Anyone who’s read my articles knows that I’d rather stick knitting needles in my ears than watch an entire episode of “The View.” The idea of watching a bunch of cackling women sitting around a table spewing their mostly idiotic views is more than I can take. If I watch a segment every few months, it’s because it provides me fodder for my articles.
A recent discussion with guest, Matt Dowd, is one such segment. “He spent his time lecturing the Republican Party, repeating an assertion that the GOP represents “Mad Men” and not “Modern Family” America. In response, Barbara Walters, chimed in that [the Republicans] were “behind in their social views.”
First of all, I have absolutely no use for Barbara Walters. I’ve never understood why this woman has a job. I don’t care what glass ceilings she broke through or whether she was the first of anything. I can’t stand the woman. Her appearances on The O’Reilly Factor are almost unwatchable except to confirm my belief of her insincerity. Every pore in her body reeks of phoniness and superiority. My take on her interaction with Bill O’Reilly is that she sees him as a Neanderthal.
The only good thing I have to say about Miss Walters is that she was the inspiration for Gilda Radner’s hysterically funny Baba Wawa impersonation on Saturday Night Live decades ago.
So, when I hear her talk about Republicans and her reference to “their platform” being “behind in their social views” (specifically referring to comments made by two candidates about rape), I channel Jeff Dunham’s ventriloquist dummy, Walter, and say, “shut the hell up.”
I’m going to take social and moral direction from Miss Walters? A woman who admits to her scandalous affair with a married Senator – Edward Brooke – back in the 1970s. At the time, she was already twice-divorced and a “rising star” (God knows why) in television news and co-host of the “Today” show. (My husband says she may have skills which cannot be described here.)
She ended the affair not because of the immoral aspect of it, but, according to what I read, because she wondered if they could ever be married and whether such a liaison would destroy her career.
So, this woman who chooses to have an affair with a married man is going to tell me, a conservative Republican woman, what my “social views” should be? I don’t think so.
Would she expect me to adopt the liberal view that a baby is just a blob of cells that can be killed when it’s inconvenient? I don’t think so.
Would she expect me to adopt the liberal view concerning global warming junk science so that the government can spend billions more of my tax dollars on green energy fiascos? I don’t think so.
Would she expect me to adopt the liberal view concerning homosexuals getting married? I don’t think so.
Would she expect me to adopt the liberal view regarding the legalization of marijuana because somehow they think millions of dollars will flow into the government coffers? I don’t think so.
Miss Walters can have whatever “social views” she wants and she can believe all she wants that I’m behind the times. Clearly evident from the recent elections, there are enough people who follow her “social views” of how America should be. I just won’t be one of them.
I don’t get it, but if you do, God bless you.