Tucker Carlson: Stacey Abrams Says Identity Politics Will Unite Country; She Wants A Revolt

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Tucker Carlson delivered a monologue Wednesday night on Stacey Abrams' response to President Trump's State of the Union. Carlson said Abrams believes identity politics is the great uniter and that "the less we have in common the more united we will be." The FOX News host said she is really selling "bitter division" amongst "marginalized" groups and "dominant" groups.

"Her speech last night wasn't much she talked mostly about herself but far more interesting was a piece that Abrams wrote in this month's 'Foreign Affairs' magazine. The piece is called, 'Identity Politics Strengthens Democracy,' and if you want to understand what the Democratic party seeks for this country you ought to read the piece," Carlson said Wednesday.

"Abrams spends the bulk of the piece calling on what she describes as the 'marginalized' to unite against the 'dominant groups,'" he explained.





"So who is marginalized and who is dominant?" Carlson asked. "It's not a small question, in the scheme of identity politics is the only question that matters. Everything rides on who was the victim and who is the oppressor, that's the entire equation. And Abrams spells out the answer in very clear language. The marginalized, she writes, include "women, Native Americans, African-Americans, immigrants, and the LGBTQ community."

"The dominant are everyone who is left, so do the subtraction," Carlson concluded.

TUCKER CARLSON, FOX NEWS: A woman named Stacey Abrams gave the Democratic rebuttal to the State of the Union address last night. Abrams is not an office holder, she's a former state legislator from Georgia. She lost the governor's race in the last election. Nevertheless, party leaders clearly have big plans for Abrams.

Her speech last night wasn't much she talked mostly about herself but far more interesting was a piece that Abrams wrote in this month's 'Foreign Affairs' magazine. The piece is called, 'Identity Politics Strengthens Democracy,' and if you want to understand what the Democratic party seeks for this country you ought to read the piece.

Abrams went to Yale Law School so the article itself is a chore to get through. It's written in that cloying, indirect academic style that passes for erudition among our credentialed elites. Lots of meaningless adjectives, very few declarative sentences. But you get the point anyway, it's crystal clear.

"By embracing identity," Abrams writes in the final sentence, "Americans will become more likely to grow as one."

Ponder that for a second, the less we have in common, the more united we will be. Is that true? Well, of course not, it's absurd. Even Stacey Abrams doesn't really believe it, nobody does.

Abrams doesn't bother to defend that premise much less explain how exactly identity politics will unite this country. Unity is definitely not what Stacey Abrams is interested in, just the opposite. What she is selling is bitterer division. Abrams spends the bulk of the piece calling on what she describes as the marginalized to unite against the "dominant groups."

So who is marginalized and who is dominant? It's not a small question, in the scheme of identity politics is the only question that matters. Everything rides on who was the victim and who is the oppressor, that's the entire equation. And Abrams spells out the answer in very clear language. The marginalized, she writes, include "women, Native Americans, African-Americans, immigrants, and the LGBTQ community."

The dominant are everyone who is left, so do the subtraction. That's only one group, you know exactly who they are and so does Stacey Abrams. She says these people, these unnamed people, are responsible for the suffering of everyone else and we need to overthrow them. She uses the language of violence and war to describe what must come next: "politics is the most effective method of revolt."

Revolt. People get hurt in revolts, that's the nature of revolts. Stacey Abrams knows that, she wants one anyway, she doesn't hide it. Demagoguery like this would make a kind of sense if your only interest was in winning elections and you didn't care about what happened afterward, that's where Democrats are right now.

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