Carlson’s point, though, isn’t really about electoral politics, as he has made clear repeatedly. It is, instead, to foment a sense of America under threat, to argue that the nation is being remade in dangerous and unprecedented ways. When he says that Democrats won’t lose another election, he means that White Republicans will find themselves a diminishing component of the country. That’s the sentiment he is hoping to stoke, in part because he seems to believe it and in part because it keeps his viewers at a rolling boil.

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