Americans probably didn’t need a reminder of how out of touch Joy Behar is, but that’s never stopped her before.
Behar, who is paid very well to voice her unfounded opinions on “The View,” just doesn’t understand how everyday American voters could prioritize their ability to put food on the table over threats to American democracy.
“Well, what’s depressing is that The New York Times released a poll today that says that 71 percent of voters agree that democracy is under threat,” she said on Tuesday’s show, according to a transcript from Newsbusters. “But only 7 percent of voters rank a threat to democracy as a major issue this election cycle.
“I find that so depressing, I can’t begin to tell you.”
Was she looking for sympathy? I hope not. But she did find some agreement, at least, from co-host Sunny Hostin — who, with a name like that, ought to have been more upbeat.
“It’s depressing,” she said.
“Well,” Behar continued, “you can debate the poll but this is what people are saying. I mean I understand, inflation has gotten people — If you can’t put food on the table it’s very depressing and if you put gas in your car and inflation and rents, everything is piling up because of various reasons.”
She listed the pandemic and the war in Iraq — she corrected herself to Ukraine — as two of those “various reasons,” conveniently leaving out the stimulus money that most serious economists agree contributed significantly to the country’s current economic woes.
And by “most serious economists,” I mean essentially everyone with a degree in economics other than Paul Krugman.
Yes, Joy, it can be depressing when you find yourself without adequate money for food, shelter and transportation. You wouldn’t know the first thing about that, but I can’t fault your logic here — such deprivation is depressing, especially when it could have been avoided had responsible adults been setting fiscal policy.
Is inflation your top voting issue for November?
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She ranted about what she actually seems…