Here are the essential, damning points Tucker Carlson wishes to make in the shocking, horrifying, just-released video--the one that's been around, known, reported on for five years--of Barack Obama:
In a video obtained exclusively by The Daily Caller, then-presidential candidate Barack Obama tells an audience of black ministers, including the Rev. Jeremiah Wright[!], that the U.S. government shortchanged Hurricane Katrina victims because of racism....
The spine of Obama’s speech is a parable about a pregnant woman shot in the stomach during the 1992 Los Angeles riots. The baby is born with a bullet in her arm, which doctors successfully remove. That bullet, Obama explains, is a metaphor for the problems facing black America, namely racism....
At least 53 people were killed during the chaos in Los Angeles, many of them targeted by mobs because of their skin color. But Obama does not describe the riots as an expression of racism, but rather as the result of it.... And with that, Obama pivots to his central point: The Los Angeles riots and Hurricane Katrina have racism in common.
If you're as shocked and horrified by reading that as Tucker Carlson was writing about it, then I can tell you this much with absolute certainty: You know nothing about the history of race in America.
I just watched a few minutes of Carlson being interviewed by Sean Hannity about the video. At times Carlson seemed genuinely authentic in his ignorance; he seemed untheatrically shocked; he seemed to think that Obama was offering some sort of radical interpretation of American racism. Either that's a good thing--perhaps he is yet educable?--or maybe he's just as hopelessly stupid as he talks and writes.
postscript: A subliterate creature from the right instantly tweeted me after I posted this piece: "Clearly, Obama voters are too informed to be fooled. You Democrats are the lowest dumbest fkn form of humanity."
And there you have it, Carlson's target audience.
pps: By the way, subliterate creature, I'm not actually a Democrat. I'm a socialist. A social democrat, if you prefer, but still not really a Democrat, although I'm sure that distinction is as over your head as the ones Obama made in the (politically speaking) now ancient video.