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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. Kerry Bentivolio

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Congressman Kerry Bentivolio (R-MI) — a Santa-impersonating reindeer rancher who once starred in a film suggesting that 9/11 was an inside job — is well known for speaking his mind. But in an interview with The Daily Beast this week, Bentivolio got odd — even by his standards.

The first-term congressman described a conversation with a constitutent who asked if the president is “going to put those immigrants in FEMA camps.”

Bentivolio’s thoughts? “I don’t know if there are FEMA camps. How can I trust the government? They’re not telling the truth with the IRS or the EPA.”

But that wasn’t the craziest part of the interview; that honor goes to Bentivolio’s own “autopsy report” on the 2012 election: that Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) “should have ran [sic] for president instead of Romney.”

A conspiracy-obsessed congressman with a criminal record including alleged car thefts and weapons offenses for president? What could possibly go wrong?
4. ReaganBook

Future president Darrell Issa’s plan to rename all of the water surrounding America after Ronald Reagan may have failed, but the conservative quest to rename the world after Ronaldus Magnus lives on.

The latest project? ReaganBook: The social network for patriots.

In this video uncovered by RightWingWatch, conservative activist Janet Porter explains that ReaganBook is just like Facebook, except without all the gays.

“We’re tearing down walls,” Porter says. “Get it?”

Unfortunately, as The Daily Beast’s Gideon Resnick reports, it took less than a week for the social network to fall victim to trolls bearing names like “Ben Ghazi” and “Al Zheimers.” A message on the site explains that it is currently shut down, until management can “make the necessary changes to keep the site free from obscenity, pornography, and those intent on the destruction of life, liberty, and the family.”

Oh well. At least we’ll always have ReaganMail.

3. Pat Robertson

Televangelist Pat Robertson makes his second consecutive appearance on the list, for warning Americans of their promiscuous, gay future.

On the Tuesday edition of his 700 Club program, Robertson explained that by refusing to let a Colorado baker discriminate against gay customers, “our civil rights commissioners and others” are saying “We want to endanger our society and set it up for the judgment of God, and if you Christians don’t like it then get out.”

“What the gays are saying is, ‘we’re going to drive you out of town, either you conform to us or you must leave.’ That’s the message that’s being put out, it’s the same message that there was in Sodom and Gomorrah: You’re either going to have sex with angels or have open sex with anybody or else you leave, or you go out of business,” Roberston continued. “That’s America, you don’t want that, do you?”

Of course we don’t — after all, modesty is hotter than angel sex.

2. Erik Rush

Screenshot: Youtube

Screenshot: YouTube

WorldNetDaily columnist Erik Rush took a break from accusing President Obama of shooting down Malaysia Airlines planes this week, to spread a fun new birther theory.

According to Rush, President Obama is allowing a genocide against Christians in the Middle East — which makes perfect sense, when you consider his “Islamist and Marxist proclivities,” and the fact that Malcolm X is probably his father.

“Some have speculated that Obama’s real father may have been the slain black civil rights leader Malcolm X, who embraced Sunni Islam after his pilgrimage to Mecca in 1964 and being expelled from the Nation of Islam. Apart from the uncanny likeness of the two men, there are those who claim that ample evidence exists to support this theory,” Rush writes. “One former intelligence operative has come forward, asserting that DNA evidence exists excluding Barack Obama Sr. as the president’s father. None of these parties has been able to produce incontrovertible evidence, however.”

Considering that WorldNetDaily has previously suggested that Frank Marshall Davis is Obama’s real father, based on this comprehensive and scientific hand analysis, something tells me that Rush will get over the lack of evidence and accept “they kind of look alike” as affirmation.

“All things considered, a Malcolm X paternity certainly would explain the president having also embraced Sunni Islam, which he is dedicatedly working to advance,” Rush continues. “It might also explain his poorly concealed anti-Christian bias, as well as his administration’s appalling treatment of Israel.”

Yup. Wake up, sheeple!
1. Michele Bachmann

Photo: Gage Skidmore via Flickr

Photo: Gage Skidmore via Flickr

House Republicans gave plenty of reasons to spike President Obama’s request for increased funding to deal with the border crisis, but none was crazier than that of Conspiracy Caucus chairwoman Michele Bachmann (R-MN). According to the congresswoman, Obama is trying to flood the country with undocumented children in order to conduct medical experiments on them, against their will.

“Now President Obama is trying to bring all of those foreign nationals, those illegal aliens to the country and he has said that he will put them in the foster care system,” Bachmann said during a Wednesday appearance on WallBuilders Live. “That’s more kids that you can see how — we can’t imagine doing this, but if you have a hospital and they are going to get millions of dollars in government grants if they can conduct medical research on somebody, and a ward of the state can’t say ‘no,’ a little kid can’t say ‘no’ if they’re a ward of the state; so here you could have this institution getting millions of dollars from our government to do medical experimentation and a kid can’t even say ‘no.’ It’s sick.”

As Kyle Mantyla explains at Right Wing Watch, Bachmann’s theory is based on her “bizarre misreading of the [Boston Children Hospital’s] policy for allowing wards of the state to participate in medical research trials, which is actually designed to protect such wards.” Of course, it wouldn’t be the first time that Bachmann’s struggled with reading comprehension.

In other news, it’s only 523 days until the 2016 Iowa caucus.

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