We'll wait for Tucker Carlson's response

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As Media Matters notes, not that long ago pundit Carlson, like virtually all members of the conservative tribe, claimed that "dismissing your opponents by calling them racists and bigots" is "name calling" and "beneath contempt."

The GOP Noise Machine hated it whenever liberals (allegedly) played the race card. Pundits like Carlson decried the rhetorical practice as a cheap, emotional stunt designed to steer the conversation away from what really mattered.

And yes, this is the same Carlson who has been out in front of the Sotomayor's-a-racist bandwagon. So we'll wait to hear from Carlson as to why he once thought it was despicable to call a political opponent a racist, and why today he's going online and on TV to do that very thing. (i.e. Sotomayor's a "racist kook.")

We'd be especially curious to know if Carlson's recently penned contract with the far-right Fox News is responsible for this obvious flip-flop.

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