New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has dropped out of the 2020 Democratic primary race and all of her fan is devastated.
Don’t worry, though, because Tucker Carlson isn’t going to let her go without an appropriate send-off. On Wednesday night, during his show “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on Fox News, Carlson let Gillibrand have it with both barrels.
Calling her a “pampered hypocrite with no scruples,” Carlson reminded everyone about how Gillibrand was friends with people society now considers villains, such as Bill Clinton and Harvey Weinstein, until they weren’t useful anymore, and lurched hard to the left after having moderate stances in the name of obtaining power.
Carlson also covered how Gillibrand is “happy to lecture you about your failings and your privilege.”
Carlson then played a supercut of Gillibrands greatest (worst) moments, including telling a mother at a town hall that her son has white privilege, and no matter how bad her son has it, a black person’s life will always be worse.
“Self-righteous, dumb, yeah that’s par for the course here in Washington, but the last clip shows where Gillibrand stands apart,” said Carlson. “That was Gillibrand, the United States senator, lecturing a mother in Youngstown, Ohio … She was saying that no matter how much Washington abandons her and her entire region to unemployment and drug addiction and suicide and diabetes, actually that woman should be ashamed of her white privilege. That’s Kirsten Gillibrand in one clip. Really, the worst candidate ever. Good riddance, Kirsten Gillibrand.”
Carlson even had a guest on to talk about Gillibrand’s exist, and laid it on Gillibrand even more.
“I sympathize with candidates when they get out,” Carlson said. “But with Kirsten Gillibrand it can’t come a moment too soon. I can’t think of someone more false, nastier, crueler, more self-centered, dumber, can you?”
Carlson isn’t altogether wrong. Gillibrand’s entire presence in the 2020 field has been a mistake since the beginning. Her time on the debate stage is marked with moments where she was obliterated by her fellow Democrats in between completely forgettable moments. In fact, I can’t recall one specific policy position she took in the hours of Democratic debates we’ve already been subjected to.
The most notable moment was when former VP Joe Biden raked her over the coals after she attempted to attack him on his record with women. A record she once praised until it became convenient to attack him.
By the end of it all, even Gillibrand’s own former staffers and donors were suggesting she drop out, calling her presence in the 2020 field “obnoxious.”
And she was indeed obnoxious. Gillibrand’s attempts at seeming down to Earth and “like folks” always came off forced and far from genuine, just like Clinton in 2016.
If I was a Democrat, I’d be only too happy to see her gone from the Primary. She was an embarrassment.