Friday, May 25, 2007

Rosie and Elisabeth (You Probably Don't Care)

I freely admit that I like to watch The View. I have always enjoyed it, but especially so since Rosie joined the panel. I used to watch the Rosie O'Donnell show as often as I could, and was sad when it left the air.

I admire Rosie for her generous spirit, her love of children (all children), her loyalty to her friends, and also because I agree with her politics and she is an enthusiastic spokesperson. She's not particularly well-educated and her facts are sometimes incomplete, but her heart is in the right place and she's not afraid to stand up for what she believes.

E.H. is also on the panel. She impresses me as being an ill-informed Republican lackey. She is gullible and susceptible to all of the fear talk that comes from the White House. It's alarming to me that it seems she actually believes the outrageous things that she says. The fear she feels is palpable...she sees a terrorist behind every bush (so to speak). She supports whatever comes out of W's mouth. It's not even believable to me that she can do that. When she gets into a heated conversation it's obvious that she is very earnest in her statements. It's also obvious that she parrots everything from the White House and from Fox News.

Wednesday R & E got into a heated argument about terrorism, our troops, and Iraq. It was scary to watch how angry they were with each other - they were both close to coming to blows or to tears. I felt a little depressed all day because of it - hate to admit that I was that affected by their argument.

Here's an article explaining what happened:

A couple of the comments at the end of the article explain how I feel better than I can verbalize:
Posted By: kathypsf1 | May 24 2007 at 09:22 PM

Tigerz, the easy answer would have been to conduct the war where it began - in Afghanistan. I can't believe we as a country do not even get what the real issue is here. Osama bin Laden was not in Iraq, and he is not in Iraq. Afghanistan gets worse by the day because Bush missed the boat by being an idiot and sending troops to Iraq instead of conducting a full scale campaign in Afghanistan and the border of Pakistan and has completely neglected the true seat of terrorism. He has so misled and misconducted this whole war on terrorism and has instead created a huge and undoable mess. It has nothing to do with isolationism. People just can't support a complete blunder like this.

Posted By: biggy | May 25 2007 at 12:42 AM

In case you don't started back when Elizabeth was asked to speak at the Republican Convention (their way to get back at the very "Liberal" opinionated show called the View.) It was, I felt, a way the Republicans could "stir it all up". Now Elizabeth feels obligated even more after the White House dinner invite with the Queen. Let's face it, we invaded a country that is not one that had WMD, we've destroyed their country, and most importantly, made the terrorists more mad than they were to begin with. Deep down I believe Elizabeth feels this way but can't get out from under the position they have put her in.

Posted By: mugwomp | May 25 2007 at 02:08 AM

Yeah, pretty comical Trump couldn't resist keeping his fat trap shut on this one. He insulted both of them, (class act, that guy) anything for publicity for whatever b.s. he was doing yesterday. Elizabeth is typical of the kind of American who believes what she's told, obeys, and if you think for yourself, you're a commie. People like her scare me.

OK, that's enough. I could go on forever. For what it's worth (not much) Donald Trump called Elisabeth the dumbest person on TV.

OK - once again - that's enough!