During an appearance on FOX News’ The Daily Briefing, Tucker Carlson told host Dana Perino that the push to punish Brett Kavanaugh for a sexual assault he allegedly committed in high school amounts to an atheist theocracy. Because when you have no argument, you just make up random phrases to scare gullible viewers.
His argument goes like this: A Christian theocracy would probably involve conservatives punishing people for acts they deem immoral… therefore liberals going after the conservative Kavanaugh for anything he did in high school amounts to a “theocracy run by atheists.”
If that makes no sense to you… well, now you know what it’s like to watch FOX News.
— The Daily Briefing (@dailybriefing) October 3, 2018
“I’m old enough … to remember when the left sincerely worried, or said they did, about the right turning this into some kind of theocracy and imposing its puritanical values on the rest of the country,” Carlson said…
“The irony, of course, is that they’re doing it right now. It’s a kind of theocracy run by atheists, where the minor, smallest peccadillos from your teen years are now disqualifying. Is this really the standard we want?”
Of course, Carlson misstates the reason liberals don’t want Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court beyond his conservative views. It’s not just the alleged assault. It’s the lack of a true investigation into the matter, a lack of transparency with all the paperwork he produced while working for George W. Bush and Ken Starr, his blatant partisanship which was on display last week, his disrespect toward senators, his constant stream of lies about what he did in high school, and his belief that a sitting president can’t be indicted.
Somehow, Carlson boils all of that (along with the alleged attempted rape of a victim) down to teeny tiny “peccadillos.”
I guess when you’re a Republican, they let you get away with anything.