November 26, 2019
Why would you not be rooting for Russia?
The Ukraine isn’t a country, and it is run by Jews with a neo-Nazi army after being overthrown by the US State Department.
When the country was run by pro-Russia politicians, it was stable. Furthermore, the pro-Russian politicians were elected by popular vote in the sacred system of universal suffrage, and the State Department funded a violent Jew/Nazi coup.
Tucker Carlson is rooting for Russia in its conflict with Ukraine – or at least he said he was on his Fox News primetime show.
“Why do I care … what is going on in the conflict between Ukraine and Russia?” the host said. “And I’m serious. Why do I care? Why shouldn’t I root for Russia, which I am?”
Carlson later said he was joking, despite having said he was serious, possibly because of the social media backlash he inevitably provoked.
“The endorsement of Russia’s aggression against Ukraine delivered tonight by Tucker Carlson is a pretty specialized form of Trump admiration,” wrote David Frum, a former Bush speechwriter now an ardent critic of Trump and his supporters.
“Why the F are you rooting for Russia?!?” asked the former tennis star Martina Navratilova. “And not Ukraine?!? Could you expand on that, Tucker? Please enlighten us idiots …”
He made his comment about Ukraine in a discussion of the impeachment inquiry with Richard Goodstein, a former adviser to Hillary Clinton.
The inquiry focuses on Trump’s attempts to have Ukraine investigate his own political rivals and a baseless conspiracy theory which says Ukraine interfered in the 2016 election, not Russia.
I don’t even know what that is a reference to, I make a point not to follow this anymore, but the John Podesta emails were phished from a Ukrainian IP.
So there is definitely more evidence that the Ukraine was involved in whatever kind of alleged conspiracy than there is evidence Russia was involved. That single data point is more evidence than we have of anything related to Russia.
“We do care about the substance of it,” Carlson said. “And the substance of it is that Trump, for all of his sins and I will concede some of them, has never taken close to a million dollars a year from a Ukrainian energy company to do nothing because his dad is the vice-president. So, Hunter Biden did.”
The son of Joe Biden, the former vice-president who is a frontrunner to face Trump at the polls next year, had a board position at a Ukrainian energy company. There is no suggestion he or his father did anything illegal.
Well, I don’t know if there’s a suggestion, but there’s certainly an implication.
Hunter Biden is a literal crackhead. Why would he be put on the board of a Ukrainian energy company, if this was not influence peddling?
It is “wrong” on its face.
“I actually like Hunter Biden,” Carlson continued, “but that’s totally corrupt and you know it. Why is it worse to ask about it than do it?”
Goldstein said: “Because people are dying on the frontlines.”
Laughing, Carlson said: “Why do I care, why do I care what is going on in the conflict between Ukraine and Russia? And I’m serious. Why do I care? Why shouldn’t I root for Russia, which I am.”
Because, Goldstein said, “preserving democracy is important”.
“I don’t care!” Carlson said.
If “preserving democracy” was the issue, why did the US State Department overthrow an elected government using a violent coup in the first place?
By the end of his show it seemed he did, as he said: “Before we go, earlier … I noted, I was rooting for Russia in the contest between Russia and Ukraine. Of course I’m joking, I’m only rooting for America.”
The “I was only joking” defence has been used extensively by Trump or by Republicans defending his more outrageous claims: about asking Russia to hack Clinton’s emails, for example, and about asking China to investigate the Bidens.
Claiming to have been mocking the obsession with Russia of “many on the left”, Carlson concluded: “Ha!”
The entire media is doing a “deebly goncerned” about this scene.
How absolutely dare you sir.
But legit, bro: who cares?
Who cares about this TV segment, who cares about the Ukraine, who gives a shit about any of this?
I care about American issues:
Why on earth would any normal American be sitting around worrying about the borders of former Soviet states?
It is absolutely nonsensical. No one cares.
We have real problems that directly affect our lives all around us, and no one is doing anything to solve them. In fact the government is making them worse on purpose, while claiming that people in Ohio who are surrounded by Somalians and heroin should be sitting around grinding their teeth and clutching their pearls, worrying about the territorial integrity of the Ukraine.
This is insane.