When you really want your daily dose of liberal insanity, skip MSNBC, CNN, and stick with the pure, unfiltered morons of ABC’s “The View.” The ladies on the panel sometimes even manage to outdo the socialists of Shareblue when it comes to spouting abject nonsense and passing it off as serious political commentary. Every time we get wind of some absurd exchange on this show, we wonder anew who is actually watching this garbage that it gets to stay on the air year after painful year. Is it stoned college students, just watching it for a laugh? It has to be; no one could regularly watch this inanity on a daily sober basis without putting a bullet in their television set.
On New Year’s Day, the hosts of the program turned their attention to the protests in Iran, which opened the door for Captain Idiot herself, Joy Behar, to suggest that the United States under Trump was not far from becoming the same kind of totalitarian state.
The conversation began as guest co-host Ana Navarro, a so-called “conservative” who regularly bashes Trump on CNN, opened the topic of the Iranian protests. As the panel discussed the protests and the president’s reaction, Behar functioned as an animatronic dunce, continually steering the conversation back to outlandish attacks on Trump.
So first, Navarro talks about the protests, giving an overview of the situation.
Behar’s contribution: “Of course, they told Donald Trump to stay out of it and not to tweet. Of course he did because telling him not to tweet is like telling a 5-year-old not to eat the candy. He can’t help himself. He had to stick his two cents in. Just stay where you are in Mar-a-Lago. Keep playing golf.”
So then Navarro said (surprisingly) that Trump had the right and the duty to speak out in solidarity with the protesters, though she said she didn’t agree with the president’s decision to (accurately) explain that Obama was much too cozy with the Iranian regime.
Behar’s contribution: “Why does he always have to take a shot at Obama?”
The conversation turned to Iran’s support of terrorism, and co-host Meghan McCain explained why the Iran Deal was such a boost for the authoritarian regime.
Behar’s contribution: “I thought it was the Saudis who were really protecting terrorists? I mean, 9/11 came from there, those terrorists came from Saudi Arabia. He’s in bed with the Saudis all the time. So I mean, come on.”
Navarro didn’t bother addressing this inane tangent, proving that the NeverTrumpers of CNN actually look like sane, reasoned conservatives next to idiotic liberals like Behar. She said it was important to stay focused on Iran because if the people could rid themselves of the brutal Islamic regime, it would be a “huge game changer.”
Behar’s contribution: “I think that’s true in this country also, if we can get away from [Trump].”
The audience roared with adoring agreement – further evidence that the liquor is flowing freely in the ABC studios.
McCain, who has had her differences with Trump for obvious reasons, couldn’t let this one slide. She said Behar was out of her mind to be comparing the U.S. under Trump to Iran under an Islamic dictatorship where people were stoned for being gay.
Behar’s contribution: “It’s not apples and apples. It’s not equal. But we’re on a very slippery slope in this country towards throwing democracy out of the window every single day.”
Behar never offered any evidence that this was the case, nor any instance where even a single drop of our democracy was in danger of being lost to the Trump presidency. But hey, the audience still cheered their heads off and “The View’s” ratings are still high enough to keep it on the air, so we assume someone out there agrees with her.
Then again, there is a pretty serious opioid epidemic…