On The View, Joy Behar served up something not much heard on network TV.
Republicans hate Hollywood, but treat politics like showbiz. They've already run Reagan, "Cooter," "Gopher," Sunny Bono, Trump, Arnold and now Caitlin is throwing her hat into the ring. It seems counter-intuitive, but sure helps with name ID. https://t.co/6JMdmsVHTm
— Joy-Ann Pro-Democracy & Masks Reid 😷 (@JoyAnnReid) April 23, 2021
Caitlyn certainly splashes some color onto the political scene.
Personally, I love the move — the worst thing about politics as usual is…politics as usual.
Where will Caitlyn’s official filing leave those who hate Republicans but hold to identity politics?
Apropos, on Friday, Joy and the gang discussed Caitlyn’s candidacy.
The woman went rogue: She called Caitlyn — formerly Bruce — “he.”
Behar as bold:
“He’s got this guy, Brad Parscale, running his campaign. What do you think about that? I mean, that guy was accused of using campaign funds to enrich himself.”
“That’s who’s running his campaign — or her campaign, rather.”
“I think that he should — she, rather — should take a seat and let somebody with the credentials take over a major state like California.”
To that point, she pointed to evidence:
“I mean, look at Biden, who has so much experience, and he’s doing a fantastic job. There’s your evidence right there.”
Joy was tuckered out; so went her apology:
“[F]irst of all, let me apologize for my pronoun mix-up. I think I just didn’t get enough sleep last night.
She also went with “whatever”:
“I had no intention of mixing them up. And I tried to correct it immediately but, whatever, it just came out.”
So I’m sorry if anybody was upset by that.”
Surely many were shocked by Joy’s jawing.
She’s a known devoted Democrat, and the aisle’s left side has potently prioritized pronouns.
See for yoself:
Respect 'Yoself': State University Offers Students 10 Pronoun Options, Plus Infinity https://t.co/U7wQOYXc3Q
— RedState (@RedState) December 7, 2020
Mayo Clinic Upgrades Its Dress Policy to Include Pronoun Buttons
— RedState (@RedState) March 5, 2021
Cartoon Network Schools Kids on Pronouns: They Define You and Make You Feel Safe
— RedState (@RedState) December 16, 2020
University of Pennsylvania Final Exam Requires Nursing Students to Ask Imaginary Patients Their Preferred Pronouns
— RedState (@RedState) March 11, 2021
And, perhaps, most notably:
Welcome to the World of 'Noun-Self' Pronouns, Now Get Down With Your Bunself
— RedState (@RedState) April 15, 2021
In fact, in January, Nancy Pelosi rolled out new congressional rules conspicuously free of gender-specific terms.
And you’re surely aware of pronouns being proudly placed in Twitter bios — a prominent reason fired The Mandalorian actress Gina Carano was initially condemned:
— Rose of Dawn (@Rose_Of_Dawn) February 11, 2021
— Eli Is The Coolest (@porgqueen77) February 11, 2021
Will Joy be derided for her problematic pronouns?
She apologized, but — as we’ve perpetually seen — where outrage is concerned, repentance’s power appears to have been plundered.
I hope she’s forgiven.
Going forward, will the mistake repeat itself? Time will tell — especially if the West Coast soon gives rise to Governor Caitlyn Jenner.
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