FOX News host Tucker Carlson proved this weekend that he still has a lot to learn about racism in American during an interview with conspiracy theorist and Infowars host Alex Jones. While discussing racial issues in the United States today, Carlson went full on racist, saying that
“The idea that the federal government would take sides based on race is immoral and horrifying. And I always want to say to [my children], but I never do because I don’t want to upset them, because they’re too young – we do that now! The federal government takes sides, and hands out spoils based on your skin color. It hasn’t changed. In fact, it’s become even more entrenched. What was once a tradition in the south and the law in southern states is now national under the rubric of diversity.”
Prior to that, Alex Jones had accused the Democrats of, “[having] recreated the KKK movement, but with minorities,” and of intending to, “make [minorities] the majority.”
These and other comments by Jones and Carlson over the course of the interview will neither be the first nor the last time a Conservative pundit accuses the federal government of winning minority support with gifts. Mitt Romney, for instance, blamed his loss to Obama in 2012 on, “the gifts the administration had given to blacks, Hispanics and young voters during Obama’s first term.” All of this flies in the face of the outreach campaign launched by GOP Chairman Reince Priebus last year, spending $10 million dollars for, “hundreds of people – paid – across the country, from coast-to-coast, in Hispanic, African-American, Asian communities, talking about our party, talking about our brand, talking about what we believe in[.]”
One thing becomes painfully clear through all this, and that is people are definitely talking about the Republican brand, and what they believe in. Fortunately for the Democrats, they’re the last people the Republicans want talking about what their party believes in: other Republicans.