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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Welcome to a special State of the Union edition of “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. With apologies to Bryan Fischer, Bob Barr, and many others, this week’s list will only cover the many, many awful reactions to President Obama’s Tuesday night address to Congress. Starting with number five:

5. Randy Weber

It may not shock you to learn that most Republican members of Congress were not thrilled with President Obama’s 2014 State of the Union address (at least one — the inimitable Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX) — didn’t even bother to listen to the whole thing).

But no representative summed up the right wing’s attitude going into the speech better than Rep. Randy Weber (R-TX), who tweeted the following from the House chamber:


Rep. Weber presumably meant “Chief,” not “Chef” — although honestly, comparing the president to a Nazi cook makes roughly as much sense as Weber’s intended barb. And if Weber really sees President Obama as an evil German, then maybe he should stop demanding that he build militarized walls.