It’s War: Joe Biden Just Went After Tucker Carlson, Likely the Biggest Blunder of Campaign

Joe does not want to get into a battle with King Tucker

OPINION: Joe Biden decided to go after the reigning King of Cable News, Tucker Carlson. This could be the biggest blunder of his entire campaign.

It started Tucker took on Democratic Rep. Tammy Duckworth, who attacked President Trump, our founding fathers, and the entire country when she went off on Trump’s speech at Mt. Rushmore. She said she was willing to listen to radicals who want to cancel our founding fathers.

Duckworth is an Iraq war vet who lost both of her legs when her helicopter went down. But that does not give her some carte blanche right to attack America, our way of life, our history, and everything this country was founded on simply because a few radicals want to erase our culture and replace it with socialism.

Tucker said she hates America.

Now Biden and his camp think it’s a wise idea to take on Tucker. Biden campaign Spokesman T.J. Ducklo said this about Tucker:

“Tucker Carlson and his colleagues who traffic in hate speech masquerading as journalism are accomplices to Donald Trump’s perverse mission to use division and bitterness to tear this country apart,” said Biden campaign spokesman T.J. Ducklo. “It is the polar opposite of what Joe Biden stands for, and exactly what he means when he talks about a battle for the soul of America.”

Then, during a virtual fundraiser, Joe Biden called Carlson’s criticisms “sickening” and dragged a dusty old Putin Puppet Pun out of the closest:

“While in fact (Trump is) coddling Putin — Putin carries him around like a puppy in one of those little puppy cages. While that’s going on he attacks, he attacks the senator from Illinois who is a literal hero, combat veteran, lost both legs fighting for her country, and he says she’s not a patriot. Folks we cannot let this stand.

So, there it is. The Biden camp has fired their shots, now let’s see what Tucker has to say…I am sure it will bee GOOD.

From Red State

I don’t think Biden nor his campaign staffers realize that in launching these attacks on Carlson that they are giving him a gift he will run with at a time when he’s setting viewership ratings records on his primetime Fox News program “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”

Carlson is quite literally the most watched cable news network anchor in America right now for a reason. His message is clearly resonating with people who are feeling frustrated and hopeless over the rise of cancel culture and the lawlessness and chaos they are seeing taking place in their own backyards. The attacks on him by Biden and his campaign will not have the silencing effect they’re hoping for.

In fact, what Carlson is doing – and Trump is as well, considering his Mount Rushmore speech – is exactly what Ducklo claims Biden is doing: battling for the “soul of America.” Carlson and Trump both know that if Biden and down-ballot Democrats win in November, the battle becomes all the harder, the uphill climb even higher.

The strategy on the right from people like Carlson, Trump, and other Republicans appears to be that it’s better to lay all the cards out on the table now and see what happens in a few months at the ballot box rather than to hold back while Democrats and the media unleash hell.

Tucker is soaring in popularity because he is voicing the concerns of millions of Americans who are fed up with the radical wing of the Democratic Party holding the nation hostage. Biden has just stepped on a massive “silent majority” landmine, and Tucker is going to have a lot of fun responding.

This opinion piece was written by Missy Crane on July 8, 2020. It originally appeared in and is used by permission.

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