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.

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  • LaceeAlysse

    Let me just say that your mention of Gilda has just made my day. I LOVE her and sometimes I worry people will forget her. I know things are messed up when I’m thinking of good old days lost like an an old man widdling wood on a porch. Obviously the social views of the people who used to be able to make fun and laugh out loud without fear are out dated. Having a sense of humor isn’t compatible with the new A.L.P.C.C.A -Advanced Liberal Politically Correct Comedic Analysis system. Now you can ACT like you have a sense of humor but you can only make fun and laugh out loud about caucasion, rich, married and/or Christian men and women.

  • We need an Angus T. Jones-type from ‘The View.’ I wish the token conservative comes out and ask people not to watch the program because it is pure filth, but I do not think that is going to happen at all.

  • Ron F

    I am not sure Barbara Walters was giving Republicans advice or giving moral or social directions by saying Republicans are “behind in their social views”. She was just giving her opinion and I doubt she expects us to change our views as a result of her opinions. She was preaching to the choir. I did not see or read what she said so I do not know if she gave any advise or suggested that people should change their views. In addition, if adultery is a standard for disregarding a person’s views on moral issues, there are a lot of pundits, on the left and right, whose opinions we should disregard. I do not know if legalization of marijuana is a liberal or a conservative view. Conservatives are supposed to be for individual freedom. I tend towards being a liberatarian am in favor of legalization of marijuana. I am still against gay marriage but my views are changing. If the state is going to provide benefits to married people, I am not sure gays should not be able to receive the same benefits. Luckily, I have never seen the View and never will and for the most part have been able to avoid Ms. Walters. She is easy to avoid. I have not seen her enough to know whether Gild Radner’s impressions were good or not. I just know that they were hysterically funny.

  • chief98110

    Every time I see “Barbara W”, I change the channel. She is symptomatic
    of America’s long term memory loss. She slept her way right up the glass
    ceiling, good thing the internet and phone video hadn’t been invented.
    What a hag!