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This week Rep. Paul Ryan took the cake. After debuting his embarrassing copy-and-paste job on the war on poverty last week, only to get his knuckles rapped by the very scholars whose work he cribbed, Ryan outdid himself with a clumsy bit of dog whistle politics blaming black “inner city culture” for poverty.

This isn’t the first time Ryan has choked on his dog whistle. On the campaign trail he told a reporter that the solution to America’s “crime problem” was to go into inner cities and “teach people good discipline, good character. Later, he blamed “urban voters” for the GOP’s loss in 2012.

Here’s the rest of the worst from the right wing this week:

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