Tucker Carlson compares Stacey Abrams' stance on diversity to the Jim Crow South

Tucker Carlson compares Stacey Abrams' stance on diversity to the Jim Crow South 

Carlson says Abrams is "telling Americans they must hate their neighbors for the color of their skin" 

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From the February 6 edition of Fox News' Tucker Carlson Tonight: 

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TUCKER CARLSON (HOST): Demagoguery like this would make a certain kind of sense if your only interest was in winning elections and you didn't care about what happened afterward. That's where Democrats are right now. The Democratic Party is a highly unstable collection of interest groups, many of them with radically different interests and goals. It's not a natural coalition. There's no reason all of these groups should be voting for the same candidates in every election. The only way to keep a fractious group like this together is by inventing a common enemy that everyone can oppose. You're one of us if you hate these people. 

Now this often works in the short term. It worked for Democrats in the Jim Crow South for about a hundred years, and that's why they still do it. The problem is that these people, these dominant groups, as Stacey Abrams says, aren't some foreign invader from a far away land. They're your countrymen. You're not supposed to hate them or hurt them or revolt against them -- they is us. We're in this together. We're all Americans. That's the most important thing -- really, the only important thing. Stacey Abrams doesn't see it that way, neither do the leaders of her party. They think they can win the next election by telling Americans they must hate their neighbors for the color of their skin. It's possible this will work one more time. But then what happens, after the election? Abrams doesn't answer that question in her piece, she doesn't care, but the rest of us should think about it. No election is worth the hatred and the division of identity politics, not if you plan to live here anyway. 

Previously:

Tucker Carlson's descent into white supremacy: A timeline​

When pressed about the racism of Rep. Steve King, Tucker Carlson says King "didn't call for an ethnostate"

Tucker Carlson portrays white people as the real victims of racism 

Tucker Carlson compares Don Lemon to 1960's segregationists ​

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