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Gay bombs! Sexy radicals! Obama’s long con to nuke his own country! 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. 

5. Ann Coulter

CoulterAnn Coulter and Nomiki Konst, founder of The Accountability Project, appeared on Fox & Friends Wednesday to discuss the very real problem of our disastrously uninformed electorate.

Konst proposed that the country should invest in civic education to engage more people to show up at the polls and make informed decisions. Sounds reasonable.

Coulter said we should reinstate literacy tests to make it “more difficult to vote” and that “there’s nothing unconstitutional about literacy tests.” Sounds like disenfranchisement.

As for giving people more civic education, well that’s just “twelve years of Chinese-style propaganda” that only makes people dumber. In characteristic fashion, Coulter shouted “That’s nonsense!” at Konst when she began to recite some pesky facts, and made some smarmy specious asides, such as accusing Democrats of stuffing “bushels” of phony ballots as part of a long history of voter fraud.

But she did earnestly ask the question: “Is a completely ignorant voter better for the Democratic Party or the Republican Party?” I’ll go out on a limb and say that if Coulter saw these photos, she might be somewhat less eager to send only literate voters to the polls. Just a wild guess.

Fox has the video:

Sam Reisman

Sam Reisman is the former managing editor at The National Memo, where he still writes the weekly "This Week In Crazy" column. His writing has appeared in Flavorpill, The Huffington Post, Columbia Daily Spectator, and Bwog. He was the publisher of the 2010 edition of Inside New York, an annual guidebook to the city for students and young professionals.

Since 2011, he has co-curated and hosted Peculiar Streams, a showcase for NYC-based writers, musicians, comedians, and filmmakers. He is a staff writer at Mediaite, and blogs at SamReisman.com.

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  1. Carl Sdano April 17, 2015

    Given that Ann Coulter thinks that the electorate in uninformed, & given that Fox News is the highest rates cable news channel, can a connection be drawn between the two?

    1. Independent1 April 17, 2015

      You may have something there – several studies have shown that just listening to Faux News makes you dumber, than if you don’t pay attention to any news at all; and just pick up facts on what’s going on in the world by happenstance.

  2. winnona April 17, 2015

    “Uninformed” is JUST the strength of FOX Noise; I would imagine KNOWLEDGE would be the bain of the FOX conservaidiot baseline.

    Not surprised Raggedy Ann subscribes to “returning to literacy tests” (that were used to disenfranchise Blacks back in the day)…BUT what she doesn’t realize [these days] is that there would be such a considerable number of the FOX faithful that would be eliminated from the voter rolls….LMMFAO

    1. The_Magic_M April 17, 2015

      I wouldn’t be surprised if she knew that very well.
      It’s just a not-so-subtle dog whistle to her racist followers – “actually, I think non-whites should not have the right to vote” is the decoded message.

    2. TZToronto April 17, 2015

      Collateral damage. The cost of doing business, can’t make an omelette without breaking some eggs, etc.

    3. Allan Richardson April 17, 2015

      Not if HER side administered the tests! “How old is the Earth?” “About 6000 years.” “Yep, you can vote.”

  3. bobnstuff April 17, 2015

    I wonder if any of these people know that being gay isn’t something new and that in fact its been around for as long as man kind. Gay Boom must have come from the Roman army.

    1. Don Belanger April 17, 2015

      When it comes to Ann Coulter, her constant claiming that the male Dems running in opposition to the Conservative candidates are gay. Could she be a “lipstick lesbian”? I’m not accusing her of being one, but….just asking. I mean her parents didn’t teach her, apparently, that when you point a finger, three fingers are pointing back at you? Also, she hollers that she’s a “rabid Christian”. Well, she hasn’t fulfilled her womanly duties as a Christian woman by marrying and having a parcel full of kiddies hugging her knees. I suspect that maybe ome of the men she dated, went out with her once or twice and declared themselves gay in self-defense.

      1. The_Magic_M April 17, 2015

        You can always find a simple psychological explanation for hatred when it comes to intelligent people (dumb people will hate no matter what).

        With Ann, it was probably one or more cases of unrequited love for men who turned out to be gay.
        And those black conservatives who make broad racist claims about black people in general (that they’re lazy, too dumb to see Democrats aren’t good for them etc.) have likely been bullied so much for their skin colour as children that their psychological self-defense was hating their own skin colour and wishing to be white instead.
        (See for example WND regular Mychal Massie who peppers his screeds with so many sophisticated buzzwords that it just screams “I’m intelligent! A black man can be intelligent! All those who bullied me as a child were wrong!”)

      2. dtgraham April 17, 2015

        “Declared themselves gay in self defense.” That’s funny. I’ll have to remember that one.

        1. The_Magic_M April 17, 2015

          You seriously think that would’ve worked? 😉

          “Seriously Ann, stop calling me ten times a day… OK, I’m gay, get it? I can never be with you.” – “But Carlos, being gay is a choice. You can choose me!”

          1. dtgraham April 17, 2015

            Oh yeah, I forgot. It’s just a choice, so that’s no excuse at all. “You mean we’re still not through?” “I’m extremely gay.” “I’m steeped in gayness.” I’m as gay as a french trombone.” “As gay as a tangerine.” – “We can work it out Carlos.” “I love fruit.”

          2. TZToronto April 17, 2015

            The comments this week are priceless!

          3. Allan Richardson April 17, 2015

            But I doubt she would be dating a “Carlos,” more likely a “Chad.”

          4. idamag April 20, 2015

            My Gay friends are brilliant people. A couple had their Phds. I doubt that any Gay would find coulter charming enough ti pay attention to. She would be boring, boring, boring.

      3. idamag April 20, 2015

        She’s definitely rabid.

  4. FireBaron April 17, 2015

    OK, first to Ann Coulter – Literacy Tests as a prerequisite for voting ARE illegal. If there were literacy tests, there would never be a Republican elected to any office.
    Second to Alan Keyes – If the President did make a deal with Islamic Terrorists, why has the only successful IT event in the country been the Boston bombers? And their toll was significantly less than those bought and paid for by the House of Saud in 2001.
    Finally, Rabbi Lapin – It is amazing when you limit your sampling to just the people who will provide you the answers you are looking for. That is like Ted Cruz taking a poll of his Presidential prospects and only sampling people who demographically are statistically more likely to vote for him.

    1. The_Magic_M April 17, 2015

      > That is like Ted Cruz taking a poll of his Presidential prospects and only sampling people who demographically are statistically more likely to vote for him.

      Echo chambering has been the biggest problem for the GOP in the last decade.
      I still remember the 2012 elections when the “Romney landslide” myth was perpetuated by those who only have conservative friends and thus fell in the “nobody I know will vote for Obama” trap.

      Today even more so, they simultaneously claim being conservative means standing for one’s principles over the whims of the voters, yet bow to every whim their crazy base can come up with.

      1. idamag April 20, 2015

        Ted, at a family reunion, asks if they will vote for him. They don’t want to ruin the event so they say “yes” until he moves away and then snicker behind their hands.

    2. neeceoooo April 17, 2015

      Or for Ted Cruz to only poll his family

  5. dtgraham April 17, 2015

    I also like Ann Coulter’s idea of a test to “make it more difficult to vote” but I’d do it in a little different way. Voters entering the polling place would be handed a questionnaire with a series of yes/no questions:

    i) Jesus loves you and shares your hatred of homosexuals and Hillary Clinton. Yes/No.
    ii) Government should limit itself to the powers named in the constitution, which includes banning gay marriage and abortion, and censoring the internet. Yes/No.
    iii) Private health insurance companies are extremely benevolent and have the interest of the public at heart. Yes/No.
    iv) If birth control is made hard to get, unmarried people won’t have sex and abortion will be virtually eliminated. Yes/No.
    v) A woman can’t be trusted with decisions about her own body, but multi-national corporations can make decisions affecting everyone without regulation. Yes/No.
    vi) Climate change is junk science but creationism should be taught in every school. Yes/No.
    vii) Government should relax regulations on big business and big money but should crack down hard on marijuana. Yes/No.
    viii) More jobs would be created if the minimum wage were reduced to 75 cents per hour. Yes/No.
    viiii) Universal health care is the work of our dark lord Satan. Yes/No.

    If the voter answered yes to these questions, he/she would be handed the results of the test, which would say…”Sorry dumbass, try again next election. No soup for you!”

    That should eliminate all of the Republican votes.

    1. Carolyn1520 April 17, 2015

      LOL That’s great!

      1. dtgraham April 17, 2015

        Thanks Carolyn. You’d have to use my voting test, because civics education wouldn’t work on Republicans. Trying to get Republicans to accept fact based reality would be like trying to get my cat Marmalade to take her daily pill these days. You’d have to feed them the truth wrapped in something really fishy, hold their mouths shut, and stroke their throats. Even then, just when you think they’ve swallowed it, they’d spit it out on the carpet.

        1. Carolyn1520 April 17, 2015

          Great analogy. I can’t stop laughing. Thanks again.

        2. neeceoooo April 17, 2015

          thank you for the laughter

        3. TZToronto April 17, 2015

          You know cats!

          1. dtgraham April 18, 2015

            That mischievous little raccoon drives me crazy sometimes. That’s what she must have been in her past life.

          2. idamag April 20, 2015

            I took my cat to the vet and he prescribed some liquid antibiotics for her. I told him I could not get it into her mouth. I had past experience. I told him I rubbed it into the fur on her front leg and she licked it off. He said he would give me a demonstration and put some in the dropper, grabbed the back of her neck, titled her head back and at that point, her super strength took over. She flipped over and proceeded to get him with all four paws in his arm. He took away the medicine and righted her and said, “Just rub it into her fur.”

        4. Charles van Rotterdam April 17, 2015

          And hope that the little pest doesn’t bite or scratch you after cos she’s got the cranks with you!

        5. idamag April 20, 2015

          Oh, dear, I have a cat and anyone who can give a cat a pill should get some kind of medal.

    2. Dominick Vila April 17, 2015


    3. highpckts April 17, 2015

      Love it!!

  6. jakenhyde April 17, 2015

    Marion Morrison…aka John Wayne…was NEVER an American hero as this clown rabbi suggests. He was a draft dodger like Willard Romney and so many other war hawks in congress. Morrison had a three year thing with Marlene Dietrich and he dodged the draft so he could fiddle around with her.
    He may have played a war hero in movies….but it was just that…play acting. The following link reveals it all:


    1. Carolyn1520 April 17, 2015

      I think the good rabbi lost out to some bad boys and has never gotten over it. 🙂

    2. anothertoothpick April 17, 2015

      …and Wayne was never in a scene where he killed Nazi’s (white guys).

      He only killed japs and an occasional VC.

    3. neeceoooo April 17, 2015

      Thank you for that, I could never understand the appeal to John Wayne, I never liked him or his movies.

  7. charleo1 April 17, 2015

    Well, I must admit. The more Liberal I become, the more charming those radical, “Gay huggers,” like ISIS, and, school girl kidnapping extremists like Boko Haram become!
    How about that, Ladies? Who knew the Saudis were such Liberals?

    1. dtgraham April 17, 2015

      I hear you charleo. When groups like that are starting to seem not too half bad in comparison, the GOP may want to rethink their party. I heard Obama tried to offer Ted Cruz and Tom Cotton to Boko Haram in exchange for those kidnapped school girls. Boko Haram rejected them as being, “too extreme for us.”

      Well, I have to get some work done here at some point.

      1. CrankyToo April 17, 2015

        Thanks for the laugh…

      2. charleo1 April 17, 2015

        Hey! You’ve already done some pretty good work right here! Thanks for the side splitting humor!!!

  8. 'Tis Moi April 17, 2015

    Coulter– “infamous” as a cold-hearted, nasty bit of work. And this is a compliment to someone so narcissistic as she is. What a sociopath…I still remember her insisting we’d bombed Eqypt! What a total dimwit! Lol…All air, no substance…like an even uglier Paris Hilton.

    1. Paul Bass April 17, 2015

      At least Paris Hilton has the good sense to stay out of politics!

      1. 'Tis Moi April 17, 2015

        so far!!! Lol, 😉

      2. Elliot J. Stamler April 17, 2015

        Paris Hilton is an airhead. Ann Coulter is a hatehead.

        1. Paul Bass April 17, 2015

          ouch! I hope Ann reads this!

    2. neeceoooo April 17, 2015

      Why do we even give Ann Coulter a voice, we need to stop listening to her and maybe she will go away.

      1. johninPCFL April 17, 2015

        Ahhh – you’ve got to remember that she’s the one who said “if we don’t draft Christie, we’ll be stuck with Romney, and we’ll lose”.

        1. charleo1 April 17, 2015

          Well, you know the blind hog, and acorn analogy is true sometimes. Not exactly a prediction that took a crystal ball. As none of the GOP pretenders in the running ever stood a chance.
          And everyone of them, except for Romney, knew it.

      2. Elliot J. Stamler April 17, 2015

        Why should she go away? This is her living. She supports herself by writing every few years another hate-filled screed as extreme as she can dream up with a red-meat title and there is a hard-core group of fellow fascists who will buy it. She couldn’t get a job as a lawyer–who’d hire her? She has never had any responsible position or public office. She is simply a BIG MOUTH who figured out she could earn a good living giving red-meat to the her kind of people whom I think are the worst people in America.

      3. Sand_Cat April 18, 2015

        Great bumper sticker: “Stop Making Stupid people Famous”

        1. idamag April 20, 2015

          I like it!

    3. Allan Richardson April 17, 2015

      Once more the conservative, white supremacist, theocratic Republicans are using the behavior of the conservative white supremacist theocrats who FROM 1865 UNTIL 1968 called themselves Democrats, and NOW call themselves Republicans, to tar TODAY’S Democrats, who have since 1965 represented the OPPOSITE policies, with “Democratic” voter fraud. The accusations are no more valid, and have no more evidence, than an accusation to the effect that black people have horns on their heads (which are invisible except to the people who hate black people because THEY see horns on their heads).

      Before the civil war: Democrats believed in states rights as a way to justify slavery, but were against national scale industrialization and finance, which the Federalists, then the Whigs, then the Republicans favored. Since the newly formed Republicans, like the Whigs before them but more so, favored abolishing slavery, Democrats in the South started the war, and lost it.

      During reconstruction: Democrats in the North and West were almost gone, and those in the South (white conservatives) were temporarily disenfranchised for their treason against the United States, while the Republican radicals opened the vote to blacks, who voted and were elected as Republican.

      After reconstruction: Democrats in the South regained power (but black voters were kept from voting, although they would have been Republicans in those days). Republicans turned to non-racial issues elsewhere in the country, becoming an anti-worker, pro-big-business party, while Democrats rebuilt by recruiting immigrants. This led them to be cultural pluralists (lots of Catholics and Jews in the ethnic neighborhoods, you know) AND believers in equal rights for minorities. They still had their “cousins” in the South who were white supremacist, conservative theocrats, and were embarrassed by them, but NEEDED THEIR VOTES, so kept quiet about it. Republicans by that time were closer to the Southern white culture, but their name was so hated that almost no Southern white voters would be called by that name.

      In the era of the civil rights struggle, things began to switch: Democrats in the Roosevelt and Truman administrations made some racial justice improvements such as refusing to put segregated bathrooms in the Pentagon (as required by Virginia law, but FDR said federal ownership of the property trumped state law) and, after the war, integrating the armed forces. Both Democrats and Republicans OUTSIDE the South began to see the struggle as a moral one, as a few in the South did. But SOUTHERN white Democrats, who actually formed a party with their nickname of “Dixiecrats,” opposed their own party’s national platform on civil rights. But they stayed in their party because they needed the public works improvements that Democrats favored and Republicans often opposed.

      ANN, THIS IS WHERE YOU WENT WRONG: Today’s Democrats OPPOSE the things which old Dixiecrats did, while today’s Republicans want to do the same thing, and believe the same ideology which operated under the Democratic name in the past.

      Beginning in 1965, racist Democrats began to feel “betrayed” by their own party, which wanted them to treat blacks and other minorities as their equals, and gradually began switching parties. Blacks IN the South, who had been “non-partisan” before they were ABLE to vote, joined the party which had helped them and wanted to continue to help them, the Democrats, so that TODAY, the racist white supremacists are now Republicans, and those who believe in equal rights for all, and are pro-labor, pro-middle class, anti-oligarchy, anti-theocracy, and generally broad minded, are Democrats.

      Of course, Ann and other Republicans know this history, but they deliberately try to CONFUSE Americans by pretending it didn’t happen. All they do these days is to LIE TO AMERICANS. Their front running candidate Jeb Bush even lied on his last voter registration form, by claiming to BE Hispanic. Marrying a Mexican and learning Spanish and becoming Catholic DOES NOT change your ancestry and make you Hispanic, and the majority of Hispanic American voters will see through this lie, which is just a small example of what they do all the time.

      1. charleo1 April 17, 2015

        Good history lesson. Indeed, what narrative isn’t presented by the Right nowadays, that doesn’t depend on a lie, and rely on a lot ignorance to believe it?

  9. janis mcdonald April 17, 2015

    Informed voters? That would be an election nightmare for ANYBODY who was running for office! Imagine voters REALLY knowing what’s going on — NONE of them would be elected!

    1. BOC April 17, 2015

      NONE of them would be elected! Just the right one like we have now, not the one (43) we had in the past. What a nightmare that was.

  10. Hgeyer April 17, 2015

    Lol! Just ask one question! Was Obama born in Hawaii like his birth certificate says? If they answer “no” they can’t vote! It would stop the stupid people from voting and our country would belong to the true American’s again!

    1. BOC April 17, 2015

      What’s the definition of a true American? Does he have to look like you, vote like you, be economically manipulated? Just what type of citizen you envision?

      1. Hgeyer April 17, 2015

        A true American is an American that believes in the constitution, what it actually says instead of what they want it to say! Someone that believes in the statement that we are ALL equal and entitled to the same rights as everyone else. Someone that is not a bigot or a racist! Someone that when confronted with the facts, believes those facts and is willing to not repeat the lies as if they are true! Someone that stands up for America’s working class instead of the two percent that own all the politicians and 90% of the wealth in this country and pay to rig the system to redistribute the wealth TO the rich at the expense of the working class that built this country and made it great! They don’t have to walk, talk, look, or act like me except that they vote FOR their best interests instead of voting for people that want to do away with everything that made us great. Someone that doesn’t mind paying taxes because they know bridges don’t build themselves and roads don’t pave themselves! In other words NOT a tea bagger!

        1. BOC April 17, 2015

          Okay, You Da Man!

          The true American, that is.

        2. The_Magic_M April 20, 2015

          The problem is Teabaggers couldn’t care less about the Constitution. They couldn’t even care less about the bible. Their own bigoted hateful world view is their only measure, and they bend over backwards to make scripture and the Constitution “agree” with them.

          Like taking The Parable of the Bags of Gold (Matthew 25:14-30) as “proof” Jesus hates the poor.

  11. ridemybroom April 17, 2015

    ” Gay Bomb “….What freaking Lunatc !!!!….sounds like Scott Walker with a really low IQ……what an idiot !!

  12. ridemybroom April 17, 2015

    Ann Read….when you were teen you got teased on going down on all the boys i bet…any wonder why your faced turned red and you got hot all over…hows that working for you today…i bet you still going down on that hot sausage….what a stupid woman !!!

  13. ridemybroom April 17, 2015

    well daniel what can i say…is that why you and tony perkins werehiding in the closet…so you 2 could share your masculinity….or were you sharing sething else in that closet….sounds like 2 closeted gay guys to me….lol

  14. highpckts April 17, 2015

    It sure does seem to me that these people are totally obsessed with sex and war!! No in between, no common sense and certainly no brain matter!!

  15. Peter Castle April 17, 2015

    Coulter, famous for her own voter fraud (two different cases), apparently doesn’t even know how to properly register to vote and then legally vote.

    See “Fifty Shades of Coulter” at http://wp.me/p4jHFp-5E.

  16. Elliot J. Stamler April 17, 2015

    As an American Jew I think Rabbi Daniel Lapin is a good example of the fact that there can be Jewish fascists just as Alan Keyes is a good example that there can be black fascists.

  17. ericlipps April 17, 2015

    Apparently Ann Coulter thinks that merely being constitutional makes literacy tests a good idea.

    But then, this is the same woman who thinks that (drumroll, please) women shouldn’t have the right to vote. According to this article, she thinks that if the right to vote were taken away from women, “we’d never have to worry about another Democrat [sic] president.” Apparently it doesn’t occur to her that she, too, would lose he vote.

    1. idamag April 20, 2015

      coulter should keep quiet, literacy tests might take away her right to vote.

      1. ericlipps April 20, 2015

        Oh, she can read. She can write, too. She just can’t make sense when she does.

  18. Michael Ross April 18, 2015

    Sounds more like projection on Daniel Lapin’s part. IE: the radical Islamists are doing what the Religious Right can only dream about doing at home.

    That’s hardly a stretch of the imagination. WorldNetDaily has openly called for Obama’s assassination and/or mass executions of liberals at least once a week for the last six years.

  19. howa4x April 18, 2015

    One is crazier than the other. This only makes sense to republicans who for decades have learned to screen out logic and common sense in favor of outlandish fiction. This is why Fox news is so popular because the majority of the country reads at a sixth grade level

    1. idamag April 20, 2015

      Raising children, one learns that they need mental stimulation in order to increase their level of critical thinking. For years, our entertainment has not been mentally stimulating. It has gotten progressively worse. Years ago, when I was taking expository writing in college, our professor gave us some homework. We were to read he ads in magazines and watch the ads on television. We were given a criteria to judge the ads. There were labels like, “Jump on the bandwagon,” “Everyone does it.” “It creates status,” and “fear.” Try it with the ads. Anyway, before we handed our papers in, we were to put down the educational level they were directed at. Seventh grade was almost unanimous. The teacher explained that big companies spend lots of money finding out who they should direct their ads to , They hire a team of psychologists. When I saw the milk mustaches, I knew we had sunk to a 3rd or 4th grade level. Who else sticks their entire face in a glass of milk and then preens? Until we do get mental stimulation, and as long as entertainment continues to decline, we are going to devolve.

  20. Insinnergy April 20, 2015

    How do these people have an audience?
    Even discounting political viewpoint, would sanity not imply that they be audience-less?

  21. idamag April 20, 2015

    By “education” nutjob coulter means teach them the way she thinks, only. I used the word “thinks” in that sentence, loosely, since I am not under oath. When I took political science, in college, we were given the literacy test and all of us flunked it. It was an experiment. I asked the professor how in the world did anyone pass it? A person, in class, from the South explained it. Certain people were given help in answering the questions. As for that test, I am sure,without help, coulter would flunk it.

  22. Jmz Nesky April 21, 2015

    Basically it sounds to me like Coulter is accusing everyone who doesn’t vote HER way as illiterates.. Kinda like a smirky way of relating the story of the Emperor’s new clothes SO if you vote conservative, you will no longer be illiterate..

  23. Bozeman April 21, 2015

    As this article points out, soothsayers and fortune-tellers like Al Gore and James Hansen have zero credibility: http://dailym.ai/X6U3o8

  24. dpaano May 18, 2015

    Another bucket of nuts!!!


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