Tucker Carlson delivers a monologue on how the Democratic party is "now a religious cult" and members will be punished if they don't toe the line.
TUCKER CARLSON, FOX NEWS: After almost 200 years, the Democrats were a political party, with conventional political goals. No longer. The Democratic Party is now a religious cult, with all that implies. Dissent has been banned. Anyone who questions the party’s leftward fringe is denounced as a racist heretic. The party has descended into a purity spiral and no one is safe, not even the party’s own leaders. Nancy Pelosi is the most leftwing speaker of the house in the history of this country. She has been a fire-breathing liberal for longer than Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been alive. But it’s not enough to save her. Ocasio-Cortez and a tiny group of House freshman demand explicit socialism, right now. They want to open the borders, empty the prisons, and take over the entire US economy in the name of fighting climate change. Pelosi may agree with their goals, but she has contempt for their total ignorance of the Democratic system. She’s made the mistake of public expressing that contempt:
Lesley Stahl: She likes to minimizes the conflicts within her caucus. Between the moderates and the progressives.
Lesley Stahl: You have these wings-- AOC, and her group on one side--
Speaker Nancy Pelosi: That's like five people.
For this, Pelosi is facing a revolt from within her own party. She’s being denounced, of course, as racist. Here’s Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib explaining that Pelosi is oppressing people of color:
TLAIB: More people like us, people of color have been missing in the chamber because most of us – and Ayanna Pressley says it more beautifully, people that are closest to the pain needs to be at the table making these decisions. Guess what, we know what it feels like to be dehumanized. We know what it feels like to be brown and black in this country.
RADDATZ: What would you say to Nancy Pelosi? What would you say directly to Nancy Pelosi?
TLAIB: Uplift the women, especially the women of color, within your caucus that are out there because I'll tell you more people like us, more people like me that come out to vote, we win, all of us win.
“Give us power because of our skin color.” That’s Tlaib’s argument. Ocasio-Cortez made the same case during her Democratic primary campaign last year. By definition this is a racist pitch. It’s every bit as repugnant as a white candidate making the same appeal, as many Democrats did under Jim Crow. “Vote for me because of my race.” It’s disgusting. But it’s everywhere now. Democrats applaud it. Yesterday, Former Obama spokesman Brian Fallon tweeted that Ocasio-Cortez’s faction provides, quote, “the vision and moral center of today's Democratic party.” That’s bad news for people like Joe Biden. Like Pelosi, Biden has dedicated his life to the Democratic Party. As she has, Biden has dutifully moved left with his party over the years. He’s currently running on free health care for illegal aliens. But it’s not enough. People like Joe Biden are the past. He’s being denounced as a racist. It’s over for Biden, a bitter end to what might have been a decent political career. Only he doesn’t seem to know it. On Saturday, he groveled one last time in a doomed effort to save himself:
SOT: BIDEN: "Now was I wrong a few weeks ago, to somehow give the impression to people that I was praising those men who I successfully opposed time and again? Yes, I was. I regret it. I'm sorry for any of the pain or misconception that I caused anybody. (APPLAUSE)
That's why I chose here in South Carolina, and chose an audience that in fact would be the most likely to have been offended by anything that was said.
But it’s spitting in the wind. In the Democratic party, remorse is a sign of weakness. The weak are eaten. Shortly after Biden spoke, Michelle Obama was asked her view of the former Vice President. A decent person might have said a kind word about her old friend Joe Biden, the man who helped make her husband president, and served under him for eight years. But that’s not what Michelle Obama did. Watch:
GAYLE KING: What if anything would you like to say about the Kamala Biden dustup? He apologized today. You've been following that. Do you have any thoughts about that.
MICHELLE OBAMA: I do not.
GAYLE KING: OK. Let me ask you this. Moving on I've been moving on.
MICHELLE OBAMA: I've been doing this rodeo far too long. Yeah. Moving on move like no comment.
“Moving on. No comment.” That’s it. Joe Biden is canceled, just like Thomas Jefferson and Betsy Ross. The woke left demands absolute, perfect fidelity at all times. Anybody who fails to measure up is finished, forever. It’s an effective tool for terrifying weak people and keeping public figures in line. But will it work on the country? Ordinary Americans know they aren’t racist. They don’t think their neighbors and friends are, either. They care about their jobs, their safety, their families, and their country. For years, they watched in despair as both major parties drifted away from those concerns. They took a chance electing Donald Trump because he seemed willing to put the basic first. Will they reelect him? If Democrats continue like this, absolutely.