Tucker Carlson served a heavy-dose of a Republican reality check during his monologue on ”Tucker Carlson Tonight” on Wednesday evening as he offered several reasons he believes there was no red wave on election day.
Republican’s hopes were high leading up to the midterms as President Biden’s approval rating dipped to 39% in a recent Reuters/Ipsos poll. The approval rating was not reflective of the election day results in most cases.
While Tucker shared that he believes issues like abortion rights and the quality of candidates played a role to some extent, he argues that those issues are not the root cause of the Republican’s disappointing outcome.
You could liken Tucker’s view on why Republicans didn’t perform well to an octopus with several tentacles that did the damage. In his opinion, the Democrats have created a sure-to-win monster to reach their election objectives through a variety of tactics.
In his monologue, he calls out the media as one of the mechanisms and attributes its efforts to the election outcome.
“The rest of the American media amounts to a gigantic filter designed to distort what Republicans are saying. It’s a campaign apparatus, and only the Democrats have it,” he said. In addition to the media, he theorized that many of the laws stemming from the pandemic have helped the Democrats secure their rigging with mail-in voting and ballot harvesting.
“Two and a half years ago, the last administration, its Republican allies in Congress, watched passively, seemingly in glassy-eyed sedation as the Democratic Party used the pretext of COVID to rewrite election laws around the country in order to get its own candidates into office,” he said. “They didn’t do it by accident. They knew what they were doing. Last night those laws, many of which are still on the books, paid off generously.”
The combination of tactics (or tentacles) has resulted in a somewhat disappointing outcome for the Republicans so far.
Ending with a bit of optimism, he concluded that there is an opportunity to study what happened in New York in areas that were very blue that flipped to red. And he also celebrated the successes in Florida, specifically in areas that have been predominantly blue.