The culture war, or perhaps we should call it the last leg of the Civil War, just got uglier. Fox News host Tucker Carlson lashed out at Senator Tammy Duckworth for supporting changing the names of military bases named after Confederates. Duckworth also advocates a “national dialogue” on George Washington’s statues. For this, Carlson opined that Duckworth is a “deeply silly and unimpressive person” (my God, look who’s talking) and part of a group of “people [who] hate America.”

Duckworth is a hero, maimed while serving her country in a war zone. Carlson never served his country for a minute in the military and he dis-serves it now. He’s a propagandist, one who substitutes emotional triggers for rational argument. After college Carlson applied for work at the CIA and after they rejected him, he decided to become a talking head on television. Now he’s got the hubris to accuse the likes of Tammy Duckworth of hating America. Carlson doesn’t speak for America, he speaks for Amerikkka and that’s the problem. The Hill:

“You’re not supposed to criticize Tammy Duckworth in any way because she once served in the military,” Carlson said. “Most people just ignore her. But when Duckworth does speak in public, you’re reminded what a deeply silly and unimpressive person she is.”

“It’s long been considered out of bounds to question a person’s patriotism. It’s a very strong charge, and we try not ever to make it. But in the face of all of this, the conclusion can’t be avoided. These people actually hate America. There’s no longer a question about that,” Carlson claimed.

Conservative writer and Bulwark founder Charlie Sykes called the shot. Carlson is taking fire from all shades of the political spectrum for this abomination.

Evidently the bridge too far for Carlson and those who “think” like him is the suggestion about George Washington. It should be noted that Duckworth suggested a dialogue. That’s all she’s on record saying. She isn’t advocating destruction of Washington’s statues, merely discussion. But make no mistake, this is a firestorm. This is one of those moments which has hit a nerve. It’s ugly now, it will get uglier still. And also bear in mind that the culture war is Trump’s reelection platform, kit and kaboodle. He’s got nothing else, so sowing discord and division is it.

Maybe Carlson will lose more advertisers. This is pure poison being spewed on the airwaves nightly. This is the Pandora’s box that Trump’s ascension opened and I don’t know if it will ever get shut. The level of civil discourse in this country has plummeted way below anything I would have ever thought possible. Fox News used to be mostly ridiculous, with banner headlines about “President Poupon” the day that Obama put Dijon mustard on a burger. If only we could return to that. The only thing I feel comfortable saying, because it is true with respect to all things Trumpian, is that it will get worse still. That’s the nature of this beast.

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15 Comments on "Tammy Duckworth Burns Tucker Carlson To the Ground For Questioning Her Patriotism"

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Denis Elliott
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I am so goddamned furious over this I can’t put it into words. If I posted some of what’s going through my mind of what would ensue if sometime today I were to encounter the worthless piece of shit known as Tucker Carlson you’d have to ban me from this site. For those who know me and some of my background use your imagination. Then multiply it by infinity…

Bareshark
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Ice the rage, Denis, and point it in the direction of how you want November to go. It’s the only thing it’s good for at this point.

Denis Elliott
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I’ve said in the past I’ve been filled up with hate in the aftermath of November 2016. I know how corrosive hate is. It can consume a person and leave irreparable damage. I’ve meant it when I said I don’t care. Hatred of Donald Trump, as well as his enablers is what has been fueling me and despite instances where it overwhelms me I’ve fought to control and focus it on one goal. Destroying Trump and other Republicans at the polls this November. Just as you correctly say I should do. I’m long past caring about the damage to my… Read more »
Bareshark
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The best revenge against an enemy is to outlast him. So I truly hope, Denis, when this ugly chapter is done, you do something about the hate. Because if it makes you check out before Trump does, I would count that as no victory. So please…try to be good to yourself.

Denis Elliott
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I take my myriad of medications and do all the things my doctors tell me to do. I also try to follow the advice of experts who know WTF they are talking about when it comes to protecting myself from Covid-19. Like I said I want to live to both cast my vote to cast out Trump and others and just as importantly convince others to do so. That’s my priority. Seeing that worthless asshole humiliated by losing. And as many of his enablers elected and appointed tossed out on their asses as well. If fortune smiles on all that,… Read more »
bryan wolofsky
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Denis, come to Montreal. Let me introduce you to our Prime Minister this coming December at the National Menorah Lighting in Parliament. It’s quite the event. The leaders of all 4 major Canadian parties share the dais and all talk and shake hands and take their pictures together. No hatred, yelling, screaming, or evil facetiousness. None of that. Just four people with different solutions to the same problems hanging out and enjoying each others’ company, and of course the hundreds of (mostly-Jewish) people who come out for the event every year. Of course the most joyous person there each year… Read more »
redheadedgammy
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Tucker would deserve anything you cared to dish out to him!!

bryan wolofsky
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You make me think of that joke “Chuck Norris can divide by infinity!”. Denis, relax, Tucker is still only the symptom, as is Trump, in fact. The REAL question is how did you folks let Rupert Fucking Murdoch destroy your country. HE is the problem, and Lachlan is no better. They, and the dead fat lecherous bastard Ailes are the people who PERFECTED how to make themselves RICH by tearing the United States apart. You need an enemy? Rupert and Lachlan Murdoch. THEY are the problem!!!

Robert Burnett
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I feel the same as you. We need to find out what sponsors Carlson has left and boycott. He has to go. Little worthless worm has no right to dis an American who gave up part of herself, for this worm and the Draft dodger-in chief.

Darrel
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There just are NO WORDS for the vile things these snakes are saying, who is ultimately responsible for this wide open attack on a true hero of We The People? She should be the voice of reason on anything concerning the troops and vets … she has been through her own hell of injury and pain of recovery with an outcome the fucking idiot Tucker Carlson could not even fathom … I swear, these people of Trumpism support and promotions should be charged with what these kinds of statements actually are, blatant attempts to promote racism, hate mongering, and a… Read more »
Bareshark
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I personally take the words of a full bird colonel who lost her leg while piloting a chopper over a defective Howdy Doody clone who’d probably whine like a baby over a paper cut. Carlson is a witch with a capital B, IMO.

Miranda
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Tammy Duckworth is a true American hero just like the late Senator John McCain. Tucker Carlson should be fired from Fox. As bad as Fox News is, he is making it much worse.

suz
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Once again, The Trump Cultists indulge/engage in Total Projection from their black hearts and empty minds onto the REAL Americans, TRUE heroes and patriots. IT. IS. SO. PLAIN.
It isn’t even a mosquito bite any more. Barely an eye roll of relevance to Tuck Et Al.

waltzingrattilda
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How soon can his SWAN-SONG be? (Sorry,reaching but I had to go there)
Alternately I’d love to slap him with a frozen dinner.(am I in trouble now?)

blueman
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Isn’t Tucker a friend of the Beer Head associate justice? He isn’t worth spitting on. My saliva is of more value than that scum. I don’t think Senator Duckworth should even comment on Trump trash statements.