reason, liberals really seem to hate this country.

    • dpaano

      Unfortunately, Dick, it’s the exact opposite!

  • Alma Coin

    If one thing is for certain, it’s that Obama is a delusional lunatic.

  • Elop Dev

    Obama is not serious. They guy’s a complete joke.

  • dpaano

    Why does it seem that it’s always the same idiots each week? It’s amazing! You’d think the Republicans could round up plenty of new ones!

    • iamproteus

      Oh, there are plenty of them around, witness these on this page alone! It’s just that the ones we read about happen to be the prime examples.

  • Pete Mitchell

    I think we can all agree that Obama is a crazed lunatic and a delusional menace.

    • iamproteus

      There you go again, making stupid assumptions!

    • Herb

      You mean D’Sousa don’t you?

  • Todd Anderson

    If today’s liberals will callously murder the unborn, who won’t they attack?