Suppose they put together an MSNBC panel to comment on the political scene and Al Sharpton didn’t come? I’m guessing that the panel’s average IQ wouldn’t be affected, but the entertainment value would decline precipitously. On the Morning Joe panel featuring Sharpton this morning (video below), Bernie Sanders was the topic of discussion. Sharpton noted Sanders’s “popularism.” And he wasn’t even trying to read off a Teleprompter!
I can mock him all I want — the mockery would never be enough; he is an utterly contemptible figure — but after a brief audio interruption, Sharpton likens Sanders to Gene McCarthy, precisely as I did this morning. I’m filing this under “Laughter Is the Best Medicine” and trying to shake it off.