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8 Deranged Comments from America's Far-Right This Week—Ted Cruz's Achy Breaky Heart Edition

Plus, Tom Perkins thinks more wealth should mean more votes.

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1.Ted Cruz’s ‘heart weeps’ because of marriage equality gains.

Our favorite nut-job senator from Texas was holding forth again this week, and our ears were hurting. Texas Senator Ted Cruz explained to Family Research Council president Tony Perkins how his proposed State Marriage Defense Act  would, “make it more difficult for married same-sex couples to receive legal recognition.” 

Thanks, Ted.  We were worried about that. 

But the crusading lawmaker didn’t stop there.  He explained how the Obama administration’s support for gay equality was “an abuse of power and lawlessness.”

“Our heart weeps for the damage to traditional marriage that has been done,” Cruz sobbed.  Or at least his heart did.  “Marriage is under attack,” he warned.  “There will be pushback from the country when people see the consequences of this redefinition of marriage.”  Curiously, he did not elaborate on these dire consequences.  An oversight, we’re sure.

Anyway, we’re confident Senator Ted will save us.  As soon as his heart stops weeping, that is.  Messy business. We know a good cardiologist if he needs one.

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2. WSJ’s James Taranto says intoxicated young women are equally to blame for their own rapes.

James Taranto graced readers with another glimpse into his “war on men” theory in a column Monday, which promised “a balanced look at college sex offenses.” Taranto is very concerned that young men are mostly being blamed when they have sex with people without their consent, in other words, rape, them. He thinks that when both parties are drinking, the young women who are assaulted are equally to blame. “If both parties are intoxicated during sex, they are both technically guilty of sexually assaulting each other," he argues.

Girls drinking too much, and dressing too provocatively are the problem, all right.

Taranto again:

“What is called the problem of " sexual assault" on campus is in large part a problem of reckless alcohol consumption, by men and women alike. (Based on our reporting, the same is true in the military, at least in the enlisted and company-grade officer ranks.)"

So, wait, does that include gang bangs and the use of roofies too? Maybe so in Taranto’s deranged world, where, wait, a woman could be charged with sexual assault for having sex without her own consent.

Does Bill Cosby know about this?

3. Tom Perkins: Wealthy Americans should get more votes.

Visionary one percenter, Tom Perkins, who sees Nazis when he sees Progressives, and increasing taxes on the rich as a totalitarian takeover of democracy, piped up again this week. This deep thinking venture capitalist suggested that only taxpayers should have the right to vote at all, and wealthy Americans who pay more taxes should get more votes, especially guys like him.

"The Tom Perkins system is: You don't get to vote unless you pay a dollar of taxes," Perkins said, at a Fortune magazine forum. "But what I really think is, it should be like a corporation. You pay a million dollars in taxes, you get a million votes. How's that?"

When the audience guffawed—he had to be kidding, right?—he stuck to his guns. It makes total sense to him. Democracy should be just like a corporation.

Yeah. One man, one vote. That’s so yesterday.

4. Clarence Thomas: Funny, race never even came up in the 60s.

It’s always comforting when a lifetime member of the highest court in the land says something that leaves your jaw hanging agape.

Justice Clarence Thomas does not make a lot of public statements, but when he does, well, it makes you realize why he does not make a lot of public statements.