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Amerigo Vespucci Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-17-10 08:40 AM
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Tucker Carlson: Liberals have a problem with Michele Bachmann because she's "effective"


Tucker Carlson Calls Sarah Palin the Leader of the Tea Party Movement 'By Default'
By Heather Friday Apr 16, 2010 4:00pm

http://videocafe.crooksandliars.com/heather/tucker-carl...



As usual, Tucker Carlson gets it wrong again. When asked who the leader of the Tea Party is, he says: "I would say Sarah Palin, by default, I mean... there is... strictly speaking there is no individual leader... ummm, but yeah, I think Sarah Palin is the most popular, sure."

Sorry Tucker, but the leaders of the Tea Party movement as we've said time and time again here are the astroturf, industry funded groups paying to promote these rallies and Fox News for helping them along. They don't need a single leader, but Sarah Palin's not it. She's just another useful tool willing to cash in with the sore losermans who are still pissed off because she and McCain lost the election.

Carlson, par for the course, decided to use Michele Bachmann, another woman he's apparently "impressed with," to take a shot at liberals. Of course the only reason someone would have a problem with her is because she's "effective". Uh...no, Tucker -- the reason people have a problem with her is because, like Palin, she's a bomb-throwing, lying, race-baiting, McCarthy wannabe who's using the same dog-whistle language as Palin to incite the less sane among the masses with absolutely no regard for any of the consequences of her actions and her words.

It is pathetic that the two "rodeo queens" seem to have this kind of effect on Republican men, isn't it? I'm guessing we can put Tucker in the Rich Lowry Sarah Palin "starbursts" club.

Of course, any time Tucker Carlson opens his mouth and says something ridiculous, I always enjoy having another reason to post this video again. Jon Stewart lets Tucker Carlson know how I feel about him. Tucker Carlson... you're hurting America.
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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-17-10 08:42 AM
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1. .....Tucker, your 15 minutes expired a long time ago.
nt
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peace frog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-17-10 09:32 AM
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31. Who does Bowtie Boy blow to get air time?
Nobody's listening, he might just as well not be there. But there he is, yammering away to nobody. Tucker must have serious shit on somebody high up.

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Jim__ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-17-10 10:40 AM
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34. I think Tucker's rich daddy pays them to put him on - n/t
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peace frog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-17-10 10:54 AM
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36. Had to be something like that
Money talks, so evidently does Tucker.
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Enrique Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-17-10 08:44 AM
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2. that's nice of Greta to let Tucker be on TV
he seemed grateful.
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CurtEastPoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-17-10 08:45 AM
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3. Are not his minutes of 'fame' used up yet? I think so.
Edited on Sat Apr-17-10 08:46 AM by CurtEastPoint
This smug prick (Tucker Swanson McNear Carlson) has had everything handed to him: Tucker Carlson is the elder son of Richard Warner Carlson, a former Los Angeles news anchor and U.S. ambassador to the Seychelles who was president of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and director of Voice of America. His mother is Patricia Caroline Swanson (born 1945), former wife of Howard Feldman and an heiress to the Swanson food-conglomerate fortune. He has a brother, Buckley Swanson Peck Carlson. A great-uncle was Sen. J. William Fulbright.

He attended St. George's School, a boarding school in Newport, Rhode Island. After graduation, he majored in History at the private liberal arts Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut.

I think it's time for him to stay home and tend to ... Lillie, Buckley, Hopie, and Dorothy.


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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-17-10 08:48 AM
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4. Poor Fucker
That bow-tie choked him so hard that his brain was oxygen deprived.
Nothing that Richie Rich wanabee says matters.
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-17-10 08:48 AM
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5. I'm thinking it's time to remake VALLEY OF THE DOLLS, starring Michele
Bachmann, Sarah Palin, and Ann Coulter.

Tucker Carlson can play a young doctor who shovels them meds from the hospital formulary shelves. Virginia Foxx and Mean Jean Schmidt can play the original characters, two or three generations later, their minds almost completely scrambled & fried and deteriorated from decades of narcotic dependency and abuse, given to frequent fits of hallucinatory rage episodes...

Directed by Jon Voight. Soundtrack by Ted Nugent and Toby Keith.
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TheCowsCameHome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-17-10 08:56 AM
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12. VALLEY OF THE DOLTS - a must-have for today's conservative
Bwahahahahaha.
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-17-10 09:04 AM
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20. The Dolts. Exactly. It would cause acute cranial pain to take Palin or
Bachmann seriously. From the news clips it sounds to me as if Palin is more vacuous than deceitful but that Bachmann is more deceitful than Satan. The two of them together, with Ann Coulter, make up 3 of the 4 horsepersons of the apocalypse.
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muffin1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-17-10 08:59 AM
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15. Interesting you should mention Valley of the Dolls...
WTF is she doing in that picture? It looks like she's hitting a crack pipe or something.
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Amerigo Vespucci Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-17-10 09:00 AM
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17. Yep, it's a Photoshopped Michele with crack pipe I found on Google Images.
Or IS IT Photoshopped? Hmmmm...

:rofl:
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Poiuyt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-17-10 12:45 PM
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47. Do you know for a fact that Michele does NOT smoke crack?
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-17-10 09:02 AM
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18. It did look like that. It's an odd photo, for sure.
I'm just not getting Bachmann's schtick. It's hard to decide if she's really as nuts as she seems to be or if she's doing crazy things to draw attention to herself.

Either way I'm smelling Oscar for her DOLLS role...
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Gidney N Cloyd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-17-10 08:52 AM
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6. Is that web site Tucker rented his name to still up & running?
What was it, DweebingtonPost.com or something?
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Amerigo Vespucci Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-17-10 09:03 AM
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19. Yeah, "The Daily Caller"...the "conservative answer to HuffPo"...
...remember how Fox tried to do a "conservative version of "The Daily Show?"

:rofl:
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TheCowsCameHome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-17-10 08:55 AM
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7. Another good reason for having warning labels on bow ties.
"Caution - tying too tightly can impede flow of oxygen to the brain"
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Iggo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-17-10 08:55 AM
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8. "Tucker Carlson" and "effective" in the same sentence.
Okay, now I'm awake.
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OHdem10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-17-10 08:56 AM
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9. While I personally am turned off by M. Bachmen, she is effective.
She draws a crowd and gets attention.

When people say someone is effective, they are not agreeing
with the person or their beliefs necessarily, they might
literally disapprove but they are admitting the person is
accomplishing their goal.

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TheCowsCameHome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-17-10 08:58 AM
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14. So is Ex-Lax
And the product is the same.
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-17-10 09:12 AM
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24. she is effective with 20% of population. ineffective with 80% of the population. so
does that make her effective or ineffective?
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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-17-10 08:56 AM
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10. She is good at fundraising.
which seems to be their measure of effectiveness.
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Angry Dragon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-17-10 08:56 AM
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11. The republician party rests on these two women
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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-17-10 08:57 AM
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13. Michelle Bachmann and Tucker Carlson?
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Angry Dragon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-17-10 09:09 AM
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22. Sarah Palin was mentioned in the post
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mrs_p Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-17-10 09:15 AM
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27. lol
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old mark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-17-10 09:00 AM
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16. Tucker, you are dumber than I remembered....I never gave that guy a lot of credit,
with good reason.

mark
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Frustratedlady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-17-10 09:05 AM
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21. What a horrible photo for this early in the morning!
I'd like to know more about Michele's husband and family. Doesn't she have quite a few kids? Isn't her husband a doctor, or some such? How come she doesn't parade them like Sarah does?

Poor ol' Tucker. He's Tuckered Out!
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Gidney N Cloyd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-17-10 09:11 AM
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23. Tucker's like one of those guys at awards shows that run around filling empty seats.
Doesn't contribute any substance to the show but slightly better than a void.
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mrs_p Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-17-10 09:13 AM
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25. in what universe?
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Sparkly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-17-10 09:15 AM
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26. Question is: At what? nt
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polichick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-17-10 09:16 AM
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28. I've always felt sorry for Tucker's daughters - can you imagine having that idiot as a dad?! nt
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muffin1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-17-10 09:19 AM
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30. Sadly, yes,
As much as I love my father, he is a right-wing nutjob. At least I don't have to see him spouting that crap on tv, though!
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onpatrol98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-17-10 09:18 AM
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29. I think its a female thing, actually...
We're not as vehement about Sean Hannity, Beck, or O'Reilly as we are with Bachmann, Palin or just pick a female. Then again, old Joe the Plumber struck a nerve, too. Mike Pence...I see him on television every day, but he doesn't seem to bring the same amount of venom. Tucker Carlson...now, Tucker seems worthy of extreme heat from us, but he doesn't even generate the same response.

I'll have to look into this gender politics thing. It's definitely on the right. The venom spewed against Hillary Clinton was downright weird in comparison to other candidates, even from other women. Pelosi gets more heat from the right, than Harry Reid.

It's not because Bachmann is effective. She isn't. It's because she's female. I think there is an American element, left or right, that wants political women to be quiet UNLESS they agree with us (whoever the us is). Men get a bit more leeway. But, how dare a women differ in opinion.

A woman who differs in opinion, is stupid, a bad mother, a litany of degrading terms that are unspeakable. I thought we were different from this.

I do realize some DUers are consistent and gender doesn't matter. But, I also know, down deep, some of this is about gender.
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muffin1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-17-10 10:25 AM
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32. All of the right-wing gets up my ire, but women like Palin
and Bachmann make me angrier. Why? The answer is quite simple...they are an insult to women.

For the record, I admire Hillary Clinton and Nancy Pelosi. They are both strong, smart, capable women.
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seabeyond Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-17-10 10:28 AM
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33. i see palin and bachmann different. i see palin as the pathetic tease
vapid stupid, upperscale bimbo, and those girls/women piss me off

bachmann, i see extremist liar, hypocrisy, no ethics at all. total different creature.

so my response to them are different

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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-17-10 12:40 PM
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46. I see Bachmann as a hypocrite.
If religious loonies like her think "a woman's place is the home" then why did she run for office?
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11 Bravo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-17-10 10:51 AM
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35. Effective? Hell, when it came to humping Bush's leg like a chihuahua in heat, she was world class!
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keroro gunsou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-17-10 11:41 AM
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37. effective as what
a poster-girl for birth control? as a doorstop, or a paper weight?
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krispos42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-17-10 11:42 AM
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38. I'm always concerned about effective nutjobs.
I guess the real question, Tucker, is why don't YOU have a problem with an effective nutjob?
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lib2DaBone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-17-10 11:45 AM
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39. ..Ex-Lax is effective too, Tucker....
.. and by the way... here is ten bucks.. go get a grown-up haircut...
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ladywnch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-17-10 11:49 AM
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40. Why does this whinning little putz still have air time?
I mean, hasnt' he been released from just about every network already? Hell, I didn't even know he still was on the air at all......he should stay that way.
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Lex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-17-10 11:50 AM
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41. I love that Michelle Bachman & Sarah Palin are the face of the Teabaggers "movement"
because, other than the nutjobs, most independents and moderate conservatives* and every Democrat find them repugnant.


*if any are allowed to exist anymore

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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-17-10 12:04 PM
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42. She's certainly effective at showing how batshit insane the tea party is.
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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-17-10 12:37 PM
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43. What happened to Fucker's bowtie?
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Junkie Brewster Donating Member (301 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-17-10 12:38 PM
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44. My problem with her is that she's defective
Edited on Sat Apr-17-10 12:38 PM by Junkie Brewster
She's got mental, emotional, and moral failings too numerous to mention.
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Brigid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-17-10 12:39 PM
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45. "Effective" at what, exactly?
*scratches head*
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