Dems terrified of ‘Tucker Carlson primary’ after Ted Cruz smackdown makes him new king of 2024

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Tucker Carlson’s resounding smackdown of Senator Ted Cruz for parroting Democrat talking points about the so-called “insurrection” has stirred up the party’s media mouthpieces who are piling on the Texas Republican who was put on the spot by the Fox News ratings king for his flippant remark that Trump supporters were terrorists.

On Thursday, Carlson hosted Cruz and raked him over the coals for the misleading characterization that was also used by AG Merrick Garland, remarks that the senator admitted were “dumb” while walking them back in an interview that has leftists jittery over the influence that Tucker will have on GOP candidates as the all-important midterm elections draw nearer.

One talking head who wasn’t pleased about Cruz’s straying from the narrative that the chaos at the Capitol was a legitimate threat to overthrow the entire U.S. government was CNN’s Brian Stelter who bemoaned Carlson’s clout with the Republican base and what he fears will be a “Tucker Carlson primary” this year and in 2024.

During a “CNN Newsroom” segment with co-host Victor Blackwell, Stelter said, “Cruz folded like a paper airplane. I think what it shows is the Republican messaging about being tough on crime, which is something that’s gone back decades, that Cruz was trying to lean into, has come up against this denial of the Jan. 6 crime,” putting a devious spin on the GOP’s anti-crime message.

“So, you have Tucker Carlson try to take a position that what we saw with our own eyes didn’t really happen, or not that many police officers were injured,” he continued, “even though some of the officers that were attacked that day still can’t get back to work because the injuries were so severe. But Carlson’s in such profound denial about that, Victor, that he has to put on this performance and Cruz absolutely begged for forgiveness.”

He added, “About a year ago, media reporters like yours truly started to say Tucker Carlson is the new Donald Trump, and I’ve never seen a bit of proof that’s better than this. This is the ultimate example of Tucker Carlson’s power, he essentially now runs the GOP media and as we think about the midterms and 2024, there is going to be a Tucker Carlson primary and you just saw what it’s going to be like. It’s going to be this kind of obsession with sticking to the party orthodoxy and denying the reality of the riot.”

Stelter’s CNN colleague Anderson Cooper, whose New Year’s Eve jubilance has given way to his standard haughty, judgmental demeanor, also blasted Cruz for “groveling and accusing him of essentially bending over to be spanked by Carlson.

“I give you Senator Ted Cruz, assuming the position last night before Fox entertainer Tucker Carlson,” snarked Cooper.

Also bashing Cruz was MSNBC’s Joy Reid aka “the race lady” who conjured the smash hit HBO miniseries to liken Cruz to one of the characters, a eunuch.

“There are many people are familiar with Game of Thrones,” Reid said, “watching poor little Cruz squirm and beg for forgiveness immediately brought to mind the subjugation of Lord Theon Greyjoy, who was forcibly relieved of his literal manhood, his identity and then his name.”

(Video: MSNBC)

The Democrats have invested heavily in the dishonest narrative of January 6, 2021, which will serve as a smokescreen for Joe Biden’s monumental failure to unify the nation as he falsely promised during the campaign. And Thursday’s grotesque pageantry in Washington D.C. when the political elites celebrated the one-year anniversary is a sign of things to come as a party that is bereft of positive ideas and desperate to cling to power goes to war with half of the country.


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