With Monday being a national day of mourning for the passing of President George H.W. Bush, despite that the rest of the media is pretending they love him, the harpies at ABC’s morning show couldn’t stay civil even for one short segment.
Or, maybe to be more precise, it was harpy Joy Behar who could not stay civil even for a few minutes.
The Monday morning segment started off calmly enough with Whoopi Goldberg insisting that even Democrats Clinton and Obama showed that we can all still be “respectful” of people with whom we have political disagreements. That isn’t really true for any Democrat, but let’s go with it for now.
“He seemed to be coming from a loving, kind place also,” Behar said of the deceased president. “That’s what I’m gleaning from what they’re talking about, that he was loving.”
Meghan McCain jumped in to note that George H.W. Bush was also “known for his humility.” McCain added, “he was there to serve the people.”
For her part, Abby Huntsman hinted that she felt Bush was still respectful of the press even though the press was “rough on him.” Bush “had respect for what they did,” she added.
For some reason, Behar then decided to get into global warming.
“As a candidate,” Behar said, “he said, ‘Those who think we’re powerless to do anything about the greenhouse effect are forgetting about the White House effect.’ Then he signed into law the Clean Air Act amendment of 1990, one of the most sweeping environmental statutes ever.”
Yeah. You know why Behar went that way. She was angling to start attacking Trump. And that came next…
“This president,” Behar bellowed, “that we have now is trying to unravel everything that he did and Obama did, and if I ever become a one-issue voter, it will be about pollution and the greenhouse effect and the fact that…”
Ah, but McCain was not going to let a memorial segment turn into just another Trump bashing. McCain interrupted.
“Can we focus on the president, please? I don’t want to talk about Trump,” she said.
Was the bellowing Behar going to be put off from her hatred?
Of course not.
“Well, I do for a second, so excuse me!” Behar yelled then added, “Excuse me a second, please!” And when McCain scoffed that she wasn’t interested in Behar’s obsession, Behar replied, “I don’t care what you’re interested in because I’m talking!”
“Well I don’t care what you’re interested in either, Joy!” McCain dismissively retorted.
Then Goldberg quickly ended the segment and sent the show to a commercial.
The sad fact is, The View can’t stay civil for even five minutes.
Why does anyone watch this dreck?
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