When Did the “Daily Beast” Become “The Onion”?
Adam Winkler writes what can only be described as a “what the frak?” column: Clarence Thomas Is a Long Shot for President, But His Candidacy Makes a Lot of Sense.
Surely, the piece is a misguided attempt at humor?
The piece deserves, perhaps, a fuller treatment than this, but I don’t have the time. At a minimum, the notion that a political novice (in terms of electoral politics) who doesn’t even like to ask questions during SCOTUS hearings, would be suited to a run at the presidency is, well, laughable.
I will, however, note this cherry-on-the-sundae concluding paragraph:
Yes, it is hard to believe that Clarence Thomas would ever be the Republican nominee. Then again, most people thought an inexperienced African-American often mistaken for a Muslim could never defeat presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton, much less be elected president.
To which I can only say: the places that the president is “often mistaken for a Muslim” is in the delusions of far-right rallies. As such, this strikes me as an odd observation, to be kind.
I won’t deny that a Thomas candidacy would be interesting, but this is sheer fantasy talk.