I never could figure out why anyone cares what she thinks in the first place; she’s just a hasbeen actress who went all in on the BS prosperity gospel.
Well they certainly haven’t had any socialists or Marxists yet, but they do have two permanent co-hosts of color, and one regular guest host (Ana Navarro) of color. They also have a good range of ages (36 - 78). I would love for them to hire a true progressive/far left co-host, but Whoopi is probably the closest they have to that, and she’s really not that far to the left at all, despite what conservatives think about her.
John McCain was a nice guy and respected veteran and has integrity, but let’s face reality. People fall over themselves calling McCain a “hero” for being the deciding vote to save Obamacare (fair enough: he’s not the fully decayed ringwraith most red-state republicans are).
However: He had a mini-Trump as his VP nominee. He would have nominated all the judges Trump/McConnell had wanted. He would have rapaciously have cut taxes like Bush/Trump. It was just such a “good” Republican who put Clarence Thomas on the SCOTUS. He’s not a total scumbag, but he supports 95% of the policies the total scumbags support. It’s difficult to get excited about any republican, even a “good” one.
At the time she was on the show, they had several comedian/actors. It was, in my opinion, the least diverse cast they ever had, with Whoopi, Rosie Perez, Raven-Symone, Joy Behar, Michelle Collins, and (briefly) Rosie O’Donnell in addition to Bure. The lone non-comedian/actor those two seasons was, I think, Paula Faris. They had ethnic and racial diversity, but they did not have occupational diversity.
Well there’s a list of brain power.
Joy Behar and Whoopi are both pretty smart. Behar was an English teacher before she became a comedian. Not sure about the rest there. They definitely increased the brain power when they hired Sonny Hostin, though. She’s a little inconsistent too, though. Leans left, but she’s also very Catholic, and so kind of pro-life, and her former career as a federal prosecutor shows at times.
So, is the assumption that they’re not smart because they are actors?
As entertainers they are pros. Policy advisors? Not so much.
Yeah. Sad that: keeping his word and not openly advocating for genocide against trans people mark him as an exceptional and compassionate republican.
She has the job she has because of who her father was. Dr. Fauci has actually achieved stuff through his own efforts.
Open a psychology textbook and find a photo of Meghan McCain illustrating the section on the Dunning-Kruger Effect.
It is in no way shocking that a person who is famous for being related to someone famous has no patience for or understanding of actual expertise.
It’s hard to battle the stereotype of the “dumb blonde” when this stuff keeps appearing.
Competence and intelligence are anathema to Republicans.
The Israeli approach of shots for shots is a bit strange, the vaccines do not take effect immediately.
I cannot confirm or deny that
True, but I think it ties in with her brother’s anti-science efforts, and “looking at bananas”. The guy is a walking cautionary tale, especially after he organized that mask-free Christmas caroling superspreader event last season in order to pwn the science/libs.
I find myself sometimes falling into this dangerous mindset, as well. Then I remind myself that the real power brokers stay behind the curtains. And they are competent, intelligent, and evil hearted.
Might be more accurate to say, “Competence and intelligence are anathema to the public-face of the Republicans.”
I definitely think that the “person of the people”, “aw, shucks”, “who cares about experts” face of the previous generation of Republican leaders was all for show, but after 40 years of doing it without breaking kayfabe, it’s self-selected in its adherents and become an earnest kind of malicious ignorance in the new wave of chucklefucks wandering the halls of Congress.
This sentence is my new BFF. I’m taking it out for brunch as soon as the pandemic is over…