Oh no they didn’t.
Except — unfortunately — yes, they did.
CPAC somehow confused retired neurosurgeon and possible GOP presidential hopeful Ben Carson (above left) for Sen. Tim Scott (R).
Sure, both are Republicans and both are black. But beyond that they are entirely different people. Carson is notably the first surgeon to separate conjoined twins attached at the head (source: Wikipedia). This is a big f–king deal, people. Scott, meanwhile, is the first black U.S. senator from South Carolina as well as the black lawmaker to occupy seats in both the House and Senate. (Also a big deal, but it’s not miraculously separating twin babies.)
The Conservative Political Action Conference starts Thursday.
UPDATE: Scott doesn’t appear to be taking the whole thing too seriously or personally. After all, they apparently also previously confused him for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who is just a little bit white to look anything like Scott.
UPDATE: Ali Akbar, who runs Blog Bash, informs me that CPAC actually starts Wednesday. Some new “activism” and “leadership” thing that the bulk of reporters won’t be attending. Main events and big speeches do start Thursday.
UPDATE: CPAC seems to have found its defense. Sort of.