Why anyone cares about what Joy Behar thinks, about anything, is a mystery to me. She is an old-school hippie throwback who is mad at the world.
Bahar is a co-host on The View, a round table proganda program, for those toting the line as radical, Kool-Aid drinking Marxists.
The panel was discussing whether Biden should run for a second term in 2024, in which guest co-host Alyssa Farah Griffin quoted Axelrod saying the president will be 82 years old at the beginning of a potential second term. She said Biden does not have the “strength and sharpness” he once had.
David Axelrod, a former adviser to Barack Obama AND BIDEN—came out against a Biden run in 2024.
On Tuesday’s taping, Behar spoke up, irritated that Axelrod criticized Biden because Democrats typically stay in lockstep when defending sleepy Joe, regardless of how poorly he is doing.
Co-host Whoopi Goldberg wondered which Republican has a shot at securing the 2024 presidential nomination. Co-host Sunny Hostin said she hopes “Death-Santis,” in reference to Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, does not run and opposes the ageism argument against Biden.
“I hope it’s not Death-Santis. I think he handled COVID miserably,” Hostin said. “I think he’s a fascist and a bigot. I think that people saying he’s [Biden] is too old, I mean, the former twice-impeached disgraced president, he’s such a young spring chicken. He’s gonna be 78 when Joe Biden is 81 and so I don’t like this ageism argument.”
Hostin said the party needed to look for new candidates who had “verve and energy”, including California Gov. Gavin Newsom, Vice President Kamala Harris, and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg.
Behar seemed indignant as she believes Biden ‘works out’ every day and claims that Trump doesn’t, ‘just look at him!’
Griffin said there are “sane” Republicans, namely former Vice President Mike Pence and former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who have a shot at winning the nomination.
Goldberg told her she was being “ageist” toward the president and pointed to former President Ronald Reagan having Alzheimer’s when he was younger than Biden or Trump, so therefore age should not play a factor in one’s ability to govern effectively.
Axelrod knows Biden is a losing ticket and it’s not just his age. He doesn’t have the support to run again and for him to steal the lead for Democrats would certainly ensure a conservative presidency.
“And part of the reason he doesn’t [get credit] is performative,” Axelrod said. “He looks his age and isn’t as agile in front of a camera as he once was, and this has fed a narrative about competence that isn’t rooted in reality.”
Shortly before the segment ends, Behar pushed to have the last word declaring that Axelrod needs to ignore the facts and ‘shut his mouth’.
“You know, David Axelrod should keep his mouth shut,” Behar added. “And Ronald Reagan’s rule was ‘thou shalt not speak ill of a fellow Republican’ and I say unto you, David Axelrod, do not speak ill of a fellow Democrat.”
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