You have to wonder about any leftist who thinks they can go toe-to-toe with Tucker Carlson and come out on top. In the latest example of Carlson’s inimitable way of logically, calmly presenting facts and context, he dismantled Rep. Ilhan Omar, her baseless charges of racism against him, and the leftist system that creates figures like her in today’s “I’m a victim” culture.
Monday, on Carlson’s show, he framed an argument about how Omar and her attacks on America are dangerous, to include comments that she is “living proof that the way we practice immigration has become dangerous to this country,” and that she “is a living fire alarm. A warning to the rest of us that we better change our immigration. Or else.”
The next day, Omar tweeted that he is a “racist fool.” She followed by saying, “Fox News is now giving a nightly platform to white supremacist rhetoric. It’s dangerous. Advertisers should not be underwriting hate speech.”
Fox News is now giving a nightly platform to white supremacist rhetoric. It’s dangerous.
Advertisers should not be underwriting hate speech. https://t.co/iQdMJ0heXR
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) July 10, 2019
So of course, Carlson fired back at Omar, devoting his most recent opening monologue to her racism charges and her effort to drive his show off the air.
“Like many of you, we’ve been watching with amazement and alarm as the leaders of the Democratic Party, day after day, attack the country they say they want to govern,” he said.
“It’s remarkable, and a very new development. Just a few years ago, even the most liberal Democrats in Congress felt obligated to say patriotic things about America. They may not have felt it, but they said it. Now, it’s routine to hear Democratic presidential candidates question the basic legitimacy of the United States.
“Even supposed moderates, like Joe Biden, join in,” Carlson said.
“That should worry you. No country can survive being ruled by people who hate it. We deserve better. For all of our country’s flaws, this is still the best place in the world. Most immigrants know that and that is why they come here. It’s also why we’ve always been glad to have them here.
“Now there are signs that some people who move here from abroad don’t like this country at all. As we told you last night, one of those people now serves in our Congress. In fact, the United States is the kindest most open-minded place on the planet, the U.S. has done more for other people and receive less in return than any nation in history by far. Americans like to help, it makes us feel good. At some of our deepest satisfaction as a country comes from watching penniless immigrants arrive on our shores buy into our values and thrive, we called the American dream and nothing makes us prouder,” Carlson continued.
Watch Carlson’s opening monologue below, in two parts. Part one …
Video by Fox News
“It was in that spirit that in 1992 the United States welcomed 10-year-old Ilhan Omar and her family. She was born in Somalia, one of the world’s poorest countries which was then ruled by a Marxist military dictatorship. When she was six, they fled a civil war and wound up in a refugee camp in Kenya. They spent four years there until America offered to the family asylum here and let them settle in Minneapolis.
“Omar’s father drove a taxi and then got a job with the post office. Omar grew up free with all the bounty that implies. She became a citizen then went to work for a state university. A few years later she became a member of Congress elected by voters were proud to see an immigrant succeed. She is now one of the most powerful women in America. It’s an amazing story. Only in this country could it have happened.
“Ilhan Omar has an awful lot to be grateful for. But she isn’t grateful, not after everything America has done for Omar and her family. She hates this country more than ever. In a recent piece in the Washington Post, the reporter put it this way: ‘In Omar’s version, America isn’t the big-hearted country that saved her from a brutal war and a bleak refugee camp. It wasn’t meritocracy that helped her attend college or vaulted her into Congress. Instead, it was the country that had failed to live up to its founding ideals. A place that had disappointed her and so many immigrants, refugees, and minorities like her.’ If anything that is an understatement. She isn’t disappointed in America, she’s enraged by it.”
“Virtually every public statement she makes accuses America of bigotry and racism,” Carlson continued. “This is an immoral country and she has undisguised contempt for the United States and its people. We didn’t do it to get rich, it cost us money, we did it because we are kind people. How did she respond to the remarkable gift we gave her? She scolded us and called us names. She showered us with contempt. It’s infuriating. More than that, it’s also ominous. The United States admits more immigrants in any country on Earth, more than a million every year.
“The Democratic Party demands we increase that number and admit far more. Okay, Americans like immigrants. But immigrants have got to like us back. That’s the key, it’s essential. Otherwise, the country falls apart. We made that point last night and we’ll continue to make that point because it’s true, it’s important to say it out loud even if no one else is willing to. Needless to say, the left went berserk, they hate it when you say the true things. Ilhan Omar and her allies in Congress immediately demanded this shall be pulled off the air, they didn’t rebut what we said or even acknowledge them, they just try to silence us, that’s how they operate.”
“Of course they called us racist,” he pointed out. “On one level, that’s amusing, given how absurd the charge is. This show more than any other show on television has taken an aggressive position in favor of color-blind equality and against racism. Particularly, casual racism of the modern left. We despise the current habit of judging people on the basis of their skin color. It’s wrong. We say that virtually every night. Racist? We are against racism, adamantly.”
“Omar consistently puts her own race at the center of the conversation but to us, it’s irrelevant,” said Carlson.
“The real villain in the Ilhan Omar story isn’t Omar herself, it’s a group of fellow Americans,” Carlson concluded. “It’s cultural gatekeepers who stoke the resentment of new arrivals and turn them into grievance monitors. The left did that to her, blame them first.”
Part two …
Video by Fox News
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