The Republican Party just got a wake-up call from conservative firebrand Tucker Carlson.
Writing an op-ed for Fox News online, Carson argues that the modern-day GOP is almost unrecognizable and gave reasons why.
“There are a lot of nice people in the Republican Party, but the point of a political party is not to be nice, it is to represent the interests of its voters,” wrote Carlson. “That’s the only reason political parties exist. There is no other reason to have them except to represent their voters.”
But Carlson said the Republicans are not doing that:
Yet year after year, on issue after issue, the leadership of the Republican Party fails to do that. We’re not guessing about this. We know what Republican voters care about. They tell pollsters all the time. Since they kept getting ignored, in 2016 they elected Donald Trump, just to make it incredibly clear what they cared about. If that wasn’t a wake-up call, nothing would be.
However, it remains true that the priorities of the people who run the Republican Party are very different — in some cases, completely different — from the priorities of the people who vote Republican.
Carlson delivered his knockout blow by arguing longtime GOP message man Frank Luntz is not a friend to the party at all but rather a liberal in sheep’s clothing.
To read more about Carlson’s shocking report on Luntz, click here. (It’s worth reading.)