Smug libs getting plumb 'Tuckered'
The word tuckered is taking on a whole new meaning with the advent of the new FOX News prime-time (9:00pm ET) hit featuring Tucker Carlson as host and interrogator nonpareil. The show should probably carry a viewers' warning that if you are disturbed by the sight of smug, smarmy liberals getting dissected live on camera, then perhaps you should just buck it up, bucko, for one viewing, and you will soon learn the pure joy of watching an accomplished and prepared professional at work.
Actually, squeamishness isn't a widely recognized characteristic among those flocking to view the dissections if viewer numbers being reported are accurate. In fact, according to The Hill, among others, Carlson has almost doubled the viewers in the key 25-54 demographic from the slot's previous occupant, Megyn Kelly, now preparing her debut at NBC.
One of the most frequent criticisms conservatives voice regarding liberals is the dripping condescension with which they deign to engage their opponents in political discourse. It's like a directional speech defect – liberals don't talk to, but rather talk down when speaking to conservatives, and if you possibly miss the scornful contempt in their word and tone, it's usually accompanied by a visible backup cue, a knowing little smile of superiority that's there to make it perfectly clear, bubba, that you are one dumb, misinformed, knuckle-dragging primitive. That derisive smile is always there when they are listening, usually moving from side-to-side as the head is being shaken slightly to convey the sneering certainty that you're just simply never going to get this, bumpkin. It's beyond your flag-worshiping, gun-loving, Bible-thumping flyover yokel comprehension.
...until they get Tuckered, in the new meaning of that word. Armed with the knowledge of what his liberal guests have publicly pronounced most recently, as well as in their pasts, Tucker Carlson proceeds to hold them to task for their words, hitting them with cogent questions, demanding, repeatedly if necessary, that they answer the questions he asks, not the ones they want to answer with their smug liberal talking points. Throughout, Carlson's like a polite, smiling pit bull with lockjaw, and when he finally says, in that rapid-fire delivery of his, "Thanks for coming on," you can almost hear an audible sigh of relief from his guests, most of whom seem to have lost their contemptuous smiles for the moment, leaving the viewer wondering if the guest is wondering, "What on Earth made me subject myself to such public humiliation?" A few retain their smug attitude to the bitter end, but the viewers know that those libs are leaving the studio with some deep Tucker tooth marks in their contemptuous backsides.
Carlson's not new, having previously hosted other shows on other networks, but this time he's different – someone at FOX wisely decided to drop the leash and let him tree a bunch of those squirrely, self-righteous liberals. He does so doggedly well.
If you have ever had the thought, "Man, I'd love to sic my dog on that smug SOB," this is your chance. Tune in and watch an assortment of liberals get plumb Tuckered out.