“When everybody was told to wear masks, you could instantly identify party faithful on site. They were the ones obeying the rules. But now that the rules have changed, what do we do?” he says of Democrats.
Fox News host Tucker Carlson broke down how the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) new recommendations to lift mask mandates for vaccinated individuals spells trouble for Democrats vying for power.
In his opening monologue of “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on Friday, Carlson explained that the CDC’s easing of mask restrictions also means easing the newfound political powers the Democrats have gained during the COVID pandemic.
“So for the 151 million Americans who’ve already received the COVID vaccine, this would be good news,” Carlson said. “They can breathe freely for the first time in a year. They don’t need to be ashamed any longer to show their faces in public. They can be human. They can be Americans, and people like that are celebrating.”
This is bad news for pro-lockdown Democrats who have enjoyed the ability to visibly identify Republicans, who tend not to heed to government recommendations as often as the left.
“But for others, people whose main interest is not public health, but whose main interest is power, this new guidance is, as we often say in the news business, a ‘troubling development,’” Carlson continued.
“For people like that, letting the vaccinated live without wearing masks raises all kinds of distressing questions beginning with: if people are permitted to dress any way they want to dress, how are we going to control them? And more to the point, if nobody has to wear a mask, how are we going to know who the Republicans are? How can we be certain who to scoff at? Who to feel morally superior to?”
Carlson then cited a British study revealing that not only were masks not effective against COVID-19 spread, but they actually became vectors for disease.
“Oh, so it turns out according to the study, people who wore the kinds of masks that MSNBC anchors plan to wear in airplanes when they fly commercial, those people were more likely to get the flu, to get infected than people who weren’t wearing the masks. That’s amazing. Why haven’t we heard about that study before?” Carlson asked.