Tucker Carlson presented actual Democratic National Convention events take place during daytime hours and said if you saw what they were saying during the day, you might flee the country. Carlson's Wednesday monologue:
TUCKER CARLSON, FOX NEWS: We’re on day three of the Democratic National Convention. How’s it going so far? Former Democratic candidate Marianne Williamson has been following it closely. She describes the experience as quote, “like binge watching a Marriott commercial.” That’s about right. Pretty unappetizing. Platitudes heaped upon cliches, smothered in a thick sauce of self-righteousness and stupidity. No normal person could eat what the DNC is serving this week. We tune in because it’s our job.
So far, the main excitement has been watching just how shamelessly they can lie. The goal appears to be complete reality-inversion. Professional rich lady Michelle Obama told America that she was oppressed. The criminally negligent governor of New York bragged about how well he handled coronavirus. Jefferey Epstein’s old pal Bill Clinton showed up to speak as the party’s moral voice.
There’s a been low-grade thrill in watching all of this. At the very least, you’ve got to tip your hat to their audacity. They don’t tell small lies in the Democratic Party. They go all the way. You catch them stealing your wallet, and they arrest you for theft. And then give you a lecture about how crime doesn’t pay.
To longtime students of the liberal mind, none of this is new. The left long ago built an entire political party based on the Freudian principle of transference: They displace their own sins onto you, thereby cleansing their consciences, and allowing themselves to seize the moral high ground. It’s a clever trick. But at this point, it’s an old trick. We know how it’s done. The public certainly seems to have figured it out. Last night, the Democrats’ convention lost in the ratings to a variety show called “America’s Got Talent.” A pair of jugglers from the Philippines wearing glow-in-the-dark headbands did a yo-yo demonstration. That out-rated “Doctor” Jill Biden. By a lot.
We could have told you that was going to happen. Only Nicole Wallace wants to watch another speech by Doctor Jill. And by the way, what kind of physician is she? Some of us aren’t feeling well. We never learned the answer to that.
What the Democrats should have done is put the rest of the proceedings on TV. That would get an audience. You might not know this, but most of the actual convention events take place during daytime hours. The networks don't cover it. You have no idea it happened. There's a reason for that, of course. But what a loss for the rest of us. If you saw what they were saying during the day, you’d never tune in to prime time again. In fact, you might flee the country. For the last three days, we’ve watched it all. In a moment, we’ll show you what we found.
But first, before we get to that, we wanted to bring you a moment of prayer that broke out at the convention on Monday, when a pastor called Frederick Haynes took the microphone. As you listen, compare it to what you might hear in your own church:
DNC PREACHER: You had the nerve to build a wall while at the same time you have in the harbor there in New York a statue of liberty saying give me your tired, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free. Jesus will say 'America, if you don’t get your act together, you may well go to hell.
Vote for Joe Biden, doomed sinners, or you’re going to hell! Pretty straightforward message. Was Jonathan Edwards ever clearer than that? Was Jerry Falwell? Despite what you may have heard, it’s the Democratic Party that’s the hotbed of religious extremism these days. Pastor go-to-hell Haynes, for example, is a fan of Minister Louis Farrakhan. These are men of faith. Just not your faith.
But religion isn’t the only institution the Democrats are reconfiguring at their convention. The pledge of Allegiance could use an overhaul too, they’ve decided, and they’re giving it one. Watch the new version:
DNC: I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all ..someday.
“Someday.” Someday this could be a good country. Someday. If we’re in charge. Otherwise, it’s awful. Without us at the helm, America isn’t worth saving. Michelle Obama has suggested something like that from time to time: the first time she was proud of the country was when her family got to run it. But that nuanced by today’s standards. At the Democratic convention, a transgender-rights activist called Linda LaBeija just came out and said it explicitly:
LINDA LaBEIJA: I’ve never felt American. I don’t know the pledge of allegiance. Those are not my systems the way that that is not my president.
Donald Trump is “not their president.” Meaning this is not their country, as long as they disagree with the guy in the White House. It’s all or nothing, and right now, they’re trending toward noticing. Which is why they apparently turned over the DNC’s stage directions to Colin Kaepernick. Watch:
DNC MEMBER: Many of the videos and pictures you're about to see were recorded before COVID, which is why the kids are not social distancing. You may rise or kneel, if you are able, per your preference.
If you watch this stuff for long enough, it’s easy to forget that it’s all pretty fringy. Most poeple don;t agree with this. Most Americans like their country. That’s why they live here. A lot of them display that affection by standing for the National anthem. It’s a small thing, but it means quiet a bit to people. Americans have died in battle to protect our national symbols. That’s not just a talking point. It really happened. But they don’t know anything about that at the Democratic National Convention. They don’t think your kids should know about it either. That’s why they’ve endorsed erasing American history:
DNC MEMBER: May this moment in history manifest more monuments like these to replace to old ones that no one really cares to see anymore. May their emergence in long overdue establishment and existence remind everyone of our terrible, ugly and hurtful black world history.
So if you’re keeping track at home, it’s: erase American history. Rewrite the pledge of allegiance. Mock the national anthem. And turn Christianity into a political weapon. Theyu’ve been busy over there. Now it’s time for some granular policy discussions. We’ve already showed you some of the DNC’s platform. They want to get rid of a lot of our prisons, for example. They’d like to do away with bail for criminals. But that’s just a start. For more, we’re going to go now to someone called "J Mai." You should know that J Mai's preferred pronouns are they/them. According to "their" biography at Wake Forest University, J Mai is, quote, a "Black-Vietnamese, transgender nonbinary/gender transcendent mermaid Queen-King currently living out their ever-evolving truths in Winston-Salem." Got it. OK. Now, listen:
J. MAI: Why can’t folks imagine a world without the Cops? Why can’t folks imagine a world without prisons. Why can't people expand their imaginations to include community care to include an abolitionist future. I'm talking about for real for real abolition, not DNC watered down abolition. We're talking about abolishing the police, we're talking about abolishing ICE, and we're talking about abolishing prisons.
“We’re talking about” abolishing the police, ICE, and prisons. Now you know why this isn’t on TV. Democrats and their lackies in the media have been telling us for weeks that none of this is true. Democrats don’t really want to leave you defenseless. Yes, they’re voting to defund billions from police departments across the country, but that’s not really “defunding.” It’s “re-distributing.” Not a big deal. Calm down. But now J.Mai shows up and let’s an entire animal shelter of cats out of the DNC’s bag, and let’s you know that, yes, all your fears are true. We’re doing exactly what you think we’re doing. The gender-transcendent mermaid Queen-Kings are here, and it’s a whole new deal. Get psyched. And be sure to warn your daughters. No more field hockey scholarships to Bowdoin for them. There will be boys on the field. Democrats want biological men to compete with women in sports. Most parents think that’s nuts, because it is, and terrible for girls, because obviously. But at the Democratic National Convention, it’s not even questioned. Watch transgender person Marisa Richmond explain:
(VIDEO: Moderator rips GOP for discriminating against trans youth in sports)
"We're gonna have a panel looking at trans youth issues. We've been watching state legislatures, especially here in the south targeting trans youth. Trying to deny them access to health care, education and even access to the right to play sports... They've been particularly transphobic in schools.”
OK. So no more field hockey scholarships. That’s bad news, but most people could live with it if they had no. But once again, it’s just the beginning. What if they abolished capitalism too? Would your like some bread lines to go with that? How about some humiliation on the side? It’s all on the menu. Listen to aspiring economist Ashley Nicole McCray:
Ashley Nicole McCray: This future that we all want, that we're all trying to build, really is about the destruction of colonization, white supremacy and capitalism.
“The destruction of colonization, white supremacy and capitalism." What does that mean exactly? We’re not sure. But we’re pretty sure it’s very bad news for you. But that’s not the end of it. Elizabeth Warren showed up to speak at the Native American Caucus on Tuesday. Seems pretty likely she’s come to steal your horses:
WARREN: Join us in fighting for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris and in supporting the democrats so that we can all continue our work for Indian country.
It’s just too hilarious really. We kept waiting for Ralph Northam to arrive at the DNC's African-American panel in a hood. Maybe that’s tomorrow. People online did love the Warren panel by the way. It probably would have out-rated the yo-yo brothers from the Philippines if they’d aired it at night. People at home flooded the DNC with suggestions for Chief Warren. Here’s one: If Elizabeth Warren can speak at a Native American event, maybe Milli Vanilli can host the Grammy Awards? Not a bad idea. But it hurt Warren's feelings, so the DNC shut down the chatroom.
It bears repeating that not all of this insanity was confined to the daytime hours. A lot of it continued into primetime. Sandy Cortez showed up to promise healthcare, college education, and higher wages to illegal aliens. She did it all in a 90 second speech. It was like a socialist mad libs competition. Watch:
AOC: Thank you to everyone here today endeavoring towards a better, more just future for our country and our world in fidelity and gratitude to a mass people's movement, working to establish 21st century social, economic and human rights, including guaranteed healthcare, higher education, living wages and labor rights for all people in the United States... I hereby second the nomination of Senator Bernard Sanders of Vermont for president of the United States of America.
We should note that, crazy as it all was, none of this was too crazy for Joe Biden or Kamala Harris. Sandy Cortez called for giving government health insurance to foreign nationals. J Mai imagined a world without cops and prisons. Some lunatic in a clerical collar said Republicans are going to hell. Harris and Biden nodded along. It all seemed normal to them. Because it is.