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Tucker Carlson’s Latest Takedown of the GOP Is Must-See

As of Thursday afternoon, Sen. Rand Paul was blocking the passage of a $40 billion bill ostensibly meant to help Ukraine defeat Russia. That followed on the heels of Rep. Chip Roy absolutely lambasting the spending package, noting that he and his colleagues didn’t even get a chance to read it.

Per my prior write-up on the matter, that anger is righteous and justified. The bill in question is full of unrelated expenditures and provides essentially no accountability or safeguards regarding money that does go to Ukraine.

With that backstop, Tucker Carlson took to the airwaves on Wednesday evening and delivered what I believe to be his best monologue of the year. In a takedown for the ages, the Fox News host not only took the bill itself to the cleaners, but he also lit into Republicans who pushed for it when far more responsible, nuanced approaches were available.

I don’t often watch cable news, but when I saw this clip pop up on YouTube, I watched all 20 minutes of it. It’s that good.

I won’t recap everything Carlson says because again, it’s much more satisfying to actually watch the video. But as an overview, he begins by critiquing the urgency with which Congress is moving to send tens of billions of dollars to Ukraine in a manner that offers no real oversight. On the domestic front, Americans are told we can’t afford to secure the border or solve the overdose crisis, both things Carlson mentions, but the moment Ukraine needs more money than we spent in Afghanistan over the course of the last year we were there, suddenly, we’ve got it.

Certainly, that rubs some people the wrong way. That’s not because supporting Ukraine isn’t a worthy cause, but because the way Congress is going about it is unsustainable and irresponsible. As Carlson notes, $40 billion is more than Russia spends on its entire military in a year. It’s $7 billion more than Joe Biden even asked for. And a lot of that money isn’t even going to Ukraine.

But after mocking Pelosi’s citing of the Bible to justify sending more missiles to Ukraine (the Bible need not apply in regards to abortion, of course), Carlson then turned his sights on congressional Republicans. Why? Because a majority of them jumped on board of this massive spending bill, with no debate and not a single care about whether we could afford it or if it was responsibly administered.

Carlson lit into Sen. Mitch McConnell, who earlier in the week called Ukraine the world’s “top priority.” A border wall, though? McConnell couldn’t be bothered to use reconciliation to get that done when he had the chance. Meanwhile, Sen. Lindsey Graham is proclaiming “there is no off-ramp” for Russia, a ridiculous notion given the alternative could be a prolonged, deadly war. But, when has that ever bothered Graham?

From there, Carlson hit Dan Crenshaw, who had recently said that the Ukraine bill was necessary to fight a proxy war against Russia. When did we declare war on Russia?

I’ll stop there so as to not spoil the entire thing, but needless to say, Carlson was at his peak in this monologue. And while I’m openly supportive of Ukraine against Putin’s invasion, there are smarter ways to go about it than this. Unfortunately, Washington is not full of the nation’s best and brightest.

11 Comments
  • Gil says:

    Find out if your representative voted for this and make sure they get VOTED OUT!! Pay attention people. If your representative voted for this, call them and let your opinion known and do whatever you can to get this out on the internet in your area/state so everyone knows. Get them voted out and stop voting for them, republican or democrat.

  • Hand Of God says:

    Sounds like something about like this, was in a Sprint store got a Phone and accessories after a few days the fraud came and my bill went wildly out of control. 5 days later took the Phone and accessories back to the same store, this is what took place, i helped a Crow inside the store get to the door, it was looking for a way out, and when I did that it flew back in and captured a Cricket on the floor and flew back out, what was described to me was I took the phone and accessories and slammed them down on the counter and walked out. So far from the truth I just typed its crazy, even more so they Claimed there was a Video of me doing as much, so i asked for a link to it, and for 1 year nothing even got the BBB to side with the lie, yet no video of me doing anything of what they claimed. Today T Mobil Bought Sprint and then Shot them down, Karma yes Karma and they have no idea what Karma is or how it works its coming for them and one day lets hope before it all goes to hell karma hits them in the ass. and this was within the 30 day limit of returning the phone and to date am out near 75.00 for Charges over Charges and other things like the accessories. I would say its your own fault for disrespecting the truth

  • Gil says:

    Graham is going to get us nuked. He is reckless with his comments and our money! Tucker is right. The democrats always get us in this mess and now the republicans are selling out. Jesus, come soon.

  • southersgolfer says:

    This is a great video. A lot of info here and I love the analogy of the child at Christmas. This is Congress in general as we care more about other countries that we do our own. I have no issue helping other people but when it comes at the expense of ignoring our own, this is where the line must be drawn. Congress has been guilty of this for many years and administrations. This, along with a cleansweep of our congress members is necessary for the survival of America. I can not help but think that the passage of this bill is more money in the pockets of those who are in such a hurry to pass it. Are they trying to get what they can before they are ousted? Only they know. We need to focus on the issues that have been ignored for so long here and hopefully soon this will be a reality and we will have a government that will work for the good of the country and it’s citizens.

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