Right off the bat, I know a lot of us, or mostly me, are going to want to make this column about Meghan McCain boldly wearing what I can only assume is Bovine Chic? But we’re better than that. This is a serious political discussion about very serious issues, so don’t have a cow. (I’ll see myself out.)
Because we’re trapped in a never-ending nightmare of flaming turds raining down upon us 24/7, Mike Bloomberg is basically buying his way into the Democratic primary and doing stupidly well thanks to, let’s see here, f**king MEMES. — We’re all gonna die. — So it makes sense that he was a hot topic on The View today. The guy’s making waves, and you can’t just ignore that reality, as goddamn bleak as it may be.
That said, the panel discussion on Bloomberg’s chances was weird as hell. In a sign of the apocalypse, Meghan and Sunny Hostin were firmly on the same page that the former NYC mayor has serious issues when it comes to racism, which he absolutely does and it’s a problem that Sunny has been hammering all week. Joy Behar, on the other hand, painted a more rosy picture of Bloomberg albeit with a caveat that she’ll vote for anyone but Trump. Because I obsessively watch the show, I can tell Joy is being more of a devil’s advocate than out-and-out backing Bloomberg, but I can also see how that’s part of the whole problem with him waltzing into the race. We’re taking “anyone but Trump” down a very dark road, but also… anyone but Trump would be better even if I really, really, really don’t want it to go down like this. God, I hate everything.
Anyway, as much as I hate to say this, Meghan made some valid points, particularly when she called out Bloomberg saying “Stop and frisk!” while posing for selfies. Very rarely does she show signs of political calculus, but this was almost one of those times. She was so close, but you can literally pinpoint the exact moment when things went south. I also took the liberty of putting it in bold font because I’m a master of subtlety. Just a full f**king wizard at it. Via Raw Story:
“There’s a lot of hubris going on that this is going to be so easy for Bloomberg,” she said. “He has the money, he’s a billionaire. This is a party that’s raged against billionaires in every way, and you have Bernie Sanders, who still has the most delegates so far and is winning at the moment, which I know we have to wait until South Carolina and Super Tuesday, but this isn’t going to be this easy.”
McCain said the former New York City mayor had major issues with racist police policies, sexual harassment complaints and other issues.
“There’s no clear front-runner for Democrats,” she said. “Nobody’s in love, nobody’s falling in love, so this billionaire that used to be a Republican is now a New Yorker that’s obsessed with taking away your soda is going to win over populist America.”
If The View was a video game, this would be the part of the boss battle where Mayo Ganon’s armor starts flashing red, telling you where to strike. Sadly, that strike never comes, and oh how I’ve prayed for the day when it does, accompanied by lots of words about her husband’s piece of shit website. But much like Democrats could settle for a Bloomberg candidacy, I’ll content myself with Joy taking the closest thing we’ll get to a killshot.
“Why are you so strict on Democrats and lenient on Republicans who have the most racist policies and the most racist track record?”
Damn, Joy. And here I thought only MY FATHER knew how to drop napalm (then crash). Granted, I would’ve loved to see this knife come out during any other topic but defending Mike Bloomberg, but I’ll gladly take steam pouring out of Meghan’s ear as she turns into a human fire hydrant. Slap it in the ol’ veins. Via The Daily Beast:
This set McCain off, who argued that in addition to winning over black voters, Bloomberg would have to get midwestern Trump voters on his side as well. “And I’m sorry, a guy that wants to take away your Slurpee is gonna have a real problem in coal-mining towns!” she exclaimed.
“And you know what? A guy who wants to take away your health care is in even worse shape!” Behar shot back.
“You know what, Joy? I’ve been right about election stuff and you’ve been wrong,” McCain shouted at her. “Trust me on this.” When Behar asked how she’s been wrong, McCain told her, “You thought Trump was going to lose in 2016 and I didn’t.” As Behar noted that Trump “did actually lose” the popular vote, McCain asked, “Does that make you feel good at night? He’s in the White House! It’s a ridiculous thing to say every single day of this show. He’s president. Move on!”
After McCain accused Behar of trying to make herself “feel better,” the moderator replied, “I don’t want to make myself feel better, I want him out!”
Can you tell Whoopi was off today?
As entertaining as it is to watch Meghan McCain go apeshit over the precious bond between a coal miner and his Slurpee, I couldn’t help but notice that a segment on racism is entirely dominated by two white ladies screaming at each other while Sunny barely gets a word in edgewise, and I’m pretty sure Ana Navarro said a total of two sentences if you count “Happy Valentine’s Day!”
Is that not the problem with America in a nutshell? Or is the real travesty that Meghan looks like a Chick-fil-A billboard? I’m genuinely asking.
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