As Joy Reid showed on her show yesterday, Tucker Carlson is worse than just the Grand Dragon of Fox News and America's most overtly racist degenerate. He's also at the root-- along with Trump, of course, of the politicization of the pandemic and the apparent inability of America to ever reach herd immunity. Carlson is a cancer on our country... but you already knew that. It looks like Kevin McCarthy might be starting to figure that out as well.
The man who is walking around like the Speaker-in-waiting, probably doesn't like being attacked by the most popular right-wing Republican media personality. Last week, in a full on attack against GOP pollster, Republican establishment consultant and "conventional liberal" Frank Luntz, Tucker went after McCarthy (at the top of his show, no less; watch the clip here). "When Frank Lutz gives advise to congressional Republicans, he's got Google's perspective in mind. That's a huge problem," warned Tucker. So why does Frank Luntz remain a fixture in Republican politics at a time when the companies he works for are opposed to the Republican Party-- explicitly so [referring not just to Google but to Tucker's "enemies," the Chamber of Commerce, Coca Cola, Walt Disney, Delta Air and the FBI, which has been investigating some of Tucker's best friends]. Well, in part, because he's particularly close to the House minority leader, Kevin McCarthy of California and has been since McCarthy entered politics."
He then goes on to blame GOP failure to enact Tucker's own Know Nothing, xenophobic, racist agenda on the U.S. immigration system on Luntz-- and McCarthy. And accuses Luntz of being a fraud. "Luntz's main businesses not helping the Republican Party. No, his main business is working for left-wing companies that despise the Republican Party, are horrified by Republican voters and everything they believe... In his spare time, Frank Luntz tells Kevin McCarthy how to run the Republican Party... How has this been allowed to continue?"
Then the point: Luntz's advice to people to get vaccinated-- Tucker is pro-COVID-- is based on "his long-time work for Pfizer. Nor has be bragged about his work for Purdue Pharma... the people who got rural America addicted to opioids [Tucker inadvertently exposing why rural America's voting habits seem like it has a collective IQ of under 70]... This is the guy Republican leaders just went to this week for, quote, messaging guidance on hot topics. And you wonder why you no longer recognize the party that you vote for!"
And then last night, Tucker was at it again... bigly. He had a scoop: "In fact, Frank Luntz and Kevin McCarthy are not simply friends; they're roommates! Kevin McCarthy lives in Frank Luntz's apartment in downtown Washington! That's what we were told. And honestly, we did not believe it. The top Republican in the House lives with a Google lobbyist! Come on! Even by the sleazy and corrupt standards of politics in Washington, that did not seem possible... Mystery solved: not only are they friends; they're roommates! So now you know why they listen to Frank Lutz but they don't listen to you." Tucker wasn't;'t done. He then insinuated that McCarthy is violating House ethics rules by paying Luntz less than the fair market price of the apartment, although he has no idea if that's the case or not. His viewers, though, now have another reason to hate and distrust Mr Speaker-in-waiting. "The price of the apartment is not the crime here. Kevin McCarthy's real crime is mocking his voters. Kevin McCarthy promises Republicans that he shares their values. He tells them he's on their side. He says," continued the far right's modern day Joseph Goebbels, "that he will fight for them against 'Permanent Washington,' the forces that would like to destroy their lives. Voters believe Kevin McCarthy when he says this. They send him back to office every two years; they send him money. And at the end of the day, Kevin McCarthy goes home to Frank Luntz's apartment in Penn Quarter and he laughs about it."
I wonder who leaked the roommate story to Tucker-- the DCCC? Liz Cheney? Dick? Adam Kinzinger? Scalise? A Trumpist? Bruno Amato? I can't wait to find out-- and I bet Joy Reid is already looking into it!