Even cast of “The View” doesn’t usually put its ignorance on view like this.
Regular watchers of ABC’s daily dose of harping shrews had a new chance to witness witlessness in action on Wednesday, when Whoopi Goldberg and her crew decided to take on President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address.
The View is trash.
They just attacked Rush Limbaugh, who was just diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer, for receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Whoopi Goldberg should be fired.
— Ryan Fournier (@RyanAFournier) February 5, 2020
These people are the ones who call Trump (us) divisive. They have no decency yet criticize everyone else. They have been blinded to their own behaviors.
— Brenda ✝️🇺🇸⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@CBiggerPic) February 5, 2020
The View has been trash for years. Only time I watch it is when I have no choice, as in waiting room at the doctor, hospital, etc.
— Diana Chelf (@ladyjack82) February 5, 2020
But this one put it perfectly.
He was a trailblazer for the conservative voice in America. Liberals hate that he showed the silent majority how to fight.
— v (@vvt7777) February 5, 2020
It’s a common misconception that the Medal of Freedom is a kind of civilian equivalent to the Medal of Honor, but it’s not even close. The Medal of Honor is reserved for acts of bravery that are extraordinary even by the extraordinary standards of the U.S. military.
The Medial of Freedom isn’t quite that. Some receive it for genuine meritorious service to the country — like comedy legend Bob Hope getting it in 1963 for his commitment to entertaining American troops abroad. For others, it’s basically an acknowledgment that Very Important People think they’re very important too.
Rush Limbaugh is one of the ones who earned it.
It’s no exaggeration to say he helped transform the political life of the American Republic, from the 1990s on – earning honorary membership in the congressional class of 1995 after the Gingrich revolution engineered the first Republican takeover of the House of Representatives in 40 years. (It must have pained The New York Times to report that.)
Through the Clinton years, through the George W. Bush years, through the Obama years, Rush Limbaugh has been one of the premier spokesmen for the conservative movement – with an impact on American culture few could hope to match.
The harpies on “The View” will never admit it — along with Wednesday’s guest Alec Baldwin — but it would take Joe Biden winning the presidency to even get close to Limbaugh. (And not to pick on Gloria Estafan or Yo Y o Ma, but most other recipients of the medal don’t have a prayer.)
Goldberg and her co-hosts are free to disparage their betters like Rush Limbaugh all they want – it’s a free country.
But they could at least keep their ignorance a little more out of view.
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