By Tucker Carlson
Originally published by Fox News
Tom Friedman has been a columnist at the New York Times for 25 years. In that quarter-century, Friedman has raised banality and cliche mongering to a kind of art form. Like Picasso, he wastes nothing.
There’s not a single piece of mindless conventional wisdom floating around Washington or New York City that Tom Friedman hasn’t managed to whip into a hasty column at one time or another.
Naturally, our ruling class loves him. They consider him brilliant. They read Tom Friedman on the Peloton every morning and they feel affirmed. He is as dumb as they are.
We refer you to Friedman’s column Wednesday morning because there is no question, it is a taste of things to come and very soon.
In that column, Friedman calls for Joe Biden to skip the fall presidential debates. For cover, Friedman adds a couple of silly caveats.
Biden should only consider debating, he writes, if Donald Trump releases years of his personal tax returns, and then agrees to have a panel of journalists sit on stage to call him a liar in real-time.
Otherwise, no debating.
It turns out Tom Friedman is not really a genius. So, it’s pretty obvious what’s going on here. This is the most cynical election strategy ever devised or ever perpetrated on American voters.
Hide the candidate until Election Day, the country can find out what’s in the administration after it’s in power, but until then, no appearing in public, and my God, don’t ever tell the truth.
So will the Biden campaign take Tom Friedman’s advice? Well, of course, they will take it, because they have no choice.
Biden is up in the polls as of right now, so they can’t let him talk. That could wreck everything.
People might discover that Joe Biden bears no resemblance to the Joe Biden they remember.
JOE BIDEN (D), PRESUMPTIVE DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE: They would put 720 million women back in the workforce.
TEXT: While campaigning in New Hampshire….
BIDEN: I love this place. Look, what’s not to like about Vermont in terms the beauty of it and what a neat town.
Poor kids are just as bright and just as talented as white kids.
We choose science over fiction. We choose truth over facts.
Think about it. We hold these truths to be self-evident. All men and women are created by — oh, you know the — you know the thing.
“You know the thing!”
In fact, we do know the thing. But poor Joe Biden does not know the thing, and at times, Biden doesn’t seem to know anything or even to recognize his own wife.
Imagine Biden spending six hours on stage with Donald Trump trading jabs on live television. No, he can’t do that, so he is not going to do that.
Instead, they’re going to keep Joe Biden hidden behind the curtain. He’ll read prepared speeches from time to time.
On a good day, he can pull that off, but nothing extemporaneous or off the cuff. He is not capable of that.
It’s all pretty shocking if you think about it. We’ve kind of accepted it, but pull back a little bit.
They’re running a candidate for president who cannot govern and they know that and they’re doing it anyway.
So what does that say about the people around Joe Biden?
Well, they are ruthless, obviously, and they’re not into debate, not just presidential debates, but any debate.
They don’t like being disagreed with. They don’t believe that there are two sides to any question. They believe their own views are the only legitimate views.
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