Tucker Carlson Deploys BRUTAL Nickname for Dan Crenshaw

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Republican Rep. Dan Crenshaw sparked a fierce backlash among conservatives with his remarks regarding those who oppose financing the war in Ukraine on Monday.

“The bad arguments that our side is making is very depressing, and they’re almost pro-Russia in their tone,” Crenshaw remarked during an interview with Trey Gowdy of Fox News.

Crenshaw argued that tens of billions of dollars should be invested to fight Russia as a top national priority.

In the meantime, many Americans are having trouble paying for groceries and paying for gas because of the unprecedented inflation under Biden.

“It is not America first when you let Russia and China do whatever they want around the world and establish their version of a global order,” Crenshaw added. “That puts America last because we cannot prosper in a global order led by Russia and China.”

After Crenshaw voted to approve $40 billion more in aid to fund the war in Ukraine, Fox News’ Tucker Carlson referred to him as “Eye Patch McCain.”

Carlson made the comment on his show Monday during an interview with former Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard. Gabbard has claimed the Biden administration is using the Ukraine conflict to wage a proxy war against Russia.

In comparison to Republican former senator John McCain – who frequently sided with his opponents – Carlson accused Crenshaw of prioritizing foreign war funding while downplaying the formula shortage afflicting Americans.

“The more I think about it, it takes a lot of gall for Eye Patch McCain to attack moms who are worried about baby formula as, quote, pro-Russia,” Carlson stated. “That is probably one of the most outrageous things I have ever heard, now that I’m thinking about it.”

Carlson essentially repeated the views of many Americans – such as nourishing hungry babies – who believe the U.S. government should deal with this nation’s multiple crises before handing over billions of tax dollars abroad.

“Why is Congress so focused on Ukraine but you can’t find baby formula? You can’t even fill your truck because things in our economy are declining really rapidly?” Carlson added.

In particular, he disliked Crenshaw’s repetition of the Democratic talking point that if you question Ukraine’s indefinite aid, then you are pro-Russia.

“‘Don’t ask questions,’ according to Congressman Dan Crenshaw of Texas,” Carlson sarcastically proclaimed. “Asking questions like that — really any questions at all — thinking you’re a citizen, makes you ‘pro-Russia.’”
Liberal media outlets and Democrats attacked Carlson over his “Eye Patch McCain” jab, saying Carlson was making fun of Crenshaw’s disability.

He could’ve criticized the congressman – who lost his right eye in an explosion in Afghanistan while serving – without directly mentioning his eye patch.

Carlson, however, was not ridiculing the congressman’s injury as liberals suggested.

For more than a year now, the controversial “Eye Patch McCain” meme has been circulating all over social media.

Even though it would be great if politics did not devolve into name-calling, that is just not the way public discourse today works.

This is largely due to liberal media outlets and vindictive Democrats who have spent the past seven years viciously mocking the former president’s appearance, weight, and hair, among other things.

There is no need to hear the manufactured outrage because of a conservative commentator’s criticism of a Republican lawmaker whom liberal snide commentators gleefully smeared since he was sworn in.

Last month Tucker criticized the Biden administration’s attempts to convince people that “Putin’s price hike” is to blame for the widening inflation and rise in gas prices.

“Putin’s price hike? So I guess the question is how much dumb propaganda do they think we’re going to believe? To think it’s Putin’s price hike, you’d have to be like a moron. Our central bank has made the dollar near worthless and they’ve been doing this for like more than a decade,” Carlson argued.

“You remember Joe Biden’s State of the Union address last month in which he promised he was going to do to Vladimir Putin what he did Corn Pop, he was going to beat him with a chain and destroy the Russian economy and crash the ruble,” he continued.

“It would’ve been nice if Biden said I’m going to get Russian troops out of Ukraine and that will help everybody and everybody, including us, would have applauded. But he can’t do that. So instead, he’s going to destroy Russia’s economy but he couldn’t do that even. It turns out the Russian economy is based on commodities, it’s not based on finance, it’s not like our economy,” he added.

“Biden has never had a real job so he did not know the difference. But it turns out the ruble has bounced back. In fact, it’s slightly more valuable than it was on the day that Russia invaded Ukraine. The economic situation in the United States by contrast is deteriorating fast. Here’s Joe Biden’s publicist today announcing that inflation is about to get worse and Vladimir Putin did it.”

“Putin’s price hike? So I guess the question is how much dumb propaganda do they think we’re going to believe? To think it’s Putin’s price hike, you’d have to be like a moron. Our central bank has made the dollar near worthless and they’ve been doing this for like more than a decade. So if you think it is Putin’s price hike, I guess they do expect we do think that, but the bottom line is Russia invades Ukraine. It’s appalling. Everyone agrees. But our response to it, does it hurt Putin? No. It hurts the United States. We’re the real victims,” he asserted.


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