Joe Scarborough says Ben Carson has "character".
It's another glance at Morning Joe's's "severe cognitive collapse" described by Daily Kos. Character has several meanings, most of them positive, which is how the MSNBC morning host used it.
So now, is it fair to ask whether that measure of character may be applied to Carson, who is currently on a book-signing tour with a secondary notion that he will be the president someday?
The retired neurosurgeon, whose self-satisfied smile and hypnotic talking points are so beguiling his audiences, says Obamacare is the "worst" thing that has happened to America since slavery. That will send the country's preeminent thinkers back to the history books for a second opinion.
Remember 9/11, the Great Depression, Dubya and in Texas, at least, the Alamo? (Sarah Palin would have been right up there, too, but mercifully didn't win.)
And, Joe, how about Carson's insistence that the Egyptologists got it all wrong, the great pyramids were only convenient grain silos.
Or: Jews would have vanquished the Nazis if they all had guns. And that Americans should all have guns to defend their homes against Islamic militants.
Hey, Joe, you've been wrong before. You've now ranted that the problem with TV networks is that they've all excluded conservatives. But as Daily Kos recently pointed out, Fox TV's Chris Wallace once hosted NBC's Meet the Press and former Nixon press aide Diana Sawyer was an ABC news anchor. There have been others.
Scarborough may not be satisfied until Rush Limbaugh has his own morning show on CBS. And we all know that Joe himself is a former Florida Republican congressman. Some of us believe Rushbo is a character, too.