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Saturday, June 23, 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. Bryan Fischer

The American Family Association’s Bryan Fischer has a message for all the conservatives who are thrilled with the Republican Party’s sweeping success in the midterm election: You’re welcome.

According to Fischer, the GOP’s victories had less to do with strong candidates, a favorable electoral map, and brutal Democratic turnout, and more to do with his anti-gay prayer rally.

“It occurred to me last night, you know, a good part of Sunday night was a lot of these pastors in Houston and a lot of people all around the country kneeling in prayer on the floor of that auditorium, repenting of sins, seeking God for forgiveness for ourselves and for this land,” Fischer explained. “And then, on Tuesday, we have this dramatic victory. I’ve got to believe there’s a connection there.”

Of course, if Bryan Fischer’s prayers really dictated the results of the midterms, then the right-wing policies on the ballot probably would have fared a bit better. And the results may not have been as harsh on the “black male” in the White House.