Cementing his role as Fox News Senior White Nationalist, Tucker Carlson has delivered a nauseatingly bigoted monologue about President Biden’s nominee for the Supreme Court, Ketanji Brown Jackson. This comes just a few weeks after his frantic rant against the very notion of nominating a Black woman. While most of the nation’s credible legal analysts have acknowledged Judge Jackson’s credentials and experience, Carlson chose to malign and insult both her and the President.
On Friday’s episode of Carlson’s white-wing program, he engaged in an extended harangue against Biden’s campaign promise to nominate the first Black woman to the high court. In Carlson’s Euro-centric world, it is unthinkable to want to correct more than two hundred years of discrimination. So he lashed out at Biden for trying to “undermine” America’s institutions:
“Let’s say you really didn’t care about the country you lead. Let’s say you wanted to humiliate and degrade it and undermine its ancient institutions. What would you do? Well, you might take the single most important appointed position in the entire government and announce in public that you are filling that position on the basis of appearance. Not on the basis of skill or wisdom or fealty to the founding documents of the United States, but on the basis of the way the person looks.”
Tucker Carlson says that Ketanji Brown Jackson's nomination to the Supreme Court indicates that Joe Biden wants to "humiliate, degrade" and undermine America's "ancient institutions." pic.twitter.com/DN5MfSpHMV
— nikki mccann ramírez (@NikkiMcR) February 26, 2022
So in Carlson’s perverse view, Jackson is a nominee that would humiliate and degrade the Court. And, make no mistake, he’s basing that strictly on the way she looks. For the record, Biden did not nominate Jackson solely on the basis of appearance. He selected her because she is eminently qualified and deserving. And his choice was no more inappropriate than Ronald Reagan’s, when he promised to nominate the first woman.
Carlson doesn’t think it’s possible to find such a woman within the Black community. He thinks that doing so “would send a very clear message that you don’t like the country you run.” That’s rich coming from someone who has demonstrated his own hatred for America and love for Vladimir Putin and other American enemies. But he wasn’t finished with his hateful histrionics:
Now maybe she’s great, that’s not the point. The point is she was picked because of how she looks, so what does that tell you, not about the nominee, but about Joe Biden? It tells you that he is absolutely happy to defile a system built by other people over hundreds of years, that is the best system in the history of the world, and he is happy to destroy it. Doesn’t care at all.
Tucker Carlson says Joe Biden's decision to nominate a Black woman for SCOTUS proves he is "happy to defile a system built by other people over hundreds of years […] he is happy to destroy it." pic.twitter.com/yINBjavJkk
— nikki mccann ramírez (@NikkiMcR) February 26, 2022
So according to Carlson, Jackson would “defile” and even “destroy” the Supreme Court. But “maybe she’s great”? He went on to say that Jackson “isn’t much of a jurist. She’s not simply ignorant of the law, she is a political activist.” He complained that she could rule on a case upholding affirmative action at Harvard, asking “Do you want to live in that country? Most people don’t.”
Actually, most people do. Carlson cited part of a Fox News poll that found that 57% of voters said it’s “inappropriate” for the President to consider “only” African American women for the Court. What he left out from the same poll is that 63% supported Biden choosing a Black woman. Fox News reported on their poll saying that…
“Majorities are favorable across the board, with Democrats (91%), Black voters (81%), Hispanic voters (71%), voters under age 30 (70%) and women (65%) the most receptive.”
Notice that Fox News left out of their own reporting on their own poll that only 39% of Republicans supported the nomination of a Black woman. Gee, I wonder why Fox left out the part that illustrated how racist Republicans are? Also, on the broader question of affirmative action, a Gallup poll found that 62% of Americans support it, and noted that it was “the highest level of support recorded for such policies over the past 20 years.”
Carlson’s rancid racism was evident throughout this segment. He described his opposition to choosing a Black nominee saying that it was “because that’s Rwanda.” Really? And he had the audacity to say that “I’m not even attacking this woman personally,” moments after he said that she would defile the court and that she “isn’t much of a jurist,” and calling her “ignorant of the law.”
Carlson also complained that Judge Jackson was praised by progressives, because it inferred that she would be biased on the Court. But he never seemed to be bothered that all of the candidates that Donald Trump considered were taken from lists provided by the ultra-rightist Heritage Foundation and/or the Federalist Society. So Carlson is just as much a hypocrite as he is a racist. But then who didn’t know that already?
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