After Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced a lift of the ban on women in serving in combat, Tucker Carlson took to Twitter to share his disapproval, even going so far as to congratulate feminism for giving women “the right to get your limbs blown off in war.”
MSNBC contributor Goldie Taylor decided to have a little fun with Carlson, and retweeted a question from parody Twitter account @OldHossRadbourn, which observed, “Your natty attire and insightful attitude towards women mark you as a man of my generation. Have you ever owned a black?”
Tucker Carlson was probably just drumming up support for his Daily Caller blog with his rant, tweeting, “The administration boasts about sending women to the front lines on the same day Democrats push the Violence Against Women Act.”
On Twitter, many people Tweeted Carlson to inform him that the Violence Against Women Act deals with assault, such as r*pe, not voluntary service in combat. Women were also getting their limbs blown off prior to Panetta’s announcement.
Talylor didn’t leave it there, either. She took Carlson to school on his own duplicity, tweeting:
Oh my goodness. Tucker Carlson, who never once considered enlisting, now chastising women who do…#MarinesDontWearBowties
I didn’t know Dancing with the Stars qualified Tucker for battle pay and VA benefits…
The others on Twitter made the mistake of attacking Taylor for calling Tucker Carlson to the carpet even though she never served herself. Turns out they were wrong. Taylor is a former active duty Marine. Oops.