FNC’s Tucker Carlson unloaded on Congress last night, ripping into it for “fawning” over Zelensky and saying that the Congress’s response to the Ukrainian president’s visit represented “bipartisan masochism”.
Beginning his takedown of Zelensky and Congress’s reaction to him, Tucker said that Zelensky was “dressed like a strip club manager” and demanding money, saying:
As far as we know, no one’s ever addressed the United States Congress in a sweatshirt before, but they love him much more than they love you. Welcome to Tucker Carlson Tonight. Remember when Sam Bankman-Fried showed up in Washington wearing a t-shirt and spouting nonsense, and all the self-described geniuses declared him a hero? The media, the Congress, the White House, they all love this weird little guy called Sam Bankman-Fried. Do you remember that?
Somehow we were reminded of it today when the president of Ukraine arrived at the White House, dressed like the manager of a strip club and started to demand money. Amazingly, no one threw him out. Instead, they did whatever he wanted. American taxpayers declare Joe Biden will continue to give Zelenskyy whatever he demands for, quote, “as long as it takes.” Tellingly, Biden never specified what “it” is. As long as it takes to do what? Push the Russian army back to pre-invasion borders? Sounds reasonable.
Giving his opinion on what the “it” that Biden refuses to define is, Tucker then said “Zelenskyy is demanding regime change in Russia, just like in Iraq and Libya, and a long list of other failed states. Except this time, in the heart of the Eurasian landmass, next door to the entire civilized world. That’s what Zelenskyy has called for repeatedly, and every dollar we send to him goes toward that end. At this point, he’s getting a lot closer to achieving it.”
Then Tucker got to the best part of his monologue, which was when he exposed what Zelensky’s insane continuation of the war will lead to, the disgusting way in which our elected “leaders” have responded to him, and how “the uniparty” is behind much of the terrible policy we’ve so far seen. In his words:
The point of today’s visit to Washington was not to make the world more stable or make wise decisions, much less to help America. That’s always at the bottom of the list. The point was to fawn over the Ukrainian strip club manager and hand him billions more dollars from our own crumbling economy. It is hard, in fact, it may be impossible to imagine a more humiliating scenario for the greatest country on Earth. And we would love to blame Joe Biden for it. But we can’t really, not entirely, at least.
This was bipartisan masochism. The uniparty is alive and well despite the best efforts of voters, including last month. And if you doubt that it’s alive and well, here’s a picture of Zelenskyy that he had taken with a group of elderly Republican senators in Kiev back in May. They stand grinning next to him in their orthopedic shoes. 70-year old Susan Collins, John Barrasso, John Cornyn, led by their 80-year old ringleader, Mitch McConnell. 44-year old Zelenskyy poses between them in a skintight polo shirt, flexing like a weightlifter and trying to look ferocious.
They seem awestruck. Not since a young Fidel Castro showed up in New York wearing battle fatigues has this country’s aging leadership class tittered more loudly in delight.