Although The View Moms Brand Ambassador campaign has ended, I will still be writing the occasional post about any Hot Topics that appeal to me because, well, that’s what I do. So far, I’ve stayed out of the healthcare debate and I’ve pretty much avoided the downright rude comments directed at Elizabeth Hasselbeck, but now I won’t be silent any longer.
For weeks now I’ve read comments on various The View fan pages that suggest that Elizabeth ought to shut up or that she is annoying or that her voice is grating, etc. There are also those who say they don’t watch the show because of Elizabeth. The problem isn’t her voice or that she’s annoying, the real problem is that people disagree with her politics and, rather than challenge her political views, they attack her personally. Um, really, people? The purpose of the show is to explore the diverse views of different women at different stages in their lives. If everyone on the show agreed, what would be the point? It would be five women sitting at the table nodding their heads in agreement for an hour. Boring. I don’t always agree with Elizabeth (Whoopi or Joy, for that matter and sometimes I’m not even certain what Sherri is talking about) but I would never say they don’t have the right to voice their opinion. Whether you agree with Elizabeth or not, she has the right to express her opinion and she should be respected the same way that you would expect to be if you were in her situation. Elizabeth, I know you don’t need me defend you but all of this nastiness is starting to get on my last good nerve.
Now this leads me to the insanity over the healthcare debate. Spitting on people? Calling people the “N~word”? Yelling homosexual epithets? Is this really what we’ve come to? Come on. Learn to use your words, people. By acting out, you lose any validity to your argument that you may have held and rather than listening to what you may have to say, people start to focus on your behaviors ~ this is not the way to carry on a debate.