September 20, 2017

In the universe and flow of information, it seems weird to me that Fox 'News' and Tucker Carlson would decide maybe they should bring a witch on to explain why Trump is unpredictable, but they did. Apparently it's the only way they can explain Trump's playtime with "Chuck and Nancy" to their viewers.

Or else, Carlson thought he'd discredit every person who opposes Trump by suggesting they're all witches casting binding spells on him. Choose your explanation, but trust me, none of them make much sense.

Carlson brought on the "Oracle of Los Angeles," Amanda Yates Garcia, to explain why she and other local witches are casting "binding spells" on Trump. Binding spells, as she explained, are intended to "harness the powers of the imagination and achieve a tangible result."

When asked what she desired as the result of such a spell, she quite calmly and earnestly told him, "My ultimate aim is that we protect the people that we love from having harm done to them.

She continued, "But in the meantime, I think what's really important is that we create a sense off solidarity and empowerment within the people who are participating in the spell to galvanize them into action so they can feel empowered to make the changes that they want to be in the world."

Carlson, being the smartass frat boy he is, couldn't resist a stupid question back at her very sincerely held sentiment.

"Most people just go ahead and vote or buy a t-shirt," he taunted. "Is this legal? Can you run around and cast spells? Are you allowed to cast spells on people? Is there any federal regulation of this?"

Once again, Garcia was the adult in the room, explaining that people participate in symbolic action all the time. And she chose a really strong example to bring him along and raise his awareness just a teeny bit.

"So you might think [symbolic action] doesn't really have any meaning," she said. "But, if that were true, for instance, why would people care whether or not saluted the flag?"

"While I don't think any witch is thinking this is the only action that is necessary to prevent Trump from enacting his mean policies, I think that they're hoping that by doing these symbolic actions that we will galvanize people who resist with our hearts. With our full hearts," she concluded.

For the rest of the segment, Carlson worked hard to trivialize her, but he failed miserably, especially when he asked her if "eye of newt" is an actual ingredient.

Sincerely, she replied, "I think the real problem is not eye of newt is an actual ingredient. The real problem is we are about to have some kind of big nuclear extravaganza with North Korea. The real problem is that we are punishing immigrant children. The real problem is that we're causing students to go into deep debt. I don't think the real problem is whether or not we use eye of newt in our spells."

After some back and forth, Carlson basically gave up. She was just smarter, calmer and more real than he was. For all his effort to make her look like a loon, the only one who came out looking stupid was...Tucker.

What was intended to trivialize the concerns of those who oppose Trump backfired bigly. Good try, Tucker, but no cigar.

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