You have to feel bad for Tucker. He’s a little boy in a room full of big, scary adults. He feels like he has to say something grownup to earn their approval, but he ends up sounding like a head-trauma patient:
President Obama — it has been confirmed by the White House — called the owner of the Philadelphia Eagles and during the course of their conversation, thanked him for giving Michael Vick a second chance.
Now, I’m a Christian. I’ve made mistakes myself. I believe fervently in second chances, but Michael Vick killed dogs, and he did it in a heartless and cruel way, and I think, personally, he should have been executed for that.
Tuck’s intended target was Obama for displaying a positive attitude toward another black person, which Tuck’s parents told him is “reverse racism.” But see how quickly he got away from himself, and ended up calling for the summary execution of Michael Vick? See how it distracts the audience from his main point? That’s a sign that he needs to go back and tighten up his thesis statement.
It’s not that I condone dog murder, but all I see here is a rich white guy fantasizing about executing black people, and finding an inordinate amount of self-righteous pleasure in it. Forgive me if I’m a little incredulous about the degree to which Tucker Carlson speaks for the animals.