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This Week In Crazy: GOP Makes Its Bed With Trump

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The satanic Switzerland tunnel, the classic it’s-not-Trump-it’s-you racism feint, and the Republicans’ devils bargain with the Donald. Welcome to “This Week In Crazy,” The National Memo’s weekly update on the loony, bigoted, and hateful behavior of the increasingly unhinged right wing. Starting with number five:

5. Jeffrey Lord

Watching Trump supporters have to answer for their orange demigod’s insane and hateful behavior on live cable news has been one of the peculiar pleasures of this election cycle. Under the scrutiny (more or less) of TV anchors, we’ve gotten to see any number of Trump apologists squirm, equivocate, evade, and outright lie through their damn teeth.

In this nascent, but flourishing tradition, we may have just gotten our masterpiece: a f of an interview, as CNN’s resident Trump mouthpiece Jeffrey Lord melted down this week in spectacular fashion. Lord ultimately opted to go with the ever reliable kindergarten rhetorical maneuver “I am rubber, you are glue” in the matter of Trump’s incendiary remarks that District Judge Gonzalo Curiel was unfit to preside over the Trump University case because of his Mexican heritage.

Responding to House Speaker Paul Ryan’s assertion that Trump had been racist, Lord, in turn, exhibiting an utter lack of creativity, called Ryan a racist.

“Speaker Ryan has apparently switched positions and is supporting identity politics, which is racist. I am astonished,” faux-outrage machine Jeffrey Lord said on CNN Tuesday.

“You’re accusing Paul Ryan of racism?” host Carol Costello asked.

“I am accusing anybody who believes in identity politics, which he apparently now does, of playing the race card,” he responded, and proceeded to accuse the entire Republican establishment, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, of also being racist.

You see, in Lordlandia, when you call out someone for being racist, you are playing the “race card,” and that is the real racism. Or something.

Video courtesy of Media Matters

Next: Sean Hannity 

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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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    Where are the FEMA camps now that we need them?

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    1. Jmz Nesky June 10, 2016

      I think Trumpzilla ate them thinking they were a carrot (or maybe just relocated to one of his future communities).

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    2. Charles van Rotterdam June 11, 2016

      Perhaps we need to bring Bedlam back instead

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  3. ayungclas June 10, 2016

    I wonder if Dennis Prager read what he wrote and understood it? It’s drivel, how f@&;$:@ing stupid can a person be?

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  4. FireBaron June 10, 2016

    Guys like Michael Savage are doing everything in their own power to get the FCC to shut them down. They won’t need this apocalypse they keep predicting. But then again, the last time I checked it was a Republican President who signed the legislation that curtailed our liberties and made us all subject to NSA scrutiny. You may remember him. His name was Dubya.

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  5. pisces63 June 10, 2016

    These people are more stupid than one can imagine. I wonder what happened to Obama taking their guns per the NRA once he was elected. How many are gone, I wonder. Now, Clinton will continue the non taking of guns. Must be the imaginary guns like the invisible guitar!! As for calling Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell racists, themselves. Don’t get me started. I remember how they acted when the black man won the presidency. They make me want to scream with the sanctimonious denial of Trump and HIS racism.

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    1. idamag June 10, 2016

      My granddaughter married a guy from the backwoods in Wisconsin. Over the years, Clinton would take his guns away. Gore would take his guns away. Kerry would take his guns away. Obama would take his guns away. He has the type of mentality that the NRA can manipulate.

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      1. pisces63 June 10, 2016

        LOLOLOL!! Made my day. Now you have the courts in California decreeing the 2nd amendment does NOT mean you can conceal and carry. Oh, lord. Is it time to leave the country????

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  6. The_Magic_M June 10, 2016

    > when you call out someone for being racist, you are playing the “race card,” and that is the real racism

    IOW, the RWNJ echo chamber dweller and his views have now become the Republican mainstream. *smh*

    > [N]on-Jewish Jews are far more likely to work to weaken Christianity in America than Jewish Jews, especially religious Jews.

    That eeriely reminds me of the way the Nazis distinguished between “Rassejude” (“Jewish by race”) and “Glaubensjude” (“Jewish by faith”).
    He’s basically saying “those Jewish by race but (apparently) not by faith are our enemy”.
    But I bet he “supports Israel” (which is a secular state).

    That’s the one good thing about Trump – he brings all the anti-Semitic, anti-Constitutional, anti-democratic creeps out from under their rocks into bright daylight, for the world to see the true face of the Republican base.

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  7. AgLander June 10, 2016

    Better to be in bed with Trump than the slop in the hog pen with Clinton.

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    1. charleo1 June 10, 2016

      Why didn’t you give paulz a “like?” After all, he gave you one. Now, stingy selfish, putz, Aglander, you have one, and he has none! See, this is the problem with you Righties, and with your hero Trump too. It’s all about I’ve got my “like,” bud, too bad about yours! They care about no one but themselves. Not even their other fellow homophobes, xenophobes, demagogues, misogynists, and racist bullies.

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    2. Sand_Cat June 10, 2016

      I bet you’d love to be in bed with Trump!

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    3. bobnstuff June 10, 2016

      If you aren’t a young beauty queen you are out of luck, Trump is picky that way. It would help if you are foreign born.

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    4. Independent1 June 11, 2016

      You qualify for the same Trump group as Paulyz, that of the 3-year olds (you all fit right in):

      From newsmax:

      Donald Trump has the “emotional retardation of a three-year-old” and is a “racist,” self-help guru Deepak Chopra said this week, before moving on to say Trump may also be “mentally retarded.”

      “He is unfortunately, and you know I would never say this unless I believe it to be 100 percent true, but he represents the racist, the bigot, the one who is prejudiced, the one who is full of fear and hatred, the one who represents the emotional retardation of a three-year-old,” the alternative medicine and transcendental meditation advocate told Colmes.

      http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/deepak-chopra-donald-trump-retarded/2016/06/10/id/733324/?ns_mail_uid=95743144&ns_mail_job=1672603_06102016&s=al&dkt_nbr=p6ugivs5

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      1. AgLander June 11, 2016

        Yes. We all look to Deepak Chopra for the way and the light! NOT!

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  8. paulyz June 10, 2016

    This is what worries Liberals so much, Trump doesn’t concern himself with political “correctness”, which is the Left’s way of shutting opposition down. Usually throwing out the word “racist” at just about any disagreement with Leftists, created fear. The Left ignores the real racism of their “people”, like Sotomayor’s statement about the “Wise Latina”, or Rev. Wright. Trump is exposing this obvious bias very clearly, & soon much more incriminating evidence will be coming out on Lyin’, Crooked Hillary, LMAO.

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    1. Independent1 June 11, 2016

      What worries us is this that this is absolutely true as reported from Newsmax:

      Donald Trump has the “emotional retardation of a three-year-old” and is a “racist,” self-help guru Deepak Chopra said this week, before moving on to say Trump may also be “mentally retarded.”

      “He is unfortunately, and you know I would never say this unless I believe it to be 100 percent true, but he represents the racist, the bigot, the one who is prejudiced, the one who is full of fear and hatred, the one who represents the emotional retardation of a three-year-old,” the alternative medicine and transcendental meditation advocate told Colmes.

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        1. Independent1 June 12, 2016

          Sorry, I’m not feeble minded enough like you to waste my time watching severely photo-shopped videos on youtube. It seems like you right-wing nutcases just love to post these as a waste of time.
          If you can’t see just from the beginning (what you’ve posted above) that the video you’ve posted has been severly photo-shopped – you need a new brain.

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          1. paulyz June 12, 2016

            Your blind ignorance knows no bounds, DUMMY!

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      1. paulyz June 12, 2016

        YES, you (non-Right Wing NUTCASES), LMAO.. Here is your wonderful Racist Hillary discussing a WALL, E-verify and Deportation, my, my, exactly like TRUMP, except Socialists just tell you “what you want to hear to get elected my mainstream Americans, but do the exact opposite when in Power, just like Barack Obama.

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        1. anon1775 June 13, 2016

          Have you considered the possibility that Trump’s wanting to build a wall and deport illegal immigrants isn’t why most people consider him racist? Probably not, but here you are, acting like you scored some sort of “Gotcha!” when in reality, the only thing you’ve got is a shaky grasp on the definition of “socialist”.

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  9. Timmi June 10, 2016

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    1. idamag June 10, 2016

      I am having the same trouble.

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      1. bobnstuff June 10, 2016

        Same here, I came back and it was fixed but really.

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  10. idamag June 10, 2016

    Jeffery Lord, You would sound much more credible if you had your jaw wired shut.
    Sean Hannity, your lack of diploma shows. I doubt you ever took a course in journalism.
    Dennis Prager, Do you start all your speeches with a list of your ethic background? Know anyone who does?
    Conservative Christians, you are so tedious.
    Michael, the savage, It is too bad Reagan closed the mental hospitals.

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  11. Michael Ross June 10, 2016

    Excuse me, Mr. Savage? You’ve been saying Obama, and now Clinton, will do these things for eight years and counting. What makes you so confident that it is indeed their agenda to criminalize conservatism?

    “BECAUSE THAT’S WHAT I WOULD DO TO LIBERALS IF I WERE IN CHARGE!!!”

    Ah, yes, I thought as much. You assume yourself to be normal, ergo everyone else must secretly be as much of a tyrant-adoring psychopath as you are. Conservative logic at its finest.

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    1. kep May 22, 2017

      Liberalism is a mental disorder. It is more than apparent when reading articles and posts on this site. Liberals SHOULD be criminalized as being a domestic terrorist group. Although most posters on here are not Americans.

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      1. Michael Ross May 22, 2017

        Yes, Kep, that’s right. Don’t let the men in the white coats tell you to put on the straight jacket and get in the van. It’s everyone else on the entire planet who is crazy.

        There’s a special place for people like you. It’s called Hell.

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        1. kep May 22, 2017

          Off target yet again. I’m as sane as most people, and from the drivel on this site, every liberal poster on here should be institutionalized. Actually, as I stated above, liberals should be on the terrorist list. You’re past nuts.

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          1. Michael Ross May 24, 2017

            You said liberalism is a mental disorder and that liberals should be criminalized, demonstrating how little you understand about the concept of freedom of speech (you know, that thing you fuckers scream about every time a right-wing troll gets fired from their radio gig), reiterated your tyrannical assessment without further backing it up, and then, as an added bonus, you telegraphed your complete disdain for proofreading (it’s “passed”, not “past” you fuckwit).

            You’re cut from the exact same cloth as Donald Trump: Stupid, hateful, and proud of it.

            Return back to your cave, you Soviet whore.

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  12. fortunev June 10, 2016

    I never fail to be amazed at the stupidity lurking in the feeble minds of feeble men. What rock do these shitheads crawl out from under?

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  13. Dan S June 10, 2016

    The ONLY good thing I’ll say about Dump is that he alone is essentially destroying the GOP from within. Of course he has no filter & doesn’t know when to shut up to the dismay of many staunch Republicans like McConnell. In November with so many people voting Democrat hopefully both the House & Senate will be in Democratic hands. Then once again our Government can do the job that the people elected them to do. The right have truly lost their minds & Dump is just amplifying that

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    1. Independent1 June 11, 2016

      Let’s hope your right about Democrats and left-leaning independents coming out in enough numbers in November to change the direction of our government.

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  14. Sand_Cat June 10, 2016

    Sad part is, Lord is pretty much right in accusing all the GOP leaders of being racist – except, of course, one of the worst of all: Trump.

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    1. kep May 22, 2017

      Lol. Racism is alive and well within the liberal ranks. You people are as nutso as Catlady Elie.

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      1. Sand_Cat May 22, 2017

        Getting desperate replying to year-old posts, are we?
        God, you’re an idiot.

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  15. Sand_Cat June 10, 2016

    So good Jews promote Christianity; is that the idiotic message Prager is pushing?

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