Tucker Carlson: Criticism of Brett Kavanaugh is inspired by an ‘atheist theocracy’

Appearing with host Dana Perino on the Fox News show The Daily Briefing, Tucker Carlson lamented the backlash against Brett Kavanaugh’s SCOTUS nomination, saying that while the left condemns the right for trying to establish a Christian theocracy in America, the former is establishing their own theocracy of “puritanical values,” except this time the theocracy is headed by godless liberals.

According to Carlson, the “smallest peccadillos from your teen years” are now fair game for the left to destroy conservatives.

“I’m old enough, since I’m so old, to remember when the left sincerely worried, or said they did, about the right turning this into some kind of theocracy and imposing its puritanical values on the rest of the country,” Carlson said.

“The irony, of course, is that they’re doing it right now,” he continued. “It’s a kind of theocracy run by atheists where the minor, smallest peccadillos from your teen years are now disqualifying.”

“Is this really the standard we want?” he asked.

Carlson said that he understands that liberal opposition to Kavanaugh is a “political tactic,” but the problem is the press “playing along.”

“Reporting on a guy who’s written over 300 opinions as a federal judge, all of which ought to be open to debate as far as I’m concerned — or how about his behavior when he worked for Ken Starr during the Clinton investigation?” Carlson said. “I think it’s absolutely within bounds to debate all of that, and there is stuff to debate if you wanted to. And instead, we’re really arguing about his yearbook and some dumb phrase he and his friends used and his behavior in a fraternity — like, who cares, honestly?”

Writing for The Friendly Atheist, Hemant Mehta says that Carson is misrepresenting why liberals don’t want Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court.

It’s not just the alleged assault. It’s the lack of a true investigation into the matter, a lack of transparency with all the paperwork he produced while working for George W. Bush and Ken Starr, his blatant partisanship which was on display last week, his disrespect toward senators, his constant stream of lies about what he did in high school, and his belief that a sitting president can’t be indicted.

Carlson ended the segment by saying that accusations of sexual assault and harassment against men are creating a culture that forces men to “lie all the time.”

“One of the reasons people voted for Trump was in the hope that they could say what they thought is true,” he said. “Not attack other people … just be honest about what you think. And the deep irony is that two years later, all of us are more afraid.”

The atheist theocracy is clearly doing its job.

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Sky Palma

Before launching DeadState back in 2012, Sky Palma has been blogging about politics, social issues and religion for over a decade. He lives in Los Angeles and also enjoys Brazilian jiu jitsu, chess, music and art.