Freshman member of congress and center of all political discussion in the world Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) posted a live stream video on Wednesday in which she drank wine while assembling IKEA furniture and ranting about being like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. because of climate change. On Thursday, Fox’s Tucker Carlson played some excerpts from that video during his opening monologue about immigration.
Carlson said AOC knows less than just about anybody when it comes to the immigration debate, and that sooner or later other Democrats are going to have to move on from letting her lead the party’s platform and join the adults again.
Tucker began his monologue speaking broadly on the topic, and said that the average Honduran immigrant understands more about the American immigration system’s problems than anyone at CNN. Then he turned to AOC.
“If there’s at least one person that knows even less than your average cable news anchor, she’s a new member of congress, the loudest one. She still thinks the whole immigration question boils down to racism. If you are for borders, you are a racist, period.”
He played the first excerpt from Ocasio-Cortez’s Instagram video, in which she said of potentially getting facts wrong in a debate that “at least I’m not trying to cage children on the border and inject them with drugs.”
“Like a lot of narcissistic children, Ocasio-Cortez doesn’t believe in honest disagreement, everything’s a moral question,” said Carlson. “If you agree with her you are virtuous. If you don’t you are a monster. There can be no compromise.”
“If you are on the side of good, which is Ocasio-Cortez’s side of course, you have endless leeway. You don’t have to know what you are talking about,” he said. “You can wade half-cocked into the country’s most important debates, prove yourself an idiot, and as she just put it, move on. No problem.”
“But if you’re on the side of evil, the other side, watch out. There is no mercy for you. There is no forgiveness. Nothing about you is good. None of your motives are pure. You exist only to hurt and destroy,” said Tucker Carlson, offering his summary of AOC’s position. “You are like a demon in a horror film.”
He played another clip from her performance, during which AOC said that the reason Republicans “hate” her so much is because she confronts their “lack of moral grounding” and that Republicans “act like that girl in the Exorcist that’s like vomiting pea soup. That’s like them and negativity.”
“Negativity. That’s what the activist left now calls disagreement,” said Carlson after the clip. “They’re not interested at all in what anyone outside their tiny little world has to say.”
“Every day you see Democratic presidential candidates endorsing some new policy that has pretty much zero public support, but sounds like something woke baristas in Brooklyn would be excited about,” he said, listing some examples. “Banning ICE, ignoring Federal immigration law, giving amnesty to millions. Decriminalizing illegal border crossings which is to say totally open borders. Anyone can come. When they get here give them free stuff.”
“Nobody really wants any of this, even most of the people saying it know it wouldn’t work. The public would revolt if they tried it,” he said. “If half of Guatemala moved here tomorrow, it wouldn’t help anyone. This is all fantasy. Countries have borders. That’s what makes them countries.”
He then closed the circle on the AOC argument he was making.
“Some day the AOC moment will pass. It’s too stupid to continue,” he said. “And at that point, sober Democrats will wake up and rejoin the adult conversation in progress.”