You can always turn to the ladies of ABC’s The View when you’ve been feeling pretty good lately and you’d really like to experience a little bit of harmless rage before the day is finished. At least, we guess that’s what the point of the program is, because we’ve never heard anything from that misbegotten television show that made us feel anything less than mildly irritated. More often than not, these idiots make us want to…punch a loaf of bread or something. Yes, our anger takes on strange manifestations.
The ladies angered Vice President Mike Pence this week as well, though it’s unclear whether or not he took his frustrations out on any wheat products. But he did express his disappointment with the show after the gals ganged up on him and his faith.
The girls turned their moronic attention to Pence when discussing former White House aide Omarosa Manigault-Newman’s stint on Celebrity Big Brother. Omarosa, living up to her reality TV villain status, has been burning her bridges with the president as far as she can light the match, but she warned the other houseguests that Pence would be even worse.
“As bad as you think Trump is, you should be worried about Pence – everyone that is wishing for impeachment might want to reconsider their life,” Omarosa said in a clip. “I am Christian. I love Jesus, but he thinks Jesus tells him to say things.”
The women of The View took this absurd notion at face value, immediately launching into a round of religion-bashing.
“It’s one thing to talk to Jesus,” Joy Behar said. “It’s another thing when Jesus talks to you. That’s called mental illness if I’m not correct. That’s hearing voices.”
Sherri Shepherd said she was a Christian who also talks to Jesus, but she couldn’t resist getting a dig in as well. “What concerns me is how long is the conversation with Jesus?” she said.
At an Axios event televised on C-SPAN the next day, Pence was visibly frustrated with the rhetoric.
“To have ABC maintain a broadcast forum that compared Christianity to mental illness is just wrong,” Pence said. “It is simply wrong for ABC to have a television program that expresses that kind of religious intolerance. It demonstrates how out of touch some in the mainstream media are with the faith and values of the American people that you could have a major network like ABC permit a forum for invective against religion like that.”
Unfortunately, we’re beginning to wonder if ABC or these other mainstream media outlets ARE out of touch, after all. Someone’s watching this crap. Someone’s supporting it and spending their money on the products they advertise during the commercial breaks. Someone’s out there thinking it’s the height of comedy to mock a man who gets his marching orders from a higher power. Are the ABCs and the Joy Behars the problem? Or are they a symptom of a culture that has lost any and all respect for God, religion, and faith?
Damn it, someone get the bread out.