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. Rush Limbaugh
As the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border intensifies, cynical politicians and bored media figures have increasingly begun referring to the situation as President Obama’s “Katrina moment” (not to be confused with all of Obama’s other Katrinas).
Thankfully, one man has been brave enough to speak out about how ridiculous the comparison is: Rush Limbaugh.
But Limbaugh isn’t upset for all of the logical reasons you may be thinking. No, according to Rush, the two situations have nothing to do with each other because the Bush administration’s response to Hurricane Katrina was actually pretty awesome:
“The post-Katrina response was far more massive, far more sensible, far more effective than what is being done at the border today to handle this humanitarian crisis,” Limbaugh claimed on Thursday. “The FEMA response post-Katrina was far better and more effective and more efficient than anything that has happened during the Obama years.”
Limbaugh recognizes that you may be skeptical, but he knows who to blame: The liberal media.
“The reason you don’t believe it is because they were able to demonize the FEMA director at the time,” he explained. “They were able to create a narrative that the entire Bush administration was stupid, and incompetent, and ineffective, and that the whole response to Katrina was an outrage.”