President Donald Trump holds up a newspaper with the headline that reads “ACQUITTED” at the 68th annual National Prayer Breakfast, at the Washington Hilton, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
How fair are the ladies at The View willing to be?
As for Whoopi Goldberg, she believes she’s willing to be eminently so: She’ll start criticizing Democrats just as soon as Donald Trump apologizes for his Access Hollywood tape.
The tape’s certainly had quite the legacy. And if you listen in certain sectors, you might walk away with the notion that the future president looked into a camera and said, “Hey everyone; I have a directive for you all: Go out and grab women by the ______.”
— Joan of Irk (@americanjanes) October 15, 2017
Meanwhile an actual sexual assaulter of over 20 women still sits in the White House,the people's house. No amount of Hillary bashing will change that and destroys any rhyme or reason for why the media continues to manufacture "Clinton scandals"
— Bidonkules 🐘🦒🦓🐬🐒🐢🐐 (@bidonkules) January 28, 2018
Rather, of course, he was speaking about what — in his experience — women would let famous men do.
Is that a justification for the content of the tape? From me, that’d be a BIG FAT NO.
Whatever your feelings about the tape, its staying power proved immense. Fast forward to pink hats and rallies, and Whoopi on Tuesday.
While discussing the presidential worthiness of Michael Bloomberg — and accusations of racism and sexism (here) — the EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony) winner spoke her piece:
“Now here’s the interesting — I mean, nobody asked me, but I just, I just kind of feel like we have all of this floating around. This has been floating around — all of it — from everybody. This is not new verbiage from Trump. It’s not new verbiage from Bloomberg. It’s not new verbiage, you know, everybody has — everybody has stepped in it.”
“And so I guess I can’t get freaked out until somebody apologizes for the ‘Grab ’em by the [muted].’ Once you apologize for that, then I’ll get mad about everything else.”
Is that how it works?
It would seem she’s not worried about what people said in the past.
But if she’s not, why the “Grab ’em” remark?
“If everybody is going to be pulled up by their short hairs because of stuff they have said in the past, everybody better get in line. Everybody better get in line, because everyone has said something that has offended someone at some point.”
Weird — I thought “[being] pulled up by their short hairs because of stuff they have said in the past” was the definition of Politics.
As for apologizing, Whoopi — who I like — must not have heard; Trump apologized in 2016:
It seems to me that behavior and speech are either important or not, no matter whether the last party’s candidates have offered mea culpas.
If that’s your standard, how can you hold Trump responsible, in light of (confirmed and/or alleged) actions on the part of Bill Clinton?
Maybe I was wrong above — perhaps people being held responsible for past actions isn’t the definition of politics. Rather, people holding only some people responsible is.
What do you think of Bloomberg’s controversial statements? See more about them here.
And here’s a bit more from the Washington Examiner:
His supposed comments fit all the allegations that have been lodged against him of inappropriate behavior. One former female employee accused Bloomberg of telling her to “kill it” when she told him she was pregnant. Surely shocked, she asked him to repeat himself and he, undeterred, said again, “Kill it!” Bloomberg has also been accused of fixating on the appearances of women, pointing out their gray hair or lack of high heels. (Perhaps he was musing about Bloomingdale’s.)
Will they hinder him among liberal-minded voters? Will the media sweep them under the rug? I look forward to hearing all about it in the Comments section.
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