Ben Shapiro, editor-in-chief at the highly esteemed (*snicker*) Breitbart.com and who Esquire referred to as “the Harvard-educated moron-wrangler-in-chief” who belongs to “the very highest echelons of Andrew Breitbart’s Mausoleum Of Chronic Unemployables” launched into an irrational, finger-pointing rant on the air yesterday.
Shapiro is known for making inflammatory claims seemingly designed to rile up the lowest common denominator sect of the TEApublican base, but this eight-minute diatribe is out there even for him.
For those not familiar, Breitbart.com is responsible for breaking the bogus story about Chuck Hagel receiving donations from the fictitious “Friends of Hamas” recently. Image courtesy of News Corpse.
Why are we giving this Shapiro nut job the time of day? Because people listen to him — lots of people.
In an example of why Shapiro hovers at the craziest edge of the fringe, he suggests in the clip that Hamas was “handing out candy in Gaza” in reaction to Chuck Hagel’s nomination as Secretary of State.
He also contends that Chuck Hagel is “an open anti-Semitic guy,” a “defense secretary for Islamists,” and an “anti-Semite” who is “the worst nominee in American history.”
He goes on to say that President Obama is a “jerk,” who is “whiny,” a “bully” and a “morally deficient human being.”
Shapiro then reveals his opinion that Mitt Romney is “legitimately one of the most honorable men, maybe the most honorable man, ever to run for high office in this country.”
In an especially bizarre portion of the audio, Shapiro asks, “Why are Jews so stupid?”
And finally, our favorite: Shapiro wants to know why Democrats live in a fantasy world made up of unicorns and gum drops.
Democrats, they live in a world of unreality. They live in magic unicorn land…They don’t deal with reality. It’s up to us to deal with reality.
We rest our case.
Listen to Shapiro accuse others of being whiny bullies — while he himself is being a whiny bully: