To all you millions of RedState readers who love The View: This one’s for you.
On Thursday, the gals discussed Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s argument against reparations during a congressional hearing the day before.
Here’s what Mitch pitched:
“I don’t think reparations for something that happened 150 years ago, for whom none of us currently living are responsible, is a good idea.”
I’d like to add: How would you know whose relatives did what? And how would you know whose relatives had what done to them?
And why stop at racial lines?
And why stop at slavery?
Why not force families in solved cold case files to pay other families?
If we decide that, for every bad deed, there’s a burden incumbent upon relatives, we’re gonna need the biggest government bureaucracy in the history of the world to sort that out. And that bureaucracy’s gonna cost me money and stress me out. Now I want their grandchildren to pay my grandchildren.
Back to Mitch:
He referenced the vast social evolution we’ve experienced since the end of slavery, noting civil rights legislation and the election of “an African-American president.”
View co-host Anna Navarro helped make my point:
“[M]itch McConnell got asked this question and he said, you know, electing Barack Obama is reparations. He’s not even a descendant of slaves. His Daddy was an intellectual, an exchange student from Kenya.”
Whoopi, apparently, ain’t too fond of Mitch’s GOPish opposition during the Obama years.
She helped make my point, too:
“Can I interject something here? You know, Mitch, you said that you would make him a one-term president. And you did everything you could to not help him in the first four years. Maybe you should pay reparation for that.”
I really like Whoopi, but it’s a goofy idea. And it’s a goofy idea, but yeah — precisely.
And last but not least, thank God for the congressional Democrats — who have in no way made a point not to help President Trump.
No reparations needed there.
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