Tucker Carlson wants you to know that he is “totally pro-immigrant,” he just thinks that accepting a few thousand refugees from the Middle East will “dramatically” change the demographics of our country, foster a climate of home-grown extremism and turn out the Muslim Democratic vote. But “don’t hang the bigot thing” on him.
But to Carlson, those 10,000 will somehow irrevocably change America and ruin it!
CARLSON: It will be interesting to see a White House graphic -- you saw the number of admitted -- demonstrable benefits to the United States of Syrian immigration. It's an unanswerable question, there isn't one actually. The U.S. has no moral obligation to let in Syrian refugees. And the problem, I think, the lesson of France is not necessarily refugees, most of whom will be grateful to be here, but their children and grandchildren, is the lack of assimilation of large Muslim populations in the West. We've been doing this for 50 years in western Europe. It's a massive problem. Everyone in Europe knows it. No one here will admit it.
Even host Bret Baier seemed to think that a bit much. “But not a problem here, though, Tucker, right?” he said. “I mean, Look at Michigan.”
But Carlson insisted that 10,000 represented a “massive Muslim immigration.”
CARLSON: Because we haven't had massive Muslim immigration into this country. I'm totally pro-immigrant and I'm not anti-Muslim. So don't hang the bigot thing on me if you're watching at home. But this is a real question. And any western European will raise it to you in private. How do you assimilate people who don't buy in to your liberal values? And it's a massive problem when they don't. Again, ask anybody who lives in Sweden or Denmark or France.
Carlson then suggested that President Obama wants the refugees in order to turn the country more Muslim (like him?)!
CARLSON: So why, given the lack of obvious advantages to America, is the administration pressing forward? There are three reasons. One, so people in power can feel virtuous. Number two, because the president clearly has a commitment to changing the demographics dramatically of this country. And three, Muslim voters are one of the most reliable blocs in the Democratic coalition. It is the election, stupid. That is a part of this, and no one wants to say it out loud. But that is true.
Panelist Judge Andrew Napolitano agreed completely with Carlson, even though he said he thinks he has a “big heart” and is “generally in favor of immigrants.”
It was panelist A.B. Stoddard who explained that accepting refugees is critical to our strategy of forming a coalition to fight ISIS.
But she got very little time to speak compared to Carlson, who got yet another opportunity to rant.
CARLSON: But why hasn't anyone asked the obvious question, which is why is it our responsibility to settle these refugees? We did not start the war in Syria. This is a country with literally billions of people whose standard of living is lower than ours, who would love to move here, and who have compelling reasons to do so. When did it become -- the poem at the bottom of the Statue of Liberty notwithstanding -- our moral obligation to accept anyone who wants to come here? And I'd love to hear -- is that in the Constitution? I haven't read it. I'd love to hear the advocates of this program, of this immigration and resettlement program, answer that question very clearly. Where does our obligation come from? Is it Constitutional? Is it biblical? Is this a theocracy? Where did you come up with this?
Watch “pro-immigrant” Carlson below, who undoubtedly has some best friends who are Muslim, from the November 19 Special Report, via Media Matters.
The disconnect on Fox is getting more and more mind-boggling.
Right after scaring the viewers with reports on how rich ISIS is, the foxies start fear-mongering about the masses of mostly penniless people who have already spent every cent they had in a desperate attempt to escape a war that they have no responsibility for nor any interest in.
As Shep Smith (sort of) said yesterday, the best way for ISIS operatives to pass unbeknownst to the west is not to infiltrate the fleeing masses but rather to put on the most expensive (or skimpy) clothes they can buy, travel first class and stay in costliest suite in the most expensive hotels. All anybody will see is the $$$$$$$$$. Shep may to be the only person on Fox to realise that America (and France) is willing to curtail precisely those freedoms that they say ISIS wants to eliminate. Boiled down, that means they’re acting like ISIS operatives.
My head hurts, folks.
Anyway, countries that treat the fleeing masses in keeping both with the teachings of Christ and the words on the Statue of Liberty will enjoy the loyalty of the refugees to whom they give a safe haven and help in finding their feet. The countries, states, leaders and politicians who are behaving in such un-Christ-like manner disgust me totally.
Thanks to Ellen and the pack for being on hand to bust these idiots.
Oh, and as for *ucker Carlson, *uck him!