On his top-rated Fox News show Monday, Tucker Carlson made the case that Democrats have disqualified themselves from running the country for one very important reason: because they hate it.
“The conclusion can’t be avoided — these people actually hate America,” Carlson said of Democrats, according to a report from Breitbart. “There’s no longer a question about that. And yet paradoxically, at the same time, they desperately want to control America more than anything. And that leads to the most basic of all questions: Can you really lead a country that you hate?”
Carlson then answered his own question with several analogies to parenthood and service in the military, concluding that “loving the people you lead, caring deeply about them is the basic prerequisite of leadership.”
“The leaders of today’s Democratic Party do not,” Carlson said, as Breitbart reported. “They despise this country. They have said so. They continue to. That is shocking, but it is also disqualifying. We cannot let them run this nation because they hate it. Imagine what they would do to it.”
Study in contrasts
Carlson went on to contrast President Donald Trump’s Independence Day speech at Mt. Rushmore with Joe Biden’s Fourth of July video message, concluding that the presumptive Democratic nominee and his entire party have no love for the America they claim to want to run.
While Trump talked about the greatness of the Founding Fathers and declared his unwillingness to allow cancel culture to destroy the legacy of freedom they left to this country, Biden said that America “has never fully lived up to” its declared ideals.
Unsurprisingly, the Democrats’ willing accomplices in the media lined up immediately following Trump’s speech to attack it with their typically well-coordinated talking points. It was “dark and divisive,” they said, practically in unison.
It’s not surprising that Democrats and the media don’t like Trump calling them out on their attempts to effectively eradicate any person or idea not in line with their progressive agenda.
If Trump succeeds in circumventing cancel culture, he will have neutralized their primary political weapon.
But when it comes to assigning blame for the ideological rifts in this country, shouldn’t Americans stop to consider, for instance, whether it is divisive for someone like CNN’s Don Lemon to suggest that discussions about Black-on-Black killings are an unnecessary distraction from the issues of systemic racism and police brutality? Is it not divisive for governors to hand down coronavirus lockdown edicts that cripple businesses and ruin livelihoods — supposedly in the name of public health — while they take to the streets and march shoulder-to-shoulder with throngs of radical progressive protesters?
Of course, projection has long been the name of the game for those on the left, and whenever a liberal journalist complains about Trump’s supposed “divisiveness,” it really seems as though they doth protest too much.
Democrats are the ones sowing the seeds of division in this country, and Carlson is right: we simply can’t let them lead it when they hate it like they do.