You Have GOT To Be Kidding Me
In an exclusive statement to TMZ, Barry says, "I strongly disagree with her views. I think she's dangerous and offensive. I will not be on the same stage as her."Barry was scheduled to appear on "The View", but has decided that Elizabeth Hasselbeck, who is the token conservative on the show, is too dangerous to actually speak to. Never mind that he would have ran to the fucking show if Rosie was still on there, because Lord knows she's a shining beacon of truth and justice for all mankind.
Can you imagine if conservatives refused to go on any show where they had to share the stage with a liberal, and said that they thought this liberal "was dangerous and offensive"? They wouldn't be able to appear on Hannity and Combs any more, because Alan Combes is a danger to society because of his liberal beliefs.
This is such utter bullshit, and completely in line with how conservatives are portrayed. The arena of ideas is such a foreign concept to liberals. Or here's another one for them, since yesterday was the anniversary of our Constitution, how about the concept of free speech? Freedom of the press? (Not that I in any way think that The View qualifies as "the press") How about debating both sides of an issue and allowing the public to make up their own minds, based on their interpretation of what is right and wrong?
The problem with that is that when there is an open and honest debate that frankly discusses the issues, the conservative will always win. Now, before you get your panties in a wad about that statement, I don't mean the George W. conservative, because he has far too many liberal tendencies, despite their rabid hate of him. I mean the conservative view that favors individual liberty as well as individual responsibility. The view that government has a few specific jobs, as laid out in the constitution, and should butt the hell out of the rest of our business. The view that if government stayed out of the way, kept income taxes at a reasonable level, most people could and would take care of themselves.
But good Lord, don't dare try to share a stage with Barry Manilow and say something like that. He may start crying and throw his hanky at you.