I have never before heard the term “Gish gallop” used outside of discussions of creationism, but today the left-wing news website Wonkette posted the following article (edited slightly from the original to protect our members’ delicate sensitivities):
Last night, on Twitter, Kanye West announced that, in addition to working on his new apparel line for The Gap, he is officially running for President of the United States. There was a time when that would have seemed ridiculous, but this is 2020, freaking Donald Trump has been President for what seems like the last million years, life is a never-ending absurdist Gish Gallop, so why the f*** not? At this point, it would be pure folly to say “Oh, that could never happen,” because that is just asking for trouble.
I would add that the meaning here does not seem quite the way it is usually used, which I guess is to be expected when a term gains usage outside of its usual, narrow context.
Has anyone else run into this term being used in other contexts?