We’ve been writing about how Tucker Carlson questioned whether Joe Biden’s focus should be on maternity flight suits and updated requirements for hairstyles, as Biden in fact said, or whether it would really should be on the real threats that we face from countries like China — that perhaps their focus was on the wrong things.
Then members of the Defense Department proved his point by showing, indeed, their focus wasn’t on the right things, as official military Twitter accounts, even the DOD website itself, attacked Carlson, a Fox host, and misrepresented what he said, suggesting that he was saying that women shouldn’t be serving in the military.
These were perhaps the three worst responses.
From the official Defense.gov Department of Defense website:
— Dr. Nickarama (@nickaramaOG) March 11, 2021
What it looks like in today’s armed forces @TuckerCarlson
Get right before you get left, boomer
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀#Women #WeAreMarines #TuckerCarlson #FoxNews #marines #currentlyserving #USMCWomen https://t.co/eAi3pMCKyc pic.twitter.com/3ISzaZxLJa
— II MEF Information Group (@iimigofficial) March 12, 2021
It’s extremely concerning when you have actual official military accounts and military in uniform attacking a private citizen in an unprecedented political attack, not to mention misrepresenting what was said. The military is not supposed to take a side; it’s supposed to be apolitical. This shows how problematic it has become, that this has happened now under Joe Biden, and that this was clearly allowed as a response, if even the official DOD website and official accounts were engaging in this.
As we wrote, the Official U.S. Marine Corps Twitter for the II MEF Information Group may have learned at least something after getting a huge backlash from former and presently serving military as to how improper this was.
And Tucker’s point was that the priority should always be mission first — and the current administration is telegraphing a very different set of priorities.
At no point did he say that pregnant women shouldn’t serve or couldn’t serve honorably.
— Virginia Kruta (@VAKruta) March 13, 2021
We are human and that tweet was intended to support our female warfighters. We can do better and we will collectively take a knee, review our procedures, and get back in the fight. Our focus is to train, fight, and win.
— II MEF Information Group (@iimigofficial) March 13, 2021
But the Command Senior Enlisted Leader of U.S. Space Command, Master Gunnery Sergeant Stalker, U.S.M.C., posted another video. This time, at least he was out of uniform, although still posting from his official account. He still showed that he clearly was missing the point — stop proving Tucker right already.
My response to your responses. Thank you, be kind and have a nice weekend. pic.twitter.com/zPvSmBWeiX
— U.S. Space Command, Command Senior Enlisted Leader (@US_SpaceComCSEL) March 12, 2021
He tried to defend his statement, clearly not thinking it wrong in any way, and thought it was only about trying to silence dissent. No, master gunnery sergeant, it’s also about your focus. Why are you responding at all, not to mention misleading about what Tucker said, suggesting he was attacking pregnant women? You still show your focus is in the wrong place when you post videos like this. And yes, we can comment (at least at the moment) about problematic statements like Joe Biden’s and yours, even if we have zero time in the military, because we are Americans.
You spent 48 hours liking tweets that say we haven’t had integrity in recent years (slightly political huh) and that people that disagree with you need mental help.
But mostly, you spent the time liking any post that stroked your ego. You make a perfect political talking head. pic.twitter.com/IJXrBXRpBU
— ItsJustMe (@HiCrazyPeople1) March 14, 2021
These statements from the military show a real and significant problem in the military that needs to be addressed, when they are so politically corrupted. Because if it isn’t, it places all of us in danger.
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