You Can't Make This Stuff Up ...
No doubt the left often disagrees with Tucker Carlson.
But on the Dec. 20 edition of his MSNBC show, Carlson made comments that were just plain goofy.
Follow along as Carlson has this odd back-and-forth with New Republic senior editor Michael Crowley and former Bush media advisor Mark McKinnon:
CROWLEY: But as far as Bush admitting we‘re not winning, he was starting to look like that guy, remember Baghdad Bob, who said, you know, the sands of Iraq are soaked with the blood of Americans. You know, this was as the Marines were rolling into Baghdad. Bush was — Bush could not maintain the state of denial anymore and fiction. It's what everyone knows and at some point the president has to seem like he knows it too.
CARLSON: Well I don‘t know. I disagree. I mean, I hate the war passionately, but I like that about Bush. I like the fact that he was in this kind of Teddy Rooseveltian way. You know what I mean, almost like you don‘t believe what your eyes tell you. I‘m the guy who knows the deep truth and the deep truth is victory. I mean, I think it‘s important — failure is so scary.
MCKINNON: Yes and it‘s not an option. It just can‘t be and so he is committed to finding and securing a way forward that amends the strategy and he is doing that now. But failure is not an option as he said and it shouldn‘t be. And it shouldn‘t be communicated that way from the president of the United States.
CARLSON: I like a tiny bit of B.S. I know nobody agrees with me.
A couple of follow-up questions for Carlson:
-- For most of us, when "you don‘t believe what your eyes tell you," you could be described as unrealistic, even delusional. Why is this a good quality in a president? Should the lives of our troops be at the mercy of someone who fits this description?
-- If some B.S. is good, is a lot of B.S. great? Back in March, you agreed that the Bush Administration has a "pattern that the rhetoric does not match the reality on the ground." A pattern of false rhetoric would seem to be more than a "tiny bit of B.S."
Maybe this goofiness from Carlson is why his show has abysmal ratings and was moved from prime-time.