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With Rush Limbaugh now departed, presumably to the whites-only section of wherever he is now located, Fox News' Tucker Carlson has taken over as the main voice of white grievance in America. Yesterday the Washington Post had a very long story headlined "How Tucker Carlson became the voice of white grievance." It is about his background and how he achieved his current perch. He is politically important due to the 3 million people who watch his show every weekday and take their political cues from him. In addition, he is very aware that a recent president launched his presidential bid starting as a television personality, and clearly thinks lightning could strike twice, possibly as early as 2024. So like him or loathe him, he is clearly someone who is a player on the political scene and could soon be an even bigger one.

Like Donald Trump, Carlson was born with a silver spoon in his mouth. His mother was an heiress to the Swanson Frozen Food empire. He grew up in tony La Jolla, CA, in a house overlooking a fancy country club. Not exactly the kind of blue-collar background that Scranton Joe has. Carlson's father was a noteworthy Republican and director of Voice of America in the Reagan administration. In his 2018 book, Ship of Fools, Carlson recalls that he hated his first grade teacher, Marianna Raymond. He said she was an earth-mother liberal who wore Indian-print skirts, sobbed at her desk, repeated that the world is so unfair and didn't bother with subjects like reading and penmanship. The Post interviewed her and she said she was shocked by Carlson's description, didn't ever wear an Indian-print skirt, never sobbed at her desk, and taught the usual first-grade subjects. She also said that the Carlson family liked her so much that they hired her as a private tutor, possibly because little Tucker was failing first grade. It appears that somebody's version of life in first grade isn't quite correct.

For some reason, at 14, Carlson was shipped across the country to an elite boarding school in Rhode Island where he began challenging people to political debates. Afterwards, he went to Trinity College in Connecticut. Upon graduating, he applied for a job at the CIA and was rejected, so he began working for the conservative Heritage Foundation. A few years later he joined the new Weekly Standard, working for Bill Kristol. He even wrote about Trump then, saying: "He is the single most repulsive person on the planet."

In 2003, Carlson visited West Africa with Rev. Al Sharpton, philosopher Cornel West, and Rev. Albert Sampson, a former associate of Martin Luther King, Jr. They went to Elmira Castle in Ghana, where 30,000 enslaved Africans were held each year just prior to being loaded onto ships. Sampson said about Carlson: "He did not cry. He did not have any intellectual response. He didn't give any verbal response. It was a total detachment from the reality of the event." Carlson later said: "Racial solidarity wasn't a working concept in my Southern California hometown." Contrast that reaction with that of then-president George W. Bush, who visited nearby Senegal the same month and described slavery as "one of the greatest crimes of history."

Carlson has called Iraqis "semiliterate primitive monkeys," said "I don't like the feminist crap," and argued that people trying to immigrate to the United States ought to have something to offer like "be hot or be really smart." On a radio show, he described his views and the host paraphrased him by saying: "So, basically we need a racist president. We need to get these Mexicans out of here, and the Islam. Let's kill all the Muslims." Carlson responded: "I think that you're onto something."

While Carlson may be an ambitious television personality who grew up in privilege in an upper-class enclave, attended elite private schools, and was given every opportunity to become a success, he nonetheless consistently presents himself as a victim. Night after night, he stokes resentment in his audience, attacking liberals and Republicans who do insufficient battle with the "woke" left. Despite a video showing what happened and a court conviction, he has questioned whether George Floyd was killed by a police officer, and has said the Democratic Party is trying to replace the current electorate with obedient voters from the Third World. He doesn't talk about "shithole countries," though. He is much smoother than Donald Trump.

The article goes on and on. If you want to get a better idea of someone who might run for president if Trump declines in 2024, it is worth a read.

If Donald Trump doesn't run in 2024, a Carlson vs. DeSantis primary would pit two young, fiery, and articulate candidates against one another. It would be quite a show.

Washington Post story :arrow: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/tucker-carlson/2021/07/13/398fa720-dd9f-11eb-a501-0e69b5d012e5_story.html


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