Jim Geraghty, senior political writer for National Review, succinctly describes ABC’s daytime talk show, “The View.”
“It’s a show designed to make liberals feel good about hating Republicans.”
It is also the show Republican Gov. Chris Sununu, a potential GOP presidential candidate, will appear on Thursday. And the question Granite State Republicans are asking is, “Why?”
“If he’s on the show and they trash him, that’s bad,” one local Republican said. “If they like him — that’s worse.”
“The View’s” cast members range from rabid, anti-Trump former Republican Ana Navarro to uniformed liberal blowhard Joy Behar to race-obsessed conspiracy theorist Whoopi Goldberg. What part of the GOP primary electorate do they connect with?
“If you’re asking me how this makes strategic sense, I don’t have an answer,” one Sununu-supporting Republican told NHJournal.
So, what sort of welcome can Sununu expect when he gets to the ABC studios in New York City? Here are some of the show’s “highlights.”
Elderly White Lady Tells Tim Scott He Doesn’t Understand What It Means to Be Black:
In response to Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) entering the GOP presidential primary race this week, Behar denounced him for being disconnected from the Black experience.
“He’s one of these guys, like Clarence Thomas, Black Republican, who believes in pulling yourself up by your bootstraps rather than understanding the systemic racism that African Americans face in this country and other minorities. He doesn’t get it. Neither does Clarence. That’s why they’re Republicans,” she said Tuesday.
Scott is Black. Behar is not.
Her comments echo fellow View cast member Sunny Hostin’s previous statement about Republicans of color. “I don’t understand Black Republicans. And I don’t understand Latino Republicans.”
Scott responded on Fox News Wednesday.
“The truth of the matter is that their comments are offensive, they are dangerous, and they’re disgusting. Let me explain why. Why are they dangerous? When you tell young African American kids that there’s no chance to make it to the top unless you’re the exception, that is a lie from the pit of Hell,” Scott said.
Black Lady Explains: “The Holocaust Wasn’t About Race.”
Last year, Goldberg was temporarily suspended from the show after Goldberg said the Holocaust was “not about race.” When a co-host argued the Nazis embraced “white supremacy, she insisted:
“But these are two White groups of people,” adding, “This is White people doing it to White people, so y’all going to fight amongst yourselves.”
After being suspended for these comments, Goldberg made similar statements a few months later, again disputing that Nazis saw Jews as a “race.”
Goldberg Explains to a Rape Victim That What Happened to Hear Wasn’t ‘Rape Rape.’
Goldberg also defended Roman Polanski, who assaulted an intoxicated 13-year-old girl in 1977. Goldberg insisted the assault was not “rape-rape”: “I know it wasn’t rape-rape… We’re a different kind of society; we see things differently … would I want my 14-year-old having sex with somebody?”
Behar ‘Believes All Women’… Until They Accuse Joe Biden of Sexual Assault.
During the 2020 campaign, a woman named Tara Reade made credible allegations that Joe Biden had sexually assaulted her. Despite their public commitments to the #MeToo Movement and to the phrase “Believe All Women,” the women on “The View” had a different standard for Reade.
“When [Biden] was running for vice president, don’t you think Obama would have thoroughly vetted this?” Behar said of Reade’s assault claim. “Even Trump said it’s probably B.S.”
She and Hostin also defended Biden’s odd behavior toward women, touching them inappropriately and smelling them in public.
“It’s a long way from smelling your hair to grabbing your hoo-ha. I mean, let’s tell the truth,” Behar said. “I think it would really be unfortunate if we got rid of everybody who is just an affectionate kind of person. Those are nice people too.”
Those are just a few of the many embarrassing moments of cringe-inducing television created by “The View.”
Gov. Sununu, yours could be next.