It was indeed a rare moment of lucidity on “The View” when liberal senior co-host Whoopi Goldberg along with Joy Behar broke away from their usual irrational progressive dogma.
In fact, they stood up and clearly articulated the dangerous path that actors Eric McCormack and Debra Messing were on by advocating an enemies list on fellow actors who support and donate to President Trump.
The show opened with Goldberg reading off the news that the duo had tweeted over the weekend that it would be a good idea if the media would print out a list of individuals within the Hollywood industry who support the President, moreover donors who would be attending a fundraiser in Beverly Hills for the President’s reelection.
Sunny Hostin, another co-host seemed in favor of outing individuals, suggesting that donations were in the public domain, explaining that donors should be proud of whom they support.
“Why aren’t you proud of your support? If you’re proud enough to pay the money and donate–I mean, I’m not condoning any violence against anyone,” Hostin began to argue, however, Behar quickly interjected pointing out, “But that’s what happens, (violence).”
Adding, “When its individuals, then you’re stalking and you’re starting to endanger that person’s life, so I don’t approve of that.”
At which point other co-hosts began to speak, when Goldberg forcibly took over the conversation, and what followed had even conservatives cheering.
“People can vote for who they want to…you don’t have to like it!”
Goldberg looking directly into the camera peering over her glasses continued.
“Listen, last time people did this, people ended up killing themselves. This is not a good idea, okay? Your idea of who you don’t want to work with is your personal business. Do not encourage people to print out lists because the next list that comes out, your name will be on and then people will be coming after you.”
Pausing a moment as if to emphasis her pervious remark Goldberg continued her stunning monologue.
“No one — nobody — we had something called a blacklist and a lot of really good people were accused of stuff. Nobody cared whether it was true or not. They were accused. And they lost their right to work. You don’t have the right in this country. People can vote for who they want to. That is one of the great rights of this country. You don’t have to like it, but we don’t — we don’t go after people because we don’t like who they voted for. We don’t go after them that way. We can talk about issues and stuff but we don’t print out lists, and I’m sure you guys misspoke when you said that because you — it sounded like a good idea. Think about it. Read about it. Remember what the blacklist actually meant to people, and don’t encourage anyone, anyone to do it!”
There’s little doubt having outspoken certified anti-Trump progressives like Goldberg and Behar speaking out against ‘BLACKLISTING” fellow entertainers because of their support of the President, may have been indeed a sobering moment for committed leftists, and for the likes of the “Will & Grace” duo.
However the “NAME AND SHAME” game began long before the acting duo went on social media, calling for the outing of their fellow acting peers.
This dangerous and irresponsible practice began with two Democratic lawmakers, tweeting out the names of the President’s donors.
Brothers Joaquin and Julián Castro tweeted out the names of 44 donors in Texas who donated the maximum $2,700 to Trump, specifically calling out the owners of several prominent businesses in San Antonio, where the Castro brothers are from.
The brothers then embarked on a full-fledge smear campaign against those individuals.
“Their contributions are fueling a campaign of hate that labels Hispanic immigrants as ‘invaders’,” the lawmaker tweeted.
However, what’s truly at play, are progressives attempting to intimidate Trump supporters, hoping to drive them underground before the 2020 election, which of course, will never happen.