I typically don’t have the stomach for ‘The View’ because of their endless one-sided caterwauling, but this one caught my eye. Joy Behar tried to paint the image of the ‘great divide’ between the two parties being solely the fault of the ‘unhinge. right’.
Granted, both parties have their extreme cases but the left has taken the unhinged trophy and ran it into the ground- especially here lately. Behar tries to compare clips of the left ‘acting out’ against the right. Her comparisons were weak, at best.
Tara Setmayer, a self-proclaimed Republican that you can often find speaking on CNN, called Conservatives ‘cult-like sycophants’. Meghan McCain wasn’t having any of that and took on the commentator – calling out the volatile left for their bad behavior. You won’t want to miss this one.
Guest host Tara Setmayer, who is also a Republican CNN commentator, immediately blamed President Trump, saying it “starts from the top.” She said that when Trump “engages in unhinged behavior,” it sets the tone and allows other people to follow.
“My party, the Republicans, have really just rolled over and decided that they’d rather just be cult-like sycophants and just ignore what Donald Trump has done,” Setmayer said. “It’s embarrassing.”
Co-host Sunny Hostin agreed with Setmayer by saying she would be more comfortable with the GOP if they stood up to Trump.
“They’re not gonna do that,” Behar interjected.
McCain did not appreciate the comments made by Setmayer or the montage of right-leaning personalities in the video that was played.
“I have a few things to say… Alex Jones’ inclusion in that, I take such offense at. He is such a lunatic that has had to apologize,” McCain said before Behar interrupted, “Madonna doesn’t speak for the Democrats.”
McCain then unloaded on CNN’s Setmayer.
“I don’t consider myself in a cult, I don’t consider myself a sycophant. I just don’t suffer from Trump Derangement Syndrome. I’m not someone in the Republican Party that lost my mind and can’t call balls and strikes like I see them,” McCain said.
“The two Supreme Court decisions, big wins for us. He has made decisions that I agree with,” she said. “As commentators, we have to call balls and strikes like we see them. If you start turning into Trump, as some commentators in my own party have done, and you become him, and you suffer from Trump Derangement Syndrome, everyone stops listening to each other and we have to be intellectually honest.”
Hostin then made a comment about protest being the constitutional right of Americans, which further infuriated McCain.
“I’m not saying protesting. There is a difference between protesting and harassment,” McCain yelled, referring to recent comments by Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters of California. “It should not be socially acceptable.”