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Friday, June 22, 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. Will Brooke

Will Brooke, a Republican candidate for House in Alabama’s 6th congressional district, really doesn’t like Obamacare.

In his new ad, Brooke tells the camera “We’re down here to have a little fun today, and talk about two serious subjects: The Second Amendment, and see how much damage we can do to this copy of Obamacare [sic].”

As cheery music plays in the background, Brooke builds his copy of the Affordable Care Act a quaint little wooden coffin — and proceeds to unleash hell upon it with his stockpile of rifles.

Brooke’s ad may not be particularly original — it’s just a more over-the-top version of a Joe Manchin ad from 2010 — but it’s certainly effective. Provided that Brooke is chasing Rick Perry’s endorsement, that is.