Tucker Carlson: Biden's 'fading intellect' an 'opportunity' for Democrats to control him

Tucker Carlson: Biden's 'fading intellect' an 'opportunity' for Democrats to control him
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Tucker CarlsonTucker CarlsonDemocrat says Tucker Carlson viewers telling his office US should side with Russia The Hill's 12:30 Report: More of Biden's agenda teeters on collapse The Hill's Morning Report: Biden takes it on the chin MORE argued late Wednesday that Joe BidenJoe BidenDeputy AG: DOJ investigating fake Trump electors On The Money — Vaccine-or-test mandate for businesses nixed Warner tests positive for breakthrough COVID-19 case MORE's "fading intellect is not a handicap" but "an opportunity" for the Democratic establishment to control the resurgent White House hopeful.

"To the cynical and darkly clever people who run the Democratic Party, Biden's fading intellect is not a handicap. It's an opportunity," Carlson said during the opening monologue of his Fox News show. "Joe Biden is weak, and he’s getting weaker. Ask anyone who knows him, or who’s watched him carefully over the past 50 years. Biden is noticeably more confused now than he was even last spring, when he entered the race."

"Why is this good news for the Democratic establishment in Washington?" Carlson asked. "Because it means they can control him. That’s one reason the other candidates were so eager to swing in behind Biden the instant he won a state."

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After playing clips of various 2020 Democratic candidates who have dropped out of the race, including Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharHillicon Valley — Biden celebrates 'right to repair' wins Advocacy groups urge Congress to tackle tech giants' auto industry focus Bipartisan Senate group discusses changes to election law MORE (Minn.) and former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Biden talks, Senate balks Airlines suspend US flights in response to 5G deployment AT&T, Verizon to delay 5G rollout near certain airports MORE, endorsing Biden, along with positive comments about the former vice president from outspoken "Never Trump" conservatives Bill Kristol, Ana NavarroAna Violeta NavarroWhoopi Goldberg tests positive for COVID-19 'Shark Tank' investor Barbara Corcoran apologizes for comments about Whoopi Goldberg on 'The View' Navarro rips 'dimwit' Trump Jr. on 'The View' for COVID-19 and obesity tweet MORE, Jennifer Rubin and former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyHillary 2024? Given the competition, she may be the Dems' best hope Trump draws attention with admission he 'fired Comey' Countering the ongoing Republican delusion MORE, Carlson characterized Biden as a weak leader who can be exploited by others in the party.

"All of these people are happy for the same reason: Joe Biden is fading and uncertain," Carlson said. "Weak leaders are vessels for the stronger forces around him. And no force in American politics is stronger — more aggressive or better organized — than the narrow little interest groups that comprise the Democratic coalition."

"With [former New York City Mayor Michael] Bloomberg out and [Sen. Elizabeth] Warren humiliated, there is nothing left in American politics to stop Joe Biden's ascent to the Democratic nomination and domination of the party," Carlson said. "So get ready for Joe Biden. He's more threatening than he looks."

Biden took surprise Super Tuesday victories in Texas, Maine, Minnesota and Massachusetts, while also winning decisively in Virginia, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Tennessee and Alabama. Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersFiscal conservatives should support postal reform  Gallego went to New York to meet Sinema donors amid talk of primary challenge: report Five Democrats the left plans to target MORE (I-Vt.) was the winner in California, Vermont, Colorado and Utah.

The next primary contests will be held on Tuesday in Idaho, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakota and Washington.