Ilhan Omar Finds Actual Good Use for 'Thoughts and Prayers'

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Ilhan Omar deals with a whole lot of shit online, the vast majority of it intensely racist and Islamophobic. Case in point: here is notorious racist and all-around lunatic Kurt Schlichter, just cutting through any sense of nuance or plausible deniability, replying on Wednesday to an old tweet of Omar’s.

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What do you even say to this? For some, it’d probably be better to just not respond, but Omar took a different route, finding perhaps the only applicable use for “prayers” in a political situation.

If you ask me, I’m not sure that Schlichter’s even worth that much, but here we are.

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Jack Crosbie

Contributing Writer, Splinter